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PBA Split is all business say police - Opposition to consolidation plays role in seperate union for Princeton Township police


Authors: Kara Fitzpatrick

The Princeton Packet

The Princeton township police department split from the Police Benevolent Association, PBA 130, and has formed PBA 137 to better handle issues in their area. An officer said that the split will better serve both towns.

Former Princeton Township Mayor Phyllis Marchand Assumes D&R Greenway Land Trust Board of Trustees Mantle


New D&R Greenway Board Chair Phyllis Marchand, with President & CEO Linda Mead and (our late Board Chair) Brian Breuel

Princeton, N.J.—D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Board of Trustees recently elected Phyllis Marchand as its new Chair. Marchand, who served as Vice-Chair, succeeds Brian Breuel for the remainder of the 2016 term. Breuel died in late May. He was an enthusiastic, committed leader who cared deeply about the mission of preserving land.  His wife Shirley speaks of his pride in the legacy of D&R Greenway, “While driving around the area, Brian would point out properties that D&R Greenway had preserved.  He loved being involved with the organization and believed deeply in its work.”


“Phyllis will be a passionate chair, as was Brian who was truly a guiding light,” says President & CEO Linda Mead. “Brian clearly understood the value of preserving green places in our community, inspired by his two young grandchildren.”


“From the time she was mayor of Princeton, Phyllis has been extraordinary in helping us preserve land,” continues Linda Mead. “I am excited about the charismatic leadership she brings to D&R Greenway.” In winter, Marchand regaled a crowd at the Johnson Education Center who gathered to hear stories about how nature and being outdoors—whether to walk around a field, sit by a stream or smell the fresh air—can lift the spirits and promote health and wellness. At the Greenway Gala in May, she enlivened the festivities wearing a dress made from an American flag and a hat adorned with a collection of political buttons.


Marchand’s slogan, “Run Phyllis,” took her through 22 years of elected office, including 14 as Princeton Township Mayor.  Shortly after leaving office in 2009, she was invited to join the Board because of her preservation accomplishments as Mayor, including the land surrounding the Johnson Education Center.


Among the Board achievements she is most excited about is the Revolving Land Fund, which will enable D&R Greenway to purchase a property when it becomes available, protecting it from development and reselling it to replenish the fund for the next acquisition.


Marchand, a New York City native, is enthused, too, about preservation ventures into urban areas. She is especially excited about D&R Greenway’s work to create Capital City Farm in Trenton, which just received a Smart Growth Award from New Jersey Future. “It’s so important for urban residents to have a taste of nature and be a part of the local food movement. I hope the Smart Growth Award will encourage other conservation groups around the country to similar projects that provide local jobs, beautiful natural settings, health benefits and local food without shipping it from across the country.”


Looking ahead, Marchand hopes to increase partnerships with other nonprofits. In 2015 the YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center became the first partner on D&R Greenway’s Conservation Campus at Greenway Meadows, making the essential connection between healing and nature.


“We are very good at making connections with the arts and nature,” says Marchand. “Our thought-provoking art exhibits showcase regional fine artists, and the educational panels inform everyone who visits about topics related to nature, birds, plants and the landscapes that are exhibited. We have also held concerts with music that relates to the natural world, as another way to celebrate nature and draw people in to inspire a conservation ethic.”


Brian Breuel was a graduate of the Lawrenceville School, Princeton University where he was about to celebrate his 50thanniversary and the University of Florida College of Law.  He held masters’ degrees in financial services management and financial planning. He founded Wealth Strategies, LLC, located in Lawrenceville.  In addition to a career spanning law, estate planning, real estate development and securities, he took a mid-life five-year sabbatical, sailing on a Hinckley yawl in the Caribbean. His lust for adventure led him to work on a cattle ranch in Wyoming and become a certified Advanced Open Water scuba diver. Breuel wrote books for major publishers about insurance and annuities as well as wealth preservation strategies and served on numerous boards.


“One of his biggest passions was for the environment, and in his quiet way he transferred that love for natural beauty to everyone on the board,” says Marchand. “Brian focused on building a strong and stable D&R Greenway, using his financial acumen and strategic thinking to guide the organization into the future.”


