Patience Haggin '14, a reporter for The Daily Princetonian, interviews fellow students for to find out what they think of the impending merger of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Princeton Borough Police made two arrests for Driving While Intoxicated on Sunday, Aug. 26.
On Aug. 26 at 12:16 a.m., police stopped Donna Diederich, 50, of Philadelphia, Pa. after she made a prohibited right turn on red on Mercer Street. Diederich was subsequently arrested for DWI. She was released with a Sept. 10 court date. On Aug. 26 at 1:45 a.m., police stopped Joseph Merritt, 24, of Kendall Park after he failed to keep right on Nassau Street. Merritt was subsequently arrested for DWI. He was released with a Sept. 10 court date.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Princeton Borough police reported incident on morning of Aug. 1.
Princeton Borough Police are seeking anyone with information about a shoplifting incident at Zoe, 11 Hullfish Street at 10:48 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1. Police said two men reportedly entered the store and stole eight luggage bags worth a total of $20,270. The men allegedly entered the store and began looking at the luggage bags. They then grabbed the eight luggage bags and ran out of the front door, running west on Hulfish Street, police said. Police said the men were described as men between 18 and 23 years of age, thin build and between 5 feet, 10 inches tall and 6 feet tall. Police patrols could not locate the men. Any individuals who may have witnessed this incident are asked to contact the Princeton Borough Police Department’s …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Princeton Township and Borough will vote on identical measures this fall.
Princeton Borough Council on Tuesday night unanimously voted to put an open space tax question on the Nov. 6 ballot, according to the borough clerk. Voters will be asked to approve a 1.7-cent tax rate per $100 of assessed property value, or $127 annually, $52 more than the current average open space tax collected in the borough. The tax would generate revenue for a trust fund devoted to municipal open space, recreation, farmland, historic preservation and maintenance of those spaces. Last week, Princeton Township approved the same question for its November ballot. The two municipalities will merge in January, but each town must approve the measure separately.
The 12-week pilot project will restrict left and U-turns on Route 1 at Washington Road and Harrison Street.
A pilot project to restrict left turns and U-turns on Route 1 at Washington Road and Harrison Street in West Windsor will begin on Monday, Aug. 6 and continue for approximately 12 weeks, according to the West Windsor Police Department. The new traffic pattern will affect residents and commuters who travel in and out of Princeton. When the pilot begins, drivers may no longer turn left from Route 1 north onto Harrison or Washington. Instead, drivers will be directed north to Scudder’s Mill Road and onto Route 1 south. The New Jersey Department of Transportation seeks to reduce congestion at those intersections where the rightmost of three lanes becomes crowded with motorists waiting to make left turns, particularly during peak travel periods…
Armed man demanded money from pedestrian on Witherspoon Street, according to police.
Princeton Borough police are investigating an attempted armed robbery reported at 10:12 p.m. July 22. Police said the victim called to report that a man with a knife had stepped out on Witherspoon Street near Torrey Lane and demanded money. The victim had been walking north on Witherspoon Street when a man in his late teens to early twenties, between 5 feet, 2 inches and 5 feet, 4 inches tall, stocky build, wearing a blue T-shirt with gray ribbing and blue jeans, brandished a knife and demanded money, according to police. Police did not immediately find anyone matching the description in the area. No property was taken from the victim. Any other individuals who have been victimized in Princeton Borough or who may have witnessed this …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Several businesses and residences emptied out briefly when a car caught on fire on Spring Street.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Township approved similar measure last week to take effect when towns merge in 2013.
Tuesday night, Princeton Borough Council will consider a measure that would put an open space referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot, mirroring an ordinance approved in the township last week. The two municipalities will merge in January, but each town must approve the measure separately. According to the ordinance, the tax would generate revenue for a trust fund devoted to municipal open space, recreation, farmland, historic preservation and maintenance of those spaces. The previous open space tax rate was 2 cents per $100 of assessed property value in the township and 1 cent per $100 in the borough. Under the ordinance approved July 16, township voters will decide on whether to approve a tax rate of 1.7 cents per $100 of assessed property value…
Princeton Borough incident from July 15.
Timothy Pandolfi, 29, of Browns Mills, was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and credit card theft at 11:35 a.m. July 15. Princeton Borough police began investigating the theft of a wallet from Starbuck's at 100 Nassau St. on July 11. One of the victim’s credit cards was used to purchase items at the Wawa market on University Place as well as train tickets from the Dinky Station, according to police. With assistance of the NJ Transit Police in New Brunswick, Pandolfi was found to be in possession of the stolen train tickets as well as the stolen credit card and warrants were issued for his arrest. He was charged by Pemberton Township Police Department on a criminal warrant issued by the Princeton Borough Municipal Court. He is …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Charges pending Tuesday, according to police.
A woman was struck by a vehicle at 9:25 a.m. at Wiggins and Moore streets today, Tuesday, July 17, suffering minor injuries, according to Princeton Borough police. Her injuries included abrasions and pain to the neck, police said. Tuesday morning police said charges were pending but had not been filed, and the identity of the victim and driver had not yet been released.