Hamilton/Robbinsville Top Stories

November 28, 2020

NEW JERSEY – With the holiday shopping season in full swing, New Jersey’s attorney general is warning consumers to be on the lookout for new scams and a slew of cyber attacks targeting shoppers. Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs are expecting an uptick in ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton is planning on ringing in the holidays with sparkle and cheer -- in a safe way.  Because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Township has scaled back the traditional Winter Wonderland event. Instead, it will be hosting "Hamilton's Holidays in the Park" where ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- For more than 35 years the Cross and Shamrock in Hamilton has been the go-to place for families looking for a bit of Irish specialties and religious goods. But, even with multi-generational customer support, they have been impacted by the coronavirus that has affected small ...

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EWING, NJ -- An "aircraft landed hard and long." That was the emergency scenario posed to aviation and government representatives as well as more than a dozen agencies that took part in Trenton-Mercer Airport’s (TTN) full-scale emergency exercise on November 19.  Because of the ongoing COVID-19 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The surge of coronavirus cases across the country has prompted Gov. Phil Murphy not to release this week’s coronavirus travel advisory based on its current criteria. However, he strongly advised individuals to refrain from nonessential interstate travel and to still self-quarantine ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- To combat the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Mercer County and Vault Health Services tested 302 people for COVID-19 on Tuesday during walk-up testing at CURE Insurance Arena. In addition to staff from the County and Vault, the Trenton Health Team provided bilingual nurses to help ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  For more that 28 years, Hamilton Fire Captain Fred Taylor has served and protected the community.  On Tuesday, Taylor worked his final shift on Engine 19 before his retirement.  In a social media post from Hamilton Township Fire District 9 and Groveville Fire Company, his ...

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NEWARK, NJ --  Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Monday that his office has filed complaints against several state physicians, including one from Hamilton, for allegedly inappropriately writing “off-label” prescriptions for high dosages of the powerful opioid and cancer pain medication ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Most Mercer County government offices and facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in observance of Thanksgiving. County government will reopen – with visits by appointment only – on Monday, Nov. 30. Information on visiting county offices and ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The teachers at Hamilton's Klockner Elementary School were spotlighted on Monday during The Ellen Show, featured on nationally broadcast daytime talk show hosted by Ellen DeGeneres who praised the teachers for their dedication to students.  "You know what else I'm grateful ...

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NEW JERSEY — A video has heavily circulated showing Gov. Phil Murphy being loudly confronted Saturday night at a Red Bank restaurant while he was outdoors dining with his wife and the rest of his family.  At least two women reportedly approached the governor’s table during the encounter. Murphy ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts, and setting change the fabric of the holiday season to come.  With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township has dimmed the lights on the virtual lighting of the community Christmas Tree and Menorah this year.  The decision was made on Monday to cancel the program to protect the health of the more than two dozen municipal employees who would have needed to be ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --   He was enjoying his college spring semester studying abroad. Based out of London and traveling through Europe to cities that included Amsterdam, Budapest, Barcelona and Milan, it was supposed to be an experience of a lifetime. That's when COVID-19 (coronavirus) began to ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ  – The Mercer County Park Commission's annual effort to encourage residents to #OptOutside the day after Thanksgiving is being extended with family friendly outdoor challenges covering six days, from November 25 through November 30.  Participants can tackle the self-guided ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township will be lighting their community Christmas Tree and Menorah once again this year. However, to keep the community healthy during the ongoing virus pandemic, the lightings will be coming into homes virtually.  The Christmas Tree and Menorah lighting with ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Hamilton Township firefighters made quick work of a blaze that started in a garage to a home in the 2500 block of Whitehose Mercerville Road Saturday afternoon.  No injuries were reported from the fire.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.  Sign ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Department kicked off their annual Toys for Tots drive on Thursday. The program provides new toys for children between the aged of 4 and 17 who may not be able to otherwise have something special to unwrap on Christmas morning.  Saying that the drive ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Efforts to preserve the roadway for Yardville-Hamilton Square received a $655,000 boost Wednesday while Robbinsville was awarded $600,000 is state dollars to resurface Voelbel Road. Both, Governor Phil Murphy announced, are part of a total of $161.25 million in grants to ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- New Jersey is expected to receive its first batch of 130,000 COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccines toward the end of December, Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday. The state expects to have a total of 400,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine available for New Jerseyans quickly ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ --  The rise in COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases coupled with difficulty in maintaining staffing when members of the school faculty need to quarantine has led the Hamilton Township School District (HTSD) to move to an all-remote instructional model. In a letter to the community on ...

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TRENTON, NJ – United States Attorney Craig Carpenito announced on Thursday that a Hamilton man admitted in court to possessing a heavily loaded handgun as well as more than 400 bricks of heroin and cash.   Armond Holloway, 44, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp via ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township School District students will be learning fully remotely for some time to come announced Superintendent Brian Betze on Thursday.  In a message to the community, Betze cited an uptick in the cases in coronavirus in Mercer County which is currently seeing a ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Winter is coming for high school sports, but student-athletes will have to wait until 2021 for action. The NJSIAA, New Jersey’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced the pushback of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Between 36% and 47% of New Jerseyans say they will “probably” or “definitely” not get vaccinated against COVID-19, with response rates varying depending on how the question is asked, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Among individuals reluctant to get vaccinated, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Wednesday that the County, in partnership with Vault Health Services, will offer free COVID-19 (coronavirus) saliva testing. The free tests will be available to residents age 14 or older and anyone who works as a first responder or ...

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HAMILTON, NJ-- Hamilton Township and neighboring Bordentown is mourning the loss of a longtime local business owner and active member of the small business community. Earl Hall passed away on October 28. He was 83 years old.  Hall lived in Hamilton for 35 years after moving from Bordentown. Born ...

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HAMILTON, NJ –  A new program to assist local eateries with outdoor heating costs was approved by the Hamilton Township Council Tuesday. Through the Hamilton Township Propane Support Program, officials said, $20,000 will be made available to help assist restaurants with the purchase and refilling ...

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PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ -- With the uptick of Mercer County residents diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) during the ongoing pandemic,Congregation Beth Chaim, the largest Reform Jewish congregation in Mercer County, is making plans to celebrate the upcoming Hanukkah. The last time that the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Department is being credited with assisting in a multi-agency effort, led by the New Jersey State Police, that resulted in the arrest of two men in a weapons trafficking investigation.  The New Jersey State Police announced on Tuesday that, following ...

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