Category: East Windsor

Car Carrier Fire On New Jersey Turnpike South Of Exit 8

April 14, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–A 1:08 pm the Hightstown and Robbinsville Township Fire Departments were dispatched to a vehicle fire on the NJ Turnpike at Mile Marker 66 South Bound just south of Exit 8 Hightstown/East Windsor.

When the first firefighters arrived they found a car carrier fire carrying several cars on fire on the shoulder. Heavy black smoke could be seen for miles as the vehicles burned and flames were about 20 feet in the air at times above the well involved vehicle.

Water tankers were called from East Windsor Fire Company, Plainsboro Fire Company and Monroe Township for additional water to fight the fire. The firefighters had the flames under control within about a half hour.

Fire units were on scene until 2:34 pm as they mopped up hot spots.

There was a significant south bound traffic delay of 3 miles according to Google Maps at the time of this report.

No further information is available at this time and no word on the cause of the fire.



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East Windsor Memorial Tree Program For Arbor Day April 30, 2021

April 14, 2021

EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov is encouraging residents and groups to honor Arbor Day celebrated on Friday, April 30, 2021, by planting a tree under the Township Memorial Tree Grove Program.

According to Mayor Mironov, “this Memorial Tree Program offers Township residents a unique opportunity to provide a living memorial to a deceased relative or friend or in remembrance or commemoration of a special person, group or event. The planting of a tree provides a special means to provide a living memorial to a deceased person or in honor of a special event while enhancing the environment of our community.”

The Township Memorial Tree Grove is located on the grounds of the East Windsor Municipal Building along Lanning Boulevard. A granite marker with the name of the deceased person or event to be remembered is provided with each tree. Residents or groups can order a tree under the Memorial Tree Program through the Township Public Works Department. The cost includes the granite marker and tree planting.

Memorial trees will be planted during a planting season, either Spring or Fall. Donors can indicate their preference for the type of tree they would like planted. Brochures describing the program and costs, which include an order form, are available on-line at the Township website east-windsor.nj.us, or call the Department of Public Works for program information and forms at (609) 443-4000 ext. 215.



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East Windsor Receives Tree City USA Community Designation and Tree City Growth Award

April 12, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov announced that East Windsor Township has been named a 2020 Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to community forestry.  East Windsor, for the 21st year, has earned this recognition by meeting the four standards set by the Arbor Day Foundation:  having a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. 

East Windsor Township also has been awarded a Tree City USA Growth Award for 2020, a recognition awarded to communities that “demonstrate higher levels of tree care and community engagement.”  The Growth Award recognizes Tree City USA municipalities that achieve major milestones and annual activities that build upon their Tree City USA designation and combine to build sustainable community forestry programs over the long term.

Mayor Mironov stated “trees are a vital component of our community that provide long term environmental and economic benefits.  Trees help clean the air, conserve soil and water, moderate temperature and bring the beauty of nature into our daily lives.”  Mayor Mironov continued, “East Windsor Township remains committed to a healthy community environment, and we are proud of our long term 21 year designation as a Tree City USA community.  Significantly, East Windsor has earned the prestigious Tree City Growth Award in recognition of our efforts toward a long term sustainable future and the dedication of East Windsor’s elected officials, staff and citizens who work to grow and enhance our forestry and preserve our environment.”

The Tree City USA program is sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.  The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. 


Update: Power Being Restored Robbinsville And East Windsor

April 7, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE-EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–At 8:30 am the Robbinsville Township Police Department and Robbinsville Township Fire Department were dispatched to Route 130 in the Windsor section of town for a transformer issue. JCP&L has contacted the Robbinsville Township Police Department and is aware of the problem and has technicians en route.

JCP&L 24/7 Power Center is reporting 1,178 customers estimated without power in the area.

Robbinsville Police and NJ State DOT are working on helping with traffic at intersections until power can be restored. Please use caution in the are since there is no power to several traffic lights on Route 130 in the East Windsor-Robbinsville area served by JCP&L

At 9:03 am JCP&L is on scene and investigating the power failure

At 9:15 am JCP&L has found the issue by Fulton Bank and is working on the power problem.

At 10:20 am power is being restored. Several fire alarms in the area have sounded and the Robbinsville Township Fire Department, Hamilton Township Fire Department, and East Windsor Fire Company are responding to several alarms in the area.


East Windsor Township Announces Document Shredding And Electronics Recycling Event On April 17

April 6, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov announced that East Windsor Township is holding a Township Document Shedding and Electronics Recycling Event, on Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. at the East Windsor Township Senior Center, located at 40 Lanning Boulevard. NO OTHER DROP OFFS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THIS EVENT

Free document shredding will be available to East Windsor residents to dispose of unwanted and unneeded documents.  There is a limit of ten boxes per household, and the service is for East Windsor residents only.  No commercial entities are permitted.  Mayor Mironov stated, “This is a great opportunity for East Windsor residents to dispose of old or confidential documents in a secure manner.  Document shredding provides a non-recoverable tool for providing confidentiality and protecting against identify theft.”

Electronics Recycling is limited to only televisions, computers and accessories, monitors, fax machines, cell phones, VCR’s, cable boxes and telephones. These are the only items that will be accepted. Do not bring any other type of recycling to this event.

All drop offs shall be Contact-less, and residents must remain in their vehicles at all times, and have their driver’s license to display through the vehicle window. Upon reaching the drop off point, unlock the trunk and/or doors for the staff to remove the items.  Trained staff wearing masks and gloves will remove items from the trunk and rear seat of the vehicle.   Residents should be wearing masks at the time of drop off. Where possible, only a driver should be in the car when dropping off and preferably no extra passengers or pets when dropping off.

                Mayor Mironov stated, “We are committed to recycling in East Windsor Township and thereby reducing the Township’s solid waste costs, while helping to preserve a greener environment.  This is an environmentally positive and convenient opportunity for residents to shred documents and recycle certain items at no cost and to so in a safe manner, while helping the Township reduce landfill costs and preserve the environment.”

For further information regarding the event, call (609) 443-4000, ext. 215

Stream Clean Up At Etra Lake Park Announced

April 3, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–East Windsor Township and The Watershed Institute, in cooperation with the Americorps Watershed Ambassador Program, are co-sponsoring a stream cleanup on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Etra Lake Park, located on Disbrow Hill Road.  Residents are encouraged to join in the stream clean-up to help collect trash and recyclables in the area.

