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January 30, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Joining a bunch of other police departments in northern states gripped by record-breaking cold weather, Roxbury police today asked would-be criminals to just chill for a while. In a Facebook post, Roxbury’s finest took an approach similar to that taken by their brethren to the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Karen and Jimmy Bellas were on a walk with a purpose last year, looking for a place to open their new restaurant in Chatham. Their walk took them to Angie's Restaurant, where they sat down in one of the booths and left with a deal to take over the eatery from retiring owners, ...

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PISCATAWAY/MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J. -- The Piscataway High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams took care of business on the hardwood on Tuesday as the two squads both beat South Brunswick. The boys held on to defeat the Vikings, 56-54, at home while the girls won comfortably, 49-33, on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Council member Thaddeus Kobylarz not only introduced a plan for a high tech/innovative hub initiative in Chatham Borough, he also announced that the focal point of the initiative will be housed in the Garibaldi Building on Fairmount Avenue in April. In his power-point at the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are promising increased patrols at Westfield establishments that operate round-the-clock following an early morning robbery at the 7-Eleven on Central Avenue last week. Chief Chris Battiloro of the Westfield Police Department announced the increased patrols at Tuesday’s ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Police Department not only received reaccreditation from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, but it rates among the top one percent nationally for following best practices. Harry J. Delgado, accreditation program director, came to the Borough ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The owners of the shuttered Smiles II go-go bar in Ledgewood are in jeopardy of losing their embattled liquor license, according to township officials. The establishment, at the intersection of Route 46 and Route 10 in Ledgewood, has been closed since July 2016 when its owners and ...

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Updated at 1:42 p.m. Jan. 30 WESTFIELD, NJ — A masked man armed with what first appeared to be a handgun robbed the 7-Eleven on Central Avenue of an undisclosed amount of cash and has since been arrested following an "intense foot chase," police said Monday. Chief Chris Battiloro announced ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The golden-colored canine with curly hair was picked up in the rain on Summit Avenue Sept. 25, 2018. The pooch, named Hansen, found itself in police custody as authorities took to social media to find the dog’s owner, who came forth to reclaim the canine. Hansen is among the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been set up to assit the township family whose home was devastated by fire on January 23, destroying the majority of their ranch-style home on Fresh Ponds Road. The family escaped without injury and is currently staying with relatives in the area since ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The fur was flying at the Piscataway DPW garage on Saturday as dog and cat owners from around Piscataway and Middlesex County stopped by for a free rabies clinic for their furry loved ones. Representatives from People for Animals Clinic and Rescue were on hand to provide ...

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Updated at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 28 UPDATE: Westfield PD: East Orange Man, 22, Arrested in 7-Eleven Robbery WESTFIELD, NJ — Authorities have arrested two people in connection with an apparent armed robbery occurring at the 7-Eleven on Central Avenue early Friday morning, police said. Officers ...

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PEAPACK/GLADSTONE — On an afternoon where Franklin’s Diamond Miller achieved a milestone many just dream of, it was only fitting that Miller spearheaded arguably the most impressive victory to date of the Warriors’ undefeated campaign.  Franklin was being pushed to its limits by a strong Patrick ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The mayor of Roxbury this week criticized the work of a panel studying the viability of consolidating local government and education services of Roxbury and Mount Arlington. Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo said the Roxbury/Mt. Arlington Consolidation Study Commission is not doing a ...

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Editor's Note: Lisa Tomaselli's quote was not included in the initial post. Tomaselli was the lead negotiator for the Glen Rock Education Association. GLEN ROCK, NJ – The Board of Education approved a three-year pact with the Glen Rock Education Association, granting teachers a 3.1% annual ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Borough Council is holding a special meeting this afternoon to interview an attorney that might help them with "ongoing litigation and contractual negotiations," according to the Borough Clerk. The meeting will be a closed-door "executive session." Council will not take action ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Each of New Jersey’s 9 million residents would have to fork over $16,722 to pay off the state’s retiree health benefits and pension liabilities, a recent state report found. The looming fiscal crisis this debt presents has prompted state legislators to consider merging school ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Hopatcong State Park should only be closed in summer when its parking lot is full, not when there aren’t enough lifeguards on duty, say Roxbury officials. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which operates the popular recreation area, closes the park to visitors ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Power outages were reported at about 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in South Orange. For many, this was the second time this week, with power outages also experienced in South Orange on Sunday, Jan. 20 The outage on Jan. 20 was caused by an issue with the "main line from a ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A new initiative between the City of Paterson and William Paterson University will transform the traditional three Rs of education into “research, resources, and redevelopment,” and be a catalyst for “bringing Paterson back to where it should be,” according to Mayor Andre ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— First Lady Tammy Murphy yesterday launched a new campaign aimed to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates, and the racial disparity that exists between mothers and infants who survive childbirth. Nurture NJ is a multi-pronged, multi-agency approach to improve maternal and infant ...

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BERNARDS TWP, NJ _ Bernards Township school administrators are working to resurrect a chamber orchestra program at each of the four elementary schools. Dozens of children addressed the board in support of the program at a previous meeting in December. Specifics of the program are being finalized ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—  Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration were in Camden today to announce new initiatives the state is launching to combat the opioid epidemic — including adding opioid addiction as a condition under the state’s medical marijuana program. The initiatives are part of $100 million ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Dozens of federal employees and their families gathered at Toni’s Kitchen on Tuesday, where volunteers were on hand to serve a hot meal. Federal employees, who are nearing the second missed paycheck since the government shutdown nearly a month ago, are left wondering how or if ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway High School varsity wrestling team honored its seniors prior the Chiefs’ 54-15 victory over Franklin in the Susan B. Anthony Gymnasium on Tuesday night. The seniors include 120-pounders Raheem Rucker and Jay Nash, 160-pounder Joe Hatcher, 170-pounder Gabe ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- Nearly all of last June’s 460 graduates of Ridge High School continued their education, with more than 90 percent enrolling in four-year colleges. The most-applied to school for the Ridge class of 2018 was Penn State. Another 5.5 percent of the class is going to a two-year ...

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UPDATE: With the federal government's partial shutdown over, effective January 25, members of the U.S. Cosat Guard Manasquan River/Shark River has thanked the community for its "outpouring of generosity, compassion and support." The partial government shutdown is hitting closer to home than many ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - A special-education teacher at Grace Wilday Junior High School in Roselle died Sunday morning in a one-car accident on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton. According to authorities, Jessica Munoz, 30, from Rahway was traveling on the Garden State Parkway when her car slid into a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Sen. Robert Menendez held a press conference at Montclair Bread Company, located on Label Street, on Friday. The purpose, was to hear the challenges faced by those affected by the ongoing Federal Government shutdown. The small group of unpaid federal workers shared their ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — About 200 students and their families ventured out into the frigid Monday morning weather for a day of service at the Martin Luther King School in Piscataway, a school named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose life and legacy is commemorated for leading the ...

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