HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township will be under an overnight curfew for the second night in a row, Mayor Jeff Martin has announced. The extension of the curfew that began Monday into Tuesday will be in effect from 7:00 pm on Tuesday evening until 6:00 am Wednesday morning.

The mayor's office said that there were "minor incidents" during the Monday night curfew but did not provide details. 

“The regional curfew order remains in effect for tonight, June 2nd," Martin said. "This order comes at the recommendation of local and county law enforcement. It is designed to protect residents, businesses and first responders from those seeking to cause violence, looting and destruction in our town.”

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During the curfew hours, all residents are expected to shelter in place.  Businesses and all Township parks and other public areas will be closed.

There are exemptions in activity allowed under the Tuesday night curfew including: essential employees of essential businesses; hotels and their employees shall be exempted from this curfew; and employees reporting to or from or performing their essential job such as government officials, health care workers, law enforcement or emergency personnel.

Persons traveling because of a reasonable fear for their health or safety; at the direction of law enforcement or other governmental agency; and seeking medical attention, essential social services or assistance from law enforcement or emergency services are exempted from this curfew.

No deliveries are allowed during the curfew, except to essential services and businesses which have confirmed that employees are present to accept deliveries.

A curfew also will be in place in the City of Trenton, Ewing Township, and Lawrence Township.   

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