Day: December 27, 2022

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Holds Opening Ceremonies for H.H. Tuchman Cardiac Interventional Suite

December 27, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ (MERCER)–Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJUH Hamilton), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the newly renovated H.H. Tuchman Cardiac Interventional Suite, named in honor of a generous donor’s family member who passed away from heart disease.

The unit will provide patients and their families with newly renovated private rooms for both pre and post-operative cardiac care. The event comes shortly after RWJUH Hamilton received its licensing to perform emergency and elective angioplasty. The addition of emergency and elective angioplasty to RWJUH Hamilton provides Mercer

County residents and beyond the highest quality cardiovascular care close to home.

“It’s been a long journey over the past 10 plus years for RWJUH Hamilton to receive the licensing to perform elective angioplasty this year. In order to accommodate the added angioplasty volume, we needed to advance the H.H. Tuchman Cardiac Interventional Suite to provide our patients with a technologically advanced and comfortable location for their recovery,” said Richard Freeman, President and CEO of RWJUH Hamilton. “This was an effective utilization of available space that the hospital repurposed and renovated in order to meet today’s community needs, and all made possible by one generous donor.”

The journey began with the opening of the hospital’s initial cardiac cath lab now named “M. Ghusson Cardiac Catheterization Lab,’ “To date this year, we’ve performed well over 500 procedures at RWJUH Hamilton and close to 200 angioplasties since May,” said Edward A. Wingfield, MD, Chairman of Cardiology and the Medical Director of the “M. Ghusson Cardiac Catheterization Lab. “Our patients are very loyal to Hamilton and the Mercer County area. They want trusted providers, world class care, and they want to stay local to receive their care.”

“This unit speaks to the agility and adaptability of our organization, and the commitment we have to meeting the needs of our local community, and I personally want to thank our donors and supporters and RWJUH Hamilton Foundation who help us to provide these opportunities and support the health of the community,” added Freeman.

“RWJUH Hamilton continues to put its patients first and it’s gratifying to see the dedication from hospital leadership and their partners like Hamilton Cardiology Associates (HCA),” said Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin.

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Richard Freeman, President and CEO, RWJUH Hamilton, and Mahmoud Ghusson, MD, pictured above, cut the ribbon at the opening of the H.H. Tuchman Cardiac Interventional Suite. They were joined by many other attendees including Edward A. Wingfield, MD, Chairman of Cardiology and the Medical Director of the “M. Ghusson Cardiac Catheterization Lab”; Nina Melker, Chair of the RWJUH Hamilton Board of Trustees and other board members, Hamilton Township Mayor, Jeff Martin, RWJUH Hamilton Young Professionals Group, the RWJUH Hamilton senior leadership team, and members of the cardiac catheterization  lab staff; and several members of RWJUH Hamilton’s cardiac partners, Hamilton Cardiology Associates (HCA).

City of Trenton Responds to Water Pipe Leaks and Main Breaks During Holidays

Cold Temperatures Make Water Pipe Leaks and Main Breaks More Likely

December 27, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Over the holiday weekend, the City of Trenton received 26 calls related to frozen pipes, 13 related to leaks, and 5 in reference to main brakes; city staff responded accordingly and remediated each situation for those affected to ensure that families could safely enjoy the holidays.

The recent decrease in temperature causes the contraction of pipe material, which can in turn lead to water main breaks. If you need assistance related to water pipe leaks or main breaks, please contact Trenton Water Works at 609-989-3222.

During the winter season, the City of Trenton would like to remind you to stay away from frozen bodies of water (i.e. lakes, rivers, etc.). If you see someone on ice, please contact the Trenton Police Department at 609-989-4000.

Cold temperatures and icy conditions may be a continuing problem throughout this winter, so please exercise caution when traveling throughout the Capital City.

NY Man Arrested In Philadelphia; Charged With Murdering His Mother In East Brunswick, NJ

December 27, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Frank LoSacco of the East Brunswick Police Department announced today that Jason Gordon has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of his mother, Carmen Gordon.

As previously reported, on December 22, 2022, at approximately 11:09 A.M., authorities received a 911 call requesting a welfare check. In response, authorities made multiple welfare checks to contact Carmen Gordon, 68, at her residence on Cozzens Court, before locating her unresponsive inside her residence with fatal injuries. Ms. Gordon was pronounced deceased at the scene.

