by George Vogel)
A GATED COMMUNITY: Princeton University re-installed
its FitzRandolph Gates at its main entrance on Nassau Street late
last week. The gates were removed in late July for repair and
restoration in preparation for the entrance's 100th anniversary
next year. More of a symbolic landmark than a utilitarian structure,
the gates were installed in 1905 at the request of Augustus Van
Winkle, a descendent of Nathaniel FitzRandolph, who donated the
land on which Nassau Hall was built. The gates have since become
a symbol for both the town and the University.
Witherspoon Street, the
neighborly roadway stretching from the once-aptly named Valley
Road to the main gates of Princeton University, has suddenly been
the subject of intense scrutiny.
The Princeton Health Care Task Force will continue
its discussion tonight on the possibilities of on-site expansion
at its Witherspoon Street campus.
Following last Monday's information session on
gang violence, Rev. Frank Strasburger of the Trinity Church held
a parenting forum at John Witherspoon Middle School to discuss
what parents in the community can do about the issues facing Princeton's