Ring in the New Year with Uncle Floyd at Princeton Catch a Rising Star

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   Anyone looking to laugh on New Year’s can head to Princeton Catch a Rising Star for a show starring Uncle Floyd Vivino, beginning at 6 p.m.    Known for his television show that is the stuff of New Jersey legend, Mr. Vivino’s comedy act, features piano playing, stories about his life, and endless jokes. You also …

PRINCETON: Council to consider proposed historic designation for Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood in 2016

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer The Princeton Council will decide next year whether to create a historic district for the historically black Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, a move that advocates say is critical to preserving the character of the area. Council on Monday heard mostly from supporters of forming what would be Princeton’s 20th historic district, …

HIGHTSTOWN: Jersey Fresh rallies to feed local families during the holidays

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By Amy Batista, Special Writer HIGHTSTOWN – Rise is partnering up to receive Jersey Fresh meals through a project supported by Farm Credit East Cares, the New Jersey Agricultural Society’s Farmers Against Hunger (FAH) program to help feed more than 225 families this holiday. “This really is the best gift ever,” said Rise Executive Director …

CRANBURY: Cantus Choir performs special holiday show at the White House

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Cranbury School students Christy Phillips, Elaina Phillips, Anya Raju and Justin Yang traveled to Washington with the Cantus Choir of Westminster Choir College Conservatory Dec. 21 to sing at the White House as a part of the holiday events there. The choir performed with cellist Tomasz Rzeczycki and James Goldsworthy as accompanist in the Grand …

PRINCETON: Council President Bernard P. Miller won’t seek re-election

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer The leadership of the Princeton Council will change in 2016 with Councilman Bernard P. Miller announcing Monday that he would not seek another term as council president. Mr. Miller has held that post beginning in 2013, but decided it was time to step aside for someone else. In a …

PLAINSBORO: Discovery of damaged car leads to multiple charges against two men

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By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer PLAINSBORO — A police officer’s discovery of a heavily damaged car at Community Gardens on Plainsboro Road, which was later found to have been involved in two accidents, led to multiple charges being filed against two men, according to the Plainsboro Police Department. Toby J. Markes, 24, of West Windsor …

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, …