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Westampton Burlington County Times (Newspaper) - January 14, 2022, Westampton, New JerseyJANUARY 14 - 15, 2022 | BURLINGTONCOUNTYTIMES.COM PART OF THE USA TODAY NETWORK WINNER OF THE NEW JERSEY PRESS ASSOCIATION’S GENERAL EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR SEVEN CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2011-2017) Guitar innovator Steve Vai to showcase talents on several area stops. Life, 3B WIGBJA-00617y Volume 63 | No. 85 To subscribe 866-492-1514 ©2022 $2.50 Rob Gronkowski stole his phone; Tom Brady offered him a job SPORTS, 1C Weather High 45° | Low 11° Windy. Forecast, 5A House Minority Leader McCarthy refuses to cooperate with Jan. 6 panel. 14A E ver heard of a red velvet bagel with chocolate-covered strawberry cream cheese? h Sounds more like a scrumptious dessert, huh? h How about a tie-dyed bagel? Flamin’ Hot Cheeto bagel? Orange- cranberry bagel? It’s clear bagel flavors have changed tre- mendously over the years, from the days of just sesame, poppy seed and plain. And so have spread offerings: Think Sri- racha honey, jalapeño, Tuscan tomato, egg- nog, cake batter? We love our bagels. So much so that we set aside an entire day in tribute to them: Saturday, Jan. 15 is designated as National Bagel Day. According to data calculated by Statista, 202.07 million Americans consumed bagels in 2020. That figure is projected to be at 205.34 million by 2024. Schmear campaign Everything, sesame and asiago bagels at the Medford Bagel Shop. PROVIDED BY JOHN ZIOMEK A bagel at The Bagel Zone in Burlington Township features cookies and cream and cannoli cream cheese flavors. PROVIDED BY THE BAGEL ZONE A chocolate chip bagel with chocolate chip cream cheese is shown at The Bagel Cafe in Cinnaminson, which has at least 16 types of bagels. PROVIDED BY THE BAGEL CAFE A tray of seeded bagels is waiting to be sold at Delran Bagel Cafe. PROVIDED BY DELRAN BAGEL CAFE 13 South Jersey shops that will help you celebrate National Bagel Day Celeste E. Whittaker and Hira Qureshi Cherry Hill Courier-Post | USA TODAY NEWORK – NEW JERSEY See BAGELS, Page 4A VOORHEES – A 2021 “baby boom” among Virtua Health facilities included the births of several dozen children to displaced Afghan mothers, the health system announced. Virtua assisted in the births of 9,109 babies last year, a 7% increase from 2020 and new record. Moth- ers from Afghanistan, currently residing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and other parts of South Jersey, gave birth to 79 babies. The health sys- tem expects to assist in an average of 25 Afghan births each month in 2022. “Virtua Health is honored to provide maternity Virtua reports record year for delivering babies Cherokee High School students in the French and Spanish Club led by teacher Cindy Johnson host donation drive for Afghan refugees staying at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. PROVIDED BY CINDY JOHNSON Births to displaced Afghan families bumped total See BIRTHS, Page 2A Ahmad Austin Jr. Burlington County Times USA TODAY NETWORK Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday signed into law a bill protecting abortion rights, at a Teaneck ceremo- ny where he was joined by former Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and other lawmakers who championed the bill. Approved by the Legislature on Monday, the Free- dom of Reproductive Choice Act guarantees “the fun- damental right of reproductive autonomy.” The scaled-back version of the bill doesn’t add a require- ment that health insurers cover abortions and birth Murphy signs bill protecting abortion rights Katie Sobko NorthJersey.com USA TODAY NETWORK – NEW JERSEY See LAW, Page 2A The CDC recommends that all eligible people get vaccinated and wear masks indoors in public spaces to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Booster shots are also available. Vaccines reduce a person’s risk of contracting COVID-19 and are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death. Stop the spread

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