Category: Robbinsville

Quick Knockdown Of Machinery Fire Saves Large Commercial Printing Facility In Robbinsville

September 23, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–At 6:55 am Robbinsville Township firefighters were dispatched to the 1st block of Applegate Drive for a building fire in a commercial building.

Mutual aid was also sent from Hamilton Township Fire Department and Hope Fire Company of Allentown-Upper Freehold. The fire was also at Robbinsville’s shift change making available an additional engine for the firefight.

When fire apparatus first arrived crews found a large industrial printing press on fire in a 190,000 square foot printing facility. Firefighters stretched a hand line and quickly extinguished the fire inside the building, perhaps saving millions of dollars and loss of jobs.

Firefighters remained on scene to help evacuate smoke from the building and overhaul the fire. The Robbinsville Township fire marshal is investigating the fire.

Robbinsville Senior Center Re-Opens To Non-Profit Organizations On A Limited Basis Effective Immediately

September 21, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–On Friday, September 18, Mayor Dave Fried signed an Executive Order 2020-59 re-opening the Senior Center multi-purpose room and adjoining bathrooms on a limited basis to non-profit organizations effective immediately.

Organizations using the multi-purpose room will be required to complete a COVID-19 waiver and agree to abide by all rules and regulations promulgated by the State of New Jersey and Township of Robbinsville regarding indoor activities during the declared State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency, including face coverings and proper social distancing.

As part of the order, a sanitization fee of $75 per use shall be paid by each organization for each separate use of the multi-purpose room. This fee shall be used to cover the Township’s costs to clean and sanitize the room after each use.Reservations and approvals are required to both enter the Senior Center and to take part in outdoor activities. Please contact Renee Burns at (609) 259-1567 or reneeb@robbinsville.net.

On March 16, 2020, the Township of Robbinsville proclaimed a Local Disaster Emergency and closed the Senior Center to the public due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, which has affected the health, safety, and/or welfare of people around the world.

Although a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency continue to exist in the State of New Jersey, and a Local Disaster Emergency continues to exist in Robbinsville, great strides have been made in terms of lowering the infection rate, along with the understanding and treatment COVID-19. This has allowed for the easing of restrictions put in place by the State to “flatten the curve.”

The easing of those restrictions has allowed the Township to reopen the Senior Center Multi-Purpose Room on a limited basis, and provide limited outdoor activities beneath the Bocce Pavilion to Senior Center members (limited to 15 persons per class) beginning Monday, September 21.


WHEREAS, Coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) is a contagious, and at times fatal, respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus; and
WHEREAS, on March 9, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order No. 103, the Governor of the State of New Jersey declared the concurrent invocation of both a State of Emergency pursuant to N.J.S.A. App.A.:9-33 et seq. and a Public Health Emergency as contemplated by N.J.S.A. 26:13-1 et seq.; and
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, pursuant to my Executive Order No. 2020-34, the Township suspended all Senior Center activities beginning Friday, March 13, 2020; and
WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order No. 104, Governor Murphy directed several actions, with limited exceptions, designed to enhance the practice of “social distancing” to prevent community spread of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, the Township of Robbinsville proclaimed a Local Disaster Emergency by reason of the serious conditions which existed or would continue to exist in the Township of Robbinsville due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 which has affected the health, safety, and/or welfare of the people; and
WHEREAS, although a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency continue to exist in the State of New Jersey and a Local Disaster Emergency continues to exist in the Township of Robbinsville, great strides have been made in understanding and treating COVID-19 that have allowed for the easing of restrictions put in place by the State to “flatten the curve”; and
WHEREAS, the easing of the restrictions put in place by the State has provided the Township an opportunity to reopen the Senior Center on a limited basis and provide limited outdoor activities to the Township’s Senior Center members; and
David Fried, Mayor 2298 Route 33, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
(609) 259-3600 ext. 1102
WHEREAS, it is the Township’s belief that these activities can be provided in a safe manner and in accordance with the State’s rules and regulations currently in effect;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, David Fried, Mayor of the Township of Robbinsville, Mercer County, hereby order and direct for following:

  1. The Township of Robbinsville shall reopen the Senior Center on a limited basis beginning Friday, September 18, 2020.
  2. Organized outdoor activities provided for members of the Senior Center will begin the week of September 21, 2020, utilizing the Senior Center’s Bocce Court.
  3. Organized outdoor activities shall be limited to fifteen (15) individuals per class.
  4. Participants in the organized outdoor activities will be required to complete a COVID-19 waiver and agree to abide by all rules and regulations promulgated by the State of New Jersey and Township of Robbinsville regarding outdoor activities during the declared State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency.
  5. Indoor use of the Senior Center shall be limited to use of the multi-purpose room and adjoining bathrooms by non-profit organizations only.
  6. Organizations using the multi-purpose room will be required to complete a COVID-19 waiver and agree to abide by all rules and regulations promulgated by the State of New Jersey and Township of Robbinsville regarding indoor activities during the declared State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency.
  7. A COVID-19 cleaning/sanitization fee, in the amount of $75.00 per use, shall be required to be paid by each organization for each separate use of the multi-purpose room. This fee shall be used to cover the Township’s costs to clean and sanitize the multi-purpose room after each organization’s use of same.
  8. This Order shall take effect immediately and shall remain in effect until such time as I modify or rescind same.

DAVID FRIED, MAYOR
DATED September 18, 2020


Recovery Advocates Of America’s 8th Annual 5k Run/Walk For Recovery

September 20, 2020

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–Recovery Advocates Of America’s 8th 5k Annual Run / Walk held at Mercer County Park yesterday. There was a great turn out of support for the event.

This year, our 5K Run/Walk for Recovery fundraising goal is $100,000. All proceeds from the event will go directly into sustaining and expanding RECOVERY ADVOCATES C.A.R.E. Program that is now endorsed by Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri and the State of New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, and our new education/prevention and awareness program throughout all New Jersey High Schools.

Substance use disorder has become a national epidemic. During the ongoing global pandemic, drug overdoses and substance abuse relapses have increased over 20% and we can’t stress how important your support is during such a critical time. Please join us in celebrating recovery and supporting those who are also fighting for their lives in the continuous struggle with alcoholism and addiction.

OnScene News Photos by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

OnScene News Photos by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

American Flags Replaced On NJ Turnpike Overpasses In Robbinsville By Police Union

September 11, 2020


Previous MidJersey.News stories on the flags here:

NJ Turnpike Authority Removes American Flags From Bridges, Flags Have Been In Place 19 Years Since Terrorist Attacks On The United States, September 11, 2001

Governor Murphy Directs Turnpike Authority To Stop Removing American Flags, Senator O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman DiMaso Sponsor Legislation To Keep American Flags On Overpasses


ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Flags that were in place for 19 years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were removed recently by the NJ Turnpike Authority. Today a “Replacing American Flags” event was held at Community Park on West Manor Way and Gordon Roads hosted by Robbinsville Township Police PBA Union #344 that has been maintaining flags in Robbinsville, NJ.

