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October 16, 2019

RED BANK, NJ: TAPinto Red Bank posed a series of questions to the candidates running for borough council.  Their responses are to provide the residents insight on their personal background as well as their views on issues and the future of Red Bank. TAPinto Red Bank will offer the responses of ...

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Not long ago, Christopher Columbus was honored in Newark with a parade along the North Ward's Bloomfield Avenue that drew many Italian-Americans.  The parade ended in 2000 and now, Columbus has been relegated to the dust bin of history, at least in Newark. Through an 2017 executive order that ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight,  hosted Members of Congress in Bloomfield, New Jersey, for a field hearing titled "Addressing the Lead Crisis through Innovation ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - If the public support at last night's meeting is any indication, the residents of Millburn Township are solidly in favor of a ban on single-use plastic bags in certain situations. And after hearing from those residents, the township is one step closer to creating and implementing ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council unanimously adopted an ordinance that bans single-use plastic bags in a 5-0 vote taken at its regular meeting on Tuesday night. The Borough Council joins the Chatham Township Committee in passing a measure that will go into effect March 1, ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Board of Trustees unanimously passed ten out of eleven resolutions on a consent agenda, which included resolutions such as the appointment of a probationary patrol officer for the police department, an authorization of a donation of used municipal property to the ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Climate change and China’s new rules for recyclables are affecting PMUA’s work here, Authority Director Eric Jackson told the Plainfield City Council Monday. “Our reality is the waste industry is adapting and adapting quickly,” Jackson said, reading from a prepared statement ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – From noise complaints to full-out battles, tensions between locals and university students seem to be common around the world. Although there have not been actual battles in the Village of Allegany, it can feel as though the local residents and St. Bonaventure University students ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A Nutley resident questioned restricted parking situation on Conduit Place during the public comment portion of the Tuesday, Oct. 1 Nutley Board of Commissioners public meeting. Public Affairs Commissioner Steven L. Rogers was absent excused. Annelise Spence of Nutley asked Public ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -  The 2019 tax sale-statement of proceedings was announced at the Tuesday, Oct. 1 Nutley Board of Commissioners public meeting. Public Affairs Commissioner Steven L. Rogers was absent excused. Revenue and Finance Commissioner Thomas J. Evans said that on Sept. 17, the township held ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16th) praised Monday's announcement that NJ Transit will partially restore the Raritan Valley Line’s one-seat ride during off-peak hours to New York Penn Station. “This off-peak, one-seat ride on NJ Transit is a great first step to help the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-awaited demolition of three derelict buildings on the site of the planned Somerville Public Safety complex at the intersection of Gaston Avenue and East Cliff Street has begun. Heavy equipment began ripping into one of the buildings next to the former Gaston Avenue ...

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PARKLAND, FL- As TAPinto Parkland continues to grow its depth and scope of coverage in Parkland, we will be introducing a new category of articles. The "Meet the Leaders" series will begin this week, and it will focus on a number of the key people in our community. From the Mayor of Parkland to our ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The long-awaited demolition of three derelict buildings on the site of the planned Somerville Public Safety complex at the intersection of Gaston Avenue and East Cliff Street has begun. Heavy equipment began ripping into one of the buildings next to the former Gaston Avenue ...

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STAFFORD - The Ocean Acres Civic Association invited individuals running for Board of Education seats this November to speak at their monthly meeting at the Ocean Acres Community Center last week. Stafford Board of Education members Walter Jauch and Joe Mangino shared their vision for the ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - As a lifelong resident of Helmetta, Mayor Chris Slavicek is running unopposed in the upcoming 2019 mayoral election on Tuesday, November 5. The popular borough mayor is also affectionately known as Mr. Chris to Appleby School students past and present since Slavicek has directed the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Direct midday train service into New York City will return to the Raritan Valley Line next month, officials said Monday. Initially brought to the Raritan Valley Line in 2014, NJ Transit temporarily suspended the service in September 2018 amid a shortage of trains and ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The township has moved one step closer to the opening of a new child day care facility. Bedminster Mayor Lawrence Jacobs announced at the Oct. 7 Township Committee meeting that the Land Use Board has approved the application for a Primrose School franchise at 2073 Burnt Mills ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Two county officials have retired after working in the county for nearly 30 years.  Chief of Detectives Vincent Gagliardi and Assistant Prosecutor John Esmerado have both retired from their positions at the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, and were honored for their service to the ...

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RED BANK, NJ: TAPinto Red Bank posed a series of questions to the candidates running for borough council.  Their responses are to provide the residents insight on their personal background as well as their views on issues and the future of Red Bank. TAPinto Red Bank will offer the responses of ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Fall leaf collection will begin this week in Millburn, according to an announcement from the township website. The collection will take place across six zones in town for three months, through the month of December. Fall leaf collection is scheduled for curbside pickup three ...

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TETERBORO, NJ  - The Borough of Teterboro read a proclamation in observation of Breast Cancer Awareness Month as part of its regular business at Tuesday's monthly meeting. The proclamation recognized October's designation as a "platform for educating women" and recognized "breast cancer ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Agenda for October 15, 2019 Berkeley Heights Township Council meeting has been posted. 

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Not long ago, Christopher Columbus was honored in Newark with a parade along the North Ward's Bloomfield Avenue that drew many Italian-Americans.  The parade ended in 2000 and now, Columbus has been relegated to the dust bin of history, at least in Newark. Through an 2017 executive order that ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Jamie Chavez has something to celebrate. The owner of a popular restaurant in the downtown has gotten governmental approval to convert the basement of his establishment into a party room. Last week, the Planning Board granted an exception to a local requirement for parking ...

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Not long ago, Christopher Columbus was honored in Newark with a parade along the North Ward's Bloomfield Avenue that drew many Italian-Americans.  The parade ended in 2000 and now, Columbus has been relegated to the dust bin of history, at least in Newark. Through an 2017 executive order that ...

Read more »

Not long ago, Christopher Columbus was honored in Newark with a parade along the North Ward's Bloomfield Avenue that drew many Italian-Americans.  The parade ended in 2000 and now, Columbus has been relegated to the dust bin of history, at least in Newark. Through an 2017 executive order that ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — Direct midday (off-peak) train service into New York City will return to the Raritan Valley Line next month, officials said Monday. Initially brought to the Raritan Valley Line in 2014, NJ Transit temporarily suspended the service in September 2018 amid a shortage of trains and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Direct midday train service into New York City will return to the Raritan Valley Line next month, officials said Monday. Initially brought to the Raritan Valley Line in 2014, NJ Transit temporarily suspended the service in September 2018 amid a shortage of trains and ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — Direct midday train service into New York City will return to the Raritan Valley Line next month, officials said Monday. Initially brought to the Raritan Valley Line in 2014, NJ Transit temporarily suspended the service in September 2018 amid a shortage of trains and ...

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