Mayor Mironov stated, “We encourage residents to participate in this worthwhile community cleanup effort at Etra Lake Park, as a terrific way to help protect our natural resources.  The purpose of this cleanup is to remove litter from our local watershed streams, to assist in keeping our water sources clean and providing for a cleaner and more environmentally healthy stream.”

Residents who want to participate MUST PRE-REGISTER BY FRIDAY, APRIL 16.  To ensure compliance with current health guidelines, pre-registration is required and a maximum of 25 people per available time slot will be permitted, masks covering the mouth and nose are mandatory, and temperature checks will be performed upon arrival. Hand sanitizer will be available, but it is recommended that participants bring their own in order to best maintain a safe distance between groups and staff. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and long pants and bring work gloves and a reusable water bottle. Trash bags will be provided. Adults must accompany minors.  For further information or to register, visit The Watershed Institute website at www.thewatershed.org or contact Erin Stretz at estretz@thewatershed.org or (609) 737-3735, ext. 17.


East Windsor Township Police Blotter For March 2021

April 1, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–East Windsor Police Blotter for March 2021.

**The press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law**


  • Shoplifting

Location: Walmart (839 Route 130) Time/Date: 6:52 PM, 2/26/2021

The officer responded to Walmart for a reported shoplifting. Investigation revealed that two individuals failed to scan $79.54 worth of merchandise while checking out. The individuals were arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendants:

Charge:

Catherine Sam-Ramirez Plainsboro, NJ

20 Years of Age

Xeyzol Peral-Sanchez Plainsboro, NJ

19 Years of Age Shoplifting

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Evan McNamara


  • Shoplifting

Location: Target (70 Route 571) Time/Date: 3:10 PM, 2/28/2021

Officers responded to Target for a reported shoplifting. The individuals left the store prior to police arrival. An officer located the individuals in the area and conducted a motor vehicle stop. Investigation revealed that the individuals failed to scan $54.54 worth of merchandise while checking out. The individuals were arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendants:

Charge:

Shefali Vyas Freehold, NJ

53 Years of Age

Manisha Vyas Freehold, NJ

49 Years of Age Shoplifting

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Nicole Orbin


  • DUI

Location: Conover Road Time/Date: 4:40 PM, 3/5/2021

The officer responded to Conover Road near Woods Road for a single car, rollover motor vehicle accident. No injuries were sustained. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. During a search incident to arrest, officers located a crack pipe and drug paraphernalia. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Tyler Cappelleri East Windsor, NJ 27 Years of Age

DUI

Careless Driving Reckless Driving

Failure to Maintain Lane

Anesting Officer: Patrol Officer Michael Whalen


  • Disorderly Conduct

Location: Target (70 Route 571) Time/Date: 8:59 PM, 3/5/2021

Officers responded to Target for a report of an irate man who was ripping merchandise off the shelving. While being escorted out of the store, the individual shouted profanities, charged at patrons, and threw a water bottle at patrons. The individual was arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charge:

John Hall

East Windsor, NJ 27 Years of Age

Disorderly conduct

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Kenny Azambuja


  • Shoplifting

Location: Target (70 Route 571) Time/Date: 5:18 PM, 3/10/2021

Officers responded to Target for a reported shoplifting. The individual left the store prior to police arrival. An officer located the individual in the area and conducted a motor vehicle stop. Investigation revealed that the individual failed to scan $72.97 wmih of merchandise while checking out. The individual was arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charge:

Ben Ponna

Monmouth Junction, NJ 60 Years of Age

Shoplifting

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Bryan Butchon


  • DUI

Location: Route 130 South/Town Center Road Time/Date : 11:38 PM, 3/11/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing the vehicle fail to maintain its lane. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Leonardo Alonzo-Colomo East Windsor, NJ

31 Years of Age

DUI

Refusal to Submit to Breath Tests Careless Driving

Reckless  Driving Failure to Maintain Lane

Littering from a Motor Vehicle

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Tyler Gebler


  • Burglary

Location: Probasco Road Time/Date: 1:45 AM, 3/13/2021

Officers responded to a residence on Probasco Road for a burglary in progress. Officers located an intoxicated individual attempting to enter the residence through a basement window. The individual was arrested and later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Byron Guaman East Windsor , NJ 40 Years of Age

Burglary

Criminal Mischief

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Dylan Barlow


  • DUI

Location: Route 133

Time/Date: 1:45 AM, 3/21/2021

The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop after observing the vehicle fail to maintain its lane. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The ind ividual was later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Edison Rivera-Yanza Hightstown, NJ

25 Years of Age

DUI

Careless Driving Reckless Driving

Failure to Maintain Lane Unlicensed Driver

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Michael Pidhorecki


  • DUI

Location: Wawa

Time/Date : 2:11 AM, 3/22/2021

The officer responded to the Wawa parking lot for a one car motor vehicle collision. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant:            Diamond Holzendorf

Hightstown, NJ 22 Years of Age

Charges:                 DUI

Careless Driving Reckless Driving

Refusal to Submit to Breath Tests Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Nicholas Enea


  • DUI

Location: Route 33/Davison Road Time/Date: 1:18 AM, 3/26/2021

The officer responded to Route 33 near Davison Road for a report of a man in distress wandering in the lane of travel. Investigation revealed that the man was driving on Route 33 and became disoriented at which time he parked his vehicle and left it unoccupied in the lane of travel and began staggering in the roadway. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant:             Robert Yuhas Manalapan, NJ 26 Years of Age

Charges:                 DUI

Careless Driving Reckless Driving

Obstructing Passage of Motor Vehicles Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer Michael Pidhorecki


  • DUI

Location: Conover Road/Old York Road Time/Date: 12:45 AM, 3/28/2021

The officer responded to the intersection of Conover Road and Old York Road for a report of a driver asleep at the wheel at a stop sign. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. The individual was later released pending court action.

