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New Movie Added to Drive-In Event Calendar at Mercer County Park Commission

September 21, 2020

WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- The Mercer County Park Commission has made an addition to the popular line-up of drive-in movies. The Commission, in coordination with the Princeton National Rowing Association, will now screen the movie "A Most Beautiful Thing" that tells the story of the first all-Black high school rowing team.

The movie will be held as a drive-in on Sunday, September ...

Liberty Science Center Set for Friday Opening, Activities Throughout Labor Day Weekend

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Liberty Science Center will reopen Labor Day Weekend.

The center will be open to members on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and to the public Sept. 5-7, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The reopening will feature new planetarium presentations, the world of Angry Birds in Angry Birds Universe, and wild animals in Wild Kratts: Creature Power —exhibitions back by ...

Fan Favorite Bands Added to Line Up for Drive-In Concerts at Mercer County Park Commission, Venues Changed

WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- Some fan favorite bands have been added to the line-up of performers for the series of drive-in concerts hosted by the Mercer County Park Commission. The venues also have been changed. All of thee concerts will now be held on the Cricket Field while the drive-in movies will be held at Grandparents Cove, except for one.

The drive-in concerts will now include ...

Fund launched to Help NJ Arts and Culture Industry Survive COVID-19

A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a lead matching gift of $1 million from the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF) to help kick start ...

Drive-Into Some Fun Music and Movies with Mercer County Park Commission

WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- Get ready to enjoy a movie or some music from the comfort of your own car with other families nearby.   Mercer County and the Mercer County Park Commission announced on Wednesday that they will be hosting a series of drive-in movie nights and concerts.

Between September 4 through October 3 movie nights will take place on each Friday ...

Trenton's Annual 'Art All Night' Going Virtual for Weekend Festival

TRENTON, NJ --  The popular "Trenton's Art All Night" is going virtual this year to bring art, music, and culture right into homes. The annual art festival will be held this weekend after previously being postponed because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival typically is held on the third weekend in June in ...


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NJ's Largest Running Corn Maze Mercer's Howell Farms Opens

September 19, 2020

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- New Jersey's longest running corn maze - Mercer County's Howell Farms - opened Saturday for its 24th season. The maze will be open from noon until 4:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday for the remainder of September and from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Fridays, noon until 8:00 p.m. Saturdays, and noon until 4:00 p.m. Sundays through October.

The maze will also be ...

Clean Out those Garages at Mercer County Hazardous Waste, Electronics Recycling Day

TRENTON, NJ - The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host its routine Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day for residens to dispose of materials that have piled up in their garages, sheds or basements. 

The Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) Disposal Day will take place on Friday, September 18 between 12:00pm and 5:00 pm and Saturday, Sept.

Murphy Blasts Republicans’ ‘Blatant Power Grab’ in Rushing to Replace Ginsburg

September 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said Republican lawmakers are displaying “rank hypocrisy” in looking to “ram a nominee” for the seat left vacant by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with less than seven weeks to go before Election Day 2020.

Three days after Ginsburg’s death, Murphy — a Democrat — called out U.S. Senate Republicans ...

West Coast Wildfires Bring Smoke to Northeast Skies

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The prevailing haziness of the past few months is proving to be more than just mental today. That's because smoke from the massive wildfires impacting numerous locations along the West Coast of the United States has worked its way into the jetstream, creating a faint pall over East Coast skylines.

According to New York Metro Weather, "Visible satellite imagery shows ...

Head of Motor Vehicle Commission Praises Agency Despite Widespread Criticism

TRENTON, NJ – Sue Fulton read a recent tweet from a man who had arrived at his local Motor Vehicle Commission agency site and, in short time, gleefully walked away with his new license plates.

Even Fulton, the head of the much-maligned and often-mocked state department, had to admit that such words of praise are few and far between these days.

Amid a storm of complaints of long lines ...

Plant Trees Now for Decades of Shade and Beauty

September 20, 2020

Cooler temperatures and warm soil make fall a great time to add trees to your landscape. Make the most of this investment of money and time and give your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care.

Select a tree suited to the growing conditions, your landscape design and available space. Make sure it tolerates the sunlight, soil and temperature extremes. Check the tag for ...

Paterson Will Pilot Guaranteed Income

“I'm now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In June 2020, a coalition of mayors founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) to advocate for direct, recurring cash payments to everyday ...

Chris Smith Silent on Trump’s Lies, Insults to Veterans

Chris Smith, Republican from New Jersey’s Fourth Congressional District, often portrays himself as a moderate, bipartisan leader from a pre-Trump era. He tries very hard to not let the worst of Trump tarnish this carefully maintained image, but the act has been stretched beyond credulity.

Unlike a true bipartisan leader, Smith refuses to condemn even the most egregious of Trump’s ...

Trenton Renewables Recycles Food Waste to Create Renewable Energy

September 22, 2020

With new regulations mandating the recycling of food waste taking effect in 2021, Trenton Renewables, New Jersey’s only food waste recycling and Class I Renewable Energy Facility, today hosted a plant tour and briefing to engage the community about this new legislation and showcase New Jersey’s continued leadership in fostering a thriving, green economy.

Effective in 2021, NJ ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

September 24, 2020

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...