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TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville Election Coverage Guidelines

June 23, 2019

HAMILTON/ROBBINSVILLE, NJ- This year's General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, and Hamilton voters will have the chance to select candidates running at the school board, local, county, and state levels, while Robbinsville voters will also go to the polls to cast votes for school board, local, county and state offices. In preparation for that TAPinto ...

New Police Facility to Provide Top-Notch Training for Local Officers

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  The Robbinsville Police Department presented their plan on Wednesday night developed to establish a state-of-the-art indoor training facility at the former Miry Run golf course property acquired earlier this year by the town.  

Mayor Fried provided an overview of the project to the Robbinsville Planning Board saying it is in line with the ...

Schirmer Demands Apology from 'Cold and Heartless' Kenny for Criticizing Firefighter's Efforts to Clean 9-11 Memorial

HAMILTON, NJ - An effort to beautify Hamilton Township’s 9-11 Memorial has become the latest issue in dispute between Business Administrator David Kenney and Councilwoman Ileana Schirmer.

In an email exchange between the two on Friday, screenshots of which were obtained and viewed by TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville, Schirmer suggested that Kenny should apologize to the firefighters for ...

Hamilton Firefighters Back Martin for Mayor

HAMILTON, NJ --  Firefighters from all corners of Hamilton Township stood in front of the Rusling Hose Fire Company Friday to endorse Council President Jeff Martin in his bid for Mayor of Hamilton as well as council candidates Pat Papero and Nancy Phillips. 

Members of Hamilton FMBA Locals 84 and 284, the unions representing Hamilton Township’s career ...

Booker Vows to Extend Clemency to Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

NEWARK, NJ - U.S Sen. Cory Booker has promised to initiate clemency for more than 17,000 nonviolent drug offenders in federal prison on day one of his presidency, should he be elected.

Booker, a former mayor and councilman of Newark, today outlined his Restoring Justice Initiative. It would begin clemency proceedings for people serving federal sentences for marijuana-related offenses, reduce ...

Body Recovered in Hamilton Lakes Identified as Trenton Man

HAMILTON, NJ - A body found in a Hamilton Lake Friday has been identified as Dwayne A. Taylor, 25, Trenton.

As previously reported, a resident of Hamilton Lakes Drive reported the partially submerged body to Hamilton Police at approximately 5:10 p.m. 

While the matter remains under investigation there is no indication foul play was involved, according to law enforcement.

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Schirmer Demands Apology from 'Cold and Heartless' Kenny for Criticizing Firefighter's Efforts to Clean 9-11 Memorial

June 22, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ - An effort to beautify Hamilton Township’s 9-11 Memorial has become the latest issue in dispute between Business Administrator David Kenney and Councilwoman Ileana Schirmer.

In an email exchange between the two on Friday, screenshots of which were obtained and viewed by TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville, Schirmer suggested that Kenny should apologize to the firefighters for ...

Benson Champions Bill to Teach Students about Good Mental Health

TRENTON, NJ  – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Hamilton) to integrate mental health education into health and physical education classes for all K-12 students was approved Monday by the Assembly Education Committee.  

Under the bill (A-4446/4592), health education programs in New Jersey schools would include age-appropriate instruction on ...

Greenstein & DeAngelo Bill to Create Technical Education Certificates Heads to Governor's Desk

TRENTON, NJ –  After unanimous approval by both houses of the State Legislature, legislation sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein and Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo establishing a pilot program to assist certain unemployed and underemployed individuals was sent to Governor Phil Murphy on Monday for his consideration.  

"This legislation is an ...

BREAKING NEWS: Hamilton Teachers & BOE Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

June 7, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ-- After tense negotiations, a tentative contract agreement for Hamilton teachers has been reached

On Friday, the Negotiations Committee for the Hamilton Teachers Association (HTEA) and the Negotiations Committee for the Board of Education struck a Memorandum of Agreement for a three-year successor contract according to a Facebook post by the Hamilton Township School ...

