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April 24, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution. John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, including ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Somerset Patriots Chairman Emeritus, and chairman and CEO of Flemington Care & Truck Country, Steve Kalafer died Wednesday. "I was absolutely shocked and saddened today to hear about the passing of Steve Kalafer," Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench said in a statement ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Brick City’s very own Queen Latifah returned to Newark on Tuesday as the film and television star received her COVID-19 vaccine, encouraging residents to follow suit.   As the Newark native arrived at Essex County College on West Market Street, she was joined by county and local ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Township Committee will vote this Tuesday on whether to allow the drive-in movie theater to return this spring.  The drive-in theater was located in the Orange Avenue Pool parking lot and run by Cranford Movie Theater owner Doreen Sayegh from June 2020 through November ...

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CLARK, NJ - In his free time, 22-year-old Clark native Joe DiMeo likes to work out, play with his dog, hang with some of his lifelong friends from town and play pool.  All of these things might seem pretty average for a man of his age, but DiMeo can be described as anything but ordinary these ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - A woman fell into the Hudson River early Saturday morning, requiring a dramatic rescue from local authorities. At approximately 3:32 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, Hoboken Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a female fell into the Hudson River near Pier 13. The woman, a ...

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SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Congresswoman U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, who represents Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, has contacted senior military leaders to request that U.S. Capitol Officer Brian Sicknick be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The 42-year-old South River, NJ, native was killed ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Elementary teachers expressed fear and concern at last night’s reorganization meeting over the district’s plan to reopen as 'Plan A' this Monday, Jan. 11, for grades one through five.  The district plans to transition grades one through five to their ‘Plan A’ posture; ...

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UPDATE: March 4, 2021 MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Since he was a young man Brian Sicknick wanted to be a police officer.  After serving in the Air Force National Guard, Sicknick became a Capitol Police Officer in Washington, DC in 2008.  Yesterday, he lost his life after being attacked by rioters who ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo will be closed for the entire month of January, the county announced this week. The current COVID-19 data precipitated the decision to keep the zoo shut until Feb. 1, although the zoo will remain open through the end of December. “As a precaution ...

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SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A Bound Brook man has been indicted by a Somerset County Grand Jury in connection with the Jan. 12 fire that destroyed two apartment buildings under construction on Main Street, Bound Brook and several adjacent buildings. Juan Hector Padilla, age 29, of East Second Street ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ — Controversy continued to swirl at Tuesday’s council meeting over Facebook remarks Mayor Betsy Driver made regarding Supreme Court Justices’ views on same-sex marriage, with two council members calling for her censure and nearly a dozen residents making impassioned statements, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A construction crew from EUC Corporation made quite an unexpected discovery when they found a vehicle buried in the ground at the new Municipal Complex site in Berkeley Heights. EUC was preparing the site for paving when their heavy equipment went over an area that felt ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains is mourning local legend Malcolm E. Nettingham, a member of World War II's famed Tuskegee Airmen, who died on Monday evening just a few days before his 102nd birthday. He lived in town for almost a century and in 2014 was chosen to be the grand marshal of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A chilling video shows four men emerging from a car with guns drawn and unleashing a hail of bullets that left two dead and six injured early Sunday morning. In the video provided to TAPinto New Brunswick, the shooters can be seen emerging from the four-door sedan with hoods ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — A potentially record-breaking boat rally took place on Saturday at the Jersey Shore. Saturday’s Jersey Shore parade began at 9:30 a.m. in Toms River. According to a Facebook post promoting the event, the parade split into different groups, with one ending at Morrison’s Marina in ...

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A coalition of funders has established the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund (NJACRF) to help ensure the survival of the state’s cultural sector that has faced economic devastation from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund has so far raised more than $1.6 million, including a lead matching ...

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NEW JERSEY — A dozen bills, part of a package introduced by Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz on Monday, would help create a more diverse roster of educators across New Jersey and tackle the state's ongoing issue with teacher shortages. “During last year’s teacher diversity hearing we heard ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A "Black Lives Matter" street mural, sponsored by the Union County Freeholder Board, has been painted in yellow eight-foot letters on Chestnut Street in front of Borough Hall in Roselle on Wednesday evening.  Freeholders Andrea Staten, Angela Garretson and Rebecca Williams were ...

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Editor's note: For our readers down at the shore, there is still a chance to catch "rockets red glare" this Fourth of July. NEW JERSEY – Many New Jersey shore communities have canceled their firework displays this year. However, those who can’t imagine an Independence Day without the “rockets ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker bids farewell to the Montclair Public Schools. Tuesday, June 30 was his last day in the district. Parker's tenure in Montclair was riddled with controversy. He came to the district in August of 2019, after the unexpected resignation of Kendra ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Following a vote by Asbury Park city council to allow restaurants to serve patrons indoors this week, the state has filed suit against the municipality to stop the violation of Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order in its tracks.  While New Jersey’s transmission rates continue to show ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The second of three protests planned in Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Saturday was somewhat smaller than Thursday's student-driven march, but it was no less passionate. Many of the organizers on Saturday were Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School alumni who graduated years ago and in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD/WESTFIELD, NJ -- An estimated 1,500 people gathered, prayed, chanted, and displayed their outrage over George Floyd's death in Minneapolis last week, but the crowd spoke the loudest when it said nothing at all for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.  Co-organizer Morghan Johnson ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – There’s been a whole lot of ‘ding, dong, ditch’ going on throughout the community the past two weeks but, unlike the game typically played by youngsters and teens, the South Plainfield version is open only to women age 21 and older.  As members of the Facebook group ...

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CRANFORD - As protests are erupting all over the nation in response to the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement extended into Cranford on Tuesday as Union County residents gathered for a peaceful protest in Nomahegan Park. An estimated 2,000 people attended, ranging from ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local ...

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