Day: October 24, 2020

BREAKING: Trenton Fire Department Searches For Person In Delaware And Raritan Canal

October 24, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Trenton Fire Department and Trenton Police were sent to the Delaware and Raritan Canal, Feeder Canal long Route 1 between Old Rose Street and Southard Street. There was reports of a person in the water around 11:00 pm.

The fire department searched with boats and divers in the area. Nothing was found and the search was called off at 12:15 am early Sunday Morning.

End SARS Protest At Trenton City Hall

October 24, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Nigerians around the world are protesting against police brutality that is happening in that country. A rally was held today at Trenton’s City Hall about ending SARS.

SARS is a Special Anti Robbery Squad that is a reported notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a record of abuses. More about END SARS can be found on Wikipedia here.

End SARS Now Facebook Page

Photos by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News

Trenton’s March To The Ballot Box Event Held Today

October 24, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor W. Reed Gusciora, North Ward District 5 Committeewoman Crystal Feliciano, and Bernard McMullan, President of the Trenton Council of Civic Associations, will host the “Trenton’s March to the Ballot Box” on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at noon.

The march is meant to motivate Trenton residents to complete their mail-in ballot and return it to one of the four secured drop box locations in the city. In a call for unity and increased voter turnout, Mayor Gusciora, Mercer County Clerk Paul Sollami Covello, County Commissioner Samuel Frisby and other Trenton residents and community leaders will deliver opening remarks for the occasion.

“During the July 2020 primary election, there was only one secure drop box in the entire Capital City,” said Mayor Gusciora. “Now we have four in advance of the upcoming general election on November 3, making it easier than ever for our residents to express their right to vote by proactively completing and returning their ballots.”

Organizers and participants will meet at the Trenton War Memorial for a brief program and then begin to march to the secured drop box location at City Hall. Everyone is encouraged to participate, even if they have already voted.

“Given everything that has been taking place around us in the City as well as the nation, this is a positive step for everyone to come together and stand united for a common cause” said Crystal Feliciano.

The drop boxes are located at the following locations:

  • County Clerk’s Office – Courthouse Annex – 209 S. Broad Street, Trenton N.J., 08608 (in front)
  • Trenton City Hall – 319 E. State Street, Trenton N.J., 08608 (in back / near Municipal Clerk’s Office)
  • Henry J. Austin Center – 321 N. Warren St, Trenton N.J., 08618 (Corner of Tucker)
  • Trenton Central High School – 400 Chambers Street, Trenton N.J., 08609 (across from McDonald’s)

Participating organizations include Trenton Council of Civic Associations, Project M.O.V.E, Top Ladies of Distinction – Trenton Chapter, Operation Rebuild Trenton, Trenton Democratic Committee, The Blue Wave Committee, Moms Demand Action – Mercer County, and NAACP – Trenton Branch.

Photos by: Brian McCarthy OnScene News

Rotary Club Bike Drive For Boys And Girls Clubs Of Mercer County Bike Exchange

October 24, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE-HAMILTON TOWNSHIPS, (MERCER)–The Rotary Club of Robbinsville Hamilton held a bike drive event today for the Mercer County Bike Exchange that supports Boys and Girls Clubs of Mercer County. The event was held in front of Friendly’s Restaurant in the Foxmoor Shopping Center from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Many bikes were collected during the event.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County Bike Exchange is a volunteer-led enterprise that repairs donated bicycles and sells them at modest prices at its Ewing location at Capitol Plaza, raising funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County and promoting biking for transportation and pleasure among low-income families.
Proceeds from the Bike Exchange sponsor the Club’s after-school programs.

Hamilton Township Animal Shelter Open House And Pet Adoption Event

October 24, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Hamilton Township Animal Shelter held their open open house and pet adoption event today at their headquarters at 2100 Sylvan Avenue. There were several really nice pets up for adoption cats, dogs and even a rabbit. Tours were given of the shelter and the process of receiving the animal to adoption.

Animal control officers usually pick up the animals then bring them to the shelter, they are cleaned, checked and treated for anything they need prior to adoption or returning to their owners.

The shelter is also looking for volunteers to help and care for the animals waiting for adoption. Volunteer orientation events are on October 29 at 4:40 pm and November 7th at 11:30 am.

When visiting the shelter you will see all kinds of pets up for adoption if on your first visit you do not see a pet that fits what you are looking for make additional visits and you will find a shelter pet that you can bring into a loving home.

The hours of operation are Monday-Wednesday 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, Thursday 10:30 am to 7:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:30 am to 3:30 pm. Sunday the shelter is closed. Phone number of the shelter is 609-890-3550

3 Alarm Fire On Tyler Street In Trenton, Two Firefighters Injured

October 24, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton firefighters responded to well involved set of row homes on fire early this morning around 6:00 am. The fire in the 200 block of Tyler Street was well involved on arrival and spreading to a total of 5 homes.

Compounding the problem is a TWW fire hydrant out of service right across from the buildings. Trenton firefighters quickly established water supplies from surrounding hydrants in three different directions by laying large diameter hose down the street in multiple directions.

Two firefighters were transported to the hospital, one for a burn and the other a minor injury. No occupants reported injured.

The fire went to 3 alarms before being brought under control.

The fire is under investigation. No further information is available at this time.