Hamilton Students' Mural Shines a light on Human Rights

HAMILTON, NJ - Student artists from Hamilton High School West and Steinert High School were recently accompanied by Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede, members of the Hamilton Township Public School District, representatives of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Hamilton Township, and their classmates to help unveil a new mural on the side of a local business.

The students worked ...

New Police Facility to Provide Top-Notch Training for Local Officers

June 22, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  The Robbinsville Police Department presented their plan on Wednesday night developed to establish a state-of-the-art indoor training facility at the former Miry Run golf course property acquired earlier this year by the town.  

Mayor Fried provided an overview of the project to the Robbinsville Planning Board saying it is in line with the ...

Body Recovered in Hamilton Lakes Identified as Trenton Man

HAMILTON, NJ - A body found in a Hamilton Lake Friday has been identified as Dwayne A. Taylor, 25, Trenton.

As previously reported, a resident of Hamilton Lakes Drive reported the partially submerged body to Hamilton Police at approximately 5:10 p.m. 

While the matter remains under investigation there is no indication foul play was involved, according to law enforcement.

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Arrests Made in Connection with Hamilton Food Store Robberies

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Department announced Tuesday that a pair of suspects have been arrested in connected with a string of armed robberies over recent months. Gabriel Lopez, 31, Hamilton, and Omar Feliciano, 42, Trenton, were arrested at approximately 9:40 pm Sunday after the pair allegedly committed an armed robbery of the Pantry One Food Store at 2013 Hamilton ...

Hamilton Veteran Remembers Landing on Normandy Beach on 75th Anniversary of D-Day

June 6, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ -   Matt Midura was a Hamilton boy, just 19-years old when, one year in the Army, he landed on the shores of Normandy Beach driving a comanding officer's Jeep as droves of soldiers stormed the shores. 

He served under General Patton in the U.S. Army Red Diamond 5th Division when they were sent on a secret mission that became a major turning point ...

"Veterans Only Parking" Designated at Robbinsville Public Buildings

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ  -  In advance of Memorial Day, Robbinsville Township recently designated a parking space for active and retired veterans at its Municipal Building, Senior Center, Police Department, and Fire Department.

The brainchild of Robbinsville resident Regina Arcuri, a longtime supporter of the military, fire, police and other first responders, the dedicated parking ...

Overdose Fighting Narcan to be Available for Free Tuesday

June 17, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ --  On Tuesday pharmacies across New Jersey, including five in Hamilton Township, will provide free dosages of an anti-drug overdose reversal medication as part of Governor Phil Murphy's efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, can reverse an opioid overdose by blocking the effects of opioid drugs on the ...

Robbinsville Council Honors Local Youth for Tourette's Syndrome Advocacy

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Sam Regan, a local Robbinsville resident, student, and Tourette's Syndrome advocate was recognized in April by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ New Jersey Chapter with their prestigious Youth Achievement Award. On Thursday, he was honored further by Robbinsville Township for his work to eliminate the stigma behind the neurological disorder characterized ...

Rutgers Experts: Preteen Suicide Attempts - Mainly By Girls - On the Rise

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since January 2018, 100 New Jersey preteens have attempted suicide by drug overdose, according to data released by the New Jersey Poison Center.

“This trend should sound the alarms. We have young children attempting suicide by overdose at a rate which continues to increase,” said Diane Calello, executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison ...

The Beetles May be Coming to Hamilton

June 19, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ --  With the hope of saving lives and trees, the Hamilton Council revealed on Tuesday night the first steps of their plan to deal with an infestation of beetles that has been spreading in ash trees throughout the nation. The Township recently received a grant from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)  to begin taking an ...

Rutgers Study: Exotic Pet Trade Leading To Non-native, Invasive Species

June 12, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The exotic pet trade has led to several hundred non-native and invasive animal species globally that could harm native species and ecosystems, and the number is expected to rise, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Thousands of vertebrate animal species and tens of millions of animals are shipped internationally and ...

