Category: Allentown

Robbinsville Ice Hockey Defeats Steinert 9-0, Photo Gallery

December 9, 2019

By: Dennis Symons, Jr.

WEST WINDSOR, NJ (MERCER)–The Robbinsville-Allentown Ice Hockey Team defeated Steinert at Mercer County Park Ice Rink tonight with a final score of 9-0. There was heavy fogging due to the high humidity and temperature causing photos to be a little hazy.

Fire Department Quick Action Saves Home

December 5, 2019

Information from Hope Fire Company:

UPPER FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ (MONMOUTH)–Last evening the Hope Fire Company was dispatched to the 100 block of Sharon Station Road for a smoke condition in a residence. Smoke was visible from the rear of the structure when the fire chief arrived and backup was immediately dispatched from surrounding departments. The occupants were safely evacuated from the two family home upon fire department arrival.

The first fire engine on scene from Hope Fire Company located the fire at the top of the stairwell and was spreading to the attic. The fire crew quickly knocked down the fire saving the home from further damage. Fire crews then checked to make sure fire did not extend thought the rest of the building.

Responding the the fire were: Hope Fire Company, Hamilton Township Station 19 Groveville, Highstown Engine Company #1, Millstone Township Fire Company, Robbinsville Township Fire Department, and New Egypt Fire Department. Investigating the fire are the Monmouth County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Upper Freehold Township Fire Prevention Bureau.

There were no injures reported in the fire and the cause remains under investigation.

Winter Storm Warning For Most Of Our Area, It Is A Good Time to Sign Up For Emergency Alerts from Nixle

December 1, 2019

By: Dennis Symons, Jr.

A Winter Storm Warning is issued for the Mercer County Area by the National Weather Service.

Allentown, Millstone and Upper Freehold seem to be under a Winter Weather Advisory at this time. Follow the official National Weather Service website for official information on the weather. This may change so keep checking the NWS website.

View current briefing on this storm here.

To sign up for Emergency Alerts from official sources from Nixle see the story that was posted earlier this month.

2019 Annual Allentown, NJ Tree Lighting Celebration

By: Dennis Symons, Jr.

ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH) — The annual Allentown Tree Lighting was held on November 30, 2019. The lighting is hosted by the Allentown Economic Development Commission and the Allentown Business Community Association. The Stone Bridge Middle School Redbird Singers were singing Christmas Carols. There was free cider at The Moth Coffeehouse. There was free cocoa and cookies at Bruno’s Bicycles and One Sweet Ride. The Hope Fire Company will escort Santa to the Allentown Public Library.

Photos by: Dennis Symons, Jr. Dennis Symons Photography http://www.dennissymons.com

Dancer, Clifton district awarded more than $3.25 million in transportation grants

November 29, 2019
TRENTON, N.J. – Thirteen municipalities in the 12th legislative district will receive more than $3.25 million in grants from the Department of Transportation, Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton announced today.
 
“This funding will help get vital roadway projects moving and will make much-needed improvements for the benefit of motorists,” said Dancer (R-Ocean).
 
The towns in Dancer and Clifton’s district will use the money for roadway preservation, one of the seven project categories under the municipal aid program. The others include roadway safety, quality of life, mobility, bikeway, pedestrian safety and bridge preservation.
 
“Local commuters and families deserve safer roads, resurfaced roads and peace of mind when travelling in our district. These funds will provide a better and safer experience,” said Clifton (R-Monmouth).
 
NJDOT provides 75 percent of the grant amount when a town awards a contract and the remaining 25 percent upon completion of the project.
 
The following towns and projects in district 12 have been awarded funding:

Municipality                     Grant Amount         Name of Project
Chesterfield Township $244,000.00 Sykesville Rd Improvements Phase II
New Hanover Township $244,000.00 Cookstown Hockamick Road
North Hanover Township $240,000.00 Schoolhouse Road Phase II
Old Bridge Township $312,338.00 Phillips Drive Improvements
Allentown Borough $180,000.00 Improvements to Waldron Road, Quinn Road, and Hamilton Street
Englishtown Borough $154,000.00 Heritage Drive and Raymond Court Improvements
Manalapan Township $270,000.00 Improvements to Gordons Corner Road
Matawan Borough $200,000.00 Overbrook Lane Improvements
Millstone Township $180,000.00 Nurko Road
Roosevelt Borough $255,000.00 Improvements to School Lane
Upper Freehold Township $330,000.00 Burlington Path Road
Jackson Township $425,000.00 Improvements to Wright DeBow Road, Phase II
Plumsted Township $218,000.00 Tower Road Resurfacing

Multiple Vehicle Burglaries in Upper Freehold and Millstone Township

November 23, 2019

By: NJ State Police

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The New Jersey State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who committed multiple vehicle burglaries earlier today between the hours of 1 a.m and 4 a.m. in the townships of Millstone and Upper Freehold, Monmouth County.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, stocky build, wearing a green-hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and gray and white sneakers.

