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How you can get involved in the Trenton Journal

I just wanted to check in with you to let you know how we are doing. It’s almost been a year since we published our first newsletter, and I am grateful for what we have achieved in such a small amount of time. I know success doesn’t happen overnight, even though it may look that way on social media. My comfort zone is in the background, but I decided to make my process my product, and be transparent about my journey running the Trenton Journal newsletter.

I just wrapped a Jumpstart program for Facebook's Bulletin writers, a six-week course through the CUNY University Journalism program, where I gained insight on making a sustainable newsletter. We live in a microwave world where people are so focused on numbers, but not the work that it takes to build a community. It’s not easy being a solo entrepreneur, but I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. The words of encouragement and support we receive from the public keep us going, and we promise to keep the community first in all we do. I created the Trenton Journal to help fill in the information gaps in the capital city and to help amplify the voices doing positive work in the community, such as Chimere Nicole, an author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Mrs. New Jersey America 2020. We’ve covered Eric and Donna Maywar’s Classic Used Bookstore located at 4 Lafayette Street in downtown Trenton, and most recently wrote a feature about the origins of the Trenton Circus. And since you all love video, we added #tuesdaysintrenton, where we feature local businesses like Haute Nails & Co and things to do on Tuesdays in the city. We also added #tellusyourtrentonstory, where everyday people, like muralist Leon Rainbow, tell us what Trenton means to them and how the city plays a part in their success. Amidst the crime and grime headlines that are often written about this city, there remains a lot of love, a lot of community, a lot of talent, and a lot of hope. The more information you provide people to equip themselves to properly take care of themselves and their families, the stronger the community. I also feel the more we highlight people in the city doing positive work, the more pride we instill in ourselves, especially our youth. It’s what keeps me committed to creating original stories in the Trenton Journal. Here’s what you can do to help us keep the movement going:

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It’s free and subscribers go a long way in helping to build our community. We send out exclusive newsletters and content weekly that doesn’t make its way to non-subscribers.

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Please, let us know what stories you feel are not given attention in Trenton. What do you want to read, listen to, or watch? What information as a Trentonian do you need to support yourself or your family?

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If you see an article or a social media post you like, find informative, or entertaining, please pass it on and use the hashtags #trentonjournal #tellusyourtrentonstory #tuesdaysintrenton. We promise to keep documenting our lives and telling our stories.

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