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August 11, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - The Independent Author's Book Experience (IABX) held its Ninth Annual Book Expo on Saturday, August 6, 2022. The event was in collaboration with Mayor Derek Armstead and the Linden Free Public Library, which is where the event was held. The purpose of the event was to promote ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick community mourns the loss of veteran teacher Leslie Anderson. Anderson was a respected STEM educator at East Brunswick High School, who had a way, says colleague and friend Dr. Dana Zimbicki, of "lifting everyone around her." Anderson died following an ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Many parents across Wayne received an emailed survey from a group called “Wayne Speaks.” The survey purports to be a “Back to School” survey but focuses completely on the upcoming Wayne Board of Education elections, and several parents are questioning who sent it and what is its ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Tory James was a cadet in the first class of the Queen City Mentoring Academy (QCMA) back in 2014. Now, the 20-year-old Seton Hall University student is one of the mentors for the program that his dad, Plainfield Detective Ronald James, helped found along with Det. Jesse McNeill, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Tuesday, August 9th Piscataway Township Council meeting, held virtually saw passage of a number of resolutions including Fire District No. 4’s 2022 budget. Fire District No. 4, which is covered by North Stelton Volunteer Fire Company in the Haines Ave. area of Piscataway saw ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Sen. Cory Booker tells Phillipsburg Mayor he misses his job. Mic drop. On his visit to Phillipsburg to award a grant to Norwescap, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker spoke to the group of over 100 people gathered in Phillipsburg. In his comments to the audience and press, he ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For seven years, a Coral Springs lawyer and a former college professor worked through emails, phone calls, and occasional meetings to weave together the history of Parkland. Ken Cutler and Frank Cavaioli unearthed stories about land deals, sensational crimes, walking catfish, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway recently reported that the New Jersey law firm Brach Eichler is working with the family of Rayan Bien-Aima, the 18-year-old Rahway High School student who was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Route 1 in Linden back in April and succumbed to his injuries in July. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury today asked the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help it determine whether the former Fenimore Landfill in Ledgewood is the source of chemicals being found in nearby homes' private wells. The chemicals – generally referred to as per-and polyfluoroalkl ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Catalytic converter theft is on the rise, but what is a catalytic converter, and why do thieves want them? "They’re an emissions control device on automobiles that are stolen for the precious metals contained inside," according to Fair Lawn Police Captain Joseph Dawicki. Fair ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Neighbors, politicians, government workers and business representatives came to sweat and clean the community on Wednesday, but the city’s ninth neighborhood cleanup this summer did not get started until a visiting celebrity got handshakes, hugs and posed for the occasional ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Volta electric vehicle charging stations are back online after four of the six chargers in Westfield went down due to a power supply issue, according to the company. Residents posting to the Westfield, NJ Facebook group on Monday had reported the stations were out of order for ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Two 15-year-old sophomore girls - Nerissa Sime-Zuluaga and Maya Abawi - have joined the Chatham High football team for the 2022 season. "We don't offer girls football, so everyone is welcome to join our program," Evan Picariello, Chatham head coach, said. "When Maya and Nerissa ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The population of Coral Springs has grown by more than 13 percent since 2000, reflecting a surge in new residents coming to Broward County and Florida. Roughly how many more people are projected to move to Coral Springs in the coming decades couldn’t be determined. But ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The latest reminder for residents to secure their cars comes in the thefts of three high-end vehicles in the town, a car burglary and an attempted vehicle theft amid a trend of rising vehicle property crimes, according to police. A BMW X7 valued at about $90,000 was reported ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Twelve-year-old Izyan “Zizou” Ahmad is one of the top-ranked singles and doubles 12-and-under tennis players in the US - at one point recently he was ranked number one in both. He’s also a Wayne resident. Five years ago, in a televised press conference at the US Open, Zizou boldly ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ- By 10 p.m. much of the power had been restored to JCP&L customers after a county wide power failure that impacted more than 62,600 customers in Sussex County Tuesday afternoon.  Less than 2% or 1,018 of Sussex County customers are in the dark with Franklin and Ogdensburg ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Norwescap New Jersey is one step closer to their goal to fill an elemental need for New Jersey.  More than a short-term solution of a bag of groceries, Norwescap has long term plans for this grant and feeding communities.  With funding received August 9, 2022, at their ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Legislators proposed a state bill, "Stay in Jersey", to incentivize businesses in New York to open new offices in the Garden State for their Jersey-based employees. Gottheimer was visibly upset and dismayed by the proposed congestion tax on New Jersey and working families, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Senior Center got a new outdoor space today, as a spacious pavilion was opened adjacent to the Center in the Municipal Center.  The pavilion was paid for by the township, following a state grant of $700,000 that have added many upgrades to the facility.  This ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — I'll try to contain my excitement as I write this, but I have to say that it's basically insane how many educational and entertaining things are taking place at this summer's Rahway STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) camp over at Grover Cleveland Elementary School. When ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Westfield is seeking support for a class at Rutgers Graduate School of Education designed to educate public school teachers on how to teach race. MLK Westfield announced that Dr. Antony Farag and Bailey Verdone, both teachers in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Rotary Club can do some great things. Making it rain isn’t one of them. But rain is what’s needed to save the grass the club planted this year as part of its refurbishment of Conkling Park on Mooney Mountain in Ledgewood. Since embarking on the project in April, the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the ...

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MOVCHANIVKA, UKRAINE - Nearly three dozen large parcels of clothing, military-grade supplies, non-perishable food, and more successfully crossed the Atlantic and Europe to finally arrive in the village of Movchanivka in Ukraine.  The donations were the product of the generosity of Hawthornites and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 30-inch water main in Newark's West Ward burst Thursday morning as city officials work to restore water service following an initial main break that occurred earlier this week in Belleville Township. “After restoring water to 100% yesterday evening, we experienced a pressure surge ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A local McDonald's owner made a special effort this year to celebrate her employees who are graduates of the Class of 2022. Angela Adderley, celebrated all of her employees who graduated by highlighting their accomplishments for all to see. Adderley has been an owner and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough will be defending itself in court against two plaintiffs - SV Joint Venture and the Fair Share Housing Center - before Superior Court Judge Michael C. Gaus on Aug. 25 at the Sussex County Courthouse. Chatham's affordable housing compliance hearing is also scheduled ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The 2022 Cougar football team will be in a hurry to get ready for its season opener when its first official practice is held Tuesday since Chatham opens at Mount Olive, 7 p.m. Friday. Aug. 26. "We have eight practices and two scrimmages before we play our first game," Evan ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If Coral Springs wants to create a bustling downtown, then more retail shops should be built at the three proposed developments on University Drive and Sample Road, a group of city business leaders said last week. In discussing plans for redeveloping the downtown, some ...

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