Mercer County Honors Correctional Officers Week

May 6, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes tipped his hat to the men and women at Mercer County Correction Center in honor of National Correctional Officers Week. Hughes honored the Officers for "all they do to keep our community safe while representing Mercer County with pride, dedication, and professionalism."

Mercer County's correctional officers work to ...

Church Street Bridge in Hamilton Reopens

HAMILTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Friday that the bridge on Church Street over Doctors Creek in Hamilton Township was reopened to the motoring public with the project coming in under budget. Officially known as Bridge No. 672.2 on Church Street, the structure traverses Doctors Creek in the Groveville neighborhood of Hamilton Township.

Rehabilitation ...

Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

May 9, 2021

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

Shower the People You Love With Love: Five Tips for Growing the Love in Your Relationship

I may be putting you on the spot, but have you in the past week told your partner how much they mean to you? I’m thinking of something from the heart like, “Knowing you’re there for me makes me feel so cared for and lucky.” Or a bit milder like, “I appreciate the way you put up with my meltdown the other day.”

If your answer is no, you’re not alone.

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 ...

Robbinsville Provides Update on Proposed Warehouse at Mercer Corporate Park

May 9, 2021

At the February 23, 2021 Robbinsville Township Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting, the Board granted bifurcated use variance approval to allow Johnson Development Associates Inc. to develop two light-industrial warehouse/office facilities at the existing Mercer Corporate Park.

Mercer Corporate Park is located near the New Jersey Turnpike, just off Interstate 195, and close to the ...

Starting Summer in Style

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Fewer restrictions, longer days, and warm nights provide even more inspiration when looking for reasons to head to New Jersey's Coast in 2021. Celebrating a renewed spirit, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members welcome travelers to take part in their 107th summer sharing memories and creating new experiences. There is no better way to explore the unique ...

Robbinsville BOE Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5, 2021

The Robbinsville Board of Education wants to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude and appreciation for our teachers and all the District's dedicated employees who help make our schools a special place for more than 3,100 students.

We've experienced a year like no other. While it was not easy for anyone, we appreciate how our dedicated and determined teachers and staff worked ...

Building Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Programming in Schools

In March, my home state of New Jersey signed into law the Murphy, Reynolds-Jackson & Verrelli Bill requiring schools to include diversity and inclusion (DNI) instruction into their curriculums. When I read that news I was first ecstatic.  I love social justice!  I live and breathe diversity and inclusion.  Preparing students to become leaders who can live and effect change in ...

Delivering Educational Justice: Supporting School Options for Every Child

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 ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Charging Back: Renaissance Faire Set to Open

May 8, 2021

BORDENTOWN, NJ — What better way to celebrate the re-socialization of modern society than to attend an outdoor local Renaissance Faire that incorporates social responsibility into its theme? 

The New Jersey Renaissance Faire (NJRF) will be holding court at Liberty Lake Day Camp on Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30 and Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, from 10AM to 6PM, as it ...

Fun in the Sun at the Hamilton Area YMCA Summer Camp

HAMILTON, NJ -- Are your kids ready to enjoy their summer surrounded by their friends? Then, now is the time to sign up for summer camp at the Hamilton Area YMCA that will not only provide fun but lifelong memories. 

Through "screen-less" activities, summer campers will be able to make a return to their normal activities in a safe, healthy and friendly environment. The ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

More Breweries Join NJ’s ‘Shot and a Beer’ Program to Encourage COVID Vaccinations

NEW JERSEY — Need another reason to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Now you can get free beer at more than 30 New Jersey breweries just for getting your shot during the month of May.

The number of breweries participating in New Jersey's “Shot and a Beer” program, which began this month in partnership with the Brewer's Guild of New Jersey, the Governor's ...

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 ...

My Decision Whether or Not to Run for Another Term as Mayor

April 30, 2021

When the time came to decide whether or not to run for another term as your mayor after the year we just endured together, the real questions were:

How do we do better?

How can we be better?

How can I be better, both as your mayor and as a person?

What I’ve learned is those questions cannot be answered from the sidelines, at least not for me.

That is why I am once again ...