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Watchung Borough Council Votes to Close Library

April 21, 2018

WATCHUNG, NJ  - The Watchung Borough Council voted on Thursday night, before packed chambers and over 500 watching on Facebook live,  to close the Watchung Library and explore redevelopment of the library site on Stirling Road.

After years of discussion and debate, the council decided not to renovate the existing library or construct a new library. Mayor Stephen Pote ...

Amazon Works to End Stigma of “Free and Reduced” Meals at School

FLORENCE, NJ – There is a widely unknown problem in schools all over America: a stigma among many children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Rather than face the peer pressure of receiving breakfast or lunch through this federal program, many choose to remain hungry.

To help eliminate the practice, Amazon has partnered with Share our Strength’s “No Kid ...

Arnold's Pond Illuminated in HHS PTO Lantern Float

HAWTHORNE, NJ – A lantern float, reminiscent of the Japanese toro nagashi flowing lantern ceremony, took place Friday evening when the tranquil waters of Arnold’s Pond in Goffle Brook Park were illuminated by drifting lanterns marked in memory of lost loved ones, well wishes, hopes, prayers, remembrances, and other meaningful sentiments held by residents.

The lantern float was a ...

Rock ‘n’ Joe’s in Westfield May Re-Open Next Week, Owner Says

WESTIFELD, NJ – Rock ‘n’ Joe’s in Downtown Westfield is tentatively set to re-open next week following an electrical fire on Saturday, according to owner Lincoln Chaudry.

The small fire was caused by an electrical short in the ceiling. According to Chaudry, the fire department needed to break through part of the wall and the ceiling to find the spark before dousing ...

New Jersey Students Against Gun Violence Gather for Roundtable Discussion at Kean University

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue in their communities and in the United States.

The event was hosted by the Lesniak Institute ...

'Concerned' Citizens Rally to Save Historic Madison Movie Theater

MADISON, NJ – Cold temperatures and high winds did not do the “Save The Historic Madison Theater” community rally any favors. 

Despite the gray and rainy weather, dozens of people were on hand Sunday afternoon on the steps of the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building for the “Save the Historic Madison Theater” community rally, showing their support for the historic ...

Piscataway Vo-Tech Principal and Assistant Superintendent Charged with Theft, Conspiracy, Money Laundering and Burglary

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two administrators in the award-winning Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their handling of funds dedicated to the schools.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department announced on Friday that the Middlesex County Vocational & ...

Former Gov. Florio, gun violence activists, offer blueprint

NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Montville Residents & Twp Committee Ask for Resignation of Committeewoman over Facebook Post

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee voted to censure Committee Member June Witty for a personal Facebook post she made on April 8 which compared Democrats to Nazis. All four members of the five-person committee asked for her resignation.

The post, a chart which states that Nazis believed in “media mind control,” “no guns,” abortion, and ...

Bona Prof to Speak at Bruce Springsteen Symposium in New Jersey

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Bruce Springsteen has sold millions of albums and performed to capacity crowds at stadiums that seat tens of thousands of fans.

But how would “The Boss” fare as a political candidate?

TAPinto Greater Olean Co-Editor Richard Lee will explore that question on Saturday in a presentation at Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town: An ...

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