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11 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Trenton man admits role in death of man found in burned-out car

TRENTON - A city man has admitted his role in the January robbery and murder of a local 22-year-old.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ

21 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

Mercer County has seen $12 million in Sandy aid from FEMA

On Earth Day last year, The Hun School of Princeton sent 525 students to four communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy to aid in rehabilitation efforts.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Sandy, Princeton, NJ

23 hrs ago | The Daily Princetonian

Truckfest: An alternative Prospect 11

Dubbed TruckFest , the event will feature 11 food trucks from the surrounding area, including New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

NJ.com

Trenton police are called when Qareeb Bashir tries to reclaim his job as city fire director

Trenton Mayor George Muschal and Fire Director Qareeb Bashir announce free smoke detectors that will be given and installed to any Trenton resident, Trenton, NJ, April 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fire, Trenton, NJ, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Jersey Journal

Two Trenton men charged with January homicide of 22-year-old city resident

TRENTON - Two Trenton men are charged with the Jan. 4 homicide of 22-year-old Chevin Burgess, a city resident who died from a gunshot wound to the head and was found inside a car by firefighters immediately after they extinguished a car blaze on the 100 block of Hart Avenue, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ

Town Topics

Alexander Street Task Force Takes Next Step

At its meeting April 7, Princeton Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution allowing the Alexander Street University Place Task Force to apply for federal funding.

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Related Topix: Princeton University, Windsor, NJ, Princeton Junction, NJ, Princeton, NJ

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Information sessions being held for those interested in working for Amazon in Robbinsville

TRENTON - Job seekers interested in working at the new Amazon warehouse in Robbinsville are invited to attend information sessions daily in Trenton.

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Related Topix: Robbinsville, NJ, Trenton, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Ewing pair held in West Windsor break-ins face additional charges in Somerset crime

Wide angle view from the bench in a courtroom in the Mercer County Criminal Courthouse in Trenton in a January 2013 file photo.

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Related Topix: Windsor, NJ, Ewing, NJ, Somerset, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Hamilton resident to journey west on his bike, raise money for Mercer County Community College

Jesse Herrera was riding his bicycle through Trenton one day, and was saddened as he surveyed what had happened to his hometown.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Arizona State University

Mon Apr 14, 2014

New Jersey State Police

Man Recovered in the Delaware River Identified

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, troopers from the New Jersey State Police, Burlington Marine Station responded to the Camden City Aquarium after an employee discovered a male floating in the water behind the aquarium.

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Related Topix: Burlington, NJ, Camden County, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Bridge scandal: NJ taxpayers to pay legal bills for at least 5 officials

Bill Stepien's lawyer, Kevin Marino told reporters the case he is arguing in court for his client's fifth amendment rights is much more significant that what has become known as Bridgegate.

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Related Topix: New Jersey, Nutley, NJ, Chris Christie, US Governors, Newark, NJ

The Newark Star-Ledger

Mercer County Narcotics Task Force arrests three, seizes more than $29,000 in drugs

Trenton residents Darnell Bessant, 47, Patricia Ball, 40, and Tarrance Sapp, 38, were arrested in connection with various drug possessions, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Trenton, NJ

The Times of Trenton

Mercer County libraries gear up for summer reading season

The nine branches of the Mercer County Library System are gearing up for their summer reading programs: "Fizz Boom Read"A for children 11 and under and "Spark a Reaction" for teens ages 12 to 18. With the end of the school year, the nine branches of the Mercer County Library System will kick off their summer reading programs: "Fizz Boom Read" for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Libraries, Kids, Family

The Jersey Journal

Amick: Another pitch for November elections, instant runoff voting

Two years ago, the civic group Majority for a Better Trenton called for an overhaul of the city's election schedule to save money and increase voter participation.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Opinion

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Review calling all would-be authors, poets and artists

WEST WINDSOR - Over the last 33 years, the Kelsey Review has quietly established itself as a threshold for would-be writers, poets and artists who don't have entree to a publishing house or any other public outlet for their self-expression.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Bedminster, NJ, Trenton, NJ

The Jersey Journal

Editorial: N.J. school districts need revision on enrollment protocals to avoid discrimination

Alexander Shalom of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, pictured here at a June rally.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Activism, ACLU, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

New Jersey State Police

Man Recovered in the Delaware River Identified

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, troopers from the New Jersey State Police, Burlington Marine Station responded to the Camden City Aquarium after an employee discovered a male floating in the water behind the aquarium.

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Related Topix: Burlington, NJ, Camden County, NJ

NJ.com

Authorities identify man found shot to death inside Trenton home

Trenton police and detectives from the Mercer County Homicide Task Force outside a home on the 200 block of Smith Street where a body was found Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Browns Mills, NJ

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Unidentified man found shot to death in Trenton home, officials say

TRENTON - A woman walking into a South Trenton home yesterday discovered the body of a man inside who had apparently been shot to death, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Drugs

The Jersey Journal

Hamilton cop named Officer of the Year

But the proudest moment of Officer Michael Kane's career didn't come with a big arrest or a commendation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Family, Teenagers, US Military, US Marine Corps, US News

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