Princeton Packet Opinion

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...
Photo by Laura Fuchs

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...

Opinion: A pedestrian-only Witherspoon Street allows for community building

In light of the unprecedented events of 2020, there is a renewed interest in reconsidering how lives are lived and how we commune as...

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...

Opinion: Thanksgiving is a time to build memories

"We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing." I enjoy all the holidays when the family gathers together. But, Thanksgiving is special. It isn’t only...

Opinion: Libraries occupy valued and important center of community life

Congratulations to three libraries in the16th Legislative District - the Hunterdon County Library in Flemington, the Montgomery Township Library Branch of the Somerset County...

Program provides support services to those dealing with challenges related to COVID-19

By Robert Kley More than one-third of New Jersey adults surveyed by the National Center for Health Statistics and Census Bureau from April 23 through...
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