IN THE DAYS BEFORE TOWN TOPICS: The Town
Topics building at 4 Mercer Street as it looked when carts and
horses, not cars and parking meters, were the order of the day.
After 54 years in the building previously occupied by Priestıs
Pharmacy, Town Topics has found a new home (see page 6 for a rendering
of the new home).
In 1950, Town Topics moved into the
front office of a three-story brick building at 4 Mercer Street
that had been previously occupied by Priest's Pharmacy. In spite
of all the changes the Princeton community has gone through during
those 54 years, it seemed that the Town Topics building
would remain a constant. However, our landlord, Princeton University,
has asked us to leave.
The Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, citing
increasing costs incurred from new equipment puchases and the
maintenance of its 41-year-old facility, may look to start billing
for service. The move would be a departure for the rescue squad,
an organization that has long been a free service.
Two employees of Princeton Young Achievers, an
after-school program for at-risk youths, were arrested and arraigned
last week in connection with the purchase of $6,600 in computer
equipment and office supplies on an unauthorized credit card account.