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July 4, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Washington was 'this close' to being captured by British forces and presumably hanged as a traitor from a tree in New Brunswick. So as you scarf down those barbecue wings, knock back a few cold ones and celebrate Independence Day, consider that the ragtag colonies’ ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Kendall Park woman is suing the township, the zoning board, and her neighbors for constructing an in-ground pool that violates certain property ordinances. The woman claims that the new construction was too close to her property and failed to meet the standards set by the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Cash toll collections on the George Washington Bridge will be eliminated as of July 10, 2022, announced The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. A new electronic tolling system will feature overhead gantries that will capture license plate images by overhead cameras, and a ...

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FAIR LAWN, NJ - A parent objected to a "progressive" flag he characterized as "controversial" and "politically charged" hung at TJ Middle School. Parent Kurt Schwartz, a lifelong resident of the borough who has three children, said, "Some, maybe not all, parents may be uncomfortable discussing a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – You don’t point to the Whoopee Cushion and tell your friend to sit on it. If you’re going to prank somebody, asking permission beforehand doesn't make sense. So when several boys recently knocked on Dana Becker’s door and asked if they could Ding Dong Ditch her, the Landing ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park, Township of Little Falls, and Borough of Totowa held the second annual tri-town fishing derby at Henderson Pond at Zaccaria Park on June 4. Over 60 families took part. Great Falls Bassmasters President Antonio “Go Go” Gomez's team was on hand to ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the first time ever, the average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey is over $5. AAA says drivers are paying $5.01 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. That's up 3 cents from yesterday and nearly $2 from this time last year. AAA says the rising cost of oil and high demand for ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The entire student body of Morristown High School walked out around noon on June 1 to protest the recent massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The school’s students all departed the school onto the football field, where they sat for 30 minutes. Several students ...

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CLIFTON, NJ - A 59-year-old Clifton woman was arrested and charged following a report of an April 30 assault and bias incident at a Lakeview Ave. nail salon. The charges in the case have been referred to the Passaic County Grand Jury.  The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. “The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- Employees at the Starbucks on Whitehorse-Mercerville Road in Hamilton Township voted on Monday to become the second location in New Jersey to join the Workers United labor union according to the New Jersey AFL-CIO.  The Starbucks in Hopewell similarly voted to join the union ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The black bear sighting noted by one of TAPinto's readers did not go unnoticed by police, although there is little they can do about it. On May 1, police said just after 8:30 a.m., the Glen Rock Police Department received several reports of a bear wandering through town. "The ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Ayaansh Jain, a 5th grader from Clara E. Coleman Elementary School, was named a semi-finalist in the NASA Lunabotics Junior Contest. The Lunabotics Junior Contest is a national competition for K-12 students featuring the agency’s Artemis missions. Contestants were charged with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rise Against Hate, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about racism and civil rights, has filed a second lawsuit against Bridgewater Township and clerk Linda Doyle in her capacity as official records custodian for the township, alleging a violation of OPRA ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City is moving one step closer to becoming a reality. Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Transit officials announced Thursday that the new Portal North Bridge project is set to begin with the issuance of a “Notice to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A whistleblower lawsuit claims that the Westfield Police Department retaliated and discriminated against an African American sergeant and a female lieutenant for reporting racial profiling. Sgt. Preston Freeman, who according to the lawsuit is the first African American to reach ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19. Murphy took a rapid antigen test this afternoon that came back positive. A PCR test that followed also test came back positive, according to a statement from Communications Director Mahen Gunaratna. Murphy is currently ...

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PARLIN, NJ -- Port Authority Police arrested a Parlin man Friday for using “black-out” curtain that covered the rear license plate of his car to avoid paying the toll at the Holland Tunnel, according to a report published by NJ.com.  The report said Mark Adam Aponte, 28, of Parlin, was arrested ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Clifford, a big hound dog who was rescued from the side of the New Jersey Turnpike last December, has found a new forever home after spending most of the last two months at the Burlington County Animal Shelter. Lisa Yochim, of Absecon, Atlantic County, adopted the 2 ½-year-old ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Ukrainian flag was hoisted into the wind-whipped, sleet-filled sky above the Middlesex County Administration Building and Middlesex County Courthouse on Saturday morning. Below, about 50 people gathered shoulder to shoulder with representatives from the Ukrainian ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The City of Plainfield raised Ukrainian flags at the World War I monument near Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church and in front of City Hall Friday. A statement from the administration notes: "The City of Plainfield stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and support ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Since February 24, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has dominated adult news feeds. The conflict though has not gone unnoticed by children. Appleby School third-grader Ellie Lui had heard about the invasion from her father and saw snippets on the news. Her dad provided her with an ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Scammers impersonating the “Geek Squad,” defrauded a resident of Twin Oaks Terrace out of $407,000, police said Tuesday. When the scammers sent an email identifying themselves as being from Best Buy’s computer repair service Feb. 22, the resident called a phone number and then ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Truckers traveled down Route 17 South through the borough attracting protesters opposed to COVID-19 vaccination mandates on a mild early March Saturday. The convoy mimicked a recent Canadian convoy that closed down crossings between the United States and Canada. Beginning in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On the last day of Black History Month, a student-led demonstration kicked off outside the Bridgewater Police Department, where protestors marched about a mile to the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Two Bridgewater police officers arrested 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain in the mall after ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Black Lives Matter of New Jersey, Paterson and Elizabeth held a rally Thursday calling for the termination of the two Bridgewater Township Police officers involved in the arrest Feb. 12 of 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain. The rally was held the evening Bridgewater canceled a town ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Volunteer crossing guards are being deployed throughout the Sourland Mountain Preserve to ensure the safety of spotted salamanders that have begun to migrate back to their natal pools - the place where they were born - to mate and lay eggs. Volunteers began their diligence on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More than 100 people and over 20 organizations and faith groups from around New Jersey gathered outside the Bridgewater Police Department Saturday to demand justice for 14-year-old Z’Kye Husain. Husain was aggressively arrested during a fight while the white teenager involved ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Fogo de Chão, the internationally-renowned restaurant from Brazil, will open its first New Jersey location in Paramus at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in 2022. The new restaurant will occupy two levels of the mall in the former Bar Louie space at the mall entrance. “Our gaucho ...

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