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 2020-07-03 15:20 

Burlington County Times

Two new pups join Mount Laurel PD's K-9 department...

Meeko and Drake are trained in explosives and narcotics detection....

 2020-07-03 13:51 

Burlington County Times

Police seek link between hit-and-run, carjacking that left Burlington man dead...

CAMDEN — Police are looking for a possible connection between a fatal hit-and-run accident and a subsequent carjacking here.The hit-and-run, which killed a Burlington County woman, occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday on the 1000 block of Diamond ...

 2020-07-03 13:43 

Burlington County Times

Murphy signs revamped bill to furlough NJ workers as CARES money runs out...

New Jersey state workers face furloughs as federal dollars run out. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the plan to cut NJ public employees' hours Thursday night....

 2020-07-03 09:20 

Burlington County Times

Illegal fireworks are booming in places large and small. What's legal or not across the Northeast...

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described the cacophony of illegal fireworks going off each night in New York City this way: "It sounds like the Wild West."Many communities across the nation, large and small, can literally hear his point: Each night br...

 2020-07-03 09:20 

Burlington County Times

Challenger looks to break Democratic slate in Mount Holly primary...

The Democratic Primary for the Mount Holly Township Council Election is set for Tuesday. Two polling places will be open, at 37 Washington Street and 214 Mill Street, but most voters will vote by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-02 20:50 

Burlington County Times

Coronavirus updates: 'COVID parties' in Alabama; California man expresses regret on social media before dying; US daily cases hit 50,000...

The number of daily U.S. cases surged above 50,000 for the first time and showed no indication of ebbing, but President Donald Trump preferred to focus on encouraging jobs numbers Thursday.The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June as states, in fits...

 2020-07-02 20:20 

Burlington County Times

House panel OKs defense bill that requires some military bases to be renamed...

There are also numerous local priorities in the bill, including language restricting the Air Force from retiring more than six of the KC-10 tankers stationed at New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, as well as another amendment giving prefere...

 2020-07-02 20:07 

Burlington County Times

Police seek link between fatal hit-and-run, carjacking...

CAMDEN — Police are looking for a possible connection between a fatal hit-and-run accident and a subsequent carjacking here.The hit-and-run, which killed a Burlington County woman, occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday on the 1000 block of Diamond ...

 2020-07-02 19:50 

Burlington County Times

Amid COVID-19, Trump administration keeps immigration courts open, putting judges, lawyers and immigrants at risk...

NEW ORLEANS — A labor union representing the nation's immigration judges filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Trump administration, arguing that the government is stifling the judges' rights to speak publicly on key issues, including the th...

 2020-07-02 19:35 

Burlington County Times

Startled by nightly fireworks? It's not just your neighborhood, industry leaders say...

If there's snap, crackling and booming in your neighborhood lately, your complaints about backyard fireworks aren't the only ones dominating social media news feeds.It's not just a Philadelphia-area phenomenon, according to the American Pyrote...

 2020-07-02 18:50 

Burlington County Times

As vaccine hopes rise, U.S. races to buy syringes to avoid a mask-shortage scenario...

As scientists race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, some experts warned that syringes could become the next face masks — coveted items in short supply able to plunge the market into chaos.But it appears that the federal government and health care supp...

 2020-07-02 18:39 

Burlington County Times

Man charged in fatal crash in Mansfield Township last year...

According to the prosecutor's office, a 20-year-old man from Union City and two friends were on their way back from a trip to Philadelphia to get cheesesteaks when he lost control of his Honda Accord....

 2020-07-02 18:18 

Burlington County Times

Veteran 'Today' show, '20/20' newscaster Hugh Downs dies at 99: reports...

Hugh Downs, whose smooth delivery and warm demeanor led to a seven-decade career in television news and talk, died Wednesday at the age of 99, according to reports from the Washington Post and the New York Times. USA TODAY has reached out to reps for Down...

 2020-07-02 18:17 

Burlington County Times

Burlington County urges caution amid increased coronavirus spread...

The Burlington County Health Department Director says it is crucial people maintain social distancing and hand hygiene over the holiday weekend....

 2020-07-02 17:50 

Burlington County Times

Feds arrest Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of recruiting child sex victims...

Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with procuring young victims for the disgraced financier's child sex trafficking operation. Maxwell was taken into custody in New Hampshire and is ...

 2020-07-02 17:20 

Burlington County Times

Traveling for the 4th? Here's what to expect in South Jersey...

Predictions show less Americans will be taking trips this summer but traffic is still expected to increase in the counties surrounding Philadelphia for the Fourth of July....

 2020-07-02 17:19 

Burlington County Times

NJ craft beer looks to the future after COVID-19 disruption: 'We're in uncharted waters'...

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that changed every aspect of our lives, New Jersey craft breweries' survival is dependent on one thing: your patronage."As long as the customer keeps supporting fresh, local craft beer we will do fine," ...