Defendant:

Charges:

Leena Davis

East Windsor, NJ

39 Years of Age

DUI

Careless Driving Reckless Driving

Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle Driving While Suspended

Unlicensed Driver

Arresting Officer: Patrol Officer John Cate


**The press and public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law**



BREAKING: Serious Accident Involving Pedestrian On Route 33 In East Windsor

March 27, 2021

See update here: Pedestrian critically injured in East Windsor crash

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Around 8:35 pm the East Windsor Police Department, East Windsor First Aid Squad and Capital Health Paramedics responded to Route 33 for a pedestrian struck. The accident was originally reported in front of IHOP but was further down the road on the West Bound side across from PETRO USA. It appeared that a pickup struck the pedestrian and the pickup suffered front end damage. Members of the East Windsor First Aid Squad called for a medical helicopter but it was canceled due to patient condition. East Windsor Fire Company was called to help set up lights to light the highway and assist police with the investigation. Route 33 West Bound was closed from Twin Rivers Drive to Lake Drive-Probasco Road for the investigation and was reopened about an hour and a half later. No further information is available at this time. MidJersey.news has reached out to East Windsor Police Department for press information and when information becomes available the story will be updated.


East Windsor Township Sponsors Gun Safety Program With Free Gun Lock Distribution To East Windsor Residents

February 18, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov announced that East Windsor Township is sponsoring a Gun Safety Program, through which gun locks will be distributed free of charge to any East Windsor resident. The program commences March 1 and will run through the end of March.

According to Mayor Mironov, “This is a pro-active initiative, geared to promote and provide improved gun safety. These locks if properly used by lawful gun owners can help prevent accidental deaths or injuries in the home, as well as deaths and injuries caused by the intentional misuse of guns.”


Mayor Mironov added, “The use of gun locks is a no-brainer, which keeps guns out of the hands of children and helps prevent unnecessary tragedies. We hope that programs such as this will remind and educate lawful gun owners about their important responsibility to handle firearms safely and to store them in a secure manner.”


Township residents can obtain free safety locks at the Township police/court facility located at 80 One Mile Road, by contacting Detective Brian Gorski at (609) 448-5678, ext. 236

The gun locks are made available to the Township at no cost, through Project ChildSafe. Project ChildSafe is the nation’s largest firearms safety program, and is sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.


Storm Updates For Selected Towns

February 1, 2021

For the latest information on your township’s trash collection or town office information visit your local town’s website. Here are current updates for selected towns:

MANASQUAN–


ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)– Municipal Offices are closed on Tuesday, February 2 and Tuesday’s trash collection is postponed to Saturday, February 6. Any questions please contact the Public Works Department at 609-259-0422. See Robbinsville Township’s website for all updates here.


ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Borough Hall is closed on Tuesday, February 2nd. Due to a heavy accumulation of snow today, overnight and into tomorrow, Borough Hall will be closed on Tuesday, February 2nd with our municipal office staff working remotely. All calls will go to voice mail. For an email directory click here. We do not have an update on tomorrow’s recycling collection at this time. An update will be posted once it is available. Tomorrow’s Council meeting is still scheduled for 7PM. All elected officials are asked to attend remotely on Zoom.  For Allentown updates see this link.


HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Township Offices will be CLOSED tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2nd. Garbage collection scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd will be cancelled in order to assist with the snow removal process. The Hamilton Township Council meeting is still scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Participants may join by visiting: http://www.zoom.us/join or by phone 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 946 3214 8692 Passcode: 444652 Please remember to exercise caution if you must travel. To see when your street is scheduled to be plowed be sure visit Snow Plow Sal.


MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)– Check website for updates here.


EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–For latest East Windsor information check the e-alert section of the website you can access that page here.

Due to current winter storm conditions:

  • No Township Curbside Garbage Collection Will Occur Tomorrow Tuesday, February 2. Garbage Collection for Area #2 residents, normally on Tuesday, February 2, will be on the next scheduled collection date of Friday, February 5.
  • Residents are strongly reminded to remove ALL vehiclesfrom Township roadways to allow for snow removal.
  • Residents are reminded to clear all snow from sidewalks and fire hydrants within 24 hours of the end of the snow fall.

SOUTH BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER, REPUBLIC SERVICES HAS CANCELLED ALL TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS FOR MONDAY FEB, 1ST AND TUESDAY, FEB 2ND

They are scheduled to resume regular operations on Wednesday, February 3rd. All of Monday’s and Tuesday’s material will be collected next week on their regular day. Sorry for any inconvenience. Any further questions, please call the Garbage and Recycling Dept. at (732)329-4000 Ext 7274

For the latest information for South Brunswick visit the website here.


EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–UPDATED TRASH PICKUP DELAY INFORMATION FOR FEB. 2ND, 2021

Due to the weather conditions scheduled trash pickup for today, Monday February 1st, has been delayed until Friday, February 5th, and the scheduled trash pickup for Tuesday, February 2nd, has been delayed until Saturday, February 6th.

Please do not put out your trash for these delayed pickups until the rescheduled day to help keep the road clear for plows. Thank you for your cooperation and stay warm.

For the latest information for Ewing Township visit the township’s website here.


Man Rescued From Peddie Lake In Area Of The Falls

January 23, 2021

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–A man became trapped near the falls when he entered the Peddie Lake under his own volition this morning around 8:36 am. and had to be rescued according to Hightstown Borough Police Department, Sergeant Benjamin L. Miller.

Hightstown Police stated that on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 8:36 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Peddie Lake, near the waterfalls, Main Street, for a male in the lake.  Upon arrival, officers observed an elderly male subject standing, who appeared disoriented, in the lake; the officers immediately requested the Hightstown Fire Department’s water rescue unit and an ambulance for the extraction and care of the subject.  The subject was assisted by fire personnel up a ladder and removed from the lake.  The subject was transported to Princeton Medical Center by the Hightstown First Aid Squad for evaluation.

Responding the the scene, Hightstown Police Department, Hightstown Fire Company, Capital Health Paramedics, and Hightstown First Aid Squad. Robbinsville Township Fire Department, East Windsor and Plainsboro Fire Departments were dispatched but were not needed and turned around en-route.

