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Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg announces candidacy for Trenton South Ward Council

In celebration of Women's History Month Trenton native, Jenna Figueroa Kettenburg will announce her candidacy for Trenton South Ward Council at the Trenton Social on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

“March first marks the first day of Women’s History Month so I found this day to be quite appropriate for my announcement. When elected, I will be the first woman to represent the South Ward on Trenton City Council,” Kettenburg said.

Kettenburg is a native Trentonian and daughter of Puerto Rican, Greek, and German descent. She attended Trenton public schools and is a graduate of Trenton Central High School’s class of 1999. She was raised on Lamberton Street in Trenton. She attended Rutgers University, where she acquired a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice with minors in Communications and Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Caribbean Studies. She received her master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University. She is an executive board member of the TCHS Alumni Association.

Jenna was employed with the Office of the Public Defender for over 17 years as Principal Investigator and is now the Supervisor of Investigations for the Conflict Investigations Unit with the Department of Children and Families.

Isles 2022 Spring Celebration

Join Isles’ friends and supporters on Saturday, April 9th for the 2022 Spring Celebration, an evening of local food, drinks and entertainment! This “cocktail-style” party will recognize 40 years of impact in a one-of-a-kind event space in the award-winning redeveloped former factory, the Social Profit Center at Mill One. Isles will honor two important friends of Isles during this year’s Spring Celebration: Bernel Hall, President of New Jersey Community Capital and Judy Scheide, Isles’ friend and supporter. Click here to purchase tickets.

Artworks Trenton Hosts the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition

Artworks Trenton, a leading visual arts center in central New Jersey, is pleased to announce the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, showcasing 2019-2021 recipients of fellowship awards in the visual arts. The exhibition will run March 22, 2022, to May 21, 2022. There will be a public opening reception on March 26, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“We are thrilled to host this exhibition. The artistic talent in the state of NJ is immense, and this exhibition showcases the exciting works of art being produced in NJ. This exhibition falls right in line with the Artworks Trenton mission of promoting artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. This exhibition will showcase 38 artists from across the state, working in a variety of disciplines,” said Addison Vincent, Gallery Manager of Artworks Trenton.

Mercer Becomes the Latest Jurisdiction to pass Resolution Supporting Medicare for All in the Garden State

Mercer County Commission unanimously passed a resolution in support of a nationwide Medicare for All program. With the effects of the pandemic still being felt across the Garden State, this resolution by New Jersey’s Capital County sends a strong message to New Jersey’s congressional delegation that guaranteed health care is needed now more than ever.

"As a member of the Mercer County Board of Commissioners, I am pleased that we have passed a resolution in support of Medicare for All,” stated Sam Frisby, Mercer County Commissioner. “If we are going to continue to be a nation that lifts the ideals that freedom and choice are a God-given right and stitched into the fabric of who we are, then we must also recognize that there are many in this nation who have very limited choices impeding their right to be free. The pandemic has underscored the inequity of our society, where freedom and choice favor those who can afford it, while further oppressing the poor, which is why we are urging Congress to pass HR 1976, affording everyone the freedom and choice to be healthy."

Mercer County is the latest jurisdiction to join more than 90 cities and municipalities across the country, including 13 New Jersey localities like Jersey City, Trenton, Red Bank, Dover and Highland Park, that want to ensure people have the health care they need.

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