The suspect was observed entering unlocked motor vehicles and removing items.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Hamilton Station at 609-584-8115.

As always, we urge residents to lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of sight.

Anonymous tips are welcome.

Mark Your Calendars for Holiday Events

November 22, 2019 (List will be updated at events are scheduled)

By: Dennis Symons, Jr.

Friday November 29, 2019:

HIGHTSTOWN, NJ–Christmas Lighting Ceremony and Santa Parade sponsored by Hightstown Engine Company # 1 Ladies Auxiliary. The event starts at 6:30 pm. The Santa parade will begin at Leshin Lane down South Main Street through the center of town to the firehouse. The “Man in Red” will end up at the firehouse to pull the switch to turn on the holiday lights in the downtown area. Everyone is then invited into the firehouse where the children may visit with Santa and have their picture taken ($3.00 each) and enjoy refreshments.

Saturday November 30, 2019:

10 am to 6 pm:

ALLENTOWN, NJ–ABCA, Allentown Business Community Association–Small Business Saturday. Shop in and around Allentown, NJ for Small Business Saturday on Saturday November 30, 2019 between 10 am and 6 pm As you shop tag your Instagram, Twitter, and other social media with #ShopSmall to help spread the word about Small Business Saturday

6 pm:

ALLENTOWN, NJ– Allentown Annual Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 30th at 6PM at Pete Sensi Park hosted by ACBA, Allentown Business Community Association and Allentown Economic Development Commission. The event will have Stone Bridge Middle School Red Bird Singers, free cider at the Moth Coffee House, free cocoa and cookies at Bruno’s Bicycles-One Sweet Ride, Hope Fire Company will escort Santa to the Allentown Public Library Association and more. Follow this link for more information.  

Tuesday December 3, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ–Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Celebration at the Robbinsville Senior Center 1117 Route 130, Robbinsville, NJ (municipal complex) Events start at 5 pm. Arts and Crafts sponsored by C.A.R.E., Gingerbread House Displays by Girl Scouts, Photos with Santa, Free Hot Chocolate by David Bradley, Robbinsville High School Choir, and Tree and Menorah Lighting.

December 6 & 7, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ–Hamilton Winter Wonderland Event held at Kuser Farm Park, on Friday and Saturday December 6 & 7, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm on both nights. This is a free to attend event. This beloved annual event, which is a favorite among families with young children, includes a number of exciting activities for children, such as:      

  • Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, December 6 at 6pm
  • Food Drive: Non-perishable foods to be collected
  • Toy Drive: Collection of unwrapped new children’s toys
  • Visit Santa’s Village (free photo with Santa)
  • Ride our “Holiday Express Train”
  • Petting Zoo
  • Tour historic Kuser Mansion (decorated for the holidays)
  • Jersey Valley Model Railroad Club display (in Mansion basement) 
  • Take in the decorations and lights throughout Kuser Farm Park
  • Visit Santa’s Secret Workshop of crafters
  • Make your own “reindeer food” to help direct Rudolph 
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Food Vendors and more

December 7, 2019

PLUMSTED TOWNSHIP, NJ–An Olde Fashioned Tree Lighting Ceremony, Saturday December 7, 2019 at the Plumsted Township Municipal Building 121 Evergreen Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533. Event starts at 6 p.m. and will be held rain, snow or shine. Santa will make a special appearance by arriving on New Egypt Volunteer Fire Company’s fire engine. Take photographs with Santa. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Pop Warner will be singing carols, The Plumsted Township Council for the Arts will have the Gingerbread Contest from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Please bring a non-perishable food item(s) for the annual School Food Drive at the tree ceremony.

December 7 & 8, 2019

ALLENTOWN, NJ–ACBA, Allentown Business Community Association, Holiday Open House Weekend in Allentown. 10 am to 5 pm

December 8, 2019 (rain date December 15)

WEST WINDSOR, NJ–Annual Community Tree Lighting Ceremony Sunday December 8, 2019 at Ron Rogers Arboretum, Clarksville Road and County Road 571 event starts at 7 pm. Program will include a chior performance from the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, performance by WWP-South High School First Edition, and a fireworks display. There will also be free refreshments during the event.

December 9, 2019

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ–Friendly’s is sponsoring Holiday’s at the Foxmoor Shopping Center. There will be a Christmas Tree Lighting, Menorah Lighting, Visit by Santa Claus, Allentown High School Choir, Karaoke, and gifts for the kids. The event is held at Foxmoor Shopping Center and will start at 6 pm.

December 13, 2019

HAMILTON, NJ–Hamilton Little Lads Holiday Shopping Event, 400 Edward Ave, Hamilton, NJ 08610 Event will be from 5 pm to 9 pm