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April 20, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - The swimming team at the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic is only three years old, but it is already making waves. In February, at the Black Heritage National Swim Meet in Washington DC, the Dolphins placed 5th out of 30 teams, and received a number of individual ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A man who claimed he had a gun walked out of the Home Depot in Succasunna this morning with a “cart full of powertools,” said police. The robbery took place at 7:10 a.m., according to Roxbury Police spokesperson Jennifer Dillard, who said the investigation is ongoing. “A Home ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The adjunct professor at Seton Hall University who was arrested earlier this week for trying to bring cans of gasoline into St. Patrick's Cathedral is no longer working at the university, according to a university spokesperson. Marc Lamparello, 37, of Hasbrouck Heights, was ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – An Easter egg design created by a senior at Hackensack High School will represent New Jersey at the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday in Washington, D.C., the New Jersey Department of Education announced Thursday. Each year, every state is asked by the U.S. Department of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The 2019 season for Roxbury’s recreation baseball teams began today with an opening day party in Landing that included a ceremonial first pitch tossed by Matt Adonis, a fifth-grader who survived the removal of a cancerous brain tumor. At least 500 people attended the event, which ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A man accused of killing a 73-year-old Clark lawyer in his home testified Wednesday that he was victim of “date rape” by the attorney, and that he beat the older man to fend off a sexual assault. Caleb “Kai” McGillvary said he passed out after eating a hamburger and drinking a ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Responding to media reports -- including a April 15 report in TAPinto Summit -- which detailed the discovery of another hate symbol in a Summit Public School, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) New York regional office has expressed its "deep concern today after learning of yet ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Property values would drop “significantly.” Areas targeted for development and redevelopment would stagnate. There would be no opportunity in Flemington’s “Opportunity Zone.” That’s what county Freeholders were told yesterday about a rule change proposed by the state’s ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury officials gathered today for a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of $1.5 million worth of improvements to Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, including a new artificial turf field. The Roxbury Mayor and Council were joined at the event by several dozen Roxbury ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and the union representing nearly 5,000 of its faculty members reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night, bringing to an end more than a year of bargaining and averting the first faculty strike in the university's 253-year history. The Rutgers AAUP-AFT released ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing Clark lawyer Joseph Galfy heard a recorded statement in which the accused man claimed he was drugged and sexually assaulted by the attorney. "At first I thought he was really nice, then he raped me," Caleb McGillvary said of Galfy ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Elks #2298, in its continued mission to help individuals and organizations throughout the community, presented the library last week with a $1,000 donation. The funds, donated by the lodge’s Community Welfare Committee, will enable the South Plainfield Public ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township will not renew the liquor license for the former Smiles II go-go bar in Ledgewood despite claims made today by its co-owner that he’s done nothing to deserve the revocation. The Roxbury Mayor and Council authorized township attorney Anthony Bucco to draft a resolution ...

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Placing the wires underground typically costs seven times more than placing them above ground, a director for PSE&G said. WESTFIELD, NJ — The design approved by the regional electric grid operator PJM Interconnection is to build a new power substation in Cranford, take a burdened substation ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford senior and Campbell-bound Johnny Bush had an idea, implemented it, and gave back to the community in a huge way this past Monday. Teeing off at 8 a.m., Bush played an incredible 108 holes (an amazing six rounds in a single day) over the next 11 ½ hours in the inaugural ...

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HACKENSACK – A house fire that broke out late Monday morning in Hackensack claimed the life of a pet dog, according to authorities. Just before 11:50 a.m., fire crews were dispatched to 11 Shafer Place for a reported house fire, Fire Capt. Justin Derevyanik said. The blaze, which took about ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Superintendent of Schools Nicholas Norcia released a statement about the 12-year-old boy who was struck and killed on Route 208 Sunday evening, April 14, and revealed the young man attended Thomas Jefferson Middle School. “As a father, this is the unthinkable and my heart ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City's citizenry has firmly proclaimed that "Hate Has No Home Here," however the Summit School District has reported that another ugly racially-charged image has -- for the sixth time in the past four-plus months -- been found in a Summit Public School. Superintendent of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The return date for a legal action filed by Millington Quarry to halt meetings of a Quarry Advisory task force formed at the beginning of this year has reportedly been set for Monday, April 29. In response to an earlier email, Bernards Mayor Carol Bianchi said last week that ...

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PATERSON, NJ - "Mother, mother there's too many of you crying. Brother, brother, brother there's far too many of you dying. You know we've got to find a way. To bring some loving here today," the crowd outside of the Paterson Public Library sang on Saturday. For those gathered at the end of the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Fred Heyman of Morristown, New Jersey, was born in Germany in 1929. “I was your age at one time,” Heyman told eighty sophomores at Montville Township High School on Friday, April 5. “I did what you do.” He shared childhood memories of riding his bike, going to school, hanging ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Cory Booker returned to the city where his political career was sparked, hoping that his presidential campaign catches fire with a progressive message steeped in terms of love and empathy at the start of a bruising primary battle.  "This community taught me all about not that ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Glen Rock council members and its mayor are asking for more civility in discussions about any number of topics before the governing body. At the April 10 Council meeting, officials asked the public to think about how they get their point across, no matter which side of the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Cloudy skies and a little rain did not stop residents and community groups from coming out on Saturday to help pick up litter from parks around the township. The goals for community-wide cleanup day are litter prevention and minimizing waste “to improve the landscape in our ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Across the state, flags will fly at half-staff on Monday in honor of the Westfield High School Principal, who died from complications that followed his donation of bone marrow to a boy in France. Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered the flags lowered in honor of Dr. Derrick Nelson, 44.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - More than 100,000 people are expected to descend on Rutgers University for Rutgers Day, the university’s annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents This year, more than 600 free programs featuring hands-on demonstrations, interactive activities and student ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Thursday afternoon, helicopters hovered over southern Hawthorne while local and county first responders descended on a parking lot adjacent to the Wagaraw ball fields near the Passaic River.  Police blocked off Wagaraw Road from Lafayette Avenue to Lincoln Avenue as workers and ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Social media was all abuzz on Thursday, April 11, with news that Trader Joe’s was coming to Denville. TAPinto Denville sat down with Denville Business Administrator Steven Ward on Friday, April 12, to ascertain the status. Here’s what the town knows thus far. --A representative ...

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PARAMUS - A young goat found wandering a Ridgewood cemetery last week is continuing to recuperate at Oradell Animal Hospital. After being corralled by police, cemetery workers and animal control on April 5 at Valleau Cemetery, the 7-month old male goat was brought to the animal hospital for ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department made good on a promise to throw a pizza party for a group of kind-hearted teens on Wednesday to add the ideal topping to a story that captured national attention and warmed hearts. Gavin Mabes, David Lakatos, Aaron Perna, Luis Velazquez, ...

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