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Michael Torpey Discusses the Student Debt Crisis on One-on-One with Steve Adubato

February 20, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- A new game show on truTV called “Paid Off with Michael Torpey” offers relief from student debt to its winners. Actor and Host, Michael Torpey, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss the very real problem of outstanding college loan debt and how his show attempts to tackle this issue.

The show features recent college grads with student loan debt who ...

East Hanover Couple Pleads Guilty to Stealing Superstorm Sandy FEMA Funds

EAST HANOVER, N.J.-Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that an couple from East Hanover pleaded guilty today to stealing $152,820 by filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy.

Carmine Fusco, 50, and Lauri Fusco, 50, each pleaded guilty to third-degree theft by deception before Superior Court Judge Linda G. Baxter in Ocean County.

Chatham Borough Police: St. Patrick School Evacuated Due to Suspicious Package; Firearm Ammunition Mistakenly Delivered

CHATHAM, NJ - On February 19, 2019, Officers responded to St. Patrick’s School to investigate the discovery of a suspicious package. The children were sheltered in place and upon the arrival of the police, evacuated to an alternate location.

The package, a factory sealed box containing firearm ammunition, was among a pallet of school traffic safety equipment delivered on ...

Governor Phil Murphy Declares State of Emergency in all 21 Counties

TRENTON, N.J.- Just an hour ago, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. ahead of the anticipated winter storm. The storm is expected to start tomorrow and continue throughout the day. Executive Order No. 57 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be ...

Hanover Park District Ten Champs and Coach of the Year

February 18, 2019

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- Eleven Hanover Park Hornets took the District 10 title this weekend, with eleven wrestlers placing. Head Coach Tyler Branham was named District 10 Coach of the Year. Strong showing for the Hornets and the aren't finished yet. 

Hanover Park Hornets Are District 10 Champs

EAST HANOVER, N.J.-  The Hanover Park Wrestling team put on an outstanding performance in Randolph on Saturday, winning  the District 10 title, with 263 team points advancing eleven wrestlers to the regions that will be held in West Orange this week. H P earned seven first place, three second place and one third place awards. Senior Nick Raimo at ...

Park Hockey Makes Tenth Appearance in 20th Anniversary Haas Cup for

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- The Park Hockey Team, a Co-Op made up of Hanover Park and Whippany Park  hockey players, are headed to the Haas Cup for the tenth time, and they are on an eleven game winning streak. In 20 years they have won the inaugural 1999-2000 season and again in 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, and runner up in 2008 and 2018.

Head Coach Tom Levis has coached for 24 ...

Governor Phil Murphy Declares a State of Emergency in Advance of Pending Storm

February 11, 2019

TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning tonight at midnight ahead of the winter storm, which is expected to start tonight and continue throughout the day tomorrow. Executive Order No. 55 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the ...

Greater NJ Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes New Regional Leader

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) will be among the chapters to benefit from the new leadership of Kristina Fransel, who joins the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research as head of “Region 13, which includes the Greater New Jersey, Delaware Valley and Greater Pennsylvania ...

Rutgers University Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution.

The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness said in an email sent to students on ...

Governor Phil Murphy Declares State of Emergency in all 21 Counties

February 19, 2019

TRENTON, N.J.- Just an hour ago, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. ahead of the anticipated winter storm. The storm is expected to start tomorrow and continue throughout the day. Executive Order No. 57 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be ...

Revised Ledgewood Commons Mall Gets Green Light

ROXBURY, NJ – Developers’ plans to convert the former Ledgewood Mall into a new shopping center received a final thumbs-up Wednesday from Roxbury officials.

Meeting at Roxbury Town Hall, the township Planning Board unanimously approved an amended application for the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons. The board previously approved the project, but had to revisit the application ...

Along Came A Monster

February 17, 2019

WHIPPANY, N.J. - The evening tranquility that should be bedtime is shattered by children all over the world, terrified of unseen monsters hiding in their closets, under their beds and in the dark corners of their bedrooms. It’s a universal problem for parents who struggle to find a simple plan to end this fearful event that happens night after night. 

