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Hoboken To Host 'World's Largest Ice Cream Eating Contest'

June 7, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Here’s one competition where you probably won’t lose your cool.

Hosted by Moo Jersey, a Hudson County-based artisan ice cream company, along with Main Street Pops and the Hoboken Family Alliance, the Mile Square Meltdown will not only be Hoboken’s first-ever ice cream festival, but also the world’s largest ice cream eating contest.

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Service Reliability for Customers Through the Summer Season

With anticipated higher electric usage and severe weather possible during the hot summer months, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed equipment inspections and maintenance throughout its central and northern New Jersey service area to help enhance service reliability for customers.

Nearly 800 miles of high-voltage ...

East Hanover to Host Fireworks at Lurker Park on July 4th

July 1, 2022

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The Township of East Hanover will host fireworks on July 4th in honor of the United States Independence Day.

The fireworks will be held at Lurker Park.  

The public will be welcome starting at 7pm with a DJ and food trucks.  The fireworks are schedule to begin after dusk. 

Florham Park Celebrates its 4th of July Parade's 65th Birthday with an Independence Day Celebration

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Florham Park will celebrate the 65th Birthday of its 4th of July Parade with a big Independence Day celebration.  The parade will commence at 9am and will begin at the Borough Municipal complex at 111 Ridgedale Avenue.

In addition to the parade, there will also be a family picnic, rides, games, a social garden and a Fireworks' celebration on Monday, July 4th.  ...

Madison Area YMCA Welcomes Kids Central Manager Iris Oladapo

MADISON, NJ – The Madison Area YMCA welcomes Kids Central Manager and Senior Member Services Representative Iris Oladapo! With more than three decades of experience working with children and aiding in their growth, Iris brings wisdom and fresh ideas to Kids Central, Madison Area YMCA’s indoor modular playground for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children, featuring Open ...

Children Most at Risk in Use of Novelty Fireworks. See Safety Tips

July 3, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Message to the public on fireworks: they’re best left to the professionals, but if you do use the novelty devices that are legal in New Jersey, do so with extreme caution..

What’s legal? State law permits ground-based sparklers, and novelty items, including smoke devices, such as smoke balls, candles and cones.

What’s not legal? All other ...

Fireworks: Know What's Legal and What's Not

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," said government officials in a message today.

To help ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday, here is attached a flyer detailing ...

Florham Park Police Announce that 4th of July Parade Route Will be Closed to All Traffic

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park Police have announced important traffic advisory information for the upcoming 4th of July Parade.

They are advising residents, in the interest of safety and security, that the entire parade route will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC beginning at 8:30am on July 4, 2022. This will impact residents who live along the parade route, and all of the side streets that ...

Madison Area YMCA is Having a YMCA

People who work at the Madison Area YMCA make positive changes in other people’s lives—which makes a difference in their own lives. Make a difference for others while making a difference for you—work at the Y! https://delivr.com/2qkvq

Join Us on Tuesday, April 5 from 8AM-1PM or 2-7PM in the Boszhardt Family Teen Center at the Family Center, 111 Kings Road Madison for our Job ...

Work has Begun on Pequannock to Wayne Rail to Trail Five-Mile Path

June 28, 2022

PEQUANNOCK, NJ – Construction has begun on the long-awaited New York Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railway Bicycle and Pedestrian Shared Use Path, a 4.8 mile-trail project spearheaded by Morris County to repurpose an abandoned stretch of railroad for a non-motorized recreational path from Pequannock Township to Wayne.

Brush clearing and preliminary work on lifting old ...

Do You Know the Requirements for Carrying Firearms in Public? NJ Attorney General Explains

June 27, 2022

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a New York law requiring people to demonstrate a particular need in order to get a permit to carry a handgun in public, Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today announced a directive clarifying requirements for carrying firearms in New Jersey.

“I want to make it perfectly clear that carrying a handgun without a permit ...

Obituaries

Beverly Jean (Charlton) Weimar, of Ship Bottom, and Florham Park, New Jersey passed away on March ...
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Use your voice to make a difference : A Letter to the Class of 2022

June 20, 2022

In my childhood home, there was an underlying tension beneath the silence following my father’s war service in Vietnam. After my parents separated and my siblings and I moved in with my father, I remember quietly paying for the family’s groceries with food stamps. I didn’t want anyone to know, so it is not something we spoke about.

Breaking the code of silence in my life was ...

Overlook Strong again: After two-year hiatus, Overlook Medical Center’s best and brightest celebrated at Excellence Awards

July 1, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – JUNE 2022 – Enthusiastic applause filled the gala room as each name was called, and team members from departments spanning Overlook Medical Center strode proudly to the stage to accept their awards.

It had been three years since Overlook had celebrated its standout team members at its annual Excellence Awards. The event, like many in-person gatherings, went on hiatus ...