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The Princeton Town Council meets via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 24.
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Town Council disbands advisory board and announces new testing site

The town of Princeton voted to disband the Site Plan Review Advisory Board (SPRAB) and announced a new COVID-19 testing site. Members of the public voiced their concerns about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and an upcoming ordinance.

The town of Princeton voted to disband the Site Plan Review Advisory Board (SPRAB) and announced a new COVID-19 testing site. Members of the public voiced their concerns about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and an upcoming ordinance.


Town Council announces indoor mask mandate effective Jan. 13

The town of Princeton announced the re-implementation of the indoor mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. This policy change comes in the wake of rising cases in the town of Princeton and in the state, as the omicron variant reaches its surge.

The town of Princeton announced the re-implementation of the indoor mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. This policy change comes in the wake of rising cases in the town of Princeton and in the state, as the omicron variant reaches its surge.


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

Cannabis Task Force recommends cannabis retail in Princeton

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.


New Jersey’s Governor: Phil Murphy / Wikimedia Commons

NJ election results finalized

Democrats Sadaf Jaffer and Roy Freiman won the two open General Assembly seats over Republicans Joseph Lukac and Vincent Panico. Jaffer’s win was not called until the mail-in votes had been counted on Thursday, Nov. 11. Jaffer is the first person of color and first Democrat woman to represent the 16th District.

Democrats Sadaf Jaffer and Roy Freiman won the two open General Assembly seats over Republicans Joseph Lukac and Vincent Panico.


Students attend the event with Rep. Andy Kim.
Mark Dodici / The Daily Princetonian

Rep. Andy Kim talks service and race at Whig-Clio, AASA, College Dems event

Kim took the call from the balcony of the Capitol building during the vote for the Build Back Better bill (H.R. 5376) and had to pause the meeting at one moment to run inside and vote.

Kim took the call from the balcony of the Capitol building during the vote for the Build Back Better bill (H.R. 5376) and had to pause the meeting at one moment to run inside and vote.


The Vote100 banner.
Courtesy of Joe Shipley ’22 

Undergraduate voting rate soars to 75% in 2020 election

Princeton’s percentage of voting-eligible students who participated in the 2020 election increased by nearly 25 percent from 2016, following efforts from the Vote100 initiative to encourage students to vote.

Princeton’s percentage of voting-eligible students who participated in the 2020 election increased by nearly 25 percent from 2016, following efforts from the Vote100 initiative to encourage students to vote.


New Jersey’s Governor: Phil Murphy / Wikimedia Commons

Democrat Phil Murphy narrowly wins NJ governor’s election

The race was called on Wednesday evening, declaring Murphy’s win against Republican and former General Assembly member Jack Ciattarelli, making Murphy the first New Jersey Democrat to win reelection in the past four decades.  

The race was called on Wednesday evening, declaring Murphy’s win against Republican and former General Assembly member Jack Ciattarelli, making Murphy the first New Jersey Democrat to win reelection in the past four decades.   


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.


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.


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