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Hanover Park Wrestlers Highlight All-NJAC Liberty Division Team

March 20, 2023

EAST HANOVER, NJ -- The following wrestlers from Hanover Park High School were named to the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference's All-Liberty Division Team for 2023:

First team
106: Nick DiFrancescantonio, Hanover Park freshman; 113: Cristian Cesaro, Hanover Park sophomore; 120: Marty Zoet, Hanover Park junior; 126: Santino Denise, Hanover Park sophomore; 132: Joey Tantawi, Hanover Park ...

Whippany Park Wrestlers Make NJAC All-Liberty Division Teams

WHIPPANY, NJ -- The following wrestlers from Whippany Park High School were named to the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference's All-Liberty Division Team for 2023:

First team
157: Jon Ehrhardt, Whippany Park junior; 

Second team
165: Michael Fehmie, Whippany Park junior 

Honorable mention
Devin Forrante, Whippany Park junior

Jersey Takes Over March Madness Once Again

NEW JERSERY - Over the last couple of years, Purdue has consistently reminded the basketball world of how good of a team they are.

With superstars like Jaden Ivey this past year and now 7 '4 giant Zach Edey, they have constantly stayed as a top tier program in the country. But they have always had kryptonite during these couple of years that has staggered their growth of reaching their ...

Hanover Township Recreation Department to Reopen on Monday March 27th

March 25, 2023

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Hanover Township Community and the Hanover Township Recreation Department will reopen to the public on Monday, March 27 at 8 a.m.

In the meantime, the Hanover Township Community Center is closed to the public on Friday, March 24. However, you can contact the Recreation Department by phone (973) 428-2463 or by email:

The Hanover ...

Hanover Middle School Presents Oliver

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - the Hanover Township Public School district of Memorial Junior School will be presenting 'Oliver' during the weekend of March 31st - April 1st. 

For more information click here.

Oscars 2023: Everything In the Six-Figure Gift Bags That Celebs Take Home

The Oscars 2023 will take place this Sunday, March 12, and film devotees enthusiastically await the winners of the most recognized iconic gold statue in the world.

Regardless if the stars win an Academy Award one thing is guaranteed, they won’t be going home empty-handed. Los Angeles based entertainment marketing company Distinctive Assets will ...

Programs Opening to Help NJ Entrepreneurs Affected By Silicon Valley Bank Collapse

March 15, 2023

TRENTON – In response to Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) collapse last week, Governor Phil Murphy announced that the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will be opening, and launching, a series of programs designed to provide emergency assistance to New Jersey-based companies banked by SVB. 

“Ensuring the success of New Jersey’s businesses ...

Local Businesses Show Up for Shop Local

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Hanover Township Economic Development Advisory Committee’s (EDAC) Shop Hanover subcommittee held its inaugural event, a Business Card Swap/Meet & Greet for the businesses in Hanover Township at Double Tap Brewery on Tuesday, February 28th. There were 23 businesses in attendance, as well as Hanover officials, members of EDAC, and the guest ...

Deep Shringi of Whippany Graduates from Georgia Institute of Technology

March 24, 2023

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Georgia Institute of Technology presented degrees to approximately 5,620 undergraduate and graduate students during the Institute's 263rd Commencement exercises Dec. 16 - 17, 2022, at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Among the graduates were:

Deep Shringi of Whippany

The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is one of the top public research ...

Alan J. Robinson to Speak at Whippany Park High School on Child Abduction

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - On March 30th, Alan J. Robinson will be speaking to parents, teachers and law enforcement officials at Whippany Park High School on the topic of child abduction. The session will take place from 6pm - 8pm and is for adults only.

Mr. Robinson teaches his audience the methods that pedophiles and child abductors use to exploit children and how to safeguard against ...

Happy Pi Day

March 14 is also known as "National Pi Day" because the date is 3/14.  

In 2009, Congress passed a resolution signifying March 14 as Pi Day because the irrational number is central in mathematics, science and engineering, and because  learning about Pi "can be an engaging way to teach children about geometry and attract them to study science and ...

