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January 17, 2019

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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LINDEN, NJ - A Delta gas station located on St. Georges Avenue in Linden received a citation after a customer noticed an overcharge when purchasing gas. Linden resident, Anthony Wohlrab discovered his sister was charged more than she should have been when visiting the gas station on Thursday ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday.  Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas, and Union County EMS ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A hair salon in the former Ledgewood Mall is changing its name and moving to a nearby building that last served as a Pizza Hut. The Cutting Crew salon will become Lemon Tree Salon when it occupies the former restaurant at 301 Route 10 in Ledgewood in several months. Cutting Crew ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Community members turned out to hear a presentation about the turf field project proposed for Cassel’s Field at Sparta High School.  Approximately 70 people were in the auditorium at Mohawk Avenue School on Wednesday night to hear details of a project that has been discussed for nearly ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Hawaiian-inspired Poke Bowls are coming to Downtown Westfield this weekend. Orgreen, located at 132 East Broad St., is set to begin serving on Saturday with a formal opening to be held at 11 a.m., the restaurant’s manager, Kidd Fang, said. Poke bowls, which are comprised of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The partial government shutdown has not impacted the federally funded New Brunswick Housing Authority, but that could soon change. However, if the shutdown lasts to the end of the month, authority employees could be furloughed and hundreds of landlords in New Brunswick and ...

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Hunterdon Central High School’s former Athletic Director has filed a five-count lawsuit against the school district in federal District Court. In the suit, Michael Raymond claims the school board either turned his job into a political patronage position, or retaliated against ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham School District parents and staff members were alerted to check for an email message from the superintendent on Friday morning, which announced the passing of Chatham fourth-grade student Tessa Handerhan. Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that Handerhan died on ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Family and friends surrounded Florence “Flossie” Meyer at the Township Council meeting on Tuesday as she received a proclamation honoring the active Spartan for her 100th birthday. “I don’t feel any older than I did when I was 99,” Flossie said. Flossie will reach the century ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey could soon be legalized, and while Camden Mayor Frank Moran doesn’t care if residents decide to toke up or not, he does care if its sold in his city. In an interview with TAPinto Camden on Tuesday, Moran said that he is not in favor of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Federal employees who are out of work because of the partial government shutdown now can find a little bit of sympathy from a group of New Jersey coffee shops that are giving the workers free cups of java and some pastry. Hidden Grounds Coffee, which has two shops in New ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The South Plainfield High School and Piscataway High School wrestling teams met in a dual meet on Wednesday night and the Tigers, ranked No. 7 in the latest NJ.com Top 20 poll, defeated the Chiefs, 44-16. With the win, South Plainfield improved to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in the ...

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