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Police Hire First Two Officers Since Consolidation

Princeton Council Monday night approved the hiring of two police officers, marking the first addition to the Princeton Police Department since the former Borough and Township consolidated in…

Date Set for Mulvey, Lawn Signs Theft Hearing in Princeton

A pre-trial hearing for Princeton University Professor John Mulvey, 67, who was arrested last month and charged with the theft of business signs advertising Princeton Computer Tutor services,…

Nomad Pizza Signs a Lease To Open at Shopping Center

The owner of Nomad Pizza, the Hopewell-based eatery specializing in pizza made in wood-fired ovens, has signed a lease to take over the former Amoco gas station at…

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BREAKING NEWS: Arts & Transit Update: University Place Reopens Today

University Place, which has been closed from College Road to Alexander Street, will reopen to…

BREAKING NEWS: “Biking in Princeton” Map Needs Original Art

The Princeton Pedestrian and Bike Advisory Committee is looking for original art to be on the…

Princeton Perspectives Series: The View From Mount Lucas Road

In recent weeks, Town Topics has focused on Princeton’s commitment to Affordable Housing, with a…

Adventurous Princeton Resident Spends Semester in Patagonia

For the past four months, Lizzie Price, 22, who graduated Princeton High School in 2009,…

“Boychoir” Film Debuts At Toronto Film Festival

The American Boychoir will see their visibility increased with the September 5 premier of director…


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Calendar Highlights


12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Orthopaedic surgeon Brian M. Vannozzi, MD, presents a free lecture on “Knee and Hip Pain: What Are My Options?”; Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center, 1225 State Road, Princeton.

1 p.m.: Beat the Heat Movie Series at the Princeton Senior Resource Center presents a free screening of "The Monuments Men."

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Local author and origami teacher Marcia Joy Miller will lead a free origami workshop for beginners at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System; 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

7 p.m.: Screening of "Groundhog Day" at Garden Theater on Nassau Street. Tickets are $10.50.


11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Features seasonal summer produce, meats, dairy, flowers, crafts, and baked goods (repeats every Thursday through Thanksgiving).

12:30 p.m.: The Kosher West Café presents “Book Talk with Anne Berman-Waldorf” on her new book, “Exodus,” which details her strict Hasidic upbringing and her rebellion from that same community. A kosher lunch will be served and pre-registration is required by emailing There is a suggested donation of $5; Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction.

6 to 8 p.m.: Swing Sabroso performs a free concert at the Princeton Shopping Center as part of the Summer Courtyard Concert Series.


5 to 7 p.m.: Ice Cream Social for people and their pets at NorthStar Vets, located at 315 Robbinsville-Allentown Road in Robbinsville.


9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The West Windsor Community Farmers Market, located in the Vaughn Drive lot at the Princeton Junction Train Station. Occurs weekly through Thanksgiving and features vendors from Central N.J. and Bucks County.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The Pennington Farmer’s Market on the lawn at Rosedale Mills (101 Route 31 North in Hopewell Township) features fresh peaches, plums, desserts, granola, breads, vegetables, and more (through October).

Noon to 5 p.m.: Trenton Cats Rescue adoption event at the Petco in Hamilton. Visit to view available cats and kittens.


3:30 to 4 p.m.: Stories, songs, and rhymes for children and families age 2 through 8; Princeton Public Library.


Rebounding From Injury to Regain Spot on U.S. 8, Former PU Star Robbins Primed for Rowing Worlds

Starting rowing as a walk-on to the Princeton University women’s open crew program in 2009, Heidi Robbins has enjoyed an astonishing rise up the sport’s ladder. Robbins, a…

Going From Out of the Picture to Double Gold, Princeton’s Reelick Stars at U-23 Rowing Worlds

Erin Reelick was originally on the outside looking in this spring when it came to the U.S. U-23 rowing program despite emerging as a star for the Princeton…

Building on Strong Season With PU Heavyweights, Hamp Helps U.S. Men’s 8 to 3rd at U-23 Worlds

For Jamie Hamp, getting cut from the U.S. Under-23 team in 2012 after his freshman year with the Princeton University men’s heavyweight rowing program proved to be a…

After Finding a Home With F&M Women’s Soccer, PHS Alum Kerr Looking to Provide More Scoring

Kate Kerr can’t imagine life without soccer. Starring for the Princeton High girls’ team and the Match Fit Chelsea club program, Kerr had long range plans in the…

Growing Into Starting Receiver on Navy Football, Hun Grad Dudeck Fired Up for Final Campaign

Brendan Dudeck’s goal growing up was to be a big-time college athlete, not a soldier. “In middle school and high school, my dream was to someday play college…

Showing Competitive Fire in Summer Hoops, PU Football Star Gaffney Shooting for Big Fall

Anthony Gaffney hit the Community Park basketball courts this summer to help prepare for his junior campaign with the Princeton University football team. Playing for King’s Pizzarama in…

Becoming a Key Contributor on PU Field Hockey, Local Product Copeland Primed for Junior Season

Maddie Copeland relished the challenges she faced as she joined the Princeton University field hockey program in 2012. “It was definitely nerve-wracking; in the first two days, we…

After Riding the Bench for First 2 Years in MLL, PU Alum Fiorito Emerges as Star for Bayhawks

Tyler Fiorito started the season opener in his freshman year with the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team in 2009 and seemingly never left the field over the next…

Topics in Brief: A Community Bulletin

Community Park Pool will remain open on two weekends after Labor Day. Hours on Saturdays and Sundays, September 6-7, and 13-14, will be noon to 6 p.m.

