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Vol. LXV, No. 45
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Coldwell Banker Princeton Office

Prudential Fox and Roach, Realtors

Gloria Nilson GMAC Real Estate

Henderson Sotheby's International Realty

N.T. Callaway Princeton Office

Stockton Real Estate, LLC

Weichert, Realtors

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Iris Interiors

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Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin

The Princeton Public Library will be closed on Friday, November 11, for staff development day.

All Mercer County offices will be closed Friday, November 11, for Veterans Day.

Former Defense Department Secretary William J. Lynn, III will present a talk entitled “The Future of War,” on Wednesday, November 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall (the Woodrow Wilson School). Lynn visits the school as the Conor D. Reilly Distinguished Visitor in Leadership and Governance.

Mercer County has begun its annual fall leaf pickup program. Through the month of November and early in December, the County’s Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will visit each of Mercer’s 13 municipalities to sweep leaf piles from curbsides. This program covers County-owned roadways only. Crews will not pick up leaves mixed with twigs, branches, stones or brush. Do not park vehicles in front of leaf piles because crews will be unable to reach the piles. To see a complete schedule of leaf pickup dates visit

As part of its Share What You Wear! program, Princeton Community Church will accept clean, usable items on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church parking lot, 2300 Pennington Road (off Route 31 just north of 1-95 interchange). The clothing will be distributed by HomeFront, a nonprofit agency dedicated to ending homelessness in Central New Jersey. Children’s wear, accessories, and clothing for job interviews are particularly needed. For information, email

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