Day: October 6, 2022

Robbinsville Settles Friendly Football Pizza Bet With Upper Freehold Township

October 6, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–A friendly pizza bet placed between Robbinsville and Upper Freehold Township Mayors and committee members about an hour before a home coming game between Allentown High School and Robbinsville on September 16, 2022. It was decided that if Allentown wone the game Robbinsville would provide De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pie to the next Upper Freehold committee meeting and if Robbinsville won Upper Freehold would provide Sorella’s Trattoria pizza to Robbinsville’s committee meeting.

The game was played on September 16, 2022 with Allentown winning with a score of 35-18 resulting that Robbinsville would have to deliver on that promise at tonight’s Upper Freehold Township committee meeting.

The special delivery was made by the Robbinsville Township Police Department just before 7:00 p.m. prior to the start of the Township meeting by Sergeant Scott Kivet and Patrol Officer Rene Godfrey.

The committee members expressed interest in coming up with additional fun for next year’s game.

Mayor Dave Fried posted on Facebook tonight, “Tonight I paid our debt to Upper Freehold for beating us in football. We had a wager that whoever won the game would have pizza delivered to the Council Meeting. Thus, we had Robbinsville’s finest deliver well Robbinsville’s finest. Thank You Sam Amico and DeLorenzo’s We will get them next year for sure.”

De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies in Robbinsville, New Jersey, holds a 9.2 Barstool Sports “One Bite” Pizza rating you can watch that review below:

Traffic Alert: NJ Turnpike Backed Up 6-Miles Going South Of Exit 8 To Exit 7A Due To Crash

Overturned truck involved with at least one other vehicle just prior to Exit 7A at Mile Post 61.4 South Bound with three ALS type injuries. (Advanced Life Support)

October 6, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–At 3:12 p.m. the Robbinsville Township Fire Department was dispatched for an overturned vehicle with entrapment at mile post 61.4 south bound outer lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike just prior to Exit 7A. When firefighters and EMS arrived it was determined that there were three ALS – Advance Life Support patients and additional Captial Health Paramedics and ambulances from Allentown and Bordentown were requested to the scene. Three people were transported to Captial Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and trauma alerts were called.

Currently at 5:00 p.m. Google traffic reports that traffic is backed up over six miles going south bound between Exit 7A and Exit 8 avoid the NJ Turnpike in this area. NJ Turnpike reports all lanes blocked until further notice.

The New Jersey State Police is investigating the crash.

There are no additional details available at this time.


The New Jersey State Police Public Information Unit says that the crash occurred at 3:09 p.m. on the NJ Turnpike southbound on the outer roadway at mile post 61.4 in Robbinsville Township. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Mack truck with semi-trailer was traveling south in the right lane of the outer roadway. A Honda CRV was traveling south in the center lane of the outer roadway. In the area of mile post 61.4 the front right of the Honda struck the front left of the Mack. After the initial impact, the Honda struck the left guardrail and the Mack struck the left guardrail causing it to overturn. The driver of the Mack sustained serious injuries and the driver of the Honda sustained moderate injuries. The southbound outer roadway was closed for approximately 5 hours and caused major traffic congestion. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Multiple Incidents Reported At Trenton Central High School; Students Dismissed Early, Afternoon Clubs Canceled, Some Sports Canceled

October 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–City of Trenton officials say that at approximately 1:00 p.m. there were multiple incidents that took place at TCHS, today (Oct. 6), involving students. A shelter-in-place was implemented while law enforcement assisted the TCHS security team and district officials. As a precaution, recommended by the Trenton Police Department, the district implemented a staggered early release for TCHS students starting at 1:20 p.m. through the normal 2:00 p.m. dismissal time. All after-school clubs were canceled. Students involved in supervised activities or athletics were cleared to remain on campus with their advisor or coach. Officials are investigating the incidents to determine the parties involved and next steps. We are calling on our TPS families to encourage their children not to use violence to resolve conflicts. These violent incidents often jeopardize the safety of innocent students and adults in our schools. As a district, we are committed to eliminating these acts of violence from the educational setting and creating a safe and secure space for teaching and learning. Our schools will not be a battleground, any student who chooses to engage in violent behavior may be permanently removed from the school setting and offered alternative educational options. As always, the safety of our staff and students will always be a top priority.

Former Princeton Public Schools Employee Charged with Stealing More Than $95,000 in School Property

October 6, 2022

PRINCETON, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri and Princeton Police Chief Christopher Morgan announced today that a former employee of the Princeton Public Schools has been charged with stealing and selling more than $95,000 of school district property for personal gain.

A criminal complaint was signed charging April Taylor, 58, of Philadelphia, PA, with two counts of second-degree official misconduct, second-degree pattern of official misconduct, second-degree theft by deception, second-degree theft by unlawful taking, second-degree impersonation and second degree and third-degree financial facilitation of criminal activity.  Taylor was employed by the Princeton Public Schools from 2000 to 2021, most recently as a purchasing agent. She was arrested on Monday, October 3, 2022, and released pending future court proceedings.

Taylor’s criminal acts were uncovered in July 2021 when the Princeton Public Schools business administrator became aware she had purchased a MacBook computer using a forged purchase order and sold it on eBay.  After several months of investigation, the Princeton Board of Education commissioned a forensic audit.  According to the 44-page forensic audit report, Taylor used her position as a purchasing agent to create fraudulent purchase requisitions totaling $95,640.04 under state security or technology funds specifically allocated for the Princeton schools from various vendors.  She ordered items and either kept them for her own personal benefit or sold them for a profit.  Electronic devices sold by Taylor were recovered in Colorado, South Carolina, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Pittsburgh, PA.  Video evidence of Taylor picking up custom interior doors at a building supply store in Hamilton was also obtained.

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Public Corruption Unit and the Princeton Police Department, specifically Princeton Detective Eric Dawson.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Taylor S. Hicks.  Second-degree crimes carry a penalty of five to 10 years in state prison and a $150,000 fine.  Third-degree crimes carry a penalty of three to five years in state prison and a $15,000 fine.

Taylor was suspended from the school district in July 2021 and resigned her position a few months later. 

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

Serious Crash Reported On NJ Turnpike South Of Exit 7A In Hamilton Township

October 6, 2022

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Around 9:20 a.m. the Robbinsville Fire Department and EMS along with Bordentown Township firefighters responded to the New Jersey Turnpike just south of Exit 7A for an overturned truck with reported entrapment in the outer lanes of the roadway. Upon arrival at mile post 59.2 it was determined that a person was not entrapped but had a severe ALS type head injury. The person was placed in the ambulance and transported with a trauma alert called to Captial Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, Captial Health Paramedics met the ambulance enroute to the trauma center. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority was on scene inspecting road damage and making repairs. NJTPA also had a sand truck to mitigate a fuel spill from the overturned truck. The New Jersey State Police is investigating the crash.

No further details are available at this time.