Booker Vows to Extend Clemency to Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

June 21, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - U.S Sen. Cory Booker has promised to initiate clemency for more than 17,000 nonviolent drug offenders in federal prison on day one of his presidency, should he be elected.

Booker, a former mayor and councilman of Newark, today outlined his Restoring Justice Initiative. It would begin clemency proceedings for people serving federal sentences for marijuana-related offenses, reduce ...

Tears Flow as Murphy Signs Law Named for Slain Robbinsville Student

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Before an emotional crowd of family, classmates, and elected leaders, Governor Phil Murphy signed "Sami's Law" on Thursday.

The new law is named after Samantha Josephson, a Robbinsville resident who was brutally murdered in March while attending college in South Carolina, allegedly by an individual she mistook as a driver for a ...

Ride-Sharing Law Written in Honor of Slain NJ College Student Sent To Governor Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – Members of both the New Jersey State Senate and General Assembly offered their unanimous support the Ride-Sharing Safety Act, also known as Sami’s Law.

Under the proposed law, a transportation network company (TNC), commonly considered a ride sharing service, would provide every driver with a two-dimensional barcode or other technology that is unique to ...

Steinert Women's Softball Winning Team Honored by Mercer County Freeholders

June 11, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ --  The Mercer County High School Champion, and division champion, Steinert High School Girls Softball team was honored on Tuesday by Mercer County Freeholders John Cimino and Nina Melker, both Hamilton residents.   

"I am just thrilled for the Steinert Girls Softall team," Cimino told TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville. "It is a tremendous ...

West Orange High School Graduate Killed in West Point Accident

June 8, 2019

WEST POINT, NY -- The armored military personnel vehicle accident at the United States Military Academy early Thursday morning claimed the life of a 2015 graduate of West Orange High School.

Chris Morgan, 22, a West Point cadet who was an acclaimed and decorated wrestling star at WOHS, was killed and 21 other cadets were injured in the crash that occurred before 7:00 a.m. Thursday, ...

Following Arrest of Cherry Hill Woman Senior Citizens Warned not to Fall for Phone Scam

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes is warning senior citizens to protect themselves from a common phone scam by not wiring, transfering or sending money to strangers as a result of a telephone solicitation.

The warning comes after a Cherry Hill woman utilized a Paterson bank account to scam a senior citizen in Texas out of $6,200.

According to ...

Heroic Efforts of Off Duty Paterson Firefighter, Retired Police Officer, a Home Run at Weekend Softball Game

PATERSON, NJ - When the Paterson Fire Department and Paterson Police Department joined together on May 1 for a joint promotion ceremony Fire Chief Brian McDermott looked around the room and stated “this is what collaboration does.”

His desire to build greater teamwork into the city’s public safety efforts was something he has worked towards since his first day on the job, he ...

Alert: Flood Watch Issued Through 7:15 Thursday Evening

June 20, 2019

HAMILTON/ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the Hamilton-Robbinsville area until 7:15pm. Motorists are advised to avoid flood areas.  

 

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Resident Property Search Tool Now Available through Mercer County Clerk

TRENTON, NJ - Vital information for almost every property in Mercer County's 12 municipalities can now be found online, according to Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello.  

At a training held by Sollami Covello and Matthew Lawson, Principal Planner for Mercer County on May 30, employees and property searchers learned about the new Property Information Portal (PIP) ...

Traffic Alert: Quakerbridge Road to Undergo Major Construction

HAMILTON, NJ --  Emergency repairs on the Quakerbridge Road Bridge that goes over the railroad tracks in Lawrence and West Windsor are set to begin on Monday June 17 and last for approximately 15 calendar days will cause signficant delays to drivers Mercer County officials announced on Tuesday.     

According to a statement issued by ...

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