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BurlCo Resumes Free HIV, STD Testing For Residents

October 18, 2020

WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Department of Health is resuming its confidential screening, testing and education services for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD).  These services are provided free of charge to county residents.

Burlington County Health Director Dr. Herb Conaway said that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has garnered huge amounts of ...

Over 600 Residents Tested Through BurlCo's New COVID Test Program

WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Health Department is already seeing increases in the number of people being tested for COVID-19 following the recent expansion of its testing program.

More than 600 people were tested last week through the county’s home testing option or at the County’s new in-person test site at Rowan College at Burlington County in Mount Laurel. The ...

County, Food Bank of SJ Holding Emergency Food Distribution Event On Saturday

WESTAMPTON, NJ—Burlington County, in partnership with the Food Bank of South Jersey, will be holding an emergency food distribution event on Saturday, October 17 from 10am to 12pm at the Burlington County Institute of Technology in Westampton.

Burlington County residents in need of the assistance are eligible for free boxes of food on a first come, first served basis while supplies ...

BurlCo to Hold Free Vaccine Clinics for Kids

WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Health Department has resumed its free child immunization clinics for uninsured children and those covered by New Jersey Family Care Plan A, aged 5 to 18 years. Individuals of Native American or Alaskan Native descent are automatically eligible to receive vaccines.

The next clinic will be held Tuesday, October 13 from 9:30 AM to Noon and 2 PM to 5 ...

Rep. Kim Holds Telephone Town Hall; Discusses COVID, Moving Forward

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) held a telephone town hall on Tuesday night to discuss preparations for a potential upcoming second wave of the coronavirus.

Rep. Kim was joined by Dr. Caitlin Rivers, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ...

Halloween Still On in NJ; State Releases Guidelines, Urges Caution

TRENTON, NJ— Halloween is still on in New Jersey, but it may look and feel a little different this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

The state Department of Health today released its guidance on Halloween celebrations, including recommendations on trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating, parties, and haunted hayrides, houses and corn mazes.

Noting that traditional Halloween celebrations ...

BurlCo Announces New At-Home COVID Tests, Fixed Testing Site

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ-- As part of their continuing commitment to help residents during the ongoing pandemic, the Burlington County Board is launching a new coronavirus testing program that will allow residents to get tested for COVID-19 without leaving the safety of their homes.

All Burlington County residents, students and persons working in the county will be eligible for the at-home COVID-19 ...

Rep. Kim Holding Telephone Town Hall on Second Wave Preparedness of Coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) will be holding a telephone town hall on Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30pm to discuss how to prepare New Jersey for a potential second wave of the coronavirus.

Rep. Kim will be joined by Dr. Caitlin Rivers of Johns Hopkins University, who is a Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, as well as an Assistant Professor in the ...

BurlCo To Introduce New At-Home Coronavirus Testing Program

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ-- The Burlington County Health Department is rolling out a new at-home coronavirus testing program that is expected to make it easier for residents, first responders and health care workers to undergo COVID-19 tests.

Burlington County Department of Health Director Herb Conaway will announce the details of the new program on Monday, October 5, on the campus of Rowan ...

BurlCo Holding Flu Shot Clinic in Florence on Thursday

FLORENCE, NJ-- The Burlington County Health Department will be offering a drive-through flu shot clinic on Thursday, October 1 from 9am to 11am in Florence for individuals 13 years and older.

The clinic, which will take at the Florence Municipal Garage, located at 875 Summer Street, is one of many that Burlington County is offering to residents through January. Earlier this month, the County ...

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Murphy Signs Executive Order to Keep the Lights On

October 15, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order Thursday to extend the moratorium on all private and public utility providers, including gas, electric, and water, from turning off services to homes impacted economically by the COVID-19 virus through at least March 15, 2021.   

Murphy's order also prevents the state's utilities from charging late fees or fees to ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, October 22, 7:00 PM

Bordentown Township

Bordentown Township Planning Board Meeting

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Thu, October 22, 7:00 PM

(Virtual), Bordentown Township

Bordentown Township Planning Board Meeting

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Sat, October 24, 6:30 PM

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Make Your Voice Heard and Vote

October 15, 2020

Taking part in our democracy means making sure you cast your ballot in this year’s election. While you may have voted in every election for decades, this year’s election is different, and it’s important that you know how and when you can vote. 

If you’re reading this in Bordentown or elsewhere in Burlington or Ocean Counties, you have already been mailed a ballot.

Healthcare Advocates and Voters Rally for Andy Kim

October 13, 2020

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ — New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA), Blue Wave New Jersey, Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA NJ) joined dozens of voters from the 3rd Congressional District for a Zoom press conference and rally today to support the re-election of Democratic Congressman Andy Kim. Kim has been a champion of ...

Contact of Mercer to Honor 'Unsung Heroes' at Virtual Annual Gala

PENNINGTON, NJ, -- CONTACT of Mercer, a non-profit network of telephone hotline, online chat, and daily telephone outreach services for senior citizens who live alone will hold the organization’s Unsung Heroes Gala on Friday, November 13 from 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. 

This year’s event will honor local “heroes” who have gone above and beyond to assist ...

Murphy Vetoes Bill to Reimburse Restaurants for Indoor Dining False Start

October 19, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday vetoed a bill that would have appropriated $30 million in federal monies to reimburse restaurants owners who expended funds in anticipation of reopening for indoor dining July 2 — an opening the governor canceled two days before it was set to occur.

While in his veto statement Murphy said New Jersey government is meeting ...

Local Chabad Bringing Sukkah Mobile to Homes This Holiday

October 2, 2020

FLORENCE, NJ—Sukkot may feel different to many people this year due to the pandemic, but the Chabad Jewish Center of Florence is making sure that families are still able to celebrate the Jewish holiday.

The Chabad, which also covers Bordentown and Burlington Township, will be bringing the holiday to the streets by way of a traveling Sukkah booth for the first time, in order to let more ...