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Town council discussions have established three strategic priorities for 2015, including providing financial stability, creating an inclusive and well-run community and improving service delivery, according toMayor Liz Lempert.
While the council has not yet passed a list of specific priorities for 2015, working sessions have outlined a number of initiatives in line with the strategic priorities, she said.
Unlike last year, which saw several large administrative reorganizations, the town council will primarily focus on several projects slated for developmentthis year.
In particular, the town will focus on harmonizing existing town and borough parking ordinances, seeking bids for the potential installation of a solar array at the local landfill and creating a plan for the inclusion of bike lanes on Hamilton Avenue are important upcoming projects, Lempert said.
“This is an exciting time for the municipal government because we are still in transition and we have a lot of opportunities to do more self-assessment and adopt policies that will put us in a good position moving forward,” she said.
Councilwoman Jo Butler said that maintaining financial stability is at the top of the council’s concerns for the coming year.
“Costs are always increasing, concerns exist about taxes rising and we need to focus on maintaining low costs while improving infrastructure,” Butler explained.
The University has entered into a contract with local restaurateur Jack Morrison to purchase a liquor license for $1.5 million, according to records obtained by The Daily Princetonian under a request from the town of Princeton.
Morrison had previously purchased the license for about $1 million, according to Planet Princeton. Hedeclined to comment.
Terra Momo, a local restaurant group, had previously ended lease discussions with the University that had started in 2013, in which Terra Momo would have operated the restaurant and café area in the forthcoming Arts and Transit Neighborhood.
Ending the discussions was mutual and “amicable,” and the issue of obtaining a special permit liquor license was not a factor, Terra Momo Group co-owner Raoul Momo said.
One of the most difficult aspects of being a judge is understanding the role and limits of a justice’s position, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Elena Kagan ’81 argued in a discussion on her experiences and judicial views moderated by University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 on Thursday.
Kagan, nominated and appointed to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2010, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University, an M.Phil.
A new super PAC called “Stand For Principle” was formed three days after the midterm elections to support a potential presidential bid by Sen.
Yale has begun the construction of two residential colleges ahead of schedule, according to the Yale Daily News.
Though the project is scheduled to break ground in February 2015, workers have been on site for at least the last three weeks, said a construction worker on conditions of anonymity given contractual constraints to the Yale Daily News.
The project is funded by $500 million Yale received in donations, according to the Yale University website.
A single alumnus, Charles B.
Incumbent Senator Cory Booker defeated opponent Jeff Bell to claim a second term as New Jersey Senator, and Bonnie Watson Coleman defeated opponent Dr. Alieta Eck in a bid for New Jersey’s 12th district congressional seat on Tuesday night.
Both elected Congress members represent the Democratic party.
The New Jersey Senate election was called minutes after polls closed, announcing Booker’s victory based on exit polling data.
Booker first won the Senate seat in a special election to fill the term of the Senator Frank Lautenberg following his death in 2013; his current bid is for a full six-year term.
He also previously served as the mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013.
Booker acknowledged his win on Twitter, thanking New Jersey and stating that he is excited to continue serving the citizens of the state.
His midterm election campaign primarily focused on bridging gaps in Congress and collaborating with Republicans on issues which they share common ground.
“I want to renew the promise I made during my first election: that I will work with anyone, from any party, who is willing to join me to move New Jersey, and our country, forward," said Booker in an email to supporters on election night before polls closed, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Like Booker, Watson Coleman has also had a lengthy career in politics.
She has served as assemblywoman in the State General Assembly since 1997, serving as majority leader from 2006 to 2009.
However, this is her first election to a federal seat; her bid began after congressman Rush Holt announced his retirement in February.
Seven Princeton alumni won bids, for Congressional seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections of at least 11 who were up for election, as of midnight Wednesday.
The winners include Rep.
In addition to casting votes for congressional candidates in the midterm elections on Tuesday, New Jersey voters will be confronted with a public question to amend the state constitution’s bail requirement.
The ballot question specifically asks voters whether they approve of a measure that would allow courts to order the pre-trial detention of defendants.
