Hey, New Jersey! Do You Feel Smaller? 2013 is the Year We Lost a Borough and a Township and Gain a Princeton

by Alice Magdziak • January 4, 2013 • Newsy JerseyComments (0)971

New Jersey is a state with 565 towns all crammed into 8,721 square miles. That’s 15.44 miles per town.  Imagine how many we’d have if we weren’t the fifth smallest state!

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Last year, though, we had one additional town.  As of January 1, 2013, the former Princeton Borough and Princeton Township have merged to become just “Princeton.” They shared a lot of services already so it probably wasn’t as traumatic a transition as two towns that had never worked together before.

The last time two towns became one in New Jersey was in Warren County in 1997 when Hardwick absorbed Pohaquarry.  Maybe we need to do this more than once every 15 years?  It could save taxpayers a lot of money.

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