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May 29, 2022

The New Providence Memorial Library has fantastic programs lined up for all ages next month and into the summer. Our annual Summer Reading program will kick off on June 27 with oppotunities for everyone to earn prizes. As always, all programs at the NP Library are FREE for all ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Representatives of the New Providence Education Foundation (NPEF) attended the Thursday, May 26 Board of Education (BOE) meeting to hand a check of $64,893.23 for various educational programs. The organization’s donations to the school district have surpassed $1 million over ...

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NEW JERSEY - The state gives an update on the status of water quality in New Jersey's beaches and lakes, as Gov. Phil Murphy says admission to state parks are free for the summer. Plus, three brothers raise money for charity by organizing a chess event. And, "Pork Roll Palooza" is returning for ...

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NEW JERSEY - After extensive water quality monitoring, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says New Jersey’s lakes and beaches are ready for swimming.  Just in time for the unofficial start to the summer. Shawn LaTourette joined other state leaders in Asbury Park ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Hunters culled 229 deer during Union County’s annual deer hunt this past fall and winter, according to a county spokesperson. The most deer, 55, were harvested from the Watchung Reservation, county spokesperson Tina Casey told TAPinto on Wednesday. Hunts in three Plainfield ...

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NEW JERSEY - Newark's Artist Collaboration kicks off with Audible. Plus, Wayne installs a rain garden in a local park. Also, Bayonne Mayor call for off-duty officers to help with school security. And, a Newton police lieutenant retires.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, ...

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Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died. Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old. Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- A dedicated competitor in three sports at New Providence High School, Grace Kelly's efforts have helped the Pioneers' girls lacrosse team reach the sectional semifinals. Kelly, a junior midfielder, has scored in all but two of New Providence's 18 games this season. Her 51 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Calling out Republican leaders directly in a press conference, Gov. Phil Murphy urged lawmakers to pass a gun reform bill package in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.  Murphy initially proposed a wide-ranging gun safety package in April 2021. He called for ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ– Strong, smart and inspiring local 11 year-old girl, Sophie Chhowalla, will be celebrating her end-of-treatment from high risk neuroblastoma with a town-wide fundraiser. The celebration for Sophie will take place on June 18th from 6 to 10 p.m. at Mt. Caramel Field on River Road ...

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NEW JERSEY - Scotch Plains/Fanwood police simulate intoxicated driving for students. Plus, a Wayne connection to the Preakness race. Also, Woodbridge residents will be eligible for free brain tumor scans.  And a Nutley VFW Commandant makes history.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- The New Providence girls lacrosse team moved on to the semifinals after a 10-6 victory over Shore Regional Tuesday in the quarterfinal round of the South Group 1 state tournament. The Pioneers (14-4) were clinging to a 4-3 lead at halftime, but they scored the first six ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – With a sad coincidence the Borough Council issued a proclamation to recognize National Gun Violence Day at its Tuesday, May 24 meeting just as news of yet another school shooting spread across the nation. Mayor Al Morgan led a moment of silence to honor the victims of both the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - You are invited to the BH Summer Block Party on June 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. when Springfield Avenue between Plainfield and Snyder Avenues will come alive filled with booths highlighting local businesses, organizations, and groups -- as well as plenty of attractions, food, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Some New Jersey lawmakers want a “Ban the Box” law for students applying to college.  New Jersey's “Ban the Box” law took effect in 2015. It prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from requiring that a job applicant to complete any form during the initial application ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. "Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The WITH Grace Initiative held its second annual fundraising and appreciation dinner on the patio at Prestige Diner last Thursday -- bringing family and community members together for a great cause: With Grace Initiative. Grace Eline, a 13-year-old cancer survivor who is ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Matt Demareski's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave New Providence a 3-2 baseball victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood on Tuesday. Demareski's line single to left with none out followed a leadoff single by James Pazdera and a fielder's choice on a bunt which ...

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NEW JERSEY - Cranford fourth graders raise money for charity through a lemonade stand. Plus, Glen Rock police discover 150 stolen prescription bottles in a man's car. And, Camden receives an EPA grant to clean up 'Brownfields.' Also, a Somerville pastor makes a request for residents to ...

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NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours. But the price didn't go down, either. AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 ...

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EWING, NJ — There is still time to apply to a college loan forgiveness program.  Last October, the U.S. Department of Education announced a limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver opportunity, which temporarily waives certain program rules helping public service employees eliminate ...

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Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty. Additional Swim Areas Opening in ...

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NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which ...

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NEW JERSEY — Could New Jerseyans be getting a tax rebate? The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief. An update from State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio showed a total of more than $9 billion of tax over ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Rhythm & Blues by the Brook, a full afternoon of free music and activities at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, returns on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 6:00 p.m. to kick off summer. “We are delighted to bring Rhythm & Blues by the Brook back to Union County this year,” ...

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UNION, NJ -- The last time James Pazdera took the mound for the New Providence baseball team against Dayton of Springfield 11 months ago, his team got him five runs in the first inning of an elimination game, and Pazdera took it from there. Pazdera pitched a no-hitter in that game in the Section ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Join Relay for Life and Walk for a Cure on Saturday, May 21, 2022 beginning at 12 noon until midnight at the track in the Grove at The Park located at 200 Connell Drive in Berkeley Heights.  General Information • This is a family-friendly event, open to the whole ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The heat is on. With temperatures expected to soar, Westfield will be under a heat advisory Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said. Heat index values of up to 100 degrees are expected, it said. The National Weather Service offers the following ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local ...

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NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to ...

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