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Bordentown Library Expanding Services in a Healthy Way

August 4, 2020

BORDENTOWN—The Burlington County Library System (BCLS) is expanding its current services available to residents.  As of Monday, computers are now available for public use at all eight of the county’s library locations, including the Bordentown Branch Library.

In order to maintain a safe and healthy environment for clients and staff, residents are being asked to book an ...

Alert: Office of Emergency Management Issues Weather Warning, BPU Warns of Potential Power Outages

BORDENTOWN, NJ -   The Bordentown Police and Office of Emergency Management issued an advisory on Tuesday morning about possible impact of Tropical Storm Isaias expected to pact the area with heavy rain and wind gusts. 

"Now is the time to prepare for extended power outages. Charge your mobile devices, ensure you have a supply of fresh batteries, know where your ...

Bordentown Twp Police Gearing Up for Student Explorer Program

August 12, 2020

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP-- The Bordentown Township Police Department is looking for local students to join their Explorer Post program.

The program, which is in its second year in the BTPD, is designed to give young adults the opportunity to experience the daily operations of law enforcement and explore a future career in the field. The program runs throughout the school year, from September to ...

Bordentown Twp Police Officer Struck by Car During Motor Vehicle Stop

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ-- The Bordentown Township Police Department announced today that Jason Spencer, age 34, of South Broad Street in Trenton was arrested for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer after striking a Township officer with his vehicle and fleeing the scene.

This incident occurred yesterday at 5:15 pm after Patrolman Joshua Gardner of the BTPD ...

FBI Arrests Two for Lighting Fire to Police Car in Trenton Race Riots

TRENTON, NJ --  The FBI has arrested two men for allegedly attempting to set fire to a marked police vehicle following the May 2020 protests in Trenton, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Thursday.

The arrests stem from large-scale protests that were held throughout the United States, including in Trenton, in response to the death of George Floyd who died ...

Use $50 million in Federal Funding to Expedite Unemployment Claims Says Singleton

August 10, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- State Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) is pushing to get unemployment claims processed faster and assistance to those who need it.  Under his legislation, which passed the Senate Labor Committee on Monday, $50 million in federal funding would be allocated to improve the turnaround time for unemployment claims at the Department of Labor and Workforce ...

Murphy Measure would Help Couples Tie-the-Knot Easily During Health Crisis

TRENTON, NJ --  With an ongoing need to change requirements for various procedures that would put residents at greater risk during an emergency, Assemblywoman Carol Murphy (D-Burlington) is working to limit the number of visits applicants have to make to an office in order to receive their marriage license.

Under Assembly Bill  2717, applicants for a marriage or civil union ...

NJ Dedicates $25M to Small Landlords Overwhelmed by Pandemic

NEW JERSEY — Seeking to extend COVID-19 relief to New Jersey landlords, who have had to reckon with a moratorium on rent payments since April, Gov. Phil Murphy announced a $25 million grant program Friday.

According to state officials, one of three renters in the Garden State lives in 3 to 10 unit properties, which will specifically be eligible for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant ...

New Jersey Schools Can Reopen But Must Also Provide Remote Alternative, Murphy Declares

August 12, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that he would sign an Executive Order officially clearing both public and nonpublic pre-K through 12 schools, as well as colleges and universities, to reopen for the upcoming academic year. However, any student who chooses to continue remote learning must be accommodated.

"In-person instruction may fully resume as long as social ...

Rep. Kim Calls for Funds for Safe School Reopening

WASHINGTON, DC –  Representative Chris Smith (NJ-03) called on House of Representatives and U.S. Senate leadership on Tuesday to come together and bring to the House floor a coronavirus relief package that provides robust funding to help schools across Burlington and Ocean County safely reopen, and ensures that schools are properly funded for the upcoming year.

“As ...

Bordentown Regional School District Announces 2020 Reopening Plan

BORDENTOWN, NJ -- The Bordentown Regional School District announced their reopening plans and procedures for the 2020 School Year at a special meeting of the Board of Education Wednesday night.

A group of 47 members of the District Restart Committee assisted in shaping a plan, which the district says is intended to keep students, teachers and staff safe, while providing students with a strong ...

Long-Term Care Facilities Can Reopen in Phases Under New Directive

August 10, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Despite almost 7,000 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths across 679 long-term care facilities, New Jersey health officials and Gov. Phil Murphy believe there’s a way some can soon open their doors to visitors safely. 

