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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Health Department schedule extra vaccine clinics in advance of the start of school

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The start of the new school year is fast-approaching and the Burlington County Health Department is planning to hold several pop-up vaccine clinics during the next several weeks to ensure easy access to COVID-19 shots for eligible children and adults who ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Record crowd turns out for Burlington County’s Winter Holidays in July celebration

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The holidays came early to Burlington County’s weekly farmers market and so did the shoppers who came out in record numbers for Burlington County’s Winter Holidays in July celebration.

The special holiday-themed farmers market on July 1...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Farmers market vouchers now available for income-eligible seniors

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The Burlington County Commissioners are reminding seniors they may be eligible for vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets, including the County’s weekly market at the Burlington County Agricultural Center.

 

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Decreasing demand prompts Burlington County to re-evaluate its COVID-19 testing programs

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The Burlington County Health Department is suspending its COVID-19 testing programs until further notice amidst diminished demand and the wide availability of over-the-counter home test kits and other testing programs at pharmacies, urgent care centers an...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Commissioners collecting backpacks, school supplies with Senators Singleton and Addiego

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– The Burlington County Board of Commissioners and New Jersey Senators Troy Singleton and Dawn Marie Addiego want to make sure every Burlington County child is prepared to return to school this fall.

Between now through August 20, the Board and S...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Commissioners encourage residents to shop local and celebrate holidays early at Farmers Market

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It may be the middle of summer, but Burlington County residents don’t need to wait until after their Thanksgiving feasts to begin shopping for the holidays.

And they don’t need to travel outside the county or search online either.

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Burlington County starting to collect damage assessments following intense storm and floods

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The Burlington County Office of Emergency Management has started preliminary damage assessments following Monday night’s extreme rains and floods.

“Last night’s storm produced intense rainfall that created some significant flo...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Burlington County to begin resurfacing work on Bordentown-Georgetown Road

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Burlington County will continue work in its State Funded Overlay Program next week by resurfacing a 4.7-mile section of Bordentown-Georgetown Road in Bordentown Township, Chesterfield and Mansfield.  

Pavement milling and overlay work on the road,...

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Posted on: July 10, 2021

Commissioners celebrate opening of new stretch of Delaware River Heritage Trail

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The Burlington County Commissioners celebrated the opening of the newest section of the Delaware River Heritage Trail on Saturday with the help of more than three dozen bicyclists who went for a ride on the new trail.

The ride was organized as part of the ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Pinelands Library to move into new Medford building this fall

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The Burlington County Commissioners and Burlington County Library System are pleased to announce that the Pinelands Library in Medford Township is moving into a more modern space this fall.

 

The Burlington County Commissioners just approved a new ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Burlington County Clerk accepting appointments for Wednesday afternoon weddings

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The Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences is turning into a wedding venue on Wednesday afternoons, starting on July 14.

Burlington County Clerk Joanne Schwartz, who has married a total of 367 couples since taking office as Clerk, will be...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Burlington County listed among 500 healthiest communities in America

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Burlington County is one of the healthiest places to live in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Our county was one of 10 New Jersey counties listed among the publication’s Top 500 Healthiest Commun...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Burlington County to celebrate opening of new segment of Delaware River Heritage Trail

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Burlington County has a fantastic new addition to its regional trails network, offering walkers, runners and bicyclists an amazing journey through some of South Jersey’s most scenic and culturally significant destinations.

The County recently com...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

County continues to offer zero-interest HELP loans to small businesses impacted by pandemic

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners are reminding local small business owners and nonprofits that zero-interest loans are still available to assist them with their pandemic recovery.

“COVID-19 produced widespread and devastating impacts ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

County launching program to provide mortgage and utility assistance to households impacted by COVID

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The Burlington County Commissioners announced a new program to assist county homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Burlington County CARES Act program funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will launch this month. The progra...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Attention Beverly, Burlington Township, Florence, Mansfield, Palmyra, Riverton and Springfield

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Attention Beverly, Burlington Township, Florence, Mansfield, Palmyra, Riverton and Springfield residents:

The Burlington County COVID-19 Outreach Team is in your neighborhood wearing reflective vests, id badges, and providing info about the COVID-19 vaccin...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Burlington County park becoming new haven for migrating monarch butterflies

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Monarch butterflies have a beautiful new garden to visit while summering in Burlington County.

