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

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

GUEST OPINION: It’s folly to remove the Wilson name from Princeton

By Maj. Peter M. Erickson  The ongoing attempt by some Princeton University students to remove the name and erase the legacy of Woodrow Wilson is misguided. Worse, should the university acquiesce to this demand, it would send an extraordinarily bad message — one that would diminish the role and significance of higher education, and… Continue reading GUEST OPINION: It’s folly to remove the Wilson name from Princeton

SOLUTIONS: Seminary library enlivens and enlightens

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Huck Fairman, Princeton  Not only is the new Princeton Theological Seminary Library, which opened in May 2013, among the most handsome and interesting buildings in town but it is among the most environmentally friendly, in a number of ways. The staff has applied for a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) Gold certification.… Continue reading SOLUTIONS: Seminary library enlivens and enlightens

THE GOLDEN RULE: Bringing hope for peace and healing

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AVis Hofstad, Princeton  The Golden Rule acts as a beacon to peace and universal goodness that is so needed in the world today. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all would treat each other with the same affection and respect with which we would like to be treated? What an inspiring goal for us… Continue reading THE GOLDEN RULE: Bringing hope for peace and healing

PRINCETON: A powerful example of truth and reconciliation

Linda Oppenheim and Larry Spruill, Princeton This week, Princeton witnessed a powerful example of truth and reconciliation. In connection with the 175th Anniversary of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Synod of the Northeast announced that it is retiring the mortgage of $175,000 on the Paul Robeson house, righting a wrong committed over 100 years… Continue reading PRINCETON: A powerful example of truth and reconciliation