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.
OTHER NOTABLE STORIES THIS WEEK
- Collingswood Developers to Debut Arcade Game on Nintendo Switch | NJ Pen
- Wally Choice Community Center in Montclair Reopens | Baristanet
- No Churches This Time; but Morristown Woman's Club, Acorn Hall Pitched for Morris Preservation Funding | Morristown Green
- Governor Murphy Signs Bill to Spur Development in Paterson | TAPinto Paterson
- Hasbrouck Heights Officials Working to Trap 'Sick' Fox Seen Around Town | TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro
- Girl Scout Troop Honors Local Hoboken Veterans With Documentary | Hoboken Girl
- Nutley Imposes Weight Restrictions on Third River Bridges During Centre St. Bridge Construction | TAPinto Nutley
- O'Scanlon and DiMaso: Don't Tax Summer Rentals | More Monmouth Musings
- Newark Mayor Shows Support for Murphy's Budget Proposal | TAPinto Newark
- Man Held Family Member Hostage in 9-Hour Standoff: Police | Asbury Park Patch
- Hey, NJ, How Do You Feel About Paying for Plastic Bags? | Ridgewood Patch
- NJ Restaurant Threatened; Place With Same Name Booted Sarah Sanders | West Deptford Patch
- Brick Beach III Has a New Look, Brick Beach I to Close for Replenishment | Brick Shorebeat
- Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Come to Seaside Heights | Lavalette-Seaside & Ortley Beach Shorebeat
- Toms River Police Seeking Identify of Woman Who Used Stolen Credit Cards | Toms River Shorebeat