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Menendez Champions Bill to Support Restaurant Recovery

September 19, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Bob Menendez announced last week that he has cosponsored the Restaurants Act, legislation that would provide $120 billion in federal relief for local food service, drinking establishments, and caterers that have suffered financial losses due to COVID-19.  

Funding through the grant program will be calculated based on revenue losses between 2019 and 2020 ...

Wawa Approved for Vacant Hamilton Township Property

HAMILTON, NJ -- Get your coffee cups and lunch orders ready. On Wednesday, the Hamilton Township Planning Board approved a Wawa to be located on a long empty and barren property near the Whitehorse Circle where a gas station once stood.

Council President Rick Tighe said that the new Wawa property will be located on the parcel of land that, along with a few adjacent houses, ...

Right At Home Care Adds 'Life to Years' for Mercer County Seniors

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Caring for a loved family member is a personal for Beth Sholom, owner of Right At Home senior care services. Her mother spent 35 years working in a nursing home, and she spent most of her life working as a lawyer for the elderly and handicapped. After her family experienced the challenges of making sure their loved ones had access to the care they needed, ...

Green Light Given to Regional Medical Marijuana Dispensary

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ— The Bordentown Township Planning Board unanimously gave the go-ahead for a medical marijuana dispensary to be built on Route 130 at its meeting on Thursday night.

Curaleaf, a Massachusetts-based company that serves more than 350,000 registered patients in twenty-three states around the country, got preliminary and final site plan approval on its proposal to open ...

When Coronavirus Struck State Office Took Action for New Jersey Businesses

TRENTON, NJ – As winter turned to spring and the coronavirus began taking hold in New Jersey, small business owners faced a variety of pressing questions. Were they considered essential services? Would the federal government provide financial aid to keep them afloat? When could customers safely return in person? 

Enter the state’s Business Action Center (BAC) and its executive ...

Robbinsville's The Healthy Animal Finding Forever Families at Dog, Cat Adoption Events

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  As a local store focused on healthy pets and specialty options, Robbinsville's The Healthy Animal is hoping to bring pets and families together. That's why they are holding a dog adoption event this weekend and regularly host cat adoption days. 

Robert Walling, co-owner of The Healthy Animal, said that they reach out to various pet adoption groups in ...

Mayor Martin to Host Roundtable with Township Eateries as Indoor Dining Reopens

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin is convening a group of local restaurant and eatery owners. The effort, he said, is to encourage opportunities to work together as indoor dining reopens and outdoors dining continues. Indoor dining was set to reopen at 25 percent of each establishment's capacity on Friday. 

"These are difficult times. We are here to ...

Robbinsville's Open for Business Program Continues Through Labor Day Weekend

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Keep those receipts handy for all purchases made through Labor Day weekend at any Robbinsville business and turn them in to be eligible for a reward, and entered for a grand prize. The Open for Business program encourages Robbinsville residents to support local businesses by providing rewards to those who patronize local retail, restaurants, service providers, ...

Robbinsvile, Hamilton Mayors Call for Optimum Investigation

HAMILTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried and Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin have heard enough complaints about  poor service and unfair consumer pricing by Optimum/Altice USA. Now they want answers.

"Our Township offices have been inundated with unanswered complaints," Fried said. "With school about to begin in our area, it ...

County Executive Hughes Promotes Minority-Owned Businesses, Touts Programs

TRENTON, NJ --  On Tuesday, Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes commemorated August 2020 as the 14th annual National Black Business Month (NBBM). The observance highlights the importance of African-American businesses to the community as well as our national economy. It also generates awareness for the policy issues affecting African-American ...

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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.

Was Your House Shaking or Earth Quaking?

HAMILTON, NJ--  "Did you just feel something?"

That was the question many Hamilton and Robbinsville residents were asking in the middle of the night, as the town felt a 3.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred in East Freehold early this morning. 

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck at about 2am early Wednesday morning, triggering an ...

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 ...

Levine, Furman & Rubin Returns as Sponsor of 2020 Mercer-Middlesex Walk To End Alzheimer’s

September 8, 2020

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Levine, Furman & Rubin, LLC - Estate Planning & Elder Law - will again support the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter as a leading sponsor of the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, ...

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Tue, September 22, 6:30 PM

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Shade Tree Commission

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Thu, September 24, 6:00 PM

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Township Council Meeting - Virtual

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Sat, September 26, 8:00 AM

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FREE Paper Shredding Event

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How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

September 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

New Jersey Date Night: San Gennaro Festival, DIY Style

As each New Jersey summer comes to a close, one sure thing that takes away the sting from saying goodbye to hot, sunshine-filled days is attending a San Gennaro Festival. This celebration, lasting 11 days in Manhattan and with smaller-scaled celebrations in our state, is a food-fest of Italian flavor. Peppers and sausage and zeppolis reign supreme with their tempting aromas in the ...