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January 11, 2019

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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PATERSON, NJ - Church leaders from Paterson and beyond gathered with the family of Jameek Lowery on the steps of Paterson City Hall Wednesday to continue their calls for “justice” for the 27-year old father of three who died in the early hours of Monday at Saint Joseph’s University Medical ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The company that collects garbage and recycling in Roxbury says it’s being financially crushed by the collapse of the recyclables market and it wants the township to help cover the cost. The company, Blue Diamond Disposal, is paid $164,460 per month by the township for trash and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - As hundreds gathered in front of Paterson City Hall on Tuesday to call for justice for Jameek Lowery Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Mayor Andre Sayegh released statements laying out the timeline of events that they say culminated in the death of the 27-year old ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Teachers and administrators in Roxbury schools should not be afraid of being criticized for trying new things, said Roxbury School Board President Leo Coakley on Monday. Coakley, re-elected to the board in November - chosen Monday by his colleagues to serve a second year as board ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The swearing in of new members Carolyn Dempsey and Jocelyn Mathiasen to the Borough of Chatham Council gave women 50 percent of the seats on Monday night. Dempsey and Mathiasen were part of the "Blue Wave" that brought Democrats into office in both Chatham Borough and Chatham ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – For the first time 15 years a Westfield resident is governing on the Union County Freeholder Board. Kim Palmieri-Mouded took the oath of office Sunday, following her successful November election to the freeholders. Palmieri-Mouded joins the all-Democratic board, the majority of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — After hearing through NJ 101.5 evening radio host Steve Trevelise that his “oldest and dearest friend” Robbo Pisani, a fire captain with the North Hudson Fire Department, was struggling with kidney failure, West Orange resident Melissa Kohlman was so moved that she volunteered her ...

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BELMAR, NJ — For the first time in nearly three decades, Belmar’s mayor is a Republican, as Mark Walsifer was officially sworn in to the borough’s top elected office. During the council’s January 5 reorganization, the GOP also took control of the four-member governing body as Patricia Wann, who ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – If karma is real, good things are coming to a Roxbury woman whose initiative returned a Succasunna man's lost wallet and helped police find the youths who stole money from it. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said she was in her car outside Valley Pharmacy in Succasunna on ...

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Official Promises Journalists Will Retain Access WESTFIELD, NJ – Bucking a statewide trend, the mayor has withdrawn TAPinto Westfield's official designation as an electronic news source to be noticed under the state’s Open Public Meetings Act but said the change will not impact its journalists’ ...

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Correction: The points scored by Saniya Myers and Amari Nolan were incorrectly reported in an earlier version of this article and have been updated. PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Growing pains were expected for the Piscataway High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams this winter. Both teams ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - "My name is Tayfun Selen. I'm the mayor of Chatham Township." Those words brought applause from the packed crowd in the Chatham Township Municipal Building meeting room on Thursday night when Selen achieved what he described as the "American Dream" after he was voted in as the new ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School Rowing Head Coach Jeremy Michalitsianos has been voted the 2018 US Rowing Junior Coach of the Year, school officials announced. He has also been selected as the 2018 Joy of Sculling Coach of the Year. A 10 year coach of the Montclair High School program, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The sale of Roxbury Water Company to New Jersey American Water, announced in July, is now complete, and the new company said it has no plans to raise rates. The acquisition was approved Dec. 18 by the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU), said New Jersey American Water in a ...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to include comments from former owner Bobby Benjamin. FLEMINGTON, NJ -  One of Hunterdon’s most storied and iconic stores is closing up shop and going out of business. Flemington Furs announced its closing in a letter to its customers. “After 98 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In his rendition of a tune from the musical “Bells are Ringing,” Broadway vocalist Cooper Grodin played the role of a con artist and gangster looking to win over a wealthy lady. Before performing the song with vocalist Maria Failla at the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s New ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A plan to create a Walmart “Supercenter” in Ledgewood entails more than just retrofitting and expanding the current structure. It will require starting from scratch, according to public records. In documents filed with the Roxbury Planning Board, developers converting the former ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city's Downtown skyline is beginning to blossom with high-rise, mixed-use residential buildings that have been years in the making.  Some historic properties, like the old United Women's Garment Workers' building at 869 Broad St., was transformed into 37 luxury rentals in 2018.

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ -- Even residents who may not have heard of June O. Kennedy, who fulfilled many roles as a presenter of the township's rich history for many decades, have probably learned something about their Basking Ridge heritage thanks to Mrs. Kennedy's extensive research. The former ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield High School boys varsity bowling team is clearly on a roll. The team entered the holiday break with a 7-0 record as it approaches a Jan. 8 match against Linden High School, which has also been undefeated this season, head varsity bowling coach Ralph Corey ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – To prepare for their upcoming oral history project, fourth-grade students from the Arbor Intermediate School in Piscataway participated in a Tea and Talk session with area senior citizens and even some of their grandparents, giving them a glimpse into what life was like long before ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – A 36-year-old Elizabeth man is in custody and a second suspect is on the loose after leading officers on an approximately 10-mile police chase through Union County Sunday night, police said. The chase followed an attempted robbery of a 56-year-old Elizabeth woman at 10:38 p.m.

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TETERBORO, NJ -- Two brothers who will be deploying on separate missions for the United States Marine Corps soon received a couple of giant surprises on Sunday as they received a hero's sendoff from the local community. The day's events were coordinated by A Hero's Welcome North Jersey. The day ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Senior guard Travis Cumber scored 24 points and handed out 13 assists to lead East Brunswick to an 81-72 boys basketball victory over North Brunswick for the championship of the Brunswick Holiday Tournament Saturday afternoon. Even a team with as much athleticism and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School girls basketball team brought its season record so far to .500 on Friday by beating Irvington. Playing in a consolation game of the Somerville Holiday Tournament, the Gaels defeated the Blue Knights by a score of 57-45. The win brought Roxbury’s record to ...

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