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Garden State Parkway’s Exact Change Lanes to Disappear from Major Toll Plazas Before End of Year

September 18, 2018

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway’s major toll plazas are soon to be a memory. But they will remain at all but one of the toll road’s 23 entrance and exit ramps.

The automatic coin machines at all 11 “mainland barrier” plazas, including Asbury Park in Monmouth County and Toms River and Barnegat in Ocean County, will be removed and ...

Social Media Post that Led to Postponement of Football Game Contained Racist Language, Paterson Superintendent Eileen Shafer Demands Investigation

PATERSON, NJ – Social media posts that contained “inappropriate and taunting language” and, as announced on Monday, also included racial slurs directed at JFK High School players, has drawn a demand for an investigation by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) from Superintendent Eileen Shafer.

The post, which led to the postponement of the ...

Local Landmark Thailand Restaurant in Clark Set to Reopen

CLARK, NJ – Thailand Restaurant fans might be surprised to hear their favorite restaurant is making a comeback of sorts. The restaurant is slotted to reopen soon under the new ownership of Sunti Pansa-Ad and Arunee Tsui. 

Acquaintances of the former owners, the new duo plan to keep the name and serve the same type of cuisine.  According to Pansa-Ad, the new menu will be a ...

University Honors Paul Robeson as 'Ultimate Renaissance Rutgers man'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In 1915, Paul Leon Robeson enrolled at Rutgers University, the third African-American to enter the school. Four years later he graduated valedictorian and a celebrated college athlete and singer. He went on to become an world renowned performer and commentator on social issues.

On Wednesday the university held a ceremonial groundbreaking for Paul Robeson Plaza at Voorhees ...

Controversial Trump Billboard Removed in Union; Activist Vows Suit

UNION, NJ – A billboard for a film called "Our Leader the Idiot" about President Trump was removed from Morris Avenue in Union Wednesday evening.

The news came as a surprise to Neil Harrison, the activist who paid for the billboard that went up last week. 

“I believe in a binding contract,” he said in an email to Tapinto Union Wednesday night.

Union Township Denounces Trump-Bashing Billboard

UNION, NJ – In response to the continuing controversy surrounding a Trump-bashing billboard on Morris Avenue, the Union Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution denouncing it at Tuesday night’s Committee meeting.

Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas read from the resolution: “It has come to the Township Committee’s attention that a new billboard exists on Morris Avenue ...

Vauxhall Woman Robbed at Gunpoint; Suspect Captured in Newark

UNION, NJ – A Vauxhall woman’s spilled coffee helped Union police track down the Newark man who robbed her at gunpoint Sunday afternoon.

Police say a Vauxhall woman walked to her home and called police after the robbery that took place at about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. She told police that as she was walking home from a bus stop, a car pulled up and a passenger got ...

Union Township Officials Address Trump Bashing Billboard

UNION, NJ – Township officials have distanced themselves from any connection to a new billboard on Morris Avenue bashing President Donald Trump.

According to a social media post by the Township, officials informed residents that “while we take these matters seriously, billboards are privately owned and as such, the Township of Union has no authority or role in approving what goes ...

Notice from East Brunswick Mayor Regarding Boy in Crystal Springs Accident

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor Brad Cohen has issued the following statement with regard to the fatal accident that occurred at Crystal Springs Family Aquatic Center in East Brunswick on Monday, July 30, 2018:

"It is with the deepest regret that I must report the passing of the young boy who was involved in the swimming accident a little over a week ago at Crystal Springs Water Park, ...

Westfield Woman Questions Why Cop’s Daughter Got No Ticket After Crash

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ashley Redding was just making a quick run to CVS the night of Jan. 28, 2018. She said told her husband, Quinton Redding, and their three young children that she’d be right back. Instead, she ended up at the hospital.

Redding was driving on Central Avenue when another car, driven by a minor with four other minors in the car, attempted to turn left into the ...

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