News

August 17, 2018

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - With the Putnam County Legislature mulling a new law that would raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 because of the dramatic increase in the number of teens using vaping products, the Carmel Town Board is considering a temporary moratorium on vaping/smoke shops in ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Schools will be unveiling a program in the fall to introduce golf into the physical education curriculum for elementary school students. The First Tee National School Program, through a partnership with Elizabethtown Gas, has provided the equipment and instruction for ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP MAN CHARGED FOLLOWING AN ATTEMPTED HOME INVASION IN HILLSBOROUGH     HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect is in custody, and a second suspect is being sought for a home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Ridgefield High School, which was bringing back varsity football after not being able to field a varsity team in 2017 announced on Tuesday that it was dropping football.   This impacts Hasbrouck Heights in a meaningful way, since just two weeks before the season opens, the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Members of the community at Coles School are mourning the passing of Michelle Crisafulli, a first grade teacher at the school for the past 16 years and for 20 years overall.  The news came via a letter addressed to parents from principal Karen ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Members of South Plainfield Girl Scout Troop #65131, with help from their siblings, parents and friends, including resident Kevin Flannery, built and installed a bench/planter at the South Side Dog Park last week.  The troop is comprised of seven incoming Grant sixth ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The drivers of two cars that collided on North Ave. and Martine Ave. in Fanwood survived a crash that appears to have totaled both vehicles around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to Fanwood Fire Chief John Piccola, the vehicles collided in the front, causing one of the cars to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Berkeley Heights and New Providence Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a dump truck fire on Twin Falls Road off of Diamond Hill Road Thursday afternoon around 12 noon. The cause of fire was mechanical failure. The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad assisted on ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Special Olympics New Jersey’s delegation at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in July was comprised of over 100 athletes and coaches who became the first USA delegation to be outfitted head to toe with Tommy Hilfiger clothes and accessories.  Among the models in ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - One suspect has been arrested, and a second suspect is being sought for an attempted home invasion on Mersher Court at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Jhamir Hoagland, 18, of Taylor Drive, Franklin Township is charged with 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, 2nd degree ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ --  As part of our mini-series, TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro is spotlighting area teachers who need a little extra help in making their classroom the best learning experience for their students. We will feature teachers who posted a classroom project on ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.   Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. earlier this month announced the county was cutting ties with the bank ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee honored Steven Hennelly, the recently retired township police chief on Thursday night with a resolution recognizing his 31 years of service. Hennelly reflected on his law enforcement career in the video below Hennelly had announced his ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston achieved Magnet recognition this month as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. According to SBMC, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County Schools of Technology is following suit with the county government and will no longer bank with Wells Fargo over the bank's foreclosure practices.   MORE: Reverend plans to meet with Wells Fargo over Newark foreclosures Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Newark received a $5.6 million settlement from East Orange, resolving a seven-year legal battle over wastewater that runs through pipes of the state’s largest municipality. The wastewater produced by East Orange residents has a natural, gravitational flow into Newark's Wastewater ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - A program featuring a man dressed as a woman who sings, tells stories and does crafts with children is coming next week to the Rahway Train Station Plaza. The program, called Drag Queen Story Hour, is supposed to foster "awareness of gender diversity," as well as promote ...

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Like many New Jersey towns, South Orange and Maplewood are embroiled in a decades-long conflict over affordable housing obligations. Here’s what will happen next. SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “Why don’t we take a stroll down Valley Street?” asks Vision for Valley, a newly-hatched Facebook ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - A program featuring a man dressed as a woman who sings, tells stories and does crafts with children is coming next week to the Rahway Train Station Plaza. The program, called Drag Queen Story Hour, is supposed to foster "awareness of gender diversity," as well as promote ...

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NEWTON, NJ — The town council approved a resolution to support a plan for enhancements to power company infrastructure, estimated to cost customers 25 cents per month. During the August town council meeting, Jacqueline Espinoza, the area manager for JCP&L, spoke about their new program called ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ – “The locker room is now open,” Montclair State University (MSU) literacy professor and Write on Sports co-director and teacher Erik Jacobson said as middle school students from across Essex County raced to interview former New York Giants wide receiver David Tyree and Sports ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Michael Williams, Jr. stood before a room filled with youth living within New Jersey's child services system and struggled to begin his story. Williams, a community organizer, behaviorist and licensed social worker at the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU), is proud of what ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - A program featuring a man dressed as a woman who sings, tells stories and does crafts with children is coming next week to the Rahway Train Station Plaza. The program, called Drag Queen Story Hour, is supposed to foster "awareness of gender diversity," as well as promote ...

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BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s Main Street/Route 71 bridge will remain open during a two-month routine maintenance project that is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 10. During the work, one lane of traffic will be permitted in each direction over the span that connects Belmar and Avon-by-the Sea, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A  jack-knifed tractor trailer closed the right and center lanes of Route 78 east in the vicinity of exit 43, causing major delays Thursday morning. The driver of the tractor-trailer may have suffered a medical episode as he was approaching Diamond Hill Road heading east ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A group of Newark parents is appealing to the state Supreme Court to hear their case challenging state laws that require newer teachers be laid off first without considering job performance.   The case, filed in 2016, has already been dismissed by the state superior and appellate ...

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Updated on August 16, 2018, 7:35 p.m. BELMAR, NJ — Belmar’s L Street beach remained closed for a fourth day on August 16 by state environmental protection officials who continue to monitor bacteria levels found in water samples. The concentration of fecal bacteria did not meet state standards ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police Department and the Municipal Alliance hosted National Night OUt in Community Park on August 7.  

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