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September 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint legislative panel expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided. State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Borough taxpayers will decide the fate of a $14 million referendum question on March 12, 2019 which requests funding for air-conditioning units, field improvements, a media center overhaul and auditorium upgrades in the district’s six schools. On Sept. 17, the nine-member ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown Westfield held its first Fall Family Fashion Show on Quimby Sunday, featuring local kids and adults modeling the latest styles available at GAP, The Bar Method, Lord & Taylor, Lucky Brand and The French Martini, with jewelry available at Juxtapose Gallery. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Glistening with sweat, Scotch Plains resident Sharon Artz finished the area YMCA’s 5K run satisfied on Sunday morning, but not because of her placement in the contest. Artz finished 308, but the knowledge that her efforts will benefit the Westfield Area YMCA’s programming for ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School student Joshua Williams has been named National Merit Scholar Semifinalist according to guidance director Kacey Dalton. “The SHS administrative team and staff are all very proud of Josh,” principal Janet Ferraro said. “He is not only a very bright young man, but ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As Ridge's Wing-T offense consumed chunks of yardage marching inexorably downfield in the closing minutes of a tie game, Jake Beckman kept running through the endgame scenario in his mind on the sidelines. "I'm imagining taking my steps, lining it up and seeing the ball go ...

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SPARTA, NJ — A classroom in the Helen Morgan School has an “elevated level of Aspergillus/Penicillium, a common type of mold,” according to a statement sent by Sparta superintendent Dr. Michael Rossi.  "Helen Morgan parents are very concerned. Mold can be a serious issue, with serious side ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The Guardian Angels national leader shed new light on earlier reports that former member Fredrick Romero Davis had his security clearances revoked at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Curtis Sliwa, who founded the Guardian Angels in May 1977, said Davis’ “Level 2” ...

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Editor's Note: Please note changes and corrections to the story in italics below. GLEN ROCK, NJ – The United Way and REED Next, a program of the REED Foundation for Autism, have partnered to provide a four-bedroom home for autistic individuals on Bradford Street. “We’re happy to announce we ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FLA - A well-known Guardian Angel that has spent the last 8 months protecting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students is currently under police investigation. Fredrick “Romero” Davis had his “Level 2” security clearance revoked by the Broward County School District within ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Some residents’ frosty response to plans for an ice rink to be placed in an 8.3-acre municipal park on the Garwood border for a trial time isn’t stopping officials from moving ahead with the design. Gathered in the rain at Gumbert Park, where the rink is to be built, about ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Despite opposition from neighbors and "no" votes cast by two members of the governing body, the creation of a new multifamily housing zone that can accommodate up to 280 new housing units was approved by a 3-2 vote of the Township Committee on Tuesday night. The vote came ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Morris County Superior Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz ruled that a 1971 zoning board hearing had given 4 Watchung LLC the right to store 125 automobiles on its property, it was announced on Tuesday night by James Lott, borough attorney, at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The Camden City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night that allows for the return of a needle exchange program to the city, a service that has been absent for two years. The program will be operated out of a mobile van unit by the Camden Area Health Education Center [AHEC] at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Bob Weber warned that the state legislature and Gov. Phil Murphy are about to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state and urged fellow Borough of Council members to take action at Tuesday's regular meeting. Weber said that he was prompted to bring up the issue for ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The Seton Hall University student who died from injuries sustained when he fell from the campus' parking deck on Tuesday afternoon has been identified as Julian M. Mislavsky in a letter to the Seton Hall community from Interim President Mary J. Meehan. Mislavsky was a senior ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Everybody needs an editor. That's an oft-repeated maxim from those who write for a living. Sooner or later, every writer learns that while it may be easy to detect an error in someone else's work, it's a much greater challenge to find your own mistakes. Some writers take ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - It was a little cool and cloudy for a day at the pool, but Maplewood's dogs did not seem to mind as they swam and ran around at the second annual Dog Days of Summer event at the Maplewood Community Pool on Saturday. One family who was there with their Golden Retriever, Piper, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School officials were forced to close down one set of stairs after part of the staircase collapsed on Friday. As a precautionary measure, school district officials opted to close school for Tuesday to check the structural soundness of the remaining staircases in the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Right on cue, with a hurricane and hurricane season bearing down on the East Coast, the topic of Emergency Preparedness is scheduled to be presented to the public at Tuesday night's Bernards Township Committee meeting. Even without a week of stormy weather predicted by the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Rep. Frank Pallone today at Mt. Zion AME Church in the city to press their objections to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans senators in favor of his confirmation. Booker, a member of the Senate ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Bernards Township Committee settled an affordable housing lawsuit and agreed to rezone for multifamily housing off Mountain View Boulevard at its last meeting, and this Tuesday is set to give the final approval to the new zone, which would allow construction of up to 280 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield went toe-to-toe with with one of the top boys’ soccer teams in the nation, but fell short in a see-saw scoring battle Saturday evening.  Once leading, 2-0, and later, 3-2, Westfield lost to parochial power Seton Hall Prep, 4-3, in chilly and rainy conditions at a ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - It was a veritable who's who in New Jersey politics on Saturday in Plainfield at the dedication ceremony for the Gerald B. Green Plaza, the large-scale public and private redevelopment project totaling 26,000 square feet.  "It was a $30 million project that was developed in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Cool air and overcast skies did little to dampen the spirits of people manning booths and strolling through today's Olde Suckasunny Day street fair in Roxbury. A steady stream of visitors walked Main Street in Succasunna for the annual event. They enjoyed the regular fare - ...

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FLANDERS, NJ - Chatham senior Kristian Roos kicked a 49-yard field goal - perhaps the longest ever made in Chatham's gridiron football history - in the Cougars opening 35-9 loss to Mount Olive on Friday night. Roos split the uprights easily with his 49-yard boot (see video below) with 6:51 left ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - It took the Ridge football team's offense almost five minutes to finally get its hands on the ball Friday night. But once the Red Devils did, they couldn't be stopped the rest of the evening. Ridge scored on each of its first five possessions--and ran the clock out on its ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A Crowd gathered on Wednesday evening in front of the CoreCivic immigration detention center in Elizabeth for a vigil for 18-month-old Mariee Juárez, the toddler who died in Ice Custody, and to demand an end to family detentions across the United States. Make the Road New Jersey, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Mayors from some of the largest cities in New Jersey today warned that recreational marijuana dispensaries wouldn’t be welcomed in their boundaries unless people with marijuana convictions were released from jail and their records get expunged. MORE: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy stood at a press conference in city Elijah's Promise Community Kitchen on Thursday to once again state his goal of raising the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 an hour. "We've seen study after study that shows there is no magic in what is now $8.60-an-hour ...

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