Day: October 3, 2022

Ewing Police Investigate Shots Fired In Front Of Priori’s Deli Near Intersection Of Homan And Hillcrest Avenues

October 3, 2022

EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Shots rang out this afternoon at Homan and Hillcrest Avenue in front of Priori’s Delicatessen. Ewing Police did confirm that shots were fired and that no one was hit, but no other details were available at this time.

Earlier this year on June 6, 2022, a 17-year-old allegedly shot and killed beloved 54-year-old deli Oscar Palacios and also severely wounded his 57-year-old brother. At approximately 6:00 am that morning, the victims opened the deli and shortly thereafter the juvenile entered the deli, wearing a dark mask covering his face, and ordered food. The juvenile pointed a handgun at the victims and demanded money. The juvenile fired the gun, grazing the 57-year-old victim’s forehead. A physical struggle ensued between the victim and the juvenile, during which the juvenile shot the victim in the abdomen. The juvenile then fired again, striking Oscar Palacios in the chest. The juvenile then fled the area on a bicycle.

The juvenile was identified through surveillance video from the surrounding area from the time of the shooting. On the surveillance video, he could be seen riding a multi-colored mountain bike and wearing a black jacket and white sneakers with the word “AIR” in large letters on the side.

The juvenile was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant on June 21, 2022. At the time of that arrest, Detectives noticed that he was wearing the same sneakers observed in the surveillance video from June 6. They also observed what appeared to be dried blood on the juvenile’s sneakers. On July 29, 2022, Homicide Task Force Detectives received the results of laboratory analysis conducted by the New Jersey State Police Office of Forensic Sciences that identified the blood on the juvenile’s shoes to be a DNA match to the 57-year-old victim who was shot inside the deli.

The 17-year-old Trenton male is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, first-degree felony murder, first-degree robbery, and firearms offenses. He is being held in the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center.

Jersey Mike’s Subs Opens In East Windsor Town Center Plaza

October 3, 2022

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)– Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Member John Zoller joined Co-Owners Evan Mayer and Gerrit Curran and staff for the grand opening of Jersey Mike’s Subs in the East Windsor Town Center Plaza, anchored by ShopRite and Picture Show movie theater, on Route 130 North.  Evan Mayer, who began his career with Jersey Mike’s in 1998, and his business partner Gerrit Curran currently own and operate two other Jersey Mike’s franchise locations, including Princeton and Hamilton.  The new location in East Windsor has provided the owners the opportunity to bring the country’s #1 Most Admired Fast-casual Brand according to QSR’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards to local residents.

Mayor Mironov stated, “Jersey Mike’s Subs is a popular well know sub shop brand which strategically determined to open on the visible highly travelled vibrant Route 130 business corridor in East Windsor. We welcome the popular Jersey Mike’s Subs to our Township, joining our broad and diversified business community.” 

Since 2011, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $67 million for worthy local charities. In 2022, the company’s 12th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised $20 million for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games and Special Olympics State Programs.  Locally, to celebrate their grand opening, the owners organized a fundraiser in support of the East Windsor Regional School District Hightstown High School Athletics program.

Founded in 1956 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, Jersey Mike’s Subs is the pioneer of the submarine sandwich, with over 2,000 restaurants open or under development nationwide.  According to their website, Jersey Mike’s strives to serve their customers quality meats and cheeses which are sliced on the spot, served on in-store baked bread.  They are also known for exceptional customer service and giving back to the local community.

Current hours of operation for dine-in or takeout are from 10 am to 9 pm daily.  For further information, call (609) 301-5050 or visit

319 US-130, East Windsor, NJ 08520

Mayor Janice S. Mironov and Council Member John Zoller join franchise owners to
celebrate the grand opening of Jersey Mike’s Subs in the East Windsor Town Center
Plaza on Route 130 North. Pictured (from left to right) are: Gerrit Curran, owner;
Council Member John Zoller; Mayor Janice Mironov, and Evan Mayer, owner.