Monday, October 22, 2018

Reed Gusciora ushers in a new era for the capital city

A new chapter of the history of Trenton started on July 1, when Reed Gusciora became the 48th mayor of the capital city.

The hadrosaurus finds a home: state dinosaur returns to Trenton

New Jersey’s state dinosaur, the Hadrosaurus, was first discovered in Haddonfield in the 19th century. It has now taken up residence at the State Museum in Trenton.

E.C. Bradley’s Candlelight Lounge makes Trenton a jazz destination

It may not look it, but the Candlelight Lounge, this dull-looking low building on Passaic Street in Trenton, is the real deal for jazz in New Jersey.

John Mastoris keeps Pat’s Diner and Trenton open 24-7

John Mastoris bought into Pat’s Diner in 2001 and became the sole owner in 2008. The diner has been serving Trenton 24/7 for about 80 years, making it a Trenton landmark.

Trenton Election: meet the candidates shaping Trenton’s future

Two candidates are running to become Trenton's next mayor, Paul Perez and Reed Gusciora. The historical implications include the election of either the first Latino mayor, Perez, or the first openly gay mayor, Gusciora.

Trenton Makes: more than garden-variety farmers’ market

Much of the Capital City Farmers Market growth is due to innovations and standards created by Donald and her co-workers at the Trenton Downtown Association.

Trenton’s bike polo enthusiasts keep it real and keep it quirky

A growing community of bike enthusiasts get together on Sunday afternoons at a small park in Trenton’s North Side to play a friendly three-on-three tournament-style sport: bike polo.

Community arts activist Marisa Benson fights for Trenton War Memorial

Community arts activist Marisa Benson puts it this way: “The Trenton War Memorial is significantly under-resourced and is partly in disrepair... Yet it remains Trenton’s best treasure for presenting the performing arts and civic events.”

Trenton Project remembers Trenton’s painful night, April 9, 1968

New films are looking back one of the Trenton’s more painful moments: the Trenton riots that took place 50 years ago this month.

Trenton’s ‘Bad Boy of Music’ George Antheil jazzes up concert

The self-proclaimed “Bad Boy of Music” (also the title of his autobiography), George Antheil was born in New Jersey’s capital city in 1900.