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On Lake Hopatcong: Big Weeds, Little Money to Yank Them

May 30, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials.

In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) noted that the lake “never fully iced ...

Morris County Prosecutor Warns Residents of Criminals Posing as Contact Tracers

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 emergency to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for an infectious disease. Public health department ...

A 4-Year-Old Child Has Died of Coronavirus in NJ, the First Fatality Under 18

TRENTON, NJ — A 4-year-old of New Jersey has died of COVID-19, State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced Friday during the state’s daily briefing in Trenton. 

The child was the first death reported in the state of anyone under the age of 18, Gov. Phil Murphy confirmed to members of the media.

The child had an underlying medical condition, but Persichilli would ...

It's Up to New Jersey Residents to Keep Parks Open, Murphy Says. Further Guidance on Schools Expected Monday

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy used his Saturday press briefing to urge New Jersey residents to limit “knucklehead behavior” so that the state can continue on a road to recovery following the extended battle against COVID-19.

The plea came the same day state and county parks were reopened amid warnings that if visitors failed to comply with social distancing and other health ...

New Jersey Surpasses 100,000 Cases of Coronavirus

TRENTON, NJ- On the same day that Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey has surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19, he stressed, as he has in previous briefings, that the “curve is still flat.”

Several key statistics are also moving in the right direction, New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli added, including a 17 percent decrease from the high water mark of ...

Fallen Police Officer Gets Honored, Somberly, in Lake Hiawatha

PARSIPPANY, NJ - A somber tribute to a fallen Paterson Police officer was held today in Lake Hiawatha.  Officer Francesco Scorpo, died on Easter Sunday as another victim to the COVID-10 virus.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers and other first responders from throughout New Jersey lined the streets outside the Priola Funeral Home in Lake Hiawatha. They gathered, unable to comfort each ...

NJ animal welfare organizations urge community members to have a plan in place for their pets

MADISON, NJ - As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Morris County, New Jersey welfare organizations are uniting to urge the community to have a plan for their pets.

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey, Cape May County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, The Humane Society of the
United States – New Jersey, Monmouth County ...

Man Claims Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker

TRENTON, NJ – When a Manalapan supermarket worker concerned about the coronavirus asked a shopper to keep his distance, the man said he was infected with the virus, leaned in and coughed on the employee, officials said today.

The shopper, George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, ended up being charged with third-degree terroristic threats and other offenses, said state Attorney General Gurbir ...

Coronavirus: NJ Transit Will Operate on Weekend Schedule 7 Days a Week

FANWOOD, NJ -- The daily commuting schedule for NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line (and most other lines) will look different, starting with the morning rush on Monday, March 23.

NJ Transit announced on Friday that its rail lines, except for the Atlantic City Rail Line, will operate on a weekend schedule with slight modifications. 

Visit the Printable Schedules page ...

First Presumptive Positive Coronavirus Case Announced in Montville Twp

MONTVILLE, NJ - Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Victor Canning announced the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in Montville Township on Tuesday.

"A presumptive positive case has been identified in Montville Township," Canning said. "The individual is in isolation at home and has had minimal to no contact with the community or family ...

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On Lake Hopatcong: Big Weeds, Little Money to Yank Them

May 30, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials.

In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) noted that the lake “never fully iced ...

Morris County Prosecutor Warns Residents of Criminals Posing as Contact Tracers

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 emergency to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for an infectious disease. Public health department ...

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East Hanover's Leadership Issues Statement Regarding Death of George Floyd

May 31, 2020

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Mayor Joseph Pannullo; Chief Christopher F. Cannizzo, EHPD; the East Hanover Town Council; and Fr. Matthew Kranc, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church have issued the following statement regarding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

“Fellow citizens, the shocking brutality precipitating the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, does not reflect ...

Fuel Spill on Rt. 287 Friday Evening Causes Environmental Mess

PARSIPPANY, NJ - An overturned auto with a person entrapped along with a truck with a fuel tank, caused an environmental and traffic mess on Rt. 287 this evening, May 22nd in Parsippany.

At mile marker 41 on Rt. 287 southbound, the fire department and County Hazmat were on the scene.  Over 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled and leaked into the storm drains.

The person that was ...

Y Ninja Fit—It’s a Hit!

Friday afternoons at 4:30 p.m. are a blast for 13 boys enrolled in Y Ninja Fit for Teens at the Madison Area YMCA. The Gymnastics Center is abuzz with the boys running, climbing and jumping over and under obstacles. (Where are you, girls? This is open to you too!)

Teens experience the best of both worlds in this one-hour combination class of obstacle course training and fitness training. The ...

On Lake Hopatcong: Big Weeds, Little Money to Yank Them

May 30, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials.

In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) noted that the lake “never fully iced ...

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Clinton NJ Vegan Café Pays it Forward by Preparing Meals for the Community & Essential Workers

June 3, 2020

CLINTON, NJ -- Tara Stone, Owner of Grounded for Life Cafe, recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning show on News 12 Plus, where she spoke to Host Stephanie Willoughby about her experiences as a small business owner navigating the pandemic. 

Stone described Grounded for Life as a plant-based restaurant “borne from a need to bring healthy and compassionate food, ...

Rutherford, NJ Bakery Brings Smiles and Support to their Community During the Pandemic

RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Renee Faris, Chef & Owner of Erie Coffee Shop & Bakery, about her small business in town and how life and work has changed for her during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the coronavirus outbreak began to take hold in New Jersey, at first Faris set limits as to how many people could be in the bakery, but eventually wound up closing altogether ...

Berkeley Heights Restaurant Creates Mobile Market to Serve their Community During the Pandemic

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- Host Stephanie Willoughby caught up with Ralph Acquaviva, Owner of Delicious Heights, a restaurant/bar/takeout establishment, to see how he has managed his business during the COVID-19 pandemic and learn about the initiatives he has established to continue meeting his customers’ needs.

“My dream was always to open up a restaurant,” said Acquaviva.

East Hanover Community Partnership Will Distribute Complimentary Supplies to East Hanover Businesses This Saturday, June 6th!

June 3, 2020

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The East Hanover Community Partnership is committed to the success and safety of the East Hanover business community. 

To assist the businesses in navigating through this challenging time, the EHCP will be distributing complimentary PPE, Cleaning Supplies, and Social Distancing kits this Saturday, June 6th from the Town Hall Parking lot. 

Please use the ...

Florham Park Education Foundation Launches Community Care Initiative

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives of all children and their families in the Florham Park community. However, some families may be more impacted than others. It is because of this that the Florham Park Education Foundation (FPEF) has launched a new initiative called Community Care. Community Care provides support to the children and their families in the Florham Park ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

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Beverly Jean (Charlton) Weimar, of Ship Bottom, and Florham Park, New Jersey passed away on March ...
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How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

May 22, 2020

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...

Let’s decrease the MVC backlog before agencies reopen, say lawmakers

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. – Some motorists cannot register a car and new drivers are desperate to take the road test, but all are experiencing frustration that the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission has been shuttered since March 17.
 
Three Republican lawmakers are especially concerned that without an immediate solution that crowds will exacerbate the frustration when agencies finally ...