Morris County News

May 11, 2021

DENVILLE, NJ – Nia Stanford, of Rockaway, is one of 50 students nationwide selected for the Television Academy Foundation’s 2021 Summer Fellows program. Currently a student at The New School in New York City, Stanford is a media and culture major and will be an Interactive Media Fellow this summer ...

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DOVER, NJ - Saint Clare's Health is expanding and currently hiring paramedics, EMT's and EMS dispatchers. To fill these positions, the hospital will be holding a hiring event on Wed May 12. The event will take place 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Saint Clare's Dover Hospital in the Dover Cafeteria located at ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – It’s a renovation that has been three years in the making, but the Morristown varsity baseball and softball teams are the beneficiaries of new state-of-the-art scoreboards from a generous donation from Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center. Last Tuesday afternoon, ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Approximately 631 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the 2021 Operation Take Back.  The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. Morris County ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The iconic but long dormant Tom’s Diner on Route 46 in Ledgewood was demolished today while its former owner, town officials and the property’s new owners watched. A wrecking crew tore into the dilapidated structure and, piece by piece, deposited twisted metal, wood and cinder ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- A deceased male was found in the stairway of the Morristown Train Station, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, New Jersey Transit Police Chief ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – The Randolph Motor Vehicle Center (MVC) is closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19, announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. The center will reopen Fri Apr 2, the commission announced. The employee who tested positive was last in the agency on ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Morris County's Deputy Clerk John Wojtaszek has passed away at the age of 71 after a long illness. County Clerk Ann Grossi has expressed her grief and sympathy stating that, "There is a saying that anyone can be replaced, but John is irreplaceable". “John was a diligent and ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - There will be closures on Rt. 46 in Parsippany next week as the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the beginning of an intersection improvement project. There will be closures in each direction. Beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, March 15, NJDOT’s ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Hudson County corrections officer has been charged in connection to a double homicide that left two women dead, one of whom is believed to be the suspect's lover, authorities said.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Rockaway Township and the Morris County COVID-19 Testing Center at the County College of Morris will both be closed Thur Feb 18 due to inclement weather, said government officials. Anyone will a vaccination ...

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MADISON, NJ -- Law Enforcement officials are still in hot pursuit of any leads referring to the missing Drew Student, Ajay Sah. A GoFundMe page was created by his brother Shiva Sah to cover the cost of legal and private services to aid in the search for his brother. To view the GoFundMe, ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Randolph Motor Vehicle Licensing Center closed on Tue Jan 19 after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The licensing center was supposed to reopen Feb 1 but is now scheduled to reopen Feb 3, announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).  The employee was last ...

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MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - No evidence suggesting arson or other suspicious activity was found during a probe of the fire that destroyed the Longhorn Steakhouse in Mount Arlington on Jan 19, authorities said today. However, although the investigation into the blaze is complete, a cause has yet to be ...

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MADISON, NJ -- Family and friends are looking for Ajay Sah, a junior from Drew University. According to his family, he has been missing for the past five days. He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket and gray hoodie. Sah is 5'7", has black hair and dark-brown eyes. Family members believe ...

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MOUNT OLIVE, NJ -- The Longhorn Steakhouse restaurant in Mount Olive was destroyed by a major fire, Tue Jan 19. Roxbury firefighters assisted those from Mount Olive and elsewhere in battling the three-alarm blaze at the 50 International Drive establishment, according to police and fire ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Moody’s Investors Service again issued its top rating, AAA, of Morris County’s financial stability in its review of county guaranteed bonds offered through the Morris County Improvement Authority for various projects. “The AAA rating reflects the county's substantial tax ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- An assault occurred at Fatty's Restaurant in Morristown on Wed Dec 9. Initial reports stated that the incident was a stabbing. Police are reporting it was an assault, not a stabbing. According to reports, 21-year-old Jose Canales of Morristown refused to wear a mask inside the ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- The National AIDS Memorial officially launched the first-ever virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2020. The virtual exhibition, which will run through March 31, 2021, features more than 10,000 panels representing all 50 states and U.S.

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ROXBURY, NJ – He lied to a clerk in Tennessee when he tried to get a driver’s license. That, according to Tennessee authorities, is what led to the arrest of Richard Allen Ziegler on charges of engaging in multiple sex acts with children in Roxbury almost four decades ago. They said the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The annual Gingerbread Wonderland will be going virtual for 2020. Individuals, families and groups can design and build their creation and then submit photos online. The online show will run from Dec 5 until Dec 31. All gingerbread creations will be viewed on the Frelinghuysen ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ — Pet Valu, a specialty pet food and supplies retailer, has announced it will shutter all 358 of its U.S. stores, including a location in Parsippany, Madison and Mendham. Jamie Gould, Pet Valu’s recently appointed chief restructuring officer, said in a news release that the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2020 Operation Take Back collected 502 pounds of drugs from three locations, announced the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. Residents brought unused or expired drugs to ShopRite of Greater Morristown, Stop and Shop of Morris Plains and Acme of Randolph on Oct. 24. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A man responsible for a 2019 boating accident that killed his friend, former Roxbury High School student Jason Gil, must spend almost a year behind bars and then face three years on probation, officials said today. The man, Nicholas Zarantonello, 25, was sentenced Fri., Oct. 23, by ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Morris County authorities have concluded their investigation into the June death of Amanual “Amani” Kildea, the adopted son of a Roxbury church pastor, and determined the young man killed himself. In a statement released today, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office laid out the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ -- Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced on September 15, 2020, that all 7 Montville Township Public Schools achieved the Bronze Certification for 2020. Overall, 147 public schools in New Jersey achieved certification in 2020. This total marks a milestone for the most schools ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – An important piece of the former Morris Canal, situated in Ledgewood and choked with weeds, will soon receive major restoration. Known as Morris Canal Incline Plane 2 East, the 19th Century structure in Roxbury’s Morris Canal Park will see restoration of its stone-lined raceway, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ -- In the Township of Montville, there are a lot of proud, active individuals trying to make a difference in the county communities. One of those proud individuals is Stephanie Gist Sharratt, chair of the Montville Township Republican County Committee. Originally from Paterson, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The new Shops at Ledgewood Commons shopping center will be home to a Burlington store, the site developer confirmed on Wed., Sept. 9. Based in New Jersey, Burlington Stores - formerly Burlington Coat Factory - operates 739 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico, according to its ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The new Walmart Supercenter under construction in Roxbury received final site-plan approval from the Roxbury Planning Board on Wed., Sept. 2, and should open to the public Oct. 7. The board’s action means the applicant, Ledgewood Investors, LLC, “complied with all procedural ...

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