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November 13, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough residents can now answer questions and post their comments and preferences on Planet Civic survey now available on the Chatham Borough website. The public is invited to attend and give feedback to concept plans for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza, Wednesday, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An extensive roadway construction project is underway in Maplewood Village, with repairs and improvements being made to sidewalks and roads.  According to an update from the Township of Maplewood, the milling stage has been completed, and Maplewood Avenue will be closed to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gerry Sorell was a soldier in the 99th Infantry Division of 394th Regiment, where he successfully crossed Ludendorff (Railroad) Bridge over the river Rhine, as part of the historic Battle of Remagen during the closing weeks of World War II. PFC Sorell had fought during the Battle of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Many of the questions surrounding the plans to redevelop Post Office Plaza in Chatham concern traffic congestion. On Monday, Planning company Topology reported on some traffic pattern data to consider with its presentation given at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting. At the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ_ The Bernards Township Police Department is investigating a residential burglary in the 300 block of Whitenack Road, the fourth reported break-in at a township home since Oct. 2. Police said the latest incident -- the second reported burglary on Whitenack Road -- occurred at ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township police are investigating the reported assault of a 68-year-old township man that occurred while the victim said he was walking his dog near his house during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 10. Police responded to the area of Vail Terrace, located ...

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Updated: 5:53 p.m. Nov. 11 WESTFIELD, NJ – An 8.3-acre park on the town’s border with Garwood is home to a regulation size ice hockey rink, at least for the next three months. Several hundred people gathered for the formal opening of the Westfield Rink on Sunday, a temporary ice rink housed ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Veteran Elsie Cruz knows the affects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder first hand and how it could lead to suicide, 22 per day in the veteran community. Locally, she is helping other veterans get the care they need, without the stigma, as she spreads her story and message of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Skate Park on Southern Boulevard appears certain to become collateral damage when the final agreement for the township's third round of affordable housing obligation is approved in court. The skate park will be demolished, according to the two ordinances ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Ridge got a first-hand look at why many consider Piscataway to be the best public school football team in the state on Saturday. But the Red Devils, on the verge of getting blown out at halftime, also earned a measure of respect with their gritty second-half efforts before ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With votes still likely to be counted into next week, the differential between the number of votes for Bernards Township Committee candidates Joan B. Harris, a Democrat, and Republican John Surano had shrunk to nine as of shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, the Somerset County ...

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KEY LARGO, Fla. – A 49-year-old Westfield man died while vacationing in Florida, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Rodney Jinkins was snorkeling with his family when witnesses saw him unresponsive in the water at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, the spokesman, Adam ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - With its third victory over Livingston this season, the West Orange girls soccer team achieved another first for the program. Top-seeded West Orange defeated third-seeded Livingston, 1-0, Friday for the Section 1, Group 4 championship. It is the first sectional title ever for ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Morris County should allocate $10,000 toward the creation of a paved pathway that would connect the West Morris Greenway, near Horseshoe Lake, with Ledgewood Park in Ledgewood, said an advisory panel this week. The recommendation came from the county Open Space Trust Fund ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the same time that hundreds of other "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies were taking place across the country, more than 100 people came together in solidarity at the gazebo in South Orange in protest of Donald Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and removal of Rod ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A tented ice rink at Gumbert Park opened for business earlier this week and is slated to remain until March 1 under the town’s agreement with Union Sports Arena. The arena began hosting hockey practices there earlier in the week and held its first public skate at the Westfield ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The blue wave that swept Democrats into office in Chatham Borough also washed over the race in Chatham Township. Democrat challenger Tracy Ness has unseated Republican incumbent Kevin Sullivan, according to mail-in ballots tallied by the county on Wednesday. "This has been a ...

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Updated: 6:54 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — The town has hired a consultant to develop a plan for its local parks, a move that came with controversy as it will mean modifications to and delayed implementation of existing designs for a 106-acre park on Lamberts Mill Road. On Tuesday, the Town Council ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Students at St. Therese School in Succasunna had an exciting morning Wednesday as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) helicopter landed in the school parking lot. It wasn’t a raid or emergency landing. It was a pre-arranged visit; a community outreach effort by the DEA as part of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Democratic candidate Tom Malinowski chose Embassy Suites in Berkeley Heights to gather his supporters to await the results of the close race for the New Jersey's 7th Congressional District seat he won against five term Republican incumbent Congressman Leonard ...

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The Westfield Rescue Squad plans to equip its ambulances with the opioid antidote naloxone. WESTFIELD, NJ – Looking to focus efforts on better fighting the opioid epidemic, local health officials are seeking statistics to help evaluate the extent to which opioid abuses are impacting ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Early reporting showed a neck-and-neck race for three seats to the Piscataway Township School Board, but according to unofficial results, it was the challengers who crossed the finish line first, ousting incumbents who each sought their third terms in office. Jeffrey Fields, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Democrats Carolyn Dempsey and Jocelyn Mathiasen rode a blue wave in Chatham Borough to earn seats on the Borough of Chatham Council, ousting Republican incumbents Len Resto and Peter Hoffman on Tuesday. In the race for the Chatham Township Committee seat, Republican incumbent Kevin ...

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Updated: 1:43 p.m. Nov. 6 WESTFIELD, NJ – The Union County Board of Elections is testing new voting machines in the town, before rolling them out to the rest of the county. Nicole DiRado, administrator for the Union County Board of Elections, during a recent presentation, described how the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township’s settlement agreement with the statewide Fair Share Housing group that advocates for state-ordered affordable housing in many municipalities throughout the state has been ruled as "fair and reasonable" by State Supreme Court Judge Thomas C. Miller, the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ  -- Hasbrouck Heights High School journalism students, their advisor, and teachers received national recognition for reporting and design at the fall National High School Journalism Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The Pilot's Log is published quarterly and distributed to ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - After more than a week of protests, the Concerned 44 and Seton Hall University (SHU) administrators have yet to reach agreement on all issues, but some progress towards resolution has been made, according to statements from university officials and student organizers. The ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Police removing political signs during the middle of the night from the side of the highway.  Political gamesmanship?  That is what is being claimed by whomever sent TAPinto Hackensack video of the Hasbrouck Height police removing signs from that were stuck in the ground ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka today said Newark has benefited from being in the running for Amazon’s second headquarters -- even if the corporate giant picks a different location. “It's not over 'til the fat lady sings,” Baraka said today at an unrelated press conference for the opening of a new ...

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The incumbents’ campaign received a $10,700 boost from New Jersey labor union PACs. WESTFIELD, NJ – Incumbent candidates running in Tuesday’s school board race are on track to raising significantly more money than their challengers, largely the result of one candidate’s affiliation with New ...

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