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Vol. LXII, No. 16
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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PRINCETON IN BLOOM: As another spring comes to Witherspoon Street, the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad is looking to increase public awareness of its role during Emergency Medical Services Week, May 18 through May 24.

First Aid & Rescue Squad Eyes Volunteerism in Carrying on 40-Year In-town Tradition

Matthew Hersh

This is part two in a series on volunteer-based institutions in the Princeton community.

The brick facility on Harrison Street that houses the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad (PFARS) looks all of its 40-plus years. The squad’s trucks have outgrown the facility, with two vehicles parked outside because of lack of space, and the emergency vehicles themselves retrofitted to the measure of slender stalls designed for engines of a different era.

Lambert Withdraws From Township Race; Primary, General Election, Virtually Decided

Matthew Hersh

Democrat Karen C. “Casey” Lambert announced Monday that she would end her campaign for a seat on Princeton Township Committee, leaving the once-complex three-way primary race that had party organizers somewhat divided into an unchallenged contest.

Bill Frist Talks With PHS Students About His “Unconventional Life”

Ellen Gilbert

Noting that he was the most junior member of the Senate when his Republican colleagues unanimously made him the 18th majority leader in 2002, just eight years after his election and with less total time served in Congress than anyone ever to hold the position, Bill Frist recently spoke with Princeton High School students about his “unconventional approach to life.”

Hillier’s Greenview Under the Microscope With Concerns About Traffic, Parking

Matthew Hersh

A proposed condominium project along Greenview Avenue in Princeton Borough received heavy scrutiny last Wednesday, with concerned residents packing Borough Hall as the Borough’s Zoning Board of Adjustment began its examination of the proposal.

The Little Green Market That Could: Whole Earth Center Expands Horizons

Matthew Hersh

The Whole Earth at 360 Nassau Street is celebrating its 2,400-square-foot expansion into what used to be Judy’s Flower Shop. It may not be one of the big-box markets yet but it has finally answered the needs of its growing client base while retaining the counterculture sensibility that launched it in 1970.

These days, however, the concept of alternative marketing has entered the commercial mainstream. Organic? Local-farmer friendly? Seasonal produce? Solar powered? Check all of the above. LEED? Well, the verdict is still out, but there is a high likelihood that the store will be compliant with the U.S. Green Building Council’s environmental and energy design standards.

Some Like it Cold: Speaker Says Uncooked Food Is the Way to Go

Ellen Gilbert

“I never met a bakery I didn’t like,” admitted holistic health counselor Rochelle Blank during her talk, “Spring into Greens,” at the Princeton Public Library last week. Childhood favorites included Yodels and Sara Lee cakes. That fondness became a thing of the past, though, once Ms. Blank adopted a lifestyle embracing raw food cuisine.

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