by George Vogel)
LET THE LENDING BEGIN: A group of Princeton
High School students performed a Chinese Lion Dance at the ribbon-cutting
ceremony of the Princeton Public Library in April. Many local
dignitaries were on hand for the event, including, from left:
Eric Greenfeldt, the library's assistant director; Princeton Township
Mayor Phyllis Marchand; former Princeton Borough Mayor Marvin
Reed; and library donor Estelle Sands. The opening also included
a day's worth of activities ranging from author readings to children's
However different 2004 may have
been from the years that preceded it, there remains one constant
we are consistently reminded of: Princeton is changing.
Despite apparent setbacks, eight Princeton families
and homeowners opposed to conceptual plans for "Astons,"
a proposed restaurant featuring live jazz music, have vowed to
continue their legal battle to have the restaurant proposal reconsidered
or even overturned.
Acting Governor Richard Codey signed a bill into
law last week that will prevent private historic establishments
in New Jersey such as Princeton University's eating clubs from
obtaining tax-exempt status.