Local Beat is NJ News Commons’ weekly roundup of the best and most topical reporting from local news sites around New Jersey.
Quiet Westfield saw a mini crime wave this week with a carjacking and a very pregnant credit card thief. Hoboken 411 broke the news on a missing resident. Patricia Millier of Wall Patch wrote about a drug sting in Monmouth County. Hopatcong-Sparta Patch reported on a student who attacked a teacher — and had his defense demolished by video footage of the incident. The Verona-Cedar Grove Times followed the trial of the accused killer in a 2009 gas station homicide.
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Our full roundup this week:
Have You Seen Andrew Jarzyk? Hoboken 411
New SOMA Parent Organization Seeks ‘True Equality’ for Black Students Maplewood TAP
West Orange Special Education Advisory Parent Committee Meets on Autism TAP West Orange
Point Boro, Spring Lake Residents Arrested In Drug Sting That Spanned Two States Wall Patch
Students Attack Sparta High School Teacher in Cafeteria, Police Say Hopatcong-Sparta Patch
Attorneys question key witness in trial for 2009 Verona murder Verona-Cedar Grove Times
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Andrew Guadagnino, NJ News Commons intern, contributed to this report.