Burlington County News

July 21, 2021

WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Commissioners are reminding seniors they may be eligible for vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables at the County’s weekly Farmers Market at the Burlington County Agricultural Center on Centerton Road in Moorestown. More than 6,000 vouchers are now ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Health Department is suspending its COVID-19 testing programs until further notice amidst diminished demand and the wide availability of over-the-counter home test kits and other testing programs at pharmacies, urgent care centers and health care ...

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MOORESTOWN, NJ – It may be the middle of summer, but Burlington County residents don’t need to wait until after their Thanksgiving feasts to begin shopping for the holidays. And they don’t need to travel outside the county or search online either. There are plenty of outstanding gifts and ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences is turning into a wedding venue on Wednesday afternoons, starting on July 14. Burlington County Clerk Joanne Schwartz, who has married 367 couples since taking office as Clerk, will begin performing weddings every ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The Burlington County Commissioners announced on Wednesday a new program to assist county homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Burlington County CARES Act program funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will launch this month. The program is ...

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MEDFORD, NJ – Burlington County offices were closed Friday in recognition of Juneteenth, and a large contingent of County employees and officials used the holiday to help out at the site dedicated to the life and legacy of one of the county’s most important historical figures. Commissioner ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ — Recycling pickup in Bordentown Township and Bordentown City will once again be delayed this week due to a truck driver shortage.   The scheduled May 24 recycling collection in Bordentown Township and Bordentown City was also delayed due to the shortage.  According to a ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – A shortage of qualified and trained drivers has forced the Burlington County Department of Solid Waste to make changes to the recycling collection schedules in all towns in the county. Multiple recycling truck drivers left the Occupational Training Center of Burlington County – ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Burlington City police have a new recruit and he has loads of energy and a nose for sniffing out trouble. Meet Dutch. He’s an 11-month-old German Shepherd-Pitbull mix who is the latest success story from the Burlington County Animal Shelter. Dutch was surrendered to the ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ — A driver shortage is causing recycling delays in Bordentown Township and Bordentown City, according to a statement released Monday from Burlington County.  "Due to a severe ongoing driver shortage and significant coverage concerns, there will be a delay in recycling collection ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced the appointment of Burlington County attorney Carolyn Chang to the Advisory Board of the Office of the Corrections Ombudsperson. The Advisory Board, which was established under the Dignity for Incarcerated Primary Caretaker Parents Act that ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Health Department is making changes to its COVID-19 testing program to further improve access and make it easier than ever to get tested. Starting Monday, May 17, the County will offer no-cost testing five days a week at four rotating locations in the ...

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FLORENCE, NJ – Burlington County will be holding another paper shredding event this weekend so that County residents can safely dispose of papers and documents, especially those with sensitive information.  The free event will take place on Sunday, May 16 from 9AM to 1PM, rain or shine, at the ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Animal Shelter has a record of success in finding forever homes for the animals they love and care for, but it is not every day that one of their rescues also lands a job as a bona fide crime-fighter. Then again Arrow is not your typical rescue dog. The ...

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MOORESTOWN, NJ – The Burlington County Board of Commissioners are inviting residents from across the county and beyond to participate in what has become a popular Spring rite of passage: the opening of the Burlington County Farmers Market, which is taking place this Saturday, May 8.  This year ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council will once again be honoring the outstanding contributions and leadership of women in the local community, including those who have served on the frontlines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, through its annual awards ...

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DELRAN, NJ – Leaders from New Jersey Farmers Against Hunger and the New Jersey Agricultural Society teamed with members of the Burlington County Board of Commissioners on Friday to break ground on a new land stewardship center at Laurel Run Park in Delran. The Laurel Run Land Stewardship Center ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Heroes don’t all wear capes or even uniforms. Dory Smith may have retired from her job as a nurse six years ago, but she never lost her desire to care for people. She joined the Burlington County Health Department’s Medical Reserve Corps in January to assist with efforts to get ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Board of Commissioners applauded the launch of a new wireless hotspot and tablet lending program at the Burlington County Library System, saying the initiative will help close the digital divide and ensure disadvantaged residents can access the ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council will once again be honoring the outstanding contributions and leadership of women in the local community, including those who have served on the frontlines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, through its annual awards ...

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FLORENCE, NJ – Burlington County will be holding another paper shredding event this weekend so that County residents can safely dispose of papers and documents, especially those with sensitive information.  The free event will take place on Sunday, May 16 from 9AM to 1PM at the Burlington County ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The Burlington County Board of Commissioners approved a budget on Wednesday night that will keep both the County Library Tax Levy and Open Space and Farmland Preservation Tax rate flat in 2021 as well as continue to fund critical services and respond to residents' needs without ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — The Burlington County Women's Advisory Council is hosting a virtual event to discuss the pandemic and its impact on women. The virtual roundtable will take place on Monday, April 12 from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.  “The pandemic has had unprecedented impacts on all our lives and ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The Burlington County Board of Commissioners have introduced the 2021 county budget, saying that it will continue to fund critical services and respond to residents' needs with no increase to the county tax levy.  The proposed $233 million budget was introduced unanimously by ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson will be joined by four standout women leaders for a virtual town hall on County government and the County’s COVID-19 response and economic development push. The virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 30, from 6 PM ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Burlington County Health Department Director Dr. Herb Conaway is calling for renewed vigilance by county residents about mask wearing and social distancing in the wake of an uptick in COVID-19 activity in the County. Burlington County’s COVID-19 infection risk moved from ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County plans to distribute more than 600 kits of naloxone overdose antidote to individuals and families as part of the County's continuing efforts to combat the opioid and substance use disorder epidemic. A total of 624 kits of naloxone were delivered to the County ...

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FLORENCE, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Transportation has created a virtual presentation detailing planned improvements to the intersection of Route 130 and Florence-Columbus Road, and the Burlington County Board of Commissioners is encouraging residents to review it and provide feedback on ...

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FLORENCE, NJ-- Burlington County wants residents to safely dispose of papers and documents, especially those with sensitive information, at its Paper Shredding event this weekend. The free event will take place on Sunday, March 21 from 9am to 1pm at the Burlington County Resource Recovery ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The Burlington County Board of Commissioners announced on Tuesday a new partnership with Governor Phil Murphy’s administration that will speed up significant rental assistance to Burlington County households facing eviction or other financial hardships stemming from the COVID-19 ...

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