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NJ Transit to Share Performance Metrics Following Murphy Executive Order

August 20, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Murphy was at the Bay Street Station in Montclair on Monday to sign an executive order improving transparency at NJ Transit by requiring NJ Transit rail performance metrics to be shared with the public on a monthly basis.  

1,400 commuters utilize the Bay Street Station each day, Murphy said, "our goal is to get them to where they need to be safely ...

Broken Elevator Causes Tuesday Board of Health, Council Meeting to Relocate

HAMILTON, NJ --   The recently refurbished elevator at the Hamilton Township Municipal Building went on the fritz Tuesday causing the night time Council meeting to relocate to the Hamilton Senior Center.  

The Council meeting will convene as the municipal Board of Health to focus on concerns regarding the lack of inspections at retail food establishments and multiple ...

Lack of Food Inspection, Legionnaire's Outbreak on Agenda for Hamilton Board of Health

HAMILTON, NJ --  The municipal Board of Health will convene Tuesday evening to tackle two pressing health issues affecting residents of Hamilton Township -- the recent confirmed cases of Legionnaires' Disease at the Alvin E. Gershen senior housing apartments and the reported lack of inspection of more than half of the Township's retail food ...

Robbinsville Kiddie Academy Obtains High Level National Recognition

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  In a nod to their quality of educational child care, Kiddie Academy of Robbinsville announced Monday that they recently earned national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.   

Less than 10 percent of all child care ...

Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Lactation Rooms in Public Buildings

NEWARK, NJ - Certain public facilities and offices will now be required to provide on-site lactation rooms following a Thursday bill signing by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Murphy said the law breaks down barriers to breastfeed and empowers New Jersey's mothers.

“Building a stronger, fairer, and healthier New Jersey begins with unwavering support for our mothers and families, ...

Hamilton Begins Drunk Driving Crack Down Campaign

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Department began their participation in a statewide effort to crack down on drunk and impaired driving on Friday.

Hamilton is one of 100 towns across New Jersey participating in the program funded by the State of New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.  The grants totals more than $540,000 to local law enforcement ...

Broken Elevator Causes Tuesday Board of Health, Council Meeting to Relocate

August 20, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ --   The recently refurbished elevator at the Hamilton Township Municipal Building went on the fritz Tuesday causing the night time Council meeting to relocate to the Hamilton Senior Center.  

The Council meeting will convene as the municipal Board of Health to focus on concerns regarding the lack of inspections at retail food establishments and multiple ...

Lack of Food Inspection, Legionnaire's Outbreak on Agenda for Hamilton Board of Health

HAMILTON, NJ --  The municipal Board of Health will convene Tuesday evening to tackle two pressing health issues affecting residents of Hamilton Township -- the recent confirmed cases of Legionnaires' Disease at the Alvin E. Gershen senior housing apartments and the reported lack of inspection of more than half of the Township's retail food ...

Kenny: "Things are Going Well at the Shelter"

HAMILTON, NJ --  A day after a Township Council subcommittee met to hear about potential updates, changes or improvements at the Hamilton Animal Shelter and Adoption Center done in the last year, Township Business Administrator David Kenny said that "things are going well at the shelter."

The meeting was convened Wednesday night by Council members Ileana ...

Robbinsville Kiddie Academy Obtains High Level National Recognition

August 18, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  In a nod to their quality of educational child care, Kiddie Academy of Robbinsville announced Monday that they recently earned national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.   

Less than 10 percent of all child care ...

New Protections Put in Place for College Loan Borrowers

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed two measures into law on Tuesday to provide clear and comprehensive financial information to borrowers and protect the more than one million New Jersey students who are relying upon loans to cover the cost of a college education.

"The laws I signed today continue our Administration's ongoing commitment to ...

NJ Transit to Share Performance Metrics Following Murphy Executive Order

August 20, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Murphy was at the Bay Street Station in Montclair on Monday to sign an executive order improving transparency at NJ Transit by requiring NJ Transit rail performance metrics to be shared with the public on a monthly basis.  

1,400 commuters utilize the Bay Street Station each day, Murphy said, "our goal is to get them to where they need to be safely ...

Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Lactation Rooms in Public Buildings

NEWARK, NJ - Certain public facilities and offices will now be required to provide on-site lactation rooms following a Thursday bill signing by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Murphy said the law breaks down barriers to breastfeed and empowers New Jersey's mothers.

“Building a stronger, fairer, and healthier New Jersey begins with unwavering support for our mothers and families, ...

New Jersey Mayor Recounts Being Held by Customs and Border Patrol Officials at JFK Airport

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah took to social media on Friday, describing his experience with Customs and Border Patrol authorities after returning home from traveling abroad. 

"Exactly one week ago at this time I was being held at the Customs and Border Patrol Office at JFK Airport after coming back from vacation with my family," Khairullah ...

Hamilton Begins Drunk Driving Crack Down Campaign

August 16, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Department began their participation in a statewide effort to crack down on drunk and impaired driving on Friday.

Hamilton is one of 100 towns across New Jersey participating in the program funded by the State of New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.  The grants totals more than $540,000 to local law enforcement ...

Multiple Engine Response Quickly Contains Hamilton High Rise Fire

HAMILTON, NJ --  A Sunday morning emergency call that went out originally as an activated fire alarm rapidly escalated, TAPinto Hamilton has learned. 

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found fire coming from an apartment on the third floor of the high rise building located at 9 Lamont Avenue in Hamilton.  

Hamilton Fire Department Engine 14 was first on the ...

Robbinsville Firefighters Battle Turnpike Truck Fire

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Fire Department Squad Company 40 teamed up with Hightstown Engine Company Station 41 and East Windsor VFC Tanker 42 to urgently respond to a tractor trailer fire on the New Jersey Turnpike Fire officials reported.  

The call that a tractor trailer was ablaze in the southbound outer lanes between exits 7A and 8 just south of the ...

Thousands Volunteer to Pack 150,000 Meals at ONE Project Anti-Child Hunger Event

July 28, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  On a warm and sunny summer day, the hottest place in town on Saturday was at the ONE Project Hunger Project meal packing event at Robbinsville High School. Approximately 2,000 volunteers joined together to do their part in one-hour shifts to pack an estimated 150,000 meals to help combat child hunger.  

With a band playing upbeat ...

'Natural Pig Ears' Blamed for Making Dogs Ill, NJ Company Says

July 29, 2019

EDISON, NJ – A New Jersey-based company is recalling its “Natural Pig Ears” product that it believes may have caused dog illnesses in two pets, which may be related to potential Salmonella contamination noted during an ongoing FDA investigation.

Edison-based Lennox International, Inc. said it is voluntary recalling the pig ears. Not only can Salmonella affect animals eating ...

Annual Mercer County 4-H Fair Open this Weekend

August 2, 2019

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ --  Children’s activities, hayrides, animal shows, music, farm tours, exhibits, food and beverages, homemade ice cream and more will be on full display this weekend at the 101st annual Mercer County 4-H Fair

The fair will be held on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Mercer County's Howell Living History ...

Chemical-free Options for Managing Mosquitoes in Your Landscape

HAMILTON/ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside; Instead enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape.

Start by eliminating the mosquitoes’ breeding grounds.  Drain the water out of buckets, old tires and clogged gutters and downspouts ...

New Church to Welcome Area Parishioners

July 28, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --   A new house of worship will open its doors next month to new parishioners, according to church leaders. 

Live Well Church of Windsor will hold its inaugural public worship service on Sunday August 4th, 2019 at its new location on 51 Church Street. The doors will open at 3:00 p.m. and all are welcome. 

Reverend Kahlil ...

Man Injured in Attempted Armed Robbery of Gas Station

August 14, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Police are seeking information in connection with an armed robbery that took place early Tuesday morning at the Delta Gas Station located at 1406 Chambers Street.  

Hamilton Township Police responded to the call at approximately 12:44 a.m and were told by the gas station attendant that an unidentified black man, described as very tall and wearing a ...

Arrest Made in Attempted Burglary of Pantry One Food Store

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Police responded to a call of suspicious activity at 4:00am Tuesday morning at the Pantry One Food Store.   The caller indicated that a subject allegedly was attempting to enter a side door of the business located at 2013 Hamilton Avenue which was closed at the time. 

In responding shortly after the call, Patrol Officer Jordan Glassman ...

