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Witnesses Sought in Crash at Intersection of Kuser, Klocker Roads

September 23, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- The driver involved in motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Klockner and Kuser roads in Hamilton was pulled from his burning car by a police office and local resident early Wednesday morning. The Hamilton Police are looking for witnesses in the ongoing accident investigation.

The accident, which occurred at approximately 2:00 am on September ...

Get Ready to Shred at Annual Hamilton Paper Shredding Event

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township's annual free paper shredding event will be held on Saturday, September 26 at the Hamilton Police Division Parking lot near the Municipal Court entrance at 1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road. 

The free event, held so that residents can safely dispose of papers and documents, particularly those with sensitive information will begin at 8:00 ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

Murphy Blasts Republicans’ ‘Blatant Power Grab’ in Rushing to Replace Ginsburg

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said Republican lawmakers are displaying “rank hypocrisy” in looking to “ram a nominee” for the seat left vacant by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with less than seven weeks to go before Election Day 2020.

Three days after Ginsburg’s death, Murphy — a Democrat — called out U.S. Senate Republicans ...

Robbinsville Senior Center Reopening for Outdoor Activities, Limited Indoor Use by Non-Profits

September 21, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- After more than six months of being closed to protect residents from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Robbinsville Senior Center will be bustling once again for the use by non-profit organizations. On Monday Robbinsville Township officials announced on that the space was set to reopen for outdoor activities and limited indoor functions. 

In the past ...

Roadwork Planned for Hamilton Area of Sloan Ave., Quakerbridge Road

HAMILTON, NJ - Drivers should consider alternate routes to avoid road construction in the coming weeks.  Beginning Wednesday, September 23, the Mercer County Department of Transportation will be working on a milling and resurfacing project on Sloan Avenue (CR649) between the I-295 Overpass and Quakerbridge Road.

Construction and partial road closures will take place Monday ...

Hamilton Holding Cat, Dog Rabies Clinic

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township will host a free rabies clinic to protect local cat and dogs.

The free rabies clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 22 between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the McManimon Building located at 320 Scully Ave in Hamilton. 

Cats and dogs must be at least 3 months old; Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in a carrier. Vaccines will ...

Hamilton School District Opening 'Pop Up' School Houses

September 14, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- It hasn't been a normal Back to School September for students, so it makes sense that there will be a new approach to connecting parents with schools first-hand. That is why the Hamilton Township School District will be hosting "Pop-Up School Houses" this fall at four elementary schools.

This will be the first year that the School District is ...

Smartphones Are Lowering Students' Grades, Rutgers Study Finds

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - So, you think being able to Google the answers on your smartphone will be your ticket to good grades as the school year kicks off?

Think again, says Rutgers researchers.

The ease of finding information on the internet is hurting students’ long-term retention and resulting in lower grades on exams, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick study.

The ...

Witnesses Sought in Crash at Intersection of Kuser, Klocker Roads

September 23, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- The driver involved in motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Klockner and Kuser roads in Hamilton was pulled from his burning car by a police office and local resident early Wednesday morning. The Hamilton Police are looking for witnesses in the ongoing accident investigation.

The accident, which occurred at approximately 2:00 am on September ...

Hamilton Police Seek Witnesses to Serious Crash

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Police are looking to speak with individuals who may have witnessed, or have information about, a serious motor vehicle accident that happened in the early morning hours of Saturday. According to offials the crash took place at the intersection of Cedar Lane and Woolsey Street at  2:27 a.m. 

The two-car accident involved a 2016 Black BMW ...

Public Assistance Sought in Identifying Suspect in Sex Attack

TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County law enforcement officials are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in a sex assault that occurred in Trenton over the summer. The investigation is ongoing.

On July 23, a 29-year-old woman was walking to work in the early morning hours in the area of S. Broad Street and Chestnut Avenue when she was approached by her ...

Steps to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry Now Law

September 17, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

‘Historic Moment’ for Hamilton Township as Consolidation of Fire Districts Gets State Approval

HAMILTON, NJ -- After years of proposals, studies, and political debate, the consolidation of Hamilton Township’s Fire District’s is one step close to becoming reality. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Local Finance Board unanimously approved the plan on Wednesday.