An initial investigation led by Detective Robert Thuring of the East Brunswick Police Department and Detective Kevin Schroeck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office identified Jason Gordon, 41, of New York, as a suspect in the death. Authorities reported that this was not a random act of violence and Jason Gordon was the son of the victim, Carmen Gordon.

Today, December 27, 2022, with the assistance of East Brunswick and Philadelphia Police Departments, Jason Gordon was arrested in Philadelphia without incident. Gordon was charged with one count of first-degree Murder, one count of third-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and one count of fourth-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

This is an active and ongoing investigation anyone with information or surveillance footage of the area is asked to call Detective Thuring of the East Brunswick Police Department at 732-390-6990 or Detective Schroeck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4194.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Gordon are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Decomposed Body Found In Garbage Bag In Trenton

December 27, 2022

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office told MidJersey.News that a decomposed body in a garbage bag was located at a property in the 600 block of Beatty Street in Trenton by the landlord on Friday afternoon, December 23, 2022. An autopsy will be performed by the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. The Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department are investigating.

So far there have been 22 homicides in the City of Trenton for 2022 with 2 deaths still under investigation by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Names of the 2022 homicide victims in the City of Trenton:

  1. 2/15/2022 Antwone Barnes, 37, of Trenton, Stabbing
  2. 2/23/2022 Leonardo Fernandez, 32, of Trenton, Stabbing
  3. 3/01/2022 Shimon Nesmith Jr., 19, of Trenton, Shooting
  4. 3/03/2022 Helen Nelson, 73, of Trenton, Physical Assault
  5. 3/15/2022 Albert L. Barnes, 46, of Trenton, Shooting
  6. 3/25/2022 Sequoya Bacon-Jones, 9, of Trenton, Shooting
  7. 3/31/2022 Tahaad Goss, 16, of Trenton, Shooting
  8. 4/07/2022 Jaquir Queen, 26, of Willingboro, Shooting
  9. 4/09/2022 Leroy Davis, 31, of Trenton, Shooting
  10. 5/01/2022 Jamir McNeil, 25 of Trenton, Shooting
  11. 5/22/2022 Ali Abdullah, 25, of Trenton, Shooting
  12. 6/01/2022 Dreiby Osorio, 16, of Trenton, Stabbing
  13. 9/02/2022 Rasheed Barlow, 35, of Trenton, Shooting
  14. 9/11/2022 Chron Jenks, 34, of Ewing, Shooting
  15. 9/20/2022 Keenan Anthony Trower, 31, of Hamilton Shooting
  16. 10/09/2022 Daquan Brown, 33, of Trenton, Shooting
  17. 10/10/2022 Daveigh Brooks, 25, of Ewing
  18. 10/26/2022 Rayshawn Baines, 41, of Trenton
  19. 11/10/2022 from 9/21/2022 Corrine Daniels, 41, of Park Avenue multiple blunt force injuries
  20. 11/16/2022 Jomar Rodriguez, 29, of Trenton, Shooting
  21. 11/17/2022 Nay’sean Byrd, 19, of Trenton
  22. 12/24/2022 Junior Rodriguez, 40, Trenton, Shooting

** Under Investigation Pending determination:

23. ** 10/24/2022 Cause of fire under investigation by Mercer County Prosecutors Office Brian Wharton, 57, of Trenton

24. ** 12/23/2022 Cause of death to be determined by Medical Examiner’s Office

New Jersey Task Force 1 Deployed To Erie County, NY For Snow Emergency

December 27, 2022

WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ — New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJ-TF1) deployed to Erie County, New York to assist the state of New York in their snow emergency, in Wall, N.J. on Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. Western New York has experienced a record amount snow that has caused major power outages and casualties. Twenty-two members of NJ-TF1 along with a cache of equipment including heavy rescue trucks, snow mobiles, Argo track vehicles and off-road rescue vehicles will join local first responders who have been working throughout the storm and its aftermath.

Photos/Video by: New Jersey State Police / Tim Larsen

New Jersey Task Force 1 (NJ-TF1) deploys to Erie County, New York to assist the state of New York in their snow emergency, in Wall, N.J. on Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. Photos/Video by: New Jersey State Police / Tim Larsen