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April 12, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
A couple of teenage pals named Jack and Chester kicked off spring and kicked up some dust in a gritty Trenton neighborhood Tuesday. The handsome pair of Belgian draft horses pulled a plow that furrowed the earth in the Garden of Three Points, delighting Gene Roberson and others eager for the start of planting season. "Watermelon, peanuts, field peas, collards, mustard greens, squash," said Roberson, 74, describing typical crops he'll be putting in "around Mother's Day, when the ground'll be good and warm.
NEWS
April 9, 1994 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / WILLIAM F. STEINMETZ
Flames consumed 14 rowhouses yesterday afternoon in Trenton's worst fire in 30 years. Only one person was injured, as most residents were at work or school. Jason Wright, 6, who was going to his sitter's home, is escorted away by Officer John Delli.
SPORTS
September 9, 2005 | THE INQUIRER
Chad Spann's home-run bat beat Trenton for the second night in a row in the Eastern League's Northern Division Championship Series. The Portland Sea Dogs beat the Thunder, 5-2, last night to take a two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-five playoffs. Spann, whose grand slam won Wednesday's game, broke a tie last night with a two-run homer in the sixth. Trenton000200000 -240 Portland10100201x -5101 WP: Beam (2-0). LP: DeSalvo (0-1). Save: Mann (1). HR: T-Cabrera (1)
NEWS
October 19, 2011
A fugitive from a Cumberland County halfway house surrendered without incident Tuesday night in Trenton, a state spokesman said. Lamont White, 36, had escaped overnight Sunday from Kintock House in Bridgeton, said Matt Schuman, a Department of Corrections spokesman. He was found in Trenton and was persuaded to surrender, Schuman said. White, of Chesilhurst, was serving time for criminal homicide and related offenses in connection with a 2004 robbery in which the 63-year-old victim, whose head hit the pavement after White punched him in the face, later died.
NEWS
November 6, 1987 | By Laura Quinn, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a scrappy battle between the state's two teachers' unions, Trenton teachers voted 584 to 432 yesterday to continue their membership with the powerful New Jersey Education Association. The election confirmed the strength of the NJEA, the second-largest state affiliate of the National Education Association and a formidable lobby in Trenton. The American Federation of Teachers was vying for the loyalty of Trenton's 1,100 teachers. Nationally, the National Education Association's members outnumber those of the AFT by more than 3 to 1. With 125,000 members, the NJEA has a virtual monopoly on the bargaining rights of the state's teachers.
SPORTS
August 11, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Jeff Martin homered in the ninth and Shayne Bennett earned his first Eastern League save as Trenton beat Reading, 4-3, last night. The win moved the Thunder within half a game of the first-place Phillies. CHARLOTTE 4, SCRANTON 0 MOOSIC, Pa. - Charlotte's Jerry Schunk cracked a three-run home run and Kurt Miller came within one out of a complete-game shutout in the International League. Miller also had two singles. LYNCHBURG 3, WILMINGTON 1 WILMINGTON - Ken Bonifay's two-run single keyed the three-run fourth and the Hillcats broke the Blue Rocks' four-game winning streak in Carolina League play.
SPORTS
July 17, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Two former No. 1 draft picks of the Phillies - Jeff Jackson and Chad McConnell - helped Reading sweep an Eastern League doubleheader from Trenton last night. McConnell hit a three-run homer to lead Reading to a 5-2 win in the first game. Reading used Jackson's grand slam to win the second, 5-1. SCRANTON 6, PAWTUCKET 5 PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Dave Hollins, on a rehabilitation assignment, hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat in the International League game.
SPORTS
May 20, 2005 | THE INQUIRER
TRENTON - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats got home runs from Maikel Jova and Erik Kratz as well as seven strong innings from Shaun Marcum in a 6-2 win over Trenton last night in the Eastern League. The loss snapped the Thunder's four-game winning streak. Trenton's runs came on homers by Shelly Duncan, who has 10 this season and four in four games. Binghamton 6, Reading 0 READING - Brian Bannister allowed five hits over seven innings and struck out five as the Mets beat the Phillies in the Eastern League.
SPORTS
September 9, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Pat Burrell celebrated his first minor-league playoff game with two home runs to back Adam Eaton's pitching as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons defeated the Charlotte Knights, 15-5, last night in the International League. Burrell, who was promoted from double-A Reading last month, was 4 for 5 with two homers and two RBIs. Billy McMillon also was 4 for 5 with a homer and three RBIs. The second game of the best-of-five semifinal series is scheduled for tonight in Charlotte.
SPORTS
September 8, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Harrisburg Senators eliminated Trenton from the Eastern League playoffs last night with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Thunder. Jason McCommon outdueled Jared Fernandez as Harrisburg took the best-of-five series by three games to one to win the Southern Division championship. The Senators will face the Portland Sea Dogs for the league championship in a best-of-five series that starts tonight in Harrisburg. Portland won the Northern Division title last night with a 7-3 victory over visiting Binghamton in the fifth game of their series.
