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May 18, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely. A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being ...

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NEW JERSEY - A long-awaited youth center in Franklin opens. Plus, Camden's Waterfront Pavilion gets another new name. And, Westfield will hold a Memorial Day parade and picnic after COVID cancellations the last two years. Also, the town of Wayne mourns the loss of a teen who died from a rare ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high. The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded themselves in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — “This is a horrendous piece of legislation,” said Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R - District 25) during the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee meeting on Monday.  His objection came prior to the committee clearing Assemblyman John McKeon’s (D - District 27) oversized box ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Despite seeing her team trailing by three runs late in its opening round state tournament game on Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Livingston softball coach Erin Lanigan implored her squad to not give up. "We just kept telling ourselves that they weren't out of the fight and that ...

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NEW JERSEY - Roxbury will equip 38 buses with security cameras after a physical assault is reported. Plus, Newark students in a building trades program get the chance to explore construction career pathways.  And, a Chatham art gallery shows work from artist royalty. Also, WayneQuest returns to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents who are not registered to vote are reminded that they have until Tuesday, May 17 to register in time to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, June 7. "We encourage all eligible residents to register to vote. Registered Democrats and ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Each year, since 2009, Keller Williams (KW), from the US and Canada to their family abroad, participates in RED Day, a day to "renew, energize, and donate" -- giving back to the communities they serve. KW Premier Properties RED Day initiative was called "Project Hope" with a ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — More protection is coming for New Jersey’s firefighters.  In a news conference Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program, which will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ– Reaching her 100th career point, senior captain Gianna Ciccimarra has had an outstanding lacrosse season. Ciccimarra has tallied 37 goals and 15 assists from this season alone. In the recent 13-5 victory against Pope John, Ciccimarra had five of those goals and an assist, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Highlander Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams competed in the Union County Conference Championships at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights on Thursday May 12 and Friday May 13. The Boys Mountain Division team placed second overall. Highlights of the ...

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NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham ...

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NEW JERSEY — “Did you know that the state animal is the horse?” asked Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R - District 40). He knows a few things about horses. And about public service too.  Rooney has over 20 years of public service. He served as Wyckoff Township committeeman from 2010 to 2016, as ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Junior Aidan Linde scored five goals with two assists -- including his 100th career point -- in Gov. Livingston's boys lacrosse 19-4 rout over Union Catholic on Saturday at home.  Steven Manfreda collected three goals and an assist, Brett Peer added two goals and five ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy. While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality ...

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NEW JERSEY - Piscataway residents start a fund to help victims of a recent fire. Plus, Union educators rally over contract negotiations. And, Newark pledges $20 million towards building affordable housing units. Also, a Sparta resident celebrates her 105th birthday with the ...

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Branch Out Offices announce the opening of a modern co-working space in Mountainside, NJ. This unique workplace for medium and small-sized businesses, local professionals and solopreneurs offers state-of-the-art amenities in a flexible, affordable work environment. Branch Out Offices is ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey parents could have more of a say in what their children are learning in school and potentially opt students out of lessons. Legislation aimed at improving clarity for parents and guardians and allowing comment on any curriculum necessary to implement the New Jersey ...

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CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12. He was 93. Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Cranford Highschool Baseball team rallies around a young boy with a rare disease is scheduled to have his 8th surgery. Plus, Piscataway will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. And, Phillipsburg will hold Comic-Con this year ...

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Editor's note: Article written and submitted by the Berkeley Heights Public School District BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At the April 28, 2022 Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting, members voted to approve the adoption of the K-5 Mathematics Program, Big Ideas Math: Modeling Real Life (Cengage ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy announced new legislation Wednesday that would renew abortion rights in the state and expand access to reproductive care. The proposal would mandate insurance plans in New Jersey to cover abortion procedures with no out-of-pocket costs. Murphy also announced his ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School is pleased to announce the students who have been named to the Third Marking Period 2021-2022 Honor Roll. Criteria to qualify for GL Honor Roll: Honor​ ​Roll High Honor Roll: Student earns a weighted marking period GPA of 4.0 with no ...

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NEW JERSEY- The Compassion Cafe, a non-profit that employs teens and adults with disabilities, opens in Beach Haven. Plus, the New York Jets pay a visit to the Wayne Valley Girls flag football team. Also, Cranford residents send hundreds of aid boxes to Ukraine. And, Roxbury students thank ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The entire senior contingent came through with a stellar effort on Tuesday to help Gov. Livingston forge a key conference triumph and helped the club halt a three-game winless streak. Dan Bass tossed six strong innings, Andrew Wilson was 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI, ...

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NEW JERSEY — One week after the plastic bag ban went into effect, many New Jerseyans seem to be getting into a routine of bringing reusable bags with them to grocery stores.  As of May 4, 2022, large chains and stores 2,500 square feet or larger, are no longer allowed to give out single-use ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After making the Union County softball championship game in 2021, this year’s Highlanders team found it very easy to set their goal for the season. From the first day of spring training the focus was on a return trip to the county finals. After a 15-5 victory on Tuesday, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Governor Livingston hosted its first Culture Walk April 21, featuring live music, cultural foods and desserts, and information on different cultures celebrated by the students who attend the school. The sidewalk in front of the school was lined with tables that were run by ...

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