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Graffiti Jam: Art event brings Trenton community together


As you walk along the left side of Terracycle’s World headquarters you can smell the paint, and hear the aerosol cans clicking as the artists shake them like a baby’s rattle. Loud colors decorate the walls, neon pinks and greens combined with electric blues and burnt orange. On Saturday August 10, the eighth annual “Graffiti…

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Train in Vain? NJ is the Caboose of Railway Innovation


New Jersey desperately needs high speed trains. More efficient passenger rails will result in less cars on the road to cause traffic and pollute, as well as reduce American dependence on fossil fuels. Less stressful, cleaner, and cheaper: this can be a reality if New Jersey (and America) embraces high speed rail. On January 22,…

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PROFILE: Ron Pierce: a man with many purses


A field of nine horses and all the pacers are at the post. It is the 2008 Meadowlands Pace. The audience is about to witness a world-record upset. Off they go. Mucho Sleezy, Somebeachsomewhere, World-Record then, and Art Official fight for the lead. After a quarter Art Official goes to the front on the outside.…

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Hobby shop survives despite economy


By:  Russ Chizek Rob Placer not only grew up surrounded by toys, games, and models, but he grew up surrounded by collectors, gamers, and modelers alike. “In 1975, my parents opened Hobby Masters in Red Bank, New Jersey.” Placer said, “It’s still open today and is one of the oldest and largest hobby shops in…

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President Obama supports renewable energy. Mercer’s solar farm is one of the 17 Solar Energy Zones.


By: John Liccardo     On July 24, 2012, in conjunction with the U. S. Department of Energy, the U. S. Department of the Interior released a report on the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Study. This established a preliminary set of 17 Solar Energy Zones and outlined the process for industry, the public and other…

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Black Girls Run is a running group of African-American women seeking a healthy lifestyle


By:  Mariana Braz & Jaqueline Goncalves Black girls don’t run. Or do they? On the one hand, some of the nations most famous runners have been African-American women, from Florence Griffith-Joyner to Marion Jones. But in concrete terms, African-Americans are not well represented among long-term runners who participate in events and train year round. They…

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