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November 15, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Many West Orange students remained stranded on their buses and some at their schools hours after the final bell rang Thursday, due to a powerful Nor’easter that slammed into tri-state just as schools were being let out. Robo-calls were sent to parents Thursday afternoon warning ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways. The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mention possible noise ordinance violations is any college town such as New Brunswick and people would probably think of rowdy student parties. Yet each month city council members are asked to approve requests for relaxing the noise ordinance, not for late night college kids, ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Flanked by a bevy of family members, coaches, administrators, faculty, and friends, Piscataway High School senior Dominique Nelson signed on the dotted line of her National Letter of Intent to play field hockey at Towson University on Wednesday morning. “It’s really exciting ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It may have been frigid on Wednesday night, but the rivalry flared up at Frank R. Jost Field. The South Plainfield Tigers (6-5) defeated their bitter rival the North Plainfield Canucks (1-10) 40-0 in the hump day showdown. As much as the rivalry was a storyline, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - It’s a tale of three cities in the eyes of a labor union at Rutgers University. The Rutgers AAUP-AFT says certain full-time tenure-track faculty who teach at the Camden and Newark campuses are paid less than their counterparts in New Brunswick. The union held a rally today on the ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It happened when he was off-duty, and he only told a few people. But there were witnesses in the restaurant, and one of them called TAPinto. “I wasn’t looking for praise,” said Greg Zytko, a Flemington police officer. What the officer was looking for was lunch with his ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Diamond Miller made it official on Wednesday, following through on the decision she came to during the Franklin girls basketball team's title quest last March. The 6-foot-1 All-State guard/forward signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Maryland Wednesday ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Residents may notice Sparta Police Department is looking a little shaggy this month.  It is all for a good cause.  The officers are taking part in No Shave November a campaign to raise money and awareness for cancer research.  “Each of the officers that have participated in growing ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Health Department has completed its inspection of the Columbia High School (CHS) bathrooms, and while they found overall they are "well-maintained," there are multiple repairs that need to be made, with the report citing 21 specific issues. The report also ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council meeting brought residents out to ask questions about the Post Office Plaza Redevelopment plans while the borough council informed the public that it is juggling yet another vote on a separate redevelopment plan. The Chatham Borough Planning Board ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The West Orange girls soccer team hadn't lost a game in two years, but Tuesday night the Mountaineers found themselves cornered by Bridgewater-Raritan. The Panthers wore down West Orange with a succession of corner kicks and other set pieces to claim a 2-0 victory that brought an ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A road in Ledgewood is being named in honor of Louis Bizzari, Jr., a man who became a member of the Roxbury Fire Department 70 years ago and continues to serve the township. The Roxbury Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to erect on Mt. Arlington Road a “street honor blade” sign that ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - There were 216 Chatham Borough residents who answered the Planet Civic survey questions about marijuana legislation, although some did not answer all the questions. In addition, there were 22 comments. To see the questions and comments made CLICK HERE. The Chatham Borough ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – An ambulance worker was rushed to the hospital after injuring an arm during a fiery crash on Central Avenue early Monday morning, authorities said. A 2015 BMW 540 sedan crossed the double-yellow lines while driving north near Clover Street at 12:23 a.m. and crashed into the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The elves were busy on Monday on the Lake Mohawk County Club boardwalk building the huts for the annual German Christmas Market.  This year the market will be open on December 1 and 2. With 150 vendors in 160 spaces and a host of other attractions, “this is probably the largest ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough residents can now answer questions and post their comments and preferences on Planet Civic survey now available on the Chatham Borough website. The public is invited to attend and give feedback to concept plans for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza, Wednesday, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - An extensive roadway construction project is underway in Maplewood Village, with repairs and improvements being made to sidewalks and roads.  According to an update from the Township of Maplewood, the milling stage has been completed, and Maplewood Avenue will be closed to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Gerry Sorell was a soldier in the 99th Infantry Division of 394th Regiment, where he successfully crossed Ludendorff (Railroad) Bridge over the river Rhine, as part of the historic Battle of Remagen during the closing weeks of World War II. PFC Sorell had fought during the Battle of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Many of the questions surrounding the plans to redevelop Post Office Plaza in Chatham concern traffic congestion. On Monday, Planning company Topology reported on some traffic pattern data to consider with its presentation given at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting. At the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ_ The Bernards Township Police Department is investigating a residential burglary in the 300 block of Whitenack Road, the fourth reported break-in at a township home since Oct. 2. Police said the latest incident -- the second reported burglary on Whitenack Road -- occurred at ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Bernards Township police are investigating the reported assault of a 68-year-old township man that occurred while the victim said he was walking his dog near his house during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 10. Police responded to the area of Vail Terrace, located ...

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Updated: 5:53 p.m. Nov. 11 WESTFIELD, NJ – An 8.3-acre park on the town’s border with Garwood is home to a regulation size ice hockey rink, at least for the next three months. Several hundred people gathered for the formal opening of the Westfield Rink on Sunday, a temporary ice rink housed ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Veteran Elsie Cruz knows the affects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder first hand and how it could lead to suicide, 22 per day in the veteran community. Locally, she is helping other veterans get the care they need, without the stigma, as she spreads her story and message of ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Skate Park on Southern Boulevard appears certain to become collateral damage when the final agreement for the township's third round of affordable housing obligation is approved in court. The skate park will be demolished, according to the two ordinances ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Ridge got a first-hand look at why many consider Piscataway to be the best public school football team in the state on Saturday. But the Red Devils, on the verge of getting blown out at halftime, also earned a measure of respect with their gritty second-half efforts before ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ With votes still likely to be counted into next week, the differential between the number of votes for Bernards Township Committee candidates Joan B. Harris, a Democrat, and Republican John Surano had shrunk to nine as of shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, the Somerset County ...

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KEY LARGO, Fla. – A 49-year-old Westfield man died while vacationing in Florida, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Rodney Jinkins was snorkeling with his family when witnesses saw him unresponsive in the water at about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, the spokesman, Adam ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - With its third victory over Livingston this season, the West Orange girls soccer team achieved another first for the program. Top-seeded West Orange defeated third-seeded Livingston, 1-0, Friday for the Section 1, Group 4 championship. It is the first sectional title ever for ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Morris County should allocate $10,000 toward the creation of a paved pathway that would connect the West Morris Greenway, near Horseshoe Lake, with Ledgewood Park in Ledgewood, said an advisory panel this week. The recommendation came from the county Open Space Trust Fund ...

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