March 15, 2013 |
N.J. lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno announced a $2.5 million state grant for Trenton-Mercer Airport to upgrade a taxiway, part of a $12 million project that will include paving, grading, installing lights and other improvements. Mercer County will contribute $132,000 and is seeking grants from the Federal Aviation Administration for the balance. Denver-based Frontier Airlines is making Trenton-Mercer its northeast base, with nonstop service now to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa, Fla. and New Orleans.
March 13, 2013 |
TRENTON - New Jersey would toughen penalties against those who possess or distribute child pornography under a bill approved unanimously Monday by a Senate committee. Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa worked with lawmakers to write the bill, which would require large-scale pornography distributors to serve a mandatory minimum sentence of at least five years and forbid early release from prison for certain offenders. The bill also would allow a judge to impose lifetime parole supervision, if a prosecutor requested it, for child pornography offenders.
March 12, 2013
Wednesday At Pine Belt Arena, Toms River. No. 5 seed Newark Tech vs. No. 4 Newark East Side, 6 p.m. No. 6 Point Pleasant Beach vs. No. 3 Atlantic City, 8 p.m. Friday At Monmouth University. Point Pleasant Beach-Atlantic City winner vs. No. 2 St. Joseph of Metuchen, 6 p.m. Newark Tech-Newark East Side winner vs. No. 1 Roselle Catholic, 8 p.m. Next Tuesday At Sun National Bank Arena, Trenton. Final, 8 p.m.
March 10, 2013
A Catholic school that has operated in Bordentown, Burlington County, for nearly 150 years will soon be shuttered. The Diocese of Trenton announced Saturday that St. Mary School will be closed at the end of the school year due to declining enrollment and mounting financial difficulties. The school has 112 students, and their families were notified Friday of the decision. The school expected to finish the year in debt $100,000. The diocese will provide its 19 faculty and staff members with undisclosed severance packages.
March 6, 2013 |
Suzanne Davis, 46, of Ortley Beach, whose lagoon-front home was ripped to shreds by Hurricane Sandy, has a simple formula for New Jersey lawmakers weighing legislation on recovery aid. "I have two words for them: Send money," said Davis, who has been living with her daughter in Toms River while spending $150,000 of her savings to fix her ravaged home. A Senate-Assembly joint committee began hearing testimony on nine bills Monday. "I can't wait for them to figure it all out, because I have a home and a business I need to get up and running before summer," she said.
February 24, 2013
TRENTON - Staffers at the public library in the state capital are rationing bathroom supplies after a growing wave of vandalism and theft. Signs outside the first-floor bathrooms direct patrons to the front desk, where they can get individual-size portions of toilet paper and other personal-hygiene items prepared by library staff. The policy was implemented after a series of incidents in recent months, said library director Kimberly Matthews. - AP
February 7, 2013 |
A commuter train struck a pedestrian in the Holmesburg section of the city causing delays on the Trenton and Chestnut Hill lines during the evening rush. A 64-year-old woman reportedly stepped near the tracks that carries trains bound for Center City from Trenton shortly after 5 p.m. The impact with the train severed the woman's toes and sent her down an embankment, according to a bulletin sent out by the BNN news service. The train remained stopped in Holmesburg about 5:55 and service on the Trenton line suspended.
January 28, 2013 |
Gloucester Catholic came roaring out of the break to beat St. Joseph, 35-32, in the Prime Events Girls Shootout at Holy Spirit on Sunday. The Rams, who trailed by five at the half, hit two three-pointers to quickly take a lead en route to outscoring St. Joseph, 14-2, in the third quarter. Becky Puns scored 18, and Mary Gedeka added 12 points and seven rebounds. Also in the tournament: Amanda Smith scored 19 and Lexi Bruno had 17 to lift Millville over Buena, 62-52. Deaja Reynolds scored 12 points to help a balanced Atlantic City beat Trenton, 53-39.
January 25, 2013
THE CITY OF Trenton just received a $14.9 million grant from the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) program. This is a FEMA-run program. With these monies, Trenton can afford the proper number of firefighters to protect their citizens. Philadelphia is lagging in this area. There is no money received to help staff our Fire Department. I believe that there is a process for applying for this money. My question is, why hasn't Mayor Nutter filled out these forms? Has he issued orders to the fire commissioner not to look at this program?