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Dave Portnoy Comes to Parsippany for a One Bite Review of Tabor Pizza

June 30, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany got some celebrity excitiment when Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy visited Tabor Pizza for one of his famous pizza reviews.

Portnoy has also been to other nearby establishments like Nonna's Pizza in Florham Park and the Reservoir Tavern in Boonton.

He praised the pizza at Tabor pizza for being thin despite the establishment having a 'thinny thin' ...

Work has Begun on Pequannock to Wayne Rail to Trail Five-Mile Path

PEQUANNOCK, NJ – Construction has begun on the long-awaited New York Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railway Bicycle and Pedestrian Shared Use Path, a 4.8 mile-trail project spearheaded by Morris County to repurpose an abandoned stretch of railroad for a non-motorized recreational path from Pequannock Township to Wayne.

Brush clearing and preliminary work on lifting old ...

Morris County Elected Officials Urge Boating, Swimming Safety

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone was among law enforcement and public officials who gathered Friday at a press conference on Lake Hopatcong urging people to be more careful while swimming and boating.

The gathering, convened by Mount Arlington Mayor Michael Stanzilis, took place at Lee’s County Park Marina in Mount Arlington.

Thursday marked the seventh anniversary ...

Teen Busted in Denville for Vehicle Burglary

DENVILLE, NJ - A teenager faces burglary and criminal trespass charges related to his "rummaging through" a vehicle inside a Denville resident's garage, police said.

The incident began June 22, when police "responded to a report of an unknown suspect rummaging through the victim's vehicle in their garage," said a police report.

Police said the homeowner ...

A Fundraiser for Brothers Who Drowned Near Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated 10:30 p.m.) An online fundraiser has been established to cover the costs associated of returning to Guatemala the bodies of two brothers who drowned Tuesday in Mine Hill.

The GoFundMe site, viewable here, was set up by Randolph resident Alan Verá, a friend and co-worker of the victims.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, which is handling ...

Burglar Swaps Nasty Old Shoes for New Pair in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – A burglar on Monday came into a fenced-in backyard, entered a Succasunna home and swapped a pair of "smelly" old sneakers for a nicer pair found right inside the doorway, according to the homeowner.

Timothy Inge, of Eyland Avenue, said he and his girlfriend, Susan Masciarelli, were outside in the front of his house at around noon when the “most bizarre ...

Roxbury Bracing for Hopatcong State Park Overflow

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police and recreation officials are bracing for a summer of dealing with crowds looking for places to hang out after being turned away at Hopatcong State Park, said Roxbury Councilman Mark Crowley.

The issue, a pet peeve of Crowley, came up at a recent meeting of the Lake Hopatcong Commission, according to Crowley. It’s an issue that's concerned ...

Bodies of Two Drowning Victims Recovered from Lake on Roxbury Border

MINE HILL, NJ - The bodies of two young men who drowned Tuesday in a Mine Hill that borders Roxbury were recovered after an extensive search that went into the night, officials confirmed today.

The drownings of the men, described as 17-year-old and 22-year-old Hispanics, was reported in a statement from Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, ...

Chatham High Athletic Director Mo Abdelaziz Moving on to Become Mendham High Assistant Principal

CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham High's ever-present athletic director Mo Abdelaziz will be leaving the district at the end of the school year and taking an assistant principal's position at Mendham High School.

"The kids have been amazing," Abdelaziz said. "I sent out an email telling them to never stop looking for their spark, to go above and beyond and to not be afraid of ...

Spring Fun Fest to Benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  Community members are invited to the 2022 Spring Fun Fest on June 12 from 10am - 1pm. The Fun Fest will take place at the Morris Plains VFW, 45 Tabor Roada in Morris Plains.

Admission is free but attendees are asked to bring one non-perishable food item per person for the Interfaith Food Pantry.

There will be crafts, games, balloon artist, snacks, prizes and free ...

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Not Too Late for Delicious 4th of July Specials from Vespucci's Marketplace

July 1, 2022

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Vespucci's Marketplace in East Hanover has announced delicious specials for the 4th of July weekend.

They are offering specials on hamburgers, London broil, sirloin steaks, sausages, Angus bone in rib-eye, hot dogs, jalapeno cheddar dogs and so much more!

