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?
January 21, 2013 |
"This is a no-brainer," lawyer Gerry Norton said, standing in the quick-moving security lane at Trenton-Mercer Airport, headed to Orlando, Fla., with his family. When he first heard that Frontier Airlines would be flying out of Trenton, Norton, who lives in central New Jersey and works in Fox Rothschild L.L.P.'s Princeton office, said, "This is great!" "It's convenient. Parking is free. The planes are a good size, 138 seats. It took me 20 minutes to drive here. " "It gets rid of the whole hassle of traveling by air," said Norton, whose wife, Jennifer; son, Connor, 10, and daughter, Riley, 5, also were among the seemingly happy travelers who boarded Frontier's Airbus A-319 Friday morning.
January 16, 2013 |
Low-fare Frontier Airlines will make Trenton-Mercer Airport its commercial base on the East Coast and last week ended its one route - with about one daily flight - out of Philadelphia International Airport to Denver. "Why Trenton? It's a densely populated area - 21/2 million people live closer in drive time to Trenton than any other airport with commercial airline service," said Daniel Shurz, a senior vice president of Frontier. Since November, the Denver-based carrier has announced 10 nonstop destinations from the small Mercer County airport, beginning with two Orlando, Fla., departures and arrivals a week.
January 11, 2013
TRENTON - New Jersey law enforcement authorities are sponsoring a $100,000 gun buyback in Trenton on the heels of a record-setting cash-for-guns program in Camden in December that netted more than 1,100 firearms. State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said the buyback in the state's capital city - financed from criminal-forfeiture funds - will be Jan. 25 and 26 and open to all Mercer County residents. "We'd love to replicate or improve on the success of our Camden buyback," he said in a statement.
January 9, 2013 |
The Rev. Canon James Elliott Purdy, 99, an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of New Jersey for 74 years, died Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Evergreens, a continuing care community in Moorestown. Canon Purdy formally retired in 1984 after serving as rector of Grace Church in Merchantville for 18 years. But he never left the ministry that defined his life. Until recently, he assisted in weekly worship at the Evergreens chapel, and provided a 24/7 listening post for fellow residents in need of his counsel - not to mention the healing power of his jokes.
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.