TOP LOCAL News

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 ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --   The recently refurbished elevator at the Hamilton Township Municipal Building went on the fritz Tuesday causing the night time Council meeting to relocate to the Hamilton Senior Center.   The Council meeting will convene as the municipal Board of Health to focus on concerns ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  The municipal Board of Health will convene Tuesday evening to tackle two pressing health issues affecting residents of Hamilton Township -- the recent confirmed cases of Legionnaires' Disease at the Alvin E. Gershen senior housing apartments and the reported lack of inspection of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  A day after a Township Council subcommittee met to hear about potential updates, changes or improvements at the Hamilton Animal Shelter and Adoption Center done in the last year, Township Business Administrator David Kenny said that "things are going well at the shelter." The ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Despite being issued a subpoena in recent weeks to appear before a Township Council subcommittee overseeing the entity, Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Director  Marion Mumford did not appear Wednesday night at the meeting attended by more than three ...

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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 ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Approximately one year after the Hamilton community learned of health and safety concerns at the Hamilton Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, members of the Township Council will hold a public meeting on Wednesday night to receive an update on actions taken to address these ...

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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 ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Council President Jeff Martin and Hamilton resident Vinnie Capodanno differed on Monday about the discourse between the unions representing Hamilton's firefightres and the municipal administration over fire district consolidation. During the weekly "Opinions Matter" radio show ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BELMAR, NJ — It’s been a month since Karen Farrell found what appears to be an engagement ring on the Belmar beach. And although it’s a longshot, she still hopes to find the person who lost it. Farrell came to Belmar on Sunday, July 7 — the last day of an extended Fourth of July weekend — and ...

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A limited number of cases of baby spinach have been recalled due to a possible health risk from Salmonella, announced Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.   The recall was issued after a sample of Baby Spinach yielded a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the Department of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  Back by popular demand -- Robbinsville's Got Talent! The second annual local talent show presented by the Robbinsville Recreation Committee will accept audition submissions until Monday, August 12.    The variety show and talent competition is open for performers who want to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy took action on Friday to ease the tax burden on "transient accommodations" enacted last summer. The revised law provides relief for many shore renters by narrowing the scope of rentals that are subject to taxation.  In a press release, Murphy explained that ...

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HAMILTON, NJ --  Local residents will soon have another hotel option for friends, family or work associates visiting the area at the new Courtyard. On Wednesday Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede and hotel executives celebrated the ground-breaking of the hotel which will be located at 530 State Highway 130 ...

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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 ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Police Department is seeking the public's help in an on-going investigation that sent a pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries.  On Monday, August 6 at approximately 9:06pm, Richard Burns, 58, Hamilton, was crossing Nottingham Way near Chawalla ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Workers will no longer need to worry about wage theft under a new law signed on Tuesday by Acting Governor Sheila Oliver to enhance enforcement of New Jersey's wage and hour law. The measure holds employers accountable for unpaid wages, benefits, or overtime through increased damages ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Hundreds gathered at the annual Robbinsville National Night Out on Tuesday night hosted by the Township's Police Department.   As previously reported by TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville, the night was the highlight of the town's Police Appreciation Week as declared by Mayor Dave ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - With just three months until General Election Day 2019,  Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello announced on Monday that Mercer County residents can now apply for vote-by-mail applications.  Vote-by-mail applications can be downloaded from the New Jersey Division of Elections ...

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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 ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- On Friday, Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried declared via executive order that August 5 to 11 would be "Police Appreciation Week" throughout the Township. For the fourth consecutive year, residents and businesses are invited to show their support and appreciation for local law ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - April Ryan has used her position as White House correspondent to hold the nation's highest-ranking officials accountable for their actions during the past 20-plus years. Whether she has just had a heart-to-heart interview with former President Barack Obama or had her press ...

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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 ...

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