Category: news/the_princeton_packet

  • Montgomery Planning Board gets new chairman, vice chairman

    By Katie Wagner, Staff Writer    MONTGOMERY — A new chairman and vice chairman of the Planning Board were selected by their fellow members this week.    The elections were necessitated by former Planning Board Chairman Steve Sacks-Wilner’s resignation, made through a letter dated Feb. 4.    The board elected Tom Lee, an architect who has been vice…

  • Princeton Township opposes broadening of Wrongful Death Act

    By Nick Norlen, Staff Writer    The effort to add “emotional distress” to the list of reasons citizens can sue municipalities is causing Princeton Township its own frustration — concerns over potential increases in insurance premiums.    The Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution Monday opposing revisions to the Wrongful Death Act that would allow those seeking…

  • Carbon monoxide detector mandate coming to Princeton Township

    By Nick Norlen, Staff Writer    The Princeton Township Committee introduced an ordinance Monday that would add the requirement of carbon monoxide detectors to the township’s existing smoke detector mandate.    Township Fire Official Ron Dilapo, who recommended the ordinance, said it’s intended to bring the township in line with the state’s uniform fire code.    According to…

  • Celebration set for Princeton’s brief moment as the U.S. capitol

    By Lea Kahn, The Packet Group    For a few short months in 1783, Princeton was the nation’s capitol.    From June to December of 2008, a nonprofit group will celebrate the 225th anniversary of that historic interlude.    The Continental Congress fled Philadelphia for the safety of Princeton in June 1783, after American soldiers seeking payment for…

  • Cell phone-talking motorists beware — ticket risk rises Saturday

    Cell phone-talking motorists beware — ticket risk rises Saturday

    Come Saturday, talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving in New Jersey can get you pulled over by a police officer and issued a $100 summons. Staff photo by Mark Czajkowski

  • Area board of education candidate slates are finalized

    By Nick Norlen, Greg Forester, Katie Wagner, Staff Writers    Monday was the deadline for candidates for board of education to file their petitions for the April 15 elections. Here’s a rundown of what voters can expect when they go to the polls: Princeton    At least two new faces will join the Princeton Regional Board of…

  • Fearing impact, township wants Corzine to amend toll hike plan

    By Nick Norlen, Staff Writer    New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine has asked for suggestions on his proposed toll hike plan, and he got them from Princeton Township Committee on Monday.    Voicing concerns that the plan to raise tolls on state highways will divert truck traffic to local roadways, the committee voted unanimously to pass a…

  • WW council calls for restoration of state funds for Vaughn Drive

    By Greg Forester, Staff Writer    WEST WINDSOR — Township Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for the state to reinstate $19 million in funding for the Vaughn Drive Connector that was recently removed from a 10-year state capital budget by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.    Township officials have labeled the roadway as a critical…

  • West Windsor’s mayor gives optimistic report in annual address

    By Greg Forester, Staff Writer    WEST WINDSOR — Redevelopment was not the main course as Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh served up the annual State of the Township address Monday, a move the mayor said probably surprised many in the standing-room only crowd at the Municipal Building.    ”Some of you in the audience are probably thinking to…