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Vol. LXI, No. 18
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
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COMMUNIVERSITY MIDWAY: Princeton's one-day community festival was in full flower Saturday (and so were the trees), making a carnival midway of Witherspoon Street. Borough police estimate a crowd of some 30,000 enjoyed the free outdoor event, which was sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton and the students of Princeton University.

Front Page

Pimley, Trotman Square Off in First Debate

Matthew Hersh

Setting the scene for what appears to be a civilized contest for Princeton Borough mayor, candidates Kim Pimley and incumbent Mayor Mildred Trotman met last week in the first formal head-to-head of this short primary season.

May 21 Deadline for Budget Review by Reorganized Board

Linda Arntzenius

At last week's meeting of the Princeton Regional Schools Board of Education, Tuesday, April 24, board secretary Stephanie Kennedy administered the oath of office to newly elected member for Princeton Township Dorothy Bedford and to returning members JoAnn Cunningham and Alan Hegedus, representing Princeton Township and Princeton Borough, respectively.

Political Greenhorn Promises Business Acumen at Borough Hall

Matthew Hersh

On several Tuesdays between November and March, Kim Pimley could be seen sitting near the rear of Council chambers at Borough Hall taking copious notes while assuming a straight face to mask her impression of the decision-making of the governing body she hopes to change.

Other News

It's Hinds Plaza Now as Borough Hall Votes to Honor Beloved Princeton Figure

Matthew Hersh

A year and a month would amount to no more than a blip in the 104 years of Albert E. Hinds, but that's how long it took to find a name for the public square next to the Princeton Public Library.

No Surprises Here: Borough Homes Increasingly Unaffordable, Report Says

Matthew Hersh

As Princeton Borough, along with all New Jersey municipalities, has tied itself in knots attempting to comply with new housing mandates compiled by the state's Council of Affordable Housing, the Borough's Affordable Housing Board has offered a sobering, but hardly shocking, assessment that while towns continue to find new ways to design affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families, average market rate prices are skyrocketing.

Mt. Lucas Road Senior Housing Plan Scheduled for Review This Thursday

Matthew Hersh

Following a hearing postponement last month, the Regional Planning Board of Princeton is slated to examine a housing proposal that, if approved, would deliver what housing advocates say is much needed market-rate senior housing to Princeton Township.

More of the Other News…


With Sowanick Focusing on Wins, Not Stats, PU Men's Lax Primed for Big Stretch Drive

Bill Alden

Scott Sowanick hasn't focused that much on individual statistics during his career with the Princeton University men's lacrosse team.

Hot-Hitting Iacono Explodes in Last Weekend But Tiger Baseball Falls Short of Division Title

Bill Alden

Sal Iacono was determined to make his last regular season weekend with the Princeton University baseball team one to remember.

Holland Earns 2nd Straight MCT Title As PDS Sweeps Singles in Taking 2nd

Bill Alden

Last spring, David Holland fought through a bad case of cramps in gutting his way to the first singles title at the Mercer County Tournament.

More Sports…

Art Review

The Governor and The Poet: A Camden Coincidence

Stuart Mitchner

What follows is the result of a chain reaction triggered by Don Imus’s offhand racist, sexist crack about the Rutgers women’s basketball team, which led me to Camden and Walt Whitman by way of Governor Jon Corzine’s near-fatal accident on the Garden State Parkway. Powered by Google, my progress toward a subject wound through an online bazaar of archives from mass murder at Virginia Tech to mass murder in Camden (Howard Unruh’s rampage in 1949 that left 13 dead); from the wearing of seat belts to the first drive-in movie theatre in the world (which opened in Camden in 1933); from Drumthwacket in Princeton (where the governor was on his way at 90-plus m.p.h. for Imus’s Apology) to the Good Gray Poet’s humble residence on Mickle Street, which became Mickle Boulevard, also known, since the 1990s, as Martin Luther King Boulevard. Enroute to Whitman’s house, I made side-trips to the Walt Whitman Theatre, which showed the first sound films in the Camden area, and to the Walt Whitman Hotel, where President Nixon and Governor Cahill engaged in a 1970 photo op (both establishments were demolished in the 1980s).

Princeton Personality

Princeton Psychiatrist Dr. Kenneth Gould Investigates the Life of the Mind

Jean Stratton

"My mind to me a kingdom is;"

This line from a poem by 16th century poet Sir Edward Dyer is emblematic of the work of Princeton resident Dr. Kenneth Gould. Exploring the intricacies of that "kingdom" and helping others to discover and uncover buried experiences within their own minds has been his life work. As a pediatrician, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst, he has been dedicated to furthering the physical and mental health of children and of adults.

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