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Morris County News

May 2, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Morris County has been ranked as the No. 1 healthiest county in New Jersey, in an annual, national study released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Ranked No 2 is Hunterdon County, followed by ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The bravery and initiative displayed April 1 by Roxbury Patrolman Brad Keyes when he thwarted a carjacking in progress was a stunning act of heroism, said his boss on Tuesday. In fact, Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone said he’s never seen anything like it in his two decades in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Three Illinois men who were behaving suspiciously earlier this week face charges in Morris County related to counterfeiting, and they might also be charged with federal offenses, according to authorities. Roxbury police, on Tuesday, said they levied charges of money laundering, ...

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The Morris County Library, which had been operating on a truncated schedule during the pandemic, is delighted to announce it will resume full hours of operation starting Monday, May 2 – coincidentally in time for its centennial celebration.   Both floors and all sections of the Hanover Avenue ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County’s 2022 Budget was adopted April 13 by the Board of County Commissioners, who held the tax rate stable for another year as they expanded funding for public safety and health, infrastructure projects, human services, education and economic development. “Our 2022 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In what one area resident called an “environmental Armageddon,” dirt from a massive construction project in Landing was washed away by recent storms and ended up in Lake Rogerene, leaving the water brown and lake lovers livid. The runoff came from the 161-home, 14-acre housing ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – A Roxbury teenager today found himself in the middle of a frightening incident in Randolph involving an attempted bank robbery, a stolen car, an automobile crash, a thwarted hijacking and a massive law enforcement response. 18-year-old Joseph Sargenti said he was headed to the new ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- A crowd gathered on the front lawn of Morristown Town Hall for the New Jersey Women Breaking Boundaries event on Mar. 20 to recognize Women’s History Month. The event, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, was originally planned for March 19 but was moved to the 20th to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury school officials today expressed sympathy for the family of Jennifer Gorgas, a Roxbury High School and County College of Morris graduate who died Tuesday in a motor vehicle accident in Ledgewood. Gorgas, 25, of Netcong, was killed at about 8:30 a.m. when the Subaru she was ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of County Commissioners unanimously introduced the county government’s 2022 Budget this week with no increase in the tax rate for a third consecutive year, while boosting funds for public safety and health, infrastructure projects, human services, education ...

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Resolution Presented to Morris County Ukrainian Community MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Morris County’s Board of County Commissioners joined members of the local Ukrainian community March 8 in a moment of silence and sang the Ukraine national anthem as the board presented a formal resolution declaring ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- The community was cheering for one of their own as Leia Gaccione, owner of South + Pine American Eatery in Morristown and former owner of Central + Main in Madison, joined 14 other chefs in Houston as they "celebrated the soul of cooking" on Bravo's Top Chef, season 19. The first ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Isaac Zackery-Barnes of Newark has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for eluding police in a stolen vehicle and receiving stolen property, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty signed an Executive Order rescinding the mask mandate he put into effect on Dec. 23, 2021. As of Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, a person is no longer required to wear a face covering within businesses and venues in Morristown. However, businesses may ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ -- A 36-year-old Hamilton New Jersey man has been arrested with charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault that occurred in Parsippany. It is alleged that on Dec. 24, 2021, the defendant sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old victim while armed with a handgun at the Holiday Inn in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Public Library will no longer charge fines for overdue items and is waiving all pre-existing fines, it announced on Jan. 3. The library said it is the first public library in Morris County to take this route although others in the state have done so. In announcing ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Morristown attorney, Martin Eagan, admitted his role in a reverse mortgage fraud scheme that exploited several elderly homeowners, according to U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger. On Dec. 17, Eagan pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Barbara Maronpot, 67, and Christopher Gallaway, 48, both of Morristown, have been arrested following a narcotics investigation, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, and Hanover Police Chief Michael Loock. According to ...

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ -  Police are looking for the public's help in identifying the man caught on camera committing criminal mischief at the Morris Plains Chick-fil-A restaurant. According to reports, on Nov. 11, police were called to the Chick-fil-A restaurant located at 1711 Route 10 East. Staff ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Morristown attorney, Elizabeth Valandingham, was sentenced Nov. 6 in her role in a scheme involving illegal use of straw donors to conceal campaign contributions and secure lucrative government contracts for her law firm, announced Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck. The state ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The New York Red Bulls are coming to Morris Township, announced the Red Bulls organization. The club’s new privately funded state-of-the-art soccer training complex will accommodate a wide range of professional, academy and youth training programs. The complex will be ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- It has been 20 years since the 9/11 tragedy, but the day and the memory of those who died will never be forgotten. In honor of the memory of those lost and to celebrate those who helped, a Tunnel to Towers “Never Forget Walk” was held in Morristown on Sunday, Sept. 5. The ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — In preparation of the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida, the Morris County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has issued a flash flood watch throughout Morris County, New Jersey. The storm is expected to hit Wednesday night into Thursday morning with heavy rainfalls equaling four ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Morris County Commissioners are inviting residents of Morris County and beyond to join them Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. to observe the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a special remembrance ceremony at the Morris County 9/11 Memorial on West Hanover Avenue ...

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DOVER, NJ – We have a winner! A winning ticket, which was sold at a Dover deli, has matched five white balls in the New Jersey Lottery CASH4LIFE. The ticket drawn for the Monday, August 9, drawing won the $1,000 a week for life second prize.  The winning ticket was sold at Valencia Deli, 227 ...

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HARDING, NJ -- In December 2018, Reid Cappel, a Harding Township resident and Atlantic Health EMS employee, turned to his community asking for help in finding a kidney donor. After years of living with only one kidney, his doctors informed him that the remaining kidney was only functioning at 20%.

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MORRIS PLAINS, NJ – The Morris Plains Stop & Shop is now providing electric vehicle fueling stations for shoppers. Customers now will be able to charge their cars free of charge while shopping. Stop & Shop has partnered with Volta Industries, Inc. (“Volta Charging”) to install electric ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — It’s a beautiful day for the beach, but not the one at Hopatcong State Park in Roxbury. The state, which owns and manages the park in Landing, has closed the popular summer swimming site until further notice due to elevated levels of bacteria in the water. A representative would ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — After moving to Roxbury to become township manager about four years ago, John Shepherd brought his family to the former Ledgewood Mall. At festivities today celebrating the new shopping center that replaced the old mall, Shepherd recalled that day. He said his 16-year-old daughter, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Berkshire Valley Road in Roxbury, closed to through traffic Tuesday after a truck damaged a railroad trestle, is being reopened to traffic. Only one lane of travel will be available at the section near the trestle, with automatic traffic lights controlling the alternating ...

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