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Vol. LXV, No. 24
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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BEARING DOWN: Olivia Corrodi of the Bearcats makes contact last Saturday at Grover Field in the title game of the Princeton Girls Softball Association’s (PGSA) Minors Division. Despite Corrodi’s efforts, the Bearcats fell 9-6 to Cardinals in the championship game.

Front Page

Township Approves First Step Toward AET Zone

Ellen Gilbert

Township Committee unanimously approved an amended introduction of an ordinance at its Monday evening meeting that would establish an Arts, Education, and Transit (AET) zone in the Township.

Commission Fine-Tunes Consolidation Report, Approval Due Next Week

Ellen Gilbert

At its meeting last week, the Joint Consolidation/Shared Services Study Commission did a page-by-page review of the 19-page report they recently released, detailing and recommending the consolidation of the two Princetons.

Businesses Suffering In Both Townships During Construction

Anne Levin

The closing of Alexander Road between Canal Pointe Boulevard and Canal Road during road reconstruction has caused problems for area businesses on the Princeton side of the project as well as for Obal Garden Market, which is on the West Windsor side.

Other News

The “Mars and Venus” Gender Differences Play an Important Role in the Workplace

Anne Levin

Men speak one way; women speak another. Males of the species miss verbal cues; females pick up on them. These key differences in behavior were among several cited by speaker Terry Adams in “Mars & Venus: Bridging the Communication Gap,” a talk held at the opening event of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Alliance on May 25. With this new program, the Chamber aims to foster connections and collaborations between business women and community leaders, and provide advocacy for women’s issues.

Planning Board Grants Approvals For Hillier Senior Housing Project

Anne Levin

A preliminary site plan for Copperwood, the senior housing development proposed for Princeton Ridge, has been unanimously approved by the Regional Planning Board. Architect and developer J. Robert Hillier, a Town Topics shareholder, was given the go-ahead to proceed with the 153-unit Bunn Drive project at a special meeting last Thursday.

NJ Transit Officials Reassure Council That the Dinky’s Future Is Not in Danger

Anne Levin

At a public meeting of Princeton Borough Council last week, representatives from New Jersey Transit repeatedly told members of Council that the Dinky is not threatened with elimination.

More of the Other News…


PU Track Star Amirault Overcame Injury Woes Packing Titles, Awards Into Homestretch of Career

Bill Alden

Based on his high school resume, it looked like Mark Amirault would be a star distance runner from the day he arrived at Princeton University in 2007.

Even Though PU Baseball Went Winless at NCAAs, Grabowski Proud of Team’s Competitive Mentality

Bill Alden

Matt Grabowski didn’t have a defined role on the pitching staff for the Princeton University baseball team this spring and that suited him fine.

PHS Softball Continued Upward Trend; Making States Again, Tying Wins Record

Bill Alden

While the Princeton High softball team was fired up to make its second straight state tournament appearance, the lead-up to its first round game at Holmdel was less than ideal.

More Sports…

Record Review

Open House: Kate Bush Receives a Surprise Visit From Emily Dickinson

Stuart Mitchner

Kate is a creature …. In other words, she does things witches, elves, alien beings, and ventriloquists can only envy: she goes from singing the sound of the earth to singing the sound of the sky … and before you can catch your breath she’ll be babbling like a brook, laughing along with a blackbird, and dancing barefoot on the moon. She’s a James M. Barrie fantasy come wildly to life as a winged femme fatale: she’s erotic, tender, perverse, maternal, and impossible. In another life, she’d have been Isadora Duncan or Sarah Bernhardt.

The quote above is from my first record review for Town Topics (December 7, 2005), in which I attempted to describe what Kate Bush is doing on the brilliant “Sea of Honey” side of her double CD Aerial. Five and a half years later here she is with a not strictly speaking “new” album called Director’s Cut, which features revised versions of songs from the albums The Sensual World (1989) and The Red Shoes (1993).


Tim Keyes Consort Presents Survey of Early American Music and Its Influence

Nancy Plum

The word “consort” conjures up a number of images from music history, but in many people’s minds, consorts tend to be on the small size. The north Jersey-based Tim Keyes Consort defied this definition this past weekend by bringing full forces to Richardson Auditorium for a musical New England Tapestry. Central to the concert was the world premiere of an oboe concerto also titled New England Tapestry, around which conductor Tim Keyes built a programmatic survey of 18th and 19th-century American music.

It’s New to Us

New Silverman Art Gallery in Bucks County Exhibits Work of Award-Winning Artists

Jean Stratton

“Things happen if you are available for them to happen.”

That statement is a true reflection of Herman Silverman’s view of life, and it has certainly characterized his own willingness to reach out to new opportunities, both in his career as an entrepreneur and in his long-time role as a patron of the arts.

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