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November 3, 2018

UPDATE: One more game has been added to the calendar: The Blue Devils will play at West Morris High School in Long Valley on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. UNION CITY, NJ — The Westfield High School varsity football team allowed two touchdowns in the third quarter Friday night in a 21-7 loss to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Face it: You’re a bad person. You borrowed a book or video from the Roxbury Public Library six months ago and you never returned it. And somehow you still sleep at night? Well, here’s a chance to give up the thug life, to go from degenerate to considerate. Bring to the ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Although the Ridge football team has practiced in the rain plenty of times during the weekdays this rainy summer and fall, it had actually been dry for every Friday night game the team had played during the regular season. But when coach Bill Tracy peeked at the extended ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has extended its association with a private agency assisting undocumented students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, and will accept those students on the New Brunswick campus In an announcement today, the university ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pastor of a former Rutgers football player charged with threatening to kill two people described the young athlete as a hard worker and a leader in the church community. "He is respectful and a role model," Dr. Derrick Dumas said of Izaia Bullock, the former university ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- This Sunday is the 48th running of the New York City Marathon, pitting runners strength and stamina against a course that takes participants through the five boroughs of New York. This year, among the 50 thousand plus runners, will be Wood-Ridge resident Mallory Garvin, who’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween?  Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year.  "It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A performance during AddamsFest by the Westfield Ballroom Saturday included local "zombies" dancing to the Michael Jackson song "Thriller." The festival, organized by some 300 volunteers, was a first for Westfield and included three days of activities relating the history and ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Bernards Township school leaders decided Monday to inch ahead in exploring how a rotating drop schedule might work at Ridge High School. The board authorized hiring Elliot Merenbloom, based in Maryland, to study the school’s schedule and facility and suggest how the school ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Halloween was showtime for at least four Roxbury households going all-out with extravagant displays that will drew crowds. The most venerable was the Halloween House created by Craig Heard of Succasunna and his family. The indoor/outdoor horror fest is approaching its third decade ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A conversation over character education brought home when a student scrawled a swastika into a bathroom panel at an elementary school last month continued with increased gravity at a school board meeting Tuesday. With the weekend’s deadly Pittsburgh, Pa., synagogue shooting in ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Every senior on the Chatham team knows that the next state tournament game can be the last high school girls volleyball match they'll play. Katie Hauck has the date of her last game marked on her calendar. The Chatham right side/middle went into the first-round matchup against ...

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CLARK, NJ – A Westfield police officer rushed to the hospital after falling ill from exposure to an unknown drug found in a suspect’s car Monday night has since returned to work, police said Tuesday. At about 9:15 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle alleged to have been involved in shoplifting in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When Roxbury Social Services Director Janet Wald learned about the Vietnam veteran living in his car, Wald did what she usually does: Everything she could to help. Her efforts aided the fellow, at least temporarily, but they also pretty much wiped out the money Social Services sets ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Seton Hall University (SHU) students the "Concerned 44" continue to hold protests with a walk-out planned for 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, that will begin at the University Green and will have students "walking through the South Orange community," stated Concerned 44 organizers. The ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The restaurant at 19 Valley St. that was Ricalton's, then South Mountain Tavern, will soon re-open with a new owner, and a new name: The Fox and Falcon. David Massoni, a restaurateur and South Orange resident, is the new owner. Massoni is also a partner with Three Kings ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Councilman Fred Hall was recently selected as the most “outstanding public official” in Morris County when it comes to parks and recreation. The award was bestowed by the Morris County Park Alliance at its 2018 community awards banquet, an event that “recognizes and honors ...

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Last updated: 2:06 p.m. Oct. 29 Local Police, Other Agencies Tighten Security At Jewish Institutions WESTFIELD, NJ – Community members came together in a vigil after what is being described as the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history left 11 people dead and six wounded at a synagogue in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Legends Ale House, a sports bar and restaurant in Succasunna, closed its doors last week, a demise that came less than three years after it opened for business. The closing came as a surprise to employees, according to Jackie Sannipoli, a Roxbury resident who worked there as a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With less than a quarter to go, Westfield was more than holding its own against a Piscataway football team that might be the state's best among public schools. The Blue Devils trailed by a touchdown, but had all the momentum and extremely favorable field position after punter ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the National Weather Service predicting heavy rain Saturday, several of the day's AddamsFest events have been moved indoors. The opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m., the Addams Family Fun Zone from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m., Chill on Quimby from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Charlie’s Ale ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will receive a $2 million grant to open a Gun Violence Research Center, school administrators and state officials announced Wednesday in a presentation that included shooting survivor former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The very popular German Christmas Market will be held on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2.  This is the 17 year of the event that raised money for several local charities. Having exhausted all possible space on the Lake Mohawk Country Club Boardwalk and inside the Country ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka’s former campaign treasurer wiped away tears today after he was sentenced to 30 months in prison for embezzling more than $220,000 in campaign funds with forged checks. “I made my bed,” Fredrick Murphy said outside court with tears in his eyes. “Now I gotta lay in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – James R. Ray, III is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of his child's mother, Angela Bledsoe. The fatal shooting that claimed the life of a Montclair woman has thrust the suspected killer into the forefront. Many neighbors in this quiet Montclair community are left ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Although Bernards Township's affordable housing plan was not on the agenda, the issue dominated Tuesday night's Township Committee meeting, with neighbors of a new zone that would allow up to 280 housing units off Mountainview Boulevard -- including 62 low- to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The update on the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment Plan is that there will be more updates coming, according to the timeline presented by Annie Hindenlang, representing Topology, at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night. Hindenlang came to the borough council ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – Borough officials are reviewing independent engineering reports that recommend two commercial properties in Radburn for possible condemnation--a move that could change the look--for the better--of one of the busiest parts of town. The reports review the Fair Lawn Avenue and Plaza ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The week of AddamsFest kicked off Sunday night with a preview opening of The Charles Addams Art Exhibit at the James Ward Mansion. The art exhibit in the downtown opens to the public Monday. For Charles Addams enthusiast Ron MacCloskey, it was about time. “I’m the guy, 25 ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Sparta High School freshman Shannon Huhn will be receiving the State Certificate of Excellence from the Royal Conservatory of Music in January. This past spring Huhn participated in the Royal Conservatory of Music examinations in the spring. Huhn was high scorer at Lineblad School ...

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