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On the Darkest Day, Hope for Cancer Patients

As Diccon Hyatt points out in a story on page 4 of this issue, December 21 is the shortest “day” of the year. And the darkness persists into the...

VolunteerConnect: Give Year-Round … Join a Nonprofit Board of Trustees

VolunteerConnect offers nonprofit board training for individuals and corporate employees. They are the leading organization in central New Jersey committed to connecting skilled professionals with nonprofits in need of...

The Parkinson Alliance: Raising Funds and Awareness for Parkinson’s Research

To help fight against Parkinson’s disease, the Parkinson Alliance was formed in 1999 and while based in Kingston, it is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for...

Do Volunteers Matter? Yes, Says the YWCA

When you don’t have a home you have nowhere to sleep, take shelter, or store your belongings. But being homeless can also deplete you in other treacherous ways. It...

Eden Autism: Improving the Lives of People with Autism

Located in Princeton, Eden Autism is nationally known with a mission to improve the lives of people with autism: one individual at a time, one family at a time,...

Coping with the Darkest Days

For many, winter is like this: get up in the dark, drive to work in the dark, spend all day in a building deprived of sunlight, then drive home...

Princeton Family YMCA: Committed to a Better Community and Stronger Families

The Princeton Family YMCA is looking forward to big things and new beginnings in 2017. Having just finished its long-anticipated renovation project, the YMCA is ushering in the new...

How to Break the Ice

There’s nothing wrong with you for thinking something unpleasant. You get overwhelmed or outmatched; you slip up at a critical moment. It happens. The problem, says Ed Tseng, a...

Why Not Volunteer for the Year?

Many nonprofit groups see a surge in volunteers during the holidays, but many of those helping hands tend to drift away as the year goes on. VolunteerConnect, an organization...

Treasures in the Family Archive

In my last two columns I marveled at the ability of major league journalists who are practitioners of the fine art of creative nonfiction, writers stretching the “who, what,...

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How Trenton ‘Won’ Amazon’s HQ2 Battle

Imagine 8 million square feet in five closely connected campuses. Trenton's Amazon plan didn’t make the finals, but it uncovered some hidden assets within the city.