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2 die in early morning N.J. house fire, officials say

Two people died in an early Sunday morning house fire in Readington Township, according to a statement from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office. The names of the people who died were not released by the office as authorities had not yet notified their next of kin. The fire broke...
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Paterson man hurt in 12th Avenue shooting

A city man was wounded in a shooting on 12th Avenue early Sunday morning. The victim, 32-year-old, arrived at Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center seeking treatment for a non-fatal gunshot wound. Police believe he was struck by gunfire on 12th Avenue and East 23rd Street at around 6:25 a.m.

Mariska Hargitay Pays Tribute to Late Mother Jayne Mansfield on 55th Anniversary of Her Death

It has been 55 years since Jayne Mansfield died tragically at 34 years old in a car crash. June 29, 1967, was the date, and her daughter, Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay, took a moment this week to mark the sad anniversary. "We live to love you more each day," Hargitay captioned a photo of her mother. The quote itself also adorns the late actress' cenotaph at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in California and her resting place at Fairview Cemetery in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania.

Morristown, NJ teen charged with sexual assault also ran child porn ring, prosecutors say

MORRISTOWN — A 19-year-old is accused of using the app Telegram to secretly record his teenage victims and distribute videos of their sexual activity to his co-conspirators. Ruben Gonzalez was arrested on Monday, June 27, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll. The Morristown teenager is charged with operating a child pornography ring between December 2020 and November 2021.

Vietnam Memorial “The Moving Wall” Coming to County College of Morris

VFW Post 7333 of Randolph brings the traveling tribute, the Vietnam Memorial “The Moving Wall,” to County College of Morris July 7 – 11. Residents from Morris County and beyond will have the opportunity to experience the poignancy and meaning associated with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial when The Moving Wall, a half-size replica, comes to County College of Morris (CCM) this July at the initiative of VFW Post 7333 of Randolph.
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Past fire chief rallies community to aid Ukraine

PORT JERVIS – Like many in his community, Port Jervis Past Fire Chief Joe Kowal has spent a great deal of time following the situation in the Ukraine. Since the initial strikes of war this year, he, with a strong Ukrainian background himself, pondered how best to help. “It...

Columbia HS seniors turn their tassels, earn their diplomas

This slideshow requires JavaScript. WEST ORANGE, NJ — Families and friends of the Columbia High School Class of 2022 filled the seats at Codey Arena in West Orange on June 24 to watch the 135th senior class end their high school careers, adding another 500 graduates to the list of CHS alumni. After performances from the CHS band, Excelsior Singers and Canens Vocem, the graduates heard speeches from Student Council President Laila Gold, Class of 2022 President Phoebe Hill, South Orange–Maplewood Board of Education President Thair Joshua, Superintendent of Schools Ronald Taylor and CHS Principal Frank Sanchez.

Be Part of History: Watch or March in Montclair’s Fourth of July Parade

Montclair, NJ – If you moved to Montclair at the start of the pandemic, then you haven’t experienced a tradition that locals have loved for many, many years. That tradition returns Monday, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, with Montclair’s 4th of July Parade, one of the region’s largest Independence Day parades.

Two monitoring buoys vandalized on Lake Hopatcong

LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ – Two monitoring buoys, located in Byram Bay and Woodport, have recently been vandalized and cut free from their anchors, and as a result, have had to be removed from the lake, according to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. They may look like a cross between R2D2...

MEA declares solidarity with LGBTQIA students (Town Square)

The Montclair Education Association stands firmly with our advisers in the 8:46 committee and their development of the following statement. The MEA 8:46 is a subcommittee of the Montclair Education Association that empowers teachers, students and staff to engage in anti-racist pedagogy and practices within their classrooms and communities at large. One of their goals is to recognize and represent those who are marginalized through social justice advocacy. The 8:46 Project has hosted such events as community conversations, literary circles, Black Lives Matter at School curriculum fairs and more. The committee was formed, in response to the murder of George Floyd, by then-President Petal Robertson. It is chaired by Brian Ford and Stevana Sims, members of the MEA and educators in the Montclair school district.

MapSO/SOMA 4th of July Celebrations

South Orange and Maplewood are invited to celebrate the 4th with these joint events:. All MapSO and So Orange families are invited to participate in the Youth Bike Parade at 10am. The Parade starts at Ricalton Square, Maplewood and ends in Memorial Park North. Refreshments will be served. Be sure...