Erica Chayes Wida

About Erica Chayes Wida

Erica Chayes Wida is a writer, mom, and complete zealot when it comes to poetry, paella and globe collections. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology from UCLA, Erica moved to Italy where the seasons and old architecture inspired her journey back to the East Coast. Since then, she and her husband have created a nest egg locally and, over time, developed a rather grand love affair with the town of Princeton. Erica is senior editor at The Princeton Sun and enjoys fulfilling her Princeton affections on a daily basis.

A closer look into the work of Mark and Martha

Princeton Public Schools science teachers Mark Eastburn and Martha Friend prove just how excellent they are as state finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science

A breath of fresh AIR: creating awareness for mental health disorders

“I think it is really important that we don’t hide from this. If we get in front of this on the ground floor, we’ll solve a ton of issues.”

The imprint left by Owen Bardzilowski

The 14-year-old Princetonian who took his life Sept. 14 inspires love and awareness in the midst of tragedy

Cultural Exchange Night sheds insight on tradition

From South Africa to Italy, Denmark and Mexico, cultural show and tell in Hinds Plaza was cause for celebration

Investigation of Colin Simonelli’s death concluded

After one month, the investigation into Simonelli’s death comes to a close

The man behind the barber’s chair

Mr. Jimmy Mack talks life in the barber shop, a 40-year landmark in the Princeton community

The obituary of Owen Gerrard Bardzilowski

Visiting hours are Monday, Sept. 19 from 2-4 p.m and 6-9 p.m at Kimble Funeral Home, 1 Hamilton Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542. Funeral services will be private.

Police seek information in death of Xufeng Huang

The Princeton Police Department is conducting an investigation into the recent death of Xufeng Huang. Anyone with information, please call (609) 921-2100

YWCA Princeton and Latinas Unidas to launch new program

emPOWER THROUGH is Latinas Unidas’ first program since it joined YWCA Princeton and its first to work with youth

Ordinance speak for the trees

An ordinance that will help preserve Princeton’s tree canopy at the cost of individual residents passes Sept. 12