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HS Basketball: Morris Knolls Girls Defeats Villa Walsh, 54-38

January 20, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris Knolls girls basketball garnered back-to-back victories with its 54-38 win against Villa Walsh on Saturday, Jan. 19. The night before, the Golden Eagles defeated Wallkill Valley, 55-37.

Emily Mitarotonda improved upon Friday’s performance with 21 points (which included a three-pointer and six free throws), four assists, three rebounds, seven steals and two ...

HS Basketball: Morris Knolls Girls Overwhelms Wallkill Valley, 55-37

DENVILLE, NJ – Morris Knolls girls basketball soundly defeated Wallkill Valley 55-37 at home on Friday, Jan. 18.

Seven players scored for the Golden Eagles. Emily Mitarotonda, the game’s leading scorer, netted 14 points, six of them from the free-throw line. Brielle Gavito also garnered double-digits with 10 points.

Gabby Perna sank the only three-pointer for Knolls and ended ...

HS Basketball: OT Play Gets MKHS Win against Pequannock, 73-70

DENVILLE, NJ – Exciting overtime play against Pequannock garnered Morris Knolls boys its second victory of the season.

Riley Furlong and Patrick Sinegra lit up the court with 22 points each. Other Golden Eagle contributors included Dan Byrnes and Stephen Carri with nine points each, Connor Chegwidden with five points, and Scott Pirrello with one point.

The 2-9 Golden Eagles will ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

New Jersey Date Night: Keep the Ball Rolling

New Jersey Date Night is a new series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There are two things we can count on happening when the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve. One is that a big shiny ball will fall on Times Square, signifying the beginning of a … well, new beginning. The other is that we have 365 days ahead of us with which to plan really great ...

Recipe: Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and Parmesan

There are some things pressure cookers do really well, and risotto is one of them. No more standing over the pot stirring and stirring and stirring!

Once the lid is on, set it for 10 minutes and come back to a creamy, savory side dish, perfect for chilly days.

This recipe goes great with seafood or chicken.

Pressure Cooker Mushroom Risotto with White Wine and ...

Singing Competition for New Jerseyans, Deadline Extended

January 18, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ -- New Jersey vocalists take note: The deadline to apply for this year's "The Star Next Door" singing competition has been extended until Jan. 31, according to the Roxbury Arts Alliance (RAA).

"If you missed the opportunity to apply for the singing competition, you are in luck," said the nonprofit group." It noted that thousands in prize money ...

Discounted Friday Skate Nights at Mennen for Denville Families

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The New Jersey Coalition for Education and Positive Choices will be offering discounted admission for Friday night skating events at Mennen Sports Arena for Morris County youth and their families. The special begins Jan. 4 and ends March 8. The coalition and Mennen Sports Arena seek to provide an opportunity for teens and adolescents to have fun with friends in a safe, ...

Denville Kids Can Track Santa Online via NORAD Site

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 63rd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey via the NORAD Tracks Santa website www.noradsanta.org. The site features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and is available in eight languages: English, French, ...

Not Worth Saving; Wrecking Ball in Future for Ledgewood Walmart

January 2, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – A plan to create a Walmart “Supercenter” in Ledgewood entails more than just retrofitting and expanding the current structure. It will require starting from scratch, according to public records.

In documents filed with the Roxbury Planning Board, developers converting the former Ledgewood Mall into The Shops at Ledgewood Commons said the current Walmart would be ...

Astute Academics To Hold Open House/Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate Grand Opening in Randolph

January 6, 2019

RANDOLPH, NJ -- Astute Academics is pleased to announce a Grand Opening/Open House/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its collaborative learning center conveniently located in Suite 7 of the business offices at 6 Emery Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869. (Emery Avenue is just off Route 10 West, directly across from the County College of Morris.) 

“We’re very happy to introduce our ...

CCM Holds In-Person Registration for the 2019 Spring Semester Apply Today for an Outstanding Education

RANDOLPH, NJ – There’s still time to enroll for the Spring Semester at County College of Morris (CCM). The college will be holding five in-person sessions this month for students interested in registering for classes. These sessions are offered on a walk-in basis. Students, however, first need to apply to the college before they can register for classes. 

The in-person ...

County College of Morris Expands Mandarin Language Program

RANDOLPH, NJ -- There's never been a better time to learn Chinese in Morris County.

Learning Chinese is not as hard as you might think. In fact, more people speak Mandarin, than any other language in the world. Speaking even a little Mandarin can expand your job opportunities in many industries. County College of Morris (CCM) now offers four levels of Mandarin Language courses, ...

Woman's Clubs Book Drive Underway

January 18, 2019

DENVILLE, NJ -- The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Denville/Rockaway and Boonton have partnered  to organize a new and like-new children’s book drive, which is running now through March 2. Children's books for all ages, especially Dr. Seuss books, are being accepted so long as they are in good condition. Text books will not be accepted, ...

Morris County Sheriff's Office Donates $3K to Breast Cancer Center

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Sheriff's officers came to the Malcolm Forbes Amphitheater at the Morristown Medical Center on Jan. 16 to make a donation and remember one of their own who was lost to breast cancer.

"We don't forget," Morris County Sheriff James Gannon said. "Lisa di Palma Bonfiglio was a phenomenal woman who was at CSI, on our crime scene ...

Food Assistance for Denville Residents Furloughed by Fed. Gov.

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- The partial shutdown of the federal government is now in its third week.

