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Freedom Festival on July 4th at Wiggins Waterfront Park

MONTCLAIR RESIDENTS, CLERGY PROTEST CHILD SEPARATIONS AT BORDER

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The separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border has prompted protests from groups and houses of worship in the Montclair area, Montclair Local reports. Although President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separations, many people are concerned that the process of reuniting children with their parents is slow and chaotic. Montclair-area residents marched from Rand Park to Church Street on Saturday to keep attention focused on the issue.

BERGEN COUNTY ENTERS SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH MUNICIPALITIES

Bergen County has entered several shared services agreements with municipalities throughout the county, including Rutherford, East Rutherford, Midland Park, Hasbrouck Heights and Alpine, TAPinto Hackensack says. The agreements are part of the vision of Bergen County Executive James Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders to increase efficiency and save taxpayers money by offering services to the 70 municipalities in the county.

MAN HELD FAMILY MEMBER HOSTAGE IN 9-HOUR STANDOFF: POLICE
Authorities took a man into custody in Middletown Township after a nine-hour standoff on Wednesday, during which police said he was holding a family member hostage at gunpoint, Asbury Park Patch reports. Police were called to an apartment in the McGuire's Grove complex shortly before 8 a.m. After about nine hours, police successfully negotiated with the man to surrender.

LOCAL SCHOOLS RESPOND TO LEGALIZATION OF 'NOVELTY' FIREWORKS
Just before July 4 last summer, New Jersey's fireworks law was changed to allow “novelty” fireworks, like sparklers and “snap caps,” to be sold in supermarkets and other stores, the Hoboken Reporter says. The change was too close to the holiday last year for most sellers. But this year, supermarkets and pharmacy chains have bountiful displays of small pyrotechnics. Local school superintendents have raised concerns that the items – which can be legally purchased by those 16 and up – may end up in schools, where fireworks are banned.

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