Two sisters from New Jersey ...

Florham Park Archer Hotel Honored with Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award

Florham Park, N.J., — AAA Northeast is pleased to announce that 6 hotels and 5 restaurants in northern New Jersey are being honored with the AAA Four Diamond Award in 2019. Every year, AAA’s experienced and independent inspectors visit and approve more than 27,000 hotels and 32,000 restaurants across North America. Only 1,722 hotel properties (6.3 percent) and 656 restaurants (2.1 ...

EHTSD and EHPD Face off in Charity Volleyball Game

 

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- On February 26th, the East Hanover Township School District will take on the East Hanover Police Department in a game of Volleyball to support a great cause.
 

The East Hanover Township School District Team comprised of Teachers, Faculty, Administrators and even some Board of Education Members, is lead by Coach and Superintendent, Natalee Bartlett. The ...

Revised Ledgewood Commons Mall Gets Green Light

February 11, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Developers’ plans to convert the former Ledgewood Mall into a new shopping center received a final thumbs-up Wednesday from Roxbury officials.

Meeting at Roxbury Town Hall, the township Planning Board unanimously approved an amended application for the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons. The board previously approved the project, but had to revisit the application ...

Greater NJ Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes New Regional Leader

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) will be among the chapters to benefit from the new leadership of Kristina Fransel, who joins the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research as head of “Region 13, which includes the Greater New Jersey, Delaware Valley and Greater Pennsylvania ...

Former Roxbury Scoutmaster Gets Kidney from Roxbury Mom

February 18, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – When she made a Facebook plea on behalf of her husband for a kidney donor, Succasunna resident Kathleen Whalen Williams wrote that time wasn’t on Bob’s side.

That might have been true, but Williams came to learn that something else was: The kind heart of Kim Lagitch Roumes, a fellow Roxbury resident.

On Tuesday, (Feb. 12) Roumes donated one her kidneys to ...

New Jersey Man Bike Rides Across Country for Cancer Research

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta resident and cofounder and manager of the Sparta Farmers Market Mitch Morrison is about to embark on a cross country trip on his bicycle.  Morrison is riding solo from Portland, Oregon to Sparta beginning on April 10 arriving in late May.

“As part of my adventure, I am raising money for cancer research for Cycle for Survival,” Morrison ...

A Roxbury Firefighter's Spouse Writes About Sacrifice, Urges Others to Help

ROXBURY, NJ – Landing resident Jennifer Schriever Skomail had been thinking for a while about writing something about the sacrifices made by volunteer first responders and their families. The 34-year-old mother of three, whose husband Christopher is a member of Roxbury Fire Co. 2, just never found the time.

But the Jan. 20 fire in Succasunna, one that displaced a young family on a ...

East Hanover Couple Pleads Guilty to Stealing Superstorm Sandy FEMA Funds

February 20, 2019

EAST HANOVER, N.J.-Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that an couple from East Hanover pleaded guilty today to stealing $152,820 by filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy.

Carmine Fusco, 50, and Lauri Fusco, 50, each pleaded guilty to third-degree theft by deception before Superior Court Judge Linda G. Baxter in Ocean County.

Chatham Borough Police: St. Patrick School Evacuated Due to Suspicious Package; Firearm Ammunition Mistakenly Delivered

CHATHAM, NJ - On February 19, 2019, Officers responded to St. Patrick’s School to investigate the discovery of a suspicious package. The children were sheltered in place and upon the arrival of the police, evacuated to an alternate location.

The package, a factory sealed box containing firearm ammunition, was among a pallet of school traffic safety equipment delivered on ...

A Roxbury Firefighter's Spouse Writes About Sacrifice, Urges Others to Help

ROXBURY, NJ – Landing resident Jennifer Schriever Skomail had been thinking for a while about writing something about the sacrifices made by volunteer first responders and their families. The 34-year-old mother of three, whose husband Christopher is a member of Roxbury Fire Co. 2, just never found the time.

