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Vol. LXII, No. 19
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
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MAKING LINKS, PRESERVING A HERITAGE: Hendricks Davis, representing the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, is flanked by the Moises Santizo of the Latino Reform Council, and Susan Hoskins, of the Princeton Senior Resource Center, in a panel on “diversity” at the Princeton Future Open Forum last Saturday.

Front Page

Princeton Future’s Goals: Diversity and Sustainability

Ellen Gilbert

“Diversity” and “sustainability” were the themes of the second Princeton Future Open Forum on Saturday at the Princeton Public Library.

Township Committee Discusses Sidewalks; New Contract for Police

Ellen Gilbert

Assessment confirmation of sidewalk repairs done on Sycamore Road and Riverside Drive was the focus of the only public comment at Monday’s Township Committee meeting.

Borough Council Still Dealing With Issue of Closed Session NHKT Talks

Linda Arntzenius

When Princeton Borough Council met last night (after Town Topics press time) the item that topped the agenda was the ongoing issue of negotiations between the Borough and its developer Nassau HKT Urban Renewal Associates, LLC. (NHKT).

Other News

No Excuses: Be Green and Be Seen at Hinds Plaza Rally This Saturday

Linda Arntzenius

May is National Bike Month and Princeton residents will be seeing a lot of “Be Green and Be Seen” posters around town advertising a Community Walk/Bike Rally at the Hinds Plaza this Saturday, May 10, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Arts Council of Princeton Announces Opening of Robeson Center for the Arts

The Arts Council of Princeton will open the doors of its newly renovated and expanded Paul Robeson Center for the Arts to the public on Thursday, June 5, 2008. Opening Celebrations will begin with a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. immediately followed by a dedication of the Witherspoon Jackson Neighborhood quilt and public open house. The festivities continue with a reception for the exhibition, “Return: Home,” from 4-7 pm.

More International Students, Minorities Being Accepted by Princeton Graduate School

Linda Arntzenius

According to an announcement from Princeton University, the graduate school is attracting international applicants and a more diverse pool of applicants from within America’s minority communities.

More of the Other News…


Senior Ace Schaus Saves Her Best for Last in Pitching Princeton Softball to Ivy Crown

Bill Alden

Kris Schaus entered her senior year on the Princeton University softball team this spring determined to carry a large share of the load in her role as the squad’s ace pitcher.

PU Women’s Lacrosse Falls Twice in Last Week, Needs ‘A’ Game in NCAA Clash With Vanderbilt

Bill Alden

It was an emotional moment when Norris Novak and her senior classmates on the Princeton University women’s lacrosse team were recognized before their home finale last Wednesday against Maryland.

PHS Girls’ Track Showing Competitive Fire; Aims to Make Solid Showing at County Meet

Bill Alden

While Jim Smirk was not surprised that his Princeton High girls’ track team beat Lawrence in a dual meet last week, he was impressed by the effort he got from his athletes.

More Sports…

Record Review

Inside Portishead With the Bristol Blues Again

Stuart Mitchner

Articles in the April 13 New York Times and April 21 New Yorker enthusiastically heralding the return of the Bristol group Portishead after ten years away from the mainstream music scene must have had a fair number of readers wondering what all the excitement was about. Even in their mid-1990s prime, Portishead was not exactly a household word in this country, and their uncompromising new record, Third (Mercury $13.98), is unlikely to make them one in 2008.


Pro Musica, Westfield Symphony, Children’s Choir Combine Effectively in Britten’s “War Requiem”

Nancy Plum

It is always hard on a spring day to come inside and hear a concert, but those who gave up gardening on Sunday afternoon to hear Princeton Pro Musica’s performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem heard one of the ensemble’s best recent offerings. The concert at Trenton’s War Memorial was a collaboration among Pro Musica, north Jersey’s Westfield Symphony and a treble chorus compiled by local children’s choir guru Sue Ellen Page. The ensembles also performed the same program in Westfield the night before, led by Westfield Symphony conductor, David Wroe.

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