Thursday, March 30, 2017

A spirit of unity and a prayer for Trenton after a moment of hate

The symbol was hateful, but the response was fervid as dozens of Trenton citizens gathered on a freezing Saturday afternoon in early March to stand in unity.

MCCC’s Trenton Hall marks new downtown arts center

Mercer County Community College’s downtown Trenton Hall — located at 137 North Broad Street and across from the James Kerney Campus — officially opens as a downtown arts center on Wednesday, April 12.

Trenton West State Street cafe is heading in the right direction

Dale Florio, a partner in lobbying firm Princeton Public Affairs Group, is part of the group that owns 128 West State Street Cafe, a new coffee shop on State House Row in Trenton.

Robbinsville school district seeks answers to shrinking state aid

Robbinsville school board president Matt O’Grady recently laid out a grim truth: the Robbinsville school district’s finances are in dire straits.

Hamilton West GALRE meets Vice President Pence

The Hamilton High West GALRE (Government and Law Related Experiences) class’s annual trip to Washington, D.C. was full of surprises from the beginning.

Mercerville typewriter shop becomes go-to prop place for Hollywood

Most vintage typewriters you’ll see in Hollywood films—like Hidden Figures—came straight from Karl Business Machines in Hamilton.

Hopewell mother works to help people better understand Down syndrome

Melissa Burgos is now in her second year as president of the Down Syndrome Association of Central New Jersey.

Memorabilia collectors getting together to push a few buttons

East Coast collectors of political buttons, badges, ribbons and related ephemera are expected to meet in Titusville on Saturday, April 29, to sell, trade and display memorabilia.

Hopewell sculptor Charles McCollough blends theology and art in his works

In the sculptures of Charles McCollough, art, religion and politics combine in a surprising way.

East Sushi’s menu offers a wide array of Asian dishes

“Asian fusion” is a pretty common term these days. But in Ewing, about 14 years ago, Tony Yu was at the forefront of offering Chinese and Japanese cuisine in the same restaurant.

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