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100% College Acceptance, More than $17.1 Million in Scholarships for Foundation Academy Collegiate High School Class of 2021

June 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Trenton’s Foundation Academy Collegiate High School boasted its eighth straight year with a 100 percent college acceptance for their graduating seniors, school officials announced at their graduation ceremony last week.

More than 70 students received their high school diplomas at Thunder Stadium in front of hundreds of teachers, faculty and family members, ...

Three Hamilton Township Seniors Awarded College Scholarships to Pursue Business Education

HAMILTON, NJ – Three Hamilton Township High School seniors were recently awarded with college scholarships to pursue studies in a business-related field.  The students --Elijah Baldwin (Nottingham High School), Olena Mykhaylyshyn (Hamilton High West) and Nicole Bruno (Steinert High School) were given the scholarship through the Hamilton Township Economic Development ...

Hamilton School District Seeking Community Feedback on Safe Return Plan

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township School District (HTSD) is looking for the community's feedback on their Safe Return Plans. According to the HTSD, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requires each Local Education Agency (LEA) that receives Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relieffunds to develop plans or the safe return to in-person ...

How to Cheer on Hamilton's High School Graduates Remotely

HAMILTON, NJ -- After an unprecedented school year, the graduating high school seniors throughout Hamilton Township are ready to be recognized for their academic accomplishments. Commencement ceremonies for all three Hamilton Township School District will be held on Friday, June 18 at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton.

With in-person tickets to graduation ceremonies limited to eight ...

Trenton Catholic Preparatory Academy Welcomes Marty Flynn as Athletics Director

HAMILTON, NJ -- Well-known student athletics coach and program director Marty Flynn will be taking over as athletics director of Trenton Catholic Preparatory Academy, Inc. (TCPA), McCorristin Campus as it embarks on the new era for the school. Flynn, an alum of the former St. Anthony High School (Class of 1969), will begin his new role immediately leading the "Iron ...

Mercer County Commissioners Award Scholarships to Hamilton, Robbinsville Students

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- The Mercer County Board of Commissioners recently announced the 11 students who have been awarded scholarships to attend Mercer County Community College (MCCC). Two of the scholarship recipients live in Hamilton Township -- Annaela Boahene, who attends Steinert High School, and Sameer Chaudry, who attends Hamilton High School West.  A third ...

Three Hamilton Elementary Schools Honored for Character Development Programs

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Three Hamilton Township Elementary Schools -- Greenwood, McGalliard, and Morgan -- have been honored by a leading national organization for their character development programs. Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character in schools and communities, certified the three schools among 170 Promising Practices in schools and ...

RVille Superintendent, Board of Ed to Gov: Let Locals Decide if Masks are Needed

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Superintendent Brian Betze and the Board of Education (BOE) want the decision to lift in-school mask mandates to rest with local school districts. In a joint letter to Governor Phil Murphy sent on Tuesday, the school officials urged him to remove "the mask mandate to allow the District, parents, and their doctors to choose what they feel is best for ...

Robbinsville BOE Approve School Budget with 3rd Consecutive Flat Tax Rate

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – For the third consecutive year, the Robbinsville Township Board of Education unanimously approved their District budget with a flat tax rate for local residents. The adopted budget includes a 2.89 percent increase in operating budget spending and represents a zero increase in the local tax levy. This budget follows two consecutive years of decreases in the local ...

Greenstein Bill Requiring Civics for Middle Schoolers Sent to Governor

TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to ensure students are receiving adequate civics and government education, the State Legislature recently passed legislation sponsored by Mercer County Senators Linda Greenstein and Shirley Turner that would require civics instruction in middle school. The bill is named for the late Laura Wooten, the Mercer County resident who holds the record as ...

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Mercer County to Respectfully Retire Flags (Postponed)

June 18, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Members of the public are invited to join Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Office of Veteran Services in retiring the Stars and Stripes on American flags that are no longer able to be respectfully flown. 

“The flag of the United States symbolizes the values we hold dear and seek to defend, such as liberty, equality, opportunity, ...

Mercer County to Commemorate Juneteenth, Highlight History of Black Cowboys

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Through a collaboration with the Mercer County Park Commission, the African American Cultural Collaborative, and the Outdoor Equity Alliance, Juneteenth will be commemorated at the Mercer County Stables. Juneteenth marks the date - June 19, 1865 -- that many consider denoting the end of slavery in America.

Last year, Governor Murphy declared the third Friday ...

New Jersey Librarian of the Year Advocates for Teens, Librarians of Color

June 23, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When Keisha Miller looks around South Orange Public Library, she sees more than books.

Beyond the stacks and shelves, the chairs and tables, the town’s teen librarian and volunteer coordinator and the state’s 2021 Librarian of the Year sees community.

