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Robbinsville Youth Creates Apps to Teach Fellow Kids Reading and Math

July 18, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The Robbinsville Township Council took a break from considering the more traditional aspects of local government Thursday to hear a presentation on app development, coding, and education through technology.

Introducing Avyay Kaushik was Council President Ron Witt who said that he was “blown away” by the speaker’s resume which includes numerous ...

Mercer County Sheriff's Officer Aid in Arrest of Most-Wanted Fugitive

TRENTON, NJ -- A 28-year-old man wanted in Puerto Rico in connection with a 2016 shooting that left two dead and several others injured was arrested Friday, and members of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office played a role, according to Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler.

In a statement Tuesday Kemler announced that a U.S. Marshals Service Task Force arrested 28-year-old ...

NJ Amazon Centers Kick into Lightening Speed to Ship Prime Day Deals

EDISON, NJ -  There was a buzz in the air at the Amazon fulfillment center last week. Many of the 2,000 workers inside this 900,000 square foot center were dutifully, briskly ramping up for Prime Day, which ends tonight.

The 36-hour special Amazon Prime Day allows members to take advantage of millions of deals on everything from rice cakes to running shoes, from TVs to toddler beds, ...

Route 130 Reopened After Truck Fire

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Route 130 southbound reopened shortly after noon on Wednesday according to the Robbinsville Office of Emergency Management. 

As reported earlier by TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville, a truck fire at the intersection of Route 130 and Route 33 closed the southbound roadway for approximately two hours while first reporters managed the scene.  

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ALERT: Truck Fire Closes Route 130 Closed at Route 33

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Route 130 southboard is closed at the intersection of Route 33 due to a truck fire at approximately 10:00am on Wednesday according to Robbinsville Office of Emergency Management. 

Robbinsville Police and Fire Department personnel are on the scene as well as New Jersey Department of Transportation. 

No word on the cause of the fire or when the roadway ...

Yaede, Martin Clash over Health Inspector License Revocation

HAMILTON, NJ --  Following a move by the state Department of Health to revoke the license of Hamilton Township's Health Officer, Mayor Kelly Yaede and Council President Jeff Martin clashed Tuesday over the agency's allegations that the public's health, safety, and welfare were put at risk.  

As previously reported by TAPinto Hamilton ...

Yaede, Martin Clash over Health Inspector License Revocation

July 16, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ --  Following a move by the state Department of Health to revoke the license of Hamilton Township's Health Officer, Mayor Kelly Yaede and Council President Jeff Martin clashed Tuesday over the agency's allegations that the public's health, safety, and welfare were put at risk.  

As previously reported by TAPinto Hamilton ...

Failure to Inspect Restaurants, Animal Shelter, Costs Yaede Official License

HAMILTON, NJ --  The license of Mayor Kelly Yaede's top health officer has been revoked by the State Department of Health for several violations that placed the "public health, safety and welfare at risk." Following multiple investigations, the state agency alleges that Hamilton Township Health Officer Jeffrey Plunkett "grossly failed to discharge (your) duties ...

County Veterans to Host Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony

HAMILTON, NJ --  Residents, civic groups, local Scout organizations,and others are invited to participate in a flag decommissioning ceremony on Thursday, July 18, at 6 p.m. at Hamilton Township's Veterans Park near the Klockner Road entrance. 

The Mercer County Office of Veteran Services annually partners with American Legion Post 31 and the Hamilton ...

Robbinsville Youth Creates Apps to Teach Fellow Kids Reading and Math

July 18, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The Robbinsville Township Council took a break from considering the more traditional aspects of local government Thursday to hear a presentation on app development, coding, and education through technology.

Introducing Avyay Kaushik was Council President Ron Witt who said that he was “blown away” by the speaker’s resume which includes numerous ...

Area Students Named to Stockton University Dean's List

GALLOWAY, NJ --  More than a dozen local college students from Hamilton and Robbinsville have been named to the Dean's list for the Spring 2019 semester at Stockton University.

According to the university, full-time students are eligible for the Dean's List is they earn 12 or more credits in a given term.  They also must earn a GPA for the term of ...

Snooze Alarm: Bill To Test Later School Start Time Heads To Governor

HACKENSACK, NJ - Students at some New Jersey high schools may soon be able to hit the snooze alarm a few more times each morning before heading off to hit to classes.

A bill that would authorize the state Department of Education to create a four-year pilot program to study whether later start times should be implemented at New Jersey high schools was approved June 27 by the state legislature ...

Mercer County Sheriff's Officer Aid in Arrest of Most-Wanted Fugitive

July 17, 2019

TRENTON, NJ -- A 28-year-old man wanted in Puerto Rico in connection with a 2016 shooting that left two dead and several others injured was arrested Friday, and members of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office played a role, according to Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler.

In a statement Tuesday Kemler announced that a U.S. Marshals Service Task Force arrested 28-year-old ...

Route 130 Reopened After Truck Fire

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Route 130 southbound reopened shortly after noon on Wednesday according to the Robbinsville Office of Emergency Management. 

As reported earlier by TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville, a truck fire at the intersection of Route 130 and Route 33 closed the southbound roadway for approximately two hours while first reporters managed the scene.  

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ALERT: Truck Fire Closes Route 130 Closed at Route 33

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Route 130 southboard is closed at the intersection of Route 33 due to a truck fire at approximately 10:00am on Wednesday according to Robbinsville Office of Emergency Management. 

Robbinsville Police and Fire Department personnel are on the scene as well as New Jersey Department of Transportation. 

No word on the cause of the fire or when the roadway ...

