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Vol. LXII, No. 8
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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The Princeton Township Democratic Committee will host its second annual “Ready, Get Set, Run” workshop on becoming involved in local politics tomorrow, February 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on the second floor of McCaffrey’s Supermarket at the Princeton Shopping Center. The time has changed from the previously scheduled 7:30 to 9 p.m. slot. While the Township Democratic Committee sponsors the event, Borough residents looking to get more involved in the political process are also asked to attend. For more information or to RSVP, contact PTDC chair Dan Preston at or call (609) 252-0011./p>

The Republican Association of Princeton will host its second annual Lincoln Day Dinner next Tuesday, February 26, at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton. The scheduled guest speaker will be state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. Mr. Kean is also the State Senate’s Republican minority leader. The reception will begin at 6:45 p.m. and dinner is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per person and $175 per couple. The cost is $75 per person and $135 per couple for members of the Mercer County Republican Capital Club. Reservations can be made by writing or with checks payable to: RAP, P.O. Box 381, Princeton, N.J. 08542-0381. For more information, call (609) 537-0080. Due to an editing error, Town Topics printed the wrong date in its February 13 issue. February 26 is the confirmed date for the Lincoln Day dinner. (MH)

“Now What?”, a Latino Reform Youth Council-sponsored career and academic workshop, will be held in the Princeton High School cafeteria on February 23, with a Spanish session for parents from 11 a.m. to noon, and a session in English for students from noon to 2:30 p.m. Young adults who are either in college or who have already begun a career will conduct the sessions. Local college and industry leaders along with law enforcement officials will be present. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Other sponsors include DeVry University, the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund and Mercer County Community College./p>

The Princeton Borough Republican Committee launched the 2008 election cycle with its annual organizational meeting in January, followed by its participation in the Mercer County Republican Committee meeting at which county committee members made Sen. John McCain their preferred presidential nominee. PBRC is looking for Borough residents interested in joining the committee in election and promotional activity, as well as for residents interested in filling vacant electoral district chairperson spots. PBRC is also seeking potential candidates for Borough Council. For more information, e-mail or call (609) 497-0740./p>

A $4 million donation was given to enhance the study and performance of jazz at Princeton University, school officials announced last week. The gift, donated by Princeton University alumnus Anthony H.P. Lee, will go to expand the University’s ability to support performances, research, and teaching. The new jazz program is “an important and integral part of Princeton’s vision for the arts across the curriculum,” said University President Shirley Tilghman last week. The gift will support the Anthony H.P. Lee ’79 Fund for the Study of Jazz, which will provide resources for undergraduate and graduate research, coursework, and visiting faculty in the Department of Music and the Center for African American Studies.

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