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Eagle Scout Project Yields Flag Retirement Facility in Springfield, Ceremony Thursday

June 17, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Frankie Sarracino of Boy Scout Troop #73 of Springfield had an inspiration during his first camping trip.  He came with an idea for his Eagle Scout project.  It was to build a flag retirement facility at the Chisholm Community Center.

Only a few organizations are allowed to retire flags and the Boy Scouts are one of them..  Some others include the Girl Scouts, ...

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Attends Gun Safety Bills Signing Ceremony with Gov. Murphy in Trenton

TRENTON, NJ -- Mayor Al Smith attended a gun safety package bill signing ceremony at the Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton on Wednesday with Governor Phil Murphy. Mayor Smith joined a bipartisan group of local and state elected officials, as well as members of Moms Demand Action of Union County, at the event. 

“As a leader in Sandy Hook Promise, I was happy to accept the ...

New Jersey Governor Signs Sports Betting Legislation

TRENTON, N.J. — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing.

The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic ...

Gov. Murphy still pushing a millionaire's tax, won’t say when he'll sign sports betting, weed bills

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

50 years after RFK assassination, the NBHS band’s moment is remembered

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - On a warm June day in 1968, 40 members of the New Brunswick High School band stood on the city train platform playing solemn hymns.

It was supposed to be a one-hour performance as they waited the train traveling from New York to Washington, carrying the body of a slain presidential candidate, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.

But one-hour dragged into two, and then three, as ...

Chatham Borough Reaching Out to Potential Developers for Post Office Plaza Redevelopment

.CHATHAM, NJ - The steering committee for the redevelopment of Post Office Plaza will be interviewing potential developers on July 26, according to a report given by Steve Williams, Chatham Borough administrator, at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council on Tuesday night.

Our redevelopment steering committee met on May 23 and will be sending out Request for Qualifications ...

Governor Livingston Sophomore Val Diamond Wins State-wide Adopt-A-Beach Award

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ – On May 24, 2018, the New Jersey Clean Communities Council  Valerie Diamond of Berkeley Heights with the state-wide Adopt-A-Beach Award at the 15th Annual Clean Communities Conference held in Lambertville, New Jersey. 

A distinguished crowd was present at this well-attended event, as various towns, counties, groups, and individuals were recognized through ...

Tour of Somerville: Photo Finish Win for Van Gelder in Women's Race; Last Second Surge in Men's Race

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Had there been more tread on the front tire of Colleen Gulick's bicycle, Laura Van Gelder might not have won her record-setting fifth Tour of Somerville.

Side-by-side, wheel-to-wheel, Van Gelder, 54, won by the narrowest of margins in the Mildred Kugler 25-mile Women's Pro event in a dramatic photo finish, successfully defending the title she won in 2017. She ...

Cycling Champ Laura Van Gilder Returns to Somerville Memorial Day to Defend Race Title

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Laura Van Gilder, 54-year-old cycling champion from Cresco, Pa., will return to defend her title at the 75th annual Tour of Somerville on Memorial Day, attempting an unprecedented fifth win in the 25-mile women's race, just one of several races that begin at 10:30 a.m..

The Kugler-Anderson Tour of Somerville, often referred to as the Kentucky Derby of ...

Video Shows School Board Member In Altercation With Police at Traffic Stop in South Orange

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll “a skinhead cop.”

Lawson-Muhammad also appeared to suggest that she would ...

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