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Robbinsville Senior Center Reopening for Outdoor Activities, Limited Indoor Use by Non-Profits

September 21, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- After more than six months of being closed to protect residents from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Robbinsville Senior Center will be bustling once again for the use by non-profit organizations. On Monday Robbinsville Township officials announced on that the space was set to reopen for outdoor activities and limited indoor functions. 

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Roadwork Planned for Hamilton Area of Sloan Ave., Quakerbridge Road

HAMILTON, NJ - Drivers should consider alternate routes to avoid road construction in the coming weeks.  Beginning Wednesday, September 23, the Mercer County Department of Transportation will be working on a milling and resurfacing project on Sloan Avenue (CR649) between the I-295 Overpass and Quakerbridge Road.

Construction and partial road closures will take place Monday ...

Hamilton Holding Cat, Dog Rabies Clinic

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township will host a free rabies clinic to protect local cat and dogs.

The free rabies clinic will be held on Tuesday, September 22 between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the McManimon Building located at 320 Scully Ave in Hamilton. 

Cats and dogs must be at least 3 months old; Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in a carrier. Vaccines will ...

ALERT: Route 130 Closed in Both Directions in Robbinsville

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - A motor vehicle accident has closed Route 130 in both directions late Thursday morning.   An alert from the Robbinsville Office of Emergency Management (OEM) stated that the highway is closed between Hankins Road and Windsor Road.

OEM indicated that a motor vehicle accident caused downed wires. 

Motorists are asked to avoid the roadway until it is ...

Great Deals on Kids Gear at Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- With many families spending more time than ever at home, it may be time to bring in new baby and kids gear, toys and clothes while staying on a budget. Later this month, central New Jersey families will flock to one of the state’s largest consignment sales -- the annual three-day sale hosted by Just Between Friends (JBF).  

Items that will be ...

Hamilton's First Family - Jeff and Scarlett Martin -- Welcome New Baby

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor and First Lady Jeff and Scarlett Martin have welcomed a beautiful baby girl.

Their daughter, Olivia Elizabeth, was born on Friday, September 4 weighing seven pounds three ounces and 21.5 inches long. She is the first child for the Martin's who recently celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary. 

Mom and baby Olivia are both ...

Hamilton's Annual 9-11 Memorial Ceremony Announced

HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township will hold its annual September 11th remembrance ceremony on Friday, September 11 at 1:00 PM inside the Klockner Road Entrance of Veterans Park at the September 11th Memorial Grove.

The ceremony will include the participation of Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin, members of the Hamilton Township Council, Hamilton Police Chief James M. Stevens, ...

Cimino Named Chief Strategy Officer at Leading Engineering Firm

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton's John Cimino was recently named "chief strategy officer by NJ- T&M Associates, a leading national consulting, environmental, engineering and construction management company. The leadership appointment is said to "represent the evolution of the company and set the stage for the successful execution of the strategic plan going ...

College Scholarships Available for Students in Law School, Law Enforcement Through Prosecutor's Association

NEW JERSEY -- The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey recently announced the annual availability of scholarships for college, graduate and law students.

Each of the four scholarships -- the Oscar W. Rittenhouse Memorial Scholarship, the Andrew K. Ruotolo Jr. Memorial Scholarship, the Harris Y. Cotton Memorial Scholarship, and the John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarship ...

Local Paratroopers to Commemorate the Birth of the Army Airborne Division, Special Forces

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The birth of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and Special Forces, commonly called the Green Berets, will be commemorated on Sunday at the inconspicuous monument located at Route 130 north in Robbinsville. The site marks the spot where the first test for parachuting members of the military was held before World War II. 

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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 ...