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Vol. LXIII, No. 10
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
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STUDENT ASSEMBLY: Princeton High students celebrate with players on the PHS boys’ basketball team last Saturday after the fifth-seeded Little Tigers stunned No. 1 Monmouth Regional 55-46 in the Group III Central Jersey semifinals. The victory earned PHS a date with No. 3 Neptune in the sectional final Tuesday with the winner advancing to the Group III state semis on Thursday at Winslow Township High.

Front Page

Borough Votes to Increase Parking Fees

Dilshanie Perera

After much deliberation at last Tuesday’s Borough meeting, members of Council voted to extend hours on parking meters downtown, charge for parking on Sunday, raise Sunday fees in the municipal parking garage, and sell approximately 50 monthly parking permits.

Sculpture in Plaza Will Commemorate Life of Albert E. Hinds

Dilshanie Perera

Montclair-based artist Tom Nussbaum has been selected by the Hinds Plaza Committee to create a sculpture commemorating the life and legacy of longtime Princeton resident Albert E. Hinds. The Committee and Mr. Nussbaum came before Borough Council last Tuesday to present their vision of the artwork, and obtained an informal approval from Council.

Infrastructure Improvements Ahead? Township Committee OK’s Application

Ellen Gilbert

The Township Committee authorized an application from the Princeton Sewer Operating Committee (PSOC) at its biweekly meeting on Monday. The application was for a loan from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program to support several sanitary sewer system rehabilitation projects currently under consideration in both the Borough and the Township.

Other News

PU Art Exhibit “Outside In” Poses Questions About Contemporary, Chinese, American Art

Dilshanie Perera

“Outside In,” a new exhibit at the Princeton University Art Museum, aims to dismantle any preconceived notions of what a mixture of Chinese, American, and contemporary art might look like.

Upcoming Numina Gallery Exhibition Offers Retrospective of Education in Princeton

Ellen Gilbert

The exhibit, “150+ Years of Princeton Public Schools: A Pictorial Retrospective,” was taking shape this week as students, teachers, and volunteers busily prepared for the exhibit’s official opening on Wednesday, March 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Princeton High School’s Numina Gallery. Sponsored by the Princeton Education Foundation (PEF), the event is free and open to the public. 

He Always Had Paris: Labyrinth Books Presents a Conversation About Henry James

Ellen Gilbert

Saying that he was tired of “new wave criticism,” author Peter Brooks described his quest for “a new way to do it.” The solution proved to be the book Henry James Goes to Paris, an examination of James’s year in Paris (1875 to 1876), and its consequences.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


Star Attacker Davis Joins Century Club as No. 3 PU Men’s Lax Whips Manhattan

Bill Alden

Although Princeton brought a 3-0 record into the clash with the Jaspers, senior attacker Davis had been held to a total of two assists in the Tigers’ last two outings.

With Berger Saving Her Best for Last, PU Women’s Hoops Clinches 3rd in Ivies

Bill Alden

It has taken a lot of toil and tribulation but Julia Berger was ready to shine in crunch time last Friday as the Princeton University women’s basketball team battled Columbia.

Sparked by Inspired Play From Dowers, PHS Boys’ Hoops Makes Sectional Final

Bill Alden

At times this season, A.J. Dowers went missing in action for the Princeton High boys’ basketball team.

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DVD Review

Movie Heaven at the Library: A Happy-Go-Lucky DVD Bonanza

Stuart Mitchner

“It’s a film about openness. About generosity of spirit. About love.”
Mike Leigh on Happy-Go-Lucky


Pennington Players “Ease On Down the Road” to Oz in Spirited Production of “The Wiz” at Kelsey Theatre

Donald Gilpin

Need a break from the bleak economic news? A fantasy trip to the wonderful world of Oz seems to have served that purpose in the past—in 1900 when L. Frank Baum published his original The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in the midst of the Great Depression when Judy Garland starred as Dorothy in the classic 1939 movie, and again in 1975 when the Motown-style version, The Wiz, settled in on Broadway for a four-year run.

It’s New to Us

Dr. Heather van Raalte, Princeton Urogynecology, Offers Various Treatments for Female Patients

“I was always interested in science,” reports Dr. Heather van Raalte, Director of Princeton Urogynecology. “In college, I focused on marine biology, but I realized that I wanted to work more directly with people.”

Children and Parents Make Music Together at Music Together Princeton Lab School

Music is many things to many people. It transports, it soothes, it enlivens, it entertains, it excites, it enchants. And the sooner, the better, believe the folks at Music Together Princeton Lab School.

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