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Princeton Today: Snow Removal Continues

IMG_2330Good morning on this cloudy Wednesday. The sun is supposed to come out by noon, and the temperature will rise to about 39 degrees today, turning more snow into slush.

Public works crews are continuing snow removal efforts today. Crews were out early plowing snow from downtown streets and hauling it away. Yesterday, Bank Street was closed so the snow could be cleared. Early this morning, snow mounds were cleared from Spring Street.

snow truckCentral Jersey Waste will pick up trash from neighborhoods the trucks did not get to on Tuesday. Today is also food waste pick up day.

Transit

Path train service between Newark and Journal Square has been restored. New Jersey transit trains, which were sometimes canceled or delayed on Monday and Tuesday, are back on schedule today.

Events

Need a good book or two, or more, to curl up with? The West Windsor Public Library’s Cabin Fever Adult and Children’s Fiction Book Sale runs through Jan. 31 in the library lobby during regular library hours. Books are just $4 a bag. Books will be added to the sale on a daily basis. The library is located at 333 North Post Road, in Princeton Junction. Library hours: Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Still trying to work on that resolution to live a healthier lifestyle in 2016? The Whole Earth Center on Nassau Street is kicking off its Winter/Spring Healthy Living Discussion Groups with an information session and registration tonight from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. The gatherings are designed to explore healthy approaches to food, fitness, and wellness. Brief presentations are followed by facilitated discussion on selected topics. Tools, assessments, fact sheets, recipes, and support are provided to help participants map a healthier life course. Advance Registration is required for this free, six session program. For more information, please e-mail ThrivePrinceton@gmail.com or call 609-924-8021. The dates for the sessions are: 7 to 8:30 p.m. on  2/10, 2/24, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, & 4/20.

Screening of “Pull of Gravity” – Each year, more than 700,000 people are released from prisons in the United States. This documentary reveals what happens to prisoners trying to re-enter society through the stories of three men at different stages of the process. Co-sponsored by the library, The Petey Greene Program, The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, and Princeton University’s SPEAR. 6:30 p.m., Princeton Public Library Community Room. Free.

Mummenschanz is back to celebrate its 43rd anniversary with a new show at McCarter Theatre. The ordinary becomes extraordinary in the wordless universe of Mummenschanz when common materials, everyday objects and colorful abstract shapes and forms spring to life. 7:30 p.m., 91 University Place, Princeton. Tickets $25 and up.

Princeton in the News

A lizard at Riverside Elementary School named Green Fruit Loop has made national news. The Lizard was found in a a bundle of organic tatsoi greens last week by a kindergartner.

Editor’s Note: We will be updating our blizzard slideshow and will post it in the afternoon. More than 100 readers sent us photos. Thank you.

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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Mercer County CHADD Group

December 11 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Princeton Board of Health Public Meeting

December 12 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Set in Stone: Lithography in France, 1815-1900

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Worship in Color and Family-style Dinner

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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