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Cancer center earns prestigious award

Sussex County's Sparta Cancer Center is one of only two Centers in New Jersey to earn the prestigious APEx award. Sparta Cancer Center has demonstrated compliance with the stringent standards of the American Society for Radiation Oncology Accreditation Program for Excellence for a four-year accredit

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 17:18:00

Queens Bridge construction impacts transportation schedule

The closure of the Queens Bridge connecting Bound Brook and South Bound Brook is having an impact on Somerset County Transportation shuttle schedules. The CAT1R shuttle bus, which serves Franklin, Bound Brook, Somerville, Raritan and Branchburg, and DASH shuttles 851 & 852, serving New Brunswick, B

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 16:18:55

(VIDEOS) Public hearings commence on Highlands Council's master plan amendments procedure

CHESTER - The public had its say on the draft procedure to be used for considering proposals to make amendments to the New Jersey Highlands Council's Regional Master Plan (RMP) on Thursday. Two of the five public hearings on the Highlands Council's process to entertain possible changes to the RMP we

NEWJERSEYHILLS.COM - 2017-09-19 18:41:00

Pass It Along founder stepping down

SPARTA -- In the years since Diane Taylor first opened the doors of Pass It Along, the organization has helped more than 100,000 teenagers to realize a greater purpose through leadership and volunteer opportunities. Now, almost 17 years later, Taylor said that she will step down from her position

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-20 07:01:00

Franklin OKs doubling size of Westwind Manor

FRANKLIN -- With a unanimous vote, the Borough Planning Board approved variances and site plans for an expansion to Westwind Manor that will more than double the number of beds in the assisted living complex on Main Street. Owner Todd Tavares was seeking variances for side- and back-yard setbacks th

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

Hopatcong BOE member wins playwright competition

HOPATCONG -- For Hopatcong school board member Robert Nicholson, the protagonist of his recently penned debut novel, "Pressed Between Pages," has been a long and constant companion. "Chris has been in my head ever since I was in high school," Nicholson said. "In many ways, he and I grew up together.

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-20 07:01:00

Police say Newton man swallowed baggies of heroin during traffic stop

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP -- Swallowing baggies of heroin during a motor vehicle stop led to the hospitalization and eventual arrest of a Newton man on drug charges, police said. Trevor G. Demarinis, 32, was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, specifically heroin, poss

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

Q&A Newton referendum: Impact on Halsted school if the ballot questions passes, fails

The Newton Board of Education will be holding a referendum on Sept. 26. The New Jersey Herald received dozens of questions from our readers about the plan. This is the last of a three-part series answering those questions prior to the special election. The following represent a variation of the ques

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

Auxilium School celebrates 40 years

HAMPTON -- The Auxilium School has been, for the past 40 years, steeped in tradition. Each Halloween, children wear their favorite costume and march in a parade. On President's Day, children learn to recognize presidents of the past by recalling historical facts and putting on a play. Every morning,

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-20 07:01:00

Community rallies behind Airport Diner

WANTAGE -- Just hours after word broke Sunday morning that the Airport Diner in Wantage was vandalized and covered in anti-Semitic graffiti, local residents proved what could happen when a community comes together during a difficult time. It was merely hours after state police conducted their invest

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:01:00

Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Parts of NJ, Long Island Ahead of Hurricane Jose

A tropical storm watch has been issued for parts of the Jersey Shore and Long Island ahead of Hurricane Jose, which is expected to stay out in the Atlantic but still deliver rough surf, wind and beach erosion to the tri-state. The watch was issued from Fenwick Island, Delaware, to Sandy Hook, New J

NBC NEW YORK - 2017-09-19 20:21:21

It's time for kudos

Let's face it: News of late has been so bad it's enough to cause a perpetual migraine. Not only have we had to read/hear/watch headlines on North Korea's alleged nuclear bomb tests and a too-vibrant hurricane season, but we've had a share of local angst, from the bad behavior at that Sept. 1 Randolp

NEWJERSEYHILLS.COM - 2017-09-19 12:21:00

Sussex man struck, killed by NJ Transit train

HERALD STAFF REPORT Authorities have identified a man who was struck and killed by a train at Convent Station Monday as a Sussex resident, Robert A. Matchett, 57, of Sussex, died after being struck by train 851 in the vicinity of the railroad station at Convent Station in Morris Township, said Jim S

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-19 18:10:00

Mount Vernon proposed budget adds cops, firefighters, would hike taxes 4.9 percent

MOUNT VERNON Mayor Richard Thomas unveiled his budget for 2018 that he said promotes public safety. The proposed $118.3 million budget adds a dozen new police officers, adds five firefighters and restores funding for a police commissioner and an inspector general. "Public safety is essential to enha

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-19 16:47:41

Dover man charged with grand larceny

A 32-year-old Dover man was arrested on a felony charge after a truck was reported stolen, according to state police. David A. Parsons Jr. was charged Saturday with third-degree grand larceny. His arrest stems from "a report of a stolen 2006 GMC pickup truck" on Friday, police said. Parsons was arra

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 23:12:52

Dover's Germania Park hosts annual 'Oktoberfest'

The "ice cream parade" is a highlight of the annual "Oktoberfest" event, held at Germania Park in Dover. A Masskrugstemmen contest was also held for the ladies. The longest time for this group was two minutese and 38 seconds. The winner this year was Lafeyette resident Carol Miller, who also won $25

NEWJERSEYHILLS.COM - 2017-09-19 14:50:00

Raccoons test positive for rabies in Hanover

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen joined local officials and leaders of Sept. 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance to dedicate the first "trail blaze" long Patriot's Path in Randolph. IPHONE VIDEO BY WILLIAM WESTHOVEN JULY 15, 2017 William Westhoven HANOVER - Health officials issued an advisory aft

DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-19 18:41:28

Man charged in cell tower break-ins in West Milford

WEST MILFORD -- A Rutherford man is facing burglary and theft charges after allegedly breaking into multiple cell tower sites in West Milford over the past few months and stealing roughly $11,000 worth of backup batteries, police said. Christopher Kennedy, 31, was charged with three counts of thir

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-20 07:01:00

West Milford rejects snowplowing bids due to high costs

WEST MILFORD - Local officials have declined seven bids for snowplowing services for the upcoming winter due to high costs. The decision has left the township about 50 plow-fitted pickup and dump trucks short of its typical winter fleet. However, municipal officials say they are confident a second

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-19 23:41:15

Harlem woman says her mother's plaque in NJ cemetery was moved - and she wants it moved back

Susan Southwell says her mom Helen Redmond passed away in 2011. Southwell visits her mother's grave every Mother's Day and birthday at Mount Holiness Cemetery in Butler, New Jersey. Southwell says her last visit was horrifying. "I cry and can't sleep. My mom's plaque is on top of another families' p

PIX11.COM - 2017-09-19 21:20:37