ALLENTOWN-UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–This evening a Senior Class Car Procession was held from 5 to 7 pm to celebrate the Allentown High School Class of 2020. Tonight would have been Allentown’s Prom but since the covid-19 pandemic that was canceled.
The Seniors were be led by the New Jersey State police, DJ Nebbs Entertainment and Hope Fire Company also assisted with traffic control around the township.
ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Peace March was held this evening from 5 to 7 pm at the Foxmoor Community Park on Washington Blvd. The event was canceled last night due to thunderstorms. Many attendees held signs while a number of community members and speakers spoke before a large crowd at the gazebo. Robbinsville Township Police closed Washington Blvd. and directed traffic around the area to keep the area safe for the gathering.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–A Black Lives Matter protest was held on the steps of Trenton City Hall this afternoon. Protesters were peaceful. Trenton Mayor W. Reed Gusciora sent out a statement on the protest below:
Statement by City of Trenton Mayor W. Reed Gusciora on Black Lives Matter and Today’s George Floyd Protest at City Hall
I am in full solidarity with those who are speaking out against the excessive use of force that led to George Floyd’s death, and I support the Black Lives Matter movement on this important issue. As we continue to protest the injustices of bad policing, we must channel our anger, frustration and passion into peaceful and effective engagement in an effort to inspire change throughout America’s collective consciousness. I stand with you.
RUMSON, NJ (MONMOUTH)–A search for a 61 year old man from Burlington County has been called off when storms moved in after a kayack flipped over in the Navesink River. Two Burlington County men were on the kayak at the time and the 61 year old was not wearing a life jacket. Developing story more to follow.
Around 11 PM Thursday night, two Burlington county men were out fishing on a kayak in the Navesink River when a severe weather system caused the men’s kayak to flip over, one man was able to swim to shore.
Borough of Rumson Police Department, Rumson Fire Company, Rumson EMS, Sea Bright Fire, as well as the Coast Guard, NJSP Marine Unit, and MCSO dive team were dispatched and worked tirelessly through the night and into the next day to locate the man, unfortunately the search had to be called off at 10:30 Friday morning as a result of severe currents which hampered the efforts of rescue divers as well as another inbound storm system.
Rumson EMS Sgt. Maloney assisted with search operations while the rest of the squad assisted with rehab. The smooth execution of each agency’s duties was a testament to Monmouth county’s robust emergency services network. And to the level of agency interoperability possible with good communication. We thank all responding agencies for their contribution to the search.
At this time the victims status is still labeled as missing. Our prayers and well wishes are with his family.
Remember to always familiarize yourself with the environmental conditions, always wear a life jacket and never go out on the water without telling anyone.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)—MidJersey.news continues to grow since being made public on election night November 2019.
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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 6:45 pm. Hamilton Township Police and Firefighters were dispatched to Route 130 and North FedEx Drive for a multi-vehicle accident. One person was trapped in their vehicle and had to be extricated by the Hamilton Township Fire Department. At least two people were transported to the hospital for their injuries.
Hamilton Township Police are investigating.
Breaking news report, reporting what is known about the accident at the scene. Will update story with official information when it becomes available.
Also just before 9 pm. tonight Hamilton Township Firefighters responded to the Walmart on Marketplace Boulevard for a well involved car fire in front of the main entrance. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire within a few minutes. No other information was available.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Fire Department responded to Parkside Avenue near Edgewood Ave for a vehicle stuck in water and occupants needed to be rescued after a heavy thunderstorm moved though the area.