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Giving Back

October 8, 2021

For the pop-culture aficionados, Carol Golden’s claim to fame may be her connection to Jon Stewart. Her mom, Selma Litowitz, taught Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz (a.k.a Jon Stewart) at Lawrence High School. As a result, Carol was able to recruit Jon (who loved Mrs. Litowitz) to speak at a 2001 ...

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Sangeeta Mohan first learned about Good Grief when a friend gave her a copy of David Kushner’s acclaimed memoir Alligator Candy. The book tells the story of the Kushner’s quest to learn the full story behind the murder of his older brother Jon who set out on his bike one day in 1973 and never ...

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If you have never thought before about contributing a few dollars to the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, this might be one time to do so. After a harrowing week of dangerous work in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, complete with water rescues of stranded motorists and at least one ...

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What can Princeton do to help the 1,200 Afghanistan refugees now in New Jersey and in desperate need of housing, clothing and supplies? The town is working with several refugee resettlement agencies to channel residents’ resources in the refugees’ direction. There will be a drop-off location at ...

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If you don’t already watch out for bicyclists, you better start doing so. First off New Jersey now has a new and more stringent law requiring that you do so if you are a motorist passing someone on a bike (or walking on a road with no sidewalk). And second there will be a lot of bicyclists passing ...

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I am happy to report that Shirley Satterfield is getting a name, actually her name on a school building. It is not the school building, however, that many in the community thought should bear her name. At an early August presentation of Bob Hillier’s concept for redeveloping the Witherspoon ...

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After knowing him for 37 years, I finally discovered the foundation for architect and builder Kevin Wilkes’ intense – some would say obsessive - commitment to the restoration of the house at 110 Witherspoon Street where Paul Robeson Jr. was born on April 9, 1898. “The Robeson project is my most ...

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The deadline for donations to the Princeton Human Services Department’s 12th annual Backpack and School Supplies Drive is this Friday, August 6. The drive benefits Princeton children who are low-income and in need of school supplies and new backpacks. For the past eleven years, the Human ...

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If any organization knows the emotional cost of living in a constant state of transition it is the Housing Initiatives of Princeton (HIP), a nonprofit founded in 2001 to provide temporary housing and support to individuals and families on the verge of homelessness. And HIP itself as an ...

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Community Options, the Farber Road-based non-profit that has developed housing and employment supports for people with disabilities for more than 30 years, will receive a $10,000 grant from the OceanFirst Foundation in a ceremonial presentation Tuesday, August 3, at 2:30 p.m. at Vaseful Flowers and ...

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Thanks to Covid-19, another longstanding institution has had to substantially alter its operations. In this case, the annual Anchor House Ride for Runaways, which kicks off Saturday, July 10, at 8 a.m. from the Princeton Shopping Center, the alterations not only make sense from a pandemic point of ...

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