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130 Dogs and Cats Rescued from Disaster Plagued Puerto Rico

October 18, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Approximately 130 dogs and cats arrived at the Morristown Airport after being rescued from Puerto Rico earlier this month. 

The Sato Project, Wings of Rescue, and Greater Good Charities made it possible for the rescued animals to be evacuated from the streets of Puerto Rico or pulled from overburdened shelters impacted by recent earthquakes and/or damaged by ...

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Pair Arrested in Death of Trenton Brothers Ages 8, 16 Says County Prosecutor

October 23, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -  Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced on Friday the arrests of two individuals who allegedly murdered brothers Gustavo,16, and Johnny,8, Perez while they stoodin front of a second floor kitchen window of their residence on Mulberry Street in Trenton residence on Tuesday night. 

After its investigation, the Mercer County ...

Mercer County Nutrition Program Providing Healthy Meals for Seniors

MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes recently reminded residents of the availability of healthy meals available through the Mercer County Senior Nutrition Program. Even during the ongoing pandemic, and following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the program never stopped serving meals. 

Adults who are 60 years or older, their ...

Housing Assistance Available for Mercer County Residents

TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County residents can now apply for a statewide program to help them pay current housing costs or bills that are overdue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Individuals who have faced a loss of income, reduced hours at work, being unable to work due to being high-risk or having to quarantine or isolate, and being unable to work due to a child’s ...

Gov. Murphy Tests Negative for Coronavirus 4 Times But Will Continue Virtual Briefings 

October 26, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Five days after Gov. Phil Murphy suddenly left a briefing in Camden County over concerns of having the coronavirus, he said this afternoon he has not been symptomatic and tested negative four times since last Monday.

First Lady Tammy Murphy, who entered a voluntary self-quarantine with the governor last week, has tested negative three times.  

Still, ...

Murphy Says NJ Will Be Prepared Once A COVID-19 Vaccine Is Available

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has submitted a draft of a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials announced Monday during a virtual press briefing. 

While a COVID-19 vaccine or therapeutic has not been created, the governor said the “growing reality” is that one or more vaccines ...

Benson Wants to Brighten Up Our Towns Through 'Creative Crosswalks' Program

TRENTON, NJ --  Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) wants to improve pedestrian safety while encouraging students to get involved and demonstrate their ingenuity through the Creative Crosswalks Pilot Program. It would allow New Jersey students to help design these painted "Creative Crosswalks" using a combination of colors, textures, and ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended

October 25, 2020

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...

Chris Smith Crushes Scripted Opponent at Debate 

October 25, 2020

 Schmid stands by smears in her mailers, as Dems forewarned 

On multiple issues covered in an hour-long forum hosted by the Asbury Park Press, Rep. Chris Smith, the 20-term incumbent in New Jersey’s Fourth District, crushed his challenger highlighting his record of legislative accomplishment and his bipartisanship as a problem solver. 

Early in the debate, Smith called ...

Construction Advancing on Model, First Homes at Vintage at Hamilton

HAMILTON, NJ -- Construction is moving along at Vintage at Hamilton, Sharbell Development Corp’s new Mercer County community featuring 122 townhomes and duplexes for active adults aged 55 and over. Work is currently underway on the community’s model, as well as the first homes, with the builder anticipating them to be completed next summer. Located in Hamilton Township, sales have ...

There are numerous signs of Chris Smith’s legendary legislative effectiveness

October 21, 2020

More than ever, we need leaders who are honest, seasoned, tenacious, and effective. In the Fourth Congressional District, that leader is Chris Smith.

Here in New Jersey, there are numerous signs of Chris Smith’s legendary legislative effectiveness. On the economy, he has supported all the Coronavirus relief laws, including the Paycheck Protection Program that is helping more than 157,000 ...

Hanging on by a Thread, Some NJ Restaurateurs Fear the Worst This Winter

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn.

From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas parties, one of the most lucrative times of the year. 

But not this year.

“We ...

New Jerseyans Say ‘Cheese!’ (But Hold the Dairy) with Vegan Cheese

Is plant-based cheese really cheese? Well, sort of. But instead of dairy from cows, sheep or goats, vegan cheesemakers are making it with plant milk, nuts, tapioca and even rice.

There are many different methods to make vegan cheese nowadays. The easy way? Using a plant-based milk base (from foods like cashews or almonds) and adding a few thickening agents and seasonings.

Plant-based ...