Government

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 ...

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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 ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Bordentown Township Mayor Stephen Benowitz is addressing the County-wide delays in recycling pickup due to driver shortages and is urging residents to utilize the Township's recycling center as Burlington County continues to address the situation.  Calling it a ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Bordentown City Hall is beginning to open back up to the public — on a limited basis.  City Hall, located at 324 Farnsworth Avenue, is now open to the public on Mondays and Fridays from 8:30AM to 11:30AM for municipal transactions, effective this week.  Hands-free hand ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — A public hearing on Bordentown City’s Comprehensive Master Plan was held on Monday evening during a meeting of the City’s Planning Board, which gave residents a chance to hear more details about the plan from the City Planner as well as give their input to the Board. A ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Bordentown City will once again resume ticketing for street sweeper parking violations 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 the Nixle ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — Are you a Bordentown Township resident who is looking to have a bigger voice in the town's decision-making process?  Volunteers are currently being sought to become members of the Bordentown Township Planning Board. Training is required and will be provided.  The ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-driver ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem.  The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown City Planning Board will be holding a public hearing about the City's Master Plan on Monday, June 7 at 7PM. A master plan, also known as a comprehensive plan, is a municipality’s blueprint for future growth and development which includes a set of goals and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) will hold an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Town Hall on Wednesday, May 26th at 10:45am. The town hall will focus on efforts to address an increase in hate crimes against the AAPI community and will feature youth activists who ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy is lifting indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals starting on May 28, ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Also effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Jennifer Sciortino, Joe Myers and Jim Lynch were sworn-in to four-year terms on Bordentown City’s Board of Commissioners on Thursday evening during the City’s Reorganization Meeting. Sciortino was selected to serve as Mayor, with Joe Myers serving as Deputy Mayor. In ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A Senate committee approved legislation on Thursday authored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Troy Singleton that would give municipalities impacted by the rapid surge of warehouse construction developments more control on the approval process. The bill, S-3688, would ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is now offering more incentives for unvaccinated people to get their shots, including free wine, free access to state beaches and a chance to dine with the Governor and First Lady of the state. During his press briefing held at Island Beach State Park on Wednesday, Gov.

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ – Bordentown City’s new Board of Commissioners will be taking their Oaths of Office tonight. Jennifer Sciortino, Joe Myers and Jim Lynch will be sworn-in at a ceremony taking place at 6PM on Thursday, May 20 at the Carslake Community Center, located at 207 Crosswicks ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey utility customers struggling to pay bills during the COVID-19 pandemic benefited from a temporary statewide law preventing essential utilities from being disconnected. But, that moratorium on utility shutoffs ends June 30 when an executive order issued by New Jersey Gov.

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ – Bordentown City’s new Board of Commissioners will be taking their Oaths of Office later this week. Jennifer Sciortino, current-Commissioner Joe Myers and current-Mayor Jim Lynch will be sworn-in at a ceremony taking place at 6PM on Thursday, May 20 at the Carslake Community ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) will be holding a telephone town hall on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30pm to discuss New Jersey’s reopening ahead of the busy Memorial Day holiday and efforts in Congress to support our efforts to return to normal. Residents of Burlington and Ocean Counties ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Bordentown Township Planning Board gave its unanimous approval for the construction of a new 208,000 square foot warehouse in the Township during its meeting on Thursday night. First Industrial Realty Trust, the developer of the warehouse, was given preliminary and ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care.  Murphy's comments came a day after the ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A hearing for a proposed 208,000 square feet warehouse in Bordentown Township will continue on Thursday night at a meeting of the Township Planning Board. First Industrial Realty Trust is seeking preliminary and final site plan approval for its proposed warehouse, which ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The Bordentown City Commissioners unanimously approved a $6,508,317 municipal budget on Monday evening that will result in homeowners seeing a small increase in their tax rate. The 2021 number is an increase of about $138,400 over last year’s budget, which is due to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – To discourage the use of hazing as part of organizations' initiation ceremonies on college campuses, a bill sponsored by Assemblymembers Carol Murphy, Louis Greenwald and Roy Freiman seeks to preempt the return of hazing to New Jersey schools by upgrading the charges for this ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced a bill package sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton and Vin Gopal that would expand financial assistance for New Jersey homeowners and first-time homebuyers' down payment and home repair ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ — During a recent visit to the Bordentown Creamery and Russ Ayres Hot Dogs, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) talked with TAPinto Bordentown over hot dogs and ice cream about the big issues tackling the state, the adversarial culture in the country and his views on the how to move ...

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NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT has formed a new partnership to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated, it announced on Tuesday. The partnership called VAXRide is expected to help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a New ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Bordentown City is re-examining its goals and plans for the future, as its draft “master plan” was introduced by the Planning Board at its meeting on Monday night. A master plan, also known as a comprehensive plan, is a municipality’s blueprint for future growth and ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Bordentown City will once again be suspending ticketing for street sweeper violations due to the ongoing pandemic like it did in 2020, it was announced on Wednesday.  The Bordentown City Police Department made the announcement in an e-mail message sent out to residents via ...

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TRENTON, NJ — With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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