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Season Opener for Rancocas Woods Craft & Antique Show Postponed to Sunday

March 24, 2023

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — The 2023 Season Opener of the Rancocas Woods Craft & Antique Show is being postponed by one day due to heavy rain in the weather forecast. 

Originally scheduled for Saturday, the Show will now take place on Sunday, March 26 from 10AM to 3PM at 118 Creek Road in Mount Laurel. 

"Okay gang, I know I said we'd be outside rain or shine ...

Lenape Band Parents Hosting Spring Craft Show on Saturday

MEDFORD, NJ — The Lenape Band Parents' Association will be hosting its annual Spring Craft Show this weekend.

The event will take place at Lenape High School, located at 235 Hartford Road in Medford, on Saturday, March 25 from 9AM to 3PM.

The Craft Show will feature over 100 crafters and vendors with great items to choose from, guaranteeing that there will be ...

Woman Allegedly Stole $2,973 of Ulta Beauty Items: MLPD

March 20, 2023

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — The Mount Laurel Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a female who is suspected of shoplifting almost $3,000 worth of items from a Township store last week.

The incident occurred at the Ulta Beauty store, located at 1470 Nixon Drive, on Wednesday, March 15. Mount Laurel police officers responded to the store at about 1:22PM for a ...

Decades After Thefts, Stolen Artifacts Recovered and Returned to Museums, Historical Societies

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Dozens of artifacts stolen during the 1970s have been recovered and returned to the owning institutions.

At a ceremony held at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution on March 13, the FBI’s Art Crime Team and its law enforcement partners repatriated 50 items — the oldest dating back to the French and Indian War — belonging to 17 ...

Rep. Kim to Hold Telephone Town Hall for Women's History Month

March 26, 2023

WILLINGBORO, NJ — Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) will be holding an upcoming telephone town hall to hear from constituents and share updates from his work in Congress.

The telephone town hall will take place on Monday, March 27, at 5:30PM.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Congressman Kim will be joined by Jacquelin Agostini, Ph.D. and professor of the Rowan ...

Assemblywoman Murphy Brings Red Sand Project to Statehouse to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking

TRENTON, NJ — Assemblywoman Carol Murphy (D- Mount Laurel) brought the Red Sand Project to the New Jersey Statehouse last week with the goal of raising public awareness of human trafficking. 

The Red Sand Project is a participatory artwork that aims to raise awareness about vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation by using sidewalk ...

Lenape to Host High School District's 2023 Student Job Fair This Week

March 14, 2023

MEDFORD, NJ — Lenape High School will be playing host for the Lenape Regional High School District's 2023 Student Job Fair, taking place this week.

The Job Fair will be held on Thursday, March 16 from 4:30PM to 7PM at Lenape High School's North Gymnasium, located at 235 Hartford Road in Medford. 

Representatives from local businesses will be on hand to discuss both ...

Lenape Regional H.S. District Holding Transition Resource Fair for Students With Disabilities, Families

MEDFORD, NJ — The Lenape Regional High School District (LRHSD) will be hosting a Transition Resource Fair for students with disabilities, and their families, this week. 

The Resource Fair will be held on Thursday, March 16 from 5PM to 7PM at Lenape HIgh School in the South Cafeteria. 

Sponsored by the LRSHD Parents of Special Education Students (POSES), the event will ...

County Health Department Holding Free Lead Screening Clinic for Kids

March 22, 2023

WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Health Department is partnering with Virtua Health to make sure county children are screened for lead and their parents know how best to safeguard them from exposure.

The Health Department and Virtua will hold a special lead screening clinic and education session this Thursday, March 23, from noon to 4 PM at the Health Department offices at 15 ...

County Health Department Holding Free Lead Screening Clinic for Kids

WESTAMPTON, NJ — The Burlington County Health Department will be hosting a free lead screening clinic for County children next week.

The clinic will take place on Thursday, March 23 from 12PM to 4PM at the Burlington County Health Department, located at 15 Pioneer Boulevard in Westampton. 

The clinic will provide free finger-stick blood lead screening, with instant results, ...

Judge Bans Man from NJTransit After Multiple Lewd Acts on Burlington County Buses

March 24, 2023

NEWARK, NJ -- A South Jersey man who repeatedly exposed himself to female bus operators on Burlington County buses has been banned from using NJTransit. 

