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Vol. LXIV, No. 31
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
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JERSEY FRESH: Now that Princeton’s own Farmers’ Market has moved to Albert Hinds Plaza next door to the Princeton Public Library, you can check out books, rent a DVD, and buy some veggies all in one go. Every Thursday the market sells locally produced fruits, vegetables and other food items.

Front Page

Borough Council Tables Pool Plan

Dilshanie Perera

By setting aside $2,053,500 to finance part of the cost of the project, Borough Council at its meeting last week tabled the ordinance that would allow for the construction of the new Community Park Pool. The discussion will continue in a joint meeting between the governing bodies of the Borough and the Township on August 16.

Conversion of Building C Apartment into Gym Meets Council Resistance

Dilshanie Perera

Attorney Gary Green representing Nassau NHKT Urban Renewal Associates, LLC. and developer Jack Morrison came before Borough Council last week to request changes to the redevelopment agreement concerning 25 Spring Street, also known as Building C. The municipality decided to table the request until further information could be reviewed.

Whither the Dinky? Facebook Presence and Media Coverage Add to the Debate

Ellen Gilbert

“It’s time for an informed public debate,” observed a recent magazine article about the Princeton Dinky’s uncertain future. Writing in the online edition of Preservation, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Eric Willis suggested that “an analysis of the Dinky’s financial performance seems like a good place to start,” adding that “if creative ways can be found to keep operating costs in check those options merit careful study, as do other innovative ideas, before prematurely declaring the Dinky an antiquated relic of the past.”


Other News

Historical Society’s Latest Exhibition Explores Unemployment in New Jersey

Dilshanie Perera

In keeping with the Historical Society of Princeton’s (HSP) summer exhibition themes which typically focus on a “human need,” according to Exhibition Curator Eileen Morales, their latest show takes a look at unemployment’s effects in the region and state. “The Recession Hits Home: Job Loss in Central New Jersey” will be on view at Bainbridge House until August 22.

“What’s Not Simple?”: Rec Board Responds to Pool Complex Critics

Ellen Gilbert

“I’m very confused,” said Recreation Department Board Chair Joanne Rogers in a recent interview. “We have locker rooms with toilets, showers, and changing rooms. I don’t know what they consider not simple about that.”

Serving as “Place and Narrative in a Box,” Reliquaries Are Information-Rich Sources

Ellen Gilbert

What did a small stone, a pinch of dust, a sliver of bone, a twig, or a few drops of water or lamp oil signify to Medieval Christians?

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Sports

PU Alum Marsch Gained Valuable Experience in Helping to Guide U.S. Soccer at World Cup

Bill Alden

Jesse Marsch has played in a lot of soccer games over the last 25 years, beginning as a youth star in Wisconsin in the 1980s before earning All-America honors at Princeton and then putting together a 14-year run in Major League Soccer.

Former MJRC Star and PU Recruit Popescu Primed to Compete for U.S. at Junior Worlds

Bill Alden

Paul Popescu’s first day with the Mercer Junior Rowing Club (MJRC) turned out to be a shock to his system.

With Aziz Thriving Nicely in Leading Role, George’s Roasters Wins Hoops Series Opener

Bill Alden

When high-scoring center Scott Findlay blew out his knee last month, things looked bleak for George’s Roasters and Ribs/The Ivy Inn as it chased its third straight title in the Princeton Recreation Department Summer Men’s Basketball League.


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DVD Review

Summer Serendipity: A French Romance Leads to the Saga of Jesse and Celine

Stuart Mitchner

A hot Saturday night in Princeton. Time to get out of the house and go to the movies. The plan is to see The Kids Are All Right at the Garden, but it’s already sold out half an hour before show time, so we land at Montgomery, where the only option by the time we arrive is Mademoiselle Chambon. My wife says it got good reviews. In fact, it turns out to be one of the most subtly acted and directed love stories this side of David Lean’s Brief Encounter (1945) and Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise (1995).


Music/Theater

Princeton Summer Concerts Closes Season with Refreshing Performance by Leipzig String Quartet

Nancy Plum

Princeton University Summer Chamber Concerts closed is 2010 season last Tuesday night with a return to the classicsóthe well-established Leipzig String Quartet delved into the monumental chamber music composers Haydn, Webern and Beethoven. Certainly more traditional than the Ahn Trio which opened the Chamber Concerts series earlier this summer, the four members of the Leipzig Quartet (violinists Stefan Arzberger and Tilman Buning, violist Ivo Bauer and cellist Matthias Moosdorf) proved that the classics really never go out of style.


It’s New to Us

New Becker Nose & Sinus Center, LLC Plans to Open on Bunn Drive August 6

Jean Stratton

Nasty post-nasal drip, sinus pressure and headaches, nasal congestion and blockage, sinus infection — few of us escape an encounter with one of these conditions, and for some people, it can be chronic, ongoing misery.

Main Street’s New Clocktower Cabana Patio Bar Is a Big Hit at the Princeton Shopping Center

Jean Stratton

“Let’s meet at the Clocktower Cabana!”



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