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November 12, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — After a recent encounter with a 40-year-old Kenilworth man who was found to be in possession eight bottles of “Catnip Cocktail,” the Fairfield Police Department is warning the community about an increase in the misuse of this product. Police described Catnip Cocktail as a liquid ...

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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 in a tent at Gumbert Park. The ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley residents voted down the Nutley Public Schools construction referendum on Tuesday Nov. 6. Preliminary results show 4,121 voters cast "no" ballots, while 3,587 votes in favor of the referendum. Preliminary votes do no include vote-by-mail ballots or provisional ballots.  Just ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Racing fans will be able to come out and visit with the richest Standardbred of all time, the great Foiled Again, on Saturday, Nov. 24. The veteran superstar will be posing for selfies in the Backyard during live racing and there will also be a special commemorative ...

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MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ -- Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes, has been seen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the corner of Race and 5th Streets, at approximately 3 p.m. the afternoon of November 3. Thomas Kolding, who lives with ...

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WEST CALDWELL, NJ – Hundreds of middle school students and their parents flocked to the student fair hosted by the Essex County School of Technology’s West Caldwell Campus. Visitors got to interact with administrators, faculty and current students, and participate in live demonstrations. The ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - In a generous community like Nutley, there is always someone ready to lend a hand. During this season of thanksgiving, why not share the gratitude you feel about a neighbor, a teacher, or township service with the entire community with a letter to the editor.  The publication of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the latest progress in equine research at its “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8. Dr. Burt Staniar from Pennsylvania State University was the keynote speaker and talked about how the type of feed given to horses ...

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CRANFORD - After weeks of voting, Cranford has won the NJ.com Best Downtown in NJ.  Cranford was named a top 5 finalist along with Westfield, Cape May, Morristown, and Somerville before winning the final round with 30% of the vote.  NJ.com saluted Cranford's eateries such as Breadsmith, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is in need of 100 cans of evaporated milk ahead of the annual Thanksgiving food distribution.  Evaporated milk, a canned product made by removing 60% of the water from regular milk, is an essential ingredient in baking. NFSB includes the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey hosted its 6th Annual Chefs Tableside Dinner at The Westin Governor Morris in Morristown on Thursday, November 1. Fifteen talented chefs donated their time to create an unforgettable culinary experience for 150 attendees at the FoodBank’s most ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the annual Gold Medal Horse Farm honors to John Crater and Mortonhouse Farm in Long Valley, N.J. at its 2018 “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8 The award, part of the New Jersey Equine Environmental Stewardship ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 from Mountain Lakes, has been seen in Philadelphia,PA, on the corner of Race and 5 th Streets, at approximately 3:00 PM the afternoon of November 3. Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Slow Food Northern New Jersey will be hosting a special indoor farmers market at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd.) in Maplewood in honor of "Terra Madre Day." According to Slow Food Northern New Jersey's website, this newly added market is to ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley officially kicks off the Holiday Season Sunday Dec. 2 with the annual celebration on the Nutley Park Oval including music, horse and buggy rides and the lighting of the tree.  “Our holiday celebration is a wonderful tradition that brings families and friends ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- More than 41 million people in the U.S. serve as unpaid caregivers to seniors, and that number is expected to grow as the population ages. In New Jersey, the number of people age 65 and up is projected to increase 48 percent, accounting for 20 percent of the Garden State’s residents ...

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(TRENTON) – Discovering ways to improve and expand New Jersey Transit, legislation sponsored by Assembly Members Yvonne Lopez, Daniel Benson and Patricia Egan Jones requiring the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJT) to establish an office of real estate economic development and transit-oriented ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — It’s hard to miss New Jersey’s Alice Tarjan and Candescent when they enter the ring, and the elegant black Hanoverian mare’s extravagant movement and mistake-free performance caught the attention of not only spectators but also the judges on the first day of the 2018 US Dressage ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Congresswoman-Elect Mikie Sherrill, a Navy veteran, made her first public appearance since winning the election in New Jersey’s 11th District at the ninth annual Essex County Veterans Day Observance on Wednesday at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park in Newark. During the ceremony, ...

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Experience Historic Holiday Traditions, and Honor the U.S. Armed Forces MORRISTOWN, N.J. On Sunday, November 11, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., experience a historic farm-style Thanksgiving holiday and mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A rain-slick road is being blamed for an automobile accident that resulted in one vehicle turning over Monday night.  According to the Nutley Police Department, the driver stated that while traveling south on Dodd Street their vehicle lost traction and slid on the wet pavement. The ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Officers from the Nutley Police Department responded to an overnight call from a Locust St. resident about theft and property damage.  The resident returned home and found a political sign missing from their lawn along with five blocks taken out of their retaining wall in front of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Kennis “Buttons” Fairfax, a renowned horseshow judge and clinician from Westfield, N.J. was presented with the 2019 “Spirit of the Horse Award” at the Rutgers Equine Science Center’s  “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8.  Former Governor and current New Jersey ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ – Members of the community got to meet Nutley Irish American Association's 2019 Parade Dignitaries during the 2nd Annual Shamrock Fest dinner this past Saturday evening at the Parks and Recreation Center.   The event, catered by the Brownstone, served as a fundraiser to help ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The head of the city department that has been addressing elevated levels of lead in residents’ water died last night, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said today.  Andrea Hall Adebowale worked in the city’s Department of Water and Sewer Utilities for about 30 years and spent the last five ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire in Nutley on Glendale St. on the north side of the township.  Members of the Nutley Police Department and Fire Department reported that there were no injuries this morning. Residents in the area may have heard ...

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A 38-year-old Plainfield woman has been sentenced to five years of probation and will be barred for life from ever again owning, breeding, or selling pets in New Jersey following her admission of neglect that led to the deaths of multiple puppies in her care, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At the same time that hundreds of other "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies were taking place across the country, more than 100 people came together in solidarity at the gazebo in South Orange in protest of Donald Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and removal of Rod ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over 1,000 people gathered at the Morristown Green on Thursday November 8 to demand accountability and transparency from the Trump administration. To show that nobody is above the law, people held signs reading "Resist", "Defend Democracy" and "Protect Mueller"  in an attempt to ...

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