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Capital Health Shows its Pride

Pride Month may have ended, but not before staff at Capital Health Regional Medical Center and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell gathered at their respective campuses to raise Pride flags in a show of support for the LGBTQ+ communities.

Held on June 28, the date was chosen as a way to remember the Stonewall Riots, which are recognized by many as a pivotal moment for the Pride ...

How to Start Working Out: A Guide for Fitness Beginners

So you’re ready to start working out. Congrats! You’ve officially taken the first step to creating a happier and healthier life for yourself. If you’re wondering where to go from here, we’ve listed five of the most frequently asked fitness questions (and their answers) to help you get started.

Do I Need to Work Out Every Day?

If your goal is to lose weight and get ...

Bordentown's 4th of July Fireworks: Parking, Road Closure Information

July 1, 2022

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — With Bordentown Township and the Foundation for Bordentown Traditions' Independence Day Fireworks Celebration taking place Saturday, July 2 starting at 4:00PM at Joseph Lawrence Park, the Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD) is advising residents and visitors about parking and street closures for the event. 

According to the BTPD, the ...

Ramp Closures on I-295, 130 to Begin Thursday Night into Friday

BORDENTOWN, NJ — Several highway ramps in Bordentown will be closed starting at 8PM Thursday night continuing through 6AM Friday morning, according to an e-mail sent out by the Bordentown Township Police Department (BTPD) through the Nixle system. 

The New Jersey Department of Transportation informed the BTPD that the below ramps will be closed for milling and paving ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, July 3, 9:00 AM

Carslake Community Center, Bordentown City

Bordentown Farmer's Market

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Sun, July 10, 9:00 AM

Carslake Community Center, Bordentown City

Bordentown Farmer's Market

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Mon, July 11, 7:00 PM

Carslake Community Center and Virtual, Bordentown City

Bordentown City Commissioners Meeting

Gas Prices in NJ Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

July 3, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend continues. 

The average price of a gallon of unleaded was $4.85 on Friday, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from Thursday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand ...

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Proposed by Governor, Leading Lawmakers

RED BANK, NJ — While summer break has just started for most students, Governor Phil Murphy and state lawmakers are looking ahead to the beginning of the next school year by pushing for a "Back-to-School" Sales Tax holiday that they touted Wednesday morning as a way to ease the financial burden of student supplies.

Murphy, along with Senate President Nick Scutari ...

Township to Host Red Cross Blood Drive at Elks Lodge

June 28, 2022

BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Bordentown Township will be holding a Red Cross blood drive this week, and donors will not only be saving a life, but they'll also come away with a token of appreciation for their generous donations. 

The blood drive is taking place on Thursday, June 30 from 2PM to 7PM at the Bordentown Elks Lodge #2085 located at 11 Amboy Road.

Donors who ...

Trinity's Table Offers 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 ...

Fireworks Can Be Ruff for Pets: How to Keep Them Safe This 4th of July

July 1, 2022

BORDENTOWN, NJ — While July 4th fireworks lighting up the sky is fun for many families, they can be particularly scary for the furry family members. In fact, the upcoming holiday is the one on which animals are most likely to go missing, according to lost pet finder PetAmberAlert which reports that there is a 30 to 60 percent increase in lost pets at animal shelters ...

Bordentown City Cats Kittens of the Week: Scarecrow & Peekaboo!

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — TAPinto Bordentown is excited to be spotlighting kittens and cats that are up for adoption through Bordentown City Cats. 

This week's featured cats are Scarecrow and Peekaboo!

Scarecrow (with a triangle on her nose) and Peekaboo (with one dark patch over one eye) are two kittens left from their litter who are looking for homes. Born ...

Take Our 2022 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 26, 2022

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 2022 Reader Survey.   

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

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount On Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

The “Six Triple Eight” was the Only All-Black Unit from the Women’s Army Corps to Serve Overseas During WW2

June 19, 2022

During the first World War Ralph Lindsey, my great-grandfather, kept a journal of his service on the front. He wrote about the front, his travels, his wounds, but the thing that came up most often – the mail. Fast-forward 100 years. Even in the digital age there is something uniquely personal about a written letter – it creates a connection that digital communications simply cannot ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

June 30, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Optimistic About the Future, Says Current Business Climate 'Frustrating'

TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful.

"I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every challenge there’s an opportunity.  It depends on how we ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Says This Is 'As Big a Week as We've Had in a Long Time'

TRENTON, NJ — It's a big week for Tom Bracken and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

"This is a week that's been building since the beginning of COVID," Bracken, the organization's President and CEO said. "This is the week where we'll know what kind of resources will be allocated to really helping what's broken."

New Jersey's state budget ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

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

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

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

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

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

The Value of Deep Listening: 5 Tips to Hone Your Skills

Recently I attended the funeral of a dear man from my writing group. I knew Bob as someone who was passionate about specific moments in history. His most recent book about the Revolutionary War, would amaze us with the voices of young minutemen recounting battles from their hospital beds. I also experienced Bob as kindhearted, but it was his grandson’s eulogy that was a ...