On Friday, a Superior Court Judge granted NJTRANSIT’s request to keep Sean Guinyard, 36, of Washington Township in Gloucester County, from riding privileges for one year after he had been charged with at least seven ...

Mt. Laurel Shoplifting Investigation Leads to Arrest of Murder, Lewdness Fugitive Suspects

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — A Mount Laurel Police investigation of a shoplifting report at an area sporting goods store led to the Tuesday arrests of a murder suspect, a man wanted for lewdness with a minor and two other fugitives from justice.

According to the Mount Laurel Police Department (MLPD), officers responded to the Dick’s Sporting Goods at 1300 Nixon Drive in ...

County to Host 3-Part Small Business Workshop Series

March 20, 2023

WESTAMPTON, NJ — Burlington County is hosting a Small Business Workshop series to help new businesses get off the ground and others to grow and flourish.

The Burlington County Commissioners and Burlington County Bridge Commission’s Department of Economic Development and Regional Planning will hold the first two workshops in the series on Thursday, March 30 and Thursday, April ...

Former Sage Diner Set to Become Cannabis Dispensary

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Cannabis company NJ Green Care received the approval of the Mount Laurel Planning Board to set up a dispensary at the former Sage Diner on Route 73 during a meeting of the Planning Board held last Thursday. 

Planning Board Member Adrienne Lewis cast the lone vote against NJ Green Care’s proposal.

The Planning Board’s approval is contingent ...

Singleton, Second Time Books Teaming Up for Kids' Book Drive on Saturday

March 21, 2023

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Have you come across gently used children's books in your house as you've done some spring cleaning? Now is the time to donate them to a good cause! 

Senator Troy Singleton is currently collecting gently used and new children's books to celebrate National Reading Month and support BookSmiles, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based out of Cherry ...

Formalwear Donations Sought for First Annual Free Prom Shop & Fashion Show

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Do you have formal dresses, suits and accessories that you no longer wear and are collecting dust in your home? 

Donate them to a good cause!

The Mount Laurel Environmental Commission and the Rancocas Woods Events and Shops are collecting prom items to be redistributed into the community.

The two organizations are collecting prom dresses, suits, shoes ...

National Ravioli Day: Fun Facts

March 20, 2023

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Celebrated annually on March 20, National Ravioli Day pays tribute to the fun-filled and lip-smacking varieties of ravioli. The name ravioli comes from the Italian word “riavvolgere” meaning “to wrap” and that is exactly what ravioli is all about. Ravioli is a pasta dish which can be stuffed with savory or sweet fillings, and ...

Some Fun Facts You May Not Know about St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2023

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — They say that everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day. But, do you know a little or a lot about the holiday that has almost everyone wearing a wee-bit of green and a big smile? 

St. Patrick's Day commemorates the death of the foremost patron saint of Ireland -- St.Patrick - and dates back to the 17th Century marking the arrival of ...

Mt. Laurel Library Hosting Renowned Brazilian Musical Duo for Weekend Concert

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — The Mount Laurel Library will be hosting a well-known area Brazilian musical group for a concert performance this weekend.

Minas, comprised of husband and wife duo Orlando and Patricia Haddad, will be performing at the Library on Sunday, March 12 from 2PM to 3PM. Minas will be playing Bossa Nova classics, as well as original songs they’ve written, during this ...

Dept. of Military & Veterans Affairs Hosting Retirement-Transition Seminar at Armory in Burlington County

March 26, 2023

BORDENTOWN, NJ — The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) will be hosting a Retirement Seminar in Bordentown this upcoming week to help members of the military prepare for their transition out of active duty service. 

At the half-day seminars, a Veterans Service Officer will be present to assist veterans or their family members to get ...

Four Days In-a-Row of "High Noise" from JBMDL Begins Thursday

BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ — If you live in Burlington County, you may be used to noise coming from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL).

JBMDL has released its monthly "Noise Level Calendar" for March 2023 so that its neighbors know what to expect when it comes to sounds coming from the Base. 

The calendar is broken down into three categories: ...

County's First Shredder Day of Spring Takes Place on Sunday in Florence

March 23, 2023

FLORENCE, NJ — The first of Burlington County's three Spring paper shredding events will be taking place this weekend. 

The first of the Spring shredding events will be held on Sunday, March 26, from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex, located at 22000 Burlington-Columbus Road in Florence. The other events will be held at the same ...

County Announces Dates for Three Upcoming Shred Events at Florence Complex

FLORENCE, NJ — Mark your calendars for Burlington County's first three paper shredding events of 2023.

