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Burlington-Bristol Bridge to undergo inspection Annual inspection of the Burlington-Bristol Bridge will require one lane to be closed for two eight-hour periods tomorrow to Wednesday.

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Burlington-Bristol Bridge to undergo inspection

Annual inspection of the Burlington-Bristol Bridge will require one lane to be closed for two eight-hour periods tomorrow to Wednesday.

Work will be performed from 9 p.m. tomorrow to 5 a.m. Tuesday and from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday. A flagger will direct alternating traffic during the closure. In case of inclement weather, work will be performed from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday.

For updates on this planned construction activity, see

Burlco 4-H seeking trail cleanup volunteers

Burlington County 4-H is looking for volunteers to help assist with a trail cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the North Branch Preserve in Pemberton Township.

The cleanup is held in coordination with the Rancocas Conservancy and the New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program.

The North Branch Preserve property runs along the North Branch of the Rancocas Creek, near Burlington County College. Nearby is a canoe launch, which is part of the Burlington County Parks System Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail. Cleaning the trails in the area will contribute to the health of Rancocas Creek by removing litter that may wind up in the creek. It will also help improve the condition of the trails for public use.

The Burlington County 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. To volunteer or for more information, call the 4-H office at 609-265-5052 or e-mail at

Pezzulo named HR director at South Jersey Industries

Anthony Pezzulo of Columbus has been named human resources director at South Jersey Industries in Folsom, Camden County.

Pezzulo will be responsible for developing human resources policies in addition to directing and overseeing all human resources activities, including employment, affirmative action, compensation, benefits, labor relations, nontechnical training, and employee services.

Before joining the company, he was employed by Public Service Electric & Gas, where he held numerous positions.

South Jersey Industries is an energy services holding company for South Jersey Gas, South Jersey Energy Solutions, South Jersey Energy, South Jersey Resources Group, Marina Energy, and South Jersey Energy Service Plus.

Justice Zazzali to speak at Rowan commencement

James R. Zazzali, chief justice of the State Supreme Court, will be the commencement speaker at Rowan University's ceremony for 1,909 undergraduate students beginning at 10 a.m. May 11 on the green in front of Bunce Hall off Route 322 and Whitney Avenue in Glassboro.

Named to the Supreme Court in 2000, Zazzali also served as chief of the Appeals Divisions of the Office of the Essex County Prosecutor, general counsel to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, and receiver for Bloomfield College, among other roles.

He was sworn into office in October 2006 as the seventh chief justice to lead the New Jersey Supreme Court since the 1947 constitution. Zazzali has a long history of service to the state.

Samaritan Hospice looking for volunteers of all ages

As April, which is National Volunteer Month, comes to a close, Samaritan Hospice seeks volunteers from Burlington, Gloucester and Camden Counties.

In addition to assisting patients and caregivers, Samaritan volunteers provide a support system for newly bereaved families, serve as ambassadors at community events or speaking engagements, plan fund-raising events, and serve as committee or board members. Samaritan welcomes people of all ages and provides a complete program of training and orientation.

Samaritan Hospice is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization serving Atlantic and Mercer Counties, as well as Gloucester, Burlington and Camden Counties.

For more information, call the volunteer department at 856-596-1600 or visit