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Vol. LXI, No. 20
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
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A SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP: Jo Lewis (left) and Virginia Lockwood are fast friends, enjoying art projects, reading, journal writing, and just plain sitting in the sun in Ms. Lockwood's front yard. Ms. Lewis visits Virginia, or "Jinny" as she is known, several times a week after her day in the classroom as an Instructional Aide at Community Park School. Now that good weather is here, the two can be found enjoying each other's company as well as the greetings of neighbors and passersby.

Still Counting, Poet Virginia Lockwood Enjoys Simple Pleasures and Friendship

Linda Arntzenius

On a recent evening, Princeton poet and former third grade teacher, Virginia Lockwood, used her walker to take the air and sit in the most advantageous spot for chatting with neighbors as well as her friend Jo Lewis — her own driveway.

Jo Lewis has been described as having a special touch with people. The children she comes into contact with at Community Park School, where she has been an Instructional Aide for the last five and a half years, seem to think so.

Mt. Lucas Development Plan Approved, but Nod is Something of a Hollow Victory

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 on May 3 approved a plan that will likely be viewed as a positive start for housing advocates.

Borough Hall Revisits Budget Cuts, Preparing for State-Mandated Cap

Matthew Hersh

Borough Hall finessed its proposed $24.2 million 2007 municipal budget last Tuesday by removing roughly $100,000 in expenditures, looking toward conserving a surplus that will be visited when the municipality faces a four percent, state mandated, budgetary cap in 2008.

For Some Mid-Century Township Houses, Historic Designation Hearing Approaches

Matthew Hersh

A landmark decision may be on the horizon for a modest neighborhood in Princeton Township next week when a municipal board further considers an outside firm's recommendation that a 1950s-era development be designated historic, potentially placing a variety of building limitations on those houses.

Art Show Celebrates Elder Talent in the Suzanne Patterson Center

Linda Arntzenius

February was Black History Month and March was Women's History. April was Mathematics Education Month (didn't you know?), as well as National Poetry Month. So what is May?

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