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5/3/2021 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates - May 2021

 

As a reminder, Township Offices are open to the public by appointment only. Masks are required upon entry, and visitors must also complete a COVID-19 questionnaire. Appointments are scheduled by each Department separately.

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

Helpful Contacts & Other Information

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

 

All New Jerseyans ages 12+ are now eligible for vaccination. 

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
Seniors aged 65 and older can call the senior specific NJ COVID Call Center hotline (856) 249- 7007 between 8am to 8pm daily to receive assistance with registering, scheduling, and rescheduling appointments as needed.
Residents may also call (855) 568-0545 for phone support between 8 am to 8 pm daily.  In addition, residents can call our HAMStat call center at (609) 586-0311 with questions.

 Daily Updates

5/28/2021

Hamilton Township Business of the Week

Mercer Marine Supply

Meet this week’s Business of the Week and recent grant recipient Mercer Marine Supply, Inc.

Mercer Marine Supply was established in 1959, and has been in business in Hamilton for 62 years. They are a discount sales and service marine supply store featuring Yamaha boat motors, new and used boats, trailers and accessories. They are "Your One Stop Shop for all your boating needs." Just 15 minutes from the Delaware River, owners Bob and Debbie Lockwood and crew are always “Shore To Please”… Welcome Aboard!

 

1117 Route 33 Hamilton Square

mercermarine@aol.com

www.mercermarinesupply.net

(609)586-0445

 

If you haven’t noticed, Hamilton is home to countless small businesses which we like to think of as the backbone of our community. To show our support, each week we feature a randomly selected business from our Hamilton Township Business Registry as the ‘Business of the Week’. The ‘Business of the Week’ gains additional exposure to residents, other businesses and visitors who might not have otherwise been aware of their offerings. For a chance to be spotlighted in an upcoming edition of Hamilton’s Business of the Week post and learn more about our Free Business Registry and all of its offerings visit www.hamiltonnj.com/EconomicDevelopment

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 28th Mercer County has 31,538 total positive cases of COVID-19.

 Township Updates-Week of May 31st-June 4th

 

Monday, May 31st

All Township Offices will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Garbage will not be collected. Please note that both the Nottingham Volunteer Fire Company and Groveville Parade Committee have cancelled their parades this year. We look forward to celebrating Memorial Day with you at both parades in 2022!

Tuesday, June 1st

The Township Council will be meeting in person at the Nottingham Ballroom (200 Mercer Street Hamilton, NJ 08690) beginning at 6:30pm.

Thursday, June 3rd

The Municipal Alliance Against Substance Abuse Commission will be meeting via Zoom beginning at 5pm. Click here for participation instructions.

WATCH: Grilling Fire Safety

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2k6rNOCrz4

5/26/2021

Thank You to All Who Participated in Hamilton's Great Dine Out!

 

Last year we sponsored the Great Hamilton Takeout and this year it evolved into Hamilton’s Great Dine Out, a weeklong culinary experience supporting our local eateries. Sponsored by our Department of Community & Economic Development, SHOP Hamilton, the Hamilton Partnership, and the Hamilton Township Economic Development Advisory Commission (HTEDAC), and most importantly, many of your favorite eateries! We know it took your support to make Hamilton’s Great Dine Out a success!

As the home to over 200 eating establishments, covering a wide range of culinary options, we hope you had a chance to sample some of what Hamilton has to offer this week – but if you missed out, don’t beet yourself up – it’s always a good time to support local business and order good food!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 26th Mercer County has 31,499 total positive cases of COVID-19.

Szechuan House Part of "30 N.J. Chinese Restaurants You Need to Try Right Now" from NJ.com

 

Did you hear? We are home to one of the top 30 N.J. Chinese Restaurants according to NJ.com – the Szechuan House on Nottingham Way. Szechaun House is a member of the Hamilton Township Business Registry and recent Small Business Assistance Grant recipient. Join us in congratulating them on being named one of the top 30 N.J. Chinese Restaurants, Szechaun House you make us #HamiltonProud

Read the full article here

Deadline to Apply for NJEDA PPE Access Program Friday 5/28

 

Until Friday, May 28th, small businesses and organizations under 100 employees can apply for an additional 65% discount on PPE products. Businesses and organizations that were already approved for the 65% discount in November or December will NOT need to reapply.

