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Scotch Plains-Based Actor Garry Pastore Joins Cast of 'Shooting Heroin'

November 1, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Actor and Scotch Plains resident Garry Pastore has been cast as a supporting lead in Shooting Heroin, a film that tells a fictional story about the ravages of the opioid epidemic in small-town America and what happens when members of community take matters into their own hands.  

A ragtag team of locals comes together to form the first ...

Billy Wilkins Launches New Single, 'Monsterz,' on Halloween

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween? 

Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year. 

"It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about mistakes you made in the past. We filmed it at my ...

Enterprising Hillsborough Students Ship Clothing to Villages in India

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Rohan Singh and Ritik Gupta, seniors at Hillsborough High School are helping impoverished populations in some of the most underprivileged parts of Southeast Asia by tutoring  younger students, cleaning out their closets and asking others to do the same.

Through their nonprofit charity organization “Coaching to Contribute,” Rohan and Ritik have shipped over ...

Paterson Police Announce 3rd Shooting In Same Day

PATERSON, NJ - A male 26-year-old Paterson resident sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound on Oct. 7 at approximately 11 p.m. in a hallway of a residence on North Main Street, according to police. It was the third shooting that day.

The victim was immediately transported to Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson for treatment.

Two men, one 35 and the other 55 ...

Update: Second Victim Discovered in Sunday Paterson Shooting

PATERSON, NJ - It appears two men were shot on Sunday in Paterson after police discovered the second victim hours after the first victim was transported to Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center on Oct. 7, according to police. The two men were wounded at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the area of 26th Street, Paterson, but found approximately nine hours apart.

At ...

35-Year-old Paterson Man Shot in Paterson Early this Morning

PATERSON, NJ - A 35-year-old Paterson man sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound at approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning in the area of east 26th Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor and Paterson police.

Police responded to the east 26th Street area after a report of shots fired. They located the victim but not the perpetrator. The victim was immediately transported ...

Students Interested in Military Academies Encouraged to Attend Event in Ridgewood

GLEN ROCK, NJ - High School students interested in attending military academies are encouraged to attend a Fifth District Service Academy Night, sponsored by U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer's office.

The most local event will be at Ridgewood High School, 627 E Ridgewood Ave, Ridgewood, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, October 25.

The first event is tonight, Tuesday, October 2 at ...

Hasbrouck Heights Mayor DeLorenzo Reportedly Interested in Sheriff's Position

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  According to published reports, Hasbrouck Heights Mayor Jack DeLorenzo has emerged as a candidate to fill the vacated Bergen County Sheriff’s position. The seat became open a week ago when Sheriff Michael Saudino and his under-sheriffs resigned after an audio tape of Sheriff Saudino making disparaging and insensitive remarks became public.

Secretary of State ...

New Bridge Medical Center Commemorates 9-11 with Honored Guests

PARAMUS, NJ - The New Bridge Medical Center, which has the largest complete 9-11 memorial in Bergen County, held its annual 9-11 remembrance ceremony yesterday, featuring the Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band and HUMC Military Honor Guard.

Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III, Freeholder Joan Voss, New Bridge Medical Center President and CEO Deborah Visconi, New Bridge Foundation ...

Midland Park Family Helps Set-Up "Little Free Library" at Highland School

MIDLAND PARK, NJ - This summer, the Thimme Family of Midland Park created a Little Free Library in front of Highland School with the help of school officials.

A Little Free Library is a mini library, frequently located outside, to promote a community book share by providing a full time location to “take a book, return a book”.

Highland School Principal Pete ...

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