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What's Going On This Weekend In and Around Bordentown?

October 7, 2022

BORDENTOWN, NJ — Wondering what's happening in and around Bordentown this weekend? TAPinto Bordentown has you covered! 

Bordentown Township's 2nd Annual Fall Festival Set for Saturday: The weather in Bordentown is shaping up to be beautiful for this weekend's Second Annual Fall Festival. Presented by Bordentown Township, the Fall Festival will take place on ...

Celebrate the Festival of Lights at Diwali Parade, Cultural Showcase

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — After rain delayed the festivities, the second annual Robbinsville Diwali Parade and Cultural Showcase is ready to fully celebrate the upcoming Hindu "Festival of Lights" on Saturday with a glorious weather forecast.

The Diwali Parade will step-off on Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the West Lake Gazebo in Robbinsville's Town Center.

Menendez, Booker Announce $66M to New Jersey to Fight Opioid Abuse

September 26, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — New Jersey has been awarded $66,756,027 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue the state’s comprehensive efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) announced on Monday.

“We know that the opioid crisis has impacted individuals from all communities and ...

Capital Health Launches Trenton Neighborhood Initiative in Partnership with Trenton Health Team, Leveraging $10 Million of Investment in Local Community

TRENTON, NJ — Capital Health, one of the area’s largest employers and a provider of health care in the Trenton community for over 125 years, announced earlier this week an initiative to spearhead significant investment in the community surrounding its flagship hospital on Brunswick Avenue in Trenton. In addition to announcing the new Trenton Neighborhood Initiative, ...

Memorabilia on Display, For Sale at Upcoming Central Jersey Police and Fire Swap Meet

October 2, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — Collectors of police and fire insignia will come together at the 31st Annual Central Jersey Police and Fire Collector's Swap Meet in Robbinsville at the end of November to share memorabilia.

The annual event, which will be hosted by Dom Botteri, provides an opportunity for collectors of police, fire, FBI, DEA, highway patrol and other law enforcement agencies ...

Bordentown Township Police Department Awarded $6,800 Federal Body Armor Grant

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD) is the recipient of over $6,000 in federal funding for body armor, the Department announced on Tuesday. 

The BTPD was awarded $6,842.55 by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), under the U.S. Department of Justice. 

The BJA was created in 1984 to reduce violent crime, create ...

Singleton Bill Would Strengthen Structural Integrity of Buildings

September 30, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — A bill sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) to enhance the structural integrity of buildings in New Jersey advanced in the State Senate on Thursday. 

The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee passed legislation sponsored by Singleton and Senator Linda Greenstein (D- Mercer/Middlesex) that would strengthen the State Uniform ...

Singleton Bill Would Expand Penalties for Illegal Gun Sales

TRENTON, NJ – In an effort to crack down on illegal gun sales, Senator Troy Singleton introduced legislation on Thursday to expand culpability requirements for unlawful firearms trafficking violations.

"Approximately 80 percent of crime guns traced in New Jersey come from out of state. Firearms legally bought out of state are often sold illegally within the State. We must continue ...

New Jersey's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Continues Through Monday

September 1, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's back-to-school sales tax holiday is continuing through Labor Day weekend, ending Monday, September 5. 

The state's 6.625% sales tax will be waived on selected items purchased both in-store and online during the 10-day period, which started on August 27.

“For many families and educators, there are understandable worries about preparing ...

County Woman Who Drove 90 MPH Drunk, Killing Teen, Pleads Guilty

September 29, 2022

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — A 55-year-old Burlington County woman has pled guilty to driving while impaired and causing the death of a teenager in late 2021 during a head-on collision that happened after drinking at a Browns Mills bar, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia Bradshaw announced on Wednesday. 

Wanda Sprague, of Pemberton Township, pled guilty to one count of ...

Upcoming Expungement Clinic Can Help Job-Seekers Erase Certain Criminal Records

BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ — Are you a job or housing seeker who is having a difficult time landing a career opportunity because of a criminal record?

On Friday, October 28, the Burlington County Bar Association is partnering with the Office of the Public Defender, the Office of the Burlington County Prosecutor, South Jersey Legal Services, the Burlington City Police ...

Canine Response Team Honored for Work with County's Special Needs Students

September 25, 2022

WESTAMPTON, NJ — The Burlington County Special Services School District (BCSSSD) has been going to the dogs.

The BCSSSD has engaged in a partnership with the Tri-State Canine Response Team since Spring 2021, and the Team is now set to be honored by the District's Board of Education this week as a sign of appreciation for being a "remarkable" addition to the ...

BRHS Student Becomes One of 369 in World to Get Perfect Score on AP Exam

BORDENTOWN, NJ — The Bordentown Regional School District is celebrating the major, and rare, accomplishment of a Bordentown Regional High School (BRHS) student. 

