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Vol. LXIII, No. 52
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin

Beginning January 4, 2010 New Jersey Department of Transportation contractors will begin making repairs to the Route 206 bridge over Stony Brook. Work hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Alternating traffic lanes will be in place and controlled by the New Jersey State Police.

Township Christmas Tree Collection for Section 1, bounded by Route 206 to the west and the Borough line and Route 27 to the south: January 4, 11, 19, and 25; Section 2, bounded by Alexander Street to the west and the Borough line and Route 27 to the north: January 5, 12, 19, and 26; Section 3, bounded by Rosedale Road to the north and the Borough line and Alexander Street to the East: January 6, 13, 20, and 27; and Section 4, bounded by Rosedale Road to the South and the Borough line and Route 206 to the east: January 7, 14, 21, and 28. Christmas trees should be placed at the edge of the pavement prior to 8 p.m. on the evening before the designated days of removal, or before 7 a.m. on the day of collection. All tinsel and decorations should be removed. Trees in bags will not be picked up. Residents who miss the scheduled pick-up may take their Christmas tree to the Lawrence Township Ecological Facility, 3701 Princeton Pike, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Princeton Regional Schools will be collecting clothes for all seasons to help Princeton families. Over the holiday, those who are able are asked to look for gently used coats, sweaters, hats, gloves/mittens, scarves, boots, and snow pants for children and adults, and any other clothes such as bathing suits, shorts, and tee shirts.

Clothing will be collected in school lobbies from January 4 through 8, and will be distributed on Saturday, January 9, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane. For additional information call Betsy Ie at (609) 731-4553 or email

Yes We CAN!, the non-partisan volunteer group that seeks to alleviate hunger, will return to the Pennington Quality Market for a food drive on Saturday, January 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will ask shoppers to purchase additional fresh produce and/or cans and boxes of food for collection as they leave the market. The food will be used to restock Crisis Ministry food pantries in Trenton and Princeton. Over 3,000 people, including 1,000 children, come to the pantries every month. In one year’s time, Yes We CAN! has collected 81,000 pounds of food on behalf of the Ministry. Teenagers and adults are asked to volunteer for this and other upcoming food drives by contacting Alison Politziner at

The Education and Training Fund of the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey will host a program entitled “The New Administration: Where the Jobs Are and How to Get Them” on Saturday, January 9, at the Doubletree Princeton Hotel (Ridge Road and Route 1 South). Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Participants in the panel discussion from 9 to 11:30 a.m. will include Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-District 12); Morris County Clerk Joan Bramhall (Christie Transition Team); Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham (D-District 31) (Christie Transition Team, Chairwoman of Community Affairs); Christie Transition Team Human Services representative Gail B. Gordon; and Christie Transition Team Community Affairs representative P. Kelly Hatfield. Women’s Political Calucus of N.J. president Hollie Gilroy will moderate the event, which costs $25 for WPC-NJ members, and $35 for non-members. For more information see

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