Archive for the ‘Princeton’ Category

Venezuela: Leopoldo López, Hun School alumnus

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Nearly everybody goes through Princeton, and Leopoldo López is no exception.

The Daily Princetonian reports that López graduated from The Hun School in 1989.

López is still in the custody of the Venezuelan government, though protests have continued in his absence. The Hun School continues to show their support for him by posting updates on the length of his internment on Twitter and exhorting community and school members to keep him in their thoughts.

Sochi? No, Princeton!

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

I’ve been live-teewting the 3rd-world conditions in Princeton for the past 36 hours, and this is the latest:

More at my twitter feed.

Otherwise occupied

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Campaigning for Council today. If you live in Princeton, NJ, vote for me on November 5th!20131101_134034

Thank you, Rotarians!

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

I had the distinct pleasure of talking about this blog at the Rotary Club of Princeton‘s monthly lunch, at the Nassau Club.

It was an honor, and thank you to all the Rotarians for their warm welcome and hospitality.

Princeton University is already paying taxes

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

As you may know, I’m running for Princeton Municipal Council.

The Wall Street Journal had an op-ed article by James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley: Why Shouldn’t Princeton Pay Taxes?
Money-making ‘nonprofit’ universities don’t pay a fair share of the costs of local public
. I did a post on the real issue affecting Princeton residents, i.e., fiscal responsibility doesn’t grow from more revenues – you must recognize that the taxpayer is not an open checkbook.

The Princeton Patch did an article on my post, Should Princeton University Pay Property Taxes?

Please read my update, Princeton University is already paying taxes (cross-posted at the Princeton Patch). Contrary to what Piereson & Riley assert, PU is already paying taxes.

The Flying Dutchman lands in Princeton

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

at McCarter tonight,

[Princeton Festival] “Music For Stormy Seas & Souls” lecture by Timothy Urban from Princeton Festival on Vimeo.

If you’re going, make sure to check the traffic and parking information ahead of time.

What time do the polls close?

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

I voted at Princeton University’s Jadwin Gym earlier today, where six other districts were moved due to the hurricane damage (the local schools were closed until yesterday, when electricity was restored).

Turnout seemed good for the time of day, but there were no lines.

NJ polls don’t close until 8PM, and NJ voters can text “WHERE” to 877877 to find out where to vote.

Vote Romney!

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I’ll be in Rick Moran’s podcast from 8-9PM Eastern.


Princeton update: Changes in polling places

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

The Township and the Borough posted the changes on their websites.

I’m voting for Dick Woodbridge for mayor,

Princeton update 3: Need a shower?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

In Princeton: the John Witherspoon school

In Plainsboro: Got an email from a friend,

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab has opened its cafeteria and locker rooms to the public until 8pm tonight. They are offering heat, hot showers, phone and laptop recharging, wifi, vending machines, microwaves and CNN.

Scudders Mill Rd to Campus Drive to Stellarator Drive (!!!) to the guardhouse where you show id. They have staff to direct people to the cafeteria.

Princeton update 2: Heat, electric on!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Public Service Electric and Gas crews of 3-4 trucks are working street-by-street. The traffic lights from Princeton to Kingston on Lincoln Highway (Rt. 27) are now working.

Fortunately the electricity at casa de Fausta’s back on.

At the same time that PSE&G is working, several other crews from private tree services are clearing the hundreds of fallen trees, so many roads and local streets are blocked. Downtown, Van der Venter is still closed by the movie theater.

All the public schools remain closed until Monday.

All things considered, we are blessed to have come through with relatively minor damage.