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Joey's Place 'Where Angels Play' Playground to Call Hamilton Home

April 14, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township will soon have a new playground for their little residents. Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin, Where Angels Play Foundation Founder Bill Lavin and Joey’s Little Angels founders James and Nicole Angiolino jointly announced a public-private partnership to create “Joey’s Place” playground at Limewood Park.

Joey’s Little ...

Roll 'Em: Look for Your Little Chick in Easter Egg Hunt Video

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Did your family create a video of your little chicks searching for eggs for the annual Hamilton Township Easter Egg Hunt?  Now is the time to hunt for their cute faces in the video that Hamilton Township compiled of the community. 

This is the second year that Hamilton Township held their community Easter Egg hunt virtually.  Dozens of ...

Mercer County, NJ Pauses Delivery of J & J Vaccine After CDC Issues Warning

April 13, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Mercer County is halting the use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson (J&J) coronavirus vaccine after the New Jersey Department of Health issued a directive to all vaccination sites. The decision comes on the same day as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration issued warnings about potentially ...

How to Battle Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Thoughts During the Pandemic

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC report on the physical toll the pandemic is having, COVID is having a serious impact on mental ...

Hamilton Council Makes Changes to Traffic Pattern at Proposed Wawa

April 8, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Council has made changes to the parking and traffic pattern near the future Wawa site that will be located on the empty property near the Whitehorse Circle where a gas station once stood.  The Wawa construction was approved by the Township Planning Board in September.

Under the resolution, which was approved unanimously by ...

Consumer Advocate NJ Rate Counsel Calls for In-Depth Investigation Into Altice

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The New Jersey Division of the Rate Counsel has asked the state's Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to press forward on an investigation into Altice's, also known as Optimum, ability to serve its customers. The request comes just weeks after the BPU held a hearing precipitated by complaints filed by, among others, Hamilton Township Mayor ...

Three Arrested in Burglary of Hamilton Auto Service Shop

April 6, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Three individuals have been arrested in an early morning burglary at an auto service according to the Hamilton Township Police Division. At approximately, 1:58 am on Tuesday, April 6, Officer Jordan Kostoplis was near Sylvan Avenue and Graffam Avenue in Hamilton when he heard the sound of a loud power tool that appeared to be coming from the parking ...

Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Two Vehicles on Rt. 29, Police Seek Witnesses

TRENTON, NJ -- Law enforcement officials are asking for information from the public regarding a Saturday incident in which a pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing Rt. 29.

According to the Trenton Police Department, at approximately 8:30pm on Saturday, April 3, officers responded to the area of Route 29 North and Hermitage Avenue after receiving reports of a pedestrian ...

NJ State Police Accepting Recruit Applications

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey State Police are currently looking for individuals who want to join their century-old elite police force. 

The agency has more than 120 career paths with specialized training opportunities. State Troopers earn a starting salary of almost $65,000 per year with pension, health and life insurance benefits for 14-day work months. There are ...

Local Family Seeking Help Getting Their Daughter with Genetic Disorder a Service Dog

April 12, 2021

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Breden family - parents Elizabeth and Lief and twin daughters, Kelly and Sabrina -- are asking the community for support, so that Kelly can maintain her independence’s currently challenged by an extremely rare genetic disorder.  As a family who would do anything for their loved one, they started a Go Fund Me campaign that they say will go ...

Jump into the Pool: Hernandez Swims Past 1,000 Laps to Support Hamilton YMCA

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- In celebration of the many hours he has spent in the pool at the Hamilton Area YMCA, and to help keep the center's programs strong for other swimmers, Roberto Hernandez set  a goal of completing 100 laps per day to raise money for them.

On his Go Fund Me page, Roberto said that "My Y is more than just the place I work, or a pool where I practice ...

Hamilton Man Charged with Murder in 2018 Shooting of Nottingham High Basketball Player

March 30, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Murder charges have been filed against a Hamilton Township man, and three others, in connection with the homicide of Kuyler Fowler - a well-known Nottingham Basketball player. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced the charges on Tuesday following an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force into the May 30, 2018 ...

Now Law: Parental Notification Required for Juvenile Marijuana, Alcohol Offenses

TRENTON, NJ — Parents will now be notified the first time their underage child is caught using or possessing marijuana or alcohol under a measure signed into law on Friday by Governor Phil Murphy.  The law sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Assemblyman Dr. Herb Conaway (D-Burlington) revises the recently enacted adult-use cannabis law ...

