January Freeholder Meeting

A Town Hall Meeting, hosted by the Camden County Board of Freeholders, is scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd, at the Camden County Boathouse in Pennsauken. The meeting includes a Q&A session, providing residents the ability to ask questions and get answers straight from a representative of the governing body and elected officials the opportunity to hear directly from their constituents. Following the Town Hall meeting will be a services fair featuring representatives from several county departments. The next Town Hall meeting is scheduled for January 23rd starting at 6PM at the Camden County Boathouse. Click Here to RSVP and to submit your questions.

County Plastics Ban Starts

Many towns across New Jersey chose New Year’s Day as the time to ditch plastic bags. The towns are part of a growing sustainability movement across the Garden State to cut back on plastic waste. Under new rules adopted at the October freeholders meeting, Camden County has banned single-use plastic bags, plastic utensils. Additionally, styrofoam food containers and single-serve disposable plastic water bottles - that come in bottles smaller than one liter - will no longer be allowed in county facilities or at county-sponsored events. "The research speaks for itself on the impact of plastics to our oceans, wildlife, and other natural resources," Camden County Freeholder Jonathan Young, liaison to the Office of Sustainability, said. "We cannot deny reality any longer and must begin taking whatever steps we have to reduce our reliance on these harmful materials. The Board is committed to finding environmentally-friendly alternatives that can serve the same functions at a fraction of the cost to our planet's health." 

Free County Flu Shots

The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services recommends everyone get a flu shot this flu season, especially children and seniors who are most vulnerable. The flu shots are provided for no-out-of-pocket cost. Flu vaccinations are provided for children age 9 and older at the flu clinic sites. Children under the age of 9 need to see their primary care physician. Download the Flu Shot Schedule or for more information, contact the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-999-9045. This coming week they will be offered in Cherry Hill on Wednesday, 10/30, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 1301 Springdale Road. Camden County also offers adult and child immunizations all year long by appointment at its Bellmawr and Camden sites. To make an appointment in Bellmawr, call (856) 931-2700. To make an appointment in Camden, call (856) 225-5128.

 

Employment Opportunities

The Family Success Center will be holding a recruitment event for facilities maintenance technicians on Friday, August 16th at the Camden County One-Stop Office, 2600 Mt. Ephraim Ave., Suite 102, Camden. All candidates must be pre-screened and scheduled for an appointment prior to the recruitment date by their Local One-Stop Office. One-Stop Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (856) 614-3150. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call (856) 614-3154 or click here. On August 20th at 1:00 p.m. the Camden County One-Stop Office will host officers and supervisory staff from the NJ Department of Corrections for an informational session about job opportunities. 

Best Burger in the County

There's a reason why nearly every restaurant — from fast to fine — has a burger on its menu. It's because they're universally adored. It's the same reason I ate 44 burgers at 44 restaurants in the past two months — to find the absolute juiciest, most flavorful version in each county in the Garden State. The following burgers are so good that even after eating 44 burgers in a very short time, I'm still dreaming about them. The Blue Monkey Burger from Blue Monkey Tavern in Merchantville is Camden County's best burger.

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