In the early years the flags were placed initially on many overpasses by unknown individuals throughout the State. In Robbinsville Dino Colarocco (retired) from Public Works along with Joy Tozzi Township Administrator were instrumental getting flags replaced early in the process. Currently the Robbinsville Township Police Union has been maintaining the flags and recently purchased 20 flags to replace old tattered flags on the overpasses.

Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried said, “This institution is non-negotiable. Proud to help re-hang Old Glory on the NJ Turnpike overpass near Community Park on this most solemn day.”

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) was in support of hanging the flags and helped hang a flag on the Turnpike overpass. Rep. Smith also talked about the the flags hanging since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy (Retired) Steven Rogers who is part of Campaign for America was also on scene helping with replacing the flags.







Remembering the Victims of 9/11

September 11, 2020

By: Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when terrorists hijacked four airliners in order to commit the worst act of terrorism in American history.

Nearly 700 New Jerseyans—147 from Monmouth County alone—lost their lives that day.

No one remembers the shock, horror and numbing sorrow more, however, than the families and close friends of the victims.

              Because it was a surprise attack, there was no chance to fight back that day although when Todd Beamer and other passengers learned what happened to the Twin Towers, Todd famously said “let’s roll” and they attacked the terrorists on board the flight that crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

              Who can forget the courageous first responders running up the stairs of the burning buildings—with total disregard for their own safety.

              On the morning of 9/11, I got a mere glimpse—I say again, a mere glimpse—into the sense of horror suffered by the victim’s families when I couldn’t reach my own brother Tom—an American Airlines 757 Captain who often piloted Flight 11 from Logan to LA, the flight that crashed into the North Tower.

              Evacuated from the Capitol and stuck in traffic within sight of the burning Pentagon, cell phones were all but gridlocked. About noon I got through.  He and his flight attendant wife Sandy were safe but were in anguish because they knew the pilots and crew on board Flight 11.

For 19 years, the families and friends of those who died that day and since have had to endure their loss and a broken heart.

              Both then—and now 19 years later—words are inadequate to convey our empathy for those who died and for the victims’ families.

              For many, their faith in God has helped them survive and overcome.

              Some, including the Jersey Girls—four amazing women who lost their husbands at the World Trade Center—pushed the Congress to create the historic and transformative 911 Commission that was led so effectively by former Governor Tom Kean.

              As you know, 19 years later, the consequences—the ongoing loss of life and health attributable to 9/11—are even worse than anyone could have ever imagined.

              Congress enacted the World Trade Center Health Program Fund (WTCHP) & Victims Compensation Fund to provide health services for responders at the three crash sites, and others in the vicinity of the WTC site for health conditions related to toxic exposures from the attacks.

              Of the  105,272 individuals enrolled in the program—9,157 are from New Jersey alone—and a total of 19,150 responders and survivors have been diagnosed with cancer and more than 3,500 have died after September 11th .

Rigorous testing and early interventions offer some hope to those manifesting illness.

        So today, we remember and honor all the victims of 9/11—past, present and future.  

Robbinsville Remembers September 11

September 11, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Township Fire Department, IAFF3786 members along with the police department and government officials conduct a September 11 memorial service today in the Town Center section of town at the memorial on Lake Drive. The site is dedicated to Robbinsville resident Pamela Gaff who was lost that day at the World Trade Center in NYC.

Chief Dan Schaffener began today’s annual remembrance ceremony honoring the 343 firefighters and all those who perished on September 11, 2001. We also remember those who have passed since from cancer and other complications from 911.

Red, White & Blue Thrift Store Donates 2,000 Pairs Shoes For Soles4Souls In Robbinsville

September 10, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Red, White and Blue Thrift Store in Hamilton has given 2,000 pairs of shoes to Zachary Miller a Robbinsville resident that collects shoes for Soles4Souls

So far Zachary reports that he has collected 19,000 pairs of shoes with today’s donation from the Red, White and Blue Thrift Store. The donation was made possible though with help of the store’s manager Roselia Campos and Richard Carmichael who dropped off the shoes today at the Old School House without Zachary knowing. Zarchary was surprised arriving at the Old School House to see the donation of 2,000 pairs of shoes.

Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried presented the Mayor’s Service Award to Zachary Miller for his drive to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes.

Soles4Souls turns unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use. This provides relief, creates jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty.

Soles4Souls disrupts the cycle of poverty by creating sustainable jobs and providing relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. The organization repurposes product to supply its micro-enterprise, disaster relief and direct assistance programs. Since 2006, we have distributed more than 35 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries. Visit soles4souls.org for more information.

If you would like to learn more about Zachary Miller’s 25,000 Robbinsville Shoe Drive click here.



Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Designating Juneteenth as a State and Public Holiday

September 10, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (S19), which designates the third Friday in June as a State and public holiday, known as Juneteenth Day. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved people of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and their freedom.

“It gives me great pride to celebrate emancipation and New Jersey’s great diversity by designating Juneteenth as an official State holiday.” said Governor Murphy. “Commemorating this date is just one component of our collective approach to end a generational cycle of pain and injustice that has gone on for far too long. Every Juneteenth, we will celebrate the end of the physical chains which once held Black Americans down. While more work lies ahead to undo the oppression that remains, Juneteenth is important marker that reminds us of our mission to create a society that enables our Black communities to achieve the full equality which they deserve.”

“Juneteenth has always been an important day in the African American community. It represents a day of true liberation of Black people from slavery in America. It’s also a reminder that centuries later, not all of us are treated equally and that freedom and democracy are not a given. Our fight for civil rights and freedom from discrimination and oppression continues today,” said Lt. Governor Oliver, who serves as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs. “Now, Juneteenth will forever be observed and celebrated so that we can collectively reflect upon the indelible mark that slavery has left on our country as we fight for meaningful reforms. I commend and thank Governor Murphy and the legislators who have chosen to make Juneteenth a State holiday.”

“I am a direct descendant of slavery. My great grandmother, my great-great grandmother, that is my family. It is not even a past stain,” said SZA. “It is a current reality that we are living through the post traumatic slave syndrome, the PTSD, and the effects of that currently, right now. Thank you, Governor Murphy for this.”

“Juneteenth marks a day of freedom for Black Americans who suffered the cruelty of slavery and an opportunity to honor the history and contributions of African Americans,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney. “This takes on greater significance as the entire country is confronting the racism and inequality that is the bitter legacy of slavery. We can use June 19th and the days that follow to undue past harms and renew our commitment to justice and equality for all.” 

We have a lot to learn from our history and unfortunately the delay in ending slavery and the lasting impact the institution has on our country is not taught enough,” said Senator Sandra Cunningham. “We want everyone to remember that Juneteenth is part of the history of all Americans. Hopefully, through this law, as well as deeper education and a more honest review of our nation’s history, more New Jerseyans can realize the significance of Juneteenth and understand the systemic issues that have continued to plague our country since that day in 1865.’”

