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Hits and Misses: HIT: Kingsbury Health Team Thrives

HIT: The Kingsbury Towers Health Team and its alliance with the Trenton Health Team, a collaboration among local health providers, the city and social and charitable organizations intended to improve the health of residents of Kingsbury Towers in Trenton and reduce their reliance on hospital emergency rooms.

MISS: The nonprofit Standardbred Retirement Foundation’s need for new stables for 42 former racehorses after failing to come to an agreement on rent at their Old York Road facility in Hamilton.

HIT: Old-time baseball at 1:30 p.m. today at the county-owned Howell Living History Farm on Valley Road off Route 29 in Hopewell Township. Visitors may watch or play in the game. Rules will be taught to prospective players during practice period beginning at 11 a.m. Visit

HIT: The Animal Kingdom zoo in Springfield, devastated by two fires last year in which one of the owners died and a giraffe and several other animals were lost, has begun welcoming visitors again and is beginning the process of rebuilding.

MISS: Basketball in June. Congrats to LeBron James on a well-deserved championship ring, but these things should be decided long before the longest day of the year.

MISS: Excessive heat accompanying the first day of summer. We’re talking temperatures here, not basketball.

HIT: Donations, including $10,000 from Rider University, this week allowing Lawrence Township to splurge on larger shells for a more dazzling Fourth of July fireworks display.

HIT: An $11.4 million federal grant announced yesterday to help the Port of New York and New Jersey speed up cargo deliveries while New Jersey raises the Bayonne Bridge in preparation for the super-sized ships that will begin arriving from a widened Panama Canal.

About the Trenton Health Team
Trenton Health Team (THT) is an alliance of the city’s major providers of healthcare services including Capital Health, St. Francis Medical Center, Henry J. Austin Health Center and the city’s Health Department. In collaboration with residents and the city’s active social services network, THT is developing an integrated healthcare delivery system to transform the city’s fragmented primary care system and restore health to the city. THT aims to make Trenton the healthiest city in the state. Support for the Trenton Health Team was provided in part by a grant from The Nicholson Foundation. For more information, visit