Government

June 16, 2021

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Planning Board recently postponed a hearing on a proposed 64,417 square foot warehouse that would be located on Kuser Road. Currently, the property is zoned "RD."  In order for the warehouse to be built, the Planning Board would need to approve several ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinsville Township Council adopted the annual municipal budget at its Thursday night meeting.  The annual budget of $25.9 million represented a steady tax rate for 2021 at 51.8 cents per $100 of assessed value (also 51.8 in 2019 and 2020), with the average assessed home in ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin has announced a trio of proposed ordinances to regulate the retail sale and cultivation of marijuana within the town. Under Martin's proposals which will be presented to the Township Council at its meeting on June 15, cannabis retail locations will ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Robbinsville Mayor David Fried announced on Thursday that he will be seeking the support of the Township Council in preserving the "Wittenborn property" located at 824 Robbinsville-Allentown Road, near the border with Allentown Borough and Monmouth County. Fried said the ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Planning Board will hear an application for a proposed 64,417 square foot warehouse that would be located on Kuser Road. The property is currently zoned "RD" but would need the Board to approve the plan with a variance to allow for a warehouse to be ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The roads in Hamilton's Cornell Heights neighborhood may be a bit quieter now that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has authorized the Township to establish restrictions on commercial vehicles in the area.   In September 2019, the Township asked NJDOT to ...

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HAMILTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- After almost 15 months of holding their meetings remotely, the Hamilton and Robbinsville Township Councils, as well as the Mercer County Board of Commissioners, are back to business as usual in-person. The three governing bodies have been holding their meetings ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – A bill by Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex) to expand the rights of college students who are called to fulfill their military obligations in the middle of a school year has passed the State Legislature and is now awaiting action by the governor.  Current state law ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- After approximately 14 months serving the public remotely or through limited appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hamilton Township municipal offices will be reopening to the public on Tuesday, June 1.  Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Tuesday that municipal will be back to ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has launched the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) for Veterans who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Veterans participating in VRRAP will receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees and a monthly housing allowance ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Chris Smith (NJ-4) is working on federal legislation—the Get the Lead Out Act (HR 3300)—to combat the life-threatening risk of lead in drinking water systems in their districts and across the country. The bill would help address concerns with water utilities such as ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- One of the state's longest serving local pulbic servants - Robbinsville Councilman Vincent J. Calcagno - announced his retirement from public service on Wednesday. After 27 years in office, he will step away from his council seat when it expires on December 31. "I never ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  Thanks to the implementation of a plan by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on Monday 15 Hamilton Township families will receive assistance necessary to keep a roof over their heads.  The emergency housing vouchers being allotted to the ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin proposed the municipality's 2021 Budget Tuesday night before the Township Council. Martin said that the $142.5 million budget keeps taxes flat while investing in a brighter future.  The 2020 municipal tax rate of .822 cents is added to the ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care.  Murphy's comments came a day after ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Robbinville Township officials is holding a public hearing on the use of one mile of the Miry Run property for a community and indoor recreation facility.  The Township purchased the 158-acre Miry Run property located on Sharon Road in March 2019 for passive recreation. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The Hamilton business community is looking forward to things getting back to normal after Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that he was loosening restrictions on indoor capacity limits at businesses and restaurants, lifting the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and erasing ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- For the ninth consecutive year, Robbinsville Township Mayor Dave Fried has proposed a municipal budget with a flat or reduced tax rate. Fried presented his 2021 municipal budget to Township Council Thursday night.  Under the proposed $25,920,553.33 budget, the 2021 rate would ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Senate President Steve Sweeney, acting in response to "the rapid sprawl of warehouse construction across New Jersey," has introduced legislation that gives municipalities impacted by the developments more control on their approval.  Sweeney's bill would update the "Municipal Land ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township may be getting one more convenience store. The Township's Zoning Board is set to hear an application to build a new 7-11 convenience store and gas station on Klockner Avenue near the intersection of Whitehorse Avenue.  The site was previously occupied by a bank, ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Families who lost a loved one to COVID-19 are now able to receive help with funeral expenses under a new program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program opened on April 12 and will continue through the foreseeable future.

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Council has made changes to the parking and traffic pattern near the future Wawa site that will be located on the empty property near the Whitehorse Circle where a gas station once stood.  The Wawa construction was approved by the Township Planning ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The New Jersey Division of the Rate Counsel has asked the state's Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to press forward on an investigation into Altice's, also known as Optimum, ability to serve its customers. The request comes just weeks after the BPU held a hearing precipitated by ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A new law signed by Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday will give voters more opportunities to cast their ballots at their convenience, through early, in-person voting starting with the 2021 primary election.  “While other states are looking to find ways to keep their citizens from ...

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NEW JERSEY - PENNSYLVANIA CROSSING -- The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is celebrating a major construction milestone in the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project along I-295 -- lifting and securing the last of 98 steel support girders for the second parallel span. With this ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – Hamilton Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Friday his nomination of Elizabeth Peddicord to serve as the Township's new director of finance and chief financial officer. Peddicord is expected to assume the role on Monday, March 22. Most recently, Peddicord served as the chief financial ...

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TRENTON, – Governor Phil Murphy, State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio, and leading State Lawmakers announced on Friday that New Jerseyans will have an additional month to prepare and file their state taxes.  To mirror actions taken this week by the federal Internal Revenue Services (IRS), the state ...

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HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Hamilton) and Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Tuesday that Hamilton Township will receive a $590,000 state grant to help provide for the safe movement of large truck traffic away from residential areas. The assistance, which comes from the Local ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Despite more than two months planning to provide Internet service to residents in Robbinsville Township, Elauwit, a North Carolina-based company that provides Internet service will not be connecting with customers.  The entrance of an alternative Internet provider  was explored ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During a marathon six hour public hearing on Tuesday, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) listened to complaints from community representatives and members of the public regarding Altice USA – commonly known as Optimum. The company provides Internet, television and phone ...

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