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Princeton’s Nov. 30 Town Council Meeting
Courtesy of Lia Opperman

After more than seven months of meetings, Princeton’s Cannabis Task Force (CTF) recommended that cannabis retail businesses be allowed to open in town. In the proposal to the town council, the CTF talked about possible dispensary locations, equity and racial justice, and how tax revenue should be allocated. 

After more than seven months of meetings, Princeton’s Cannabis Task Force (CTF) recommended that cannabis retail businesses be allowed to open in town. In the proposal to the town council, the CTF talked about possible dispensary locations, equity and racial justice, and how tax revenue should be allocated.


Angel Kuo / The Daily Princetonian

NJ legislation partially banning plastic straws now in effect

As of Nov. 7, Wawa has updated its store policy in accordance with the legislation. Signs near coffee counters now read: “Please ask a register associate if you need a straw.”

As of Nov. 7, Wawa has updated its store policy in accordance with the legislation. Signs near coffee counters now read: “Please ask a register associate if you need a straw.”

NEWS | November 7

Mamouns’s Falafel, located on Nassau Street.
Kristiana Filipov / The Daily Princetonian

USG to test off-campus dining initiative for student meal plans

On Oct. 29, the USG introduced a new program — the USG Community Dining Task Force — to explore the possibility to incorporating off-campus dining options in the meal plan. 

On Oct. 29, the USG introduced a new program — the USG Community Dining Task Force — to explore the possibility to incorporating off-campus dining options in the meal plan. 

NEWS | November 3

Councilwoman and Candidate for Re-Election Eve Niedergang  
Courtesy of Miriam Niedergang

Q&A with Princeton town council member and candidate Eve Niedergang

We sat down with Eve Niedergang GS ’85, who is a member of the Princeton Town Council seeking re-election in 2021. First elected in 2018, she has served one term on the council and is running unopposed.

We sat down with Eve Niedergang GS ’85, who is a member of the Princeton Town Council seeking re-election in 2021. First elected in 2018, she has served one term on the council and is running unopposed.

NEWS | November 1

Leighton Newlin
Courtesy of Leighton Newlin

Q&A with Princeton town council candidate Leighton Newlin

Leighton Newlin is running for a vacant seat on Princeton’s Town Council in the 2021 election. Previously, he served as chair of the Princeton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. He is running unopposed.

Leighton Newlin is running for a vacant seat on Princeton’s Town Council in the 2021 election. Previously, he served as chair of the Princeton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. He is running unopposed.

NEWS | November 1

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Town Council discusses approving the move of a liquor store, banning gas leaf blowers, and rezoning residential areas

During the five-and-a-half-hour meeting on Oct. 25, the Princeton Town Council passed an ordinance banning leaf blowers and debated the relocation of a liquor store.

During the five-and-a-half-hour meeting on Oct. 25, the Princeton Town Council passed an ordinance banning leaf blowers and debated the relocation of a liquor store.

NEWS | October 27

The Starbucks storefront on Nassau Street
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Nassau Street Starbucks reduces hours due to labor shortage

The Starbucks on Nassau Street has drastically decreased its hours due to staffing issues within the store. Its operating hours are now from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. on weekdays, and it is closed on weekends. The previous hours were as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 7:30 p.m. The store will return to its normal hours when it has enough employees to properly staff each shift.

The Starbucks on Nassau Street has drastically decreased its hours due to staffing issues within the store. Its operating hours are now from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. on weekdays, and it is closed on weekends. The previous hours were as early as 5:30 a.m. and as late as 7:30 p.m. The store will return to its normal hours when it has enough employees to properly staff each shift. 

NEWS | October 25

Charlie Roth/Daily Princetonian

Princeton town council discusses whether to pedestrianize Witherspoon Street

Currently, the Council is deciding whether to add curb extensions and make permanent the change of Witherspoon Street from a two-way to a one-way. This construction plan would accommodate increased pedestrian space and outdoor dining. 

Currently, the Council is deciding whether to add curb extensions and make permanent the change of Witherspoon Street from a two-way to a one-way. This construction plan would accommodate increased pedestrian space and outdoor dining. 

NEWS | October 14

Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Town Cannabis Task Force pulls Princeton Shopping Center as potential dispensary zone

The Oct. 7 Cannabis Task Force meeting involved discussions about the dispensary locations and the distribution of medical and recreational licenses. 

The Oct. 7 Cannabis Task Force meeting involved discussions about the dispensary locations and the distribution of medical and recreational licenses. 

NEWS | October 10

Photo Credit: Jon Ort / The Daily Princetonian

Police investigating towpath sexual assault

In a TigerAlert message at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, students were informed of the assault and urged to contact relevant authorities if they have any information regarding the incident.

In a TigerAlert message at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, students were informed of the assault and urged to contact relevant authorities if they have any information regarding the incident.

NEWS | September 30

Marie-Rose Sheinerman/ The Daily Princetonian

Cannabis Task Force ‘overwhelmingly’ favors dispensary in town. Some residents push back.

In a Saturday public meeting at Hinds Plaza, members of the Princeton Cannabis Task Force discussed dispensary locations, thus encountering some pushback from certain members of the town with reservations regarding the new measures.

In a Saturday public meeting at Hinds Plaza, members of the Princeton Cannabis Task Force discussed dispensary locations, thus encountering some pushback from certain members of the town with reservations regarding the new measures.

NEWS | September 19

The flooded towpath on Thursday morning. 
Justin Cai / The Daily Princetonian

Some classes revert to Zoom after severe weather strikes NJ

After Princeton experienced severe weather on the evening of Sept. 1, the first day of fall classes, widespread flooding and downed trees caused several classes to return to a virtual format on Thursday — after just one day of in-person classes.

After Princeton experienced severe weather on the evening of Sept. 1, the first day of fall classes, widespread flooding and downed trees caused several classes to return to a virtual format on Thursday — after just one day of in-person classes.

NEWS | September 2