02 Jun: Senate Panel Clears Turner/Greenstein Bill To Stop Burial Of State House Archeological Site

TRENTON – A Senate committee today released legislation Senators Shirley Turner and Linda Greenstein sponsored to stop a plan by the administration to rebury an archeological project adjacent to the State House that tells the story of Trenton’s revolutionary past.

“Some in the administration may simply find the Petty’s Run site an eyesore, but this project is telling the story of the birth of Trenton and of our nation,” said Turner (D-Mercer). “All too often, we have seen New Jersey’s historical treasures knocked down or paved over. We can’t tell the story of our state without literally digging into its past, and we can’t allow our past to be covered up.”