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August 13, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — New rules being considered by the town’s Board of Health would permit both the sale of electronic smoking devices and food products in the same establishment, if the health department deems it fit. The Westfield Board of Health last week introduced modifications to the local law ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Outdoor diners can now enjoy wine and beer with their meal at restaurants offering al fresco seating according to an ordinance passed at the town council meeting.  If the restaurant does not have a liquor license patrons can drink the wine or beer they have brought with them. Other ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School art teacher Christine Mase has been named Sussex County Teacher of the Year, by the New Jersey Department of Education on Thursday. “It is a great honor to be recognized as the Sussex County Teacher of the Year,” Principal Edward Lazzara said.  “We are excited for ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ — George L. Cook III remembers exactly how he felt on May 14, 2022. On that day, 10 people were killed in a Buffalo, New York supermarket, prosecutors say, by a man who had the intent of killing as many Black people as possible. "As an American, I'm disgusted," Cook told TAPinto.

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- A 21-year veteran employee with the Robbinsville Township Police Department, Eric Coran, was charged on Friday with allegedly stealing and selling property and equipment valued at more than $250,000 owned by the police department for personal gain.  Mercer County Prosecutor ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When the Roumes family of Succasunna chose Utah for an adventurous family vacation it really delivered: Few experiences can be more adventuresome than possibly saving somebody’s life. The planned highlight of the family’s recent trip was to visit the Zion National Park Narrows, an ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Bob Harbison is taking some time for himself. The long-time Nutley skipper announced earlier this month that he is relinquishing his duties as head baseball coach as well as being an assistant for the Maroon Raiders football team. "I just thought it started to drain on me a bit," ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus. There are ...

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WAYNE, NJ – August is International Drug Overdose Awareness month and on the last day of August each year, the Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse holds an event in front of Wayne Town Hall. This year is no exception, and whether you or your family has experienced loss due to ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Plans to build a parking lot over a former municipal dump are moving forward in Coral Springs. The city’s planning and zoning staff recommends approving special zoning needed to convert a vacant 16-acres property, designated as a “brownfield site,” into a 424-space parking ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken City Council has come out against a $4.7 billion plan to widen and repair the 8-mile-long extension that connects Exit 14 on the New Jersey Turnpike to the Holland Tunnel. During its meeting on Wednesday night, the city council adopted a resolution urging Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ -- A talented young woman from Mount Laurel showed the country her performance abilities recently on "America's Got Talent" and impressed even the toughest judge Simon Cowell.  The 16-year-old Camille K. (her last name was not published by the television program) recently ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Independent Author's Book Experience (IABX) held its Ninth Annual Book Expo on Saturday, August 6, 2022. The event was in collaboration with Mayor Derek Armstead and the Linden Free Public Library, which is where the event was held. The purpose of the event was to promote ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick community mourns the loss of veteran teacher Leslie Anderson. Anderson was a respected STEM educator at East Brunswick High School, who had a way, says colleague and friend Dr. Dana Zimbicki, of "lifting everyone around her." Anderson died following an ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Many parents across Wayne received an emailed survey from a group called “Wayne Speaks.” The survey purports to be a “Back to School” survey but focuses completely on the upcoming Wayne Board of Education elections, and several parents are questioning who sent it and what is its ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Tory James was a cadet in the first class of the Queen City Mentoring Academy (QCMA) back in 2014. Now, the 20-year-old Seton Hall University student is one of the mentors for the program that his dad, Plainfield Detective Ronald James, helped found along with Det. Jesse McNeill, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Tuesday, August 9th Piscataway Township Council meeting, held virtually saw passage of a number of resolutions including Fire District No. 4’s 2022 budget. Fire District No. 4, which is covered by North Stelton Volunteer Fire Company in the Haines Ave. area of Piscataway saw ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Sen. Cory Booker tells Phillipsburg Mayor he misses his job. Mic drop. On his visit to Phillipsburg to award a grant to Norwescap, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker spoke to the group of over 100 people gathered in Phillipsburg. In his comments to the audience and press, he ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – For seven years, a Coral Springs lawyer and a former college professor worked through emails, phone calls, and occasional meetings to weave together the history of Parkland. Ken Cutler and Frank Cavaioli unearthed stories about land deals, sensational crimes, walking catfish, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway recently reported that the New Jersey law firm Brach Eichler is working with the family of Rayan Bien-Aima, the 18-year-old Rahway High School student who was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Route 1 in Linden back in April and succumbed to his injuries in July. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury today asked the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help it determine whether the former Fenimore Landfill in Ledgewood is the source of chemicals being found in nearby homes' private wells. The chemicals – generally referred to as per-and polyfluoroalkl ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Catalytic converter theft is on the rise, but what is a catalytic converter, and why do thieves want them? "They’re an emissions control device on automobiles that are stolen for the precious metals contained inside," according to Fair Lawn Police Captain Joseph Dawicki. Fair ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – Neighbors, politicians, government workers and business representatives came to sweat and clean the community on Wednesday, but the city’s ninth neighborhood cleanup this summer did not get started until a visiting celebrity got handshakes, hugs and posed for the occasional ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Volta electric vehicle charging stations are back online after four of the six chargers in Westfield went down due to a power supply issue, according to the company. Residents posting to the Westfield, NJ Facebook group on Monday had reported the stations were out of order for ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Two 15-year-old sophomore girls - Nerissa Sime-Zuluaga and Maya Abawi - have joined the Chatham High football team for the 2022 season. "We don't offer girls football, so everyone is welcome to join our program," Evan Picariello, Chatham head coach, said. "When Maya and Nerissa ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The population of Coral Springs has grown by more than 13 percent since 2000, reflecting a surge in new residents coming to Broward County and Florida. Roughly how many more people are projected to move to Coral Springs in the coming decades couldn’t be determined. But ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The latest reminder for residents to secure their cars comes in the thefts of three high-end vehicles in the town, a car burglary and an attempted vehicle theft amid a trend of rising vehicle property crimes, according to police. A BMW X7 valued at about $90,000 was reported ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Twelve-year-old Izyan “Zizou” Ahmad is one of the top-ranked singles and doubles 12-and-under tennis players in the US - at one point recently he was ranked number one in both. He’s also a Wayne resident. Five years ago, in a televised press conference at the US Open, Zizou boldly ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ- By 10 p.m. much of the power had been restored to JCP&L customers after a county wide power failure that impacted more than 62,600 customers in Sussex County Tuesday afternoon.  Less than 2% or 1,018 of Sussex County customers are in the dark with Franklin and Ogdensburg ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Norwescap New Jersey is one step closer to their goal to fill an elemental need for New Jersey.  More than a short-term solution of a bag of groceries, Norwescap has long term plans for this grant and feeding communities.  With funding received August 9, 2022, at their ...

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