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli signed a directive Monday for “phased in” re-openings at nursing homes across the Garden ...

Rep. Kim: PPE is Still too Hard to Come By in NJ, Testing too Slow

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) hosted a virtual town hall on Monday with long-term care facility, health department and emergency management leaders from across his District to hear directly from leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic about concerns with continued lags in testing and issues acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE).

“What ...

Rep. Andy Kim: Faster Virus Testing Results Needed

WASHINGTON, DC –   Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) sent an urgent letter to Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir on Monday calling for the establishment of a nationwide standard for all COVID-19 diagnostic test results to be returned within 72 hours.

The letter follows last Friday’s hearing of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus ...

Murphy Provides Clarifications on Sports Activities

July 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID press briefing on Tuesday, July 22, Gov. Phil Murphy took the time to clarify Monday’s Exec Order on the resumption of contact drills and practices for high-risk sports and activities.

“All contact activities can only be conducted outside,” the governor said.

Yoga and pilates studios, which are not licensed health clubs, fall under the ...

Murphy Talks Options for Schools, "High Risk" Sports

TRENTON, NJ - The resumption of contact sports practices and new state guidance for all-remote learning were announced by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy during his COVID-19 briefing Monday.

Murphy said he signed an executive order today allowing for sports practices that require contact drills and competitions for "high risk" sports at outdoor venues only. Murphy announced last ...

NJSIAA ‘Return to Play’ Sets the Field for Fall Youth Sports

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The state agency that oversees high school sports, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), announced its guidelines on Friday to get student athletes back in action for the 2020 fall season. The guidelines also significantly altered the state playoff schedule. 

Under the "Return to Play" guidelines, the start of the season ...

Libensperger Honored for Years of Volunteer Service at the Abbott Marshlands

July 29, 2020

HAMILTON, NJ -- After years of stewardship to the Abbott Marshlands, Warren Libensperger was recently honored by the Friends of the Abbott Marshlands and Mercer County officials. During his walk out to the trail last month, Libensperger was surprised by a small group of socially-distanced volunteers as well as Kelly Rypkema and Alexandria Kosowski of the Mercer County Park ...

RWJ Hospital Foundation Hosting Family Movie Night at Trenton Thunder Stadium

July 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- The Young Professionals Group (YPG) of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Foundation (RWJUHHF) will hold a Family Movie Night at Arm & Hammer Park, Home of the Trenton Thunder, 1 Thunder Road in Trenton on Friday, September 18.

Families and guests will enjoy a fun-filled night in the outfield or in the stands while being safe and socially ...

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New Dashboard Will Track NJ's Contact Tracing Efforts

August 8, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — There are now 10 contact tracers per every 100,000 New Jersey residents - looking to limit the spread of COVID-19 by informing all potentially infected parties of steps they should be taking. 

A new dashboard, announced by Gov. Phil Murphy during a press conference Friday afternoon, will look to further detail steps taking place on the ground.

Murphy said ...

New Jersey's COVID-19 Advertising Campaign Targets 30-something's 'Risky Behaviors'

TRENTON, NJ – The state’s new advertising campaign to raise awareness for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing is targeting, among others, the 30-and-under population because of the “risky behaviors” they have exhibited.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the “For Each Other, For Us All” campaign is debuting this week in advertising across TV, radio, ...

NJ Re-Tightens Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings As Transmission Rate Trends Up 

CAMDEN, NJ — With New Jersey’s rate of transmission (Rt) nearly doubling in a month - from 0.87 in early July to 1.48 today — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he will again tighten caps on indoor gatherings.

“We believe that some of this increase is attributable to the number of indoor house parties and other events which we have been seeing across the ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Make it a Breakfast Date, Al Fresco

August 11, 2020

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

Some think it’s the most important meal of the day and others say it’s reserved for champions. When it comes to breakfast, it doesn’t take a titleholder to know it’s a tasty way to start your day, and your date! A little flirtation over a short stack and a little wink with a ...

NJ Home Bakers One Step Closer to Earning a Profit

New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business. But that may be about to change.

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow entrepreneurs in the Garden State to make and sell baked goods out of their homes that do not require refrigeration or additional cooking after they are baked.

Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th), who sponsored the bill, said it ...

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...