Kush Gandhi earned a perfect score on the college-level Advanced Placement® (AP®) Computer Science A (CSA) exam in the Spring of 2022, making him one of only 369 students in the world to earn every point ...

Bordentown Voters: Be on the Lookout for Vote-By-Mail Ballots in Mailboxes

September 21, 2022

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — Bordentown voters who have requested Vote-By-Mail ballots should be on the lookout for them to hit their mailboxes soon, as Burlington County will begin mailing the ballots later this week. 

Close to 50,000 Vote-By-Mail ballots are scheduled to be sent out to Burlington County voters who requested them, amounting to about 14 percent of the county’s ...

Trinity United Methodist Church to Host Dave Pettigrew in Concert

September 20, 2022

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) will be hosting a well-known Christian recording artist this weekend to help raise money for a new roof for the Church.

Dave Pettigrew will be performing at TUMC, located at 339 Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown City, on Sunday, September 25 at 4PM. Join the Church for an afternoon of worship, stories and songs ...

New Jersey Should Abandon its Costly and Unrealistic Energy Master Plan

Almost three years ago, Governor Murphy released the state’s Energy Master Plan with great fanfare.  A so called roadmap for the state to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and fundamentally transform the economy by 2050.   The only thing the EMP will accomplish will be to make energy unaffordable for New Jersey consumers and businesses.

 After much fanfare, the Board ...

NJEDA Engaging in Cannabis Listening Sessions to Learn about Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Cannabis Sector

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is engaging in a series of listening sessions with cannabis-industry stakeholders. The goal of these invitation only sessions, according to EDA officials, is to focus on gaining a better understanding of the opportunities and obstacles new cannabis businesses may face, including access to capital and the high start-up costs ...

NJEDA to Create Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge

TRENTON, NJ - Opportunities to develop job skills for careers in New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry are coming to residents across the state, particularly those in New Jersey.s Overburdened Communities,

Approved earlier this month by the NJEDA’s Board, the $3.725 million Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge (Grant Challenge) will offer grants to ...

Healthy Living

Four-Ingredient Bowl Meals You Can Make in Less Than 30 Minutes

The satisfaction of preparing a meal with your own two hands is like a secret ingredient that enhances the flavor of food. A home-cooked meal can give you a sense of satisfaction in providing nourishment for those you love. And for those enjoying the meal, it lets them know they're being thought of, cared for, and protected. The bonus is that cooking at home is healthier and less expensive ...

Healthy for Halloween: Best Seasonal Fruits and Veggies

The leaves fall as the warm weather turns colder, and tank tops give way to sweaters and crewnecks. As the seasons shift, so do cravings for a warmer, thicker theme to our favorite food and drinks. However, nothing tastes as delicious across the seasons as a crisp, ripe, and perfectly excellent fruit or vegetable. That refreshing, sweet taste is just as pristine no matter in what season you ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, October 8, 7:00 PM

Randy's Man Cave, Hightstown

The Amazing Kreskin at Randy's Man Cave

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Mon, October 10, 7:00 PM

Carslake Community Center and Virtual, Bordentown City

Bordentown City Commissioners Meeting

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Tue, October 11, 7:00 PM

Carslake Community Center, Bordentown City

Earth Talk: Discover the Treasure of "Your" ...

NJ Turnpike Traffic Alert: Overturned Tractor Trailer Closing Lanes, Causing Miles of Delays

October 6, 2022

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Thursday evening commuters should avoid the New Jersey Turnpike -- around the 7A exit and 1-195 interchange - with closures and miles of delays

According to an alert by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority issued around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, a tractor trailer overturned on the Turnpike southbound - north of interchange 7A and I-195 ...

Overturned Truck on NJ Turnpike Sends Driver, Passenger to the Hospital

HAMILTON, NJ -- The driver and passenger in a truck that overturned on the New Jersey Turnpike Thursday morning both sustained injuries as a result of the crash. 

According to a spokesperson for the New Jersey State Police, an accident involving an overturned truck was reported at 9:07 a.m. Thursday on the outer roadway of the Turnpike at milepost 59.2 in Hamilton ...

White Hill Mansion's Hosts Free Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Night

October 6, 2022

FIELDSBORO, NJ — The weather is looking perfect this weekend for some outdoor Halloween festivities, and White Hill Mansion has the perfect night for you!

White Hill Mansion will be hosting a free movie night featuring a screening of the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show, a "spoof of just about every b-rated sci-fi movie ever." The movie night will take place on ...

Pegasus Theatre Co. Celebrates Bordentown City Debut with "God of Carnage" Run

BORDENTOWN, NJ — Bordentown City's professional theatre company is celebrating opening night of its first production in the City starting this weekend.

Pegasus Theatre Company, formerly of Princeton Junction, announced in April that it would now be calling Bordentown City home. This weekend, the company will begin to run Yasmina Reza's "scathing" hit ...

Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter Celebrates 10 Years with Pet Fest, 5K

October 5, 2022

EASTAMPTON, NJ — The Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with the upcoming 2022 Paw Prints Pet Fest and 5K this weekend. 

The event will take place on Sunday, October 9 starting at 10AM at Smithville Park in Eastampton. 

Festivities will feature family-friendly activities, including a 5K run/walk (registration ...

Bordentown City Cats Kitties of the Week: The Church Kittens!

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — TAPinto Bordentown is excited to be spotlighting kittens and cats that are up for adoption through Bordentown City Cats (BCC).

This week's featured cats are The Church Kittens: Sydney, Malcolm and Davis!

Sydney, Malcolm and Davis were born behind Christ Church in Bordentown City in late April and were rescued in July. They were being fed by a ...

Film Shoot Brings Robert DeNiro, Whoopi Goldberg and Other Stars to NJ

October 2, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ — An upcoming film “Inappropriate Behavior,” has brought film legend Robert DeNiro, and a host of other A-list celebrities to Jersey City in recent week. 

According to sources the film also stars Bobby Cannavale, Whoopi Goldberg and Rainn Wilson.

Stephanie Daniels, director of the Mayor’s Office on Films, said the project is using multiple ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

Singleton to Partner with Farmers Against Hunger for Community Service Project at Specca Farms

October 3, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Senator Troy Singleton will be partnering with Farmers Against Hunger this month for a gleaning event in the Bordentown area for his monthly "Serve with Senator Singleton" community service project — and he is looking for volunteers to help. 

The service project will be taking place on Saturday, October 29 from 10AM to 12PM at Specca Farms, ...

Third Annual "Bolt for Becky" 5K Will Honor Life of Burlington County Paramedic

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — After a three-year hiatus, Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) will be hosting the Third Annual "Bolt for Becky 5K" this weekend to honor the life of an RCBC alumna who passed away from breast cancer. 

Rebecca "Becky" Scott was a firefighter, EMT and Paramedic who was diagnosed at the age of 27 with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer ...

Andy Kim Receives Garden State Equality Endorsement

October 6, 2022

MARLTON, NJ — Today, Andy Kim announced he has been endorsed for reelection by Garden State Equality.

“After the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that Obergerfell was next,” said Andy Kim. “We know where Washington Republicans stand on this issue – they told us. More than 300 bills have been introduced targeting our LGBTQ+ neighbors ...

Market Your Business with TAPinto and Reach Engaged Local Readers (VIDEO)

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — With well more than 20 million local, engaged readers in the past year and a network of nearly 100 online local news and digital marketing platforms in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania, TAPinto can help your business reach the right audience. More than 240,000 people receive TAPinto's daily local newsletter and more than 315,000 people ...

New Jersey Resident Brings Mental Health Care to the Masses Through Innovative App

October 7, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic caused workers, businesses and consumers to change many of their everyday activities. Many companies added or increased door-to-door deliveries, customers were able to pick up their items curbside and employees kept connected with the office and other colleagues through video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.

A new app is ...

Back to School Triggers Mental Health Challenges for Some Students

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio said she's hearing kids say things now that they never said before.

"Nobody would ever talk about therapy in the past," Sikoutris Di Iorio told TAPinto. "Now we've got 10-year-olds saying 'I have to go see my therapist.'"

Sikoutris Di Iorio is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and ...

How Parents Can Support Their Child's Mental Health

SUMMIT, NJ — In her 30-plus year professional career, Dr. Alison Johnson has never seen anything like the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of kids.

"It felt like a tsunami," Johnson told TAPinto. "It was so traumatic and the impact on people was seriously traumatic."

At times, Johnson said, there was no end in sight.

"This was trauma ...

Federal Legislation Would Harm Small Businesses, Consumers & Cybersecurity Protections

September 25, 2022

At a time of economic uncertainty and seemingly ever-present inflation, it is important that we do all we can to ensure families have what they need, and small businesses are able to continue to invest and grow jobs. While our region is still seeing positive economic growth, we can all see challenges looming on the horizon.

Yet, I am concerned that some challenges might be self-inflicted by ...

Will New Jersey's Federally-vaccinated Economy Have a Relapse?

NEW JERSEY — There’s no doubt that the federal COVID-19 and Biden Administration infrastructure aid fortified New Jersey’s economy along with that of most other states.

When the Legislature passed New Jersey’s record $50 billion state budget last June, it was as if the state had just simply rolled up its sleeve to get multiple COVID-19- like budget ...

Seeing The Bigger Picture: How to Access it When You Mess Up

Can you think back to a time when you messed up bad on something that you committed a lot of time and care to? Something really important to you.

Well, I recently messed up big time and I’m hoping my story will give you the gift it gave me. My mess up has to do with myself alone, and yours may even have to do with other people, but the wisdom to be had applies either way. 

I ...