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Murdered Man, Hit-and-Run Top Local News

Other top headlines include complaint an apparent hoax, board members bid farewell.

A 34-year-old Watchung man was found shot to death inside a parked minivan in Irvington late Tuesday night, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office said.

A Middlesex man was bleeding from the face and transported to the hospital Monday afternoon after being struck by a car while walking across Route 22 in Green Brook.

Complaint About Watchung DPW Apparent Hoax

Watchung officials said Tuesday they will seek to determine who sent an email message from the borough account of Chief Financial Officer William Hance complaining that public works employees were doing private clean-up work for friends after Superstorm Sandy.

Monday's final meeting of the Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education for the year also capped the long school board careers of Peter Fallon and Paul Seelig, two members credited with guiding the school through several tulmultuous years.

Sandy Repairs Cost Watchung Hills More Than $450K

The costs of emergency repairs and work at Watchung Hills Regional after Hurricane Sandy ripped off a gym roof and caused other damage paid now stand at $454,366, according to Business Aministrator Tim Stys.

Sandy Cleanup to be Sped Up in Green Brook

Green Brook will contract a private hauler to help with the cleanup of debris from Superstorm Sandy.

Out of the Park Hopes Sandy Benefit is a Home Run

To help baseball players stay in shape year round, Alex Miller has opened Out of the Park, offering batting and pitching/throwing cages and a full range of training activities in Green Brook. The facility held its grand opening on Saturday.

Median U-Turn Removal Part of Route 22 Upgrade

With a projected starting time of around March 2013, the New Jersey Department of Transportation presented its continued plans for short-term improvements on Route 22 Wednesday, including the decision to close the U-turns in the median of the highway.

Watching Police Chief Timothy Wenzel has recommended the implementation of the Nixle system to deliver messages directly to residents during times of emergencies.

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