Noting that conversations on the issued have been ongoing for nearly 20 years Hamilton Township ...

New Movie Added to Drive-In Event Calendar at Mercer County Park Commission

September 21, 2020

WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- The Mercer County Park Commission has made an addition to the popular line-up of drive-in movies. The Commission, in coordination with the Princeton National Rowing Association, will now screen the movie "A Most Beautiful Thing" that tells the story of the first all-Black high school rowing team.

The movie will be held as a drive-in on Sunday, September ...

Gov. Murphy to Host Virtual Conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci

September 21, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that he will be holding a live virtual conversation with one of the nation's leading experts on COVID-19 (coronavirus) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. 

There have been more than 200,000 cases of coronavirus reported in New Jersey. More than 14,000 New Jerseyan ...

State Lawmaker Dr. Conaway Calling for Flu Vaccines for All Students in School, Child Care and Higher Ed

BORDENTOWN, NJ – With the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many health care experts are raising concerns about the impact of upcoming flu season. Since patients may experience the same symptoms for the common flu and the coronavirus it can make it difficult to differentiate between them.

State lawmaker Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-Burlington) wants to protect ...

State Health Officials Warns of Possible ‘Twin-Demic’

TRENTON, NJ -- Speaking at Governor Murphy's Monday COVID-19 press briefing, NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.  

“As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This year we are preparing for the possibility of a ...

Hamilton Remembers 9/11 in Annual Somber Ceremony

September 11, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township local leaders, first responders, members of the faith community, veterans and families came together on Friday to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America on September 11. 

Mayor Jeff Martin and Council President Rick Tighe led the ceremony which was head at the 9/11 Memorial Cove in Veterans Park. The area ...

Celebrating the American Flag: Robbinsville Hangs New Flags on 9/11

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Almost 100 area residents came out to show their pride in the American flag on the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the country. The group of veterans, families, men, women, and children from all walks of life showed the diversity of the community and unity in their support for the country.

At the event, Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried reiterated ...

TAPinto Tomato Troubles, and Solutions

August 29, 2020

You waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. Don't worry, you can still have a great harvest and improve things for next season.

Blossom end rot is a common problem on the first set of fruit. The bottom of the tomato turns black. This is not caused by a disease but is the result of a calcium deficiency in the developing fruit.

Get Ready to Shred at Annual Hamilton Paper Shredding Event

September 23, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township's annual free paper shredding event will be held on Saturday, September 26 at the Hamilton Police Division Parking lot near the Municipal Court entrance at 1270 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road. 

The free event, held so that residents can safely dispose of papers and documents, particularly those with sensitive information will begin at 8:00 ...

More Shade Coming to Hamilton with Free Residential Tree Program

HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township officials announced Monday that the Shade Tree Commission will be offering free shade trees to local residents through a tree planting initiative. Over the next three years, Hamilton will spend over $1 million to remove dead and dying trees and plant new trees around town. 

The program is funded by private developers that pay into an ...

Greenstein Bills Create "Climate Vulnerability" Plans in Municipalities

TRENTON, NJ -- Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) wants municipalities to take the environment into account by adding climate vulnerability factors into their master plans, according to legislation that she helped usher through the New Jersey State Senate Thursday.

“Much of New Jersey is susceptible to the effects of climate change, from the flood plains in Central ...

Greenstein Proposal to Examine Safety, Rights of Inmates Now Law

September 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ  – A newly formed commission will take a close look at potential incidents of sexual assault, misconduct, and harassment by staff against inmates in state correctional facilities under a new law sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex)

"While we have enacted multiple pieces of legislation to address issues of sexual assault and misconduct ...

Notorious RBG Got Her Start in Newark

NEWARK, NJ - Long before she became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent nearly a decade in Newark as a professor at the School of Law–Newark, now Rutgers Law School.

Ginsburg, 87, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, worked at the law school from 1963 to 1972, a period when it was at the forefront of the social justice ...

