There’s a new clerk in town and a new home for civil weddings in Burlington County. It’s prettier.

Joanne Schwartz, the first woman elected as Burlington County clerk, disliked having couples tie the knot in her drab office so she dressed up a conference room. "Weddings are special," she said.

Burlington County nursing home evacuated after fire

Sterling Manor Nursing Center at 794 N. Forklanding Rd. in Maple Shade was damaged in the fire.

Burlington County nursing home evacuated after fire

Sterling Manor Nursing Center at 794 N. Forklanding Rd. in Maple Shade was damaged in the fire.

U.S. Supreme Court limits state and local authorities’ power to seize property, impose fines

The unanimous ruling said the constitutional protection against excessive fines applies not only to the federal government, but also to state and local authorities. Philadelphia's program had once been cited as one of the worst examples of forfeiture overreach.

U.S. Supreme Court limits state and local authorities’ power to seize property, impose fines

The unanimous ruling said the constitutional protection against excessive fines applies not only to the federal government, but also to state and local authorities. Philadelphia's program had once been cited as one of the worst examples of forfeiture overreach.

Opinion

Airbnbs and backyard chickens: Collingswood newcomers want more of a say

A Collingswood group energized by local controversies about whether to allow backyard chickens and Airbnbs, and whether a tattoo parlor belongs on Haddon Avenue, is raising questions about the longstanding structure and practices of borough government.
Opinion

Airbnbs and backyard chickens: Collingswood newcomers want more of a say

A Collingswood group energized by local controversies about whether to allow backyard chickens and Airbnbs, and whether a tattoo parlor belongs on Haddon Avenue, is raising questions about the longstanding structure and practices of borough government.
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Deputy Haddonfield mayor arraigned on charges of assaulting borough police officer

Jeffrey Kasko, deputy mayor of Haddonfield, was arraigned on charges that he struck a borough police officer investigating a crash that occurred when Kasko allegedly tried to flee from a process server trying to deliver divorce papers.

Murphy signs bill expanding family leave in New Jersey

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law a bill expanding the state's paid family leave program.

Margate Pier could be open to public after 96 years, commissioner says

The nearly 100-year-old Margate Pier may be partially opened to the public for the first time after being extended out into the ocean.

Haddonfield deputy mayor charged with assaulting borough police officer

Haddonfield Deputy Mayor Jeff Kasko was trying to flee a processor serving divorce papers when he allegedly backed into her car and later struck a police officer investigating the crash, authorities said.

Opinion

Remembering ‘Father Bob’ McDermott, whose boyhood neighborhood in Camden became his life’s work | Kevin Riordan

Msgr. Robert McDermott, 76, died Sunday, leaving behind the vibrant parish and thriving educational and housing programs he built in East Camden and beyond.

Majority of New Jersey residents favor legalizing recreational marijuana, poll shows

New Jersey residents support legalizing weed for recreational use, but they're a bit softer on how cannabis should be made available for sale.

1 dead, 1 wounded when shooter opens fire on men in car in South Jersey

Burlington County prosecutors say both victims were hospitalized after the shooting, but one man died a short time later.

Man charged in stabbing deaths of parents at New Jersey home

Authorities say a man has been charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of his father and mother in their New Jersey home

N.J. woman spending ‘life-changing’ wait on transplant list

New Jersey woman says wait for lung transplant has been a "life-changing experience"

Homicide suspected in three deaths in Philadelphia and South Jersey

One of the victims was a woman found dead in a trash bag in Philadelphia.

South Jersey man charged with possession of child pornography

David Jackson, 67, was arrested after Camden County detectives went to his Somerdale home and viewed a number of "devices," the prosecutor's office said.

This ‘drug kingpin’ spent 30 years in prison. Now he owns a hemp cafe in South Philly.

After more than three decades in prison, Martorano plans to grow his Hip Hemp Cafe into a chain of 12 shops down the east coast from Staten Island to Fort Lauderdale.

Trenton cop charged with sexually assaulting two minors

William L. Sanchez-Monllor, 37, of Burlington Township, was charged with aggravated sexual assault and related offenses.

Pennsylvania
Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied

Politics
Cohen to testify before House panel on Feb. 27

Pelosi says House will vote on resolution opposing Trump’s emergency declaration

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