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Vol. LXI, No. 19
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
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IT FEELS LIKE HOME: Sheila Berkelhammer, president of the Princeton Community Housing board of trustees, addresses an estimated 100 people in attendance Sunday honoring the opening of the Harriet Bryan House, formerly known as Elm Court II. The new 67-unit subsidized housing facility is the sister building to the 88-unit Elm Court, which opened in 1985. Sunday was declared "Harriet Bryan Day," honoring Ms. Bryan's efforts to increase affordable housing levels in Princeton. Ms. Bryan, first on the left in the front row, was in attendance to accept a proclamation delivered by Princeton Borough Mayor Mildred Trotman.

Front Page

For Housing Advocates, a Time to Rejoice

Matthew Hersh

Nearly 10 years after a housing plan submitted to the joint-municipal planning department sparked a philosophical, environmental, and developmental debate over market rate housing for senior citizens, the Princeton Regional Planning Board Thursday night approved a plan that will be viewed as a positive start for housing advocates.

Borough Eyes Smaller Hike, Leaving Council Members to Consider Shifting Burden

Matthew Hersh

At last week's meeting of the Princeton Regional Schools Board of Education, Tuesday, April 24, board secretary Stephanie Kennedy administered the oath of office to newly elected member for Princeton Township Dorothy Bedford and to returning members JoAnn Cunningham and Alan Hegedus, representing Princeton Township and Princeton Borough, respectively.

Harriet Bryan House Joins Its Sister as the Ribbon Is Cut for Elm Court II

Matthew Hersh

More than a decade after a little piece of undesirable land in a remote corner of Princeton Borough near the Princeton Township border was identified as potentially developable for senior housing, residents of Elm Court II were welcomed to their new home Sunday. As the ribbon was cut, those involved with the project reminisced, and Princeton, for some, became a whole lot easier to live in.


Other News

Celebrate Mother's Day With a Gift That Will Last Well Beyond Sunday

Linda Arntzenius

While this Sunday, May 13, will provide an occasion for the entire nation to celebrate the special attributes of mothers, Mother's Day is but a single day in the year. What of the other 364?

Body of Lawrence Woman Found Near School; Princeton, Lawrence Police Say Suicide Likely

Matthew Hersh

A missing person investigation that locked down Johnson Park Elementary School on Rosedale Road in Princeton Township last Tuesday resulted in the grim discovery of a 46-year-old Lawrence Township woman: the result of an apparent suicide that may have been occasioned by a failed relationship.

Got Froth? Institute Math Prof May Help Settle Beer Question

Linda Arntzenius

It's not the sort of public reaction normally expected for a scientific article, but a joint paper by mathematician Robert D. MacPherson and physicist David J. Srolovitz has sparked a good deal of comment in the British press after its recent publication in the scientific journal Nature.


More of the Other News…


Sports

Former PHS Star Hayes Savoring Finale as PU Men's Lacrosse Heads Into NCAAs

Bill Alden

As a kid growing up on Hodge Road in Princeton Borough, Whitney Hayes often dreamed of stepping on the field across town for the Princeton University men's lacrosse team.

With Miller Wearing Emotions on Her Sleeve, PU Women's Lax Plays its Way into NCAAs

Bill Alden

It was an emotional rollercoaster for Kathleen Miller last Sunday as she played in her last home game for the Princeton University women's lacrosse team.

With Formento Triggering the Offense PHS Girls' Lacrosse Routs Peddie 13-5

Bill Alden

Even though the Princeton High girls' lacrosse team won six of its first nine games, PHS senior star Allegra Formento recognized that the squad has been plagued by lapses in focus.


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Record Review

Music Heard and Unheard: The Art of Dizzy Gillespie

Stuart Mitchner

Our late lamented tuxedo cat was named for Dizzy Gillespie, by way of a close friends’ mutt (also late and lamented), who had already been named for him. Both animals grew nicely into the name, though when we were being formal with our cat, we’d pretend his given name was Disraeli. And lovable as he was, Dizzy the dog was not cool. Whenever you got near an open field with him, what composure he had would vanish completely as he became the panting, yelping, bounding essence of dogness. Our Dizzy was like Freddy the Pig’s pal, Jinx. All you had to do was watch him move and you knew why “cat” entered the jazz lexicon.


Music/Theater

Richardson Chamber Players Present Slice of Life In 18th Century Vienna

Nancy Plum

Princeton University's Richardson Chamber Players presented a third concert in the series dedicated to patronage in the arts on Sunday afternoon in Richardson Auditorium, featuring music of 18th century Vienna, all of which had some connection to patronage. It is getting to the end of the school year, and the Chamber Players closed the school year elegantly and simply, with a small ensemble of violin, viola, cello, clarinet and piano, playing music of only three composers. Although these three works had some link to the patronage of the day, they also demonstrated the trend at that time toward composing music which any of the thousands of amateur musicians in Vienna at the time could play.


Profiles in Education

Patricia Rhodes

Linda Arntzenius

Patricia Rhodes is Princeton through and through. Born in the Princeton hospital in 1947, she attended the Nassau Street School and then the Witherspoon School from sixth to eighth grade. That was back in the days when Howard B. Waxwood Jr. was principal and Larry Ivan, who has managed the Community Park pool for more than three decades, was teaching. After graduating from Princeton High School in 1965, she married Ralph Jackson, her high school sweetheart, and the young couple moved to Chicago so that Ralph could become an apprentice pharmacist in his uncle's pharmacy.


It’s New to Us

New Showroom at H & H Appliance Offers the Latest Styles and Selection

The best and the brightest; the coolest and the hottest; the most energy-efficient — all you need to make your kitchen and laundry room up-to-date and full-functioning is available at H & H Appliance. Located at 80 North Main Street in Windsor, this 60-year-old family business specializes in a full range of appliances with a wide price range.

Prominent Men's Clothing Store Now Offers Women's Apparel

Quality, style, and attention to detail have always distinguished Nick Hilton Princeton, the men's store at 221 Witherspoon Street. Now, the same description can be applied to the new women's lines.



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