“Juneteenth is not only a holiday on the ending of slavery in this country, but also a reflection on the history of slavery and the suffering sustained by the Black community since 1619,” said Senator Ron Rice. “Black history in this country is a continued battle for social progress, and right now we are seeing people from all backgrounds fight for that progress and improve upon what has been gained. I am glad more people are learning about Juneteenth because the more we educate people, the more we can start a dialogue on how to fix the racial divide in this country. I look forward to Juneteenth next year where everyone in New Jersey will celebrate and reflect together.” 

“This is a way of recognizing the end of slavery in America as an important milestone in the Nation’s history,” said Senator Joe Cryan. “A state holiday won’t change everything, but it will provide a platform to increase the understanding of what has happened in the past so that we can learn from it. When we recognize the experiences of history, we are better for it. We can be enriched as a state and more able to move towards equality for everyone.” 

In a joint-statement, Assemblymembers Jamel Holley, Benjie Wimberly, and Verlina Reynolds-Jackson said: 

“We’re at another set of crossroads in this country’s history—just as we were in 1863— where we can decide to move humanity forward by once again acknowledging the wrongs committed against African Americans and taking bold action to correct them. A visual illustration of the impact of centuries of systematic and institutionalized racism has our country reeling over the question, ‘Why?’ Why does this continue to persist in our communities today? Juneteenth was a defining moment in American History, claiming the beginning of African American independence in this country. It is time for the commemoration of a pivotal moment in history to become an official state holiday, underscoring its importance to our communities and giving time for reflection on how far we have come and have to go to achieve equality and justice for all.”


Governor Murphy Directs Turnpike Authority To Stop Removing American Flags, Senator O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman DiMaso Sponsor Legislation To Keep American Flags On Overpasses

O’Scanlon and DiMaso requested legislation Monday to ensure that NJAC 19.9-1.13 undeniably permits the American flag to be attached to a highway overpass or any other state-owned property so long as it is safely secure and respectfully maintained.


Updates to MidJersey.News related stories here:

American Flags Replaced On NJ Turnpike Overpasses In Robbinsville By Police Union

Related MidJersey.News story here: NJ Turnpike Authority Removes American Flags From Bridges, Flags Have Been In Place 19 Years Since Terrorist Attacks On The United States, September 11, 2001


Don’t forget the Robbinsville Township Police PBA will be replacing flags in Robbinsville on Friday, September 11, 2020 at noon. Please bring your flags to show support.

For all those attending the event this Friday, remember to bring your American Flags and patriotic spirit! We are hoping for a field of red, white, and blue!

We will be meeting at Community Park, where I invite anyone who wishes to speak to say what the American flag means to them. After that, we will all take a short walk up the West Manor Way overpass together and re-post the flags.

Thank you all for your immense support!

Event page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/597290697826772/


September 8, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy said Tuesday he’s asked the Turnpike Authority to suspend taking down the flags. “I didn’t like what I heard. We are the greatest nation on earth even though we are far from perfect, and our flag represents that nation,” Murphy said. “At least for the time being the Turnpike Authority has suspended doing that until we can find a good way forward.” The governor didn’t say under what conditions or when the practice might resume.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (both R-Monmouth) today condemned the misguided removal of American flags by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) from highway overpasses and moved forward with legislation to unequivocally allow them to be flown.

“We are deeply saddened to learn that the Turnpike Authority would choose to remove dozens of American flags under the guise of a regulation for advertising material — it is unpatriotic and completely unacceptable,” said O’Scanlon. “While the NJTA claims they are unable to monitor all of the flags affixed to bridges, we clearly have a massive group of private citizens, veterans and police officers dedicated to ensuring that those flags are safely and securely hung, and respectfully maintained. This is an instance where government oversight obviously is not needed. We have requested legislation to undo this arbitrary, unnecessary, offensively unpatriotic action immediately.”

O’Scanlon and DiMaso requested legislation Monday to ensure that NJAC 19.9-1.13 undeniably permits the American flag to be attached to a highway overpass or any other state-owned property so long as it is safely secure and respectfully maintained.

“It Is unfortunate, actually ridiculous, that we even need to pass legislation to allow for the display of the American flag, the symbol of freedom and democracy, at these locations,” DiMaso continued. “Our local police, residents, and veterans will not simply drive by tattered and unsecured flags. They already make efforts to ensure the flags are respectfully maintained and regularly replaced. Sadly, this is what our state has evolved into. We hope that the Governor will override the NJTA’s faulty logic and decision here. If not, we call on our colleagues in the legislature to stand behind our bill and prove that we as New Jerseyans love and respect our country.”


Update: Pedestrian Motor Vehicle Crash With Serious Injuries

See Previous MidJersey.News story here: BREAKING: Police Investigate Serious Crash Involving Pedestrian

September 7, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)—On Saturday September 5, 2020 at approximately 9:15pm a motor vehicle crash occurred on Rt. 33 near George Dye Rd where a pedestrian was struck by a 2015 Honda Cr-V.  The pedestrian was identified as Juan B. Morales, 64 year old male from Trenton.  Mr. Morales suffered serious injuries and was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center by ambulance. The driver of the vehicle, 17 year old male from Robbinsville was uninjured.

The crash investigation is ongoing and any witnesses are asked to contact Officer Galant of the Hamilton Police Traffic Unit at (609)581-4000 or the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at (609)581-4008.

Photos by: Brian McCarthy, OnScene News

Many Gyms Reopen Today At 25% Capacity Many Have Modified Hours

Many gyms reopened this morning, check with your local gym prior to working out.

September 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Governor Phil Murphy has allowed gyms to reopen today with a 25% capacity, you also have to wear a mask and follow other rules while working out.

In Robbinsville the crowds were light during lunch hour for the reopening of the gyms visit Jersey Stong’s web page for modified hours, cleaning schedules and other club information. It is highly recommended to download the Jersey Strong App to see what the club capacity is prior to visiting the gym. The application gives you an exact number of how many are working out in the club at one time.

The crowd was also light at Planet Fitness in Hamilton during lunch hour. Planet Fitness also has modified hours and is using a Crowd Meter available on the Planet Fitness App to give you a heads up how busy the gym is prior to arrival. There were not many cars in the parking lot at Planet Fitness during lunch hour and nothing was registering on the Crowd Meter.

Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Wellness Center is set to reopen on Monday September 8, 2020 at 5:00 am. See RWJ Fitness and Wellness announcement here.



For Jersey Strong covid-19 reopening information go to this link.

Planet Fitness Covid-19 information here

Robert Wood Johnson Fitness and Welness Center



Hamilton and Robbinsville Request BPU Investigation Into Optimum/Altice

September 1, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–In response to a wave of complaints regarding poor service and unfair consumer pricing by Optimum/Altice USA that predate the COVID-19 pandemic, attorneys for the Townships of Robbinsville and Hamilton have filed dual letters to Lawanda Gilbert, Director of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Office of Cable Television and Telecommunications, requesting an investigation into the underperforming utility.

