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Calls for repeal of Patriot Act in college speech

Rep. Rush Holt speaking at Princeton University on Sept. 15.
Democrat Rep. Rush Holt spoke out Tuesday against the surveillance methods and information gathering that federal authorities have used since Sept. 11, 2001, concerns that the retiring lawmaker has raised often in the past decade.

Mr. Holt, speaking a week after the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, told a Princeton University audience that the government did not wait “for legal findings justifying all the steps they took to collect more intelligence.”


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PRINCETON: Talks to begin on Witherspoon's future zoning
Princeton officials said Wednesday that they intend to start a ''discussion'' next week with the community about the future of Witherspoon Street, a major artery in town that is a hodgepodge of businesses, homes and churches. Read more...
PRINCETON: Alleged bank robber nabbed in Old Bridge
The man who allegedly robbed the TD Bank around 11:30 a.m. Monday has been caught, according to police. Read more...
PRINCETON: Freshmen embrace meningitis vaccine
Nearly the entire freshman class of 1,313 students at Princeton University was vaccinated against the meningitis type B strain that had caused an outbreak at the school last year. Read more...

Sports

WEST WINDSOR: Doubles rally for South girls tennis
Angela Li and Sanjana Ravi rallied to help lift the West Windsor-Plainsboro South girls tennis team to an encouraging 3-2 win over Princeton High on Thursday. Read more...
PLAINSBORO: Senior-oriented Knights tie RV
With 12 seniors on the roster, the West Windsor-Plainsboro High North field hockey team came into this season hoping to make it a special one. Read more...


Opinions

EDITORIAL: Happy birthday to No. 1
The years have been kind to Montgomery Fire Company No. 1, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year at a party next week. Read more...
EDITORIAL: Raises for mayor, council
Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert and three members of the Princeton Council gave themselves raises this week, less than two years into consolidation. It was a wrong decision. Read more...
EDITORIAL: Getting to school safely
It's back-to-school time again and, in addition to buying new clothes and supplies, it's a good time to remember safety rules while driving, walking and busing. Read more...

Your Views

Take action on global climate change
Stephen Hiltner, Princeton This Sunday, Sept. 21, beginning at 11:30, people from all across the country will gather at Columbus Circle in New York for what's being billed as ''the largest climate march in history.'' I've never taken part in a march, but I'll go to this one, and I encourage everyone else to head to the Dinky that morning with plenty of time to spare. Read more...
Keeping the excellence in Plainsboro's schools
My name is Isaac Cheng, and I am running for a seat on the Board of Education in Plainsboro. Read more...
Let votes decide if council needs a raise
Elias Abilheira , Princeton The excuses given by those Princeton officials who voted themselves pay raises exhibits their lack of judgment and can only cause one to question what other votes they cast based upon poor reasoning. Read more...

Lifestyle

Celebrating silver at the Greenway Gala
The D and R Greenway Land Trust knows a thing or two about its parades being rained on. Just ask President and CEO Linda Mead. Read more...
LIVING GREEN: Does a healthy environment mean a healthy life?
Dr. Aly Cohen's approach to creating a healthy environment starts from the inside out. Read more...
From 'Boardwalk Empire' to JazzFeast
Vince Giordano doesn't just love music from the 1920s, he's made it his life. Read more...

Arts and Entertainment

Celebrating silver at the Greenway Gala
The D and R Greenway Land Trust knows a thing or two about its parades being rained on. Just ask President and CEO Linda Mead. Read more...
LIVING GREEN: Does a healthy environment mean a healthy life?
Dr. Aly Cohen's approach to creating a healthy environment starts from the inside out. Read more...
From 'Boardwalk Empire' to JazzFeast
Vince Giordano doesn't just love music from the 1920s, he's made it his life. Read more...

Business

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Princeton lawyer reappointed to high court panel
Congratulations Jeffrey M. Gradone, a partner in the Princeton office of Archer and Greiner P.C., has been reappointed to serve as a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court for the 2014-2016 term. The committee is comprised of members of the bench and tax bar as well as representatives of taxpayers' groups, local, county and state tax administrators and others concerned with the administration and review of the New Jersey tax laws. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Thouin elected to board of Enable Inc.
Congratulations Lisa M. Thouin, CPA, CGMA, managing director of The Mercadien Group, principal in Mercadien, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, and co-leader of its Nonprofit Services Group, has been elected to the board of trustees of Enable Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with permanent and chronic physical or cognitive disabilities and senior citizens to live full and independent lives in the community. Enable achieves its mission by providing services, support and living arrangements to afflicted individuals and their families throughout central New Jersey. Readers can learn more by visiting www.mercadien.com. Read more...
BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS: Jammin' Crepes to open in downtown Princeton
Coming soon I recently had a chance to find out more about a new business coming to downtown Princeton. Read more...

Your Health

YOUR HEALTH: The importance of vaccinations
Based on the numbers of lives saved alone, vaccines are the most effective advances in modern medicine. In April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that a program launched in the 1990s aimed at increasing vaccination rates among low-income children is expected to prevent more than 700,000 deaths, Reuters reported. Read more...
YOUR HEALTH: Separating flu facts from fiction
Cold and flu season seems to arrive earlier and earlier each year. As more people begin to sniffle and sneeze and feel lousy, they may look for ways to shorten the time they spend battling the flu. Read more...
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Your Home

YOUR HOME: Decorating tips from the pros
With summer waning and cooler weather on the horizon, perhaps you're beginning to run through your mind a list of indoor projects. Read more...
YOUR HOME: Getting the fireplace ready for a safe season
As temperatures drop and thoughts of crackling fires beckon, Patt and Gary Severson of Ashes-Up Up and Away Chimney Service have this cautionary tip for you: Read more...
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