Mercer County Sheriff Warns Of Phone Scam

January 22, 2021

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Once again, Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler has issued a warning to area residents regarding telephone scammers posing as Mercer County Sheriff’s Officers. Over the past month, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints about suspected phone scams asking residents for personal bank account information or cash payments. Some calls have reached residents throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The scammers identify themselves as Mercer County Sheriff’s Officers along with fictitious badge numbers. The callers state they have an arrest warrant related to money laundering charges and need access to their bank accounts. The scammers also suggest meeting at a location and to bring cash for bail or fines. Otherwise, they will be taken into custody. “I can state with confidence the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office will never call anyone and ask for their bank account number or to meet in an odd location to pay bail or fines with cash,” said Sheriff Kemler.Unfortunately, it is difficult to crack down on telephone scammers because calls are often generated from phone banks located out of state. While the calls remain under investigation, the best advice is to exercise common sense. If a resident suspects a particular telephone call may be a scam, do not give out any personal information and simply hang up. Anyone who receives such a call and is uncertain of its validity should report the call to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office at 609-989-6111.

Tractor Trailer Overturned On Turnpike And Serious Accident Perrineville Road This Morning

January 17, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE-EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIPS, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Township firefighters responded to the 500 Block of Perrineville Road at 6:47 am for a car into a utility pole with injuries. Upon arrival of Robbinsville Police, fire and EMS the person was still in vehicle with wires one the vehicle. Jersey Central Power & Light JCP&L was notified and responded. The person was removed from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital.


At 8:28 am the Robbinsville Township Fire Department, Hightstown Fire Company, East Windsor First Aid, Robbinsville EMS responded to the New Jersey Turnpike for an overturned tractor trailer with reported entrapment. The accident happened in the north bound outer roadway (truck lanes) mile marker 66.0 about 1 mile prior to Exit 8 and blocked all the lanes of the outer roadway. When fire and EMS personnel arrived the driver was able to get out of the vehicle on their own power. Currently the roadway has reopened but one lane remains closed.




National Tree Company Opens New Facility In East Windsor

January 12, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov, surrounded by Council Members and Company Executives, announced that National Tree Company is opening a new facility in East Windsor Township, after signing a lease with property owner Dermody Properties to occupy the entire existing 608,442 square foot building at 150 Milford Road.  National Tree Company, a national leader in the seasonal décor industry based in New Jersey, will begin to occupy their new East Windsor facility this month.    

Mayor Janice S. Mironov said, “East Windsor is excited to welcome National Tree Company, a sixty year family operated company, to a prime Township commercial site, just minutes away from the New Jersey Turnpike and major transportation networks.  Their decision to relocate to East Windsor, especially in this difficult financial atmosphere, exhibits a strong confidence in the attractiveness and economic vitality of East Windsor for business.  East Windsor also is excited that the National Tree new facility is anticipated to generate up to 150 to 200 new jobs, an exceptionally important plus at a time when local jobs are especially valued.” 

National Tree Company, for sixty years, has been a leading importer and wholesaler of artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, holiday decorations and fiber optics products.  The company recently has expanded their product line to include a seasonal category featuring decorative pieces for display during all seasons indoor or outdoor and includes items for Easter, Independence Day and Halloween.  National Tree Company, which has an e-commerce presence fulfilling orders from its warehouse, sells their products to major retailers including Wayfair, Target, Macy’s, Home Depot and Lowes.  This new East Windsor operation is expected to create up to 150 to 200 new jobs.    

Mayor Mironov added, “East Windsor has successfully attracted another national company due to our strategic central location, excellent access to transportation, highly skilled workforce and a business friendly hands-on local government environment that responds to the needs of the business community.  East Windsor has demonstrated tremendous value to commercial users looking for an unbeatable strategic location minutes off of the NJ Turnpike and major transportation networks as Routes 133, 33 and 130, as well as mid-way between major New York and Philadelphia transport options and markets.” 

            “This year, we’ve seen consistent uptrends in e-commerce in many areas of the country, and New Jersey is no exception,” said Gene Preston, East Region Partner at Dermody Properties.  “We worked collaboratively with East Windsor Township to upgrade and improve the building’s functionality, making it ideal for this customer’s robust operations that will serve its national customer base.”

            “This property at 150 Milford Road presented the opportunity for us to consolidate our three smaller New Jersey warehouse locations into one in East Windsor,” said Don Kelley, Chief Executive Officer at National Tree Company.  “This is a critical move in allowing us to expand our operations with improved efficiency.”

            The existing facility at 150 Milford Road recently was purchased by Dermody Properties, a national private equity real estate investment, development and management company.  The 608,443 square foot facility has been enhanced with upgrades to the sprinkler system, new LED warehouse lighting and a repaved truck area, in anticipation of National Tree Company occupying the space commencing this month. 

East Windsor Township Turns On Switch At New East Windsor MUA Solar Array

January 4, 2021

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor Janice S. Mironov, along with Council Members Alan Rosenberg and John Zoller, joined East Windsor Municipal Utilities Authority Executive Director Richard Brand and Chairperson Linda Moore, EWMUA Board Members and representatives of Solar Landscape, to cut the ribbon and to power on the recently completed solar array project at the EWMUA Wastewater Treatment Plant on Millstone Road. 

Mayor Mironov explained, “East Windsor Township has been dedicated in our commitment to environmental sustainability and we have been pro-active in seeking opportunities that allow us to increase our renewable resources and become more energy efficient.  This project, completed at no cost to our taxpayers and resulting in an almost $2.5 million cost savings over the 15 year term of the Agreement, is a prime example of ‘going green and saving green.’”

East Windsor Municipal Utilities Authority Executive Director Richard Brand added, “This additional step toward sustainability helps keep rates down while reducing the East Windsor MUA carbon footprint by 2.5 million pounds a year.”

The 1.66 megawatt solar array, completed and maintained by Solar Landscape, at no Township cost, was installed on 6.5 acres of the total 130 acre Township East Windsor Municipal Utility Authority property on the south side of Millstone Road, to power the site’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The solar panel system is designed to offset nearly 100% of the East Windsor Municipal Utilities Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant’s energy use, resulting in a savings to the Township of over $2.5 million over the 15 year term of the agreement.

2 Minor Injuries In Multi-Vehicle Accident At NJ Turnpike Exit 8

December 17, 2020

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Firefighters and other rescue personnel were dispatched to Exit 8 of the NJ Turnpike for an overturned vehicle with entrapment about 10:45 am Firefighters were already on the road and responding and reported the accident at 67.3 North Bound Inner Roadway as seen from the Etra Road Bridge. Firefighters entered the Turnpike at Exit 8 and responded to the scene and found at least three vehicles involved in an accident and one was overturned on its roof. Cranbury Fire Company was on scene and reported two minor injuries and recalled the rescue assignment due to no entrapment. Hightstown First Aid Squad was on scene but it was unclear if anyone was transported to the hospital.

