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October 28, 2020

TRENTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Following this past Saturday's Prescription Drug Takeback Day, Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler reported that nearly 20pounds of unused, expired, and old medications were disposed. During the four-hour event, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office collected a wide-range ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township wants residents to safely dispose of papers and documents, particularly those items with sensitive information, through their Shred Day event.   The annual free paper shredding event will be held on Saturday, November 7 at the local Fire House located at ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes reminded local residents that it's not too late to sign up for Wednesday's job fair.  Job seekers can connect with more than 40 potential employers who are actively looking for new employees. Additionally, Mercer County will offer free ...

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NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn. From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas ...

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NEW JERSEY — Five days after Gov. Phil Murphy suddenly left a briefing in Camden County over concerns of having the coronavirus, he said this afternoon he has not been symptomatic and tested negative four times since last Monday. First Lady Tammy Murphy, who entered a ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has submitted a draft of a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials announced Monday during a virtual press briefing.  While a COVID-19 vaccine or therapeutic has not been ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Get ready to ride for the annual "Crankgiving" cycling event, which began in 1999, to raise money for local food banks and shelters. Apart, Together in Motion, a locally owned virtual fitness studio, recently announced that they will be participating once again in this year's ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Assemblyman Dan Benson is hoping to address the backlog at the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) offices which have been swamped after the agency was closed for three-month because of the COVID-19 pandemic by creating an online check in system. "The MVC has been working to clear its ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Get those Halloween costumes ready for yourself, your children, and your family pet and join in the fun of Robbinsville's second annual Pet Parade and Costume Contest.  The Pet Parade will be stepping off at 10:00 am on Halloween, October 31 at the Town Center Gazebo on Lake ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Vahlsing Way and Richardson Road will be closed for a little over three weeks during road repair and improvements. Beginning on Monday, October 26 and through Friday, November 20, weather permitting, the roads will be closed between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.  Motorists should ...

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Is plant-based cheese really cheese? Well, sort of. But instead of dairy from cows, sheep or goats, vegan cheesemakers are making it with plant milk, nuts, tapioca and even rice. There are many different methods to make vegan cheese nowadays. The easy way? Using a plant-based milk base (from ...

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TRENTON, NJ - While more than 2.27 million New Jerseyans have already returned their ballots for the General Election by mail, polling locations will be open for those who prefer to cast their ballots in person on November 3.  To help voters locate those polling locations, Mercer County Clerk Paula ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Mercer County State Senator Shirley Turner (D-Mercer-Hunteron) is seeking to encourage employers to hire ex-offenders by championing legislation that would authorize corporation business tax and gross income tax credits for businesses that employ recently released inmates.  The ...

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HAMILTON, NJ  -- The Hamilton Township Police want to make sure that local residents have a spook-tacular Halloween this year.  That's why they are hosting a Halloween Drive-thru this year in a safe contact free environment.  Trick-or-treaters can celebrate Halloween while cozy in their own cars ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced on Friday the arrests of two individuals who allegedly murdered brothers Gustavo,16, and Johnny,8, Perez while they stoodin front of a second floor kitchen window of their residence on Mulberry Street in Trenton residence on Tuesday ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes recently reminded residents of the availability of healthy meals available through the Mercer County Senior Nutrition Program. Even during the ongoing pandemic, and following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the program ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) wants to improve pedestrian safety while encouraging students to get involved and demonstrate their ingenuity through the Creative Crosswalks Pilot Program. It would allow New Jersey students to help design these painted "Creative ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – The Hamilton Township Department of Community and Economic Development announced on Thursday the dedication of federal CARES Act grant money to provide direct financial assistance to local small businesses. Under the $400,000 appropriation of New Jersey’s CARES Act Coronavirus Relief ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Wednesday that the county will be providing free at-home COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing for certain residents. The program will be open to Mercer County residents who are age 14 or older and individuals who are first ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced the launch of a new community-based business registry Wednesday in an effort to continue to support and connect with local businesses with customers. Martin said that the business registry is designed to benefit both the Township and ...

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BLACKWOOD, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy abruptly left a press briefing Wednesday after learning that an individual with whom he was in close proximity with on Saturday has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Murphy, 63, was hosting an outdoor press briefing at the student center of Camden ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- A Trenton family is mourning today after the death of two of their youngest members.  Johnny Perez, 8, and his brother Gustavo Perez, 16, were shot and killed Tuesday night while inside a residence.  According to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri, the Perez brothers were ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  The use of electric vehicles (EV) is getting a boost under a pair of new laws to expand residential access to electric vehicles.  Under a law sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Hamilton) and signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Monday community associations are prohibited from ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The rate at which power is restored and the reliability of internet service was once again on top of the agenda on Monday at an almost four-hour Senate Law and Public Safety Committee hearing chaired by Senator Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex.)  Among those testifying were ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is partnering with the Miller-Keystone Blood Center to boost blood banks before the winter months. According to the Center, more than four million Americans will need a blood transfusion every year. Miller-Keystone  officials also ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur. While ...

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NEW JERSEY — Bar and restaurant owners across New Jersey will be able to toast this week to the latest expansion on liquor license permits - initially triggered to help businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic while serving outdoors.  “For many of our residents having the ability to serve ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- A well-known Hamilton Township property that has fallen into disrepair and delinquency could get a new use thanks to action by the Hamilton Township Council. At a recent meeting, the legislaitve body unanimously passed a resolution deeming the land that was the Patterson Avenue ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello continues to prepare voters for the 2020 General Election on November 3, including by making voting as accessible as possible, notably by ensuring that her office's outreach effort reflects the diversity of languages spoken and understood ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Approximately 130 dogs and cats arrived at the Morristown Airport after being rescued from Puerto Rico earlier this month.  The Sato Project, Wings of Rescue, and Greater Good Charities made it possible for the rescued animals to be evacuated from the streets of Puerto Rico or ...

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