Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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The Very Public Mourning of Roadside Memorials

The appearance of crosses and candles to mark the place where an individual has died on a highway or back road has made death part of the American landscape.

Cowbell Superstar Milking Punk and Glam for Fun

Looking for relief from the Pandemic Blues? A local band has the perfect medicine for you.

Art of Quarantine XIV

Artists responded to U.S. 1’s invitation to share visual thoughts, feelings, and discoveries during our current health crisis.


Exercise for a cause, contribute to a holiday art market, or donate to a new mutual aid fund.

New Trent House President Speaks Past, Present and Future

New Trent House president Princess Hoagland looks to reopen Trenton’s oldest house to the community.

Survival Guide

A Vision for Aging

The New Jersey Foundation for Aging's annual conference, "“2020 Vision for Successful Aging,” takes place virtually on August 13 and 14.

Mental Health for the New School Year

Attitudes in Reverse (AIR) has partnered with the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) for its eighth annual Suicide Prevention Conference, "Packing a Toolkit for the New Normal."

Job Resources Offered by MCCC

Mercer County Community College unveiled this month new community resources focused on supporting workforce development in the greater Trenton area.

Virtual Business Meetings August 12 to 19

Upcoming webinars address topics related to COVID-19 as well as general business concerns.

Virtual Demo Day for Student Startups

Participants in the Keller Center’s eLab Accelerator Program showcase their startup ventures in a virtual demo day on August 12.

How Can Theater Survive?

Joseph P. Benincasa, president and CEO of the Actors Fund, will address the future of theater and Broadway at the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership luncheon on August 6.

Mercer County Launches Webinar Series

Mercer County’s Office of Economic Development is offering a “Business Survival Series” of weekly free webinars designed to help the business community recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fast Lane

Diversity Survey: Offensive Comments on the Rise

Taft Communication recently released results of its fifth annual New Jersey State of Diversity Survey showing marked generational differences in attitudes and experiences around race, religion, and ethnicity in New Jersey’s workplaces, as well as differences based on political party affiliation and race.

Area Colleges Alter Reopening Plans

Princeton University and the College of New Jersey both updated their plans for the fall semester to be fully remote.

On the Move: Acquisitions, Deaths

Genesis Drug Discovery & Development in Hamilton has acquired Comparative Biosciences Inc., a contact research organization based in Sunnyvale, California.

On the Move: Management Moves, Pharma News, Deaths

The Arts Council of Princeton has a new director; Barry Rabner to step down; promising vaccine trials; and more.


Businesses to State: We Want to Open

The New Jersey Business Coalition, a collection of more than 100 business and nonprofit groups, submitted a letter to Governor Phil Murphy on August 11 outlining economic and public health reasons for the state to move ahead with the reopening of its economy.

Updating the Mercer County Community

The grip we’ve been able to get on COVID-19 is anything but firm. Lapses in judgment, such as congregating indoors without masks, can quickly undo the gains we’ve made in combating the virus since April.

Celebrating Nature & Creativity

With limited opportunities to view art indoors, artists take their work outside.

To the Editor: A Statement from the Hiltonia Association

In the midst of the challenges presented by 2020, writes Trenton's Hiltonia Association, we have watched our elected public officials engage in negative political gamesmanship when we need those officials to work together for the public good.