Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The blood drive will happen downtown on Wednesday, May 8.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, May 1
Looking for a way to give back, raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims and enter to win cool prizes? Next week is your chance, when Princeton Police host a blood drive at the corner of Nassau and Witherspoon Streets on Wednesday, May 8 from 3-7 p.m. As an added bonus, police will block off free parking on Nassau Street (Princeton University side) for donors. Those who want to donate either blood or platelets at the Community Blood Council of New Jersey's bloodmobile should bring a photo I.D, eat four hours before donating and drink plenty of water. Each donor will receive a T-shirt and be entered into a raffle to win Trenton Thunder tickets and gift cards to local businesses. Walk-ins are welcome, but those who wish to make …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
“He immediately understood that the library’s response post-storm was critical to establishing how essential it is to the community,” said library executive director Leslie Burger.
Princeton Public Library Communications Director Timothy Quinn has received a 2013 Movers and Shakers Award from library trade publication Library Journal. The award is given annually to individuals recognized by the editors as “emerging leaders in the library world who are innovative, creative and making a difference.” Quinn, who is responsible for the library’s marketing and brand identity, was recognized primarily for his efforts in establishing Princeton Public Library as a critical first responder during community emergencies. Through social media and other outlets, he conveyed that the library was open and a place to find relief in the wake of Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. “He immediately understood that …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Aid was voted on in two packages, both of them passing the U.S. House of Representatives.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a Hurricane Sandy relief package totaling $50.7 billion Tuesday night, the culmination of a contentious day that included charges of overspending from House Republicans and demands from legislators in Sandy-affected areas for their Congressional peers to do the right thing. The aid was approved in two measures, the first in the form of a $17 billion package designed to provide immediate aid primarily to victims of Sandy in New York and New Jersey, and the second, overarching package, adding an additional $33.7 billion in aid and bringing the total to more than $50 billion. The purpose of splitting the aid package, presumably, was to give House Republicans the chance to vote for immediate …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
“We are grateful to all of the local businesses who helped support this effort and are proud to be part of such a giving community,” Morrison said.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, January 9
Local Princeton businesses raised more than $36,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on its day of local shopping on Nov. 20, JM Group President and fundraiser organizer Jack Morrison has announced. “We are grateful to all of the local businesses who helped support this effort and are proud to be part of such a giving community,” Morrison said. The Princeton Business Community launched the Princeton Hurricane Sandy Relief Drive on Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to midnight. That day customers were invited to shop and dine locally at participating businesses in the Princeton region. Fifty-four local businesses participated by donating a percentage of their sales from that day, which resulted in more $36,000 in donations. This amount was …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie delivered his third State of the State address Tuesday in Trenton.
It’s been a consistent refrain from Gov. Chris Christie’s office following Hurricane Sandy’s landing on New Jersey’s shores. Make no mistake about it, he told the assembled crowd of lawmakers at the Statehouse Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey will be back. As expected, much of Christie’s State of the State address focused on Sandy’s impact on New Jersey and the ongoing effort to restore the areas most devastated by the storm as quickly as possible. During the approximately 45-minute speech—one marked by several standing ovations for both Christie and for residents who performed heroically during and after Sandy—the governor appealed for bipartisanship in politics at both the state and national levels as New Jersey works toward restoration. …
Friday, January 4, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives approved an initial round of funding for the National Flood Insurance Program. Another $50 billion could come Jan. 15.
Gov. Chris Christie, in a joint statment with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, applauded the "critical" Sandy aid approval by the House of Representatives Friday, but said the $9.7 billion outlay is merely a "down payment." "While we are pleased with this progress, today was just a down payment and it is now time to go even further and pass the final and more complete, clean disaster aid bill," they said. The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure Friday afternoon allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to borrow $9.7 billion to pay insurance claims made by victims of Hurricane Sandy. The bill, HR 41, temporarily increases the borrowing authority of FEMA to allow the agency to carry out payment claims made by property …
The U.S. House of Representatives approved funding for the National Flood Insurance Program.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure late Friday afternoon allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to borrow $9.7 billion to pay insurance claims made by victims of Hurricane Sandy. The bill, HR 41, temporarily increases the borrowing authority of FEMA to allow the agency to carry out payment claims made by property owners to the National Flood Insurance Program. Congress moved to approve the funding stop-gap Friday after concerns were raised that aid for Sandy victims had been delayed too long. The House, specifically, Majority Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, came under fire for tabling a Sandy aid package until after the New Year. Congress is expected to vote on two additional bills authorizing more than…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
New Jersey's governor delivers harsh words for Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives
Gov. Chris Christie is placing blame for the lengthy delay in approval of a Hurricane Sandy Relief bill squarely on the shoulders of combative U.S. House of Representative Republicans, specifically Speaker John Boehner. Christie offered a scathing rebuke of Boehner and waffling Republicans during a press conference in Trenton Wednesday afternoon, saying Congress has failed in its primary purpose, to protect its own citizens. Residents of New York and New Jersey are being used as pawns in a game of politics, he said, and that's why this country's citizens "hate" Washington D.C. "Last night, politics was placed before help for our citizens," Christie said. "For me, it was disappointing and disgusting to watch." Christie said he and New York …
Frank Lautenberg, Chris Smith and other New Jersey-area congressman rip Congressional leadership for failing to pass the bill
Officials from states hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy blasted Congressional Republicans on Wednesday for not passing a bill that would fund $60 billion toward recovery efforts. In a release, Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg said the move denies aid to "families, communities and businesses that were devastated by one of the worst storms to ever hit the United States. “Denying emergency aid to Superstorm Sandy victims is a new low for House Republicans,” Lautenberg said. Lautenberg said Congress should put partisan politics aside, as it does for other disaster recovery efforts, and "extend a helping hand to help them get back up." "Helping struggling families recover from disasters has never been a partisan issue in Washington and it …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Here's a quick look at some of the stories Patch readers read the most over the past year.
Stories about hurricanes and local businesses, celebrations and tragedies were among the most read stories on the Princeton Patch in 2012. Here's a quick look at some of the biggest most read stories from the past year. Remember, these are just a few of the items published on Patch. Feel free to tell us what your top stories of the year were and we'll add links to the story if we have them. It was business as usual, sort of, in Palmer Square this year. Readers all clicked on this piece about business changes in Palmer Square. Police don't take reports of attempted child abduction lightly, and when an 8-year-old boy told police he was dragged into the woods by an unknown man while playing in the backyard of a home on Province Line Road …