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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: May 5, 2021

Burlington County to begin resurfacing work on Fairview Street

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Burlington County plans to continue work on its State Funded Overlay Program next week by resurfacing a 1.2-mile section of Fairview Street in Delran and Riverside.

Pavement milling and overlay work in the road, also known as County Route 605, is scheduled...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Burlington County Farmers Market to open for 15th season

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners are inviting residents from across the county and beyond to participate in what has become a popular Spring rite of passage: the opening of the Burlington County Farmers Market.

This year marks the 15th season o...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Commissioners and Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce teaming up for new small business

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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: April 29, 2021

Commissioners partnering with Senators Singleton and Addiego to collect items for domestic violence

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners is teaming with New Jersey Senators Troy Singleton and Dawn Marie Addiego to collect items for Catholic Charities Providence House Domestic Violence Services and the women and children the nonprofit helps shelt...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Burlington County resuming vaccinations of homebound residents

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The Burlington County Health Department has resumed vaccinating vulnerable homebound residents, noting that all vaccines provide safe, strong protection against COVID-19 and are critical to bringing about the end of the pandemic. 

 

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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 26, 2021

Burlington County to begin resurfacing work on Fostertown Road

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Burlington County plans to continue work on its State Funded Overlay Program next week by resurfacing a large section of Fostertown Road between Route 38 in Hainesport to Route 541 in Lumberton.

Pavement milling and overlay work in the road, also known as ...

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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 22, 2021

Commissioners remind businesses to register for state assistance

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The Burlington County Commissioners are encouraging restaurants, businesses and nonprofits in the county to apply for a share of $85 million in grant funding being made available through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s small busi...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Burlington County nurses assist resident during homebound vaccination visit

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Heroes don’t all wear capes or even uniforms. 

Dory Smith may have retired from her job as a nurse six years ago, but she never lost her desire to care for people. She joined the Burlington County Health Department’s Medical Re...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Commissioners praise expansion of Alternative School’s dual-enrollment program with RCBC

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The Burlington County Commissioners announced the ratification of a new agreement expanding a Rowan College at Burlington County program that allows select students from the Burlington County Alternative School to dual-enroll and take college courses for ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Work begins on new Burlington County trail connecting Amico Island and Pennington Park

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Burlington County’s push to develop additional miles of pedestrian and bicycling trails continued this month as construction started on a new trail linking Amico Island Park in Delran to Pennington Park in Delanco.

The new path is one of several ...

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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 19, 2021

Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Women

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The Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council will once again honor the outstanding contributions and leadership of women in the local community, including those who have served on the frontlines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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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

Health Department reminds residents that COVID-19 testing is available

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Burlington County Health Department reminds residents that COVID-19 testing is available

 

WESTAMPTON – The Burlington County Health Department is reminding residents that COVID-19 testing is readily available and that people who plan to ...

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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

Commissioners introduce budget with zero tax increase

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners have put forward a 2021 county budget that will continue to fund critical services and respond to residents’ needs but with no increase to the county tax levy.

The proposed $233 million budget was introduced una...

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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: March 26, 2021

Commissioners re-appoint Eve Cullinan to County Administrator post

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners announced the re-appointment of County Administrator Eve A. Cullinan to a third term managing the county’s government and operations.

As County Administrator, Cullinan is charged with overseeing the da...

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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 23, 2021

Burlington County receives large supply of naloxone overdose antidote for Hope One Program

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Burlington County plans to distribute more than 600 kits of naloxone overdose antidote to individuals and families as part of continuing efforts to combat the opioid and substance use disorder epidemic. 

A total of 624 kits of naloxone were delive...

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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 12, 2021

Burlington County Board of Commissioners on the signing of the American Rescue Plan Act

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners applauded the signing of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the federal aid the legislation will send to the county and its residents.

 

“For over a year Burlington County has been at the forefront...

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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: 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: January 15, 2021

Regional Vaccination “Mega-Site” Opens in Burlington County

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The Burlington County COVID-19 Vaccine Mega-Site kicked off operations today, marking a significant advancement toward slowing and ultimately ending the spread of COVID-19 in the region.

One of six “mega-sites” opening across New Jersey, the Burlington Cou...

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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: 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 17, 2021

Burlington County Sheriff’s Department launches free smartphone app

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The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department has a new way for residents to interact with the department’s officers and keep up with the latest news and happenings about their community programs and events.

 

A free smartphone and...

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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: February 9, 2021

Burlington County continues support for arts with grants, events and exhibits

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The arts will continue to flourish in Burlington County this year with the help of $89,076 in state funding the County will use to sponsor exhibits and programs and share with ten nonprofit organizations for additional arts initiatives and activities.

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

County Commissioners approve more than $31,000 in grants for local history groups, projects

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Burlington County will distribute $31,716 to seven local history organizations to help support their operations and advance projects to preserve, promote and educate residents about county history and historical sites.

“Spanning from the Native Americans a...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Health Department reminds residents that masks and social distancing must continue

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The Burlington County Health Department continues to remind residents about the importance of wearing masks and following social-distancing guidelines, even after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

The Health Department has taken the lead in providing COVID...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

County Commissioners approve first HELP loans to small businesses

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The Burlington County Board of County Commissioners have approved the first four zero-interest loans to local businesses impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Riverton Health and Fitness Center’s membership was down to half of its pre-COVID-19 ...

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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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