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2 Injured in Car Cash on East State Street

TRENTON, NJ ( MERCER) An elderly couple was injured after striking the bridge on East State Street Friday evening. Police arrived shortly after to aid the couple who were transported with minor injuries to the nearest hospital.

Police recover 30 shell casings in Rosemont Avenue shooting

TRENTON, NJ (MERCER) Trenton Police are investigating a shooting on Rosemont Avenue between Hoffman Avenue and Elmhurst Avenue Thursday evening around 5:53, Pm after being alerted from the Trenton police’s gunfire detection system, yellow shell casing markers filled the street with at least 30 shell casings in the street and sidewalk multiple parked cars were struck by bullets. No injuries were reported, but the investigation is ongoing according to Captain Peter Weremijenko. If anyone has any information, they can call our anonymous tip line at 609-989-DRUG (3784)

Trenton Police Looking For Missing Female

UPDATE: Sandra Weissman has been located. She was found unharmed in Cheltenham PA.

Trenton, NJ ( Mercer) The Trenton Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Sandra Weismann. Weismann is 58 years of age, 5’02” and approximately 100 pounds.

Weismann was last seen in the area of 215 East Front Street around February 28, 2021. Weismann is known to frequent the downtown area of Trenton, buther whereabouts are unknown as she left herresidence on foot. Weismann was wearing a black leather jacket, flower leggings, brown furry boots, and a black scarf around her hair. Weismann walks with very bowed legs.

Anyone with information on Weismann’swhereabouts are asked to contact the Trenton Police Department at 609-989-4000 or the anonymous tip line at 609-989-3663.

Trenton Central Highschool Students Win First Place!

Recently, the American Alliance for Theatre & Education held their, “Show Shirt Day” competition in which theatre students from schools and theatre groups around the nation were given the opportunity to submit their cast photo for a chance to win AATE’s annual competition.

Most of the TCHS cast from “Twisted Tales of Poe” took a Show Shirt Day photo and entered it hoping to get enough likes/loves on Facebook to secure the win. Thanks to help from the school, friends/family and the community, TCHS won 1st Place in the competition!

Felicia Brown, Theatre Teacher for TCHS, stated recently on a Facebook post “Thank you everyone. The students had 148 likes/loves, the highest amount for the Show Shirt Contest! I can’t wait to tell them in class.” Ms. Brown was also just awarded the Career Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year for the State of NJ, another very commendable win for Brown and how appropriate for it to occur during Women’s History Month.

These phenomenal students along with Ms. Brown are doing a great job in showcasing how even during a pandemic, excellence is still possible!

Nation’s Premier Collegiate Honor Society Inducts Jayda M. ByrdInto Membership

Jayda M. Byrd, a graduate of Trenton Central High School’s Class of 2020 and a Freshman at Rider University, has accepted an invitation of lifetime membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), the nation’s leading certified honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

NSCS is an honors organization that invites less than ten percent of all eligible students nationwide to join the ranks of its diverse membership each year. A leading interdisciplinary academic honor society, NSCS is made up of scholars from two-year, four-year and online institutions.

“NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement; it is a distinction of honor,” said Scott Mobley, NSCS Executive Director. “Our scholars are some of the best of the best who have shown an unwavering commitment to academic excellence early in their collegiate journey. These dynamic individuals embody the NSCS pillars of scholarship, leadership, and service, and many go on to become active contributors within their respective fields.”

Founded in 1994 by veteran student affairs professional Stephen Loflin, NSCS continues to remain true to its promise of recognizing, elevating, and connecting high-achievers. With a portfolio of exclusive benefits that include access to over a million dollars in scholarships, chapter funds and awards annually, professional development resources, exclusive tailored content, and leadership and service experiences, NSCS is poised to support member growth and development throughout their academic and collegiate journey.
“NSCS members’ deep commitment to service, integrity, and scholarship positively impact their campuses and local communities every day,” said Mobley.

Notable NSCS distinguished honorary members include former president Jimmy Carter, U.S. Ambassador Dr. Robin Renee Sanders, the late Senator John McCain, and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala.
“We welcome Jayda M. Byrd to our community of like-minded, high-achieving nationwide scholars,” Mobley said.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving first-and-second year college students. With its three pillars of scholarship, leadership, and service, NSCS is proud to provide career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out more than $750,000 in scholarships (often with multiple recipients per award), awards and chapter funds annually. NSCS has 300+ chapters nation-wide and nearly two million lifetime members globally. NSCS is a 501c3 registered nonprofit, certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies, member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, American Association of Community Colleges, and 100 percent FERPA compliant, per an independent review by AACRAO. Learn more at

Pedestrian fatality struck in South Trenton

Trenton, NJ ( Mercer ) Trenton Police responded to the area of Route 129 and Lalor street after a pedestrian was fatality struck by a vehicle Sunday evening around 6:20 p.m. . Trenton firefighters had to extricate the male pedestrian from underneath the vehicle after a woman ran over the pedestrian. The male was pronounced dead on scene. The crash is under investigation, the woman that struck the pedestrian was cooperating with police.

City of Trenton and N.J. Community Capital to Host Business Services Webinar on March 10

Trenton, N.J. – Mayor W. Reed Gusciora announced that the City of Trenton Department of Housing and Economic Development (HED) and N.J. Community Capital (NJCC) will host an online business seminar on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. to talk about resources available to Trenton businesses, notably the Paycheck Protection Program and the City of Trenton Emergency Loan Program.

The virtual panel will consist of several speakers from NJCC, including Marie Mascherin, Leah Apgar, and David Langlieb, who will discuss the Paycheck Protection Program. City HED Economic Development Specialist Eric Maywar will talk about the City of Trenton Emergency Loan Program. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer session with Trenton businesses.

Businesses interested in attending the webinar can register here. The webinar will be recorded so that businesses who cannot attend the meeting will still have access to the discussion.

Both the NJCC Paycheck Protection Programand the City Emergency Loan Program are available for small businesses that need help covering payroll, rent, mortgage, utility and other costs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’ve been doing everything we can to ensure an environment that is attractive for both existing and new businesses,” said Mayor Gusciora. “Whether its coordinating weekly pick-up events to support local restaurants or working with groups like NJCC to ensure additional financial support during these trying times, we want our businesses to know we have their back. I encourage every Trenton business that’s interested in the Paycheck Protection Program or the Emergency Loan Program to tune in next week.”

Biz Support Webinar


Maple Shade Resident Arrested for Trenton Murder

Trenton, NJ ( Mercer) A 23-year-old Maple Shade man has been arrested and charged with the murder of Lovelle Laramore on February 24, 2021, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported.

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Trenton Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to 407 Home Avenue on a report of an unresponsive male. Upon arrival, they found 60-year-old Lovelle Laramore on the couch with two gunshot wounds to the head. He was pronounced dead on scene.

An investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department revealed that Davon Marecheau was with the victim, his great-uncle, inside the residence on February 24 at the time of the murder. Detectives were able to obtain video surveillance that recorded audio of the gunshots as well as video of Marecheau leaving the scene after the shooting. During an execution of a search warrant at Marecheau’s apartment on March 4, detectives located several thousand dollars that Marecheau had taken from the victim’s residence after the murder.

Marecheau is charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon and theft. He is being held in the Mercer County Correction Center pending a detention hearing.

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