Allentown, NJ

Alert Issued For Missing Trenton Girl, 15

Authorities have issued an alert for a missing 15-year-old girl from Trenton. Dee-Angely Rodriguez-Martinez was last seen wearing an orange t-shirt that says “Puerto Rico,” as well as pink sweatpants and black Crocs, Trenton Police said in a release on Monday, June 27. Anyone with information about Rodriguez-Martinez’s...
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Fire ignites 10,000 pounds of fireworks on Route 287 in Bridgewater, NJ

BRIDGEWATER — Drivers who were stuck in a delay on Route 287 because of a truck fire were treated to an impromptu fireworks display Sunday night. A dolly tire on a tractor-trailer caught fire in the southbound lane near Exit 14 (Route 22) around 10:30 p.m., according to State Police Trooper Brandi Slota. The fire ignited the trailer carrying 10,000 pounds of fireworks, which were lit by the fire and launched into the air.

Firefighters Extinguish Early Morning Deck Fire

BRICK – Multiple stations extinguished a second alarm deck fire that spread to a home on Toronto Drive Sunday morning, officials said. Fire District 1, Station 22 and 21 of Pioneer Hose Co #1 were dispatched around 3:24 a.m. to the home where a fire had engulfed an entire backyard deck and started to grow towards the rear of the home.

Tractor-trailer hauling fireworks catches fire on I-287

A tractor-trailer hauling fireworks caught fire late Sunday on Interstate 287 South in Somerset County, leaving parts of the highway shut down for the early morning commute on Monday, authorities said. The New Jersey Department of Transportation said the truck’s trailer caught fire in the southbound lanes near Exit 14...

Toll Bros. announces opening of Regent Oaks at Freehold

Toll Bros.‘ newest 55-plus community is now open, according to a Friday announcement. Regent Oaks at Freehold‘s new single-family homes in Monmouth County are now available for potential buyers to visit the sales center and tour professionally decorated model homes located at 3390 Route 9 S. in Freehold.

Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Collision

MANCHESTER – A 61-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition after colliding with an attached utility trailer being pulled by a Dodge Ram on Saturday morning, police said. Around 10:30 a.m., the bicyclist had entered the truck’s lane of travel at low speeds before hitting the side of the utility trailer, in the area of the Lacey Road near Manchester Boulevard, police said.
New Jersey Globe

Seven things to watch for on one of Trenton’s busiest days

Just 37 legislators, representing less than a third of the total New Jersey Legislature, are scheduled to come to Trenton today – but it still might be the most important legislative day of the year. That’s because three of the legislature’s most influential committees – the Senate Budget and...

Woman charged with vandalism of iconic Penn State lion statue

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A woman has been charged with damaging Penn State's iconic lion statue in May. Julia Cipparulo, 23, of Hillsborough, N.J. has been charged with felony counts of institutional vandalism, criminal mischief, and other charges of theft, according University police documents. Cipparulo was allegedly spotted on...

Amtrak Spent 11 Years and $450 Million to Save Acela Riders 100 Seconds

Moveable explores the future of transportation, infrastructure, energy, and cities. In 2011, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned that “If we settle for the status quo, our children and grandchildren will fight paralyzing congestion, remain dependent on foreign oil and suffer from an economy stuck in neutral.” Which was why he was announcing $2.2 billion for American rail projects, including $450 million to bring high speed rail to New Jersey.

UPDATE: Manchester Wildfire Fully Contained (PHOTOS)

WILDFIRE UPDATE: Brendan T Byrne State Forest – Brickworks Wildfire – Manchester and Woodland Townships. At 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service has achieved 100 percent containment of a 315-acre wildfire near Pasadena Road in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. Forest Fire Service...

Class Of 2022 Celebrate Their Big Day In Jackson

JACKSON – Caps with tassels were tossed into the air as township officials, school district administrators, educators, parents and family members assembled to honor the Class of 2022. Graduates of the Jackson Memorial High School and Jackson Liberty High School enjoyed their commencement outside in good weather. It was...