Day: April 28, 2022

Two Charged in Connection to Shimon Nesmith Homicide in Trenton on March 1, 2022

April 28, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced today that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department has resulted in charges being filed against two Trenton residents in connection to last month’s double shooting that resulted in the death of Shimon Nesmith Jr.

Quashawn Hightower, 23, and Desire Knighton, 21, are each charged with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, multiple counts of aggravated assault and multiple weapons offenses.  Both Hightower and Knighton are currently incarcerated in Pennsylvania on a weapons charge.  The prosecutor’s office will file motions to detain both defendants pending trial.

Just after 3:30 p.m. on March 1, 2022, Trenton police received a Shot Spotter activation for 11 rounds fired in 1100 block of New Willow Street.  Responding officers located a vehicle that had crashed into the side of 931 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the Life in the Word Outreach Ministry.  The vehicle was heavily damaged and appeared to have numerous bullet holes.  Nesmith, 19, of Trenton, was on scene suffering from gunshot wounds.  He was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.  A 21-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the face and was transported to the hospital by private vehicle. 

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

File photos by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

Chipotle Opens in East Windsor, NJ

April 28, 2022

Location: 319 US Hwy 130 #38, East Windsor, NJ 08520

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members David Russell, Alan Rosenberg and John Zoller joined General Manager Sandeep Kumar, management team and staff for the grand opening ribbon cutting of Chipotle in East Windsor Town Center Plaza on Route 130 North.

Mayor Mironov stated, “East Windsor welcomes the popular Chipotle which positively transformed the vacant former Capital One Bank pad site into a modern reconfigured 2,746 square foot restaurant. The Township appreciates this investment by Chipotle in East Windsor including the creation of 60 new local jobs, of which over 25 are area high school students.”

Founded in 1993, Chipotle Mexican Grill is an American-based casual restaurant chain with over 3,000 locations worldwide specializing in tacos and made-to-order Mission burritos. The Chipotle menu includes burritos, burrito bowls, salads, kids meals, tortilla chips, guacamole, salsa and queso. Chipotle’s philosophy is “We believe that food has the power to change the world, ‘connecting’ how food is raised and prepared and how it tastes”. Chipotle makes its food fresh every day using only 53 ingredients and no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, and no freezers or cans. In 2018, Chipotle began a pilot program recycling their used plastic gloves into waste bags that they use in 43% of their own restaurants and committed to diverting 50% of their waste from landfills during 2020.

Current hours of operation are 10:45 am to 10:00 pm daily. Chipotle offers a mobile app for convenient ordering and payment, and a “Chipotlane” for customer, DoorDash or GrubHub pickup. For further information, call (609) 301-6064 or visit

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members join the management team to cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of Chipotle in the East Windsor Town Center Plaza on Route 130 North. Pictured (from left to right) are: (front row) Charlie Martin, Service Manager; Sandeep Kumar, General Manager; Mayor Janice Mironov; Diego Cardenas, Apprentice General Manager; Nicholas Sanchez; and Siani McCoy; (back row) Council Member David Russell; Council Member John Zoller; Christian Louisne, and Council Member Alan Rosenberg.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Members David Russell, Alan Rosenberg and John Zoller join the management and employees for the Chipotle grand opening in East Windsor Town Center Plaza on Route 130 North.