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Vol. LXIV, No. 7
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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(Photo by Dilshanie Perera)
WORK IN PROGRESS: The new chemistry building at Princeton University is a 265,000 square foot marvel of steel and glass. Construction is currently ongoing, but the building is due to open for a phased move-in beginning in the fall. This photograph offers a view of the atrium and the interior walkways that connect the two halves of the structure, linking research laboratories to offices and conference rooms.

Front Page

Tax Group Sounds Alarm on Borough Spending

Dilshanie Perera

At last week’s Council meeting Members of the Citizen Finance Advocacy Task Force warned that continuing to spend at the same rate could lead to dire consequences for the Borough.

Princeton House Homicide Is First in Area Since 1982

Ellen Gilbert

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the Princeton Township Police Department are investigating a homicide that occurred late Thursday evening at Princeton House, a behavioral health unit of Princeton HealthCare System at 905 Herrontown Road.

Largest Building on Campus Will House Chemistry Department, Beginning in Fall

Dilshanie Perera

The latest additions to Princeton University’s “Science Neighborhood” are taking shape, with the new chemistry building and Streicker Bridge slated for completion later this year.

Other News

Historical Society Uncovers Stony Brook’s Past, Learns More About Its Neighbors in New Exhibit

Dilshanie Perera

The rich community history behind family names associated with Princeton through road signs and eponymous historic homes comes vividly to life in the Historical Society of Princeton’s (HSP) latest exhibition, “Stony Brook: Gateway to Princeton.”

Wanted: Women 45 Years and Older to Run for Political Office in 2012

Ellen Gilbert

The 2012 Project, sponsored by the Rutgers Center for Woman and Politics (CAWP), would like to address the paucity of women in office in this country.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Davis Lights Up Electric Jadwin Crowd, but PU Men’s Hoops Falls 48-45 to Cornell

Bill Alden

It was like old times last Saturday night at Jadwin Gym when the Princeton University men’s basketball team hosted Cornell in an Ivy League showdown.

PU Alum Earl Enjoying Coaching at Alma Mater, Applying Lessons Learned During Playing Career

Ed Benkin

Brian Earl was part of a remarkable era in Princeton University men’s basketball, helping the Tigers garner national attention during the late 1990s.

With Irrepressible Denino Shrugging Off Injury, Tiger Women’s Hockey Posts Weekend Sweep

Bill Alden

When Stephanie Denino crumpled to the ice in agony in the game against Dartmouth in early January, it looked like her senior season with the Princeton University women’s hockey team may have been over.

More Sports…

Art Review

James A. Michener Art Museum
Edward Weston: Of Green Peppers, D.H. Lawrence, and the Supreme Instant

Stuart Mitchner

The best way to fully appreciate the 100 photographic works on view in the James A. Michener Museum’s exhibit “Edward Weston: Life Work” would be to rent the gallery for a week, put up a tent, and bed down every night in a world of Westons. If you happen to be familiar with his work, maybe you could find a more practical solution, like multiple visits or going to the nearest library, as I did, to check out Beaumont Newhall’s Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston (Little Brown 1986).

All in a Day’s Work

Jeff Nathanson

Ellen Gilbert

Jeff Nathanson began his tenure as executive director of the Arts Council of Princeton in May 2005. An arts management professional who has balanced his career between visual arts and music, he worked prior to that as an independent curator, arts management and public art consultant with the Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton Public Library, Borough of Princeton, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bradford Graves Foundation, West Windsor Arts Council, San Francisco Art Institute, and numerous other institutions. He has served as president/executive director of the International Sculpture Center (publisher of Sculpture Magazine) in Hamilton, New Jersey; executive director of the Richmond Art Center in Richmond, California; executive director of ArtSpan in San Francisco; and director/curator of Spectrum Gallery in San Francisco.

The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967 and housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, is a non-profit organization with a mission to build community through the arts by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing, and literary arts.

It’s New to Us

Mediterranean-Influenced American Cuisine Is Offered at Dennis Foy’s New Restaurant

Jean Stratton

The Lawrenceville Inn has a new look. Outwardly, it is the same charming 1892 farmhouse, but its interior features the cuisine and paintings of new owner/chef/painter Dennis Foy. Food for the body and soul!

What’s the Latest in Stone and Tile Today? Find Out From A Step in Stone in Skillman

Jean Stratton

A Step in Stone’s spacious showroom is filled with a wonderful display of stone and tile — every style, size, design, color, and texture. Ceramic tile, stone, glass, mosaic, porcelain, metal, and leather are among the categories available, and indeed, customers who step inside this inviting setting will discover a myriad of choices and friendly, helpful service.

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