May 15, 2015 |
"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.
April 6, 2015 |
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.
February 2, 2015 |
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.
November 10, 2014 |
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.
September 3, 2014 |
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.
August 20, 2014 |
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.
August 8, 2014 |
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.
August 4, 2014 |
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.
July 11, 2014 |
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.
June 30, 2014 |
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.