COVID-19 CASES REPORTED IN HAMILTON TOWNSHIP AS OF 5/5/2021:

6,649 TOTAL POSITIVE CASES

219 DEATHS 

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2/3/2021 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates - February 2021

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Questions or Concerns Regarding COVID-19?

Call 2-1-1

Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211

Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance

Visit covid19.nj.gov

 

Coping with Stress

If you're feeling stressed, anxious or depressed due to COVID-19, please call New Jersey's Mental Health Hotline at 877-294-HELP (4357) or visit njmentalhealthcares.org for emotional support, guidance, and mental health referrals as needed. 

You also may call the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or Text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517).

 

Looking for Employment During COVID-19?

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community at jobs.covid19.nj.gov/

The State has also created a special intake tool for employers seeking to have openings posted on the portal. Employers can access the intake tool directly via jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake

Dealing with Food Insecurity?

You can find a list of Mercer County Food Pantries and Meal Services here.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments:

Frontline First Responders

Long Term Care Facility Residents

Paid & Unpaid Persons Working or Volunteering in a Healthcare Settings

Persons aged 65 and older

Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19   

At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE

For a list of open vaccination sites visit: covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for phone support between 8 am to 8 pm daily.

Daily Updates

02/25/2021

Hamilton Township Animal Shelter & Adoption Center Offering FREE Rabies Clinic for Residents

The Hamilton Township Animal Shelter & Adoption Center is offering a FREE Rabies Clinic in March.

 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

McManimon Building – 320 Scully Ave

9AM - 1PM

Call 609-890-3555 to reserve your pet's time slot

Open to Hamilton Township Residents Only

 

Please note:

  • All (human) attendees must WEAR A MASK

  • 1 human per animal

  • Cats & dogs must be at least 3 months old to be vaccinated

  • Dogs must be on a leash (no longer than 6’)

  • Cats must be in a carrier

  • You MUST bring proof of any prior rabies shot to receive a 3-year certificate; without proof a 1-year certificate will be issued

  • NJ State Department of Health’s Policy states no dog license can be issued if their rabies immunization expires before 11/1/2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of February 25th, Mercer County has 25,844 total positive cases of COVID-19.

 

As we continue through the pandemic remember to keep one another healthy by following the below safety measures:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering.

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

     

    For more information on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

State Board of Public Utilities Announces Public Hearing & Comment Deadlines as Part of Investigation Into Altice USA

Yesterday, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities announced that a Public Hearing on March 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. as part of an investigation into the operations of Altice USA in New Jersey.

 

On February 17, 2021, the Board, after review of various complaints from municipal and government officials requesting a Board investigation and intervention in this matter, found that there is sufficient cause to convene a public hearing to afford both the officials and Altice customers the opportunity to voice their concerns about the services received from Altice; as well as afford the company the opportunity to respond to these concerns before determining what corrective action may be warranted and should be taken in this matter.

 

Individuals who wish to attend the virtual public hearing should register via the link here:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6394623700937034763

 

Comments on this matter may be filed either at board.secretary@bpu.nj.gov or filed electronically through the Board’s External Access Portal upon obtaining a MyNewJersey Portal ID. Comments may be filed in either Word or PDF formats and should include in the subject “In the Matter of Request for an Investigation into the Operations of Altice USA in New Jersey, Docket No. CX21020139” along with the name of the commenter and the company or organization. Comments must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. on March 23, 2021.

02/24/2021

State Dept of Transportation to Begin Route 33 Construction Project Tomorrow 2/25/21

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a pavement rehabilitation and improvements project requiring daytime shoulder closures on Route 33 in Hamilton, Mercer County.

 

Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, February 25 until 5 p.m., NJDOT’s Contractor, Trap Rock Industries, is scheduled to close the shoulder on Route 33 in sections as part of a moving operation between Cleveland Avenue and Paxson Avenue. These closures will allow the contractor to install construction signs. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times.

