PRINCETON: Leave our town alone!

Scott Sipprelle, Princeton  Cynicism about government is rampant in America based on the simple belief that government has been hijacked by special interests. As the political agitators ride high with overflowing coffers, their ability to bully and control legislators increases. Rules get changed, laws get passed, and the ordinary folk are pretty much left… Continue reading PRINCETON: Leave our town alone!

THE GOLDEN RULE: The key to a better future

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Eberhard Wunderlich  EDITOR’S NOTE: The Golden Rule is a monthly column from the members of the Princeton Clergy Association. This month’s author is Eberhard Wunderlich, PhD., secretary of Bahá’ís of Princeton.  The Golden Rule is a unifying foundation taught in all the religions of the world. As such, it serves to remind us… Continue reading THE GOLDEN RULE: The key to a better future

SOLUTIONS: Coaltion is helping make Mercer County sustainable

Huck Fairman  In the fall of 2014, an off-shoot of Sustainable Jersey was formed, the Mercer County Sustainability Coalition, which serves our county, and is one of six such regional hubs in the state addressing sustainable issues. The purpose of these hubs, and MCSC’s in Mercer, is to bring together the many ideas, plans… Continue reading SOLUTIONS: Coaltion is helping make Mercer County sustainable

Princeton University should sign UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment

Theodore Casparian, Lawrenceville I noted that Princeton University announced this week that it earned 12.7 percent on its endowment investments in its most recent fiscal year. This seems like a wonderful opportunity to address the issue of responsible investment, an area in which my organization plays a role in educating the public, endowments, and nonprofits.… Continue reading Princeton University should sign UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment

AS I SEE IT: Volunteering in Trenton, Part 2

Chrystal Schivell  In last week’s As I See It column, Anne Neumann discussed a recent Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) panel, “Getting Beyond Racism.” Like Anne, I was troubled by the question about “how to be involved in Trenton in ways that might be effective and comfortable.” As I listened to audience members mention… Continue reading AS I SEE IT: Volunteering in Trenton, Part 2

AS I SEE IT: Volunteering in Trenton

Anne Waldron Neumann  On Sept. 20 the Princeton Community Democratic Organization (PCDO) sponsored a panel on racism: a praiseworthy effort. But eight panel members and two topics — the Black Lives Matter movement generally and racism in Princeton specifically — made the resulting discussion somewhat disconnected and overly general. Given two minutes each for… Continue reading AS I SEE IT: Volunteering in Trenton

EDITORIAL: Princeton should plan its own 9/11 ceremony

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Today is the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and another target in Washington. We remember the crisp beauty of that day’s blue sky as we headed to school or to work, only to be greeted by the horrifying and confusing news of what was going on in… Continue reading EDITORIAL: Princeton should plan its own 9/11 ceremony

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By Huck Fairman  The town of Princeton, led by its recycling coordinator Janet Pellichero and John Marshall, president of the Princeton Merchants’ Association, is about to launch a new recycling bin campaign for downtown Princeton. The Public Works Department will be placing 10 new bins along Nassau and Witherspoon streets. These bins will have… Continue reading SOLUTIONS:

EDITORIAL: Joint Effort weekend helps keep community intact

 What’s become an annual tradition returned to Princeton last weekend, the Joint Effort-Princeton Pete Young Sr. Memorial Safe Streets Weekend. The event has been the creation of John Bailey, who grew up in Princeton and South Brunswick, but now lives and works in Denver. Begun as a basketball game, the event has grown into… Continue reading EDITORIAL: Joint Effort weekend helps keep community intact