Search Community News

One Square Mile: West Trenton native chronicles history of Ewing neighborhood in newest book

February 1, 2018 -

Local author Mark Falzini documented the history of his native West Trenton in his newest book, “One Square Mile: A History of Trenton Junction, New Jersey.”

Lessons learned

October 20, 2014 -

By Michele Alperin Ewing resident teaches kids about Jewish history and the Holocaust Margaret Smith might not be Jewish, but she feels it’s important that people remember the atrocities inflicted by the Nazis during the Holocaust. This semester, Smith is putting her beliefs into action. She was one of 16 students selected to be a…Read more

Ewing Then and Now: A glimpse at the ‘Ewing Yet to Be’

July 1, 2014 -

By Helen Kull Despite the name, this column admittedly features far more “then” topics than “now” ones. This month’s, however, considers aspects of Ewing “now” and “yet to be.” A confluence of ideas presented at two unrelated events at the beginning of June inspired me to share them here. The first event was the 2014…Read more

Ewing Then and Now: Stories of Trenton Junction

April 28, 2017 -

The West Trenton portion of Ewing has yet another treasure for us to explore! And, it’s brand new and more than 100 years old all at once.

Digging up history at TCNJ

April 3, 2015 -

George Leader, anthropology professor at The College of New Jersey, is conducting an archeological dig at the historic William Green Farmhouse on the college campus. (Photo by Suzette J. Lucas.) If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then the William Green House, located on The College of New Jersey’s campus, is a clear…Read more

Ewing and Lawrence women celebrate 100 years of voting

February 1, 2020 -

In early morning hours of Feb. 10, 1920, New Jersey became the 29th state to vote for ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

Ewing Then and Now: Share history with your neighbors

August 30, 2019 -

I enjoy learning about the history of my adopted hometown, and I’m glad that I can help to bring that history to others via this column.

How does a corn maze get made?

September 30, 2019 -

Cut through the corn maze at Howell Living History Farm and find your way out with hidden mailboxes and clues.

Ewing Then and Now: Uncle Charlie* needs you!

October 30, 2017 -

I know how popular local history is, no matter where you are. Historical tourism is big business in this country.

The Telltale Hart: Celebrating John Hart and our patriotic heritage

December 1, 2017 -

David Hart’s new documentary, “John Hart: Portrait of a Patriot” explores the history of Declaration of Independence signer John Hart.