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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...

Opinion: Congress can’t forget about needs of cancer patients

Every American faces uncertain and challenging times as we struggle with our new normal. For the New Jerseyans diagnosed with cancer this year, the...

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...

Paying tribute to the legacy of Betty Wold Johnson

    Like so many non-profit organizations in the greater Princeton area, the Princeton-Blairstown Center (PBC) was incredibly fortunate to be the beneficiary of Betty Wold...
PHOTO COURTESY OF PAM HERSH

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,...

Opinion: Arts Council of Princeton thanks community for its support of the Sew Many...

Just one month ago, the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) was approached by town officials asking if the ACP would lead a community-mask making...

Environment New Jersey supports Princeton on its renewable energy aggregation program

Given the headwinds we’re facing in Washington—and more to the point, given the Trump administration’s views on energy—we need all to take on the...

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...
Photo courtesy of McCarter Theatre

Opinion: Wearing masks in parks is considerate

I went for a walk on the Delaware & Raritan Canal in Princeton this past Sunday, May 3. There were many joggers, bikers, fisherman,...

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...

Opinion: Time for public sector to show solidarity with citizen employers

I read in the last Packet that the Princeton School Board is opposing delays of property tax payments (Princeton school board opposes legislation to...

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...

Opinion: Interruption insurance for the employed disabled

Our nonprofit has operated for over three decades to support people with disabilities in housing and placed them into employment opportunities. We are a...
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