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On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools (PPS) Board of Education unanimously voted to change the name of John Witherspoon Middle School, removing reference to the slave-owning former University president and signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
For Princeton Record Exchange owner Jon Lambert, March 21 is a date he’ll always remember. That’s when Gov. Phil Murphy signed New Jersey’s stay-at-home-order, mandating the closure of all non-essential businesses.
Lawrence Hamm ’78 is the Founder and Chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress, a progressive grassroots advocacy organization. This fall, the group will hold “Justice Monday: protests at the federal building in Newark” as well as weekly voter registration drives and a “Trump Must Go” rally on Oct. 3.
Walmart’s only Princeton location will close on Aug. 21 due to financial constraints.
The cultural arts festival Communiversity 2020 has been cancelled, the Arts Council of Princeton announced earlier this week.
Two days before she won the Democratic primary for New Jersey’s 12th District, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) accused her challenger, Lisa McCormick, of “offensive, improper, and potentially illegal campaign tactics” as part of a “conspiracy to deceive the public.”
Just two days before tomorrow’s state primary election, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.) accused challenger Lisa McCormick of “offensive, improper, and potentially illegal campaign tactics” as part of a “conspiracy to deceive the public.”
As fall draws near, colleges and universities across the country are determining how they will offer higher education amid the pandemic. Some, such as Duke and the University of Illinois, have publicly committed to in-person instruction, while others, such as the California State University system and Harvard Law School, will rely on remote instruction.
This story was last updated on June 18 at 4:39 p.m. to reflect the Governor’s executive order.
The locally-owned boutiques, gift shops, and restaurants that comprise the town of Princeton are facing the full economic consequences of COVID-19, as the University students on whom they depend are absent. A community that typically thrives has found itself struggling to survive.
Over 1000 protesters gathered outside FitzRandolph Gate on June 2 — chanting, kneeling, and listening — to protest the deaths of George Floyd and other black Americans, especially those at the hands of police.
Jeffrey Grosser is the Princeton Health Officer within the municipal health department responsible for promoting health, controlling disease, and protecting against environmental hazards in town, managing much of the department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Grosser spoke with the ‘Prince’ about where the town stands in terms of reopening and what the University should consider for the fall.
The University established the Princeton University Relief Fund on Wednesday to help advance the efforts of local community organizations focused on alleviating pressures caused by COVID-19. $1 million has already been committed to the fund, with half of that amount already allocated to two local non-profits.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday that former University President Shirley Tilghman will co-chair a commission on the timing and process of the state’s recovery following the COVID-19 shutdown. The newly established group will work closely with Murphy’s administration.
Under the Princeton Community Renewable Energy Program (PCRE), the municipality of Princeton is now offering residents electricity with higher renewable energy content, at a cheaper price.
In a meeting on April 6, Princeton’s Town Council heard COVID-19 updates and a presentation on the University’s construction by Kristin Appelget, Director of Community and Regional Affairs at the University.
The Princeton Health Department (PHD) announced the town’s first confirmed death from COVID-19 in a statement from the municipality released on Thursday.
What began as a group discussion on WeChat with concerned members of the Princeton Chinese Community turned into an overnight operation — one that raised $10,000 on GoFundMe in just one day for the fight against COVID-19. Since its inception on Friday, March 20, the organization has raised over $20,925.
On Saturday, March 28, the Princeton Health Department (PHD) informed residents that a Princeton police officer has tested positive for COVID-19. A second announcement followed on Sunday, revealing that a second police officer also tested positive for the virus. Currently, one more officer is awaiting test results.
The town of Princeton, along with the United States, is already feeling the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, nationwide applications for unemployment benefits surged by 33 percent. Governor Phil Murphy said in a CNN interview on Monday that unemployment in New Jersey is “going up dramatically.”