The letters detail 11 examples from the hundreds of complaints received by the respective municipal offices at Robbinsville and Hamilton over the past several months citing poor customer service, unstable or insufficient internet connections, and allegations of price-gouging.

“It is the duty of Optimum (Altice USA) as a utility to furnish safe, adequate and proper service for its customers … and they have failed in that duty,” Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried said. “We should not have to continuously pressure this provider to do its job. Since being assigned to Marilyn Davis, Director of Government Affairs, on April 15, 2020 with the promise of improved communications and timely issue resolution, our Township offices have been inundated with unanswered complaints. With school about to begin in our area, it is more important than ever that our hard-working families, many of which are under enormous strain, stay connected at prices commensurate with the quality of service.”

Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin also has received a flood of complaints regarding Optimum/Altice USA (formerly Cablevision) and requests BPU Director Gilbert immediately commence an investigation into the services being provided to both Robbinsville and Hamilton pursuant to powers vested in the Board.

“Having reliable cable and internet service has never been more of a necessity than this year has proved it to be,” said Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin. “Both municipalities’ residents have experienced similar, unacceptable issues and a lack of timely remediation from Optimum. Mayor Fried and I will fight for our residents by partnering together on this issue and hope that by doing so it will provide for a stronger likelihood of these concerns being taken seriously by the State. “



Serious Crash On I-195 Sending 1 To Hospital

August 29, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township Fire Department along with Hamilton Township Fire Department responded to an accident on I-195 East Bound near Exit 6 at 4:43 pm. There was a report of the driver being trapped but upon arrival of Robbinsville firefighters it was determined the driver was not entrapped. Firefighters and EMS worked to get the person to the ambulance. The female was transported to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.

Serious Accident On I-195, Trauma Alert Called

August 27, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Around 9:54 pm the Robbinsville Township Fire Department was sent to I-195 west bound at the NJ Turnpike overpass for a serious motor vehicle crash.

Upon arrival Robbinsville firefighters and EMS found a vehicle into the bridge safety wall that keeps vehicles from driving off the bridge. The crews treated the person and Robbinsville EMS took the victim to the Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton. A trauma alert was called en route to the hospital.

New Jersey State Police are investigating.

No further information was available about the accident.

Box Truck Vs Pickup, NJ Turnpike At Exit 7A Leaves 1 Injured

August 27, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township Fire Department, Bordentown Township Fire Department and Hightstown Fire along with EMS were dispatched to NJ Turnpike mile marker 60 south bound inner near Exit 7A for an accident with entrapment. The accident occurred around 3:00 am when a box truck and a pick up truck collided for an unknown reason. From the scene a box truck can be seen on its side and a pickup truck also damaged.

When Robbinsville firefighters and EMS arrived the occupants of the vehicles were able to escape on their own. Hightstown First Aid transported one person to RWJ at Hamilton Hospital.

NJ State Police are investigating and a towing company are still on scene at the time of this report removing the vehicles. The left and center lane are blocked and should reopen when the accident is cleared. No further information is available about the accident.

FEMA funds to protect Robbinsville firefighters

More federal aid coming to Robbinsville…

August 24, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville firefighters will receive a federal grant to purchase thermal imaging cameras that protect first responders and help them protect the public, said Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) today.

   “This $22,805 grant will help pay for two thermal imaging camera that can provide life-saving information in a smoke and fire-filled environment,” Smith said. “The funding comes from the Operations and Safety grant program, which Congress created to help communities equip their firefighters and EMS.”

   “Our firefighters rush into burning houses and buildings that other people are fleeing from,” stated Smith (NJ-04). “As they go into harm’s way, they need tools to protect their lives in dangerous, potentially deadly conditions. These cameras give firefighters the ability to operate under conditions of poor visibility, including searching for victims, pinpointing the location of the fire, and avoiding obstacles.”

   Eighteen firefighters are employed by the municipality to serve the 20-square-mile township’s estimated 14,000-plus residents. The cameras will replace current older equipment that has become difficult to service.

   The Operations and Safety Grant comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The grant is administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.

   The Robbinsville Township Fire Department, Mayor Fried, Chief Schaffener, and Robbinsville Township Administration released a statement thanking Congressman Smith for assistance and support during the application process. 

   “Without the direct support of our application and the overall program support of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program by Congressman Smith, our department would be faced with difficult realities regarding the safety of our firefighters and residents,” the statement read. “The benefits of this award for our department and local residents is immeasurable.”

   Earlier this summer Robbinsville was awarded an AFG supplemental grant (AFG-S) to buy personnel protective equipment (PPE) to respond to the pandemic and support community resilience. That grant of $14,329 allowed the Robbinsville Township Fire Department to purchase 65 respirators and filters, 45 reusable coveralls and 75 reusable goggles, as well as disposable PPE, including 750 isolation gowns and 3,000 surgical masks.



I-195 Accident Ties Up Traffic

August 23, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Around 3:15 the Robbinsville Township Fire Department and EMS were sent to I-195 West Bound at 7.5 mile marker near Exit 7 for an accident. Another Capital Health ambulance from Allentown arrived prior and assessed the situation and reported three patients that do not want transport to the hospital. The accident blocked a lane and backed up traffic at least 5 miles well into Upper Freehold Township until the roadway was cleared. No further information was available about the accident.

Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried Testified About Utility Company Restoration Of Services After Major Storm Events

“JCP&L was so poor during Irene that we actually filed suit against them. They promised they would improve communication, and frankly I have not seen any improvement whatsoever. I will be signing a complaint today and filing a lawsuit against them (through the NJ Board of Public Utility) for a second time.–Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried

August 19, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried testified via Zoom before the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee and the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee today. The Committees met jointly to take testimony from invited guests – including management of JCP&L, Atlantic City Electric and PSE&G – on public utility emergency response and restoration of services after major storm events, including Tropical Storm Isaias.

Below is the crux of Mayor Fried’s testimony, which began around 1:10 p.m.

“JCP&L was so poor during Irene that we actually filed suit against them. They promised they would improve communication, and frankly I have not seen any improvement whatsoever. I will be signing a complaint today and filing a lawsuit against them (through the NJ Board of Public Utility) for a second time. One of the Assemblymen talked about how JCP&L always comes in fourth (place) among the four power companies (testifying Wednesday before the Assembly). If there were 20 (companies), I have every confidence (JCP&L) would come in 20th. We do meet with them after every storm and nothing ever improves and the communications never gets any better.
“My ask to the Assembly would be for the towns being served by two utility companies to allow us to have a choice to switch to the one that is performing and remove those who are not performing. I want the ability to have that conversation. There’s no real reason for one to have such a large footprint if they cannot perform with the footprint they have. Perhaps if we can take away (some of that footprint) we can make it a little better for them and for some of the other communities they represent. Give us the ability to have some choices and to be able to work with the ones that are working. It is wholly unfair for the residents of a town with two utilities where half the town has power, things are going well and there is good communication (with PSE&G), and the other half that is so poor. It’s frustrating as an elected official to have to tell people we have one relationship here, and an entirely different relationship over there. PSE&G did an exceptional job with this last storm. Those here from JCP&L, you clearly know how I feel. I just really think it’s time for us to have a change.”

