Vol. LXII, No. 9
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)
CEST BEAU, A TASTE OF SNOW: Fridays snow might not have created a winter wonderland but it gave Solène and Timothée Faucher an excuse to do some sledding.
Despite forecasts from as late as fall 2007 that a planned Borough wide jitney system would not get off the ground until late this year, Borough Mayor Mildred Trotman announced Tuesday that the free jitney bus service will go into effect by April.
Councilwoman Wendy Benchley, the two-term Democrat who has advocated for open space and increased safeguards along the Route 206 corridor during her incumbency, will resign from Borough Council at the end of March, leaving a vacancy on the six-member Council, and setting in motion an appointment process that will likely have interested candidates seeking an early spot on the governing body.
Following months of legal maneuvering and off-the-dais back and forth, Borough Hall and its contracted developer heading up the construction of a major piece of in-town real estate are clearing the slate and hoping to iron out any financial differences once a five-story mixed use development project slated for Tulane Street is underway.
In what has now effectively become the prototype of Princeton Universitys long-term campus vision of establishing academic neighborhoods in an effort to create a more pedestrian-friendly campus, school officials last Tuesday again offered a glimpse of the planned arts and transit neighborhood that envelops portions of University Place, Alexander Street, and New Jersey Transits Dinky station.
Township Hall Monday night attempted to confront the possibility of increased truck traffic due to the Corzine administrations toll increase proposal, a plan that Township officials and traffic advocates worry could manifest itself in gridlock on the states local roads.
Heartland Payment System CEO Bob Carrs presence at last weeks meeting of the Princeton Public Librarys Board of Trustees turned out to be premature.
Kevin Lohrys debut season with the Princeton University mens hockey team didnt get off to a flying start.
Scott MacKenzie tended to tighten up on the field last year in his debut season for the Princeton University mens lacrosse team.
In the first few years of this decade, the Princeton University womens lacrosse team developed a special chemistry that it parlayed into national titles in 2002 and 2003.
Although Alexander Theroux’s vast 878-page creation Laura Warholic or, The Sexual Intellectual (Fantagraphics Books $29.95) has been reviewed as a novel, the usual terminology doesn’t begin to cover its scope. Probably there is no one right word. You could call it a juggernaut, a cluster bomb, or a vast landscape of prose mined at every turn to explode under unwary, dismissive, or agenda-driven readers or reviewers.
What are these thanes, princes, Scottish warriors, kings and queens doing dressed in bandanas, cowboy hats and boots, with six-shooters in their holsters, lounging around outside the swinging doors of the saloon? Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy, notoriously cursed and infused with evil from start to finish, has been transformed by Theatre Intime and Princeton Shakespeare Company from the Scottish Play to the Wild West show, in an ingenious but uneven production currently playing at the Hamilton Murray Theater on the Princeton University campus.
Charles Marsee was remembering the early meetings with parents, over eleven years ago, that led to him being hired as Head of the Princeton Charter School (PCS). The school, it should be pointed out, did not exist at the time. They had no money, he recalled. They had no building. They had no faculty. There was only an outline of a curriculum. It was March, and they wanted school to start in September. He took the job.
Jennifer Morgan is a storyteller, and indeed, she has tackled the biggest story of all: the beginning of the universe and subsequent development of life on earth.
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