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News, Notes & Newsletters

ETC Newsletter

Want to keep up with what's going on in East Trenton?
Want to be informed about activities and opportunities? Want to know what your friends and neighbors are doing in your neighborhood? Great! In addition to looking at the Community Calendar and visiting the ETC website regularly, you may also sign-up by email to receive the ETC Newsletter – or read recent issues online!

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Community Bulletin Board

Looking for More Great Photos?

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Photos on Facebook!

We'll be posting some community photos here on the ETC web site, but if you'd like to see galleries of pictures from around the neighborhood, community events and such, then be sure to visit ETC on Facebook!

In our Facebook photo albums we can post more photos, and you can help make the albums better by "tagging" your friends and discussing events in the comments — we'll look for you there!

Learning Lab’s Little Gardeners

Learning Lab Students

This spring children from the Learning Lab’s After School Program and community residents Evelyn Hawthorne and Damion Hawthorne planted flowers around the ETC organization’s Community Board, located at the corner of North Clinton and North Olden Avenues. Pavers were installed which createda safe and attractive walkway through the flower garden. The flowers were donated by Home Depot.

Community Beautufication Day

Beautification Day

ETC’s Community Beautification Day in April brought the community out to do some street cleaning and gardening on Filmore, Taylor, Poplar and Hurley Streets. Children of the Greater Donnolly Initiative group “Voices” helped along with men of A Better Way. Residents joined in the effort, cleaning the streets and planting beautiful flowers in their gardens and the tree pits in front of their homes. The Home Depot graciously donated ten flatbeds of flowers for this event.

Beauty Everyday:

Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Neighborhood

  1. Take a garbage bag while walking through the neighborhood. Pick up any litter along the way. As a by-product, you can get some exercise built into your day.
  2. Write a letter to local elected officials encouraging them to make good decisions for the community. People work harder when they know they are appreciated. And elected officials seldom hear enough encouraging words. Marge Caldwell-Wilson North Ward Councilwoman (609) 989-3146 or
  3. Put a potted plant on your front porch. When your home looks spruced up, it improves the appearance of the community as well.
  4. Volunteer your time by finding a group that works with issues and causes important to you. Consider looking for an opportunity that may help you learn new skills and meet new people.
  5. Start or join a Neighborhood Watch by working closely with the police and making sure the streets are well lit and crimes are being reported. Call 911 to report emergencies or (609) 989-4170 to report non-emergency offenses.