Burlington County, NJ

Fed up with trash problems, Delran mayor asks county to consider collection service

DELRAN TWP. − Township officials are holding their breath that the summer months won’t bring moments when they’re holding their nose because of ripening trash. Delran is unhappy with the regularity of missed residential trash collection, which is not a new problem or one limited to the township. The waste management industry generally is tied in knots with worker shortages, inflation, and supply chain problems.
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Weedman wrong about pot license; daughter gets state OK

Editor's note: A story published Thursday incorrectly reported the status of Ed Forchion’s application for a conditional license to legally sell marijuana. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission did not take action on the application by Forchion, known as the NJ Weedman. The Weedman does not have state approval...

Burlington County Animal Shelter celebrates adoption of its longest resident

WESTAMPTON – Every dog has its day, and Dash finally had his. The 6-year-old American pit bull terrier had been the Burlington County Animal Shelter’s longest resident, with nearly two years spent there. But Dash’s long wait for a loving, forever home ended a few weeks ago when he was adopted by Mount Laurel resident Brittany Eifert and her fiancé Nick Butler.

Prosecutor: Clementon, NJ, Man Arrested for Fatal Shooting at Maple Shade Apartment Complex

Authorities in Burlington County say a Clementon man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting at an apartment complex earlier this year. Burlington County Acting Prosecutor LaChia Bradshaw says 22-year-old Teon Macklin-Goodwine has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and related weapon offenses in connection to the death of Ezekiel Sanders, Jr.

Wharton State Forest Trails Expected to Open Soon; Illegal Campire Caused Damage to Recreational Trails Along Mullica & Batsto Rivers

Wharton State Forest was severely impacted last week by a wildfire that was started by an illegal campfire set along the Mullica River. As a result, all recreational trails along the Mullica and Batsto Rivers between Atsion and Batsto Village suffered significant damage. State Park Service staff and volunteers have...

Arrest Made In Fatal Shooting At South Jersey Apartment Complex: Prosecutor

A 22-year-old man from Burlington County has been charged in the fatal shooting of another man in an apartment complex parking lot, authorities said. Teon Macklin-Goodwine, of the Tory Estates apartments in Clementon, was charged with murder, robbery and weapons offenses in connection with the killing, according to Burlington County Acting Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw and Maple Shade Police Chief Christopher J. Fletcher.

South Jersey Gas begins 2nd phase of $75M Camden County Reliability Project

In its continuing efforts to modernize and enhance the safety and reliability of its natural gas distribution system, South Jersey Gas recently started work on Phase II of its Camden County Reliability Project. The overall $75 million, three-phase project will replace and modernize vintage and aging infrastructure that runs through...

New flood alert system installed on Burlington County highway

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP – The Burlington County Commissioners have made driving safer in rural Washington Township by deploying a new flood notification system to alert motorists about possible flood conditions on a stretch of County highway near the Mullica River. The state-of-the-art system was installed earlier this spring on County...

Willingboro fining trash collector over poor service, bashes Republic Services response

WILLINGBORO TWP. – The township is leveling financial penalties against trash collection company Republic Services, which started year two of its three-year contract earlier this month with a breakdown in collection schedules. Officials are attributing the difficulties to the recent “terminations” of an unspecified number of Republic Services employees. Officials also say the situation is worsened by the way the Arizona-based company is responding to them. ...

Burlington County listed among 500 healthiest communities in America for 2022

MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County was once again judged to be among the healthiest places to live in America, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. Now in its fifth year, the publication’s 2022 study examined nearly 3,000 communities – primarily counties or county equivalents – throughout the United States and scored them based on 89 metrics across 10 health and health-related categories to create its list of the Top 500 Healthiest Communities.

Red Bulls Youth Programs to Provide Professional Youth Programming to Cinnaminson Soccer Club

HARRISON, N.J. (DATE 07/01/2022) – The New York Red Bulls have agreed to a youth development partnership with Cinnaminson Soccer Club, the club announced today. Cinnaminson Soccer Club located in Burlington County, New Jersey offers a comprehensive soccer experience for their almost 800 youth players of all ages. The club has a long-standing history in the community and provides a pathway for players ages 3 through 16 beginning with the Cinnaminson SC Minis program and progressing through the Juniors through U7. At U8 players can continue playing recreational training and games through the CSC Riverfront program or tryout for the Travel program for boys and girls, with top teams having the opportunity to progress into the CAPS (Cinnaminson Advanced Player System). The club also offer a broad variety of supplemental programming including the Spring Clinic program for ages U4-U14, technical sessions, and goalkeeper sessions.