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Historical Society Hosts Re-Dedication Ceremony of Clara Barton Schoolhouse

June 14, 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown Historical Society gathered at the Clara Barton Schoolhouse on Friday for a special anniversary with a unique history.

June 11, 2021 marked 100 years to the day that the Clara Barton Schoolhouse was originally dedicated at an event that took place on June 11, 1921. Friday’s event served as a re-dedication ceremony, as well as a way to highlight ...

City to Resume Street Sweeper Ticketing Today

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Check those "No Parking" signs! 

Bordentown City will once again resume ticketing for street sweeper parking violations beginning on Monday, June 14, after suspending the practice last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Bordentown City Police Department made the announcement in an e-mail message sent out to residents via ...

Updated Bordentown Vaccination Stats Available on State Dashboard

June 7, 2021

BORDENTOWN, NJ — The launch of a new online dashboard last month is allowing residents to check on the percentages of adults in each municipality in New Jersey who have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as percentages of adults who are now fully vaccinated. 

The dashboard can be found HERE. 

The Bordentown Township and Bordentown City ...

No Masking Partisanship in Face Covering, Vax Mandates, Reopening: Rutgers Poll

NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return after more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how comfortable they feel, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Almost all New Jerseyans support (63% “strongly" and 24% “somewhat”) ...

Law Enforcement Torch Run Sprints Through Bordentown Friday

June 10, 2021

BORDENTOWN, NJ — On Friday morning, more than 3,000 law enforcement officers throughout the state will take to the streets of their local communities and run a distance of nearly 750 miles as part of the Special Olympics of New Jersey's Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Officers from all over the state will run one of 26 separate routes to help carry the "Flame ...

Township, City Police Hosting Bike Rodeo for Kids This Weekend

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — The weather is looking perfect this weekend to get on your bikes!

The Bordentown Township Police Department is partnering with the Bordentown City Police Department, Burlington County Sheriff’s Department, Cross Country Connection Transportation Management Association (TMA) and New Jersey Safe Routes for School to organize a fun and free outdoor bicycle ...

Singleton Bill Supporting First-Time Homebuyers Advances

June 13, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) which provides backend financial support to first-time homebuyers advanced in the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday. 

"Owning a home is key to creating generational wealth," said Senator Singleton (D-Burlington), who represents Bordentown in the Legislature and is Chair ...

Rep. Kim Bill Helps with Infrastructure Prep for Extreme Storms

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) and Congressman David Rouzer (NJ-07) introduced on Tuesday the Resilient Highways Act, a bipartisan bill that seeks to help communities strengthen their local infrastructure against the increased risks of extreme storms and flooding. The bill is co-sponsored by Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree ...

Primary Election Day is Tuesday: Where to Vote in Bordentown

June 7, 2021

BORDENTOWN, NJ – Primary Election Day is tomorrow, June 8.

Unlike last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday’s Primary Election will be conducted in-person on machines at polling places from 6AM to 8PM.

Carslake Community Center is the single polling location for all of Bordentown City. It is located at 207 Crosswicks Street.

The Bordentown Township polling locations ...

Deadline for Mail-In Ballot Applications for NJ Primary is June 1

NEW JERSEY - The primary election in NJ is June 8. The primary ballot includes state assembly, state senate, and the race for the governor. Polls will be open for in-person voting across the state. 

For those registered voters wishing to cast their ballot by mail, the deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is June 1. 

The application for a mail-in ballot can be ...

Operation Homefront Hosts Baby Shower for JBMDL Military Families

June 14, 2021

COOKSTOWN, NJ — Operation Homefront hosted a Star-Spangled Babies® baby shower for 50 new and expecting military families from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Friday. The event, which was organized with support from Estée Lauder Companies, Delta Children, Kiinde, Homefront Pumps, The Makers Place, United Through Reading and Connect-the-DOTS, was held at ...

Rep. Kim Highlights Hunger Issues During Weeklong Tour of BurlCo

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) on Friday finished his third and final stop in a week-long tour of Burlington and Ocean County where he highlighted the need to keep a focus on hunger issues, and heard from hunger advocates about the challenges they face in our community.

“No family should ever go to bed hungry in America; that’s a simple goal and a ...

Governor to Close State's Women's Prison Amid Investigation of Use of Excessive Force

June 7, 2021

CLINTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday his plan to close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the state's only women's correctional facility, following an investigation into a violent attack on prisoners on January 11. The decision comes following the release of an investigative report prepared by former state comptroller Matt Boxer and law firm ...

BurlCo Prosecutor's Office Nets 9 Pedophiles in Operation Safe Quarantine III

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced on Wednesday that nine more people have been charged as part of an operation targeting online predatory behavior and the possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material.

