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Vol. LXI, No. 14
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
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TENANTS: Last week, in preparation of the fall arrival of Princeton University's Labyrinth Books, Children's Place and Foot Locker closed shop, leaving Nassau Street with a decidedly vacant look.

More Stores Are Coming, but Right Now Nassau Street Is Looking Pretty Empty

Matthew Hersh

Even with new stores on the horizon, Nassau Street is looking mighty lonely right now. This week the Children's Place and Foot Locker closed shop in what is informally known as the Woolworth building at 116 Nassau Street. Moreover, the two adjacent buildings, 110 Nassau and 112-114 Nassau, the former home of Micawber Books, are also now vacant, leaving a wide swath of ground level storefronts on the block between South Tulane and Witherspoon Streets completely unused.

New Candidates for School Board Get Ready for April 17 Election

Linda Arntzenius

Two new candidates for election to the Princeton Regional Board of Education and two sitting board members will have an opportunity to speak about their plans at a Candidates' Forum sponsored by the Special Education PTO on Tuesday, April 10, from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the library of the John Witherspoon Middle School.

Corner House Director Looks Ahead as Organization Celebrates 35 Years

Matthew Hersh

Serving over 225 kids a week in prevention programs and outreach as a means of introducing them to a safer, on-the-right-path way of life is hardly an easy task.

Borough Introduces 2007 Budget; Residents Debate What is 'Historic'

Matthew Hersh

Princeton Borough Council unanimously voted to introduce its $24.12 million budget last Tuesday, but questions regarding the finality of that proposed five-and-quarter tax hike were being asked as about $300,000 of Borough finances in question could spell the difference between a somewhat unremarkable increase and one that could impose a much heavier burden on Borough residents.

Giving Voice to the Disenfranchised Poet Nancy Scott Discovers Her Own

Linda Arntzenius

Empathy for the displaced and the dispossessed — a noble tradition in art — is a prime mover for poet and Lawrenceville resident Nancy Scott.

"We were a family of givers. My parents were Jewish and I grew up during WW II. My parents owned and operated a retail department store, Ollswang's, in Elmhurst, Illinois. During and after the war they gave shelter to a number of Czech refugees. My brother was adopted as an infant in 1945. These are the elements of my background that play into my work, my legacy, so to speak — I lived among people who brought strangers into their lives and that planted a seed," she said.

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