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Vol. LXI, No. 35
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
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CUP FEVER: Former Princeton University hockey star George Parros enjoys the moment with Ethan Garlock, 3, left, and Tyler Bason, 2, as he brought the Stanley Cup to Baker Rink last Friday. Parros, a 2003 PU grad, helped the team win the Cup this past season while playing for the Anaheim Ducks. Garlock and Bason were at the rink with their older siblings who play for Princeton Youth Hockey. For more on Parros and his Stanley Cup journey, see page 29.

Front Page

State to Cops: Ask for Immigration Status

Matthew Hersh

Police departments throughout the state will have to rethink arrest protocol following a directive from the state's top law enforcer that requires police to ask for a person's immigration status when making arrests for DWI or any indictable crime.

Age Restriction Talks for Bunn Drive Housing Renew Conservation Aims

Matthew Hersh

Any talk of developing open tracts of land on a northern section of Princeton Township known as the Princeton Ridge is sure to be followed by questions about what impact development will have on the environment. But when a local architect and developer approached Township Committee with a new vision of age-restricted housing along the Ridge earlier this month, the question was whether anything, let alone senior housing, should be built in that area.

Planner Asks Township to Consider COAH Requirements in Development

Matthew Hersh

Even though the state's Council on Affordable Housing is in the process of redrafting a growth share formula that municipalities can use to tie new development into state-mandated affordable housing plans, Princeton Township Committee could be asked to implement an affordable housing component if it chooses to rezone a key tract of Township land, currently zoned for office/research use and age restricted housing.

Other News

Stanford Researcher to Share Latest Psychology With PRS Teachers

Linda Arntzenius

As students prepare to start school next week, Princeton Regional School's teaching staff will attend a convocation designed to get rid of rigid thinking and promote strategies for success.

Proposed Borough Shuttle Has Funding, but Vehicle Delay Keeps Project From Rolling

Matthew Hersh

A proposed commuter shuttle that would loop around key points throughout the Borough and drop off passengers at New Jersey Transit's Dinky station will likely go into effect sometime in mid-2008, Borough officials say, putting the project about a year behind schedule.

Princeton Young Achievers Poised to Tackle Digital Literacy Divide

Linda Arntzenius

Thanks to a Computer Literacy Grant from the Concordia Foundation, Princeton Young Achievers will be able to install 20 computers donated by the Girl Scouts of Montgomery into its three after-school centers: the Hank Pannell Learning Center on Witherspoon Street, and Learning Centers at Princeton Community Village and Redding Circle.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Parros' Improbable Stanley Cup Journey Highlighted by Stop at PU's Baker Rink

Bill Alden

It was a journey that George Parros never thought he would have the opportunity to take.

PU Field Hockey at Boiling Point as It Begins Drive for Ivy Three-peat

Bill Alden

The mantra last year for the Princeton University field hockey team was "finish."

With Focus on Developing Tougher Mentality, PU Men's Soccer Hoping Bounces Go Its Way

Bill Alden

With its old stomping ground of Lourie-Love Field currently being transformed into the state-of-the-art Roberts Stadium, the Princeton University men's soccer team's home this fall will be the field turf at Princeton Stadium.

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DVD Review

Doing Justice to Love: “Sunrise” and “7th Heaven” 80 Years Later

Stuart Mitchner

Mush!” we yelled whenever a movie cowboy romanced, or worse, sang to, a comely female. No dictionary I’ve consulted online has traced the genesis of that particular use of the word back to action-hungry kids at Saturday matinees. Film critics in embryo, we shouted it loud and clear, in between boos and whistles. We came to see the hero gun down the bad guys and here he was wasting his time mooning over some silly schoolmarm. Maybe we had a point. When you think of all the travesties of love that have been put on film over the years, all the bogus sentiment, the soft-focus close-ups and tender words, all the soap-opera-level moves, all the corny clichés and stereotypes of paint-by-the-numbers romance, not to mention marathon kisses and simulated sex, it’s enough to make you take a cue from James Agee and join the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Love.


Back-to-Back Bach in Kingston

William Dalgleish

A wooden church across from a cemetery on a village byway, canopied by overarching trees so luxuriant that, even on the sunniest days, they impart to the place a mysterious, vespertine air, is a locale more easily associated with Hawthorne’s gothic romances than a “bacchanalia” of baroque music. But hold on. Last Sunday afternoon, it became the ideal venue for “seancing” the musical spirits of members (and associates) of the Bach family. Proof: the works offered up in a concert entitled Banchetto Bachanale (a play both on the name Bach and on the collection of instrumental dances entitled the Banchetto Musicale).

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