Mercer County Rental Assistance Program to Begin Accepting Applications Monday

February 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Friday that assistance will be available for residents facing evictions as a result of the financial hardships caused by the virus induced economic crisis. The County has been awarded nearly $11 million to help local renters avoid eviction during the ongoing pandemic.

The grant, which was made possible by the ...

Mercer County Commissioners Hailed for Resolution Condemning of Hate, Extremism

TRENTON, NJ -- The Mercer County Board of County Commissioners recently unanimously passed a resolution co-sponsored by County Executive Brian M. Hughes condemning hate and extremism particularly demonstrated through the January 6 domestic terrorism incident on the United State Capitol in Washington D.C.

The resolution denounced anti-government extremism, white supremacy, racism, ...

Rutgers President Stands By Virtual Graduation Decision, Doesn't Want a 'Super-Spreader Event'

February 25, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway acknowledged that his decision to forgo in-person commencement ceremonies this spring was an unpopular one among the many who sent him letters over the past week.

And, he is doubling down on his decision to hold them virtually and not run the risk of turning Rutgers commencement into a super-spreader event.

“I want ...

NJ Easing Restrictions for Religious Gatherings, Live Sports, Entertainment Venues

NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits.

The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity.

Also in effect, two parents/guardians will be allowed to attend indoor and outdoor college ...

Welcome to 'Unleash Your Positive Possibilities'

I’m excited to introduce myself and my column to you. I’m what I would call a personal growth fanatic. I have always been fascinated with finding inner peace and accessing what it takes to fulfill dreams. I’m guessing you, my reader, seek peace and have dreams you hope to fulfill, too.

I’ve lived in Mercer County for 34 years, was an East Windsor Elementary School ...

Cooking & Booking with the Easter Bunny

February 26, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Community Impact Alliance, (formerly the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Auxiliary) is excited to host their inaugural event, ONLINE COOKING & BOOKING WITH THE EASTER BUNNY on Saturday, March 27th!

Register your entire household to enjoy a cooking demonstration with Chef Janet of JADE Grill & Cafe in Hamilton, story time with Patti ...

Grow Your Business with TAPinto, a Trusted Marketing Partner for Businesses and Organizations

Growing your business with TAPinto is easy, affordable and effective.  Businesses can tap into our highly engaged local audience with a variety of marketing options, including content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, sponsorships, banner advertising and more. 

TAPinto provides a trusted place for businesses and organizations to advertise their products and ...

Vaccinating As a Family, Keeping Us All Healthy

February 10, 2021

Minority communities historically have had mixed feelings about vaccinations, due to events in history such as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study.

In this "study", which took place in the 1930s, 600 African American men were studied on the effect of untreated Syphilis. They were divided into two groups-- 399 without the disease and 201 with the disease. During this time, they were ...

Loosening Dining Restrictions While Continuing to Vaccinate New Jerseyans

Governor Murphy this week announced a loosening of indoor restrictions that were put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 10 percent boost in indoor capacity for restaurants, gyms and certain other establishments and activities – along with the lifting of the statewide 10 p.m. restaurant indoor service limit – is less relief than struggling businesses would like. But it means ...

Skyzone 'Little Leapers' Bringing Active Fun for Toddlers

February 16, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ -- Parents of toddlers should make some time on their weekend calendar to enjoy active fun at the indoor trampoline park Sky Zone in Hamilton. Their new Little Leapers program allows parents and kids age five and under to explore, play, and grow together. Through a mix of structured and unstructured activities, little kids will enjoy ...

Mercer County Library System, Rider University Partner for Virtual Tournees Film Festival

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- The Mercer County Library System, which includes the branch in Robbinsville, is partnering with Rider University to host the first virtual Tournees Film Festival. The series of six films will begin on February 18 and continue until April 29. 

Made possible through a Tournées Film Festival grant from the FACE Foundation, these films include ...

As Food Delivery Booms, More Ghost Kitchens Emerge in NJ

March 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Delivery has become our new best friend over the past year. With the pandemic almost a year old and numerous delivery services at our fingertips, the idea of having food come to you (instead of the other way around) has become commonplace.

After the initial shock and shut downs of the pandemic, New Jersey restaurants were put through the wringer with ...

New Jersey Date Night: Making History

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

February is Black History Month and as such we’re reminded of so many people who have made a difference in how we live all year through. As we celebrate the hefty list of accomplishments of those who came before us, we think of those who are making history in the now; some in politics, some in ...

Give Vaccine Priority to Those Over Age 75

March 3, 2021

Dear Editor:

As a married couple over age 75 with COPD and other conditions, we wonder how many other groups will be prioritized before we are afforded an appointment.

Being registered with the state and the township were supposed to give priority to the most vulnerable-those over 75 in the 1b category. That hasn’t happened.
The state should copy the Connecticut play book of ...

Clear Laws Needed for Cannabis and Driving, M.D.

Dear Editor:

Gov. Phil Murphy recently announced his picks to serve on the Cannabis Regulatory regulating legal marijuana industry. While much legislative efforts in Trenton have focused on how cannabis will be sold and taxed, there have been little legislative efforts made towards creating safeguards for cannabis while driving.

Alcohol has clear legislation around it and standard ...