Mercer County to Set Spending Plan for Economic Recovery Funds

April 10, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  – Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes recently announced that his Administration has begun planning how to their federal portion of American Rescue Plan (ARP.)  The County is slated to receive $71 million from the federal COVID-19 relief package that President Biden recently signed into law.

“The pandemic has affected nearly every ...

Mercer County Celebrate Public Health Week, Remembers Health Educator Lost to COVID

TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Brian M. Hughes encouraged the community to commemorate Public Health Week that will be held between April 5 and 9. When the first COVID-19 (coronavirus) case in Mercer County in March 2020, the Division of Public Health and its partners have worked tirelessly to get all of us through this pandemic.

The team at Mercer Public Health gathered on ...

Rutgers COO: Students Who Don't Want Vaccine Should Consider Gap Year, Transferring

April 21, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school.

Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said there are five exemptions the state university is making for students returning in ...

When it Come to Gender Identification "X" Marks the Spot, Officials Announce

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey residents have a new option for their driver license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available, announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” (male) and “F” (female) ...

Creating Habits of Gratitude

I’ve had a gratitude habit for over ten years now, but the pandemic has raised my gratitude bar. If you don’t already practice daily gratitude I’m going to show you how easy it is to incorporate into your life and how beneficial it is, too. 

For most of us, keeping our spirits up and positive during this pandemic has been a tremendous challenge. But now, as we begin to ...

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 ...

RWJUH-Hamilton Announces Community Education Programs for May 2021

April 16, 2021

Robert Wood Johnson University at Hamilton will beholding the following community education programs in May 2021.

Stroke: Every Second Counts!  Tue., May 4; 6 to 8 ...

Take a Virtual Spin at the 13th Annual LBI Wedding Road Show & Party Planning Tour April 25

Explore a lobby filled with venues, vendors, experts, and plenty of chances to win prizes as the destination wedding and party event comes directly to you for planning needs


LBI Region, NJ - With the world reopening, plans are being made to safely gather, celebrate and make milestones memorable. As schedules become busier, it is important to get a closer look at who can provide you ...

The Value of Sponsorship

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Why do businesses sponsor sporting events, township recreation events, and other initiatives?  Of course they sponsor to show their public support.  But there’s much more to it.  

Importantly, business owners want to align their business’s brand with the reputation and credibility of the event or initiative they are sponsoring.  They ...

Delivering Educational Justice: Supporting School Options for Every Child

April 15, 2021

This moment in educational history is unlike any other. Over the last year, families have faced incredible personal and economic hardships, while children nationwide, especially our most vulnerable, have struggled academically and emotionally. 

The complex question facing America as we recover from this pandemic is, where do we go from here – and how do we do it together? The answer ...

Celebrating Donate Life Month

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage family, friends and neighbors to register as organ and tissue donors and to honor those who have given the ...

Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Commission Declares Stop Asian Hate

Some Americans live comfortably and unconsciously understanding that their behaviors, attitudes and utterances are supported by systems that will judge and treat them fairly.  These individuals do not fear that their existence threatens other individuals and communities.  They do not fear that their appearance and intentions will ever be questioned.  They do not need to.  The ...

Rotary Club to Host Annual Fundraiser Auction

April 1, 2021

HAMILTON -- ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Rotary Club of Robbinsville-Hamilton will be hosting its annual art auction in conjunction with Marlin Art, the premier fundraising art auction company in the northeast. The auction will feature beautifully framed fine art in various media and price ranges

Rotary Club President Tom Damm noted the importance of the annual event to the overall ...

Bordentown Street Fair Cancelled for 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — COVID is forcing the cancellation of the Bordentown Street Fair for the second year in a row.

Organizers made the announcement in a Facebook post Sunday night, citing possible new COVID regulations and restrictions. 

"Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic regulations and possible new COVID restrictions, we are announcing the cancellation of ...

Talk Jersey to Me: A Guide to the Foods NJ is Famous For

April 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY — From disco fries to tomato pies, the Garden State is home to some unique foods. Do you know the definitions of these special dishes New Jersey has to offer?

Beefsteak: Go to a traditional beefsteak banquet for sliced grilled beef served on slices of bread, French fries and beer, all served communal style.

Deep-Fried Hot Dogs: Open wide for a hot Texas ...

10 No-Fuss Cocktails to Make at Home with 3 Ingredients or Less

A tropical drink with three types of rum, two kinds of freshly squeezed juice and a garnish that resembles a fruit salad? That’s great if a bartender is making it for us.

When it comes to a cocktail in the comfort of our own home, sometimes we just want something simple. Something that doesn’t require washing out the blender when we’re done.

With that in mind, here are 10 ...

Emergency Rooms In NJ Flooded With Children Seeking Help With Mental Health

April 8, 2021

The Covid 19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of children across New Jersey. The people most impacted by Covid-19 are the most vulnerable members of our society. Emergency rooms across New Jersey and the country have been flooded with parents seeking help for children struggling with anxiety, depression and behavioral issues.

Over the past decade the number of ...

NJ Medical Marijuana Patients Seem to Have Been Forgotten

Now that adult-use marijuana is legal in New Jersey, it seems policymakers are so consumed with setting up that market that they have forgotten about medical marijuana patients entirely. Medical marijuana has been legal in New Jersey for over a decade, but the market is underdeveloped with just 14 dispensaries to meet the needs of the state’s110,000 registered medical ...