Visit Vespucci's Marketplace at 90 Ridgedale Avenue in person or call ahead at 973 500 3990.

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Storewide 25% OFF BLUE New Arrivals 50% OFF GREEN


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Open Thursday nights till 6:00 PM






NEW LEAF is opened until 6:00 PM every Thursday! 

Current Sale is valid thru Wednesday, July 6th

75% OFF Frugal Fashions

GREEN TICKETS -  50% OFF

BLUE TICKETS - NEW ARRIVALS - 25% ...

Milestones

MHS student earns President’s list at Georgetown University

June 13, 2022

Nicholas Voltaggio (Morristown HS Class of 2021) earned presidents list both semesters at Georgetown University. He was the first MHS student in over 10 years to get admitted to GU due to their rigorous application requirements. He not only worked extremely hard to get into GU but mananged to obtain a 4.0 during a somewhat stressful covid present freshman year. 

Randolph resident promoted at Merrill Wealth Management

Randolph resident Duray Taylor has been named market executive for the newly-formed Wayne market at Merrill Wealth Management. Duray joined the firm in 2021 and previously served as the interim market executive for the former Morristown market.  Duray is an industry veteran, with nearly 20 years of financial services and leadership experience. He previously served as a complex ...

Emily Schum of Scranton Women's Lacrosse Earns IWLCA Second Team All-American Honors

Posted: May 26, 2022

For the second consecutive year, senior defender Emily Schum (East Hanover, N.J. / Morris Catholic) of The University of Scranton women's lacrosse team earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA) All-American honors as she was selected to the Second Team in 2022 after garnering Third Team accolades in ...

Where to Celebrate Independence Day 2022 in the Morristown Area

June 29, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  Celebrate America's Independence by soaking up some history or watching the fireworks.  Here are some ways to celebrate this holiday weekend:

June 30

Hanover Township- Fireworks at the Municipal Complex on North Jefferson Road; begins at 6pm

July 1

Montville - Fireworks and live music; 3 bands will offer live music with fireworks to follow.

Free Movies This Summer; See What's on TAP Wednesday Night!

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Come catch a free movie this summer in Morristown. Kick back, relax and enjoy a movie under the stars or at the MPAC. Movies to enjoy this summer in Morristown include:

Sing 2 on Wednesday June 29; Ginty Field (approximately 8:30pm)
Inside Out on Wednesday July 13; Ginty Field; dusk (approximately 8:30pm)
Disney's Jungle Cruise on Wednesday July ...

Rally To Be Held Tonight June 24 After SCOTUS Abortion Decision

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  A rally is being planned for tonight in Morristown after the SCOTUS Abortion Decision. The rally will be held at the Morristown Town Hall at 6pm.

"We must protect a women's right to choose!", said organizers.

The rally is being hosted by Morris County Democrats, Morristown elected officials and allies.

Morristown Town Hall is located at 200 South ...

"Meet Me In Morristown" Event Hits the Sidewalks Tonight June 30

June 30, 2022

Morristown, NJ– Meet Me in Morristown, a summer event that promotes arts and culture, as well as the downtown economy will hit the streets again Thursday June 30, July 28 and August 25 in Morristown.

The downtown is transformed into a center for art, music and fun with artists and performers located by  the Vail Mansion Lawn. Select visual artists will showcase and sell ...

Macculloch Hall Presents Storytime: Guess & Go: Celebrate The Great Outdoors

Join Macculloch Hall Historical Museum for their Storytime Guess & Go for children's stories about Great Outdoors. Today's stories, Helen Frost's Step Gently Out and Nature Spy by Shelley Rotner and Ken Kreisler for inspiration to spend time outdoors this summer.

Join Macculloch Hall on Facebook Live at noon to hear all about ...

Half Size Replica of the Vietnam Memorial Coming to CCM This July

RANDOLPH, NJ - VFW Post 7333 is bringing The Moving Wall to County College of Morris to honor Vietnam veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The exhibit will be available for viewing July 7 through July 11 near Parking Lot 1.