Crystal Lake Park in Mansfield is the site of a new haven being created for the iconic orange-and-black winged insects thanks to a donation of 1,000 native milkw...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

County opening four fixed vaccination clinics in Westampton, Palmyra, Edgewater Park and Bordentown

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The Burlington County is continuing to make COVID-19 shots available to residents who want the strong protection the vaccines provide.

“We’ve made incredible progress in getting people vaccinated and we’ve seen the results in ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Commissioners encourage seniors to submit artwork for 2021 Senior Art Show

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Artists and art enthusiasts can look forward to this summer and the return of the Burlington County Senior Art Show.

 

Organized by the Burlington County Office on Aging, the Burlington County Department of Human Services and the Burlington County ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Burlington County marks Juneteenth with successful cleanup at Dr. James Still Education Center

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Burlington County offices were closed Friday in recognition of Juneteenth, and a large contingent of County employees and officials used the holiday to help out at the site dedicated to the life and legacy of one of the county’s most important h...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Curbside Recycling Collection Schedule

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Updated: July 16th, 2021 at 3:44PM

RECYCLING COLLECTION DATES HAVE RETURNED TO THE NORMAL RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE. TO VIEW THE SCHEDULE, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW

Regional Curbside Recycling Collection Schedule

 

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Burlington County takes actions to assist provider with recycling collections

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The Burlington County Commissioners announced new actions undertaken by the County in response to the severe driver shortage impacting recycling collections in the county and across the region.

Earlier this week, the County began deploying its own County t...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Burlington County Library System holds Kick-Off Party to celebrate new StoryWalk®

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The Burlington County Library System has a new fun and exciting way for children and families to experience the joys of reading together in the great outdoors.

A StoryWalk pathway opened Wednesday next to the amphitheater adjacent to the Burlington County ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Commissioners recognize individuals and groups for preserving local history

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Burlington County’s diverse and rich history was showcased again with this year’s History Recognition Award recipients.

Awarded annually by the Burlington County Commissioners for more than 25 years, the program honors those who directl...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Commissioners and Senators Dawn Addiego and Troy Singleton deliver donated supplies

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A spring donation drive organized by the Burlington County Commissioners and State Senators Dawn Marie Addiego and Troy Singleton for Catholic Charities Providence House Domestic Violence Services was declared a huge success with more than 1,000 items col...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Burlington County’s Palmyra Cove Nature Center to open community garden

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A new garden is opening at the Palmyra Cove Nature Center and it will be a community project in all respects.

The Palmyra Cove Community Garden is the result of a partnership between the Bridge Commission and Palmyra Borough to create a sustainable garden ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Nationwide truck driver shortage impacting Burlington County recycling operations

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A shortage of qualified and trained drivers has forced the Burlington County Department of Solid Waste to make changes to the recycling collection schedules in all towns.

Multiple recycling truck drivers left the Occupational Training Center of Burlington ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Burlington County looking to make improvements at Willingboro Lakes

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners is looking into possible enhancements at the County’s newest park, Willingboro Lakes.

Located off Route 130 and Beverly-Rancocas Road, the 105-acre park already has many amenities, including fishing pi...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

Rescue recruit: Burlington City police find their next K9 officer at the County Animal Shelter

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Burlington City police have a new recruit and he has loads of energy and a nose for sniffing out trouble.

Meet Dutch. He’s an 11-month-old German Shepherd-Pitbull mix who is the latest success story from the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Commissioners and BurlCo Regional Chamber of Commerce teaming up for new small business initiative

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners, the Burlington County Bridge Commission’s Department of Economic Development and the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce are partnering on a new initiative to assist small business owners ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

COVID-19 testing

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The Burlington County Health Department is making changes to its COVID-19 testing program to further improve access and make it easier than ever to get tested.

Starting Monday, May 17, the County will offer no-cost testing five days a week at four rotating...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Health Department encourages parents to make vaccine appointments for teenage children

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Children 12 to 15 years old are now eligible to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, and the Burlington County Health Department wants parents to be aware of the easy methods to make vaccine appointments.

The Burlington County Vaccine Mega-Site at ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Burlington County Animal Shelter rescue finds home with police department

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The Burlington County Animal Shelter has a record of success in finding forever homes for the animals they love and care for, but it is not every day that one of their rescues also lands a job as a bona fide crime-fighter.

