Even though final exams had most College students scurrying back to their families for summer vacation, Ewing Township has had some new developments. Check out what has been going on in the area since May:
• A Hamilton-based audit group reviewed Mercer County’s finances and deemed the county “clean” and free from financial mismanagement, according to Mercerspace.com. In fact, Mercer County received “the highest opinion possible,” from the auditors at Mercadien Group.
• The College held Special Olympics New Jersey in early June. The College has provided facilities for these annual athletic competitions for over 20 years.
• Church & Dwight, manufacturer of Arm & Hammer products has officially opened its headquarters in Ewing, a move which is expected to keep more than 1,000 jobs in New Jersey, according the Trenton Times. The state government has provided tax breaks of over $13 million to the corporation with the aim of promoting local economic growth and job stability.
• District 12 U.S. Congressman Rush Holt (D) campaigned for a brief six weeks in hopes of winning the Democratic primary election for the late Senator Frank Lautenberg’s position in the U.S. Senate. Regardless of a near flawless record running for Congress — he has been serving District 12 of New Jersey for eight terms — he lost to Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who had a whopping 59 percent of votes, according the Windsor-Hights Herald.
• Ewing Township approved an ordinance that designated an area in the town for “adult” businesses, such as tattoo shops and strip clubs, according to an article for the Ewing Observer.
• The Trenton-Mercer Airport is scheduled to undergo major construction for much of the fall season, according to the Trenton Times. Frontier Airlines, which began sending commercial flights out of the Trenton-Mercer Airport last fall, is currently in the midst of a sale with Indigo Partners. According to the Trenton Times, Frontier Airlines’ parent company plans to sell it by the end of 2013.