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Vol. LXII, No. 38
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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MARKET DAY ON CAMPUS: Tuesday saw the opening of the first Farmers’ Market of the season at the Firestone Library/Chapel Plaza on the Princeton University Campus. Celebrating local organic, sustainable agriculture from the Princeton area, the market will be open every Tuesday through October 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Front Page

Borough Police Sergeant Indicted

Dilshanie Perera

Borough Police Sergeant Kenneth Riley was indicted on six criminal charges by a Mercer County grand jury last Friday. He was charged with two counts of computer criminal activity, two counts of unlawful access and disclosure of computer data, and two counts of official misconduct.

Affordable Housing: New State Rules Could Cost Borough

Dilshanie Perera

The Borough must submit a plan to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) by December 31 detailing how it expects to meet its affordable housing obligation of 178 units by 2018. If it does not, “COAH has legal authority to come in and take away residential and non-residential development funds,” warned the Borough’s Affordable Housing consultant Shirley Bishop during last Tuesday’s council meeting. According to Mayor Mildred Trotman, close to a million dollars in such funds have been collected since 2004.

Township and Borough Agree to Accept Draft of Recreation Department’s Master Plan

Ellen Gilbert

Both the Princeton Borough Council and the Princeton Township Committee unanimously accepted the final draft of a parks and recreation master plan presented at a Monday evening meeting by the Joint Recreation Board. The plan was amended to include incorporation of sustainability concerns wherever possible.

Other News

Neighbors and Public Comment On Princeton University’s Campus Plan

Dilshanie Perera

The Master Plan Subcommittee of the Regional Planning Board of Princeton, Princeton University representatives, and members of the public met last Wednesday to continue the ongoing discussion regarding the university’s 10-year Campus Plan. Emphasis was placed on the proposed arts and transit neighborhood as well as on the traffic impact of the campus plan on the surrounding community.

Conover Disputes Loss of School Bus Contract, Regional School Board Stands by Its Decision

Ellen Gilbert

The Princeton Regional School Board is standing by its decision not to renew the contract of the Conover Transportation Company. Although the Montgomery-based firm had been providing bus service to the Princeton public schools for over 45 years, its contract for the current school year was rejected because, the district said, it was presented in terms of annual costs, rather than the per diem breakdown called for in the bid specifications.

Charter School Board of Trustees Discuss Ongoing, Future Projects

Ellen Gilbert

Although it was founded 11 years ago, the Princeton Charter School (PCS) is still a work in progress, at least with respect to its physical facilities. At its first meeting of the new school year last week, the PCS Board of Trustees and new Head of School Broderick Boxley heard reports on building improvements made during the summer, along with updates on ongoing and future projects.

More of the Other News…


PU Football Relying on Chemistry, Efficient Play as It Kicks Off Season With Battle at The Citadel

Bill Alden

One doesn’t have to go beyond the cover of the Princeton University football team’s playbook to learn a major theme of the upcoming season.

Tri-Captain Berry Has Everybody on Same Page as PU Football Aims to Rekindle Team Chemistry

Bill Alden

Like a lot of college football players, Adam Berry spent his freshman season with the Princeton University squad as an understudy, riding the bench as he learned the system.

Senior Striker Perez Seizes Opportunity as PHS Boys’ Soccer Survives in Opener

Bill Alden

It was pouring rain last Friday afternoon but that didn’t dampen Anastacio Perez’s joy as he scored the first goal of the season for the Princeton High boys’ soccer team.

More Sports…

Book Review

The Woman in the Hat: A True Maverick Shakes Up Washington

Stuart Mitchner

In a perfectly just republic Bella would be president.”
—John Kenneth Galbraith (1984)
“She didn’t knock lightly on the door. She didn’t even push it open or batter it down. She took it off the hinges forever so that those of us who came after could walk through.”
—Rep. Geraldine Ferraro at Bella Abzug’s funeral


“Herringbone,” B.D. Wong’s One-Man Show, Opens McCarter Season: Show Business and Coming of Age in a Dark Musical Psycho-Drama

Donald Gilpin

Herringbone, the B.D. Wong one-man musical that opens McCarter’s 2008-09 season at the Berlind Theatre, offers a prospect that is promising in many different ways.

It’s New to Us

Terra Momo Restaurant Group Introduces Eno Terra Eatery

Eating out just got better. With the introduction last Saturday of Eno Terra, customers have a new opportunity for fine dining in a handsome setting.

Amy Karyn Home Collection Offers Array of Design Choices

Creating an inviting home environment is the focus of Amy Karyn Home Collection. Located at 19 Hulfish Street, this charming store is a gracious haven known for items of consistent quality and style. Customers will find a unique selection of items for the home, from furniture and accessories to a full line for babies, including cribs, bumpers, and bedding.

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