Construction in town did not take a summer break.
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Construction in town did not take a summer break.
In an unanimous vote, the Princeton Town Council approved the designation of Prospect Avenue as a historic district at its July 11 meeting.
At its meeting on Tuesday, April 26, the Princeton Town Council reviewed plans for the Graduate Hotel construction, heard from organizers of a May Day march, and recognized the Climate Action Plan Emissions Reduction Strategies (CAPERS) team from Sustainable Princeton.
According to an email to Visual Arts students at 7:23 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, there was a fire at 185 Nassau Street, which houses the Visual Arts (VIS) Program. Jeff Whetstone, the Director of the VIS Program, said in the email that no one was hurt and the “events scheduled in the building today should be able to proceed.”
This coming fall, over half the courses offered at Princeton will have 15 students or fewer. Computer science remains the most in-demand department, with eight percent of all course seats on campus falling in its domain. And two of the most historically popular certificate programs — visual arts and creative writing — dropped the number of course seats they’ll offer, as compared to this spring.
At its Monday, April 11 meeting, the Princeton Town Council considered a proposal for the creation of a “historic district” along Prospect Avenue, continued to discuss the Witherspoon Phase Two renovation project, and approved the 2022 municipal budget.
With the Senate Judiciary Committee set to vote on her confirmation on Monday, April 4, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination process is nearing its completion. If endorsed by the Judiciary Committee, the full Senate will vote before its April 8 recess. If confirmed, Jackson would be the first African-American woman on the Court.
At a special meeting of the Princeton Town Council on Tuesday, March 29, Council members discussed the prospect of approving a marijuana dispensary in town, and many residents logged on to voice their strongly-held views on the proposal.
At its Monday, March 28 meeting, the Princeton Town Council discussed Phase 2 of the Witherspoon Street renovation project and honored former University professor and Assistant Dean of the College Dr. Cecelia Hodges Drewry.
On Monday, March 14, University President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 joined the Princeton Town Council meeting to give an update and field questions regarding University-town relations. The Council also introduced its 2022 budget and discussed updates to Graduate Hotel construction.
The Dinky is getting a makeover — maybe.
At its Feb. 28 meeting, the Princeton Town Council approved an ordinance creating a Special Improvement District (SID), meant to help revitalize businesses in town. The Council also gave construction updates and reviewed the budget for the upcoming year.
After an academic year defined by decreased enrollment and the COVID-19 pandemic, course registration increased this year. Heightened academic selectivity brought challenges for many students, especially those concentrating in or pursuing certificates in popular departments and programs.
The Princeton Town Council held its bi-weekly meeting on Valentine’s Day, during which it continued to discuss its plans for renovating Witherspoon Street. The Council also announced the Palmer Square Management Event Calendar for the rest of the year.
At its Monday, Jan. 24 meeting, conflict of interest concerns led the Princeton Town Council to disband the Site Plan Review Advisory Board (SPRAB), a team of professional designers that reviews construction proposals to advise the Planning Board. Also, during the meeting, the public brought up concerns about new Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and an upcoming ordinance mandating business assessments.
On Monday, Jan. 10, in its first meeting of 2022, the Princeton Town Council announced it was reimplementing a mask mandate in all public indoor spaces. The mandate will go into effect at 5 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. The mandate will stay in place until 12:00 a.m. on Jan. 31, though it can be extended.
After more than seven months of meetings, Princeton’s Cannabis Task Force (CTF) recommended that cannabis retail businesses be allowed to open in town.
On Election Day, there were a number of offices on the ballot in Princeton, including the Governor, State Senate, General Assembly, Town Council, and School Board, as well as two ballot initiatives involving gambling and one involving land preservation.
The Princeton Town Council met on Monday, Nov. 8 for its regular meeting. The agenda included discussing plans for the Graduate Hotel on Nassau Street, more debate on approving a liquor license for a new Claridge Wine & Liquor location on Nassau Street, and initial plans for a dog park in Princeton.
On Thursday, Nov. 4, Rep. Andy Kim (D-N.J.) spoke to Princeton students about the importance of public service and his experience combating anti-Asian prejudice. The event was hosted by the Asian American Student Association, the Whig-Cliosophic Society, and College Democrats, and took place in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.