But the Jan. 20 fire in Succasunna, one that displaced a young family on a ...

Morris County Attorney Wins Circuit Court Victory in Notorious 1946 Georgia Lynching Case

February 12, 2019

A 73-year-old mass murder in Georgia is one giant step closer to being resolved thanks to the Eleventh Circuit Court’s decision to grant historian and author Anthony S. Pitch access to the original grand jury transcripts.

America’s last unsolved mass murder occurred in the early evening of July 25, 1946 when a mob of 20 – 30 white men ambushed four African-Americans near the ...

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Florham Park Maintains Moody's Highest Rating

“As we move into 2019, we as a governing body will continue to tell the story of our success,” states Mayor Mark Taylor of Florham Park at their Annual Re-Organization meeting in  January. Mayor Taylor spoke of the town's successes but spoke very proudly of one important success in specific.

"Florham Park is one of sixteen towns in the state of New Jersey that ...

A Message From The Florham Park Police and Office of Emergency Management

Hazardous Weather & Extreme Cold

 

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect statewide from tonight through Thursday morning. A Wind Advisory is in effect statewide from tonight through early Thursday. 

Scattered snow squalls may occur as the cold front passes this afternoon, impacting visibility on roadways. High winds can hamper driving, especially for high-profile vehicles.

Florham Park Fire Department Needs You

FLORHAMPARK, N.J.- What if no one answered the call? A question that never should have to be answered. This is a great opportunity to serve the community called home. All training costs are covered by the department. Interested applicants must be 16 years old or older. 

Please contactjoinfpvfd@gmail.com

Florham Park PBA In Conjunction with St. Elizabeth's College Present "Elf"

On Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7pm, the Florham Park PBA Local 78, in conjunction with the Police Studies Institute at the College of Saint Elizabeth and their Office of Student Engagement, will be putting on a free showing of the Christmas movie “Elf.”  The showing will take place in Dolan Hall inside the Annunciation Center at the College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 ...

Morris County Agriculture Ambassador Honored by State Dept. of Agriculture

February 18, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Morris County 4-H-er of the Year Kristen Briney was recognized at the Joint Agricultural Convention Dinner Feb. 6 in Atlantic City.

The Joint Agricultural Convention Dinner takes places on the Wednesday evening of the New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show each year. As part of the event, Agricultural Ambassadors from around the state representing various ...

East Hanover Couple Pleads Guilty to Stealing Superstorm Sandy FEMA Funds

February 20, 2019

EAST HANOVER, N.J.-Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that an couple from East Hanover pleaded guilty today to stealing $152,820 by filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy.

Carmine Fusco, 50, and Lauri Fusco, 50, each pleaded guilty to third-degree theft by deception before Superior Court Judge Linda G. Baxter in Ocean County.

Crabs Claw in Lavallette Annual Island Party

LAVALLETTE, N.J.- New Jersey residents have had it with winter as February rolls out and March rolls in. The Crabs Claw Inn invites all to step out of the winter doldrums and onto their own "island" at the ANNUAL Island Party!  Feel like you just got off the plane! And step into games, music, and give-a-ways and the drinks that define summer at the Jersey ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.

 

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NJC4EPC NJ Teen Concert Series Extends Deadline.

February 15, 2019

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.- The response to the NJ Teen Concert Series has been very favorable from Whippany Park and Hanover Park students. There has also been several inquiries and concerns about participation, deadline and future dates. 

The organizers want to extend the deadline to register to February 23, in order to include all who want to participate. Any HP or WP student ...

Obituaries

Beverly Jean (Charlton) Weimar, of Ship Bottom, and Florham Park, New Jersey passed away on March ...
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Modern Healthcare Recognizes Women Leadership at Atlantic Health System

February 20, 2019

Atlantic Health System, one of Fortune Magazine’s Best Places to Work for Women, is proud to announce Amy Perry, CEO, Hospital Division & SVP, Integrated Care Delivery, Atlantic Health System, was recently named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women Leaders list.

The list is compiled every two years and honors women from all health care industry sectors. In celebrating ...