Day: April 24, 2023

City Of Trenton Releases Statement About Ongoing Personnel Investigation At Trenton Police Department

April 24, 2023

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)– Earlier today the City of Trenton issued a statement about an ongoing personnel investigation at the Trenton Police Department.

Full statement below:

In response to a series of articles, published in The Trentonian with incorrect information about an ongoing personnel investigation within the Trenton Police Department that relates to five officers at the Trenton Police Department, please be aware of the following:

  1. This matter was referred to both the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office as well as the Attorney General’s Office.  This case was referred back to us to handle administratively.
  2. There is an ongoing investigation as to whether several officers misrepresented their sick/vacation time; any speculation by local media outlets should be disregarded until the ongoing investigation has been completed.
  3. Computers at the Trenton Police Department were not “hacked.” All officers involved were administrative and therefore had “access” to the relevant systems.
  4. Finally, only Pensions makes the decision whether to award a pension to a retiree. Pensions does a background check and seeks clearance from the appointing authority before making the decision to award a pension.

Please be advised that there are no easy choices here, but we do not take this lightly nor is anyone getting away without repercussions.

Attorney General’s Office Investigating Motorcycle Crash Resulting in the Death of Driver and Serious Injury to Passenger in Pemberton During Pursuit by Police  

April 24, 2023

Pemberton, N.J. – The Attorney General’s Office is investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred during a police pursuit. The crash occurred on April 20, 2023, after a Pemberton Township Police Officer attempted to stop the motorcycle in connection with a criminal investigation. The motorcycle being pursued struck an unrelated civilian vehicle, resulting in the death of the motorcycle driver and serious injuries to the motorcycle passenger. The identities of the decedent and the other individual are not being released at this time.

According to the preliminary investigation, the crash occurred on County Route 687 West near the intersection of Davis Street in Pemberton shortly after 5:16 p.m.

A 2019 law, P.L. 2019, c. 1, requires the Attorney General’s Office to conduct investigations of a person’s death that occurs during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody. It requires that all such investigations be presented to a grand jury to determine if the evidence supports the return of an indictment against the officer or officers involved.

Allentown High School 1980’s Alumni Group Hosts Fundraiser To Benefit Academic And Athletic Student Programs

April 24, 2023

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Allentown High School Alumni [non-profit] group is hosting a fundraiser to benefit AHS student academic and athletic programs. On May 19, 2023, AHS alum and founder of the AHS 1980s Alumni group Scott Trethaway, will serve a day in In-House suspension to raise money for the students of the beloved alma mater. 35 years ago, Trethaway was “sentenced” to a day of suspension for a practical joke he pulled on the day of graduation. He never served his time. Trethaway will “turn himself in” to the Allentown High School Administration and the alumni group hopes the community will join them in raising his “bail” money. Superintendent of Schools Mr. Mark Guterl has noted this is first time in the high school’s history that an alumni group has supported the students in this way.  100% of the donations will support AHS student programs. 

The AHS 1980s non-profit group was formed in the fall of 2022 to support one of their own. Thomas Falkowski, class of ’89 was inducted into the AHS Sports Hall of Fame last October during 2022 Homecoming. This induction was especially significant because the Allentown football program was almost terminated in the late 1980s. Because of the tenacity, school spirit and passion of the student body, the football program was saved. Fast forward to 2016. Allentown High School won its first sectional football championship in the Central Jersey Group IV finals.  Today, the AHS football program is holding their own in the overall standing.

The AHS 1980s Alumni group has grown to well over 800 members with the focus of reconnecting and reminiscing. Many of the friendships stemmed from participating in academic and athletic programs.  With a mission to give back, this group is hoping to demonstrate to the current AHS students that their programs and the friendships that grow from them can last a lifetime.  “These programs matter and so do the students.” says Trethaway. “If we can encourage and support both that’s what we want to do.”

