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Florence Man Gets 5-Year Prison Term for Concocting $402K GoFundMe Scam

August 5, 2022

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — One of the defendants who concocted the fake GoFundMe "Paying it Forward" campaign was sentenced on Friday to five years in New Jersey state prison for participating in the scheme, Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced.

The scam misled donors into contributing more than $402,000 to a fabricated cause. 

Mark D’Amico, 43, ...

65-Year Old Gets 10 Years for Trafficking Cocaine, Crack in Bordentown Township, Other Towns in County

TRENTON, NJ – A Burlington County man has been sentenced to 120 months in prison for conspiring to distribute large amounts of cocaine and crack cocaine throughout Burlington County, including Bordentown Township, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.

Herbert Mays, 65, of Willingboro, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Zahid N. Quraishi to ...

Bordentown Woman Sentenced in $400K GoFundMe Scam Faking a Fund for a Homeless Veteran

CAMDEN, NJ – A Bordentown woman was sentenced on Thursday to one year and one day in prison in connection with a scam that gained national attention after a fake GoFundMe was created as a crowd-sourcing fundraiser for a homeless veteran. 

According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, Katelyn McClure, 32, of Bordentown, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District ...

Grand Jury Declines to Charge Bordentown Police Officer in Fatal Car Chase Case

BORDENTOWN, NJ — Following a decision by a state grand jury, a Bordentown Township police officer will not face criminal charges in connection with a 2020 fatal car chase after an attempted traffic stop. 

According to the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, Bordentown Township Police Officer Keith Alexander attempted a traffic stop of Keron Roundtree, 23, of ...

New County Prosecutor Sworn-In During Groundbreaking Ceremony

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — LaChia L. Bradshaw was sworn in on Monday as Burlington County Prosecutor during a groundbreaking ceremony, marking the first time in the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office's (BCPO) history that a person of color or a woman has taken the oath to oversee the agency for a full-length term.

After being nominated by Governor Murphy last month, ...

FBI Sees Rise in Home Burglaries Targeting Asian-American Business Owners

NEWARK, NJ — The FBI Newark Field Office is currently seeing a rise in home burglaries involving Asian American business owners and is offering preventative measures to keep their businesses, homes and cars safe. 

According to the FBI, burglary rings are casing Asian-owned businesses to learn the life patterns of the owners and will then sometimes enter the business ...

Commissioners Applaud Confirmation of LaChia Bradshaw as New County Prosecutor

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – The Burlington County Commissioners congratulated LaChia Bradshaw on her confirmation as Burlington County Prosecutor Wednesday and expressed confidence that her leadership will help continue the office’s outstanding record of service.

“This is a historic day for Burlington County as we officially welcome LaChia Bradshaw as our county’s new Prosecutor ...

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How (and Why!) to Make Friends as an Adult

Think about your relationships—parents, children, coworkers, the barista down the street. As adults, we have many connections in the world, some chosen and others obligatory. Still, our friendships are often the best chance to connect with people who enrich our lives and help us feel grounded. Why, then, does it feel so hard to make new friends as adults? And why do we feel so ...

Fresh Summer Staple: 8 Creative Ways to Use Watermelon

Watermelon: It's summer’s favorite fruit. Packed with several vitamins and minerals (including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, and C) and lots of water, this fruit is a seasonal staple for a reason. And while cutting off a chunk and diving in for a juicy bite is everyone’s favorite way to indulge, there are many other ways to enjoy this fruit. From refreshing ...

Guide Rail Replacement to Cause Lane, Shoulder Closures on Route 29

July 27, 2022

HAMILTON, NJ — A long-term project that could take almost a year to complete is now underway along Route 29 through Hamilton, Trenton and Ewing, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). The project, which will replace guide rails, will cause shoulder and lane closures. 

The NJDOT said that construction sign installation was set to ...

Road Work Planned for South Olden Avenue Starting This Week

HAMILTON, NJ — More road work is coming to another major street in Hamilton Township.

