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Hamilton Police Seek Witnesses to Serious Crash

September 22, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Police are looking to speak with individuals who may have witnessed, or have information about, a serious motor vehicle accident that happened in the early morning hours of Saturday. According to offials the crash took place at the intersection of Cedar Lane and Woolsey Street at  2:27 a.m. 

The two-car accident involved a 2016 Black BMW ...

Public Assistance Sought in Identifying Suspect in Sex Attack

TRENTON, NJ -- Mercer County law enforcement officials are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in a sex assault that occurred in Trenton over the summer. The investigation is ongoing.

On July 23, a 29-year-old woman was walking to work in the early morning hours in the area of S. Broad Street and Chestnut Avenue when she was approached by her ...

Mercer County Sheriff Launches New App to Put Critical Information at Finger Tips

TRENTON, NJ -- Sheriff Jack Kemler announced on Wednesday the release of a newly updated mobile app for the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office. The interactive app is designed to provide real-time information at the public's fingertips on their smartphones or tablets.

News and emergency alerts, senior citizen program information, general services to the public, Sheriff’s sale ...

Pedestrian Suffers Serious Injuries After Being Struck by a Car Driven by Robbinsville Teen

HAMILTON, NJ --  A late night motor vehicle accident has left a Trenton man with serious injuries.   At approximately 9:15 pm Saturday night, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Route 33 and George Dye Road.  

The pedestrian, Juan B. Morales, 64, of Trenton, suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to Capital Health ...

Man Wanted for Questioning for Theft, Attempted Fraud at Hamilton Gas Station

HAMLTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Police are seeking to identify a suspect who was seen on security footage attempting to commit fraud a local gas station. 

A statement said that an individual is wanted for questioning in connection with an alleged theft and fraudulent use a credit card at the Gulf Gas Station on the 1100 Block of Chambers Street in Hamilton.  The incident ...

ALERT: : Truck Fire Closes 1-295 Near Exit for Route 130 in Hamilton

HAMILTON, NJ -- A late morning accident on Interstate 295 involving a dump truck left the busy roadway closed to motorists. 

Responders to the scene at approximately 10:27am on Thursday confirmed that one individual had been ejected from a vehicle in the crash and a dump truck was fully engulfed in flames. Hamilton Township firefighters as well as ambulances were at the scene ...

Hamilton Firefighters Caravan to Louisiana to Help Areas Devastated by Hurricane Laura

HAMILTON, NJ -- Six Hamilton firefighters loaded up their trucks and hit the road at 1:00am on Wednesday and headed south to help those severely impacted by Hurricane Laura. The storm made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane near Cameron, Louisiana on Thursday morning. 

The team, including Captain Joe Flynn, Captain Jason Ryan, Captain Jarred Pierson, Captain Kinte Holt, ...

Hamilton Man Arrested for Terrorist Threats to the Library via 9-1-1

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police arrested one man on Wednesday suspected of making terroristic threats to the Hamilton Township Public Library. 

On August 26, Hamilton Township Police were dispatched to the library located at 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Way after a male called 9-1-1 multiple times claiming he was going to shoot someone on August ...

Should the 'Blue Line Flag' Fly on Municipal Property? Resident Petition Says Take it Down

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- When Robbinsville resident Melissa Reilly recently went to the library to pick up a book she was surprised to see an addition to the flagpole in the municipal complex near the Robbinsville Police Station -- a "Blue Line" flag flown below the American Flag. 

Reilly recently told TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville that she "was shocked to see it in ...

Rep. Smith: Robbinsville Fire Department to Purchase High-Tech Cameras with Federal Aid

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville Fire Department (RFD) will be equipped with new state-of-the-art equipment announced Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-4) on Monday.  Under a federal grant, RFD will purchase thermal imaging cameras that protect first responders and help them serve the 14,000 members of the 20-square-mile Township.  The cameras will replace current older ...


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NJ's Largest Running Corn Maze Mercer's Howell Farms Opens

September 19, 2020

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 p.m. Saturdays, and noon until 4:00 p.m. Sundays through October.

The maze will also be ...

Clean Out those Garages at Mercer County Hazardous Waste, Electronics Recycling Day

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 take place on Friday, September 18 between 12:00pm and 5:00 pm and Saturday, Sept.

Was Your House Shaking or Earth Quaking?

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), the quake struck at about 2am early Wednesday morning, triggering an ...

Murphy Blasts Republicans’ ‘Blatant Power Grab’ in Rushing to Replace Ginsburg

September 22, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said Republican lawmakers are displaying “rank hypocrisy” in looking to “ram a nominee” for the seat left vacant by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with less than seven weeks to go before Election Day 2020.

Three days after Ginsburg’s death, Murphy — a Democrat — called out U.S. Senate Republicans ...

West Coast Wildfires Bring Smoke to Northeast Skies

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The prevailing haziness of the past few months is proving to be more than just mental today. That's because smoke from the massive wildfires impacting numerous locations along the West Coast of the United States has worked its way into the jetstream, creating a faint pall over East Coast skylines.

According to New York Metro Weather, "Visible satellite imagery shows ...

Head of Motor Vehicle Commission Praises Agency Despite Widespread Criticism

TRENTON, NJ – Sue Fulton read a recent tweet from a man who had arrived at his local Motor Vehicle Commission agency site and, in short time, gleefully walked away with his new license plates.

Even Fulton, the head of the much-maligned and often-mocked state department, had to admit that such words of praise are few and far between these days.

Amid a storm of complaints of long lines ...

Plant Trees Now for Decades of Shade and Beauty

September 20, 2020

Cooler temperatures and warm soil make fall a great time to add trees to your landscape. Make the most of this investment of money and time and give your tree its best chance at survival with proper planting and care.

Select a tree suited to the growing conditions, your landscape design and available space. Make sure it tolerates the sunlight, soil and temperature extremes. Check the tag for ...

Paterson Will Pilot Guaranteed Income

“I'm now convinced that the simplest approach will prove to be the most effective — the solution to poverty is to abolish it directly by a now widely discussed measure: the guaranteed income.”

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In June 2020, a coalition of mayors founded Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI) to advocate for direct, recurring cash payments to everyday ...

Chris Smith Silent on Trump’s Lies, Insults to Veterans

Chris Smith, Republican from New Jersey’s Fourth Congressional District, often portrays himself as a moderate, bipartisan leader from a pre-Trump era. He tries very hard to not let the worst of Trump tarnish this carefully maintained image, but the act has been stretched beyond credulity.

Unlike a true bipartisan leader, Smith refuses to condemn even the most egregious of Trump’s ...

Trenton Renewables Recycles Food Waste to Create Renewable Energy

September 22, 2020

With new regulations mandating the recycling of food waste taking effect in 2021, Trenton Renewables, New Jersey’s only food waste recycling and Class I Renewable Energy Facility, today hosted a plant tour and briefing to engage the community about this new legislation and showcase New Jersey’s continued leadership in fostering a thriving, green economy.

Effective in 2021, NJ ...

5 Ways to Make Your Favorite Chili Into a Totally Different Meal

September 22, 2020

Does the cooler weather have you craving chili? A bowl of red is a great way to warm up, and if the leftovers start to bore you, there are plenty of ways you can mix things up.

Make your favorite chili into totally different meals with these simple ideas:

Serve it Cincinnati-style* over spaghetti with shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped onions.

Make it part of a “baked ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...