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September 26, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The new Landing Road Bridge and related upgrades to the area will cost about $22 million and should be completed in 2022, said a consultant for the project Tuesday. In a presentation to the Roxbury Mayor and Council, consultant Michael Viglianco said the project will remain in the ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Total enrollment on opening day of school was down about 2 percent from last September, Superintendent Nick Markarian told the Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17. District numbers showed 5,322 in schools. The number was 105 fewer than in September 2017, he ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Local car lovers and Linden residents gathered at Aviation Plaza for a car show fundraiser to benefit Isabel "Izzy" Dominguez, a first-grade student who was diagnosed with leukemia. Mark Mannuzza, a Linden resident and community advocate, began several fundraising efforts to help ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Last January, John Pryor heard what he thought were the sounds of a washing machine running in his basement. Then he realized that the washing machine wasn't running and went to see what was making the sound. What he saw was raw sewage pouring into his basement from a toilet.

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ROXBURY, NJ – It was “Welcome to Roxbury” tonight for nine dogs and 14 cats from North Carolina that arrived at the Eleventh Hour Rescue facility in Succasunna. The animals came from shelters in two North Carolina counties ravaged by Hurricane Florence. Awaiting them were people, from Roxbury ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than 50 people gathered in Ricalton Square at 1 p.m. on Monday in support of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, and all sexual assault survivors, as well as to express their opposition to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Organized by SOMA ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP,  NJ - School spirit will be the focus of the student government this year, student body president Maddie Athanasiou reported to the Bernards Township Board of Education on Monday, Sept. 17. Athanasiou, this year’s student representative to the school board, said efforts of the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The check may be in the mail each year, but the Bernards Township Committee wants to verify that the amount that the state reimburses the municipality for hotel and motel taxes collected is actually correct. The Township Committee has on its Tuesday agenda a proposal to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ  — Ownership of the second half became second nature for the Westfield football team during the course of three straight undefeated state championship seasons from 2015-2017. And, although the Blue Devils lost their 2018 opener two weeks ago, they seem intent on carrying on the ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Republican candidate for Fair Lawn Borough Council Michael Rosenberg has declined the Fair Lawn League of Women Voters invitation to participate in a candidates forum which would have featured Democrat Cristina Cutrone and him in a question and answer setting, citing a disagreement ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- One of the Piscataway High School football team’s commandments is “Reload”, but there was no reloading at Dominic R. Ciardi Field on Friday night as the Chiefs defeated J.P. Stevens, 62-0, on Senior Night. Twenty players were honored for senior night before the game and many of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School’s first gymnastics team is doing great, says its coach, Tara Liska. In fact, it’s doing better than its official record of 2-1 shows, she said. “It’s a little confusing,” said the coach. “We are kind of 3-0. But technically we are 2-1.” How’s that? According ...

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Thursday's pedestrian-involved crash is the third such incident to happen at the intersection since 2012. WESTFIELD, NJ – A crossing guard hit by a car near Edison Intermediate School escaped serious injury Thursday morning in what has been a series of pedestrian-involved crashes at the ...

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN/HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ  -- The Hasbrouck Heights High School newspaper, “The Pilot’s Log,” was again named a finalist for the 2018 Newspaper Pacemaker Award, as announced by the National Scholastic Press Association in a release. According to the organization’s website, it is the ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A young man of 14 turned a terrible situation into a life’s ambition. In March 2009 Nick Addesso and his mother Cindi were at a service in the Sparta Presbyterian Cemetery when she collapsed. “One minute I was telling him to slow down and wait for me and the next I was having a ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township officials have laid out a game plan for how residents can help prepare for a wide variety of future emergencies--including extreme weather, the spread of major illnesses, or manmade disasters--with some of the community's own experiences providing first-hand ...

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - So which high school girls soccer conference is the strongest? The debate may be settled this weekend when Skyland Conference teams will meet Shore Conference teams in the inaugural "The Mountains vs. The Seas" girls soccer showcase and fundraising event. Seven ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It didn’t take long on Tuesday for the Caterpillar 336E hybrid hydraulic excavator to erase most of the former Walt’s Hardware store in Kenvil, a Roxbury icon that’s stood on Route 46 since the late 1940s. In one day of work, the machine operator reduced the imposing gray structure ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – As some Piscataway residents continue to clean up from last Thursday’s early morning rain storm, members of the township council advised homeowners to review and understand the terms of their insurance policies, saying they probably aren’t covered for flood damage. “We’re ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The uniqueness of the town’s local shops was on display Tuesday as federal officials sought to highlight the benefits of government-backed loans for small business owners. Nabig Sakr and Carmen Cascao, owners N&C Jewelers, have worked in Westfield for 40 years, the past four ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Borough taxpayers will decide the fate of a $14 million referendum question on March 12, 2019 which requests funding for air-conditioning units, field improvements, a media center overhaul and auditorium upgrades in the district’s six schools. On Sept. 17, the nine-member ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield held its first Fall Family Fashion Show on Quimby Sunday, featuring local kids and adults modeling the latest styles available at GAP, The Bar Method, Lord & Taylor, Lucky Brand and The French Martini, with jewelry available at Juxtapose Gallery. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Glistening with sweat, Scotch Plains resident Sharon Artz finished the area YMCA’s 5K run satisfied on Sunday morning, but not because of her placement in the contest. Artz finished 308, but the knowledge that her efforts will benefit the Westfield Area YMCA’s programming for ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School student Joshua Williams has been named National Merit Scholar Semifinalist according to guidance director Kacey Dalton. “The SHS administrative team and staff are all very proud of Josh,” principal Janet Ferraro said. “He is not only a very bright young man, but ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As Ridge's Wing-T offense consumed chunks of yardage marching inexorably downfield in the closing minutes of a tie game, Jake Beckman kept running through the endgame scenario in his mind on the sidelines. "I'm imagining taking my steps, lining it up and seeing the ball go ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A classroom in the Helen Morgan School has an “elevated level of Aspergillus/Penicillium, a common type of mold,” according to a statement sent by Sparta superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi.  "Helen Morgan parents are very concerned. Mold can be a serious issue, with serious side ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Guardian Angels national leader shed new light on earlier reports that former member Fredrick Romero Davis had his security clearances revoked at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Curtis Sliwa, who founded the Guardian Angels in May 1977, said Davis’ “Level 2” ...

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Editor's Note: Please note changes and corrections to the story in italics below. GLEN ROCK, NJ – The United Way and REED Next, a program of the REED Foundation for Autism, have partnered to provide a four-bedroom home for autistic individuals on Bradford Street. “We’re happy to announce we ...

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