Donations can be made through Venmo, @Redbirds4EverAlumni or PayPal.ME/AHSalumni4ever

East Windsor Recognizes National Library Week

April 24, 2023

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov proclaimed National Library Week April 23 to 29, with the theme “There’s More to the Story” and recognized the important role of the two East Windsor library branches, Hickory Corner and Twin Rivers, of the Mercer County Library System.  Mayor Mironov presented the Proclamation, along with Barnes and Noble gift certificates donated by Shiseido America, to Sharon Galbraith Ryer, Branch Manager of the Hickory Corner Library and Jeanne Murray, Branch Manager of the Twin Rivers Library branch,  along with East Windsor Township Mercer County Library Commission Representative Phyllis Anker, President of the Friends of the Library for Hickory Corner Library Debbie Scherholz, President of the Friends of the Library for Twin Rivers Library Allan Siskind, and Vice President of the Friends of the Library for Twin Rivers Library Terry Goldstein.

Mayor Mironov stated, “Our libraries are an important center and resource here in East Windsor Township where groups can meet, residents have free access to books, newspapers and magazines, movies, music as well as use of computers.  I am always excited to see how many people, young and old, embrace and utilize East Windsor’s two public libraries, the Hickory Corner Branch and the Twin Rivers Branch.  Our libraries open doors to information, programs and opportunities are key building blocks of our democracy, and I am proud to continue to support their efforts to serve the people of our community.”

The Mayoral Proclamation issued by Mayor Mironov states, “our public libraries provide all people with books, information, computers, videos, audio cassettes and other resources to enrich their lives.”  The Proclamation continues, “Librarians provide the essential guidance and support needed by children, teenagers and adults alike in their search for knowledge and information, as well as their pursuit of avocational and leisure interests.”

East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov proclaimed National Library Week April 23 to 29, 2023, and presented the Proclamation and Barnes and Noble gift certificates donated by Shiseido, to local library representatives. Pictured (from left to right) are: Phyllis Anker, East Windsor Township Mercer County Library Commission Member; Debbie Scherholz, President of the Friends of the Library for Hickory Corner Library; Sharon Galbraith Ryer, Hickory Corner Library Branch Manager; Mayor Janice S. Mironov; Jeanne Murray, Twin Rivers Library Branch Manager; Terry Goldstein, Vice President of the Friends of the Library for Twin Rivers Library, and Allan Siskind, President of the Friends of the Library for Twin Rivers Library.

NJ Lottery Winner Using Jackpocket Will Spend Bulk Of Lottery Prize Money On Vacations And Trips To Disney For Grandkids

April 24, 2023

Today Jackpocket, the #1 lottery app in the U.S.,* announced that a 50-year-old grandmother of ten from Gloucester County, New Jersey won $1 million after using the app to order a $2 Powerball lottery ticket on her phone. This is Jackpocket’s 28th person to win $1 million or more on a single ticket to date and the app’s fourth millionaire so far in 2023.

The lucky individual woke up at 3 a.m. and saw an email alerting her of her win, but at the time, she didn’t think it was real. Then, after a double take, she realized she was a big winner! After that, she couldn’t go back to sleep and was pacing around until around 7 a.m., when she called her friend to tell her the news. “I didn’t believe it at first. But when I realized it was for real, I was pretty happy!”

Her Quick Pick ticket matched all five regular numbers drawn on April 15, 2023, 1-33-34-56-59, just missing the red Powerball number. She “had a feeling to play” before she ordered her tickets and ended up winning big!

She plans to spend the bulk of the winnings on her grandchildren, including the youngest who is turning two next month. She mentioned vacations and trips to Disney are in their future.

To date, she is one of nine New Jersey-specific players to win over a million dollars using Jackpocket. Since the app’s launch in 2021, there have been over 255 thousand Jackpocket winners in New Jersey who have claimed a total of $59.5 million in lottery prizes. Nationwide, more than 1.5 million individuals have won using Jackpocket, totaling over $270 million in prizes.

*According to data from AppFollow. Must be 18 or older to play the lottery. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, residents of NY call 1-877-8-HOPE-NY or text HOPENY (467369); NJ call 1-800-GAMBLER. Please visit for full terms of service.