January 9, 2013

Noting the Spirit of Unity at Jan. 1 Merger; Residents and Merchants Deserve Thanks

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Princeton Transition Task Force and the Consolidation Commission, I want to thank residents who came out on New Year’s Day to celebrate the official merger of Princeton Borough and Princeton Township.

The spirit of unity was fantastic. Though a lot of hard work still lies ahead, Princetonians rightfully took time to enjoy our merger milestone — culminating more than two years of intensive efforts. Hats off to all of our neighbors, elected officials and municipal employees who made this day possible.

Princeton businesses also helped celebrate our consolidation. Local merchants provided the wonderful Consoli-Cakes, drinks, refreshments, and prizes. We’d like to recognize and thank the following merchants and organizations for their donations and support:

Arts Council of Princeton, Black Squirrel, Dunkin’ Donuts (Princeton Shopping Center), elements Restaurant, HG Media, Joe Teti, McCaffrey’s Supermarket, McCarter Theatre Center, Palmer Square Management, Princeton Printers, Princeton Recreation Department, Princeton Tour Company, Princeton University Athletics, Princeton University Conference Services, Small World Coffee, Smart Card/Princeton Parking Operations, Terhune Orchards, Terra Momo Restaurant Group.

What a wonderful way to ring in our new town and a New Year.

Linda Mather

Dorann Avenue

Chair, Transition Task Force Communications

and Public Outreach Subcommittee