“Brian was a wonderful gentleman and thoughtful leader who cared deeply about D&R Greenway and our mission,” says Mead. “He loved his partnership with us and continued to participate even during his final days. His presence will continue to be felt through the contributions he made, including establishing the Revolving Land Fund.  As he said to me during our last meeting, ‘Preserving land is the most important thing we can do.’”



D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST IS IN ITS 27TH YEAR of preserving and protecting natural lands, farmlands and open spaces throughout central and southern New Jersey.   Through continuous preservation and stewardship -- caring for land and easements to ensure they remain protected and ecologically healthy in perpetuity -- D&R Greenway nurtures a healthier and more diverse environment for people and wild species in seven counties. Accredited by the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, D&R Greenway’s mission is to preserve and care for land and inspire a conservation ethic, now and for the future. Since its founding in 1989, D&R Greenway has permanently preserved close to 20,000 acres, an area 20 times the size of New York City’s Central Park, including 28 miles of trails open to the public.


The Johnson Education Center, a circa 1900 restored barn at One Preservation Place, Princeton, is D&R Greenway’s home. Through programs, art exhibits and related lectures, D&R Greenway inspires greater public commitment to safeguarding land. 




Valid from 06/24/2016 to 08/15/2016

Princeton Township


Valid from 09/22/2009

Princeton Township - Resident Advisory - Mass Notification System Notice


 Many of our residents lost power and landline phone service last weekend, with the devastating storm that hit Princeton Township.  Our Police department activated the Mass Notification System, however residents without power and phone service were not able to receive these calls.  If you were one of these residents who missed these important calls, you can add your cell phone number to our database, to help ensure you receive these calls when your phone or power is out.  Please use the link below to add your cell phone number.

Valid from 03/18/2010 to 06/18/2010

Princeton Township Has Declared a Snow Emergency


As of 10:00am, January 26, 2011, Princeton Township has declared a Snow Emergency. During a declared snow emergency no vehicles may be parked on any streets. Any vehicle left on the street in violation of this ordinance will be towed at the owners expense. Be advised there is a predicted lull in the storm, however, they are expecting additional accumulations this evening and over night, so this snow emergency will remain in effect until the entire storm is over.


Meeting Cancellations for Wednesday, January 26th
The following meeting scheduled for tonight have been cancelled.

Consolidation Commission meeting
Environmental Commission meeting
Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting

Valid from 01/26/2011 to 01/28/2011

Princeton Township Seeks Bidders For Tree Planting Project


Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the Township of Princeton in the County of
Mercer, State of New Jersey, at the Municipal Building, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New
Jersey 08540 on Friday, October 16, 2009 at 2:30 P.M. prevailing time and place publicly opened
and read for the following:
This project includes the following work:  Installation of specified plantings at various locations
throughout the Township, including soil amendments, mulch, and topsoil backfill mixture; guying,
staking; and all other labor and materials as may be reasonably inferred as needed to complete the
work.  Bidders are advised that the contract must be completed no later than Friday, November 20,
Plans, specifications and bid documents may be obtained at the office of the Township Engineer,
located at the Municipal Building, 400 Witherspoon Street, Second Floor, Princeton, New Jersey
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  In accordance with 297
N.J.Super. 473, 688 A.2d 632, the bidder’s list will not be disclosed.
All bids shall be on approved bid forms which shall be submitted in sealed envelopes, addressed to
the Township Clerk, Municipal Building, 400 Witherspoon Street, First Floor, Princeton, New
Jersey 08540, bearing the name and address of the bidder and the purpose for which the bid is
submitted.  Required documents to be submitted are set forth in Paragraph 1C of the section of the
specifications entitled “Instructions to Bidders”.
Bids may be submitted in person or by mail and they will be received at the Township Clerk's Office
and publicly opened, examined and announced at 2:30 P.M., prevailing time, on Friday, October 16,
.  No bids will be received after the above-designated time.  The Township assumes no
responsibility for the loss or the non-delivery of any bid sent to it prior to the bid opening.
Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of P.L. 1975, c. 127 and N.J.A.C. 17:27 - 1.1 et
seq., Affirmative Action, and P.L. 1977, c.33, Stockholder or Partnership Disclosure Statement, and all
other requirements as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders.
The Township Committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities or to
accept a bid which, in its judgment, best serves the interest of the Township.  No bids may be
withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the date set for the opening of bids.
 Linda S. McDermott 
 Township Clerk

Valid from 10/04/2009 to 10/20/2009

Princeton Township's November 10, 2009 Housing Board Meeting Agenda


PRINCETON TOWNSHIP HOUSING BOARD AGENDA, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Princeton Township Municipal Complex, Meeting Room A, 5:30 p.m.

