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.
HOWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Earlier today, troopers from Troop “C” Hamilton Station along with members of the Howell Township Police Department visited Trooper Marc Castellano’s memorial site on I-195 in Howell Township to pay their respects.
On June 6, 2010, Trooper Castellano was struck by a passing motorist while walking along the shoulder of I-195 while searching for a reported armed occupant of an abandoned vehicle.
In 2018, Governor Phil Murphy renamed a portion of I-195 as “Marc K. Castellano Memorial Highway” to honor Trooper Castellano’s memory.
Today marks the 10-year anniversary of his tragic death. We will never forget his sacrifice.
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.
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