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March 11, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A PSE&G proposal to bring taller poles and more powerful electric lines through residential areas of the town has the public deeply concerned, but the project has been delayed. Residents gathered at a home on Scotch Plains Avenue Monday night learned that state Assemblyman ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Living up to their promises, Roxbury High School teachers are suffering good-humored humiliation on behalf of raising money for pediatric cancer research. As he pledged to do if the school's Mini-THON fundraising effort raised $25,000 by March 3, science teacher Mike Gottfried ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ -  Although the county Freeholders have worked hard to eliminate county debt, limit county spending and pursue shared services agreements to lower costs, Freeholder Matt Holt said last week that there’s really only one way to reduce the property tax burden on residential property ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Jane Rodrigues, 10 won her third consecutive state title on Saturday at the New Jersey State Girls Wrestling Championship in Trenton.   Rodrigues, a fifth grade Piscataway student who wrestles at 54 pounds has been wrestling for the Piscataway Recreation team and Team New ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The Franklin girls basketball team has shown plenty of drive in its quest for perfection. And the Warriors spent four quarters driving with impunity past another overmatched opponent Sunday. The undefeated Warriors extended their winning streak to 32 games with a 73-35 ...

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SPARTA, NJ – An aggressive bull had to be put down by a Sparta Police Officer after attacking  and injuring its owner.  On March 8, around 3 p.m. Sparta Dispatch received calls that a cow was on Houses Corner Road, police said. As Officer Arlene Lippencott drove to the scene, the animal’s owner, ...

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Scarlet Knights history was made this weekend at the Big 10 Wrestling Championships tournament in Minneapolis. For the first time in Rutgers progam history, two Scarlet Knights made it to the tournament's final round, and both of them came out on top to take first-place finishes. South Plainfield ...

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Updated: 5:12 p.m. March 11 WESTFIELD, NJ — A statewide upgrade to PSE&G’s electrical infrastructure coming to the town will mean taller, fatter utility poles carrying more powerful lines. The upgrades will include the installation of the taller and wider poles so the utility can meet the ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ – The motorist who struck and injured Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio in December feels terrible about the incident but insists he did nothing wrong. Five times during an interview on Friday, the driver - Chatham lawyer William Anastasio - used the words “I feel ...

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All season long, the one thing the Chatham girls basketball team has been able to count on is its defense. When Chatham takes the court for its 12 p.m. tip-off Sunday against Mainland (27-3) in the RJW Barnabas Health Arena in Toms River, the Lady Cougars can prove that "defense wins ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – For elephants in Africa, danger comes in the form of ivory seekers, trophy hunters and poachers. For the elephant in Succasunna, it will come from the sun. The fact that her snow elephant is doomed – and might not even last the weekend – did not stop artist Jenn Stevens from ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ -  Armed police officers will be coming to schools in the Flemington-Raritan School District starting this summer, based on agreements now being discussed between the township and the K-8 district. Superintendent Kari McGann told the Township Committee at its meeting Tuesday ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The developers of The Shops at Ledgewood Commons in Roxbury can begin revamping the interior of a former sporting goods store for use by new retailers including Barnes & Noble, said township officials. The Roxbury Planning Board, on Wednesday, said it had no problem ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ A crowd attended a scheduled hearing before the township Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday night on an application to subdivide the Millington Quarry into two tracts _ one about 50 acres, and the other almost 130 acre _ but the hearing turned into a discussion of ...

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FRANKLIN LAKE, NJ - During the timeout before the start of overtime in the Group 3 state semifinal, Chatham girls basketball coach Joe Gaba concentrated his message toward junior forward Shannon Donohoe. Donohoe had missed a layup with 4.5 seconds left in regulation that could have clinched the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School had a visit from congresswoman Mikie Sherrill on Tuesday.  More than 100 students filled the media center while others video conferenced in from the middle school to have a chance to hear and speak with the newly elected representative. TAPinto Sparta also had a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — NJ Transit riders and transportation advocacy groups brought a bevy of concerns to NJ Transit leaders who visited the South Avenue train station Wednesday, only to be told there is going to be more discomfort for commuters down the line. The riders, joined by county, state and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Teams are encouraged to use their wiles in an upcoming contest that will have them solve riddles and dash around the downtown on Sunday. What is it? The New Jersey company Midnight Madness Events has partnered with Downtown Westfield Corporation for the hunt, which will ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Dr. Brett Charleston was hired as superintendent of the Glen Rock school district at the school board’s March 5 meeting.  Charleston, who is currently the superintendent of the Pequannock Township School District in Morris County, will serve as the permanent replacement for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An Italian restaurant on Elm Street that has been in town for 25 years is closed for good, its owner said. The owner of Theresa’s Restaurant, Robert Scalera, in a letter shared by Downtown Westfield Corporation Tuesday said he is closing the restaurant and moving on to another ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The third grade students at Mohawk Avenue School had the opportunity to go on a field trip last week.  They did not have to go far.  They walked across the parking lot to the Sparta Public Library. For the students that went on Thursday, it was also pajama day. The media specialist ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham coach Joe Gaba talked about how well his team finished on the basketball court and he named just about everybody who played for the Lady Cougars on Monday night. Finishing didn't come easy in the later stages of the fourth quarter when Chatham missed seven straight free ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A T-shirt that bore an image of President Donald Trump and the words "NOPE" and "Vive la Rêsistance" was hung in a Roxbury High School classroom but later removed after word spread on social media. A photo of the shirt was taken by a student and shared with Succasunna resident ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Four Piscataway wrestlers made the trek to Atlantic City’s infamous Boardwalk Hall for the 2019 NJSIAA Individual Wrestling Championships. Joseph Hatcher (160 pounds), Gabriel Rodrigues (170 pounds), Nicholas Lodato (182 pounds) and Nick Recine (195 pounds) earned their spot ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It was a final send-off last Thursday when fellow officers, borough employees, and others stood in line to honor Roselle Park Police Chief Paul W. Morrison as he signed off for the last time and said goodbye to everyone.  After 34 honorable years to the borough and 40 years of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Bids to prepare Horseshoe Lake Park for an artificial turf field came in higher than anticipated, but township officials still believe the field can be installed this year and within budget. The township budgeted about $1.5 million for the entire project, including the artificial ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Jake Honig was only seven years old when he passed away last year on January 21 after a hard-fought battle with pediatric cancer. Honig earned the nickname "the tank" because of the courage and strength the youngster showed throughout the time he spent fighting the disease. He was ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - One second. Zach DelVecchio had just one second to score off an escape, or his dreams of making it to the NJSIAA state tournament championship final would be coming to a definitive end. Most wrestlers wouldn’t be able to rise to the challenge in that situation, but DelVecchio ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – This will be its sixth year, so can we now call the Landon Monro Stand Up To Cancer Baseball Tournament a Roxbury tradition? The tournaments, started in 2014 by Succasunna teenager Landon Monro, have raised more than $24,000 for cancer research. So even if the annual event needs to ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Throughout the roller coaster season, senior Colin Pierce insisted that the Chatham ice hockey team could achieve something special. Matt Keane made Pierce's prediction come true when he scored 2:34 into the overtime period, giving Chatham a 2-1 win over Northern Highlands in ...

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