Day: May 25, 2020

Car Fire On I-195 In Hamilton

May 25, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Hamilton Township Fire Department responded to a well involved car fire on I-195 West Bound just prior to Route 130 around 8 pm. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters.

1,000+ Turn Out To Open NJ Rally In Point Pleasant

May 25, 2020

POINT PLEASANT, NJ (OCEAN)–Organizers reported that a crowd of over 1,000 showed up today for the Open NJ’s “Freedom March of NJ” rally held in the Pt. Pleasant Beach Municipal Parking Lot next to Little Silver Lake. Residents, business owners, veterans, and politicians talked about the importance of reopening New Jersey and protested against Phil Murphy’s executive orders closing most state businesses.

Lawrenceville Woman And Staten Island Man Dead In South Brunswick Crash

May 25, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–At 7:37am this morning, a 24 year old man from Staten Island driving a 2016 Nissan was traveling Route 130 northbound approaching the area of Ridge Road when he lost control of his vehicle, spun out, crossed the median, and struck a 2015 Toyota operated by a 55 year old woman from Lawrenceville, who was traveling in the southbound lanes of Route 130.
Immediately after this impact, a 40 year old woman from Scotch Plains operating a 2013 Honda on Route 130 southbound tried to swerve to avoid the crash scene, but struck the Toyota.
The 24 year old man and the 55 year old woman were pronounced dead at the scene. The 40 year old woman suffered minor injuries.
Moments after the crash, there was an additional crash on Route 130 northbound involving 2 motorists attempting to avoid the initial crash.
Route 130 was closed to traffic for approximately 5 hours while the investigation was conducted and debris removed.
No criminal or motor vehicle charges are anticipated at this time, but the crash is still under investigation.
Anyone with information on this crash is asked to contact Ptl. Merkler at (732)329-4000 ext. 7412.

Update: 25 Year Old Trenton Man Dead In PA Shooting At Holiday Inn Express

Trenton Shootings Are Spilling Out Of The City

See earlier story here:

Large Crowd From Trenton, NJ In PA Shooting At Holiday Inn Express

May 25, 2020

On 24, May 2020 at 0103 AM, The Falls Township Police Department (FTPD) responded to a report of shots fired at the Holiday Inn Express located at 3101 Cabot Blvd. W, Langhorne, Falls Township, Bucks County, PA. Responding officers found a large number of people attempting to leave the area, according to Falls Police Lt. Nelson Whitney. A male victim, later identified as Davon Frink (25 years old, from Trenton NJ) was found in the parking lot near the front entrance with gunshot wounds to his face and neck. Officers called for an ambulance and began providing medical care to Frink. An ALS Unit from Levittown Fairless Hills Rescue Squad arrived and transported Frink to St. Mary’s Medical Center. Frink later died from his wounds. It was later determined that the victim was part of a large group of individuals from Trenton NJ that had rented several rooms at the hotel. Investigation into this homicide is ongoing. Lt. Whitney thanked the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, Middletown Township Police, Lower Makefield Township Police, Morrisville Borough Police and the Levittown Fairless Hills Rescue Squad for their assistance. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact FTPD Detective John Vella at 215-949-9100 X 431 or

Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®

TFD Quickly Knocks Down Fire This Afternoon

May 25, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Fire Department responded to a fire at Broad Street and Cass around 1:15 where they found a fire in a 3 story vacant. Trenton Fire Department quickly brought the fire under control.

Not other information was available about the incident.

Video sent to MidJersey.News by: Jeff Ritter

Hightstown Memorial Day Services

May 25, 2020

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–Members of the Hightstown Fire Company, Mayor Larry Quattrone, and others gathered this morning for a Memorial Day Service and wreath laying at three memorials in town.

A short memorial service was held at three locations starting at 9:00 am. Cedar Hill Cemetery, Civil War Monument on Stockton Street and the memorial by the Hightstown Library where the services concluded at 9:30 am.

Gov. Murphy Honors Military Fallen, COVID-19 Deaths At NJ Memorial Day Service In North Hanover

May 25, 2020

Press Pool Coverage by: George Woolston, The Burlington County Times, Press Pool Photo coverage by: Ed Murray, NJ Advance Media

NORTH HANOVER, NJ (BURLINGTON) — State and military officials gathered Monday to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in a memorial service unlike any in recent memory.

Gov. Phil Murphy, along with leadership from the New Jersey National Guard, held the state’s annual Memorial Day Service at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery.

“This is a solemn day. A day to remember our hallowed and fallen dead. A day to remember those who gave to this nation their full measure,” Murphy said. “And today we also remember that many honored veterans who survived wars, only to die at the hands of COVID-19.”

The holiday ceremony came as the United States nears 100,000 deaths from coronavirus. New Jersey has been gravely impacted with 11,144 deaths, including 16 announced Monday. The state also saw another 965 confirmed cases Monday, bringing its total cases to 155,092

The governor, along with Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale, addressed a socially distanced crowd gathered Monday on the lawn across from the cemetery’s chapel.

Thousands upon thousands of American flags were planted across the cemetery’s 236 acres. Masks covered everyone’s face.The service, held amid the “painful reality” of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Beale, was as somber as the overcast sky.

Officials noted, however, that during these challenging times it was as important as ever to honor those who died serving the United States.

“This Memorial Day is like unlike any other in our lifetime. Although COVID-19 has changed the way we do business and live our daily lives, it has not and will not stop us from taking the pause to remember the brave men and women who died on fields of battle on nearly every continent,” Beale said.

In addition to honoring the fallen, special recognition was given to Commander Col. Robert Martinez and Command Sergeant Major John Hicks, of the New Jersey Army National Guard 42nd Regional Support Group.The unit will be deploying to Middle East in June to support Operation Inherent Resolve. Martinez and Hicks were presented with the New Jersey flag to fly over their base during deployment.

In his closing remarks, Murphy recited a verse from English poet Laurence Binyon’s “For the Fallen,” written at the outbreak of World War I. “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning .We will remember them,” Murphy recited. “I thank you all for continuing this annual tradition. In spite of the most challenging of times, we need this day,” the governor added.

Following the governor’s remarks, a moment of silence was held.The moment of silence ended with a “Jersey strong,” from Beale, and Taps closed out the service.  

20 Years Ago, A Look At Memorial Day 2000

May 25, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Large town parades may be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but there are several scaled down events including wreath layings at grave sites and memorials. If you happen to capture a good photo that you would like posted on MidJersey.News later today use the “Contact” link on the top bar and fill out the form and I will send you our email address to forward the photo.

Since we will be celebrating Memorial Day a little different this year due to the COVID-19 we will take a look at some from the past.

May 29, 2000 the events in South Brunswick start at VFW Post 9111, a visit to local cemeteries in town, then to the American Legion and finally a stop at the Municipal Building to lay wreaths at the memorial there.

The late Alfred “Al” Kady from VFW Post 9111 and South Brunswick American Legion rediscovered Civil War Veteran Aaron Hush’s gravesite. During the Memorial Day services on May 29, 2000 the Hush grandchildren and great grandchildren were invited to the site.

“We have a moral obligation to take care of these burial grounds as they are hallowed ground” — Al Kady would read that as part of opening statements each Memorial Day

More about Aaron Hush Civil War Veteran here from South Brunswick Library

Read more about Al Kady from the South Brunswick Library