(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)

TAKING THE OATH: With his wife, Jo, looking on, Mark Emann, a 29-year veteran of the Princeton Township Police Department, was sworn in Monday night as Chief of Police in Princeton Township by Township Attorney Edwin Schmierer. Chief Emann's swearing in immediately preceded the swearing in of another long-time Township Police veteran, Robert Buchanan, to the position of Captain. Both men emphasized personal ties with the community in forming the department's new administration.

No Longer Acting, Chief Takes Oath

Matthew Hersh

Mark Emann, a 29-year veteran of the Princeton Township Police Department, was made chief on Monday — the eighth chief in the department's history — crowning the force with not only one of its own, but one of Princeton's own.

When? Why? And How? Arguments Pro and Con on Historic Designation

Matthew Hersh

Princeton Borough's historic districts — the Central Business District, Mercer Hill, Bank Street, and Jugtown — all have several things in common: they are all unique; they all, in their own way, represent Borough character; and whenever structural or aesthetic changes are proposed, they must go through bureaucratic channels.

But in the matter of reviewing an expanse within the Borough's Western section known as the Morven Tract, there is a crucial difference: while there are residents in favor of having their neighborhood designated "historic," thus implementing safeguards for neighborhood character and appearance, there is another contingent concerned about potential hits on property values, and, incidentally, fears that historic designation would homogenize a neighborhood that is recognized for its varied architecture.

Seminary Symposium To Examine Church/State "Wall of Separation"

Linda Arntzenius

From public displays of the Ten Commandments and nativity scenes to the "under God" phrase in the pledge of allegiance and school vouchers for private schools, the role of religion in society and politics regularly raises questions about the intentions and religious assumptions of those who wrote the U.S. Constitution.

In disputes over the past six decades, lawyers, theologians, and others have cited the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling from 1947 in the case of Everson v. Board of Education of Ewing Township, claimed by many legal analysts as having the greatest influence on the contemporary church-state debate.

This Friday, February 9, on the 60th anniversary of this seminal case, the Princeton Theological Seminary will host a symposium to re-examine the issues in light of the Bush Administration's Faith-Based Initiative, restrictions on the public funding of religious institutions, and theological and legal perspectives on the future of church and state law.

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