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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.
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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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May 15, 2015 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
"Canceled" was the operative word at the Trenton Transit Center at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Amtrak to Harrisburg, CANCELED. Amtrak to Boston, CANCELED SEPTA to Philadelphia, CANCELED. Commuters at the Trenton station had their schedules disrupted by the suspension of service to and from Philadelphia, but were stoic about the inconvenience. John Di Paolo, 45, said he was sitting on a train at Newark Penn Station Tuesday night when service was canceled because of the derailment.
NEWS
April 6, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert J. Eldridge, 73, of North Hanover Township, a two-term mayor there in the 1980s, died Saturday, March 28, at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, after a fall at home. Mr. Eldridge was elected to the five-member Township Committee and served from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, his son Thomas said. The committee members rotated one-year terms as mayor, his son said, and Mr. Eldridge served twice. "He was the type of person who never met a stranger," his son said.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
SERGEANTSVILLE, N.J. - A blanket of snow overlay the idyllic landscape of farms, stone walls, and New Jersey's oldest surviving covered bridge last week. Alix Bacon, a regional manager for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, swept her arm across the postcard vista. "All of this is preserved," said Bacon, whose organization played a key role in securing the development rights to maintain the region's rural character. Last year, a consortium of utilities announced plans to build the 110-mile PennEast Pipeline to deliver natural gas from Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region to an interconnection near Trenton.
NEWS
November 10, 2014 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
TRENTON - Of all the domestic secrets someone might contemplate finding in an upstairs back room deep in Trenton these days, aprons are probably the least sexy. Well, except maybe for the black lace one with a wide slit up the middle. But the aprons displayed in the unexpectedly compelling Trenton City Museum in the meticulously restored Ellarslie Mansion nestled in the transcendently lovely Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Cadwalader Park tell a fetching tale nonetheless. As the saying goes, Trenton makes - and apparently wore aprons while doing it. "The Ties That Bind," a new exhibit at the all-too-overlooked Trenton City Museum makes a case for aprons as markers of an American history as distinctive as the cannons on display nearby.
NEWS
September 3, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
After Red Mascara, 92, wrote "I'm From New Jersey" in 1960, he started campaigning for it to become the official state song. After 54 years, the effort "needs a spark," says Red, who was born Joseph Rocco Mascari in Phillipsburg, Warren County, where he still lives. "Maybe this is the spark. " "This" is an almost-finished documentary by Daniel Goodman. His film also is called I'm From New Jersey , and its hero is a gentlemanly, self-taught tunesmith who refuses to give up. I'm from New Jersey / and I'm proud about it / I love the Garden State "I realized that his song really is all about what I was trying to talk about in my film," says Goodman, 30, who's raised $48,000 for the project through the Kickstarter online funding platform.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines will start flying to Nassau, Bahamas, from Trenton-Mercer Airport in November. The new route, the 19th nonstop and first international destination for Frontier from Trenton was announced Monday by Mercer County executive Brian Hughes. Flights begin Nov. 20 at an introductory fare as low as $79 each way, for travel through March 1, 2015, if booked on FlyFrontier.com through Saturday. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the airline website.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2014 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines, which is continuing to add destinations from Trenton-Mercer Airport, announced Wednesday its 18th nonstop city: West Palm Beach, Fla. The Denver airline, whose business model is to fly mainly to leisure places that people want to go to at low fares they are willing to pay, has applied for a new route to Nassau, Bahamas. Pending approval from the Bahamian government, Frontier will launch international service between Trenton and Nassau in mid-November. "As usual, we'll put low fares out there to get everyone excited," Frontier senior vice president Daniel Shurz said in an interview.
NEWS
August 4, 2014 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the winter of 1777-78, Gen. George Washington marched his tired, beaten, hungry, and sick army to Valley Forge, where he could keep an eye on British Gen. William Howe's troops ensconced in Philadelphia. The Continental Army desperately needed to determine the enemy's plans. The Americans needed . . . a spy. "You, what's your spy name?" asked Washington - also known as reenactor David Scott Taylor - as he plucked a likely volunteer from the crowd during Valley Forge National Historical Park's Secrets and Spies tour Saturday.
SPORTS
July 11, 2014 | By the Inquirer Staff
Albert Cartwright had three hits Wednesday night as the Reading Fightin Phils thumped the visiting Trenton Thunder, 10-1. Aaron Altherr hit two doubles and knocked in two runs for the Phils. Adam Loewen (1-2) went seven innings, yielding six hits and one run.   Lehigh Valley wins The IronPigs bounced back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the host Indianapolis Indians, 7-4. Third baseman Maikel Franco hit two doubles and Grady Sizemore had a hit for Lehigh Valley. Sizemore is batting .289.
NEWS
June 30, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman and Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - Around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a couple of hours before marathon budget committee sessions, the Assembly added to the agenda a new bill that would have made "Renaissance" schools in Camden eligible for tax credits and beefed up pension benefits for certain school district employees to encourage early retirement. By 10:30 p.m., when the Senate voted on an identical bill, the tax-credit provision - sure to invite scrutiny given a potential beneficiary was a school project linked to the state's predominant Democratic power broker - had been axed.
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