Drugs, Guns, Ammo Recovered in Hamilton House Raid

HAMILTON, NJ -- The New Jersey State Police announced the arrest of a Hamilton man at his home where they alledly found illegal ammunition and drugs. The arrests made on Thursday came after a six-month investigation by State Troopers into two men -- Colin Blake, 26, Hamilton, along with an associate, Tyshiek Shaw, 30, Trenton -- both suspected of selling narcotics in the area of ...

High School Football Officials to Participate in Diversity Workshops

September 14, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association), the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the NFL. The organization will host a two-day, virtual, diversity, bias, and cultural competence workshop for football game officials. The two-day session’s goal is to increase ...

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NJ's Largest Running Corn Maze Mercer's Howell Farms Opens

September 19, 2020

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- New Jersey's longest running corn maze - Mercer County's Howell Farms - opened Saturday for its 24th season. The maze will be open from noon until 4:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday for the remainder of September and from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Fridays, noon until 8:00 p.m. Saturdays, and noon until 4:00 p.m. Sundays through October.

The maze will also be ...

Clean Out those Garages at Mercer County Hazardous Waste, Electronics Recycling Day

TRENTON, NJ - The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host its routine Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day for residens to dispose of materials that have piled up in their garages, sheds or basements. 

The Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) Disposal Day will take place on Friday, September 18 between 12:00pm and 5:00 pm and Saturday, Sept.

Was Your House Shaking or Earth Quaking?

HAMILTON, NJ--  "Did you just feel something?"

That was the question many Hamilton and Robbinsville residents were asking in the middle of the night, as the town felt a 3.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred in East Freehold early this morning. 

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck at about 2am early Wednesday morning, triggering an ...

Murphy Blasts Republicans’ ‘Blatant Power Grab’ in Rushing to Replace Ginsburg

September 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said Republican lawmakers are displaying “rank hypocrisy” in looking to “ram a nominee” for the seat left vacant by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with less than seven weeks to go before Election Day 2020.

Three days after Ginsburg’s death, Murphy — a Democrat — called out U.S. Senate Republicans ...

West Coast Wildfires Bring Smoke to Northeast Skies

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The prevailing haziness of the past few months is proving to be more than just mental today. That's because smoke from the massive wildfires impacting numerous locations along the West Coast of the United States has worked its way into the jetstream, creating a faint pall over East Coast skylines.

According to New York Metro Weather, "Visible satellite imagery shows ...

Head of Motor Vehicle Commission Praises Agency Despite Widespread Criticism

TRENTON, NJ – Sue Fulton read a recent tweet from a man who had arrived at his local Motor Vehicle Commission agency site and, in short time, gleefully walked away with his new license plates.

Even Fulton, the head of the much-maligned and often-mocked state department, had to admit that such words of praise are few and far between these days.

Amid a storm of complaints of long lines ...

Plant Trees Now for Decades of Shade and Beauty

September 20, 2020

Cooler temperatures and warm soil make fall a great time to add trees to your landscape. Make the most of this investment of money and time and give your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care.

Select a tree suited to the growing conditions, your landscape design and available space. Make sure it tolerates the sunlight, soil and temperature extremes. Check the tag for ...

Paterson Will Pilot Guaranteed Income

“I'm now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In June 2020, a coalition of mayors founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) to advocate for direct, recurring cash payments to everyday ...

Chris Smith Silent on Trump’s Lies, Insults to Veterans

Chris Smith, Republican from New Jersey’s Fourth Congressional District, often portrays himself as a moderate, bipartisan leader from a pre-Trump era. He tries very hard to not let the worst of Trump tarnish this carefully maintained image, but the act has been stretched beyond credulity.

Unlike a true bipartisan leader, Smith refuses to condemn even the most egregious of Trump’s ...

Trenton Renewables Recycles Food Waste to Create Renewable Energy

September 22, 2020

With new regulations mandating the recycling of food waste taking effect in 2021, Trenton Renewables, New Jersey’s only food waste recycling and Class I Renewable Energy Facility, today hosted a plant tour and briefing to engage the community about this new legislation and showcase New Jersey’s continued leadership in fostering a thriving, green economy.

Effective in 2021, NJ ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

September 22, 2020

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...