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TAPinto Bordentown's Weekly Recap

January 16, 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!

Township's Affordable Housing Preliminary Application Deadline Approaching: New affordable housing is soon coming to ...

MLK, Jr. Day: What Is Open, What Is Closed in Bordentown

BORDENTOWN, NJ — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday that takes place each year on the third Monday of January. The holiday marks the birthday of the civil rights giant, and is being celebrated this year on Monday, January 17. 

Being that it is a federal holiday, federal government offices, the Post Office and most banks will be closed on Monday. Martin Luther ...

Rowan College at Burlington County to Offer Free Kids' Dental Care at Annual Event

January 9, 2022

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) is giving parents and kids something to smile about next month. 

RCBC will be hosting the 17th annual Give Kids a Smile Day on Friday, February 4. The event aims to draw attention to the number one childhood disease: tooth decay. 

Children ages 13 and under will be eligible to receive free dental care as part ...

NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy Tests Positive for COVID

TRENTON, NJ -- The Governor Phil Murphy's office announced on Sunday afternoon that earlier in the day First Lady Tammy Murphy tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid antigen test.

While Mrs. Murphy is said to be "asymptomatic," the Governor and First Lady tested themselves due to a recent contact with an individual (a non-family member) in their home.

Ending Domestic Violence Begins With You: BTPD Seeks Volunteers for Response Team

January 18, 2022

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Bordentown Township Police Department is putting out a call to volunteers to join the Burlington County Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). 

The Domestic Violence Response Team is a 24 hour per day, seven day a week program designed to assist victims of domestic abuse. Team members are called upon by local police departments to assist victims ...

BTPD Celebrates Retirement of Longtime Officer Mark Costner

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD) is celebrating the retirement of an Officer who served the community for 30 years.

Officer Mark Costner joined the BTPD in February 1990 and retired in March 2016 as a Lieutenant. However, his spare time was short-lived, as he re-joined the agency as a Special Law Enforcement Officer, Class II (SLEO ...

Rep. Kim Holding Telephone Town Hall on Service, Volunteerism

January 18, 2022

MOORESTOWN, NJ – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) will be holding a telephone town hall this week to discuss service and volunteerism, and how the two can bring the United States together.

The town hall will be taking place on Wednesday, January 19 at 5PM.

"As we come up on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, I think about Dr. King's words where he encourages us to seek freedom, but ...

Singleton, Conaway, Murphy Take Oaths to Represent Bordentown, 7th District in Legislature

TRENTON, NJ — State lawmakers Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblyman Herb Conaway and Assemblywoman Carol Murphy (all D-Burlington) took their respective Oaths of Office on Tuesday to represent the 7th Legislative District in the New Jersey Legislature, of which Bordentown Township, Bordentown City and Fieldsboro are a part of.

The 7th Legislative District also ...

State Parole Board Accepting Applications for New Officers

January 16, 2022

TRENTON, NJ —The New Jersey State Parole Board is now accepting applications for individuals seeking a new career working with former offenders to successfully re-assimilate into the community. 

In December, the Board welcomed 15 parole officer recruits to their ranks. One is serving in the Burlington County vicinage.

Applicants for the positions ...

Another Former Inmate Admits to Using Drones to Smuggle Contraband into Ft. Dix Prison

NEWARK, NJ — A Union County man on Monday admitted his role in a scheme to use drones to smuggle contraband, including cell phones and tobacco, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Johansel Moronta, 29, of Linden, NJ a former inmate at Fort Dix, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing and obtaining ...

County Holding January Canned Food Drive for MLK Day of Service

January 14, 2022

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – It’s a new year and Burlington County’s fight against food insecurity and hunger is continuing.

As part of the County’s ongoing efforts to assist local families in need, the Burlington County Commissioners are holding a canned food drive now through Monday, January 31. Collection boxes are being established at the County Administration Building, ...

Trinity's Table Offers Hot Meals to Those in Need Every Tuesday Night

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 a grab-and-go hot meal every Tuesday from 5PM to 6PM at the Church, located at 339 Farnsworth Avenue, for anyone who may need it. 

Those who are ...

Snow Day! Bordentown Schools Closed on Friday

January 7, 2022

BORDENTOWN, NJ — Students in Bordentown will have another long weekend, as all Bordentown Regional School District (BRSD) schools are closed on Friday, January 7 due to snow, according to the BRSD website. 

In addition, all activities and all Community/District Alliance (CDA) before care and after care sessions are canceled. 

There will be no virtual ...

Rutgers to Begin Spring Semester Remotely, Will Require Vax Boosters

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers will begin the spring semester via remote instruction and require students and employees to have their booster shots, the University announced on Tuesday. 

In-person classes will temporarily convert to remote classes through Sunday, January 30, 2022. In-person classes and associated services will resume on Monday, January 31, ...

Bordentown HS to Limit Indoor Sports Spectators Due to COVID Surge

January 7, 2022

BORDENTOWN, NJ — The Bordentown Regional School District (BRSD) is limiting the number of spectators allowed into Bordentown Regional High School's indoor sporting events in response to the surge of COVID cases in the area.

According to the policy, each student-athlete will be allotted two parents or guardians to attend indoor events. No other spectators will be ...

Bordentown Cranberry Festival Officially Set to Return in October 2022

January 17, 2022

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — After a hugely successful event in October, the annual Cranberry Festival will officially be back in 2022 after organizers received approval to host the event by Bordentown City Commissioners during their monthly meeting last Monday night.

