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A tour around the site of the covered up Assunpink Creek in Downtown Trenton between South Broad and South Warren Streets, E. Lafayette Street and Assunpink Drive on Sept. 15. .
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Ari Ellis, 24, was arrested without incident around 8:00 a.m. on the 100 block of Home Avenue Tuesday, charged with the April 14 robbery and assault of another Trenton man, Lt. Mark Kieffer said.
In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, an ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital in New York where patients were being evacuated. When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work _ problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle.
The former police chief at a Massachusetts veterans hospital was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City police officer. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe said Richard Meltz, 66, of Linden, N.J., was a danger to the community and a substantial sentence was necessary.
When Dr. Jennifer Janosky landed a gig curating the Whitall House at Red Bank Battlefield in conjunction with the Giordano Fellowship in Pubic History at Rowan University, she was facing an increasingly clear trend when it came to engaging the public with local history - the historic house museum was all but dead. Yet, a year after she took over the reins of what some locals call their "secret spot" - "much to my chagrin," said Janofsky, always eager to draw in more visitors - attendance increased by a whopping 75 percent.
Oscar Sanchez, a Honduran immigrant and suspected transnational gang member, was arrested Sept. 16, 2014.
TRENTON - City and community groups have banded together to organize a Community Celebration for Saturday in an effort to bring healing, hope and health to residents. It will be the first of many events sponsored by the Capital City Community Coalition, a group formed in early July and made up of city officials, clergy, law enforcement and nonprofits, Detective Alexis Durlacher said.
Mercer County residents have another chance to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Sept. 27, Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler announced on Monday.
TRENTON - 70 days into his term in office, Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson has released his transition team report detailing the critical and operational changes that his advisers recommend he make to improve city government. The 31-page document posted on the city's website Monday night separates the recommendations into those that are critical, which should be addressed immediately, and those that are operational, which would mean modifying the way some services are delivered.
TRENTON - Behind the Rescue Mission of Trenton Monday night, the smell of barbecue lingered in the air as volunteers prepared and served food to hundreds of homeless people who were in for a treat: dinner and a showing of "Uptown Saturday Night." Event organizer Brian Blakely, who runs monthly dinners at Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, said the idea came out of the summer movie nights that were held throughout the city.
TRENTON - In the works since 2007, the plan to reopen the Assunpink Creek in downtown Trenton is on track to be completed in about a year and a half, project leaders said at a public meeting Monday night. The creek was closed off by a long, curving culvert decades ago by the Army Corps of Engineers, but was slated for resurfacing after the Army Corps determined that the culvert prohibited fish from migrating into the Delaware River and the roof of the culvert collapsed in 2006.
TRENTON - An engineer has recommended that the state Schools Development Authority abandon demolition plans that would save the historic facade of Trenton Central High School. A report published on the SDA website Monday afternoon details an extensive study conducted by a contractor CB&I Engineering at the 81-year-old school over the last few months.
LASHIR, Princeton's Jewish community choir, is looking for new members. The group sings in Hebrew, Yiddish, and Ladino and performs at synagogue and community events, including several times at the State House in Trenton for the annual Holocaust commemoration.
TRENTON - New Jersey is one step closer to having a statewide gun buyback program to cut down on the number of firearms on the streets. The state Assembly today passed a bill that would require the state Attorney General to create a program that would allow residents across the Garden State to anonymously surrender guns and weapons in exchange for a monetary reward.
TRENTON - Dr. Ruth Perry, executive director of the Trenton Health Team, will appear Wednesday on an NJTV town hall special, "The State of New Jersey's Health: Overcoming Childhood Trauma." "We've learned firsthand from Trenton residents that parents here do not let children play outside because of the fear of drive-by shootings," she said.
Last year, onlookers watched in horror as the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit River 60 miles north of Seattle collapsed, hurling cars and riders into the murky waters below. Thankfully - miraculously -- no one died, although three people were injured.
TRENTON - New Jersey's largest labor union planned to file an ethics complaint last week against Robert Grady, a key adviser to Gov. Chris Christie and chairman of the agency that oversees pension investments. Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate who has been traveling the country as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will make a return trip Wednesday to New Hampshire, site of the nation's first presidential primary.
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