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October 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ  — Even when it was going undefeated en route to winning sectional football championships the last couple of years, Westfield always found itself locked in rugged defensive wars when it lined up against Elizabeth. The Elizabeth players who were part of those low-scoring defensive ...

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PARLIN, N.J. -- Both the Piscataway High School’s and Sayreville High School’s football teams knew that one was going to leave the field Friday night with a loss. The two Greater Middlesex Conference cross-division rivals entered with unblemished records but only the Chiefs remained unbeaten ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Borough Council authorized the Planning Board to "undertake a preliminary investigation to determine whether the "Deals" property qualifies as an "area in need of redevelopment." The council authorized the investigation at Tuesday night's council meeting, Oct. 16, and the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — School safety, smart spending, and academic achievement were on the minds of six candidates vying for three seats in the election to the Piscataway School Board. Incumbents Dr. Atif Nazir, Isaac Peng, and Ira Stern faced off against challengers, Jeffrey Fields, Shelia Hobson, ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ _ It's one of the major social and sporting events in New Jersey's horse country, and beyond. The Far Hills Race Meeting, due to return to Moorland Farm this Saturday, Oct. 20, will also bring something new to the party this year, with the launch of pari-mutuel betting. Some things ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Succasunna resident and former Scout leader Bob Williams is dealing with kidney disease and his wife, Kathleen, has embarked on a difficult quest: Finding somebody willing to become a living organ donor.. In a Facebook plea, Kathleen Whalen Williams said "time is not on Bob's ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – With four children and a husband who coaches youth athletics, Jeannie Dillon cheered on local youth sports teams religiously on weekend mornings, her older sister said. As can happen in youth sports, parents would sometimes become overly engaged, but Dillon had a way to quell the ...

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Update on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m.: Man Arrested in Connection with Maplewood Home Invasion and Sexual Assault MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - There was a mutual moment of admiration for young Jets quarterback Sam Darnold and his four-year-old fan, Andrew Wexler, on Tuesday evening at Legends Gallery. Darnold couldn't help but break out in a big smile when he was greeted by the Chatham youngster wearing a Jets hat and a ...

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CHATHAM,  NJ - Chatham pre-K to five student enrollment is on the decline, the high school population is expected to keep growing and possible housing developments at Post Office Plaza, Dixiedale Farm and the affordable housing at Skate Park will not have an adverse effect on the district. Those ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The site of the former Roxbury Inn on Main Street in Succasunna is on track to become home for seven townhouse units. Township officials recently changed the site’s zoning, a move done in deference to a developer’s desire to build the townhouses there. The 2-acre parcel has been ...

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Last updated: 4:01 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — Firefighters quickly extinguished a bedroom blaze in a second-floor apartment above the catering establishment, Maggie Cooks, on Tuesday morning, a fire official said. A small appliance sparked the blaze in the apartment and authorities have ruled the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall. But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed. "I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Born in a snowstorm, raised on the family farm in Burlington County Charlie Mc Coy is the embodiment the common sense, pragmatic values one would expect from such beginnings. But there is more to the McCoy story. So much more that a two part book has been written by Mary Parker.

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ROXBURY, NJ – Worshipers at the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna today offered thanks to all involved in the restoration of their church’s steeple, a long-awaited project that took place this summer. The steeple dedication service, part of the congregation’s 10 a.m. Sunday Worship, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After a weekend burglary spree in the 1st Ward, which the public was not notified of until residents objected at a Town Council meeting, the municipality is launching a new emergency notification option, the mayor announced on Facebook Saturday morning. The option, which allows ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The evening began with hearty handshakes and heartfelt hugs as Sparta High School alumni and their families gathered for the second Athletic Hall of Fame Induction ceremony. The newly appointed Skyview Country Club was the backdrop for the evening’s festivities. The 2018 Sparta High ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Tickets for “The Addams Family Movie” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Rialto Theater in Downtown Westfield are on sale now on the AddamsFest website, www.AddamsFest.com. There will be two showings of “The Addams Family” on Saturday, Oct. 27, followed by a ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Sparta Township Council tabled the ordinance to ban marijuana at the meeting on Tuesday. Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn read a statement from Mayor Josh Hertzberg who could not attend because of an “unanticipated family obligation.” All of the council members present approved the ...

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WARREN, NJ - Family and friends held a remembrance ceremony for Margaret Haddican-McEnroe at Our Lady of the Mount Church on Wednesday, 12 years since she vanished without a trace from her home in Warren. Haddican-McEnroe was reported missing by her husband Tim McEnroe on Thursday, Oct. 12, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Town residents have been plagued by a spate of so-called “spoof” calls, whereby potential scammers disguise their phone numbers showing up in would-be victims’ caller identifications. One resident living in the 100 block of Marlboro Street received a call on Monday, from what ...

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Get Rid Of That Hide-A-Key, Chief Says WESTFIELD, NJ – The public may be underestimating the sophistication of burglars who broke into homes earlier this week, police said. The burglars, in some instances, scoured properties and found residents’ hidden keys in unlocked garages and cars, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Already blessed by the existence of the Heard family’s annual “Halloween House,” Halloween lovers in Roxbury can have even more fun by navigating their way to the home of Danny and Marianne D’Amico. As they do for Christmas, the D’Amicos make great use of their corner lot at 23 ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township Committee approved a settlement agreement with Fair Share Housing Center, the advocacy group that negotiates affordable housing for the state, on Wednesday morning, Oct. 10. The agreement establishes a definite number of affordable and market-rate housing units the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said. Police are searching for the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord who fled the scene. Tyrone Harrison, 49 of Somerset, was walking ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Former Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to appear for Democrat Congressional candidate Thomas Malinowski from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Performing Arts Center at Ridge High School. Granting of use of the Ridge High School auditorium for a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Officials defended the school district’s response to the second swastika found at an elementary school within two years as parents argued on Tuesday that the district’s response was not enough. At the school board meeting, residents asked why the district was not more transparent ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is asking everyone for help for one of their officers who received two cancer diagnoses in a little over a one month period.  One of the worst things a person can hear is the words, “you have cancer”. To hear a month later that you have yet a ...

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