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Opinion: ‘Minimum standards’ not achieved during first week of school in Hillsborough

As the opening week of Hillsborough’s schools comes to an end, we again find ourselves in the regrettable position of having to address continual...

NJSIAA executive states case for high school sports

By Colleen Maguire During the past five months, the lives of our student-athletes have changed drastically.  In March, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association...

LOOSE ENDS 8/28: Susie Wilson and Voting

By Pam Hersh After 90 years of living, Susie Wilson - renowned in New Jersey as a political activist, an advocate for teen sex education,...

SOLUTIONS 8/21: Our Final Warning

By Huck Fairman This summer, parts of this country have been experiencing record heat, a hurricane or two, torrential rains, or droughts and wildfires. And...

Vote yes to legalization of cannabis on Nov. 3

On Election Day, Nov. 3, New Jersey voters will decide if the state will proceed with legalization of cannabis for adult use. The current status...

Opinion: Hillsborough Education Association will continue to oppose any reopening plan that does not...

Dr. Lisa Antunes and the Board of Education decided on Aug. 20 to unilaterally change Hillsborough's reopening plan, announcing that they now will opt...

Murphy, legislators enact significant laws under cover of pandemic

By Marc Gaswirth Soon after the nightmarish effects of the coronavirus pandemic subside, school district administrators may ask themselves this question: Where is Chris Christie...

LOOSE ENDS 8/21: The Arts Council of Princeton’s ‘Paper Crane Project’ exhibit

By Pam Hersh On Saturday afternoon, feeling a bit down under the COVID cloud, I closed my bag of Cheetos and decided to go to...

SOLUTIONS 8/14: Our String of Disasters

By Huck Fairman How bad is it? Three years ago, the NY Times reported, FEMA had been managing 27 “major disasters” around the country, with...

LOOSE ENDS 8/14: Barry Rabner

By Pam Hersh For the past 18 years, Barry Rabner, CEO and president of Penn Medicine Princeton Health (PMPH), has accumulated a slew of professional...

Hillsborough Education Association asks for school year to start remotely

Throughout the state, there is a lot of discussion about what the new school year will look like. Our teachers and school staff want...

SOLUTIONS 8/7: THREATS AND ADAPTATIONS

By Huck Fairman Princeton University climate scientist, Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, has been looking at the possible impacts from ocean level rise, storm surges, higher tides...

LOOSE ENDS 8/7: Jackie Fay – Grit + Polish

By Pam Hersh My daily walks, generally stress relieving, have become stress inducing, as I walk the streets of downtown Princeton and pass an increasing...

Somerset County Education Association implores state officials to keep schools remote

Union leaders from school districts throughout Somerset County, representing more than 7,000 public school employees, have drafted a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy and...

LOOSE ENDS 7/31: Shin-Yi Lin, Eagleton Institute Fellow

By Pam Hersh A few weeks ago, I had the honor of Zooming into a Rutgers University graduation that featured only four graduates, all accomplished...

LOOSE ENDS 7/24: John Weingart: Plagues and Pandemics: A Musical Tradition

By Pam Hersh My longtime friend John Weingart, associate director at the Rutgers University Eagleton Institute of Politics, has a knack for delving into topics...
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Comet Neowise illustrates the importance of dark skies

Since the earliest days of human civilization, the night sky has been a source of fascination and mystery. Ancient star-gazers saw human and animal...

SOLUTIONS 7/17: Our Changing World

By Huck Fairman A tropical storm came ashore near Atlantic City and blew up along much of the Mid-Atlantic coast, flooding roads and fields. High...
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