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Everything you need to know happening in and around the city

Hot in the city

The dog days of summer is hitting Trenton hard! This week, all of New Jersey is experiencing a heat wave that has everyone sweating. Although the high temp of 90 plus is concerning, there doesn’t seem that the 101-degree 1991 record will be touched this time around. However, residents should be careful while outside in this high heat that can feel like it’s more almost 100 degrees. According to weather reports, the heat wave is supposed to go well into the weekend, causing concern for heat stroke and exhaustion. A heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Mercer County. For those looking for relief, please see the info for a cooling center below:

Sam Naples Senior Center located at 611 Chestnut Avenue will be open today (7/19) as a Cooling Center from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. through Friday (7/22).

Weekend hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 12 P.M. to 7 P.M. Transportation is available by calling (609) 989-3462.

Trenton ordered to pay bills to avoid catastrophe

The bitter budget battle amongst Trenton’s Mayor and the City Council has the state intervening to make sure the capital city does not default on its bond. In April, the $227 million proposed budget was not voted on, and the city has also been in a deadlock on debt payments for water, sewer and school district expenses. Jacquelyn Suarez, director of local government services stated that the city administration has been directed to make a $14,409,675.04 bond payment to avoid defaulting and a problem for the entire state, bypassing the city council. Mayor Gusciora is also hoping the state takes over the budgeting process, but he doesn’t seem too optimistic that it would happen.

COVID closes Trenton water works office

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has impacted personnel at the Trenton Water Works offices which has prompted office closure on Monday at noon until further notice. In the meantime, customers are directed to pay their bills at City Hall (319 East State Street, Trenton) and online at www.trentonwaterworks.org. Customers can call 1866-TWW-BLUE for billing inquiries and other business.

National Night Out fun in Trenton

Join the Trenton Police Department and the city of Trenton in this year’s 39th annual “National Night Out” on August 2, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The community-building campaign aims to promote police-community relations. Improving the relationship between the neighborhood and local police department is essential to ensuring a safe community. If you are interested in attending this event, it is required to register, for free, with the “National Night Out” campaign as well as the Trenton Police Department. The registration period is open from July 18, 2022 with the deadline July 25,2022. Copies of both registration forms, along with valid forms of ID should be submitted to the Department of Recreation, Natural Resources, and Culture, located on the first floor of City Hall at 319 East State Street, Trenton, New Jersey.

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