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May 16, 2021

WESTFIELD, NJ — If the majority public sentiment voiced by residents at Thursday’s listening session of the Westfield Cannabis Commission is any indicator of what the town council will decide, the possibility of Westfield-based marijuana businesses could be snuffed out or severely limited. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Grace Friscia and Cate Conover each collected five hits,  and Morgan Connolly knocked in four runs to lead New Providence to a 15-2 softball victory over Kent Place on Friday. Friscia hit a home run for New Providence (6-5), which scored five runs each in the first and third ...

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Editor's Note: Photo credits John Haddad. Click here for full gallery. NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Jackson Zarinko of New Providence won't soon forget his first experience playing in the Union County boys lacrosse Tournament. Zarinko, a freshman, scored all five goals for the Pioneers, including the ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A 2-year-old child is safe and has been reunited with his family after being briefly kidnapped in a vehicle that was stolen outside a Roselle home Thursday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday. “The ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The hotly-contested Primrose School childcare center project, proposed for 480-490 Morris Avenue, was defeated at a Summit Planning Board "Special Meeting' on May 12. The Zoom meeting, which started at 7:33 p.m., ran into the first few minutes of the following day. The Application ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The number of years Morgan Connolly has spent in the New Providence softball program is equal to the number of seniors on this year's team. Connolly is in her fourth year as a member of the Pioneers' varsity -- albeit her junior season was canceled at the height of the COVID ...

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WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business. Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962. “Back ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Since beginning the season with three straight losses with some of the toughest teams in Union County, the New Providence baseball team has reeled off eight straight victories. Union Catholic has been the victim three times in the Pioneers' streak, including Thursday's 7-4 ...

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NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again.  “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to ...

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    NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South Street in New Providence, gives a substantial “Thank You” to the persons who donated 402 second-hand bikes, which will be used by needy persons in rural communities of African countries.   The parking lot of Faith, on Saturday, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ — New Providence scored four runs in the fourth inning and went on to a 9-2 baseball victory over Brearley on Wednesday. James Pazdera went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs batted in and two runs scored for the Pioneers (7-3), who took a 7-2 lead after their four-run ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – As the Special Education Week is celebrated during the second week of May throughout New Jersey, Courtney Mallon of the New Providence Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) provided the Board of Education (BOE) an overview of the organization at the Thursday, May 6 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In Union County, the price at the pump has hit ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Community Food Drive is set for Sunday, May 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Sproutlings Childcare located at 755 Central Ave. in New Providence. The volunteers that organize and work the drive are simply members of the community looking for ways to help our ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Mayor Al Morgan read a proclamation recognizing May as Mental Awareness Month at the Tuesday, May 11 Borough Council meeting. Councilwoman Lisa McKnight announced two May programs which are organized by the New Providence Municipal Alliance. “Mental health is essential to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Planning Board will hold a "Special Meeting," on May 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in review of the Application by Atlanta, GA-based Primrose School Franchising Company for a proposed development at 480-490 Morris Avenue, where Primrose seeks to locate a ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The pandemic didn't deter Terrana Orthodontics from opening his practice in New Providence last fall.  TAPinto talked with Dr. Anthony Terrana about opening in the middle of a pandemic. He also talked about the latest technology used to reduce treatment time.   Terrana ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - There will be a Community Covid Memorial tonight, May 12 at New Providence Presbyterian Church parking lot at 7 p.m. The event honors "our lost, affected and our First Responders," said Mayor Al Morgan.Please wear a mask and maintain social distance.  "Please continue to ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council withdrew the speed limit ordinance at its Tuesday, May 11 Zoom meeting. The council also approved several resolutions accepting various grants for specific uses. Mayor Al Morgan explained that the speed limit ordinance, which would have lowered speed ...

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Girl Scout Service Unit 50, the Girl Scouts of New Providence, is continuing its philanthropic efforts by partnering with Moms Helping Moms Foundation to host a diaper drive.  The drive “Honor you Mother by helping mothers in need” will be held Saturday, May 15th from 11am to 1pm at the New ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit reports that police are investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault perpetrated by an unknown actor posing as an Uber driver who was transporting the victim from New York City to Pennsylvania. The driver, described as a white male with a beard, ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The New Providence girls lacrosse team inched closer to the .500 mark this spring with a decisive second half on Monday. The Pioneers broke open a three-goal game by outscoring Bernards, 10-4, in the second half for a 17-8 victory at Lieder Field. Junior midfielder Reagan ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — The New Providence baseball team has been seeded sixth in the Union County Tournament, which held its seeding meeting Monday night. The Pioneers are scheduled to play at home against Union Catholic the 11th seed, in the opening round on Monday, May 17. A total of 16 teams ...

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Have you always wondered how Mother's Day got started?  It seems as though Mother's Day should have been the first-ever holiday, no? Watch this short video and get the real story.  Happy Mom's Day!

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NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing. Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden. “There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — New Providence scored all its runs in the second inning and the pitching of James Pazdera and Liam Henn made those runs stand up in a 4-2 victory over Union Catholic Friday afternoon. The Pioneers (6-3) erupted for four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Bobby Cushing ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – It has been a difficult year for children as their educational journey was upended by the pandemic and lockdown policies since March 2020. At the Thursday, May 6 Board of Education (BOE) meeting Jay Richter, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision, provided a ...

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