Then again Arrow is not ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Commissioners call for BPU to suspend all proceedings related to proposed utility rate increases

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners voiced their opposition to unnecessary rate hikes proposed by large utility companies, arguing that ratepayers should not be required to pay more for basic-necessities like heat, water and electricity during th...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

NJ Farmers Against Hunger, Board of Commissioners Break Ground on Laurel Run Land Stewardship Center

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Leaders from New Jersey Farmers Against Hunger and the New Jersey Agricultural Society teamed with members of the Burlington County Board of Commissioners on Friday to break ground on a new land stewardship center at Laurel Run Park.

The Laurel Run Land St...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Commissioners approve HELP loan for longtime Hainesport business

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MOUNT HOLLY – A Hainesport-based lawncare business is poised to receive a critical lifeline from Burlington County.

The Burlington County Board of County Commissioners voted Wednesday to approve extending a $45,000 interest-free loan to the South...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Commissioners praise start of new device lending program at Burlington County Library System

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners applauded the launch of a new wireless hotspot and tablet lending program at the Burlington County Library System, saying the initiative will help close the digital divide and ensure disadvantaged residents can...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Commissioners: Now is the perfect time to visit a County park

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners will celebrate National Park Week (April 17-25) by encouraging residents to get outdoors and visit a County park.

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Commissioners applauded the signing of new legislation to aid small businesses

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Burlington County Commissioners applaud signing of new law to aid small businesses

 

MEDFORD – The Burlington County Board of County Commissioners applauded the signing of new legislation to aid small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 p...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Burlington County Animal Shelter helps family reunite with cat missing for nearly two years

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Reuniting a lost pet with their owners is always a happy occasion at the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

But especially when the reunification is nearly two years in the making.

Such a happy return happened Friday when a young orange and white tabby named...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Commissioners encourage residents to visit NJ DOT web portal detailing planned improvements to Route

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The New Jersey Department of Transportation has created a virtual presentation detailing planned improvements to the intersection of Route 130 and Florence-Columbus Road, and the Burlington County Board of Commissioners is encouraging residents to review ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Burlington County partnering with Murphy administration to distribute $13M in rental assistance

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners announced a new partnership with Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration that will speed significant rental assistance to Burlington County households facing eviction or other financial hardships stemming from the CO...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Burlington County announces launch of Overdose Fatality Review Team

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Burlington County is forming an Overdose Fatality Review Team as part of its continuing efforts to combat the substance use disorder epidemic.

The new Burlington County team is being funded with a $100,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Health and...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Burlington County Commissioners highlight services for seniors

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Burlington County senior citizens can find information about the many services and programs available to assist them by accessing the latest Directory of Services for Aging and Disability Services.

The 120-page directory is published annually by the Burlin...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Latest DCA property tax data shows Burlington County continues to have lowest average county tax

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Burlington County continues to have the lowest average county taxes in New Jersey, according to the latest New Jersey Department of Community Affairs property tax information.

“Responsible government means being good stewards with our residents’ tax dollar...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council Woman of the Week

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Meet the Burlington County Woman of the Week for May 3, Michelle Jackson!
Michelle Jackson is an Executive Board member for the Moorestown Democrat Committee and Elected Committeewomen in Moorestown District 7. She also serves as the Vice President of Moor...
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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Burlington County Library System to mark centennial anniversary with yearlong celebration

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The Burlington County Library System is turning 100 this year and the Burlington County Board of County Commissioners and County Library Commission are planning a yearlong celebration highlighting its evolution, growth and achievements over the last centu...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Commissioners call on residents to help ‘Beat the Bug’ by destroying spotted lanternfly egg masses

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Burlington County is looking for a few good bug killers to enlist in the defense against the invasive spotted lanternfly.

All it takes is a scraper, plastic zipper bags and some alcohol or hand sanitizer.

The Burlington County Parks System and Rutgers Coope...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

‘Shop Burlington County First’ initiative

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The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders Shop Burlington County First campaign continued this week as Freeholder Director Felicia Hopson and Freeholder Dan O’Connell met with shop owners in Burlington City and Medford.

Hopson visited the Chrisie S...

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