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State Health Community Corps Coming to Hamilton to Educate Residents About Vaccines

June 10, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township announced that members of the COVID-19 Community Corps will be in the community to help provide information and resources related to the pandemic and particularly providing information about access to vaccines. The Community Corps is an expanded initiative put forth by the Office of the Governor and the New Jersey Department of ...

No Masking Partisanship in Face Covering, Vaccine, Reopening Debate: Rutgers Poll

NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how comfortable they feel, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Almost all New Jerseyans support (63% “strongly,” 24% “somewhat”) fully ...

Vaccine Clinics to be Held Across Hamilton at Stores, Senior Center & Baseball Stadium

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Division of Health as well Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (RWJUH) will be holding several upcoming vaccine clinics to continue to provide COVID-19 shots to those who need them in the coming days.

The Division of Health announced three upcoming free, walk-in clinics that do not require an appointment.

Friday, June 4 between ...

Natural Balance Dry Cat Food Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc has voluntarily recalled L.I.D. Green Pea and Chicken Dry Cat Food due to possible Salmonella contamination, announced the FDA. The contamination was discovered after a routine sample was obtained by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

The products were distributed nationwide in the U.S. in retail stores and online. The products ...

RWJUH-Hamilton's Better Health Program Offers Free Fitness Classes for Member Age 65+

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Better Health Program, a no-fee specialty wellness program for members age 65 and up offered by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, recently received a grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals to offer a free, personalized, 8-week group fitness program with a trainer to up to 25 participants called “Fitness Rediscovered” at RWJ Fitness & ...

Robbinsville Senior Center Getting Moving with Outdoor Fitness, Health Classes

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville Township Senior Center has created a variety of health and wellness programs to get seniors moving and living a healthy lifestyle. The combination of fitness classes with strength training, yoga to center mind, plus pickleball and hoola hoop to get the heart pumping will certainly do a body good. 

Celebrating Older Americans ...

Mercer County Partnering with Medical School for Overdose Prevention Training

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County is partnering with Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to provide training for drug overdose antidote administration. The free training program will educate participants on overdose death prevention through the appropriate use of naloxone (also known as narcan) and rescue breathing. 

The training will occur virtually at 10:00a.m. on Wednesday, May 26. It ...

How 'Vaccinated' is Hamilton & Robbinsville?

HAMILTON - ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The state Department of Health recently launched a new vaccine dashboard that includes percentages of adults in each municipality who have received their first doses of the vaccine as well as percentages of adults who are now fully vaccinated.

According to the Department, as of May 14, 7,945,827, a total COVID-19 vaccine doses have been ...

Licensure for Mental Health Graduates to be Expedited Under New Law

TRENTON, NJ – A new law will help handle the surge of mental health challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing mental health graduates to receive an expedited license to temporarily practice in New Jersey.

The law, sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex), will apply to graduates of an in-state or out-of-state ...

Vaccines Available for Kids Age 12-15 Through School Clinic; What Hamilton & Robbinsville Parents Need to Know

HAMILTON, NJ — With state health officials opening up the Pfizer vaccine to children aged 12 to 15, the Hamilton Township School District (HTSD) is partnering with Olden Avenue Pharmacy to hold a vaccine clinic. On Monday, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded emergency authorization of the Pfizer vaccine to individuals age 12 and ...


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Mercer County Accepting Applications Until June 30 for Energy Assistance Programs

June 11, 2021

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County will be accepting applications for the Universal Service Fund (USF) Program to help residents cover the cost of certain utility bills until the end of the month. Residents who pay their own heating costs, and meet the income guidelines, may be eligible to receive financial assistance with their winter heating bill. Residents with medical ...

County to Resurface Clarksville Rd. Beginning at Quakerbridge Rd.

WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- Mercer County will be making improvements to Clarksville Road (CR-638) beginning at Quakerbridge Road (CR 533) and Meadow Road to fix deteriorated pavement surface conditions. The roadway will be milled at resurfaced. 

The Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will begin the work on Monday, June 7, with an anticipated ...

Greenstein Bill Offering Increased Flexibility to Charities Passes Senate

June 8, 2021

TRENTON, NJ  – A bill sponsored by Senator Nellie Pou and Senator Linda Greenstein that would ease reporting requirements for charitable organizations in receipt of in-kind contributions was passed 37-0 on Thursday.

The bill, S-844/A-4635, excludes non-monetary donations from counting as gross revenue for the purpose of financial reporting requirements, before triggering the ...

Applicants for a NJ Driver License Can Now Submit an Affidavit in Lieu of Social Security Number or ITIN

TRENTON, NJ  – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn ...

The Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Welcomes Nationally Recognized Specialty Oncologists

May 21, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ, May 19, 2021 -- The Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are pleased to announce that Malini Patel, MD, will officially be joining The Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton as Director of Medical Oncology in June 2021;  she is available for immediate ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Hamilton Announces Featured Community Education Programs

Kids in the Kitchen
Hands-on cooking class directed by a dietitian.  For children and their parent/caregiver. $5 per child/ $5 per parent/caregiver. Register 48 hrs in advance; limited class size.
Wed., June 2; 6:30 to 8 p.m. (ages 6+)

Farm Fresh & Flavorful – Down-home favorites with a twist, in celebration of June Dairy Month
Wed., July 7; 6:30 to 8 ...

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, ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

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 ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

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 ...

Investigating the “Facts and Causes” of the Attack

Below are the comments given by Representative Chris Smith on May 19, 2021 in support of a House Commission investigating the Capitol Attacks of January 6: 

Madame Speaker, the chairman and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee have negotiated in good faith over several weeks a bipartisan bill—H.R. 3233—to establish a ten-member national commission to ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Trip to Bordentown

June 9, 2021

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

Making a day of a date is a great way to create memories with your love, but when you choose to spend that time in Bordentown, it’s guaranteed to go down in relationship history. New Jersey has many historical towns and Bordentown, settled in 1682, is a true standout. Here you can visit the Clara ...

Seasonal Recipe: Make Our Quick Lemon-Basil Pesto

Grab some fragrant fresh basil at the store or farmers market, or pick some from your garden, for this zippy summer recipe.

This simple no-cook sauce is great on pasta or pizza. Try it on fish or chicken, or mix some into mayonnaise for a flavor-packed sandwich spread.

If you have leftover pesto, freeze it in an ice cube tray for future use.

Lemon-Basil Pesto:

1 cup packed fresh basil ...

Proposed Warehouse Would Impact Local Rural Nature

May 15, 2021

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 ...

Chris Smith Votes Against Equal Pay

Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed HR7 - the Paycheck Fairness Act.  Despite his prior support, Republican Chris Smith voted against this bill.  

Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey’s 4th congressional district voted yes on comparable  legislation many times in his career.  In fact, as recently as March 2019 Smith supported an ...