Day: June 8, 2021

Girls Lacrosse: NJSIAA Tournament Game On Hold Due To Thunderstorm

June 8, 2021

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Due to a thunderstorm the South Jersey Group 2 Girls Lacrosse NJSIAA Tournament game between Allentown and Manasquan is on hold and will be finished tomorrow afternoon June 9, 2021 at Allentown at 4:00 p.m.

Postponed due to lightening. Game will resume with 14:32 left in the second half. Score is 8-7 Allentown.

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Scenes from the NJSIAA Tournament held at Allentown on June 8, 2021. The game between Allentown and Manasquan is on hold due to a thunderstorm and will be restarted on Wednesday June 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. So far Allentown leads by 1 goal and the score is Allentown 8 Manasquan 7 with 14:32 left to play in the second half.

Shooting Reported On North Hermitage Ave. In Trenton

Update: Trenton Shooting on N. Hermitage Avenue

June 9, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 9:55 p.m. Trenton Police, Trenton Fire Department and Trenton EMS were detailed to the 1st Block of North Hermitage Avenue for a shooting. The victim was transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

Trenton Fire Department responded back to the scene about an hour and a half later for a “wash down” to help police clean up the scene.

The Trenton Police Department is investigating the shooting.

No other information is available at this time. MidJersey.News has reached out for official information and when it becomes available the story will be updated and any corrections made.

Photos by Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

NJ Turnpike Crash Results In Fully Involved Vehicle Fire; Non-Life-Threating Injuries Reported

June 8, 2021

CRANBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Around 8:46 p.m. the Hightstown Fire Company, Cranbury Fire Company, and EMS were dispatched to the NJ Turnpike for a vehicle fire on the inner roadway at mile marker 69. When the fire chief arrived he found a vehicle well involved in fire as the result of an accident. Hightstown and Cranbury firefighters extinguished the fire. It was reported that the injures were non-life-threating and a second ambulance was called to the scene. It was unclear if anyone was transported from the scene to the hospital.

The NJ State Police is investigating the crash.

Deck Fire Quickly Extinguished Before It Could Spread

June 8, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–East Windsor Police, East Windsor Fire Company and Hightstown Fire Company were on scene at a reported deck fire on Dutch Neck Road this morning around 10:19 a.m.

East Windsor Police arrived and helped to snuff the fire, and kept it from spreading. East Windsor and Hightstown firefighters soaked the area down and checked for extension.

It was reported that some lighting caught fire and was quickly extinguished keeping the fire from spreading to the rest of the deck and home. Only minor damage reported, the East Windsor Fire Marshal was called to the scene for the investigation. No other information was available.

2 Vehicle Crash Bridge and Centre Streets In Trenton

June 8, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police, Trenton Fire Department, Trenton EMS responded to Bridge and Centre Streets for reports of an accident with multiple injuries. It was unclear the condition of the occupants or the exact number of injuries. Trenton Police Department is investigating the crash.

Photos by Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

City of Trenton to Host Webinar on Transition to Calendar-Year Budget Cycle

June 8, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor W. Reed Gusciora announced today that the City of Trenton will host a public webinar on Zoom tomorrow, June 9, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. to discuss the City’s transition from a fiscal-year to a calendar-year budget cycle.

The virtual meeting will include an introduction by Mayor Gusciora, followed by a brief presentation by Chief of Staff Arch Liston, Business Administrator Adam Cruz, Assistant Business Administrator Colin Cherry, and the rest of the Trenton budget team. The presentation will be followed by a brief Q & A discussion to address any comments or concerns.

Those interested in attending the webinar can do so by visiting this link tomorrow at 4:00. The webinar will be recorded so residents who cannot attend the meeting will still have access to the discussion. No registration is required beforehand.

“The City of Trenton is one of only a handful of municipalities in New Jersey that still operate on a fiscal-year budget,” said Mayor Gusciora. “It’s time to make the sensible transition to a calendar year-budget. However, this is a big change, and we want concerned residents to have every opportunity to learn more about the fiscal impact of this transition.”

Ordinance 21-012 will move the City’s budget from a fiscal year cycle to a calendar year cycle starting Jan. 1, 2022. If passed by City Council, Trenton will begin a one-time six-month transition period in July 2021 before shifting to a 12-month calendar at the start of 2022. The move will streamline the budget process and align Trenton with how most municipalities and counties in the state operate. Trenton is one of just seven municipalities in the entire state that still operate under a fiscal year budget calendar. Paterson made a similar conversion last year.

During the proposed 18-month budget transition from July 2021 through December 2022, Trenton would need to make only one pension payment in April 2022. However, the City would still get two State aid payments in November 2021 and November 2022, resulting in millions of dollars in surplus.

The N.J. Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has supported the transition and made a presentation outlining the benefits of the calendar year budget before City Council on May 25, 2021. Afterwards, City Council voted to advance Ordinance 21-012 to the related public hearing and second reading on June 10, 2021.

New Bus Stop At Hamilton Continuing Care

June 8, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Assemblyman Dan Benson (Hamilton) joined elected officials and representatives from Hamilton Continuing Care Center (HCCC) and New Jersey Transit (NJT) for a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new NJ Transit bus stop for frontline workers at HCCC. The new NJ Transit bus stop which will assist employees and visitors, who rely on NJ Transit for transportation, commute to and from HCCC

“The frontline heroes at HCCC played an outsized role in getting us through the pandemic and I’m pleased that we could turn this vision into a reality to make their lives a little bit easier,” said Assemblyman Dan Benson. “This new bus stop will also benefit residents whose family members rely on New Jersey Transit to visit them making it a win-win for employees and residents alike.”

Jim Fassel Former NY Giants Head Coach Dies At 71

June 8, 2021

Former NY Giants head coach James Edward Fassel (August 31, 1949 – June 7, 2021) has died at the age of 71 years old, according to the Los Angeles Times

Fassel’s son, John, confirmed his father’s death to the Los Angeles Times on Monday night, Jim Fassel, who lived in Las Vegas, suffered chest pains Monday and was taken to a local hospital by a friend. He died of a heart attack while under sedation, his son said. The entire family has since convened in Las Vegas.

Jim Fassel was coach of the New York Giants from 1997 to 2003. He is one of three coaches to lead the Giants to the Super Bowl. His team lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV at the end of the 2000 season.

1997 NY Giants Head Coach Jim Fassel talks with Quarterback #13 Daniel Kanell on December 13, 1997 with a 30–10 win over the Washington Redskins winning the NFC East Championship. File Photo by: Dennis Symons –