If you are one of the many who communicate with us at U.S.1 via E-mail, then the news we are about to convey will be of no interest to you. If you are one of those who like to pick up the phone and speak to one of us in person, then you, too, will skip over our news.

But if you are one of that handful of people who like to use snail mail, or show up at our door unannounced and drop off a press release or a photo, pick up a back issue, or just kibitz with an editor, then you should listen up:

Beginning next week, Tuesday, September 2, U.S. 1 will be operating out of new offices at 15 Princess Road in Lawrenceville. We will be sharing space there with our colleagues at Community News Service, with whom we merged just over two years ago. So after 22 years of editing U.S. 1 and our sister publication, the West Windsor-Plainsboro News, and after two years of ferrying business documents and equipment up and down the five miles of road separating the two offices (all the while hoping that the right hand would know what the left hand is doing), we will finally be operating under one roof.

For our E-mail friends, nothing has changed. Send information about upcoming events to events@princetoninfo.com. If you have a business news item, or a letter to the editor, direct it to our editor, rein@princetoninfo.com. A classified ad? E-mail class@princetoninfo.com. General advertising request? Art@princetoninfo.com.

For our snail mail friends, the old address will work for a while. But sooner or later you will have to adjust: The new address is 15 Princess Road, Suite K, Lawrenceville 08648. If you like to drop in unannounced, well, please give us a call first at 609-452-7000. While our new space is being fitted out, we are going to be busy adjusting work stations, unpacking, and figuring out how to use a brand new coffee machine.

#b#Paid Sick Days Aids All Workers#/b#

While AARP works on behalf of older adults who would also be assisted by such a policy, the truth is that without paid sick days, many parents with young children often have no choice but to send their kids to school sick or skip medical care.

The AARP applauds Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto’s commitment to enact legislation requiring businesses to provide paid sick time. This legislation would enable workers to be good employees and good parents — enabling children to lead healthier lives and be more successful in school. And when their parents can care for them at home, children get better sooner and reduce the risk of spreading illness to classmates.

When food service workers go to work sick, they put the public health at risk. This legislation is good for public health, keeping sick employees from spreading their illness.

Jersey City and Newark have already passed paid sick leave laws. But we need a statewide policy that helps all workers. Let your legislator know that you support this effort to strengthen New Jersey families and protect the public health.

Minda Allarde


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