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Vol. LXV, No. 45
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
(Photo by Emily Reeves)
ELECTION MORNING: The big day begins at Community Park School, host to voters from Districts 1, 4, and 7.
Its a wrap. Residents of both Princetons have chosen to consolidate. The breakdown in the vote was 1,238 for and 828 against in the Borough; and 3,542 for and 604 against in the Township. (Numbers at press time are unofficial.)
Following an often contentious, five-month campaign, Democrat Yina Moore has been elected mayor of Princeton Borough. Ms. Moore defeated challenger Jill Jachera, the first Republican to run for the office in 12 years. Ms. Moore received 1,117 votes to Ms. Jacheras 828. (Results were unofficial at press time, and did not include absentee ballots.)
Democratic incumbents were the winners in both the Borough and Township elections.
I kind of grew up around it, said Michael Taggart, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Hearts (PA) new Instructional Technology Coordinator recently. My father worked for Flight Safety International, so I knew about flight simulators and there were six or seven computers in our house at any one time. Since some of them didnt work, it was up to me to figure out how to make them work. I learned a lot on my own.
A lawsuit filed by a citizen group last week challenging the 2010 Princeton property revaluation has problematic issues of procedure and timing, according to Princeton Boroughs lawyer Maeve Cannon.
With unemployment only a percentage point away from Depression-era level and protesters holding demonstrations across the country, the American economy is in serious jeopardy. But there are positive steps to be taken, a panel of three experts, including Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, told a capacity crowd during a discussion on Sunday, November 6 at Nassau Presbyterian Church.
Roy Jones didnít lose anyone close to him in the attacks on the World Trade Center a decade ago. But as Deputy Chief of the Princeton Borough Fire Department, he has been haunted by the tragic events of 9-11.
When Sydney Johnson left the Princeton University mens basketball program last spring after coaching the squad to an Ivy League title and a valiant loss to powerhouse Kentucky in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the Tiger players were stunned.
Aidan Passannante has been a superb playmaker this fall for the Princeton High boys soccer team, utilizing his deft passing to set up a number of key goals.
It wasnt the ideal way for the Princeton University field hockey team to start its quest for a seventh straight Ivy League crown.
Last August, the players on the Princeton University womens basketball underwent a transformational experience as they traveled to France and Senegal.
Coming into October, the Princeton Day School boys soccer team didnt look like a team on track to challenge for any titles.
The plan is for a trip to New York, dinner with friends, a Saturday night birthday treat at a special hotel, and a Sunday morning preview tour of the the Metropolitan Museums new Islamic galleries.
Then along comes a freak October snow storm, the storm without a name. The storys all over the six oclock news: New Jerseys a mess, Christies declared a state of emergency, the powers out in Princeton, and after a call to our neighbor, were told that huge limbs from the sweet gum tree have fallen across the driveway. Were in a panic. If we turn around and go home, we lose the cost of the room and a night in the city, not to mention the delays on New Jersey Transit and the risk of driving home from the Junction at night with trees bringing down power lines. So, we stay at our nice hotel, take a cab driven through the gusty streets by a mad Russian exile raging all the way to 115th Street. He says he fought in Afghanistan, America stinks, everything but Russia stinks, and the long ride begins to feel like a scene in an old movie from the days when Russian exiles drove cabs in Paris.
Who isnt fascinated with chaos?
Jim Morrison (1943-1971)
Jim Morrison was speaking to Jerry Hopkins in a 1969 Rolling Stone interview. He had been saying that when you give people in the audience what they want, theyll let you do anything, but if you hold a mirror up and show them what theyre really like and show them that theyre alone instead of all together, theyre revolted and confused. Morrison then expands on what he means by chaos: More than that, though, Im interested in activity that has no meaning free activity. Activity that has nothing in it but just what it is.
Thought your family was dysfunctional? Phaedra Backwards, Irish playwright Marina Carrs poetically crafted, stunningly designed new exploration of the tragic story of Phaedra, daughter of Minos and wife of Theseus, is guaranteed to make you thankful for even the most odious of your own relatives.
Its a rich tale that provides Ms. Carr, previously represented at McCarter in productions of The Mai (1996) and Portia Coughlan (1999), with the inspiration to fill in the gaps, answer the unanswered questions, create the back story to this saga, embodied most prominently in plays by Euripides (Hippolytus, 428 B.C.), Seneca the Younger (first century A.D.) and Racine (1677).
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