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December 9, 2018

TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Parking Authority is offering FREE Parking on Saturdays and Sundays in December. Visitors coming to Morristown to shop, eat or participate in holiday activities are able to park, for free, in the Ann/Bank Garage on December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Are you ready for Ledgewood Lager? How about Port Morris Port or Succasunna Summer Ale? A former roller skating rink in Kenvil that hasn’t seen skaters in more than three decades is being eyed as a future haven for craft beer lovers, and the would-be proprietor said he would ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Township Council bade farewell to the Recreation Supervisor, Marianne Dilworth last week with a proclamation.  Mayor Josh Hertzberg presented Dilworth with the proclamation and gifts from the township. “You take care of two important groups; children and seniors,” Hertzberg ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local historian Richard Walling presented an "Objector's Case" against the proposed Hidden Oaks Woods Development which would bring 275 apartments, parking, a recreation center, and a swimming pool to the intersection of Tices Lane and Harts Lane at the East Brunswick Planning ...

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UNION, NJ – At this week’s Township Committee meeting, the Committee recognized a sorority and fraternity for their impact on the Latino community.  Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. were recognized on the celebration of their ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Truck drivers who cut through the Heights section of Piscataway to shorten their trip to Centennial Ave from River Road could soon no longer be allowed. At Tuesday’s regular council meeting, council members held a second reading to amend an ordinance to stop 18-wheelers and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Following the tragic death of a local teen, Senator Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died on Feb. 4, 2017 during a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr and the Fanwood Council hosted the Borough's volunteers to Thank You dinner at the Fanwood Grille on Thursday, Dec. 6. "Our volunteer commissions, boards, the rescue squad and fire department form the heart and soul of our town," said Mayor Colleen Mahr in her ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Improvements at a congested intersection, and the Food Drive initiative were discussed during Monday’s Township Conference Meeting at the Bloomfield Law Enforcement Building.   Present at the meeting were Mayor Michael J. Venezia, First-Ward Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Across the State of New Jersey, municipalities are trying to work harder and smarter. This is particularly true when it comes to the stress and strain on town budgets. With levy caps that limit spending and costs like health insurance seeming to be out of control, creativity is job ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Residents of Livingston have an opportunity to avoid being approached by licensed solicitors on their property thanks to a recently adopted “Do Not Knock” ordinance. Residents looking to register their home address for this list can do so now through the township’s online ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - The Bernardsville Borough Council will hear a presentation Monday, Dec. 10 from the Downtown Revitalization Committee. The planner and students from the University of Pennsylvania will present a progress update on the revitalization as well as design concepts. Also ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - December 7th. Seventy-seven years ago, the United States suffered an incredible blow when our country was attacked at Pearl Harbor. As the services get underway today at the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, no living survivor will be in attendance. There are only five survivors from the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council on Dec. 5 promoted Woodland Park Police Department Lieutenants John Uzzalino and Luigi DeLuca to Captain before a packed house in Council Chambers. "You will never find a person who would have anything bad to say about either of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Danielle Moore kept a careful count, and came up with a total. She saw 13 street lights out along busy Jersey Avenue just a few blocks south of Handy Street. "How black it is there. You can't even see the sidewalk," Moore told City Council members this week. "You have kids ...

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LAKEHURST, NJ - The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will be conducting demolition and mortar training December 6-10 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Expect to hear loud booms from the ranges and please take note that cloudy conditions can make the booms seem louder or closer than they actually ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Michael Bange, Manager of Field Operations at New Jersey American Water, came to the Tuesday, Dec. 4 council work session to request a road opening permit on Pembrook Road. The water company plans to replace the 72-year old water main. The current six inch diameter pipe is ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A six-month moratorium on smoke and vape shops imposed by the Town Board back in October is being challenged by a couple who say they began the process of opening their business back in April with no prior knowledge a moratorium would be implemented. The couple, Nick and Ann ...

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RED BANK, NJ – On December 7th, 1941 at 7:53 am (PST), the Empire of Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii. The attack directly caused America’s entry to World War Two, leading to the eventual launch of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, an outcome that ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Looking to strike a balance between innovation, transparency, consumer protection and business bottom lines, a bill prohibiting the use of an online “bot” to communicate or interact for the purpose of misleading during a purchase, or to influence an election, cleared the Assembly ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Speaking at the Summit Common Council's first meeting of December, Council President David Naidu read a statement -- on behalf of the entire Council and Mayor Nora Radest -- passionately condemning the acts of hatred which saw swastikas appear at both Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle ...

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CALDWELL, NJ — Representing the Caldwell Sewer Utility, Greg Seaman presented an update on the system’s maintenance and repairs that are required to comply with the New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notification to address deficiencies in the system during Tuesday’s borough council ...

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In response to the many comments that were received at the November 28th Chatham Borough - Post Office Plaza Public Workshop held at the Library of the Chathams, an additional survey initiative has been added to the PlanetCivic website www.planetcivic.com/town-initiative .  This new survey ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Two resolutions discussed and approved at the Millburn Township Committee meeting on Dec. 4  cancelled two capital account fund balances that were originally earmarked for Complete Streets. Resolutions 18-263 and 18-264 as worded called for the cancellation of a sum total of ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Township Committee agenda for next Tuesday, Dec. 11 includes resolutions honoring two longtime Township Committee members who are ending their time with the governing body at the end of this year, after seeking not to seek re-election in 2018. The two Republicans, Carolyn ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean. The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee. More than 200 students ...

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