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Nurturing Hindu Prayer Services Now Online Through Robbinsville BAPS Mandir

April 21, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, a global Hindu, spiritual, and humanitarian organization with a large religious home in Robbinsville, is helping to bring peace of mind to congregants while they are sheltering-at-home in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The BAPS locations immediately suspended activities at its 3,850 centers worldwide, including its 100 ...

Chabad of Robbinsville and Hamilton Finds Special Ways to Celebrate Passover

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  As Passover begins on Wednesday evening for members of the Jewish faith community, local leaders of the Chabad of Robbinsville and Southern Hamilton found ways to help their community still celebrate while staying at home to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.   

"As soon as we realized things would be very different this year for Passover ...

St. Mark Lutheran Church to Live Stream Services

HAMILTON, NJ --  With in-person church services suspended to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) among congregants, many houses of worship are bringing their services to online. 

Hamilton Township's St. Mark Lutheran Church, under the leadership of Pastor Ian Hill, will be live-streaming their services since all in-person events at the church have been ...

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Mercer County to Provide At-Home, On-Site COVID Tests

September 26, 2020

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 Coronavirus Relief Fund grant, was approved by the Board of Chosen Freeholders ...

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

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.

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

It’s Harvest Time! 5 Fun New Jersey Wineries to Visit this Autumn

Wine experts say that fall is prime time for visiting wineries in New Jersey because it is the harvest season, when grapes are ripe on the vine.  

Over the years, the Garden State has earned credibility as a quality wine-producing state, in great part due to its fertile soil.

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day this season, consider a trip to one of ...