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University Welcomes Dalai Lama

Security was tight as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet visited Princeton University Tuesday. According to University spokesperson Martin Mbugwa, some 4,200 people were in attendance…

Candidates Vying for District Seats Present Their Views to Parents

About 40 parents turned out Monday for a moderated Meet the Candidates panel discussion at John Witherspoon Middle School. They had come to hear the four candidates, Justin…

Council Honors Bruschi At His Last Meeting As Town Administrator

A serenade by an a cappella group and individual tributes from members of Princeton Council marked the final meeting that Bob Bruschi, longtime municipal administrator, attended before his…

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Copperwood’s Green Features Are Focus at Its Opening Day

After 10 years of deliberations, environmental considerations, and reconfigurations, Copperwood, the rental community on Bunn…

Rosenberg Receives Maximum Sentence in Animal Cruelty Case

Michael G. Rosenberg, the former Birch Avenue resident who was charged last year with animal…

1100 Runners Expected For Hi-TOPS Race Nov. 2

On November 2, starting at 7 a.m. on Paul Robeson Place near Chambers Street (Start/Finish…

“Technology and Aging Independently”: Theme for PSRC Annual Fall Conference

The Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) is one of the true treasures in this lively…

Mediator Needed for Teachers Contract Negotiations Between District and PREA

Members of the teachers’ union and Princeton Public School Board of Education (BOE) met October…


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Calendar Highlights


4:30 to 6 p.m.: Volunteer training for members of Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness. For more information, call 609.844.1008; Catholic Charities, 132 North Warren Street, Trenton.

6 p.m.: Pie making class at the Terra Momo Learning Kitchen. The cost to attend is $25 per person. To register, visit

10 p.m.: Open mic night at Alchemist & Barrister. Hosted by Eric Puliti. Registration begins at 9 p.m. This is a 21 plus event; 28 Witherspoon Street.


11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Princeton Farmers Market returns to Hinds Plaza adjacent to the Princeton Public Library. Vegetables, cider, baked goods, milk, cheeses, and more (repeats every Thursday through November 20).

1 p.m.: Free, Postpartum Adjustment Support Group meeting sponsored by the Princeton HealthCare System; 731 Alexander Road, Suite 103, Princeton.

3 p.m.: Robert Gregory, director of Princeton Office of Emergency Management, will deliver an overview of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program being developed in Princeton (also on November 6 at 7 p.m.); Princeton Public Library.

5 to 8 p.m.: Zastra Breast Cancer Awareness Event at 28 Palmer Square East in Princeton. 5 percent of every sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Resource Center. A local breast cancer survivor will also share her story with the public. This event is free to attend.

5:30 p.m.: Dress-up in your best costume for Princeton’s Annual Hometown Halloween Parade. The festivities begin at Hinds Plaza with a performance by the Princeton University Marching Band. At 6 p.m., the marching band and a giant puppet parade will lead the procession of costumed revelers to the Palmer Square Green (furry friends included).



9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Free, Job Seeker Session at the Princeton Public Library. Guest speaker Laura Craig will lead a discussion on, “What Makes Me Come Alive?”

5 to 7 p.m.: Halloween at Brick Farm Market in Hopewell. Families can come in costume after they’ve finished their trick-or-treating for more sweet treats and live music.

7:30 p.m.: Live performance of "The Rocky Horror Show" at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa. Audience members are encouraged to come in costume. Ticket prices start at $35 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 215.862.2121. There will be a second showing at 11:30 p.m.

8 p.m.: Shakespeare 70 performs Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation about an adult acting class in small town Vermont (also on November 1 and 2); West Windsor Arts Center.


8:30 a.m.: The Princeton Senior Resource Center’s 10th Annual Fall Conference including keynote speaker Tobey Gordon Dichter, a resource fair, and information about new products and services. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The conference is free to attend, but pre-registration is required by calling 609.924.7108; Suzanne Patterson Building, Princeton.

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 November 22 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 vegetables, artisan breads, sauces, and grassfed meats (through November 22).

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Fall Family Fun Weekends at Terhune Orchards. Pick-your-own pumpkins, pony rides, wagon rides, corn stalk maze, apple cider donuts, and more. Admission is $5 (children under the age of 3 are free). The Winery and Tasting Room are open without admission (every Saturday and Sunday through November 2).

6 p.m.: "Beyond Words: An Evening to Benefit the Princeton Public Library” will include dinner, a silent auction, and guest appearance by author Gary Shteyngart. Learn more at


7 a.m.: 2014 Princeton Half Marathon, which takes runners past some of Princeton’s most iconic landmarks. Learn more at www.princeton

2 to 4 p.m.: 150th Anniversary Celebration at the Episcopal Church of Rocky Hill on Crescent Avenue in Rocky Hill. Guests are invited to view the Church’s stained glass windows and their new organ. There will also be an organ dedication and a small musical offering. This event is free to attend.

