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Hamilton's Klockner Elementary School Featured on The Ellen Show

November 23, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- The teachers at Hamilton's Klockner Elementary School were spotlighted on Monday during The Ellen Show, featured on nationally broadcast daytime talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres who praised the teachers for their dedication to students. 

"You know what else I'm grateful for New Jersey. And, more specifically, the teachers in Hamilton, ...

Governor Phil Murphy Attacked in Profanity Laced Tirade

NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family. 

At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy was out eating with his wife, three sons and daughter.

One woman in the video, ...

Murphy Announces Resources for People Overwhelmed During Holidays

TRENTON, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts, and setting change the fabric of the holiday season to come. 

With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling overwhelmed.

“We recognize that with everything that we have already endured, ...

Robbinsville Dims Plans on Community Christmas Tree, Menorah Lighting

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township has dimmed the lights on the virtual lighting of the community Christmas Tree and Menorah this year. 

The decision was made on Monday to cancel the program to protect the health of the more than two dozen municipal employees who would have needed to be together to undertake the virtual program.  In addition, the virtual lighting ...

Robbinsville Dims Plans on Community Christmas Tree, Menorah Lighting

November 23, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township has dimmed the lights on the virtual lighting of the community Christmas Tree and Menorah this year. 

The decision was made on Monday to cancel the program to protect the health of the more than two dozen municipal employees who would have needed to be together to undertake the virtual program.  In addition, the virtual lighting ...

Robbinsville Lighting Community Christmas Tree, Menorah in Homes

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township will be lighting their community Christmas Tree and Menorah once again this year. However, to keep the community healthy during the ongoing virus pandemic, the lightings will be coming into homes virtually. 

The Christmas Tree and Menorah lighting with ve live streamed on the Robbinsville Township Recreation Department's Facebook ...

Community Mourns the Loss of Longtime Hamilton, Regional Business Leader Earl Hall

HAMILTON, NJ-- Hamilton Township and neighboring Bordentown is mourning the loss of a longtime local business owner and active member of the small business community. Earl Hall passed away on October 28. He was 83 years old. 

Hall lived in Hamilton for 35 years after moving from Bordentown. Born in Jersey City, Earl spent his early years in North Jersey and was a veteran of ...

Hamilton's Klockner Elementary School Featured on The Ellen Show

November 23, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- The teachers at Hamilton's Klockner Elementary School were spotlighted on Monday during The Ellen Show, featured on nationally broadcast daytime talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres who praised the teachers for their dedication to students. 

"You know what else I'm grateful for New Jersey. And, more specifically, the teachers in Hamilton, ...

Hamilton Township School District Going Remote

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ --  The rise in COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases coupled with difficulty in maintaining staffing when members of the school faculty need to quarantine has led the Hamilton Township School District (HTSD) to move to an all-remote instructional model. In a letter to the community on Friday afternoon, School Superintendent Dr. Scott Rocco announced the decision, made ...

Hamilton Firefighters Quickly Knock Down Garage Fire

November 21, 2020

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Hamilton Township firefighters made quick work of a blaze that started in a garage to a home in the 2500 block of Whitehose Mercerville Road Saturday afternoon. 

No injuries were reported from the fire.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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Hamilton Police Aid in Arrest of Two with Guns, High Capacity Magazines

TRENTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Department is being credited with assisting in a multi-agency effort, led by the New Jersey State Police, that resulted in the arrest of two men in a weapons trafficking investigation.  The New Jersey State Police announced on Tuesday that, following the month-long investigation, Henry Kidd, 50, of Hayesville, AL and Javar Kidd, 31, ...

Missing Juveniles: Hamilton Police Looking for King Siblings

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating two missing juveniles -- Yrian and Briona King -- who have been reported missing. According to their mother, Yrian, 15, and Briona, 12, were last seen at their McClellan Avenue home at approximately 7:15 pm on November 4.

The siblings were riding Yrian's blue mountain bike with Briona ...

Hamilton, Robbinsville Receive State Grants for Roadway Improvements

November 21, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Efforts to preserve the roadway for Yardville-Hamilton Square received a $655,000 boost Wednesday while Robbinsville was awarded $600,000 is state dollars to resurface Voelbel Road.

Both, Governor Phil Murphy announced, are part of a total of $161.25 million in grants to municipalities to advance road, bridge, safety, and quality-of-life improvement to ...

