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The Graduate Hotel in Princeton under construction. A fence surrounds a metal building being constructed. A construction truck sits behind the fence.

While its website lists the opening date as early June, Princeton Town Council member Eve Niedergang GS ’85 wrote in a statement to the Daily Princetonian that all she has heard about the opening is that it will occur “by the end of the month.” 

While its website lists the opening date as early June, Princeton Town Council member Eve Niedergang GS ’85 wrote in a statement to the Daily Princetonian that all she has heard about the opening is that it will occur “by the end of the month.” 


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‘Lack of transparency’: Members of dissolved Town Council commissions reflect

Some Princeton community members have expressed doubts about the Town Council following a contentious decision to consolidate three of its volunteer commissions into one in January.

Some Princeton community members have expressed doubts about the Town Council following a contentious decision to consolidate three of its volunteer commissions into one in January.

NEWS | February 21

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Labyrinth union holds demonstration as disagreements with management persist

About 20 people, including store employees and Princeton students, participated in a Feb. 13 demonstration inside Labyrinth Books. Newly-unionized employees presented complaints against the store’s management as the two parties prepare to begin collective bargaining towards a new contract.

About 20 people, including store employees and Princeton students, participated in a Feb. 13 demonstration inside Labyrinth Books. Newly-unionized employees presented complaints against the store’s management as the two parties prepare to begin collective bargaining towards a new contract.

NEWS | February 14

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Town Council consolidates three committees into one, sparking controversy

On Jan. 8, the Princeton Town Council announced plans to consolidate the Civil Rights Commission, Human Services Commission, and Affordable Housing Board into a single 11-member committee. In a subsequent Jan. 22 Council Meeting, over 30 Princeton residents expressed opposition and frustration with this decision. The Daily Princetonian interviewed three council members to shed light on the controversial decision.

On Jan. 8, the Princeton Town Council announced plans to consolidate the civil rights commission, human services commission, and affordable housing board into a single 11-member committee. In a subsequent Jan. 22 Council Meeting, over 30 Princeton residents expressed opposition and frustration with this decision. The Daily Princetonian interviewed three council members to shed light on the controversial decision.

NEWS | February 9

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‘No taxes for evil woke politics’: Protesters, parents clash over sex ed controversy at Princeton Middle School

The Princeton Board of Education held a tense meeting following consistent, small protests against an LGBTQ-inclusive sex education curriculum that Princeton Middle School uses in collaboration with a New Jersey nonprofit.

The Princeton Board of Education held a tense meeting following consistent, small protests against an LGBTQ-inclusive sex education curriculum that Princeton Middle School uses in collaboration with a New Jersey nonprofit.

NEWS | January 31

A brick building sits alongside a icy sidewalk. The building has windows in front and there are books in the windows. The sign above the windows reads "LABYRINTH BOOKS" just above a blue awning.

Labyrinth employees officially unionize after signing of recognition agreement

Employees and owners of Labyrinth Books signed an agreement with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union following the owners’ voluntary recognition of the union. With coursebook season approaching, those involved did not express concern that unionization efforts will interfere with the effectiveness of the workers in doing their jobs.

Employees and owners of Labyrinth Books signed an agreement with the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union following the owners’ voluntary recognition of the union. With coursebook season approaching, those involved did not express concern that unionization efforts will interfere with the effectiveness of the workers in doing their jobs.

NEWS | January 16

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A storefront with "Labyrinth Books" printed across a blue awning. Books and strings of paper cranes are displayed in the windows.

Labyrinth owners announce intention to voluntarily recognize unionization of employees

On Jan. 9, the owners of Labyrinth Books announced their intention to voluntarily recognize the unionization of their staff in a press release. Once the agreement is officially signed, the bargaining process will officially begin.

On Jan. 9, the owners of Labyrinth Books announced their intention to voluntarily recognize the unionization of their staff in a press release. Once the agreement is officially signed, the bargaining process will officially begin.

NEWS | January 10

A storefront with "Labyrinth Books" printed across a blue awning. Books and strings of paper cranes are displayed in the windows.

Workers at Labyrinth Books file unionization petition, likely to unionize

Labyrinth employees will likely vote on whether to unionize by the end of January. Should the unionization efforts succeed, store owners said they would "bargain in good faith for all of our employees and expect to reach a fair and acceptable contract."

Labyrinth employees will likely vote on whether to unionize by the end of January. Should the unionization efforts succeed, store owners said they would "bargain in good faith for all of our employees and expect to reach a fair and acceptable contract."

NEWS | January 3

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Princeton’s town council formalizes town ban on scooters amid safety concerns

During its meeting on Dec. 18, 2023, Princeton’s town council passed an ordinance formally prohibiting people from riding scooters on sidewalks in the “Central Business District.” This includes a stretch of Nassau Street from Bayard Lane to Maple Street, a stretch of Witherspoon Street from Nassau Street to Paul Robeson Place, and the Palmer Square area.

During its meeting on December 18, 2023 the Princeton town Council passed an ordinance formally prohibiting people from riding scooters on sidewalks in the “Central Business District.” This includes a stretch of Nassau Street from Bayard Lane to Maple Street, a stretch of Witherspoon Street from Nassau Street to Paul Robeson Place, and the Palmer Square area.

NEWS | December 19

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Temporary parking banned on Witherspoon Street amid pedestrian transformation

Changes to parking and traffic density, two longtime concerns of Princeton residents, students, and professors, were addressed at the town council’s Dec. 11 meeting.

Changes to parking and traffic density, two longtime concerns of Princeton residents, students, and professors, were addressed at the town council’s Dec. 11 meeting.

NEWS | December 13

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Town officials push back on community petition against further development

Louise Wilson, the chair of the Planning Board, told the ‘Prince’ in an interview that the petition is “alarmist and replete with falsehoods” and that there are parts of the plan that can be confusing or misinterpreted if taken out of context.

Louise Wilson, the chair of the Planning Board, told the ‘Prince’ in an interview that the petition is “alarmist and replete with falsehoods” and that there are parts of the plan that can be confusing or misinterpreted if taken out of context.

NEWS | December 1

An electric orange-and-black bus with the Princeton University logo and the words “Free Shuttle Service For All” written on the side.

As TigerTransit ridership increases, fleet converts to electric buses

Changes to Princeton’s transportation patterns may be on the horizon, as the University introduces an all-electric bus fleet and continues to limit scooter use.

Changes to Princeton’s transportation patterns may be on the horizon, as the University introduces an all-electric bus fleet and continues to limit scooter use.

NEWS | November 17

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Mochinut and Ani Ramen close, reports note health code violations

The Daily Princetonian obtained routine inspection reports from the Princeton Health Department that found Mochinut and Ani Ramen to be in violation of numerous public health protocols designed to prevent foodborne illnesses. The reports also found that both establishments had several risk factors that posed a danger to public health.

The Daily Princetonian obtained routine inspection reports from the Princeton Health Department that found Mochinut and Ani Ramen to be in violation of numerous public health protocols designed to prevent foodborne illnesses. The reports also found that both establishments had several risk factors that posed a danger to public health.

NEWS | November 15