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Residents call on state to rebuild a scenic span

The omnipresent thunder of nearby I-295 aside, the spot where the picturesque Centerton Bridge crosses the Rancocas Creek feels old-fashioned, even timeless.

But South Jersey's suburbs continue growing on both sides of the Rancocas, and time is taking a toll on the 112-year-old span connecting Mount Laurel and Willingboro.

In April, following an inspection, Burlington County abruptly and indefinitely barred all traffic from the bridge. About 14,000 vehicles a day are being detoured onto 295.

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Assaulted N.J. child welfare worker not surprised by new attacks

TRENTON — When two child welfare caseworkers were assaulted on the job in July, Leah Coleman, who survived a vicious attack by a knife-wielding client in November, said she felt disgusted.

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Backpack initiative readies Willingboro students for return to school

 An education reform group is making sure township students are ready to return to the classroom and will give 3,800 backpacks loaded with school supplies to township students.

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Contaminant found in Moorestown's water again

 A chemical contaminant that led to the shutdown of two of the municipality’s wells last fall has been detected in the water again.

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Learn About Water Safety at the Camden County Boys and Girls Club

More than 200 children, ages 6 to 9 years old, will learn the importance of water safety through swimming classes, classroom curriculum, and various hands-on activities, during the ZAC Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County.

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Upbeat spirit, friendly atmosphere at Willingboro Jazz Festival

The 32nd annual Willingboro Jazz Festival came to Mill Creek Park on Sunday, bringing an upbeat spirit that even the midday heat could not suppress. Families and friends unfolded chairs and gathered under trees, tents and umbrellas for shade while waiting for the start of the festival’s performances.

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N.J. has highest rate of distressed mortgages in nation, study shows

A greater share of residential mortgages in New Jersey were distressed at the end of the second quarter of this year than any other state in the nation, new data shows.

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SJ residents hope ‘little bridge’ reopens

The fate of the Centerton Road Bridge is still up in the air, but residents hope officials finally reopen it to cars and trucks. 

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Lawmakers applaud state rescue of Vets4Warriors hotline

Federal funding for a Rutgers University-run hotline for troubled military members and their families will officially end Saturday, but the veterans who man the phones will still be working.

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Christie vetoes two pension bills, signs 29 others

Gov. Chris Christie signed nearly 30 pieces of legislation into law Monday, but a bill to force the administration to apply $300 million of budget surplus to the state's public employee pension systems did not make the cut.

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