The arrests were conducted as part of the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office's (BCPO) Operation Safe Quarantine, ...

New BRSD Superintendent Looks Forward to Getting to Work

June 14, 2021

BORDENTOWN, NJ — The Bordentown Regional School District's new incoming Superintendent is looking forward to getting to work.

The Board of Education voted to name Dr. Trudy Atkins to the Superintendent position at its meeting on Wednesday, June 9. Bordentown's current Superintendent, Dr. Edward Forsthoffer, announced in December 2020 his intention to retire at the end ...

Bordentown Regional School District Selects New Superintendent

BORDENTOWN, NJ — The Bordentown Regional School District (BRSD) has chosen a new Superintendent.

Dr. Trudy Atkins was formally selected by the BRSD to be its next Superintendent on Wednesday evening after current Superintendent Dr. Edward Forsthoffer announced in December 2020 his intention to retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. 

Dr. Atkins has 33 ...

Bordentown Softball Falters in Sectional Title Game After Big Season

June 12, 2021

BORDENTOWN, NJ - The last time the Robbinsville Ravens played the Bordentown Scotties in the Group 2 Sectional Finals was two years ago and the Ravens lost 10-0. Fast-forward two years and a pandemic later, the second seeded Ravens got their revenge on the top seeded Scotties and beat BTown 4-0.

Ravens starting pitcher Shea Krebs pitched a shutout and struck out four batters and only gave up ...

County Library Holds Kick-Off Party to celebrate new StoryWalk®

June 9, 2021

WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Library System has a new fun and exciting way for children and families to experience the joys of reading together in the great outdoors.

A StoryWalk pathway opened Wednesday next to the amphitheater adjacent to the Burlington County Library in Westampton. The Burlington County Commissioners joined with library staff, volunteers and community ...

County Honors Bordentown Historical Society with Two History Recognition Awards

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County’s diverse and rich history was showcased again with this year’s History Recognition Award recipients — and two Bordentown Historical Society programs were honored with awards. 

Awarded annually by the Burlington County Commissioners for more than 25 years, the program honors those who directly or indirectly preserve historic ...

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Bah Humbug: How a NJ School District Just Stole Christmas, Other Holidays from Calendar

June 13, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ — The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off". The decision shocked those who were left in attendance at the Board's meeting, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public ...

16-Year-Old Pleads Guilty in Bomb Threat Against Princeton University

PRINCETON, NJ -- A 16-year-old Canadian teen has pled guilty to making a bomb threat against Princeton University in September 2020. Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri announced on Tuesday that the teen, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, pleaded guilty in Mercer County Family Court on May 28.

On September 19, 2020, the Princeton University ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, June 20, 9:00 AM

Carslake Community Center, Bordentown City

Bordentown Farmer's Market

Food & Drink


Thu, June 24, 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL, Bordentown Township

Bordentown Township Planning Board Meeting



Sat, June 26, 11:00 AM

Bordentown City, Bordentown City

Bordentown Historical Society Garden Tour

Home & Garden

Relationships are Messy: Some Keys to Embracing the Messiness

“Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” Hugh MacKay

My husband Gus and I just finished watching the Netflix series Last Tango in Halifax. The jumble of thoughts and good feelings I am left with inspire me to explore the messiness of relationships. Ooh, can they be messy! 

The two main characters, ...

Four Kittens Looking for Fur-ever Homes Through Bordentown City Cats

May 24, 2021

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — TAPinto Bordentown is excited to launch a new feature in conjunction with Bordentown City Cats. Each week, we will be spotlighting some of the organization's cats that are looking for their permanent "fur-ever" homes. 

This week's featured cats are four, 6-week old, adorable kittens named Jonesy, Max, ...

Opinion: In Organ Donation Science Works, Politics Don't

June 5, 2021

In order for ours to maintain its status as the best in the world, every segment of the organ procurement and transplant process in the United States must be held to the highest ethical standards. When it comes to facilitating the life-saving decision by a donor family to give a part of a loved one, all the way through the process to the actual transplantation that gives another person a chance ...

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 11, 2021

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

TAPinto's 2021 General Election Policies

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All candidates are provided the same opportunities to utilize TAPinto to market their candidacies.  All candidates are charged the same amount for the same marketing vehicle. 

To discuss advertising on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Recipe Swaps: 6 Healthier Versions of Classic Cakes

Incorporating healthier meal choices into our daily lives is a great way to stay committed to overall wellness. These healthy options aren’t only available for your main course - desserts like indulgent cakes can easily retain all of the flavors while focusing on healthy ingredients. If you’re eager to swap some traditional ingredients like refined sugar and flour, fats, and added ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...