Hamilton Postpones Forum on Commercial Vehicle Traffic in Cornell Heights

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township announced late Tuesday morning that the meeting on truck traffic and it's impact of residents in the Cornell Heights section of town has been postponed.   The meeting was slated to occur at 4:30pm on Tuesday at the Nottingham Fire House. 

Yesterday, Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order limiting the number ...

Robbinsville Closing Municipal Buildings as Local COVID Cases Rise

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township's municipal facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, local officials announced. With positive cases of COVID-19 hitting record highs over the weekend. Mayor David Fried announced that beginning on Tuesday, November 17, all business with municipal business will be conducted via phone and/or internet.   

In a ...

#OptOutside with the Mercer County Park Program on Thanksgiving Weekend

November 22, 2020

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ  – The Mercer County Park Commission's annual effort to encourage residents to #OptOutside the day after Thanksgiving is being extended with family friendly outdoor challenges covering six days, from November 25 through November 30. 

Participants can tackle the self-guided Scavenger Hunt or Bike Trail in Mercer Meadows on any of those days, or take a ...

Santa Claus is Coming to Town with the Help of his Local Helper

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- With many families concerned about bringing their children to the more traditional visit at local malls or stores during the ongoing pandemic, Santa has enlisted the help of his friend Justin Giachetti to assist him in making virtual home visits, drive by visits, or socially distant stops as he's making his list and checking it twice before Christmas ...

Is it the End for Hamilton Movie Theater as AMC Screens Fade to Black?

HAMILTON, NJ -- There's no more popcorn popping since the screens at the AMC movie theater on Sloan Avenue in Hamilton abruptly went dark on Sunday. Employees of the large movie theater reportedly received emails on Saturday that the movie center would be closing the next day. 

Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin told TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville that the Township also was not ...

Murphy Announces Resources for People Overwhelmed During Holidays

November 23, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts, and setting change the fabric of the holiday season to come. 

With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling overwhelmed.

“We recognize that with everything that we have already endured, ...

Remember the Coronavirus Experience of a 21-year old Robbinsville Man who Fought it

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --   He was enjoying his college spring semester studying abroad.

Based out of London and traveling through Europe to cities that included Amsterdam, Budapest, Barcelona and Milan, it was supposed to be an experience of a lifetime.

That's when COVID-19 (coronavirus) began to spread and a travel ban for American citizens went into effect. On March 13, ...

Hamilton Preparing for COVID Vaccine Distribution

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- New Jersey is expected to receive its first batch of 130,000 COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccines toward the end of December, Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday. The state expects to have a total of 400,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine available for New Jerseyans quickly thereafter.  

To prepare to distribute the vaccine locally, Hamilton ...

Hamilton Police Welcome the Holiday Season with Annual Toys for Tots Drive

November 21, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Department kicked off their annual Toys for Tots drive on Thursday. The program provides new toys for children between the aged of 4 and 17 who may not be able to otherwise have something special to unwrap on Christmas morning. 

Saying that the drive is always a highlight of his year, Hamilton Police Chief James Stevens added that the ...

Arc Mercer Honoring Heroes for Service to Disability Community at Virtual Gala

EWING, NJ -- The Arc Mercer, the County's premier agency that provides resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 70 years, is recognizing local non-profit organizations that have gone above and beyond to help the special needs community during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. According to studies, individuals with intellectual and ...

Robbinsville Police Put Down their Razors for 'No-Shave November'

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville's police officers have put down their razors once again for a good cause during this year's 4th annual No Shave November. Inspired by the late Joe Barker, the initiative is aimed at raising funds for cancer treatment and research.

A number of Robbinsville Township police officers, with the blessing of Mayor Dave Fried and Chief Chris ...

Congregation Beth Chaim Lighting the Hanukkah Menorah Virtually This Year

November 18, 2020

PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ -- With the uptick of Mercer County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) during the ongoing pandemic,Congregation Beth Chaim, the largest Reform Jewish congregation in Mercer County, is making plans to celebrate the upcoming Hanukkah. The last time that the congregation held in-person services was in March. 

Despite congregants not being able to ...

Murphy Signs Single-Use Bag Ban Into Law; Will Be Strongest in U.S.

November 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – A new law on Wednesday that will prohibit the use of single-use plastic and paper bags in all stores and food service businesses statewide was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy Wednesday. Supporters say the legislation is a significant step to reduce harm and pollution that these products cause to the environment, and that it will be the ...

