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Jersey’s Italian American heritage celebrated at annual festival

The annual Mercer County Italian American Festival ran from Sept. 22-24 and featured entertainment, food, games and amusement rides. The weekend was extremely hot day for September but people still came out in droves. This was the 18 annual celebration and the festival has been name one of “New Jersey’s Best Fall Festivals” by CBS…

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DAY OUT: Grounds for Sculpture

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Ten minutes down Edinburg Road is a park called Grounds For Sculpture. There are 42 acres filled with sculptures of every size, an indoor sculpture gallery, cafes, and a four star restaurant on the grounds. Heather Brady, the director of Education at the Grounds says “You know this is a place that we believe there…

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Jammin’ Crêpes: A culinary classic reinvented with farm to table flare

Until recently, if you had asked me what a crêpe was, my honest answer would have been a flat pancake quesadilla. Little did I know that those flat pancakes would open my palate to a new world of flavors and ideas. Jammin’ Crêpes in Princeton provided me with that enlightening experience. Jammin’ Crêpes first started…

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President Trump’s DACA stance leaves Mercer community shaken and students fearful

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Bumba Bat is a recent Rutgers graduate who lives in Ewing Township. His family brought him to the United States from Mongolia in 2003, when he was just 9, and then they overstayed their visa making him one of a group now known as DREAMers, undocumented citizens who were brought to the U.S. as children…

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After seven years without one, Puerto Rican parade in Trenton prompts discussion about immigration

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After seven years without any parade, Puerto Ricans celebrated their heritage and culture with their traditional parade and Boricua Festival in Trenton on September 8. Mill Hill Park was full of live music and all kinds of different foods from Latin America.   This year the idea of celebrating the Puerto Rican parade wasn’t just…

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