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Princeton Week in Review

Justin Timberlake films in Princeton, AvalonBay hearings continue, A Christmas Carol opens at McCarter.

 

Consultant Says No Evidence of Contamination at Former Hospital Site

An independent consultant hired by Princeton officials says records show no evidence of soil or groundwater contamination and no reason for concern over underground storage tanks at the former hospital site. David J. Volz, a licensed site remediation specialist with Sovereign Consulting in Cherry Hill, outlined his conclusions to Princeton Township Engineer Bob Kiser in a letter dated Dec. 5.

Boat Piloted by Princeton Man Involved in Crash

A man from the Colonia section of Woodbridge died after his boat and another boat collided on the ocean off Long Branch, state police said on Monday morning. Eric Kim, 31, died after , said Sgt. Brian Polite.

Ever wonder what it would be like to “walk in the shoes” of another person? Follow me as I "Walk in the Shoes" of someone else for the day. On Wednesday, December 5th, I put on my first pair of “shoes” with Georgianne Vinicombe, owner of Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co. and the 2012 Princeton Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year.

McCarter's "A Christmas Carol" is Marvelous

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s miserly life and ultimate redemption, opened at  McCarter Theatre on Friday and will run through Dec. 28. The audience’s standing ovation on opening night was a testament to a performance that breathes new life into all too familiar characters.

Is Princeton and the surrounding area a top arts destination? You have until Jan. 22 to decide. McCarter Theatre, Princeton University Art Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Symphony Orchestra,Princeton Girlchoir, Westminister ChoirPrinceton Singers, American Repertory Ballet are among those nominated for the fifth-annual JerseyArts.com "People's Choice" awards. Princeton is also on the list for Best Downtown Arts District.

Decision Looms for AvalonBay Development

On Thursday the planning board is expected to render a decision on Avalon Bay’s plan to raze the former hospital building and construct a 290-unit rental development on Witherspoon Street. If the board does not make a decision it’s unclear what will happen because Princeton’s impending consolidation means that the Princeton Regional Planning Board will cease to exist as of Jan. 1.

Blog: AvalonBay Proposal Does Not Fit Princeton

I have lived in Princeton for over 20 years and, for the past 7, in the Hospital neighborhood. I have spent many hours reviewing the extensive history of the Hospital site and more recently, AvalonBay’s proposal. My conclusion is that years of thoughtful planning by this town, its government, and the hospital are not reflected in the proposal before you.

Timberlake, Affleck Shoot Movie Scenes in Princeton

Actors Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck were in Princeton Borough on Friday to film scenes for their new movie "Runner Runner." Filming included scenes outside of the U-Store on University Place and at the Ivy Inn on Nassau Street. 

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