Council Candidate Pleads to stop the violence, Mercer County Water Issues, Free Movie Night, and Nightly Showers

At-Large Council Candidate Issues Statement on Recent Acts of Violence

There has been a recent uptick in violence in the city including a shooting homicide that occurred in the evening on October 10. At-Large City Council Candidate, Crystal Feliciano, recently released a statement calling for the end to the senseless violence.

"Far too often, communities like ours are subjected to senseless acts of violence. As a mother, and an educator, it breaks my heart to see our sons and daughters lose out on the opportunity to live a full and complete life," she said. In 2021 Trenton tied the previous year record of 40 homicides that gripped the city in anger and frustration. "Time and time again, we say the same thing with little to no follow through; we must come together as a community to have the uncomfortable, real conversations about what’s happening around us and work towards finding solutions to the tough questions. It is up to us to rebuild genuine relationships between our residents, community organizations and local law enforcement agencies. Collectively, we need to work towards tangible prevention strategies for the gunplay that plagues our city and combine resources to bring the perpetrators to justice when they commit a crime."

If anyone has any knowledge of any information that can assist the police regarding recent activities that have taken place and want to come forward anonymously as well as any information regarding ongoing investigations, you can contact the Trenton Police Department: Confidential Tips: 989-3663 · Text-A-Tip: CRIMES (274637) and enter the word TPDTIPS.

FREE Movie Night is Coming to Kunkel Park This Weekend

Grab some snacks, cozy blankets, and comfy chairs because Pennington Parks & Recreation Commission is holding a movie night at Kunkel Park on Oct. 14. This Friday, the Disney film, “Raya and The Last Dragon,” will play on the big screen outdoors for families of all ages to enjoy. The film features main character warrior princess Raya who has been training to become the guardian of the Dragon Gem. Raya must find the last dragon in order to save her father and restore peace to her hometown. The movie begins at 7 p.m. Make sure to get there a bit earlier to secure yourself a spot as admission is free.

Mercer County Officials Call On NJDEP To Take Over Trenton Water Works Amidst Recurring Water Issues

Several officials in the Mercer County areas are calling upon the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection to oversee Trenton Water Works (TWW) as issues with the county’s drinking water continue. Following Mercer County running into several cases of Legionnaire’s disease in contaminated water, officials have taken it into their own hands to save the county’s water supply. According to InsiderNJ.com, “TWW supplies approximately 29 million gallons of drinking water daily to more than 200,000 people, including residents of Trenton and four neighboring municipalities–Ewing, Hamilton, Hopewell, and Lawrence Townships.” Mercer County officials sent a letter to the NJDEP just several weeks ago, expressing their concern and frustrations about the water quality in the county. If a bill were to be sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein, a Mercer Regional Water Services Commission would go into effect and have direct responsibility to supervise the quality of operation at TWW. According to the New Jersey Monitor, Senator Greenstein feels that issues being raised yet again regarding the matter would definitely support the chance of said bill being passed.

This Week’s Weather

This week will have mostly sunny conditions with a high of 71° and a low of 42°. This weekend is looking pretty great weather-wise if you want to plan any outdoor activities! However, on Thursday night, it’d be ideal to bring an umbrella as there will be thunderstorms that night and a 90% of rain. For this week’s weather forecast, click here.

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