The Interfaith Food Pantry believes that the partial shutdown has impacted the lives of many federal employees and their families. As time goes on, the need for additional resources, such as food, increases. The Interfaith Food Pantry, with locations in Morristown and Morris Plains (in the ...

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice in Denville

January 19, 2019

DENVILLE, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the ...

Morris County Weather Alert: Snow through the Weekend

DENVILLE, NJ -- The Morris County Office of Emergency Management continues to monitor the inbound weather event for Morris County and has issued the following statement:

"Our focus continues to remain on the weekend storm system which some forecast models have classified as a 'crippling, high impact winter storm.' We have been monitoring several models, and we still ...

No Smoking Ban Now Applies to Morris County Parks

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- There is now a No Smoking Policy on 20,197 acres of land managed by the Morris County Park Commission. The policy includes no smoking at 38 facilities, 244.3 miles of trails, including 73.3 miles of the Patriots’ Path trail. The ban conforms with the New Jersey State Chapter Law 64 of prohibition of smoking at public parks and beaches.

The smoking ...

Social Services for Denville Residents Impacted by Fed. Gov. Shutdown

January 14, 2019

DENVILLE, NJ – Denville residents who have been adversely impacted by the federal government shutdown can avail themselves of the services of the Denville Social Services Department, including the food pantry, stated Stephen Dublanica, social services coordinator.

According to Dublanica, “all consultations are confidential, and we would only request documentation in the form of a ...

Reminder: Denville Residents Invited to "Monday with Mikie"–Jan 14

PARSIPPANY, NJ – Monday, Jan. 14, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m., marks “Monday with Mikie,” the opening of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill’s Parsippany congressional office for district NJ-11 residents. The office is located at 8 Wood Hollow Road, Suite 203.

“I am looking forward to welcoming residents to their New Jersey office and continuing an open dialogue with the ...

Menendez, Booker, Colleagues Introduce Assault Weapons Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker joined a group of 29 of their Democratic colleagues in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. The bill will ban the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.

“There is absolutely no reason at all for anyone to buy an assault ...

Rutgers Prof Gets $400K Grant Using Smartphones for Monitoring Diseases

January 10, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - These days there is one item people keep with them constantly: a smartphone.

Now a Rutgers University professor has received a $400,000 grant to see if those smartphones can gather data on the effects of conditions that literally cause people to shake, such as Parkinson's Disease.

The National Institutes of Health gave the grant to Jean-Francois Daneault, an ...

Plant Indoors Now for a Fragrant Start to the New Year

December 27, 2018

Plant away the stress of the of the holidays and add some fragrance to the new year by growing paperwhites. Just plant the bulbs, no cold treatment needed, and watch them grow into their blooming beauty.

Purchase firm healthy bulbs from your local garden center or an online bulb nursery. Ziva is the most common paperwhite variety sold for forcing, but there are newer varieties with ...

Morris Plains Man Sentenced to 10 Years in State Prison

January 19, 2019

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -- Former Morris Plains resident Stephen Corcoran (51) has been sentenced to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison for sexual assault charges, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

According to authorities, Corcoran pled guilty to four separate counts of sexual assault, all crimes of the second degree. These charges represent separate acts of sexual ...

Images of Suspect Released in Local Armed Robberies

January 12, 2019

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- The Morris County Prosecutor's Office has released images of the suspect in relation to recent armed robberies.

The assailant is described as a black male, thin build, approximately 20- to-25 years old, carrying a black handgun. He was wearing black pants, a black and white top, gray hoodie sweatshirt, gloves and a ski mask.

The armed robberies occurred at the Exxon ...

Morris County Law Enforcers Investigating Two Armed Robberies

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Law enforcement authorities are investigating two armed robberies, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. Both incidents occurred on Jan. 10.

Police have stated that at approximately 12:13 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Exxon Gas Station located on Route 10 East in East Hanover, on a report of an armed robbery. According to reports, the gas ...

Injured Mt. Arlington Cop Honored on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - Students and staff of Mount Arlington schools were among many who paid tribute to law enforcement - especially to the borough's injured officer, Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio, on Jan. 9.

To participate in National Law Enforcement Day, students designed and decorated a bulletin board, and many classes also welcomed visiting officers with ...

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Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Denville Girls Invited to Join New Scouts BSA Troop, Jan. 30

January 18, 2019

DOVER, NJ -- A new Scouts BSA troop will be holding an open house for Denville and other Morris County girls in grades 5-12 on Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. at St. Clement Church in Dover. Scouts BSA is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for youth ages 11-17 with troops that are boy-only or girl-only.

"Troop 19 will be for girls-only but will have the same program that Boy Scouts have ...

NJ Congressman Tom Malinowski Opens Office in Somerville

January 18, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Citing its centralized location, easy access to highways and proximity to the Somerville train station, New Jersey Rep.Tom Malinowski (D-7th) has opened a temporary district office in Somerville at 58 E. Main St. to handle constituent needs.

The flagship District Office will be located at 75-77 N Bridge St. Somerville. The facility is currently undergoing construction which ...

Navy Veteran Mikie Sherrill Named to House Armed Services Committee

January 16, 2019

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey secured an assignment on the House Armed Service Committee for the 116th Congress on Jan. 15. The House Armed Services Committee is responsible for all aspects of congressional oversight of the Department of Defense and authorization of military policy.

“As a former officer in the U.S. Navy, I understand the importance of a ...

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Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

January 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...