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Winners of Princeton Municipal Building Naming Contest Announced

Borough Hall will be called Monument Hall.
Borough Hall will be called Monument Hall.

Monument Hall and Witherspoon Hall were the two names chosen by a panel of judges for the former Princeton Borough Hall and the Princeton Township Municipal Complex.

Thirty-eight contestants suggested 44 names for the former Borough Hall and 34 names for the former Township Municipal Complex.

Carol Calamoneri chose the winning name Witherspoon Hall for the former Township building at 400 Witherspoon Street.

Five contestants suggested Monument Hall for the former Borough Hall at 1 Monument Drive: Carol Calamoneri, Stephanie Chorney, Diana Crane, Mimi Omiecinski and Roger Shatzkin.

Winners will receive prizes including a certificate commemorating their role in the naming of the buildings. As the sole winner of the naming of Witherspoon Hall, Calamoneri will receive a $250 gift certificate to McCaffrey’s, season tickets to Princeton University football or basketball for next season, a free family membership to the Princeton Community Pool and free borrowing privileges for DVDs at Princeton Public Library for one year.

The five winners in the naming of Monument Hall will each receive $50 gift certificate to McCaffery’s. Shatzkin, whose name was selected in a random drawing for the five winners, will receive season tickets to Princeton University football or basketball for next season, a free family membership in Community Pool, and free borrowing privileges for DVDs at the Princeton Public Library for one year.

The panel of four judges included: Landon Y. (Lanny) Jones, editor and author; Jeff Lucker, a social studies faculty member at Princeton High School; Nancy H. Becker, the founder of  the independent public affairs consulting firm Nancy H. Becker Associates; and Leslie Burger, executive director of the Princeton Public Library.

The winning names will be presented to the Princeton Council at its April 8 public meeting.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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