Burlington County News

September 11, 2020

BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ -- On the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America, Burlington County officials, first responders and residents came together Friday during a solemn 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to pay their respects to the more than 3,000 victims who lost their lives. The 30-minute ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced the County will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony commemorating those who died as a result of the terror attacks from 19 years ago. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday outside the County Emergency Services ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ--  "Did you just feel something?" That was the question many Bordentown and Fieldsboro residents were asking in the middle of the night, as the town felt a 3.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred in East Freehold early this morning.  According to the U.S. Geological Survey ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ-- August 26 marked the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment extending the right to vote to women and the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders is marking the occasion with the release of a video celebrating the amendment and its impacts. Titled “19 ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County Board Director Felicia Hopson announced Friday that the County has immediately started implementing a new state law requiring counties to end the use of the old title of “Chosen Freeholder” in favor of a new one, “County Commissioner.” “Two years ago, on New ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County Board Freeholders Deputy Director Tom Pullion, Governor Phil Murphy and Congressman Andy Kim today announced a landmark new partnership in the fight against COVID-19 that should ensure county residents continue to have access to testing and other assistance ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders today announced that the County will continue to offer to defer all loan repayments for businesses participating in its small business assistance programs as part of its commitment to helping them stay afloat during the coronavirus ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ— The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department announced on Tuesday that they will be teaming up with the county Health Department, the county Human Services Department and HOPE One of Burlington County to provide COVID testing and treatment services for individuals struggling with ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — The Burlington County Department of Health will continue to offer walk-up coronavirus testing to county residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Health Department building, located at 15 Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton. Testing hours will be from 9AM to 12PM and from 1PM to ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County announced on Thursday that it will distribute a record-high $5.2 million in municipal parks grants to 38 municipalities this year as part of the Board of Chosen Freeholders’ continuing efforts to assist local towns and property taxpayers. “We’re incredibly ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County’s push to develop another 20 miles of pedestrian and bicycling trails by 2025 got a lift this week as the Board of Chosen Freeholders advanced the construction of two new trail projects that will connect existing parks and show off some of the county’s most ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ-- Are you a landlord or tenant and have questions about current court processes during the COVID crisis? An upcoming Zoom seminar may answer some of your questions. The Burlington Vicinage will be hosting a virtual seminar on Monday, August 17 from 3pm to 5pm. Civil Part judges ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Burlington County hosted its 10th food distribution event on Tuesday to aid residents struggling with food insecurity during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Over a thousand boxes and bags of nonperishable goods and fresh produce were distributed to more than 300 vehicles ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ --  Almost one week after Tropical Storm Isaias rolled through the region, Burlington County announced on Monday that power has been restored to most regional homes and businesses.  Less than 100 properties were without power in the county as of Monday morning, compared to the more ...

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COLUMBUS, NJ-- The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office will be holding its 33rd Annual Crime Victims' Rights Week Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, August 16. The experience honors and remembers victims of crime, and provides a powerful show of support for their families and others who have been ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ-- The Burlington County Freeholders have partnered with the Food Bank of South Jersey to offer food assistance to those who need it.  They, along with Farmers Against Hunger, have organized a drive-up food distribution, taking place on Tuesday, August 11 from 10am to 12pm at the ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Citing a recent uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases in Burlington County and across New Jersey, Burlington County Health Director Herb Conaway and Freeholder Dan O’Connell are encouraging local residents to strictly adhere to social-distancing restrictions and to cooperate with ...

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Despite continuing power outages and road closures due to Tuesday's tropical storm, the Burlington County Department of Health held its 9th mobile COVID-19 testing clinic at the Kennedy Center in Willingboro this morning. A total of 200 residents were tested, bring the total number of tests ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Power has been restored to all long-term care communities, hospitals and other critical care facilities in Burlington County, but several county roads remain closed as cleanup from Tropical Storm Isaias continued. “Two days after the storm and we’re still cleaning up, but good ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Burlington County remains under a state of emergency as power restoration and cleanup continues in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. Thousands of homes and business in Burlington County remained without power this afternoon and emergency management officials began assessing ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — With tens of thousands of Burlington County residences without power due to damages from Tropical Storm Isaias, Burlington County Freeholder Director Felicia Hopson is calling on New Jersey regulators to put a freeze on all rate adjustments until an investigation is completed into ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ— Tropical Storm Isaias has left the immediate area, and power is being restored throughout Bordentown Township, Bordentown City and Fieldsboro, but Burlington County officials urged residents to continue to be cautious due to downed wires and widespread power outages. No injuries ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ  — As the storm clouds moved out and the heaviest of the rain and winds from Tropical Storm Isaias subsided Tuesday afternoon, thousands of Burlington County resident were without power and clean-up began.  According to Burlington County, almost 100,000 homes and businesses across ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ  -- Tuesday's heavy rain and high wind gusts caused Burlington County to activate its Emergency Operations Center to prepare for the possibility of damage and power outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. “Our emergency management team is ready for whatever weather this storm ...

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MOUNT HOLLY—The Burlington County Health Department has announced free coronavirus testing to all county residents at four upcoming clinics being held throughout the region. The clinics are scheduled for the following upcoming dates and locations: August 4 from 9:00am to 11:00am at ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ  — Ensuring critical mental health and addiction services remain accessible during the ongoing health crisis, the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a contract renewal with Maryville Inc. to continue services at the Post House treatment center in Pemberton ...

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MOUNT HOLLY — Burlington County has distributed more than 1.8 million items of personal protective equipment and supplies as part of the county’s continuing efforts to safeguard vulnerable residents and staff at long-term care facilities, as well as first responders and health care workers during ...

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