Morris County News

August 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Brian K. Gibbons was enthusiastically applauded as the ninth Chatham Borough Police Chief in the 105-year history of the department on Monday night before an overflow crowd at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting. Gibbons was sworn in as family, friends and brothers in blue ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - Amelia Politi just graduated from East Hanover Middle School and is headed to Morris County School of Technology this fall.  She leaves behind a winning legacy, along with four other eighth grade students who placed in the Morris County Council of Education Associations 2018 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s longest-serving firefighter, Lou Bizzari of Ledgewood, will be honored in May with a special sign on the road where he lives. Bizzari is 90 and he’s been a Roxbury firefighter for 69 years. The erection of a “street blade” on Mt. Arlington Boulevard would take place to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – After initially finding no cause for charges, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is taking another look at the actions of a former Roxbury teacher’s aide accused of picking up a misbehaving 6-year-old pupil, holding him upside down and shaking him. The prosecutor’s office ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – She lost her 10-year-old son three years ago in a boating accident on Lake Hopatcong, but Laurie D’Amico is sure her beloved Christopher speaks to her all the time. It’s subtle but firm, she says; messages that come as sparks of recollection, inspiration or intuition. One of those ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Following up on Tuesday’s arrest of two Roxbury High School students, Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi today said the days of “working with parents” whose children make threats are over. If a student makes a threat against a Roxbury school or another student, even if it's not ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Two Roxbury High School students were arrested Tuesday on multiple criminal charges after being taken into custody for a social media post in which they "implied acts of violence against the high school," police said. Authorities were first alerted to the threats at about 1:43 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Aided by a drone and a hovering helicopter shining a spotlight, police on Wednesday night searched the Kenvil section of Roxbury for a man on the run who escaped after sprinting into a Kenvil sand quarry. The search began at about 11 p.m., after a motorist refused to stop when ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The chant “enough is enough” could be heard across Morristown as over 10,000 people participated in the “March For Our Lives Morristown” walk on Saturday March 24. Organized by Bella Bhimani, a sophomore at West Morris Mendham High School, the walk was a non-partisan, student-led ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The innovative and technology driven MorrisTech Meetup has been awarded the 2017 Non-Profit of the Year Award by the Morris County Economic Development Corporation. "We are thrilled, proud and grateful to receive this award, and convinced more than ever that Morris County is ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Over 220 business executives gathered to celebrate the successes of the Morris County businesses that were recognized at the Morris County Economic Development's annual awards luncheon.  This year's event was held at the Wyndham/Hamilton Park Conference Center and featured a ...

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The Parsippany-Troy Hills Education Association is proud to sponsor its Fourth Annual Community Health Fair to take place at the Parsippany PAL, 33 Baldwin Road, on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free blood pressure checks, advice on prevention and preparedness, low cost on-site eye ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – There are plenty of kids living in Roxbury who’ve never been on Lake Hopatcong, says lake buff Marty Kane. He’s even confident many don’t realize their town borders the big lake. That’s one of the reasons Kane, chairman of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Board of Trustees, is ...

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BUTLER & KINNELON, NJ - A Morris County man was arrested on Sunday resulting from a police investigation into the illegal distribution of narcotics, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. A  joint investigation conducted by the Butler and Kinnelon Police Departments, the Morris ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A 64-year-old Kenvil man busted last year in an FBI sting today admitted he conspired to extort money by threatening violence, said authorities. The man, Joseph Martinelli, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, admitting he conspired to commit extortion using threats of force, ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Hundreds of people spent their Tuesday evening at the Birchwood Manor to support Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon at his second annual St. Patrick's Day/St. Joseph's Day event. There were bagpipes, Irish dancers, balloons and both Irish and Italian food.  Many of the county's ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Major League pitchers and catchers reported for their first workouts last week, one sign that baseball season is on its way. Another: The beginning of Roxbury High School student Landon Monro's annual effort to register players and sponsors for his anti-cancer baseball ...

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BOONTON, NJ – State Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (R-Morris), who also serves as Roxbury's township attorney, announced today that he will not run for Congress. Bucco, who considered a campaign for the House of Representatives seat being vacated at year's end by Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Director of Public Works Richard Blood’s decision to cut-and-paste to his personal Facebook page a controversial post about President Donald Trump and illegal immigrants will not impact his job with the township, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. However, Blood’s ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – A year ago, the Morristown girls basketball team got a run for their money from an upstart Morris Tech in the Morris County Tournament Round of 16.   The returning varsity players from the Colonials’ varsity team did not forget that, and they made sure right away that a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders held its 2018 annual meeting last night, Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. in the Freeholders’ Public Meeting Room in the County Administration and Records Building, 10 Court St, in Morristown. Doug Cabana was elected Director and Christine Myers was ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Wren Eloise Craw was born  at 2:06 a.m New Year's Day, making her the first baby of the new year delivered at Morristown Medical Center. Wren weighted in at  7 pounds 5 ounces and is 20 inches in length. She joins brother Reid and parents Jamie and ...

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BEDMINSTER, NJ - On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Greg Gutfeld the host of 'The Five' and 'The Greg Gutfeld' show will be headlining a Morris County Republican Committee Fundraiser at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. Ron DeFilippis, MCRC Finance Chair, said "We are so excited to have Greg ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - About $26,000 was raised at the Dec. 23 "Face Off for Matt" charity ice hockey event, money that is being donated to help 10-year-old Matt Adonis of Roxbury in his battle against a brain tumor, said Krista Davis, one of the event organizers. Davis, whose son plays hockey with ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - County Clerk Ann Grossi and her staff are hosting a Fundraiser for the Family Promise of Morris County, an organization whose mission it is to end homelessness one family at a time. From now until January 5th, 2018 you can swing by the County Clerk's office at 10 Court Street in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ –Two men who ran away from police after smashing a car Tuesday – prompting a search that included dogs and a helicopter - face numerous charges including illegal gun possession, police said today. The men, Meshach Whagar, 28, of Newark, and Tione Davis, 35, of East Orange, are in ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – A building in an office complex on Route 10 was being used to grow marijuana police said today, announcing the arrest of eight people they said were involved in the operation. Authorities said they seized about 266 marijuana plants as well as marijuana “ready for packaging and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Jim VanValen got a rise out of the St. Patrick School students when he described how his K-9 partner could track down a burglar who came into the school and stole all the homework assignments. The Morris County Sheriff's K-9 Unit came to St. Patrick School in Chatham on Wednesday ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - For the first time since its inception in 2014 by a Roxbury High School graduate, the popular Layups 4 Life 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament will not take place in Roxbury in 2018. Tournament founder Dan Exter has moved the event to the Parsippany PAL Youth Center, a venue that ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Nine Randolph high school hockey players played key roles in helping the NJ Freeze 18U-AA travel hockey team advance to the USA Hockey National Tournament. The team won all three playoff games to claim the NJYHL State Championship, held at the Prudential Center in Newark.  From ...

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