Morris & Essex Train Passengers May See Up to 30 Minute Delay This Morning

June 30, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Rail service into and out of Penn Station New York remains subject to up to 30-minute delays due to an earlier disabled train in one of the Hudson River Tunnels, announced NJ Transit.

The M and E train #6320, the 9:13 AM arrival into PSNY, was cancelled due to equipment availability. Please take train #6620, the 8:55 arrival into PSNY making additional stops.

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Morristown to Host Free Rabies Clinic; June 18, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown is offering dog and cat owners an opportunity to get a free rabies vaccination for your beloved pet.  The town will be holding a free Rabies Clinic on Saturday June 18 from 11am - 1pm. The clinic will be given in the lobby of the Town Hall, 200 South Street Morristown

To register, call 973-292-6731

One year and three year vaccinations are ...

Madison Farmers Market is Tomorrow Thursday, June 16

MADISON, NJ - The 30th Annual of the Madison Farmers Market will kick off today, Thursday June 16. The 2022 season will take place every Thursday through November 17. The market takes place from 1pm - 6pm at Dodge Field.

"The Madison Farmers Market has always been about community, food, and fun", said organizers. "This season we will be trying different creative ideas and ...

Independence Day Closures In and Around Morristown

July 1, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In celebration of July 4, the following businesses will be closed on Monday.

Morris Township non-emergency offices will be closed
No garbage or recycling services for Morris Township
No garbage or recycling services for Morristown
Vespucci's Marketplace will be closed
Arthur's Tavern will be closed
Morris County Clerk's Office will be ...

Randolph Freedom Festival Continues Today , Runs Through Sat Night Fireworks

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Kiwanis Club, in partnership with Randolph Township, is proud to sponsor the 46th Annual Randolph Freedom Festival which will open this Thursday, June 30 and run through Saturday, July 2, from 6pm – 11pm each evening at the County College of Morris.  The rain date is Sunday, July 3 with the same hours.

Featured in the Randolph Freedom Festival will ...

Madison Farmers Market is Today June 30

MADISON, NJ - The 30th Annual of the Madison Farmers Market will take place Thursday June 30. The 2022 season will take place every Thursday through November 17. The market takes place from 1pm - 6pm at Dodge Field.

"The Madison Farmers Market has always been about community, food, and fun", said organizers. "This season we will be trying different creative ideas and mini-events ...

Dave Portnoy Comes to Parsippany for a One Bite Review of Tabor Pizza

June 30, 2022

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany got some celebrity excitiment when Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy visited Tabor Pizza for one of his famous pizza reviews.

Portnoy has also been to other nearby establishments like Nonna's Pizza in Florham Park and the Reservoir Tavern in Boonton.

He praised the pizza at Tabor pizza for being thin despite the establishment having a 'thinny thin' ...

Work has Begun on Pequannock to Wayne Rail to Trail Five-Mile Path

PEQUANNOCK, NJ – Construction has begun on the long-awaited New York Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railway Bicycle and Pedestrian Shared Use Path, a 4.8 mile-trail project spearheaded by Morris County to repurpose an abandoned stretch of railroad for a non-motorized recreational path from Pequannock Township to Wayne.

Brush clearing and preliminary work on lifting old ...

Morris County Elected Officials Urge Boating, Swimming Safety

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone was among law enforcement and public officials who gathered Friday at a press conference on Lake Hopatcong urging people to be more careful while swimming and boating.

The gathering, convened by Mount Arlington Mayor Michael Stanzilis, took place at Lee’s County Park Marina in Mount Arlington.

Thursday marked the seventh anniversary ...

NJ Authorities Search for Suspect Who Threw Kitten From Moving Vehicle

June 26, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township Animal Shelter officials are seeking the public's help in locating the individual who ejected a kitten from a car window on Friday, they announced.

According to published reports, Montclair animal control officers say that an unidentified person who threw the kitten out the passenger window of a moving car on Glenridge Avenue sometime around 12:15PM ...

Rutgers Will Raise Tuition 2.9% as Part of New $5.1B Budget

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers students will see a 2.9% increase in tuition and fees after the university’s Board of Governors approved a $5.1 billion budget for the 2022-23 academic year.