All NJ based businesses and non-profits are still eligible for a 10% discount on PPE purchases through the program as well. To apply, visit ppe.covid19.nj.gov

5/25/2021

WATCH: This Month in Hamilton with Mayor Martin, Hamilton Partnership Executive Director Rachel Holland and Shop Hamilton Chairperson Jay Dugan


Today, Mayor Jeff Martin sat down with Hamilton Partnership Executive Director Rachel Holland and Shop Hamilton Chairperson Jay Dugan 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/106667868190552/

The discussion will also be broadcast on WBCB 1490 AM Radio tomorrow, Thursday, May 26th 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.

Hamilton Township Municipal Government Offices to Reopen Tuesday, June 1st

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021 all Hamilton Township Municipal Government Offices will fully reopen to the public with the following exceptions:

 

·         Hamilton Township Senior Center Building will remain closed due to ongoing vaccination clinics

·         Hamilton Township Free Public Library will be open, however due to children’s programing masks will still be required when inside (visit https://hamiltonnjpl.org/ for additional information.)

 

The drop boxes located outside our various buildings will also remain operational until further notice. Learn more about the hours of in-person operation for the department/building you are looking to visit by going to www.HamiltonNJ.com

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 25th Mercer County has 31,489 total positive cases of COVID-19.

 

Reminder: Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 8th!

 

The 2021 Primary Election will be more traditional than last year’s, as you may vote at your assigned polling location OR by mail. You will NOT receive a ballot in the mail for the upcoming June 8th Primary Election unless you have requested to receive one.

If you are voting by mail a list of Vote By Mail Drop Box, locations can be found at www.MercerCounty.org/government/countyclerk/elections

Hamilton Township is home to 3 locations:

·         Hamilton Golf/Call Center – 5 Justice Samuel A. Alito Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619

·         Hamilton Municipal Building – 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08609 (Left side of building)

·         Nottingham Firehouse – 200 Mercer Street, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690 (Right side of building)

For more information, visit Vote.NJ.GOV


5/24/2021

Update: Renovation of Township 9-11 Memorial Grove is Underway

 

If you have not been out to Veterans Park recently, you may have missed the progress being made on our 9-11 Memorial Grove. This renovation is possible due to the hard work of our Public Works crews and the generous donation and installation of granite pavers from Sean's Landscaping, Inc.


Once completed, we hope you will visit the memorial to reflect on the events that day, to remember the lives of the civilians and first responders we lost nearly 20 years ago, and to say thank you to all who participated as relief workers in the rescue and recovery efforts in the time to follow some of whom have since become sick or passed.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 24th Mercer County has 31,486 total positive cases of COVID-19.


Mercer County Office on Aging Seeking Responses to Annual Needs Survey

The Mercer County Office on Aging/Aging and Disability Resource Connection is the federally designated agency responsible for the assessment, development, and funding distribution of programs/services for those 60 years of age or older in Mercer County. To comply with the Older Americans Act of 1965, an annual survey to determine the needs of the aging community is to be done, and results are incorporated in the Area Plan Contract. The Office on Aging will complete this in two ways: by hosting a virtual public hearing and by using responses of its 20 Questions survey.

Mercer County residents, older adults and caregivers are welcome to attend the virtual public hearing on June 30 at 10 a.m. by joining it here https://zoom.us/j/7719368888?pwd=elJNZ1JKdU1vN25ISHRaSXB2bkdCdz09&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery#success and respond to the 20 Questions survey by July 1 here. https://www.mercercounty.org/departments/human-services/aging-disability-resource-connection/office-on-aging/20-questions?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery These tools will allow the Office on Aging to get a snapshot of the needs in the Mercer County aging community for its plan. Thank you for your interest and assistance in this effort! 

For more information, please visit the Mercer County Aging & Disability Resource Connection https://www.mercercounty.org/departments/human-services/aging-disability-resource-connection?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery and the Office on Aging https://www.mercercounty.org/departments/human-services/aging-disability-resource-connection/office-on-aging?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery web pages, email adrc@mercercounty.org or call 609-989-6661.