Rutgers to Open COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Faculty, Students, Staff

April 7, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers officials announced on Tuesday that the University’s application to be a point of dispensing of COVID-19 vaccines has been approved by the state.

Once Rutgers’ supply allotment has been determined and supplied by the state, it will offer vaccines to Rutgers faculty, staff and students on the Camden, Newark and New Brunswick ...

Robbinsville Parent's $14K Fight to Reopen Schools

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - It’s been a difficult year for students, and their parents, try to do their best with at-home learning to say the least. Teachers are also pulling double duty teaching their classes while taking care of the educational needs of their own children. After a full year of remote learning, most, it seems, just want schools to go back to ...

Where's My Bunny?

April 14, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Oh no!  Looks like somebody lost their bunny rabbit just weeks after the Easter holiday! 

A fluffy white rabbit with gray markings was recently found on Beal Street off of Klockner Road in Hamilton.  The bunny has been brought to the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter until they can hop hop hop back home!

If this is your bunny ...

Hamilton Animal Shelter Looking for Petite Pomeranian's Family

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center is hoping to reconnect a lost petite Pomeranian with her family. 

The 15 pound little Pomeranian that has fuzzy brown fur was found on Beal Street in Hamilton. 

If this is your dog, please contact the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter at (609) 890-3550. The owner must show proof of ...

Mercer County Plugs Network of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Through Pay$ to Plug In Program

April 14, 2021

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Monday the creation of a new network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will be located at 11 county-owned properties. The expansion comes through a state grant of $88,000 to install EV charging stations across Mercer County.

The stations will meet the growing need for vehicle charging ...

Hamilton Land, Stream Clean-Up Set for Saturday

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Volunteers are needed to help keep their Hamilton hometown environmentally friendly through a community clean-up.

Hamilton Township Environmental Commission and Green Team are hosting a Land and Stream Clean-up on Saturday, April 10 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Volunteers will gather in the Kuser Farm Park parking lot located at 390 Newkirk Ave. They will then follow ...

Hamilton YMCA Scholarships Available for Swim, Water Safety Lessons for Children with Disabilities

April 10, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ --  The Hamilton Area YMCA wants to create equal opportunities for all and get children of diverse backgrounds into the pool.  Through the launch of a pilot program to provide access to water safety lessons, the YMCA is focused on reaching out to local children with disabilities.

To achieve the goal of making swim lessons more accessible ...

Trenton Thunder to Host Triple-A Buffalo Bisons During 2021 Season

TRENTON, NJ -- Baseball season will soon be back in action at the home of Trenton Thunder at the Arm and Hammer Park with the added excitement of the team hosting the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons for the 2021 seasons. The Bisons are affiliated with the Major League Baseball (MLB) Team the Toronto Blue Jays.

"After 27 years serving as the Double-A home of the Detroit Tigers, Boston ...

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Mercer County to Set Spending Plan for Economic Recovery Funds

April 10, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  – Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes recently announced that his Administration has begun planning how to their federal portion of American Rescue Plan (ARP.)  The County is slated to receive $71 million from the federal COVID-19 relief package that President Biden recently signed into law.

“The pandemic has affected nearly every ...

Mercer County Celebrate Public Health Week, Remembers Health Educator Lost to COVID

TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Brian M. Hughes encouraged the community to commemorate Public Health Week that will be held between April 5 and 9. When the first COVID-19 (coronavirus) case in Mercer County in March 2020, the Division of Public Health and its partners have worked tirelessly to get all of us through this pandemic.

The team at Mercer Public Health gathered on ...

Murphy Offers Updated Pandemic Travel Guidelines

April 6, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  – Following updated recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month, Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health issued new COVID-19 travel guidance Monday. 

“While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated CDC guidance have made it possible for vaccinated individuals to resume ...

All Residents Ages 16+ Eligible for Vaccination on April 19, Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ – All New Jersey residents 16 years old and over will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination beginning on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1, Governor Murphy announced Monday.

The state’s phased vaccination roll out has successfully administered 4.7 million doses of vaccine to essential frontline workers, ...

Creating Habits of Gratitude

I’ve had a gratitude habit for over ten years now, but the pandemic has raised my gratitude bar. If you don’t already practice daily gratitude I’m going to show you how easy it is to incorporate into your life and how beneficial it is, too. 

For most of us, keeping our spirits up and positive during this pandemic has been a tremendous challenge. But now, as we begin to ...

Welcome to 'Unleash Your Positive Possibilities'

I’m excited to introduce myself and my column to you. I’m what I would call a personal growth fanatic. I have always been fascinated with finding inner peace and accessing what it takes to fulfill dreams. I’m guessing you, my reader, seek peace and have dreams you hope to fulfill, too.