3 to 5 p.m.: Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Shopping Center’s Annual Day of the Dead celebration. This free community event includes strolling mariachis, Mexican paper flower making, sugar skull decorating, face painting, and Mexican food; Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison Street.


With McSherry Coming Up Big Despite Sore Ankle, Tiger Men’s Soccer Edges Harvard, Stays in Ivy Race

After starting the first 12 games of the season, Brendan McSherry found himself on the bench for the Princeton University men’s soccer team as it hosted Harvard last…

Princeton Football Routed 49-7 by Harvard, Looks to Regroup at Cornell This Saturday

For the third straight season, the Princeton University football team scored a touchdown in the waning seconds of its annual showdown against Harvard. The last two years, those…

Princeton Men’s Hockey Getting Fresh Start, Seeing First Action Under New Coach Fogarty

Ron Fogarty is not making any bold pronouncements or predictions as he prepares to start his first season at the helm of the Princeton University men’s hockey program.…

PHS Field Hockey Doomed by a Bad Minute As It Falls to Lawrenceville in MCT Title Game

When the Princeton High field hockey team met Lawrenceville on September 24 in a regular season contest, the rivals battled to a 0-0 stalemate at halftime. In the…

With DiTosto Stepping Up Her Offensive Production, PHS Field Hockey Hopes MCT Run will Help in States

Julia DiTosto wasn’t exactly thrilled when the Princeton High field hockey team headed into overtime against Robbinsville in the Mercer County Tournament semifinals last Thursday evening. A year…

Senior Star Sutton Soars to 7th at County Meet As PHS Girls’ Cross Country Takes 2nd Overall

Mary Sutton didn’t have to look far for inspiration as she competed in the Mercer County cross country championship meet last Friday at Thompson Park in Jamesburg. The…

Keeping Things Simple, Trusting Its Training, PHS Boys’ Cross Country Takes 5th at Counties

When it comes to racing, the Princeton High boys’ cross country team keeps things simple. “You notice on the back of shirts it says ‘run,’ we don’t need any…

Overcoming Deficit to Gill St. Bernard’s in Finals, PDS Girls’ Tennis Wins 3rd Straight Prep B Crown

While the Princeton Day School was confident that it could win a third straight state Prep B title, things didn’t go as planned in the opening day of…

Topics in Brief: A Community Bulletin

The Whole Earth Center and Princeton Chiropractic Wellness Center, 33 State Rd. Suite B, have teamed up to collect food for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen during November. Every patron shopping at The Whole Earth Center who donates five dollars or more worth of food will be given a gift package for free wellness services from local wellness providers worth $500. For more information, visit:

The Community Blood Council of New Jersey will hold its annual blood drive Thursday, November 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Blood Mobile parked at the Princeton Municipal Building Parking lot, 400 Witherspoon Street. Blood donors may schedule a time online at using 400 Witherspoon Street as the donation location, or walk up to the Blood Mobile without an appointment. Donors are asked to bring a photo ID and to eat within 4 hours of donating.

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. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information, call (609) 924-7108.

Hospital Site Update: Princeton Engineering Department, which announced earlier that an additional sampling from the monitoring well was scheduled for mid October, reports that it has been advised that the testing firm was not able to obtain a sample due to water no longer being present in the well and no further testing is required. The Whitman firm is reviewing this matter. Work continues to remove much of the upper level concrete floor deck of the garage that will be replaced with a new concrete deck. An additional section of the deck is being readied for concrete installation. It is anticipated to take 10-11 months time to complete all repairs to the garage. The boiler house building has been removed and the sorting of demolition debris from various hospital structures near the parking garage continues. The removal of the four story and 6 story structures are scheduled to start at the end of this week beginning on the parking garage side of the buildings. In addition, Yanuzzi will be continuing to remove the “skin” of the main hospital building along Franklin Avenue and Witherspoon Street. The entire demolition project is anticipated to take 6 months to complete, weather permitting. AvalonBay’s acoustical consultant, Cerami & Associates, continues to be onsite monitoring noise levels of the demolition process and parking garage repair work. In addition, the Princeton Health Department is working alongside the Mercer County Division of Public Health to provide additional noise monitoring. A temporary sound absorbing wall and sound absorbing blankets have been installed adjacent to where the upper concrete floor deck of the garage is being removed. The air quality monitors are being checked and have been found not to have exceeded 50 percent of the regulated standard. Any noise related complaints should be directed to the Engineering Department. Any noise-related complaints or questions should be directed to the Engineering Department at (609) 921-7077 or at


John Berryman Joins Dylan Thomas in Life and Death: A Double Centenary

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do…

Kongo Across the Waters At University Art Museum

In 1483 when Portuguese explorers first set foot in the Kingdom of the Kongo located in parts of today’s Democratic Republic…

Princeton Pro Musica Journeys Through 19th-century German Music

As Princeton Pro Musica Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau wrote in his program notes to Sunday afternoon’s concert, his first two…

Dear White People: Social Satire Looks at Race Relations in the Ivy League

The academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It’s too bad that black students there also…