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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Library System to celebrate 100th Anniversary throughout October with concerts, lectures & programs

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The year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Burlington County Library System will culminate in October with a collection of activities, programs and events designed to mark the important milestone.

The festivities will kick off on October 2 w...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Burlington County boosting support for local arts and history groups

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With many arts and history groups still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burlington County Commissioners are increasing the county history and arts grants available to support their operations and special events.

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Sheriff’s Department launching narcotics, alcohol and tobacco prevention program

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Burlington County Sheriff’s Officers are headed back to school.

The Sheriff’s Department is launching a L.E.A.D (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) education program in partnership with the Burlington County Municipal Alliance Program and e...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Health Department announces Flu Shot Thursdays for 2021

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With the coronavirus pandemic still active and the start of the seasonal flu season fast approaching, Burlington County health officials are stressing the importance for all residents to obtain a seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible.

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Burlington County and Willingboro to host How to Do Business in Burlington County forum

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The Burlington County Commissioners and the County Department of Economic Development and Regional Planning are teaming up with the Willingboro Township to host an upcoming business forum dedicated to helping local businesses recover and new ones to get o...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Women’s Advisory Council announces 2021 Outstanding Women of Burlington County Awards selections

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Eleven Burlington County women will be recognized for their leadership and service to their communities during this year’s 2021 Outstanding Women of Burlington County Awards Reception.

For more than two decades the Burlington County Women&rsq...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Burlington County waiving all adoption fees to help clear the shelter

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The Burlington County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats for the next 30 days as part of a clear the shelter promotion to help find pets loving homes and alleviate a space crunch.

The shelter at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton is ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Burlington County resumes COVID-19 testing program

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The Burlington County Health Department is resuming its COVID-19 testing program and will operate a fixed clinic five days a week at the Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center, 53 Academy Drive in Westampton.

Testing at the clinic started tod...

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Posted on: September 11, 2021

Burlington County honors 9/11 victims and heroes on 20th Anniversary

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WESTAMPTON – Burlington County officials, first responders and residents came together Saturday for a solemn Remembrance Ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Held outside the Burlington County Emergency Services Tr...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Burlington County holds annual Suicide Prevention Walk

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Several dozen Burlington County officials, workers and guests memorialized those who died by suicide last year during the County’s annual Suicide Prevention Walk.

Held annually at the Burlington County Human Services Building, the walk is intende...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Jordan’s Way fundraiser helps raise more than $8,000 for Burlington County Animal Shelter

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Kris Rotonda will do most anything to help shelter animals and those who care for them. The staff and volunteers at the Burlington County Animal Shelter can now say the same.

During a four-hour livestream, the volunteers and shelter staff endured whipped c...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

County Commissioners: Now is the perfect time to consider adopting a pet from the Animal Shelter

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Loveable and loyal pets are waiting to find new forever homes. Now is the perfect time to seek a new companion from the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

The animal shelter is currently at capacity and is seeking adopters or fosters interested in providing...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Commissioner Linda Hynes awarded Member of the Year honor by Coalition of Healthy Communities

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Burlington County Commissioner Linda Hynes was honored as Member of the Year by Prevention Plus of Burlington County and the Burlington County Coalition of Healthy Communities for her work to reduce substance use and stigma surrounding addiction.

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

2021 Burlington County Senior Art Show Selections

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The Burlington County Commissioners announced the winners of the 2021 Burlington County Senior Art Show and remained art enthusiasts that there is still time to enjoy all the submitted works on exhibit at Historic Smithville Park.

The 12 winners were selec...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

BurlCo Workforce Development launches new service to connect job seekers with positions/training

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Burlington County residents can now receive alerts about new job openings, job fairs and other career opportunities right to their cell phones. 

The Burlington County Workforce Development Board launched the new Engage by Cell program as a pilot t...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

County creates online Business Portal to help local businesses access information

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The Burlington County Commissioners have launched a new online tool to help local businesses start, grow and thrive.

Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson unveiled the new Burlington County Business Portal while delivering the keynote presentation at the Ch...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Commissioners and Senators Dawn Addiego and Troy Singleton deliver donated backpacks & supplies

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Hundreds of Burlington County students will be better prepared for the start of the new school year thanks to a successful backpack and school supplies drive organized by the Burlington County Commissioners and State Senators Dawn Marie Addiego and Troy S...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

County releases online map of Black-owned businesses for National Black Business Month

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The Burlington County Commissioners are spotlighting Black-owned businesses throughout the month of August as part of a National Black Business Month celebration and the County has also published an online map to help residents locate and support these bu...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Burlington County announces seven early voting sites

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Voters will have several options to cast their ballot in the upcoming General Election this fall, including in-person, early voting for the first time.

Legislation signed into law earlier this year by Gov. Phil Murphy created the new early voting option al...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Burlington County’s population grew 3% during the last decade

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MOUNT HOLLY – The Burlington County Commissioners applauded the release of the first-local level results from the 2020 census and the county’s 3% population increase during the past decade. 

A total of 461,860 people called Bur...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Burlington County Institute of Technology and Burlington City named NJ Lighthouse Schools

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners congratulated the students, faculty and administration of the Burlington County Institute of Technology and the Burlington City School District following their designations as New Jersey Lighthouse Schools.&...

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Posted on: July 31, 2021

County Residents and Businesses Can Now Apply for Disaster Loans from SBA

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Burlington County Residents and Businesses Can Now Apply for Disaster Loans from SBA Thanks to Efforts of Commissioner Director Hopson and Senator Singleton

 

Mount Holly, NJ – Burlington County Commissioner Director Fe...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Burlington County celebrates first fire academy graduation since start of COVID-19 pandemic

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The Burlington County Commissioners and Department of Public Safety formally welcomed dozens of new firefighters and fire officers into the ranks of the County’s emergency services Wednesday night during the County’s first fire academy...

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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 26, 2021

Commissioners call on residents to continue fight against spotted lanternfly invasion

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Their eggs may have hatched but Burlington County Parks officials say there’s still time to beat back the bugs before they grow into winged adults.

As part of the fight against the bug, the Burlington County Parks System created a spotted lantern...

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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 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 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 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 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.

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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: August 11, 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: 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 our low COVID-19 case numbers,...

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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

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 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 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: 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: 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 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.

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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 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 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 August 9, Pooja Mehta, Esq.! 
Attorney Pooja Mehta, is a solo practitioner at her law firm, Dalal and Mehta in Edison, NJ. She is a local resident of Burlington City. She assists t...
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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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