Mercer County, New Jersey

Mercer County, New Jersey As New Jersey’s capital county, Mercer County is a center for commerce and culture in the Garden State. Located midway between New York City and Philadelphia in New Jersey’s center, Mercer County’s 12 municipalities are home to more than 367,000 people in 226 square miles in the heart of region with 10% of the US population all within a 75-mile radius.
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The transportation infrastructure in Mercer County is also excellent. Key corridors along the New Jersey Turnpike in Mercer County are considered the most lucrative commerce centers in the state. In addition, Interstates 95, 195 and 295, as well as state highways routes 1, 29, 31 and 130 make Mercer County more attractive. Mercer County also offers access to commuter rail services, a light rail sy

The transportation infrastructure in Mercer County is also excellent. Key corridors along the New Jersey Turnpike in Mercer County are considered the most lucrative commerce centers in the state. In addition, Interstates 95, 195 and 295, as well as state highways routes 1, 29, 31 and 130 make Mercer County more attractive. Mercer County also offers access to commuter rail services, a light rail sy

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No-appointment vaccinations are available throughout the month. Find a day that works for you!
07/14/2021

No-appointment vaccinations are available throughout the month. Find a day that works for you!

No-appointment vaccinations are available throughout the month. Find a day that works for you!

07/14/2021
Phase 2 business loan pre-registration starts July 20

Has your small business or nonprofit been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you might be eligible for an emergency assistance loan through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority will open pre-registration for the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program (Phase 2), which provides up to $100,000 in financing to New Jersey small businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, at 9 a.m....

Traffic Alert: Resurfacing of Bear Tavern Road between Church Road and Pennington-Harbourton Road in Hopewell Township i...
07/14/2021
Bear Tavern Road resurfacing planned

Traffic Alert: Resurfacing of Bear Tavern Road between Church Road and Pennington-Harbourton Road in Hopewell Township is scheduled to begin Monday, July 19.

Due to deteriorated pavement surface conditions, Bear Tavern Road (County Route 579) in Hopewell Township between Church Road and Pennington-Harbourton Road (CR 623) is scheduled for milling and resurfacing by the Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure. Work is expected to beg...

07/14/2021
Date Correction -- Mosquito Control Spraying for July 16, 2021

Mercer County Mosquito Control is working hard for you. The mosquito-spraying schedule for Friday, July 16, 2021 is linked here.

Please be advised the office maintains no regular “spraying schedule” or "spraying list." These applications are only conducted in specific areas when deemed absolutely necessary and under the appropriate environmental conditions. These applications are done in order to bring mosquito population...

Learn about the importance of moths to our ecosystem. Register in advance at https://bit.ly/3vRBfc4 for this free progra...
07/13/2021

Learn about the importance of moths to our ecosystem. Register in advance at https://bit.ly/3vRBfc4 for this free program hosted by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County.

Learn about the importance of moths to our ecosystem. Register in advance at https://bit.ly/3vRBfc4 for this free program hosted by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County.

The public is invited to provide further feedback until Sept. 15 on the Mercer County Park Commission's draft Master Pla...
07/12/2021
Park Commission releases draft Master Plan for Moores Station Quarry

The public is invited to provide further feedback until Sept. 15 on the Mercer County Park Commission's draft Master Plan for Moores Station Quarry.

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP – The Mercer County Park Commission has released its draft Master Plan for the Moores Station Quarry, located in Hopewell Township adjacent to Baldpate Mountain. The plan can be found on the Park Commission’s website here.

07/10/2021

Repair and Service Advisory. We continue repairs on a difficult section of pipe at the Pennington Avenue Reservoir. Here is an update on this emergency work and how it impacts your water service, including what you will see at the tap:

On Sunday, July 11 starting at 11 p.m., we will advance our work to repair a failed section of pipe at the reservoir. We will activate an interconnection with New Jersey American Water (NJAW), which will supply water to the TWW system to meet demand while key water-distribution systems are temporarily shut down during the aged-pipe repair.

