HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The New Jersey State Police have arrested Ronald Green, 34, of Trenton, N.J. as a result of a motor vehicle stop that led to the seizure of $200 worth of heroin. On Saturday, November 28, at 3:34 p.m., Trooper Ronald Brown stopped Green for a traffic violation on Interstate 195 east at milepost 0.6 in Hamilton Township, Mercer County. During the stop, Trooper Brown discovered that Green was in possession of 50 wax folds containing heroin and that his passenger, Darren Barber, 36, of Trenton, N.J. had outstanding warrants for his arrest. Both were arrested without incident. Ronald Green was charged with possession of heroin. Green and Barber were both released pending a court appearance. Charges are mere accusations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor W. Reed Gusciora and Recreation and Natural Resources Director Maria Richardson today announced the completion of the newly renovated Martin Luther King Jr. playground and picnic grove at 679 Southard Street.
The playground renovations were completed over five days in mid-October after removing the old playground equipment and installing the new furniture. The park now features brand new playground equipment, a new safety surface, and new picnic fixtures such as tables, benches, and grills.
“Park restoration projects like this are important for our city’s youth, who deserve access to safe places to have fun with their friends and families,” said Mayor Gusciora. “While it may be too chilly to enjoy the park now, we’ll continue working with our partners to secure the necessary funding for upgrades to all of our city parks so that our kids can enjoy them in the spring and summer.”
The total restoration project cost $117,000 and was funded with a matching grant under Mercer County’s innovative “Mercer at Play” program, which allocates funds to the City of Trenton for park renovations.
“Thank you Maria Richardson for moving the project forward,” said Councilwoman Marge Caldwell-Wilson. “Families and children in the North Ward will finally be able to utilize this park without having concern that the children would get hurt on broken play equipment.”
“We are grateful for every partnership that supports our efforts to restore our city, especially when they help our kids,” said Director Richardson. “I hope that the new playground and picnic area make the residents in this neighborhood proud. In the meantime, we are already moving forward with new basketball court facilities, playgrounds, and bleachers at other parks throughout the city.”