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UMCPP Blast Under Investigation, Staffer Stable

An explosion on Thursday evening, April 10, in a patient’s room on the third floor of the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) seriously injured a…

AvalonBay Remains Mum On Developer’s Agreement For Hospital Demolition

Fences were being installed Tuesday along the perimeter of the old Princeton Hospital, in preparation for demolition of the building to make way for construction of a 280-unit…

Record Number of Performers, Artists Expected for 43rd Annual Communiversity

Last year’s Communiversity brought record crowds to Nassau and Witherspoon Streets and all points in between. This year, the annual free Town and Gown arts festival, which will…

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From Donuts to Samosas: Prospect Ave. Food Trucks Serving Community Friday

Most people don’t associate the stately mansions that house Princeton University’s eating clubs with the…

SAVE Annual Gala Benefit This Weekend at Airport

On Saturday, April 26, from 5:30 to 11 p.m., SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals,…

People With Special Needs Are Focus of Friendship Day

The Friendship Circle of Greater Mercer County is holding the second annual ‘Expo:Friendship‘ on Sunday, May 4 at…

Spring Native Plant Sale At D&R Greenway

D&R Greenway Land Trust invites the public to its annual Spring Native Plant Sale, held…

Annual NAMI Mercer Walk Fights Mental Illness Stigma

The 7th Annual NAMI Mercer Walk will take place Saturday, May 17 at 9 a.m.…


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Calendar Highlights


7 p.m.: The Rev. Canon Dr. James Woodward, canon steward of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, will give a talk entitled, “Theology in Stone.” Woodward will explore the art and architecture of the chapel that is at the center of the College of St. George within Windsor Castle. The college was founded in 1348 by King Edward III; Princeton Theological Seminary, Daniel J. Theron Assembly Room.

7 p.m.: Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Soundtrack Lecture Series continues with a talk by Matthew Guerrieri, author of The First Four Notes: Beethoven’s Fifth and the Human Imagination; Princeton Public Library’s Community Room.

8 p.m.: The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) presents “Machine Yearning” at Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall at Princeton University. The concert is free to attend.


8:30 a.m.: Women in Development of Mercer County breakfast meeting. Learn about which local organizations welcome teenagers as volunteers and how to get started. Visit for more information; Fedora Café, 2633 Main Street, Lawrenceville.

9 a.m.: Princeton Seminary’s Annual Used Book Sale. The book sale will take place in the Seminary’s Whiteley Gymnasium on Hibben Road in Princeton. There is an entrance fee of $5 per person. The sale runs through Saturday, April 26.


4:30 p.m.: Free, performance of Irish traditional music by fiddler Martin Hayes and pianist Dennis Cahill presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies; James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street.

6 p.m.: 5th Annual “Princeton Dines Out for Parkinson’s Research.” Between April 25 and May 1, a percentage of restaurant proceeds will be donated to The Parkinson Alliance. Princeton-area participating restaurants include The Peacock Inn, Blue Point Grill, elements, Eno Terra, Mediterra, Mistral, North End Bistro, and more. For a complete list, visit


1 p.m.: Workshop reading and symposium on "Hoodwinked," a new work of documentary-style drama by Emily Mann that recalls the 2009 Fort Hood shootings. The free workshop reading will be performed by professional actors and directed by Mann; James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street.

3 p.m.: Opening reception for “Liberation,” new paintings by the Artists of A.R.T. at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts at the Arts Council of Princeton. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome. To listen to a recent TED talk delivered by Tim Lefens, A.R.T founder and executive director, visit

8 p.m.: Omar Sosa and The New Afro-Cuban Quartet perform at McCarter Theatre.


1 to 6 p.m.: Communiversity, Festival of the Arts in downtown Princeton. More than 200 booths, merchants, and local businesses will be on-hand to celebrate the vibrant arts community in Princeton.


