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TAPinto Bordentown's Weekly Recap

September 19, 2021

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!

County Health Department to Hold Flu Shot Clinic in Bordentown City: The County Health Department will again offer seasonal ...

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

BORDENTOWN, NJ — Take advantage of the lingering warm weather by checking out one or more of the many events going on in and around Bordentown this weekend! 

Marching Scotties Hosting Inaugural "Bandemonium" Competition Featuring Ten Schools

The Bordentown Regional High School Marching Scotties will be hosting its first-ever marching band competition this ...

County Health Department to Hold Flu Shot Clinic in Bordentown City

September 18, 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — With the coronavirus pandemic still active and the start of the seasonal flu season fast approaching, Burlington County health officials are stressing the importance for all residents to obtain a seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible.

The County Health Department will again offer seasonal flu vaccines to county residents every Thursday starting on September 23 ...

Bordentown's Weekly Thursday Vaccine Clinic Extended Thru End of 2021

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Burlington County Health Department has extended its weekly COVID-19 vaccination site in Bordentown Township through December. 

Originally scheduled to run through August, the site, which is located at the Township's Senior Center, will now take place on the following Thursdays through the end of 2021:

September 16
September ...

Chesterfield Man Arrested for Groping Woman Running in the Park

September 15, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ -- Hamilton Township Police announced the Wednesday arrest of a man accused of groping a woman exercising at Veterans Park.

According to Hamilton Police, at approximately 8:00a.m., September 15, a woman was running in Veterans Park when a man allegedly approached her from behind near the skate park and groped her thigh and buttocks area. 

Police were detailed to the ...

BTPD: Safety Tips for Drivers and Walkers as School Year Begins

BORDENTOWN, NJ — As kids in the Bordentown Regional School District return to the classroom this week, the Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD) is reminding both students and drivers about the importance of driving and walking safely in school zones. 

The BTPD is urging drivers and students to follow these safety tips to ensure a safe school year.

Safety Tips for ...

President Biden Coming to NJ to Inspect Tropical Storm Damage, Declares Emergency to Provide Federal Aid

September 4, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- President Joe Biden will visit New Jersey on Tuesday to one of the towns hardest hit by the flooding and related fires caused by Tropical Storm Ida - Manville, Somerset County.  In Mullica Hill, a tornado, believed to be an EF 3 carrying winds up to 150 mph, destroyed homes in minutes. 

In Bordentown, it is estimated that the storm quickly dropped more ...

Murphy Forms Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance to Coordinate State Efforts

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy on Friday signed Executive Order No. 256, establishing the Task Force on Afghan Refugee Assistance to report directly to the Office of the Governor.

The task force will be chaired by Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) Brigadier General Dr. Lisa J. Hou and will serve to coordinate ...

Singleton to Host Volunteer Event at Local Farm to Help Food Insecure Families

September 17, 2021

FLORENCE, NJ — Senator Troy Singleton is partnering with Farmers Against Hunger for his latest "Serve With Senator Singleton" community service project, and he is looking for volunteers to help. 

Singleton is looking for 20 volunteers to help with his event at Clover Valley Farm, located at 1091 Florence Columbus Road in Florence, on Saturday, October 9 from 10AM ...

Blood Drive for Local Teen Daniel Applegate Set for October 1

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

Daniel Applegate, of Florence, 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 ...

Man Sentenced for Using Drones to Fly Contraband Into Fort Dix Prison

September 15, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – A former inmate was sentenced today to 43 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, and for possessing with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced on Tuesday. 

Jason Arteaga-Loayza, aka ...

New Anti-Hazing Law Requires Schools to Toughen Policies, Increases Penalties to Protect Students

TRENTON, NJ  – Governor Phil Murphy this week signed into law "Tim J. Piazza's Law" that puts in place stringent guidelines requiring public and non-public middle schools and high schools, as well as higher education institutions, to adopt anti-hazing policies and penalties for violations of the policies. 

The law honors the life of Tim Piazza, a ...

County Special Services School District Begins Year with New Innovations

September 19, 2021

WESTAMPTON, NJ — The Burlington County Special Services School District (BCSSSD) has spent a great deal of time preparing for the 2021-2022 school year through innovative, outside-the-box thinking. Over the past year, the BCSSSD carefully sought ways to expand its programs and offerings in ways that best serve its students and their unique needs. The schools hope the ...

