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September 21, 2021

EDISON, NJ - Senior captains Kirti Craig and Vada Leaver led the way in Spotswood High School's 6-0 shutout over Wardlaw-Hartridge High School on Monday. Leaver opened the scoring for the Chargers by scoring back-to-back goals while Craig scored her second hat trick of the season for the Chargers.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team earned the team's second victory of the season on Monday with an 8-1 rout over winless St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Freshman Kieran Barlow recorded his first career hat trick for the Chargers and also had an assist in the win.

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HELMETTA, NJ - Danielle Mathew is a senior at Spotswood High School and is in the midst of getting her college applications in order. Mathew is a member of the high school's award-winning DECA program, the National Honor Society, Heroes and Cool Kids, and the Chargers' track and field program. The ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - September is Childhood Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross, cancer patients utilize a quarter of the blood supply. In 2021, more than 10,000 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer. With the nation in the midst of a ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It was another rough outing for the Spotswood High School varsity football team on Saturday. The Chargers came up against undefeated St. Thomas Aquinas High School and were handed a 59-0 loss. It was the third loss in a row for Spotswood. The team was also kept off the scoreboard ...

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METUCHEN, NJ - Sophomore Aidan Collins scored on a pass from freshman Kieran Barlow in the first half of the Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team's 4-1 loss to Metuchen High School on Friday. Metuchen scored three goals in the first half to hand Spotswood the team's fourth loss of the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Senior Kirti Craig recorded her first hat trick of the 2021-22 season on Friday in the Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team's 4-1 victory over Middlesex High School. Two of Craig's three goals came in the first half on passes from freshman Violet Tharney. Craig's third ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Senior parents will want to mark the calendar for Spotswood High School's annual College Planning and Financial Aid Night on Thursday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium. Parents and seniors will get information and insight on the college application ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team was shut out by undefeated South Plainfield High School on Wednesday. Rohan Castillo scored the lone goal of the game to give the Tigers a 1-0 victory. Castillo's goal came in the second half. Isaac Atehortua earned the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls tennis team opened the season with a victory over South Plainfield. The Chargers then lost a tough 3-2 match to Metuchen High School before defeating Highland Park High School 4-1 on Monday. Spotswood improved the team's overall record to 3-1 on ...

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NEW JERSEY - Rutgers student?  Public School teacher?  Concert-goer? Airline traveler? As some restaurants, performance spaces, hospitals, and other social venues are starting to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, residents who have been vaccinated at New Jersey locations may wish to preserve ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Recreation Department is bringing back its fall programs. Registration is now open for yoga, volleyball, and men's basketball. Registration can be completed online at Milltown's Community Pass. Questions about the fall programs can be emailed to Kim McGrath at ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough is looking for poll workers to work on Election Day from 5:15 a.m. until polls close at 8 p.m. Workers will also need to do cleanup after the polls close. Pay is $200 for the day. Interested parties must complete a mandatory poll worker training that includes new ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School's DECA chapter is back with its annual fall mum sale. DECA is a co-curricular program preparing students for college as well as professional careers by combining classroom instruction with real-life interactions involving the community and area businesses as ...

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EDISON, NJ - Freshman Violet Tharney netted her first varsity goal in the Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team's 4-2 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas on Monday. Tharney and Laci Brown scored both goals for Spotswood in the second half. Kirti Craig also had an assist for the Chargers. Spotswood ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Sean Illenye scored the overtime winner for the Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team on Monday to give the Chargers a 2-1 victory over Roselle High School. Illenye scored on a corner from Aiden Scher with three minutes remaining in the second overtime of the game. The junior ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be in the borough on Tuesday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to examine the damage from Tropical Storm Ida and assist residents. FEMA representatives will be meeting with officials from the Milltown Office of ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team hosted rival Metuchen High School in the Chargers home opener on September 11. Metuchen came out on top of the tight defensive game with a 1-0 victory. Cassidy Connors scored the lone goal of the game late in the second half. Chloe ...

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HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Freshman Kieran Barlow scored his first varsity goal on Saturday in the Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team's 8-2 loss to Highland Park High School. Aiden Scher also scored a goal for the Chargers. Ryan Kroun added as assist for Spotswood. The Chargers scored a goal ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School varsity football team lost its home opener Saturday to Kenilworth's David Brearley High School 32-0. Spotswood's matchup with David Brearley was the first meeting between the two teams. Prior to the game, both teams observed a moment of silence as a tribute ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Today, Americans across the nation mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. September 11, 2001, was a morning much like this morning; bright blue skies, sunshine with a little chill in the air. By 8:46 a.m., everything changed. September 11 is a day people vividly remember and will never ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team opened the 2021-22 season on Thursday against their chief on field rival South River High School. The Rams came out on top, shutting out the Chargers 2-0. Anthony Facin earned the shutout in net, making five saves. Otavio Diggs and ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Fourteen high school girls soccer teams from the Greater Middlesex Conference are uniting to help pediatric cancer patients and other children in need through their participation in a fundraising event benefiting two New Jersey-based nonprofits. In addition, the nearly ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - After an exciting overtime victory to start the season, the Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team tied South Plainfield High School on Thursday. The two teams ended the game knotted at 2 with both teams scoring a goal in each half. Freshman Violet Tharney assisted ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to inform local residents about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs associated with Tropical Storm IDA. The DRC is located at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1010 Fire Academy Drive ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Sara Blackmire and Caitlyn Lillis made their varsity debut on Wednesday as the Spotswood High School girls varsity tennis team opened the 2021-22 fall season with a 4-1 victory over South Plainfield High School. Blackmire and Lillis are both seniors and won their second doubles ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On September 1, the sun rose on a new academic year for Spotswood School District students. After 15 months, students were finally all going back to school in-person. Spotswood High School's Class of 2022 was a little over three months away from completing their sophomore year when ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood School District students returned to school on Wednesday, September 1, which means more kids will be on the road walking and biking. However, the start of school and after school activities also brings more cars out on local roadways. Spotswood Police Department began the ...

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CARTERET, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity soccer team opened the season on the road on Tuesday, picking up a 5-4 victory over Carteret High School in overtime. Vada Leaver netted the game-winning goal. The goal was Leaver's second of the game. The senior opened the scoring in the first ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Following the impact of Tropical Storm Ida, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released the following statement: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared a MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR MIDDLESEX COUNTY  The federal declaration covers any ...

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