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LOOSE ENDS 1/1/2021: Dohm Alley comes alive

By Pam Hersh In this year of big tragedies and anxieties, I preferred complaining about small irritations in life. These proved to be perfect conversation...

LOOSE ENDS 12/25: Princeton Trivia is not trivial

By Pam Hersh I am trying to get a date with Josh Ellis for New Year’s Eve. Totally irrelevant are the facts that he is...

LOOSE ENDS 12/18: Steve Kornacki and Ingrid Reed

By Pam Hersh In New Jersey, Steve Kornacki has achieved Bruce Springsteen rock-star status among the politically passionate and electoral nerdy set. His chinos are...
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LOOSE ENDS 12/11: Laura Fuchs

By Pam Hersh Since masks became part of my daily COVID makeup, I have joked how they made me look much better than any pre-COVID...

LOOSE ENDS 12/4: Sustainable signs

By Pam Hersh As I emerged on Black Friday from the Princeton CVS on Nassau Street to a horde of unmasked kids who refused to...

LOOSE ENDS 11/27: Outdoor Dance Performance

By Pam Hersh The Nutcracker, the thrilling ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, has been a joyful element of my Christmas season for nearly every...

LOOSE ENDS 11/20: Landau’s and the history of Lindy

By Pam Hersh For kids growing up in Princeton in the 1980s and 1990s, a highlight of Princeton’s Nassau Street scene was Lindy. Everyone loved...

LOOSE ENDS 11/13: Rent Parties

By Pam Hersh In this time of high angst over the state of our democracy, job security, fiscal resources, housing insecurity/potential eviction, and, of course,...

LOOSE ENDS 10/30: Tay Walker: YWCA Princeton’s new executive director

By Pam Hersh Tay Walker never just wanted a job. She sought a job that consumed her thoughts morning, noon and night, a job that...

LOOSE ENDS 10/23: Marvin Reed

By Pam Hersh I had emailed renowned New Jersey political analyst Ingrid Reed about the Princeton Adult School/Princeton Public Library’s free, upcoming lectures that Ingrid...

LOOSE ENDS 10/16: Bus Shelters

By Pam Hersh In spite of being stressed and overwhelmed with COVID related problems, Princeton officials remembered to give me a gift that has been...

LOOSE ENDS 10/9: Matthew Parker, Princeton Adult School instructor

By Pam Hersh In 2020, Zoom has become a new member of my family, as it has for so many COVID cooped up people. The...

LOOSE ENDS 10/2: The Sourlands

By Pam Hersh Among the many important directives and declarations that Gov. Phil Murphy has issued during this first term in office is one that...

LOOSE ENDS 9/25: The Jewish Center of Princeton’s Rosh Hashanah service

By Pam Hersh I felt sad and numb – like I was living on the set of one of Shakespeare’s grim tragedies and in no...

LOOSE ENDS 9/18: Bruce Traub

By Pam Hersh I am old, I am elderly, I am in the COVID high-risk category. Numerous times during the past seven months, caring people...

LOOSE ENDS 9/11: Rhinold Ponder, artist and founder of ‘Art Against Racism’

By Pam Hersh I have a dream – certainly no comparison to the enormity of a Martin Luther King, Jr., dream, but nevertheless a dream...

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,...

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...
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