Trenton paper chase ends

Just in time to prevent supplies from wiped out, Trenton officials have taken action to get more toilet paper and paper towels to municipal buildings in New Jersey’s capital city.

Supplies of the paper products ran low because of a dispute between the council and the administration over the bid for a paper supplies contract.

The city administration has made an emergency purchase that averts the need for a possible shutdown of some senior centers and other buildings.

Trenton Council President Kathy McBride said she is amazed the toilet paper shortage got so much national media attention.

“We’ve had police layoffs. Our school ranked 317th at the bottom of the list and we never got any type of coverage like this,” McBride said. “It was embarrassing to me.”

Trenton also agreed to accept a donation of a 6-month supply of toilet paper from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

PETA says Trenton is the first city to accept the paper printed with a message advocating a vegan diet.

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