Press Releases

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 ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ -- The GFWC Woman’s Club Denville/Rockaway will be hosting a kickboxing fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 10, in support of the American Heart Association's GO RED campaign. GO RED is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Please ...

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Special Olympics New Jersey (SONJ) athletes will compete in the first state-wide event of 2019 and culminating event of the winter sports season, the annual Winter Games. Nearly 800 athletes from across New Jersey have qualified to compete. The figure skating competition will ...

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With flu season surging in New Jersey, here are some tips to keep you and your family healthy from Dr. Jason Kessler, chief of infectious diseases at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center: Get yourself and family vaccinated with the flu vaccine. This doesn’t always prevent the ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ – Roberta Strater retired on Dec. 31 after 42 years of service as executive director of the Morris County Housing Authority. The Rockaway Township resident has used her extensive knowledge and expertise in the planning, development and management of affordable housing in Morris ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Division of Taxation reminds taxpayers to take advantage of the New Jersey Tax Amnesty program as the January 15 deadline is fast approaching. Tax Amnesty provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties ...

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Vaping among youth is a public health concern that has plagued communities across the county and continues to surge at record proportions. Monitoring the Future, which has tracked national substance use among U.S. adolescents every year since 1975, reported 2018 had the largest year-to-year ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Dec. 28 that New Jersey is among the states joining a settlement agreement with Wells Fargo Bank that resolves allegations the company engaged in a variety of sales, lending and other improper business practices for more than 10 ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- This time of year can be especially stressful for families that have just enough money for the basic necessities. However, thanks to the generosity of the community, children in more than 20 local families had their holidays brightened—and got the gifts they wished for. The 2018 ...

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NJ Department of Human Services filed a public comment opposing the proposed rule that would negatively impact New Jerseyans’ health and well-being TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services filed a public comment strongly opposing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s draft ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy on Tuesday joined families that have received grants from New Jersey’s Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF), which provides financial assistance to New Jersey families whose children have an illness or condition with costs otherwise ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) will present New Jersey: The Life Sciences Commercialization Hub on December 10 at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, New Jersey. The event will focus on the dynamic environment for the expansion of the life sciences ...

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For most people the holidays are a time for family and friends but for our war heroes in VA hospitals it can be sad and lonely. It’s heartbreaking to realize that many of these brave service men and women don’t have family in the area and some have no family at all. Project Help is ever so ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey held its first Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Mayfair Farms in West Orange on Nov. 7. The event was led by Pink Champagne Lunch Committee members Sonia Best, Fine Lines Salon; Dorothy Goldberg, CWI Design; Sally Glick, Sobel & Co, LLC; Catherine Lee, CWI ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ -- The Rotary Club of the Rockaways hosted Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey at its Nov. 28 meeting to learn how the 75-year-old nonprofit helps people with low vision and blindness. To experience what it is like to eat without sight, Rotarian Ken Nickel wore learning shades while ...

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VERONA, NJ -- After distributing more than 5,500 backpacks to veterans in need, the team at Backpacks For Life realized that there wasn’t a backpack designed specifically to meet the needs of the homeless and at-risk veteran community that Backpacks For Life serves…so they designed one. Former ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Just in time for the holidays…load up on stocking stuffers and assorted gifts from Five Below, 343 Mt. Hope Ave., Rockaway, NJ.  From December 9-15, 2018, 10 percent of what is spent goes to the GFWC Woman’s Club of the Denville-Rockaway Area for scholarships and support of local ...

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LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ -- Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) will offer Train Station-themed incentives to those who make special contributions to the organization on Nov. 27 in honor of #GivingTuesday. As the LHF prepares to move into the Lake Hopatcong Train Station before the end of the year, it ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – Members of the Denville Police Department, Denville Volunteer Fire Department, Denville Office of Emergency Management/CERT and the Denville Department of Public Works, along with several animals that were available for adoption at the Denville Animal Shelter, are featured in the ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- The board of directors of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Meghan Hunscher as their new chamber president effective January 1, 2019. Hunscher currently services a executive director of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Sustainable Jersey presented Atlantic Health System with the Sustainable Business Leadership Award which recognizes companies in New Jersey that support the Sustainable Jersey mission and demonstrate a significant commitment to sustainability.  Representatives of Atlantic ...

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EDISON, NJ – The Murphy Administration was joined by anti-hunger advocates and higher education officials on Nov. 19 to announce it is expanding food assistance to career and technical education students at community colleges. During a visit to Middlesex County College, which earlier this year ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ -- Several members of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Denville-Rockaway Area stood outside Shoprite in Rockaway to collect food and supplies for local organizations on a rather brisk day on Oct. 19, 2018. The Club would like to thank all those who gave generously…food, items for soldiers ...

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ROCKAWAY, NJ -- On a sunny day, October 17, several members of the GFWC Woman’S Club of Denville-Rockaway Area cleaned up trash and recyclables in Centennial Park, Rockaway Boro. The GFWC Woman’s Club of the Denville-Rockaway area, founded in 1932 is a non-profit community service organization, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Amy Howell, a Rutgers expert in the health benefits of cranberries, can provide insight on this popular tart berry just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. For centuries, cranberries have had a reputation for boosting health, dating back to Native-Americans who used them to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 15 by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the ...

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The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on Thursday, Nov. 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave., Totowa, NJ 07512, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Young men and women, ages 14-20, who are interested in careers in aviation are invited to join Aviation Explorer Post 523 on Nov. 14 from 6-7 pm at the Morristown Airport. The goal of the post is to help teens experience different career paths in aviation.  On Nov. 14, the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The holidays are approaching quickly, and there are many families in need of help to make the season a happy time for their children. If you would like to help, please go to one of nine convenient sites in Denville and Rockaway, look for the Wish Tree, take a tag, and return the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- We are thrilled to congratulate Mikie Sherrill on her impressive win! Throughout her campaign, Mikie Sherrill has displayed the transparency, responsiveness, and accountability we demand from all of our elected representatives. After 24 years of being underrepresented, after ...

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