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Vol. LXII, No. 9
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY AT ROCKINGHAM: Cub scouts from Pack 107 paying a visit to Rockingham for George Washington’s birthday are (from left) Matthew Hutchinson, curator Lisa Flick in period dress, George Aymes, and Rohit Kothare.

Community Gets Another Glimpse of PU Arts and Transit Neighborhood

Matthew Hersh

In what has now effectively become the prototype of Princeton University’s 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 Transit’s Dinky station.

The move follows the release of the school’s campus plan — a two-year effort that employed a team of architects, landscape architects, and University planners — as PU envisions more than two million gross square feet of construction by 2016.

Township Tries Bureaucratic Speed Humps, Asking Corzine to Revise Toll Hike Plan

Matthew Hersh

Township Hall Monday night attempted to confront the possibility of increased truck traffic due to the Corzine administration’s toll increase proposal, a plan that Township officials and traffic advocates worry could manifest itself in gridlock on the state’s local roads.

A truck traffic diversion resolution breezed through Township Committee, as the governing body praised the administration for “addressing ways to rein in the state budget, to pay down the state’s debt, and to fund New Jersey’s most pressing infrastructure needs,” but criticized the plan for leaving out price incentives and stricter regulations in order to keep truck flow on the National Network of roadways — the first tier in a hierarchy of roads that relate to truck use.

Library Board of Trustees Delays Action on Heartland’s “One Card”

Ellen Gilbert

Heartland Payment System CEO Bob Carr’s presence at last week’s meeting of the Princeton Public Library’s Board of Trustees turned out to be premature.

Massage Therapy and Ergonomics: Feeling No (or at Least Less) Pain

Ellen Gilbert

An image of a woman uncomfortably bent over a keyboard as she peered, with considerable effort, into a computer monitor, came up on the screen in the Community Room at the Princeton Public Library last Wednesday evening. “That’s me!” exclaimed a young woman in the audience, as others nodded their heads in recognition. Need help? You might try physical therapist James McCracken, and/or massage therapist Nancy Fabius.

Both Mr. McCracken and Ms. Fabius know how incorrectly many of us sit at work all day. Both know — all too well — the consequences of poor posture, badly positioned hands, and trying to cradle a phone by squishing it between your ear and shoulder. At the library’s “Work in Comfort” session last week, Mr. McCracken, the Coordinator of Outpatient Rehabilitation at the University Medical Center at Princeton, offered tips on how straighten up and sit right.

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