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Graduation of our Son

March 28, 2022

Our Son, Steve Jr! She graduated from SUNY Purchase College, Magna Cum Laude, with her CS Degree! Can't wait to see what the future holds for him!
We wish you the best of luck and success and sincere congratulations on your graduation and commencement!

Love from Mom, and Dad.

Montville Lazar Students Qualified for the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship

Montville Lazar students Etash Arni, Thomas Jenkins, Zaara Mehta and Viraj Sharma did it again. This past Saturday, they placed 2nd in the teamwork challenge for the New Jersey VEX Pitching-In State Championship. Their performance has qualified the team for the 2022 Vex Robotics World Championship to be held this May in Texas. Known as the “Constructicons,” they were the only ...

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Memorial Day Parades, Events in the Morris County Area

May 20, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Grab your red, white and blue and celebrate the brave men and women have sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedom. There are several commemorations, parades and events planned in Morris County to honor them this Memorial Day.

On Wednesday May 25, a ceremony will take place on the lawn of the Morristown Court House to honor and pay tribute to those who ...

Madison Farmers Market is Back! First Day is May 19

MADISON, NJ - The 30th Annual of the Madison Farmers Market will kick off today, Thursday May 19. The 2022 season will take place every Thursday through November 17. The market takes place from 1pm - 6pm at Dodge Field.

"The Madison Farmers Market has always been about community, food, and fun", said organizers. "This season we will be trying different creative ideas and ...

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Sat. May 21

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop off unwanted hazardous materials from their households.

Tornado Watch for Morris County; Thursday May 20

May 20, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  A storm is expected to hit the Morris County area today, Friday May 20, announced the Morris County Office of Emergency Management.  The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Tornado Watch until 7pm for the Morris County area.

"We may experience strong to severe storms later this afternoon", said the weather authority.

Morris County Gun Buy Back Event Collects 674 Firearms

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Morris County Gun Buy Back Program has resulted in the surrender of 674 firearms, announced Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Richard Pantina, the Morris County Board of Commissioners, John Sette ...

Gas Stations Across New Jersey Lower Gas Prices to Demonstrate Self-Serve Savings

TRENTON, NJ – More than 75 gas stations throughout New Jersey will lower their prices today, Friday May 13 to demonstrate how much motorists could save if the state offered the option of self-serve gas.

The Fuel Your Way NJ Self-Serve Day of Awareness is part of campaign to educate the public about how much they could potentially save if the “Motorist Fueling Choice and ...

Food Truck Festival on Friday to Support Hanover PTAs

May 19, 2022

HANOVER, NJ - There will be a food truck festival in Cedar Knolls on Friday May 20th to support the Hanover Township Elementary School's Parent Teacher Association.

The festival will take place at Malapardis Park between the hours of 4pm - 8pm. 

In addition to food trucks there will be inflatables for kids, a baseball toss and music.

Somerset Patriots to Celebrate Armed Forces Weekend May 21 and 22

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host Armed Forces Weekend in conjunction with Minor League Baseball on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The Patriots take on the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) in each game.

For Saturday’s 6:35 p.m. game, active military members and veterans will receive a ...

Chatham Teens for Mental Health to Host Talk on Suicide Prevention as Part of Mental Health Awareness Month

CHATHAM, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Chatham Teens For Mental Health (CTFMH) announced that in support of Mental Health Awareness Month it will host a community-based presentation, “Talk Saves Lives,” in conjunction with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

The presentation, which is designed to raise awareness of suicide prevention, will take place on ...

Police Arrest Florham Park Little League's Treasurer After League Discovers Missing Funds

May 18, 2022

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Florham Park Police have announced a recent arrest of a resident, accused of stealing money from the Florham Park Little League while holding the role of Treasurer of the League.

The incident was first brought to light during the winter of 2022.

According to the police, the Florham Park Little League filed a complaint on February 22nd with the Florham Park Police ...

Chatham Moms Object to Sexual Content Being Taught in 11th Grade Health Education Class at Chatham Board of Education Meeting

CHATHAM, NJ -- A group of Chatham mothers came before the Chatham Board of Education to voice their concerns about specific lessons being taught in health classes in the district at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night.

The Chatham moms, who belong to a local chapter of the Moms for Liberty parental rights organization, also spoke out against the new state ...

Police: Man Used Credit Cards Stolen from Denville Vehicles

DENVILLE, NJ - A Paterson man burglarized vehicles in Denville and then used credit cards he stole from them, according to police.

The man, Jazzmeir Mims, 23, faces charges of burglary, fraudulent use of credit cdards and criminal mischief, police said.

They said they responded May 4 to a report of two motor vehicle burglaries that took place in the parking lot of 3130 Route 10 ...

NJ Resident Loses $1.5 Million In Wire Transfer Fraud, another loses $400

May 20, 2022

WARREN, NJ — A Warren resident was scammed out of $1.5 million in a wire transfer fraud, police said in a release Thursday. An Old Forge Drive resident reported the wire-transfer fraud on Tuesday. 

A day earlier, on Monday, a Stoningham Drive resident reported that someone tried to hack into personal accounts, was able to hack into their PayPal account and stole approximately $400, ...

UPDATE: Meadowbrook Court Incident Resolved Safely; Summit Police Say Victim Has Been Taken to Hospital

SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely.

