A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
Question of the Week: What is your opinion of New Jersey?
"New Jersey is underrated. I think a lot of people think of New Jersey as this 'armpit of America' cliche, and they know it only if they have flown into Newark or whatnot. But I actually think there is a lot to be said for New Jersey. We've got the Pine Barrens. We're near the Delaware Water Gap. We've got nice towns. We're near New York City. We've got good beaches. Boston and [Washington] D.C. are not too far."
Suzanne Kaplan, Humbert Street
"I believe that New Jersey is steadily deteriorating because of the relentless growth of buildings, shopping centers, malls, housing developments, and everything that overwhelms the natural environment. I've lived here for over 50 years, and I guess there is nothing I can do about it. In spite of all [that], I cling to a little hope that things will get better and the traffic will not continue to compound itself."
Bill Brower, Ross Stevenson Circle
"New Jersey is a very versatile state. It has a little bit of everything: farmland, cities, lots of pollution, lots of beautiful areas. There is something for everybody in New Jersey. It's the place I grew up. I love New Jersey. It's my home."
Kate Musliner, Balcourt Drive
"Pretty good. The downside is there are a lot of people here, but on the other hand there are things to do and there is money here. You are an hour away from a couple of decent-sized cities: Philadelphia and New York. It's a mixed bag. You have the problems of congestion and traffic, and you have the advantages that come with a population base and a tax base."
Peter Middleton, Red Hill Road