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Our City is celebrating its 350th Anniversary in 2014; there will be many exciting events to commemorate this milestone. You can see what is planned and sign up for a monthly update at

As a City, we have always treasured the past and learned from it. Our City played an important part in American History during the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution and continues to lead in many revolutionary projects. So we will begin with a short history of our city.


• The first English speaking community in New Jersey

• The first capitol of New Jersey

• The first home of Princeton University

• The home of New Jersey’s first Colonial Governor, Phillip Carteret

• Home to Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr

• The home of the first Colonial Assembly and Council Meeting

• The home of the first Governor of the State after the Declaration of Independence, William Livingston

• The site where the first British ship was sunk by Americans after the Declaration of Independence

• The home of the first President of Congress after the Peace Treaty with the English, Elias Boudinot

• The Singer sewing machine

• The first ice cream soda • The first submarine • The first assembly line automobile producer in the state

• The home of one of the country’s great military leaders, Admiral William F. “Bull” Halsey

• The home of James P. Mitchell, the Secretary of Labor under President Eisenhower, after whom our Board of Education Administrative Building is named

• The home of the creator of “Tom Swift” and the “Bobsey Twins,” as well as authors Judy Blume and “Mickey” Spillane

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