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Wellness Won at Wilson Center Community Resource Fair

June 30, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ -- More than 100 Hamiltonians of all ages and 30 health and social service organizations came together recently at the John O. Wilson Neighborhood Community Center  for the "Wellness is Winning" Community Resource Fair.

The free, outdoor event will feature more than 30 health and social service organizations providing information and valuable ...

FDA Urges Parents to Not Use Baby Neck Floats Due to Risk of Injury or Death

Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The use of these products can lead to ...

Hamilton Health Department 'One of the Best' Says Director in Annual Review

HAMILTON, NJ --Hamilton Health Department Director Kathleen Fitzgerald, who called the agency "one of the best,” recently provided an annual report to the Hamilton Township Council.

The Council reviewed the annual report in its capacity as the Township's Board of Health which focused largely on the work that the agency has done to combat the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Rep. Smith Pushes for Additional Federal Funding for Alzheimer's Disease Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In the midst of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) is pushing for federal legislation he has sponsored to bolster federal support for research on Alzheimer’s disease in the ongoing search for improved treatments and a potential cure.

According to Smith, 6.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s ...

SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Ruling Lauded by Rep. Smith, Gov. Murphy Vows to Keep Abortion Legal in NJ

NEW JERSEY -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates. 

Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew up in Mercer County, “We hold that Roe and Casey must ...

NJ Department Of Health Announces First Case Of Monkeypox in Jersey City Resident

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

Hamilton's City of Angels Takes Part in DEA Overdose Epidemic Summit

ThARLINGTON, VA -- The City of Angels, a Mercer County-based non-profit that works with individuals struggling with drug addiction, was recently invited to a Family Summit held by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

The summit focused on the national drug overdose epidemic and ways to collaborate to tackle it.  

In a letter from DEA Administrator Anne Milgram, who ...

Walgreens Brand Acetaminophen Recalled Due to Packaging Concerns; Risk of Poisoning

Walgreens Brand Acetaminophen has been recalled due to failure to meet child resistant packaging requirements, announced Aurohealth. The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

The recalled over-the-counter products contain the regulated ...

Menendez Leads Call for Expanded Health Benefits for Veterans Suffering from Past Exposure to Toxins

BAYONNE, NJ - Standing in front of the Flournoy Gethers VFW in Bayonne, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez joined local officials and members of veterans groups to call on Congress to support the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, or PACT Act.

This bipartisan legislation, which would expand health care access to more than 3.5 million ...

Health & Wellness Fair Showcases Area Services for Seniors

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- More than 70 senior citizens visited the Robbinsville Township Senior Center on Thursday afternoon to learn about services specifically for their age group and health care programs in the area.

With 26 vendors located around the Center's outdoor Bocce Court, free health screenings also were available for attendees. 

Beth Rinyu, director of the senior ...

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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 ...

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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 ...