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Vol. LXIII, No. 29
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin

Rosedale Road remains closed to all traffic at the Stony Brook bridge, which is being demolished and replaced with a new span capable of supporting the required weight standards. The new span is anticipated to be completed in four months in a project that is under the direction of Mercer County. During this period no traffic is able to cross over Stony Brook at any time. Detour and other traffic related signs have been posted to aid motorists. The posted detour route consists of Rosedale/Elm to Route 206, to Carter Road, to Rosedale Road.

The Princeton Coalition for Peace Action reports that some of its office equipment is a little outdated (“we keep membership lists on stone tablets”), and they would be grateful for donations of old computers or laptops (Windows XP or Vista); speakers for computers; monitors; and sound cards for desktop computers. To donate, call (609) 924-5022 or e-mail

The Princeton Family YMCA is offering swim instruction in a four-week format to accommodate summer vacation schedules. The schedule includes two lessons per week, instead of one, providing an accelerated, comprehensive program. The next round of four-week sessions begins Monday, July 27. To register, contact the YMCA’s Membership Services at (609) 497-9622 x204 or visit Financial assistance is available.

Princeton HealthCare System surgeon Kenneth Goldman, a principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health-funded study, will be examining the effectiveness of a new ultrasound screening device for carotid artery disease on Saturday, August 1, and Saturday, August 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at University Medical Center at Princeton, 281 Witherspoon Street. To be considered as a candidate for the study, participants must be 65 years of age or older and have at least one of the following risk factors: high cholesterol; high blood pressure; a history of smoking; or heart disease To schedule a screening time, call (609) 921-7223.

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes recently reported that the county has sold $36.5 million in Build America Bonds that will help fund a number of capital projects and preserve open space while saving the county more than $3 million in interest. Build America Bonds — which have been made available under President Obama’s federal stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — allow the county to realize savings in interest, compared to traditional tax-exempt bonds, Mr. Hughes said. The bonds were sold through the Mercer County Improvement Authority. Mercer is the first New Jersey government agency to capitalize on this opportunity. Through the sale of the Guaranteed Revenue Bonds, the county expects to fund various capital equipment and property purchases, preserve open space, and undertake infrastructure improvement projects.

The New Jersey State Triathlon will take place Sunday, July 26 in Mercer County Park in West Windsor. The Mercer County Sports and Entertainment Commission anticipates approximately 2500 competitors to participate in the event, and over 6500 spectators. For more information on this race and other CGI produced events, visit

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