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A BUG PARADE ON THE PLAZA: After making their own bug headwear Monday afternoon, Princeton preschoolers paraded around the third floor of the library and then continued the march on Hinds Plaza.

Township OKs Smallest Tax Increase in Four Years

Ellen Gilbert

The Princeton Township Committee unanimously approved the Township’s 2008 budget at its Monday evening meeting.

Redevelopment Plans Discussed at Meeting With Borough Merchants

Dilshanie Perera

Developer Jack Morrison, contractor Michael Lee, and Borough staff attempted to allay merchants’ fears regarding Phase II of downtown redevelopment last Wednesday, laying out the projected timeline of the construction of Building C, which will be built on the site of the Tulane Street parking lot.

Historic Preservation Commission Hears Report on Valley Road Building

Ellen Gilbert

KSS Architects’ recently released report on possible outcomes for the Valley Road building was the main focus of attention at the Monday afternoon meeting of the Township’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Of particular concern was the report’s contention that refurbishing the existing building would cost between 22 and 24 million dollars.

Other News

First Female Senior Pastor, Purkis-Brash, Installed at United Methodist Church

Dilshanie Perera

Jana Purkis-Brash, who was appointed Senior Pastor of the United Methodist Church on July 1, is the first woman to occupy that position in the history of the church in Princeton.

Hearing Held on Rep. Rush Holt’s Battlefield Protection Legislation

Dilshanie Perera

“History is best experienced by those who can touch it, feel it, and live it,” said Representative Rush Holt (D-12) during Thursday’s hearing held by the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.

Princeton Public Library Hosts Author of Novel About Sex Ed Teacher

Ellen Gilbert

Stuart Nachbar described his new (and first) book, The Sex Ed Chronicles (iUniverse $16.95), as a “fun story, especially for a Presidential election year.”

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Former PU Two-Sport Standout Venable A Step Away From Major League Dream

Jon Soloman

It is a rare lazy afternoon for minor league baseball star Will Venable.

In Swimming for Puerto Rico’s Olympic Team, PU’s Lennox Aims to Make Impact Beyond Pool

Justin Jez

The upcoming Summer Olympics in Beijing have presented athletes with an opportunity to reach beyond their sporting achievements into the world’s political arena.

Local Financial Analyst and Olympian Hughes Preparing for Scull Session at Beijing Games

Bill Alden

It didn’t take long for Matt Hughes to make an impression when he joined the University of Michigan crew program in 2000.

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Record Review

Charming Persuasion: A Stroll With Horace Silver

Stuart Mitchner

“Music hath charms to soothe the” — you know the rest, which is more often than not misquoted, with “savage beast” bumping “savage breast.” The passage comes from William Congreve’s 1697 play The Mourning Bride and goes on to say that music can soften rocks, bend knotted oaks, and give motion to inanimate things that “as with living Souls have been inform’d/By magick numbers and persuasive sound.”

It's New to Us

Antimo’s Trattoria & Pizzeria Serves Authentic Italian Cuisine

Dining at Antimo’s Italian Kitchen, Trattoria & Pizzeria is like going to to a good friend’s house for dinner. A warm, friendly and down-to-earth atmosphere is a perfect complement to the authentic, home-cooked Italian cuisine, which is prepared just for you.

Located in the Hopewell Village Square, 52 East Broad Street in Hopewell, Antimo’s was formerly the site of Sansone Brother’s Restaurant.

Lawrenceville Farmers Market Offers Locally-Grown Products

Local farmers’ markets are popping up like flowers in spring. With increasing consumer interest in healthy organic foods, sustainable farms and agriculture, and now worry over high energy costs, buying local is the way to go.


“An Inspector Calls,” Murder Mystery With a Social Conscience, Brings Soul-Searching Melodrama to Princeton Summer Theater

Donald Gilpin

There is an air of excitement this summer at the Hamilton Murray Theater on the Princeton University campus. It’s the kind of excitement that pervades a theater when what’s happening on stage is happening with the full commitment, energy, intelligence, and imagination of all involved. [More…]

Opera New Jersey Opens Fifth Season With Verdi Classic

Nancy Plum

How times have changed; if a virtual stranger walked up to you professing eternal love, you would at a minimum consider calling the authorities, if not canceling that online dating subscription. However, such is the stuff of 19th century opera, and Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi was among the best of his time in providing audiences with musical drama that pulled at the public heartstrings. [More…]


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