Vol. LXIII, No. 5
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)
NICE WHILE IT LASTED: For at least one shining moment last Saturday, Lake Carnegie was solid enough for skating, and even some hockey, but as of February 3, ice skating on the lake, the Community Park North Pond, and Smoyer Park Pond has been deemed unsafe by the Princeton Recreation Department. Everyone should stay off those surfaces until further notice.
During a special session, Borough Council passed a motion 4-2 to set a goal of a zero percent tax increase for the 2009 budget, with Council members David Goldfarb, Roger Martindell, Barbara Trelstad, and Kevin Wilkes voting in favor, and Peggy Karcher and Andrew Koontz voting against.
Possible changes in the districts relationship with the Princeton Charter School (PCS) were alluded to in comments by both Superintendent Judy Wilson and President Alan Hegedus at last Tuesdays Princeton Regional School (PRS) Board meeting.
President Obamas economic stimulus package was the subject of a January 26 meeting convened for area mayors by Representative Rush Holt (D-12). He had two objectives, said Township Mayor Bernie Miller. To walk us through the proposed package, and to break it down to show what parts of the package would come to New Jersey. Township Deputy Mayor Chad Goerner and Borough Mayor Mildred Trotman also attended the meeting, which was held in the Lawrence Municipal Complex prior to the House of Representatives endorsement of the $819 billion proposal.
Borough Council and Township Committee approved of Sustainable Princetons action plan and goals during a joint meeting between the two municipalities last Tuesday. Ways to make Princeton greener by balancing economic, social, and environmental aspects of the community were discussed.
The Princeton Environmental Commission (PEC) heard a presentation by residents concerned by synthetic turf in Barbara Smoyer Park and another presentation by Daniel Harris from the People for Princeton Ridge, as well as discussing their goals for 2009 at the meeting last Wednesday.
The Regional Planning Boards Master Plan Subcommittee met last Wednesday to discuss the draft amendment to the Princeton Community Master Plan, which would add a summary and assessment of Princeton Universitys 10-year campus plan to the document.
A Dixie Chicks CD was blaring in the locker room of the Princeton University womens hockey team at Baker Rink last Friday night and the players sang together as they went through their post-game spinning session.
It was one of the worst weekends in a rough season for the Princeton University mens basketball team.
As Mike Moore started his senior year at Princeton University in the fall of 2007, he was not sure where he would end up after graduation.
A note can be as small as a pin or as big as the world. It depends on your imagination. Thelonious Monk
The wind instruments of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO), especially acting principal oboist Robert Ingliss, had a very busy evening on Friday night as the orchestra presented an evening of music based in the folk tradition. Guest conductor Joann Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony Orchestra, led the NJSO in two works of American origin and two with Bohemian roots, all of which were based on folk tunes. These four works all relied heavily on the winds, and it was a pleasure on an icy evening to hear the smooth playing of the wind instrumentalists.
Steffanellis, the long-time garage at 163 Bayard Lane, has sure changed! In fact, it has been totally transformed: good-bye Steffanellis; hello, elements!
The new restaurant opened in October, and has quickly become the hot dining out destination in town. With its sleek, sophisticated lines (both exterior and interior) and delicious dining, it offers a treat for the senses visually and gastronomically.
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