Mercer County, NJ

5th Annual Delaware River Cleanup

Delaware River Greenway Partnership has joined forces with NJ Clean Communities programs in Hunterdon and Mercer County and the NJ Park Service to help tackle the litter along the shore of our Wild and Scenic Delaware River. We hope you are able to lend a hand in our efforts. This year's cleanup will include many new areas along the river ranging from Holland Twp in Hunterdon County all the way to Duck Island at the Abbott Marshlands in Hamilton! In addition to shoreline cleanups, there will be one boat-based cleanup as well.
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Community News

An Update from HomeFront

Editor’s note: Connie Mercer, the founder and long-time CEO of Lawrence-based nonprofit HomeFront, announced her retirement earlier this year. (For more on Mercer, see "Connie Mercer Moves to Expand Legacy Beyond HomeFront" from April 6's issue of U.S. 1.) We are thrilled to announce that HomeFront’s Board of Trustees...
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County News

Recently the board had the great pleasure of sitting down with newly named President of Mercer County Community College, Dr. Deborah Preston. Preston is the 7th president in the school’s history. When did you know you wanted to be a professor and an administrator?. I knew I wanted to...

New MCCC President Discusses Her Vision for the Community College

Dr. Deborah Preston has been serving as the new president of Mercer County Community College (MCCC) for a little more than five weeks, yet her plans for the 56-year-old institution are many, and will only increase as she begins meeting and listening to the needs of the local community, as well as businesses throughout the region.

NJTL of Trenton Announces 28th Annual Gala with Special Guest Bryan Brothers

NJTL of Trenton, which creates opportunities for success by enriching the lives of under-resourced youth through innovative tennis, education, and mentor in programs, will celebrate its 28th Annual Gala on Sunday, September 25, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mercer County Tennis Center and The Boat House at Mercer Lake.

N.J. set to issue first guidelines on where warehouses should be built

When she first heard about the massive warehouse project coming to her New Jersey town, 18-year resident Tirza Wahrman broke down in tears. The proposed 5.5 million-square-foot warehouse project — with seven buildings and 910 loading docks built in multiple phases — would be within a few miles of apartment developments, single-family homes and an elementary school in West Windsor in Mercer County, said Wahrman, a lawyer and former vice chair of the township’s environmental commission.

HomeFront founder and CEO to retire; Board of Trustees selects COO to fill role Oct.1

Sarah Steward will become the next CEO of the Lawrence Township-based nonprofit group HomeFront, officials said. Steward, who currently serves as HomeFront’s chief operating officer (COO) and whose office is next door to the office of retiring CEO Connie Mercer, was chosen after a nationwide search for Mercer’s successor, officials said. She will take over the top administrative post Oct. 1.

Mayor Calls Special Council Meeting for Public Health Measures

Trenton, N.J. – Mayor W. Reed Gusciora, today, announced an special council meeting to discuss the City's monkeypox and Covid preparation response and the need to dedicate resources to ensure residents are protected. The meeting will take place on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5 pm. The Biden Administration...

News Flash

Recycling is good for our community and the earth!. There is a robust recycling program in Mercer County! Every 2 weeks, on Tuesdays in the Hopewell Valley, Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) sends trucks to collect our recyclables. Recycling reduces waste by converting materials into new items. Th... Read on...

New Party Balloon and Event Business Opens in Hamilton, NJ

Want to up your party game? Community News is reporting there's a new balloon business in Mercer County that you should definitely check out. It's called Balloons with a Flair and it's located in the old Graycar Travel building on Nottingham Way in the heart of Hamilton Square. I've seen...

Recycling is good for our community and the earth!

There is a robust recycling program in Mercer County! Every 2 weeks, on Tuesdays in the Hopewell Valley, Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) sends trucks to collect our recyclables. Recycling reduces waste by converting materials into new items. There are three pillars to best practices in waste reduction; Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Together these pillars help reduce the loss of potentially valuable materials and keeps reusable materials out of our landfills. All these actions contribute to environmental stability.

Where to Find the Best Pizza In & Around Mercer County

If you've ever talked to a native Jerseyian, they'll tell you that we house some of the best thin crust tomato pies in the country. Whether it's take-out, delivery or outside dining on a beautiful day, check out the list below for mouthwatering slices!. Bonus: Dave Portnoy, founder of Barstool...

Police Identify Pennsauken Woman Killed In Crash On I-195 In Robbinsville Township, Mercer County

ROBBINSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A crash on Interstate 195 in Robbinsville Township, Mercer County left a 32-year-old woman dead on Thursday morning. New Jersey State Police identified the woman as Barbara J. Johnson of Pennsauken. Police say the crash happened just before 5 a.m. on I-195 westbound at milepost 6.5. Authorities say Johnson went off the road to the right, hit several trees, and sustained fatal injuries. The crash is under investigation.