58 Arrested and Charged in Mercer County in Multi-Jurisdictional ATM Theft Scam


During the investigation, bank cards, debit cards, credit cards, cash, marijuana, and a handgun were recovered.  Additionally, more than a dozen vehicles were seized throughout the county.  Robbinsville K-9 Quori sniffed out cocaine totaling 150 grams in the trunk of one of the suspect vehicles in Robbinsville.


See previous MidJersey.News stories here:

UPDATE: 20 Arrested And Charged In Hamilton In Multi-Jurisdiction ATM Scam

UPDATE: Additional Santander Bank ATMs Hit In Mercer County

BREAKING: Police and FBI Investigating Multi-State ATM Robberies, Many Subjects Are In Custody More Actively Being Arrested


August 19, 2020

MERCER COUNTY, NJ—Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced today that 58 individuals were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit theft by deception in an organized scheme that used prepaid debit cards to steal from ATMs across the county.

On August 18, 2020, at approximately 8 a.m., Robbinsville Township police officers responded to the Santander Bank on Route 33 after receiving information that multiple individuals were gathering around the ATM using stacks of cards to withdraw money and attempting to avoid the camera on the ATM.   As officers approached, the group took notice and began to hurriedly move away from the ATM.  Ultimately, 20 individuals were taken into custody by police, each with multiple debit/credit cards and money in their possession.

Robbinsville police reached out to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for assistance and investigators from both agencies quickly began collaborating with authorities in nearby towns like Hamilton, Hopewell, Lawrence, Princeton and West Windsor, as well as Santander Bank.

During the course of the investigation, officers learned that Camden County Prosecutor’s Office reported that multiple thefts occurred at Santander ATMs in its jurisdiction by individuals to fraudulently obtained money.  Camden County Prosecutor’s Office advised that the suspects in those thefts came from New York to commit the fraud in New Jersey.  Officers also received information from multiple law enforcement sources that instructions were being shared on social media on how to defraud Santander ATM machines.

Prosecutor Onofri praised the teamwork of local law enforcement and said the open lines of communication and sharing of resources allowed law enforcement to get ahead of these scammers in some instances. 

At about 9:40 a.m., West Windsor dispatch relayed the information that Robbinsville had a number of individuals in custody.  Dispatch also advised that Princeton reported a large sum of money fraudulently obtained from a Santander ATM in its jurisdiction.  Information also came in relating that the FBI and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office were actively investigating these cases.

“As a result, heightened awareness was given to the activity at Santander locations in West Windsor,” Prosecutor Onofri said.  “West Windsor officers and detectives from my office were able to detain and investigate five separate crews of suspects at different times throughout the day at the Santander Bank on Princeton-Hightstown Road, resulting in many arrests.”

In Lawrence Township, police were also alerted to the ATM scam perpetrated against the Princeton Santander, and a description was provided of the suspects and the vehicles used in commission of that crime.  Lawrence was further made aware of the countywide scam that was occurring and heightened attention was given to the Santander banks in their town.  Shortly thereafter, at about 9:45 a.m., a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used in the Princeton scam was spotted in the area of the Santander bank at on Franklin Corner Road.  The occupants from the suspect vehicle were stopped and investigated, and ultimately charged with the conspiracy.  The bank reported abnormally high ATM usage and a shortage of approximately $40,000.

In Hamilton Township, at approximately 10 a.m., Hamilton police were detailed to the Santander Bank located on South Broad Street on the report of two suspicious vehicles in the parking lot of the bank.  It was reported that other Santander Banks in neighboring jurisdictions were reporting suspicious activities at the ATMs so units were detailed to Santander Bank ATM locations throughout Hamilton.  Additional vehicles and suspects were located throughout the day at the ATMs found at 1700 Nottingham Way, 1700 Kuser Road and 2730 Nottingham Way.  During the investigations bank cards, cash, marijuana, and a handgun were recovered.

Hopewell Township had three separate incidents involving separate crews that started around 11:30 a.m. at the Santander Bank on Pennington Road.  Several foot chases ensued and all subjects were apprehended.  In addition to the conspiracy charge, Sekou Touray, of East Orange, NJ, was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault of a prosecutor’s detective.

Similar incidents were reported in multiple other jurisdictions throughout the state.  The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be pending.  Authorities are still executing search warrants and working with Santander Bank to determine exactly how much money was stolen.  At this time, the total across municipalities in Mercer County is more than $250,000.

During the investigation, bank cards, debit cards, credit cards, cash, marijuana, and a handgun were recovered.  Additionally, more than a dozen vehicles were seized throughout the county.  Robbinsville K-9 Quori sniffed out cocaine totaling 150 grams in the trunk of one of the suspect vehicles in Robbinsville.

The following individuals were arrested and charged in Mercer County on Tuesday, August 18, 2020:

Hamilton Township

  1. Tyler Holness, 21, of Yonkers, NY
  2. Rasheem Lee Jr., 18, of Bronx, NY
  3. Kymani Hinds, 18, of Bronx, NY
  4. Michael Santiago, 26, of Bronx, NY
  5. Saquan Vaines, 21, of Arverne, NY
  6. Kareema Hall, 20, of Bronx, NY
  7. Justin Brown, 22, of Arverne, NY
  8. Michael Manroop, 24, of Cambridge Heights, NY
  9. Nayvon Patten, 18, of Linderhurst, NY
  10. Jerry Trujillo, 24, of Maplewood, NJ
  11. Zaire Lewis, 18, of Maplewood, NJ
  12. Frankie Jerome, 21, of Maplewood, NJ
  13. Ahmad Muhammad, 18, of Maplewood, NJ
  14. Jordan Saquan, 24, of Brooklyn, NY
  15. Arian Rasul, 22, of Brooklyn, NY
  16. Starsheen Jones, 24, of Brooklyn, NY
  17. Jordan Amador, 27, of Brooklyn, NY
  18. Steven Wilson, 23, of New York, NY
  19. Nikye Bee, 25, of New York, NY
  20. Kevin Jones, 23, of New York, NY

Hopewell Township

  1. Ebrama Touray, 23, of East Orange, NJ
  2. Mbemba Kaba, 23, of East Orange, NJ
  3. Yacouba Sanogo, 24, of Newark, NJ
  4. Sekou Touray, 22, of East Orange, NJ
  5. Kingsley Nicolas, 22, of East Orange, NJ
  6. Orlando C. Chambers Jr., 21, of Lindenhurst, NY
  7. Emmanuel Edoise Oyakhilome, 22, of Lindenhurst, NY