5/21/2021

Hamilton Township Business of the Week

Radhika Beauty Salon

 

Meet this week’s Business of the Week: Radhika Beauty Salon

Radhika Beauty Salon located in the University Plaza on Flock Road has called Hamilton home since 2005. Owner Prapti Patel and her team specialize in haircuts and styling, facials, and waxing services. Additionally, they offer bridal makeup and dressing, as well as Henna services. They are also experts in the art of threading—this unique service is a method of hair removal originating in India and Central Asia. The team at Radhika Beauty Salon loves pampering their customers!

Radhika Beauty Salon

(609) 890-0990

96 Flock Rd.

Hamilton, NJ 08619

Countless small businesses call Hamilton Township home, making up the backbone of our community. In a show of support, each week we feature a randomly selected business from our Hamilton Township Business Registry as the ‘Business of the Week’. As ‘Business of the Week’ your company has the opportunity to be introduced to the town – providing you with additional exposure to residents, other businesses and visitors who might not otherwise have been aware of your company’s offerings. To have a chance to be spotlighted in an upcoming edition of Hamilton’s Business of the Week post and learn more about our Free Business Registry and its offerings visit www.hamiltonnj.com/EconomicDevelopment

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 21st Mercer County has 31,471 total positive cases of COVID-19.

 Township Meeting Updates Week of May 24th-May 28th

Monday, May 24th

The Library Board of Trustees will be meeting via Zoom beginning at 5pm. Please click here for instructions on how to participate in this meeting. https://www.hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|5/24/2021|520401|2961

Tuesday, May 25th

The Shade Tree Commission is currently scheduled to meet at 6:30pm. Visit hamiltonnj.com for the latest updates.

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

Wednesday, May 26th

The Town Council Budget Workshop that was originally scheduled for 6:30pm has been cancelled.

Thursday, May 27th

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

 

5/20/2021

 

Looking for something to do? Why not take it to the court – the Tennis Court, during National Tennis Month! Hamilton Township is home to 36 tennis courts. Call (609) 890-4028 to reserve a court at Veterans Park or to learn more about the other tennis courts we have around town. 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update


As of May 20th Mercer County has 31,441 total positive cases of COVID-19.


Police "Operation Reassurance" Team Delivers Roses to Residents on Mother's Day

 

On Mother’s Day the Hamilton Police Division Operation Reassurance Seniors had an unexpected personal visit from Detective Pellegrino (pictured on right next to CPO Det. O'Hare) who delivered a rose to all who were mothers on behalf of the Community Policing Unit. Detective Pellegrino has operated Operation Reassurance since the beginning of the pandemic, however this program is normally operated by civilian volunteers. Operation Reassurance ensures that people living alone will have personal contact each day with someone to make sure all is well.

Know a senior who lives alone? Wish to volunteer for the program? See details at the link below. https://www.hamiltonnj.com/.../228325/228885/228961.aspx

Mercer County Hosting Drive-Thru Job Fair Monday 5/24

 

REGISTER HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRa9jNDfJzcmYzN3rV66TszyS1a-zWKnGGalefJbpswJFMYQ/viewform

Scam Alert: PSE&G Reports Current Scam Threatening Power Disconnection

 

PSE&G wants you to be aware of an active scam threatening disconnection of electric service due to a pending balance. Customers are reporting automated calls claiming to be from the “Disconnection Department of PSE&G New Jersey” and encouraging them to connect through to speak to a representative.

Like many recent scams, callers give you a reason to panic and then will offer you a quick resolution by making an immediate payment. They want you to react quickly, without thinking clearly. By demanding immediate payment through a pre-paid card, gift card, crypto currency or a third party mobile payment app, the scammer reduces the time for you to become suspicious of a scam.

Customers may be particularly vulnerable to this type of payment scam, with many struggling to pay bills due to the impact of COVID-19. PSE&G is actively reaching out to customers to provide flexible payment arrangements and information about energy assistance programs. If you, or someone you know, is struggling to pay electric or gas bills, help is available. Visit pseg.com/helpnow or call 1-800-357-2262.

 

Learn the signs of potential scam activity:

·         Threat of disconnection of service

·         Demand for immediate payment

·         Request for prepaid or gift card numbers and PINs

 

Protect yourself:

·         Never divulge account or personal information, including Social Security numbers or debit or credit card information, unless you are certain you are speaking to a PSE&G representative.

·         PSE&G representatives will only discuss the account with the “Customer of Record.” They will explain why they are calling and provide the customer’s account name, address and current balance. If the representative can’t provide that information, they are not likely calling from PSE&G.

