Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Alchemist & Barrister in Princeton will donate proceeds to help the family of Michael Kenwood, an East Windsor resident who died during Hurricane Irene.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Wednesday, March 13
Men, are your beards getting long yet? It's only days away from the end of The Alchemist & Barrister's Annual Long Beard Benefit at the pub's St. Patrick's Day Party on Sunday, March 17 beginning at 5 p.m. Beards will be measured with prizes and bragging rights awarded for the Longest Beard, Ugliest Beard and Best Looking Beard. The evening of festivities benefit a local charity and this year's recipients will be the wife and daughter of the late Michael Kenwood. An East Windsor resident and member of the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, Kenwood lost his life during a rescue attempt during Hurricane Irene in 2011. "Each year, our staff and patrons support a local charity that reflects the courage and commitment of our community," …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Nearly a dozen friends from Lambertville have organized a local fundraiser to benefit the V Foundation, in honor of a friend who died from throat cancer last year.
Looking for a fun Friday night out and a way to give back at the same time? Head to the ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Princeton on Friday night for an evening of celebrity entertainment, good food and dancing. Nearly a dozen friends from Lambertville have organized a local fundraiser to benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research, in honor of a friend who died from throat cancer last year. "It's a big party," said Mike O'Gorman, one of the event organizers. "It's going to be a lot of fun with people who really care." The group of friends hope to make this an annual event. Last year they held a smaller fundraiser at The Stockton Inn and raised about $5,000, O'Gorman said. This year they hope to attract between 1,000 and 1,500 people …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The school now shares at a campus at the former St. Joseph's Seminary. The school's building on Lambert Drive is under contract to another private school.
The American Boychoir School has moved from Princeton to Plainsboro. The move was made official with a ribbon cutting by Plainsboro Mayor Peter Cantu on Thursday. The school, located at the Princeton Center for Arts and Education on Mapleton Road, is home to 45 boarding and day students in grades 4-8. The new property offers not only a gym and performance space- both unavailable at the former Lambert Drive location- but also room to grow up to 120 students, Head of School Lisa Eckstrom said. Currently, the school occupies more than 38,000 square feet of space in three buildings and has plans to expand following additional classroom renovations. The boys returned from the holiday break Wednesday night and came directly to the new location…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The company is actively hiring for its Route 1 location
Chipotle Mexican Grill is coming to West Windsor and is actively seeking employees for its new location at the Square at West Windsor on Route 1, at the corner of Meadow Road. It's unclear when the gourmet burrito restaurant will open its doors at 3524 Route 1 but the company is advertising the positions of kitchen manager, service manager and restaurant team members on its website. The company lists the restaurant's status as "opening soon." A Chipotle representative was not immediately available for more specific information the new location. Chipotle prides itself on using fresh ingredients and simple menu to create fast but filling burritos, burrito bowls, tacos and salad. Earlier this year, former West Windsor Business …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Last month an 8-year-old boy reported that a man allegedly tried to drag him into the woods of Province Line Road in Princeton Township.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Princeton Township Police today released a sketch of the man identified as a suspect in an attempted child abduction in Princeton on Oct. 16. Last month an 8-year-old boy told police he was dragged into the woods by an man while playing in the backyard of a home on Province Line Road between Cherry Valley Road and Drakes Corner Road. Police said the child told them he was to escape to safety after the man tripped and lost his grasp on the boy. The child described the man as white, approximately 5'2"-5'7" tall with a moustache and light-colored eyes, greenish blue eyes, wearing a black leather jacket, black gloves and a black mask. No witnesses to the incident have come forward and there have been no other reports of this type of …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Township resident William Sword was working to clear storm debris when a tree fell on him Monday night.
A 61-year-old Princeton man was killed on Monday night after he became trapped under a tree while attempting to clear debris from his property during Hurricane Sandy. William Sword, 61, of the 1000 block of Great Road was working in his driveway with a chainsaw when a tree fell on him, according to Princeton Township Police. Members of the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad attempted advanced life support, but Sword was pronounced dead at the scene. This was not the first tragedy for William Sword or for PFARS. It was approximately 10 years ago when a mentally-unstable man broke into the Sword home and stabbed Sword approximately 15 times, according to police. Despite his injuries, Sword survived. Sword was also involved in PFARS. "…
Monday, October 1, 2012
A West Windsor resident launched an online petition requesting that state officials abort the project. DOT representatives never specified what would determine the project’s success or failure: many residents see only failure.
In what seems to be a growing movement against the Route 1 jughandle closures, a resident of Penns Neck in West Windsor has launched an online petition asking the New Jersey Department of Transportation to end the 12-week pilot program. The closures- which prohibit drivers from turning left off Route 1 north at Washington Road and Harrison Street- aim to reduce congestion along Route 1 north through Lawrenceville, West Windsor and Plainsboro. If the trial- which began in early August- is a success, the state plans to close jughandles permanently. But what confuses many people is that DOT representatives have never specified what would determine the project’s success or failure. Many residents see only failure. “The NJDOT implemented the …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The PHS graduate didn't have a voice lesson until last week, but that didn't stop him from wowing the coaches on the popular television show.
When Ben Taub auditioned for NBC's "The Voice," he not only beat out tens of thousands of competitors, but he also had two music legends vying to mentor him. County music singer Blake Shelton and singer/ rapper CeeLo Green both wanted 21-year-old Taub. "I love classic music and I would love to work with you and have you on my team," Green told him. Now the 2009 Princeton High School graduate is sharing his talents each week with a national television audience, but his success is no surprise to Joe Bongiovi, director of Princeton High School's Studio Band who has known Taub for years. "I was surprised that he went for "The Voice," but I wasn't surprised that he made it," Bongiovi said. "He is so demure and so soft spoken and he will …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Poll: Will you travel to Pennsylvania to help spread the message?
Monday, September 24, 2012
Michelle Obama urged supporters at a fundraiser in Princeton on Sunday to help get out the vote in neighboring Pennsylvania, a swing state, according to a report on Nj.com. About 230 people came to the fundraiser, held at the home of Carol and Andrew Golden of Princeton Borough. Andrew Golden is president of the Princeton University Investment Company, Nj.com reported. Michelle Obama is a 1985 graduate of Princeton University.
Friday, August 31, 2012
The high school will welcome at least 375 incoming freshman, up from 340 last year, said Superintendent Judy Wilson.
Princeton High School will open on Tuesday with the record high enrollment of 1,444 students, according to the district. “We will open with at least 375 freshman,” Superintendent Judy Wilson said. "We thought 340 was our peak last year, and only seven years ago we were at 300.” There are several reasons why enrollment is up, Wilson said. More families are moving to Princeton in time for their children to attend the high school, and parents who sent their children to private school through eighth grade often change to public school for high school. About 70 of the incoming freshman at Princeton High School are from Cranbury, which sends its students to Princeton after eighth grade. More families with school-age children are also coming to …