Lawrence Township

  1. Elijah N. Oliver, 22, of Brooklyn, NY
  2. Dandrea Taylor Dey, 22, of Brooklyn, NY
  3. Quentin A. Hosten, 22, of Brooklyn, NY
  4. Zachary B. Johnson, 21, of Brooklyn, NY

Robbinsville Township

  1. Amoire Dupree, 26, of Brooklyn, NY
  2. Brittany Gittens, 20, of Brooklyn, NY
  3. Hurshum Gittens, 26, of Brooklyn, NY
  4. Charles Gordon, 30, of Brooklyn, NY
  5. Veronica Gregory, 22, of Brooklyn, NY
  6. Oswin Philander, 21, of Brooklyn, NY
  7. Jeffrey Debrosse, 31, of Brooklyn, NY
  8. Bolade Akingboy, 29, of West Hempstead, NY
  9. Jeffrey Desir, 34, of Brooklyn, NY
  10. Julio Ramos, 33, of Jamaica, NY
  11. Kevin Philander, 26, of Newark, DE
  12. Jishawn Lee, 19, of Brooklyn, NY
  13. Marlon Owens, 28, of Bronx, NY
  14. Alex Burnett, 30, of Jersey City, NJ
  15. D.T., 16, of Brooklyn, NY
  16. J.F., 16, of Brooklyn, NY
  17. Ackeem Samuel, 25, of Brooklyn, NY
  18. Brandon Esperance, 20, of Brooklyn, NY
  19. Kevin Owusu, 19, of Brooklyn, NY
  20. Kareem Courtney, 23, of Brooklyn, NY

West Windsor

  1. Philek Barington, 25, of Queens, NY
  2. LaTonya S. Stevens, 26, of Bronx, NY
  3. Qwashan D. Mack, 19, of North Brunswick, NJ
  4. Hymeen S. Reynolds, 19, of East Orange, NJ
  5. Brajae U. Jones, 23, of Englewood, NJ
  6. Bryon K Jones Jr., 28, of Garfield, NJ
  7. Carla E. Donayre-Solano, 28, of Garfield, NJ

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





UPDATE: Additional Santander Bank ATMs Hit In Mercer County

This investigation remains fluid, numerous local and state police, multiple prosecutor’s offices officers, FBI and others are actively working on this case. There are many subjects arrested in multiple jurisdictions, in multiple states in relation to these crimes. MidJersey.News has reached out to the FBI and other agencies for comment but public press information is not available yet. This is a major developing story.


See Updated MidJersey.News story here: 58 Arrested and Charged in Mercer County in Multi-Jurisdictional ATM Theft Scam

UPDATE: 20 Arrested And Charged In Hamilton In Multi-Jurisdiction ATM Scam

See this morning’s MidJersey.News breaking news story here: BREAKING: Police and FBI Investigating Multi-State ATM Robberies, Many Subjects Are In Custody More Actively Being Arrested


August 18, 2020

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP-ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP-HAMILTON TOWNSHIP-LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–This afternoon several police vehicles descended on Independence Plaza Shopping Mall on Broad Street in the area of the Santander Bank. It is believed to be related to the ATM robberies that span from NY to PA and were on going until at least late this afternoon.

Another Hamilton Township Santander location on Nottingham Way was hit around 5 pm where police have at least five in custody. The suspects were apprehended on Nottingham Way near Clifford Avenue the vehicle was impounded.

This afternoon Robbinsville Police remained busy at the Robbinsville Santander location. Around 1:30 pm another attempt with the ATM machine at that location the suspect fled in a white vehicle.

Sources say that up to nine people were arrested at the Hopewell Township location today after at least three different attempts to gain money from the Santander on Route 31.

The Santander in Lawrence police activity at that location also.

MidJersey.News is providing these reports from on scene reporting, radio reports and other sources. No public information has been made available yet, once available the story will be updated.


Rep. Chris Smith Steps Up Oversight of JCP&L After Public Push by Mayor Dave Fried in Wake of Isaias Response

August 18, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Rep. Chris Smith has stepped up oversight of Jersey Central Power and Light’s responces to recent storms in the area. Mayor David Fried has also been pushing for better responses by the electric utility company in the wake of storm Isaias. You can read the full letters below:



Airborne Day Celebrated

August 16, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE-EAST WINDSOR-HIGHTSTOWN, NJ (MERCER)—Today is Airborne Day and it is a special day to honor the US Airborne Forces and the first parachute jump of 48 members of the US Army Parachute Test Platoon on August 16, 1940 during World War II.

A roadside monument sits along Route 130 in the Windsor section of Robbinsville Township honoring the US Army Parachute Test Platoon that worked there during World War II. Two towers left over from the World’s Fair were brought to the location and used for the tests located at Route 130 and Voelbel Road formerly known on maps then as parachute road.

Active members of current Airborne and Special Forces Airborne units, Airborne Association of NJ and Special Forces Association New Jersey Chapter held a ceremony to commemorate the day. Since the weather was not cooperating at the test site the ceremony was move from the outdoor location to the American Legion about half mile up the road.

According to the 82nd Airborne Association North Jersey Chapter Chairman Vic Balint the day is to honor the Airborne soldier and the original parachute test platoon. In 1918 Brigadier General William Lendrum ”Billy” Mitchell or the US Army Air Corps suggested to General John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing was air service advisor and should employee airborne troops in World War 1, and like the idea but the war ended in November 1918 and the idea never happened.

In 1939 General Gorge C. Marshall US Army Chief of Staff directed U.S. Army General George A. Lynch to “Make a study for the purpose of determining the desirability of organizing, training, and conducting tests of a the small detachment of air infantry with a view to determine whether or not our army should contain a unit or units of this nature”

Many in the military disagreed with this philosophy and argued that the airborne force was not needed for America during World War II.

Despite this thinking General Marshall gave his approval on July 25, 1940 to immediately establish a parachute test platoon to test the development of airborne troops.

The original test platoon was 48 paratroopers 2 officers and 46 enlisted. The platoon started training and developing equipment and policies that would be used by future airborne forces. Many of the techniques developed then are in use today.

During the original testing during the test platoon’s third week they were sent to Safe Parachute Company, Hightstown, NJ (Robbinsville former Washington Township) because there were two 150-foot towers left over from the 1939 World’s Fair. The original test platoon spent 10 days in New Jersey before returning to Georgia.

After additional testing and successful demonstrations by the test platoon the war department activated the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion, on October 1, 1940 and located at Fort Benning Georgia.

Lawrence Taylor, Sr. President of the Special Forces Association, Chapter 19 for the State of New Jersey continued and stated that Amelia Earhart was the first one to jump off of a 115 foot tower in Jackson, NJ on June 2, 1935.

