Wednesday, February 20, 2013
"There is a lot happening here, we've got a lot of corporate folks here and new folks coming into the region. At some point, traffic is going to be a detriment, if it's not already."
New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson wants residents and elected officials to weigh in quickly on the conceptual plan to ease traffic along Route 1 in West Windsor and Plainsboro. "If we can get this (project) into the (federal transportation) program, if everyone buys into it, it will be a Herculean task," Simpson said. "So the message that I want to deliver to everybody here is get on board quickly or say no quickly." Simpson spoke to a packed crowd at a breakfast meeting the Nassau Inn on Wednesday, hosted by the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. "This region is so critical to the Einstein Alley," Simpson said. "There is a lot happening here, we've got a lot of corporate folks here and new folks …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
"This is not a plan and this is not a project," NJ DOT Spokesman Joseph Dee said. "This is a conversation starter and funding has not been identified."
New Jersey Department of Transportation is considering an idea to reconfigure the jughandles on Route 1 and improve commuter traffic, following a failed experiment to close the jughandles last summer. The area up for discussion would affect a stretch of Route 1 from the Dinky railroad overpass south of Washington Road intersection to the Millstone River bridge just north of Harrison Street, Princeton Engineer Jack West said. NJ DOT Spokesman Joseph Dee said the new idea for the jughandles is just that- an idea. "This is not a plan and this is not a project," Dee said. "This is a conversation starter and funding has not been identified." "We made a commitment to the communities back when we pulled the plug on the no left turn pilot …
Monday, January 28, 2013
A 6-year-old girl was pulled from a swimming pool while attending a birthday party.
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Monday, January 28
Police are investigating the near-drowning of a 6-year-old Trenton girl who was hospitalized after being retrieved from a hotel swimming pool on Saturday, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced. The girl, whose name is being withheld, is being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she was taken after she was found in the pool at the Homewood Suites in Plainsboro. Police responded to the hotel after receiving a call shortly after 8:30 p.m., alerting them to the near drowning. The child was taken to the University Medical Center at Princeton in Plainsboro before being transferred to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She is listed in guarded condition. An investigation by Detective…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The school now shares at a campus at the former St. Joseph's Seminary. The school's building on Lambert Drive is under contract to another private school.
The American Boychoir School has moved from Princeton to Plainsboro. The move was made official with a ribbon cutting by Plainsboro Mayor Peter Cantu on Thursday. The school, located at the Princeton Center for Arts and Education on Mapleton Road, is home to 45 boarding and day students in grades 4-8. The new property offers not only a gym and performance space- both unavailable at the former Lambert Drive location- but also room to grow up to 120 students, Head of School Lisa Eckstrom said. Currently, the school occupies more than 38,000 square feet of space in three buildings and has plans to expand following additional classroom renovations. The boys returned from the holiday break Wednesday night and came directly to the new …
Monday, October 1, 2012
A West Windsor resident launched an online petition requesting that state officials abort the project. DOT representatives never specified what would determine the project’s success or failure: many residents see only failure.
In what seems to be a growing movement against the Route 1 jughandle closures, a resident of Penns Neck in West Windsor has launched an online petition asking the New Jersey Department of Transportation to end the 12-week pilot program. The closures- which prohibit drivers from turning left off Route 1 north at Washington Road and Harrison Street- aim to reduce congestion along Route 1 north through Lawrenceville, West Windsor and Plainsboro. If the trial- which began in early August- is a success, the state plans to close jughandles permanently. But what confuses many people is that DOT representatives have never specified what would determine the project’s success or failure. Many residents see only failure. “The NJDOT implemented the …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Plainsboro native also won three medals at the Beijing Olympics.
Twenty-five-year-old Rebecca Soni is taking home a silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics in the 100-meter breaststroke. Soni came in with the time of 1:05.55, falling .08 seconds behind Lithuania’s 15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte who took the gold with a time of 1:05.47. At start of the race it appeared there was a malfunction with the starting gun, but noone was disqualified. Later this week Soni will compete in heats for the 200-meter breaststroke and the 4x100 medley relay. Four years ago Soni took home the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics for the 200-meter breaststroke, and two silver medals in the 100-meter breaststroke and 4x100-meter medley relay. “Right now, I’m not focusing on the medals or winning every event, I can’t get too …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
In the span of eight hours, more than one hundred patients were relocated, while one hospital closed and another one opened for business.
As Erica Markee was wheeled through the halls of Princeton Hospital on Tuesday, nurses lined her route, clapping and cheering. Markee, of Lawrenceville, who delivered son Hayden Samuel Markee via C-section on Monday, was the last patient to leave the hospital on Witherspoon Street and be taken by ambulance to the new hospital- University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro- off of Route 1. “It’s very emotional,” Hospital President and CEO Barry Rabner said. "You know we’ve been (in Princeton) for 93 years and there are people who have been working here for 20 years, 30 years, one for 56 years. It’s not without its sadness.” Rabner and others hospital officials were on hand to greet patients as they arrived via ambulance at the new…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro is moving to its new home in Plainsboro today.
Today Princeton Hospital will officially relocate to its new location off Route 1 in Plainsboro. The Witherspoon Street location will be open today, but residents are encouraged to go to Plainsboro if the need arises. Only the Plainsboro location will be open on Wednesday.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The hospital is set to open later this month.
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Monday, April 9, 2012
There will be one hospital open on May 21 (Princeton), two hospitals open on May 22 (Princeton and Plainsboro) and one hospital open on May 23 (Plainsboro).
For nearly eight months, staff and administrators at the University Medical Center of Princeton have been preparing for one day: May 22, 2012. That’s the day when staff and patients will leave Witherspoon Street and move into the new hospital off Route 1 in Plainsboro. “We will begin (the move) at 8 a.m. and expect to be done six hours later,” CEO Barry Rabner said. The hospital hired Facility Development Inc., Phoenix, Ariz. to help plan the move. The company has done more than 200 similar moves, Rabner said. History of the New Hospital Construction on the new $445 million hospital complex off Route 1 in Plainsboro began in October 2008 after hospital officials decided they needed a larger facility than could be accommodated on the nine…