·         If you have doubts about the legitimacy of a call or an email — especially one in which payment is requested — call PSE&G directly at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).

For more information, visit pseg.com/scamalert

5/19/2021

This is Utility Assistance Week

Programs Available Through PSE&G and Hamilton Township

 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, PSE&G has seen the need for utility payment assistance double. During this Utility Assistance Week, PSE&G is coordinating an outreach campaign to ensure all customers know about the resources available to them, including pandemic relief resources, as the State's moratorium on utility shut offs is expected to end on June 30th.

Recognizing that customers may be unaware of new and updated payment assistance resources, PSE&G is helping customers get caught up on their utility bills. The utility is raising awareness of the resources available to help customers pay their bills. Along with public service announcements on social media, television and radio, the utility has created a dedicated webpage for customers with valuable information about payment assistance programs, pandemic relief and new payment options.

Visit: pseg.com/HelpNow to view PSE&G's dedicated website for information on payment assistance, pandemic relief, and new payment options including deferred payment arrangements.

 

In addition, the Hamilton Township Mortgage & Rental Relief Assistance Program is continuing to accept applications for residential and business/commercial assistance. Rental, mortgage and utility assistance is available for residents through our local partner Arm in Arm.

For more information and to view the program application visit www.hamiltonnj.com/MortgageRentalRelief

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update


As of May 19th Mercer County has 31,416 total positive cases of COVID-19.

 

5/18/2021

Find Your Fur-Ever Friend or Purr-fect Companion at the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center!

 

Are you searching for a Fur-ever Friend or a Purr-fect Companion? Then let one of our shelter animals rescue you! Each month we highlight a new Fur-ever Friend and/or Purr-fect Companion in need of adoption from the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter & Adoption Center Maybe you are not ready to adopt… why not consider volunteering or ask about our fostering opportunities.

This month we invite you to get to know Nyla & Oscar!

Meet Nyla, a friendly, well-mannered girl with those she knows and trusts. Nyla is fearful and growly around both new people and new situations, but once she is comfortable, she's just a doll! She's a pleasure to walk and loves to play with her toys. When it comes to her food, she isn’t one for sharing and will guard her bowl - her humans should respect that. Nyla is very reactive around other animals and her new owner will also need to be very mindful of that. Nyla would need a dog-experienced owner and an adult-only home with no other pets, which makes her pool of possible adopters much smaller, but we know her fur-ever home is out there!

 

Meet 3 year old Oscar. A small boy with a big personality. Oscar likes to explore, peer out the window and hunt for treats! Do you have a windowsill for Oscar? He'll make a lovely housemate for a lucky adopter.

 

To fill out our Online Adoption Application to be contacted by our Shelter staff in order to schedule an appointment to meet either Nyla or Oscar, visit www.HamiltonNJ.com/AnimalShelter

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 18th Mercer County has 31,397 total positive cases of COVID-19. 

Reminder: Roadwork Underway Along Route 33 in Hamilton

 

The New Jersey Department of Transportation will be resurfacing Route 33 from Cleveland Avenue in Trenton to Paxson Ave Extension in Hamilton. Work is currently underway and should last about a year until completion.

The project includes electrical work (traffic signals), concrete work (curbing, sidewalk, ADA ramps), milling, paving, landscaping, and striping. There will be traffic control during the work operations; either lane shifts, detours or alternating traffic as needed for the work involved. Please note that all work is weather dependent.

?Residents are reminded to visit www.511nj.org for daily construction updates and real time travel information.

Congratulations Dr. Scott Rocco!

Mercer County Superintendent of the Year


The Mercer County Association of School Administrators (MCASA) has recognized the Hamilton Township School District’s chief school administrator, Dr. Scott Rocco, as the 2021 Mercer County Superintendent of the Year!

Superintendent of the Hamilton Township School District since 2017, Dr. Rocco has been a champion for student equity, including access to advanced classes and programming.

During this unprecedented school year, he worked with various professional organizations and Walgreens to run a series of vaccination clinics in Hamilton that allowed over 2000 educators and community members to receive their COVID vaccinations, and has continued that work in hosting vaccine clinics for students.

We are #HamiltonProud to have him as our Superintendent!

5/17/2021

Hamilton's Great Dine Out Starts TODAY!

