Mercer County News

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County is now accepting applications from residents who need help paying for their energy bills. Beginning on October 1, the County began enrolling residents in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as well as the Universal Service Fund (USF) for ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello was recently sworn in as president of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey (COANJ) in a ceremony at the Statehouse Annex in Trenton.  She was elected to the position by her fellow county clerks from all 21 New Jersey ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County government offices began to reopen to the public on Monday, after more than six months of being closed during the ongoing COVID-10 (coronavirus) pandemic.  The various departments within the County government that will be open to the public, by appointment only ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced on Friday that the County will be providing at-home and on-site COVID-19 testing services under a new contract with Vault Medical Services of New Jersey.  The $357,500 contract, which is being funded by a State of New Jersey ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- New Jersey's longest running corn maze - Mercer County's Howell Farms - opened Saturday for its 24th season. The maze will be open from noon until 4:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday for the remainder of September and from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Fridays, noon until 8:00 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host its routine Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day for residens to dispose of materials that have piled up in their garages, sheds or basements.  The Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) Disposal Day will ...

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HAMILTON, NJ--  "Did you just feel something?" That was the question many Hamilton and Robbinsville residents were asking in the middle of the night, as the town felt a 3.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred in East Freehold early this morning.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), ...

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EWING, NJ -- Hamilton resident Melinda Montgomery has received the prestigious President's Award from the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (NEC/AAAE). Montgomery, who serves as Trenton-Mercer Airport Manager, also was chosen to serve as NEC chapter vice president ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County Sheriff Jack Kemler issued a warning on Thursday that residents should be aware of a jury duty related telephone scam. Kemler said that, over the past week, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous complaints from residents who were contacted by ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County is one of 12 New Jersey counties that will receive funding from the State of New Jersey to ensure that residents are being testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus).   The announcement came on Thursday from Governor Phil Murphy who said that $37 million will be made to ...

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TRENTON, NJ  --  Mercer County Clerk Paula Covello announced on Wednesday that her office will honor all current appointments for renewal of notary public commissions but will only make new appointments under emergency circumstances.   Covello made the announcement after Governor Phil ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Mercer County officials announced that the application period for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will close on Friday, July 31. The County will continue accepting applications, however, for the Universal Service Fund (USF) Program throughout the ...

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HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ  — Staff at Howell Living History Farm planted special crops of vegetables and potatoes this spring to help local food banks and pantries. As the operations at the farm continue, the “Share the Harvest” tours gave visitors a chance to experience the work firsthand. With the ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ --  A walk through West Windsor's Community Park has now turned into a search and rescue mission for a Mercer County man who went missing on Wednesday night. Local law enforcement  officials said the circumstances of his disappearance are unknown at this time.   Cameron Ward, ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ --  As more social and recreational destinations are reopening across New Jersey, many families are staying local spending time and county and neighborhood parks. That means the Mercer County Parks Commission has had to overcome hurdles in ensuring that visitors are safe and ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ --  Construction detours began on Monday morning June 22 on the overpass from Route 1 southbound to the Quaker Bridge Mall as part of a roadway widening project.   The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials said the closure and detour of the ramp and overpass is ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- The Mercer County Library System is bringing curbside pick-up to the local library at a date soon to be announced.  Library staff members are getting ready to take your calls and schedule a time for you to pick-up items that you have placed on hold.  They also will place holds ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- The Mercer County Park Commission announced that additional facilities will bee reopen on May 23 just in time for Memorial Day weekend.  Passive recreation activities reopened at Mercer County Park on May 2.   Park activities now open include disc golf and dog parks at ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – The Mercer County Correction Center announced Monday that the facility is being designated “outbreak” status by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) after eight inmates and four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. All inmates who have tested positive have been ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- To bring great public programming by the Mercer County Park Commission’s Nature Programs to nature enthusiasts, select public programming will now online while social distancing and stay-at-home orders remain in place.   On Monday, the Park Commission announced that the popular ...

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WEST WINDSOR, NJ – While the transition of education instruction to online and remote platforms has been challenging for students and instructors alike, particularly for traditional hands-on instruction, like physical fitness, it hasn’t stopped one Mercer County Community College (MCCC) professor ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  In keeping with the opening of state parks announced by Governor Phil Murphy, the Mercer County Park Commission announced on Thursday that all County-operated parks and golf courses will reopen the morning of Saturday, May 2. Social distancing requirements will be strictly enforced ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Tuesday that all Hamilton Township operated parks will reopen at sunrise on May 2 for passive recreation only such as jogging, walking,  and biking.   All playground equipment, dog parks, tennis courts, skate parks, and other park facilities will ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  All eyes to the sky on Tuesday afternoon to watch two of the nation's elite flight demonstration squads -- the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds -- perform a regional fly-over as a tribute to those health care workers and first responders on the ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Even though the Mercer County Park Commission's Howell Living Farm is currently closed to the public, it continues to care for the crops, animals and natural resources essential to the community. In keeping with its longtime practice of contributing heirloom and heritage field ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Homeless individuals who contract COVID-19 (coronavirus) face extraordinary hurdles in recovering from the deadly virus.   On Tuesday, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes announced a partnership with several leading County-based social service agencies to create an emergency ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  During his Tuesday afternoon briefing, Governor Phil Murphy paid tribute to Darlene Mae Andes, the Public Health Emergency Notification System Coordinator for the Mercer County Division of Public Health, who died April 5 from COVID-19 (coronavirus). “Darlene Mae Andes was a ...

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