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August 11, 2022

Morristown, NJ ─ Frank Bruni, a long-time New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and Duke University professor headlines the 2022 Morristown Festival of Books. Bruni’s most recent best seller is The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found, a wise and moving memoir about aging,  affliction, ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park police are advising residents that they may see low flying helicopters in the air until around August 18th. JCP&L is performing inspections of their wires. 

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PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school. "I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There is a traffic alert for Columbia Turnpike, eastbound, in Florham Park.  There is a three (3) car accident and one of the lane is blocked. The police are on the scene.   This according to breaking news alerts.

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - The Hanover Park Boys soccer team helped feed those in need during a team outing in July. Members of the team volunteered at the House of Mercy Mission in Newark. The boys assisted in unloading a delivery truck from the food bank that was distributed to those in need ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water. New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost. Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 pm. Tuesday Aug. 9. The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. Today, expect daytime temperatures to reach ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — Spotted Laternflies have returned for the season and are swarming tries in neighborhoods. To help beat the bugs, the Mercer County Park Commission's Tulpehaking Nature Center is providing tips on how to create traps to catch the adult flies before they lay eggs and destroy ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - The Township released a video on their website regarding their stance on the stray cats in the town on Tuesday, as tensions between them and Trap, Neuter & Return advocates continue. The video, titled “East Hanover’s Response to TNR,” is a simple, four-minute video that ...

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Whippany Park, N.J. – Two Whippany Park High School students recently received varsity letters from United Way of Northern New Jersey for volunteering more than 80 hours each throughout the school year to help improve the lives of elderly neighbors, children, animals, individuals with disabilities, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 243 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 8, 2022, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Fri. Aug. 5. In Essex County, there are 50 cases as of Monday morning.  County by county, there are 73 cases in ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 pm. Tuesday Aug. 9. The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. On Monday and Tuesday, expect daytime ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - An extensive fire destroyed a home on Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township and claimed the lives of Robert Ricciardi (age 87) and Gemma Ricciardi (age 85). According to authorities, the "suspected remains of two individuals were located and recovered from the damaged ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - Tufts University student Kristen Stox, of East Hanover, class of 2023, was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2022 semester. Stox is one of more than 4,000 students named to Dean's List at Tufts University. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 or greater for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has funds available to reimburse counties for treatment of the spotted lanternfly. The funding can be as much as $15,000 and possibly more. The funds will be given to counties for costs they accrue for chemical treatment activities ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - The East Hanover police are advising residents that Ring messaging is not an emergency system used by the Police and that alert information can be inaccurate. Here is a message the East Hanover Police posted in reference to an event earlier this week regarding a posted Ring ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ  - It’s super-hot out. You don’t want to leave your house to go out to lunch or dinner, but you also don’t want to cook. You could heat leftovers in the microwave. Perhaps you could make a sandwich with cold cuts. Or make a salad and possibly dump a can of tuna over ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park police's investigation into a 2019 'sextortion' incident has led to the conviction of the criminal responsible. Mr. Brandon McCullough, currently 31 years old from Branson, Missouri was sentenced on August 2, 2022, to 30 years in federal prison without parole, ...

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Madison, NJ  – Charles J. Bender of Rockaway Township has been arrested in connection to the hit-and-run motor vehicle crash that occurred in Madison on August 4, announced  Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Madison Police Chief John R. Miscia and ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The extensive fire that destroyed a home on Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township has claimed the lives of two people.  Authorities have confirmed the victims of the fire are Robert Ricciardi (age 87) and Gemma Ricciardi (age 85). Morris County Prosecutor Robert J.

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A fire ripped through a home on Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township early Friday morning.  According to Township officials, early reports confirm that it is a crime scene and two people are reported missing. Officials at the scene are reporting a roof collapse and ...

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NEW JERSEY — There are 175 Monkeypox cases across New Jersey with the majority clustered in northern counties, according to the state Health Department’s communicable disease service, which one month ago put the number of cases known statewide at 11. What Is It? Monkeypox can affect anyone, ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ – Nearly 30 teens from North Jersey and Pennsylvania had fun building birdhouses to display at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover as part of a community service summer camp offered by the Archdiocese of Newark’s Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry. The teenagers, ...

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Madison, NJ – A pedestrian was hit by a motor vehicle today, on Main Street near Waverly Place in Madison. A 64-year-old female was struck by a vehicle which then fled the scene. The pedestrian sustained non-life threatening injury in the incident and was transported to Morristown Medical Center, ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - Two new police officers were sworn in at this week's East Hanover Council Meeting. Mayor Pannullo and the Township Council swore Officer Jason Evans and Officer Jessica Goeltz who recently graduated from The 98th Morris County Police Academy. They are both on patrol serving ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — With heat index values projected between 95 and 104 degrees Thursday, the National Weather Service has issued both a heat advisory and an air quality alert for the region. The heat advisory remains in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Thursday, and the air quality alert ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Borough of Florham Park held a very successful National Night Out on August 2nd at Emmett Field. Hundreds of people attended the event to get a chance to mix and mingle with Police, Firemen and EMT personnel.  On hand to take part in the festivities were Mayor Mark ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release. "We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Florham Park is hosting National Night out tonight - Tuesday, August 2nd. All residents are invited to the festivities which will take place on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 6pm - 9pm. Everyone who comes to the event will get an opportunity to meet local Officers, tour their ...

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