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September 15, 2019

RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon County Freeholder John E. Lanza has been charged with driving while intoxicated, according to a press release this afternoon from Raritan Township police. Lanza, 42, lives in the township and is not only a Freeholder, but is an attorney and has been the municipal ...

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WAYNE, NJ – A once empty brick wall in the Garden of Wayne Valley High School is now adorned with a mural painted by Class of 2019 Senior President, Kristen Cinquino. The colorful painting contains a simple, one-word message: “Coexist.”  The idea for the mural came after Kristen witnessed an act ...

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FANWOOD, NJ - The Fanwood Council is doing some fact-finding before iniatiating more formal disccusions on whether the Borough should introduce an ordinance that would ban the use of plastic bags at retail establishments in Fanwood. At its agenda meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, Councilwoman Kathy ...

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HAMILTON, NJ - Mayor Kelly Yaede is facing criminal charges in connection with this year's primary campaign during which expunged records of her primary challenger, David Henderson, were allegedly illegally released to the public.   On Tuesday, the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office ...

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ORLANDO, FL – A vacationing New Jersey state trooper saved a girl from drowning in Florida last week, NJ State Police reported. While vacationing in Florida on Aug. 23, Trooper I Charles Travis was near a resort swimming pool when he heard someone calling for help. Travis entered the pool, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly 100 students interested in a career in sports journalism gathered on the campus of Montclair State University during the months of July and August to attend the Write On Sports summer camp. The camp brought together students primarily from Essex, Union and Passaic ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – Former Diocese of Newark Bishop, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick sexually harassed Seton Hall University seminarians during his time with the Diocese, according an independent report released by the University’s Board of Regents on Tuesday afternoon. Patrick M. Murray, Chairman of ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ – Thanks to a great idea by a local resident and the combined efforts of local volunteers, Glen Rock is becoming more welcoming to the 1,000+ dogs--and their humans--who call Glen Rock home.   In addition to the eagerly awaited Glen Rock dog park, a multi-year effort founded and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The daughter of a Westfield native who was reported missing from her home in Olympia, Washington, last month has been charged in her mother’s death, police said. Susan Lundy, 58, had been reported missing to Olympia City Police on July 6, and on Monday, officers arrested her ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Hillsborough man was arrested on child pornography charges after explicit pictures of children were found on his computer when he brought it to be repaired in Bridgewater, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Michael Iden, 46, was charged with ...

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UNION, NJ – A man accused of taking "upskirt" photos surrendered to Union Police last week after this latest incident at a store on Route 22.  He is accused in at least three other similar incidents in New Jersey and Utah over the past year. Stephen Grogan, 42, surrendered to Union Police on ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A lightning strike set off a three-alarm blaze to a Bradford Avenue home on Saturday, August 3, fire officials confirmed. At 11:32 p.m., the Montclair Fire Department received a call from a resident on Bradford Ave reporting that their 3rd floor was filled with smoke, confirmed ...

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Event will run Saturday, August 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, August 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. RINGWOOD, NJ - Families can take a step back into the past as history throughout the ages will be highlighted at one of Passaic County's historic treasures.  Ringwood Manor will ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – An adult dog, left for dead in a Front Street home for over a month, will now be able to live out his golden years with fellow canines, children, and a big backyard after being rescued by a member of the South Plainfield Police Department.  On the morning of June 1, South ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The current milling and paving project on Rock Road and Maple Avenue is understandably causing major traffic delays which cannot be avoided, borough officials said today in an email notice. "Safety over convenience will always be the priority," officials stated. "Motorists will ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The state will host a summit in Newark to connect businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans and LGBTQ people with $1 billion in contracting opportunities.  The NJ Connects summit is being organized by the state Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which was created by Gov. Phil ...

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GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Glen Rock Kiddie Pool reopened this afternoon after a "loose accident" on Saturday required the pool be disinfected. "After waiting the appropriate amount of time and deep cleaning, we were able to open at 1 p.m. today," Recreation Director Katie Frey said.  Mayor Bruce ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Embattled Montclair Superintendent Kendra V. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D., will be leaving. She has been appointed as a Community Superintendent in the Howard County Public School System in Maryland, HCPSS officials announced. Approved at the July 11 Howard County Public Schools Board of ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Wayne Police Department received a call of an animal cruelty complaint on May 31, 2019, and sent officers to the vicinity of Knox Terrace, according to a statement from the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office.  When the police arrived, they were told that a dog had been taken to ...

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This is part 3 of the series on library funding and the BCCLS system.  For the first and second parts, please following the links.  Part 1, Part 2 (Only Bergen County libraries are eligible for funding from the Bergen County Freeholder grant.) HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Bergen County ...

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The repetitive loud noise of 4th of July fireworks can be frightening for animals, so much so that more dogs go missing around Independence Day than any other time of year. TAPinto owners, editors, and reporters have learned how to help their rescue dogs get through the night and share their ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - Protesters outside of a Belleville restaurant today weren’t feeling the love that U.S. Sen. Cory Booker so often speaks of on his presidential campaign trail.  “Booker’s a hypocrite! Booker’s a hypocrite!” about 40 protesters aligned with progressive groups chanted outside of ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Semper Fi Fund is one of America's highest rated charities and dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. To assist in their efforts, IWF roars into ...

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