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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...

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...

Opinion: Mercer County Community College offers safe ways to make education decisions

COVID-19 has dramatically and quickly altered the way we live, work, communicate, socialize and enjoy ourselves. It certainly changes the way higher education delivers...

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...

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs help seniors navigate the Medicare maze

Every day, 10,000 people across the United States celebrate their 65th birthday and become eligible for enrollment in Medicare. Even without the additional challenge...

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,...

LOOSE ENDS 6/12: The Princeton Ballet School (PBS) of the American Repertory Ballet performs...

By Pam Hersh A birthday celebration on June 13 will have a particularly graceful, albeit virtual, demeanor, when the Princeton Ballet School (PBS) of the...

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...
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