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Vol. LXII, No. 27
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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SAFE HAVEN: Dorothea’s House, named after social activist Dorothea van Dyke McLane, was founded in 1917 and provided a refuge for the Daughters and Sons of Italy, especially during the 1930s.

Historical Society Sponsors Tour That Imagines Princeton in the 1930s

Ellen Gilbert

“For 15 cents you saw a cartoon, a newsreel, and a double feature in the 1930s,” said Princeton Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) curator Eileen K. Morales while pointing to the the Garden Theater. The Garden, which actually dates back to the 1920s, is still there. Its competitor, Struve’s Arcade, which opened just down the street in 1938, is now home to the Triumph Brewery. In between, there was a bowling alley.

Princeton Democrats Unite for Obama, Find “Ideal Location” for Headquarters

Ellen Gilbert

On the evening before the day that Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton met in Unity, New Hampshire, the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) held its own unity party at the Battle Road home of Margaret Griffin and Scott Sillars. The invitation belied the location’s street name by asking members and friends to “join in friendship and common purpose,” that common purpose being to elect Barack Obama as president and raise funds for his campaign.

U.S. Makes “Positive Impression” On South African Students

Dilshanie Perera

The Impact Young Lives Foundation (IYL) selected five South African university students to tour nine cities in the United States as part of its “Expose, Enlighten, and Educate Experience.” The program was created to “expose young South Africans to democracy, educational opportunities and various business environments throughout America.” They will also receive a $1000 scholarship for their continued studies.

Poets Showcase New Work at Princeton Public Library

Dilshanie Perera

Introduced as “poets of place,” Eloise Bruce and Angelo Verga read their most recent pieces at the U.S. 1 Poets Invite at the Princeton Public Library last Wednesday. Their poems dealt with themes both serious and lighthearted.

“Return: Home” Panel Discusses Urban Dwellings, Art and Activism

Dilshanie Perera

The artists assembled in the Arts Council of Princeton’s (ACP) inaugural exhibit “Return: Home” explore the notion of home in various media, including painting, photography, sculpture, silkscreen, and video. Introducing Thursday’s panel discussion entitled “Urban Dwellings: Between Blight and Activism,” E. Carmen Ramos, the curator of Exhibitions at the Arts Council, characterized the four artists on the panel showcasings work in “Return: Home” according to their common concerns regarding urban renewal, gentrification, and displacement. Executive Director of the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness Herb Levine co-moderated the discussion with Ms. Ramos.

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