THT recognized in nj.com Hits and Misses
HIT: The entire city of Trenton being transformed into one huge art gallery today as Artworks hosts its annual Art All Day celebration artworkstrenton.org/art-all-day.
HIT: Five-year- old Jackson resident Anthony Russo attempting to become the youngest person to complete a half-marathon as he participates in today’s 13.1-mile journey through Trenton and Morrisville, Pa.
MISS: The struggling Atlantic City casino industry reaching a dubious milestone this week: Half of its 12 casinos have filed for bankruptcy protection in the past six years.
HIT: Trenton Health Team staff member Patricia Ni’ma being recognized with an Outstanding Service Award by the Trenton chapter of the NAACP at its 100th anniversary celebration. Trenton Health Team 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.
HIT: Villa Victoria Academy in Ewing celebrating 80 years of educating women with an 80th anniversary liturgy, Wall of Fame ceremony, reception, and annual alumnae reunion today at noon in the Villa Victoria Academy Theatre. villavictoria.org.
MISS: The estimated voter turnout of 38.8 percent was the lowest for any November general election in which a statewide office – governor or U.S. senator – topped the ballot, according to Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.
HIT: The Department of Veterans Affairs said it is making substantial progress reducing the backlog of disability claims that has bedeviled it for years, and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is confident of reaching his goal to eliminate the long waits by 2015.
HIT: Trenton natives Michael Hilton and Ayesha Green being inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame this Thursday.
MISS: The lines are growing deeper across New Jersey at soup kitchens, some volunteers say, in the wake of recent cuts to the federal food stamp program.
HIT: Musicians from the defunct Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra creating the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra with a new conductor, new management, revised marketing strategies and plans for a New Year’s Eve concert at the War Memorial.
MISS: Scientists studying the terrifying meteor that exploded without warning over a Russian city last winter say the threat of space rocks smashing into Earth is bigger than they previously thought.
HIT: In Princeton’s first credit rating since the borough and township consolidated in January, Standard & Poor’s gave it a AAA bond rating — the highest possible ranking — in a recent report. Only 3 percent of New Jersey’s 565 municipalities have that highest rating.
HIT: Gasoline prices dipping below 3 bucks a gallon in the Garden State.
MISS: Trenton firefighters battling a two-alarm blaze, finding a lab for growing psychedelic mushrooms in the attic of a home near the Hamilton border on Tuesday.
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 www.trentonhealthteam.org.