Lawrence Ledger Opinion

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...

Opinion: A Double Miracle

I want to share a brief story about the miracles my sons experienced in their lives. Justin now holds a Master's in Human Nutrition from...

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...

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...


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...

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...

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...

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...

Opinion: There must be an end to systemic racism in Lawrence Township Public Schools

In response to the modern-day lynchings of Ahmuad Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and in New Jersey, Maurice Gordon, that have all...

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...

Opinion: Lawrence Township Public Schools need to reexamine equity in education

As protests against police brutality and racial inequality spread to Lawrence Township, advocates for racial justice should also examine another institution: schools. In Lawrence and...
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