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Following the installation of construction signs, additional shoulder and lane closures may be required in the coming weeks to allow for tree trimming and vegetation removal. Milling and paving is expected to begin in spring 2021. The project is anticipated to be complete by Winter 2021. 

 

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of February 24th, Mercer County has 25,781 total positive cases of COVID-19.

 

As we continue through the pandemic remember to keep one another healthy by following the below safety measures:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering.

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

     

    For more information on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments.

  • Frontline First Responders

  • Long Term Care Facility Residents

  • Paid/unpaid persons working/volunteering in a healthcare setting

  • Persons aged 65 and older

  • Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19

     

    At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE

     

    For a list of open vaccination sites visit:

    covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

     

    Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for phone support between 8 am to 8 pm daily.

    WATCH: Cultural Affairs & Performing Arts Commission Introduces Video Series

    Collecting Art & Artist's Paintings by Tom Kelly

    The Hamilton Township Cultural Affairs and Performing Arts Advisory Commission is excited to present a new monthly Arts Series Videos. 

     

    Hamilton is a place where creativity is alive, where performances flourish, singing is inspiring, Art and dancing uplifts the spirit.  The Commission strives to make Hamilton more creative and vibrant with talent from our dynamic performances of music & dance to our beautiful artwork right here in our home town.

     

    Each month one of the Commission members will present a video about their art so Hamiltonians can get to know what they are all about.

     

    To see the first video in this series from Tom Kelly, click the image above or visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9DictQHz-Y&t=2s

    Volunteers Needed for Blood Donations-Save A Life Today

    Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.

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    Find an opportunity to donate near you at www.redcrossblood.org/give

02/23/2021

 

Today We Remember: The Honorable Mayor Jack Rafferty

Mayor John K. Rafferty was laid to rest today. Jack, as everyone knew him, had passed away last Wednesday, February 17th. Township employees joined on the steps of the Municipal Building to pay their respect as his casket was led by a police escorted procession throughout Hamilton.

 

Mayor Rafferty was a well-respected man who dedicated 24 years of his life as Hamilton Township’s first full-time Mayor. Prior to his time as Mayor, Jack served six years on what was then the Hamilton Township Committee (now Council). Jack’s love of public service did not end there, as he also served one term in the New Jersey General Assembly.

 

Jack’s tenure as Mayor saw Hamilton Township become one of New Jersey’s largest municipalities. Under his stewardship Hamilton Township welcomed Hamilton Hospital (now RWJ Hamilton), the Hamilton Train Station, and the development of Veterans Park. Jack will forever leave his mark on Hamilton Township as Hamilton’s main post office on Route 130 and the YMCA facility on Whitehorse-Mercerville Road each bear his name. 

 

Jack continued to give back to Hamilton Township after retiring from his position as Mayor – serving as the Executive Director of the Hamilton Partnership and remaining active in the New Jersey Republican Party where he served on the New Jersey Republican State Committee. A mentor to many and a friend to all, Jack’s legacy will live on through his children and grandchildren as well as all those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

 

Mayor Rafferty left an indelible mark on Hamilton Township. We can all learn from his example and strive to be more like Jack. The Township extends it's deepest condolences to all who knew and worked under Mayor Jack. 

 

Last week, Governor Murphy paid tribute to Mayor Rafferty and all he contributed to our Township, which can be viewed by clicking here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B2c2xOOskA

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of February 23rd, Mercer County has 25,713 total positive cases of COVID-19.

 

As we continue through the pandemic remember to keep one another healthy by following the below safety measures:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering.

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

     

    For more information on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments.

  • Frontline First Responders

  • Long Term Care Facility Residents

  • Paid/unpaid persons working/volunteering in a healthcare setting

  • Persons aged 65 and older

  • Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19

     

    At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE

     

    For a list of open vaccination sites visit:

    covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

     

    Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for phone support between 8 am to 8 pm daily.

