MidJersey.News 2020 Year In Review

December 31, 2020

A small sampling of the 1,705 articles and posts in 2020 by MidJersey.news in a review of 2020.

Photos and stories by: Dennis Symons, Publisher, Tyler Eckel, Editor, and Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

January 1, 2020

Hamilton Inauguration Ceremony for Mayor Jeffrey Martin and Council Members Nancy Phillips and Pat Papero, Jr.


3+ Alarm Mansion Fire In Millstone Township


Febuary 1, 2020

Mercer Generating Station Implosion


February 2, 2020

Hamilton Township Fire Department Change of Command Ceremony

Fire Chief Mark Antozzeski (Fire District 9) retired on January 31, 2020. Fire Captain Arron Heller was promoted to Fire Chief


March 17, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic most St. Patrick’s Day Parades were canceled. A few gathered on the steps of Hamilton Township Station 17 to play a couple of numbers socially distanced.

Lia Fail Pipes and Drums of Mercer County, St. Patrick’s Day 2020 Performance


March 30, 2020

USNS Comfort, Arrives In New York City


April 23, 2020

“Echoing Our Appreciation” to Healthcare Workers & The Front Porch Project


April 28, 2020

Thunderbirds and Blue Angels Fly Over In “Operation America Strong”


April 28, 2020

Windsor School Serving Robbinsville For Generations Demolished Making Way For Housing And A Park


May 17, 2020

Dennis Symons Jr., CPP., M. Photog., (PPA Certified Professional Photographer and Master Photographer) reviewed how angles and lens techniques were used to distort overcrowding stories used nationally.

“Fake News” Or Real Overcrowding Photos, Were Lenses And Techniques Used To Distort The Story? You Decide


May 22, 2020

Veterans saved the tradition organizing flags to be placed at BG Doyle Veterans Cemetery the event was originally canceled by Governor Murphy’s lock down orders but veterans groups saved the tradition.

Veterans Save A Time Honored Tradition For Memorial Day, American Flags Are Posted At BG Doyle Veterans Cemetery


May 22, 2020

Trenton Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association FMBA Locals 6 & 206 Food-A-Thon to help Residents and City Workers


May 25, 2020

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

A little over a 1,000 people turned out at a rally in Point Pleasant, NJ to protest Governor Murphy’s lock down orders.


May 31, 2020

MidJersey.news was in Trenton covering the Black Lives Matter protest at the State House and was also there when the protest turned violent around dark with looting, burning and violence in the City of Trenton.

BREAKING: Chaos In the City; Peaceful “Black Lives Matter” Protest Turns Violent After Dark

Trenton Burns As Rioters Torch Cars, Loot Stores And Clash With Police After “Peaceful Protest” Goes Violent At Dusk



June 7, 2020

MidJersey.news reported that an tragic early morning accident involving a horse transport truck ran off the roadway and caught fire killing 10 horses en route from Florida to NY on the NJ Turnpike. This unfortunate National story was also picked up by the NY Times and NY Post and shared Internationally.

BREAKING: Turnpike Horror, 10 Horses Died In Horse Trailer Fire, 1 Person Inhalation Burns, 1 Other Injured


June 22, 2020

A New Jersey State Trooper is lucky to be alive after a dump truck crashed a traffic scene on the NJ Turnpike, hit is police vehicle and a Porsche. The trooper, driver of the dump truck, and the driver of a Porsche all sustained moderate injuries and were transported to an area hospital. There were no other occupants in the three vehicles. The inner roadway was closed for approximately six hours.

SLOW DOWN MOVE OVER!!! It’s The Law!!!

BREAKING: NJ State Police Vehicle Destroyed By Dump Truck On NJ Turnpike


June 27, 2020

Rainbow ‘Trenton Makes’ Bridge for Pride Month

The Trenton Makes Bridge was lit in rainbow colors for Pride Month, many Pride events were canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.


July 4, 2020

Salute To The Great Cities Of The American Revolution As Seen In Transit Though Mercer County


July 7, 2020

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission melts down with backlogs and long lines after being closed for COVID-19 for so long and many people needing to process documents in person.

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Reopened causing large lines for people trying to process documents.

NJ MVC FAILURE: 1,000s Wait In Extreme Long Lines At NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Buildings, Complete Chaos as Fights Reported In Trenton and Edison

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Disaster Day 2 After Reopening


August 18, 2020

MidJersey.news broke the story ahead of other media outlets about the ATM Santander Scam in the area.

BREAKING: Police and FBI Investigating Multi-State ATM Robberies, Many Subjects Are In Custody More Actively Being Arrested


September 6, 2020 and September 11, 2020

On September 6, 2020 MidJersey.news reported that the NJ Turnpike Authority removed American Flags on bridges and installed metal signs stating “Placement of signage or items of any nature on this structure is strictly prohibited.”  A peaceful protest was held in Sewaren, Woodbridge Township, NJ protesting the removal of American Flags from bridges on the New Jersey Turnpike.Governor Murphy directed the Turnpike Authority to stop removing the flags and the Robbinsville Police PBA #344 rehung the flags on area bridges on September 11, 2020

NJ Turnpike Authority Removes American Flags From Bridges, Flags Have Been In Place 19 Years Since Terrorist Attacks On The United States, September 11, 2001

American Flags Replaced On NJ Turnpike Overpasses In Robbinsville By Police Union



October 9, 2020

MidJersey.News publisher documents trip to NJMVC to renew a commercial drivers license that can only be done by an in person transaction.

Long Lines Continue To Plague NJ MVC Offices, And My MVC Experience Today


October 13, 2020

All 9 Hamilton Township Fire Districts were dissolved and consolidated under Hamilton Township and as of January 1, 2021 the departments will be administered by Hamilton Township. The department will be known as the Division of Fire, Hamilton Township, more commonly known as the Hamilton Township Fire Department.

Mayor Martin Signs Ordinances and Memorandum of Agreements to Consolidate the Hamilton Township Fire Division


October 20, 2020

Two children were murdered in ongoing violence in the City of Trenton. As of December 31, 2020 at the time of this report there have been an all time high of 40 murders in Trenton in 2020.

BREAKING: Two Trenton Children 8 yr. and 16 yr., Murdered As Suspect(s) Open Fire On Home


October 31, 2020

President Trump Touches Down At Trenton-Mercer County Airport For Campaign Rally In PA


October 31, 2020

BREAKING: Flash Mob Of +/- 2,000 Dispersed In Robbinsville, Similar Flash Mob Now In Hamilton


December 8, 2020

BREAKING: Trenton’s Homicide Rate Continues to Increase, Now at 40

A little over 3 weeks without a murder in the City of Trenton. As of 12:00 noon December 31, 2020 the number of murders in the City stands at 40 which is an all time high.


December 16 and 17, 2020

How Much Snowfall Did We Get?

Nor’easter Hits Area, Do Not Travel Tonight If Possible

BREAKING: Mercer County Plow Truck Hits Several Vehicles And Comes To Rest In Front Of Home On S. Broad Street


December 21, 2020

RWJ University Hospital Hamilton Administers First COVID-19 Vaccinations This Morning To Healthcare Workers


December 28, 2020

Mercer County Health Officer Association Distribution Of Moderna Vaccine To Health Care Workers

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