Where Does Princeton Stand? A Local Perspective on National Issues
ISSUE #21 – November 16, 2021
It’s sometimes easy, especially during pandemic times, to live in a bubble – unaware of what is truly going on right around you. And while it’s easy to turn on the news and get an overall understanding of things, it’s sometimes harder to know what they are really like in your neck of the woods. That’s the purpose of Princeton Perspectives, to localize stories and share information that matters to you.
So, it’s only fitting that our November issue focuses on just that. In Where Does Princeton Stand? A Local Perspective on National Issues, we take a local look at some of the major stories covering the headlines and provide a deeper look at what they’re like in and around Princeton.
For starters, community events are starting to pick up everywhere. Sick of cancellations and with evidence that outdoor events are safe, major running events are on thing making a big comeback. Though there were some COVID-safety changes, the Boston Marathon ran in October and the New York marathon ran earlier this month. Both built up great excitement for the HiTops Princeton Half Marathon that ran on Sunday. Read more…
In This Issue
- Pulse of Princeton: Did you come out to visit us at the HiTops Princeton Half Marathon? We had fun with the runners and spectators!
- Do Princeton Locals Lean Liberal or Conservative? It’s Not So Cut and Dry
- Princeton Health Officer: The Current State of COVID Here
- The Perfect Storm of Problems Creates Hurdles for Local Businesses and Consumers
- Princeton’s Appetite for Visual and Performing Arts is Strong
Pulse of Princeton: Did you come out to visit us at the HiTops Princeton Half Marathon? We had fun with the runners and spectators!
- Do Princeton Locals Lean Liberal or Conservative? It’s Not So Cut and Dry - On Friday, Jack Ciattarelli conceded in a very close race, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy eked out an official win over the Republican candidate. Similarly, the morning after election day, the… Read more...
- Princeton Health Officer: The Current State of COVID Here - As the first marking period of the school year comes to a close, the Princeton Health Department continues to remain optimistic about the COVID-19 transmission rates in schools. Princeton schools (public, private… Read more...
- The Perfect Storm of Problems Creates Hurdles for Local Businesses and Consumers - It’s no secret, businesses of all kinds are struggling with new realities. Office workers have gotten comfortable at home and don’t want to resume a commute back to the workplace. Small businesses… Read more...
- Princeton’s Appetite for Visual and Performing Arts is Strong - Artist and art enthusiasts were struck hard when COVID hit, with live performances and other displays of art closed down. Over the months, creative thinkers found ways to offer something to the… Read more...
In Issue #4 Get Outdoors – Experiencing and Appreciating Princeton’s Natural Wonders, we shared with you about the many wonderful local hiking areas in the article Tracks and Trails – The Hidden Gems All Around Us. You can walk some of the trails we detailed while listening to enlightening audio tours and D&R Greenway has just launched a new one. There is currently a free trial of the program “Women & Conservation.” If you listen as you walk along Cedar Ridge Preserve in Hopewell, highlights about local female conservationists and their impacts on several land areas with be prompted as you reach various points of the trail. Other audio tours can be heard while walking Princeton’s Greenway Meadows and Hopewell’s St. Michaels Farm Preserve, all by downloading the free app TravelStorysGPS.
In Issue #18 Local Changes on the Horizon in Princeton, the article Changing the Landscape Project Encourages Residents to Reimagine Their Lawns shared with you the project that was underway discussing gas-powered landscape equipment in Princeton – their environmental and health impacts and the future of their use. Well, it’s time to get your battery-powered or corded devices ready! Late last month, Princeton Council unanimously approved an ordinance that restricts when gas-powered equipment can be used by contractors and property owners. All lawn mowers are still allowed, however beginning in 2022, gas-powered leaf blowers will be prohibited through winter and summer seasons, from December 16th-March 14th and again May 16th-September 30th. Effective immediately, you are no longer able to use gas-powered leaf blowers, chainsaws and trimmers on Sundays year-round or on the 6 named holidays. Exceptions will be made for emergencies.