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Merchants Consider Possible Parking Options

When the Spring Street Garage next to Princeton Public Library opened a decade ago, the technology used for payment was considered state-of-the-art. But not for long. “We were…

New Group Hopes To Clarify District/PREA Positions

Prompted by the repeated failure of the Princeton Regional Education Association (PREA) and the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) to negotiate a new contract for Princeton’s…

Noise Levels Acceptable at Hospital Site But Things May Be About to Get Louder

As the former Princeton Hospital building is steadily dismantled, officials are keeping a close eye С or ear С on decibel levels. AvalonBay, the developer building a rental…

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PU Professor: Charged Dropped In Exchange for Community Service

John Mulvey, the Princeton University professor accused of stealing 21 lawn signs advertising the Princeton…

The Peacock Inn Steps In to Help After the Death of a Staffer’s Child

Ever since The Peacock Inn on Bayard Lane re-opened four years ago, Suzanne Waller has…

West Windsor Man, Child, Seriously Injured by Car On Washington Road

On October 18, at 3:03 p.m., a motor vehicle accident with injury occurred on Washington…

TCNJ Picture Book Artists Exhibition Opens Today

The College of New Jersey’s (TCNJ) fall exhibition from October 22 through December 14, “Visual…

Eli Waller’s Death Prompts County and Municipal Efforts

The office of Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes has released a statement offering support…


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Calendar Highlights


10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Free, seasonal flu clinic for seniors ages 55 and older. Register in advance by calling 609.799.9068; West Windsor Township Senior Center Municipal Complex, 271 Clarksville Road, West Windsor.

7 p.m.: PSO Soundtracks Series presents a special lecture with Simon Morrison on “What Does Petrushka Mean?” Morrison is a professor of Music History at Princeton University. He specializes in the relationship between Russian music and Russian dance. This event is free and open to the public; Princeton Public Library.

7 p.m.: Historian Dennis Waters will reprise his lecture from the 2013 Lawrence Historical Society meeting titled, “The Street Where You Live: How Lawrence Became a Suburb, 1900-2000.” This event is free to attend; Lawrence Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville.

7:30 p.m.: Screening of the National Theatre’s production of "Frankenstein" at Princeton’s Garden Theatre. General admission is $18 and $16 for members. Purchase online at or in-person at 160 Nassau Street.


10 a.m.: 55-Plus Club hosts a presentation on “Ukraine, Russia, and the Redefinition of the Post-Cold War Political Order” delivered by Mark R. Beissinger, professor of politics at Princeton University. A $3 donation is suggested. All are welcome; The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau Street.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Seasonal autumn produce, artisan breads, flowers, sauces, and more (repeats every Thursday through Thanksgiving).

6 to 9 p.m.: Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County’s (ICGMC) 7th Annual Shining Lights Award and Recognition Event at the Hyatt Regency in Princeton. The event honors those businesses and individuals who have offered continued support to ICGMC. The evening also includes drinks, appetizers, dessert, a 50/50 raffle, and gift prizes. To purchase tickets, call 609.393.9922 or visit

7:30 p.m.: Screening of Hitchcock’s "The 39 Steps" at Princeton’s Garden Theatre. Tickets are $10.50 per person. Purchase online at or in-person at 160 Nassau Street.


10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset. Artwork, crafts, gourmet foods, and entertainment. The cost to attend is $10.

12:30 p.m.: Free, gallery talk at the Princeton University Art Museum on “The Mocking of Christ – Van Dyke’s Painting and a Later Print,” presented by museum docent Harvey Rothberg.

6:30 p.m.: Annual Fall Rummage Sale at Trinity Church in Princeton. The cost to attend is $10. Funds benefit Outreach Ministries, serving Central New Jersey and supporting international aid efforts (also on October 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

7 p.m.: In honor of National Chemistry Week, learn how candy is related to chemistry with hands-on activities for children ages 5 and older. There will be demonstrations, videos, and a special appearance by Pattie Robinson of Robinson’s Chocolates in Montgomery. The event is free to attend; Princeton University, Frick Chemistry Laboratory.

7:30 p.m.: The Harvard Glee Club visits Princeton for the annual choral face-off with the Princeton University Glee Club. The concert takes place in anticipation of the Harvard vs. Princeton football game on Saturday, October 25 at Princeton Stadium. The cost to attend is $15; Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.


