Hillsborough Opinion

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...

Current school board member encourages other to seek seat

I am a member of the Hillsborough Township School Board. The opinions expressed here are my own; they are neither authorized by nor do...

LOOSE ENDS 7/17: Nick Sutter

By Pam Hersh My angst antennae are particularly sensitive these days, so when I heard the news, I made my Edvard Munch “Scream” face, and...

LOOSE ENDS 7/10: Dr. Sean Naini

By Pam Hersh COVID-19 has upended our reality in so many different ways including bringing us a brand new reality television show: Telehealth-2020. Gone are...

SOLUTIONS 7/3: The Coming Costs

By Huck Fairman Along with the spreading of the coronavirus, this country is facing a range of destructive changes from the climate crisis. And, not...

What #Black Lives Matter and COVID have taught me about being a teenager in...

A few days ago I watched my friends graduate from high school, on my computer screen. The speeches were pre-recorded, the montage of the...

SOLUTIONS 6/26: Plastics everywhere in the warming air

By Huck Fairman A new report published in the journal, SCIENCE, warned that microplastics are everywhere, not only in the planet’s waterbodies but in the...

LOOSE ENDS 6/26: Raising awareness for lung cancer

By Pam Hersh Two weeks ago, I received an email from my friend Isabella de la Houssaye asking me to join her friends and family...

SOLUTIONS 6/19: Environmental Unraveling

By Huck Fairman     While many Americans are observing social distancing, working from home and not traveling, with the result that a majority of, if not...

LOOSE ENDS 6/19: Joe Greene and his company

By Pam Hersh I am no Pollyanna, but I discovered several glass-is-half-full aspects of this COVID-19 pandemic. The very clean glass becomes even fuller when...

Contact tracing with privacy protections is a formula for saving lives, boosting economy

We need effective contact tracing with privacy protections to open New Jersey’s economy and save lives. In New Jersey, more than 12,000 people in the...

Urban farms taking off

By Michele S. Byers When you think of farming in New Jersey, what comes to mind? Maybe huge rolling fields planted in rows of crops,...
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