2024 has brought with it several firsts. We saw our first meaningful snowfall this week, giving area schools their first snow day. Minimum wage reached its highest level yet for New Jersey. And, as of Jan. 1st, if you get a call from a telemarketer, for the first time they must provide the name, mailing address, and telephone number for the person they represent within 30 seconds.
If those aren’t enough good things, we’re here to help you with our January issue A Fantastic and Fresh Start to the New Year. From ways to help better yourself, to ways to help better others, government changes and more, Princeton Perspectives is kicking off your 2024.
How did you start the new year? This month’s Pulse of Princeton asks locals what they are planning to do to make 2024 different. Maybe they’ll give you some inspiration! Hear all of their responses in the video now.
There are already changes underway at state, county and municipal levels. The article Government Kicks off 2024 With New Officials and New Plans delves into each level of leadership to inform you what has changed in the new year, how it may impact you and what you need to know to stay on top of it all.
At times, you think you just might have everything under control and then, something slips. The article Sometimes a Little Help Can Go a Long Way provides insight into the local charity Housing Initiatives of Princeton, explaining what help might be available should you need it and how you can provide some of that assistance if you’re able.
Whether you are a newcomer to Princeton or an old-timer, I bet there are some things you are not yet aware of. Did you Know? Rules and Recommendations for Living Your Best Life in Princeton shares some procedures, opportunities and places that can help you to take advantage of all Princeton has to offer.
Speaking of taking advantage, to live your best life you need to be sure you’re taking care of you. In the article Starting Small is the Key to a Restart in the New Year a local expert shares some easy tips to help you attain your physical and mental best self.
To do so, you should also read this month’s Perspectives Revisited, where we share new laws and new chances to enjoy and advance yourself.
We’re excited to wish you a very Happy New Year and thank you for starting the year off with us!
Lisa Jacknow spent years working in national and local news in and around New York City before moving to Princeton. Working as both a TV producer and news reporter, Lisa came to this area to focus on the local news of Mercer County at WZBN-TV. In recent years, she got immersed in the Princeton community by serving leadership roles at local schools in addition to volunteering for other local non-profits. In her free time, Lisa loves to spend time with her family, play tennis, sing and play the piano. A graduate of the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Lisa was raised just north of Boston, Massachusetts but has lived in the tri-state area since college. She is excited to be Editor and head writer for Princeton Perspectives!