Clinton and Trump Hold Rallies in Philadelphia Area


Both of the leading presidential candidates came to rallies in Southeastern Pennsylvania this weekend that were attended by thousands of people.

Republican Donald Trump spoke at an event at an athletic club in the suburban Bucks County township of Newtown on Friday evening. Topics addressed by Trump ranged from immigration to Common Core, and he also discussed manufacturing in the region, stating that “just a few miles from here, there’s a famous bridge that says Trenton Makes, The World Takes. Under a Trump administration, I can promise you we are going to start making things in America again.” At one point, after making claims regarding crime rates in the country, Trump said “you don’t hear that from these dishonest people back there, meaning the media, look at them”, at which point the entire crowd turned around and booed, chanting ”CNN sucks” and other lines.

The following evening, both Democratic candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and vice-presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine took the stage 30 miles south on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with the Center City skyline in the background. Clinton, speaking outdoors on one of the coldest nights of the season, mentioned mass incarceration, the economy, higher education, and other issues. Additional speakers included candidates for Pennsylvania state offices and Katie McGinty, a candidate to represent Pennsylvania in the United States Senate.

One of the 7,000 attendees at Clinton’s rally was resident Michael Grant, best known as Philly Jesus, who told The Wall that having events like this in Philadelphia is “nice”, but that he is “on the fence” about which candidate he supports.


Mayor Jackson Urges Trentonians Experiencing Homelessness to Visit CEAS Center

By Jared Kofsky


Eric Jackson, the mayor of the City of Trenton, spoke exclusively with The Wall regarding issues impacting residents.

Despite being home to less than 85,000 people, a large number of Trenton residents experience homelessness or poverty. Mayor Jackson urged residents of Trenton who are currently experiencing homelessness to visit the new Coordinated Entry and Assessment Services (CEAS) Center.

“It’s a comprehensive facility”, said Mayor Jackson, describing it as a “one stop shop under one roof where we’ll attend to the needs that they have as homeless individuals in our city, most importantly to get them housing that will be permanent housing for them.”

The CEAS Center, located at 509 Perry Street, between Carroll and Ewing Streets, is in the same neighborhood as the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, the Rescue Mission of Trenton, the Mount Carmel Guild, and Catholic Charities. The center, which is operated by the City of Trenton Department of Health and Human Services, opened in April of 2015. It provides services for Mercer County residents who have experienced homelessness for a significant amount of time. Services provided include housing, identification, and information regarding eligibility for benefits. According to the Mercer Alliance to End Homelessness, individuals who recently became homeless will be referred to the Mercer County Board of Social Services.

Click here to learn more about the CEAS Center, or visit between 8:30am and 4:30pm on weekdays.