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This column was prepared for the
October 10, 2001 edition of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights
Between the Lines
How did U.S. 1 suddenly become such a big booster of
the City of Trenton? Some skeptical readers might look at the cover
images on this issue, and then note the fine print in the Trenton
Business Week ad that appears on page 9 of this issue. Haha: U.S.
1 is a sponsor of that week-long event — this must be another
case of the media being manipulated by commercial interests. But that
explanation doesn’t fly: U.S. 1’s role in the business week consists
of "in-kind" contributions. It has no stake in the outcome
of the event.
Readers with a good memory will recall that the author of the cover
story, Kathleen McGinn Spring, wrote another Trenton article for U.S.
1 several years ago — a first-person account of her family’s move
to Trenton and purchase of a home in the neighborhood known as
Island." Haha: Real estate profiteering or at least hometown
must be the motive. But in order for that explanation to fly, Spring
would have to have her house on the market now. So far as we know,
she’s happy to stay put, whether or not her house has appreciated
U.S. 1’s Richard K. Rein says he has a two-word explanation for U.S.
1’s interest in our neighbor to the south: Harry Sayen. Sayen was
the Trenton businessman and civic booster who in his later years wrote
a column for the Times of Trenton and was active in the MSM Regional
Council. When U.S. 1 was launched in 1984, Sayen was one of the first
visitors to Rein’s makeshift office in his garage in Princeton.
forget Trenton," Sayen told Rein. "It can be a great resource
We never did forget Trenton. Over the years this paper has chronicled
the city’s treasures — from restaurants to minor league baseball
to architectural landmarks to real estate opportunities. U.S. 1 now
delivers nearly 300 papers every week to the bustling downtown Trenton
business district. Faithful readers — for this newspaper, that’s
the biggest treasure of all.
Greater Mercer Transportation Association is indeed
having an expo on Tuesday, October 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doral
Forrestal, but the program is different from what was printed in U.S.
1’s annual traffic issue on September 26. Due to overzealous use of
our archives, the announcement inadvertently featured news from a
1998 U.S. 1 article. Such are the wonders of the information age.
The good news is that the GMTA’s 2001 meeting also has interesting
exhibits, all with the theme "Discover a New World of
Janet Campbell Lorenc, of Bloomfield-based Systra, is working on the
Bus Rapid Transit possibilities with Sarnoff Corporation. Ron
of Transit Center will present information on transit passes that
corporation can hand out to employees. A representative from Michael
Baker Jr. Inc., the transportation engineering firm on College Road,
will show various uses for global positioning systems. And New Jersey
Transit will expound on its light rail possibilities.
Anyone can come to the expo and reception, but the sit-down lunch
is for members only. Call 609-452-1491.
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