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 …

WEST WINDSOR: Township to consider resolution supporting regulation of transportation network companies

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By Lea Kahn, Staff Writer WEST WINDSOR — Township Council is expected to consider a resolution in support of proposed state legislation that would regulate so-called transportation network companies, such as Uber of Lyft, at its Dec. 21 meeting. Township Council invited representatives of Uber, the ride-sharing company, and limousine and taxicab companies to discuss …

STAGE REVIEW: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at McCarter Theatre

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By Bob Brown    This is it. The last call for McCarter Theatre’s annual staging of Dickens A Christmas Carol in its present production, now playing through Dec. 27. David Thompson’s adaptation of this Christmas tale has been delighting Princeton audiences for each of the last 16 years. Returning as director is Michael Unger. As you’ve …

PRINCETON: Low participation, but high scores on PARCC tests

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By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer Public school students in Princeton outperformed their peers on state standardized math and English tests administered earlier this year, despite large numbers of them boycotting the exams as part of a larger protest across New Jersey. The district on Tuesday released results and participation rates of the Partnership for …