Art All Night Non-Gala

How to recover from the kind of tragedy that struck Trenton’s popular Art All Night gathering a few months ago? At Artworks Trenton, the healing process included a “Non-Gala” last Saturday evening, complete with food trucks, silent auction, DJ, and an opportunity for the community to reaffirm its support for the annual arts extravaganza.

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A “Blueprint of Possibilities” for Reversing Global Warming

While world leaders convene at the UN General Assembly this week, The Climate Group was making sure climate change was on the agenda of public discourse in New York. A series of climate-related events across the city included Monday’s sold-out gathering at the NY Society for Ethical Culture, focused on “Drawdown”, a massive international project comprising comprehensive strategies for reversing global warming. 

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Creative New Jersey Kickstarts Community Collaboration & Trust

This story was originally published as a guest blog of the Jefferson Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen engagement organization working on crafting democratic solutions to today's toughest challenges. (

“How can we provide our youth with safe places for creative expression? How can we encourage young professionals to live, work, and raise families here?”

These and dozens of other questions…

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Ideas and Possibilities Abound at MSU's 2018 Collaborative Journalism Summit

I was fortunate to attend last week's Collaborative Journalism Summit at Montclair State University, and found it wonderfully informative and engaging.  Presented by MSU's Center for Cooperative Media, the conference was held Thursday to Friday, May 10 -11 at the School of Communication & Media, a facility so beautiful it might spoil some students.

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Inspired by Taxes 

"Why do we tax, what do we tax, and how do we relate needs and scarce resources?" These questions don't normally lift the spirit and stir the soul. But when we asked four legal and finance experts to envision improvements in New Jersey's tax system during a CivicStory public forum on April 4 in Summit, the conversation led us to…

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