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A news truck sits outside Jammin’ Crepes shortly after Gov. Murphy signed a piece of legislation inside. 
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Gov. Murphy signs small business relief bill at Jammin’ Crepes

The bill will provide $15 million in federal relief to struggling small businesses throughout New Jersey, and is part of a larger $100 million COVID-19 relief plan aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits recover from losses caused by the public health crisis.

The bill will provide $15 million in federal relief to struggling small businesses throughout New Jersey, and is part of a larger $100 million COVID-19 relief plan aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits recover from losses caused by the public health crisis.

NEWS | April 12

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NJ expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for vulnerable communities

On March 15, more populations will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the State of New Jersey, specifically those between ages 16 and 64 with moderate to severe asthma, type I diabetes, a body mass index over 25, and other pre-existing health conditions.

On March 15, more populations will become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the State of New Jersey, specifically those between ages 16 and 64 with moderate to severe asthma, type I diabetes, a body mass index over 25, and other pre-existing health conditions.

NEWS | March 11

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N.J. officially legalizes marijuana, town of Princeton proposes Cannabis Task Force

Marijuana use is now officially legal in New Jersey, making it the 13th state to pass such legislation. In response to the legalization, the University is “analyzing these new laws and their impact at the University,” Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss wrote in an email to the The Daily Princetonian.

Marijuana use is now officially legal in New Jersey, making it the 13th state to pass such legislation. In response to the legalization, the University is “analyzing these new laws and their impact at the University,” Deputy University Spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss wrote in an email to the The Daily Princetonian.

NEWS | February 23

Princeton Mayor Mark Freda discusses campaign, term goals, and finding balance

Assistant News Editor Katherine Dailey '24 sits down with new Princeton Mayor Mark Freda to discuss his campaign, goals for his term, and balancing work, family, and service. Edited by Daniel Drake '24.

Assistant News Editor Katherine Dailey '24 sits down with new Princeton Mayor Mark Freda to discuss his campaign, goals for his term, and balancing work, family, and service.

VIDEO | February 22

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A sign outside of McCarter Theatre, usually used to promote upcoming shows, offers an optimistic view.
Julian Gottfried / The Daily Princetonian

With PPP loans and students on campus, local businesses are cautiously optimistic

The Daily Princetonian checked in with six local businesses to discuss rebound after the hardships of the spring, a continued need for economic lifelines, and a call to action for the Princeton community.

The Daily Princetonian checked in with six local businesses to discuss rebound after the hardships of the spring, a continued need for economic lifelines, and a call to action for the Princeton community.

FEATURES | February 21

Fire trucks on Nassau Street.  
Candace Do / Daily Princetonian

Patrons and shop workers evacuate after gas leak in Palmer Square

The leak was at 1 Palmer Square, which houses PNC Bank, Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar, and J.Crew. The immediate area was initially cleared once the leak was discovered, and no one was injured.

The leak was at 1 Palmer Square, which houses PNC Bank, Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar, and J.Crew. The immediate area was initially cleared once the leak was discovered, and no one was injured.

NEWS | February 5

The Princeton Public Library
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Princeton Public Library closed due to COVID-19 case

All in-person services and contactless hold pickups will be suspended for the first time since the library’s reopening in August. In addition, all three drop-off sites around town for returned materials have closed and due dates have been extended two weeks.

All in-person services and contactless hold pickups will be suspended for the first time since the library’s reopening in August. In addition, all three drop-off sites around town for returned materials have closed and due dates have been extended two weeks.

NEWS | January 28

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‘Community Walk’ program to patrol neighborhoods with off-campus students, Calhoun tells Princeton Council

For a third of Monday’s three-hour Princeton Council meeting, administrators described the University’s spring plans and fielded questions from Mayor Liz Lempert and Princeton’s six town council members. The Council also approved a nearly $8.5 million voluntary contribution agreement between the University and municipality.

