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Local Election 2018 – Who, What, Where & How

October 22, 2018

RED BANK, NJ – It’s a wild year for politics.  Always is.  Always will be.

A debate between the candidates is scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, 7:00pm, being held at River Street Commons, 49 Catherine Street.

Watch for a TAPinto Red Bank article published tomorrow morning on four questions that we submitted to each Borough candidate and their responses.

So, how ...

DEP Urges Drivers to be Cautious on Roadways as Deer Mating Season Begins

TRENTON – Motorists are reminded to drive with extra caution and watch for white-tailed deer as deer mating season gets under way and darkness arrives earlier, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife announced.

White-tailed deer become more active during mating season, also known as the fall rut. During this time of year deer are more ...

Transgender Flag Raising in Maplewood on Monday, Oct. 22

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There will be a transgender flag raising at Maplewood Town Hall at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, according to an update on Facebook from Township Committee Member Dean Dafis.

"We won't be erased!" wrote Dafis in the Facebook post about the flag raising.

Dafis will be raising the transgender flag with Maplewood Mayor Vic DeLuca "in ...

Start Raking SOMA: Leaf Collection in South Orange and Maplewood Now Underway

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Time to start raking -- leaf collection is now underway in South Orange and Maplewood.

Here's what you need to know for leaf collection in the two towns, including on Essex County roads.

SOUTH ORANGE LEAF COLLECTION

From the South Orange Village website:

Leaf Season will commence on October 22, 2018 and continue through December 5, ...

Livingston Council Candidates Debate Local Issues at Open Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Candidates for the two open seats on the Livingston Township Council each made a case for what makes him or her the best choice for Livingston when the League of Women Voters hosted an open forum at the Livingston Senior and Community Center on Wednesday evening.

Current mayor Ed Meinhardt and council members Shawn Klein and Rudy Fernandez sat alongside ...

Waretown Historical Society Announces Upcoming Events

WARETOWN - The Waretown Historical Society has some new events coming up in November and December.  

On Monday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a general membership.  The Society plans on planning for the spring quarter in 2019. 

On Sunday, December 9 from 1-3 p.m. there will be a Christmas Lunch at Kristy’s Diner.  All are invited to join ...

With Wesfield Hockey Team’s Help, Controversial Ice Rink Almost Ready

WESTFIELD, NJ — A temporary ice hockey rink being erected in a town park amid neighborhood concern is nearing completion.

About a dozen players from Westfield High School’s hockey team, along with family and friends, helped in building the anticipated ice rink at Gumbert Park on Saturday.

The rink is slated to open early next month, with a grand opening set for Nov. 11, ...

Essex Freeholders Consider Future of ICE Contract After Denouncing Agency's Spokesman

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency.

The Freeholder Board at its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood passed a resolution supporting other lawmakers who have called for Emilio Karim Dabul to be terminated from his position ...

The Borough Council Recognizes Red Ribbon Week, Band Appreciation Week and World Polio Day

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Mayor Paul Mirabelli read proclamations in recognition of Red Ribbon Week and Band Appreciation Week at the Tuesday, Oct. 16 council meeting. Councilman Glenn Mortimer also read a proclamation to recognize World Polio Day.

“Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 with a group of parents wearing red satin badges as a memorial to Enrique Camarena, a Federal Drug ...

Franklin Township: No Left Turns Onto Easton Avenue, Retirement Benefits, and Liquor Sales on Tuesday’s Agenda

SOMERSET, NJ - This holiday season, local business owners could have more than the usual reasons to celebrate with the anticipated lifting of Sunday alcohol sale restrictions. Restaurant owners have asked for relief from a law that cut short Sunday alcohol sales, and their wish could be granted following a public hearing Tuesday.

The ordinance calls for an amendment to the municipal code for ...

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Somerset County: November Recycling Calendar

October 20, 2018

First Saturday of the Month Drop-off in Bridgewater Nov. 3

BRIDGEWATER – Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, recycling liaison, invites county residents to take advantage of the First Saturday of the Month Drop-off event on Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 ...

Letter to the Editor: Mikie Sherril is Listening

October 21, 2018

Dear Editor, 

In the race to be New Jersey’s next 11th Congressional district  representative, there is only one candidate who supports a woman’s right to choose. Her name is Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and federal prosecutor.

Her opponent, Republican Jay Webber, has aggressively fought for years to defund Planned Parenthood, a non profit that ...