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Robbinsville Hosting its First 'BOGO' Fresh Market

May 18, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township is launching its first Buy One, Give One (BOGO) Fresh Market as a "fresh new idea to give back to the community" 

The program encourages area residents to buy extra essential items when they are grocery shopping and donate them to the market. Those items will be distributed on the same day through the Fresh ...

Hamilton Patriotic Committee to Host Armed Forces Day Commemoration

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee (HTPC) invites the public to join them at the annual Armed Forces Day ceremony to pay tribute to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces. 

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 11:00a.m. (with a rain date of Sunday, May 22 at 1:00p.m) at Hamilton's Veterans Park ...

Hamilton Student to Graduate from Prestigious Governor's STEM Scholars Program

May 16, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton's Fadi Farag is one of only 95 New Jersey high school and college students set to graduate on May 21 from the prestigious Governor’s STEM Scholars, a program of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey.

Fadi, who is a junior at Steinert High School, completed the year-long program, which provides a 360° view of ...

Robbinsville's High School Senior Wins Earns Prestigious National Merit Scholarship

HAMILTON, NJ -- Robbinsville Township High School senior Raaha Kumaresan has been named one of only 2,500 Merit Scholar designees across the country.

Raaha is likely to attend college to study medicine. Her $2,500 scholarship is being funded directly by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Robbinsville Township School Superintendent Brian Betze told TAPinto ...

Hamilton Provides Area Resources, Guidance in Baby Formula Shortage

May 20, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- As families all across the country are facing an nfant formula shortage, the Hamilton Township Health Department offered some suggested resources and guidance. 

The Health Department suggested that families should call their personal OB/GYN or pediatrician to see if they have in-office samples or can suggest a similar formula that may be more readily available in ...

Need a Better Way to Manage Stress? The Wilson Center Workshop Can Help

HAMILTON, NJ -- To help area residents find healthy ways to reduce and manage stress, the John O. Wilson Hamilton Neighborhood Center, Inc., in partnership with Professional Counseling and Development Center of Hamilton, is hosting a free educational workshop. 

The “Surviving Stress: Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Reduce Stress” workshop will be held ...

Attacked at Bordentown Juvenile Facility, Corrections Officer Suffers Head and Facial Injuries

May 22, 2022

BORDENTOWN, NJ -- For the second time in five months, a correctional police officer is recovering from head and facial injuries after being attacked by an inmate at the Bordentown Juvenile Medium Security Facility on Thursday morning. 

According to the State Police Benevolent Association's (PBA) Local #105, at approximately 8:40a.m, an officer attempted to distance himself from ...

Governor Murphy, State Lawmakers Propose a Statewide Police Licensing Program

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy, Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and lawmakers, including State Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex), want to create a statewide police licensing program that would require all law enforcement officers to have valid, active licenses to be employed. 

More than 40 states across the country use a form of ...

EPA Awards Hamilton $500K for Nearpara Site Clean-Up

May 23, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township has been selected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to receive a Brownfields Grant that will be used to further the rehabilitation and clean-up of the former Nearpara Rubber Factory plant, Mayor Jeff Martin announced last week. 

Martin said the community is "thrilled to be only one of two towns in New Jersey to receive ...

Rep. Smith Pushing for More Federal Research on Alzheimer's Disease Treatments, Cures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) wants the federal government to put more focus on research of Alzheimer’s disease and the development of treatments and potential cures.

Smith, the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Alzheimer’s Task Force, is now sponsoring a comprehensive legislative package to combat the disease. The ...

TurboTax/Intuit to Pay "Misled" NJ Customers $2.15M in Restitution

May 6, 2022

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the company’s free service offerings.

As part of the settlement, more than 70,000 New ...

$3.2M Federal Grant for NJ Parole Board to Assist in Substance Use Recovery of Offenders

TRENTON, NJ --Through a partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (RUBHC), the New Jersey State Parole Board has earned a $3.238 million federal grant to provide support for peer recovery support services offered under the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program that assists offenders with substance use disorder.

The program will comprise a team of ...

Rotary Club Hosting Annual Bike Donation Drive

May 22, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Hamilton-Robbinsville Rotary Club is holding its annual bike collection drive to give new life to well-loved bikes in order to fund programs operated by the Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County (BGC.)

The Rotary Club Bike Collection Drive will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 11:00 a.m. and 2:00p.m pm at Friendly’s restaurant in the ...

Sharon Elementary School's Day of Service Benefits 15 Area Non-Profits

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Thanks to the efforts of the Sharon School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and school administration that recently hosted their fourth annual Sharon Shines event 15 local non-profit organizations will benefit greatly.

The Sharon Smiles program is a day of service-learning where students across the 50 PreK - 4 classrooms participate in the excitement and ...

Expanding the Fun at the Family Fun Hobbies New Hamilton Location

May 20, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ – One of Hamilton Township's local game stores -- Family Fun Hobbies -- has relocated to a larger space to expand their space for games, classes and tournaments as well as merchandise making it one of the largest hobby and game stores in New Jersey.

Hamilton Township Councilman Anthony Carabelli, Jr. was on hand at the May 4 grand opening of the new 5,000 ...

Wawa Offering Gas Discount for Mobile App Users Through June 12

WAWA, PA — Wawa gas stations are offering Mobile App Fuel Discount for Wawa Rewards members a discount of $0.15 per gallon to help ease the cost of filling their tank.

