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Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., To Join Bishops Nationwide In Reconsecration Of Nation To Mary, Mother Of The Church On May 1

April 27, 2020

CARDINAL JOSEPH W. TOBIN, C.Ss.R., TO JOIN BISHOPS NATIONWIDE IN RECONSECRATION OF NATION TO MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH

All invited to participate in livestreamed prayer service, May 1 at 3 p.m.

Newark, NJ - Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will join with U.S. and Canadian bishops in the reconsecration of our nation to Our Lady under the title of Mary, ...

"We can't allow that to happen": Governor Murphy says no to Rabbi Aaron Kotler's plans for catered weddings

New Jersey - When Governor Murphy said stay safe and stay home, he meant it. According to a recent Monmouth University Poll, executive orders restricting certain activities in the state are also widely popular. 

Specifically, 'requiring people to maintain six feet of distance (97% approve / 95% aware) and to wear a face covering in public (95% approve / 95% aware), as ...

#EasterVideos: Beautiful Easter Sunday Mass from Rome, Music from Andrea Bocelli

 HOLMDEL, NJ - Happy Easter from Hometown News!

If you haven't had an opportunity to watch the Papal Easter Sunday Mass direct from Rome or experience Andrea Bocelli Live from Milan, here they are for you!

The incredible video photography of scenes across the world is amazing - you can see them here in two well worth sharing videos:

Enjoy!

Happy Easter ...

The Easter Bunny Will Travel Throughout East Hanover Saturday!

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Chief of Police, Christopher F. Cannizzo has good news to share about the Easter Bunny!  See his note to residents below:

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Tomorrow between noon and 6 p.m. the East Hanover Fire Dept ( Chief Carmine Davino & Deputy Fire Chief Paul Larena ) will be driving the Easter Bunny around all residential neighborhoods. We expect everyone to continue to practice ...

Spring Holidays no Time to Ignore Coronavirus Physical Distancing Orders, NJ Officials Say

TRENTON, NJ — With religious holidays approaching and changing guidelines for the use of masks, state officials on Friday urged the public to continue to observe a statewide ban on social gatherings as a means to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

The reminders to observe social distancing came during Gov. Phil Murphy’s daily press briefing during which officials reported an ...

East Hanover & Florham Park Residents Invited to the Morris County Community Rally Against Hate; Thurs. Jan. 9

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The East Hanover and Florham Park communities as well as the entire Morris County community is invited to a rally against hate. The rally, titled Morris County Community Rally Against Hate will take place on Thursday January 9 at 5pm at the Gottesman RTW Academy in Randolph.

The event signifies a community coming together to make a statement against hatred and ...

What's the Meaning of Christmas?

What’s the Meaning of Christmas?

There’s more to Christmas than carefully wrapped presents, twinkling trees and meeting Santa. Christmas celebrates Christ’s birth.

God loved us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to be born on earth and die on a cross. His sacrifice paid for our sins so that whoever believes in Him can have eternal life. The gifts we give at Christmas ...

Hanukkah Begins with a Menorah Lighting at Florham Park Gazebo

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park Municipal Complex contains Town Hall, the public library and the Public Work and recreation departments. And during the holidays, when night falls on this area, it turns into a winter wonderland with all its various bright lights and Christmas decorations. But on December 23rd, a particular celebration occurred at its gazebo.

“I welcome everyone here ...

Florham Park Holds Annual Tree Lighting

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Christmas has arrived in the Borough of Florham Park, and it started at the Community Center with the annual tree lighting ceremony. This year, about 200 to 300 kids and parents attended the event that has been organized by the Florham Park Recreation Department. A trail of lit candles lined the streets of the municipal complex as cars rode in.

“We’re very proud ...

Flags in East Hanover and Florham Park Flown At Half Staff Thursday Dec. 5

MADISON, NJ - Wondering why the flags in East Hanover and Florham Park are being flown at half-staff today, December 5?

All flags will be flown at half staff today per Executive Order 94  in recognition and mourning of a dedicated and tireless public servant, Monsignor Philip A. Lowery, who tirelessly served the people of the Catholic Church and the State of New Jersey, announced the ...

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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 ...

Update from Florham Park's Chief of Police

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Chief of Police Joseph Orlando issued the following statement today, May 20, 2020:

Residents,

Please read this post in its entirety, as there is much to discuss both locally and throughout the State. I ask residents to remember, the State is mandating all of our actions and we as a Borough are doing everything we can to provide our residents with safe activities on our ...

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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, June 3, 6:30 PM

Florham Park

Board of Adjustment Meeting

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Wed, June 3, 7:00 PM

Florham Park

Board of Health Meeting

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Thu, June 4, 6:00 AM

Florham Park

Recycling Pick Up

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

June 1, 2020

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.

SpaceX Launches New Era of Manned Space Flight at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA -- Today, SpaceX launched a manned flight into space from Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate the event, we take a look back at our post from last year celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, which originated, like today's flight, from Kennedy Space Center. The center just reopened its doors to the public on May 28, 2020.  

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Personal Chef Reinvents Business with a Nonprofit Program for Food Equity in New Jersey

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Personal Chef Nicolle Walker recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning TV program on News 12 Plus, to update host Stephanie Willoughby on her evolving business operations, which had to be adapted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Walker’s prior business model included working in people’s homes, as she and her staff cooked meals for busy families or ...

Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

May 25, 2020

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 ...

Obituaries

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, ...

A Letter to His Colleagues

Dear Colleagues,

I can remember vividly watching the gulf war unfold on TV. I watched all of the coverage I could and would tape whatever I missed. Those days and nights: watching our nation lead the world in the course of good was an inspiration; injecting me with a dose of patriotism that would never leave me. It was those moments that drove me to West Point and ultimately to serve my ...

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

May 29, 2020

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives Thursday afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program ...