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$50K Powerball Lotto Ticket Sold at Hamilton Gas Station

September 16, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ — Check your lottery tickets! One lucky lottery player who bought their ticket in Hamilton hit it big in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, winning $50,000 on a third-tier prize. The ticket, which was sold at the Exxon gas station location at 1824 Whitehorse Mercerville Road in Hamilton, matched four of the five white balls and the ...

'Let's Roll': Cranbury Resident Todd Beamer Helped Retake United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001

CRANBURY, NJ — On September 11th, 2001, a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968.

President Biden Coming to NJ to Inspect Tropical Storm Damage, Declares Emergency to Provide Federal Aid

NEW JERSEY — President Joe Biden will visit New Jersey on Tuesday to one of the towns hardest hit by the flooding and related fires caused by Tropical Storm Ida - Manville, Somerset County. 

In Bordentown, it is estimated that the storm quickly dropped more than three inches of rain in a short period of time, Burlington County Central Communications ...

Legislators Set to Intro Bill to Protect Farmland, Prevent Warehouse Sprawl

TRENTON, NJ – Two State Senators on Friday announced their plan to introduce legislation that would exclude farmland as a redevelopment or rehabilitation area under the "Local Redevelopment and Housing Law."

“In the last few years, we have taken great lengths to protect our state’s farmlands,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney ...

Governor Orders Flags at Half Staff to Honor Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy ordered flags to be flown at half staff across New Jersey to honor the 13 American soldiers and dozens of civilians killed in a terrorist attack at the Harmid Karzai airport on August 26 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Flags will be lowered at half-staff until sunset on Monday, August 30 at all state buildings and facilities. 

It is the ...

Afghan Refugees Coming to Joint Base 'Imminently'

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that refugees from Afghanistan who are fleeing the Taliban will be brought to, and cared for, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. 

The state is "honored to do our part" not only for the Afghan refugees but also out of respect for the "blessed veterans who fought in this war and these folks who ...

Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project Enters Final Construction Stage

LOWER MAKEFIELD, PA – The Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project has entered its third and final construction stage.

The project's latest major milestone occurred this week as a series of five-week-long I-295 exit/entry ramp closures were lifted and the new bridge’s second parallel span was put into service.

The bridge’s downstream span ...

State Revs Up Annual 'Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over' Impaired Driving Campaign

NEW JERSEY – Police departments throughout the state are revving up the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” traffic safety campaign aimed at reducing crashes through the busy Labor Day weekend. New Jersey’s campaign is part of a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drunk and ...

NJ TRANSIT Providing Additional Service for Atlantic City Airshow

NEWARK, NJ – NJ TRANSIT will operate additional rail service on the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL) to and from the Atlantic City Airshow on Wednesday, August 18. The extra service will serve Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. 

“NJ TRANSIT is proud to offer this enhanced service for all our customers in South Jersey attending the Atlantic City Airshow,” said NJ ...

Golden Again: NJ Legend Sydney McLaughlin Wins Second Olympic Gold Medal

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Sydney McLaughlin, a 2017 graduate of Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, NJ, has gone from “Syd The Kid’’ to "The Golden Girl.''

McLaughlin was known as “Syd The Kid’’ when she became the youngest person since 1972 to compete for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team when she made the semifinals of the ...

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$50K Powerball Lotto Ticket Sold at Hamilton Gas Station

September 16, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ — Check your lottery tickets! One lucky lottery player who bought their ticket in Hamilton hit it big in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, winning $50,000 on a third-tier prize. The ticket, which was sold at the Exxon gas station location at 1824 Whitehorse Mercerville Road in Hamilton, matched four of the five white balls and the ...

'Let's Roll': Cranbury Resident Todd Beamer Helped Retake United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001

CRANBURY, NJ — On September 11th, 2001, a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968.

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$50K Powerball Lotto Ticket Sold at Hamilton Gas Station

September 16, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ — Check your lottery tickets! One lucky lottery player who bought their ticket in Hamilton hit it big in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, winning $50,000 on a third-tier prize. The ticket, which was sold at the Exxon gas station location at 1824 Whitehorse Mercerville Road in Hamilton, matched four of the five white balls and the ...

'Let's Roll': Cranbury Resident Todd Beamer Helped Retake United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001

CRANBURY, NJ — On September 11th, 2001, a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968.

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Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

County Waiving All Adoption Fees at Animal Shelter

September 17, 2021

WESTAMPTON, NJ –The Burlington County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats for the next 30 days as part of a "clear the shelter" promotion to help find pets loving homes and alleviate a space crunch.

The shelter, located at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton, is currently at capacity due to the normal seasonal lag in adoptions and influx of strays and ...

Jordan's Way Fundraiser Helps Raise $8K for County Animal Shelter During Livestream Event

WESTAMPTON, NJ – Kris Rotonda will do most anything to help shelter animals and those who care for them. The staff and volunteers at the Burlington County Animal Shelter can now say the same.

During a four-hour livestream on Wednesday, the volunteers and shelter staff endured whipped cream pies to the face, danced in dog costume and performed physical challenges, all to solicit donations ...

Sports Parenting Tips Inspired by Simone Biles

As we begin gearing back up for school and our kids’ sports activities, Simone Biles courageous decision to prioritize her mental wellbeing over greater recognition, opens up new, healthier ways for us to support our young athletes.  

Simone showed parents and kids alike that even an Olympic four-time gold medal winner can experience performance anxiety. She showed us when our ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

New Kidney Care Bills Vital for Expanding Coverage & Reducing Costs

Starting dialysis seven years ago was a bit of a rude awakening. I had to accept that my day-to-day life had changed, and that I’d now need to devote significant time each week just to go through treatments. One of the most challenging parts of the process, though, was learning the ins and outs of the healthcare system. 
 
It was a difficult adjustment, but I’ve been lucky ...

Former Giants QB Manning New Spokesperson for Investors Bank

September 10, 2021

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) will bring two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning into the huddle this fall as a spokesperson and key player in a multimedia advertising campaign highlighting the next phase of his career.

Manning, who led the New York Giants to Super Bowl wins over the New England Patriots in both the 2007 and 2011 seasons, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...