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Police Investigating Knife Point Robbery at Mercer County Park

June 15, 2021

WEST WINDSOR, NJ -- The West Windsor Police Department (WWPD) is seeking the public's help in an investigation into a Sunday night robbery at knife point that occurred at Mercer County Park.  The police are looking for three suspects believed to involved in the incident. 

According to WWPD, around 9:02p.m. on Sunday, June 13, patrol units were detailed to the Mercer ...

1966 Piper Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing on Robbinsville Street

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct an investigation into the Sunday evening plane crash that closed the intersection of Robbinsville Township's Gordon and Sharon Roads according to the local police department.  

According to the Robbinsville Township Police Department (RTPD), they received a 9-1-1 call at approximately 5:00p.m. advising ...

Plane Crashes on Road Closing Main Robbinsville Intersection

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Around 6:00p.m. Sunday night, the Robbinsville Township Office of Emergency Management issued an alert after a plane crashed in the road closing the intersection of Sharon Road and Gordon Road for an undetermined amount of time.  The plane landed on Sharon Road - just down the street from the Elementary School. The residential area also includes Community ...

NJ State Police, Mercer County Law Enforcement Arrest 22 Fugitives Wanted for Violent & Drug Crimes

TRENTON, NJ -- In a coordinated two-day mobile deployment initiative undertaken last week, the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit and Mercer County law enforcement agencies partnered to take potentially dangerous criminals into custody. As a result, 22 fugitives, some identified as street gang members, were arrested around the Trenton area on Tuesday, May 25 and Wednesday, ...

NJ State Police Increasing Patrols on Roads, Water for Memorial Day Weekend

WEST TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey is open for Memorial Day. 

This weekend thousands of motorists will hit New Jersey’s roadways to head to beaches, lakes, State Parks or just across town to a friend’s cookout. New Jersey State Police is reminding residents and visitors to celebrate responsibly this weekend to prevent a tragedy as a result of driving or boating ...

NJ State Police Increasing Patrols on Roads, Water for Memorial Day Weekend

WEST TRENTON, NJ – For the first time since May of 2019, New Jersey is open for Memorial Day. 

This weekend will kick off the summer season as thousands of motorists will hit New Jersey’s roadways to head to beaches, lakes, State Parks or just across town to a friend’s cookout. Because it has been a long time since many have been able to visit friends and ...

Mercer County Sheriff K-9, Partner Swiftly Locate Missing Woman

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- A Mercer County Sheriff's Officer and his K-9 partner were able to quickly sniff-out the whereabouts of a missing woman Thursday. Sheriff Jack Kemler announced that Sheriff's Officer David Smithson and his K-9, Goose, assisted in locating a missing Princeton woman who had last seen on the evening of Tuesday, May 25.

Smithson and Goose led the search ...

Hamilton Police's 'Operation Reassurance' Cares for Residents Who Live Alone

HAMILTON, NJ -- Living alone, even in a bustling community such as Hamilton, can often be isolating. The Hamilton Township Police Division offers Operation Reassurance to check in on those who live alone and let them know that they have someone watching out for them.  

Each day, Operation Reassurance is in touch with participating residents who live alone via telephone to ...

NJ State Police Searching for Missing 13-Year-Old Girl

HAMILTON, NJ --  The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) is searching for a missing 13-year-old girl and asked for the public's assistance Tuesday evening. The NJSP Missing Persons Unit and State Police Hamilton Station is working to locate Natalee Perez, 13, of Millstone.

Natalee is described as a light-skinned Hispanic female who is five feet, four inches tall weighing ...

Arrest Made in Murder At Hamilton 7-11 Store

HAMILTON, NJ -- Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced on Tuesday that an arrest has been made in last week's murder of Katherine Montenegro at a Hamilton Township 7-Eleven.

During the overnight hours of May 18, Hamilton Township police responded to a shooting at the 7-11 on Lalor Street at approximately 1:50 a.m, where they located the victim, Katherine ...

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Mercer County to Commemorate Juneteenth, Highlight History of Black Cowboys

June 15, 2021

MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- Through a collaboration with the Mercer County Park Commission, the African American Cultural Collaborative, and the Outdoor Equity Alliance, Juneteenth will be commemorated at the Mercer County Stables. Juneteenth marks the date - June 19, 1865 -- that many consider denoting the end of slavery in America.

Last year, Governor Murphy declared the third Friday ...

Mercer County Farmer's Market Nutrition Program Providing Produce for Seniors

TRENTON, NJ  -- Older adults in Mercer County will once again be able to receive fresh-produce checks that will enable them to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables at participating farm stands under the Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mercer County Office on Aging have had to change the process for receiving checks in order to keep ...

Aircraft Crashes Off Coast of Long Beach Island

June 17, 2021

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — Authorities are responding to a small plane that reportedly crashed in the water off LBI Thursday morning. The crash happened off 26th Street in the Spray Beach section of Long Beach Township,

The glider went down around 11:30 a.m. about a mile off the coast, Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy said.  

It was unclear how many people ...

Formal Utility Moratorium Ends July 1st; Grace Period Will Run Through Dec. 31

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said on Monday.

"This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment assistance plans, and this is something that we’re taking very ...

First They Ran the Field in State Softball Semi Final, Then the Rville Ravens Walk at Graduation

June 15, 2021

EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ -- High School graduation is a day that students, family members, friends, and faculty will never forget. For Robbinsville softball seniors AlexaKlepper, Mackenzie Martin, and Brynn Hopkins, graduation day included an extra special win on the softball field. 

Before the three received their diplomas at Arm & Hammer stadium in Trenton they had business to ...

Robbinsville Softball Clinches Sectional Title in a Shut-Out Against Bordentown

BORDENTOWN, NJ - The last time the Robbinsville Ravens played the Bordentown Scotties in the Group 2 Sectional Finals was two years ago and the Ravens lost 10-0. Fast-forward two years and a pandemic later, the second seeded Ravens got their revenge on the top seeded Scotties and beat BTown 4-0.

Ravens starting pitcher Shea Krebs pitched a shutout and struck out four batters and only gave up ...

Patients Are Still Waiting— More Medical Marijuana Permits Are Needed Now in NJ

June 14, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- The Cannabis Regulatory Commission’s repeated recognition of the significant supply issues in the medical marijuana marketplace at its initial meetings is greatly appreciated by the 110,000+ qualified medical patients across New Jersey who face challenges accessing the quality, affordable medical cannabis they need to treat their qualifying conditions. However, the time is ...

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

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 ...

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.

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Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

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!

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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 ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Letter to Editor: Living with obesity is not a lifestyle choice

June 15, 2021

Living with obesity is not a lifestyle choice. Yet, as someone who works directly with many patients living with this chronic disease, too many of them often blame themselves for the burden that they carry. They face great vulnerability and existential challenges, including being objectified and alienated as human beings. Instead of leaving folks to battle this medical condition on their own, we ...

Proposed Warehouse Would Impact Local Rural Nature

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 ...