According to the school, tuition and fees account for more than 28% of university revenues, and help fund academic programs and university services, including academic advising, library services, ...

47 Arrested at Illegal ‘Pop-Up’ Party in Wayne Saturday, Police Say

WAYNE, NJ – Nearly four dozen people were detained by Wayne Police after an illegal “pop-up party” was very briefly held in a vacant commercial property in Wayne on Saturday night.

New Jersey State Police tipped off Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff on Saturday afternoon, warning him that a group of people were posting invitations on social media for a “pop-up” party ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

June 30, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Optimistic About the Future, Says Current Business Climate 'Frustrating'

TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful.

"I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every challenge there’s an opportunity.  It depends on how we ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Says This Is 'As Big a Week as We've Had in a Long Time'

TRENTON, NJ — It's a big week for Tom Bracken and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

"This is a week that's been building since the beginning of COVID," Bracken, the organization's President and CEO said. "This is the week where we'll know what kind of resources will be allocated to really helping what's broken."

New Jersey's state budget ...

Veteran Journalist James McQueeny Joins TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is announcing veteran New Jersey journalist James McQueeny is joining TAPinto as News Around New Jersey Managing Editor and Columnist.

"We are thrilled to welcome veteran journalist and public policy analyst James McQueeny to the TAPinto family. Jim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to TAPinto," TAPinto Founder and CEO ...

Gymnast from Montville Places First at Eastern Nationals

June 24, 2022

BOONTON, NJ — The North Stars Gymnastics Academy announces nine USA Women’s Development Program gymnasts who ranked in the Top 10 as national medalists -- with one gymnast, Montville's Alexa Ciliotta, earning first place all-around in her age group out of gymnasts competing from 26 states.

“We applaud our gymnasts for their grit and perseverance in an ...

NJ Family-owned Non-Profit Travels the Country Giving Away Free Books

MIDDLSEX COUNTY, NJ - Hidden Gems Literary Emporium, a family-owned, non-profit, community bookstore is embarking on their second #1000FreeBookTour in July 2022 going from New Jersey to Florida giving away 1000 free books and educational resources.

Co-founders Kaila Boulware Sykes, Raymond Sykes, and their 2-year-old son Truth Imanu’el Sykes went on their first free book tour ...

AAA Predicts Nearly 48 Million People to Travel July 4th Weekend

June 30, 2022

Summer travel is already in full swing and Independence Day will be no exception as AAA predicts 47.9 million people in the U.S. will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend (June 30 – July 4). This is an increase of 3.7% over 2021, bringing travel volumes just shy of those seen in 2019. The biggest surprise – car travel – will set a new record despite ...

Chowder on and Savor the Season with Fall Trail and Fest

Hit new and familiar sights as you explore the local culinary scene of the Chowder Capital of NJ. The LBI Region Chowder Trail spotlights unique restaurants all through September and ends with a free fest on October 1. The event organizer, the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce volunteer committee has been working with the Borough of Beach Haven to develop a re-energized environment for ...

Long Beach Island named NJ's best Summer Travel Destination

LBI Region, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which serves as the accredited Destination Marketing Organization for the Long Beach Island region, proudly shares the 2022 Travel Pulse report for the best summer destinations in America. The members of the chamber recognize the importance of a summer vacation, and look forward to welcoming friends and families to this great ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Service Reliability for Customers Through the Summer Season

With anticipated higher electric usage and severe weather possible during the hot summer months, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed equipment inspections and maintenance throughout its central and northern New Jersey service area to help enhance service reliability for customers.

Nearly 800 miles of high-voltage ...

Meet Wade! He's Looking for his forever home! Is it with you?

Meet Wade! The first thing to know about this guy is that he is in a committed relationship with any and every tennis ball. He'll sleep with one, carry one around on walks, chase one to the ends of the Earth; he's a total lover, and tennis balls get the brunt of that affection while Wade waits for his future family to find him.

This beautiful boy wound up in our care under some ...

19 Dogs Found Living in 'Warzone' in Paterson Home

PATERSON, NJ – At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Paterson Animal Control received a phone call from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office after new residents of a home on Broadway and 39th Street reported being afraid to go inside after hearing what sounded like dogs.

