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A THEME FOR THE AGES: Film connoisseur Christopher Roberts will lead a trivia game on the 1942 movie, “Casablanca,” as part of this year’s Dining by Design benefit, which helps fund free programming at the Arts Council of Princeton. The event, which will take place on Saturday, October 15, offers residents a night of cuisine, culture, and the arts.

Arts Council Annual Fund-raiser Offers Night of Culture and Cuisine

Candace Braun

The Arts Council of Princeton, whose mission is to nurture and support the arts in the greater Princeton area, will be furthering its cause once again this year by holding its fifth annual Dining by Design benefit on Saturday, October 15. This year's theme is based on the 1942 film, Casablanca.

University Woman Attacked at Frist; Police Have Not Identified Assailant

Matthew Hersh

A campus-wide alert has been issued to the University's undergraduate, graduate, and faculty community following an attack on a University undergraduate female.

Fire Chief Appeals to Borough Council For Help With Finances, Recruitment

Matthew Hersh

In a rare emotional display, members of the three companies that compose the Princeton Fire Department implored the members of Princeton Borough Council and Princeton Township Committee to act — and act quickly — on the issue of the department's waning volunteer base, and the increasing need for annual funding.

Borough Weighs in on Hospital Site As Master Plan Hearing is Postponed

Matthew Hersh

Princeton Borough Council heard the latest update on planned revisions to the Community Master Plan last Tuesday, leaving at least one member of Council calling for an independent planning analysis of the Witherspoon campus of the University Medical Center at Princeton.

University Hopes to Move Forward With E-Quad Proposal Compromise

Matthew Hersh

In a decisive effort to move forward with a proposal to increase development space in its Engineering Quadrangle (E-Quad), Princeton University has put forth a concept that could result in a compromise with residents of the surrounding neighborhood by keeping in place a one-story building that had been slated for demolition.

School District Adopts Goals To Address Students' Needs

Candace Braun

The Princeton Regional Board of Education has adopted a set of goals to address the needs of all students, particularly those with learning disabilities. The decision was made at the Board's September 27 meeting, in response to the concerns of district parents whose children are struggling with dyslexia.

Neuroscientist Helps Parents Understand Learning Differences

Candace Braun

Following a recent decision by the Princeton Regional Board of Education to move toward district goals that will benefit all types of students and their learning abilities, a talk was held at the Princeton Public Library on Thursday, titled, "Cerebrodiversity in the Classroom: Lessons from Neuroscience."

Princeton Celebrates Merchants In Palmer Square Fashion Week

Candace Braun

Princeton is fashion savvy, and it's time everyone knew.

Continual Feast: Books and Life and the Life in Books

Stuart Mitchner

The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale begins at noon on Friday of next week. Soon I will be busy helping transform the new library's Community Room into a well-stocked used book shop with a wide-ranging array of hard covers and paperbacks gleaned from the many thousands of books that area residents have donated in the past year.

Not Just a Scooter: Jaunty Vespa Cruises Anywhere (But the Highway)

Richard O'Brien

Okay, so it's not exactly the Via Veneto, this little asphalt parking lot two blocks off Route 22. And I'm in North Plainfield, not Rome. But, hey, I'm channeling a little Marcello Mastroianni here. I twist the throttle and, with a thrilling and very stylish purr, the shiny black Vespa LX carries me smoothly down the lot, the breeze ruffling the imaginary silk scarf around my neck. Ciao, belli!


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