First the rains, then the heat, then the rains, then the heat. For the past month we've had our share of both, but Princeton's parks and gardens, work crews, actors, and campers are managing nicely in spite of the latest heat wave, which peaked in the middle of last week. The second scorcher did, however, have a measurable impact on road work, recreation, and even Shakespeare.
A makeover for Harrison Street Park sought for years by concerned residents who want to see the wooded oasis revitalized without losing its woodsy character, could come soon, pending approval from Princeton Borough Council.
Expressing concern for a looming Social Security and Medicare privatization effort by the Bush Administration, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt lambasted those efforts last Thursday in an appearance at the Suzanne Patterson Center as the first stop on a tour outlining the renewed "threat" to the Social Security program.
The appearance by Mr. Holt (D-12) was part of a "Stop Privatization" tour sponsored by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who is seeking election to a full six-year term in November after being appointed to fill Jon Corzine's Senate seat after Mr. Corzine took the governor's office in January.