 2020-07-02 17:04 

Burlington County Times

Supreme Court to decide if Congress can get secret Russia grand jury materials...

WASHINGTON The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to consider blocking Congress' access to secret grand jury materials from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.The action was a victory for the Trump administration, which is fighting to...

 2020-07-02 17:03 

Burlington County Times

Health checks at NY — but not NJ — airports as part of quarantine 'hot spot' strategy...

If you're flying into New York from a "hotspot" coronavirus state — the list is up to 16, as of today — prepare to see some friendly health department faces, forms and pamphlets.But not in New Jersey — at least not yet.The Ne...

 2020-07-02 16:33 

Burlington County Times

Medford ShopRite owner takes over family's grocery enterprise...

The Zallie family announced Wednesday David Zallie purchased the shares in the eight Zallie ShopRite stores that have been jointly owned by his brothers George J. Zallie, Bruce Zallie and himself since the passing of their father in 2011....

 2020-07-02 15:52 

Burlington County Times

Parx suspends smoking at slot machines at Pa. casino...

Smoking will only be allowed in an outdoor area, Parx said Thursday....

 2020-07-02 15:20 

Burlington County Times

Edgewater Park superintendent named best in Burlington County...

Edgewater Park Township School District Superintendent Roy Rakszawski has been named Burlington County Superintendent of the Year. His Burlington colleagues picked him because of his county-wide leadership during the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-07-02 14:34 

Burlington County Times

Game On: Atlantic City casinos reopen...

hough the casinos were thrilled to welcome patrons back to the properties, the fanfare and anticipation took a major hit earlier this week when Gov. Phil Murphy issued an executive order pausing a plan to allow indoor dining, alcohol consumption and smoki...

 2020-07-02 13:51 

Burlington County Times

Video: Topgolf in Mount Laurel reopens...

Topgolf Mount Laurel is back in the swing of things after being shuttered due to the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-07-02 10:35 

Burlington County Times

Combat pay exemption, installation defense funding left out of NJ's $7.7B gap budget...

The three-month plan signed into law this week leaves out a tax exemption for active-duty service members' combat pay, as well as $200,000 funding for a consulting contract with a Washington D.C. lobbying firm that specializes in military issues and h...

 2020-07-02 10:20 

Burlington County Times

Cape May County issues 'universal' request: Wear a mask in public places...

The request covers all boardwalks in the county's resort towns, including Ocean City and Wildwood. It does not apply to people on beaches "so long as strict social distancing is maintained," a statement said....

 2020-07-02 10:11 

Burlington County Times

'The public has a right to know': Push to open police discipline records begins in NJ Senate...

There has been a rising clamor nationwide for more transparency in police matters as protesters have rallied in response to the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others. New York has already reversed its 40-year-old law that kept police ...

 2020-07-02 09:58 

Burlington County Times

Delran zoning board says no to landscaping business along Bridgeboro Road...

Dunphy's Landscaping appeared before the zoning board Tuesday night seeking a use variance to operate its business on the 16 acres at 4101 Bridgeboro Road....

 2020-07-02 09:57 

Burlington County Times

Burlington City business faces backlash over Black Lives Matter signs...

The owner of Burlington Press, a local marketing and printing business, said he has lost customers, had a sign stolen from outside of its High Street storefront and faced insults online for printing, selling and displaying a Black Lives Matter sign....

 2020-07-01 22:51 

Burlington County Times

Eastampton man charged with stealing $330k from disabled man's trust...

According to court documents, Young allegedly stole just over $330,000 over from the trust fund during an 18-month period spanning from December 2017 to June 2019....

 2020-07-01 22:07 

Burlington County Times

NJ public teachers will be offered less expensive health insurance after Murphy signs bill...

New Jersey public school teachers and certain retired teachers will soon be offeredThe move, a negotiation between former rivals Senate President Stephen Sweeney and the powerful New Jersey Education Association teachers' union, is estimated to save t...

 2020-07-01 19:33 

Burlington County Times

Burlington County offering mobile coronavirus testing...

Burlington County's mobile COVID-19 testing — which will be drive-through or walk-up — will take the place of the scheduled testing previously provided at the Westampton Complex...

 2020-07-01 19:04 

Burlington County Times

Kim critical of Trump's response to Russian bounties...

The freshman Democrat says the Trump administration's lack of urgency and apparent inaction to intelligence reports claiming that Russia's military intelligence units offered bounties to Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, differ...

 2020-07-01 17:28 

Burlington County Times

Columbus statue removed in AC...

ATLANTIC CITY — From Confederate monuments in the United States to statues of British slave traders, memorials erected in honor of historical figures have become a focus of protests around the world.The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapo...

 2020-07-01 17:20 

Burlington County Times

Bordentown City resident named Burlington County Woman of the Year...

Bordentown City resident Doan Tucker has been named the Burlington County Woman of the Year for her community service. Tucker, the wife of Father Matt Tucker of the Christ Church Parish, organizes several charitable efforts per year through the episcopal ...

