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Vol. LXI, No. 44
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
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SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: An estimated 150 residents attended a workshop on a soggy Wednesday night last week to plan for the future as Sustainable Princeton held the first in a series of workshops itemizing environmental, health, and financial priorities for the long-term. Princeton High School faculty member Steven Carson, of the Sustainable Princeton steering committee, led one of six breakout sessions, where residents could voice their sustainable goals.

It Might Not Be Easy Being Green, but Residents Say It’s Worth a Shot

Matthew Hersh

The Princeton High School cafeteria was a mess. Sections of it were closed off, bathrooms were out of order, tables were piled haphazardly high, and the persistent rain left a chilly aura over the assembled crowd of about 150.

As Hospital Seeks New Zoning, Borough Hall Wants More Time

Matthew Hersh

With the clock ticking on the Princeton HealthCare System’s self-imposed year-end deadline seeking zoning that would facilitate new development on its nine-acre Bayard Lane property housing the Merwick Care Center, Borough Hall flagged a potential rezoning ordinance, calling for more time to review the proposal.

A Little Princeton History in Store on Historical Society House Tour

Matthew Hersh

The Historical Society of Princeton’s sixth annual house tour this weekend will feature a home that was built out of necessity when Princeton University grew, another that had T.S. Eliot as a tenant, and one that was built as a “dream house” for a U.S. president.

In Latest Chapter, Robertson Funds Are Now Slated for Trial, Judge Rules

Matthew Hersh

In the latest chapter in a potentially precedent-setting lawsuit over academic donor intent, a New Jersey judge last week set various ground rules as a dispute between Princeton University and the heirs to the A&P Supermarket fortune prepare to go to trial.

Institute Trustee Charles Simonyi Describes 14 Days in Space Station

Linda Arntzenius

Charles Simonyi was 17 when he left Hungary for work as a computer programmer in Denmark. The young emigré went on to join the start-up Microsoft, helping to catapult the company to worldwide prominence by leading teams that developed MS Word, Excel, and other successful software applications.

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