Day: December 10, 2021

Gas Station Attendant on Calhoun Street Shot in the Back Taken to Trauma Center

December 10, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Around 10:05 p.m. the Trenton Police Department, Trenton EMS, Capital Health Paramedics responded to Calhoun Street originally reported as 19 Calhoun for a shooting victim. TEMS and Capital Health Paramedics transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center and a “Trauma Alert” was called.

According to Sgt. Ponticiello from the Trenton Police Department, a gas station attendant was shot one time in the back. He was responsive when officers arrived and is being treated at the Trauma Center at Captial Health Regional Medical Center, condition unknown at this time. Only one round was fired. That is all the information that is available at this time.

Check back for further updates as information becomes available.

Fire Through the Roof in Trenton

December 10, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Just hours after they fought a two-alarm blaze involving two homes on Carteret Avenue, Trenton firefighters went back to work this evening (Friday, Dec. 10) battling another fire in a row of houses in the 600 block of Roebling Avenue. It was 8:23 p.m. when the Trenton Fire Department was alerted to the blaze at 625 Roebling Avenue, between Chestnut Avenue and Division Street. Dispatched were Engines 7, 3, and 10, Ladder 2, Rescue 1 and the South Battalion Chief. A column of smoke was spotted in the night sky, so the “All Hands” signal for a working fire was transmitted and the balance of the first alarm – Engine 6, Ladder 4, the North Battalion Chief and Special Services 1 – was dispatched.  Heavy fire was showing from the rear of 625 Roebling Avenue, located on one end of a row of four attached two-story homes. Firefighters worked to prevent the flames from extending into the adjacent homes. The blaze was declared under control at 9:03 p.m. The Red Cross was contacted to help displaced residents. Earlier today, around 1:30 p.m., two attached homes in the 900 block of Carteret Avenue.

Governor Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy Announce the Return of The Holidays at Drumthwacket

New Jerseyans Invited to Drumthwacket for Open House Tours to View Holiday Decorations

December 10, 2021

PRINCETON, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy today announced the return of The Holidays at Drumthwacket, a longstanding tradition of open house tours at the Governor’s official residence in Princeton to celebrate the holiday season. New Jerseyans are invited to attend the open house tours to view the holiday decorations on display. The Drumthwacket Foundation, in partnership with six garden clubs from across New Jersey, have decorated each room using fresh arrangements and greenery to complement the architecture and decor of the historical property. “The holiday season is a wonderful time to celebrate with loved ones and reflect on our blessings,” said First Lady Tammy Murphy, President of the Drumthwacket Foundation. “After a challenging year for all, we are thrilled to open the People’s House and invite everyone to safely tour the beautiful décor and magical holiday displays created by New Jersey’s renowned garden clubs. Phil and I look forward to this tradition every year, and we are grateful that we can once again open Drumthwacket’s doors to share in this joyous season with all New Jerseyans.” The tours are self-guided and there will be several docents stationed throughout Drumthwacket to answer questions and provide historical information about the property. The open house tours will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, December 16, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 18, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Admission and on-site parking are free of charge, but reservations are required to ensure proper social distancing. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask. To make tour arrangements, visit  TheHolidays at Drumthwacket includes the following display presentations located throughout the first floor of the residence: 
Entrance Gate & Window Wreaths
Decorated by Belvidere Garden Club
Simplistic elegance characterizes the Entrance Gate wreaths decorated with pinecones, berries, and pheasant feathers with splashes of crystal and gold and complimented by rich red velvet ribbon trim. The 29 window wreaths are festooned with bows of rich red velvet ribbon. 

Decorated by Keyport Garden Club
The theme of this room is pearl, gold, and silver elegance. The Pearl represents Keyport itself as it is often called the “Pearl of The Bayshore” and the gold and silver speak to the elegance. The staircase is adorned with tear drop garland adorned with cream, gold, and silver ribbons. The tree in the foyer is decorated with ornaments representing Keyport. The sideboard is adorned with both a Menorah, honoring Chanukah, and a Nativity, honoring Christmas. The dried florals in the foyer have been harvested from Keyport Garden Club member gardens. 

Dining Room
Decorated by Garden Club of Long Valley
The stunning Tiffany silver punch bowl is filled with orchids, anthurium, western cedar, and magnolia branches with white ferns, pampas grass, lunaria, and dried Chinese lanterns. Each table setting features small botanical packages. The mantles are adorned with garlands and white magnolia branches. The room’s magnificent 9 foot tree is decorated with dried hydrangea and ornaments inspired by the room’s hand-painted wall panels. 