Several departments returning from the earlier pickup truck fire responded to the accident including Cranbury, Hightstown. Robbinsville Township Fire Department also responded and was also recalled prior to arrival.

NJ State Police was on scene investigating the crash.

Firefighters Quickly Extinguished A Pickup Truck Well Involved In Fire Near A Building

December 17, 2020

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Firefighters were dispatched to the 800 Block of Perrineville Road around 10:15 am this morning for a pickup truck well involved in fire near a building. Firefighters responded from East Windsor Fire Companies 1 & 2, Hightstown, Cranbury and Monroe Township to the scene. The pickup truck was up a farm lane and close to a structure sending the additional apparatus. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and kept the fire from spreading to near by buildings. No further information was available.

Police Union’s “No Shave November” Raises $9,660 For Robbinsville Child With Cancer

December 3, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The members of the Robbinsville Township Police Department PBA #344 have been running a “No Shave November” for years. Officers normally are clean shaven, but during the month of November, they are allowed to grow a beard with a donation to a fund that raises money for a good cause. This year, they were joined with the East Windsor Township Police PBA #192, Hopewell Police PBA #342, and Cranbury Police PBA #405, to raise money for Tyler Odman who has a rare stage 4 cancer called Hepatoblastoma.

The collective efforts of the four Police Benevolent Associations of Robbinsville, East Windsor, Hopewell and Cranbury raised $9,660 so far. Tonight, a check was presented to the family at the Robbinsville Township Police Station.


Related MidJersey.News stories here:

No Shave November To Benefit “Tyler’s Tribe”

Police And Firefighters Have Siren Parade To Support Child With Stage 4 Cancer






A “siren parade” was held for Tyler on September 25, 2020 where police, fire and EMS departments from Mercer County and Middlesex County showed their support.



As some of you may already know, Heather and Jason’s world has been shifted and forever changed by the recent cancer diagnosis for their son Tyler. Doctors  recently found a tumor on Tyler’s liver called Hepatoblastoma.

In early July, Tyler was having fevers and not feeling well. After 3 weeks of him not feeling well, his parents decided to take him to the hospital for additional testing. In the hospital, the doctors ordered an ultrasound for his abdomen. It was there that they learned Tyler had a mass on his liver.

That night Tyler was transferred to CHOP. Tyler quickly had blood work, MRI and CT scans, a PET scan, and a biopsy of his liver. On August 17, 2020 it was confirmed that Tyler’s tumor was Hepatoblastoma. He started chemotherapy soon after his diagnosis.

Fortunately, the scans have shown that the cancer is isolated to Tyler’s liver. Tyler has one very large mass, and several other masses all over his liver, which classifies his cancer as stage IV. Chemotherapy will be the beginning of Tyler’s journey. He will require a future surgery, followed by more chemotherapy. 

Tyler has been a rockstar at every single doctors appointment and chemotherapy treatment. He loves to help the doctors and nurses. When he is home from treatment, he enjoys playing outside with his twin brother Chase, eating Chinese food, and chips. 

Heather and Jason have a long road ahead to ensure that Tyler receives the best treatment. He has a busy schedule between blood work appointments, physical therapy, chemotherapy, and various hospital stays. Heather has already taken a leave of absence from work in order to care for Tyler and support his treatment. 

Tyler is a strong little boy, and Heather and Jay are the best parents he could possibly have, who will fight alongside him. That being said, they can’t do this alone! So many people have asked how they can help, right now –  this is it. The donations will help with covering insurance costs, medical bills, physical therapy copays, prescription costs, meals at the hospital, gas, tolls, and coffee for mom and dad.  Any donation will help take some of the burden that comes along with extensive medical treatment, so they can focus on Tyler and Chase.

Although this type of cancer is rare, it is treatable and curable. Tyler has a wonderful team of doctors at CHOP. Tyler has a long road ahead of him, but his positive attitude keeps everyone going each day.  Tyler is our super hero!!!

Please keep Tyler in your prayers. All the continued support you can offer will be forever appreciated by the Odman Family.

Love,
Heather, Jason, Tyler, and Chase


Serious Crash On Rt 133 In East Windsor

Updated: 19 Year Old Hamilton Man Dies In East Windsor Crash

November 22, 2020

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Around 5:45 pm the East Windsor Police received 9-1-1 calls reporting a vehicle off the road and on fire about 1/4 mile from Princeton Hightstown Road on Route 133 West Bound (Hightstown Bypass).

East Windsor Police, East Windsor and Hightstown Fire Companies and East Windsor First Aid and Rescue Squad along with Capital Health Paramedics responded to the scene. Upon arrival firefighters quickly knocked down the flames.

The crash is under investigation by the East Windsor Police Department. There is no other details available at this time.

No further information is available at this time. A press release most likely will follow sometime tomorrow so check back for an update.



Santa Claus will be coming to Hightstown on Friday Nov. 27th

November 18, 2020

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–Santa Claus will be coming to Hightstown on Friday Nov. 27th! Save the date and spread the word.

As with everything this year, our annual celebration will look a bit different.

While Santa and Mrs. Claus will be riding on the back of our Fire Truck as they usually do, there will not be any festivities at the fire house this year.

Instead, the route has changed to include more streets in town (see map for more details) so that you can wave to Santa and Mrs. Claus from the safety and comfort of your porch or street corner while maintaining social distance and staying closer to home.

Santa will leave the Fire house at approximately 5:45pm so listen for the sirens to indicate that he and his reindeer…oops…he and his firefighter friends are on the way to a street near you!

Please remember to wear masks and stay 6 feet apart from anyone who is not in your immediate household.

We hope you enjoy this Pandemic friendly version of Santa coming to our town!

Don’t forget that Christmas Tree and Wreath sales start on Sunday Nov. 22nd





Update: Ohio Man Charged With Robbing NJ Banks Including East Windsor, Lawrence Twp., and Mt. Holly

November 16, 2020

NEWARK, NJ –An Ohio man who was out on bail for allegedly committing a bank robbery in the Chicago area and who is charged in New Jersey with seven bank robberies or attempted bank robberies will make his initial court appearance by videoconference today, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Tyler O’Toole, 23, of Cleveland, Ohio, was arrested in Queens, New York, on November 14, 2020. He is charged by complaint sworn out in the District of New Jersey on Nov. 4, 2020, with five counts of bank robbery and two counts of attempted bank robbery and is scheduled to have his initial appearance by videoconference this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

O’Toole was arrested in Glenview, Illinois, on Aug. 20, 2020, and charged in federal court in the Northern District of Illinois with bank robbery. O’Toole was released on bail and placed on home detention with electronic location monitoring.

