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November 21, 2018

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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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Flanked by a bevy of family members, coaches, administrators, faculty, and friends, Piscataway High School senior Dominique Nelson signed on the dotted line of her National Letter of Intent to play field hockey at Towson University on Wednesday morning. “It’s really exciting ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It may have been frigid on Wednesday night, but the rivalry flared up at Frank R. Jost Field. The South Plainfield Tigers (6-5) defeated their bitter rival the North Plainfield Canucks (1-10) 40-0 in the hump day showdown. As much as the rivalry was a storyline, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It’s a tale of three cities in the eyes of a labor union at Rutgers University. The Rutgers AAUP-AFT says certain full-time tenure-track faculty who teach at the Camden and Newark campuses are paid less than their counterparts in New Brunswick. The union held a rally today on the ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It happened when he was off-duty, and he only told a few people. But there were witnesses in the restaurant, and one of them called TAPinto. “I wasn’t looking for praise,” said Greg Zytko, a Flemington police officer. What the officer was looking for was lunch with his ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Diamond Miller made it official on Wednesday, following through on the decision she came to during the Franklin girls basketball team's title quest last March. The 6-foot-1 All-State guard/forward signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Maryland Wednesday ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Residents may notice Sparta Police Department is looking a little shaggy this month.  It is all for a good cause.  The officers are taking part in No Shave November a campaign to raise money and awareness for cancer research.  “Each of the officers that have participated in growing ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department has completed its inspection of the Columbia High School (CHS) bathrooms, and while they found overall they are "well-maintained," there are multiple repairs that need to be made, with the report citing 21 specific issues. The report also ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council meeting brought residents out to ask questions about the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment plans while the borough council informed the public that it is juggling yet another vote on a separate redevelopment plan. The Chatham Borough Planning Board ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The West Orange girls soccer team hadn't lost a game in two years, but Tuesday night the Mountaineers found themselves cornered by Bridgewater-Raritan. The Panthers wore down West Orange with a succession of corner kicks and other set pieces to claim a 2-0 victory that brought an ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A road in Ledgewood is being named in honor of Louis Bizzari, Jr., a man who became a member of the Roxbury Fire Department 70 years ago and continues to serve the township. The Roxbury Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to erect on Mt. Arlington Road a “street honor blade” sign that ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - There were 216 Chatham Borough residents who answered the Planet Civic survey questions about marijuana legislation, although some did not answer all the questions. In addition, there were 22 comments. To see the questions and comments made CLICK HERE. The Chatham Borough ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – An ambulance worker was rushed to the hospital after injuring an arm during a fiery crash on Central Avenue early Monday morning, authorities said. A 2015 BMW 540 sedan crossed the double-yellow lines while driving north near Clover Street at 12:23 a.m. and crashed into the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The elves were busy on Monday on the Lake Mohawk County Club boardwalk building the huts for the annual German Christmas Market.  This year the market will be open on December 1 and 2. With 150 vendors in 160 spaces and a host of other attractions, “this is probably the largest ...

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