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October 21, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Saturday in connection with the sexual assault and home invasion that occurred in Maplewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16, according to a statement from Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Maplewood Police Chief Jim ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Freeholders called for the ouster of the New Jersey Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson but have not budged on ending its controversial contract with the agency. At its Wednesday meeting in Maplewood, the freeholders board passed a resolution ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - SouthNEXT is back for its fourth annual collision of inspirational ideas the weekend of Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. SouthNEXT, which is described by organizers as "New Jersey’s festival that explores our similarities by celebrating our differences," returns again to the South Orange ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – A local news reporter who died Oct. 14 after being struck by a car in Randolph got out of an Uber or other rideshare vehicle before reaching her Randolph residence, police said today. The woman, Lindsay Ireland, 26, had been at a Hopatcong restaurant with family members earlier in ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Sonia Zenobi, age 10, was recently honored by the Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) with the Medal of Honor for saving her mother’s life last year when Zenobi was just nine. The Medal of Honor is a Lifesaving Award given by Girl Scouts of the United States of America to a ...

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SOUTH ORANGE,NJ - JESPY House, a non-profit organization in South Orange that works to advance independence among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), recently held a two-day symposium, “Aging in Place: Innovative Strategies to Support Adults with ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A $4 million federal grant will allow Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care’s (UBHC) outpatient program in Newark to offer more services to those with mental illness or substance abuse disorders. The grant was received from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...

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UNION, NJ – A shoplifting incident at the Home Depot on Route 22 turned into a wild foot pursuit and search for an armed suspect through the swamp and woods near Kawameeh Middle School Tuesday evening. The search required the assistance of a Union County K-9 unit, the County Police and a State ...

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Update on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m.: Man Arrested in Connection with Maplewood Home Invasion and Sexual Assault MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosector's Office Special Victims Unit and the Maplewood Police Department are investigating the home invasion and sexual assault of a woman on ...

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UNION, NJ – Union police searched for a suspect in a shoplifting and subsequent carjacking incident Tuesday evening in the wetlands area near Kawameeh Middle School. Although information is preliminary, according to a township official, a carjacking occurred after a shoplifting incident at a ...

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Update at 11 a.m. on Oct. 17: Katherine Carter of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office stated that the incident "was not a homicide" and that more information will be provided on Wednesday. Carter said no other details of the criminal investigation were available at this time, including the ...

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MAPLEWOOD AND MILLBURN, NJ -  This weekend, Strut Your Mutt, the annual Essex County Canine Halloween Costume Parade and Contest, will be held at three locations, including the South Mountain Dog Park. The South Mountain Dog Park event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m., with registration ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a second public meeting held in Livingston last week to discuss the current plans for how to spend the $1 million currently allotted toward the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston, some of the priorities, such as improving the safety and ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Applications are on the rise at Seton Hall University (SHU), according to a press release from the university that cited an MSN Money report ranking SHU at number six in the nation among educational institutions experiencing the largest five-year percentage increase in college ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens on Monday at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed. "I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people ...

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MILLBURN, NJ – Crash data compiled by the Millburn Police Department shows a significant decrease in the number of pedestrian and traffic accidents in downtown Millburn.  The data tracked the number of accidents from January 1, 2014 through March 1, 2018 to include the period of construction ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said. The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - A Maplewood man has been arrested and charged with robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card, stated Cranford police. Maplewood police assisted with the arrest. On Saturday, October 6, at 12:44 a.m., the Cranford Police Department responded to a reported robbery occurring on ...

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Here's everything you need to know to register to vote in the two towns. Registration closes on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. SOUTH ORANGE Information from the South Orange Village website Register to Vote: The Village Clerk’s ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — A New Jersey State Police helicopter flew overhead and members of the United States Coast Guard floated nearby as hundreds celebrated the grand opening of a playground recently built in Lavallette Beach in memory of Livingston resident Brendan Tevlin a little more than four years ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Columbia High School students attended the 11th Annual Sphinx Virtuosi concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11. The Sphinx Viruosi is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Two motor vehicles collided at the intersection of North Wyoming Avenue and South Orange Avenue at about 7 p.m. on Thursday, according to an update from the Breaking News Network (BNN). None of the occupants of the vehicles were entrapped, however one of the people involved in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Freddy S. Garcia Jr. of Piscataway has been charged with the hit and run death of a popular New Brunswick High School vice-principal. Garcia, 21, has been arrested for causing the death of a pedestrian, the 49-year old vice-principal of New Brunswick High School, who was struck ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A New Brunswick High School vice principal was killed this weekend when he was struck by a car that was involved in a drag race in Piscataway, authorities said. Police are searching for the driver of a 2003 Honda Accord who fled the scene. Tyrone Harrison, 49 of Somerset, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce opening meeting featured Brian Castell, CEO of Bizzo.co, a company that assists other businesses with their digital marketing. The meeting was opened by Chamber President Diana Galer, who welcomed all and introduced the members of the Board of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -  A Seton Hall University student reported that at about 11:25 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24, two people robbed her of her purse while she was walking with a friend on South Orange Avenue, near police headquarters, according to the South Orange Police Blotter. The victim said that ...

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UNION, NJ – A medical marijuana facility to be located on Route 22 in Union was unanimously approved by the Planning Board at a recent meeting. Compassionate Care Research Institute, LLC, doing business as Garden State Dispensary, will be located at 2536 Route 22 East. According to testimony at ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Columbia scored two goals in the second half to come away with a 3-2 girls soccer victory over Millburn on Thursday. Naomi Joseph assisted on all three goals for Columbia (6-4-1), by Lia Holstein, Grace Bratter and Calliope Reeves. Chloe Zegas scored both goals for Millburn ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Brooklyn artist Theodore Sefcik's exhibit Reason Given is currently on display at the One River School of Art + Design. Originally from Millburn and a graduate of Millburn High School, Sefcik is an artist as well as a graphic designer. Sefcik is known for his enigmatic ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Filming for “Joker,” a movie that tells the backstory of the popular Batman villain, is coming to Newark in about a week. Crews will be on hand from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, and a number of road closures and parking restrictions are expected around Downtown during that time. The movie ...

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