Thursday, July 9, 2020

Jeff Martin defeats Kelly Yaede in Hamilton mayoral race, leads Democratic sweep

Changes are coming to town hall, with Democrats sweeping Hamilton Township municipal races on Election Day 2019. The biggest change will be in the mayor’s office, where challenger Jeff Martin defeated incumbent Kelly Yaede.

UPDATED: State to revoke license of Hamilton Township health officer Jeff Plunkett

The New Jersey Department of Health notified embattled Hamilton Township health officer Jeff Plunkett last week of its intent to revoke his license, citing a failure to ensure safe and sanitary conditions at restaurants and the animal shelter in the township.

Hamilton YMCA collects over 800 pounds of candy for Operation Gratitude

The YMCA held a candy drive with a goal of collecting excess or unwanted Halloween candy to be redistributed to our military serving overseas.

Experts share best practices to stay safe, healthy during COVID-19 outbreak

The most vital tips about COVID-19 from health organizations and local government has been consolidated in one place for ease of access.

Hamilton closing playgrounds, opening ecological facility

Plus one more positive test brings township total to 6 infected

Hacked in 7 minutes: questions of vulnerability surround New Jersey’s aging voting machines

Many states have moved away from direct-recording electronic voting machines. New Jersey, however, remains one of a small minority of states still using DREs, a technology experts have proven vulnerable and unreliable.

Sam Ponticello thrives as Notre Dame’s ‘team dad’

Notre Dame senior Sam Ponticello has anchored the on and off the field this season. The Irish finished 7-2, and earned a share of the Capitol Division title.

Vasquez has Northstars girls’ soccer trending upward

This year’s squad went 6-13, and won its first-round Central Jersey Group III state tournament game—tremendous progress from a two-win 2015 season.

New director Steven Picco reflects on first weeks at Trenton Water Works

It has been an eventful first few weeks on the job for Steven J. Picco. The new interim director of Trenton Water Works, Picco assumed his position Sept. 16. He dealt with his first crisis just 11 days later when a mechanical failure caused chlorine levels in the water to drop and a boil-water advisory to be issued.

Steinert’s Giglio wins 300th game as freshman coach

The pitch was lined with so many spectators it had the feel of a state or county tournament game. But it was a freshman boys' soccer game. And that was all one needed to know about the impact that Jim “Jules” Giglio has had on the Steinert High School soccer program and community in general for the past three-plus decades.

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Anti-racism protests held across Hamilton demand equality, justice

The second week of June seemed to start a sort of reckoning in Hamilton, with rallies stressing the importance of supporting people of color.

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