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April 12, 2022

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Millions of dollars are pouring into road improvement projects across Coral Springs. The state- and county-funded construction projects on some of the most traveled roads in Coral Springs -- Coral Ridge Drive, University Drive, Wiles Road, and Riverside Drive -- all have one ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - TAPinto Elizabeth is sad to announce the passing of former franchise owner, Kathy Lloyd. Kathy passed away on April 12 surrounded by those who loved her.  "We mourn the passing of former TAPinto owner/publisher Kathy Lloyd,” said Michael Shapiro, the founder and CEO of TAPinto.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A lockdown at Union County Vocational - Technical High School Tuesday morning has been lifted, the school said. In a message to parents, school officials said the students are safe. “All students are safe and have returned to class schedules. More information will be sent ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — PSE&G filed a state court lawsuit Friday claiming a local law the town council approved in February unreasonably prevents the electric company from carrying out planned upgrades to its network, including the installation of higher voltage electrical lines on taller poles. The ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Police Chief Brian Gibbons announced that a new pilot program to alert residents about active car thefts will go into effect starting Tuesday, April 12. Gibbons outlined the three-month pilot program in a Zoom call during the regular meeting of the Borough of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A social studies teacher at Westfield High School, who teaches a controversial course on systemic racism, is slated to present at a national research society’s conference later this month following the school board’s approval of his travel expenses for professional ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Daisies were in full bloom yesterday at the 37th Annual Ralph and Norma Lamo Breakfast benefiting the Daisy Association.  Families and friends of those residents of the East Brunswick community who are strengthened by their participation in the Special Needs Daisy ...

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CALDWELL, NJ -- During a jam-packed meeting lasting over three hours last Tuesday night, the Caldwell governing body discussed numerous outstanding, ongoing and planned initiatives.  Council president Jeffrey Gates ran the meeting which began with a presentation on the borough’s plans to redesign ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston resident born and raised in the small Ukrainian town of Chervonohrad—located 30 miles west of the Polish border—is calling on Livingston residents and the public school district for help in her family’s efforts to support the education of Ukrainian children in need ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ – On Sunday, 25-year-old Scottie Scheffler became the 86th person to win the Master Tournament down in Augusta, Georgia. Scheffler also captured another milestone with his victory, becoming the first person born in the Garden State to win the most prestigious golf tournament in the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Uptown Linden held its event, Coffee and Donuts with Mayor Derek Armstead, on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at their offices. This event was given to afford Linden residents an opportunity to chat with the Mayor on any issues concerns that they may have. The event was a great success and ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - What a great day to be in East Brunswick to welcome Spring!  Hundreds of local lovers of new beginnings - and wishes expressed by flying colorful kites and finding colorful eggs - were on hand for two events.   One was the return of the Easter Egg Hunt at Warnsdorfer School ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Saturday started off with rain, and in places hail. Clouds covered the sky for most of the morning, but the rain stopped, and the sun began to peek through the gray clouds above just as Wayne’s 175th Birthday Kickoff Picnic at the Dey Mansion began. It was April 12, 1847 when the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs Police Officer Sandy Gomez knew the woman standing in front of him wasn’t well. It was 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, 2021, and he went to a house after his department got a call from a concerned neighbor that the woman living in the house hadn’t been seen in public for ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Members of the Roxbury Rotary Club shrugged off the rain and gathered Saturday to begin sprucing up land adjacent to Conkling Pond on Mooney Mountain in Ledgewood. Fueled with coffee and doughnuts - and aided by a backhoe operated by Rotarian Tom Peach of Peach Brothers Septic ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway High School’s National Honor Society partnered with the New Jersey Blood Services to collect 55 pints of blood at their annual blood drive last month.  “The blood drive was extremely organized and well put together, which made it easier for staff and students to feel ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield Public Schools Special Education Department hosted a fun walk for Autism Awareness Friday at the Hub Stine Sports Complex to increase awareness within the community. Participants were able to learn more from community partners about available resources, like ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rise Against Hate, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about racism and civil rights, has filed a second lawsuit against Bridgewater Township and clerk Linda Doyle in her capacity as official records custodian for the township, alleging a violation of OPRA ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For years, a family enjoyed their wooden deck and pergola built behind their house in the Kensington Commons neighborhood in Coral Springs. But a complaint to the city in 2019 started a process that may require Charles and Julie Hughes to remove the deck and pergola in the ...

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WARREN, NJ —- The Watchung Hills community is mourning the passing of Dr. Thomas DiGanci this week. Of Dr. D, as he was affectionately called by many, Watchung Hills Superintendent  Elizabeth C. Jewett, Ph.D. wrote: “There are no words to convey the sadness and the depths of the loss to the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh and DPW Director William Rodriguez announced on Friday that the City of Paterson is cracking down on illegal dumping with support from the Corporation Counsel’s Office. The City has deployed motion-sensor cameras in select areas, aggressively pursued complaints ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD – South Plainfield High School Players will perform “Mamma Mia!” Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th at 7p.m., and Sunday, April 10th at 2p.m. The strum of the band’s electric guitar opens the show, setting the tone for the iconic hit musical featuring the songs of ABBA. The ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Owen Abeles, a Livingston High School (LHS) senior who spent every Saturday over the span of several months volunteering at vaccination centers throughout Essex County, has been named an Essex County School Boards Association (ECSBA) "Unsung Hero" for 2022. Each year, the ECSBA ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Town hall was bulging at the seams on Wednesday night for the planning board meeting as the public clamored to hear and be heard about the 880,000 square foot warehouse complex proposed for site of what is now Sparta Redi-Mix. At the end of the three-hour meeting the final question ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Happy Empanada Day! In honor of the tasty holiday that’s celebrated annually on April 8th, here’s a little history from Amigo Foods about the baked or fried pastry with Spanish origins. An empanada is a pastry or turnover that’s filled with savory or sweet ingredients. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public Schools earlier this week sent “reduction in force” notices to staff members district wide, prompting community objections and calls to action from parents and students. While the school district’s administration declined to say how many staff members are ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs this week sued the deceased owners, the state, and four squatters of an unkept home in a community just north of Shadow Wood Boulevard, seeking more than $180,000 in payments for unpaid code enforcement violations. The action taken in Circuit Court of Broward ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is moving one step closer to becoming a reality. Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit officials announced Thursday that the new Portal North Bridge project is set to begin with the issuance of a “Notice to ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley High boys lacrosse team couldn't have picked a better day - or night - to earn its first victory of the season. Led by a game-high 11 goals from senior attack Matt Pergola, including the 100th of his career, the Maroon Raiders christened the first game under the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Natalia Hazlitt, 10-year-old fourth grader at Mountain Park Elementary School, co-wrote a children's book, Charlie's First Haircut, during the pandemic with her father Chaz Hazlitt. The father-daughter bond will be something they will cherish forever.  Chaz Hazlitt is a ...

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