WATCH: This Month In Hamilton with Mayor Martin & Township Health Officer Chris Hellwig

Today, Mayor Jeff Martin sat down with special guest Hamilton Township Health Officer Chris Hellwig for a new episode of This Month in Hamilton. Click here to watch a video of the show in full: https://www.facebook.com/WBCB1490/videos/477364453636130

 

The discussion will also be broadcast on WBCB 1490 AM Radio tomorrow, Wednesday, February 24th at 5 pm.

 

Listen and watch "This Month in Hamilton" live on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 10 AM at www.facebook.com/WBCB1490.

 

 

 

 

02/22/2021

BPU Sets March 16 Hearing in Optimum/Altice Investigation in Response to Hamilton, Robbinsville Request

In response to a wave of complaints regarding poor service and customer service by Altice USA, better known to some as Optimum, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has found sufficient cause to investigate Altice USA and convene a public hearing on March 16, 2021.

 

In August, Hamilton Township joined Robbinsville in writing to the BPU requesting an investigation into the service being provided to our residents after receiving an influx of complaints against Altice. In the letter, Mayor Martin stated, “Having reliable cable and internet service has never been more of a necessity than this year has proved it to be. Both municipalities’ residents have experienced similar, unacceptable issues and a lack of timely remediation from Optimum. Mayor Fried and I will fight for our residents by partnering together on this issue and hope that by doing so it will provide for a stronger likelihood of these concerns being taken seriously by the State. “

 

Following Robbinsville and Hamilton, the BPU received complaints and resolutions from at least 10 municipalities concerning various issues their residents and constituents cited alleging inadequacy and lack of service provided by Altice USA.

 

The BPU said in a February 17th order it had reviewed the various complaints and requests for an investigation and intervention and had found sufficient cause to convene a proceeding to give the municipal officials and customers the opportunity to voice their concerns about the services received from Altice; as well as afford the company the opportunity to respond to these concerns before determining what corrective action may be warranted and should be taken in this matter."

 

The Board designated Commissioner Mary-Anna Holden as the Presiding Officer. Holden "is authorized to rule on all motions that arise during the proceedings and modify any schedules that may be set as necessary to secure a just and expeditious determination of the issues."

 

The public hearing will be held virtually on March 16th. Information concerning participation in the public hearing will be posted on the BPU website – nj.gov/bpu. Mayor Martin encourages residents wishing to participate in the public hearing to submit their documentation via email to board.secretary@bpu.nj.gov. Filings are to be submitted as PDF or Word format documents with the email subject “Docket No. CX21020139 - In the Matter of the Requests for an Investigation into the Operations of Altice USA in New Jersey”. The deadline to file with the Board is Friday, February 26, 2021.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of February 22nd, Mercer County has 25,665 total positive cases of COVID-19.

 

As we continue through the pandemic remember to keep one another healthy by following the below safety measures:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering.

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

     

    For more information on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments.

  • Frontline First Responders

  • Long Term Care Facility Residents

  • Paid/unpaid persons working/volunteering in a healthcare setting

  • Persons aged 65 and older

  • Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19

     

    At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE

     

    For a list of open vaccination sites visit:

    covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

     

    Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for phone support between 8 am to 8 pm daily.

CYO & Bromley Neighborhood Center Launch 2021 Summer Camp Registration

Need a 2021 Township Calendar? See How to Get Yours!

2021 Hamilton Township Municipal Calendars, featuring Hamilton Heroes, are now available at the Hamilton Township Public Library. Anyone interested in picking up a copy via curbside delivery, please call 609-581-4060.

 

If you would prefer to have a calendar mailed to you, please reach out to the HAMStat Call Center at 609-586-0311.

02/18/2021

Hamilton Township Business of the Week Platinum Cuts Barbershop

The backbone of Hamilton Township are our small businesses. Each week at random a business is selected from our Hamilton Township Business Registry to be the featured Business of the Week, as a way to introduce the community to businesses right here in Hamilton that you otherwise may not have been aware of. If you are a Hamilton business owner, ensure your business has an opportunity to be spotlighted in an upcoming Hamilton Business of the Week post and learn more about our Free Business Registry and all of its offerings by visiting www.hamiltonnj.com/EconomicDevelopment today!

