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May 20, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance with locating Jessica Wright-Schober, 15,of East Brunswick, N.J and Allia Blackstone, 15, of East Brunswick, NJ Jessica Wright-Schober is described as a black female, 15 years old, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Town Council voted seven-to-two to adopt the 2022 municipal budget during Wednesday night’s meeting. The budget raised taxes by three-points – the largest increase in at least seven years. Mayor Chris Vergano explained why the Township needed to increase the tax levy before the vote ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The executive director of Westfield’s special improvement district announced that he is resigning from his post in Westfield and taking a job leading Red Bank’s downtown district. Bob Zuckerman, who was hired in 2020, announced his resignation at Wednesday's meeting of the board ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Every year, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey recognizes the dedicated volunteers who make Girl Scouting possible. To receive the Dedicated Leader Award, the leader must have completed their fifth year of service, exhibit continued outstanding performance in leading their ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In a welcome that filled Wayne Township with lights and sirens, Rocco Sivolella came home today, with an escort of over 20 police vehicles. In preparation for his wake and funeral, Vander May Funeral Home picked up Rocco and was escorted into town with a convoy of Wayne Township ...

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NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. “The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham seniors Willy Chan and Mihir Rao will be graduating from the Governor’s STEM Scholars, a year-long program that deals with research projects that are done in teams. Both are set to graduate from the prestigious program on May 21, 2022. There are 95 graduates in the state ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Public School District launched a new, free mobile app for iPhone and Android, providing parents with a one-stop shop for everything concerning Linden schools. The app comes complete with features like daily and social media news, access to over 65 foreign languages, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Dr. Patricia Camp, the superintendent of the Rahway Public Schools, has just been named the Union County Superintendent of the Year. The announcement was made on Tuesday evening at the Rahway Board of Education meeting. Camp told TAPinto Rahway that she initially received the news ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Being helpful and giving back to the community are two tenets that the Girl and Boy Scouts have in common. Recently Hasbrouck Heights Girl, Cub, and Boy Scouts teamed up to help clean up locations throughout the borough. The weather was sunny on Sunday, May 15 ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Last night’s Town Council meeting began with a moment of silence for Rocco Sivolella and his grieving family. The fifteen-year-old captured the town’s heart when news spread of his leukemia diagnosis and his community responded with an outpouring of love and financial support. Just over ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh and Tshon Wells of Wells Cleaning Company provided an update on Tuesday on the clean-up efforts of the Clean Commercial Corridors imitative. The initiative, funded by the Paterson Urban Enterprise Zone, serves all six wards in Paterson. “The Wells Cleaning ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - National-wide problems have hit home as local stores in Spotswood, Milltown, and East Brunswick have each fallen into the infant baby formula shortage.  TAPinto East Brunswick went on the road today to visit eight local stores that carry infant formula - or wish they could - to ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high. The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – With a crane and a tractor-trailer, a 2-piece, modular home, built as affordable housing by Roxbury High School students for Morris Habitat for Humanity, was successfully moved today from the high school in Succasunna to a lot in Landing. The move went flawlessly and faster than ...

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WARREN, NJ — Watchung Hills boys track team upset  Ridge on Tuesday at the Somerset County Championships held at Hillsborough High School, 79.25 to 78.25. Watchung Hills’ Jordan Hartley swept the jumps with three 1st place finishes and also finished 4th in the 110 hurdles. Jackson Gottlick ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At some point near or before the start of the Wayne Hills vs. Wayne Valley Girls Lacrosse game on Tuesday afternoon– which was held as a fundraiser and a way for those who love Rocco Sivolella to show their support - the young boy lost his fight with his cancer and passed away. It ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Plans are in place to transform the former Seth Boyden Court Housing Complex into a state-of-the-art film and television facility, a project officials are dubbing an “anchor” piece of a larger effort to revitalize the Dayton Street neighborhood in Newark’s South Ward. Newark ...

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DOYLESTOWN, PA—The mayor of Doylestown waded into the controversy rocking the Central Bucks School District on Tuesday night with a message for students who feel discriminated against: We can help. At the borough's council meeting on May 16, Noni West gave a short state-of-the-union on the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A Boy Scout from Westfield’s Troop 72 has gained the local government’s approval to add lifesaving apparatus to a local park pond. Grant Ziegler, 13, secured the Westfield Town Council’s authorization last week to build and install a life ring with a storage box at the pond near ...

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WAYNE, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Wayne grocery stores and pharmacies have been mostly bare, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Police Lieutenant Robert Franco along with three police officers from Fairfield were recognized by the Two Hundred Club of Essex County during their Valor Awards on May 10. They received the awards for an incident that occurred more than two years ago when a man, fleeing ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- A group of Chatham mothers came before the Chatham Board of Education to voice their concerns about specific lessons being taught in health classes in the district at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night. The Chatham moms, who belong to a local ...

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SPARTA, NJ -  A third dog has been attacked by a bear in Sparta.  On Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. police said they got a call from residents on Meredith Drive. Their dog had received “a laceration” from a bear. “The homeowner said the dogs were barking like they wanted to go out,” Lt. Jeff ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury family is asking the public to help two refugees from the war in Ukraine who are now living in the area and dealing with health issues for which they have no medical insurance coverage. A GoFundMe site, set up by Maya Deutch, hopes to raise $10,000 for the refugees, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Before James Warhola could even hang his latest artwork someone walking by the "Strange Planet Outsider" Art Gallery in Chatham on Saturday came in to inquire about purchasing one of the illustrations. Warhola, the nephew of the late Andy Warhol, was one of the artists gallery ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The long-awaited Franklin Township Community Youth Center had its grand opening Saturday afternoon, the free event was held to highlight the recreational programs, resources, and social services available to Franklin youth in grades six through twelve.   The 25,000-square-foot ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Though the weather was a worry, all week long, WayneQuest Day worked out to be a little humid, but great. Over 100 families, friends and couples tested their wits, hopped in their cars and raced around Wayne – this time with a Wayne History theme, celebrating Wayne’s 175th Birthday.  It ...

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