Hamilton/Robbinsville Top Stories

July 26, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Monday that, through a partnership with UCEDC, a second round of COVID-19 crisis business loans are now available.  The ongoing partnership with the UCEDC offers a variety of different lending packages including the Crisis Loan ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to ensure students are receiving adequate civics and government education, legislation sponsored by Senators Shirley Turner, Troy Singleton, M. Teresa Ruiz, and Linda Greenstein, requiring civics instruction in middle school, was enacted into law on Friday. “By ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township's Charvi Yetish showed off her talent and creativity to win the 2021 New Jersey Child Support Teen Media Contest held by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, which celebrated the support of family, friends and loved ones during the COVID-19 ...

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BRISTOL, CT -- The Robbinsville Township Renegades softball team kept swinging - and winning -- in the second round Eastern Regional Little Series World Series tournament. In day two of tournament play, Robbinsville, representing New Jersey, kept their opponent scoreless in a 5-0 win.  The ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ --  If you felt a void in the retail shopping lobe of your brain when the Walmart store at Nassau Park on Route 1 closed last August, you may soon feel the warm rush of a replacement store: Ocean State Job Lot, a discount retail chain with 146 store locations across the Northeast, ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  With the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant causing cases to spike, particularly among unvaccinated individuals, health officials across the country are urging those who have not yet been vaccinated to do so. Locally, vaccine clinics in Mercer County continue to provide ...

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HAMILTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Hamilton and Robbinsville Town Councils both passed local ordinances for their respective towns this week banning the retail sales of legalized recreational marijuana for adults.  The ordinances passed unanimously -- on Tuesday night during the Hamilton Council ...

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BRISTOL, CT -- The Robbinsville Little League Softball team got down to business in the first round of the Eastern Regional Little Series World Series tournament on Saturday shutting down their opponent in six innings.  The Lower Sussex All Stars representing Delaware in the Little League ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township officially welcomed Hot Yoga Robbinsville to the local business community at a grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday. Established in 2015, the studio is operated by Ian Johnson and Carrie Zwick-Johnson. The studio, formerly Hot Yoga Plainsboro, is now ...

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FLORENCE, NJ — Get ready to cheer on a local athlete as he heads to his first Olympic Games. Curtis Thompson, a 2014 graduate of Florence Township Memorial High School, will be competing in the javelin competition beginning on August 3. After narrowly missing out on the 2016 Games in Rio ...

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TENAFLY, NJ – The State is now making $135 million available to small businesses to provide additional aid to small businesses as New Jersey continues to provide support to small businesses as they recover from the pandemic. Under a new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday grants will ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The once booming, now blighted former Congoluem factory site will remain vacant after the Hamilton Township Planning Board rejected an application on Thursday night to turn the site into a massive warehouse. The application from LEG Hamilton Industrial LLC sought several variances ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – New Jersey Congressmen Chris Smith (NJ-4) and Albio Sires (NJ-8) have partnered up to tackle the enormous and growing backlog for renewed passports faced by Americans eager to travel.  If enacted, the Passport Emergency Extension Act of 2021 (H.R. 4615) will ensure American ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Under a trio of bills signed into law on Thursday by Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey veterans and active military service members will have easier access to higher education, and expanded access to the disabled veterans’ property tax exemption. An annual grant program within the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville Township Little League (RLL) softball team is on the hunt once again for a national championship title. After clinching the New Jersey Little League State Championship title on Monday for the third year in a row, the 12U team is headed to Bristol, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- A Hamilton Township man has been charged in an 11-count indictment in the November 2020 Trenton murder of Omar Billips and subsequent burglary in Hamilton. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri announced on Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted Quintin Thompson, 25, following an ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ – After a two-week delay, The Hamilton Township Planning Board is set to hear an application for the redevelopment of the former Congoleum plant on Sloan Avenue into a 420,000 square-foot warehouse. Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin has said that rehabilitating the 65.7 ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler wants everyone to "play it safe and enjoy your well-deserved summer vacation" but urged area residents to be social media savvy to protect their home while out of town.  Kemler recently issued a set of tips to Mercer County residents on how ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- After a COVID-19 hiatus due to crowd restrictions, The Mercer County Park Commission's free Movie Nights and Concerts series is back. "Last year, we took safety precautions and offered drive-in movies and concerts, which provided opportunities for people to comfortably enjoy ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ — If you’ve noticed haze in the area Tuesday, you can blame Canada’s wildfires, according to the National Weather Service. Levels of particulate matter are anticipated to rise to unhealthy levels for sensitive groups due to a “plume of smoke, associated with the Canadian ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than five million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated. Among ...

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HAMILTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Even though they are neighboring towns, Hamilton and Robbinsville Township Councils are expected to pass local ordinances this week for their respective communities to govern the sale of legalized recreational marijuana in differing ways. Hamilton Township Council ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello announced the passing on Monday of her father Paul Sollami, Jr., a longtime county public servant and judge. The Clerk said it was her father who "best exemplified what it means to be a public servant." Sollami, who was 90, and his ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- It's been an excruciatingly long year for hospitals such as Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Hamilton (RWJUH-Hamilton) that faced the surge of COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients, as well as the challenge of keeping their own frontline health care team safe, head on. With ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Governor Murphy's office announced on Saturday five new COVID-19 (coronavirus) deaths and 507 new positive PCR results serving as a reminder that the push to vaccinate at many Mercer County residents is far from over. Free vaccine clinics in Mercer County continue to provide free, ...

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MOORESTOWN, NJ — Harmony Village at CareOne Stanwick Road in Moorestown is currently expanding their facilities in order to grow its program to care for dementia patients. All of Harmony Village at CareOne’s residents suffer from some form of dementia, with the facility unique in the fact that ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --Santa Claus is coming to town to check to see if local kids are making his Naughty or Nice list so far this year.  "It might be hot and humid here in New Jersey, but Santa is going to brave the heat for a special mid-year trip down from the North Pole to see if all the ...

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HAMILTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Division of Health announced weekly Sexually Transmitted Illnesses (STI) testing and treatment clinic that will be free and confidential.  Residents of most Mercer County towns - Hamilton, Robbinsville, Lawrence, East Windsor, Ewing, Hightstown, ...

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HAMILTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- It was a day of celebration, community, and hard work paying off on Friday, now officially "Ross Colton Day", after Robbinsville's native son and Tampa Bay Lightning center  used his sole day with the Stanley Cup to bring it back to where it all started. Just eleven ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Critical transportation projects for Mercer County could see significant improvements through federal funding secured by Representative Chris Smith (NJ-4). Federal dollars will be dedicated for the Mercer County TRADE bus service as well as roadway safety ...

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