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Princeton Alumnus Donates $10 Million for Music Building

An alumnus of Princeton University has donated $10 million for the 23,000-square-foot Music Building that will be part of the arts complex currently under construction near University Place…

Due to Financial Woes, Term to End Early For Boychoir Students

Students at the American Boychoir School will finish the academic year earlier than usual due to the school’s precarious financial situation, according to a letter that went out…

Recent Negotiations, Community Rally Prompt Hope for Contract Resolution

Members of the teachers’s union, Princeton Regional Education Association (PREA), and parent supporters turned out to celebrate Princeton’s “lighthouse district” schools last week just prior to the April…

Town Topics Moves to New Home in Kingston

Town Topics has moved from its most recent home on Witherspoon Street to the historic Union Line Building in Kingston. “We outgrew our office on Witherspoon Street,” said…

Ordinance Prohibiting Sale of Tobacco Products To Get Public Hearing

At a meeting of Princeton’s Board of Health on April 21, the public will have an opportunity to comment on an ordinance that would prohibit the sale of…

Firestone Acquires Jacques Derrida’s Personal Library

The personal working library of famed deconstructionist philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) arrived at Princeton University’s Firestone Library just three weeks ago and scholarly blogs and social media sites…

Mark Johnson Rejects Town’s Separation Agreement

Princeton’s former Animal Control Officer (ACO) Mark Johnson has formally rejected the separation agreement he was offered by the municipality last month following his suspension in February. Mr.…

Former Triangle Club Accountant Pleads Guilty to Theft of $240,000

Thomas John Muza, 56, of Hightstown, appeared before Judge Timothy P. Lydon in Mercer County Superior Court last week. The former Triangle Club accountant, who also served for…

Still No Contract, Teachers/District Talks Continue

Representatives of both the teachers’ union, Princeton Regional Education Association (PREA), and the Princeton Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) failed once again to agree on a contract…

Council Authorizes Funds for Lytle Street Property

At its meeting Monday night, Princeton Council voted 4-2 to set aside $600,000 to acquire two lots at 31-33 Lytle Street, next to the Mary Moss Park, in…

Other News

New Lead on Criminal Suspect

The New Jersey State Police have released a composite of the suspect from the criminal…

Town to Turn House on Hilltop Drive into a Group Home

At a meeting Monday night, Princeton Council introduced an ordinance that would turn a four-bedroom…

Architect Michael Graves Eulogized: “Passionate, Optimistic, Talented, Insatiable”

Colleagues, former students, and family of Michael Graves celebrated his life and work Sunday in…

Princeton Resident Landon Jones Receives Time Inc. 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

Time Inc.’s 17th Annual Luce Awards will be celebrated tonight, April 15, at a dinner…

Labyrinth Presents Reading by Mark Doty

National Book Award-Winning poet Mark Doty will be reading from his latest collection, Deep Lane:…

Princeton Record Exchange Celebrates Record Store Day

Princeton Record Exchange will celebrate National Record Store Day on Saturday, April 18. Doors open…

Police Report Attempted Luring of a Child

Princeton Police have reported that on Tuesday afternoon at Hamilton Avenue near Chestnut Street, a…

Judy Brodsky Inducted Into NYFA Hall of Fame

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) inducted Princeton resident Judith K. Brodsky into…

Mother in Labor Goes to Old UMCP, Baby Born in Car

In the early morning hours of Saturday, April 4, the squad responded to the corner…

The Red Coats Have Landed

Though Saturday was “training day” for the British 43rd Regiment of Foot and the 4th…


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Calendar Highlights

Wednesday, April 15

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: St. Paul School of Princeton hosts a group of Holocaust survivors and their liberators, who will share their inspiring and harrowing accounts of those horrific events. The program will take place at the St. Paul Spiritual Center, 214 Nassau Street.

6:30 p.m.: Backyard composting with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Learn the basics of composting kitchen and yard waste. Free to attend; Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick.

Thursday, April 16

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Winter Farmers Market inside of the Princeton Public Library. Produce, baked goods, cheese, granola, flowers, and more.

7:30 p.m.: The American Repertory Ballet performs Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at McCarter Theatre.

8 p.m.: The Australian Chamber Orchestra performs at Richardson Auditorium in Princeton.

Friday, April 17

4:30 p.m.: Postcolonial scholar Poulomi Saha will deliver a free lecture on “Easter Risings: The Irish Insurrection in India.” The event is presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies; James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street.

