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October 17, 2019

MILLTOWN, NJ - It was a history-making spring season for the Milltown Little League's U12 teams. Both the boys U12 baseball team and the girls U12 softball team brought home District 10 championship titles to the borough. For the girls, it was the first U12 District 10 title in the league's ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - As a lifelong resident of Helmetta, Mayor Chris Slavicek is running unopposed in the upcoming 2019 mayoral election on Tuesday, November 5. The popular borough mayor is also affectionately known as Mr. Chris to Appleby School students past and present since Slavicek has directed the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Columbus Day is celebrated annually on the second Monday in October. It is considered a state and federal holiday. Some New Jersey school districts have a full day of school today while others have a half day or are closed completely. So, what else is open and closed on Monday, October ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Each year the proceeds of the Spotswood 5K are presented to two athletic teams or programs at Spotswood High School. This year's annual September run through the borough netted $2,908. At the October 7 Spotswood Borough Council meeting, a resolution was passed to allow the proceeds ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD  The South Plainfield Recreation Commission voted unanimously to hire Elizabeth Yarus as Recreation Director for South Plainfield at the Sept. 17 monthly recreation committee meeting.  A rigorous selection process narrowed the search to a handful of candidates over the past six ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - As borough students waited on their bus stops to start the first full week of school this morning, they had a little company. Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek and Spotswood Police Chief Michael Zarro along with officers from the Spotswood Police Department hopped on board the Back to ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - All borough offices are closed today in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Grass will not be collected on Monday, September 2. Residents can put grass collections out with their next scheduled trash pickup.

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NEW JERSEY - The three day Labor Day weekend typically marks the unofficial end of summer as most teachers and students head back to school on the days following the federal holiday. Labor Day dates all the way back to the late 1800s. The concept to recognize the contribution of America's workers ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A paper shredding event will take place at Thompson Park in the parking lot near Manalapan Lake on Friday, September 13 from 9 a.m. until noon or until the truck gets filled. The shredding event is for Middlesex County residents only and is not open to local businesses. The ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood School District heads back to school on Thursday, September 5. Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek and Spotswood Mayor Ed Seely will both be on hand to greet the youngest students as they return to classes on September 5 and September 6. Slavicek and Seely will be at the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the July 17 borough council meeting, embroiled Business Administrator Dawn McDonald was placed on administrative leave. The Spotswood Borough Council, which includes Council President Charlie Spicuzzo, Councilman Theodore Ricci, Councilman John Melillo, Councilman Jose Rivera and ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - After a brief respite, the heat and humidity has returned to Central Jersey with the area. In response, the borough has made cooling centers available for residents who need a break from the heat from now through Thursday, August 1. Residents can use the following cooling ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 31 from noon until 2 p.m. for an employee program. Residents should use the drop boxes located on the side of the building when dropping off payments, applications and any other correspondence during that two hour time frame.

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HELMETTA, NJ - Over 800 borough residents are without power on Tuesday afternoon as a result of Monday evening's storms which knocked down power lines. According to the JCP&L area manager, the outage may continue through Wednesday as crews assess the damage. Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek, who ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Former Spotswood mayor Nicholas Poliseno will be laid to rest on Friday, July 26. Poliseno passed away on Thursday, July 18 at his home from illnesses he contracted from his work as a first responder on September 11 according to his obituary. He was 41 years old. A mass will be held ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Former borough mayor Nick Poliseno passed away on Thursday, July 18. Details surrounding his death have not been made public. The 41-year-old father of two was elected mayor in November of 2012 when he defeated longtime councilman, Curtis Stollen. He lost his bid for re-election in ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The scheduled meeting for the Spotswood Borough Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment on Tuesday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. has been canceled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the borough's Municipal Complex on 77 ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough's Municipal Building has switched to summer hours for the remainder of June along with the months of July and August. The Municipal Building will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. unitl noon.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - An amended Tort Claims Notice from the legal offices of Gina Mendola Longarzo was sent to the Spotswood Municipal Offices and others last week on behalf of Spotswood Police Chief Michael Zarro and Captain Philip Corbisiero of the Spotswood Police Department. The eight-page amended ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The Community Cleanup Committee has three dates set to give the borough a sprucing up. Helmetta's Helping Hands was developed by borough resident Abby Griggs. Griggs is a 12-year-old student. Participants can meet at the Maple Street Pavilion on designated clean up days. Residents, ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough released its annual water quality report for 2019 this week. The results reflect water testing that was completed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Yearly water testing is required by the NJDEP as is publically reporting the results. The report ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Milltown's firehouses were included on the 2019 top 10 list of the most endangered historic places in the Garden State. The list was announced by Preservation New Jersey in the courtyard of the State House Annex at a press conference on May 16. Preservation New Jersey is a non-profit ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - At the Monday, April 15 borough council meeting, Emergency Services Director David Nichols handed a letter of resignation to Council President Charlie Spicuzzo during the open public forum portion of the scheduled meeting. "I won't read the whole thing," Nichols said as he ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A Tort Claims Notice from the legal offices of Gina Mendola Longarzo was sent to the Spotswood Municipal Offices in early April on behalf of Spotswood Police Chief Michael Zarro and Captain Philip Corbisiero of the Spotswood Police Department. Copies of the 19-page Tort Claims ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The borough will be receiving funds from a DOT Municipal Aid grant to complete improvements on Old Forge Road. An announcement was made earlier this week by Senator Patrick Diegnan, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin and Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak. $3,694,684 in Municipal Aid grants from ...

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HELMETTA, MILLTOWN, SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The time to spring the clocks ahead has arrived. Yes, an hour of sleep will be lost tonight, but there is daylight to gain. Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10 and lasts until Sunday, November 3. The process of changing clocks ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The Spotswood School District has a snow day today. So, what is everyone to do? Go outside and build a snowman of course! Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek is inviting residents to get creative and hit the snow to make a snowman. Prizes will be awarded for the top three snowmen, ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's Municipal Building will have a delayed opening of 11 a.m. on Monday, March 4 due to the Sunday evening snowstorm.

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HELMETTA, NJ - Borough residents are invited to come out and enjoy Sundae Sunday with Mayor Chris Slavicek and members of the council on February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Helmetta Community Center. All ages are welcome. The Helmetta Community Center is located at One Brookside Plaza.

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TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning tonight at midnight ahead of the winter storm, which is expected to start tonight and continue throughout the day tomorrow. Executive Order No. 55 declares a state of emergency across all 21 ...

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