Finding the Right Balance, Around Town and in Life
ISSUE #33 – November 15, 2022
Seldom in life is everything cut and dry. Life is often more of a balancing act. Trying to pit wants vs. needs, help vs. harm, others vs. yourself. I could go on, but I think you get the point. Especially after last week’s elections, which saw some voting in an effort to get what they want while others were voting to prevent what they don’t want.
This month’s Princeton Perspectives sorts through some of these ideas in Finding the Right Balance, Around Town and in Life. Everyday decisions, from how to put together your Thanksgiving meal to how Princeton should put together its Master Plan, involves balance.
Before we get into the new information, take a look at our Perspectives Revisited, which shares about the latest aid Princeton is receiving to help with continued recovery post pandemic and offers details on which local NJ Hall of Fame nominees just got inducted. Read more…
In This Issue
- The Pulse of Princeton: If you were planning for the future of the Princeton area, what would you like to see?
- How Do Locals Balance Flavors, Food and Guests at the Thanksgiving Meal?
- How Princeton Public Schools are Reacting to Student Mental Health vs. Workload Stress
- Creating a Master Plan that Balances the Needs of All Involved
- How Balanced is the Princeton Real Estate Market?
In May, we shared in the article Local Connections of NJ Hall of Fame Nominees in the issue Reaching Higher – Princeton Neighbors Making an Impact Locally and Beyond about the people from our area that were being considered for induction into the NJ Hall of Fame. Well, two of them were inducted last week as part of the 14th class of inductees. Ralph Izzo, most recently Chairman, President and CEO of Public Service Enterprise Group (PSE&G) and Dorothea Dix, responsible for the first mental health facilities in America, are now both NJ Hall of Famers. In addition, construction has begun on a 10,000 square-foot complex at American Dream that will provide entertainment and learning, through exhibits and attractions about the the more than 200 NJ Hall of Fame inductees and the contributions they’ve made.
In 2020, we shared many stories about funds and grants that had been provided both locally and from the government to help businesses and residents get through the pandemic, for example in the article In the Face of 2020 Princeton Stands Tall in the issue How has 2020 Shaped Princeton? Now, nearing the end of 2022, funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is helping municipalities to provide for the health, social services and transportation needs of older residents, veterans and those with disabilities. Princeton received $6,057,088 from the Federal government directly. In addition, it has the opportunity to submit proposals to Mercer County, which has opted to allocate $3million that it’s received from ARPA to help out its municipalities.
The Pulse of Princeton: If you were planning for the future of the Princeton area, what would you like to see?
- How Do Locals Balance Flavors, Food and Guests at the Thanksgiving Meal? - When you look forward to your Thanksgiving feast, are you dreaming of the turkey or the sides? Do you get through the meal for the dessert or are you savoring every bite… Read more...
- How Princeton Public Schools are Reacting to Student Mental Health vs. Workload Stress - As we enter into the 2022-2023 school year, we are experiencing a “new” normal. In many ways, this new normal may look and feel how school operated pre-pandemic. Students and staff are… Read more...
- Creating a Master Plan that Balances the Needs of All Involved - For several weeks around Princeton, you may have seen a sign like this, encouraging participation in the latest survey for the Master Plan. It had been mentioned weekly in the Princeton Municipal… Read more...
- How Balanced is the Princeton Real Estate Market? - In real estate language, market balance is achieved when absorption rate is 7 months. Absorption rate is defined as the ratio of currently available homes for sale over the number of homes… Read more...