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Opinion: Thanks to Red Kettle donors

On behalf of The Salvation Army Trenton Citadel Corps and Princeton United Methodist Church (PUMC), I am writing to thank the hundreds of people...
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Opinion: ‘Superhero’ commissioner will join Biden-Harris administration

When Clark Kent puts on his glasses to hide his identity as a superhero his peers see him sit behind a desk oblivious to...

LOOSE ENDS 1/8: Michael La Place and Liz Lempert

By Pam Hersh The virtual farewell party for Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert, the first mayor of consolidated Princeton, featured 90 minutes of teary-eyed speeches about...

Opinion: HomeFront extends heartfelt thanks for keeping sense of wonder and hope alive this...

    Thanks to our wonderful community for donating more than 2,600 specially chosen gifts to HomeFront's annual Christmas Wishes Drive. The pandemic didn’t...
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Opinion: Resident supports action to reduce harm from landscaping machines

Let me add my voice to the chorus of pleas I have seen in the paper in recent weeks and months to do something...

SOLUTIONS: Virtual exploration of our world

By Huck Fairman Since most of us can neither safely travel for exploration, nor want to, given the risks, another way to see our planet...

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...

Receive social and emotional healing through virtual support groups

Anyone dealing with stress, anxiety and other psycho-social issues can receive social and emotional support that focus on hope and recovery, in a warm,...

SOLUTIONS 12/18: Inspiring personal story and example for us all

By Huck Fairman In this time of stress, environmental and political, TED Talks offers an inspirational, personal story in the form of a talk delivered...

Opinion: All Princetonians are equally deserving to be safe from known harms and nuisance

2020 has been a hard year for everyone. I lost my best friend, Dr. Stephanie Chorney, a local artist, grassroots activist, member of the...

Guest column: Daughter returns favor by having father’s article printed in the Packet

Forty nine years ago this month, my sweet father John van Raalte made one of my wishes come true, and it involved The Princeton...

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...

Opinion: In thanks to those who supported HomeFront families on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a very special day in many ways. It is not a religious, patriotic or commercial holiday, but rather a time for families...

Opinion: Witherspoon Street should stay pedestrianized

I am a graduate student at Princeton University writing in favor of pedestrianizing Witherspoon Street between Nassau and Spring Street. During the pandemic, my friends...

SOLUTIONS 11/27: Initiatives and ideas to address climate change

By Huck Fairman As climate change becomes more pronounced – the warmest years on record have all been over the last several – societies and...
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