I’ve lived in Mercer County for 34 years, was an East Windsor Elementary School ...

Take a Virtual Spin at the 13th Annual LBI Wedding Road Show & Party Planning Tour April 25

April 9, 2021

Explore a lobby filled with venues, vendors, experts, and plenty of chances to win prizes as the destination wedding and party event comes directly to you for planning needs


LBI Region, NJ - With the world reopening, plans are being made to safely gather, celebrate and make milestones memorable. As schedules become busier, it is important to get a closer look at who can provide you ...

Downtown Trenton Building to be Sold at Auction

Max Spann Real Estate & Auction Co is pleased to announce the Auction of a Downtown Trenton office building located at 118 West State Street in the City of Trenton, New Jersey. The Property will be sold in an online only Auction concluding Wednesday April 21, 2021 at 11:00AM. Bidders may bid on their computer or through the Max Spann phone app.  

The Downtown site consists of a ...

TAPinto TV Wins Twice at Garden State Film Festival

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto TV, a medium-based franchise owned by East Main Media’s Brian Brodeur, won two Garden State Film Festival Awards.

The franchise’s “HomeGrown” series won awards for Best Television Show and Best Original Score from a Television Show.

“HomeGrown” is a series produced by East Main Media that follows host Stephanie Willoughby as ...

Celebrating Donate Life Month

April 8, 2021

Springtime has now brought us a renewed spirit and hope as we look forward to the months ahead when we will begin to see each other again in person for community events and activities. Throughout the month of April, we are celebrating National Donate Life Month! This is our time to encourage family, friends and neighbors to register as organ and tissue donors and to honor those who have given the ...

Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Commission Declares Stop Asian Hate

Some Americans live comfortably and unconsciously understanding that their behaviors, attitudes and utterances are supported by systems that will judge and treat them fairly.  These individuals do not fear that their existence threatens other individuals and communities.  They do not fear that their appearance and intentions will ever be questioned.  They do not need to.  The ...

Mercer County Update on COVID One-Year Since the Impact, Looking Forward

New Jersey reached a milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination program this week as more than 1 million people in the state now have been fully vaccinated. Mercer County is making steady progress as well, with more than 82,500 County residents having received at least their first dose of vaccine. That number reflects doses that have been administered to Mercer residents at our two County vaccination ...

Rotary Club to Host Annual Fundraiser Auction

April 1, 2021

HAMILTON -- ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Rotary Club of Robbinsville-Hamilton will be hosting its annual art auction in conjunction with Marlin Art, the premier fundraising art auction company in the northeast. The auction will feature beautifully framed fine art in various media and price ranges

Rotary Club President Tom Damm noted the importance of the annual event to the overall ...

Bordentown Street Fair Cancelled for 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — COVID is forcing the cancellation of the Bordentown Street Fair for the second year in a row.

Organizers made the announcement in a Facebook post Sunday night, citing possible new COVID regulations and restrictions. 

"Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic regulations and possible new COVID restrictions, we are announcing the cancellation of ...

New Jersey Date Night: The Best Brunch Spots

April 11, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Most couples are conditioned to think that romance only can be found after 7:30 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday. But those in the know realize that intimate moments aren’t found in only one or two specific windows of time: there are no restrictions on when it can be found.

One Date Night time ...

NJ Restaurants to Customers: Don’t be a No-Show, Especially Now

NEW JERSEY — No-shows have always been an issue for restaurants, but with pandemic restrictions limiting seating, these days the effects can be devastating.

Restaurant owners have a plea for patrons who can’t make their reservations: Just call and cancel.

“In previous years, busy days for us were a logistics challenge,” said Chris Migton, executive chef at Chez ...

Emergency Rooms In NJ Flooded With Children Seeking Help With Mental Health

April 8, 2021

The Covid 19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of children across New Jersey. The people most impacted by Covid-19 are the most vulnerable members of our society. Emergency rooms across New Jersey and the country have been flooded with parents seeking help for children struggling with anxiety, depression and behavioral issues.

Over the past decade the number of ...

NJ Medical Marijuana Patients Seem to Have Been Forgotten

Now that adult-use marijuana is legal in New Jersey, it seems policymakers are so consumed with setting up that market that they have forgotten about medical marijuana patients entirely. Medical marijuana has been legal in New Jersey for over a decade, but the market is underdeveloped with just 14 dispensaries to meet the needs of the state’s110,000 registered medical ...