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November 17, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – Police Chief Jack McNiff took his spot in front of the podium in the Council Chambers at Wayne Town Hall, while Mayor Chris Vergano stood up front with a bible in one hand and a microphone in the other. These are the familiar positions the two town leaders take when either swearing-in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Board of Education will be seeking a new representative following the resignation of a longtime member. Amy Root, a former board president, announced her resignation at Tuesday’s school board meeting, which was her last in Westfield. Root said she is closing on the sale of ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On Saturday, November 12, Rahway senior Micah Lawson became the first NJSIAA Meet of Champions Cross Country winner in school history and only the second ever in Union County. His come-from-behind victory is truly one for the history books. Rahway Head Coach Leon Bunion said, "The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Fiserv celebrated the opening of its new Innovation Center @ The Park in Berkeley Heights on Tuesday. The new campus features 428,000 square feet of space including state-of-the-art amenities. Ultimately, the facility will bring more than 3,000 Fiserv team members ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The occupants of 40 homes in Ledgewood near the former Fenimore Landfill will soon be offered free tests of their wells to determine if the water is contaminated with a potentially carcinogenic chemical, according to officials. The letters will come from the state Department of ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- Approximately 50 parents and community members attended the Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education meeting on Monday to continue to voice their concerns regarding the pending implementation of the new Health and Physical Education curriculum that was approved by the New ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A plan for the town to install turf fields on school district property got the Board of Education’s approval Tuesday. The school board authorized a shared services agreement under which the town will build and maintain the fields at Edison Intermediate School at a cost of $9 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Because of the chaos of Election Day and votes still being tallied a week later, the Mercer County Board of County Commissioners are calling for election officials and vendors to appear before them to testify about what happened.  As previously reported by TAPinto, voting machines ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – “He’s not breathing. No pulse,” said a woman to a Coral Springs police officer who had just responded to a 911 call that a man was on a sidewalk and not breathing. That woman, who identified herself as a nurse, and two other men ended up helping to bring the man back to life ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A measure moving through the state Legislature would streamline the approval process for mobile dining businesses, including Wonder’s food service. The bill, A-4339, which was approved by the state Assembly’s Health Committee on Monday, would create a “food and beverage delivery ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - Local Troops in Phillipsburg participated in the annual Scout for Food event. As food prices continue to rise across the country, Scouting for Food — an annual event held in partnership with local Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs — has taken on new urgency. On Saturday, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Broward County School Board voted five to four on Monday night to fire Superintendent Vickie Cartwright. In an unexpected vote, Gov. Ron DeSantis’s five appointees terminated Cartwright, who was selected in February after a national search to become superintendent and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During the past Wayne school board meeting, Superintendent of Wayne Schools, Dr. Mark Toback gave a presentation on the rise of mental health issues since the pandemic, the lack of readily available services to help Wayne students and thus the need for the schools to help provide mental ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Borough of Chatham Council voted, 5-1, on Monday night at its regular meeting to eliminate the "Green Bag" garbage collection system currently in use and switch to an automated system in which a mechanical "one-armed bandit" would empty bins into the garbage truck. The "Green ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Environmental impact was top of mind for some Piscataway residents as representatives from a local real estate development company discussed plans to revamp a 118-acre site along Hoes Lane into a mixed-use town center. Monday’s town hall style meeting held at the new community ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The students in Christy Graham’s photography class had an extra treat this Halloween when Kerry Tobin vistied. The make-up artists, better known to youngsters as Pixie Pop the Clown expanded the holiday fun to explore photography lighting techniques. “Each class got the opportunity ...

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Kavya Grandhi was living in Avenel in 2019, when she kept hearing about this charter school in East Brunswick that was heavily focused on diversity and celebrating the many cultures that comprise Middlesex County. Hatikvah International Academy Charter School quickly became the ideal choice for ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Police dog Kai and his trainer, Morris County Sheriff's Office Detective Cpl. Michael McMahon, recently earned a certification “reserved for the most elite canine teams,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. Kai and McMahon, who owns a dog training business in Roxbury, earned a ...

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WAYNE, NJ – When Wayne Valley High School senior Mikaela Voinov’s boat crossed the finish line in the Charles River last month, she had no idea that her team had won their race and made history. Her five-person boat was the first from New Jersey to win the women’s youth coxed quad race in the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Citizen Police Academy community program returns for 2023, and applications are now being accepted. Open to township residents 21 and over, the 12-week interactive academy begins February 7 and will give participants an in-depth look into the daily operations of ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Sunday afternoon, there stood one final hurdle for the North 1 champions Sparta girls volleyball team. The Governor Livingston Highlanders, the Central 2 champions, were set to face the Spartans in one final competition to declare a Group 2 champion. Winning the first state title in ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Editor’s Note: A 21-year-old Coral Springs resident Chansen Savakinus is fighting an incurable cancer. His mother, Destiny Haggett, is chronicling the experience in a series of articles for TAPinto Coral Springs. This is part 17.   The past two months, since we ...

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MERCER COUNTY, NJ -- With ballots still needing to be counted from the November 8 general election, officials are now calling for an overhaul of and investigation into the Mercer County elections system.  The push to restructure the countywide elections apparatus comes days after voting machines ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- There's no substitute for experience. On the short list of elements a football coach would most like to have at his disposal in a sectional championship game, a senior quarterback who has already won both a sectional and a regional state championship game as a junior would ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Flags blew in the breeze right on cue on Saturday morning in front of Newton Town Hall for the Flags of Honor dedication ceremony. Newton’s American Legion Post 86 members were integral to the ceremony providing an Honor Guard and a rifle salute. American Legion member Anne Erickson ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - School is closed, and it's gorgeous outside, so what's a kid (or even an adult) in East Brunswick supposed to do? Play pickleball! If residents were able to get the East Brunswick Community Park this morning, they were invited to participate in a Veterans Day fundraiser ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Town Council on Wednesday awarded AT&T a contract for the construction and maintenance of a cell tower at the Westfield Conservation Center. Under the agreement, AT&T will pay the town of Westfield $45,000 a year with annual rent increases of 3% and additional rent to ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - "We didn't get the word out early enough," Mayor Kristine Morieko said about the defeat of the open space tax question on the November 8 ballot. Voters defeated the open space tax question 1963 (no) to 1440 (yes) which would have assessed taxpayers approximately $29 annually to ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Planning Board this week approved a plan to build a new 46-unit residential building on the site of Gleason Dry Cleaners. Situated at 7 Parker West Ave., the proposed structure – to be called the Gleason - will include seven affordable housing units among its 15 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — An 18-year-old Sayreville man now faces federal charges, accused of making threats to attack a New Jersey synagogue. It prompted an FBI alert last week for synagogues around the state, causing law enforcement to increase security. Omar Alkattoul is charged with one count of ...

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