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Vol. LXI, No. 40
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
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(Photo by Matthew Hersh)

LOCALLY GROWN AND LOCALLY OWNED: Alex Zilinski, a representative from the Pennington-based Honey Brook Organic Farm, sells off fresh organic produce such as chard, bok choi, and broccoli, Tuesday at the Greening Princeton Farmer’s Market, a student-led initiative that includes local farmers and retailers every Tuesday through October 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Princeton University’s Firestone Plaza.

PU Student Initiative Plants a Seed While Promoting a Sustainable Lifestyle

Matthew Hersh

On Princeton University’s Firestone Plaza last Tuesday, the chard, broccoli, bok choi, and other assorted locally grown produce being sold by local merchants, suggested the ambience of a French market square, as hundreds of local folks roamed around, talking to organic gardening enthusiasts, supporting local business, and taking in a crisp early fall day.

Nearing Deadline, Planning Board Readies Master Plan Reexamination

Matthew Hersh

The Regional Planning Board of Princeton last Thursday came ever closer to completing its six-month, state-mandated review of the Princeton Community Master Plan, and while the review of the philosophical document is nearly complete, some planners acknowledged that there will need to be continued review, even after a revised document is endorsed.

Getting Dressed Up to Go Downtown, Where Supporting Local is En Vogue

Matthew Hersh

All shops in the Borough’s Palmer Square, the so-called Fifth Avenue of Princeton, will host their own trunk shows as well as their own special promotion as part of the Palmer Square Fashion Week, October 8 through 14. And while the event’s tagline, “a week of style on the Square in Downtown Princeton” may be easily applied to all of Palmer Square’s shops, the theme, focusing on career, weekend, and evening styles, is getting some shop owners to think creatively, as well as giving them an opportunity to strut their stuff.

Herrontown Woods Viewed as Candidate for County Parks Surveillance Program

Matthew Hersh

County officials this week announced that Herrontown Woods Park, a 100-acre county park that has recently been under the microscope of the Princeton Township Police Department, could be a prime candidate for a new surveillance program that would install cameras in parks subject to increased levels of crime.

Parents Address Board, Allege Unfair Grades

Linda Arntzenius

At last week’s meeting of the Princeton Regional Schools Board of Education, a group of over a dozen parents took turns in expressing their dissatisfaction to Superintendent Judith A. Wilson and members of the board over their children’s grades in a pre-calculus class at Princeton High School (PHS).

Channel 30’s Connect Series Tackles Immigration Reform

Linda Arntzenius

As the immigration debate continues in Congress, Princeton’s public access cable television’s Connect program will be considering the topic as it relates to Princeton with a five-part series exploring different perspectives on the issue.

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