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What's Going on This Weekend? Family Fun Events Around Bordentown

July 30, 2021

BORDENTOWN, NJ — With the weather looking great on Friday and Saturday (and possibly Sunday!), head outside for some family fun in the Bordentown area this weekend.

Dust Off Your Boots: More Free Chances to Dance Under the Stars at Fairgrounds

Take advantage of the warm evenings while they last and head on down to the County Fairgrounds in Columbus for free country line ...

National Weather Service: Tornado Watch in Effect for Thursday Evening

NEW JERSEY --  The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Watch for most of New Jersey for Thursday until approximately 9:00 p.m. Thunderstorms also are expected to move through the state with high winds and heavy rain. 

The Tornado Watch includes Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Warren, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, ...

County Health Director Addresses New Mask Guidelines, Urges Vaccinations

July 29, 2021

WESTAMPTON, NJ — Burlington County Health Department Director Dr. Herb Conaway is addressing the latest CDC guidance on mask-wearing and the classification of Burlington County as an area in New Jersey with "substantial" spread.

Burlington County has had 472 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 or about 17 new cases a day, so far in July, according to the ...

Bordentown Businesses Can Hold Vaccine Clinics for Employees Thru County Health Department Program

WESTAMPTON, NJ –The Burlington County Health Department is continuing to seek out ways to make COVID-19 vaccines accessible to residents where they live and work and is now seeking to partner with local businesses to hold vaccine clinics for their employees.

“We’re creating pop-up clinics to bring vaccines closer to the people who still need them,” said Dr. Herb ...

Bordentown Firefighter Honored with Achievement Award at County Fire Academy Graduation

July 30, 2021

WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Commissioners and Department of Public Safety formally welcomed dozens of new firefighters and fire officers into the ranks of the County’s emergency services Wednesday night during the County’s first fire academy graduation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center graduated a ...

BTPD Looking for Applicants for Part-Time Animal Control Officer

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Bordentown Township Police Department is hiring.

Bordentown Township Animal Control is seeking a part-time Animal Control Officer (ACO) for weeknight and weekend hours. ACOs respond to animal related issues 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. They handle issues related to domesticated animals and also provide assistance to all residents with ...

Kim Votes Yes on Emergency Capitol Security Funding Legislation

July 30, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim on Thursday voted for H.R. 3237, an emergency funding package to help secure the United States Capitol Complex, deliver resources to the U.S. Capitol Police force and National Guard, and respond to the costs of the January 6th riots at the Capitol.

“This vital legislation will help keep the congressional community safe, while honoring the ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

TRENTON, NJ — Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated.

The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic, wearing a mask indoors in public is now recommended if living in or visiting an area ...

Christ Church Holding Back-to-School Supply Drive for Bordentown Students

July 28, 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Christ Church is currently holding a back-to-school supply collection drive for Bordentown students in need. 

Partnering with local civic groups and other churches, Christ Church is seeking donations such as notebooks (composition and spiral), pencils, crayons, markers, erasers and pencil-cap erasers, kid-safe hand sanitizer, Elmer's glue and glue ...

Blood Drive for Local Teen Daniel Applegate Set for Friday

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Bordentown community is coming together to help an area teen with his fight against a rare condition.

Daniel Applegate was diagnosed with Evans Syndrome/ALPS at the age of 9. Evans Sydrome is a rare autoimmune disorder in which the body makes antibodies that destroy red blood cells, platelets and white blood cells.

At 14, he was diagnosed at the ...

South Carolina Man Guilty of Murder, Kidnapping of Area Student Samantha Josephson in Ride-Share Tragedy

July 28, 2021

COLUMBIA, SC — It only took a few hours on Tuesday for a jury to return a verdict in the trial of the South Carolina man charged with killing Robbinsville Township’s Samantha Josephson after he allegedly posed as an Uber driver in 2019.

Nathaniel Rowland, 27, of New Zion, South Carolina, was found guilty on all three charges: murder, kidnapping and possession of ...

Operation 24/7 Results in Arrest of 31 Online Child Predators

TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Wednesday the arrests of 31 individuals, including three from Burlington County, who are charged with sexually exploiting children online. The 31 men were arrested in “Operation 24/7,” a collaborative operation launched to address the continued spike in reports of potential threats to children from online ...

