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Vol. LXIII, No. 51
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
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(Photo by Emily Reeves)
AFTER THE STORM: Springdale Golf Course resembled a Currier & Ives scene Sunday as people got out their sleds and enjoyed the up side of Saturday’s big snow.

Front Page

PHS Ranked Among Top 100 High Schools

Ellen Gilbert

At last week’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Judy Wilson announced that Princeton High School (PHS) was ranked 94th in the nation in a recent U.S. News & World Report article. PHS was the highest ranked open-admissions public high school in New Jersey and the only open-admissions public high school in the state to make it into the top 100, she reported, congratulating Principal Gary Snyder, the PHS faculty and professional staff, the PHS administrative staff, the PHS support staff, and PHS students and parents on achieving this recognition.

H1N1 Inoculations at 3,500 and Counting; Tower Access a Boon

Ellen Gilbert

More than 3,500 Princeton residents have been inoculated so far for the H1N1 virus, reported Township Committee Member Sue Nemeth on Monday evening. She noted that there will be additional public clinics in the coming weeks, and that appointments are required. Residents are encouraged to check the Borough and Township websites for details.

Wastewater Management Plan May Affect Future Development on Princeton Ridge

Dilshanie Perera

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is developing wastewater management rules, as part of the new Wastewater Management Plan, that could have implications for future development in municipalities across the state. Members of the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed Association presented their views to the Princeton Environmental Commission (PEC) during a meeting last week.

Other News

Environmental Film Festival Tops the Bill as Library Looks Forward to a New Year

Dilshanie Perera

With an expanded array of programming, the upcoming Environmental Film Festival at the Princeton Public Library offers a powerhouse assembly of films, speakers, discussions, and diverse subject matter, for what promises to be an engaging two weeks in the new year. All events are free and open to the public.

Understanding Public Health Issues: DiFerdinando Looks at Anthrax and H1N1

Ellen Gilbert

“It was a relatively complicated fact pattern,” said George T. DiFerdinando, Jr. recalling the local anthrax scare in 2001 when he was Acting State Health Commissioner. “At least a half-dozen, if not a dozen books have been written on that specific group of facts.”

First Units in Palmer Square Residences Slated for Completion by Spring of 2010

Dilshanie Perera

With construction progressing at a steady pace along Paul Robeson Place and Chambers Street, the Residences at Palmer Square, also known as “Hulfish North,” will begin occupancy in stages, with the first residents moving in by spring of 2010.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


PU Men’s Hoops Emphasizing Tough Defense, Pushes Win Streak to 3 by Edging Monmouth

Bill Alden

During his playing days with the Princeton University men’s basketball team, Sydney Johnson put a premium on playing superb defense.

Cuddy Makes Solid Debut in Starting Lineup; Helping PHS Boys’ Hoops to Opening Day Win

Bill Alden

Eamon Cuddy was a little shaky as he took the court last Friday to make his first career start for the Princeton High boys’ basketball team.

Freshman Deardorff Having Instant Success as PHS Girls’ Swim Team Produces 4-0 Start

Bill Alden

As the Princeton High girls’ swimming team competed at Lawrence High last Thursday, Serena Deardorff knew that she was facing one of the first stern tests of her high school career.

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Record Review

Must Be Dylan: Songs From the Heart of the Season Help Feed a Hungry World

Stuart Mitchner

These songs are part of my life, just like folk songs.

Bob Dylan

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