TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Police Department, Lieutenant Peter Szpakowski told MidJersey.news that three people were shot in the 700 Block of Martin Luther King Boulevard at 5:51 p.m. When Trenton Police arrived they found multiple shell casings on the ground. Three people were being treated at the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center. One 15 year old victim was in critical condition. Two other victims a 17 year old and 70 year old were in stable condition.
The Trenton Shooting Response Team is investigating the shooting.
The investigation is active and no further information is available at this time.
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor David Fried will seek Council support in order to purchase and preserve Block 41.01, Lot 1 on the Robbinsville Township Tax Assessment Map, commonly known as the Wittenborn property at 824 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, near its border with Allentown Borough and Monmouth County.
According to Mayor Fried, the approximately 15-acre parcel should be preserved to prevent further development. The Township Department of Community Development has ordered a professional appraisal by Sockler Realty Services Group, Inc. Robbinsville previously prioritized this parcel, which is currently zoned as “Village Transitional,” for Open Space Acquisition/Preservation Lands when performing its Master Plan Review.
Block 41.01, Lot 1 is located along the proposed development of Mercer Corporate Park, which made headlines for its application before the Township Zoning Board April 20. Residents living along the Indian Run waterway in Allentown were vocal in their opposition to the Johnson Corporation development due to what some consider to be the imminent destruction of an endangered bird habitat.
Preservation of Block 41.01, Lot 1 demonstrates to Robbinsville’s neighbors in Monmouth County that the Township is committed to preventing negative impacts to this area by decreasing the potential for increased traffic and other activity. Robbinsville preserved approximately 54 acres directly across Robbinsville-Allentown Road near the Wittenborn property in 2008. Since taking office in 2005, Mayor Fried has preserved more than 1,250 acres of open space.
In 2016, Robbinsville residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of increasing the Open Space Tax levy by 1.5 cents for every $100 of assessed value to purchase the property formerly known as Washington Woods (225 acres), as well as the golf course at Miry Run (158 acres) – both in partnership with Mercer County.
Allentown’s Mayor Fritts put out a special announcement about the preservation today:
For months I have been meeting and discussing a variety of topics with our neighbors.
Robbinsville’s Mayor fried and I have discussed mutual interests and one of those interests which is a top priority of our historic village, is preserving the Wittenborn property.
Today I bring great pleasure in announcing that Robbinsville has publicly stated their desire and efforts to preserve Wittenborn on behalf of Robbinsville and Allentown.
This is just one of the initiatives that we are currently working on with more great news to come in the coming weeks. On behalf of the Allentown governing body and myself, our promise is to do everything we can to ensure a quality future.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 5:40 p.m. Trenton Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire in the 800 Block of Stuyvesant Avenue. When firefighters arrived the reported fire on division 3 (3rd floor), and an “all hands” was called sending additional manpower and equipment to the scene.
Firefighters advanced hose lines to the 3rd floor and quickly knocked down the fire. PSE&G was called to secure electric and gas to the building.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County elected officials and local leaders joined County Executive Brian M. Hughes today outside the Courthouse Annex on South Broad Street in Trenton to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community and raise a rainbow flag atop the building in celebration of Pride Month.
BELMAR, NJ (MONMOUTH)–A partial solar eclipse was seen in the area this morning at sunrise. The sun appeared to emerge from the ocean looking like “devils horns” as the sun continued to rise it looked more like a glowing crescent moon.
The partial eclipse is caused by the Earth’s moon passing in front of the sun.
According to NASA, A solar eclipse happens when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, casting a shadow on Earth, fully or partially blocking the Sun’s light in some areas. During an annular eclipse, the Moon is far enough away from Earth that the Moon appears smaller than the Sun in the sky. Since the Moon does not block the entire view of the Sun, it will look like a dark disk on top of a larger, bright disk. This creates what looks like a ring of fire around the Moon. People in parts of Canada, Greenland, and northern Russia will experience the annular eclipse.
Photos taken near the Belmar Fishing Club Pier, 100 Ocean Avenue near 1st Avenue, Belmar, NJ
Edward “NJWEEDMAN” Forchion is running under the “Legalize Marihuana Party”
“NJWEEDMAN” will be running against Incumbent Democrat Governor Phil Murphy, Republican Jack Ciattarelli, Green Party Madelyn R. Hoffman, Libertarian Party Gregg Mele, and Socialist Workers Party Joanne Kuniansky.
