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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …