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,...

SOLUTIONS 6/12: Fighting Trump’s Fuel-Efficiency Rollbacks

By Huck Fairman Having watched President Donald Trump’s denials, delays, lies and wild forays into questionable medicine, as well as his appointing law-breaking, self-serving, incompetent...

Opinion: We must protect cancer patients during COVID-19 pandemic

I’m a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, writing on behalf of cancer survivors and their caregivers. I write out of concern for this...

LOOSE ENDS 6/5: Women who embody the YWCA mission honored

By Pam Hersh On Friday, May 22, McCarter Theatre ’s retiring Artistic Director Emily Mann, also renowned as a playwright, asked me – and dozens...

A message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing. Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s...

LOOSE ENDS 5/29: Princeton artist Ryan Stark Lilienthal

By Pam Hersh In the current phase of social isolation life, I became particularly nostalgic for social mingling, when I walked past Small World (the...

Opinion: A season of loss, from COVID-19 to the ‘virus’ of racism

This has been a season of expectations and loss. Only because I am an optimist and I have very good friends who give me cause...
Matt Denton

NJSIAA begins to plan for students’ return to high school sports in New Jersey

By Mary Liz Ivins In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we...

Opinion: How to prioritize mental health during pandemic

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in the time of the novel coronavirus pandemic, mental health has never mattered more. The pandemic is exacting...

LOOSE ENDS 5/22: Reopening of Alexander Road pales in comparison to COVID-19 crisis

By Pam Hersh In hyperbolic language similar to what I hear from my six-year-old grandson, several of my friends declared a few months ago that...

SOLUTIONS 5/15: Community or Company Aggregation

By Huck Fairman As a long time Princeton resident, I have been interested in, and have written a number of, Packet opinion pieces on the climate...

LOOSE ENDS 5/15: Cranbury Station Gallery virtual classes ‘help keep it together’

by Pam Hersh The good news is that artist and business entrepreneur Kathy Morolda, the owner of Cranbury Station Gallery (CSG) in Princeton and Monroe,...

LOOSE ENDS 5/8: The upsides of a virtual gala

By Pam Hersh My friends are worried that the COVID-19 social distancing has made me go off the deep end – into a pool of...

Opinion: Chelsea Senior Living has 30-year history of caring for seniors

Chelsea Senior Living operates 21 assisted living residences in New Jersey and New York. During the horrific COVID-19 pandemic, our senior population has been...

SOLUTIONS 5/1: Renewable Energy Supply – A Tale of Two Rates

By Huck Fairman The Town of Princeton has admirably drawn up a number of steps to reduce the cost and the emissions, or pollution, stemming...

LOOSE ENDS 5/1: The Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad

By Pam Hersh Giving up on things is not Mark Freda’s thing. I know these things about him, because I have worked with Mark on...

SOLUTIONS 4/24: The Other Crisis

By Huck Fairman While we are contending with the coronavirus, we have another, potentially more devastating crisis looming, one that we are already well into. This...

LOOSE ENDS 4/24: Stopping the devastation of COVID-19

By Pam Hersh In the spring of 2019, Dr. Craig Gronczewski, the chair of Emergency Services at Penn Medicine Princeton Health, was focused on operational...
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