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Bordentown Halloween Parade Marches Back This Sunday

October 20, 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — A beloved Bordentown tradition is set to return this weekend. 

The Bordentown Halloween Parade will be taking place this year on Sunday, October 24 at 2PM, after being canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Parade's rain date is Sunday, October 31 at 2PM.

"We are excited to bring the Halloween Parade, Scarecrow Contest and ...

County Mosquito Control Spraying Treatment in Township Wednesday

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Burlington County Mosquito Control will be spraying treatments in parts of Bordentown Township on Wednesday night.

The spraying will take place on October 20 between 7:00PM and midnight. Mosquito Control trucks will be driving through the area (please see map) spraying Zenivex at 1 to 2 ounces per acre to control adult mosquitoes. 

Mosquito Control ...

Kim Holding Telephone Town Hall on Changes to Medicare, Health Care Benefits

October 16, 2021

MARLTON, NJ – Do you want to know what is happening in Washington D.C. to lower the cost of prescription drugs? Do you want your representatives to know what changes should be made to Medicare? Then dial into a telephone town hall hosted by Congressmen Andy Kim (NJ-3) and his fellow New Jersey Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-7) to discuss the potential changes to health ...

Thursday Vaccine Clinic in Township Offering Pfizer Booster to Eligible Residents

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Burlington County Health Department has started administering Pfizer vaccine boosters to eligible residents at the County’s regular vaccine clinics, including the weekly clinic in Bordentown Township which is offered every Thursday from 3PM to 7PM at the Senior Center. 

The Pfizer booster shots are available for people who had ...

Township Police Investigating Recent Vandalism Incidents in Park Restrooms

October 19, 2021

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Bordentown Township Police are investigating separate acts of vandalism that occurred over the past weekend in the restrooms of Joseph Lawrence Park and Northern Community Park, the Department (BTPD) said on Tuesday. 

One incident happened on Sunday in the women's bathroom of Joseph Lawrence Park, in which a soap dispenser was ripped off the wall ...

Bordentown Fire Companies Hosting Wednesday Meet-Greet for Volunteer Opportunities

BORDENTOWN, NJ — The four fire companies that serve Bordentown Township and Bordentown City will be hosting a Meet and Greet event tomorrow night for the community to learn about volunteer opportunities within the fire departments. 

Mission Fire Company and Derby Fire Company of Bordentown Township and Hope Hose Humane Co. #1 and Consolidated Fire Association of Bordentown City ...

School Mask Mandate Opponents Rally at the State House

October 19, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Hundreds of New Jerseyans gathered outside the State House Annex Building in Downtown Trenton on Monday to rally against Governor Phil Murphy's executive order which mandates that school employees must receive a COVID-19 vaccination. 

Organizers intentionally planned the rally to be held on the same day that the Governor's Order took effect, ...

City Approves Formation of Cannabis License Review Committee

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown City Commissioners on Monday night unanimously approved the formation of a Cannabis License Review Committee, as the City takes steps to prepare for the entering of cannabis businesses into the municipality.

On August 9, the Commissioners approved an ordinance to allow recreational marijuana sales in the City. Under the ordinance, the number of ...

Bordentown Elections: Vote Early, By Mail or In-Person in 2021

October 20, 2021

BORDENTOWN, NJ — With early voting, vote by mail and traditional Election Day voting in place this year there are more ways and days than ever to cast your ballot, making it easier for New Jerseyans to participate in the upcoming November 2 General Election. 

In 2021, New Jersey is one of only two states to have a gubernatorial election. The entire State Legislature ...

Here’s Where You Can Watch Tonight’s NJ Governor's Debate

NEWARK, NJ – The first of two debates in the New Jersey Governor’s race kicks off at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark tonight, pitting incumbent Phil Murphy, a Democrat, against Republican challenger, Jack Ciattarelli. 

“NJPAC is honored to host what promises to be an engaging and important night for all of New Jersey’s citizens,” said the Arts ...

Mercer County Inmate Mistakenly Released, Public Told Not to Approach Him

September 25, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — An inmate housed at the Mercer County Corrections Center was mistakenly released from custody on Thursday night according to a statement issued by Mercer County late Friday evening. 

According to the statement, Clark Green Jr., whose date of birth is October 8, 1966, was being held at the Mercer County Corrections Center (MCCC) on a charge of ...

Bordentown Rotary Holding Red Cross Blood Drive

October 5, 2021

COLUMBUS, NJ — The Bordentown Rotary Club will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, October 18.

The blood drive will be taking place from 2PM to 7PM at the Columbus Grange, located at 88 Atlantic Avenue in Columbus. 

The Rotary Club notes that per the American Cancer Society, more than 1.8 million people were expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2020, with many ...

BRHS Theatre Students Collecting Food Donations on Halloween & Throughout October

BORDENTOWN, NJ — The Bordentown Regional High School Theatre Club and Stage Crew will once again be collecting food donations for the International Thespian Society's "Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat" food drive starting on Friday, October 1. 

Each school building in the Bordentown Regional School District will have an orange and black donation bin by their main ...

New Law Creates Grant Program for Depression Screening in Schools

October 2, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — In an effort to address an alarming rise of teen depression and suicide, especially during a time when the country is facing more mental health issues than ever before due to COVID-19, a bill sponsored by Assemblymembers Herb Conaway, M.D., Pamela Lampitt and Carol Murphy to create a grant program to help New Jersey schools implement depression screening was signed ...

Upcoming Food Truck Festival to Benefit Bordentown Students

BORDENTOWN, NJ — Mark your calendars for an upcoming food truck festival which will benefit Bordentown students. 