The Mercer County Department of Transportation and Infrastructure announced that South Olden Avenue, also known as County Route 622, will be resurfaced between Cedar Lane and Liberty Street. The work that is caused by deteriorated pavement surface conditions will include ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, August 21, 9:00 AM

Carslake Community Center, Bordentown City

Bordentown Farmer's Market

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Sun, August 28, 9:00 AM

Carslake Community Center, Bordentown City

Bordentown Farmer's Market

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Sun, August 28, 6:30 PM

Hilltop Park, Bordentown City

Hilltop Park Acoustsic Concert

New Jersey Ranked 2nd Best State to Live in 2022: WalletHub Study

August 18, 2022

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the 2nd "Best State to Live in" for 2022, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub.

The personal-finance website ranked the 50 states by using 52 different categories, from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals. 

While New Jersey did rank below average in affordability and economy, ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," Murphy said. "We want to see ...

Phillies Players Raising Money for Kids in Need at Topgolf in Mount Laurel

August 17, 2022

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Some of your favorite Philadelphia Phillies players will be in Burlington County this weekend to raise money to help children in need — and you can help. 

Several Phillies will be at Topgolf, located at 104 Centerton Road in Mount Laurel, on Sunday, August 21 at 6PM for a Swinging for Impact event, which will benefit Kisses for Kyle and Help One ...

Singleton, County's School Supply Drive Continues Through Friday with Bordentown Drop-Off Site

BORDENTOWN, NJ — The Burlington County Commissioners, Burlington County Sheriff’s Department and New Jersey Senator Troy Singleton want to make sure every Burlington County child is prepared to return to school this fall.

Between now and Friday, August 19, the Board, Sheriff’s Department and Senator will collect donations of new school supplies, backpacks and ...

Bordentown City Cats' Kitties of the Week: Alex & Mary

August 15, 2022

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 Alex and Mary!

These two adult cats were discovered in early August when a local woman noticed someone dumping old furniture and cabinets at the former Mastoris site on Route 130. While checking ...

Bordentown City Cats Hosting Major Online Fundraiser for New Facility

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — The local non-profit Bordentown City Cats has been successfully addressing and controlling the town’s outdoor cat population since 2003, and now it is looking for the community’s help so that they can further its efforts.

Since its inception, the all-volunteer group has expanded to rescue stray and abandoned cats, trap and socialize feral kittens so ...

Three's Company? Or One Too Many?

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Third party political candidates have always been strange bedfellows in New Jersey politics.

Princess Diana’s quote that “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” might be how Democrats and Republicans feel about third parties intruding upon their political affairs.

The notion of a state and national ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

COVID-19 Test Mandate Ends for Unvaccinated Teachers, Child Care Workers & State Workers in New Jersey

August 15, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Monday lifting requirements that school employees, child care workers and state employees who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo regular testing.

Executive Order 302 applies to school districts and child care settings immediately and to state contractors as of September 1, 2022.

The decision follows updates ...

Christine Todd Whitman:  A Former Governor in the Present Tense, Staying Relevant 

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Former Governors of New Jersey have a tendency to mimic what General Douglas MacArthur said in his farewell address, that “old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

The New Jersey State Constitution doesn’t allow Governors to be elected forever, limiting them to two terms. So, past Governors generally go into a world of big ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

Seeing the Sea: What it Means to You and Me

So many of us flock to the ocean in the summer. What do you think about when you look out at the ocean? Cooling off? Relaxation? A summer state of mind? How does being by the ocean impact you?

I pondered just that, when my sister Lois and I had a precious beach getaway in Spring Lake. On a warm and windy June day, we sat peacefully in our beach chairs staring out at the endless expanse of ...

Trinity's Treasures Sale Set for Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church

August 4, 2022

BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ — Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) will be hosting a "Trinity's Treasures" sale this weekend that will help the Church support community members in need. 

The sale will take place on Saturday, August 6 from 9AM to 1PM at TUMC, located at 339 Farnsworth Avenue in Bordentown City. 

The Trinity's Treasures sale will feature ...