Having Made History as Legendary Princeton Athlete, Mollie Marcoux Named as School’s First Female AD

When she was a senior at Princeton University in 1990-91, Mollie Marcoux wrote her thesis on the history of women in sports. The choice of subject was appropriate…

With Cutting Enjoying an Unforgettable Senior Day, PU Women’s Lax Tops Dartmouth to Win Ivy Crown

The chant could be heard throughout one end of Class of 1952 Stadium last Saturday after Princeton University women’s lacrosse team topped Dartmouth. The Princeton players repeatedly hollered…

Senior Standout Rigler Leading Diversified Attack As PU Women’s Water Polo Aims for CWPA Title

Katie Rigler got an eye-opening experience this fall in preparing for her senior season with the Princeton University women’s water polo team. The Fullerton, Calif. native took part…

Senior Star Keller Going Out on a High Note As PU Baseball Wraps Up Season This Week

When the Princeton University baseball team won its first four Ivy League games this spring, Alec Keller wasn’t surprised. “We knew we were going to be good,” said…

Furious Rally Comes Up Short for PU Men’s Lax As Tigers Fall to Harvard, Lose Shot at Ivy Tourney

For the Princeton University men’s lacrosse team, losing 9-8 at Harvard last Saturday was a punch to the gut. Falling behind 7-1, Princeton made a valiant rally but…

Despite Hitting the Road Most of Spring, PHS Baseball Heading in Right Direction

Things seemed out of whack last Wednesday at Steinert High’s Rich Giallella Field as the Princeton High baseball team was clad in their home white uniforms and batted…

Sparked by Blake’s Production, Leadership, Hun Softball Growing Into Confident Club

For Julia Blake, staying in the present has helped her produce some big moments this spring for the Hun School softball team. Last Thursday, with Hun locked in…

Stuart Lacrosse Drops 13-12 Nailbiter to Hun; Sees Loss as Evidence of Big Things to Come

When the Stuart Country Day School lacrosse team played the Hun School in 2012, it wasn’t much of a contest as the Tartans fell 17-6 to their crosstown…

Topics in Brief: A Community Bulletin

Save The Dinky will have a booth at Communiversity, Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to stop by to learn more about rail transportation in and around Princeton, the various stations that have disappeared over the years, and the five ongoing legal appeals to restore service to the terminal across from McCarter Theatre. The booth will be the southernmost one on Nassau Street, near the corner of Alexander Street.

Princeton First Aid Squad will to host a Flea Market with over 20 tables of furniture, jewelry, antiques, kitchen items, sporting goods, clothes, collectibles, linens, art, toys, books, and more. at 237 North Harrison Street, next to the Princeton Shopping Center, on Saturday, May 10 until 1 p.m. Each eight foot table cost $15 for participants. To reserve a table, call (609) 921-8972.
Princeton YWCA’s Stand Against Racism Day, will be held at Hinds Plaza and the Princeton Public Library Friday, April 25, starting at 5:45 p.m, with a focus on racism and immigration.

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). On the agenda are affordable housing and neighborhood traffic concerns. A continental breakfast will be available.

Operation Take Back New Jersey: Princeton Police will participate in the nation-wide prescription drug turn-in, known as “Operation Take Back New Jersey,” Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Princeton Police Department on Valley Road. Discard unwanted and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications. Liquid medications should be in a sealed plastic bag. No needles can be accepted. For more information call (609) 921.2100, ext 1818.

League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Princeton Area will sponsor a debate by 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, Witherspoon Hall. 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.

Princeton’s Passport Day is 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 to 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 (a state certified birth certificate, or a U.S. naturalization certificate, or a previous U.S. passport) and proof of identity (current driver’s license or state issued identification card) are required. Passports are valid for ten years (adults), five years (minors). The cost is $110 (adults), $80 (minors), plus $25 processing fee. The federal government requires a separate check for each passport application. Passport photos will be taken on-site for $15 ($10 for senior citizens and minors under 16). For more information, call (609) 989-6473, or visit

The Latin American Task Force offers free Citizenship Classes to prepare immigrants for the Naturalization Interview required as part of the process of becoming a U.S. Citizen. U.S. history and civics will be taught, and basic English necessary for the interview will be reviewed. An immigration attorney will visit classes to discuss what to expect as well as to answer questions. The classes meet Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Princeton Public Library in April and May. Students are expected to buy a copy of the textbook. Co-sponsored by the Latin American Task Force, the Princeton Public Library and the Princeton Human Services Commission. For more information, call (609) 924-9529 extension 220.


On His 450th Birthday: Imagining Shakespeare “Within the Consciousness of Our Country”

I think Americans will be fascinated to learn of our deep and early connection to the Bard, how he inspired presidents…

Art Is Part of the Healing Process At the New Hospital in Plainsboro

Art is playing no small part in the process of patient recovery at the new University Medical Center of Princeton at…

A Haunted House 2: Ghost Spooks Newlyweds in Irreverent Horror Spoof

A Haunted House, an irreverent spoof of Paranormal Activity, co-starred Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins as Malcolm and Kisha, a couple…

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…

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