 

Hamilton’s Great Dine Out has arrived!

Township restaurants have picked their favorite signature dishes and fan-favorites to share with you through May 24th. With great choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert we encourage you to have fun, try something new, and enjoy amazing meals close to home.

Support our small business community and Hamilton's local food scene in process, whether you choose to dine-in, order take out or delivery, or visit an establishment with outdoor dining, there is something for everyone! Be sure to use the hashtag #HamiltonDineOut in your posts! Learn more by visiting:www.HamiltonNJ.com/HamiltonGreatDineOut

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 17th Mercer County has 31,370 total positive cases of COVID-19.

Hamilton Township & Habitat for Humanity Welcome the Tarver Family to Their New Home!


Recently, Mayor Jeff Martin and Habitat for Humanity of Burlington and Mercer Counties welcomed the Tarver Family to their new home in Hamilton Township! Ruthann’s homeownership journey led her to Habitat BMC for financial education courses and our Homeownership Program – and the rest is history!

Congratulations again to the Tarver family on your beautiful new home! We are so happy to have you here! In case you missed it, you can view the dedication on YouTube here.

Register to Vote! Voter Registration Deadline for the Primary Election is Tomorrow, May 18th

Are you registered to vote? The registration deadline to vote in the next upcoming election is 21 days prior to Election Day - meaning that the deadline to vote in the upcoming June 8th Primary Election is tomorrow, May 18th!

To register to vote online, check your voting status and more, visit the New Jersey Department of State website here

5/14/2021

Hamilton Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee

 

 

On Wednesday, it was Mayor Jeff Martin & Councilman Anthony Carabelli, Jr.’s distinct honor to present the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee (HTPC) with a joint proclamation in recognition of their 25th Anniversary!

?Established and incorporated under Mayor John K. Rafferty, Col. (USA Retired), Robert E. Watson now serves at the helm as the HTPC President. Devoted to creating and fostering an awareness of our American heritage, together the members of the HTPC honor and preserve the memory of those patriots who have distinguished themselves through their service and sacrifice to our nation while members of the United States Armed Forces. The HTPC works to encourage our citizens to participate actively in programs and events offered by the committee, designed to instill and stimulate love of our country and flag.

Did you know the HTPC is also responsible for acquiring and maintaining the various military displays and monuments at the four main entrances of Veterans Park? They raise the necessary funds for these monuments through various projects organized and carried out by their members, all the while supporting local businesses. The HTPC is active in our community throughout the year and would love for you to join them.

?We invite you to visit http://www.hamiltonpatcomm.org to learn more about this great organization and join us in thanking the HTPC for their years of service to the citizens of Hamilton as well as for their unwavering dedication and support of patriotism.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 14th Mercer County has 31,330 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


Hamilton Township Business of the Week

Front and Center Dance Studio

 

Meet this week’s Business of the Week & recent Small Business Assistance Grant awardee Front and Center Dance Studio

Front & Center Dance Studio has been in business for 14 years under the direction of Lauren Brenna. Front & Center Dance Studio offers ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hop hop, lyrical, musical theater, contemporary, Mommy & Me, and acrobatics for both girls and boys of all ages – beginner through advanced! They offer recreational, pre-competitive and competitive level dance programs during the school year as well as day camps and evening classes in the summer. Each member of their staff is fully accredited and dedicated to providing a positive, motivational, and developmental approach to all classes. Front & Center Dance Studio strives to enhance each child’s self-worth in both dance and life situations. Come DANCE with their team!

For more information, please contact Front & Center Dance Studio at 609.586.4244, email or stop in for a tour of their studio. They would be happy to meet with you and discuss their detailed information packet as well as the best placement for your dancer!

Website: www.frontandcenterdancestudio.com

E-mail: LADance5678@AOL.com

Phone: (609)586-4244

Facebook: @FrontNCenterNJ

Instagram: @frontncenternj

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrontNCenterNJ

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCWAzJwUDbTBjPJs1o351oPw

 

Many small businesses call Hamilton Township home, making up the backbone of our community. To show our support of these companies, we feature a business from our Hamilton Township Business Registry through random selection as the ‘Business of the Week’. When you are chosen to be featured as ‘Business of the Week’ your company has the opportunity to be introduced to the town – providing you with additional exposure to residents, other businesses and visitors who might not otherwise have been aware of your company’s offerings. Have a chance to be spotlighted in an upcoming edition of Hamilton’s Business of the Week post and learn more about our Free Business Registry and its offerings by visiting www.hamiltonnj.com/EconomicDevelopment

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Saturday 5/15 and Monday 5/17

 

 

 

Township Meeting Updates Week of May 17th-21st

Tuesday, May 18th

The Township Council meeting originally scheduled for 6:30pm has been cancelled.

