Passing Along Princeton Traditions, Old and New
ISSUE #46 – December 14, 2023
It is hard to believe there are just a few more weeks until the end of 2023. What a turbulent year it has been! But one of the nice things that happens as December arrives, is no matter what is weighing you down, there are things to cheer you up. Whether it’s watching the Palmer Square tree go up in lights or taking part in one of the local Chanukah celebrations, each family and community has traditions it hopes to pass down from generation to generation.
This month, in the issue Passing Along Princeton Traditions, Old and New, Princeton Perspectives aims to tap into some of those things that keep us going. It’s important to have things to look forward to year after year. It’s also wonderful to try something new – something that might get added to your annual repertoire. Read more…
In This Issue
- Pulse of Princeton: What is your favorite tradition this time of year?
- Continuing the Tradition of Local Coverage as We Look Back at 2023
- History to Come Alive at Princeton Battlefield State Park
- Tasty Traditions to Try Before the Year is Up
- Year After Year, Visitors Indulge in the Spirit of the Displays
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The Pulse of Princeton: What is your favorite tradition this time of year?
- Continuing the Tradition of Local Coverage as We Look Back at 2023 - Traditions must begin somewhere, not all traditions are old. We are thankful that since March 2020, reading Princeton Perspectives has become a valued tradition for many to stay on top of important… Read more...
- History to Come Alive at Princeton Battlefield State Park - Traditions are things that we as individuals, a family, or a community weave into our lives to keep important memories alive. Few things are more important to us as a community and… Read more...
- Tasty Traditions to Try Before the Year is Up - There is nothing more traditional than the food and drink one has at special occasions, places or certain times of year. Religiously, fish is synonymous with Fridays during Lent, matzoh is a… Read more...
- Year After Year, Visitors Indulge in the Spirit of the Displays - Morven Museum & Garden is once again hosting its cherished holiday tradition, Festival of Trees, on view through January 7, 2024. Visitors come from near and far to view the creative and… Read more...
Pipe replacements all over town! From the sewer to natural gas, pipelines are being updated across Princeton. In the June issue Trials and Tribulations Around Town: What’s the Best Way to Move Forward? we shared with you some of the updates happening in the article Construction and Traffic and Parking…Oh Boy! The Impacts are Being Felt Around Town. New Jersey American Water is also working to update pipes, as necessary. Though their water mains are not lead, some service lines may be. So, the company has created this interactive map to determine the make-up of your pipes. If lead or galvanized steel, they will replace them at no cost. The Garden State passed a law in 2021 requiring any lead or galvanized steel pipes be replaced by 2031. This is slightly ahead of the national trend. In November, the United States Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) proposed a new requirement to ensure all lead water pipes are replaced within the next ten years to help limit and hopefully eliminate the impact lead water can have on children and adults.
Are you ready to plug in? In the March issue, Change Can Be Hard. How Do We Know If It’s The Right Choice? we announced in the article The Likelihood Local Residents Can Help NJ Meet New Climate Change Goals a new goal put forth by Governor Phil Murphy to require all cars and light trucks sold in New Jersey to be electric by 2035. In late November, Murphy made it official, and it is to be published in the New Jersey Register next week. The Advanced Clean Car II rule, now adopted by nine states, is embraced by environmentalists and scorned by automotive and utility businesses by creating compliance standards through zero emission vehicles.