Important Dates for Hanover Township Voters

March 23, 2023

MORRIS COUNTY,  NJ – The 2023 primary election is Tuesday, June 6 and there are a few dates to keep in mind.

Any residents who wish to run for municipal, county or statewide office need to file their petitions with the appropriate clerk by Monday, March 27th at 4pm.

Morris County residents who want to register to vote in the primary have until Thursday, May 16th to file an ...

Hanover Township Changes Voting Locations Based on Residents' Feedback

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - Hanover Township has worked with the Morris County Board of Elections to change certain polling locations.  This effort has been done after the Township received negative feedback after the last election.  The Board of Elections has approved the following changes. 

One location that will change is a move from Hildale Park Presbyterian Church over to Notre ...

First East Hanover Council Meeting Since the Official Party Switch

EAST HANOVER - The "big switch" was last month.

And on Monday night, it came to fruition - at least officially.

The township council here held its first regular meeting since all five members announced they were changing party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.

This may have been major news on the political front, but at least on this night, it didn't seem to register ...

In Honor of Oreo's 111 Birthday, Nothing Bundt Cakes Giving Away One Free Bundlet to First 111 Guests

March 5, 2023

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -  In honors of Oreo's 111 birthday, Nothing Bundt Cakes is giving away one free OREO Cookies & Cream Bundtlet (mini bundt cake) to the first 111 guests at each bakery on Monday, March 6. The giveaway will begin at 1:11pm at New Jersey locations, including the location at 170 East Hanover Ave. in Morris Township.

The Oreo cookies and Cream flavor will be ...

Scholarship Fund Honors Slain Roxbury Mom and Son

March 22, 2023

ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated 3:03 p.m.) A new scholarship fund has been created in memory of Succasunna resident Kellie Ventricelli and her son, Anthony, killed March 7 by husband and father Peter Ventricelli.

The goal of the GoFundMe effort, created by friends of Kellie Ventricelli, is “to help Roxbury High School students on their career journey to technical vocational school, ...

Hanover Township Planning Board Meeting Set for March 14th is Canceled

March 14, 2023

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - Hanover Township's Planning Board meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th has been canceled.

Hanover Township Mayor Introduces 2023 Operating Budget

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - Mayor Thomas 'Ace' Gallagher introduced the 2023 operating budget at the March 9th Township Committee meeting.  You can read his introduction and statement below:

On behalf of the Township Committee, I would like to provide you with information concerning our current financial and budgetary outlook for 2023. In 2022, the Township did not experience a ...

Hanover Township Meeting Information for Week of March 7th

HANOVER, NJ - Listed below is information on Hanover Township's local government meetings for the week of March 7th.

The Board of Adjustment Meetings scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2023, has been canceled.
There is a Board of Health Meeting on Wednesday, March 8th at 7:30pm in the main public meeting room
The Township Committee of the Township of Hanover will meet Thursday, March ...

Winter Storm Warning in Effect for Hanover From 6PM Monday to 6PM Tuesday Evening

March 13, 2023

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area from 6pm. Monday, March 13 through 6pm Tuesday, March 14.

Rain will turn to snow this evening. Snow accumulations will be less than half an inch. Snow will continue Tuesday morning then rain after 2pm. Some wind gusts could climb to 35 mps in some areas.  Snow accumulations for our ...

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for Hanover Area Friday Night

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  As we are set to spring forward this Sunday, mother nature is giving us one more taste of winter. Rain, sleep and some snow may be hitting our area, Friday night into Saturday.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from March 10 at 1pm until 10am on March 11, announced the National Weather Service. According to the forecast, rain mixed with sleet will hit our area after ...

Mayor's Wellness Campaign Kicks Off is Hanover Township

March 23, 2023

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - Hanover Township's Mayor Thomas "Ace" Gallagher joined the Hanover Township Recreation Bobcat Wrestlers for a lifting session at Powerhouse Gym on Route 10 in Whippany on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. This session kicked off the Mayors Wellness Campaign with Hanover Township designated a "Healthy Town Up-and-Coming" in 2022. Hanover ...