ONE Project Annual NJ Hunger Project to Hold Annual Meal Packing Event

July 11, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  It all started from a conversation at a local basketball game about the community's needs. Then came a three-hour lunch between two community leaders of different faiths, and now, five years later the ONE Project is gearing up to hold its annual NJ Hunger Project. 

With a focus on diversity and inclusion, and a goal of bringing groups of all faiths ...

Lifetree Community Church Sharon Paint Project "Freshening Up" Elementary School

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Local residents and members of the Lifetree Community Church partnered this week with Sharon Elementary School to freshen up the corridors and classrooms with a fresh coat of paint. The church designed the Sharon School Paint Project as a means to "have a part of improving our community." 

Since the project, which is being led by Pastor ...

Heat Watch Issued for Mercer County

July 16, 2019

TRENTON --  Mercer County cooling centers will open Wednesday morning for area residents to beat the heat after an Excessive Heat Watch was issued by the National Weather Service.  An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected, with hot temperatures and high humidity combining to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are ...

Trenton Water Works to 'Flush' Water Tower

HAMILTON, NJ --  Customers of Trenton Water Works may experience a slight decrease in water pressure on Monday as a result of a routine maintenance procedure.  

According to the agency's Facebook page, Trenton Water Works will flush the one-million-gallon Mercerville Elevated Tank in Hamilton Township on Monday, July 15 at 2 p.m.  This standard maintenance procedure is ...

Are Grandparents Allowing the Kids To Have Too Much Screen Time?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Grandparents have long been associated with letting their grandchildren do things their parents would never permit. Candy. Extended bedtime. Too much television. Carefree fun. They like to spoil their grandchildren.

A new study by Rutgers and other researchers finds that today’s grandparents are still true to their traditional fun-loving image -- allowing their ...

Mercer County to Hold Household Hazardous Materials and Electronics Recycling Event

June 27, 2019

TRENTON, NJ --  It's time to clean out those sheds, closets and garages to get rid of unnecessary household hazardous materials and electronics by disposing of them safely at Saturday’s Mercer County Improvements Authority's special recycling event.   

Mercer County residents can bring their household hazardous materials and electronics to the John ...

Senator Greenstein Joins in Call for Removal of Middlesex County Judge

July 7, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – Senator Linday Greenstein joined Senators Bob Smith, Patrick Diegnan, and  Joseph Vitale, in calling for an immediate investigation into Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Marcia Silva and her removal from the bench.

The Senators submitted a formal complaint to the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct Friday.

The basis for the complaint is a 2018 ...

Baroni to be Released from Prison Pending US Supreme Court Appeal

RICHMOND, VA --  Hamilton resident and former State Senator Bill Baroni will leave prison pending bail following an opinion delivered on Monday by United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Judge Susan Wigenton. 

The decision comes just days after the United State Supreme Court announced that it will hear the appeal of Baroni and his former Port Authority of New ...

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 ...

Robbinsville 10U Team to Take the Field for State Championship Tournament

July 16, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Robbinsville's 10U softball team will take the field Friday night at their level's New Jersey State Little League Championship. The team clinched the Section 3 title on Saturday setting them to start the state tournament facing the Swedesboro-Woolwich 10U team in round one. The older 12U Robbinsville Team bested their equivalent team ...

Robbinsville 12U Softball Team Headed to Bristol

PARSIPPANY, NJ --  The Robbinsville 12U Softball are State Champions once again after being undefeated in this weekend's state championship tournament.The team won the championship in a hard fought win 1-0 win against Swedesboro-Woolwich.

In the double-elimination format tournament, Robbinsville bested the same team from Swedesboro-Woolwich in round one on Friday ...

Robbinsville Girls Advance to Final in Softball State Championship Tournament

PARSIPANNY, NJ- The Robbinsville Little League 12U Softball All Star Team is now 2-0 in the State Championship Tournament following their Saturday win against Little Ferry/South Hackensack/Bogota.

The 4-1 victory came under a hot sun and, following a strategy that Coach Scott Veisz said has long been a staple of the organization, was secured by fighting until the last out. 

The ...

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Linda's Law One Year After Senior Citizen Died When Electricity Was Shut Off

July 7, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday that will require electric public utility companies to verify which residential customers use electrical life-sustaining equipment. 

The new law, co-sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein and Assemblymembers Dan Benson and Waye DeAngelo, is named after Linda Daniels, a 68-year-old Newark grandmother who died after ...

Sheriff's Officers Save the Life of Woman Suffering Drug Overdosing at Mercer Courthouse

July 9, 2019

TRENTON, NJ  --  The quick response of County Sheriff's Officers saved the life of a woman who appeared to be suffering from a drug overdose in front of the Mercer County Court House Monday afternoon according to Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler.  

At around 4:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Officers Jason Magrelli and Scott Frazee encountered a 28-year-old female ...

Camp Out Close to Home in Mercer County Park

WEST WINDSOR -- Central Jersey outdoor lovers will now be able to camp out under the stars close to home and experience the Mercer County Park system with the creation of an overnight campground in the East Picnic Area.

On July 1, County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Park Commission announced the opening of the campground facility which features 10 campsites, ...

Alert: Flood Watch Issued Through 7:15 Thursday Evening

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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On the Anniversary of a Tragedy, Remembering My Son

July 5, 2019

Dear Editor,

The story I am about to tell is both personal and tragic. I weighed my family's privacy against the hope that maybe one life can be saved.

This fourth of July morning will be one year since I found my 20 year old son, Eddie Kobilis face down on the rec room floor. He was gone — and in an instant my family’s life had changed forever. My first words were WHY? WHY? ...

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July 14, 2019

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