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Vol. LXIV, No. 48
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Palmer Square’s annual tree lighting spectacular Friday featured a constellation of 32,000 lights. Santa Claus himself helped illuminate the 65-foot Norwegian spruce. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon in December and on Christmas Eve musicians and carolers, as well as Santa, will stroll throughout the Square.

Front Page

Board Approves Student Progress Policy

Ellen Gilbert

At its Tuesday evening meeting last week, the Board of Education unanimously approved a first reading of a new policy on student progress.

Free Holiday Shuttle To Operate Weekends Through December

Dilshanie Perera

Now in the second year of its operation, the free Holiday Weekend Shuttle program will take passengers around the Borough and Township on Saturdays and Sundays for the next three weekends in December. The program, which began on November 27, represents a partnership between the two municipalities and Princeton University.

Closing the Achievement Gap: PHS Students to Create Action Plan

Ellen Gilbert

Eight Princeton High School (PHS) students were among the over 170 minority students who attended a recent Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) conference hosted by the Bedford Central School District in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

Other News

Shoppers to Explore Holiday Gift Ideas at Arts Council’s “Sauce for the Goose”

Dilshanie Perera

Having begun 17 years ago as a small sale of student artwork, “Sauce for the Goose,” sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP), has become a full-fledged holiday bazaar offering unique pieces of art in various media made by more than 30 area artists. The show and sale will be held in the Paul Robeson Center’s Taplin Gallery and will kick off with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 3.

Forer Closes After 40 Years on Witherspoon

Dilshanie Perera

Forer Pharmacy, one of the few remaining locally-owned pharmacies, closed its doors at 160 Witherspoon Street on Monday.

Bendheim Center Is a Nexus for Research in Finance, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Ellen Gilbert

The library in Princeton University’s Bendheim Center for Finance was the scene of some brain-twisting questions earlier this week when Politics Department graduate student Daniel Mark presented “A Critique of Joseph Raz’s Theory of Authority.”

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Riding Late Surge for PU Men’s Cross Country, Junior Star Leung Earns All-America Honors

Bill Alden

It was a message that Princeton University men’s cross country junior star Brian Leung saw first thing everyday while he worked in Montana this summer on an internship for Project Vote Smart.

With Senior Maddox Showing Skill, Leadership Princeton Men’s Hoops Edges Siena in Overtime

Bill Alden

Over the second half of last season, Kareem Maddox emerged as a force off the bench for the Princeton University men’s basketball team.

Buoyed by Last Year’s Run to MCT Title Game, PHS Boys’ Hockey Brimming With Confidence

Bill Alden

For the Princeton High boys’ ice hockey team, its improbable run to the Mercer County Tournament championship game last winter was an eye-opener on several levels.

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DVD Review

On Kurosawa’s 100th: A Movie That Dostoevsky Would Come Back For

Stuart Mitchner

I know of no one so compassionate… ordinary people turn their eyes away from tragedy; he looks straight into it.

Kurosawa on Dostoevsky

Events marking Akira Kurosawa’s centenary have ranged from the Tokyo Museum of Photography’s exhibit of his storyboards to a Nashville, Tennessee summer film festival that ended with Ikiru (1952), billed on the Nashville Scene website as “A Movie That Can Change Your Life.”

It’s New to Us

Nassau Street’s Princeton Sports Bar & Grill Is “The Only Game in Town” for Many New Fans

Jean Stratton

Watch every quarter, period, inning, round, or set! You don’t have to miss a moment of your favorite team or player in action. With the opening of The Princeton Sports Bar & Grill (PSB&G) last July, sports fans and foodies alike can combine their love of the game with their love of good eating.

The new establishment at 128 Nassau Street is the latest incarnation of Princeton’s long-time favorite, The Annex (opened in 1948), which became Sotto Ristorante in 2004.

Pedicures, Manicures, and Waxing Services Offered at Newly Renovated Princeton Nails

Jean Stratton

In our high tech, fast-paced world, what was once considered a luxury is now often a necessity. A stretch of quiet time and a bit of hands-on pampering can be beneficial to mind, body, and spirit. Time away from the stresses of one’s busy life can rejuvenate and revitalize.

Casey Kang, new owner of Princeton Nails at 6 Nassau Street, fully understands this. “We give people the best personal care and attention. We take special care to help them relax. They need this time for themselves.”

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