QB Michelsen Steps Into Leading Role for PU Football As Tigers Top Brown, Set Up Showdown With Harvard

Over the past two seasons, Connor Michelson has become the understudy for Quinn Epperly at quarterback on the Princeton University football team. The two seniors started last fall…

Putting in Extra Work On and Off the Ice; PU Women’s Hockey Primed for Big Season

In an effort to skate past its foes this winter, the Princeton University women’s hockey team is putting in some extra time on its dry land training in…

Following in Footsteps of Fellow Oak Knoll Alums, McCarthy Coming Up Big for Princeton Field Hockey

Ryan McCarthy had the sense that she would be a good fit for the Princeton University field hockey program. “I am the third Oak Knoll player in the…

PHS Girls’ Tennis Loses to Millburn in State Finals, But Doubles Star Dementyeva Proud of Valiant Effort

It would have been understandable if Zhenia Dementyeva was down in the dumps last Friday moments after the Princeton High girls’ tennis team fell 4-1 to Millburn in…

Lewis Utilized Experience, Solid Groundstrokes, To Book a Spot in State Final for PHS Girls’ Tennis

As Princeton High girls’ tennis star Rory Lewis headed into the latter stages of the second set against Charlotte Hagan of Northern Highlands last Friday in the NJSIAA…

PHS Football Falls at Winslow to Suffer First Loss, Aiming to Resume Winning Ways Against WW/P-S

Even though the Princeton High football team brought a 5-0 record into its clash at 1-3 Winslow last Friday evening, PHS was geared up for a dogfight. “Despite…

Frosh Goalie Barbara Showing Grace Under Pressure, Gains Valuable Lessons in Narrow Loss to Pennington

Stepping into the starting goalie spot for the Princeton Day School girls’ soccer team from day one this fall as a freshman, Grace Barbara has been under the…

Shorthanded Due to a Number Of Injuries, PHS Girls’ Soccer Struggling to Find Rhythm

Despite being shorthanded due to a number of injuries, the Princeton High girls’ soccer team battled Notre Dame on even terms in the early going when the rivals…

Topics in Brief: A Community Bulletin

The Board of Trustees of the Princeton Public Library will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Story Room on the Library’s third floor.

Princeton YMCA will hold its annual Halloween at the Y “spooktacular” event for all ghosts and goblins on Friday, October 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come in costume to experience “trunk or treat” in the parking lot, a spooky trail, carnival games and bounce houses, as well as an American Red Cross blood drive. The event is free and geared toward the entire family. For more information, visit

School Board Candidates’ Night, a moderated panel discussion, sponsored by the Princeton PTO Council and Special Education PTO will take place in the auditorium of John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane on Monday, October 27, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. The public event is an opportunity to listen to and ask questions of this year’s candidates before election day on Tuesday, November 4.

Princeton’s Board of Education will hold a public meeting in the Administrative Building, 25 Valley Road, on Tuesday, October 28, at 8 p.m.

The Princeton Senior Resource Center will open its 10th annual Fall Conference on the topic of “Technology and Aging Independently” at the Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton Street, Saturday, November 1, with registration and coffee at 8:30 a.m. Events include a Resource Fair featuring representatives from area organizations and vendors with information about new products and services; and a series of workshops led by industry professionals. The keynote speaker is Tobey Gordon Dichter, founder and CEO of Generations on Line, a national nonprofit company dedicated to simplifying the internet through special software available to more than 1800 facilities nationwide, including public libraries, senior centers, retirement communities and low-income elder housing. She will address the many ways that technology is currently being used to help people maintain independence. For more information, call (609) 924-7108.

The Princeton Police Department will host its 2nd Annual Winter Coat Drive through November 2. Residents may donate winter coats in good, usable condition for both adults and children. All donated coats will be given to those in the Princeton Community who are less fortunate and in need of a warm winter coat. Donations may be left in specially-marked receptacles located in the lobby outside the Police Department Communications Center, 1 Valley Road.

The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area’s monthly meetings are as follows: 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. For more information, contact:

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The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County holds a food pantry in the lower level of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street, Tuesday, 1:30 to 7 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1:30 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (609) 396-5327, or visit:

Cornerstone Community Kitchen in partnership with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen serves free hot meals Wednesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Princeton United Methodist Church, Nassau at Vandeventer. For more information, call (609) 924-2613, or visit:


Michael Brown Was a Cardinal Fan — A Celebration of October Baseball

In spite of Thursday night’s season-ending loss to the Giants in San Francisco, St. Louis Cardinal fans enjoyed their share of…

New Work by Robert Beck On View in Lambertville

Bucks County artist Robert Beck, whose works are popular among local art collectors, was one of three internationally acclaimed artists to…

Show Biz and Real Life Collide Behind the Scenes at a Rehearsal In Theresa Rebeck’s “The Understudy,” an Homage to the Theater

Theresa Rebeck’s The Understudy (2008) is a comical, 90-minute, one-act depiction of life in the theater. The setting is a theater…

Princeton University Orchestra Unveils 2014-15 Ensemble in Concerto Performance

With a sea of musicians on the Richardson Auditorium stage, the Princeton University Orchestra launched its new season this past weekend…