Wednesday, May 19th

The Township Council will be holding a Budget Workshop for the Department of Community and Economic Development, Department of Law and Municipal Court beginning at 6:30pm via Zoom. Click here for instructions on how to observe this meeting. https://www.hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|5/19/2021|531033|3076

Thursday, May 20th

The Township Council will be holding a Budget Workshop for the Department of Health, Recreation, Senior and Veteran Services and the Division of Fire beginning at 6:30pm via Zoom. Click here for instructions on how to observe this meeting. https://www.hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|5/20/2021|531033|3076

 

5/13/2021

We Are #StrongerTogether Because #WhatProtectsMeProtectsYou

Keep Your Guard Up Until The End:
  • Get Vaccinated
  • Wear a Mask
  • Continue to Practice Social Distancing
  • Continue to Wash Your Hands with Soap & Water
  • Sick or Exhibiting Symptoms of COVID-19… Stay Home
  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

     

    As of May 12th Mercer County has 31,311 total positive cases of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics


 
Looking for a vaccine? Call our Health Division at (609)890-3884 or (609)890-3647 OR e-mail us at covidvaccine@hamiltonnj.com

5/12/2021

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 12th Mercer County has 31,283 total positive cases of COVID-19.

Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Seeking Donations

 

Did you know you can give back to the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center from the comfort of home? In addition to their general wish list on our website, https://www.hamiltonnj.com/AnimalShelter, the Shelter also maintains an Amazon Wish List, allowing for donations to be delivered right to their door.

While their Wish List is always open, April proved to be a busy month for cat intakes, so cat food is running low. Any and all donations are much appreciated!

You can find the Township Animal Shelter and Adoption Center's official Amazon Wish List here

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/BQXM0AHVQ5TL?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR0eABdvbgSI2bO9327w4ifytn3bwMJRQ6kYxFt-HKKGoL4xGvszd_1ioyI

Need a Ride to Your COVID-19 Vaccine?

 

 

 

 

 

5/11/2021

 

Today we pause to thank our Hamilton Police Division and officers from around the country during National Police Week. 

They say real integrity is doing the right thing, realizing that no one is going to know whether you did it or not. 

They say bravery is not the absence of fear but action in the face of fear. The members of the Hamilton Township Police Division embody these and other acts of valor time after time.

Our officers make us #HamiltonProud as they work to protect our residents, businesses, visitors and township as a whole day in and day out and for that we are eternally grateful not just during National Police Week but throughout the year.  

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 11th Mercer County has 31,259 total positive cases of COVID-19.

 Reminder: Council Meeting Tonight 5-11-21

 

Please be advised that due to the State of Emergency (COVID-19), tonight's Council meeting will be conducted remotely via Zoom.

Participants may join the meeting by visiting http://www.zoom.us/join or by phone 1-929-205-6099.

Meeting ID: 932 7235 0377

Passcode: 098684

Participants will be put in a waiting room prior to the meeting starting. They will be muted and may request to speak by opening the ”Participants” window and selecting “Raise Hand”. Participants joining by phone may raise their hand by dialing *9.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics This Week

 

 

 

5/10/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Available This Week

 

 

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 10th Mercer County has 31,239 total positive cases of COVID-19.

State Announces $275 Million in Relief for Small Businesses and Individuals Impacted by COVID-19

Governor Phil Murphy announced last week the allocation of an additional $235 million in funding for small business relief and $40 million in funding for an excluded residents fund to assist individuals negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, respectively.

Small Business Relief

To assist small businesses, the Governor will work with the Legislature to enact an additional $235 million in State funds for various small business relief programs administered by the EDA. This funding will fulfill all eligible pending EDA Phase IV small business grant requests. EDA will begin accepting applications for the extended Phase IV in the near future.