Presented by the Peter Muschal PTA, Bordentown Regional Middle School PTO and the Bordentown Regional High School Class of 2023 Booster Club, "Food Truck Sunday" will take place on October 17 from 12PM to 4PM at Bordentown Regional High School ...

Burlington County's Carli Lloyd Talks Retirement, Life After Soccer

September 27, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ — US Women's National Team striker Carli Lloyd has announced that her retirement from soccer is coming after her final tour with the USWNT ends next month, but she hasn't quite let herself think about her post-soccer career just yet.

"I haven't really taken much time to soak it all in because I've just been committing myself to ...

Historical Society to Hold Virtual Art Show; Deadline Approaching for Submissions

October 15, 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Calling all artists and photographers! The Bordentown Historical Society (BHS) will be holding its 2nd Annual Virtual Art Show and is looking for artists to submit works for the exhibit. 

"Visions of Bordentown" started in 2020 with a virtual format due to the COVID pandemic. The BHS learned that there were many benefits to having ...

Scaring Up Fun at Hamilton Neighborhood's Farina Family Frightmare

HAMILTON, NJ — Looking to scare up some spooky fun close to home with Halloween approaching? Head over to Morro Drive in Hamilton where you'll find the annual Farina Family Frightmare attraction and light-show that has taken over several homes with displays and music to haunt the neighborhood. 

The Frightmare began 20 years ago at the previous home of the Farinas and ...

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Vice President Harris Talks Child Care Funding, Vaccinations During New Jersey Stops

October 9, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Vice President Kamala Harris visited Montclair State University and Essex County College during her stop in New Jersey on Friday. 

She and her team had two goals for the visit: to promote vaccines and to highlight the importance of federal funding for child care. During her visit to MSU, Harris was accompanied by Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Governor Phil ...

Ousted from the Will, Daughter Charged in Murder of 87-Year-Old Father & His Girlfriend

SURF CITY, NJ — The woman accused of murdering her father and his girlfriend at a Surf City home was recently excluded from his will, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by TAPinto. 

A neighbor who was friends with the couple told police that Sherry Lee Heffernan regularly had disagreements with her father and that she was not included in his will after it was ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, October 21, 3:00 PM

Bordentown Township Senior Center, Bordentown

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Health & Wellness

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Mon, October 25, 7:30 PM

Virtual, Bordentown Township

Bordentown Township Committee Meeting

Government

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Thu, October 28, 3:00 PM

Bordentown Township Senior Center, Bordentown

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Health & Wellness

NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

"Muttcracker" Pairs Central NJ Ballet Theater Dancers With Adoptable Dogs

October 13, 2021

WESTAMPTON, NJ — "Who can resist a puppy when a beautiful ballerina is holding it?"

That is what the Bordentown Home for Funerals and Central New Jersey Ballet Theater (CNJBT) are hoping, as they are partnering up with the Burlington County Animal Shelter to host the first-ever "Muttcracker" event next month. 

CNJBT students will be dressed in ...

Bordentown City Cats "Cat of the Week" Looking for Fur-ever Home

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

This week's featured cat is Miss Nosey!

This kitty was first seen at one of Bordentown City Cats' feeding stations for ferals. She was not feral, but she was a little nervous, although friendly. It was obvious that she ...

Do You Fear Loved Ones Dying? You’re Not Alone

“The thing about death is that we’re all terrified of it happening and we’re devastated when it does, and we go out of our way to pretend neither of these things is true.”

Jodi Picoult, The Book of Two Ways

I have a habit that I never speak about with others. It’s one of those things I just do automatically. Not every single day, but frequently, I worry about ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

Christ Church's Annual Blessing of the Animals Set for October 3 in Bordentown City

September 23, 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Christ Church Bordentown will once again be holding the annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 3 at 9:15AM. 

Father Matt will be blessing pets, stuffed animals and St. Francis statues at the service. If your beloved pet is deceased, or does not like to travel, Father Matt will also bless a picture or other memento that represents your ...

How to Clean and Care for Your Gutters

Being a homeowner means weekends doing chores or finding reliable service companies to take on tasks for you. Gutters play an important role in protecting your home and should be added to your bi-annual home maintenance schedule.

Cleaning gutters yourself is typically not difficult, depending on the size of your home, your physical ability to climb ladders, and the current condition of your ...

5 Benefits of Video Doorbells (and 5 Buzzworthy Brands!)

There’s arguably no better use of smart home technology than keeping your family and valuables safe, and a video doorbell offers a variety of home security benefits.

This small yet powerful surveillance equipment records video footage as visitors arrive—great for security whether you are home or away. Plus, the device’s sleek design hides its impressive functionality in an ...

How Exercise Can Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Though preventing breast cancer entirely is not possible, there are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of development. Perhaps the biggest thing you can do that studies show correlates to preventing breast cancer is exercise. And thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get moving and live an active lifestyle.

Regular physical activity regulates hormones including estrogen ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget This Fall

When it comes to budgeting, living on a fixed income can be tricky—from monthly bills to healthcare to necessities (and leaving a little wiggle room for fun and social activities). Luckily, a few simple changes could make shopping for groceries less of a hassle each month.

Here are eight tips for stretching your food budget this fall.

 

How to Shop for Groceries on a ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...

It’s Pumpkin Season! 5 Healthy Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Hello, pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, it’s also a superfood because it is high in Vitamins C and A, which help with eye health, boosting immunity, heart health, and more! Below is a list of five creative and tasty recipes that include this delicious and nutritional fall produce.

Pumpkin Muffin

Who doesn’t love a muffin on a crisp fall morning? These muffins are ...