EDWARD “NJWEEDMAN” FORCHION Petition Signatures 836 322 EAST STATE STREET TRENTON, NJ 08608 LEGALIZE MARIHUANA PARTY
MADELYN R. HOFFMAN Petition Signatures 1275 PO BOX 513 BUDD LAKE, NJ 07828 Green Party
GREGG MELE Petition Signatures 1000 1 KERSHAW CT BRIDGEWATER, NJ 08807 Libertarian Party
JOANNE KUNIANSKY Petition Signatures 1517 6045 KENNEDY BLVD EAST B2 WEST NEW YORK, NJ 07093 SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY
PHILIP MURPHY *
196 W STATE STREET TRENTON, NJ 08608 Democratic
ATLANTIC ATLANTIC COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE 8,165 BERGEN DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE OF BERGEN COUNTY 24,007 BURLINGTON BURLINGTON COUNTY REGULAR DEMOCRATS 23,608 CAMDEN CAMDEN COUNTY DEMOCRAT COMMITTEE, INC. 32,956 CAPE MAY CAPE MAY COUNTY REGULAR DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION 3,551 CUMBERLAND CUMBERLAND COUNTY REGULAR DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION 4,840 ESSEX ESSEX COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE, INC. 30,036 GLOUCESTER REGULAR DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION OF GLOUCESTER COUNTY 13,093 HUDSON HUDSON COUNTY DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION 30,054 HUNTERDON HUNTERDON COUNTY REGULAR DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION 5,663 MERCER MERCER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION 13,742 MIDDLESEX MIDDLESEX COUNTY DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION 34,987 MONMOUTH MONMOUTH COUNTY DEMOCRATS 18,044 MORRIS MORRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE, INC. 18,137 OCEAN OFFICIAL REGULAR DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION 14,201 PASSAIC PASSAIC COUNTY DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION, INC. 11,405 SALEM SALEM COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE, INC. 1,986 SOMERSET SOMERSET COUNTY DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION 12,540 SUSSEX SUSSEX COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE 3,415 UNION REGULAR DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION OF UNION COUNTY 27,168 WARREN WARREN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY 2,962 Total 334,560
70 MURRAY DRIVE HILLSBOROUGH, NJ 08844 Republican
ATLANTIC ATLANTIC COUNTY REGULAR REPUBLICAN 7,272 BERGEN REPUBLICANS FOR RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT 12,354 BURLINGTON BURLINGTON COUNTY REGULAR REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION 8,743 CAMDEN CAMDEN COUNTY REGULAR REPUBLICAN PARTY 6,154 CAPE MAY CAPE MAY COUNTY REGULAR REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION 5,215 CUMBERLAND CUMBERLAND COUNTY REGULAR REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION 2,798 ESSEX ESSEX REPUBLICAN PARTY ORGANIZATION, INC. 4,077 GLOUCESTER REGULAR ORGANIZATION REPUBLICAN 5,624 HUDSON HUDSON COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE 2,078 HUNTERDON HUNTERDON COUNTY REGULAR REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION 5,456 MERCER REGULAR ORGANIZATION REPUBLICAN 3,560 MIDDLESEX MIDDLESEX COUNTY REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION 8,332 MONMOUTH MONMOUTH COUNTY REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION 14,511 MORRIS REGULAR REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION 17,886 OCEAN REGULAR REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION OF OCEAN COUNTY 21,295 PASSAIC PASSAIC COUNTY REGULAR REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION, INC. 6,665 SALEM REGULAR REPUBLICAN 1,247 SOMERSET SOMERSET COUNTY REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION 8,624 SUSSEX SUSSEX HOMETOWN REPUBLICAN TEAM 5,016 UNION REGULAR ORGANIZATION REPUBLICAN OF UNION COUNTY 5,675 WARREN WARREN COUNTY REGULAR REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION 3,096 Total 155,678
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township and Bordentown Township Fire Departments and EMS responded to the NJ Turnpike just south of Exit 7A on the inner roadway for an accident at 7:25 p.m. yesterday June 9, 2021. It appeared that the accident near the end of the on ramp south bound to the NJ Turnpike. There was one reported injury and was transported by Capital Health EMS to the local hospital with minor injuries.