Day: October 4, 2022

Pedestrian Killed In Hit-And-Run; Trenton PD Looking For Vehicle That Fled The Scene

October 4, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Trenton Public Information Officer Timothy J. Carroll confirmed that a 45-year-old male pedestrian was struck and killed by a white vehicle that fled the scene last night on North Olden Avenue between New York and St. Joes Avenues. The victim was transported by Trenton EMS and Captial Health Paramedics to Captial Health Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m. Trenton Police remained on scene investigating until about 12:20 a.m. and are looking for a white vehicle that fled the scene.

This was the second fatal pedestrian struck in Trenton since Sunday. On Sunday at 8:07 p.m. a panhandler was struck on Route 129 at Cass Street near New Jersey State Prison where he reportedly darted out in traffic. The driver did stop and remained on scene for the investigation by the Trenton Police Department.

In early September Trenton Cycling Revolution members & friends put up a ghost bike in honor of Thaddeus Peterson, a U.S. Marine veteran and lifelong Trentonian, who was killed riding his bike on North Olden Avenue not even a half mile from last night’s scene.

Trenton Cycling Revolution has been riding and advocating for safer roads in the City of Trenton.

If you are walking at nighttime, it is highly recommended to wear clothing with reflective material, not just bright colored clothing.

Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried Delivers 2022 State Of Township Address

October 4, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Dave Fried delivered the 2022 State of Robbinsville Township address today via video courtesy of Pulse Productions.

Due to logistics and time constraints regarding this year’s possible beneficiary candidates, the anticipated “Pay it Forward” component of the annual address has been pushed back to May, 2023.

“There were just too many hurdles to overcome in 2022. Our plan is to hold that event, hopefully bigger and better than ever, in May of 2023,” Mayor Fried said. “This is an event we look forward to each and every year. We don’t do anything unless we have all possible resources at our disposal to provide the best possible experience for our beneficiary(s), all of our generous sponsors and the community.”

Donations for Robbinsville families in need are being accepted via PayPal through our SOTT fiscal sponsor, the C.A.R.E. program. Those updated links, as well as a formal release date for Mayor Fried’s video, will be provided soon.

Previous “Pay it Forward” recipients include the Shepherd Family, Quilts for Comfort, Deborah Dauer, the C.A.R.E. Program, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, “We Love Our R’ville Neighbors” campaign and Kelly Breden.

Since 2015, those efforts have raised over $400,000.