Hanover Township Mayor's Wellness Campaign Hosts Senior Circuit in March

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - As part of the Mayor's Wellness Campaign, Mayor Thomas "Ace" Gallagher and Hanover Township Recreation invite the public to a special Senior Circuit to be held on Saturday, March 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hanover Township Community Center.

This is a great opportunity to spend time getting fit and healthy with Mayor Gallagher and fitness ...

Winter Weather Advisory Remains in Effect for Hanover Until 6pm Tuesday

March 14, 2023

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the Morris County area until 6pm, announced the National Weather Service.  The weather authority believes the snow will continue through tonight with 1 to 2 inches of accumulations possible.

Winds gusts as high as 40 mph are also possible today. 

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a high temperature of 42 ...

One Million Dollar Lottery Ticket Sold in Whippany

WHIPPANY, NJ - A one million dollar Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold at a Quick Chek in Whippany.

All five white balls were matched in the Tuesday, March 7th drawing. The ticket was purchased at the Quick Check located at 2 Parsippany Road in Whippany.

The winning numbers for the Tuesday, March 7, drawing were: 15, 22, 25, 28, and 69. The Gold Mega Ball ...

Spring Forward This Weekend: Don't Forget to Turn Your Clocks Ahead 1 Hour Before Going to Bed on Saturday

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  It is that time of year once again for us to spring ahead into the new season.  The temperatures start to rise, birds begin to chirp, leaves start to bloom, and we turn our clocks forward. Moving into the spring season is always initiated by the tradition of turning our clocks forward by one hour.

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am on Sunday, March 11th. However, ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Proposes Record $53.1 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

February 28, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says his $53.1 billion proposed budget is all about the future of New Jersey and its residents.

"It is a budget designed with a singular purpose, to continue building the Next New Jersey," Murphy said Tuesday in Trenton.

Murphy says the budget offers real solutions for New Jerseyans who have been struggling for the past few ...

Garbage Truck Fire in Hanover Township

March 20, 2023

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - There was a garbage truck fire at approximately 10:00pm Monday evening March 20th in Hanover Township.

The location of the fire was at 34 Troy Road.  

East Hanover ladder company was at the scene.  

This according to breaking news alerts.

American Red Cross Sets Up Shelter at Hanover Community Center after Hotel Fire

HANOVER, TOWNSHIP - A fire at the Red-Carpet Inn in Whippany on Friday, March 17 was the cause of a mass evacuation of guests at the property. It is reported that no one was injured in the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Hanover Township Police Department, and Hanover Township Fire District #3.

In response to the displacement of the guests, the American Red ...

Hanover Police Assisted East Hanover Police Getting Honored at Awards Ceremony

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The 200 Club of Morris County will Honor three police officers from East Hanover at their annual Valor and Meritorious Awards Celebration that will take place on April 27th.  

On August 18, 2022, Sergeant Randy Patner, Patrolman Joseph DiMeo, and Patrolman Michael Panzarino responded to a burglary in progress at a residence on Ridgedale Avenue. The resident was at ...

Potholes are the pits; State Farm® Agent Teri DiGrande offers tips to make driving smoother

February 26, 2023

Heavy rains and flooding. Record snowfall and historically low temperatures. Half of the country has experienced extreme weather in just the past month, resulting in everything from frozen pipes to flood damage. But there is another menace has started to pop up because of the weather, one that many drivers deal with every year.

Those pesky potholes.

Potholes become more prominent the first ...

Archdiocese Grants Removes Lenten Fasting Restriction for St. Patrick's Day on Friday, March 17

March 4, 2023

NEWARK, NJ -- For Catholics conflicted about eating traditional corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day, which falls on Friday, March 17, the Archdiocese of Newark has altered Lenten fasting obligations, which include abstaining from eating meat on Fridays.

The Memorial of St. Patrick is on a Friday this year.  For those members of the faithful celebrating this Solemnity and ...