In 1934, Stanley Switlik and Amelia’s husband, George P. Putnam formed a partnership and created the first parachute jump tower in the US. The tower was located where Great Adventure is today. Switlik Parachute Company formed in 1920 and is still operating in Trenton and Hamilton Township, NJ



Multi Vehicle Accident on NJ Turnpike at Exit 7A

August 14, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township Fire Department responded to the NJ Turnpike Exit 7A mile marker 61.2 north bound on the inner lanes for a multi-vehicle accident around 6:15 pm. It did not appear that there were serious injuries in the accident. NJ State Police is investigating no additional information was available about the accident.

Robbinsville Reports No New Cases of COVID-19 in the Township

August 14, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–One of the few times since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic locally on March 22, Robbinsville has zero new reported cases of Coronavirus.

Mayor Dave Fried released a statement via his Facebook page:

This is really great news. All of the Mercer Hospitals have few to no cases. We also had no new cases in Robbinsville this week and now have no cases with symptoms. As we continue to open up be smart stay safe. Use kind words. Remember people will have different levels of comfort as we reopen. There is no right or wrong so be aware others may feel differently then you and that is ok. There is no rule book and the guidelines change daily. Do what is right for you and your family. Don’t worry about what others are doing. I will continue to encourage businesses to reopen and I have begun urging the State to allow restaurants to reopen. As the weather changes outside dining will become less and less practical. Please keep doing what you are doing wash your hands be aware about social distancing. There is plenty of divisiveness in the Country right now. We can lessen it by being respectful and paying it forward whenever you can. As our friend Steve would say make someone’s day today.–Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried

Tractor Trailer Accident Closes Route 130

August 13, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township Police Department responded to a truck accident on Route 130 sometime around 7:30 pm. A tractor trailer heading south lost control crossed over the grass median strip into the north bound lanes eventually striking a utility pole on the shoulder and coming to rest in the north bound lanes. Luckily there were no reported injures in this accident.

Robbinsville Township Police closed Route 130 north bound and diverted traffic until Treat’s Garage-Mackey’s Towing could remove the tractor trailer. North bound lanes were reopened around 8:20 pm.

NJ Turnpike Accidents In Robbinsville

August 12, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–Robbinsville Township firefighters were dispatched at 9:22 am for an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike at mile marker 59 south bound truck lanes. Upon arrival additional ambulances were called for several injures. Traffic was backed up over two miles at this accident.

At 7:15 pm Robbinsville Township firefighters were back out on the NJ Turnpike this time at mile marker 62.5 south bound inner roadway for an overturned van with injures. EMS and firefighters arrived on scene, the injured did not want transport to the hospital. Treat’s Garage-Mackey’s Towing of Robbinsville up righted the van and towed the vehicle from the scene.

Tropical Storm Isaias Update

Yesterday’s MidJersey.News coverage here: Tropical Storm Isaias Hits Area


August 5, 2020

PSE&G Reports 9,3958 power outages with 292,052 customers affected as of 12:30 pm

JCP&L Reports 527,305 customers affected at of 12:30 pm

Atlantic City Electric reports 4,448 active outages with 64,761 customers affected as of 12:30 pm

JACKSON, NJ (OCEAN)–Governor Phil Murphy visited Jackson Township this morning to assess damage from Tropical Storm Isaias with Senator Sam Thompson, Ocean County Freeholder Director Joe Vicari, and Mayor Mike Reina. Government officials are continuing to work closely with the utilities to get the lights back on as quickly and safely as possible.


MidJersey.News has been monitoring fire department, police and EMS activity and fire departments from our area have been sent to several locations overnight and this morning for carbon monoxide issues dealing with generators too close to the house or running in a garage. Please use these appliances properly, keep them far away from the home, and also make sure you have batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors and verify they are working.


Upper Freehold and Allentown, Message from Hope Fire Company:

Good Morning. We realize that some will be without power for a few days. HFC will be opening it’s doors for anyone that is in need of charging devices from now until 4pm. We do have charging stations setup in our meeting room for your convenience. We ask that you please wear masks when coming into our facility and, to practice social distancing measures, we will be allowing up to 10 people in at a time. Also, we do have bagged ice that we can give you (2 bags per person) and should you need to use our showering facilities, that area is open as well. Non-potable water will be available so please, bring your buckets or containers. Again, masks are required and you must be symptom free to enter the building. Should you have any questions you can email me at president@hopefirecompany.com or reach out to me directly at 609-556-9764.



North Hanover, Jackobstown:

We have put the hose out for residents to get water if needed. While clean water direct from our well we don’t recommend it for drinking but if you need to flush a toilet it will work. Bring your own container. The station is closed to members only at this time, please do not enter the station for any reason. Thank you




There are still numerous roads closed, trees and wires down please avoid those areas and do not go around cones or barricades. Stay far away from any wires because you will not know if they are live or energized, leave that up to the professionals to determine.


Water and Ice available for JCP&L customers:

Water and Ice Locations

Water and Ice Available to JCP&L Customers

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is restoring service to customers who lost power due to Tropical Storm Isaias. JCP&L is offering free water and ice to customers remaining out of service. Customers can pick up water and ice at the following locations:

(Last updated 8/5/2020)

BURLINGTON COUNTY

  • Acme Supermarkets, 18 Broadway Rd. Store 7908, Browns Mills

ESSEX COUNTY

  • Shop Rite of Millburn, 220 Main Street, Millburn, Essex County
  • Kings, 778 Morris Tpke, Short Hills, Essex County

HUNTERDON COUNTY

  • Shop Rite of Hunterdon, 50 Rte 513 BLDG D, Clinton, Hunterdon County
  • Shop Rite of Hunterdon272 Rt. 202 & Rt. 31, Flemington, Hunterdon County
  • Kings, 531 U.S. Hwy. 22 East, Whitehouse Station, Hunterdon County

MERCER COUNTY

  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 319 Rt 130N, East Windsor
  • Shop Rite – Pennington, 2555 Pennington Rd, Pennington

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

  • Acme Supermarkets, 3505 Route 9, Old Bridge
  • Saker Shop Rites, Inc., 2909 Washington Rd., Parlin

MONMOUTH COUNTY

  • Acme Supermarkets, 576 River Rd., Store 7949, Fair Haven
  • Acme Supermarkets, 3241 Route 9, Store 7960, Freehold
  • Acme Supermarkets, 990 Shrewsbury Ave., Tinton Falls
  • Acme Supermarkets, 2007 Route 35, Wall
  • Food Circus (a/k/a Foodtown), 1560 Rt 35, Store 269, Ocean Twp
  • Food Circus (a/k/a Foodtown), 2204 Rt 35 & Sea Girt Ave, Store 268, Sea Girt
  • Food Circus (a/k/a Foodtown), 9 Rt.  36, Bayshore Plaza, Store 266, Atlantic Highlands
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 3585 Hwy 9, Freehold
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 280 Hwy 9 N, Morganville
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 2200 Asbury Ave., Neptune 07753
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., Routes 36 & 71, West Long Branch 07764
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 1151 Shrewsbury Ave., Shrewsbury 07722
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 4594 Rt 9 S, Howell 07731
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 2445 Rt 34, Wall  07719
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 1801 Route 35, Wall Twp.
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 318 Lloyd Rd., Aberdeen
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 3140 State Hwy 35, Hazlet 07730

