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TAPinto Bordentown's Weekly Recap

May 22, 2022

BORDENTOWN, NJ — With lots happening in Bordentown Township and Bordentown City, you may have missed some of TAPinto Bordentown's top stories this past week. Here is your chance to catch up on what you've missed before the week ahead begins!

Attacked at Bordentown Juvenile Facility, Corrections Officer Suffers Head and Facial Injuries: For the second time in five ...

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

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

After Two Years of Cancelations, Bordentown Street Fair Returns This Weekend: After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bordentown Street Fair will be making its grand return to Farnsworth Avenue this weekend, ...

Sheriff's HOPE One Mobile Unit Stopping in Bordentown City Tuesday

May 9, 2022

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ -- The Burlington County Sheriff's Office is taking its mobile addiction service to Bordentown City on Tuesday. 

The HOPE One Mobile Access Unit, which offers critical support to individuals and families struggling with addiction, will be at the Bordentown City Riverline platform on Park Street on Tuesday, May 10 from 10AM to 2PM.

The goal of HOPE ...

NJ Dept. of Military Affairs Partners with UPENN to Provide Mental Health Care for Active Duty Service Members

PHILADELPHIA, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NJDMVA) recently announced an agreement with the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) to provide an additional no-cost mental health care resource for active duty members, New Jersey National Guard members, Reservists, veterans and their families. The care also is available to military spouses, ...

Attacked at Bordentown Juvenile Facility, Corrections Officer Suffers Head and Facial Injuries

May 20, 2022

BORDENTOWN, NJ -- For the second time in five months, a correctional police officer is recovering from head and facial injuries after being attacked by an inmate at the Bordentown Juvenile Medium Security Facility on Thursday morning. 

According to the State Police Benevolent Association's (PBA) Local #105, at approximately 8:40a.m, an officer attempted to distance himself from ...

Governor Murphy, State Lawmakers Propose a Statewide Police Licensing Program

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy, Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and lawmakers, including State Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington), want to create a statewide police licensing program that would require all law enforcement officers to have valid, active licenses to be employed. 

More than 40 states across the country use a form of decertification or ...

City Commissioners Approve 2022 Budget with Small Tax Increase for Homeowners

May 17, 2022

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown City Commissioners unanimously approved the 2022 municipal budget during its May 9 meeting that will result in homeowners seeing a small increase in their taxes.

According to Mayor Jennifer Sciortino, who serves as the City’s Director of Revenue and Finance, the total amount to be raised by taxes is $3.8 million, translating into a 3 cent ...

Deadline to Fill Out City's Planning Priority Survey Extended Through May

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Bordentown City residents and business owners now have through the end of the month to complete an online "Planning Priority Survey" that is intended to prioritize the recommendations of the updated Comprehensive Master Plan passed last summer, as well as to help the City Commissioners and Planning Board better understand what actions the community ...

City Takes First Steps to Bring Cannabis Businesses to Ocean Spray Site

May 20, 2022

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown City Commissioners on Monday night approved resolutions in support of possible cannabis operations at the former Ocean Spray site on Park Street, a first step in what will be a multi-faceted process to bring recreational marijuana businesses to the property.

Originally slated for a mixed-use development named “Cranberry Park” which ...

Could the Baby Formula Shortage End Soon? The FDA Believes it Will

BORDENTOWN, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Wayne grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, but action from the FDA is providing some hope that the shortage could end within ...

Columbus Resident Nominated to Serve as Burlington County Prosecutor

May 17, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Monday nominated Columbus resident LaChia Bradshaw to serve as Burlington County Prosecutor.

Bradshaw will assume the role of Acting Prosecutor on Tuesday, May 31, with her nomination being subject to confirmation by the State Senate. She will be replacing current Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina, who announced earlier this month ...

Sundiata Acoli, Convicted of Killing State Trooper in 1973, Wins Parole

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1973 murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland federal prison by a 3-2 vote, it on Tuesday.

At issue was whether the 85-year-old Acoli, who is reportedly suffering from dementia ...

BRHS Theatre Student Takes Home Major Prize at Regional Awards Gala

May 16, 2022

UPPER DARBY, PA — A Bordentown Regional High School (BRHS) theatre student took home a major prize for his performance in BRHS' winter musical at an awards ceremony on Sunday night.

Junior Jake Sfraga won the 2022 Cappie Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical at last night's Greater Philadelphia Cappie Awards Gala, which took place at the Upper Darby ...

BCIT Culinary Students Take Home Prize at Atlantic City Cooking Competition

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Culinary Arts students from the Burlington County Institute of Technology (BCIT) were honored for their skills last week at the County Vocational Technical School Cook-Off Challenge at Caesar's in Atlantic City.

Hosted by the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) on May 6, culinary art students from New Jersey's county vocational-technical schools ...

Primary 2022: How Bordentown Voters Can Cast Their Ballots

May 23, 2022

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – Burlington County voters participating in the upcoming New Jersey Primary Election have multiple ways to cast their ballot, including in-person early voting at a site in nearby Chesterfield and Vote-by-Mail.

The primary will be held on June 7, but voters will be able to cast ballots in-person with a machine during a three-day early voting period beginning on ...

Congressional Campaign Heating Up with Andy Kim Officially Launching Re-Election Bid

CHESTERFIELD, NJ — A large crowd of supporters gathered in a field at Chesterfield's Organic Orchards on Sunday to launch Congressman Andy Kim's (NJ-3) re-election bid that he says is more about "the fundamentals of what kind of world that we live in and how can we heal this country" than whose policies are "right."

If the warm weather at ...

