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May 24, 2022

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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SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Overlook Auxiliary raised more than $14,000 through its inaugural 'Art at Overlook' auction & cocktail reception. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Health initiatives at Overlook Medical Center. Held at the Racquets Club of Short ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Nearly 100 unwanted guns were collected at Union County’s 2022 Gun Turn-In event in Springfield. Among the firearms surrendered were an assault rifle, 50 additional rifles and 43 shotguns. In addition, more than 550 pounds of ammunition and 40 pounds of prescription pills were ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Maggie DeFabio has been selected as the 'BRAVE Family Advisors Summit High School Girls Lacrosse Player of The Week' for her performances in the week ending May 22. Demonstrating selfless leadership in every area of the field, the senior captain's stat line from the week ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Jake Lowry has been named the 'BRAVE Family Advisors Summit High School Boys Lacrosse Player of The Week' for his performances in the week ending May 22. The junior midfielder is a member of the Maroon and White's top midfield line and a key cog in the Hilltopper offense, a unit ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - When Mike D’Ecclessis was a high school senior, a local priest came to speak in one of his classes. “What are you doing for your community?” Father McGovern thundered at the students. This was in Summit, in 1970, when the country was reeling from war, protests, inflation -- and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - In support of its continued commitment to the environment and support of the communities it serves, FirstEnergy Corp. has set a goal to plant 20,000 trees throughout its service territory in 2022. About 10,000 of the trees were planted during events surrounding Earth Day and Arbor ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents of Union County can safely dispose their unwanted household chemicals, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and other potentially hazardous items at the County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste event, which will be held on June 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kean ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Connection has openings for Summer Camp 2022 Counselors and Lifeguards. A fun and rewarding job, Camp Counselors are needed from June 20 to August 19, either half-day or full-day. Camp Counselors are assigned to a group of children enrolled in the summer camp program and ensure ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Public Schools will host a public forum on its planned bond issuance on May 23, from 7 - 9 p.m., in the Summit High School Auditorium.  The event is intended to provide an opportunity for members of the Summit community to ask questions about the District's planned bond ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The number-one seeded Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team got three goals and five-point days each from three players -- senior captains Dylan Sebastian and John Murray, along with sophomore Daniel Flaim -- and pulled away in the second half to defeat eighth-seeded Vernon ...

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MISSING PERSON  The police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a Missing Person. Caren was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange today (May 20) around 11 a.m. wearing a white shirt and purple pants (see the second photo). She does not ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — The heat is (going to be) on. With temperatures expected to soar, Summit 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 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A dozen different Hilltoppers scored, and the number-one seeded Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team found the back of the visitors' net early and often en route to a dominating 18-0 win over 16th-seeded Parsippany Hills in the opening round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Group ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Building -- in one form or another -- dominated much of the 95-minute Summit Common Council meeting on May 17. The evening started with a construction update on the new Summit Fire Department headquarters, with City Fire Chief Eric Evers detailing the current financial status. The ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - Hilltopper student-athletes Lara Cota and Colin Beatty, members of the Summit High School Class of 2022, have been selected as the school's 2022 UCIAC Union County Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Cota is captain of the Girls Cross Country, Indoor Track and Spring Track teams and is a ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - One person has died, and another victim was flown by Medevac helicopter to an area trauma center after a mid-afternoon crash on Eastbound Route 24 near Milemarker 9, according to the City of Summit Fire Department (SFD). The SFD, at approximately 2 p.m. today, responded to a report ...

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NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. “The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department (SPD) has notified residents that Eastbound Route 24 is closed "for the next several hours" due to a major mid-afteroon crash that involved a tractor trailer and multiple vehicles which occurred at Milemarker 9. The full SPD Nixle message, sent ...

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NEW JERSEY - A $125 million dollar film and TV complex proposed in Newark. Plus, a Paterson native leads effort to clean up hometown. And, a house built by Roxbury students is transferred to a new lot while an affordable housing complex opens in Elizabeth.  TAPinto's Kristina Behr has ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Eleven different Hilltoppers found the back of the net -- led by Hat Tricks from junior Jack Holmes and senior captain John Murray -- as the top-seeded Summit High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team opened their NJSIAA North Jersey, Group 2, playoff journey with a 16-1 win over ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high. The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely. A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being ...

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NEW JERSEY - A long-awaited youth center in Franklin opens. Plus, Camden's Waterfront Pavilion gets another new name. And, Westfield will hold a Memorial Day parade and picnic after COVID cancellations the last two years. Also, the town of Wayne mourns the loss of a teen who died from a rare ...

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MOORESTOWN, NJ - Making the lengthy trek south, the Summit High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team zipped out to a 5-0 lead, then hit the accelerator again in the second half and scored another six straight to pull away from Moorestown, 13-5. The victory improves the Maroon and White's mark 16-2 ...

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