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Firefighters to Take Part in Charity Bike Ride for Scholarships 9/11 Victims

August 25, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ --  Three local firefighters will saddle up on their bicycles and make the more than 300-mile long ride from Washington D.C. to Pennsylvania in September to pay tribute to the first responders lost on 9/11 and to honor members of the military. The event is part of the 9/11 Promise Run which was established in 2016 to commemorate the lives lost in the ...

Westfield 6-year-old all Smiles After Boy Rescues her Lost Tooth

WESTFIELD, NJ — Like plucking a needle from a haystack, 6-year-old Alex Miskolczi found a baby tooth underwater at Westfield Memorial Pool last week.

Now, even more incredibly, he's found the local girl who lost the incisor.

Colette Sahm, a 6-year-old headed to Washington School next month, lost the wiggly tooth after biting into a fudge pop while seated on benches ...

New Jersey Date Night: Going Vegan in the Garden State

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

No animals were harmed in the making of this date.

Oftentimes in the dating world we encounter online profiles that include a potential date’s dietary preferences. From carnivores to pescatarians, there’s a gamut of eaters out there, but where exactly do you take them for a meal? Same goes for ...

Expanded Use of Ignition Locks Implemented to Curb Drunk Driving

TRENTON, NJ --  In an effort to crack down and deter drunk driving,  Governor Phil Murphy signed a new law on Friday expanding the use of ignition interlock devices for those convicted of drunk driving offenses and of refusing breath tests. 

"Expanding the use of ignition interlock devices is just common sense," said Murphy. "We must deter drunk driving ...

Sudden Medical Leave Causes Cancellation of Animal Shelter Hearing

HAMILTON, NJ --  A sudden medical leave by Hamilton Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Director Marion Mumford has caused the cancellation of a Friday meeting by a Hamilton Township Council subcommittee overseeing the facility, officials said. 

The cancellation comes a week after Mumford was unable to attend an evening meeting before the committee. Township Business ...

Following Outbreak at Hamilton Senior Building Board of Health Puts Legionnaires' Disease Response Under a Microscope

HAMILTON, NJ --  Following on from a string of Legionnaires' Disease cases that broke out among senior residents at the Alvin E. Gershen Apartments, the Hamilton Board of Health met Tuesday night to discuss what was done to remedy the situation. 

Three cases of Legionnaires' Disease have been reported among residents of the Gershen Apartments in the last 13 ...

Expanded Use of Ignition Locks Implemented to Curb Drunk Driving

August 23, 2019

TRENTON, NJ --  In an effort to crack down and deter drunk driving,  Governor Phil Murphy signed a new law on Friday expanding the use of ignition interlock devices for those convicted of drunk driving offenses and of refusing breath tests. 

"Expanding the use of ignition interlock devices is just common sense," said Murphy. "We must deter drunk driving ...

Sudden Medical Leave Causes Cancellation of Animal Shelter Hearing

HAMILTON, NJ --  A sudden medical leave by Hamilton Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Director Marion Mumford has caused the cancellation of a Friday meeting by a Hamilton Township Council subcommittee overseeing the facility, officials said. 

The cancellation comes a week after Mumford was unable to attend an evening meeting before the committee. Township Business ...

Hamilton Refuses Robbinsville Offer to Study Shared Sewer Rate Charges

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Robbinsville Mayor David Fried responded Wednesday to an announcement made at Tuesday's Hamilton Township Council meeting that Mayor Kelly Yaede's Administration would not support an independent sewer rate study strongly backed by Robbinsville Township.  This is the latest impasse in an ongoing dispute between the neighboring ...

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 ...

Firefighters to Take Part in Charity Bike Ride for Scholarships 9/11 Victims

August 25, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ --  Three local firefighters will saddle up on their bicycles and make the more than 300-mile long ride from Washington D.C. to Pennsylvania in September to pay tribute to the first responders lost on 9/11 and to honor members of the military. The event is part of the 9/11 Promise Run which was established in 2016 to commemorate the lives lost in the ...

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

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 ...

Following Outbreak at Hamilton Senior Building Board of Health Puts Legionnaires' Disease Response Under a Microscope

August 22, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ --  Following on from a string of Legionnaires' Disease cases that broke out among senior residents at the Alvin E. Gershen Apartments, the Hamilton Board of Health met Tuesday night to discuss what was done to remedy the situation. 

Three cases of Legionnaires' Disease have been reported among residents of the Gershen Apartments in the last 13 ...

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

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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CentraState Offering “Dancing with Parkinson’s Disease” Program

August 24, 2019

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP―CentraState Medical Center is offering a 12-week dance program for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) that will run from September 4 to November 25, 2019, Monday and Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

The free program is led by CentraState physical therapists who are specially trained in working with patients who have PD and similar diagnoses.

“We’ve gotten ...

NJ Human Services Invests Nearly $4 Million in Combatting the Opioid Epidemic

Funding supports prevention and recovery; Builds on Department’s work to expand treatment

 

TRENTON - New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that the Department has awarded nearly $4 million to provide services to help individuals with opioid use disorder sustain their recovery and to support initiatives to educate older New Jerseyans ...

Fundraiser/Meet the Candidates

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 ...