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A pending lawsuit challenging the University’s property tax exemption is funded by a trust for litigation in the public interest. The trust was established in 2010 by the estate of local resident and attorney Eleanor Lewis in the amount of $120,000, and has also been used to fund three suits challenging the relocation of Dinky Station.
Princeton Ridge, an area in the northern region of the town of Princeton and the target of ecological preservation efforts, is now the site of a natural gas pipeline expansion by Williams Co., an energy infrastructure company.
The University’s voluntary contribution to the town of Princeton's municipal budget for next year will not be lower than last year’s contribution of $2.475 million, University officials confirmed. Discussions of the amount will resume in January 2014, according to UniversityVice President and Secretary Robert Durkee ’69.
Princeton formally donated $4.1 million to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro in fiscal year 2012. The charitable contribution, however, did not function as a donation, but rather was used to complete the sale of a parking lot, whose price had been agreed upon before the recession and has since dropped dramatically.
As University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 met publicly with town leaders and residents on Monday night for the first time since his September installation, the discussion touched on old town-gown tensions but also addressed ways to improve the University’s relationship with town government.
McCarter Theatre General Manager Thomas Muza, who also worked as Princeton Triangle Club’s accountant, has been charged with embezzling over $100,000 from Triangle, the N.J. State Attorney General’s Officeannounced Monday.
During some routine excavation work occurring just south of McCosh Health Center on Monday morning, a backhoe struck a 2.5-inch high-pressure gas line, causing a rupture shortly before 10 a.m. The resulting gas leak caused about 500 people in 11 buildings in central campus to evacuate for almost three hours.
A plan to import a meningitis vaccine not currently approved in the United States for use at Princeton has been in the works since the summer.
A restaurant that will be locatedin the Arts and Transit Neighborhood is attempting to obtain a liquor license, even though the state has already given away its maximum number of licenses to the town of Princeton.
A Saturday morning task force meeting on the Princeton community's transit needs presented preliminary possibilities for replacing the Dinky Line —Princeton’s 173-year-old artery to New Jersey Transit's Northeast Corridor —with a more modern transit system in the long-term future.
The town of Princeton received the highest possible rating in credit evaluations by Moody’s on Friday and by Standard & Poor’s on Monday, according to town Director of Finance Kathryn Monzo. This is Princeton’s first credit evaluation since the former Township and Borough consolidated in January of this year.
A suit challenging the University’s decision to move the Dinky station as part of its development of the Arts and Transit Neighborhood went to court on Friday. Judge Paul Innes of the Mercer County chancery court heard arguments from both sides in Trenton and will release a decision later this month.
The Turner Construction Company, the University’s contractor to develop the Arts and Transit Neighborhood, did not request a demolition permit from the town construction department to remove the canopy of the former Dinky station. Town officials issued Turner Construction a $2,000 fine — the maximum amount allowed under state law — after the infraction came to their attention when the canopy collapsed on Sept. 19.
A Princeton man has been indicted for allegedly causing the death of former Executive Director of the Center for Jewish Life Rabbi James Diamond in March.
Eric Maltz, 21, was indicted on charges of aggravated manslaughter, death by auto and assault by auto, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday.
His lawyer, Robert Lytle, declined to comment on the case, saying only that it was “a tragic case on many levels” and that it is ultimately “up to the courts to decide” what is fair in this case.Maltz could face up to 30 years in state prison if convicted of first-degree aggravated manslaughter.
Diamond, a Conservative rabbi, was a director at the CJL from 1995 to 2004.
Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert will recuse herself from the town’s upcoming discussions with the University regarding the amount it will contribute to the town’s budget in the coming year.
The University recently donated $10,000 to help promote Sustainable Princeton’s Energy SmartHomes program, an initiative by a local environmental organization that allows town residents to have the energy efficiency of their properties evaluated by a technician. The donation is being used to fund two community panel discussions, the first of which will be held on Oct. 29 in the Princeton Public Library, and the production of a series of short videos on environmentally friendly home improvements to premiere in February at the library’s Environmental Film Festival.
Scott Loh, former director of the Fire Academy at Mercer County Community College, became the University's fire marshal on Oct. 21, ending a period of at least 19 months during which the position had been left vacant. Twylen Hicks, associate fire marshal and manager of library security, filled in as acting fire marshal throughout the interim.
Following Monday’s announcement that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped his challenge to a state Superior Court ruling approving same-sex marriage, Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert officiated the wedding of a lesbian couple that had been waiting 30 years to be married and the University’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Center served wedding cake to over 60 students, faculty and staff members in celebration.
“Public Safety is receiving reports of possibility of shots fired in Nassau Hall,” a Princeton Police Department dispatcher saidaround 7:57 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, alerting all officers on duty.