Originally intended to run through May 8, the deal will now continue through June 12.

Rewards members who use the Wawa app on their phone to activate a fuel pump and pay at any Wawa fuel store ...

Historical Society's Annual Garden Tour Returns Next Month

May 18, 2022

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — After a historic turnout in 2021, the Bordentown Historical Society will once again be presenting its annual History in Bloom Garden Tour next month.

The 2022 event will be taking place on Saturday, June 25 from 11AM to 5PM, with a rain date of Sunday, June 26.

This year's event features tried-and-true favorites as well as new gardens for patrons to ...

Annual Robbinsville Event to Celebrate National Trails Day

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township will celebrate National Trails Day on May 21 with the annual community clean-up of the Thomas J. May Nature Trail. 

Dedicated in 1993, the trail is part of the 36-acre Tatum Park along Meadowbrook Road in Robbinsville and named after the late- Tomm May. May was a local community environmentalist and soil scientist/senior geologist ...

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NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

Mercer County Expanding Outreach Location in Hamilton

May 8, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- Mercer County is expanding their community outreach center in Hamilton Township -- the Mercer County Connection -- in order to better serve residents, officials have announced.

Once complete, the County Connection office will be approximately 4,000 square feet. 

Located in the Hamilton Square Shopping Center on Route 33 and Paxson Avenue, the County Connection ...

More Than 100 Pounds of Unused, Expired Prescription Drugs Turned in Says Mercer County Sheriff Kemler

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- 105 pounds of unused or expired drugs were collected at the recent "Drug Take-Back Day" that urges residents to safely clean out their medicine cabinets, Sheriff Jack Kemler announced.

The disposed medications ranged from daily blood pressure medications to dangerous opiate painkillers and other addictive narcotics. 

"Our goal is to ...

Roadwork to Begin on Hamilton Avenue

May 20, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- Motorists should expect detours along Hamilton Avenue (County Road 606) as milling and resurfacing of the roadway is set to begin on Monday, May 23. 

The Mercer County Department of Transportation officials said that during construction Hamilton Avenue between South Olden Avenue and Newkirk Avenue will be closed to through traffic between 9:00a.m. and ...

Roadwork to Begin on Quakerbridge Road

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County Department of Transportation officials announced on Thursday that roadwork is set to begin on a portion of Quakerbridge Road. 

Beginning on Sunday, May 15, Quakerbridge Roard -- also known as County Road 533 -- will undergo milling and resurfacing between Collins Road to Village Road West - Lawrence Square Blvd North.

The work will be done in the ...

Iconic Coach Stringer Retires; Rutgers to Name Court in Her Honor

May 1, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – C. Vivian Stringer, a Rutgers icon, a trailblazer in women’s basketball and the first Black coach (man or woman) to reach 1,000 wins in Division I competition, has announced her retirement.

Stringer, who also coached at Cheyney State and Iowa during her Hall of Fame career, will officially retire Sept. 1.

In 50 years as a college coach, she amassed 1,055 ...

Former Ocean Spray Plant Could Grow into Cannabis Business

May 23, 2022

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown City Commissioners on Monday night approved resolutions in support of possible cannabis operations at the former Ocean Spray site on Park Street, a first step in what will be a multi-faceted process to bring recreational marijuana businesses to the property.

Originally slated for a mixed-use development named “Cranberry Park” which ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

In the Hamilton-Robbinsville area, prices range between $4.69 per ...

Robbinsville’s Budding Filmmaker Javier Cortez Recognized in Festival

May 22, 2022

WESTAMPTON, NJ  – Robbinsville Township's Javier Cortez's passion about movies is palpable, and recently earned his film All in You the runner-up Outstanding Film Award in Burlington County’s first Juried Short Film Festival.

Cortez's All in You movie, which was judged in the Narrative Film Category, was one of only 11 films ...

Mercer County Parks Summer Series is Back with Nine Concerts

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Music will be in the air once again this summer with the Mercer County Park Commission's Friday Night Concert Series that includes a range of musical genres and a special performance by the legendary Morris Day. 

The Friday Night Concerts will begin on open on July 8 between 6:00p.m and 9:30p.m. on R&B night with the Earth Wind & Fire Tribute Band at ...

Summer is here and ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

May 18, 2022

LBI Region, NJ - After a soggy Spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast.

The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor center ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Receives Approval to Perform Non-Emergent Angioplasties

HAMILTON, NJ - As part of a system-wide initiative to increase access to a comprehensive range of essential cardiac care for residents throughout New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has secured approval from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) to perform elective, or non-emergent, angioplasty procedures.

This approval ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

Loving Laughter: Good for You, Good for Your Relationships

Recently, I was in a workshop on Humor and Coaching, and I haven’t stopped thinking or talking about it all month!

Of course, laughing feels good.

When my husband Gus or son Theo, good naturedly tease me, I laugh and feel more alive in the moment. But I never thought of laughter as a beneficial habit. Who thinks of laughter as being valuable to our well-being like meditating, ...

Rep. Chris Smith Speaks Out on Leaked SCOTUS Opinion

May 4, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC -- The day after a draft opinion written by United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr. that would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade case regarding abortion rights was made public, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) called the leak "an egregious abuse of process and trust."

"That said, the U.S. Supreme Court seems poised to take a powerful step ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...