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September 21, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Our Challenge Success core team of administrators and teachers attended our first seminars last weekend at Stanford University, where we engaged in train the trainer sessions in order to bring lessons back to our larger MMS and MHS building teams.  Those teams will use the resources ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino has resigned, according to a statement posted on the Bergen County Sheriff Department's Facebook page. Here is the entire statement: The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announces that effective this date and at this time Bergen County ...

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RED BANK, NJ - The Red Bank Elks Lodge Motorcycle Committee is having a Half Way to St. Patrick's Day Party, Tomorrow, Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 Open to the Public! Where: Red Bank Elks Lodge, 40 West Front Street Time: 6:00pm Cost: $20/pp - includes Food & Drink ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Mayor Ellen Brain has joined with mayors of towns along the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line to petition Gov. Phil Murphy and members of the Senate and Assembly to address deteriorating service and specifically, the lack of peak hour one-seat rides for RVL customers. In a letter ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - City police are advising motorists to avoid the Landing Lane Bridge today because of current emergency repairs being done on the span that connects New Brunswick and Piscataway. Police said the state Department of Transportation is making the repairs. The work is expected to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In recognition of 'National Diaper Need Awareness Week', the Summit Area YMCA is -- beginning today and running through September 30 -- hosting a diaper drive wherein ommunity members can drop off packages of diapers and baby wipes at the bin located in the Summit YMCA lobby. Collected ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson’s representatives to the New Jersey General Assembly, Shavonda Sumter and Benjie Wimberly, whose district includes Garfield in Bergen County, have both called on Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino to resign from his position.   On Thursday, reports surfaced of the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police will provide the public with notice of areas in the Township where there will be increased traffic enforcement. While enforcement efforts take place throughout the township, these areas will receive additional focus. Enforcement Details: Location: ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee 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 ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence (CFEE) has awarded more than $32,000 in grants to support a variety of educational innovations in the Cranford schools during the 2018-2019 academic year. The grants will benefit students across the school district. The Cranford school ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Wednesday’s special meeting of Borough Council was unusual for several reasons. It was an unscheduled meeting, which is not common in  the borough, although it did meet the state-required 48-hour advance notice for such a meeting. The “sole purpose” of the meeting was to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Clerk’s office was ordered to draft new ballots ahead of Election Day after an appellate court ruled that its decision to include blank columns on the ballots of 15 of the county’s 16 towns was unlawful. Opponents alleged that the blanks were an effort to confuse ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - City police are advising motorists to avoid the Landing Lane Bridge today because of current emergency repairs being done on the span that connects New Brunswick and Piscataway. Police said the state Department of Transportation is making the repairs. The work is expected to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police are advising motorists to avoid the Landing Lane Bridge today because of current emergency repairs being done on the span that connects New Brunswick and Piscataway. Police said the state Department of Transportation is making the repairs. The work is expected ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area Public Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to Family Promise in support of its homelessness prevention and sustainable housing initiatives in Union County. When it comes to helping low-income and homeless families achieve sustainable independence, a security ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The Board of Education held a Q&A session during Thursday’s meeting to better communicate the upcoming referendum being proposed. The vote will occur on Oct. 2, and Board Vice President Joe Faranetta encourages residents to “bring a neighbor” and vote. The board architect, ...

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BELMAR NJ — A celebration bursting with Italian flavor, flair and festivities dominated a three-block area of Belmar’s downtown district yesterday, as the borough kicked off its annual Feast of San Gennaro. The two-day event began with a morning Mass celebrated in Italian at St Rose Church, ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the Red Cross is seeking blood and platelet donations with a blood drive scheduled for Fair Lawn, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Congregation Shomrei Torah, 19-09 Morlot Avenue. Thousands of blood donations have gone uncollected due to ...

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LAKE COMO, NJ — This summer’s heavy rains revealed that the illegal use of sump pumps by Lake Como residents is placing a strain on the borough’s sanitary sewer system. In response, the borough council is looking to crack down on the practice by identifying those property owners with sump pumps ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Mayor John Labrosse and the City Council are joining a growing chorus of local, state and federal officials calling for the resignation of Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino following an explosive report from public radio station WNYC. Saudino, who was first elected as a ...

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In this week's SBU-TV News, Bona Responds is heading down to North Carolina to assist in the cleanup efforts following Hurricane Florence. Plus, it is a contested race in New York's 23rd District. Hear what the candidates are saying ahead of the November election. Watch for the latest news and ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Maplewood and South Orange have been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, according to a press release from SOMA Two Towns for All Ages. "This certification recognizes our towns’ joint commitment to becoming more age-friendly and support ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - City police are advising motorists to avoid the Landing Lane Bridge today because of current emergency repairs being done on the span that connects New Brunswick and Piscataway. Police said the state Department of Transportation is making the repairs. The work is expected to ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School has been named to the 2018 list of “America’s Healthiest Schools. As one of 93 schools nationwide Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary received the second-highest level of recognition, the National Healthy Schools SILVER Award. The list, ...

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CENTRAL ISLIP, NY- The Long Island Ducks (2-0) defeated the Somerset Patriots (0-2) 11-1 in Game 2 of the Liberty Division Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark on Thursday evening to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five playoff series. The Ducks took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third ...

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NEWARK, NJ - About a dozen protesters on Wednesday demanded Newark City Council pass a resolution to oppose Essex County’s agreement with the federal government to jail immigrants within the city’s borders. City council says protesters should take their fight to the freeholders since the county ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Happy Friday! Get ready for the weekend by catching up on all the need-to-know events. This weekend there are over 30 fun thing to do in Morristown!  Friday September 21 Friday Films: Finding Your Feet (PG13); Morris County Library; 2pm The Minstrel presents Bill Staines; ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - If you travel on Cedar Grove Lane, you might want to find an alternative route, or prepare for minor traffic delays.  The Township of Franklin recently announced Cedar Grove Lane will be closed from Easton Ave to New Brunswick Road starting Sept. 25 to Sept. 28 from 8 pm to 5:30 ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - David Schlossman and Vicki Walia have entered the race for Board of Education of Millburn Township Public Schools as bracketed candidates. Their goal is to “bring the community together for our children.” The candidates seek a broad based collaboration on school safety, as well as ...

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