The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) celebrated its thirtieth anniversary at the Trenton War Memorial on April 20, 2013 by hosting a one-day festival called SouperFest to thank the community for its support. SouperFest attendees donated 6,000 pounds of canned food to support TASK. People dropped off the goods into yellow buckets placed at the [...]
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Five Mercer students have been murdered since September of 2012. All five lost their lives due to gun violence in Trenton. The dead include: Ruschell Fireall, 42, a former student, who was a Criminal Justice major through 2008, was shot multiple times outside of her car following a high speed chase by her attacker on [...]
Mercer Aviation students may be impacted by the closure of the control tower at Trenton Mercer Airport on June 7 due to budget cuts from the federal government’s budget sequestration. Located at Trenton Mercer Airport is the Mercer Flight Academy. Students enrolled in the aviation program go to the Mercer Flight Academy to perform their [...]
The Overdose Prevention Act would make easier for New Jersey doctors to write prescriptions for naxolone
New Jersey lawmakers haven’t been able to stop talking about illegal drugs. Most recently, they’ve been talking about naloxone, pronounced “null-OX-own.” Naloxone has zero possibility for addiction and it definitely won’t get you high, but it does rapidly reverse the effects of opioid overdoses (e.g., heroin, oxycodone, OxyContin, morphine, etc.) This ongoing conversation is evidence [...]
On the pages of this edition of the VOICE, you will find stories of how people in our community dealt with the hardships brought forth by Hurricane Sandy, but for many areas of our state the battle is far from over. As reported in Mariana Braz’s “Is This the New Normal,” Hurricane Sandy caused about [...]
A ceremony to dedicate a September 11, 2001 memorial took place in Mercer County Park on Sunday, September 11, 2011. A decade after the attacks, the ceremony on Sunday’s gray afternoon brought together over a hundred spectators to commemorate the now infamous date of 9/11. While the crowd was comprised of a diverse group of [...]