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Man Killed, Cyclists Come to Town Top Local News

Bridge project and Green Market also made headlines last week.

We said this week, and ushered in August as summer continues to roll along.

The week moved at the speed of light it seemed, and there was plenty of news to take note of. For a full plate of what went on, read this.

For our bigger headlines, continue reading. Click on each headline to read the full story.

On Wednesday morning, Christopher Simmons of East Orange was walking along Mountain Avenue in Hackettstown when he was struck and killed by an old dump truck, according to an eyewitness. The road was closed , and .

The third annual Tour de Long Valley took to the streets of Washington Township and surrounding areas last Sunday, with 659 riders taking part in the fundraiser to benefit the Benevolence Association, and . The event went off without a hitch, and we were there to chronicle it.

Despite reconstruction beginning in the spring of 2012, that time has come and gone. The Morris County Engineering Department told Patch federal funding has yet to be procured for the project, and the new expected start date won’t be until spring of 2013, at the earliest.

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher came out to the Long Valley Green Market to launch the annual Farmer’s Market week where residents are urged to buy local. The Green Market was chosen by the Department because of its commitment to local farmers and vendors.

Susan Kirk and her teammates spent Saturday in the bodies of water surrounding the island of Manhattan, trying to accomplish a 28.5-mile swim in the highly competitive Manhattan Relay event. Kirk and her team have been preparing for a year to take on the course. (Check back next week for results.)

TJ Mundy, 12, desperately wanted to find a way to support his cousin Kyle, who is living with Muscular Dystrophy. So Mundy decided to embark on three-day ride with the Jett Ride Foundation from Pennsylvania to New Jersey in hopes of raising funds and awareness for his family member. Find out more about the journey by reading the story. 

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