Day: January 5, 2021

MidJersey.News Reports 3.8 Million Page Views In 2020

January 5, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–In its first full year of publishing, MidJersey.News reports 3,814,106 page views, 1,328,823 visitors with 2.87 average page views per visitor, and 1,707 posts published in 2020.

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Memorial Fundraiser for Dylan Gleason Who Was Killed In Tragic Accident On Route 1 Saturday

January 5, 2021

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Dylan I. Gleason, Resident of Kendall Park, NJ was killed in a tragic accident on Saturday and friends have set up a GoFundMe. All proceeds will go directly to the Gleason family.

You can access the GoFundMe page here:

On Saturday morning, January 2nd, we lost an exceptional young man, Dylan Gleason.

As a Delt, Dylan went out of his way to make everyone feel loved and welcomed. He upheld Delt values to their highest extent, and was the embodiment of “Truth, Courage, Faith and Power”. He  was committed to a life of excellence, and succeeded on every front. 

To quote the Memoriam Statement issued by the Muhlenberg Chaplain’s Office,  Dylan was “An honor student, Presidential Scholar, and theater major, Dylan loved all aspects of  Theater Art and Production, especially the people who comprised the theater community. He was skilled in stage management and lighting, and gifted in song, voice and acting. Dylan was involved in many Muhlenberg groups including, Delta Tau Delta, The Great American Songbook choral ensemble,  and other performance ensembles and choir groups.

His friends and family describe Dylan as a courageous, loving, resilient, talented, passionate and compassionate man who fiercely protected people, especially those who experienced injustices.

Dylan is survived by his parents, Ken and Abby Gleason, his siblings Seth and Anna, his grandparents and step grandmother, and his extended family.”

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–On Saturday January 2, 2021 at 9:07 am, Patrol & Traffic Units and the WW Division of Fire & Emergency Services were detailed to U.S. Route 1 North at Harrison Street for a Serious Motor Vehicle Collision.  Upon the arrival of responding Units, the individual inside of Vehicle #1, a 2017 Toyota Corolla, was found entrapped in the wreckage and exhibiting no signs of life.   U.S. Route 1 in both South and North directions needed to be fully closed.  

The initial investigation revealed the following: Vehicle #1, a 2017 Toyota Corolla was traveling Northbound on U.S. Route 1 North. Vehicle #2, a 2005 International Dump Truck, was traveling Westbound at the Harrison Street Jug handle and was attempting to continue straight on Harrison Street. The Toyota Corolla was traveling Northbound on U.S. Route 1 North and was approaching the Harrison Street intersection. The intersection is governed by a traffic signal. The traffic signal had been red for U.S. Route 1 traffic and green for the Harrison Street Jug handle traffic. The Toyota struck the International Dump Truck in the U.S. Route 1 Northbound lanes. The collision caused dump truck to overturn. Both Vehicles came to their final resting places in the intersection with dump truck remaining on its passenger’s side.

The Dylan I. Gleason, 21 year old driver of the Toyota from Kendall Park, NJ was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Driver dump truck Julio R. Lopez-Alavrez, 22 year old resident of Princeton was uninjured from the collision. There were no additional persons in either vehicle. U.S. Route 1 was closed in both directions for approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. The WWPD Traffic Bureau & Detective Bureau in conjunction with the SCRT are continuing the investigation. If you have any pertinent information, please contact Traffic Officer McQuade at or Traffic Sgt. Bal at or at (609) 799-1222.

Kendall Park, NJ is a section of South Brunswick Township, Middlesex County, NJ

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Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle

January 5, 2021

WOODBRIDGE, NJ (MIDDLESEX)– Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department announced that a pedestrian was killed yesterday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle.

The initial investigation conducted by Officer Bryan Dorward of the Woodbridge Police Department and Detective Jonathan Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that, at approximately 1:36 P.M., a Toyota Tundra travelling southbound on Hoy Avenue crossed over the curb at the intersection of New Brunswick Avenue and Hoy Avenue.  The Tundra then passed into an adjacent parking lot where it struck Mary Ann Logozio, 61, of Fords.  Logozio was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The investigation is active and continuing.  Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Dorward of the Woodbridge Police Department at (732) 634-7700 ext. 2153 or Detective Berman of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4328.

Mayor Gusciora Appoints New Director of Health and Human Services

January 5, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor W. Reed Gusciora announced today that Dr. Adela M. Ames-Lopez, a professional public administrator with more than two decades of child welfare, social work, and public-health experience and who most recently served as an Area Director for the N.J. Department of Children and Families (DCF) – Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCPP), will start this week as the new City of Trenton Director of Health and Human services.

“Dr. Lopez will be a tremendous asset for the city and its residents,” said Mayor Gusciora. “Her extensive experience in providing critical resources for socially and economically disadvantaged youth and their families makes her a natural fit for the challenges we face every day. We couldn’t have asked for a better candidate to help us navigate the increasing demands of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”

“As Mary McLeod Bethune stated, ‘If I have a legacy to leave my people, it is my philosophy of living and serving,’” said Director Lopez. “This quote inspires me and exemplifies true integrity, transparency, character, servitude, dedication, and commitment to a community of great people. As head of this department, part of my mission is to provide quality and extensive resources and effective services through strategic innovation, cost effective measures, and evidence-based outcomes to the City of Trenton.

“Another objective is to put the citizens within the city of Trenton at the vortex of my mission by collaborating with internal and external constituents for the betterment of the community regarding their health, safety, and welfare by ensuring the execution of preventive care and intervention, with specific focus on the global COVID-19 pandemic,” Director Lopez continued.

Director Lopez has 25 years of experience in public administration, state government, and the non-profit sector. Previously, she was the Assistant Area Director for DCF-DCPP’s Hunterdon/Mercer/Somerset/Warren region, where she provided operational oversight for more than 500 employees who manage DCF’s various programs. She is an expert in providing services for vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities, juvenile offenders, individuals struggling with addiction and mental health, domestic violence and sexual abuse victims.

She was also an adjunct professor in Fairleigh Dickenson University’s Public Administration program and has been involved in various social service and mentoring programs with the Trenton public school system, the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, and the Trenton Police Department. Director Lopez was an active member of the N.J. Child Fatality/Near Fatality Board and she is also a member of the Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected, and Missing Children.

Director Lopez will have to be approved by City Council within the next 90 days.