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May 18, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The New Providence boys lacrosse team advanced in the opening round of the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 1 state tournament with a 12-4 victory over Lower Cape May on Wednesday. Owen Forbes was the leading point scorer for New Providence (14-4) with two goals and four assists, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- New Providence scored six runs in the second inning and went on to post a 12-1 baseball victory over Union in the quarterfinal round of the Union County Tournament on Wednesday. Union (4-15), the 10th seed, took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Pioneers (12-7) opened a ...

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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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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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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Historical Society placed the second historic marker in town. This marker has been installed in front of the former Academy School building and Borough Hall, and is currently leased by Peapack Private Wealth Management. Placed on April 30th by the Department ...

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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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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Bubbakoo's Burritos, a Mexican chain restaurant, will be celebrating their grand opening in Berkeley Heights on Thursday, May 18 with ribbon cutting, raffle, and free swag. Bubbakoo's is known for their fresh, high quality, made-to-order, and affordable meals serving tacos, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Public Schools released an email to the families notifying of early dismissal at 1 p.m. on Monday due to extreme weather forecast. All afternoon activities have been cancelled. Visit school website for ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - At approximately 9 a.m. the New Providence Police Department began an investigation in the area of Commonwealth Avenue involving a reported threat of a firearm.  The New Providence Police Department quickly made contact with the subject and it was determined that they were ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - A buzz was around the borough that John Elliot of CBS News has been sited throughout town. We caught up with Elliott at the Our House, Our Run event when he told TAPinto that he has been a longtime supporter and volunteer of Our House, and he was in town supporting the CBS ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council introduced a $2.7 million bond ordinance to partially finance various capital improvement projects at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. “We had a very robust capital review process this year,” Councilman Peter DeSarno said. The bond ordinance will provide ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After two years without a live run, the Our House, Our Run returned to the streets of New Providence for an in-person event. Saturday's event marked the 23rd annual Our House, Our Run 4-mile run and 2-mile walk to raise money to support the adults with disabilities served by ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Most tournament games between second seeds and 15th-seeds aren't supposed to be this close. But most 15th-seeded baseball teams don't have a pitcher who throws 86 mph. Linden does, and junior right-hander Danny Ciprian was able to keep his team close against second-seeded ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The New Providence boys golf team recently won the Mountain Division Championship of the Union County Conference, and senior Trevor Davidson shared the gold medal for individuals in the tournament. Davidson shot an 81 at Galloping Hill Golf Course to share the individual ...

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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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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - There’s a jar sitting on a counter at John's Meat Market at 389 Park Ave. in Scotch Plains with a sign, “Buy a Veteran a Burger! For Previously Homeless Veterans.” The sign raises a lot of questions: What Veterans? Why a burger? How will they get their burgers?  The answers ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council appointed a new committee – The New Providence Mental Health Advocacy and Education Committee – at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. The council also approved a Freecyclefest Event to be held on Sep. 17, 2022. The Mental Health Advocacy Committee has been ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Fifth grade students at Salt Brook School recently held their L.E.A.D graduation.  LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) is a program sponsored by the New Providence Police Department and is committed to protecting our youth and community from the proliferation of drugs, drug ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence police responded Tuesday evening to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a bicyclist at Mountain Avenue and Oakwood Drive at 5:53 p.m.  The bicyclist, a 52-year-old Summit resident, was struck by a vehicle driven by a 69-year-old New Providence ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The New Providence girls lacrosse prorgram celebrated its 12th-graders on Senior Day and then went out and defeated Glen Rock, 12-8, on Tuesday. Cara Lawton scored five goals and passed for one assist for the Pioneers (12-2), who trailed, 6-5, at the half. Reagan ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council approved the resignation of Police Chief Theresa Gazaway at its Tuesday, May 10 meeting. She is set to retire on August 1, 2022. Mayor Al Morgan said that it has been an honor and joy to work with Gazaway. He noted that the two had become friends during ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- For the second time this baseball season, New Providence scored in its last at-bat and posted a 4-3 victory over Gov. Livingston on Monday. This time, the Pioneers (9-6) won their 4-3 decision over the Highlanders (13-5) in seven innings, after beating Gov. Livingston by ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Although it was an unseasonably cold and rainy May morning, families came out to kick off fishing season and rekindle the sport of fishing. Experience wasn't necessary -- the event provides the opportunity for first-time anglers to experience the sport and have fun. The ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Board of Education held a short meeting on Thursday, May 5 to move forward with the proposed facilities projects to be financed through a bond referendum. Superintendent David Miceli had held a public meeting on the projects earlier this week. According to the President of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The New Providence girls lacrosse team recently went through a four-game stretch in which the team permitted just 26 goals over than span. That included a 13-4 victory over Gov. Livingston in the first round of the Union County Tournament last Saturday, a game in which ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - You may see green ribbons showing up in town.  That is because the green ribbon is a symbol for Mental Health and May is Mental Health Awareness Month. 1 in 5 teens and young adults live with a mental health condition Source: National Alliance for Mental Illness  50% of ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In 2018, when Alan Haveson and his wife Betsy moved to Lantern Hill, an Erickson Senior Living community in New Providence, N.J., they didn't have to travel very far. "We only moved a couple of miles from our former home. All we had to do was change our mailing address and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Starting Wednesday all New Jersey retail stores, grocery stores, pharmacies and restaurant take-out locations will no longer be providing single-use plastic bags or polystyrene foam foodservice products. Often called the “Bag Ban” by state officials and local governments, the ...

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Editor's Note: Stay tuned for photo gallery to be uploaded.  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- A six-goal siege during a five-minute stretch of the second quarter carried New Providence to a 12-3 boys lacrosse victory over Gov. Livingston in the quarterfinal round of the Union County Tournament on ...

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