 2020-07-01 15:31 

Burlington County Times

NJ extends unemployment insurance by 20 weeks for those who exhausted benefits...

TRENTON — New Jersey workers who exhausted unemployment benefits are now eligible for 20 additional weeks of state unemployment and 13 extra weeks of $600 a week of federal relief provided under the stimulus CARES Act starting this week, the state L...

 2020-07-01 15:24 

Burlington County Times

Does PFAS exposure make you more vulnerable to coronavirus? NJ senator wants a study to find out...

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was part of a group of 19 senators, including Pennsylvania Democrat Robert Casey, to write to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Alex Azar last week to inquire about whether the potential connection ...

 2020-07-01 15:20 

Burlington County Times

NJ climate report: Expect more heat deaths, flooding and jellyfish as weather warms...

The DEP is expected to release a climate change strategy report in September that will be based on Tuesday's climate report and make recommendations for policymakers. The strategy report will include a section on bolstering coastal resilience to storm...

 2020-07-01 15:05 

Burlington County Times

Borgata president one of few Black women to run a US casino...

Melonie Johnson arrived at Borgata a month ago during the virus shutdown from MGM's National Harbor casino outside Washington, DC, as part of a nationwide management restructuring....

 2020-07-01 14:29 

Burlington County Times

NJ hospitals allow patient visits, but most South Jersey hospitals keep restrictions for now...

It is up to the hospitals to set the hours for and the duration of visits. In South Jersey, Virtua has yet to lift its visitor restrictions....

 2020-07-01 12:19 

Burlington County Times

Fourth of July: Where to find fireworks, parades, concerts and virtual holiday fun in South Jersey, Philly...

While many parades, festivals and concerts are canceled or postponed, for those who choose to celebrate, there are a several fireworks displays in Burlington County, South Jersey and the Philadelphia region and other ways to take part....

 2020-07-01 10:20 

Burlington County Times

Comcast NBCUniversal awards $155,000 in scholarships to Philadelphia-area seniors...

Comcast NBCUniversal awarded $155,000 in scholarships for the 2020-21 school year to 62 students across southeast Pennsylvania, New Jersey and northern Delaware as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.Students are selected for thei...

 2020-07-01 09:20 

Burlington County Times

Moorestown alumni group releases recommendations for making schools more inclusive...

Among their recommendations are that the district create an administrative position to coordinate integration and leadership programs and investigate discrimination complaints, hire more minority faculty and administrators, eliminate most out-of-school su...

 2020-06-30 19:10 

Burlington County Times

Study finds asteroid impact, not volcanoes, made the Earth uninhabitable for dinosaurs: 'Only plausible explanation'...

It was the asteroid after all.A new study confirms that an asteroid impact 66 million years ago not volcanic eruptions killed off most of the dinosaurs on Earth."Our study confirms, for the first time quantitatively, that the only plausible explanatio...

 2020-06-30 19:00 

Burlington County Times

250,000 babies may die indirectly due to COVID-19. Worst-case scenario: 1.2 million babies worldwide, study says...

Disruptions to health care and lack of food from COVID-19 are likely to cost the lives of at least 250,000 babies and young children and more than 10,000 mothers in low- and moderate-income countries over the next six months, according to a study from res...

 2020-06-30 18:50 

Burlington County Times

No smoking, drinking or eating as Atlantic City casinos open...

The late-night announcements from Gov. Phil Murphy landed like a one-two punch on Atlantic City's casino industry, already reeling from lost revenue during the pandemic, and making plans to creak back to life at the state-mandated 25% of normal capaci...

 2020-06-30 18:46 

Burlington County Times

A new swine flu strain found in Chinese pigs has 'pandemic potential,' experts say...

Researchers have discovered a swine flu virus in Chinese pigs that may be able to jump to humans and are sounding the alarm for another potential pandemic as international public health experts still struggle to contain the coronavirus.Chinese and British...

 2020-06-30 18:40 

Burlington County Times

Walmart will stop selling 'All Lives Matter' merchandise...

Walmart will stop the sale of "All Lives Matter'' merchandise on its website, noting that it is putting its emphasis on Black people and other people of color whose lives are being "impacted by ongoing racial injustice.''The nation...

 2020-06-30 17:29 

Burlington County Times

NJ, NY, CT add 8 states to COVID-19 quarantine order, bringing total to 16...

ALBANY New York, New Jersey and Connecticut added travelers from California, Tennessee and six other states to its quarantine list Tuesday morning, pushing the total toTravelers from the affected states will now have to isolate for 14 days upon arriving i...

 2020-06-30 17:23 

Burlington County Times

Gov. Murphy signs 3-month 'cuts and uncertainty' budget into law...

The spending plan cuts $1.2 billion in programs this fiscal year, as well as $850 million in areas Murphy had previously said he would prioritize....

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