To date, the EDA has distributed more than $250 million in aid to some 55,000 businesses across the state. The breakdown of the $235 million in proposed small business funding is as follows:

  • Microbusinesses: $120 million
  • Bars and Restaurants: $20 million
  • Child Care Facilities: $10 million
  • New Businesses and Start-Ups: $25 million
  • Sustain and Serve: $10 million
  • Other Small Businesses and non-profits: $50 million

Excluded New Jerseyans Fund

Governor Murphy will also allocate $40 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) funds for New Jerseyans who have previously been ineligible for federal assistance, including ITIN holders and others previously excluded from COVID relief assistance such as federal stimulus checks or unemployment insurance.

The Excluded New Jerseyans Fund will provide a one-time cash assistance benefit of up to $2,000 to households with incomes up to $55,000 that can demonstrate they have suffered economic hardship due to COVID-19. 

The program will begin accepting applications in the coming months.

Visit https://www.njeda.com/ for the most up-to-date information.

5/7/2021

Hamilton Township Business of the Week

Wigful Thinking

 

Meet this week’s Business of the Week & recent Small Business Assistance Grant awardee Wigful Thinking!

Wigful Thinking Wig Studio has been in business for more than 7 years. Caryl, a two-time cancer survivor along with her granddaughter Olivia, offer a highly personalized approach to hair solutions for those driven by fashion or medical hair loss. Creating a haven and making a difference in the lives of others is their true passion.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/wigfulthinkinghamilton

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wigfulthinking

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/wigfulthinking/

Google My Business: https://g.page/wigfulthinkinghamilton?gm

Website: https://www.wigfulthinking.com/

Hamilton Township is home to many small businesses who make-up the backbone of our community. To show our support of such companies, we feature at random each week a business from our Hamilton Township Business Registry as the Business of the Week. As ‘Business of the Week’ your company has the opportunity to be introduced to the town – providing you with additional exposure to residents, other businesses and visitors who might not otherwise have been aware of your company’s offerings. To have a chance to be spotlighted in an upcoming edition of Hamilton’s Business of the Week post and learn more about our Free Business Registry and its offerings visit www.hamiltonnj.com/EconomicDevelopment

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 7th Mercer County has 31,199 total positive cases of COVID-19.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from Hamilton Township!

 

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we would be remiss if we did not pause to thank all teachers for their hard work and dedication to their work and our youth. This past year we have been faced with countless challenges, and yet despite being thrust into a world we never could have anticipated, you rose above and helped our children to continue on a path of education – never missing a beat. So today we say “thank you” to the Hamilton Township School District teachers and all other teachers in our lives - you make us #HamiltonProud !

Township Meeting Updates Week of May 10th-14th

Monday, May 10th

The Cultural Affairs and Performing Arts Advisory Commission will be meeting via Zoom beginning at 6:30pm. Click here for instructions to participate in this meeting. https://www.hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|5/10/2021|520391|2954

Tuesday, May 11th

The Zoning Board of Adjustment will be meeting via Zoom beginning at 6pm. Visit

https://www.hamiltonnj.com/ZoningBoard

for instructions to observe and participate in this meeting and review information on applications received.

The Township Council will be meeting via Zoom beginning at 6:30pm. Click here for instructions to participate in this meeting. https://www.hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|5/11/2021|520400|2960

Wednesday, May 12th

The Patriotic Committee Meeting originally scheduled for 2pm has been cancelled.

The Board of Public Officers will be meeting via conference call beginning at 2:30pm. Click here for dial in instructions. https://www.hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|5/12/2021|520398|2958

The Economic Development Advisory Commission will be meeting via Zoom beginning at 6pm. Click here for instructions to participate in this meeting. https://www.hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|5/12/2021|530509|3072

The Township Council will be holding a Budget Workshop for the Department of Business Administration, Office of the Mayor, Division of Police and Department of Water Pollution Control beginning at 6:30pm via Zoom. Click here for instructions on how to observe and participate in this meeting. https://www.hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|5/12/2021|531030|3074

The Environmental Commission and Green Team are currently scheduled to meet beginning at 6:30pm. Click here for updates as they are made available. https://www.hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|5/12/2021|520394|2956

Thursday, May 13th

The Planning Board will be meeting via Zoom beginning at 6pm. Visit

https://www.hamiltonnj.com/PlanningBoard

for instructions to observe and participate in this meeting and review information on applications received.

