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Vol. LXIII, No. 22
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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SPEAKING OUT: A panel discussion on the history of Princeton’s civil rights movement entitled “How Far Have We Traveled?” was hosted by the Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) at the Witherspoon Presbyterian Church on Monday. HSP Executive Director Erin Dougherty (left) introduced the panelists, from left: Professor Cecelia Hodges, former Township Mayor Jim Floyd, Len Newton, and Joan Hill, all of whom are longtime Princeton residents. The event was inspired by an exhibition at the HSP called “Stand Up, Speak Out: Princeton’s Citizens Find Their Voice,” which will be on view at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, until July 5.

“The Struggle Is Still With Us”: Civil Rights Focus of HSP Panel

Dilshanie Perera

Reflecting on Princeton’s civil rights history during a panel discussion organized by the Historical Society of Princeton (HSP), four longtime residents who had experienced the struggle firsthand spoke at the Witherspoon Presbyterian Church on Monday about their own experiences while highlighting present-day challenges.

Commission Votes “Not to Oppose” Use of Synthetic Turf on Local Fields

Ellen Gilbert

After a protracted, contentious discussion, the Princeton Environmental Commission (PEC) voted not to oppose the installation of synthetic turf (syn turf) playing fields in Princeton Parks. The vote was five to one, with PEC Chair Wendy Kaczerski the dissenting vote.

“We’re Working On It”: Committee Assignments, Sustainability, Discussed by School Board

Ellen Gilbert

“We’ve had lots of competent people on this board, but we’ve never been in a situation where we had a finer collection of people,” observed President Alan Hegedus at last week’s Board of Education Meeting where new committee and liaison assignments were announced.

Andy’s Gang: Elm Court Resident Keeps Busy, But Era of Ceramics-Making Comes to an End

Ellen Gilbert

Andy Prokopetz, a 93-year-young resident of Elm Court, is a can-do kind of guy. He’s not inclined to strut his stuff, so it takes a while to find out just how many pies he’s got a finger in.

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