Posted on May 01, 2020
As shelter in place continues to be the norm and schools remain closed across the country, Comcast announced today it will extend its commitments for Xfinity customers through June 30 to help ensure students can finish out the school year from home and remain connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis.
Originally announced on March 13, Comcast made the following commitments that will now be extended into the summer:
No Disconnects and Waiving Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer’s Xfinity Internet, Xfinity Mobile, or Xfinity Voice service, and we will waive late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. Our care teams are available to offer flexible payment options or help find other solutions.
Xfinity WiFi Free for Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.
Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, we are pausing our data plans to give all customers unlimited data for no additional charge.
Internet Essentials: Internet Essentials is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program. We are extending our offer of 60 days of complimentary service for new customers through June 30. Internet Essentials is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month. For more information, visit www.internetessentials.com.
“These extended measures will continue to keep Americans safe and ensure that households are equipped for students to learn and stay informed at home as the nation copes with this unprecedented disruption to our daily lives,” said Dave Watson, Comcast Cable Chief Executive Officer. “Our services have never been more important, and we’re doing everything we can to keep people connected to the internet.”
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Posted on April 17, 2020
Residents, Businesses, and Friends of Bordentown Township,
The Township Committee would like to extend our best wishes to all during this very difficult time. Specifically, our hearts and thoughts go out to the families and friends of the two residents that have sadly lost their lives to this terrible virus. For all others who have been afflicted, our hope is that your recovery is swift and complete.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank all of our first responders and emergency personnel who have been heroically and faithfully continuing to serve the community. The Bordentown Police Department, the Bordentown EMS, and Fire Districts 1 and 2 should be commended for all the work that they do in keeping us safe. We are blessed as a Township to have such committed and dedicated public servants.
As a Township Committee, our first priority is always the health, safety, and welfare of our community. This is why we have kept strict compliance with all of the Governor’s Executive Orders and will take great care in when and how we resume regular municipal activities.
The Committee also understands the burden this is taking on our local business community. We encourage everyone to support local businesses as much as possible during this time. If you need to purchase items out in public, please be safe and look to your Bordentown businesses to meet your needs. When these restrictions end, we certainly want everyone to fully support all of our local businesses. In order to do our part, the Committee has recently waived the local business license fees for this year. These businesses are the lifeblood of our community and we continue to support them during this time.
Our Emergency Management Team, consisting of Police Chief Brian Pesce, Public Works Manager Dean Buhrer, Township Administrator Michael Theokas, Fire Chief of District #1 Steve Scholey, and Fire Chief of District #2 Bob McFarland, have been meeting regularly to coordinate acquisition of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), safety measures, liaison relations with the Burlington County OEM and the State of New Jersey OEM, and overall public safety concerns.
We have heard from many of you with questions, comments, and concerns. As a result, please be advised of the following.
- Town Hall remains closed to the public, at least until April 30th. Some Township staff has been in the building periodically to maintain operations. All staff has access to their Township emails and phone messages and have been working remotely as much as possible.
- There are drop boxes in the main lobby of the Municipal Building for those who need to drop off paperwork, licenses, or applications. These boxes are checked regularly.
- In the next week, we will be installing a secure lock box in the lobby of the Municipal Building for payments of taxes. We strongly recommend residents still either mail their tax payments or pay online to avoid entering the building. Please be advised that we are waiting for direction from the Governor regarding the waiving of late penalties for taxes.
- Our Public Works Department is working staggered shifts, and is beginning to increase the services they provide. Residents can call for scheduled brush and white goods pick-up. Regular garbage pick-up remains on schedule, including bulk pick-up. The Recycling Facility remains open with regular hours for residents to drop off recycling, e-waste, or brush.
- All Township Parks and park facilities remain closed. This includes the walking and bike paths. We realize this is a concern for many residents. However, again, our primary focus is the health, safety, and welfare of all our residents. Please understand that this is being done in order to help “flatten the curve” of the virus and hasten the eventual resumption to normalcy. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding.
- The Township Committee meetings remain on schedule, and will be held via Zoom meeting for the foreseeable future. The link for public participation can be found with the agenda on the Township’s website.
- The Township Planning Board will be meeting via Zoom as well on April 23rd. Our goal is to continue the land use approval processes as much as possible.
- All other Committee and Commission meetings have been cancelled until further notice.
- The Township Senior Center remains closed until further notice.
- Please continue to check the Township’s website and our social media platforms for updates on cancellation of events or other important information.