The Township Council will be holding a Budget Workshop for the Department of Finance, Department of Public Works and Office of the Municipal Clerk. Click here for instructions on how to observe and participate in this meeting. https://www.hamiltonnj.com/popup.aspx?listing=ShortEvents|5/13/2021|531030|3074

5/6/2021

Today We Celebrate National Nurses Day

 

Today is National Nurses Day, and so we pause to thank all nurses for their time on the frontlines during COVID-19 and always. From our Hamilton Township Division of Health Nurses, to our Hamilton Township School District - Mercer County nurses, to our hospital nurses and every one in between – this past year you have continued to rise to the occasion focused on the health and safety of our children, of our residents, of our staff, of your patients. We are forever grateful for your continued dedication to your craft, you make us #HamiltonProud !

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 6th Mercer County has 31,172 total positive cases of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

 

WATCH: Cultural Affairs & Performing Arts Commission Video Series

Meet the Artist & Studio Tour with Megan Uhaze Wear

 

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 latest in this series from Megan Uhaze Wear visit https://youtu.be/KUU6l0Tm0Kw

5/5/2021

Feliz Cinco de Mayo from Hamilton Township!

 

There are a number of restaurants in Hamilton to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Remember to follow all COVID-19 guidelines health and safety guidelines when gathering with family and friends, even if you have been vaccinated, including masking up and social distancing.

From Hamilton Township to You – Salud!

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 5th Mercer County has 31,129 total positive cases of COVID-19.


Resources are Available for NJ Homebound Residents For COVID-19 Vaccinations and Beyond

 

Approximately 7,000 homebound New Jerseyans have received in-home vaccination. Individuals who need an in-home vaccination should:

·         Visit covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax

·         Call 855-568-0545

 

Register Ready is a free, secure, voluntary database for people with disabilities and functional needs who may need assistance. To join Register Ready, text “READYNJ” to 898-211 or call 2-1-1 for assistance.

 

5/4/2021

Today is International Firefighters Day

 

Today is International Firefighters’ Day, a time to pause and thank our firefighters for their hard work and dedication to keeping our community safe.

The men and women who make up the newly established Hamilton Township Fire Division makes us #HamiltonProud each and every day.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 4th Mercer County has 31,115 total positive cases of COVID-19.

 

 

U.S. Small Business Administration Restaurant Revitalization Fund

 

Have you heard, the U.S. Small Business Administration has begun accepting applications for the  Restaurant Revitalization Fund?

To see if your establishment qualifies, visit:

 https://www.sba.gov/…/covid-…/restaurant-revitalization-fund

If you have not yet registered for an application portal account visit:

 https://restaurants.sba.gov

For a sample app, user guide & more go to  www.sba.gov/restaurants Or call the SBA for help with your app at 1-844-279-8898

Please note the application portal will only remain open until all funds have been exhausted.

 

5/3/2021

Hamilton Township Celebrates Drinking Water Week

May 2-8th is #DrinkingWaterWeek this year. What better way to teach our children about the water cycle and where our drinking water comes from than with some activities!

 

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

 

As of May 3rd Mercer County has 31,080 total positive cases of COVID-19.

 

Governor Announces Most COVID-19 Restrictions to Lift Wednesday 5/19

Effective Friday, May 7th (some of which were previously scheduled to take effect on Monday, May 10):

· Outdoor gathering limit increases to 500 individuals

· Indoor room capacities increase to 50% with a maximum of 250 individuals for private catered events, political gatherings, weddings, funerals, memorial services and performances

· Dance floors reopen at private catered events

· Outdoor capacity for large venues (1,000+ fixed seats) increases to 50%

· The prohibition on indoor bar-side seating will be lifted

· The prohibition on buffets and other self-service foods at restaurants will be lifted

Effective Wednesday, May 19th:

· The limit on outdoor gatherings will be lifted

· The 50% capacity indoor dining limit will be removed

· The 50% capacity limits for indoor and outdoor settings or businesses currently governed by a percentage-based cap will be lifted

· The general indoor social gathering limit will increase to 50 individuals

· Indoor catered events, funerals or memorial services, performances, political activities, and commercial gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 250 people

· Indoor capacity for large venues (1,000+ fixed seats) can operate at 30% capacity

For the full text of Executive Order No. 238, visit: EO 238

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