6 p.m.: Princeton University Men’s Lacrosse vs. Harvard at Princeton’s 1952 Stadium.

8 p.m.: Opening night for "La Cage Aux Folles" at Princeton University’s Theatre Intime (through April 25).

Saturday, April 18

10 a.m.: The Princeton Record Exchange celebrates National Record Store Day. Hundreds of limited edition titles will be available for purchase. The musical group Wild Rice will perform in-store at 6 p.m. The band includes present and former members of Princeton Record Exchange’s staff.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Food Truck Fiesta at Mercer County Park. Proceeds benefit One Simple Wish, a charity that grants wishes to children in need. The cost of admission is $5. For more information, visit

2 p.m.: The University League Nursery School’s Spring Fling at the Carl A. Fields Center on the campus of Princeton University. Fun activities for children and adults including musical performances by the Princeton Nasoons, silent auction, face painting, and storytime. The cost to attend is $20 per family.

2 p.m.: Princeton Public Library hosts a free presentation with Cpl. Matthew Solovay and K-9 Harris of the Princeton Police Department. Harris is a 2-year old Czech Shepherd who became a member of the Princeton Police Department in January 2014.

Sunday, April 19

9 a.m.: Walk MS Hamilton to benefit the New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Walkers should arrive at 9 a.m. in order to register the day of the event. To register in advance, visit; Veteran’s Park, 2900 Klockner Road, Hamilton.

3 p.m.: Shana S. Weber, director of the Office of Sustainability at Princeton University, delivers a lecture on “Sustainability Uncovered: The Gritty Underbelly of Meaningful Environmental Endeavors at Princeton University.” A naturalist led walk through Mountain Lakes will follow the talk; Mountain Lakes House, 57 Mountain Avenue, Princeton.

Monday, April 20


Noon: Rutgers University professor Michael Santoro delivers a free public lecture on business ethics and human rights at the Princeton Public Library.

6 p.m.: Steven Pinker, cognitive scientist, linguist, and author, delivers a free public lecture at Princeton University’s McCosh Hall.

Tuesday, April 21

6 p.m.: Screening of "Driving Los Angeles," part of the Princeton University Art Museum’s The City Lost and Found Film Series.

8 p.m.: “This is How We Fly” musical concert by the experimental Princeton Sound Kitchen at Princeton University’s Taplin Auditorium.


No. 4 PU Men’s Heavyweights Cruise Past Navy, Bring 2-0 Record Into Historic Childs Cup Regatta

Greg Hughes knew he had something special on his hands with the Princeton University men’s heavyweight crew before it even hit the water this spring. “The guys worked…

PU Softball Has Lost Weekend in New England, Aims to Get Momentum With Columbia Twin Bills

Even though it won three straight games before heading to New England last weekend for doubleheaders at Dartmouth and Harvard, the Princeton University softball team realized that it…

Tiger Men’s Lacrosse Falls at Stony Brook, Looks to Raise Its Game for Ivy Stretch Drive

Coming off a tough 10-8 loss to Brown, the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team seemed to be back on the winning track in the early stages of its…

Making It Through Challenging Preseason, PHS Boys’ Tennis Primed for Big Spring

Instead of the usual preseason focus on fine-tuning her players’ games and setting a lineup, Sarah Hibbert has faced a different challenge as she has gotten her Princeton…

Buoyed by Battle-Tested Defensive Unit, PHS Boys’ Lax Produces Promising Start

As the Princeton High boys’ lacrosse team looks to rebuild its attack, a seasoned defense has been the squad’s calling card. In getting off to a promising 2-1…

Markey Stars in Goal for PDS Boys’ Lacrosse, Helping Panthers to Victory in D’Andrea’s Debut

After serving as the backup goalie for the Princeton Day School boys’ lacrosse team the last three years, Chris Markey started between the pipes as the Panthers opened…

With Senior McManimon Back at Full Strength, PDS Baseball Opens Season With 4 Straight Wins

Cole McManimon is looking to make up for lost time this spring in his senior season with the Princeton Day School baseball team. The Lehigh-bound pitching ace missed…

Hun Baseball Stumbles in Loss to Lawrenceville, But McQuade Still Upbeat About Team’s Prospects

Everything clicked for the Hun School baseball team in its season opener at Academy of New Church (Pa.). Hun rolled to a 19-1 victory in the March 30…