This week’s Business of the Week is Platinum Cuts Barbershop. Lamont Kelley is the owner and operator of Platinum Cuts Barbershop. The barbershop has been in operation at 1874 South Broad Street in Hamilton, since 2009. From the beginning, Lamont has been a pillar of the community. He goes above and beyond for his community by giving back every year with his annual “Back to School” free haircut and book bag event.

Lamont Kelley is a “Barber Extraordinaire” whose talents include but are not limited to: open razor shaves, razor edge shape ups, beards, fades, afros, and tapered cuts performed on a very diversified clientele. Platinum Cuts Barbershop services men, women, and children.

Mr. Kelley prides himself on creating haircuts that are done with passion and critique while providing an accommodating and welcoming atmosphere suitable for all.

Hours of operation are Monday thru Saturday from 10am-8pm by appointment only. Contact Platinum Cuts at (609) 424-9418

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of February 19th, Mercer County has 25,461 total positive cases of COVID-19.

As we continue through the pandemic remember to keep one another healthy by following the below safety measures:

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering.

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    For more information on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or cdc.gov/coronavirus

Township Meeting Updates Week of February 22nd-26th

  • Monday, February 22nd

    The Library Board of Trustees will be meeting via conference call beginning at 5pm. Please click here for dial in instructions.

    Tuesday, February 23rd

    The Zoning Board of Adjustment will be meeting using the Zoom application beginning at 6pm. Visit https://hamiltonnj.com/ZoningBoard for instructions on how to observe and participate in this meeting and review information on applications received.

    The Shade Tree Commission meeting originally scheduled for 6:30pm has been cancelled.

    Thursday, February 25th

    The Planning Board will be meeting using the Zoom application beginning at 6pm. Visit https://hamiltonnj.com/PlanningBoard for instructions on how to observe and participate in this meeting and review information on applications received.

    February is American Heart Month Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

    During American Heart Month we are striving to raise awareness for various heart health conditions that could affect our loved ones and friends. Do you know the warning signs of a stroke?

    Know how to spot a stroke and remember it is imperative to act F.A.S.T.

02/17/2021

Winter Storm Update Snow Expected to Arrive Tomorrow

Due to the impending Winter Storm, Hamilton Township Offices will be closed on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

Garbage collection will be canceled in order to assist with the snow removal process. There is no recycling scheduled this week.

Current projections from our weather service have snow accumulations beginning at 7 am on Thursday morning before mixing over to sleet and possible freezing rain/drizzle through Friday mid-day. Visit the National Weather Service for the latest winter weather update.

Please remember to exercise caution when traveling during the storm. To see when your street is scheduled to be plowed be sure to visit Snow Plow Sal

Sign up for the Township's new emergency alert and public announcement system provider -- Swift911 here

PSE&G Reminders for Storm Preparations:

  • Keep a flashlight & battery-powered radio as well as extra batteries on hand

  • Charge your cell phones, other electronic devices and power packs

  • Keep nonperishable foods handy

  • Know where your first aid kit is

  • Never operate a generator indoors

  • Stay away from downed power lines. To report a downed line call 9-1-1 or call PSE&G at 1-800-436-7734 immediately.

     

    To report a Power Outage text OUT to 47734 or call 1-800-436-PSEG (7734). The PSE&G Outage Map can be viewed at outagecenter.pseg.com

    Download the PSE&G mobile app at pseg.com/app

    Hamilton Township Announces Business Aid Program

    Hamilton Township’s Department of Community and Economic Development announces program to assist with utility, rent and mortgage relief to qualifying Township businesses.

     

    Earlier this month Hamilton Township announced that it had secured over $650,000 of its federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Funds (CDBG-CV 3) in order to fund the Township’s Mortgage & Rental Relief Program. Program applications will fall into two categories – residential and business assistance.  Residential applications will be reviewed in coordination by the Township and Arm In Arm, a local non-profit agency which assists Mercer County residents with food, housing, and job support. While business applications will be reviewed in coordination by the Township and Triad Associations, a New Jersey and Pennsylvania based company with over 40 years of experience in grant writing, housing, community and economic develop, and strategic planning solutions.

