Town Topics — Princeton's Weekly Community Newspaper Since 1946.
Vol. LXI, No. 34
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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Weather Forecast

(Photo by E.J. Greenblat)

RAINY DAY BROTHERS: Four umbrellas and two sets of brothers (from left) Dylan Jeck, Jacob Ackerman, Ethan Jeck, and Alex Ackerman defying the elements on a rainy Princeton Tuesday.

Front Page

Developer Seeks Reversal in Housing Decision

Matthew Hersh

A Township landowner has filed suit against the Princeton Township Zoning Board of Adjustment for denying a proposal earlier this year that sought to build 96 age-restricted houses along a 14-acre expanse to the east of Bunn Drive.

Despite Recent Concerns, Mount Lucas Project Remains On Track

Matthew Hersh

Township officials last week questioned whether a recently approved proposal to build a 49-unit senior housing development slated for a 28-acre tract along Mt. Lucas Road would ever come to fruition, but those working with the developer have confirmed with Town Topics that the proposal is indeed moving through the planning process.

Borough Hall Considers Giving a Bit Back to Spruce Up a Restaurant's Rear View

Matthew Hersh

Once upon a time, Huei Tsai's commercial building in downtown Princeton backed up to a parking lot, where no one would think twice about seeing whatever picture the back of a restaurant might paint.

Other News

YWCA Princeton Welcomes Its Partner Status in Borough's Merwick Tract Redevelopment

Matthew Hersh

When Princeton HealthCare System announced in late 2005 that it would be relocating its University Medical Center at Princeton to a site in Plainsboro, and that Princeton University was the contract purchaser for its Merwick Rehab Center on Bayard Lane, YWCA Princeton and the Princeton Family YMCA knew they had to act fast.

A Light at the End of Nassau Street: Battle Monument's Illumination Looms

Matthew Hersh

After an arduous cleaning process handled by a state contractor, and a rigorous fund-raising effort by local organizers to showcase a Princeton landmark, the Princeton Battle Monument at Borough Hall is finally ready to be displayed, officially, to the public, neatly placing an exclamation point on what was generally considered to be a bright idea from the outset.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Princeton-Area Physical Therapist Nowak Embarks on Latest Journey With USRowing

Bill Alden

When Marc Nowak entered a masters program in physical therapy in the early 1980s, he saw it as a stepping stone to medical school.

Training Full Time With Oregon Track Club, PU Alumna Ferrell Starring on World Stage

Bill Alden

Cack Ferrell produced one of the greatest distance running careers in Princeton University history.

As PU Football Starts Preseason Camp Hun Alum Gallagher Aims to Stand Out

Bill Alden

Pat Gallagher hardly ever came off the field during his career as a star offensive and defensive lineman for the Hun School football team.

Herr Displays Her Cheekiness on the Ice, Starring at U.S. Hockey Development Camp

Bill Alden

The word "cheeky" is defined in the dictionary as meaning impudent or contemptuously bold.

Record Review

Celebrating Elvis: "His Greatest Gift Never Failed Him"

Stuart Mitchner

Thirty years ago last weekend I was buying a snack in the Gem Spa on the corner of St. Mark's Place and Second Avenue when I saw the headlines. ELVIS IS DEAD. Even though Elvis had never been a hero of mine, even though I never owned a record of his, I remember the time, place, season, weather, and what I was doing (in the city to see a movie whose name I've forgotten), because Elvis was and is — well, Elvis. Does anyone need to say Presley?


"Whizzer's Island," Comic Whodunit With Princeton Connections, Premieres in Marvin Cheiten Production at Hamilton Murray

Donald Gilpin

Full of Princeton allusions and Princeton issues, Whizzer's Island, currently playing at the Hamilton Murray Theater, is the murder mystery comedy concoction of Marvin Harold Cheiten, local businessman and benefactor of Princeton Summer Theater and Theatre Intime.

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