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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Food Distribution Event Saturday January 29

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Burlington County Commissioners are holding a food distribution event next Saturday Jan. 29 from 10am-12pm in Westampton. 

There will be SNAP benefits outreach available and free COVID-19 vaccines. See the flyer for more info.

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Health Department declares Code Blue weather emergency 7PM on 1/21 thru 7AM 1/24

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The Burlington County Department of Health is declaring a Code Blue Weather Emergency Friday, January 21, 7 PM to Monday, January 24, 7 AM.

A Code Blue declaration is made in Burlington County when frigid weather conditions pose a threat of seriou...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Burlington County Animal Shelter receives more than 600 donations in Betty White’s honor

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The Burlington County Commissioners sincerely thank the hundreds of people who donated to the County Animal Shelter as part of the #BettyWhiteChallenge.

As of this media release, more than 600 people have contributed over $6,500 to the shelter in honor of ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

County holding canned food drive in January as Martin Luther King Jr. Day service

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It’s a new year and Burlington County’s fight against food insecurity and hunger is continuing.

As part of the County’s ongoing efforts to assist local families in need, the Burlington County Commissioners are holding a canned food drive now through Jan. 3...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Burlington County Women Infants and Children program switching to electronic benefits

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Burlington County is making it easier for new and expecting mothers to access assistance from the Women, Infants and Children program.

The program, also known as WIC, provides supplemental food, education, health care referrals and other social services to...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

COVID-19 Testing Information

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Responding to the continuing surge of new COVID-19 cases and extremely high demand for testing, the Burlington County Health Department announced that two new COVID-19 testing sites are opening at the Blue Barn Recreation Center in Evesham and at Rowan Co...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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The COVID-19 vaccine mega-site is open in Mount Laurel, offering booster doses for eligible adults and first and second doses to anyone age 5 or older. 

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Burlington County offering free Christmas Tree recycling at Resource Recovery Complex

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Ornaments and decorations are getting packed away, but some families wonder what to do with their Christmas tree now that the holidays are over.

The Burlington County Commissioners are encouraging residents to bring their live Christmas trees to the Burlin...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Burlington County Commissioners select new director, deputy director for 2022

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners celebrated the start of the new year at their 2022 Reorganization Meeting on Wednesday where they selected a new director and deputy director and resolved to continue to find new ways to help residents and busi...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Sheriff’s Department completes its largest Holiday Toy Drive ever

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Santa Claus has some extra help this holiday season from the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department, which just wrapped up its largest Holiday Toy Drive ever.

Now in its 26th year, more than 220 local children received toys and gifts from the dri...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

Clerk’s Office launches property fraud alert system

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Burlington County Clerk Joanne Schwartz and the Burlington County Commissioners are pleased to announce the launch of a new online service intended to alert residents of potential identity theft or fraud.

The new Property Fraud Alert System allows resident...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Burlington County Animal Shelter waiving adoption fees for the month of January

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The Burlington County Commissioners encourage residents to ring in the new year by adopting a new companion from the County Animal Shelter.

The shelter at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton has numerous loveable pets looking to begin 2022 with a loving family....

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Housing Hub receives large donation of socks from Burlington Township High School students

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Burlington Township High School seniors Meadow Monticello and Lorraina Gibson were looking for a way to help Burlington County’s homeless when they came up with the idea of collecting an item that many residents take for granted.

Socks.

The clothing item ma...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Commissioners celebrate Red Ribbon Poster Contest winners

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The Burlington County Commissioners recognized the creativity and talent of six young artists whose substance-free posters were selected as the winners of this year’s Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest. 

The winners were selected from more t...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

New Pinelands Library to open on December 13

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The Burlington County Commissioners and Burlington County Library System are thrilled to announce the opening-date of the new modern Pinelands Library in Medford.

The Burlington County Library System location will open on Monday, December 13, at its new ho...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Animal Shelter barn cat program connects farms and other businesses with ‘working cats’

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Take a stroll through the Burlington County Agricultural Center and you’ll see plenty of sheep and tractors and other sights and sounds typical of a working farm.

Just don’t go looking for mice. Charlene Carlisle hasn’t spotte...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Commissioners warn about danger of improperly disposing batteries in recycling

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The Burlington County Commissioners are urging residents to be careful about what items they toss into their curbside recycling bins.

Items that may contain small lithium-ion batteries are considered hazardous because the batteries, when damaged, can short...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

County honors local veterans and family members during Military Service Medal Presentation Ceremony

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Burlington County honored the service and sacrifices of dozens of veterans and their family members Friday during a Military Service Medal Presentation Ceremony.

Twenty-seven local veterans from various eras received Burlington County Military Service Meda...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Burlington County recognized as one of New Jersey’s best communities for veterans

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Burlington County’s outstanding record of honoring and supporting veterans and their families was recognized by Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs on Thursday when the County was presented a New Jersey Governor...

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Posted on: November 11, 2021

Commissioners celebrate Veterans Day with release of new map detailing veteran-owned businesses

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The Burlington County Commissioners are celebrating the release of a new map detailing veteran-owned businesses.

“In Burlington County, we strive to honor and support our veterans, not just on Veterans Day but every day, and this new map will help us and o...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Commissioners cheer arrival of first KC-46 tanker to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

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The first KC-46A Pegasus touched down at its new home on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Tuesday and the Burlington County Commissioners were present to cheer the supertanker’s much-anticipated arrival.

“This is historic moment both fo...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Burlington County recommended to receive $1 million to improve Willingboro Lakes

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Burlington County’s plan to further enhance its newest park is expected to get a boost from $1 million in state Green Acres funding.

Gov. Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced the $1 mi...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Housing Hub accepts Shamong teen’s donation of care packages for the homeless

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While most 13-year-olds spend their money on things like junk food, video games and brand name fashions, Zak Hernandez saved his for socks and toiletries.

The Shamong teen wanted to do something special as a service project to mark his Bar mitzvah, the tra...

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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 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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