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February 27, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- High winds brought down power lines and utility poles on Centennial Ave. during a weather system that passed through the state on Monday, prompting Piscataway police to close the roadway east bound from River Road to Plainfield Ave. Police issued travel alerts throughout the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Landing resident Robert Geraci says the company that appraised houses for the recent Roxbury tax revaluation made a 500-square-foot mistake on his place. If Geraci is right, Roxbury homeowners might want to take a close look at their own revaluation appraisal reports. Geraci said ...

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CHERRY HILL, NJ – Sparta High School Robotics team 5249Z won first place at the New Jersey State Championships on Saturday, February 23.  This earned the team the top rank in the state and a trip to compete at the VEX World Championships to be held in Louisville, Kentucky in April 24 to 27. “It ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Call it luck, faith, the power of prayer or the reach of Facebook, less than 17 hours after Cindy Gelormini posted on Facebook about losing a cherished necklace, it was back in her hands. She lost the necklace, a silver chain with a disk of spun blue glass containing her son ...

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YORK, PA – Olivia Lukshides, a junior swimmer at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania has been recognized by the school for setting new records at the PSAC Swimming Championships, Feb. 20-23. Lukshides, a 2016 graduate of Piscataway High School broke her own school record in the 200-yard ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The vacant, ramshackle Global Agway property is being eyed by a developer for a mixed use of offices and residential rentals, Mayor Betsy Driver said at last night’s Borough Council meeting. Surveyors have been on the 5.6 acre property and the developer has been conducting “due ...

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WARREN, NJ - “If it Saves Just One.” Watchung Hills students unveiled a mural on Friday depicting drivers safety entitled,  “If it Saves Just One.”  The mural is a result of workshops with community member Sangeeta Badlani, the mother of Nikhil Badlani an 11 year old boy who lost his life in a ...

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LINDEN, N.J. -- When a team is angry after a loss that slipped through the cracks, you don’t want to be the next opponent on the schedule. Add in the fact that the next opponent is a team it lost to in the first game of the season and it adds extra motivation. Three days after falling the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - An initiative to ensure healthy and full meals for a large segment of Paterson Schools students was launched Monday when, for the first time, Halal food options became available at John F. Kennedy High School. According to Superintendent Eileen Shafer, the program will also launch ...

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WESTFIELD NJ – Janet Sarkos vividly remembers getting a call from a woman standing on the edge of a building poised to jump. Sarkos, the executive director at the Westfield-based suicide prevention hotline Caring Contact, calmly asked the woman to step back from the edge and have a conversation ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A fundraising effort by the Roxbury High School Boys Basketball Parents Association recently raised more than $1,000 to help township firefighter and business owner Jeff Poissant in his battle against prostate cancer. The "Box Out Cancer" fundraiser culminated on Feb. 13 when the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The challenge for Catwalk 2019 Road Trip was to create a design that best depicted the "essence of the state motto" that was randomly selected by the Chatham High designers. The judges felt that senior Isabel Sitar nailed it with her polka dotted denim jumpsuit, which was accented ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Diner’s chorizo chili was a crowd-pleaser in the town’s chili and chowder contest Sunday, which drew nearly 150 people in the first of what is anticipated to be an annual event. Resident Tracey Dugan took a few minutes in between bites of the diner’s dish tell this ...

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WARREN, NJ -  Make alternate arrangements. Service suspension of the Gladstone Branch of NJ Transit’s Morris and Essex line in both directions between Gladstone and Summit will continue into Monday after power lines were damaged there following a snow and ice storm Wednesday, officials ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Toasted English muffins. Canadian bacon, Poached eggs, Hollandaise sauce. All the components of Eggs Benedict, which can be a challenging recipe, even for an experienced chef. But for one 13-year old, it's a typical Saturday morning breakfast with the family. That's the ...

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UNION, NJ — The Westfield High School girls basketball team played the favored Patrick School on better than even terms for more than 27 of the game's 32 minutes on Saturday. But ultimately, it was those first four-and-a-half minutes of the contest that did in the Lady Blue Devils. The ...

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EDISON, N.J. -- It was right there for the taking, but the fifth-seeded Piscataway High School boys basketball team fell in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament final to third-seeded St. Joseph (Metuchen), 49-46, on Friday night at Middlesex County College. Tyree Tageneca-Ford grabbed an ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Union County Freeholder Board this week approved $20,000 to pay for a former Union County Police Department lieutenant’s representation a lawsuit in which he is accused of improperly administering a polygraph test, leading to the false conviction of a city man in 2008. That ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man has been indicted on homicide charges in connection with a street racing incident that killed a New Brunswick High School vice principal, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement. Freddy Garcia Jr., 22, faces an indictment on charges ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – One of the most prestigious awards ever bestowed on the township was presented Friday morning as Bloomfield Public School District was named Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Sandy Hook Promise Start with Hello Week National Award during a ceremony at Bloomfield High School ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- The fifth-seeded Piscataway High School varsity boys basketball team defeated ninth-seeded New Brunswick on its own home floor, 59-49, in the semifinals of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament on Thursday night. With the win, the Chiefs (16-9) return to the GMCT ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University football player was indicted today on charges he plotted to kill his former girlfriend's parents and harassed the woman online. Izaia Bullock, 22, of South River, was indicted on with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Chris and Laura D’Amico, whose son died in a 2015 Lake Hopatcong boating accident, are planning to buy in his honor an electronic scoreboard for the new turf field being built at Horseshoe Lake Park. Money for the scoreboard - and some for an equipment shed at the Landing Park ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The gift came as a surprise, but it was a wish come true for 8-year-old Westfield resident Gavin Callow. Gavin and his family went to the Australia Zoo in January as a present through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Gavin was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For all the fans that sat through Rutgers University home football game during the recent 1-11 season, the university has struck on a plan that will allow those loyal followers to drown their frustrations a bit more while also helping the team. The university athletic program ...

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WARREN, NJ - 20 wins. For the first time in school history, the Watchung Hills Boys Basketball team has back to back 20 win seasons after the Warriors defeated Immaculata on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals of the Somerset County Tournament, 63-52. The Warriors had a monster fourth quarter ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When police searched the Port Morris home of a man accused earlier this month of detonating a homemade bomb in Sussex County they discovered a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation protected by cameras and filled with strategically placed weapons, according to court ...

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Updated at 12:29 p.m. Feb 20 The public is invited to attend hearings with New Jersey legislators and the state Department of Transportation’s commissioner, including one in Westfield set for March 6. WESTFIELD, NJ — Standing at the Westfield NJ Transit station Tuesday, Chris Iafolla waited ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Let kids again shovel snow off the running track, says a group of Ridge High School parents of track athletes. After spending as much as $20,000 on a tarp and snow blower in the fall, the Bernards Township Board of Education is being asked to ditch the experiment. The ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield High School (SPHS) Competition Cheer team are, following a win in Trenton on Saturday, the best in the state.  The team, which went undefeated this season for the first time in its 21-year history, took home first place in both the ‘Group 2 Varsity Cheer ...

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