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Vol. LXV, No. 3
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin

Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) will host a Forum for the Consolidation Commission on Wednesday January 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Suzanne Patterson Building, behind Borough Hall. The forum is intended to be a dialogue between the Commission and the Princeton senior community about current governance and services in the two Princetons. The joint Commission of Borough and Township representatives was formed in August to begin the process of evaluating the feasibility and potential benefits of consolidating the municipalities into a single governmental unit, and alternatively to assess the feasibility of sharing services in the areas of police and public works. The first report prepared by the Commission’s non-profit consultant, Center for Governmental Research (CGR), “Who Does What & What Does It Cost?” is available at The Wednesday morning program will be moderated by Commission chair Anton Lahnston and will include a brief presentation. The session will then be opened for public comment and dialogue. RSVP is requested, but not required, to PSRC (609) 924-7108. 

John Witherspoon Middle School (JW) is collecting children’s and adult Clothing For All Seasons through January 21st. Clothing may be dropped off during school hours and put in the Common Area at JW. Distribution will take place there on Saturday, January 22 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., and everyone is welcome.

The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) has announced that William Lanouette, author of Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, The Man Behind The Bomb, will deliver the Lewis B. Cuyler Lecture at HSP’s 2011 annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, at the Nassau Club. Mr. Lanouette’s talk, which is entitled “Einstein and Szilard in Princeton,” heralds HSP’s forthcoming exhibit, “Einstein At Home,” which will open on February 8. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP (seating is limited), call (609) 921.6748, ext. 100 or email

The first meeting of the Friends of Obama Club of the United States (FOCUS) will take place on Saturday, January 22, at 10 a.m., at 14 Washington Road, Building 2, in West Windsor. FOCUS, which so far has about 90 members, is a locally-based, all-volunteer, grass-roots organization formed last month “for the sole purpose of supporting President Obama, his administration, his legislative agenda, and his re-election.” Although FOCUS is an independent organization, it is working closely with Organizing For America (OFA), formerly known as Obama For America, which will provide logistical and tactical support with the goal of developing FOCUS into a regional and then a national organization. Those interested in attending the meeting are asked to contact Roy Winnick at

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