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January 15, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In anticipation of a New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) project scheduled to start in later this decade, the township hosted an information presentation at the municipal building from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. The plan is to replace the bridge ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Five township students earned cash awards from Montville Township VFW Post 5481 by entering the VFW’s national essay contests. At the high school level, Sophia Velocci was the Voice of Democracy first place winner, also placing second in the VFW District 10 contest. Sean Healy ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Some motorists on Route 10 are tooting their horns as they pass the site of the upcoming Shops at Ledgewood Commons mall. But their beeps are not expressions of excitement that the long-awaited project is finally being built. Instead, the honks are signs of support for a group of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — When Rutgers University announced they were going back to the future with the re-hiring of former head coach Greg Schiano, there were few people more pleased than the Cioffi family. Anthony Cioffi, who currently plays for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League ...

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MILLBURN, NJ — For Millburn High School Junior Eli Nadell, the sky is the limit. After all, that's where Nadell hopes to potentially see a rover with his naming suggestion in 2020. Nadell is one of 155 students across the U.S. who were chosen as semifinalists in the "Name the Rover" ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — In special recognition of former West Orange wrestler Christopher “CJ” Morgan—who would have been a senior wrestler this season at the United States Military Academy in West Point—the academy will host its “Senior Night” match at West Orange High School (WOHS) on Jan. 31. The ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The terrorists that killed four people, including Jersey City Police Detective Joseph Seals, Googled the Bayonne Jewish Community Center, possibly considering it as a target, according to federal officials. At a Monday press conference officials also revealed that not only did the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – A Superior Criminal Court hearing was held on Jan. 6 to determine how the case of former South Plainfield English Teacher John Q. Angeline will proceed.  Angeline, accused of molesting his stepson for over four years beginning in August 2010 when the boy was a 15-year-old freshman ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Temple Shalom in Succasunna on Friday unveiled a glass sculpture depicting a "tree of life" crafted in memory of the 11 people shot to death Oct. 27, 2018 at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. The sculpture, created by Bedminster artist Maggie Green, depicts a colorful ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the Thirteenth year in a row, Wayne has launched its Relay For Life fundraising season in preparation for the main event to be held on May 16 at Wayne Valley High School.  The season began with a kickoff celebration held at the Commons at Wayne Hills High School where the students ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The new mayor of Sparta is currently in litigation with the township.  Jerard Murphy took his oath of office on Tuesday, January 7 one day after his attorney George Daggett made the most recent filing in the matter of Murphy v Sparta Township Police Department, et al. The two ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway High School boys basketball team fell at home to South Brunswick, 57-52, in a Greater Middlesex Conference - Red Division contest on Thursday night. South Brunswick (5-2, 4-0 GMC Red) made plays late and withstood missed free throws at the very end to hold off ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders welcomed the return of incumbents Tom Sullivan, Mary Amoroso, and Germaine Ortiz at its annual reorganization meeting on January 7. Amoroso, Joan Voss and Steven Tanelli took oaths of leadership as chairwoman, vice chairwoman and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Dumont man was intoxicated when he drove the wrong way on Route 80 in October, causing a crash that killed three people including a former Roxbury High School student, said authorities today. Thee man, Miguel Botero, 28, faces vehicular homicide charges as a result of his ...

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CRANFORD - Back in June of 2019, the Cranford Board of Education began looking into vaping detectors after seeing one used at a safety and security conference. With the use of vapes by teenagers on the rise, Cranford's Safety and Wellness Committee started to research several devices and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As tens of thousands of people marched through Lower Manhattan on Sunday in a show of solidarity for the Jewish community in response to recent anti-Semitic attacks, hundreds of Livingston residents who couldn’t make the trek into the city took to the streets of their own hometown ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Systemic racism is the root cause for the state’s maternal healthcare disparities, according to New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.  An African American woman in New Jersey is nearly five times more likely than a white woman to die of pregnancy-related complications. An African ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — Less than two weeks after six people were shot to death inside a Jewish deli in Jersey City, and a man raided a rabbi’s residence in Monsey, New York senselessly stabbing five Orthodox Jews with a machete during a Hanukkah celebration, 14 state, local and religious leaders banded ...

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EDISON, NJ – The 2020 Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ Reorganization Meeting brought out elected officials from around the state to Middlesex County College on Tuesday, including Governor Phil Murphy to witness members of the board and the sheriff take their oaths of office to begin ...

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Updated at 10:01 p.m. Jan. 8 WESTFIELD, NJ — The Board of Education formalized the dismissal of an elementary school teacher, the result of a state arbitrator’s decision stating the district is justified in letting him go after he made repeated comments referencing his gun ownership in ways that ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Six months after contractors began removing the walls of the former Walmart store in Ledgewood, the walls of a new Walmart Supercenter at the site have risen in their place. Walmart hopes to have the 164,000-square-foot store open for business by autumn. The company received a ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Ashley and Christopher Felice were angry about the way the Chatham Township Committee decided to turn the municipal building into 65 affordable housing units at its Nov. 14 meeting and that displeasure has resulted in a civil lawsuit filed against the township. The lawsuit was ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – The undocumented. The homeless population. Children under five. Less than three months from the nationwide census count, these are just some of the people who raise concerns for organizers in Camden. “We need to count everyone, and I mean everyone” Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, who ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Succasunna lawyer Carol Scheneck was chosen Monday to be president of the Roxbury Board of Education, replacing former board president Leo Coakley. The board’s decision to give the post to Scheneck came at a meeting that also saw the swearing-in of a new member, Michelle Danielson.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There was something about Florence Obado that everyone in New Brunswick adored, something that made them greet her with a big hello and an even bigger hug. What Freddie Obado and his family didn't realize was that there are untold number of people across the country and ...

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Slated for 421-449 South Avenue East are 156 apartments 23 of which are to be affordable rentals. WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s affordable housing plan — the result of a court settlement — mandates the municipality create the opportunity to build 100 affordable apartments, and a plan in the works ...

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UPDATE: Anthony Fontanez created a 1970s-inspired shag cake, complete with bright pink strawberry buttercream frosting and cherry cream cheese filling, that won him praise from the judges — and the opportunity to advance to the next round in "Kids Baking Championship." Click here to watch the ...

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TETERBORO, NJ -  A Sergeant in United States Army received a surprise on Sunday as he received a hero's welcome from the local community. The event was coordinated by A Hero's Welcome North Jersey. U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Larry Mantilla, who is also a Passaic County Sheriff's ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Convenience stores and grocery stores around Piscataway could pay a price if they sell vaping related products near schools, parks, and day care centers. With recent reports across the country of high school students developing respiratory related illnesses, and deaths linked ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — In the Mexican city of Puebla where Maribel Castellano was born, Three Kings Day - or El Día de Los Reyes - is often celebrated with family outings, a grand feast and, of course, lots of presents. “It’s bigger than Christmas for us,” Castellano told TAPinto Camden at a Three Kings ...

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