  • The business portion of the Mortgage & Rental Relief Program will allow for rental and mortgage assistance for businesses who have been sufficiently impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To be eligible, businesses must have been operating continuously with the same ownership since 2018 and provide documentation on the financial health of the business over the last 4 years. Businesses must have at least one full-time equivalent employee other than the owner(s), but not exceed 25 total number of employees, including the business owner(s). The emergency rental or mortgage assistance grant has a cap of $10,000 throughout a period of six months.

     

    “Our residents and businesses have had their lives disrupted over the last 11 months due to the pandemic. If there is one thing COVID-19 has shown us is that we must come together and help each other out as a community. This program goes a long way to do just that and help out the businesses and residents of our Hamilton community," said Mayor Jeff Martin. “I want to thank Fred Dumont, Director of Community & Economic Development, and his team for partnering with Arm In Arm and Triad Associates so these funds get distributed as quickly as possible to those who need them.” 

     

    As announced earlier this month, the residential portion of the Mortgage & Rental Relief Program will allow for rental, mortgage or utility assistance to low and moderate income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency rental or mortgage assistance grant has a cap of $10,000 throughout a period of six months. All approved applicants will be reviewed at the three-month interval to see if they are still in need of assistance.

     

    “The release of this portion of our Mortgage and Rental Relief program for our businesses is the shot in the arm that they needed,” stated Fred Dumont, Director of Community & Economic Development. “Many of our businesses were wondering how they were going to pay their bills this winter. Giving them this relief is a win for everyone in Hamilton Township.”

     

    Individuals and businesses seeking to review the program requirements or to apply may do so by visiting HamiltonNJ.com/MortgageRentalRelief.

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

    As of February 17th, Mercer County has 25,316 total positive cases of COVID-19.

  • As we continue through the pandemic remember to keep one another healthy by following the below safety measures:

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering.

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

     

    For more information on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

    COVID-19 Vaccine Information

    As of January 14, 2021 the following groups are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin to make their appointments.

  • Frontline First Responders

  • Long Term Care Facility Residents

  • Paid/unpaid persons working/volunteering in a healthcare setting

  • Persons aged 65 and older

  • Persons aged 16-64 years old who have at least one chronic medical condition that poses high-risk for severe COVID-19

     

    At this time, the best place to register for the vaccine is through the NJVSS system HERE

     

    For a list of open vaccination sites visit:

    covid19.nj.gov/vaccine

     

    Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for phone support between 8 am to 8 pm daily.

    Did You Know? Isles Honey is All the Buzz!

     

    Did you know…

  • Hamilton Township is home to award winning honey? Isles Inc ’s honey took home first place in the Black Box category at the NJ Beekeeper’s Association’s annual Honey Show in 2020 where beekeepers from around NJ brought their honey & other bee-related products to be professionally judged. The Black Box winner was decided through a blind taste test during which they were judged on various qualities.

     

    Isle’s believes their honey tastes so good because of the urban environment it is produced in which provides a diverse range of pollen & nectar sources from street trees to vegetables & flowers from community gardens & even invasive weeds. Last year alone, the team at Isle’s harvested more than 300 pounds of honey from 12 of their beehives which are located right here in Hamilton and Trenton.

     

    Governor Murphy was recently gifted some of the honey harvested from Hamilton while visiting @millonespacenj to highlight the Brownfields Redevelopment Tax Credit and Loan Program supporting Brownfield Remediation. The 19th Century shirt mill on the border of Trenton and Hamilton has been rehabilitated through a collaboration between developer Modern Recycled Space and Isles, Inc.

     

    Learn more about the award-winning honey by visiting: https://isles.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-Honey-Award.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0Ah4_vFnzc-MAm6wKjCEjqmT6r0p3NxMDmGgIRpnjvvkXHc3GkZCTEsYA

     

    Learn more about the Brownfields programs at: https://www.njeda.com/community-revitalization/

02/16/2021

Happy Mardi Gras from Hamilton Township

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of February 16th, Mercer County has 25,163 total positive cases of COVID-19.

