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January 21, 2019

Updated at 7:10 a.m. Jan. 22 WESTFIELD, NJ — How does one respond to acts of hatred? Speakers addressed this topic during a service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his works on Monday. Stanley Talbert, a doctoral student at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, told a full ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Concerned people from Roxbury and beyond are joining to help a Succasunna family ousted from their home Sunday by a fire. The 39 Ridge Road home of Phil and Sheilla Bandari sustained significant damage. The blaze, deemed to be accidental by Roxbury Fire Inspector Mike Pellek, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The brain chemical contributing to feelings of pleasure and satisfaction is produced as people scroll through social media feeds and answer messages on their smartphones. Sean Foley, a social worker at Prevention Links, a Union County nonprofit fighting substance abuse, discussed ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – As many gathered this weekend for civic and spiritual commemorations of the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., so too did members of the community at the Piscataway Senior Center. King, whose January 15th birthday is officially ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury family was forced out of their home today when a fire tore through their house in Succasunna, a home they only recently occupied. The fire started at around 4:45 p.m. at the 2-story house on Ridge Road in Succasunna and quickly spread. Neighbors said the owners, who ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Kiwanis had a big check for the Salvation Army. At their regular meeting at Homers Restaurant in Newton, the club President Jim Peters, Vice President Bob Mirabilio and Treasurer Larry Palmer presented Nestor Valverde with a check for $13,696.87, proceeds from their annual ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – One of the docks used for swim team races at Roxbury’s Horseshoe Lake Park is crumbling from below and needs to be replaced, a $100,000 proposition, according to township officials. The dock in question is not the main dock at the Succasunna facility. That structure was repaired ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Three 6th Grade Chatham Middle School friends have been working on a project since the summer that they hope will spread #goodvibes throughout the school. Eva Morrison, Jack Haid and Joe McBride are graduates of Washington Avenue School and they wanted to bring the "kindness" ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials have said they are preparing for a Saturday-into-Sunday wild weather ride that has forecasters predicting a 100 percent chance of -- they're not sure what, but alternating freezing rain, sleet, snow, and a mix of snow and sleet, are some of the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Police Department on Friday said goodbye to Patrolman Silvio Valdes, one of its most beloved officers, who retired after 27 years in law enforcement. Members of the department lined up outside of the police station in Ledgewood at 4 p.m. to bid farewell to Valdes in a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – With federal workers furloughed as a result of the government shutdown, local businesses are pitching in to help those people impacted. Among the free goods and services being offered to impacted federal workers in Westfield are coffee, stretch sessions and financial planning ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway police have issued a ‘Minor Snow Event’ alert for tonight and are advising motorists to use caution during their Friday morning commute. Around an inch of snow is possible, mainly after midnight, said officials at the National Weather Service (NWS) in a Thursday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is a nearly daily occurrence for Janelle Williams. She pulls into the parking lot of her Douglas Estates North development off Redman, and a man comes up asking for money before she can get out of the car. "I know they have a right to free speech, but we have a right not ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Members of the Montclair Board of School Estimate unanimously approved $2.03 million in funding for a special project during a public meeting Tuesday evening at Montclair Town Hall. Presiding over the meeting were Mayor Robert Jackson, Schools Superintendent Kendra Johnson, Board ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The shopping center replacing the former Ledgewood Mall in Roxbury will have a 24-hour fitness center, its developers revealed yesterday. Appearing before the Roxbury Planning Board, representatives of the proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons said a 24-Hour Fitness plans to open in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Catholic priest who served at Rutgers University in the 1970s was on the list of 50 clergy members that a regional Jesuit organization this week say were credibly accused of child sex abuse. On Tuesday, the Northeast Province of the Jesuits, which represents the Roman ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Sheriff's officers came to the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater at the Morristown Medical Center to make a donation and remember one of their own who was lost to breast cancer on Wednesday. "We don't forget," James Gannon, Morris County Sheriff, said. "Lisa di Palma ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- In a stunning rebuke to the Hackensack Board of Education, Superior Court Judge Estela M. De La Cruz ruled yesterday that ballots in the January 22nd referendum must be changed to correct “misleading” language that a citizen group called part of an "intentional campaign to deceive ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury aims to spend about $1.6 million on township road paving in 2019, about $700,000 more than it did last year, according to officials. The proposed extra spending would be possible without increasing municipal taxes because the township “paid off a significant amount of ...

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PISCATAWAY/EDISON, N.J. -- The Piscataway boys and girls basketball teams were in action on Tuesday night and both faced J.P. Stevens. The boys won on the road in Edison against the Hawks, 52-40, while the girls fell at home, 59-50. Antonio Chandler led the charge with 17 points while six ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Sparta resident Kelly Bonventre was recently honored with the Spirit Award at the New Jersey Sharing Network.  Bonventre earned this award for having shown exemplary passion and dedication to the organization and going above and beyond her role supporting the New Jersey Sharing ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Junior guard Caroline Dwyer sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 20 seconds left and then came down with a big defensive rebound to help seal Westfield's 50-47 girls basketball victory over Roselle Catholic Tuesday afternoon. The tightly contested triumph gave Westfield (8-4) a season ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—Three desks inside Lisa Wallenburg’s art room at the Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School stand out. Across the back of one chair are the words “I saved a seat for you" painted in bold blue letters and outlined in gold. That chair is behind a desk painted white, with three ...

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Updated at 8:24 p.m. Jan. 28 WESTFIELD, NJ – Smokers lighting up at a street fair or town festival here could face fines, even those who do so with an e-cigarette. The Town Council on Tuesday introduced a regulation to ban smoking at public events such as jazz nights, the AddamsFest beer ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – A local pizzeria owner is helping to take the sting out of the partial government shutdown that has stopped federal workers’ pay. Outta Hand pizzeria owner Burim Regjaj said Monday that after reaching out with an offer on social media, he has provided five families impacted by ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – (Note: Date was corrected) In the early morning of June 3, 1989, 20-year-old Ted Miller II - home on vacation from college – was fast asleep. He had a fun day planned: A trip to the shore. Miller, now a Roxbury real estate agent and TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, sure didn’t plan on ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The best fifth grade spellers in Sparta were at the Mohawk Avenue School on Saturday morning for the annual spelling bee.  Sponsored by The Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta, 25 students from Helen Morgan School, Hilltop Country Day School and Reverend Brown took their turn at the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – He makes it his work to help others get healthy but now needs help himself. Community members are rallying to support a local man sidelined by a spinal injury. Tony Bianchino, owner of Out Run Your Fork, a Garwood personal training and nutrition business, had emergency spinal ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A dream came true recently for The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, the non-profit organization restoring the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad train station in Landing: Staffers moved into the 108--year-old structure and began calling it "home." "We at the Lake ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School inducted 29 freshmen into the STEM academy Class of 2022.  The Biomedical strand continues to be the largest class with 18.  Engineering inducted seven students and Computer Science has four.  The first class of the STEM Academy are seniors this year.  The 13 ...

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