Hightstown High wins Mercer County Consumer Bowl

Hightstown High wins Mercer County Consumer Bowl

A team of students from Hightstown High School took the top honor at Mercer County’s High School Consumer Bowl, beating out six other area high schools in a quiz-show style competition on good consumer practices. It marked the third straight Mercer County title for Hightstown. The school also won the Central Jersey Regional and New…

Thomas Edison State University Foundation will offer tuition assistance to U.S. Coast Guard Members affected by federal government shutdown

Thomas Edison State University Foundation will offer tuition assistance to U.S. Coast Guard Members affected by federal government shutdown

U.S. Coast Guard students will be able to remain enrolled in Thomas Edison State University’s courses in spite of the suspension of the federal tuition assistance program. The Thomas Edison State University Foundation will defer their tuition until tuition assistance is available again. “Thomas Edison State University has always stood by our military students and…

Mayor Appoints New Trenton School Board Member
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Mayor Appoints New Trenton School Board Member

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson today appointed Gene Bouie to the Trenton School Board. He will fill a vacant seat on the board with a term that ends in May of 2018. Bouie is a Senior Director at the Educational Testing Service, where he has been since 2008. He has a bachelor’s degree in the arts…

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Field Trip New Jersey Now Accepting Applications

The Community Foundation of New Jersey and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation are working to make it easier for schools to take students on field trips. A new fund to support opportunities for students in underserved communities to connect classroom learning with real-life experiences called Field Trip New Jersey is now accepting applications. Educators at…

Photos: Trenton Central High School Inspirational Choir Performs at Princeton University’s King Day Celebration

The Trenton Central High School Inspirational Choir performed at Princeton University’s King Day celebration on Monday, Jan, 18, 2016. Audience members were inspired to stand up, clap and sway to the music. Photos by Denise Applewhite courtesy of Princeton University Office of Communications.

Unknown Pleasures: The Times They Are A-Changin’
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Unknown Pleasures: The Times They Are A-Changin’

  My friend, the professional photographer and artist Andrew Wilkinson, sprays industrial strength insecticide on my boots, then coats his own, to ward off the fleas inside the ravaged former Trenton Times building on Perry Street. We enter the two-story building with miner’s lights on our foreheads and ascend through it until we climb onto…

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Millhill Child & Family Development Book Drive Underway

You can provide summer books to Trenton area kids who will be participating in the Millhill Child & Family Development Center’s summer reading camp, RISE, by purchasing books online or dropping them off at the center. Purchase books from Scholastic Books online until June 9, or drop off books at Millhill Friday, June 26, at…

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Two Trenton Area Students Win First Place in Safe Routes to School Bookmark Design Contest

The Greater Mercer Transportation Management Authority sponsored a safe routes to school bookmark design contest with the theme “My favorite place to walk/bike is…”. The contest was open to all 3rd through 5th graders. Twenty schools participated and more than 300 entries were received.  The winners were announced during NJ Bike and Walk to School…

Jackson Voices Opposition to Layoffs, Privatization of Trenton Public Schools Jobs

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson issued a statement to the press this week expressing his opposition to mass layoffs and the privatization of jobs in the Trenton Public Schools. The school district faces a $19 million short fall this year and could lay off between 250 to 350 employees and close the Monument Elementary School. The…