This addresses the implementation of a bail reform measure,an act passed by the state legislature and signed into law by New Jersey Gov.
At least 10 University alumni are seeking a seat in the House of Representatives or the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections.
The candidates include Rep.
The Daily Princetonian spoke with Assemblywoman and Democratic candidate for New Jersey's 12thdistrict Congressional seat, Bonnie Watson Coleman, on the important points of her campaign, how her platform compares to her opponent’s and what she wants to communicate to young voters about the upcoming election.
The Daily Princetonian: Your campaign website mentions many key issues, including job creation, gun violence, education, technology, voting rights, health care, job creation, women’s rights, social security and LGBT rights, as part of your campaign platform.
The Daily Princetonian sat down with New Jersey Republican Senate candidate Jeff Bell to discuss the major points of his campaign platform and the message he is trying to communicate to young voters in the upcoming midterm elections.
The Daily Princetonian: You ran for Senate in 1978 and lost and then tried to secure another nomination in 1982.
Which party will win control of the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections is a close call and hinges on senatorial races in five key states: Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Arkansas and Louisiana, molecular biology professor and co-founder of the online blog the Princeton Election Consortium Samuel Wang said.
Wang co-founded the blog in 2004 to use statistical analysis of polling data to predict the outcome of the then presidential race.
Citizens of the 12thcongressional district of New Jersey will elect two new representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, with Democratic candidate and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman vying against Republican candidate Dr. Alieta Eck for the congressional seat, while Democratic candidate and incumbent Senator Cory Booker and Republican candidate Jeff Bell face off for the U.S.
Qatar is a nation committed to facilitating international peace and self-determination for all peoples in our uncertain world, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar His Excellency Dr. Khalid Bin Mohammed AlAttiyah argued in a lecture Monday.
“We are once again living in a time of profound instability and change, but also a time of great opportunity,” AlAttiyah said.
AlAttiyah, who was appointed minister of foreign affairs in 2013, holds a bachelor’s in aviation science from King Faisal Air Academy, a law degree from Beirut Arab University and a master’s and a Ph.D.
The statistical accuracy of the official unemployment rate is questionable, concludes a working paper recently published in the National Bureau of Economic Research by Alan Kreuger, Wilson School professor and former chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.
He conducted the research with coauthors Alexandre Mas, professor of economics, and Xiaotong Niu,analyst at the Congressional Budget Office.
Methodology used by the U.S.
A working group of faculty and administrators led by Dean of the College Valerie Smith has issued a list of recommendations to improve academic achievement and create a more inclusive campus environment for students of all income levels, according to a recently published University press release.
The committee of 11 representatives, originally launched by former University President emeritus Shirley Tilghman, recorded high levels of student satisfaction across all socioeconomic levels, commending the University’s admission policies and generous financial aid packages.
An investigation by a subcommittee of the University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee into the alleged mistreatment of a marmoset in a University laboratoryfound no evidence to support the claims of animal rights groups that an animal was mistreated, the University said on Aug.
Participatory democracy is a work in progress, Tulia Falleti, associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, saidin a lecture Wednesday on the introduction, spread and evolution of local participatory democracy in Latin America.
Falleti is a fellow with the University’s quarterly political science journal, World Politics.
After his lecture “The Awakening African Lion” on development and change on the African continent, former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga sat down with The Daily Princetonian to discuss current Kenyan politics, his experience as an African Union negotiator in the Ivory Coast’s 2010-11 conflict and the rise of terrorism and terrorist groups in Africa.
The Daily Princetonian: Political pluralism was established in Kenya as recently as 1991, and yet the presence of multiple political parties seems to make maintaining a stable state even more difficult.
Africa has made economic strides in the last several decades and will expand further in coming years due to political advancement, former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga argued on Tuesday, in a lecture on development and change on the African continent.
“If the continent you have in mind is of dictators and looters, think again,” Odinga said.
Odinga, son of the first Vice President of Kenya, Oginga Odinga, held the position of Prime Minister of Kenya from 2008 to 2013, when the political position was abolished with the passage of a new constitution.