Mayor’s Wellness Walk/Talk: Mayor Liz Lempert will join Gail Everett and Olivia’s Wellness Connection on Saturday, August 30, for a morning walk and discussion of community issues and ideas. Participants should meet at 8 a.m. at the tennis courts in Community Park.

Princeton YMCA will be closed through Monday, September 1 for cleaning, refurnishing, painting, and other improvements. It will reopen Tuesday, September 2 at 5:45 a.m. Members are encouraged to use Princeton University’s Dillon Gym or another Y. To use Dillon, members will need to complete and sign a waiver form. For more information email:

HiTOPS is looking for volunteer traffic cyclists as well as volunteers for other positions for the Princeton Half Marathon that will take place on November 2 from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more information, or to register, visit:

AvalonBay, the developer of the former Princeton Hospital site, will hold a neighborhood meeting on the demolition process on Wednesday, September 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Witherspoon Hall. All neighborhood residents are invited. The Princeton Engineering Department reports that Yannuzzi Corporation’s removal of carpeting, non-asbestos ceiling tiles, lighting fixtures, non-asbestos pipe coverings, copper water piping, electrical wiring and office partitions from the inside of hospital buildings on Witherspoon Street is expected to be completed the week of September 1. A sample from the monitoring well is scheduled to be taken in three weeks time with test results anticipated two weeks afterward. The removal of asbestos related to roof flashings is expected to take three weeks. Demolition of the hospital buildings closest to the parking garage could begin as early as September 4, but only after an internal inspection of the incinerator drain line has been completed. For more information, call the Engineering Department at (609) 921-7077 or email

Princeton University Ebola Advisory: Students and staff are being advised to contact University medical personnel if they have recently been in parts of West Africa and have developed a fever, one of the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone should be avoided. Along with Nigeria, these countries are currently dealing with an outbreak of Ebola, a disease transmitted through contact with an infected person’s blood or other bodily fluid. Symptoms include fever, headache, and joint and muscle pain. According to the state, any symptoms should be treated in an emergency department, not a campus health center.

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes reminds residents that “September is National Preparedness Month and with many families still picking up the pieces after Superstorm Sandy, now is the time to take simple steps to prepare your home, business and school for the next emergency that may affect your area.” For a Family Emergency Plan worksheet, visit: For other resources on Emergency Preparedness, visit:

Latin American Task Force Ask-a-Lawyer Program: Free legal advice on immigration and other issues will be offered on Wednesday, September 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in the second floor Conference Room at the Princeton Public Library. Local attorney volunteers provide individual private consultations to answer questions in their areas of expertise, and make referrals as necessary. Spanish interpreters will be available. For more information, call (609) 924-9529, ext. 220.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Mercer County will hold information sessions on September 10 at 5:30 p.m. and September 17 at 9:30 a.m. at 1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22, Ewing. The non-profit organization is committed to speaking up in court for the best interests of children who have been removed from their families due to abuse or neglect. Advocates learn how to speak up for a child in foster care. For more information, call Leontyne Anglin at (609) 434-0050 x101, email, or visit

Property Tax Reimbursement Program: The N.J. Division of Taxation has extended the deadline for applications until September 15 for homeowners or mobile homeowners with low to moderate incomes and 65 or older or receiving federal Social Security Disability benefits. For more information, call (800) 882-6597 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays; (800) 323-4400 for around the clock automated tax information; or visit:

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area has announced its monthly meetings calendar as follows: September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9. All meetings take place in the Suzanne Patterson Building at 7 p.m. except for those in February and March, which take place in the Mary Jacobs Library in Rocky Hill at 10:30 a.m. Voter Registration will take place at the Princeton Farmers’ Market in September and October and on Statewide Voter Registration Weekend in Princeton and Montgomery. For more information, contact:


“Too Marvelous” — Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and the Last Dance

Look at that face of hers. There you’ve got the map of Middle Europe slung across those high cheekbones and wide…

Pennington’s Silva Gallery Hosts Solo Show by McIndoe

Hopewell artist Ken McIndoe will exhibit his work, in a solo exhibition entitled “Paintings,” at The Pennington School’s Silva Gallery of…

The November Man: It’s Spy vs. Spy in a Labyrinthine Espionage Thriller

Director Roger Donaldson is probably most closely associated with No Way Out, one of the best espionage thrillers ever made. Here…

 “What We Stay Alive For” — Robin Williams Gave Us His Joy

Poetry, beauty, romance, love — these are what we stay alive for. —Robin Williams as John Keating In Peter Weir’s Dead…

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