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April 19, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Construction of the Villages at Roxbury housing development in Landing will be shut down May 3 - and heavy fines will be imposed - if the developers do not address violations of the state's Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act. The warning was included in a violation notice served ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Four teenagers from Linden were arrested in connection with a pellet gun shooting involving “splat guns” in downtown Westfield Friday, police said. The two victims reported being shot by pellet guns around East Broad and Elmer streets around 9:19 p.m., police said. Officers ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The peace of Easter Sunday – a day of celebration in the Christian religion – was shattered when a call came in of two people shot and killed in a home in Wayne Township. The call, supposedly, was from the shooter who was still in the house, armed, agitated and wanting to turn the gun ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Sparta township professionals were meeting with the developer of the proposed 880,000 square foot warehouse complex for months before their application, as early as October 27, 2020. In an email obtained through an OPRA request Tony Diggan of Kimley-Horn, Diamond Chip Realty Demarest ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – In honor of 170 years of railroad history, Phillipsburg organizers will host the first-ever Phillipsburg Railroad Fest to commemorate the date.  “Come and discover the Phillipsburg, NJ Railroad and celebrate 170 years of railroad history” stated Aaron Coleman, the event ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – When he was 12 years old, Ken Cutler learned something that would shape the rest of his life. As he prepared for his bar mitzvah, the future Coral Springs attorney and Parkland resident wanted to know why so many family members were coming from his father’s side but very few ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Ramadan Mubarak! The Muslim greeting meaning “blessed Ramadan” is often heard throughout the month-long religious celebration. As Muslims around the world break their daily fast during the holiest of holidays for the faithful, members of the Muslim Center of Middlesex County ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Cheer on mother-daughter duo, Team Emelyn and Nicole as they showcase their dance routines on the new CBS family dance competition series, Come Dance With Me. From creators and executive producers Chris O’Donnell, LL COOL J (stars of CBS’ NCIS: LOS ANGELES) and 3 Ball ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The zoning board was the most recent forum to hear from the community about the facility proposed for Demarest Road. At the end of their Zoom meeting on Wednesday, Cathy Ebbinkhuysen asked about the procedure the zoning board members will use to hear an application about the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Six children found themselves trapped in an elevator stuck between floors at a retail building on Willowbrook Boulevard in Wayne. This is a four-story structure that houses several businesses, including Rockin’ Jump – an indoor trampoline park. When it became clear that the elevator ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - The Hawthorne Ladies Fire Auxiliary, a unit of the Hawthorne Fire Department which supports the firefighters by raising money for equipment, training, and providing on-the-ground support for firefighters, held its fish and chips sale Saturday outside the Boys and Girls Club.  As a ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Well, we've all be wondering for months about just what is going into the new building the Coral May Plaza at 1031 Route 18.  There are palm trees outside and a fountain with a giant, lighted bowling pin.  There's lots of parking and a sense of anticipation in the air.  So, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Hoboken Police plan to kick off an anti-idling campaign next week as part of an effort to educate the public about the hazards of leaving running vehicles unlocked and unattended. The department’s first-ever “Shut Off Your Engine” initiative comes as police across the Tri-State ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy stopped by the Hamilton Starbucks Thursday morning to grab a cup of coffee and toast to the efforts by employees to join a labor union -- Starbucks Workers United. In a statement issued to TAPinto, Murphy said “Unions are key to protecting workers’ rights, ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - A small kitten still has all her nine lives after a Hasbrouck Heights family discovered her in their car on the way to school. Rosnelly Mateo was on her way to take her daughter Brihanna to Euclid School and herself to work in Passaic in late March. After turning on the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Michael Malzone is a talented man with a good heart. The Wayne resident - pained by what he sees in the news every day about war-torn Ukraine and the people suffering there - is using his talent to do what he can to help. He painted a symbol of Ukraine on a 12” x 16” oil-on-canvas ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Links to sexual education materials included in a presentation at a Westfield school board meeting earlier this year have prompted a statewide discussion over New Jersey’s new health education curriculum. The presentation given Feb. 22 as part of a mid-year report on district ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says adults at least 21 years old will be able to purchase recreational marijuana and marijuana products without a medical card in New Jersey starting on April 21, 2022. "This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Murphy said on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The poor condition of the Roseville Tunnel in Byram, a major impediment to bringing passenger train service on the long dormant, historical Lackawanna Cutoff west of Roxbury, is about to be improved. The NJ TRANSIT board of directors on Wednesday approved a contract to rehabilitate ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Planning Board approved the final site plan for a new housing development that will be built on the Rockledge property on the Paterson Hamburg Turnpike. There will only be one entrance in-and-out and no left turns will be allowed, so U-turns somewhere along that busy road are ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz laid out the latest timeline for a vote on the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza at Monday's regular meeting, stating that Monday, April 18 with be the first of two "Town Halls" on the five plan options before a May 2 final vote is taken by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Sixteen South Plainfield students performed April 9 in the annual Central Jersey Music Educators Association's (CJMEA) Honors Orchestra Day. Held at Piscataway High School, the event featured the musical talents of fourth through eighth graders, with students from both South ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Before Coral Springs took legal action earlier this month against squatters in a house just north of Shadow Wood Boulevard, city police were called 44 times to the house in the past 15 months. According to a city log of calls for emergency service released this week, officers ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway High School (RHS) track team, under the direction of Head Coach Leon Bunion, hosted its first ever invitational track meet, the Rahway Rising Stars Invitational, in front of an excited and enthusiastic home crowd, on Friday, April 8. Coach Bunion called it "a historic moment ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has officially charged the man responsible for running over a woman with his vehicle with several offenses, including attempted murder and aggravated assault, Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Police Chief ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In what one area resident called an “environmental Armageddon,” dirt from a massive construction project in Landing was washed away by recent storms and ended up in Lake Rogerene, leaving the water brown and lake lovers livid. The runoff came from the 161-home housing development ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After watching a Bridgewater man crash his car into her yard April 8, and following a number of similar accidents in the area of Country Club Road and Talamini Road, resident Deanna Nye has decided to take action and is imploring others to join her in seeking change. Nye ...

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WAYNE, NJ – They didn’t break out the party streamers or bring out a birthday cake, but the Passaic County Commissioners did what they could do to honor Wayne’s big 175th birthday: they presented a proclamation in honor of our town. On hand Tuesday evening to receive the proclamation on behalf ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Kenny Avent never imagined that his first year of coaching boys' basketball at Woodrow Wilson High would have culminated not only in South Jersey and state championships, but in a "Parade of Champions" and community celebration of Camden athletes from both Wilson and Camden ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark parents are concerned about the ability of the city's traditional public schools to prepare students for success after high school, according to a recent poll commissioned by Project Ready, a Newark nonprofit that advocates for civic engagement to address local issues. Change ...

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