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Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

Local Students Earn Scholarships from Hamilton Economic Development Committee

HAMILTON, NJ – Four Hamilton Township students recently received scholarships to help support their pursuit of business degrees in college from the Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission (HTEDAC).

This year’s scholarship recipients are: Marissa Blankenbiller from Hamilton High West, Samantha Marusky from Steinert High School, ...

Robbinsville Business Given 36 Citations, Fined $368K by U.S. Dept. of Labor After Investigation Into Worker's Fatal Fall

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville-based frozen food manufacturer CJ TMI Manufacturing America, LLC now faces 36 citations and more than $368,000 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) following an investigation into the death of a worker at the facility.

The USDOL says that a contractor suffered fatal injuries in December 2021 after falling 11 feet while using a ...

Mercer County to Host First Juneteenth Black Business Expo

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County is marking Juneteenth by hosting their first Black Business Expo to gain exposure for area minority-owned businesses and help to increase consciousness around the need for more diversity in our local supply chain. 

In addition, the event allows diverse people from all backgrounds the opportunity to experience and learn about Black-owned ...

SETS Hybrid Training Sets Up New Hamilton Gym Location

HAMILTON, NJ – SETS Hybrid Training is now open in Hamilton Township to help area residents get in shape through a new workout regimen. 

Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin recently visited their new location in Hamilton Marketplace which is the fourth location for owner Anthony Kapasakis who has SETS gyms in Jackson, Old Bridge and Freehold.

“I would ...

Alpha Ink Studio to Mark it's Spot as a New Hamilton Tattoo Studio

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township is now home to the family-owned Alpha Ink Studio -- the newest tattoo and piercing studio in the business community that recently celebrated grand opening and ribbon cutting with Mayor Jeff Martin. 

Edgar and Krystal DeLeon opened their 1,200 square-foot studio in the Mercer Woods Plaza located at 2103 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in the Mercer ...

Expanding the Fun at the Family Fun Hobbies New Hamilton Location

HAMILTON, NJ – One of Hamilton Township's local game stores -- Family Fun Hobbies -- has relocated to a larger space to expand their space for games, classes and tournaments as well as merchandise making it one of the largest hobby and game stores in New Jersey.

Hamilton Township Councilman Anthony Carabelli, Jr. was on hand at the May 4 grand opening of the new 5,000 ...

Wawa Offering Gas Discount for Mobile App Users Through June 12

WAWA, PA — Wawa gas stations are offering Mobile App Fuel Discount for Wawa Rewards members a discount of $0.15 per gallon to help ease the cost of filling their tank.

Originally intended to run through May 8, the deal will now continue through June 12.

Rewards members who use the Wawa app on their phone to activate a fuel pump and pay at any Wawa fuel store ...

Mercer County Hosting Four-Part Business Survival Series

TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes announced an upcoming four-part Business Survival Series set for next month to help businesses rebound and thrive as the country is coming out of the pandemic. 

The free four-part, in-person workshops are being presented by Mercer County and the UCEDC to provide information about business incentives and ...

Proposed Chipotle Back Before the Hamilton Zoning Board

HAMILTON, NJ -- The proposal for the first Chipotle Mexican restaurant in Hamilton Township is once again slated before the Zoning Board on Tuesday evening for a reconsideration vote. 

Under the application by developers, Mercerville Equities, the proposed 2,325 square foot restaurant would be built at the former Lukoil gas station property at 249 Route 33 where the ...

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Take Our 2022 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 6, 2022

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2022 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

eSports Wagering in New Jersey to Exceed $10 Billion in 2022, According to Leading Analyst

                                  

                                

eSports Wagering in New Jersey to Exceed $10 Billion in 2022,  According to Leading Analyst

 

Authorization of eSports Betting ...

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5 Healthy Recipes for Your Backyard Barbecue

When you think of a classic American summer, three things come to mind—the Fourth of July, swimming pools, and, of course, barbecues. There are hundreds of different kinds of meat to cook (even more vegetarian alternatives) and thousands of recipes you can create from the comfort of your own grill.

But, this beloved tradition is particularly partial to high-calorie, meaty ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

Annual Mercer County 4-H Fair to Return July 30-31

July 5, 2022

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Mark your calendar for the return of the two-day annual Mercer County 4-H Fair that will bring the best of animals, food and fun to the community for the 103rd year. 

The Mercer County 4-H Fair will be held on Saturday, July 30 between 10:00a.m and 8:00p.m. and Sunday, July 31 between 10:00a.m and 4:00p.m, at Howell Living History Farm located ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, July 8, 6:00 PM

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds , West Windsor Township

R&B Night: Earth, Wind, and Fire Tribute

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Fri, July 15, 6:00 PM

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds, West Windsor Township

Dance Night: Epic Soul

A Change to No Change: George Washington Bridge Going to Cashless Tolls

June 13, 2022

NEW JERSEY -  Cash toll collections on the George Washington Bridge will be eliminated as of July 10, 2022, announced The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

A new electronic tolling system will feature overhead gantries that will capture license plate images by overhead cameras, and a bill for the toll amount will then be sent by mail.

The new system aims to eliminate the ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

June 16, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Proposed by Governor, Leading Lawmakers

June 22, 2022

RED BANK, NJ -- While summer break has just started for most students, Governor Phil Murphy and state lawmakers are looking ahead to the beginning of the next school year by pushing for a "Back-to-School" Sales Tax holiday that they touted Wednesday morning as a way to ease the financial burden of student supplies.

Murphy along with Senate President Nick Scutari (D-Union) and ...

RWJ Hamilton offers a “FREE” community education program, “You only have one heart: a guide to elective angioplasty.”

July 6, 2022

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ  – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton) offers a “FREE” community education program, “You only have one heart: a guide to elective angioplasty.” An elective, or non-emergent, angioplasty procedure is sometimes referred to as percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI).

The event offers an opportunity for the ...

‘She Trusted Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton’s Neuroscience Program’

HAMILTON, NJ - A NURSE IN NEED OF A ‘VERY BIG’ SPINE SURGERY CHOOSES CARE CLOSE TO HOME.

Marcia* of Burlington didn’t know what to make of the pain she felt in her neck. It started mild but gradually got worse. Was it an injury from lifting? As a 61-year-old neurology nurse working in New York City, Marcia often needed to assist patients on the job. Doctors she consulted ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Fireworks Can Be Ruff for Pets: How to Keep Them Safe This 4th of July

July 1, 2022

HAMILTON NJ — While July 4th fireworks lighting up the sky is fun for many families, they can be particularly scary for the furry family members. In fact, the upcoming holiday is the one on which animals are most likely to go missing, according to lost pet finder PetAmberAlert which reports that there is a 30 to 60 percent increase in lost pets at animal shelters ...

JOINT STATEMENT ON RULING BY FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

"Today, we were notified that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is going to file an administrative complaint and has authorized a suit in federal court to block our proposed transaction that would have enabled us to build the first premier academic medical center in New Jersey to increase services and provide better access to such care for New Jersey residents.  We are ...

The Value of Deep Listening: 5 Tips to Hone Your Skills

Recently I attended the funeral of a dear man from my writing group. I knew Bob as someone who was passionate about specific moments in history. His most recent book about the Revolutionary War, would amaze us with the voices of young minutemen recounting battles from their hospital beds. I also experienced Bob as kindhearted, but it was his grandson’s eulogy that was a ...

Sign Up for July TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinar

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will be holding an informational webinar on July 13, 2022, at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who may be interested in owning/operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform.

"TAPinto has become the dominant player in the local news and digital marketing space," Shapiro said. "I look forward to our July ...