For Those Keeping Score at Home

It’s been awhile since we’ve updated the ERA’s for Trenton’s last few mayors including the current one, Eric Jackson. Since Mr. Jackson will presumably look to get a contract extension, we should probably take a look at his current stats, don’t you think?

You may recall that we started calculating this statistic six months ago, as [...]

“This Is a Daily Process”

That’s a quote from City of Trenton Director of Housing and Economic Development Diana Rogers, as included in an article by Cristina Rojas in today’s Trenton Times, describing the loss of over $3.3 Million Dollars in future funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This loss, first reported in this space [...]

SNAFU - Trenton and HUD

The page on Trenton’s City Website describing its participation in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) three ongoing annual funding programs for local communities such as ours is pretty straightforward. The three programs are:

The HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), funded in the amount of $551,008 for the current fiscal year ending June 30;
The [...]

The CDBG Shoe Drops

We know a little more this morning about the potential impact to the City of Trenton’s private community-based service organizations of Mayor Eric Jackson’s potential Voluntary Grant Reduction (VGR) plan. This plan, reported in this space on Wednesday, calls for a massive reduction over three years in funds that normally would be expected to be [...]

More Federal Money Problems for Trenton. BIG Money Problems.

The City of Trenton owes Millions of Dollars to the Federal Government. To be precise, $3,322,313.00, to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), principally in connection with its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs.

This is, in the words of Trenton’s Mayor Eric Jackson in a letter to [...]

City Hall Comes to Cadwalader Heights

On this past Tuesday evening, Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson and several members of his Administration attended the monthly meeting of the Cadwalader Heights Civic Association (CHCA). It was the latest in a series of meetings with civic associations and other neighborhood groups that his Administration have been conducting in 2017. The Mayor was accompanied by [...]

The NEXT Thing to Watch in Trenton?

Thanks to a tip from a reader, this may be the next matter of public interest to watch here in Trenton: today, March 21, [UPDATE: the deadline is now April 12] is the deadline for the City to receive Proposals from interested companies for “Management Advisory Services for Trenton Water Works and Trenton Sewer Utility.” [...]

Falling Between the Cracks

A few weeks ago this story appeared in the Trentonian:

This article interested me for a number of reasons. The Mercer Campus, previously owned and operated by Capital Health,. is just a couple of blocks away from where I live. When it was open it was a big part of the life [...]

Reval Evaluation

A very-informed reader who is also a resident of and property owner in Trenton has written to share observations about the property revaluation process that has been under way in the City, as has been discussed on this space a few times over the last few months. This reader does not wish to be identified [...]

What Didn't Get Done Last Night

What Trenton’s City Council Didn’t Do Last Night. [PARENTAL WARNING: SCOTTISH PERSONAL EPITHETS BELOW!!]

Trenton’s Council didn’t review and approve Twenty-One “Communications and Petitions,” comprising:

12 Civil Foreclosure, Default or other Mortgage Actions
4 Tort Claims: one for property damage, 3 for personal injury
5 Other miscellaneous Orders and Reports

Council didn’t approve One Raffle Application from the MVC Social [...]