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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.
Turner Construction Company, the firm leading the development of the Arts and Transit Neighborhood, did not make use of temporary supports to hold up the canopy of the Dinky station on Sept. 19, the day the canopy collapsed onto the railroad track bed, Turner Vice President for Communications Chris McFadden confirmed to The Daily Princetonian Tuesday night.
New York-based falafel restaurant Mamoun’s may open its Princeton location in January, owner Hussam Chater said Tuesday.
The University has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, one of the largest law firms in the world, to defend it in a court challenge to the school’s tax-exempt status. The firm, which was also involved in the 2002 lawsuit brought against the University by descendants of the Robertson family over donations made to the Wilson School's graduate program, regularly represents major corporate clients.
At the urging of several town council members, the Princeton Police Department will issue an official protocol this month clarifying the department’s role in federal immigration law enforcement. Confirming the department’s current practice, the protocol will publicly declare that the department will not become involved in raids by federal immigration authorities and will not investigate the legal status of immigrants who are arrested for minor violations.
Following a two-and-a-half hour shutdown as a result of unfounded reports of gunshots inside Nassau Hall on Tuesday night, the University’s main administrative building resumed normal operations Wednesday morning.
The University did not shut down campus during the incident. Events in buildings nearby were allowed to continue.