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Alexander Street Task Force Takes Next Step

At its meeting April 7, Princeton Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution allowing the Alexander Street University Place Task Force to apply for federal funding. If obtained,…

IAS Amends Plans For Faculty Housing After DRCC Ruling

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has amended its plans for faculty housing on land adjacent to the Princeton Battlefield in response to a January 15 ruling by…

The Garden Club of Princeton Marks French Market Centennial

Back in an earlier era, The Garden Club of Princeton’s French Market was stocked with truckloads of blooms brought by gardeners from estates in and around the town.…

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Princeton’s New Schools Superintendent Wants to “Hit the Ground Listening”

When Stephen C. Cochrane was appointed Superintendent of Princeton Public Schools (PPS), members of the…

Hamilton Jewelers Selected To Provide University Gifts

Hamilton Jewelers has been selected as the exclusive resource for Princeton University’s Employee Service Recognition…

Labyrinth Books Hosts Reading of Keeley’s New Novel About Princeton’s Megabuilders

Labyrinth Books and Wild River Review will present a reading by local author and Princeton…

Musical Co-Authored by PHS Alum Selected by Musical Theater Festival

Harrison Kaufman and Christopher Anselmo like to joke that they’re too young to drink, but…

Marching Generations

That’s Battlefield Preservation Society President Jerry Hurwitz, in uniform on far left, leading his troops,…


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Calendar Highlights


8:30 to 9:30 a.m.: Begin your morning with a naturalist-guided walk through the Watershed Reserve trails. This event is for adults only and will occur rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to bring their own binoculars.

7 p.m.: Learn what foods and supplements can help to counteract symptoms of fatigue, stress, and anxiety. This seminar is free to attend; Feldman Chiropractic, Kingston.


11:30 a.m.: Widows Support Group meeting. All are welcome to attend; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Screening of "Destiny’s Bridge," a documentary about Lakewood, N.J.’s Tent City and the epidemic of homeless camps that are sprouting up all over America. The film showing will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Jack Ballo; Princeton’s Garden Theatre.


10 a.m.: Free, job seeker session for residents of Mercer County. Hosted by the library and Professional Service Group of Mercer County; Princeton Public Library.

7:30 p.m.: The Princeton University Glee Club presents the annual Walter L. Nollner Memorial Concert at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. The program entitled “Seven Last Words: Modern Passions for Good Friday,” includes works by James MacMillan, Arvo Part, and Eriks Esenvalds.


10 a.m.: Record Store Day at the Princeton Record Exchange on 20 South Tulane Street. Hundreds of limited edition titles will be available while supplies last. This annual event supports independent record stores nationwide.

10 a.m.: Welcome spring at Terhune Orchards with the “Bunny Chase.” Children and families can visit with the farm animals, including rabbits. There will also be lots of treats including spring-themed pies, cookies, and lunches (also on Sunday, April 20).

10 a.m.: Hunt for naturally dyed eggs at The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed reserve. This event is for children ages 3-10 years old. Participants should bring their own baskets for egg-gathering.


Easter Sunday

11 a.m.: Easter Brunch at Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township. Call (609) 584-7800 to make reservations.


Fueled by Orban’s Clutch Finishing Touch, PU Men’s Lacrosse Posts 2 Critical Victories

Having lost a pair of one-goal games in the last two weeks of March, the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team was moments away from another excruciating defeat as…

Squeezing More Out of its Practice Sessions, PU Men’s Heavyweights Seeing the Dividends

Having guided his Princeton University men’s heavyweight varsity 8 to the grand finals in both the Eastern Sprints and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) national championship regatta last…

Greenman’s Return to Coaching Proves Memorable As PU Hoops Alum Helped American to Patriot Title

After serving as an assistant coach for the Princeton University men’s basketball team from 2007-10, Scott Greenman left his alma mater and took on another role in the…

Former PDS Boys’ Hoops Superstar Reed Enjoyed Solid Debut Campaign for Miami

At times, Davon Reed seemed to be a man among boys during his stellar career with the Princeton Day School boys’ basketball team. Starring from day one as…

Maintaining Program’s Winning Tradition, PHS Boys’ Tennis Primed for MCT Run

For the Princeton High boys’ tennis team, its match last Wednesday against Robbinsville proved to be a good early season wakeup call. Getting pushed hard by the Ravens,…