Decorated by Warren Garden Club
The parlor’s theme is a “Tribute to the State Forests and State Parks of Warren County.”  Faux flora and fauna are aesthetically interspersed with fresh plant materials providing a glimpse of the wonders of nature which may inspire visits a State Forest or State Park in the future.

Music RoomDecorated by West Trenton Garden Club
The theme for this room is “Gingerbread Wonderland.”  Several gingerbread houses and ornaments adorn the carved mantle and period tables. The room’s central round table resemble a town center with a large tree in the middle surrounded by a gingerbread village. 

Decorated by Allentown Garden Club
The theme in this room is “Peace,” which is symbolized by white doves and feathers, olive branches and origami cranes in addition to white orchids and peace lilies. To create a welcoming and peaceful holiday atmosphere, the Library celebrates both Christmas, with traditional decorations and trees, and Kwanzaa, with décor representative of this annual celebration of African-American culture. 

Governor’s Study
Decorated by Allentown Garden Club Co-Chair Debi DeLorenzo & Chris Endris
The Governor’s study is adorned with natural arrangements and mementoes of Christmas past.

2-Alarm House Fire in Trenton

December 10, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Nearly the entire on-duty strength of the Trenton Fire Department was mobilized to battle a fire involving both sides of a 2-1/2- story duplex in the 900 block of Carteret Avenue this afternoon (Friday, Dec. 10). A total of six engine companies, three ladder companies, and Rescue Co. 1 responded to the blaze, which went to two alarms plus an extra engine. Only one on-duty Trenton engine company was not committed to the fire and remained available – with mutual aid companies from surrounding towns – to protect the city in case another emergency occurred. Alerted just before 1:30 p.m., first-due companies arrived to find heavy fire showing from the second floor of the attached homes at 904 and 906 Carteret Avenue. The second alarm was ordered shortly before 1:45 p.m., then about 15 minutes later an additional engine was called for extra manpower. Around 2:32 p.m. the incident commander reported that the bulk of the fire had been knocked down. The fire was officially placed under control at 2:51 p.m. At one point firefighters requested police to the scene due to a reported altercation with a distraught civilian but the specific nature and outcome of that dispute was not immediately known. The Red Cross was requested to the scene to help shelter displaced residents. 

Photos and video by Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

BREAKING: Serious Crash Just on NJ Turnpike, North of Exit 7 Bordentown

December 10, 2021

10:00 a.m. UPDATE: According New Jersey State Police, Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash at 12:17 a.m. on the New Jersey Turnpike northbound on the inner roadway at milepost 54.1, Bordentown, Burlington County.  Preliminary investigation reveals that a silver Acura RDX and a silver Toyota 4 Runner were traveling northbound on the New Jersey Turnpike northbound inner roadway when the Acura struck the rear of the Toyota.   The Toyota struck a guardrail and came to an uncontrolled final rest on the northbound outer lane of travel.  As a result of the crash, the passenger of the Toyota was ejected, sustaining life threatening injuries and transported to Cooper Hospital for treatment.  This is an active investigation.  

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (BURLINGTON)–Around 12:15 a.m. the Robbinsville Township Fire Department, Bordentown Township Fire Department, Burlington EMS, Robbinsville EMS and Paramedics were dispatched to mile marker 54.2 north bound inner roadway for a serious accident. There were several reports of an overturned vehicle with at least two people ejected and CPR in progress. A medical helicopter from Jefferson University Hospital known as JeffSTAT-1 was called and the New Jersey State Police closed the Turnpike to land the helicopter to transport one person by air to the trauma center.

The helicopter landed at 1:00 a.m. on the Turnpike and will transport one person to the trauma center by air. Robbinsville EMS along with Burlington Paramedics transported an injured person to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton at 1:00 a.m. and called a “Trauma Alert”

The JeffSTAT-1 helicopter left the scene at 1:11 a.m. and was taking one person to the Trauma Center at Cooper Medical Center in Camden.

Two injured parties did not seek transport to the hospital.

Avoid the NJ Turnpike in the area of Exit 7 due to this crash. There is a 1 to 2 mile delay northbound prior to the accident scene.

As of 1:30 a.m. a 3 mile delay exists

This is a breaking news report check back the story will be updated as details come in.