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Thursday, April 18, 2013

This Week in Mercer: David Fried and Rick Hrabchak

On This Week in Mercer, you heard from a Mercer County native who was at the bombings in Boston earlier this week.

Princeton native Rick Hrabchak finished the race minutes before the first bomb went off, and was waiting in a runners-only area less than 200 feet from the finish line. He and more than two dozen others from the Mercer County area ran in the event as some of the more than 20,000 other competitors.

He said he plans to run again, this year was his 13th Boston Marathon, and talked about his experience and the community around runners and marathons.

Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried talked about the town’s recent budget which included a tax cut of four percent and its troubles with local bank, Roma. The bank was bought last year by Investors Bank, which will take official control of the bank later this year.

Investors has backed out of a deal with Robbinsville to house its municipal offices in a new building, and will also lay off some 57 employees effective in May.

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