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April 7, 2022

WARREN, NJ — Theatre Night Awards recognizes excellence in the production of high school and middle school straight plays throughout New Jersey, and Watchung Hills Regional High School has been nominated for nine of them, including the Jo Anne Fox Award- Newcomer. Mahwah High School theatre ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Board of Education called for a special meeting last Thursday night to discuss a needed change to the schools’ employee health benefits plan. At stake was a surprising $8.5 million increase in premiums for the upcoming year.  “Last year was a historically bad year regarding the ...

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NEW YORK – Lawrence Ray, a.k.a. “Lawrence Grecco” of Piscataway was convicted on Wednesday in a New York federal court after jurors found him guilty on charges brought against him for sex trafficking college students at Sarah Lawrence College in the state over a 10-year period. U.S. Attorney ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Laura Sassi has been writing for as long as she can remember. "I love wrestling with words and playing with them to get it just right," she told TAPinto Cranford.  Her latest book, Bunny Finds Easter, was released by Zonderkidz Books in February of this year, and it is exclusively ...

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HAMILTON, NJ – A long-vacant, often-groused property in the center of Hamilton Township will soon have a nes life as the home of a joint complex that will house offices for both the Hamilton Township municipal government and Hamilton Township School District under a conceptual plan announced on ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Two students from Newark Tech High School and Donald M. Payne Sr. School Of Technology are showcasing their singing skills to raise their voice against substance abuse and prevention as part of the 2022 “Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs New Jersey” music competition.  Now, ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – With a high demand for rental units across the region, developers of two downtown Coral Springs complexes are considering building more than 1,000 apartments. Last week, the development team of the new Cornerstone complex going up on the southwest corner of University Drive ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Reacting to reports of bullying and fights among students, Roxbury Schools Superintendent Loretta Radulic this week blamed the COVID-19 pandemic, asserting that “children are a little less mature” due to state-imposed school closures. Speaking at the April 4 meeting of the Roxbury ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In a lawsuit filed on March 24, 2022 in Passaic County Superior Court, Pam Macek – a former substitute teacher in the Wayne School District – alleges that she was fired for being outspoken during school board meetings regarding masks and sex education policy. The suit mentions the Wayne ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Kidpreneurs will be the featured vendors at this year’s township street fair, a community-wide event that makes a return to Piscataway after COVID-19 restrictions put an end to large-crowd gatherings for the past few years. Piscataway’s 29th Annual Street Fair will be held ...

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(Editor's Note: Due to the inclement weather, the Tiger Farms outdoor market planned for today, Wednesday, April 6, has been rescheduled for Friday, April 8. Hours of operation will remain the same.)  SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The South Plainfield School District's Tiger Farms outdoor market is ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, who had killed three women in Essex County in 2016, including a college student from Montclair, has been charged with a fourth murder, according to prosecutors. Wheeler-Weaver, who has been incarcerated since his arrest in December 2016, has been accused of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 40-unit building with three floors of housing on top of 80 parking spaces is slated for a 1.62-acre site on North Avenue following the Westfield Planning Board’s approval Monday. The board approved the application for 34 market rate units and six affordable units at 526 North ...

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CLARK, NJ - Mayor Bonaccorso released a video early Tuesday evening to the public apologizing for racist and sexist comments made in secretly taped conversations several years ago.  The statement comes after reports published last week included audio files alleged to include the voices of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick will become the sister city of Rivne, a city of about 240,000 on the western border of Ukraine next to Poland.  Rivne has become a "transportation center" for refugees fleeing the Russian onslaught that has been bombarding the country for a month.  "It is my ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School softball team on Monday shut-out Sparta 3-0 in its home-opener, a game that saw sophomore pitcher Hailey Errichiello strike out 17, walk none and come just one bunt away from pitching a perfect game. The move by Sparta that dashed Errichiello’s perfection ...

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SPARTA, NJ – In an effort to halt the warehouse project proposed for Demarest Road, two attorneys, Neill Clark and Anand Dash have filed an application with the Sparta Zoning Board “seeking an interpretation of whether the use proposed by Diamond Chip Realty LLC is a warehouse or a truck ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A former township man – who has now identified 84 Colonia High School alumni and former staffers with rare brain tumors – says he is on “a personal mission” to persuade state and federal heath and environmental authorities to fully investigate why former classmates are getting ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Appleby Elementary School third-grader Ellie Lui began her quest to raise money for Ukrainian children impacted by the Russian invasion on March 7. Over the weekend, Lui took to social media with the help of her parents to thank all the people who donated to her cause and to let ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A GoFundMe campaign has been started for a Bridgewater family whose 11-year-old daughter was killed while riding her bike on Fulton Street Saturday evening. The Bastos family, in Bridgewater, is mourning the loss of Victoria, who was hit by a pick-up truck while riding her ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —The annual “pizza run” in Downtown Westfield is slated to return, following a two-year hiatus during the pandemic, organizers announced. The Downtown Westfield 5K & Pizza Extravaganza is planned for Monday, July 18, at 7 p.m., Downtown Westfield Corporation announced. THE ...

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SKILLMAN, NJ — “We’re going to Lehigh!” was the text that flew through the Team 41 community on Sunday night. After a rough start, Watchung Hills’ Team 41 RoboWarriors made it to the finals at the F.I.R.S.T. Montgomery Qualifiers Competition and were awarded the "Innovation in Control" ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club hosted their 10th annual Mission Life Basketball Game on Friday, March 18th after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. The proceeds from the charity event go to Camp Quality, a non-profit ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Anyone attending the kickoff event for National Library Week at the Library of the Chathams on Sunday afternoon left with a 25-cent reminder of the Latin phrase E Pluribus Unum - From Many One. Chatham Township Committee member Mark Lois handed out the quarters to everyone in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway P.B.A. Local 93 held their traditional Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, the first since before COVID-19 shutdowns went into place. Hundreds of excited young children lined up along the Piscataway Little League complex’s four ball fields which were set up by age range: ...

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NEWARK, NJ — When Sarah Mae Lagasca, a music teacher at Arts High School, was asked to attend a “special assembly” Friday to showcase the school’s music department, her main focus was to prepare her students to perform at the event. That attention to students is just one of the many teaching ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack Middle School Assistant Principal Adi Madden has filed a lawsuit against the Board of Education, former Board of Education President Lancelot Powell and two employees of the district, Julio Morel, a fellow assistant principal at Hackensack Middle School and Michael ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - April came in like a lion, or er, like a tiger! Fair Lawn Police had some fun today on a Facebook post announcing a tiger, "K9 Bubbles", as Police Officer Pamela Boskovski's new sidekick. Pretty crafty April Fools' Day joke. "We would like to introduce P.O. Boskovski and ...

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WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The gray skies didn't stop over 100 residents from coming out to honor the Wood-Ridge Police Chief on his final day of service to the borough. Serving over 25 years, John Korin received numerous accolades and awards for his service across three counties. Wood-Ridge Police Chief ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – When South Plainfield native Jeff Praul learned that Russia had invaded Ukraine, he immediately felt the need to help.  "My heart was heavy the entire day. It's 2022, and I just didn’t think a country as established as Russia would really try disturbing another ...

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