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April 25, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ - One lucky veteran was gifted a car from Benner's Auto Body, which has been in Cranford since 1910. Joe O'Neill, Jr. owner of the South Avenue body shop, said giving back to the community has always been a priority for the family-owned business. Veteran causes were always close to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For most passengers taking the PATH train heading west in the direction of Newark, the next station after Journal Square has always been Harrison. This will change if officials get their request, establishing a Marion Street PATH station to service the rapidly growing west side ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham coach Ed Ryan hasn't seen anything like it in his 20-plus years of coaching softball. With two outs in the sixth inning of Chatham's game against Parsippany on Saturday, left fielder Remmey McEnroe and center fielder Kennedy Gicas ran into each other at full speed trying ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Don’t litter where you live. Norwescap New Jersey and community volunteers gathered April 23, 2022 for the Fourth Annual Community Day of Action. Volunteers are cleaning up and sprucing up Phillipsburg’s South Main Street District, starting at Shappell Park and spreading out ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- More than 50 members of the Union Catholic Community helped set a World Record for the most people simultaneously watering plants on Friday. Union Catholic is now the home of two world record holders. Last summer, Sydney McLaughlin (UC Class of 2017), broke the world ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Donations are being sought to help a 24-year-old Succasunna man whose once-active life, including college and career plans, has been derailed by a serious case of ulcerative colitis that began when he was 19 and was complicated by the COVID-19 crisis. The GoFundMe site, accessible ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Three Hasbrouck Heights community groups recently partnered to provide veterans returning to the workforce with professional attire during the "Dress for Success" clothing drive.  The Hasbrouck Heights Green Team and Junior Women's Club again partnered up with A Hero's ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Washington School 3rd Graders got a chance to sit in the seats of power and also experience the confines of the local jail on Friday during Chatham Borough's Local Government Day held in conjunction with NJ Government Week. Students received a tour of borough hall and got a chance ...

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SPARTA, NJ – In just six years Sparta VFW’s Ralph Rojas Scholarship fund has grown to be able to award seven students with $16,000 in scholarships. Several of the recipients, their family members along with members of the name’s sake Rojas family and members of the VFW attended a ceremony on ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Fire Chief Anthony Tiller, the first African American to become the town’s fire chief, served his last day with the Westfield Fire Department Friday. Tiller is retiring after 25 years of service with the department as a career firefighter and 29 total years serving the town. He ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Rahway's Grover Cleveland Elementary School has always felt strongly about doing its part to help those in need, particularly when it comes to hunger. Cleveland’s principal, Al Giambrone, believes in giving back, especially to those in our community. Cleveland's staff has played a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Sightings of a black bear that was apparently resting in a tree in Westfield Thursday night continue in the area. Town resident Justin Drazin told TAPinto Westfield he was on his way home from work when he saw the bear "mostly sleeping" up in a tree at the corner of Alden and ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford librarians will soon be cultivating a new kind of collection at the Walnut Avenue building. Cranford Library was awarded $1,000 to establish a Native Seed Library for Union County from New Jersey American Water.  New Jersey American Water awarded a total of $41,000 as ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The Apothecarium opened on a high note today, with people lined up and ready to make their purchases. “Phillipsburg is open for business” stated Councilman Lee Clark. Customers were all smiles as they stood in line, received “swag bags” and were given what felt like a red ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A bakery, a Mexican restaurant, a Middle Eastern restaurant and a lifestyle products store are among the businesses coming to the downtown, Downtown Westfield Corporation announced. In a news release Wednesday, Downtown Westfield Corporation listed a series of planned openings ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Governor Murphy held a press conference outside Elizabeth’s Zen Leaf Dispensary, as April 21 marks the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in New Jersey. At the time of writing, 13 dispensaries that also serve medical marijuana patients will be selling products ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Recreational marijuana sales commenced Thursday in New Jersey, but Newark officials are taking a bold stance against allowing the city’s police force to use marijuana off-the-clock. The City Council passed a resolution Wednesday calling on Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to issue an order ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The South Plainfield Borough Council, at a meeting held April 18, voted 6-0 in favor of extending its agreement with Robert Wood Johnson Mobile-Health Services (RWJ-MHS).  Passage of Resolution 22-170, which was an agenda addition following a contractual matter held in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A bear was seen in the area of the 200 block of East Dudley Avenue, Westfield Police said in an alert Thursday morning just after 7:30 a.m. “If you observe the bear, do not approach it,” police said. The state Division of Fish and Wildlife offers the following advice about ...

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NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide. According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are: North ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ – The Wood-Ridge Council honored recently retired Chief of Police John Korin and authorized the promotion of Michael A. O’Donnell as Chief of Police at a meeting of the Mayor and Council held Wednesday evening.  The Council also approved the promotions of Joseph Biamonte Jr. and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta VFW continues their support of the Ukrainian soldiers in their fight to keep their country.  They have collected $9,500 so far, to purchase trauma kits to be sent to Ukrainian people and soldiers, Sparta VFW Commander Pete Litchfield said. There are three different size ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Spring is in the air and books are hidden around town - it's a perfect reason to get out there and hunt. Delilah Baginski, a third-grader at Orange Avenue School, loves a good mystery and has always loved to read. In fact, her mom Courtney told TAPinto Cranford that Delilah reads ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Katie Stilo's dream recently became reality when, earlier this month, the South Plainfield native was officially named culinary producer and lead food stylist for the Today Show.  "I am looking forward to bringing new life to this role with my creativity and perspective on ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Vandals poured tar on one of the cricket pitches at a township park and Piscataway Police would like to know who did it. The cricket pitch at the Normandy Drive cricket field had puddles of thick, black tar pooled in at least two places making it unusable until it could be ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Details shared by a Westfield Councilman Tuesday show plans to convert the Lord & Taylor building on North Avenue into office and retail space while adding residential buildings to each side of the structure. In a Facebook post, Councilman Mark LoGrippo said the plans are ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Sakaria "Zack" Tahhan, a twenty-one year old New Jersey resident who is credited for helping identify the alleged perpetrator of a mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway on April 12, will be honored in Prospect Park Friday by Mayor Mohamed Khairullah and Montvale Mayor Mike ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In the early 2000s, a worker slipped from a ladder in an underground sewer pump house in Lincoln Park. He was very unlucky because he landed on an exposed pipe and was impaled through his upper chest. He was in extreme pain, bleeding and would likely die unless somebody could get him ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A concrete delivery truck overturned on Stelton Road in Piscataway on Tuesday, closing all lanes in both directions at Exit 5 for Route 287 at the start of the afternoon commute. Piscataway Police issued a traffic alert via the Swiftreach Network at 3:43 p.m. advising motorists ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A woman taking a shower inside her Andria Avenue residence was groped by a naked man who entered the shower and grabbed her from behind before she was able to fight him off, according to Somerset County Acting Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart. The woman called police after the ...

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