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July 1, 2023

NEWARK, NJ - The following statement was issued on Saturday, July 1, 2023 by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.: On Friday, an aggressive coyote bit a park visitor and a dog near the dog park in Essex County South Mountain Reservation. Since the incident, we closed Crest Drive ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood resident Michael Noriega has been confirmed to take a seat on the NJ State Supreme Court by a unanimous (37-0) vote by the State Senate. He becomes the first former public defender and only the third Latino to serve on the state’s highest court.  “I am extremely pleased ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - A 14-year-old driver and 16-year-old passenger with a parakeet were arrested after attempting to elude police in a stolen vehicle. Two juvenile males from Essex County were arrested according to Police Chief Robert Guidetti, for the following infractions: A 14-year-old male from ...

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PATERSON, NJ - In a historic and joyous event, Mayor Andre Sayegh, accompanied by Council President Shahin Khalique, the Islamic Foundation of New Jersey, and members of Paterson's diverse Muslim community, gathered on Wednesday to commemorate the sacred occasion of Eid Al-Adha. This significant ...

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WARREN GROVE, NJ - At approximately 10:18 p.m. on Friday, June 23, the iconic Jersey Devil statue was stolen from the famous Lucilles Luncheonette - Country Cooking in Warren Grove.  Lucilles filed a report of theft the next day to the Stafford Township Police Department. Lucilles captured ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - An observant Derek Melissant, a lifeguard at the Totowa Borough Community Pool, sprang into action to save a child in distress on Sunday. The incident occurred when Melissant, diligently surveying the pool area, noticed a child on the slide who appeared to be in need of assistance.

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NEW JERSEY — Are you traveling for the Fourth of July weekend? If you are, you may be one of the 50.7 million Americans that are expected to hit the roads this holiday, according to AAA. The travel agency expects this Fourth of July weekend to set a new record for holiday travel. Domestic travel ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — A Cranford man was electrocuted when lightning struck Sunday during afternoon thunderstorms. Originally reported by ABC7 and confirmed to TAPinto Cranford by CPD's public information officer, Captain Matthew Nazzaro, Cranford Police and Cranford EMS responded to a call on Retford ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The body found outside the First Baptist Church of Morristown early Sunday was that of a 52 year old male, said Morristown Police.  The man was found  on a bench near the building's stairwell, said Captain Keith Cregan in a statement. The death appears to be the result of a ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renee Robeson announced that a county grand jury returned an indictment June 22 against Flemington Borough Councilman Malik Johnston on drug charges. The indictment, the release said, charges Johnston, aka Pippin J. Folk, 46, of Flemington, with ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Saturday will be a day of family fun at the Queen City Street Fair. From 3 to 9 p.m. at the Plainfield Train Station, enjoy live music, games, food trucks and much more. We are looking for a new owner/operator for TAPinto Plainfield. For more information, click here to ...

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It may soon become more difficult for the public to get public information in New Jersey. Proposed changes to New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act introduced by state Assemblyman Joe Danielson, D-Somerset, last week would prohibit records requestors from challenging public agency denials in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A woman who aided wounded police officers facing gunfire was among the honorees at the Newark Police Division's annual Police and Civilian Awards Ceremony. The audience at the Newark Museum of Art on Thursday, June 15, applauded as Angela Walker walked to the stage to receive honors ...

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TRENTON, NJ –  A bill combating the fentanyl crisis is making its way through the State Legislature would go after those individuals who push drugs onto others.  Sponsored by Senator Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen/Passaic), the bill would focus on those who manufacture, distribute or dispense the drug ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beyond the emergency room, surgical suites, patients' rooms and world-class health care, there is a bigger story continuing to unfold beyond the confines of Somerset County's only hospital. RWJUH/Somerset, a 333-bed hospital that is part of the statewide RWJBarnabas Health ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The state Department of Transportation has assigned a new contractor to continue interim work on the Route 206 widening project between Doctors' Way and Camplain Road after the project was temporarily suspended in late April when the NJDOT terminated its contract with Konkus ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Committee will hold a public hearing and vote Tuesday, June 13 on an ordinance that would dramatically revise existing land use law to prohibit warehouse, shipping and receiving facilities as permitted uses in certain areas of the township. The Planning Board has ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ -- The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security issued an intelligence bulletin regarding the increase in Kia and Hyundai motor vehicle thefts in New Jersey as a result of the “Kia Challenge” being distributed over social media. Police say that criminals are targeting Kia and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The City of Plainfield is celebrating a man who continues to have a major impact on the community. Charles Booker turned 100 years old late last month. "There are some people who make the world special simply by being in it," Plainfield Mayor Adrian Mapp said in his weekly ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – A pack of Somerville police officers will escort the Special Olympics Torch of Hope through the downtown shopping and restaurant district on Friday afternoon, June 9. The Somerville Police contingent will pick up where a group of Bridgewater police and Somerset County Sheriff’s ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — A 28-year-old man has been charged in connection with the dead cat found in a residential mailbox in March, Cranford police announced Monday. Surveillance footage captured a person walking onto the victim’s property on Collins Street at approximately 10 p.m. on March 12, 2023 with ...

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NEWARK, NJ — One of the music industry’s largest events will return to the Prudential Center on Sept. 12, bringing a plethora of opportunities for celebrities and surrounding businesses. MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMAs) will be in Newark’s Prudential Center for the second consecutive year, ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — A large pool party that took place at a home in Mount Laurel on Thursday night was dispersed after Mount Laurel police officers, along with officers from two other area police departments, arrived.  The Mount Laurel Police Department (MLPD) responded to the 100 block of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Downtown Summer Fair Artisanal Market caps off a weekend of free entertainment in downtown Somerville on Sunday, June 4, with more than 50 vendors set up on Main Street open from noon- 6 p.m. selling everything from handcrafted jewelry and pottery to woodwork and ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Effective June 1, New Jersey drivers will no longer be subject to violation if certain parts of permanent or temporary license plates are obscured by a plate frame.  Under a new law, sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr (D-18th L.D) and signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Hundreds of amateur and professional cyclists from across the nation and around the world descended on the downtown district Sunday for the 78th annual Tour of Somerville, America's longest running bike race, often described as the Kentucky Derby of Cycling. There were a total ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Just a few hundred feet from the front doors of the Somerville Post Office, the Tyrone Stackhouse Project delivered a first-class concert Saturday night to kick off the Downtown Somerville Alliance Summer Stage Concert Series. The 2023 Summer Stage Concert Series, features 16 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A Plainfield man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing an Amazon delivery driver. Quahif Lane, 28, must serve at least 85% of that sentence, for killing 36-year-old Jamar Harris in 2021. Lane walked up to Harris while he was making a delivery on Garfield Avenue, and ...

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NEW JERSEY - It’s often said that freedom isn't free. Although the US has adopted the Memorial Day holiday as the unofficial kickoff to summer, the day itself is intended to honor those who have served in the United States military and paid the ultimate sacrifice. While originally created to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - When hometown favorite Furman Kugler out-sprinted Johnny Webber of Milwaukee to win the first Tour of Somerville bike race in 1940, the event sponsor was a dairy farm, merchandise prizes were donated by town businesses and race organizer Fred “Pop” Kugler thought “maybe we’ll try ...

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