The Princeton Township Flood Control Committee met last Thursday in its first public meeting to address recent resident concerns regarding the rising tide of flood woes in the Township. The meeting began the lengthy process of addressing the Township's flooding issues by looking at all factors individually.
In a contentious five-hour debate, Princeton Township and Borough discussed the towns' budget for joint municipal services at Township Hall on Monday night.
About a dozen angry residents attended last week's Borough Council meeting to protest the anticipated $21.8 million budget for 2004. But Council members still voted to introduce the budget by a 5-1 vote, with Councilman Roger Martindell opposed.
Only two months after University Provost Amy Gutmann announced her intention to accept the president's position at the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University Vice Provost for Administration Joann Mitchell said she, too, will move to Penn, assuming the position of vice president and chief of staff.
The Princeton Public Library closed the doors of its facility at the Princeton Shopping Center on Sunday, March 28, although the opening dates of the library and garage have been pushed back once again.
As part of a statewide initiative and because of the local push to help students with special needs, Borough and Township Mayors Joe O'Neill and Phyllis Marchand have issued a proclamation declaring April 2004 Autism Awareness Month in Princeton.
At last week's annual Bryn Mawr-Wellesley book sale dealers and collectors rushed the book-laden tables in a semi-civilized variation on a Filenes Basement free-for-all. This week National Poetry Month begins and I've been reading Billy Collins's latest collection, Nine Horses, now available in a Random House trade paperback for $12.95.
Name: Bill Johnson
School: John Witherspoon Middle School
Years in Education: 41 years, 28 years as principal at John Witherspoon