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September 27, 2021

CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The bathroom and landscaping at a Coral Springs park were damaged earlier this month, costing $2,500 in repairs, police report said. Police said Monday there is no indication that the damage at Riverside Park at 205 Coral Ridge Drive is related to the viral social media ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Dueling rallies at Liberty State Park Saturday pitted big money interests against the community, a fight for social justice and civil rights against efforts to deprive people of color from participating in the fullness of the environment at their doorsteps. What wasn’t quite as ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Restaurants have been struggling since the pandemic. They have struggled to stay open. They have struggled to find help. Now one restaurant has had two diners not pay their bill, allegedly. According to the restaurant, two guys dined on the patio of Portofino's Restaurant on ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- US Women's National Team striker Carli Lloyd has announced her retirement from the game is coming after her final tour with the USWNT ends next month, but she hasn't quite let herself think about her post-soccer career just yet. "I haven't really taken much time to soak it all in ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- Chatham's doubles teams led the way as the girls tennis team won its eighth straight Morris County Tournament Championship on Sunday at the County College of Morris. Chatham, 9-0 this season, won seven MCTs in a row before the 2020 tourney was canceled by the pandemic. James Cai ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Bells were ringing and music was pumping in the north side parking lot of the train station Sunday morning as hundreds of people of all ages gathered with their bicycles for the town’s first Tour de Westfield. In addition to a two-mile bike parade led by the Westfield Police ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick school district is doing well in terms of preventing the spread of COVID-19. However, there is a viral trend spreading through the halls of East Brunswick High School: the new TikTok trend called “Devious Licks”.  This trend actively encourages students to ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- When Jax Ulbrich bolted 53 yards for his third touchdown of the game to give Chatham a 29-point lead with 34 seconds left in the third quarter, even head coach Evan Picariello admitted he thought to himself "We've got this." It took Montville a little more than a minute to wipe ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley High football team did not disappoint in front of its home fans. Led by a fluent offense and a dominant defensive effort, the Maroon Raiders registered its first shutout of the season on Friday evening, earning a 41-0 decision over Millburn at The Oval in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — On a pleasant Homecoming Night, in front of more than 2,500 fans, the Roxbury High School football team beat the Lancers of Livingston by a score of 28-13 to earn its first win of the season. The Gaels had a halftime lead of 14-6 with both touchdowns coming from the elusive running ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Twelve-year-old Nicholas Stillianesis came to prominence in Wayne this past summer when he gave an impassioned speech against masks at the July Board of Education meeting and followed it up with the same in subsequent meetings. His topic for Thursday night's meeting was regarding the ...

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TRENTON, NJ  -- An inmate housed at the Mercer County Corrections Center was mistakenly released from custody Thursday, county officials announced late Friday evening. According to the statement, Clark Green Jr., whose date of birth is October 8, 1966, was being held at the Mercer County ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A secretly recorded conversation between workers in Bayonne City Hall, including Business Administrator Melissa Matthews, has led to the resignation of another top city official. According to a police report filed by Matthews Friday, Tim Boyle, Bayonne's Director of Municipal ...

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RARITAN TWP, NJ - The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office is looking for information on the identity of a man who robbed the PNC bank on Route 31 Thursday, according to a release. On Sept. 23 at about 1:35 p.m., the release said, Raritan Township Police responded to the bank, which is located ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Mayor Josh Losardo announced plans for the Scotch Hills Country Club (820 Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains) to revert to its original name, the Shady Rest Golf and Country Club, during the Scotch Plains Council meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The announcement was ...

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WAYNE, NJ — This dramatic tale continues to get stranger. About six months ago, Amjad Mashal (29) of Wayne was allegedly kidnapped and beaten over negative social media comments. In a weird turn of events, Mashal was recently arrested and charged with accepting a $100K bribe that was offered by one ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Four months of investigative work by law enforcement has resulted in the arrest of 14 men on various child pornography charges, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. During the sweep led by Monmouth County’s Computer Crimes Unit and Internet Crimes Against Children ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The Hamilton Township Police Division announced the arrests of two men accused of brandishing a gun and assaulting an employee as they attempted to steel power tools from the Home Depot on Route 130 in Hamilton on Monday. According to a police report, on the day of the incident ...

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TAPinto Holmdel has received a report that the Holmdel teen has been found and is returned safely to her parents. Thank you to law enforcement and the public for your help!  "PARENTS SAY THEY LOVE HER AND ARE WAITING AND PRAYING FOR HER SAFE RETURN" HOLMDEL, NJ: According to a report from ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- WWII veteran Joe Schott recently went on the airplane flight of a lifetime, sitting in the open cockpit of a vintage Stearman biplane as it circled over Fanwood. The flight was made possible by Dream Flights, a non-profit dedicated to serving seniors and WWII veterans with free ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway and more than 40 presidents of colleges and universities in New Jersey are urging members of Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant awards as they consider the federal budget. A letter sent to the members of the state’s congressional ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — Ridgewood Water announced a public Zoom meeting scheduled for next week after a letter went out in late August regarding contaminants and the long term effects that can afflict those who drink its tap water. The meetings are scheduled for September 28 at 6 p.m. and October 5 at ...

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WARREN, NJ — Anthony Ferreira scored a hat trick and Alexander Carnevale added another goal to lead Watchung Hills over Franklin on Senior Night Wednesday, 4-1. “Senior night is always a special night,” said WHRHS head coach Greg Leonow. “I’m so happy for our players, for coming back after being ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani says "Game On!" The winner of a friendly wager between Lipani and Bridgewater Mayor Matt Moench rides on the outcome of Thursday night's football game between the Hillsborough High School Raiders and the Bridgewater/Raritan High School. Kick-off is at 7 ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The Robbinsville Township School District is preparing to reopen the high school after a temporary five-day closure caused by a COVID-19 outbreak among three clusters within the student body.  “Our goal is to keep our kids safe and follow the protocols set forth from the ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ – Bordentown City is preparing to welcome both visitors and residents back to the annual Cranberry Fest after last year’s event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s Cranberry Fest, which is in its 31st year, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 2 ...

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A formal complaint has been filed over a teacher’s use of a book on race, the board president said. WESTFIELD, NJ — An audit of diversity in the local public school district’s curriculum is among district goals the Board of Education approved at a well-attended meeting Tuesday. While the ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Dale Rubino, the principal of Sayreville War Memorial High School, sent a letter to parents of high school students to inform them of the damage caused by the latest TikTok video crazes called "Devious Lick Challenge" and "Bathroom Challenge." Students who are on the popular ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ — It was the last hurrah of the summer for pups and their humans at the Glen Rock Pool Paw-ty on Monday evening, September 20, when the furry ones took to the water for what is becoming an annual event. Organized and hosted by the Glen Rock NJ Dog Park non-profit and sponsored by ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --  With the Robbinsville Township School District handling an outbreak of COVID-19 outbreak among students, Superintendent Brian Betze spoke exclusively with TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville about how the District got to this point and where it moves forward with students returning ...

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