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December 14, 2018

UNION, NJ – Family, friends, public officials and colleagues came together at a retirement celebration for long time Union resident, former Union mayor and Superintendent of the Union County Vocational-Technical School, Peter Capodice. Capodice, 67, joined the Union County Vocational-Technical ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 6, the fifth of the eight days of Hanukkah, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence and the three synagogues of Summit — Temple Sinai, Ohr Shalom-Summit Jewish Community Center and Congregation Beth Hatikvah — lit the fifth candle of the ...

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CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J.-The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council honored six local women at their 18th Annual Tribute to Women Awards Luncheon.  Susan Head (Florham Park), Linda S. Habgood (Westfield; mother and son accepting award), Alexandra Picozzi (New Vernon), Nancy Washington (Manasquan), ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County authorities today announced that another Edison police officer was arrested, this time for destroying evidence he believed would be used in an investigation. Nicholas Lunetta, 31, of Scotch Plains, was charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Goodman’s Deli, 400 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights will be featured at 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Dec. 13, on Fios 1. The show, Hi Fives, will feature the best of New Jersey eats in 2018, as discovered by the Restaurant Hunter. No other information was available - ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey has been voted out of committee in the state Senate. Sponsored by Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which ...

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If you love to cook, there’s a fair chance you’ve got a recipe somewhere in your home by Gwynn Galvin, whose cooking blog “Swirls of Flavor” has been picking up steam. “I have been told that I am ‘well-seasoned,’ having worked in the culinary field for more than 20 years now,” the grandmother of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church (2032 Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains) is proud to present the 16th annual Parish Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The adult and children's choirs will perform with a chamber orchestra, a contemporary band, and ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence HS recently kicked off the winter sports season with a pep rally in the jammed packed gymnasium of cheering fans. The winter pep rally celebrates the winter sports including boys and girls basketball, boys and girl swimming, wrestling, winter track, cheerleading ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Depending on one’s perspective, over 40 children ranging in ages from three to six crowded into one large room is either daunting or delightful; at the Gingham Giraffe Preschool on Southern Boulevard, it is decidedly the latter - especially when those preschoolers are performing their ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In the spirit of the holiday season, New Providence PAL partnered with Skin Deep Salon Spa to support CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN,  a 501(c)(3), non-denominational organization dedicated to providing local children with gifts that might not otherwise be possible for Christmas. By ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Borough of Chatham Council voted, 5-1, in favor of a resolution that opposes the state's pending vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana at its final meeting of 2018 on Monday night. The resolution calls for a certified copy of the resolution be sent to Gov. Phil ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence High School freshman Matt Darata, in his high school varsity debut, scored the second period game tying goal and third period game winner in the 3-2 Gov. Livingston season opening hockey victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood.  Darata is a New Providence High ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Despite battling a brain tumor, Larry Lederman was on the microphone at the Meadowlands on Dec. 6 as the track kicked off its “Borrow Ken’s Binoculars” Thursdays as guest announcer. It was a great night for Lederman – and for the fans who love his style – given the fact ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Take A Wish has been named the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2018. The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – There were more cookies at the American Legion Post 433 Cookie Walk on Saturday, than there were last year…more than 150 platters, an estimated 8,000 cookies.  The sad news for many is the cookies were all gone by noon. That's about 133 cookies a minute going into ...

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  NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Sirens marked Santa Claus' arrival at the Firehouse on Floral Avenue. He waved to excited children and adults from the basket of the aerial ladder truck before climbing down and walking to the firehouse.       Mayor Al Morgan, wearing a top hap, and fire ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Hundreds braved the frigid temperatures this past Friday night in downtown New Providence to gather and enjoy what has become a cherished holiday tradition in Centennial Park, the lighting of the tree in the pavilion.  Friends, families, and neighbors came together in ...

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Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends. “This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS— The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts (WIPA) presents a concert featuring the CAFÉ Choir on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Chatham United Methodist Church located at 460 Main Street in Chatham. The concert is free and open to the public. Under the ...

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Welcome to NJ Flavor, the newest section on TAPinto.net. Here we’re exploring tastes of the Garden State with stories and videos about the foods we love, from the hottest trends to hidden gems, the stories behind our favorites, destinations, awesome ingredients, events and festivals and, of ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Racing Commission is accepting comments on proposed rules regarding sports wagering at racetracks and former racetracks in New Jersey. On June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The NJ Sharing Network recently held a Rose Dedication Ceremony for Jim Rhatican of Berkeley Heights, a liver recipient, who has been selected as one of the honorees on the "Donate Life" float at the New Year's Day Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. "Since 2004, the Donate Life ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On Monday, New Providence High School (NPHS) held its annual fall sports awards. The ceremony acknowledged all of NPHS's fall athletic teams.  "This fall season, it was clear that our teams had built incredibly close and tight-knit relationships," said New Providence ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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MONTICELLO, N.Y. — Name a committee, executive board or organization in all of harness racing, and chances are that Moira Fanning has served on it — well. In fact, her name has become synonymous with getting the job done in the Standardbred sport. On Dec. 2, United States Harness Writer’s ...

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At this Saturday’s annual Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest at Cranford United Methodist Church, it’s the soup that’s expected to steal the show. Adding a soup festival component to the yearly fundraiser was the idea of church member Jo Ann Allen, according to Holly Walker, one of the “soup ladies” ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The combination of pretty much all key players returning from last season’s team and a move to the lower division of the Union County Conference has the New Providence Pioneers girls basketball team thinking big when it comes to expectations this season. The Pioneers ...

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