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December 11, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – A former Roxbury town council member and mayor was honored this week by the state for her efforts to protect New Jersey’s environment. The woman, Sandy Urgo, was one of 11 people named at the 19th Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony. The awards were presented ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – She lived frugally, her niece told Borough Council yesterday. And she lived “very privately.” But after Jane Kitchin died at age 96, some are now discovering she was the millionaire next door. Among the beneficiaries: Flemington Free Public Library, Mayor-elect Betsy Driver ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council voted, 5-1, in favor of a resolution that opposes the state's pending vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana at its final meeting of 2018 on Monday night. The resolution calls for a certified copy of the resolution be sent to Gov. Phil ...

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Updated: 9:29 a.m. Dec. 11 Reporting hate crimes allows the public, researchers, law enforcement and community leaders to develop preventative measures, the FBI says. WESTFIELD, NJ — The hateful graffiti recently found at Edison Intermediate School targeted a number of groups of people, ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents of North Summit Avenue help keep an eye on 95-year-old neighbor Doritt Stagg and on Saturday they made sure she'd have a sturdy rail to hold onto when she enters and leaves her home. The railings of Stagg's front steps were in bad shape and "Christmas Elves," who ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The brother of Roxbury firefighter and business owner Jeff Poissant is hoping to raise $100,000 to help defray the medical bills that are piling up as his sibling fights cancer. So far, the GoFundMe page created Dec. 5 by Alan Poissant has raised about $10,000. “I put $100,000 (as ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - When Pennsylvania National Guard Cpt. Joe McLaughlin visited youngsters at the Franklin Elementary School aftercare program this week, it wasn’t his first interaction with the kids. The children and McLaughlin had been pen-pals during the captain’s 9-month-long deployment in Kuwait ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After nearly a year in business, the embattled Dairy Air ice cream company, has permanently closed its doors. Located at 521 Bloomfield Ave, Dairy Air came under fire for having, what residents called, a "sexualized" logo.  Shortly after opening in 2017, the ice cream ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Township Committee agenda for next Tuesday, Dec. 11 includes resolutions honoring two longtime Township Committee members who are ending their time with the governing body at the end of this year, after seeking not to seek re-election in 2018. The two Republicans, Carolyn ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Walmart Inc. wants to upgrade and expand its store at the former Ledgewood Mall in Roxbury, converting it into a more modern “supercenter” that would include drive-through grocery pickup lanes. The project would be aligned with the ongoing retrofitting of the mall into a new ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Schools Supt. Dr. Timothy Teehan continues to battle rumors while trying to ease the concerns of students, parents and staff regarding threats of violence that have been directed at individual students and Somerville High School by phone and online social media platforms over the ...

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Garwood Police offered a warning to ice rink patrons who slide their cars into the wrong spots: Beware the tow truck. WESTFIELD, NJ — Just a month after its establishment under a massive tent in Gumbert Park, an ice rink has become wildly popular — too popular for some people. The rink ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Are you ready for Ledgewood Lager? How about Port Morris Porter or Succasunna Summer Ale? A former roller skating rink in Kenvil that hasn’t seen skaters in more than three decades is being eyed as a future haven for craft beer lovers, and the would-be proprietor said he would ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The carjacker shoved a 62-year-old woman to the ground in front of her home, grabbed her keys and sped off in her Lexus SUV in broad daylight, police said. The Newark man led police on a March 31, 2014, chase into Mountainside before dumping the Lexus just off a Route 22 exit ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and borough police detectives are investigating a series of phone calls and Instagram posts received by Somerville High School students over the weekend that threatened each of them with bodily harm. “It’s an active investigation,” ...

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The 2004 Acura was later used in a robbery in Irvington, Maplewood police said. WESTFIELD, NJ — Police have arrested a 21-year-old Irvington man and a teenager in connection with the theft of a vehicle that was later used in an Essex County robbery, authorities said Monday. Dquan Dupont, of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In observance of the first night of Hanukkah, Westfield residents attended a menorah lighting by the North Avenue train station with Union County Torah Center-Chabad. Attendees enjoyed treats of doughnuts and gelt (chocolate coins), courtesy of the synagogue. The menorah, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — On Saturday, 6-year-old Jonah Block, a first grader at Franklin Elementary School, had a chance to sit in a room in the Children’s Department of the Westfield Memorial Library and read book to his friend Broadie, a therapy dog who happens to live in his neighborhood. “I loved ...

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PARKLAND, FL - This morning over a thousand participants will join together to support the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation’s Seventh Annual Walk-Off for Cancer 5K! The event is geared towards the entire family and features a 5K walk, entertainment and raffle prizes and will take place at Pine ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Piscataway High School varsity football team will put a new piece of hardware on display in the trophy case as the Chiefs won the first ever North 5 Bowl Game on Saturday morning by defeating Ridgewood, 31-21, at MetLife Stadium. Running backs Nasir Best and Juwon ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Decent weather and a good flow of visitors greeted vendors and other participants at the Home for the Holidays celebration in Succasunna on Saturday. Although rain was predicted, none came. Instead, sunny skies blessed the event’s early hours. Clouds that rolled in during the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Matt Pridham, the fire inspector for Chatham Borough, was so impressed by the enthusiasm for fire safety shown by ECLC student Max Smokler that he set up a surprise for him at the Chatham Firehouse. Smokler was presented with his own firefighter coat and pants on Friday ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - Undercover officers busted three women at three different spas for soliciting sexual services offered during massage appointments in response to resident complaints of improper activity at the businesses, police said. Police reported the following arrests today that occurred on ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Paul Caneiro pleaded not guilty today to charges of murder in the deaths of his brother, Keith, and his entire family, and then setting fire to both his brother's home and his own to cover up the crimes. Caneiro's attorney, Robert Honecker Jr., entered the pleas for Caneiro, 51, ...

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The Westfield location is among 20 of the lingerie retailer's stores slated to close nationwide. WESTFIELD, NJ — The lingerie retailer did not return requests for comment for this story, but it’s no longer a secret: Victoria’s Secret Westfield location is slated to close. The principal of 235 ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- For the first time in 15 years, the Piscataway High School varsity football team will play in East Rutherford. Fresh off of a North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 title win over Union City and a Thanksgiving Day rivalry victory over Franklin, the Chiefs, ranked No. 3 in the ...

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Updated at 7:49 p.m. WESTFIELD, NJ — Authorities are looking into hate-filled graffiti found at a local school Thursday and appear to have linked the crime to one student. School officials condemned the hate crime at Edison Intermediate School but did not detail its full scope, and local ...

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  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Nokia has hired a consulting group to help evaluate whether Nokia should stay at its current location. Mayor Robert Woodruff made that information public at the Nov. 20 Township Council meeting. As a prelude to the announcement, he told the council he and Township ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  An unsealed federal indictment sheds new light on a hacking scheme local officials say extorted $30,000 from the city by infecting Newark's computers with ransomware.  Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri, both of Iran, were indicted in connection with last ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Paper that covered the storefront’s windows at Central Avenue and Quimby Street came down on Wednesday, and sidewalk cement in front of the establishment’s entry was still drying. The national eyeglasses retailer Warby Parker is preparing to open its next location in the heart of ...

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