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NJ State Police Application Process Has Begun

July 6, 2022

WEST TRENTON, NJ — The process to apply to be a State Trooper with the New Jersey State Police has begun and will continue through August 2.

Troopers can pursue one of the more than 120 diverse career paths that the State Police offers based on personal interests and specialized skills, while also working to ensure the public’s safety.

“The New Jersey State Police is ...

Greenstein Bill Mandating Cancer Screenings for Firefighters Approved

TRENTON, NJ — In an effort to ensure the safety of firefighters throughout the State, the State Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senators Linda Greenstein and Troy Singleton that would mandate periodic cancer screenings for professional firefighters not enrolled in the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP).

 “Prevention and early ...

Four Mercer County Corrections Officers Graduate Police Academy

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes congratulated four Mercer County correctional police officer candidates upon their graduation from the 110th Correctional Police Officer Academy at the Camden County Correctional Police Officer Training Academy.

The recent graduates include Officers Nicolas Martin and Corey Frost, both of Lawrence, ...

Update: Hamilton Siblings Lamar & Mathew Philips Found Safe

HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Division announced on Friday that brothers Lamar and Mathew Phillips, who had been missing since Tuesday, have safely returned to their guardians' home. 

The Hamilton Police said that Lamar, 15, and Mathew, 13, were found in the custody of their grandmother in the City of Trenton. 

The boys were reported missing on ...

Update: 13-Year-Old Hamilton Boy Dupree Thomas Returned Home

HAMILTON, NJ -- A 13-year-old boy from Hamilton Township, Dupree Thomas, who had been reported missing on Sunday, was safely returned home on Tuesday according to the Hamilton Township Police Division.

The Hamilton Township Police Division asked for the public's assistance on Sunday in locating for a 13-year-old boy, Dupree Thomas, after he was reported missing on Sunday by his ...

Greenstein's Statewide Police Licensing Legislation Gains Support

TRENTON, NJ -- Legislation sponsored by Senators Linda Greenstein (D-Mercer/Middlesex) and Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) to establish statewide qualifications for all police officer through a licensing program is gaining support as the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee passed the measure in a bi-partisan, unanimous vote on Monday. 

In May, Governor Phil Murphy and Acting ...

Hamilton Man Hospitalized, Brother Killed After Being Shot at Ewing Deli Where They Worked

EWING, NJ -- A Hamilton Township man remains hospitalized, and his brother is dead, after bother were shot early Monday morning at a deli in Ewing Township Deli where they both worked according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri.

At approximately 6:10a.m, Monday, June 6, Ewing police responded to Priori’s Deli, 301 Hillcrest Avenue. Upon arrival, ...

Driver Killed After Hitting Parked Tractor Trailer Hamilton Police Say

HAMILTON, NJ -- Members of the Hamilton Township Police Division are looking for any witnesses to a Thursday evening crash that left a driver dead after they struck a parked tractor trailer. 

According to Hamilton police, at approximately 9:10 p.m., a 36-year-old-man from Easton, Pennsylvania was traveling northbound on E. State St Extension near Montana Avenue. The ...

Driver Ejected from Vehicle in Crash, Passenger Extricated by Hamilton Fire Department

HAMILTON, NJ - A 35-year-old Hamilton woman was ejected from the vehicle she was driving and her male passenger, a 59-year-old Hamilton man, had to be extricated after the 2003 Acura TL was involved in a crash on Thursday.

According to the Hamilton Police Division, Ashley Williams, was traveling southbound on Pitman Ave near Rennie St at approximately 5:50 p.m. when she lost control of ...

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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 ...