WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO: Is this expansion or elimination of accelerated math?

Helen Ming, West Windsor At the Town Hall meeting with the superintendent, Dr. Aderhold, on Dec. 7, many parents were happily surprised to learn that the school actually plans to “expand” fourth and fifth grade A&E instead of “eliminating” it. The superintendent tried hard to convince the audience that all the criticism towards the school… Continue reading WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO: Is this expansion or elimination of accelerated math?

AS I SEE IT: The shell game of affordable housing

By Anne Waldron Neumann  On Nov. 24, Princeton’s Council and Planning Board met to hear townspeople’s reactions to a 10-year affordable housing plan presented by Lee Solow, the Planning Board’s planning director. My own reaction was deep disappointment. The number of affordable housing units each town must add to meet its Mount Laurel obligations… Continue reading AS I SEE IT: The shell game of affordable housing

Thanks to all from Senior Care Ministry

John Clearwater and Cathy Vanderpool, Princeton On Nov. 5, those of us involved with the Senior Care Ministry of Princeton found a very special reason to be thankful: the outpouring of support for our first-ever benefit. In its quiet fashion, the SCM has been part of the wider Princeton community for over 30 years, a… Continue reading Thanks to all from Senior Care Ministry

Special students amaze at Talent Showcase

Deborah Martin Norcross, Princeton Earlier this month, Princeton Special Sports and the Princeton Recreation Department sponsored the Arts For All! Talent Showcase featuring Princeton-area adults and teens with special needs. Although we suspected there was a ton of talent in this wonderful community, even we were blown away. Hosted by PHS junior Jack Lynch, our… Continue reading Special students amaze at Talent Showcase

Don’t overlook incidence of hepatitis C and HIV

Dr. Ronald G. Nahass, Hillsborough I read with great interest the piece (“Heroin use increase spurs need for forum,” The Princeton Packet, Nov. 27) by Philip Sean Curran this week. I have been concerned for a long time about this issue. There are a number of notable absent points in his story that we have… Continue reading Don’t overlook incidence of hepatitis C and HIV

PRINCETON: Angered by coverage of student protests

John Clearwater, Princeton I read with utter disbelief your coverage and that of other local media of the invasion and occupation of Nassau Hall and the president’s office by racial activists. I wasn’t surprised by The Packet, and now our PC mayor, accepting and rationalizing the bend the knee response to their demands. There wasn’t… Continue reading PRINCETON: Angered by coverage of student protests

PRINCETON: Democrats can learn about serving their community

Peter Wolanin and Jon Durbin, Princeton As chair of the Princeton Democratic Municipal Committee and as president of the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO), respectively, we are writing to encourage all Princeton Democrats to consider serving their community by getting more involved in the local Democratic Party or the local government. We invite you to… Continue reading PRINCETON: Democrats can learn about serving their community

Enjoy Thanksgiving by sparing a turkey

Jonas Bennett, Princeton While President Obama is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance that spares a turkey’s life. And here are some good reasons: • You can brag about pardoning a turkey — like President Obama. • You truly are… Continue reading Enjoy Thanksgiving by sparing a turkey

Keep the school district at the top in New Jersey

Min Li, West Windsor As the Constitution of United States of America has laid the bedrock for the United States to become the greatest democratic country in the world, unlimited investment and encouragement in science and technology talents has gained the United States unpeerable competitive advantage over any other countries and substantially changed our daily… Continue reading Keep the school district at the top in New Jersey

School district officials should work with entire community

Helen Yin, Plainsboro I attended the West Windsor-Plainsboro Board of Education meeting held on Nov. 17. I was literally shaking when I went to the podium to express my concerns. As a long-time Plainsboro resident, my family and I have been living in Gentry since September 1997. For the past 18 years, I’ve never seen… Continue reading School district officials should work with entire community