Education is the key to adult independence

Min Li, West Windsor I went to the town hall meeting by WW-P school district Superintendent Dr. Aderhold. As many other parents in the community, we appreciated very much that he and assistant superintendent Martin Smith spent after-work hours to have a dialogue with us, including the few hours spent in Sunday Chinese School. I… Continue reading Education is the key to adult independence

Resolve to switch to non-meat diet

Ivan Slotsky, Princeton Once again, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those to improve our diet and exercise routine. Although gun violence and traffic accidents remain the leading causes of death among young people, the most dangerous weapon for the rest of us is still our fork. Well over a million of us are… Continue reading Resolve to switch to non-meat diet

Local chapter of Represent.Us working to address government corruption

David Goodman, Princeton The effectiveness of local action and initiative to address vexing social and political challenges is clear. The two best examples are marriage equality and marijuana legalization. Neither was getting anywhere with the Congress so activists turned to grassroots campaigns in cities and states. The results haven’t always been uniform and the road… Continue reading Local chapter of Represent.Us working to address government corruption

SOLUTIONS: Car makers see the value in electric vehicles

By Huck Fairman  Pam and Gary Mount hosted a gathering in November at their Terhune Orchards farm to hear Scott Fisher of NRG Energy present an update on electric cars. Quite clearly they are money savers for owners of cars like the Nissan Leaf, with the cost of running it, or a similar make,… Continue reading SOLUTIONS: Car makers see the value in electric vehicles

GUEST OPINION: Working women and family managers

Libby Zinman Schwartz  This past week Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Princeton dean and currently CEO of the New America Foundation, discussed her new book, “Unfinished Business, Women, Men, Work, Family” on women, careers and family at the Woodrow Wilson School of Government. She has been a guest speaker at the WW School several times during… Continue reading GUEST OPINION: Working women and family managers

PRINCETON: Princeton Community Housing ready to work with town to plan more affordable housing

Elizabeth Wolfe, Princeton Princeton Community Housing looks forward to helping Princeton meet the significant need for affordable homes. PCH has worked in collaboration with both the former borough and township government over the last 50 years to bring affordable rental homes to our community. We have built Princeton Community Village, Elm Court, Harriet Bryan House,… Continue reading PRINCETON: Princeton Community Housing ready to work with town to plan more affordable housing

PRINCETON: Living at the Harrison Street Project was an adventure

Dick Snedeker, West Windsor As a one-time resident of what you refer to as “Butler barracks” in your Dec. 4 issue, I would like to add a few facts about this frequently misunderstood and misidentified housing complex on Harrison Street. My new wife and I lived there for five years, from 1952 until 1957, when… Continue reading PRINCETON: Living at the Harrison Street Project was an adventure

PRINCETON: Hope comes from young and old working together

Wilma Solomon, Princeton “What gives you hope?” Ten years ago, within a week of each other, Eli Wiesel at Princeton University and the Dalai Lama at Rutgers University, responded to this exact question with the identical answer: “Young people!” That has stuck with me all these years. At the time I was a little annoyed… Continue reading PRINCETON: Hope comes from young and old working together

PRINCETON: Church and seminary to welcome refugee family

The Rev. Dr. David A. Davis, Princeton Nassau Presbyterian Church has been resettling refugees in the Princeton community for over 50 years. Families have arrived in our community from Cuba (1964), Cambodia (1980), Vietnam (1984), Hungary (1989), Bosnia (1994, 1999), Sudan (2003), Burma (2006), and Iraq (2010). The effort has involved serving one family at… Continue reading PRINCETON: Church and seminary to welcome refugee family

PRINCETON: Historic designation should be decided building by building

Ilona Melker, Princeton I am not a resident of the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, yet I would like to share some of my observations about the conflict over proposal to consider the designation of the neighborhood as historical district and one, which is referred to as historically African American. As we learned from the presentation on Nov.… Continue reading PRINCETON: Historic designation should be decided building by building