Please be advised that NJAW uses chloramines as part of its water-treatment process; therefore, some customers, such as dialysis centers, may have to adjust their internal filtering and water testing processes. Fire companies and other emergency personnel should be prepared for lower pressure at fire hydrants across our system. TWW water-distribution system personnel are available to fire companies ordinarily and in emergency situations to assist with fire hydrant performance.

We anticipate that this work will take approximately 72 hours. During this time horizon, customers in our service area will experience lower water pressure. While we apologize for this inconvenience, we also stress that the water is safe to consume, meeting rigorous federal and state regulatory standards.

When the work is complete, we will issue another public notice on our page; activate our Robocall system, TWW-Connects; and update local officials on the progress. If you have questions about our Pennington Avenue Reservoir repair work and this advisory, we encourage you to phone our Office of Communications and Community Relations at (609) 989-3033. Our goal is to provide you with excellence in water service through a well-engineered water system that is maintained by two centuries of know-how and a well-trained workforce. Please Like and follow our page for future updates or visit our website at trentonwaterworks.org. Thank you for being a valued customer.

The day is here! After extensive renovations and repairs, County Executive Brian M. Hughes and Park Commission Executive...
07/09/2021

The day is here! After extensive renovations and repairs, County Executive Brian M. Hughes and Park Commission Executive Director Aaron T. Watson are pleased to announce the first round of offerings at the Hopewell Valley Country Club. Beginning July 10, opening will be the swimming pool, 3 Har Tru Tennis Courts/2 platform tennis courts with blended lines for pickleball.

Tennis / Platform Tennis/Pickelball
Courts will be open 7:30 a.m. to dusk. There is No Cost for valid 2021 Mercer County Tennis / Pickelball ID Card Holders.
-Non ID Card Holders - $10
-Starting Saturday, July 10th Reservations will be taken:
-3 days in advance for all Card Holders
-2 days in advance all League Players without ID Card
-1 day in advance for all other Players
Mercer Tennis League Players: If both players/teams agree to play their league matches at Hopewell, they will be permitted to do so, otherwise they must be played in Mercer County Park.
For Reservation Call: 609.639.9100 extension #1, The reservation desk will be staffed beginning Saturday, July 10.

Pool Hours / Rates:
Pool will be open for two (2) sessions Saturday and Sunday
-12 noon – 3 p.m.
- 4-7 p.m.
In County Rate:
Adult - $8 (3hr session)
Junior / Senior / Military - $6 (3hr session)
Out of County Rate:
Adult - $10
Junior / Senior / Military - $8

The facility is located at 114 Pennington-Hopewell Rd. Hopewell, NJ 08525.

The day is here! After extensive renovations and repairs, County Executive Brian M. Hughes and Park Commission Executive Director Aaron T. Watson are pleased to announce the first round of offerings at the Hopewell Valley Country Club. Beginning July 10, opening will be the swimming pool, 3 Har Tru Tennis Courts/2 platform tennis courts with blended lines for pickleball.

Tennis / Platform Tennis/Pickelball
Courts will be open 7:30 a.m. to dusk. There is No Cost for valid 2021 Mercer County Tennis / Pickelball ID Card Holders.
-Non ID Card Holders - $10
-Starting Saturday, July 10th Reservations will be taken:
-3 days in advance for all Card Holders
-2 days in advance all League Players without ID Card
-1 day in advance for all other Players
Mercer Tennis League Players: If both players/teams agree to play their league matches at Hopewell, they will be permitted to do so, otherwise they must be played in Mercer County Park.
For Reservation Call: 609.639.9100 extension #1, The reservation desk will be staffed beginning Saturday, July 10.

Pool Hours / Rates:
Pool will be open for two (2) sessions Saturday and Sunday
-12 noon – 3 p.m.
- 4-7 p.m.
In County Rate:
Adult - $8 (3hr session)
Junior / Senior / Military - $6 (3hr session)
Out of County Rate:
Adult - $10
Junior / Senior / Military - $8

The facility is located at 114 Pennington-Hopewell Rd. Hopewell, NJ 08525.

Check out the latest Mercer County Human Services Newsletter! Community resources, new online job training, first-time h...
07/08/2021
Human Touch: Mercer County Human Services Newsletter

Check out the latest Mercer County Human Services Newsletter! Community resources, new online job training, first-time homebuyers advice, and more!