Benson Backed Animal Fighting Bill Signed by Governor Murphy

TRENTON, NJ  - The practice of leasing a dog or cat as a family pet is now illegal in the State of New Jersey after Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of recently passed legislation into law. At the same time, Murphy signed a second bill making the ownership, possession, purchase, sale, or manufacturing of animal fighting paraphernalia a third degree crime. 

“As the owner of ...

National Table Tennis Phenom Calls Robbinsville Home

August 11, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ  -- Dhruv Chopra, a young table tennis legacy, was honored with a resolution by the Robbinsville Township Council at their Thursday Night meeting for his skill with the paddle. 

“When I think of table tennis, I immediately think of the Chopra family,” said Councilman Dan Schuberth

For the past few years, Robbinsville has been home to a family of ...

Robbinsville 10U Strong Play Earns Second Place in Eastern Regional Tournament

JENKINS TOWNSHIP, PA --  For the last week, the Robbinsville 10U softball team has battled the summer heat and teams from states in the northeast. After six days of tough opponents, rain delays, and come from behind wins, the team returns home from Pennsylvania as the second place winner in the Eastern Region Little League Tournament.  

In the first round of the ...

Robbinsville 10U Team Set to take Field in Regional Tournament

JENKINS TOWNSHIP, PA --  The Robbinsville Township 10U softball team will open their national Eastern Regional Minors Tournament play Sunday afternoon against the team from Massachusetts. 

The Robbinsville team recently clinched the New Jersey State Championship title in a hard fought tournament as recently reported by TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville.  

The ...

NJ Transit to Share Performance Metrics Following Murphy Executive Order

August 20, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Murphy was at the Bay Street Station in Montclair on Monday to sign an executive order improving transparency at NJ Transit by requiring NJ Transit rail performance metrics to be shared with the public on a monthly basis.  

1,400 commuters utilize the Bay Street Station each day, Murphy said, "our goal is to get them to where they need to be safely ...

Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Lactation Rooms in Public Buildings

NEWARK, NJ - Certain public facilities and offices will now be required to provide on-site lactation rooms following a Thursday bill signing by Gov. Phil Murphy.

Murphy said the law breaks down barriers to breastfeed and empowers New Jersey's mothers.

“Building a stronger, fairer, and healthier New Jersey begins with unwavering support for our mothers and families, ...

New Jersey Mayor Recounts Being Held by Customs and Border Patrol Officials at JFK Airport

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Prospect Park Mayor Mohamed Khairullah took to social media on Friday, describing his experience with Customs and Border Patrol authorities after returning home from traveling abroad. 

"Exactly one week ago at this time I was being held at the Customs and Border Patrol Office at JFK Airport after coming back from vacation with my family," Khairullah ...

Mercer County Veterans Office Relocating

August 5, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ --  The Mercer County Veterans Office is on the move.   

Beginning on Thursday, August 8, the Mercer County Veteran Office currently located in Hamilton Township will close for services as the agency relocates.  On Wednesday, August 14, the agency will reopen at their new location -- 1440 Parkside Avenue in Ewing Township -- to continue their ...

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Fundraiser/Meet the Candidates

August 19, 2019

The Robbinsville Democratic Club is thrilled to announce their first official fundraiser at Ernie’s on August 24th. At this event, you will have the chance to meet the candidates for Town Council: Roland Allen, Paul Kranz, and Rakhi Upadhyay. Additional details below. We look forward to seeing you at our first event!

Saturday, August 24, 5:00-7:00PM

Ernie's Tavern, 9 ...

Financial Assistance for Home Lead-Paint Abatement Now Available

EWING, NJ -- Residents who may have lead-based paint in their homes can now receive help properly identifying and removing it to protect their families from the dangerous health effects of lead poisoning.    NJ SHARES, the state’s leading agency to offer assistance to low- and moderate-income families, is now accepting applications for the New Jersey Lead-Safe Home ...

Murphy Administration Leading Multi-Agency Efforts to Save Lives With Naloxone

(TRENTON) - The Murphy Administration is using innovative strategies to increase access to naloxone through multi-agency efforts including free distribution of the life-saving antidote, increasing Medicaid access to opioid addiction treatment, and authorizing paramedics to carry buprenorphine, an oral medication used to mitigate severe opioid withdrawal symptoms after a naloxone reversal.

The ...