For a third of Monday’s three-hour Princeton Council meeting, administrators described the University’s spring plans and fielded questions from Mayor Liz Lempert and Princeton’s six town council members. The Council also approved a nearly $8.5 million voluntary contribution agreement between the University and municipality.

NEWS | December 20

NJ voted to legalize marijuana. What comes next?

“When the state passes a law implementing the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana, the University will review the law carefully,” a spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’ “It is our understanding that state law will prohibit the consumption of marijuana on property owned, leased or controlled by the University (indoors and outdoors).”

“When the state passes a law implementing the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana, the University will review the law carefully,” a spokesperson told the ‘Prince.’ “It is our understanding that state law will prohibit the consumption of marijuana on property owned, leased or controlled by the University (indoors and outdoors)."

NEWS | November 17

Protesters in Hinds Plaza.
Elizabeth Parker / The Daily Princetonian

Protesters in Princeton condemn Trump at ‘Protect the Results’ rally

A crowd of about a hundred people gathered in downtown Princeton to condemn calls from President Donald Trump and his campaign to stop counting mail-in and absentee votes in a rally on Wednesday in Hinds Plaza. 

A crowd of about a hundred people gathered in downtown Princeton to condemn calls from President Donald Trump and his campaign to stop counting mail-in and absentee votes in a rally on Wednesday in Hinds Plaza. 

NEWS | November 5

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Princeton Small Business Resiliency Fund opens second round of grant applications

The fund was designed to help small businesses in the Princeton community adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has already provided $5,000 grants to 70 local businesses.

The fund was designed to help small businesses in the Princeton community adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has already provided $5,000 grants to 70 local businesses.

NEWS | November 2

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Inside look: How New Jersey’s colleges are operating this fall

As the University continues judging the spread of COVID-19 ahead of an anticipated early-December decision on the spring semester, The Daily Princetonian took a look at how the largest schools in New Jersey — most of which have adopted a hybrid model with some in-person learning — have fared.

As the University continues judging the spread of COVID-19 ahead of an anticipated early-December decision on the spring semester, The Daily Princetonian took a look at how the largest schools in New Jersey — most of which have adopted a hybrid model with some in-person learning — have fared.

NEWS | October 23

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U. encourages community to install NJ Covid-19 app

Users receive exposure alert notifications when their phone’s underlying Bluetooth proximity detection systems have discerned that their phone has been about six feet away from a COVID-19-positive user’s phone for at least ten minutes. 

Users receive exposure alert notifications when their phone’s underlying Bluetooth proximity detection systems have discerned that their phone has been about six feet away from a COVID-19-positive user’s phone for at least ten minutes. 

NEWS | October 18

Princeton Mutual Aid ‘online storytelling’ fundraiser raises over $3.5K

The event, hosted by Labyrinth books and moderated by Professor Deborah Amos, featured stories from a panel of speakers and raised over $3500 for Princeton Mutual Aid.

The event, hosted by Labyrinth books and moderated by Professor Deborah Amos, featured stories from a panel of speakers and raised over $3.5 thousand for Princeton Mutual Aid. 

NEWS | October 14

A stack of books beneath the feet of the John Witherspoon statue near Firestone Library. A recently-circulated list of anti-racist demands signed by over 350 faculty members calls for the statue’s removal. 
Photo courtesy of © Richard Trenner ’70

Princeton middle school removes John Witherspoon’s name

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools 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.

On Aug. 11, the Princeton Public Schools 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.

NEWS | August 17

Harsimran Makkad / The Daily Princetonian

Princeton businesses received over $200M in PPP loans. Some are still struggling.

The U-Store, Tower Club, McCarter Theatre,  Princeton Theological Seminary, Small World Coffee, Labyrinth Books, Jammin’ Crepes, and the Princeton Record Exchange all received loans of over $150,000. Several small business owners told the ‘Prince’ that this lifeline, while helpful, wasn’t enough. 

FEATURES | August 6