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February 7, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- Wednesday was a great victory for New Jersey public schools and for the Alhadeff family. With Ilan and Lori Alhadeff present Goveror Phil Murphy signed bill A764, also known as Alyssa's Law. It requires all New Jersey public schools to install silent panic alarms and emergency lights ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Nine Piscataway High School senior student-athletes signed on the dotted lines of their letters of intent on National Signing Day Wednesday morning inside the library, commiting to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. Football players Jordin ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Developers’ plans to convert the former Ledgewood Mall into a new shopping center received a final thumbs-up Wednesday from Roxbury officials. Meeting at Roxbury Town Hall, the township Planning Board unanimously approved an amended application for the new Shops at Ledgewood ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Words like “hero” and “awesome” are sometimes today used so casually that their true meaning can be overlooked. That’s unfortunate, because there really are heroes among us, even here in relatively sleepy Hunterdon County. And their contributions are – by any definition – ...

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CRANFORD - Most, if not all of Cranford knows who Raymond Schwartz is. Currently, his family is faced with the greatest challenge of their lives.  Stacy & Raymond Schwartz's oldest son, Raymond, was diagnosed with a very rare form of brain cancer known as Glioblastoma 15 months ago. Raymond ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury man detonated a home-made explosive device in Byram after showing it to a woman and telling her it was a bomb that could be stuck to the bottom of a vehicle, said authorities today. The man, Christopher Faschan, 31, who has a Landing mailing address, was arrested Monday ...

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Editor's Note: Update, state support is not guaranteed. GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Board of Education announced five community forums to discuss its $14.7 million referendum, with the public vote scheduled for March 12. The public forum schedule is as follows: February 11 – 7-8 p.m. – Byrd ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham varsity paddle team won both boys and girls state championships on Sunday. A little more than 24 hours later, the team took its game to the Chatham Board of Education meeting, asking the BOE to fund the program. Paul Ivans, one of the founders of the program, said it ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity basketball team took the court on Monday for the team's annual charity game. This year all of the proceeds from the game go to benefit Nicholas' Trek with Tourettes, which is spearheaded by Appleby fourth grader Nicholas DeLieto. DeLieto was ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Four Chatham High School students came to the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night to ask that armed officers not be placed in their school. The students, sophomores Siena Cooney, Amelie Srinivas, Emma Haberman, and freshman Madeline Boland all spoke during the public ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The third-seeded Piscataway High School varsity wrestling team was in complete command as the Chiefs defeated the sixth-seeded Bayonne Bees, 56-15, in the first round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 tournament Monday night. It is the second consecutive year that ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Judging by the initial statements of Superintendent Michael LaSusa and board members Jill Critchley Weber and Michelle Clark, it appears that it's just a matter of time before Chatham moves to later opening bells for Chatham Middle School and Chatham High students. Board president ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa announced that the district will be offering a pilot full-day kindergarten program during his report at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night. LaSusa explained that because of declining kindergarten enrollment, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Democrats today issued a statement on the passing of Barbara "Babs" Siperstein, a transgender activist who fought for, and was honored by, a law that was named for her allowing people to change their genders on their birth certificates. Siperstein, who ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough's iconic Milltown Ice Cream Depot that draws ice cream lovers from near and far is packing up from its historic red barn on Washington Avenue to a new location. While longtime owner Joan Trent is excited about the move to South Main Street, it's bittersweet. Trent first ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An attempted vehicle burglary on Wyoming Street prompted a high-speed police chase into Essex County early Sunday morning, town police said. Officers chased the suspects seen driving a box truck into Newark before ending the pursuit, Chief Chris Battiloro said on Sunday. No ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - 28 Bayonne residents have been left homeless after a massive fire destroyed three homes on Andrew Street on Saturday. The initial call to the Bayonne Fire Department came in at approximately 12:03 p.m. and firefighters responded to 84 Andrew Street where they were met by flames ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- But he can’t score. Three days after Princeton wrestling coach Chris Ayers said that Rutgers 149-pounder Anthony Ashnault couldn’t score on the Tigers’ Matt Kolodzik, Ashnault, who is ranked No. 2 at the weight, defeated No. 1 Kolodzik by major decision. Ashnault’s triumph ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – He’s usually a pretty even-tempered guy, but when it comes to older people being ripped-off by scam artists, Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi can have trouble policing his emotions. You can see the frustration in his eyes and hear it in his voice; Palanchi’s been there too often ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ – There’s not going to be a convenience store and gas station on River Road, at least for now. Coremark, the applicant that will eventually buy the property and replace the vacant TD Bank, is appealing. “We’re going to appeal,” Andy Del Vecchio, attorney for Coremark, said on ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Milltown Mel is becoming quite the local celebrity as local news outlets joined the Groundhog Day lovers who braved the cold this morning to see if Central Jersey is in for an early spring or six more weeks of winter. For the last two years, Mel has predicted an early spring and the ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – A 35-year-old man suspected of stealing approximately $1,300 worth of lottery tickets from a Glen Rock pharmacy was apprehended after a foot chase in Newark on Wednesday and is suspected of the same crime in several other municipalities. The investigation into the theft from Rock ...

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NEWARK, NJ - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Newark's former mayor, announced on Twitter this morning that he is running for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States. Booker's announcement on the first day of Black History Month comes as no surprise. The 49-year old senator's run was ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With a town resident serving on the Union County Freeholders for the first time in 15 years, municipal officials are hoping to leverage more from that board, but how that should be done depends on which member of the municipal government you ask. Democratic Mayor Shelley Brindle ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Admitting that the section of Howard Boulevard in Mount Arlington between Seasons Drive and the Roxbury border is confusing and dangerous, county officials are asking highway engineering firms to come up with “potential improvements.” The decision to issue a “request for proposals” ...

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ELMWOOD PARK, NJ - One of the oldest environmentally friendly paper companies in the United States, and an iconic New Jersey landmark, has burned down.   For over five decades Marcal’s glowing red sign high atop the now destroyed building told passersby of their proximity to the City of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council voted in favor of a resolution that establishes the "Undergrounding Advisory Committee" during the passage of its consent agenda on Monday night. The resolution to establish the committee states that it "would be beneficial to establish an ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Parents and students lambasted proposed changes to the Ridge High School health curriculum for more than three hours Monday night. More than 30 speakers trooped to the microphone at the Bernards Township Board of Education meeting to almost universally pan a presentation ...

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