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December 12, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Ryan Licht of Branchburg has been named Immaculata High School’s new Boys Lacrosse Coach, replacing Coach Tom Mott who established the program in 1997 and retired from the position after a 22-year stint.  Licht brings an outstanding portfolio of professional lacrosse playing ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. “One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - 'Give Him Death' sums up a call to action by lawmakers in District 24 in the wake of the devastating loss of Keith, Jennifer, Jesse and Sophia Caneiro. In the wake of the tragic murder of a Colts Neck family, Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Harold Wirths ...

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American Repertory Ballet The Nutcracker Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7pm Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1pm or 6pm Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1pm Celebrate the 55th year of American Repertory Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker!  Wonderment abounds as Clara embarks on a magical ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle will host their annual Holiday Toy Drive at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 10 a.m to noon. Fans are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys to the Somerset Patriots Team Store located at the ballpark throughout the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy — which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies — also limits the types of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Scotch Plains Planning Board unanimously endorsed a redevelopment plan for the Parker Gardens property on Terrill Road following a thorough presentation by planner Michael Mistretta of Harbor Consultants. The 13.5 acre property, which has been designated as an area in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Six Monmouth County residents are among 15 people charged in connection with a heroin and cocaine trafficking ring that operated in the Bayshore region of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office. Daniel Alfano, 44, of Keansburg, Christy Dube, 43, of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerville Arts on Division presents the 2018 Holiday Art Crawl on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. from 1-6 p.m. each day. The “Crawl” will present the works of numerous local artists beginning at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St. featuring original paintings, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present four separate holiday concerts in December at various locations throughout central New Jersey. This year’s program is entitled “A Holiday ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Not only are merchants in downtown Somerville rolling out the red carpet for Santa’s arrival, they’re sweeping off the welcome mat for visitors and shoppers this holiday season starting off with Small Business Saturday just two days after Thanksgiving. It's a magical time of the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band. He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Following the tragic death of a local teen, Senator Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died on Feb. 4, 2017 during a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- What better day to release a video called "Monsterz" than on Halloween?  Scotch Plains-based musician Billy Wilkins released his latest single at midnight on the spookiest day of the year.  "It's an upbeat song, actually," the singer/guitar player said. "The song is about ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ -- Any freshman walking into high school for the first time can find it overwhelming and intimidating, but for a student with special needs those feelings can be laced with added stress, anxiety, and isolation.  That’s why because of its size, reputation for nurturing, philosophy, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Artist Doug Hoekzema has traveled the world painting bigger-than-life murals on the facades of commercial buildings, hotels, resorts and convention centers, but none perhaps as heartfelt as the three-story mural that emerged over the past four days on the stucco wall of  Redelico's ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 storm blowing down trees and power lines, destroying homes and killing 26 people. New Brunswick Fire Capt. Douglas Burrell saw the damage first-hand as part of a rescue team sent to the scene. "This looked ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bundled up against the brisk wind and 47 degree temperature, members of several Central New Jersey congregations joined together Sunday afternoon to participate in the 44th annual CROP Hunger Walk hosted by the First Reformed Church on Main Street. Carry multi-colored balloons, ...

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FAR HILLS, NJ – State, County and local law enforcement agencies plan a coordinated crackdown on underage drinking at Saturday's Far Hills Race Meeting. Police will conduct identification checks of underage individuals suspected of drinking alcoholic beverages on the race grounds. Those ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A one-mile stretch of Route 206 between Valley Road and Brown Avenue has been targeted by the state Department of Transportation for a major overhaul that will widen the congested two-lane highway to four lanes, with construction scheduled to begin in 2022. The improvements to ...

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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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CAMDEN, NJ— A new business school building is in the works at Rutgers-University Camden. “It is quite feasible for us to have a business school building in the next several years," University Chancellor Phoebe Haddon said at the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting on Thursday.  “Most ...

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FREEHOLD,  NJ  - The 8th Annual Foodstock Food Drive and Music Festival will be held on Saturday October 13th from 1p.m. to 7p.m. at the Freehold Township Firehouse, located at 330 Stillwells Corner Road in Freehold, NJ.  Free picnic foods and soft drinks go to those who bring any amount of ...

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LAVALLETTE, NJ — Firefighters from across the state are helping to keep a Livingston teen’s name alive through a memorial playground currently being built in Lavallette—the Jersey Shore town where Brendan Tevlin spent every summer of his 19 years. After members of the New Jersey Firefighters’ ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Strength, Passion and Design,” an exhibit of original art from Thursday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St.. The exhibit features the works of fourl New Jersey artists including the strong portraits of Aaron ...

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RARITAN, NJ – USMC Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, a local hero and true American hero, will be honored by the US Postal Service with the naming of the Raritan Post Office in his honor, 73 years after he gave his life on the beaches of Iwo Jima in the closing days of WWII. The ceremony will be held ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S.

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Willow Grove Presbyterian Church invites everyone from the community to come to the Annual Fall Worship in a New Key and Picnic in the Park on Sunday, September 23. It will take place at the La Grande Park Pavilion. This informal contemporary church service begins at 11 am. Following service will ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects wanted in connection with the Aug. 19 murder of  a North Plainfield man have been captured in Texas while trying to flee to Mexico, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Nelson Salomon Aquilar-Lopez, 20 and Gicsy Baleria Galindo-Acosta, ...

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