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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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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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New bill would tighten pedestrian responsibilities

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South Jersey assemblyman Chris Brown introduced the Driver and Pedestrian Mutual Responsibility Act on On Feb. 6, 2017. If passed, it would make it illegal for pedestrians to cross the street without being in the crosswalk zone. The act also looks to introduce a yield for pedestrians at the crosswalk, as opposed to a stop,…

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REVIEW: Big Easy Restaurant provides most mouth-watering soul food in Trenton

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The Big Easy Restaurant is located on 120 South Warren Street, just a five minute walk from Mercer’s Trenton campus. This local favorite is specialized in soul food, and during a recent lunch visit, business was busy. The first thing you notice when walking into the restaurant is the mosaic tile floor that gives off…

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Mill Hill Basement is Trenton’s home for underground music

Trenton has a hot underground music scene, and one of the best spots to catch live entertainment is The Mill Hill Basement, attached to a saloon of the same name. It is located in an historic area of the city and named after the first industrial site in Central New Jersey, a grist mill erected…

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What homelessness means in Trenton

Each year an independent group called Monarch Housing Associates, conducts the Point in Time homelessness count in New Jersey. In 2014 the number of homeless had increased by 15.8 percent over 2013. In Mercer county the number of homeless counted on the night of January 28, 2014, was 642. In Trenton the homeless take refuge…

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