Valid from 11/04/2009 to 11/11/2009

Princeton Township Committee Will Hold an Informal Meeting On Leaf Management


Princeton Township Committee will conduct an informal meeting on Monday, February 1, 2010, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room, 400 Witherspoon Street, Princeton Township Municipal Building.     
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Township’s leaf management program. The meeting is intended to be an open and free exchange of ideas and views concerning leaf collection.  No action will be taken at this meeting. All Township residents are cordially invited to attend.

Valid from 01/10/2010 to 02/02/2010

Princeton Township’s Affordable Housing Program Has Condo Available for Purchase


Princeton Township’s Affordable Housing Program currently has a two-bedroom moderate-income condominium at Griggs Farm available for PURCHASE. If your income and household size fall within the criteria listed below, you may be eligible to purchase this property.

Valid from 01/12/2010 to 02/28/2010

Princeton Township Posts Recreation Fall/Winter Brochure


A comprehensive Fall/Winter Activities Catalog from Princeton Recreation Department

Valid from 11/04/2009 to 04/15/2010

Hurricane Irene Updates from Princeton Township


Princeton Township Seal Princeton Township, Mercer County, NJ

Princeton Township Residents and Businesses

Over the past several days Township staff has been busy working on preparing for the upcoming storm. Even with advance notice we are anticipating problems associated with the storm will initially exceed our resources. As such, we are looking for everyone’s cooperation and patience during the next several days. 

As you are aware, the region has experienced significant rainfall over the past two weeks. This record breaking rainfall has saturated the ground and will likely lead to flooding earlier in the storm then what would normally be expected. In addition, this high rainfall, when coupled with the expected high winds, will likely lead to trees losing branches and/or coming down - this may result in the taking down of power lines.

PSE&G will have crews working around the clock but because of the expected size of this storm it is possible that power could be out for an extended period of time. We will work with PSE&G and the other utility companies to help expedite the return of utility service. However, the Township has very limited control over the utility companies.

The Princeton fire department does not pump out flooded basements. They will respond to calls of flooded basements to ensure that situations are safe but they will not pump out basements. Please be certain to check your sump pumps or have some provision to handle this matter through a third party plumber.

With regard to some of the other potential issues, the Township public works dept will remove and clear trees from the roads as soon as possible. Many times, however, we need to wait for PSE&G to turn off power to electric lines tangled within the trees. We intend to open roads ASAP and when this is accomplished we will begin clean-up. We will provide you future notice as to when clean up operations will begin.

You should continue to monitor the storm and to the extent possible heed the advice that is being provided by news and public service entities that are broadcasting; such as-tie down or put away lawn furniture or other items that could become airborne. 

If you are having an emergency you should call 911. All other calls should go to the Township police department's normal non-emergency business number, 921-2100. Because of the high volume of calls these lines may be busy. However, we would ask again for your patience. Do not call 911 if you have a non-emergency, just continue to try get through on the regular line.

Lastly, with regards to other services such as recycling pick-up, do not put your receptacles out during the height of the storm. When the storm subsides please put them out.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we go through the next few days.