Project X-Change, a syringe access program, is located at Hyacinth Foundation at 849 W. State Street, Trenton NJ. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, please call 609-396-8322 or 1-800-433-0254. This is a program of Hyacinth Foundation in partners...

Please see the most recent updates on Tropical Storm Elsa and its potential impacts to New Jersey and Mercer County. New...
07/08/2021

Please see the most recent updates on Tropical Storm Elsa and its potential impacts to New Jersey and Mercer County. New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

***PLEASE BE ADVISED. THIS WEATHER EVENT HAS PASSED***

Tropical Storm Elsa Update🌴
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Elsa just won't "let it go" and is coming to New Jersey!

A Tropical Storm Warning is posted for Atlantic, SE Burlington, Cape May, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties, as well as Atlantic coastal waters and the lower Delaware Bay. A Flash Flood Watch is posted Thursday and Friday for all counties. A Small Craft Advisory is posted for the upper Delaware Bay. Tropical Storm Elsa will impact our area Thursday night and Friday, bringing heavy rain, elevated surf, and gusty winds.

Impacts to New Jersey

Heavy rain Thursday and Friday may cause flooding in urban locations, low-lying areas, places with poor drainage, roadways, and small waterways. Rainfall of 2” to 4” is forecast statewide, with locally higher amounts of 5” to 6” possible. Winds may gust 10 mph to 25 mph inland and 25 mph to 50 mph along the coast Thursday night to Friday morning. Monitor weather media for updates.

📻Stay tuned to your local weather for updates. For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey visit US National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly http://www.weather.gov/phi. For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area visit US National Weather Service New York NY http://www.weather.gov/okx/.

📲Always be prepared. Visit http://ready.nj.gov/plan-prepare/hurricanes.shtml to download our FREE NJ Hurricane Survival Guide today!

#ReadyNJ #TropicalStormElsa #BeReady #ElsaNJ

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Mercer County's new free job skills training platform, SkillUp Mercer, is now open! Simply sign in and create your perso...
07/08/2021
Let Mercer County help you develop your job skills!

Mercer County's new free job skills training platform, SkillUp Mercer, is now open! Simply sign in and create your personal account, and begin to explore the variety of online training courses. It's a great way to develop new skills, and employers can encourage their current workers to grow in their job!

SkillUp Mercer helps people access training resources to develop new job skills in their current career or to prepare themselves for a new journey. Questions? Email [email protected] or click the link below to register. Free. Online. Open to all!

07/08/2021
Mosquito Control Spraying for July 10, 2021

Mercer County Mosquito Control is working hard for you. The mosquito-spraying schedule for July 10, 2021 is linked here.

Please be advised the office maintains no regular “spraying schedule” or "spraying list." These applications are only conducted in specific areas when deemed absolutely necessary and under the appropriate environmental conditions. These applications are done in order to bring mosquito population...

Four NJ-Bound Exit and Entry Ramps Near Scudder Falls Toll Bridge to Close for Five Weeks Starting July 12Ramp Closures ...
07/08/2021
Four NJ-Bound Exit and Entry Ramps Near Scudder Falls Toll Bridge to Close for Five Weeks Starting July 12

Four NJ-Bound Exit and Entry Ramps Near Scudder Falls Toll Bridge to Close for Five Weeks Starting July 12
Ramp Closures Needed for Completing New Alignment of NJ-Bound I-295 Traffic onto Soon-to-be-Completed Parallel Scudder Falls Bridge Span

SCUDDER FALLS – The next major facet of project construction prior to the opening of the Scudder Falls Toll Bridge’s nearly completed downstream span will involve uninterrupted closures of four I-295 entry/exit ramps – three in Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey – for five weeks, the Delawar...

07/08/2021

Due to thunderstorm warnings and in the best interest of public safety, Happy Hour scheduled for Thursday, July 8 will be CANCELLED.

Happy Hour will resume on Thursday, July 15 from 5 to 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. See you there.

The 2021 Mercer County Park Concert Series offers something for everyone. See you at the show!
07/08/2021

The 2021 Mercer County Park Concert Series offers something for everyone. See you at the show!