BCIT Building School Community One Student at a Time

WESTAMPTON, NJ — It’s no secret that schools have experienced many challenges since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote learning, hybrid schedules, social distancing, quarantining mask requirements — the list could go on and on. All of these things have affected students and staff in many ways. 

Burlington County Institute of Technology (BCIT) ...

Punted: RU Football Opening Game Postponed to Saturday

September 2, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Rutgers football fans eager to finally welcome Head Coach Greg Schiano back to the banks in person will have to wait two more days. The decision was made early this Thursday morning, as Route 18 and other key roads around the Piscataway stadium were hopelessly flooded. 

Rutgers’ season opener against Temple will now kick-off at ...

Let's Groove (Saturday) Night with Earth, Wind & Fire Cover Band at the Park

September 17, 2021

MERCER COUNTY, NJ — Looking for some entertainment this weekend? The Earth Wind & Fire Tribute band takes the stage Saturday as part of the Mercer County Park Commission's free concert series at the Festival Grounds. 

Gates for the event will open at 5 p.m. The Sounds of Sandstorm will be the opening act and will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Earth Wind & ...

Historic Smithville Park Hosting County’s First-Ever Arts After Dark Event

EASTAMPTON, NJ – Art enthusiasts are invited to enjoy an evening of fine art, music and theater this weekend during Burlington County’s first-ever Arts After Dark event at Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton on Saturday, September 18 from 4:30PM to 9:30PM. 

For the first time, visitors to the park will be able to enjoy the work of artists from across the county and region ...

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$50K Powerball Lotto Ticket Sold at Hamilton Gas Station

September 16, 2021

HAMILTON, NJ — Check your lottery tickets! One lucky lottery player who bought their ticket in Hamilton hit it big in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, winning $50,000 on a third-tier prize. The ticket, which was sold at the Exxon gas station location at 1824 Whitehorse Mercerville Road in Hamilton, matched four of the five white balls and the ...

'Let's Roll': Cranbury Resident Todd Beamer Helped Retake United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001

CRANBURY, NJ — On September 11th, 2001, a Cranbury resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two children before being killed in the crash.

Beamer was born in Flint, Michigan in 1968.

Upcoming Events


Sun, September 19, 9:00 AM

Carslake Community Center, Bordentown City

Bordentown Farmer's Market

Food & Drink


Thu, September 23, 3:00 PM

Bordentown Township Senior Center, Bordentown

COVID Vaccine Clinic

Health & Wellness


Thu, September 23, 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL, Bordentown

Bordentown Township Planning Board Meeting


How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

County Waiving All Adoption Fees at Animal Shelter

September 17, 2021

WESTAMPTON, NJ –The Burlington County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats for the next 30 days as part of a "clear the shelter" promotion to help find pets loving homes and alleviate a space crunch.

The shelter, located at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton, is currently at capacity due to the normal seasonal lag in adoptions and influx of strays and ...

Jordan's Way Fundraiser Helps Raise $8K for County Animal Shelter During Livestream Event

WESTAMPTON, NJ – Kris Rotonda will do most anything to help shelter animals and those who care for them. The staff and volunteers at the Burlington County Animal Shelter can now say the same.

During a four-hour livestream on Wednesday, the volunteers and shelter staff endured whipped cream pies to the face, danced in dog costume and performed physical challenges, all to solicit donations ...

Sports Parenting Tips Inspired by Simone Biles

As we begin gearing back up for school and our kids’ sports activities, Simone Biles courageous decision to prioritize her mental wellbeing over greater recognition, opens up new, healthier ways for us to support our young athletes.  

Simone showed parents and kids alike that even an Olympic four-time gold medal winner can experience performance anxiety. She showed us when our ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

New Kidney Care Bills Vital for Expanding Coverage & Reducing Costs

Starting dialysis seven years ago was a bit of a rude awakening. I had to accept that my day-to-day life had changed, and that I’d now need to devote significant time each week just to go through treatments. One of the most challenging parts of the process, though, was learning the ins and outs of the healthcare system. 
It was a difficult adjustment, but I’ve been lucky ...

Former Giants QB Manning New Spokesperson for Investors Bank

September 10, 2021

SHORT HILLS, NJ – Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) will bring two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Eli Manning into the huddle this fall as a spokesperson and key player in a multimedia advertising campaign highlighting the next phase of his career.

Manning, who led the New York Giants to Super Bowl wins over the New England Patriots in both the 2007 and 2011 seasons, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

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

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...