Little League Night at Bordentown Regional H.S. Returns on Monday

May 13, 2022

BORDENTOWN, NJ — Little League Night at Bordentown Regional High School is back!

The Bordentown Regional High School (BRHS) Varsity Baseball team is inviting Bordentown Little League players to watch the team's game versus Hamilton's Steinert High School on Monday, May 16 at 6:30PM at BRHS. 

Enjoy a fun night out with Varsity players who were once Bordentown Little ...

Winners of County's First-Ever Juried Short Film Festival Announced

May 22, 2022

WESTAMPTON, NJ – Burlington County’s first Juried Short Film Festival concluded last Friday night following two evenings of entertaining screenings, and the Burlington County Commissioners announced that 11 films were selected as this year’s award winners.

The winners were selected by a jury of three professional filmmakers and educators.

Twenty-seven films were screened ...

After Two Years of Cancelations, Bordentown Street Fair Returns This Weekend

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — After being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bordentown Street Fair will be making its grand return to Farnsworth Avenue this weekend, with organizers calling the 2022 event "bigger and better than ever."

The event, which will be the 43rd Street Fair, will be taking place on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from 10AM to ...

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Roadwork to Begin on Quakerbridge Road

May 13, 2022

MERCER COUNTY, NJ — Mercer County Department of Transportation officials announced on Thursday that roadwork is set to begin on a portion of Quakerbridge Road. 

Beginning on Sunday, May 15, Quakerbridge Road — also known as County Road 533 — will undergo milling and resurfacing between Collins Road to Village Road West - Lawrence Square Blvd ...

Part of Route 206 South to Close for Weekend for Bridge Repair Work

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — A portion of Route 206 Southbound is scheduled to close beginning tomorrow night for bridge replacement work as a result of an incident involving a tractor trailer in March. 

According to the Bordentown Township Police Department, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the New Jersey Department of Transportation, all lanes of Route 206 Southbound ...

Artist James Warhola, Nephew of Andy Warhol, Puts on First USA Display at NJ Gallery

May 22, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- Before James Warhola could even hang his latest artwork someone walking by the "Strange Planet Outsider" Art Gallery in Chatham on Saturday came in to inquire about purchasing one of the illustrations.

Warhola, the nephew of the late Andy Warhol, was one of the artists gallery owner and Chatham resident Jim Riffel invited to his art show held at 11 S.

New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, May 23, 7:30 PM

Municipal Building, Bordentown Township

Bordentown Township Committee Meeting

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Thu, May 26, 7:00 PM

Virtual, Bordentown Township

Bordentown Township Planning Board Meeting

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Mon, May 30, 11:00 AM

Bordentown Cemetery, Bordentown Township

Bordentown Township Memorial Day Ceremony

Government

Singleton, Commissioners, Sheriff Holding Drive for Domestic Violence Shelter

May 18, 2022

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — The Burlington County Commissioners are teaming with New Jersey Senator Troy Singleton and the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department to collect items for Catholic Charities Providence House Domestic Violence Services and the women and children the nonprofit helps shelter and support.

Burlington County Commissioners Felicia Hopson and Allison Eckel announced ...

Trinity's Table Offers Hot Meals to Those in Need on Tuesday Nights

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) is continuing to offer a free meal to anyone in need of some assistance every week in Bordentown City.

Trinity's Table, a ministry of TUMC, prepares hot meals every Tuesday from 5PM to 6PM at the Church, located at 339 Farnsworth Avenue, for anyone who may need it. 

Have dinner at the ...

Bordentown City Cats Kitty of the Week: Meet Cake!

May 16, 2022

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 cat is Cake! 

Have some Cake! This senior female, who is about 10 years old, spent the last two years of her life alone except for her sibling and occasional visits by her owner. She is a ...

Bordentown City Cats' Kitty of the Week: Meet Penny!

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 cat is Penny! 

Penny is a petite, almost-1-year old cat who was rescued from a situation where she was locked in a carrier most of every single day. However, she does not show signs of the ...

New Jersey Republicans Propose Bills to Immediately Reimburse Thousands of Dollars in Surplus Money to Taxpayers

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Could New Jerseyans be getting a tax rebate?

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief. An update from State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio showed a total of more than $9 billion of tax over collections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

VIDEO: Film and TV Studio Proposed for Newark, Paterson Resident Leads Community Clean-up, Affordable Housing Opens in Elizabeth and Roxbury Student Habitat Home Transferred

NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: New Franklin Youth Center Opens, Camden Waterfront Pavilion Gets Another New Name, Westfield Memorial Day Parade Returns and Wayne Teen Loses Battle with Cancer

NEW JERSEY - A long-awaited youth center in Franklin opens. Plus, Camden's Waterfront Pavilion gets another new name. And, Westfield will hold a Memorial Day parade and picnic after COVID cancellations the last two years. Also, the town of Wayne mourns the loss of a teen who died from a rare blood cancer. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...

Loving Laughter: Good for You, Good for Your Relationships

Recently, I was in a workshop on Humor and Coaching, and I haven’t stopped thinking or talking about it all month!

Of course, laughing feels good.

When my husband Gus or son Theo, good naturedly tease me, I laugh and feel more alive in the moment. But I never thought of laughter as a beneficial habit. Who thinks of laughter as being valuable to our well-being like meditating, ...

First Presbyterian Church Honored for Environmental Commitment

May 11, 2022

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — First Presbyterian Church in Bordentown City has been certified as an "Earth Care Congregation" by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Presbyterian Hunger Program. The certification runs through February 2023.

"This honor speaks to the great commitment that the church has made to care for God's earth," said a representative from the ...