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Football: West Essex Romps, 48-18, over Ridgefield Park in 1st Round of Playoffs

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - West Essex scored six touchdowns in the first half and went on to a 48-18 victory over Ridgefield Park in the opening round of the Section 2, Group 3 state playoffs Friday night.

The Knights (9-1) took a 7-0 lead on the first of Will Perez' touchdowns, from 2 yards away, and opened a 14-0 lead when Vincent Scaglia ran for a 34-yard TD for the first of his two scores.

Luke Dignazio passed for two touchdowns (to Phil Lutz and Joseph D'Albo) and finished 5-of-8 for 78 yards through the air. Dignazio also stood out on defense with nine tackles. Perez was also in on nine stops on defense and Carmen Cucuzza made two sacks.

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Flemington's Openly Intersex Election Victor May Be Nation's First

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The way Betsy Driver sees it, her victory in the Flemington Borough Council race marks a first for a U.S. election.

Driver, a Democrat, won the election along with independent Michael Harris. Both are newcomers who unseated two incumbent candidates. Although it was a crowded race, many in the borough think Driver won more votes than any other Flemington Borough ...

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Parting Advice from Four Decades on the Front Lines of Local News

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In February 1978 I walked into the office of The Rahway News-Record and Clark Patriot to begin what I thought was to be a short-term job stepping stone. 

Instead, it turned out to be a nearly 40-year odyssey in local journalism—including the last eight—overwhelmingly great—years with The Alternative Press (TapInto.Net).

I have decided it is time to spend more time in ...

Route 10 Westbound Overnight Lane Closures Begin This Week

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Ramps on Route 10 West may be closed as necessary during construction

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced on Monday the start of a maintenance resurfacing project on Route 10 westbound that will require lane closures between Parsippany-Troy Hills and Roxbury in Morris County.

Beginning on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next ...

The Last Game

My daughter recently played the last soccer game of her career.  

 

Yippee!  No more practices!  No more tournaments!  No more long drives to obscure fields!  No more tiny black turf pellets all over the car!

 

No more selfish surges of pride watching her athletic achievements.  No more thrilling victories.

 

My daughter is a ...