THE TOP STORIES OF 2015: Fight continues over battlefield

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer The Battle of Princeton was waged 238 years ago, but the fight to save the ground where the conflict happened raged on in 2015. State lawmakers, citizen activists and a nonprofit that preserves battlefields helped lead the charge to prevent a section of the battlefield from being turned into …

Princeton University theater director dies in accident at his home in Brooklyn

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The theater director at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts died Monday in an accident at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Lewis Center said on its website. A memorial for Timothy K. Vasen, 51, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street …

THE TOP STORIES OF 2015: Nobel winner John Nash and wife die in turnpike car crash

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer In 2015, the Princeton University community mourned the deaths of Nobel Prize winning mathematician John F. Nash Jr. and his wife, Alicia, who were killed May 23 in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on their way home from Newark Liberty International Airport. The couple had been …

PRINCETON: Nassau Presbyterian Church: In the refugee resettlement business for 50 years

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer Nassau Presbyterian Church is looking to bring in a Syrian refugee family to live in the area, potentially as soon as the first part of 2016, said leaders at a church that has been helping refugees for decades. Seeing the flood of refugees entering Europe earlier this year, pastor …

Waldorf School of Princeton agrees to pay $58,000 to family of learning disabled student who was expelled

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer The Waldorf School of Princeton agreed to pay $58,000 to a former learning disabled student and her family to resolve a claim that the girl was unlawfully expelled three years ago, the state said. The payout was a piece of a settlement to resolve a complaint the girl’s parents …

PRINCETON: Lawsuit claims pizza chain’s 25-minute-delivery rule puts public at risk

By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer A Princeton University graduate student walking across Washington Road in April was hit by a car driven by a distracted Naked Pizza deliveryman, according to a civil lawsuit that claims the company’s 25-minute-delivery rule and other policies put the public at risk. Nyssa Emerson suffered spinal cord damage and …

WEST WINDSOR: Two killed, another injured in one-car crash on South Mill Road

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By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer WEST WINDSOR — Two people were killed and a third person was seriously injured when the car in which they were riding left the road and struck a tree on South Mill Road Sunday afternoon, according to the West Windsor Township Police Department. The driver, Timothy R. Ignas, 74, and …