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April 14, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – The poor condition of the Roseville Tunnel in Byram, a major impediment to bringing passenger train service on the long dormant, historical Lackawanna Cutoff west of Roxbury, is about to be improved. The NJ TRANSIT board of directors on Wednesday approved a contract to rehabilitate ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Planning Board approved the final site plan for a new housing development that will be built on the Rockledge property on the Paterson Hamburg Turnpike. There will only be one entrance in-and-out and no left turns will be allowed, so U-turns somewhere along that busy road are ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz laid out the latest timeline for a vote on the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza at Monday's regular meeting, stating that Monday, April 18 with be the first of two "Town Halls" on the five plan options before a May 2 final vote is taken by ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Sixteen South Plainfield students performed April 9 in the annual Central Jersey Music Educators Association's (CJMEA) Honors Orchestra Day. Held at Piscataway High School, the event featured the musical talents of fourth through eighth graders, with students from both South ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Before Coral Springs took legal action earlier this month against squatters in a house just north of Shadow Wood Boulevard, city police were called 44 times to the house in the past 15 months. According to a city log of calls for emergency service released this week, officers ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway High School (RHS) track team, under the direction of Head Coach Leon Bunion, hosted its first ever invitational track meet, the Rahway Rising Stars Invitational, in front of an excited and enthusiastic home crowd, on Friday, April 8. Coach Bunion called it "a historic moment ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Prosecutor’s Office has officially charged the man responsible for running over a woman with his vehicle with several offenses, including attempted murder and aggravated assault, Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Police Chief ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In what one area resident called an “environmental Armageddon,” dirt from a massive construction project in Landing was washed away by recent storms and ended up in Lake Rogerene, leaving the water brown and lake lovers livid. The runoff came from the 161-home housing development ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After watching a Bridgewater man crash his car into her yard April 8, and following a number of similar accidents in the area of Country Club Road and Talamini Road, resident Deanna Nye has decided to take action and is imploring others to join her in seeking change. Nye ...

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WAYNE, NJ – They didn’t break out the party streamers or bring out a birthday cake, but the Passaic County Commissioners did what they could do to honor Wayne’s big 175th birthday: they presented a proclamation in honor of our town. On hand Tuesday evening to receive the proclamation on behalf ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Kenny Avent never imagined that his first year of coaching boys' basketball at Woodrow Wilson High would have culminated not only in South Jersey and state championships, but in a "Parade of Champions" and community celebration of Camden athletes from both Wilson and Camden ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark parents are concerned about the ability of the city's traditional public schools to prepare students for success after high school, according to a recent poll commissioned by Project Ready, a Newark nonprofit that advocates for civic engagement to address local issues. Change ...

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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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