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August 19, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
Workers who have been out of a job for as long as two months because of a political impasse in Trenton are fanning out across the state to ramp up pressure on lawmakers to replenish funding for roads and bridges. New Jersey members of the Laborers International Union of North America made stops Wednesday in Camden and Gloucester Counties, holding rallies outside the offices of State Sens. Jim Beach and Fred Madden, both Democrats. Outside Beach's Cherry Hill district office Wednesday morning, a few dozen laid-off construction workers chanted: "What do we want?"
BUSINESS
July 30, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
A second low-fare airline will begin flights out of Trenton-Mercer Airport in Ewing Township in November to three Florida cities. Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air will fly three times a week to Orlando beginning Nov. 3, twice a week to Punta Gorda starting Nov. 3, and twice weekly to Tampa beginning Nov. 4. Allegiant said introductory fares will be as low as $49 one way to Orlando and as low as $39 one way to Punta Gorda and Tampa. Frontier Airlines also flies out of Trenton-Mercer Airport, which caters mainly to corporate jets, located off Exit 2 on I-95.
NEWS
July 2, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - Gov. Christie on Thursday shot back at a conservative New Jersey radio host critical of his new tax plan, accusing the host of deliberately misleading listeners to "try to make yourself famous" and boost ratings. The host, Bill Spadea of New Jersey 101.5's morning show, snapped back, "Governor, it's not any more about ratings for me than it is about a nice tax-cutting headline for you. " At issue is Christie's plan to raise the state's 14.5-cent-per-gallon tax on gasoline to 37.5 cents as part of legislation to replenish New Jersey's fund for the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and rail lines.
NEWS
June 29, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - New Jersey lawmakers left the Statehouse on Monday without a deal to replenish the state's depleted fund for roads and bridges, but are negotiating a possible gas tax hike in exchange for a reduction in the sales tax. Throughout a marathon legislative session, being held before the fiscal year ends Thursday, top lawmakers dashed in and out of meetings with Gov. Christie, who seemed intent on crushing any attempt by lawmakers to override his...
SPORTS
June 13, 2016 | By Will Snow, STAFF WRITER
TRENTON - The Soul comfortably beat the L.A. Kiss, 73-37, in a game Saturday that was only technically at home. Because of the Democratic National Convention next month, the Soul were forced to vacate their home at the Wells Fargo Center and move to the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton to host the Kiss, owned in part by Gene Simmons and the band Kiss. L.A. struggled to keep up with the Soul's fast-paced attack. "We were a little sluggish early on," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said.
SPORTS
June 12, 2016 | By Will Snow, STAFF WRITER
The Soul had to vacate the Wells Fargo Center this summer for the Democratic National Convention. They played all but two of their home games at the beginning of the season and have one of their two home games left on Saturday against the LA Kiss, which is named after its owners, the band Kiss. And while the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton - where the game will be played - may not feel like home for most of the team, Saturday's game for one player will be like a homecoming. Soul offensive lineman Keith Newell was born and raised just blocks away from the arena and happily recited the directions to his family's house from where we stood on the field.
NEWS
May 22, 2016
A person was fatally struck by CSX freight train Friday night near Trenton, authorities said. The train was traveling from South Kearny, N.J., to Philadelphia when it hit the pedestrian in Ewing Township, Mercer County, about 6:10 p.m., authorities said. SEPTA's West Trenton Line, which uses the same tracks, was heavily delayed and train service was suspended beyond the Woodbourne Station in Langhorne, Bucks County. No further information, including anything the gender of the person hit, was immediately available.
NEWS
March 28, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - What has happened to Mayor Don Guardian, 62, the big-bow-tied, bicycle-riding, Boy Scout booster of America's favorite broke resort, not counting Puerto Rico? By some measures, not much at all. His blood pressure - which he says every doctor he visits insists on checking, even the allergist - is still excellent. He still can stop midway through an impassioned stem-winder in defense of his city to crack a joke, give an aside, pull back on the lens, own the room. His two years of unlikely mayoralty have been filled with a breakneck cascade of seaside calamity that will make the Boardwalk's upcoming Polar Coaster (a vertical roller coaster set for a lot near the failed casino-funded Art Park)
NEWS
March 17, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
John Scholtz liked to buy fancy things: a $1.8 million waterfront mansion, a yacht, expensive cars, and airplanes, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday. Scholtz, 67, of Winslow, has admitted he was able to purchase these items by taking millions of dollars from dozens of clients - including Trenton - that trusted his company to handle payroll services, his attorney said. "He is accepting responsibility for his wrongdoing, and he is committed to making restitution," said his Center City attorney, Lisa Mathewson.
NEWS
March 12, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman, TRENTON BUREAU
TRENTON - Lawmakers advanced legislation Thursday that would allow the state to take control of Atlantic City's finances, even as local leaders and activists objected that the move would disenfranchise residents and weaken public-sector unions. "If we do nothing, one of our cities will go bankrupt," State Sen. Kevin O'Toole (R., Passaic) said at a hearing. The 9-1 vote by the Senate Budget Committee, with three abstentions, came a day after Moody's Investors Service warned that without the takeover and aid package, the city could default on its debts as early as April and eventually face bankruptcy.
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