Please encourage your friends and family to register for Princeton Township Updates to get their own copy. /

Valid from 08/26/2011 to 08/29/2011

The Joint Consolidation/ Shared Services Study Commission of Princeton Township and Princeton Borough Will Hold Public Meeting May 11, 2011


The Joint Consolidation/ Shared Services Study Commission of Princeton Township and Princeton Borough

Will hold a special public meeting on Wednesday May 11, 2011
At 7:30 p.m.
In the Committee Meeting Room in the Princeton Township Building
Located at 400 Witherspoon Street

The Purpose of the Meeting is to:
1.) Review the Consolidation and Shared Services
"Options Report" Prepared by
The Center for Governmental Research (CGR)
2.) Present the Preliminary Recommendations of the Joint Commission on:
A.) Governance, Administration and Finance
B.) Police Consolidation and Shared Services
C.) Department of Public Works Consolidation
and Shared Services
3.) Receive comments and input from the public on the recommendations

Valid from 05/04/2011 to 05/12/2011





Mercer County DOT will be conducting milling and paving on Rosedale Road from Elm Road to Provinceline Road starting Monday, July 16, 2012 until Friday, July 27, 2012.  A traffic detour will be in effect  via route 206. Emergency vehicles will be allowed to proceed during the milling phase. Police officers will be assisting with the traffic detour.



Borough of Princeton

Valid from 07/14/2012 to 07/28/2012

Storm Recovery Notice From Princeton Township


Princeton Township Seal Princeton Township, Mercer County, NJ


Residents that continue to be without power may utilize the Princeton Community Park Pool facility for showering. Hours are 7AM to 7PM.


Residents are welcome to stop at Township Hall to charge cell phones and laptop computers.


Welcome to the Princeton Township Updates format. At the top of the email is a link to be able to view our e-Bulletin online if your email software does not display it properly. In addition there is a new link at the bottom of every email to forward the email to a friend. The Township is continually seeking ways to effectively communicate with township residents and we encourage you to use that link to forward a copy of emails to your friends and family.

Valid from 08/30/2011 to 09/02/2011

SANDY Update from Princeton Township



In the way of a brief update things continue to progress. A couple of more schools JW and Riverside) have come back on line and PSE&G continues to work multiple crews in various areas of the town. At the 10:00AM call in they were queried as to the status of our two major concerns that being 300 Elm and the care facility at the top of Bunn Drive. They were currently working on those two areas but they are serviced from two different feeders. They have pledged to press hard on those items. 

At this juncture it is estimated that over 50% of the town remains without power. 

DPW crews are removing the major debris from the town. This will take a couple of weeks. NOTE that this is removal of storm debris. This does not include normal leaf and brush collection. 

We have had the good fortune of getting more traffic signals up and operational. However many of them are still being manned by police or sheriffs officers. 

The Freeb is running its daytime route servicing the downtown. We are going to keep this in effect until further notice. This will give people an opportunity to get out and get shopping done if need by. 

In addition Princeton University's Tiger transit is running from the dinky station out to Princeton Junction. This will run until the Dinky service is restored. Residents may ride this at no cost. 

Another update as soon as additional information becomes available.

Valid from 11/03/2012 to 11/05/2012

Transition Task Force - Consolidation of Princeton Township & Borough


Valid from 02/10/2013

Princeton Township Municipal Offices Closed on Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Due to the severe weather Princeton Township Municipal Offices will be closed on Wednesday, February 10, 2010.

Princeton Township
400 Witherspoon Street
Princeton New Jersey 08540

Valid from 02/10/2010 to 02/11/2010

YingHua International School Moves to Princeton Township


YingHua International School has relocated to  Princeton Township at 33 River Road, Princeton, NJ, 08540.  They offer a Chinese after school program Mon-Fri 3:30-6pm
Monthly Rate:
2 days/week        $  240.00
3 days/week        $  350.00
4-5 days/week     $  420.00

Mon.:  Arts (Art, Craft, Knot-tying, etc.)

Tues. & Thur.:  Chinese Language 1 & 2, Drama

Wed.:  Chinese Music & Dance

Fri.:  Sports (Chess, Ping pong, Martial Arts, etc)                                   Tel: (732) 513-3034                    Fax: (262) 995-6389


Valid from 10/05/2011 to 11/30/2011

Princeton Township Zoning Board


Valid from 11/21/2016

Princeton Township Building & Construction


Valid from 11/21/2016

Horse drawn bus

Horse drawn bus: Horse drawn bus from Mt. Lucas to Princeton Township School.


Authors: The Historical Society of Princeton

Wilbur Higgins of Great Rd. was driver

Valid from 08/05/2009