The 2020 festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event made a triumphant return in October 2021.

This ...

County Looking for Artisan, Food Vendors for "May Faire" Festival

EASTAMPTON, NJ — Calling all artisans and food trucks!

The Burlington County Commissioners and Burlington County Parks System will be hosting a "May Faire" festival on Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 11AM top 5PM at Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton and are looking for craft and food vendors to participate in the event. 

The festival will celebrate ...

VIDEO: Promising COVID-19 News in New Jersey, Kids Helping Kids & Honoring a Hero

January 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — There's new promising news that the COVID-19 surge in New Jersey is slowing. Plus, generous kids are using their hearts to help other kids. Also, one community prepares to honor a local hero, as he celebrates a milestone.

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

Now in New Jersey ...

VIDEO: Weeks After Giving Birth, Mom Dies of COVID-19; Teen Helps Girls & The Environment

NEW JERSEY — A community is remembering a New Jersey mother of four who died of COVID-19, just weeks after giving birth.  Plus, a high school freshman is going green and helping other girls at the same time.  Also, a little bit of luck changes 'lost' to 'found.'

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

VIDEO: Remembering Teenage COVID-19 Victim, City's Milestone and Restoring History

NEW JERSEY — As one New Jersey community mourns a COVID-19 victim, another is recognizing a new milestone.  Plus, a legendary figure in Trenton reflects on decades of service.  And a community spends months restoring history.

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

Now in New Jersey Powered ...

Governor Phil Murphy Sworn In For Second Term

January 18, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — “Were all the votes counted?” joked Josh Murphy, as he and his siblings introduced their father during his inauguration for second term as 56th Governor of New Jersey. 

After the small roast from his four children and a speech from his wife and First Lady Tammy Murphy, Governor Phil Murphy took the podium following Chief Justice Stuart Rabner ...

Governor Murphy Allocates Funding For School Security Systems in Dozens of Districts

NEW JERSEY — Dozens of New Jersey school districts will receive more money to help upgrade their security systems. 

Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation that appropriates a total of $5,150,531 from the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act” to provide grants for school security projects in 60 New ...

Former Senator Loretta Weinberg Looks Back on 30 Years in Public Service

TEANECK, NJ — “It’s great to see you, even though you look a little bit like Nanook of the North," said now former Senator Loretta Weinberg to First Lady Tammy Murphy with a smile and sparkle in her eye. “I’m really glad to see you out and about.”

Those were Weinberg’s opening remarks at the bill signing for The Freedom of Reproductive Choice ...

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Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Reaches ‘Substantial Completion’ Limiting Future Closures

December 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY — After four and a half years of construction along a 4.4-mile-long stretch of I-295 in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement achieved “substantial completion” with the opening of the reconstructed access ramp from New Jersey Route 175/Upper River Road to I-295 South in Ewing.

The “substantial completion” ...

NJ's COVID Rate of Transmission Now 1.02, Latest Sign Surge is Slowing

January 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stood at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop from the 1.92 that it was on January 1. Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people.

The State Department of Health confirmed 8,267 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the third-straight ...

New Jersey Mother of 4 Dies of COVID-19 Three Weeks After Giving Birth

SOMERVILLE, NJ — A 37-year-old Somerville woman who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago has died of COVID-19 complications without ever having the chance to hold her newborn, according to family and friends.

Michelle Stani, also had an 11-month old daughter, Jordan, a son Noah, 4 and her oldest daughter Samantha, 19.

Described as "a beautiful soul - so strong and ...

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Mon, January 24, 7:30 PM

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Bordentown Township Committee Meeting



Thu, January 27, 7:00 PM

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Bordentown Township Planning Board Meeting



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Bordentown City Planning Board Meeting


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

January 17, 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 Gypsy!

Gypsy is Bordentown City Cats' newest rescue. At 14 years old, she was the "beloved" only cat of a woman who unfortunately became ill 6 months ago. "Gypsy ...

Bordentown City Cats' Kitties of the Week: Puffin and Calypso

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 cats are Puffin and Calypso!

Puffin and Calypso are three and a half months old and ready for adoption. Calypso, a female tuxedo, is full of spunk. "Her personality can best be ...

Unleash Your Positive Possibilities in 2022: Where it Starts

I am sitting in Barnes and Noble at a small, round table by the Starbucks. With pen in hand, and a decaf latte and maple scone to satisfy me, I write a letter to myself in my journal. It’s a reflection of how I’ve done in this past year of my life. I just let it flow, whatever comes to mind goes down on the page. I ask myself questions like:

What am I proud of accomplishing or ...

Despite COVID-19 Challenges, Burlington County Had Plenty to Celebrate From 2021

January 13, 2022

The beginning of a new year is a special time that provides us with a fresh start and a promise of better things to come. It gives us the opportunity to look back and celebrate our successes and also to plan ahead.

The Burlington County Board of Commissioners did both during our annual reorganization meeting this month, where I had the honor of being elected by my colleagues to serve as the ...

Senator Menendez’s Critical Support is Just the Beginning

Much has been written about the bipartisan infrastructure bill and President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, both of which would have a positive impact here in South Jersey. As news reports of the implications and next steps are ongoing, our senior senator, Senator Bob Menendez, made some significant news that will have a positive effect for thousands of Burlington County ...