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August 14, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- A string of four similar burglaries took place at various locations in town last year. Now, using DNA evidence, and vehicle registration records, the Bloomfield Police Department has filed charges against 43-year-old Erich Porsch, of Bloomfield, in custody. Vehicles belonging ...

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WOODBRIDGE/RAHWAY - New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Colligan and New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association President Ed Donnelly today released the following statement responding to Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo's call to reinstate ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today issued a State Disaster Declaration for the Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties, which will help assist in recovery efforts in the areas affected by flash flooding which occurred on Aug. 11. Murphy and other officials ...

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Newark boasts a large – and growing – tech force. Brainwalk, an occasional series, will introduce you to some of its rising stars. Standing near his office on the tenth floor of the glass skyscraper housing Panasonic’s North American headquarters in Newark, Tyrell Cotten is distant -- about ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley police report that a tennis bag left on the passenger seat of a convertible was stolen while parked at the Nutley Tennis Club. According to the report, the person left their vehicle unattended for about ten minutes while they were in the tennis club on Maple Pl. on Wednesday ...

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CLARK, NJ -  There were no boxes to pack, no yard sales, no moving trucks and only a forwarding URL address as Arthur L. Johnson High School’s newspaper moved to its newest home on TAPinto Clark.   The Crusader Today – ALJ Student News is now exclusively featured in its own section on TAPinto ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Competition at Monmouth at the Team begins Monday, Aug. 13 with pony classes, equitation competition and breeding classes. The show is being held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, and runs through Aug. 20. Action gets underway 7 a.m. each ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Join in for the grand opening of Macy’s Backstage at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m.   Be one of the first 200 customers to arrive and you’ll receive a "Scratch, Win, Smile" scratch-off card. During the event, be sure to shop to the tunes of a live DJ. Snap ...

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The summer gardening season is in full swing and gardeners have been harvesting their bounty - lettuces, tomatoes, zucchinis, peppers and herbs. Insect activity is also gearing up in the garden.   As the growing degree days increase, so does the damaging effects of pests in the garden. Here are a ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Juan Garcia, 17, shouted orders to a gym full of freshman boys at St. Benedict’s Preparatory School. He wanted the younger students to yell back phrases like, “The Class of ‘22 will be different.” “You have to be here for each other, am I clear?” Garcia said through a microphone.

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NEWARK, NJ - Essex County officials have announced that they are pushing for Governor Murphy to enact a salary cap for police and firefighters. This initiative is touted as a means to control the rise in property taxes. Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. sent a letter on Monday to ...

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New Jersey’s Director of Gaming Enforcement says goal is to become top US sports betting market, but how realistic is that goal? David Rebuck, the ever-optimistic Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, made a bold proclamation last week when he told Gambling ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced on Wednesday, that Essex County is withdrawing all of its accounts from Wells Fargo because of predatory lending schemes and aggressive foreclosure practices by the banking giant. Under DiVincenzo’s directive, Essex ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Knights of Columbus will host an American Flag exchange on Monday August 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm  The event, sponsored by the American Made Custom Cabinet Company and Father Tom Nicastro of Saint Mary’s Church is being done in honor of Corporal Gaetano “Tom” Nicastro for ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  As flood waters receded on Sunday, Aug. 12, residents and officials in the area began to clean up following the flash flooding that occurred. Both Little Falls and Woodland Park mayors have declared a State of Emergency. Department of Public Works crews were ...

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Newark, NJ - Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials said. Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Commuters into the Port Authority Bus terminal on Monday will be part of a pilot to test a new security system, one that will try an identify suicide vests and other improvised explosive devices, according to a release from the agency. The Port Authority will launch the pilot test ...

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WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy was killed and a 17-year old boy is charged with vehicular homicide following a high-speed chase involving a car stolen in Warren. Both juveniles are from Newark. The 17-year old has been charged with 2nd degree Death by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Heavy rain on top of already saturated grounds resulted in severe flash flooding throughout the Passaic Valley area on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11. The Peckman River, which runs through Little Falls and Woodland Park, overflowed its banks causing flash flooding ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove Police said the township is assessing the damage sustained during flash flooding which occurred Saturday afternoon. Heavy rain fell causing severe flooding and making many roads impassable.  While the roads have now reopened, police said Department of Public Works ...

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CEDAR GROVE/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Flash flooding on Saturday afternoon stranded drivers on Rt. 46 in Little Falls/Woodland Park and beyond.   According to reports, flooding near Browertown Road forced the closure of Rt. 46 leaving drivers stuck with no way to exit the highway.  As of 7:20 p.m.

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FLUSHING, NY — Throughout the past decade, New Jersey has produced copious baseball talent at the major league level. There are currently 19 New Jersey natives in the league, a number that is higher than it’s ever been.  "We got a lot of good guys and we represent where we’re from,” said the New ...

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BELMAR, NJ — As a fledgling dune planting flourishes near Belmar’s 12th Avenue beach playground, another patch of greenery is planned for the Third Avenue beach. In addition to the dune grass, native plants and other suitable foliage that will fill this new 1,500-square-foot area, “pollinators” ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Due to today's weather forecast, the Montclair Police Department just advised that the Montclair Jazz Festival is canceled. The annual event was to take place in Nishuane Park.     

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Fair is coming back to Garret Mountain Reservation on Thursday, August 16, and will run until Sunday, August 19. Hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc., the four day event will feature ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for our area and torrential rain has already caused flooding on Route 22 in North Plainfield. Eight cars have been reported stuck in the water between Watchung Avenue and North Drive.   “Turn around...don't drown when encountering ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Late yesterday, the secret service determined that Baltusrol would not be secure enough for the Vice President of the United States, so the Webber for Congress event, headlining Vice President Mike Pence, was moved to a secret private location in Morristown. Over 200 people ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ – Cedar Grove and Verona police arrested a Hoboken man for bank robbery on Friday. According to police reports, Frank R. Meletti, 52, attempted to rob Investors Bank located at 310 Pompton Ave. at approximately 10 a.m.  Meletti was taken into custody by Cedar Grove and Verona ...

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BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go: Table Rock Lake This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for ...

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