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February 17, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway student, Mikey Wojcik, 13 is continuing his mission to bring smiles to children fighting cancer as they are treated for the disease at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ). Mikey, who lost his father, Michael to pancreatic cancer in 2015 kicked-off the start ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township Mayor Carol Bianchi, a member of the Bernards Township Committee since August 2013, announced this week she will not seek election to a third term in this year's campaign. "I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve the residents for ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Despite scaling back its proposal, the Bernards Township Board of Education continued on Feb. 11 to face blowback against proposed additional health classes at Ridge High School. Administrators said they would drop the idea to add a marking period of classroom work in ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - February 14th was not an ordinary Valentine's Day for the 7th and 8th grade students at Hubbard Middle School in Plainfield. Ralph Johnson, Hubbard’s School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) Development Specialist, organized a Project P.R.I.D.E. assembly with the New Jersey ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When she made a Facebook plea on behalf of her husband for a kidney donor, Succasunna resident Kathleen Whalen Williams stressed that time wasn’t on Bob’s side. That might have been true, but Williams came to learn that something else was: The kind heart of Kim Lagitch Roumes, a ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The invitation to the upcoming stakeholders’ meeting of Flemington Community Partnership includes the familiar enticement: “As always, the first beer is on us.” “That’s a pretty good deal,” Borough Councilwoman Susan Peterson said at this week’s Borough Council meeting. But she ...

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UNION, NJ - When Charlotte Crutchlow scored to tie the game in the third period for Kent Place, the anxiety naturally heightened for the Chatham-Madison girls ice hockey team. "I told the girls to be calm and play their game and everything will be all right," Chatison coach Kevin Hannon said.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – A former Roxbury resident facing a vehicular homicide charge for the death of her friend earlier this month was ordered today to attend a substance abuse treatment program, according to officials. The woman, Samantha Viscardi, 22, appeared before Superior Court Judge Donald ...

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Editor's Note: *Former was added to the title to avoid confusion. The word 'former' was always in the first paragraph lead.  FAIR LAWN, NJ - A former Fair Lawn Board of Education trustee was arrested for "possession of hashish under 5 grams" following a report of a 14-year-old female having ...

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Updated at 10:08 a.m. on Feb. 14 WESTFIELD, NJ — The Newark Archdiocese on Wednesday released a list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse. Among those listed on the website for the Archdiocese of Newark are seven priests who served at churches in the town. Six of the priests ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Sue Lachenauer is pretty sure it was Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio who teased her grandson outside a liquor store one day last summer. The Roxbury resident said she didn’t think about it until photos of Distasio appeared in the news two months ago, identifying the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities have recovered more than 4,000 files depicting children in sexual acts from a local man’s electronics, the Union County Prosecutor said Wednesday. Officers arrested Gregory L. Brown, 37, at his home in the 300 block of John Street Wednesday morning and charged him ...

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UNION COUNTY – About 40 students at Union County Vocational-Technical High School in Scotch Plains have been diverted from their regular program of study following the firing of the school’s electrical engineering teacher after a classroom dispute with a student. After families rallied in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A new supermarket chain will be coming to Lackawanna Plaza, but not without controversy. By a 5-2 vote, During Montclair's planning board meeting on Monday, officials approved the application to redevelop Lackawanna Plaza as a mixed-use project. It was also revealed that German ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — After pushback from parents, the Glen Rock School district is rescinding their previous decision to refuse to allow elementary students to participate in the annual American Legion Coloring Contest because soldiers in the line drawing were brandishing weapons. “I have received a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Landing resident Jennifer Schriever Skomail had been thinking for a while about writing something about the sacrifices made by volunteer first responders and their families. The 34-year-old mother of three, whose husband Christopher is a member of Roxbury Fire Co. 2, just never found ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council voted, 5-1, to introduce an ordinance that will allow for the hiring of Class III Special Law Enforcement Officers who would be licensed to carry guns in Chatham Schools on Monday night. Council member Jocelyn Mathiasen cast the dissenting ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The likely legalization of recreational marijuana is having unintended consequences for police, especially agencies that use K-9s to detect illegal drugs. And it’s an issue for Jax, the K-9 assigned to Patrol Officer Greg Zytko. Legal marijuana means that police won’t be able to ...

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Updated at 12:53 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — He taught biology for more than 23 years at Westfield High School, served on the Fanwood Volunteer Fire Department and gave lessons in wind instruments before his death in 2011, his obituary said. But it was Anthony Grasso’s role teaching hockey that he ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Vince DeNave, Chatham Borough engineer, and planning board vice chair Matt Wagner gave an update on the progress of the Post Office Plaza redevelopment plans at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night. DeNave reported that at a special meeting set for Wednesday, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School varsity bowling team is close to wrapping a season of success. After earning a championship trophy in a state sectional tournament in Linden Friday, the Westfield High School bowling team will compete in a statewide tournament Wednesday, with the chance ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - There are very few teams in the state of New Jersey, regardless of sport, that can come close to matching the level of excellence South Plainfield High School wrestling has achieved over the years. On Sunday evening, at Toms River’s RWJ Barnabus Arena, this year’s Tigers ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In past years, the owners of Knight’s Automotive Repair in Ledgewood had a tough time choosing the recipient of the car they gave away in their annual Wheels to Prosper program. This year was different. Peyton and Nancy Knight said their decision to give the car to Rockaway ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — How do law enforcement officials tell family members their loved one has died, and who do police officers turn to for guidance when one of their own passes? Starting Tuesday, the Westfield Police Department will have two chaplains — Rabbi Douglas Sagal of Temple Emanu-El and ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — Three weeks after it was originally scheduled to be contested, the Union County Tournament ice hockey championship game resulted in a 3-0 victory for Summit over Westfield at Warinanco Rink on Saturday. Summit's triumph — in a game first slated for Jan. 19 but postponed because of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- About seven miles and a 15-minute drive separates Piscataway High School and Franklin High and the two neighboring town rivals met on the hardwood on Saturday as the Chiefs’ boys basketball team defeated the Warriors at home, 71-62, before a rowdy crowd. The win moves ...

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WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills is going to Toms River. The Warriors defeated Westfield in the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group 5 finals on Friday for their second straight Championship, 36-25. “Incredibly proud of this Warrior wrestling team for winning their second straight sectional ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – You don’t need a Zamboni for this one, just the will to launch a 44-pound “rock” across the ice. Members of the Plainfield Curling Club and Curl NYC sprayed water droplets over the smooth ice of the Westfield Rink creating a pebbled surface to host lessons for 21 people on the ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Postseason play is on its way. The high school basketball state tournament tips-off on Feb. 25 and both the Piscataway High School boys and girls team will be taking part. The boys are seeded 12th in North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 and will travel on the road to face ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - One thousand points is a huge accomplishment. Reaching the milestone as a junior is a rare feat. With a third quarter bucket from the elbow, Mackenzie O’Brien earned the 1,000th point of her career. She got the ball at the point from guard Julianne Ferraro, dribbled in the ...

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