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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 | 11/01/2021

Oct. 25 Town Council Meeting

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 | 10/27/2021

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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 | 10/25/2021

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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 | 10/14/2021

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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 | 10/10/2021

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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 | 09/30/2021

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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 | 09/19/2021

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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 | 09/02/2021

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Princeton’s proposed campus expansion into Princeton Historical District faces local pushback

The University’s request to move the Court Clubhouse and demolish three Victorian-style homes as part of Environmental Studies and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences development plans face pushback from multiple community groups over concerns of historical preservation. 

The University’s request to move the Court Clubhouse and demolish three Victorian-style homes as part of Environmental Studies and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences development plans face pushback from multiple community groups over concerns of historical preservation. 

NEWS | 08/31/2021

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‘A living legend’: The fight for Shirley Satterfield Middle School

“Princeton Middle School” will be the final name for the school previously known as John Witherspoon Middle School — despite strong community support for longtime historian and educator Shirley Satterfield to become the school’s namesake.

“Princeton Middle School” will be the final name for the school previously known as John Witherspoon Middle School — despite strong community support for longtime historian and educator Shirley Satterfield to become the school’s namesake.

NEWS | 08/20/2021

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Inside Princeton’s vaccine clinics: The data on shots administered, and who received them

In a total of 21 vaccine clinics held between April 29 and July 7, 2021, the University administered 7,930 doses of the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

In a total of 21 vaccine clinics held between April 29 and July 7, 2021, the University administered 7,930 doses of the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

NEWS | 08/20/2021

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NJ enacts Laura Wooten’s Law, honoring former Princeton employee and record-holding poll worker

Named after Laura Wooten, who passed away in 2019, the law requires all middle school students in New Jersey to receive civics education. “She served as an inspiration for Princeton students, and we hope that she will now inspire generations of students across the state,” a University spokesperson noted.

Named after Laura Wooten, who passed away in 2019, the law requires all middle school students in New Jersey to receive civics education. “She served as an inspiration for Princeton students, and we hope that she will now inspire generations of students across the state,” a University spokesperson noted.

NEWS | 07/27/2021

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NJ Transit considers potential alternatives to the Dinky

According to NJ Transit, the avenues for alternative transportation currently under consideration include “a roadway with embedded rail that can support rail and rubber-tired transit vehicles,” “a stand-alone rail corridor with a parallel roadway for rubber-tired tram and/or bus service,” and “a roadway with a guideway that could support a rubber-tired tram and buses.” 

According to NJ Transit, the avenues for alternative transportation currently under consideration include “a roadway with embedded rail that can support rail and rubber-tired transit vehicles,” “a stand-alone rail corridor with a parallel roadway for rubber-tired tram and/or bus service,” and “a roadway with a guideway that could support a rubber-tired tram and buses.” 

NEWS | 04/28/2021

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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 | 04/12/2021

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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 | 03/11/2021

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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 | 02/23/2021