The first of the spring shredding events will be held on Sunday, March 26, from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex, located at 22000 Burlington-Columbus Road in Florence. The other events will be held at the same location ...

Rowan Today

RIPPAC gala honors leaders, raises $100K for scholarships, programming

Political and civic leaders joined together for the first-ever gala fundraiser presented by the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC). And while the event paid tribute to four distinguished leaders in politics and industry, the biggest winners were Rowan University students.

Altogether, the gala raised more than $100,000 for intern scholarships and civic ...

Fountain of Life Church Fire: Pastor, Community Reacts to Heartbreaking Tragedy

March 22, 2023

FLORENCE, NJ — The Pastor of Fountain of Life Center in Florence, which was destroyed by an 8-alarm fire on Monday night, said that his community is "devastated, but not defeated" and vowed to come together for worship this Sunday. 

In a video posted to the Church's Facebook page on Tuesday evening, Pastor Russell Hodgins thanked first responders, ...

County Commissioners Honor State, Local Leaders for Women's History Month

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ — In honor of Women’s History Month, the Burlington County Commissioners recognized the exemplary service of three outstanding leaders who are making a difference in our state and local communities.

The Board honored New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Sara Adelman, Burlington Township Councilwoman Joyce Paul and Caisse Gore, a Moorestown ...

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NJ School District Files Suit Against Social Media Companies for Impact on Student Mental Health

March 26, 2023

WARREN, NJ -- Watchung Hills Regional High School District (WHRHS)has filed a lawsuit in United States District Court against Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, Inc. Instagram, YouTube, LLC, Snap Inc., TikTok Inc. and ByteDance Inc (“Defendants”). 

The school district says it has seen a steady rise in the mental health struggles of its students over the last ...

Does NJ have a “Disabled Community”?

Roughly one out of four people in New Jersey have some kind of disability, comprising what is arguably our state’s most diverse demographic. Anyone can be born with or at some point acquire a disability, regardless of class, race, ethnicity or any other identity. 

But, is disability itself an identity? 

There is no consensus on this question among the two-million strong New ...

Lenape H.S. Baseball Fully Focused on Success in 2023 Season

March 23, 2023

MEDFORD, NJ — As they have been many, many times in the past, the Lenape High School baseball program is looking to be championship caliber in 2023.

They will no doubt face a powerful schedule. But, the Indians could very well be a powerhouse at the plate, in the field and on the mound.

The Indians are scheduled to travel to face Rancocas Valley on April 6 then on April 8 they ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Proposes Record $53.1 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

February 28, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says his $53.1 billion proposed budget is all about the future of New Jersey and its residents.

"It is a budget designed with a singular purpose, to continue building the Next New Jersey," Murphy said Tuesday in Trenton.

Murphy says the budget offers real solutions for New Jerseyans who have been struggling for the past few ...

Termite Swarmers Have Been Seen Across New Jersey: What Does That Mean? And What Can be Done About It?

March 24, 2023

Termite Swarmers, reproductive termites with wings, have been seen this March in across New Jersey. These insects have one purpose and goal: to create new termite colonies. In nature, this is a natural process and is beneficial for a variety of reasons. But if termite swarmers start their colonies in your home or business, they can spell the beginning of a multi-thousand dollar disaster. How do ...

Girls on the Run Moorestown Registration NOW OPEN

Girls in 3rd through 5th grade are invited to join this transformative afterschool program at Memorial Field that uses physical activity to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence. Practices begin the week of April 3 and there is still time to join!

Teams meet twice weekly for 10 weeks with trained, volunteer coaches who provide engaging lessons ...

Mount Laurel's Free Rabies Clinic Set for Thursday

March 20, 2023

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Mount Laurel Township will be hosting a free rabies clinic for residents' pets this week.

The clinic will be taking place on Thursday, March 23 from 3PM to 6PM at the Public Works Garage, located at 100 Mount Laurel Road. 

In addition to obtaining rabies vaccines for their pets, residents will also be able to get licenses for their dogs and cats ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...

Local Officials Sold Residents Down the River on Cannabis Decisions

March 7, 2023

I recently read your (TAPinto) article on cannabis retailers in Mount Laurel.  The vast majority Mount Laurel residents are unaware that the local government is approving marijuana dispensaries in our town.  It's concerning because our town is heavily family centric, and many of the towns activities are youth based.  

The sites that you listed in your article are in ...