MORRIS COUNTY

  • ACME, 550 Myrtle Ave., Boonton
  • ACME, 329 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains, Morris County
  • ACME Oak Ridge, 5774 Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge
  • ACME, 690 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph
  • ACME, 123 E Main St Suite 1, Denville
  • Kings, 115 Hawkins Place, Boonton
  • Kings, 88 East Main St, Mendham
  • Kings, 393 Main Street, Chatham, Morris County
  • Kings, 977 Valley Rd, Gillette, Morris County
  • Kings, 191 South Street, Morristown, Morris County
  • Kings, 184 Columbia Tpk., Florham Park, Morris County
  • Kings, 191 South Street, Morristown, Morris County
  • Shop Rite of Morris, 1711 Routes 10 (& 202), Morris Plains
  • Shop Rite of Chatham, 641 Shunpike Rd / Southern Blvd, Chatham
  • Shop Rite of Chester, 195 Route 206 South, Chester
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 90 Bartley Rd Flanders, Flanders
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 75 US 46 Netcong
  • Shop Rite , 437 Rt 46, Rockaway
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 281-021 Rt 10, Succasunna
  • Shop Rite, 1153 Valley Road, Stirling, Morris County
  • Shop Rite, 314 Rt 15, Wharton

OCEAN COUNTY

  • Acme Supermarkets, Route 35 & Washington, Ortley Beach/Seaside Heights           
  • Perlmart Shop Rite 427, 429 Atl City Blvd., Store 663 Bayville
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc. 668 Rt 70, Brick 08723
  • Perlmart Shop Rite, 328 Route 9, (Lacey) Store 655, Lanoka Harbor
  • Perlmart Shop Rite, 1001Rt 70W, (Manchester) Store 659, Manchester
  • Perlmart Shop Rite, 260 County Line Rd., Store 661, Jackson
  • Perlmart Shop Rite, 860 Fischer Blvd, Store 656, Toms River
  • Perlmart Shop Rite, 100 Town Center Bldg 9, Store 665, Waretown
  • Saker ShopRites, Inc., 2 Rt 37 West, Toms River 08753

SOMERSET COUNTY

  • Kings, 450 Rt. 206N & Hills Dr., Bedminster
  • Saker Shop Rite -Branchburg, 3166 Rt 22, Somerville
  • Shop Rite of Bernardsville, 93 Morristown Rd (Rt 202), Bernardsville
  • Kings, 100 Morristown Rd., Bernardsville
  • Kings, 64 Mt. Blvd Brady Shopping Center, Warren

SUSSEX COUNTY

  • ACME Vernon, 530 Route 515, Vernon, Sussex County
  • ACME Sussex, 455 Route 23 North, Byram, Sussex, Sussex County
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 90-80 Rt 206 N Byram NJ, Sussex County
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 270 Rt 23 N Franklin NJ, Sussex County
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 125 Water St. Newton, Sussex

UNION COUNTY

  • ACME, 1260 Springfield Avenue, New Providence, Union County
  • Shop Rite of Springfield, 727 Morris Tpke, Springfield, Union
  • Kings, 784 Springfield Ave, Summit, Union County

WARREN COUNTY

  • ACME Blairstown, 152 Route 94, Blairstown,
  • Shop Rite – Ronetco, 1965 Rt 57 Hackettstown NJ
  • Shop Rite of Hunterdon, 1207 Rt. 22, Phillipsburg (Greenwich Store)
  • Shop Rite of Washington, 2 Clubhouse Dr @ Route 31, Washington


Robbinsville Township Fire Department Application Period Opens 8/10 Closes 8/24/2020 At 3 pm

August 5, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville Township Fire Department has no current positions available but seeks to establish a list though testing that would be used for future employment opportunities within the fire department if and when they become available. See below for contact and testing information.

For the latest information visit: https://robbinsvillefire.org/

https://www.facebook.com/RTFD40/


We are seeking committed individuals to assist our department in fulfilling our responsibilities to the citizens of Robbinsville Township and continuing our history of service to our growing community. Currently, we are conducting our Firefighter recruitment/examination process to establish a list for future hiring. As of this date there are no open Firefighter positions within the department.

Application packets containing all details and requirements may be downloaded during the recruitment period noted below at:
www.robbinsvillefire.org (Reports / Forms) or
www.robbinsville-twp.org (Residents / Employment Opportunities)

Application Period:
Open – Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.
Closed – Friday, August 24, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Completed applications must be submitted by the applicant in person during the noted application period at the address below. In an effort to limit personal contact with staff, candidates will drop off applications in the specified drop off location inside the main entrance of the fire station (parking lot main entrance doors). Signage will be provided. Applications must be submitted in a sealed envelope with all required documentation and application fee included. Applications cannot be mailed,emailed, or returned on your behalf.

Robbinsville Township Fire Department
1149 Route 130
Robbinsville, NJ 08691

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Written Examination:
Date – Tuesday, September 8, 2020

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS / EDUCATION

Graduation from high school, vocational high school, or possession of an approved high school equivalency certificate.

Must be of good moral character; never convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude, an offense involving dishonesty, or a crime of the third degree or above.

AGE

Applicants must be eligible for enrollment in the New Jersey Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS). Applicant’s age must not be less than 18 or one day past their 35th birthday as of the official date of hire. Once an applicant has met the definition of veteran for pension purposes, certain periods of military service may be used as an exception to the age requirement. Certain periods of military service may be used on a one-for-one basis to “reduce” one’s age for hire. Criteria for this exception are subject to current guidelines specified by the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits.

NOTE: Age limitation does not apply to those who are already members of the Police and Fire Retirement System of New Jersey.

NOTE: When applicants have reached their 35th birthday, they are considered to be over 35 years of age.

CITIZENSHIP

Must be a citizen of the United States and resident of the State of New Jersey.

MINIMUM CERTIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

-One (1) year prior experience as a Firefighter.
-New Jersey State Firefighter 1.
-New Jersey State Emergency Medical Technician and/or NREMT w/ current CPR.
**National Registry Emergency Medical Technician – You will be required to contact the Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) to confirm that your current certification fulfills the requirement for NJ EMT certification if hired**
-Hazardous Materials Operations.
-Basic Incident Command System I-200 and/or Incident Management Level 1.

LICENSE

Appointees will be required to possess a valid New Jersey driver’s license at the time of appointment.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION

Applicant should be medically fit and sound, exhibiting no physical impairment which would render the applicant incapable of performing the duties of a firefighter.