Hop on Over

HANOVER, NJ - Hanover Township Recreation invites you to its EGG-stravaganza of an event on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 10 a.m.t o 11:30 a.m. at Veteran Field in Whippany. Hanover Township residents with children ages 10 and younger are welcome to hop on over for a morning of fun! Join us for relay races, guessing contests, photo ops and of, course, a visit by some bunny special! There will be ...

Attorney General Releases Audio, Video Footage of Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Paterson

March 19, 2023

PATERSON, NJ - The Attorney General’s Office has released audio recordings of seven 911 calls and video footage from body-worn cameras related to a fatal police-involved shooting that took place on March 3 in Paterson. Najee Seabrooks, a 31-year-old resident of Paterson, was killed during the incident. The recordings have been released pursuant to policies established ...

New Jersey Board of Nursing Rescinds 20 Nursing Licenses and Nullifies 26 Temporary Licenses Implicated in DOJ Investigation of Fraudulently Issued Nursing Diplomas

Newark – The nursing licenses of 20 New Jersey medical professionals have been rescinded following the United States Department of Justice’s investigation into allegations of fraudulently issued Florida nursing diplomas, announced Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin.

The 20 nurses received Notices of Rescission demanding they cease and desist any nursing practice in the State ...

Gov. Murphy Declares State of Emergency in Morris County in Preparation of Winter Storm

TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency effective at 8:00 p.m. tonight for five New Jersey counties in advance of a winter storm forecasted to impact certain areas of the state with severe weather conditions starting tonight, Monday, March 13, through the morning of Wednesday, March 15.


Executive Order No. 320 declares a State of Emergency ...

Join the Hanover Township Economic Development Advisory Committee for a Networking Event on June 9th

Join the Hanover Township Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) for its Annual Business Networking Event on Friday, June 9th, from 12 PM – 3:30 PM at the Whippany Train Station, 1 Railroad Plaza, Whippany 

If you are a business located in Hanover Township, please join Hanover's EDAC on June 9th to meet your fellow Hanover businesses, learn about the ...

Hanover Township Community Center Reopens its Doors on Monday

The Hanover Township Community and the Hanover Township Recreation Department will reopen to the public on Monday, March 27 at 8 a.m.

In the meantime, the Hanover Township Community Center is closed to the public on Friday, March 24. However, you can contact the Recreation Department by phone (973) 428-2463 or by email:

The Hanover Township Community Center ...

Update Regarding Montville's Lazar Middle School Social Media Threat

March 24, 2023

MONTVILLE, NJ - An anonymous threat was made on social media regarding Robert R. Lazar Middle School prior to the start of school on Friday, March 24, according to Superintendent Thomas Gorman.


Gorman said the Montville Township Police were immediately notified and law enforcement quickly identified the threat and secured the building, but out of an abundance of caution, ...

Fraudulent Nordstrom Return of $913, a Stolen Credit Card at Ruth Chris & Shoplifters

MILLBURN, NJ — Two of the crimes committed at The Mall at Short Hills this month have included a Nordstrom employee ringing up a $913 return and stealing $165 of merchandise, and a customer using a stolen credit card to pay his bill at Ruth Chris Steakhouse. There were also several shoplifting incidents.

According to the Millburn Police Officer Ford, the Nordstrom employee, Tania Blaise, ...

Morris County Baseball Coach Charged with Sexual Assault

ROCKAWAY, NJ - Joseph Derose Jr, a baseball coach and substitute teacher at an elementary school in Rockaway Township has been charged with sexual assault, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and Rockaway Township Police Chief Martin McParland

According to authorities, Derose Jr.had a sexual relationship with the victim from May ...

Hanover Township Recreation Hosting First Aid for Pets Event

March 12, 2023

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - On Thursday, March 16, 2023, Hanover Township Recreation will be hosting a First Aid for Pets Event.  

Scheduled speakers are:

Dr. Jennifer Murphy
Dr. Kathryn Hein
Alyssia Lopez (Veterinary Technician)
Meghan Holland (Practice Manager)

The topics to be discussed are as follows:

Basic life support
Basic bandage
Managing ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...