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Catch the Finale of Juneteenth Beginning at Noon Today in Trenton

Today marks the finale of Trenton’s three-day Juneteenth celebration led by The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County (AACCofMC) in partnership with the NJ Legislative District 15 (Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson and Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli) and Outdoor Equity Alliance and presented by Wells Fargo and St. Francis Medical Center.
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Official flag decommissioning ceremony set for June 23

An official flag decommissioning ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. June 23 at Veterans Park, Klockner Road entrance, Hamilton Township. Rain date is June 23 at 6:30 p.m. Note: This is rescheduled from June 21. Each year, the Mercer County Office of Veteran Services partners with American Legion Post...
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OCHS Baseball Title Game Rescheduled for Sunday

Ocean City High School’s state championship baseball team against Pascack Valley was postponed Saturday night because of the forecast for bad weather. Under the new schedule, the Red Raiders (19-7) will meet Pascack Valley (24-5) for the state Group III title at 11 a.m. Sunday at Bob DeMeo Memorial Field in Mercer County’s Veterans Park.
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Juneteenth Celebration Kicks Off in Trenton

The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County (AACCofMC) in partnership with the NJ Legislative District 15 (Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblywoman Verlina Reynolds Jackson and Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli) and Outdoor Equity Alliance kicked-off its inaugural 3-day, city-wide Juneteenth Celebration yesterday, June 18th, at Trenton War Memorial. The Presenting Sponsors are Wells Fargo and St. Francis Medical Center.
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Juneteenth morphs into Black Pride Festival (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)

Crossed paths with Yolanda Robinson on Thursday, a meeting which recovered memories from a past endeavor. Come August, a decade will have passed since the inaugural Trenton African American Pride Festival, a celebration which showed potential for several years before ending. In August, 2011, approximately 5,000 people packed Cadwalader Park...
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Juneteenth commemorated in Hopewell Valley with cheers and poetry

Yesterday was the first “official” celebration of Juneteenth – the commemoration of the day in 1865 when slaves in Texas were finally notified that they had been freed two and a half years earlier. The day has been celebrated since 1866, but this was the first year that it is was celebrated as a State holiday in New Jersey. Legislation making it a federal holiday also was passed this past week.
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Ocean City state title game postponed until 11 a.m. Sunday

The Ocean City High School baseball team will have to wait another day to try to win the first state championship in the program’s history. The Red Raiders (19-7) will meet Pascack Valley (24-5) of the state Group III title at 11 a.m. Sunday at Bob DeMeo Memorial Field in Mercer County’s Veterans Park.
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MCALL Wrap: Lawrence hands Hopewell first setback

LAWRENCE — The Lawrence Post 414 baseball team scored three times in the bottom of the first inning at Eggerts Crossing Park Saturday on the way to handing Hopewell Post 339 its first setback, 5-1, in Mercer County American Legion League action. Matt Amoroso went 2-for-3 with a double and...
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Awesome Happy Hour Spots in Mercer County

Restrictions are being lifted and people are now dining out again. I have been trying to get out as much as I can now that we're vaccinated. Happy Hours are one of my favorite things to do with my friends. Some drinks, small eats and good company always make it a good time.
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Carpenter Cup baseball, softball: Lehigh Valley teams in action Monday on different ends of Pattison Avenue

The challenge for Blake Morgan is to get his players up early for a trip to Philadelphia and have them ready to play a pair of games before noon Monday. The challenge for Ted Plessl is to find a way to spark a potentially explosive offense and get the bats booming at Citizens Bank Park. Morgan is the Whitehall High softball coach in charge of the Lehigh Valley entry in the Softball Carpenter ...