The Mercer County Park Commission Summer Concert series is locked in. We are excited to bring you a diverse range of talent from local artists including Trenton's own Grace Little, KOMBO LATINO, Son Siete, and Instant FUNK. Pack out the Festival Grounds with some of your favorite hits from the Best of the Eagles, Sensational Soul Cruisers, Superunknown- Soundgarden Tribute Band, Earth Wind & Fire Tribute Band and more.

Guests welcomed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and pack coolers with sealed bottles of water. No glass bottles, or outside food and beverage. Dates, times, and locations are subject to change. $5 parking fee will apply for Festival Grounds events.

Kick off the concert season at Millyard Park on Saturday July 24 for our Local Legends night featuring Grace Little and KOMBO LATINO. Parking and admission are free. For more information please visit:

http://mercercountyparks.org/#!/festival-grounds-events/

Starting July 12, most MCLS branches will offer expanded Tuesday hours. And there is still plenty of time to participate...
07/07/2021
Library Update: Expanded hours begin July 12!

Starting July 12, most MCLS branches will offer expanded Tuesday hours. And there is still plenty of time to participate in the Summer Reading Program!

Update your subscriptions, modify your password or email address, or stop subscriptions at any time on your Subscriber Preferences Page. You will need to use your email address to log in. If you have questions or problems with the subscription service, please visit subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com.

Exhibit your project at this year's Mercer County 4-H Fair! There are many categories for public entries.
07/07/2021
Showcase your talents at Mercer County's 4-H Fair!

Exhibit your project at this year's Mercer County 4-H Fair! There are many categories for public entries.

TRENTON – Showcase your creative talents and skills at this year’s Mercer County 4-H Fair! There are many “Open Division” categories for public entries (youth and adult) – you do not need to be a 4-H member to exhibit. Any project created this past year can be entered in the fair, includin...

07/07/2021

Road work update -- Hamilton. Flock Road (CR 649), Hamilton Township
On or about Thursday, July 9, 2021 a milling and resurfacing project is scheduled to begin on Flock Road (CR 649) from Quakerbridge Road to Edinburg Road. The duration of the project is approximately two (2) weeks, weather permitting. During construction, Flock Road would be closed to through traffic. Motorists would be directed to use Quakerbridge Road, Youngs Road and Hughes Drive. Road work and detours would be in effect from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Access would be permitted for local businesses, residents, service and emergency vehicles. Normal traffic conditions would resume all other times.

Blame the heat! The Hightstown Branch of Mercer County library is closed today, Wednesday, July 7 because of a power out...
07/07/2021
MCLS Home

Blame the heat! The Hightstown Branch of Mercer County library is closed today, Wednesday, July 7 because of a power outage. While we expect to be up and running again tomorrow, please check www.mcl.org for updates.

We are committed to providing the materials and services that satisfy the educational, informational, recreational, and cultural needs of our diverse community, and strive to encourage a lifelong interest in reading.

07/02/2021
Mercer County invites you to visit the Hazard Mitigation StoryMap to learn more about the plan update and participate in...
07/01/2021

Mercer County invites you to visit the Hazard Mitigation StoryMap to learn more about the plan update and participate in the process. Access the StoryMap here: https://arcg.is/18L5ry

Mercer County invites you to visit the Hazard Mitigation StoryMap to learn more about the plan update and participate in the process. Access the StoryMap here: https://arcg.is/18L5ry

Mercer County government offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day, but many Park Commiss...
07/01/2021
Independence Day: what's open and closed

Mercer County government offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day, but many Park Commission facilities will be open throughout the holiday weekend.

TRENTON — Most Mercer County government offices and facilities, including all branches of the Mercer County Library System, will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day, which falls on Sunday this year. County government offices will reopen on Tuesday, July 6.

07/01/2021

Due to thunderstorm warnings and in the best interest of public safety, the LEAD State Fair scheduled for Thursday, July 1 will be CANCELLED. Hours will resume tomorrow, weather permitting.

For a more information including hours, ticketing, and entertainment, please visit the link below:

https://www.leadrugs.org/lead-fest/state-fair/

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Trenton, NJ
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Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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