Vol. LXII, No. 38
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
(Photo by Isabelle Clement)
MARKET DAY ON CAMPUS: Tuesday saw the opening of the first Farmers Market of the season at the Firestone Library/Chapel Plaza on the Princeton University Campus. Celebrating local organic, sustainable agriculture from the Princeton area, the market will be open every Tuesday through October 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Borough Police Sergeant Kenneth Riley was indicted on six criminal charges by a Mercer County grand jury last Friday. He was charged with two counts of computer criminal activity, two counts of unlawful access and disclosure of computer data, and two counts of official misconduct.
The Borough must submit a plan to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) by December 31 detailing how it expects to meet its affordable housing obligation of 178 units by 2018. If it does not, COAH has legal authority to come in and take away residential and non-residential development funds, warned the Boroughs Affordable Housing consultant Shirley Bishop during last Tuesdays council meeting. According to Mayor Mildred Trotman, close to a million dollars in such funds have been collected since 2004.
Both the Princeton Borough Council and the Princeton Township Committee unanimously accepted the final draft of a parks and recreation master plan presented at a Monday evening meeting by the Joint Recreation Board. The plan was amended to include incorporation of sustainability concerns wherever possible.
The Master Plan Subcommittee of the Regional Planning Board of Princeton, Princeton University representatives, and members of the public met last Wednesday to continue the ongoing discussion regarding the universitys 10-year Campus Plan. Emphasis was placed on the proposed arts and transit neighborhood as well as on the traffic impact of the campus plan on the surrounding community.
The Princeton Regional School Board is standing by its decision not to renew the contract of the Conover Transportation Company. Although the Montgomery-based firm had been providing bus service to the Princeton public schools for over 45 years, its contract for the current school year was rejected because, the district said, it was presented in terms of annual costs, rather than the per diem breakdown called for in the bid specifications.
Although it was founded 11 years ago, the Princeton Charter School (PCS) is still a work in progress, at least with respect to its physical facilities. At its first meeting of the new school year last week, the PCS Board of Trustees and new Head of School Broderick Boxley heard reports on building improvements made during the summer, along with updates on ongoing and future projects.
One doesnt have to go beyond the cover of the Princeton University football teams playbook to learn a major theme of the upcoming season.
Like a lot of college football players, Adam Berry spent his freshman season with the Princeton University squad as an understudy, riding the bench as he learned the system.
It was pouring rain last Friday afternoon but that didnt dampen Anastacio Perezs joy as he scored the first goal of the season for the Princeton High boys soccer team.
“In a perfectly just republic Bella would be president.”—John Kenneth Galbraith (1984)
“She didn’t knock lightly on the door. She didn’t even push it open or batter it down. She took it off the hinges forever so that those of us who came after could walk through.”—Rep. Geraldine Ferraro at Bella Abzug’s funeral
Herringbone, the B.D. Wong one-man musical that opens McCarter’s 2008-09 season at the Berlind Theatre, offers a prospect that is promising in many different ways.
Eating out just got better. With the introduction last Saturday of Eno Terra, customers have a new opportunity for fine dining in a handsome setting.
Creating an inviting home environment is the focus of Amy Karyn Home Collection. Located at 19 Hulfish Street, this charming store is a gracious haven known for items of consistent quality and style. Customers will find a unique selection of items for the home, from furniture and accessories to a full line for babies, including cribs, bumpers, and bedding.
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