Campisi Relishing Role as Senior Captain; Aiming to Help PHS Softball Play Sharper

Even though the Princeton High softball team fell behind Hamilton 6-0 last Friday, Jessica Campisi was confident that PHS could get back into the game. “Over the course…

Building on Superb Effort in Loss to Hun, PDS Boys’ Lacrosse Topples Rutgers Prep

In recent years, the annual boys’ lacrosse clash between Princeton Day School and the Hun School squads has produced a series of nailbiters. When the foes met last…

With Pontrella Providing Offensive Punch, Hun Baseball Produces Encouraging 4-2 Start

After playing on the Hun School’s junior varsity baseball team in 2013, Justin Pontrella struggled in the early going this spring as he made the move up to…

Topics in Brief: A Community Bulletin

At the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, an explosion occurred in a patient room. One staff member was seriously injured. The cause of the explosion is under investigation by the Middlesex County Fire Investigation Unit and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. To date, it is believed to have been accidental and related to an oxygen tank. The injured staff member was taken to St. Barnabas hospital, where she is listed as critical. For a statement from Princeton Healthcare System, visit:

Mayor and Council of Princeton will meet hold a special budget workshop on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the main meeting room of Witherspoon Hall, 400 Witherspoon Street. Formal action may be taken. Council will meet on Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m.

Road Works will take place on Rt. 206 between Cleveland Lane and N. Stanworth through Friday, April 19, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with alternating traffic for curb installation.

Princeton University’s Cotsen Children’s Library will be closed through Sunday, April 20, for re-carpeting. It will reopen Monday, April 21.

The Board of Trustees of Princeton Public Library will meet in open session in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, Tuesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m.

League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Princeton Area will sponsor a debate among the four candidates in the Democratic Primary running for nomination to the House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District, Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room at Witherspoon Hall. The candidates are: Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (17th district); Senator Linda Greenstein (14th district); Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman (15th district); and Andrew Zwicker, Head of the Science Dept. at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. The LWV will co-sponsor a forum with the three Democratic candidates for Princeton Council in the same location, Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

Call for Communiversity Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to set-up and break-down and for activities such as cotton candy spinning; Nana’s Make-A-Mess; Arts Council of Princeton activity and information booths; guest services; registration; greeters and map distribution. All must attend a training session, Friday, April 11, from 4 to 5 p.m. or Saturday, April 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. Communiversity Festival of the Arts will take place Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 6 p.m. To register, call the Arts Council of Princeton, (609) 924-8777.

The Witherspoon/Jackson Neighborhood will meet, Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, Witherspoon & Quarry Streets (enter at Quarry Street). Topics on the agenda are: affordable housing, neighborhood traffic concerns. A Continental breakfast will be available.

Passport Day in Princeton will be Tuesday, April 29, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Community Room at Witherspoon Hall. Walk-in applicants are welcome but residents are encouraged reserve a time for applications to be processed and passport photos taken, if needed. Representatives from the County Clerk’s Office will be on-site to assist with forms. Proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of a state certified birth certificate, a U.S. naturalization certificate or a previous U.S. passport and proof of identity in the form of a current driver’s license or state issued identification card is required. Passports are valid for ten years for adults and five years for minors. The cost is $110 for adults and $80 for minors plus a processing fee of $25. The federal government requires a separate check for each passport application. Passport photos will be taken on-site for $15 or $10 for senior citizens and minors under 16. The Clerk’s Office will accept checks or money orders. For more information, call (609) 989-6473, or visit


Nights of Wonder: Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in Hollywood and Beyond

The reading of this play is like wandering in a grove by moonlight …. —William Hazlitt (1817) Hazlitt ends his short…

Browning Desks, Tea Kettle on Display In Firestone Library, Rare Books Dept.

Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s love story is one of the most famous in 19th century literature. Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861), one…

High Hilarity, Romantic Intrigue, and Sharp Political Edge In Bountiful Banquet of Beaumarchais’s “Figaro Plays” at McCarter

Pierre Beaumarchais is best known, at least in this country, as the author of two plays that were adapted into two…

Brentano String Quartet Bids Farewell to University In Concert of Music by Mozart and Shostakovich

For the past 15 years, the Brentano String Quartet, comprised of violinists Mark Steinberg and Serena Canin, violist Misha Amory and…

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