Hamilton Man Admits Possessing Heavily Loaded Firearm, Trafficking 400 Bricks of Heroin

November 20, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – United States Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Thursday that a Hamilton man admitted in court to possessing a heavily loaded handgun as well as more than 400 bricks of heroin and cash.  

Armond Holloway, 44, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp via videoconference to Count Two of an indictment charging him with possession of a ...

NJSIAA: Winter Sports Pushed Back to January, State Tournaments Cancelled

November 19, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Winter is coming for high school sports, but student-athletes will have to wait until 2021 for action.

The NJSIAA, New Jersey’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced the pushback of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments early Thursday morning following the recommendation of the organization’s Sports ...

The Future of Baseball in Flux with The Yankees Moving Thunder Baseball

TRENTON, NJ -- The Arm and Hammer Stadium will be quiet in Trenton since the Yankees management team has decided to pack up their bats, balls and gloves and move to the Somerset Patriots Stadium in Bridgewater. 

Since 2002, the Yankees organization has operated the AA-affiliate Trenton Thunder. 

Current co-owner of the Trenton Thunder Joseph Plumeri issued ...

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Mercer County Offering Free COVID Saliva Tests

November 18, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Wednesday that the County, in partnership with Vault Health Services, will offer free COVID-19 (coronavirus) saliva testing. The free tests will be available to residents age 14 or older and anyone who works as a first responder or health care worker in Mercer County.

The free coronavirus testing will take ...

Governor Phil Murphy Attacked in Profanity Laced Tirade

November 23, 2020

NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family. 

At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy was out eating with his wife, three sons and daughter.

One woman in the video, ...

Are Oreos Leaving New Jersey?

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The news is out, the Mondelez bakery factory in Bergen County is considering a move out of town, or are they?

"This is the beginning of the process," said Laurie Guzzinati, Senior Director, Corporate & Government Affairs North America Mondelēz Global LLC out of East Hanover. "Right now, it's business as usual."

Mondelez, an American ...

Murphy Reinstates Aggressive COVID-19 Gathering Limits in NJ Ahead of Thanksgiving

NEW JERSEY — Indoor gatherings will be subject to new capacity limits in New Jersey starting Tuesday - the most aggressive steps Gov. Phil Murphy has taken in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. 

As of Tuesday, no more than 10 people may gather indoors (includes indoor entertainment venues). A 150-person limit will also take effect for outdoor gatherings beginning Nov.

The True Light Should be Within: What is the Meaning of Diwali?

November 15, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The time of Diwali is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year. Diwali literally means "a row of lights." It is a time filled with light and love; a time when Indians all over the world rejoice. It is the darkest night of the darkest period, yet it is a celebration of light. Diwali is heralded as the triumph of good over evil.

The ...

NJEDA Launches Phase 2 of PPE Access Program

November 12, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced the launch of Phase 2 of the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program. All New Jersey business can get 10 percent off these products and those small businesses and nonprofit organizations with 100 or fewer employees are now able to apply to receive 25 percent discounts on purchases of personal protective ...

Join the NJ Liquor License Reform Alliance to Boost Our Economy

November 14, 2020

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It’s no secret that New Jersey has some of the most archaic liquor license laws in the nation. Our liquor license laws (over 60 years old) are holding back our state economy and efforts to revitalize downtowns across our state. Utah is the only other state that has liquor license laws like New Jersey.  

The current liquor license formula caps liquor licenses based on ...

NJ Restaurants Look to ‘Bubbles’ to Stay Afloat This Winter

November 22, 2020

In a normal winter, Mhairi Robertson tries to fill the seats inside Bistro La Source, a swanky French restaurant in Jersey City. This year, she’s trying to fill bubbles.

Robertson, the manager of the restaurant, says the six plastic dining bubbles situated in the restaurant’s parking lot is an essential part of their business plan, as indoor dining is currently capped at 12 ...

How to Make the Most of Your Downsized Thanksgiving Dinner (Recipe Included)

With the coronavirus pandemic surging forward, threatening to stomp all over our traditional get-together with relatives, Thanksgiving for many of us is going to be a lot quieter this year.

The CDC recommends that people avoid large gatherings and instead celebrate the holiday with the members of their household. As a result, a shorter guest list could require a few changes to the ...