When John DeCando, Chief Animal Control Officer, and his team got to the home, they found it in deplorable condition, he told ...

Hi from the snuggliest, prettiest, chunkiest gal, VAL

Hi from the snuggliest, prettiest, chunkiest gal, VAL! She's the coolest kid in school! Val is a five-year-old lovebug with a big, fat bod and adorable Dumbo ears. She's an affectionate pooch who likes to give hugs to her favorite people... like, real, you've-had-a-long-day-let-me-make-it-better kind of hugs. She pops her paws right up on your shoulders and will stay there as long as ...

Get Ready to Be Wooed.....Meet Baby Bingo!

Meet baby BINGO, a happy-go-lucky retriever puppy who just wants to show you his favorite toys.

Sweet Bingo was surrendered to a local shelter after falling ill. We heard about Bingo's situation and rushed him to our partner vet, who determined that Bingo has a liver shunt. Essentially, this means that blood bypasses the liver instead of being carried into it to remove toxins and other ...

Agent Spotlight: Phillip Migliaccio

Phillip “Phil” Migliaccio, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is an award-winning Realtor! With over 30 years in the real estate business, Phil has assisted hundreds of clients in their journey to become proud homeowners. Their satisfaction leads to one of his greatest attributes; his large amount of repeat customers. And it’s not just his clients who love his ...

Agent Spotlight: Rupa Kale

Rupa Kale, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, is a New York City transplant gone native. She’s immersed herself in her community of New Providence, sitting on several boards including the PTA and volunteering to improve her town. Her active community life makes her an expert on the local neighborhoods, its schools, and most importantly the commutes!

Rupa takes her job as a ...

7 Ways To Get The Most From Your Home Equity

May 31, 2022

You could be sitting on a gold mine and not even know it. Okay, perhaps not an actual gold mine, but something potentially better: home equity. Your home's equity is normally defined as the difference between the value of your home and how much you still have left on your mortgage.

For example, if you have a home valued at $350,000, and you have $100,000 left on your ...

A 12-Step Guide for Selling Your Home

So, you've decided to sell your house—now what? There are many steps involved, and the whole process can sometimes seem confusing, even overwhelming. Well, we're here to help. While each home sale can be just a little different, there are a few things that they will have in common.

We've put together a handy guide to walk you through this journey from start to finish, to make ...

Existing-Home Sales Down 2.7%, Marking the Second Consecutive Decline

For the second month in a row, existing home sales dropped in March, down 2.7% from February. Compared to March of 2021, sales activity was down 4.5%. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), total existing-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million in March, compared to 6.04 million last year.

Regionally, only the West saw some reprieve, as sales ...

The Right Home for Your Retirement

In Northern New Jersey, you’ll find an array of senior living options. From 55-plus communities with detached homes to rental senior apartments, the choices can be overwhelming.

And even among senior living communities, there are crucial differences. According to AARP, retirees are attracted to continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) because they offer “a wide range of care, ...

JERSEY TALK QUESTION: How can New Jersey finally provide consistent property tax relief for state residents, and not just for this budget year?  

No subject has been talked about more in New Jersey than property taxes. Just about every governor in our lifetime has had a plan to deal with rising property taxes. Now, it's Governor Murphy's turn.

The governor has suggested that two million Garden State property taxpayers and renters will get a tax break of up to $1,500 under a deal he and fellow Democrats legislators ...

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back

A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back  by William D. LaRue (Chestnut Heights, 2021).

 

For true crime buffs, A Stranger Killed Katy: The True Story of Katherine Hawelka, Her Murder on a New York Campus, and How Her Family Fought Back by William D. LaRue, an award-winning journalist, is a ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, July 5, 10:00 AM

Morristown and Morris Township Library, Morristown

Used Book Sale

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Mon, July 11, 12:00 AM

Legends Gallery, Chatham

The NY Rangers Event

Obituaries

Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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May 19, 1935 - Sep 23, 2018
Bill N. Raso, age 83, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away September 23, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he ...
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 It is with great sadness that The Hampshire Companies announces that Todd Anderson, ...
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- Mar 13, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Paulus J. Tuyp, passed away at his residence with his loving and ...
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- Mar 12, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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