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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Victorian Holiday Celebration returning to Historic Smithville Park on December 5

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One of Burlington County’s most beloved holiday traditions is returning to Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton.

The Victorian Holiday Celebration at Smithville will be held this Sunday, Dec. 5 and will feature many of the wondrous sights and a...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Final farmers market of the season will be held this Saturday

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The Burlington County Farmers Market’s record-setting season is ending on a high note with unprecedented attendance at the first of the two holiday markets scheduled around the Thanksgiving holiday.

The first holiday market on Nov. 20 set a new r...

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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 23, 2021

More than 300 families aided by Burlington County’s pre-Thanksgiving food distribution

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The Burlington County Commissioners teamed with the Food Bank of South Jersey this past weekend on a food distribution event intended to help food-insecure families have a festive Thanksgiving holiday.

Local households in need received frozen turkeys, squa...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Medford bridge ordered closed due to unsafe structure

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The Burlington County Engineer’s Office has ordered the immediate closure of the Jackson Road Bridge (No. 5.126 ) over Birchwood Lake due to compromised structure issues.

The emergency closure took effect at 1 PM Tuesday and is expected to remain...

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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 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: October 27, 2021

Burlington County Health Department now offering all three COVID-19 vaccine boosters

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The Burlington County Health Department is now offering all three COVID-19 vaccine boosters to eligible residents at its regular vaccine clinics, including the recently authorized Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters.

Pfizer and Moderna boosters are ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Burlington County launches new web portal for COVID-19 testing appointments

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The Burlington County Health Department continues to make COVID-19 testing accessible and has launched a new web portal for residents to reserve appointment times at the County’s testing site.

Testing continues to be available for walk-ins five d...

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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 hel...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Burlington County Sheriff kicks off 26th annual Toy Drive for children in need

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The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department is collecting toys for children in need again this holiday season and is aiming to make this year’s toy drive its biggest yet.

The Sheriff’s Department 26th Annual Toy Drive kicked of...

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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: 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: 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 27, 2021

Burlington County creates map showcasing women-owned businesses

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October is National Women’s Small Business Month and the Burlington County Commissioners want residents to know about all the outstanding businesses owned by women in Burlington County.

To help support these businesses, Burlington County created ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson highlights help for businesses and families

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Burlington County Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson highlighted the County’s actions to help residents and businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic this year as part of her keynote address at the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Com...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Commissioners approve County participation in new land use study of territory around Joint Base

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The Burlington County Commissioners affirmed their ongoing commitment to protecting and enhancing Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Wednesday by directing County planners and staff to participate in the development of a new land use study for the territ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Commissioners approve preservation of four farms totaling 256 acres

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The Burlington County Commissioners have given the go-ahead to permanently preserve another 256 acres of farmland.

The Commissioners voted unanimously last Wednesday to approve four new properties to enter the County’s Farmland Preservation Progr...

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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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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.

The Commissioners vote...

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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.

The Commissioners vote...

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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 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 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: 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: 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: 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, Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq. for September 27!Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq. is a partner at Capehart Scatchard, located in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Her practice focuses on the representation of boards of education an...
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