Hun Girls’ Lacrosse Showing Progress; Earns First Win Under New Coach Cook

As the Hun School girls’ lacrosse team prepared for its game against Rutgers Prep last week, it was primed to break into the win column. “We were confident…

Sanschagrin Stifles High-Powered Brown But PU Men’s Lax Falls Short in 10-8 Loss

As the ESPNU announcers introduced the television broadcast of the clash between the No. 10 Princeton University men’s lacrosse team and No. 13 Brown last Sunday, the focus…

Junior Standout Hoy Enjoys Superb Weekend, But PU Baseball Goes 1-3 in First Ivy Action

After the Princeton University baseball team fell 4-3 to Brown early Sunday afternoon in its Ivy League opening doubleheader, the Tigers were determined to make amends in the…

Sophomore Doherty Catches Fire with 7-Goal Week As Princeton Women’s Lax Splits With Cal, Delaware

Through the first seven games of the season, Anna Doherty had scored just two goals for the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team. Then last Wednesday, the sophomore midfielder…

Topics in Brief: A Community Bulletin

Princeton Health Department and Princeton Human Services will mark National Public Health Week by highlighting the importance of early health screening. Free cardiovascular/blood pressure screenings will be offered at Witherspoon Hall Wednesday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; free skin scans will be offered at Monument Hall Thursday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Healthiest Nation 2030” and the goal is to improve the country’s public health. Currently, the United States ranks as the 38th healthiest nation, in spite of spending the most per capita on health care. For ways to participate, visit: Access Princeton, @accessprinceton (twitter) and

Princeton Bike Share: Princeton University has unveiled a new community bike share program at Princeton Station on Alexander Street. Sign up and receive half-off the membership fee or a $10 credit toward your next ride by using promo code Princeton10 during the month of April. To apply for membership, or for more information, visit:

The Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees will meet in open public session Tuesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. in the Library’s 2nd Floor Conference Room.
Communiversity: Volunteers are needed to help with the town/gown event to be held Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 6 p.m. To sign up, visit:

Michael Graves Memorial Service will be held at Richardson Auditorium April 12, at 1 p.m. Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MGA&D) has announced that memorial contributions may be made to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, one of the projects that Mr. Graves was most passionate about ( In honor of the world-renowned architect, Grounds For Sculpture is extending a large portion of its current Michael Graves exhibition through April 12. For more information and to RSVP for the memorial service, visit

Princeton Recreation Department is taking registration online for its Spring and Summer programs. An early-bird special discount on select Pool Memberships, Day Camp, and Teen Travel Camp registration is available until April 15. For more information, visit:

Hospital Site Update: The Princeton Department of Engineering reports that work on the parking garage is continuing and additional new concrete floor slabs are scheduled to be poured next week, weather permitting. The removal of the basements, foundations and walls along with the sorting of demolition materials for recycling is proceeding and will continue for the next three to four weeks. The crushing of the concrete is proceeding with two (2) crushing machines working onsite; a fifth air monitor is being utilized. The crushing operation is being wet down, as needed, to minimize dust. Acoustical consultant, Cerami & Associates, continues to have noise monitors operating 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 when needed. Any noise-related complaints should be directed to the Engineering Department and on days that the municipality is closed to the Princeton Police Department at (609) 921-2100. The Mercer County Health Department and/or the Princeton Health Department will be taking additional noise measurements when needed as the work proceeds. If anyone experiences abnormal health symptoms after being in close proximity to the hospital site, they are urged to contact Princeton Engineering Department as soon as possible. The air quality monitors continue to be checked and have been found not to have exceeded 50 percent of the regulated standard.


150 Years Later — The President, The Poet, and the Master

Writing in the immediate aftermath of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, which occurred 150 years ago Tuesday, Walt Whitman refers to…

Jeanne Calo Exhibition and Sale Will Benefit Senior Resource Center

The life and artistic creativity of the late local artist Jeanne Calo will be celebrated at the Princeton Senior Resource Center…

This Homage to Paul Walker Was Worth Waiting For

  The late Paul Walker (1973-2013) was best known for playing Brian O’Conner, a charismatic lead character of the Fast and…

On The Centenary — A Jazz Pilgrim’s Progress Leads to Billie Holiday

The other day a high school friend wrote to say that in the course of selling off his record collection he’d…