As we continue through the pandemic remember to keep one another healthy by following the below safety measures:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering.

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

     

    For more information on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

        

HTSD Offering Free COVID-19 Testing Thursday 2-18 for School District Employees, Students, & Their Families

Governor Murphy Announces Executive Order Allowing Limited Spectators at Youth Sporting Events

 

Governor Phil Murphy today announced Executive Order No. 220, which enables indoor and outdoor youth sporting events to allow parents or guardians to attend practices or competitions. The executive order will take effect immediately.

Under the executive order, up to two parents or guardians per athlete under the age of 21 will be able to attend indoor or outdoor youth sports practices and competitions. No other spectators are permitted, and even with the parents or guardians, indoor youth sporting events may never exceed 35% capacity or 150 people.

All spectators must follow the Department of Health’s sports activities guidance including mask requirements, social distancing guidelines, and staying home when sick. Spectators will be expected to cooperate with contact-tracing efforts. School districts will retain the ability to impose stricter guidelines and not allow spectators, and also have the discretion on whether and when to implement today's policy regarding parents or guardians.

For a copy of Executive Order No. 220, please click here.

02/11/2021

Hamilton's Business of the Week MINDful WELLness

Small businesses are the backbone of Hamilton Township. Each week a business will be selected at random from our Hamilton Township Business Registry to be featured as a way to introduce the community to businesses right here in Hamilton that you may not have known about before. To learn more about our Free Business Registry and all its offerings and to be sure your business has an opportunity to be spotlighted in an upcoming Hamilton Business of the Week post, visit www.hamiltonnj.com/EconomicDevelopment today!

This week’s featured business, MINDfull WELLness, is also a recent Hamilton Township COVID-19 CARES Grant recipient. MINDful WELLness is Hamilton Township’s most well-rounded fitness experience with a focus on making your heart stronger, your mind clearer, and your soul happier.

With an extensive background in kinesiology, anatomy, and exercise science, founder, Noelmarie Rossi shares her knowledge of exercise movement, nutrition, and life experiences with certifications in Group Fitness, nutrition, and life coaching.

From food to fitness and focusing on yourself, MINDful WELLness puts you first, currently offering live virtual training classes four days a week – with replays available, so you can workout at your convenience. One-on-one personal training in person and online. Easy-to-follow nutrition plans, nutrition counseling, life coaching, and access to MINDful’s private Facebook group -- ensuring you never feel alone with your at-home program.

Noelmarie’s passion is helping people learn about themselves, find their true happiness, and create the life they were meant to live. Sign-up online at www.MindfulWellness.fit or by calling (609) 890-8888.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As of February 11th, Mercer County has 24,770 total positive cases of COVID-19.

As we continue through the pandemic remember to keep one another healthy by following the below safety measures:

 

  • Keep Your Distance -- stay at least six feet away from others -- and Wear a Face Covering.

  • Wash Your Hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, as well as after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • If soap and water are not accessible, Use a Hand Sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

  • Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid Close Contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay Home if you are sick, except to get medical care. Learn what to do if you are sick.

  • Cover Your Mouth and Nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

     

    For more information on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 visit covid19.nj.gov or

    cdc.gov/coronavirus

        

    Township Updates Week of February 15th-19th

     

    As a reminder, Township offices will be closed tomorrow, February 12th in observance of Lincoln's Birthday. Garbage and recycling will be collected.

     

    Monday, February 15th

    All Township offices will be closed in observance of the President's Day Holiday. Garbage will be collected.

     

    Tuesday, February 16th

    The Township Council will be meeting remotely using the Zoom application beginning at 6:30pm. Please click here for information on how to observe and participate in this meeting.

    Reminder: HTSD Kindergarten Registration is Now Open

02/10/2021

Reminder: Deadline to Apply for 2021 Healthcare Coverage Extended