On Sept. 24, 2020, O’Toole removed his monitoring device, stole his mother’s blue 2018 Hyundai Elantra, and drove away. He later robbed, or attempted to rob, the following New Jersey banks:


Date Bank Location:

DateBankLocation
Oct. 8, 2020PNC BankMorris Plains, New Jersey
Oct. 8, 2020PNC Bank*Pompton Plains, New Jersey
Oct. 22, 2020Chase BankAberdeen, New Jersey
Oct. 22, 2020Bank of AmericaEast Windsor, New Jersey
Oct. 27, 2020Chase BankLawrence Township, New Jersey
Oct. 27, 2020Citizens BankMount Holly, New Jersey
Oct. 30, 2020Citizens Bank*Runnemede, New Jersey

*attempted bank robbery

At each bank, O’Toole presented a note demanding cash from bank tellers. For example, during the Oct. 27, 2020, robbery of the Chase Bank in Lawrence Township, O’Toole handed the teller a manila envelope which stated:

• This is a robbery. Comply and Nobody gets hurt.
• Give me 20’s 50’s 100’s
• NO Trackers or Ink Packs
• Put Money in THIS Envelope
• Be fast, Act Normal

Each bank robbery or attempted bank robbery charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI’s Violent Crimes/Interstate Theft Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge George M. Crouch Jr. in Newark, with the investigation leading to the charges. He also thanked the FBI’s Westchester, County, New York Safe Streets Task Force; the Camden County, Monmouth County and Morris County prosecutor’s offices; and the Morris Plains Boro, Pompton Plains, Aberdeen Township, East Windsor Township, Lawrence Township, Mount Holly Township, Runnemede Borough, Medford, and Gloucester Township police departments for their assistance.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan W. Romankow of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Violent Crimes Unit in Newark.

The charges and allegations in the complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Related MidJersey.News stories:

Hold Up Man Strikes Chase Bank In Lawrence Township Today

Another Bank Robbery Reported, This Time In East Windsor

WANTED BY THE FBI Tyler James O’Toole For Bank Robberies

Update: FBI Reports Bank Robber Captured That Held Up Area Banks

Update: Ohio Man Charged With Robbing NJ Banks Including East Windsor, Lawrence Twp., and Mt. Holly


Wires Burn On Route 130, Creates Power Problems

November 15, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE-EAST WINDSOR-WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)-MILLSTONE (MONMOUTH)–Gusty winds from an approaching line of storms moving though the area caused several power issues in the Mercer County and Monmouth County areas.

In Robbinsville around 7:15 pm a falling tree branch from a tree on Route 130 near the Oakwood Motel fell onto electrical wires causing a fire. Robbinsville Township Police Closed Route 130 south bound at Meadowbrook Road until the burning branch fell and self extinguished. The Robbinsville Township Fire Department stood by on the south bound side of the roadway until the fire was out and the area was safe. The roadway was reopened a short time later. There were several other related power issued with this event, several Robbinsville residents have reported power issues and issues have appeared to been resolved at the time of this report. If not restored notify your power company.

As of 9:10 pm the PSE&G outage map reports Robbinsville Township clear. The JCP&L outage map shows a couple of outages in East Windsor and West Windsor near Hankins Road, Village Road East and Old Trenton Road.

In Millstone Township Monmouth County between 100 and 500 JCP&L customers are out of power from a power line down and burning on Millstone Road between Sweetmans Lane and Bittner Road.


Update: FBI Reports Bank Robber Captured That Held Up Area Banks

November 15, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — The FBI Tweeted a few moments ago that bank robber James Tyler O’Toole. He was arrested in Queens yesterday.

A subject matching a similar description held up area banks including East Windsor and Lawrence Township. The FBI does not always comment on active investigations. Once in the hands of the US Attorney we should have more information on exact locations, expect another update soon.

Related MidJersey.News stories:

Hold Up Man Strikes Chase Bank In Lawrence Township Today

Another Bank Robbery Reported, This Time In East Windsor

WANTED BY THE FBI Tyler James O’Toole For Bank Robberies

Update: FBI Reports Bank Robber Captured That Held Up Area Banks

Update: Ohio Man Charged With Robbing NJ Banks Including East Windsor, Lawrence Twp., and Mt. Holly



Mayors And Local Government Officials Warn New COVID-19 Cases On Rise And To Take Precautions

November 14, 2020

MERCER COUNTY, NJ–Mayors and local officials warn of increased COVID-19 transmission as cases rise in Mercer County. Officials are reminding residents to continue to take precautions by limiting gatherings, wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands and other general COVID-19 precautions.

In the City of Trenton Mayor W. Reed Gusciora has announced new restrictions as COVID-19 transmission rates have doubled in each of the last three weeks.

Trenton’s transmission rate is currently 44.2 cases per 100,000 people, which exceeds both the state and county rates at 29.3 and 28.9, respectively. Trenton has had a total of 4,598 COVID-19 cases with 80 related deaths.

Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes stated, Mercer County surpassed 10,000 cumulative positive test results since the start of the pandemic, and the United States surpassed a staggering 10 million positive cases. In addition, the New Jersey Department of Health has reported more than 13,000 positive cases statewide since Monday.

It was anticipated that colder weather in the fall and winter would drive people indoors and trigger a second wave of virus transmissions. We’re only in mid-November and the second wave is here. New cases of COVID-19 are on the rise and everyone needs to take that seriously, County Executive Hughes stated.

Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried said in a Facebook post, “I always like to start with good news, but a second wave of COVID-19 is upon us and it is making that increasingly difficult. I am going to give this to you straight. Since October 30, Robbinsville Township reports 29 new cases that is by far the highest number of new cases we have encountered since this started.”

Mayor Fried also stated in a message that My personal feeling is this second wave will get worse before it gets better, so I am asking people to be increasingly diligent.

Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin shared the weekly update from Hamilton Township that includes a weekly COVID-19 update and that urges the following precautions:

•Keep Your Distance — stay at least six feet away from others — and Wear a Face Covering.

•Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

.•If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

•Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.•Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

•Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

•Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.


Full text of statements below:


TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Mayor W. Reed Gusciora yesterday announced new restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 as transmission rates in Trenton have doubled each of the last three weeks.

Mayor Gusciora’s amended State of Emergency declaration now includes the following instructions, which will remain in effect from Nov. 16, 2020 through Dec. 5, 2020:

  • All Trenton businesses, including restaurants, bars and grocery stores must close at 10:00 p.m. daily. Gas stations may stay open only to dispense gas.
  • Restaurants and drive-through businesses may be open for pickup or delivery until 11:00 p.m., provided that no parties are allowed to congregate inside or outside of the establishment.
  • All city residents are encouraged to remain indoors after 10:00 p.m.
  • All city residents should wear masks and practice social distancing techniques as recommended by the CDC by avoiding large crowds, and, whenever possible, keeping a distance of six feet from other people.
  • All city residents are strongly encouraged not to have large family gatherings on Thanksgiving and to avoid hosting visitors from states that are on the Governor’s travel advisory list.

Trenton’s transmission rate is currently 44.2 cases per 100,000 people, which exceeds both the state and county rates at 29.3 and 28.9, respectively. Trenton has had a total of 4,598 COVID-19 cases with 80 related deaths.

“It’s clear the second wave is here and has hit the Capital City especially hard,” said Mayor Gusciora. “Our transmission rates may even be higher now than they were in the spring. While we believe these new restrictions will help, we won’t get past this crisis unless our residents wear their masks and practice social distancing. No more excuses about COVID-19 fatigue: the virus never gets tired, and neither should our residents and businesses when it comes to keeping this city safe.”

“It is critically important that when we see cases rise throughout our city, county and state that we are extremely cautious and we social distance, wear masks and limit indoor gatherings as much as possible,” said Dr. Kemi Alli, Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Austin Health Center. “If not, our path will follow sister states such as North and South Dakota, and Montana which are currently in dire straits.”

While transmission rates have risen across all age groups, a quarter of all hospitalizations over the past month are comprised of individuals age 30 and below. The greatest source of transmission has been indoor contact, and residents are advised to wear masks even around friends or relatives who are visiting.


Mercer County, NJ:

A letter from County Executive Brian M. Hughes

Mercer County and the nation both reached sobering COVID-19 milestones this week: Mercer County surpassed 10,000 cumulative positive test results since the start of the pandemic, and the United States surpassed a staggering 10 million positive cases. In addition, the New Jersey Department of Health has reported more than 13,000 positive cases statewide since Monday. It was anticipated that colder weather in the fall and winter would drive people indoors and trigger a second wave of virus transmissions. We’re only in mid-November and the second wave is here. New cases of COVID-19 are on the rise and everyone needs to take that seriously.

When you’re around people outside your own household, wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth and practice social distancing. Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer. Avoid crowds and stay home if you are sick. Public health officials are advising that the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to keep your gathering small with just immediate family. Please bear that in mind when planning for the holiday. We know what we need to do to reduce the spread of the virus – now it’s up to us. Let’s continue to support each other and keep each other safe. Let’s continue to work together.

One of the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been job loss. State officials reported this week that more than 1.7 million New Jersey workers have filed an unemployment claim since March, with about 1.46 million workers meeting the monetary requirements to receive benefits. Jobseekers need all the help they can get, and with that in mind I’d like to call attention to the work being done by the staff at the Mercer County One-Stop Career Center.

As part of Mercer County’s ongoing effort to connect jobseekers with employers, and do it safely during the public health crisis, our One-Stop recently held a drive-through job fair at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton that had the participation of 45 employers and was attended by about 525 individuals. Attendees were required to wear face masks but did not have to leave their vehicles. When they pulled up, they were handed a bag filled with information provided by employers on the jobs they had available, along with information about One-Stop services and community resources. This was a successful effort to help people in our community find work.

The inventive job fair came on the heels of the One-Stop’s equally successful Summer Youth Jobs Connection program. After receiving grant funding from the state in early June, One-Stop Director Virgen Velez and her staff set about making the summer job program a reality, despite a small time window and challenges presented by the pandemic. The program, which served Mercer County residents between the ages of 16 and 24, provided a paid six-week work experience and paid virtual job readiness workshops, along with transportation assistance.

I join the One-Stop and the County’s Workforce Development Board in thanking the employers who brought interns into their facilities this summer. The young adults learned not only traditional work skills but the virtual communication skills that have become essential in the COVID-19 work and school environment. And I applaud the One-Stop team, whose passionate commitment enabled it to deliver a summer employment program and job fair amid a pandemic.

Brian M. Hughes
Mercer County Executive


Robbinsville, NJ:

Mayor Dave Fried:

I always like to start with good news, but a second wave of COVID-19 is upon us and it is making that increasingly difficult. I am going to give this to you straight. Since October 30, Robbinsville Township reports 29 new cases that is by far the highest number of new cases we have encountered since this started.

Thankfully, we have not seen significant spread or sickness in our three schools. We are seeing an uptick in cases throughout Mercer County, including increased positives reported by our first responders and front line workers resulting in staffing shortages. We have seen an uptick in hospitalizations across Mercer County.

My personal feeling is this second wave will get worse before it gets better, so I am asking people to be increasingly diligent. We have kids coming home from college for Thanksgiving, and while I am not going to tell you how to host or visit your families, I am asking you to be smart.

There are some things you can do to minimize the spread, such as not sharing glassware or silverware. Try to be more aware when eating in groups. Wash your hands regularly and wear a mask when you can. While many of our cases have been asymptotic, our fear as flu season approaches is we may see people with multiple symptoms for both COVID-19 and the flu, or family members suffering from both in the same household. We are on stand-by to help and volunteer when and where we are needed. We hope you will join us as that need increases.

Additionally, our kids still need to socialize in the face of the virus. That said our Recreation Department, in conjunction with the school district, will be coming up with programs to help keep our children safely engaged. This is a difficult and complex decision … and it will not be for everyone. There will be no right or wrong. It really comes down to what is best for your family, while not judging others.

I am very proud of our community for all it has done to flatten this curve. You all have been rock stars, and it is a pleasure to be Mayor of this incredible town. Keep your chins up. Pfizer has announced they have a vaccine and early reports indicate it is 90 percent effective, so help should be on the way.