NJ Has Country's 3rd Best School System: WalletHub Study

July 27, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey is ranked as the country's third best school system in the country according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual States with the Best and Worst School Systems list. Only two states, Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2, ranked higher New Jersey. New York (No. 14) and Pennsylvania (No. 24) ...

Bordentown Regional Board of Education Seeks Applicants for Vacancy

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ— Are you a Bordentown Township resident who is interested in serving your community and having a greater input in education issues that affect the school district?

The Bordentown Regional Board of Education may have just the role for you.

The Board is currently accepting resumes and letters of interest to fill a vacancy representing Bordentown Township for a ...

Florence's Curtis Thompson Heads to First Olympics, Excited to Represent Town

July 22, 2021

FLORENCE, NJ — Get ready to cheer on a local athlete as he heads to his first Olympic Games.

Curtis Thompson, a 2014 graduate of Florence Township Memorial High School, will be competing in the javelin competition beginning on August 3.

After narrowly missing out on the 2016 Games in Rio after placing second in the Olympic Trials, Thompson, 25, is headed to Tokyo after winning the ...

Harrowing History Returns to Bordentown This Fall; Tickets On Sale This Weekend

July 29, 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Join the Bordentown Historical Society (BHS) for the return of an evening of macabre entertainment! The organization’s popular Harrowing History series is returning for ten performances in September, October and November, with tickets going on sale this weekend.

Spend an evening learning about six “new” old tales of Bordentown’s most shocking ...

Annual Mercer County 4-H Fair Opens This Weekend for 102nd Year

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ – With the Burlington County Farm Fair canceled this year, the Mercer County 4-H Fair may be a nice alternative for a weekend of family fun.  

For the 102nd year, the 4-H Fair is back for two days of family fun. This year's event will feature children’s activities, hay rides, animal shows, music, farm tours, exhibits and ...

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Warehouse Sprawl Prevention Legislation Touted in Mansfield

July 30, 2021

MANSFIELD, NJ – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Dawn Addiego met with local officials and residents from Mansfield Township on Friday to discuss the potential benefits of their legislation which would work to prevent warehouse sprawl.

“With the growth of online shopping, warehouse sprawl has become a major issue within the state,” said Senator Sweeney ...

Extra $272M in Special Food Assistance Benefits for School Children Coming

TRENTON, NJ –  Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman announced this week that the Department has begun delivering extra food assistance benefits to school children who would have received free or reduced-price in-school meals if not for virtual learning due to COVID-19.

The first round of benefits in extra food assistance began being delivered on Tuesday to ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, August 1, 9:00 AM

Carslake Community Center, Bordentown City

Bordentown Farmer's Market

Food & Drink


Mon, August 2, 7:00 PM

Carslake Community Center, Bordentown City

Bordentown City Planning Board Meeting



Thu, August 5, 3:00 PM

Bordentown Township Senior Center, Bordentown Township

COVID Vaccine Clinic


Are you preparing to return to work? NJ TRANSIT is ready for you.

NEW JERSEY — The pandemic resulted in a unique work-from-home model for many New Jersey residents, with a “new normal” evolving as infection rates decline.

While some employers may intend to keep remote work options in place, a growing trend reveals many companies transitioning back to in-person workplaces.

Roadways already show evidence of rush-hour congestion as workers ...

What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Putting Heart into Your Celebrations

When it comes to birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions, most people celebrate with a meal and presents. But I’m wondering, how often do you tell the celebrant how much they mean to you?

For most of us the answer is—never!

Yet the value of expressing your heart can be more precious than a new computer or diamond earrings. Words from the heart enter the heart. They ...

The Blue Suit and the Story of January 6th

July 6, 2021

Six months ago today I wore this blue suit as I cleaned the Capitol after the insurrection, now I just donated it to the Smithsonian. January 6th must never be forgotten. While some try to erase history, I will fight to tell the story so it never happens again.

Let me share with you my story.

When the Smithsonian asked me to donate the blue suit, I thought about how the suit itself is ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

Clean and ...

How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.


Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.


If you’re ...