CENTRAL JERSEY: Princeton, West Windsor police get state grant money for body cameras

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer Princeton, West Windsor and seven other police departments in Mercer County received state grant money to outfit their officers with body cameras, at a time when law enforcement agencies around the nation face increased scrutiny over their tactics. Acting-Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Monday that 176 police departments, …

WEST WINDSOR: School board approves three-year contract with service association

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By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer WEST WINDSOR — The West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District’s support staff are in line for salary increases averaging 2.59 percent over three years, under the terms of a three-year contract approved by the school board at its Dec. 15 meeting. The 281 members of the West Windsor-Plainsboro Service Association will …

PRINCETON: New natural gas pipeline expected to be turned on this week

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer A new natural gas pipeline running through Princeton was expected to be turned on this week, the municipal engineer’s office said Tuesday. Williams, the Oklahoma-based company that owns the line and had it installed this year, was looking to take that step on or before the end of Wednesday, …

LAWRENCE: Former Mayor Mark W. Holmes Sr. indicted on 42 counts misconduct, fraud and theft

LAWRENCE — Former Mayor Mark W. Holmes Sr., has been indicted on 42 counts of official misconduct, fraudulent use of a credit card and theft by deception as a result of actions he took while he was the executive director of the Asbury Park Housing Authority. The 42-count indictment was handed up on Monday by …

PRINCETON: Town officially hires new attorney in property tax exemption lawsuit

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer The Princeton Council on Monday voted to hire a new lawyer to represent the town in the lawsuit that four residents have filed challenging Princeton University’s property tax exemption, a case the town is technically a defendant in. Martin Allen, a partner in the law firm of state Sen. …

CENTRAL JERSEY: Princeton Battlefield preservation fight lands in the state Legislature

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer The fight to preserve part of the Princeton Battlefield from being turned into a housing development by the Institute for Advanced Study made its way to the halls of the state Legislature on Monday, as sympathetic lawmakers stepped in to try and halt the project. Members of a Senate …

PRINCETON: Mayor Lempert establishes limits on campaign contributions from donors

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer Mayor Liz Lempert, a self-described critic of big money in politics, said Monday that she was imposing limits on the amount that donors can contribute to her re-election campaign. Individuals only can donate a maximum of $300, far less than the $2,600 per person amount that state law allows. …

PRINCETON: Driving force behind car pooling app hopes idea gets into the fast lane

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer By his own admission, Peter B. Kramer has a restless mind, one that led him to use the Internet to get more cars off the streets of Princeton. The retiree, who develops apps in his free time, has created one to get commuters to share their ride to work …

WEST WINDSOR: Hearing set for proposed amendments to parking ordinance

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By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer WEST WINDSOR — Aiming to clean up the township, Township Council has introduced amendments to an existing ordinance that would control where a car, truck or recreational vehicle can be parked on public or private property, and the length of time that it may be parked there. The ordinance, which …

PRINCETON: Police department prepares to launch ‘Operation Blue Angel’

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By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer Princeton senior citizens who may have an emergency and who are alone for long periods of time don’t need to worry about how they would let the police into their homes if they cannot answer the door — thanks to Operation Blue Angel. The Princeton Police Department is preparing to …