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November 28, 2018

Updated: 11:59 p.m. Nov. 28 Westfield to discuss better care for fallen officers’ families during PBA contract negotiations  WESTFIELD, NJ — Town officials acknowledged on Tuesday that the death of a police detective before his retirement combined with his wife’s cancer has revealed a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury residents' electric bills will decrease if the township enrolls in an “energy aggregation” program being considered by the township, said Roxbury Councilman Dan Kline. Kline, one of three members of the council who studied the pros and cons of energy aggregation, gave a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that New Brunswick High School was chosen as one of three schools in the state to receive funding for a technology program that prepares students to obtain a college associates degree. The city high school will receive funds for a P-Tech ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Four consecutive lots on River Road, starting from the corner of Watchung Avenue, was designated as "an area in need of redevelopment" by a 6-0 vote of the Borough of Chatham Council on Monday night. The vote followed a public hearing held at the Nov. 7 planning board meeting, ...

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GLEN RIDGE, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor's Office and Glen Ridge Police officials were at the scene investigating an accident on Bloomfield Avenue between the intersections of Ridgewood Avenue and Hillside Avenue on Monday around 10:30 p.m. According to eyewitnesses, Montclair fire officials ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In addition to fighting crime, Roxbury police will also be battling Christmas Day disappointment this year, it was announced today. To bolster the effort, the department has partnered with Santa Claus, said the department.  “The police department will be assisting Santa with ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta Middle School students welcomed a special guest last week. Eric LeGrand visited just before Thanksgiving, to share his story with the seventh and eight grade students.  LeGrand’s book “The Victorious Story of Eric LeGrand” was a selection for the summer reading book ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Boston University men's basketball team is in the midst of its longest road trip of the season, but the last few days served as a homecoming for one of the Terriers' best players. Max Mahoney, a 6-foot-8 junior forward from Basking Ridge, was able to play in front of family ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – If you see a bearded Westfield police officer this month, it is not because he was too lazy to shave. In a first for Westfield Police, officers are participating in “No Shave November,” a nationwide fundraiser for cancer research intended to heighten awareness about the ...

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SOMERSET, N.J. -- The Piscataway High School varsity football team continued its Thanksgiving Day dominance over neighboring Franklin High as the Chiefs defeated the Warriors, 49-14, on Thursday morning. With the win, Piscataway upped its all-time series lead to 30-21-3. The Chiefs have won 12 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Hoping to gather donations, the organization that restored the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad station in Landing is offering chances to win a tiny model of the old building. For each $25 donated to The Lake Hopatcong Foundation on Nov. 27, contributors will ...

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CAMDEN,NJ— Cathedral Kitchen serves over 100,000 meals to the impoverished and homeless in Camden over the course of one year. It enrolls nearly 60 students in its culinary arts and baking arts programs, which lead to 80 percent of those students finding jobs. It cooks 1,600 meals a day for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A bison burger on a sprouted bun with aged cheddar and turkey bacon is one of many combinations that may be available at an upscale hamburger franchise anticipated to open in the downtown this spring. Diners will also have the option of imbibing in an adult beverage at the new ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police found themselves covering two towns Tuesday while their Hopatcong colleagues spent seven hours dealing with a terroristic threats suspect who refused to surrender even when approached by a robot, police said. “When our guys were tied-up,” they took calls for us,” ...

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WESTFIELD NJ – Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a string of home burglaries and vehicle thefts that set community members on edge last month and prompted the formation of a neighborhood watch group. Police charged the Westfield youth with eight counts of burglary and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Authorities from Newark and East Orange have a message for criminals who think they’re off the hook if they try to flee into either municipality: the police will pursue and officers are getting better at it. That’s because police from both cities have created a small patrol unit to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Several inches of snow and nightmare traffic around the Garden State didn’t stop local mom Tami Eagle Bowling's 3rd Annual Survive & Thrive Fundraiser from raising big bucks to help end breast cancer. Held for the first time at The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Green Bay Packers Defensive-End Muhammad Wilkerson and his T.E.A.M 96 Foundation continue to serve the people of his hometown by hosting their annual Thanksgiving "SACKS" give-away which provides food for 200 families in Linden. The annual give-away takes place on Tuesday, November ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – People are being asked to contribute to an online fundraiser to help a Roxbury woman fighting brain cancer. The woman, Nicole Coleman, 42, of Landing, underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor Nov. 19 at University Hospital in Newark. Coleman, who was raised in Parsippany and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A family that has sought to avoid the public eye after receiving threatening letters just days after purchasing a home on Boulevard is once again the subject of national media attention following an in-depth interview with New York Magazine. Reporter Reeves Wiedeman, who ...

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UNION, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team spent much of the first half of Sunday's state championship game under siege. But the Panthers withstood a barrage of Eastern Regional threats and reached the half stalemated in a scoreless match. It stayed that way until Kelli McGroarty ...

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UNION, NJ - Millburn went down swinging. Although the Millburn boys soccer team did not come away with a state championship Saturday night, the Millers didn't surrender until they had literally taken their best shot. Ocean Township defeated Millburn, 1-0, for the Group 3 championship at Kean ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - When the Piscataway football team did not get out to the kind of explosive offensive start that marked its first two playoff victories this post-season, it was left to the Chiefs' defense and special teams to give them the momentum needed to seal their sectional ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Two teams remain in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 playoffs -- the Piscataway Chiefs and the Union City Soaring Eagles -- and they will duke it out on the football field on Saturday in the final. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. at Dominic R. Ciardi Field in ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Thursday's snowstorm caused massive traffic jams and cars at a standstill for hours, with stranded students waiting for parents at schools and on buses, and also, among all this, there were many accounts of strangers helping to move cars stuck in the snow, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, the worst of it when most people would be on the roads for the evening rush hour, said Rutgers University professor and state climatologist David Robinson. "The weather forecast was incorrect. I'm not a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s response to yesterday’s hard-hitting snowstorm was stymied by traffic jams on county and state highways, said township Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Richard Blood. Once snow began falling fast in mid-afternoon, township trucks could not get to many local roads ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many West Orange students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed into tri-state just as schools were being let out. Robo-calls were sent to parents Thursday afternoon warning ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways. The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mention possible noise ordinance violations is any college town such as New Brunswick and people would probably think of rowdy student parties. Yet each month city council members are asked to approve requests for relaxing the noise ordinance, not for late night college kids, ...

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