Saturday, January 26, 2008

Two good things happened in Trenton last week.

Sort of.

On Saturday afternoon The Trenton City Museum in Ellarslie Mansion hosted the opening reception for the student art show. This exhibit, held every other year, displays works by students in Trenton schools. The show was juried this year and the winner were rewarded with an escorted trip to New York City.

By all accounts the reception was a wonderful event. Except for the fact that not one elected official from the City of Trenton was reported as being present. Not the Mayor, not any of the Councilpersons...and Councilwoman Staton is a community liaison person for the school system! Apparently, even the Schools Superintendent was MIA.

That evening, the Jersey Street Community Association held it's 10th recognition dinner. Always a good time, attendance was up and the evening's proceeds were shared with Anchor House.

South Ward Councilman Jim Coston was the only elected city official in attendance. Seems as though the last time an At-Large Councilperson was present was in 2005 when Manny Segura was an honoree.

These are just two instances of positive things that happen around town that go unrecognized (via participation) by our elected officials.

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