Consolidation can’t move forward unless a majority of voters in both the township and the borough say yes. Residents of the township, which wraps around the borough like a doughnut, approved a merger by a three-to-one margin in 1996, but it died when 55 percent of borough residents voted no. The measure was also rejected in 1953 and 1979.But the article also includes a list of all 22 of New Jersey's doughnut towns.
04 November 2011
Should Princeton merge?
Will Princeton Borough and Princeton Township finally set aside their few remaining differences and become one? Voters will decide (yet again)on Tuesday. The Star-Ledger offers a preview that reminds us of some past efforts: