January 8, 2013 |
Frontier Airlines announced it will add flights from Trenton-Mercer Airport to five additional cities - Atlanta, Chicago-Midway airport, Detroit, Columbus, Ohio, and Raleigh-Durham, N.C. - starting in April. Frontier plans to begin fights from the Mercer County airport later this month to the Florida cities of Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, as well as New Orleans. The airline began flying to Orlando, Fla. in November. The Fort Myers and Tampa flights begin Jan. 31, the New Orleans flight on Feb. 1, and the Fort Lauderdale route will begin Feb. 2. The introductory fares range from $69 to $79 each way. Frontier announced Monday introductory fares as low as $29 each way to Columbus, Detroit and Raleigh-Durham, and $49 one-way introductory fares to Atlanta and Chicago-Midway, through Jan. 23 if booked through www.FlyFrontier.com/Trenton . Seats are limited at these fares and certain flights and days of travel may be unavailable, the carrier said.
January 2, 2013
TRENTON - The City Council is making another attempt to cut the salary of the city's embattled mayor. Council President Phyllis Holly-Ward is submitting a measure that would reduce Tony Mack's salary from $126,460 to $65,000. In December, Mack was indicted on corruption charges. Mack has pleaded not guilty to six criminal counts related to what prosecutors say was a scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for using his influence over the development of a parking garage on city-owned land.
December 28, 2012
TRENTON - Authorities have identified the driver killed when his sport-utility vehicle struck a tree on a major highway in New Jersey's capital on Christmas morning. Armando Canil-Ajqui, 31, of Trenton, was killed in the crash shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday on southbound Route 29, not far from the Waterfront Park baseball stadium, Trenton police said. Canil-Ajqui had to be extricated from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later, police said. His wife and their children - a 10-month-old boy and 2-year-old girl - were treated for minor injuries.
December 27, 2012
TRENTON - A man was killed when his car struck a tree on a major highway in New Jersey's capital Christmas morning, police said. The crash occurred about 6:40 Tuesday on southbound Route 29, not far from the Waterfront Park baseball stadium. The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later, police said. Three passengers in the car were not injured. The cause of the accident remains under investigation, and the names of the man killed and his passengers were not immediately disclosed.
December 22, 2012 |
Former Eagles wide receiver Irving Fryar is likely to be named football coach at Robbinsville High School in Mercer County, the Times of Trenton reported. When Fryar takes over the team, he is likely to hire some former Eagles to his staff. Three sources familiar with the interview process who asked for anonymity told the Times that the hiring of Fryar, 50, was all but finished. The sources indicated that Fryar, a 17-year NFL veteran, is likely to be named the replacement for coach Jason Gray at the Jan. 22 school board meeting.
December 11, 2012
TRENTON - A former New Jersey doctor has been sentenced to seven years in prison for selling prescriptions for the painkiller Percocet to a drug dealer and creating phony patient records to back up the black-market sales. William Kropinicki, 59, of Morrisville, Bucks County, also must pay a $10,000 fine, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office said. He was sentenced Friday in Trenton. - AP
December 8, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - A federal grand jury has indicted the mayor of New Jersey's capital on corruption charges. Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, his brother, and an associate are accused in an eight-count indictment of extortion, bribery, and mail and wire fraud. The U.S. Attorney's Office said the charges are related to an alleged scheme to accept $119,000 in bribes in exchange for Mack's influence in the development of a garage on city-owned land. The indictment was handed up Thursday in Trenton.
December 6, 2012 |
TRENTON - Gov. Christie and Democrats may be putting aside partisanship in Washington to fight for federal money to rebuild the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy. But back in Trenton, the Republican governor and the Democratic Legislature have used the storm to resurrect arguments and shove them in each other's faces. All in the name of bipartisanship. On Tuesday, Assembly leaders announced a $20 million package of job-creation bills, some of which Christie previously vetoed.
December 3, 2012 |
When Walter Bronek had a mini-stroke in September, he was taken to the closest hospital, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. "I never saw a neurologist at Robert Wood. The only thing I saw was a computer screen with a doctor from Jeff," said Bronek, referring to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. After an examination, the "doc-in-the-box," as Bronek called him, recommended Bronek go to Jefferson, which counts Mercer County's Robert Wood Johnson Hamilton among the 28 hospitals in its Jefferson Neuroscience Network.