We will get through this together. Thank you all for all you do, and God bless you all. —Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried


Update: 2 Dead, 2 Serious and 1 Minor Injury In Fiery Crash On NJ Turnpike Last Night

November 13, 2020

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)—Sergeant Lawrence Peele from the New Jersey State Police Public Information Bureau told MidJersey.News —

That a crash occurred at 11:53 p.m. last evening on the New Jersey Turnpike, northbound inner roadway in East Windsor Township, Mercer County. 

Preliminary information indicates that in the area of milepost 66.8, a Lincoln Town Car was involved in a crash and was disabled in the roadway. 

A Jeep Cherokee traveling northbound then struck the disabled Lincoln.  Two rear seat passengers of the Lincoln were pronounced dead at the scene, the driver and front passenger sustained serious injuries.  The driver of the Jeep sustained minor injuries. 

The inner roadway was closed for approximately 6 hours. 

Crash remains under investigation.  

See Last night’s MidJersey.News story here: BREAKING: MCI, Crash With Fire On NJ Turnpike Prior To Exit 8 – Several Critical Injuries



BREAKING: MCI, Crash With Fire On NJ Turnpike Prior To Exit 8 – Several Critical Injuries


See MidJersey.News update here: Update: 2 Dead, 2 Serious and 1 Minor Injury In Fiery Crash On NJ Turnpike Last Night


November 13, 2020

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–A fiery crash left several with life threatening injuries tonight on the New Jersey Turnpike at Mile Marker 67 North Bound inner roadway (car lanes) prior to Exit 8. The crash was reported just before midnight at 11:56 pm., (November 12) reporting multiple vehicles involved and on fire with entrapment. Initially Robbinsville Township Fire Department and Hightstown Fire Company along with EMS from Robbinsville, Hightstown and Cranbury were sent to the scene. Upon arrival a MCI was called (Mass Casualty Incident) because of reports of how many injured additional paramedics from Capital Health and multiple ambulances were sent to the scene.

From radio reports there appeared to be at least 5 to 7 injures reported in the crash with 3 being life threating.

New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority have the inner roadway closed from the split in Florence to Exit 8 in the North Bound direction for the accident investigation and clean up. The New Jersey State Police Serious Accident Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

This is a breaking news report and an email was sent to the NJ State Police Public Information Bureau for official details. Information contained in this preliminary breaking news report is unofficial and subject to change. Once official information is received the story will be updated with current information and any corrections made.






NJTP Crash Prior To Exit 8

November 10, 2020

EAST WINDSOR-HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)–The Hightstown Fire Department, Hightstown First Aid, Robbinsville Fire Department and EMS were sent to the NJ Turnpike at mile marker 67 north bound outer lanes for a crash just prior to Exit 8. Initially there was reported entrapment but upon fire department arrival the vehicle was found in a ditch and the driver was out of the vehicle. The driver was checked by the first aid squad and refused medical advice and was able to walk away on their own power.

New Jersey State Police was investigating the crash, no other information was available.

UPDATE: Bordentown Driver Suffers Life Threating Injures In Saturday’s Route 130 Accident In East Windsor

November 9, 2020

See Saturday’s Breaking News Story here: Serious Accident In East Windsor Closes Route 130 For Accident Investigation

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–East Windsor Police reported that on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at approximately 3:47 P.M. East Windsor Police responded to a reported motor vehicle crash on Rt. 130 North involving three motor vehicles.

Preliminary investigation revealed the operator of a 2008 Nissan Sentra driven by Sylvester Massaro, 83 of East Windsor entered Rt. 130 North after exiting the parking lot of the American Legion when it collided with a 2012 Honda Accord driven by Rajdeep Sekhon, 32 of Bordentown, which was traveling north on Rt. 130. The Honda Accord left the roadway and collided with a 2004 Econovan, which was legally parked and unoccupied.

Sylvester Massaro, 83 of East Windsor sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision and she was transported to Capital Health Regional in Trenton, NJ by Rescue Squad personnel.

Rajdeep Sekhon, 32 of Bordentown sustained life threatening injuries as a result of the collision and he was transported to Capital Health Regional in Trenton, NJ by Rescue Squad personnel.

The matter remains under investigation by the East Windsor Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team. No charges have been filed at this time.

Responding agencies are: East Windsor Police Department, Highstown Police Department, Robbinsville Police Department, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, East Windsor Rescue Squad Districts 1 & 2, East Windsor Fire Company Station 42, Hightstown Fire Company Station 41 and the NJ State DOT Incident Management Team.

Serious Accident In East Windsor Closes Route 130 For Accident Investigation

November 7, 2020


See November 9, 2020 UPDATE here: UPDATE: Bordentown Driver Suffers Life Threating Injures In Saturday’s Route 130 Accident In East Windsor


UPDATE roadway was reopened at 6:47 pm.

EAST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–A serious accident in the 800 Block of Route 130 near Goodyear Tire Center and PakMail shipping center occurred just before 4:00 pm. The accident happened near an opening in the median strip and appeared to involve 2 vehicles and a parked vehicle. East Windsor Fire Company, Hightstown Fire Company, East Windsor First Aid Squad, Mercer County Paramedics and East Windsor Police responded to the scene. There was an extrication involved from one of the vehicles and the first aid squad transported to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and a “Trauma Alert” was called. All based on preliminary information. An email was sent to East Windsor Police for official information and once received the story will be updated and any corrections and additions made.

Currently Route 130 is closed in both directions for an accident investigation by East Windsor Police Department. Detours start at Hankins Road and also Route 130 and Route 33 intersection. Avoid the area. No official information is expected until the accident investigation is completed.

For latest update check the map on 511NJ at the link below:

From 511NJ.Org

NJ DOT – STMC: Crash investigation on US 130 southbound NJ 33 (East Windsor Twp) to Hankins Rd (Robbinsville) All lanes closed 10 minute delay

Started11/07/2020 04:41:50 PM Updated11/07/2020 4:43:45 PM


East Windsor Township NIXLE Alert:

Route 130 is CLOSED in both directions between Hankins Rd. and Rt. 33 due to a motor vehicle accident.

Route 130 is CLOSED in both directions between Hankins Rd. and Rt. 33 due to a motor vehicle accident.