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Vol. LXI, No. 18
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
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HONORING, FINALLY, A LOCAL LEGEND: Albert Hinds, the long-time John Street resident, will be honored by Princeton Borough as the municipality voted last week to name the plaza next to the Princeton Public Library the Albert E. Hinds Community Plaza.  Mr. Hinds, a beloved community figure, died in April 2006, shortly after his 104th birthday.

It's Hinds Plaza Now as Borough Hall Votes to Honor Beloved Princeton Figure

Matthew Hersh

A year and a month would amount to no more than a blip in the 104 years of Albert E. Hinds, but that's how long it took to find a name for the public square next to the Princeton Public Library.

Last Tuesday, Princeton Borough Council decided to honor Mr. Hinds, who died 13 months ago, by naming the plaza after him. In the course of his long life, Mr. Hinds had come to embody not only the African American experience in Princeton, but 20th century Princeton as well.

No Surprises Here: Borough Homes Increasingly Unaffordable, Report Says

Matthew Hersh

As Princeton Borough, along with all New Jersey municipalities, has tied itself in knots attempting to comply with new housing mandates compiled by the state's Council of Affordable Housing, the Borough's Affordable Housing Board has offered a sobering, but hardly shocking, assessment that while towns continue to find new ways to design affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families, average market rate prices are skyrocketing.

Mt. Lucas Road Senior Housing Plan Scheduled for Review This Thursday

Matthew Hersh

Following a hearing postponement last month, the Regional Planning Board of Princeton is slated to examine a housing proposal that, if approved, would deliver what housing advocates say is much needed market-rate senior housing to Princeton Township.

District Seeks Corporate Support for New PHS Fitness Center

Linda Arntzenius

The Princeton Education Foundation has launched a campaign to turn the old 1958 gym at Princeton High School (PHS) into a fitness center that, according to Athletic Director John Miranda, will not only benefit the school's 1300-plus student body but also the district's staff, as well as the local community after school hours.

Ann M. Martin Comes Home to Princeton; Library Discussion, Book-Signing Tonight

Linda Arntzenius

When Ann Martin was growing up in Princeton, one of her favorite places was the public library.

“When I was very young, my parents took me to Bainbridge House on Nassau Street. They were both avid readers and I remember going every week and coming home with an armful of books to read,” recalled Ms. Martin, who now lives in Woodstock, New York.

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