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Vol. LXIII, No. 24
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin

Due to lack of funding, The Racial Justice Institute will close on June 30. Directed by Caroline Mitchell, the Institute was a collaborative program of the YWCAs of Princeton and Trenton, designed to bring together Mercer County communities, to raise awareness about the existence of racism, prejudice, bias, and white privilege, and to promote trusting environments.

Trenton has tied for tenth place (with Bridgeport, Connecticut) as one of the ten best cities for “Gen Ys.” The rankings, developed by the Martin Prosperity Institute, were based on more than 30 weighted variables in five categories, including share of a population at the young and single life stage; economic strength; education levels and safety; economic growth; and local amenities. All 363 metropolitan areas in the U.S. were ranked. Trenton was described as being “among the best small cities for singles, gays, and lesbians,” with “a high number of physicians per capita and high percentage of workers with a bachelor degree or above.” The other cities (from first to ninth) included Boulder, Colorado; San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.; Madison, Wisconsin; Boston, Massachusetts; Los Angeles, California; New York, N.Y.; Santa Barbara, California; and Worcester, Massachusetts.

Twelve restaurants along the D & R Canal, from Stockton to South Bound Brook, have agreed to donate 15 percent of the cost of the dinners of special ID-bearing canal lovers on three days this summer: Thursday, June 25, Tuesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 23. The proceeds will benefit the D & R Canal State Park during the 175th anniversary of the opening of the canal. For a complete list of restaurants, the dates of their participation, and IDs go to,, or call (609) 924-2683.

The Arts Council of Princeton is offering a variety of summer teen and adult classes. Course descriptions, registration, and scholarship information can be found at For more information or to register by phone, call (609) 924-8777.

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