“Libraries are not just about books. It’s about community engagement, it's about ...

Heathcare Hero: Persichilli Will Have Building Named After Her

NEW JERSEY - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli.

The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Persichilli, who was known as Judy Mella when she ...

R U Ready to Attend Football Back in the Stands?

June 20, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Rutgers football will be welcoming fans in full attendance when it opens the 2021 season at SHI Stadium. The announcement follows updated state guidance allowing outdoor venues to operate at full capacity.

The Scarlet Knights will host six home games during the 2021 season, including a primetime kickoff against Temple University to start the Labor Day Weekend on ...

Robbinsville Softball Ravens' Run Comes to an End in State Tournament After Stellar Season

NEWARK, NJ -- The stellar softball season of the Robbinsville Ravens came to an end Saturday afternoon in a tough loss to the team from Clayton in Gloucester County. The Group 1 Champions Lady Clippers of Clayton High defeated the Group 2 Champions Robbinsville 8-1 in the Tournament of Champions (ToC). 

The Ravens, who were missing two starters including power hitter Alexa ...

List Church Services, Activities and Other Non-Profit Events on the TAPinto Community Calendar

June 20, 2021

TAPinto invites local civic, non-profit, and school groups to list their upcoming events on the TAPinto Community Calendar.

 You can submit content through our website by clicking on the “Submit Content” button located in the upper right side of the front page, where you will be brought to a menu where you will find the "Calendar Events" ...

Premier Vascular Society Elects Alissa Brotman-O'Neill as New President; Second Woman in Its 43-Year History

TRENTON, NJ -- The Vascular Society of New Jersey recently hosted its annual scientific meeting where the members also elected its new leadership. The society’s new President Alissa Brotman-O’Neill, DO will serve as its 41st leader. Dr. Brotman O’Neill is the first female leader in over a decade and the second female president in its history. She has strongly ...

Lost Dogs Found Near Hamilton's Bromley Park, Duck Island

June 22, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Animal Shelter is looking for the owners of two dogs found and brought in for care in the last couple of days.

A young, male golden retriever was found on Nottingham Way near Bromley Park. While her bread is unclear, a scared little girl with a brown coat was found on Duck Island on Monday night. 

If either of these dogs are ...

Have You Seen Lost Little Pug Macy?

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- An area family is looking for help finding their puppy pet pug who ran away Sunday night after being scared by nearby fireworks. Macy and her Wojton Family live in the Windsor Meadows neighborhood off of Tindal Road in Robbinsville, however, it is believed that she may have run a bit far away. 

An energetic and fast puppy, she was last seen shortly after 9:30p.m.

Relationships are Messy: Some Keys to Embracing the Messiness

“Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” Hugh MacKay

My husband Gus and I just finished watching the Netflix series Last Tango in Halifax. The jumble of thoughts and good feelings I am left with inspire me to explore the messiness of relationships. Ooh, can they be messy! 

The two main characters, ...

7 Essential Tips and Tricks to Beat Indoor Allergies

Spring and summer bring beauty, but also allergies! Allergy sufferers often go inside their homes for sanctuary against irritants - which is why it’s so important to keep those irritants out of your house.

 

With a few mindful changes and tricks, you can get rid of indoor allergens and start breathing easy again in your own home. We’ve gathered the seven best tips and ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Festive Food: Red, White, and Blue for the Fourth

A Fourth of July gathering is the classic summer event – food, fun, and friends. This year, treat your guests to some festive new dishes highlighting the red, white, and blue we all associate with this special holiday.

Star Confetti Cookies

For a fun, easy dessert that you can pair with any main dish, try these cutout star cookies. The recipe has been tested to ensure that the cookies ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 6, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

Recipe: How to Make No-Churn Vanilla Birthday Cake Ice Cream

June 24, 2021

It only takes four ingredients to make this festive frozen treat! The best part? You don’t even need special equipment.

The trick to getting the right texture without an ice cream maker is folding in fluffy whipped cream.

No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Ingredients:

1 tsp. vanilla extract
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
¼ cup ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Letter to Editor: Living with obesity is not a lifestyle choice

June 15, 2021

Living with obesity is not a lifestyle choice. Yet, as someone who works directly with many patients living with this chronic disease, too many of them often blame themselves for the burden that they carry. They face great vulnerability and existential challenges, including being objectified and alienated as human beings. Instead of leaving folks to battle this medical condition on their own, we ...

Proposed Warehouse Would Impact Local Rural Nature

Dear Editor,

I'm writing this in response to Robbinsville's recent statement concerning the warehouse proposal for Mercer Corporate Park on Robbinsville-Allentown Rd. I do not believe it provided residents a complete and accurate assessment of the proposal.  

1. Unlike the previous industrial park, this application to build two massive warehouses was done as quietly as ...