There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Princeton, New Jersey.
Princeton is a municipality with a borough form of government in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, that was established on January 1, 2013, through the consolidation of the Borough of Princeton and Princeton Township. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 28,572, reflecting the former township's population of 16,265, along with the 12,307 in the former borough.
Princeton is best known as the location of Princeton University, which has been sited in the community since 1756. Although Princeton is a "college town", there are other important institutions in the area, including the Institute for Advanced Study, Westminster Choir College, Princeton Theological Seminary, Educational Testing Service (ETS), Opinion Research Corporation, Siemens Corporate Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sarnoff Corporation, FMC Corporation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Amrep, Church and Dwight, Berlitz International, and Dow Jones & Company.
The first inhabitants of the Princeton area were the Lenni Lenape Indians. Europeans founded the settlement in the latter part of the 17th century. The first European to find his home in the boundaries of the future town was Henry Greenland. He built his house in 1683 along with a Tavern. It was in this drinking hole that representatives of West and East Jersey met to set boundaries for the location of the township in the State.
Princeton was the setting of the Academy Award-winning A Beautiful Mind about the schizophrenic mathematician John Nash. It was largely filmed in central New Jersey, including some Princeton locations. However, many scenes of "Princeton" were actually filmed at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus in the Bronx.
The 1994 film I.Q., featuring Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, and Walter Matthau as Albert Einstein, was also set in Princeton, and was filmed in the area. It includes some geographic stretches, including Matthau looking through a telescope from the roof of "Princeton Hospital" to see Ryan and Robbins' characters kissing on the Princeton Battlefield.
New Jersey man among 4 Princeton Rhodes scholars - Asbury Park Press
22 Nov 2015 at 1:46pm
Asbury Park PressNew Jersey man among 4 Princeton Rhodes scholarsAsbury Park Press
University student from New Jersey
who quickly went from launching his own blog on economics to writing for the Washington Post is among 32 Rhodes scholars who have been chosen to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University.New Jersey
man among 4 Princeton
University students named Rhodes scholarsDaily Journalall 25 news articles »
RU prez decries 'childish' behavior after Princeton cannon is painted red - N...
11 Nov 2015 at 4:35pm
NJ.comRU prez decries 'childish' behavior after Princeton cannon is painted redNJ.com
The origin of the Rutgers-Princeton
cannon war dates to 1777, when two cannons from the British army were left on the campus of the College of New Jersey
University) after the battle of Princeton
, according to the school. The cannons ...
Princeton may scrub US President Wilson's name over racist ties - Yahoo News
20 Nov 2015 at 6:08am
Yahoo NewsPrinceton may scrub US President Wilson's name over racist tiesYahoo News
Protest organizers at the Ivy League university in New Jersey
to remove Wilson's name and image from its public spaces and from its Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Wilson, the 28th U.S. president from 1913 to ...Princeton's
problem: President Woodrow Wilson's 'racist' legacyNJ.comPrinceton
Protesters Demand Removal of Woodrow Wilson's NameNewsweekPrinceton
Students Stage Sit-In, Want Woodrow Wilson's Name Removed From CampusCBS LocalThe Seattle Times -Princeton University -The Daily Princetonian -Boston Universityall 369 news articles »
Special Preview Screening Of MERCY STREET In Princeton - New Jersey Stage
17 Nov 2015 at 7:46pm
New Jersey StageSpecial Preview Screening Of MERCY STREET In PrincetonNew Jersey Stage
) -- The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present a special preview screening of the new PBS Civil War era drama series Mercy Street on Monday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 ...
Couple Donates 10 Acres of Preserved Land in Princeton to NJ Conservation ......
30 Nov 2015 at 2:47pm
MercerMeCouple Donates 10 Acres of Preserved Land in Princeton to NJ Conservation ...MercerMe
Ten wooded acres, home to barred owls, wood turtles and numerous songbirds, have been donated to New Jersey
Conservation Foundation by Barbara and Michael Blumenthal. The couple donated the property on Ridgeview Road on November 11 to ...PRINCETON
: Couple donates Princeton
Ridge land for conservationPacket Onlineall 1 news articles »
Princeton post office settled in new Nassau Street location - NJ.com
30 Nov 2015 at 11:57am
NJ.comPrinceton post office settled in new Nassau Street locationNJ.com
Lempert, who was at the ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, said she went inside the post office's new
site Monday and saw around four people already inside, running errands. "It's in a space now that's still ... (David Gard). Debra LaQuaglia | Inside ...PRINCETON
: Ribbon cut on new
Postal Service space on Nassau StreetPacket OnlinePrinceton
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Celebrate the Holidays at Princeton Shopping Center - PR Newswire (press rele...
30 Nov 2015 at 7:15am
Celebrate the Holidays at Princeton Shopping CenterPR Newswire (press release)PRINCETON
, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than twenty years, Princeton Shopping Center has celebrated the season, and the tradition continues this year. From in-store specials and events to a visit from Santa himself, the holidays are here.and more »
Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents Holiday POPS! Wonderlands - New Jersey ...
20 Nov 2015 at 6:04pm
New Jersey StagePrinceton Symphony Orchestra Presents Holiday POPS! WonderlandsNew Jersey Stage
) -- On Saturday, December 19 at 4 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents Holiday POPS! Wonderlands featuring festive music sparked by imaginative visions of distant lands. Conducted by John Devlin, concert highlights ...
Woodrow Wilson's complex legacy provokes protest, debate; Princeton wrestles ...
27 Nov 2015 at 9:08pm
NorthJersey.comWoodrow Wilson's complex legacy provokes protest, debate; Princeton wrestles ...NorthJersey.com
He was also, Cassino notes, a notably corruption-busting governor of New Jersey
, and a significant academic reformer as president of Princeton
. As Princeton
University ? and the nation ? grapples anew with old skeletons in closets, Kevin Wright would ...Princeton
and the Fight Over Woodrow Wilson's LegacyThe New YorkerPoll: Should Woodrow Wilson's name be stricken from the Princeton
NJ.comWoodrow Wilson Isn't The Only Dead White Male That Students Want To Kick Off ...
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Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series Continues With The "Trout" Quinte...
21 Nov 2015 at 2:29pm
New Jersey StagePrinceton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series Continues With The "Trout" QuintetNew Jersey Stage
) -- The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Chamber Series continues Sunday, December 6 at 4:30 pm with Franz Schubert's Piano Quintet in A Major ?Trout? performed by members of Momenta Quartet and guest artists Molly Morkoski, ...