A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being transported to hospital. No injuries."

“I am pleased with the professional response ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

May 20, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

Bill Aiming to Ban Large Boxes for Small Items Passes Assembly Committee with Strong Opposition

TRENTON, NJ — “This is a horrendous piece of legislation,” said Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R - District 25) during the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee meeting on Monday. 

His objection came prior to the committee clearing Assemblyman John McKeon’s (D - District 27) oversized box regulation. The new legislation would prohibit retailers ...

8-Year-Old Piscataway Gymnast Breaks NJ State Records

May 19, 2022

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ – Mya Spotwood of Piscataway was crowned vault, floor, and the all-around individual state champion at the USAG Level 6 State Championships hosted by Will-Moor Gymnastics in Mount Laurel.

To close out the Gymnastics Level 6 year at last weekend’s competition, 8-year-old Spotwood placed 1st overall with a score of 38.5500. Her ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

NJ Family To Cheer on Own Horse at Kentucky Derby

KENTUCKY - A New Jersey family is preparing to cheer on its own horse at this weekend’s 2022 Kentucky Derby.

Bridgewater residents Tom and Carol Hopkins are part owners of Donegal Racing’s Mo Donegal, a 3-year-old horse set to compete in the Derby.

Tom Hopkins has been interested in racing since growing up on Long Island, near the Roosevelt Raceway. In the 1970s, he formed a ...

The first beach day of the year has arrived in Belmar

May 21, 2022

With sunny skies in the afternoon and temps approaching records into the high 80’s, Belmar is going to be very busy today.

The Seafood Festival began yesterday with a mix of fog and heavy rain, but today is forecast to be much better.  Vendors will be expecting large crowds and parking will be at a premium in town.  So visitors are encouraged to take ...

Summer is here and ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

LBI Region, Nj - After a soggy Spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor center in Ship ...

Historic 50-Mile Tour of Somerville Returns on Memorial Day

SOMERVILLE, NJ – When hometown hero Furman Kugler crossed the finish line in 1940 ahead of Johnny Webber of Milwaukee to win the first Tour of Somerville bicycle race before a crowd of 20,000, Mayor Freas Hess told a reporter, “Maybe we should do this again next year.”

They did, and with the exception of World War II and a two-year pandemic hiatus, America’s oldest ...

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 ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Captures Euro Challenge Win

WATCHUNG – Kathleen Brennan, Math Department Chairperson at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, reported that the Mount's Euro Challenge team edged out four other finalists in the competition on May 19th. Their topic was Gender Inequality in Germany. 

The sophomore presenters included: Zoe Daly of Piscataway, Victoria Fekete of Livingston, Lillian Del Rossi of Union, ...

Gabriella Vivona Qualifies for National Gymnastics Competition

WATCHUNG – Chatham resident Gabriella “Ella” Vivona has qualified for the National Gymnastics Championships which will be held in Des Moines, Iowa this June. This is the second consecutive year that she has been selected for this honor.

“I am very excited for this because I will be able to compete with in harder routines while being with my team,” said Ella, ...

Two Mount St. Mary Academy Juniors Selected to Attend Summer Music Programs

Madeline Carnesi-Silberstein of Clark and Marina Cialdella of Branchburg have been selected to attend prestigious music programs to hone their talent and skills this summer.

Madeline has been selected to attend a three-week program in July at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, a top conservatory in the country which accepts 10 pianists each year who are seriously considering a ...

Hi from the snuggliest, prettiest, chunkiest gal, VAL

Hi from the snuggliest, prettiest, chunkiest gal, VAL! She's the coolest kid in school! Val is a five-year-old lovebug with a big, fat bod and adorable Dumbo ears. She's an affectionate pooch who likes to give hugs to her favorite people... like, real, you've-had-a-long-day-let-me-make-it-better kind of hugs. She pops her paws right up on your shoulders and will stay there as long as ...

Get Ready to Be Wooed.....Meet Baby Bingo!

Meet baby BINGO, a happy-go-lucky retriever puppy who just wants to show you his favorite toys.

Sweet Bingo was surrendered to a local shelter after falling ill. We heard about Bingo's situation and rushed him to our partner vet, who determined that Bingo has a liver shunt. Essentially, this means that blood bypasses the liver instead of being carried into it to remove toxins and other ...

Can you help us find Amber a home?

Can you help us find Amber a home? When we saw this super sweet one-year-old lab mix, we knew she needed our help. Amber is 45 pounds and loves everyone she meets. She is an excellent combination of a happy-go-lucky gal who loves to play with other dogs and also enjoys a good movie night on the couch. Her sweet brown eyes, gentle demeanor, and playful personality make her a perfect addition to ...

Should the New Jersey state legislature suspend the current gas tax for the foreseeable future, given the increasing cost of fuel?

You're a typical New Jersey driver, who needs to fill up at the local gas pump. Each gallon you buy sends 42 cents  to the state and another 18 cents to the federal government. With gas prices going through the roof, there are calls by members of Congress to suspend some or all of those taxes for the remainder of the year.

Does suspending gas taxes work? It might save a few cents at ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

A 12-Step Guide for Selling Your Home

May 9, 2022

So, you've decided to sell your house—now what? There are many steps involved, and the whole process can sometimes seem confusing, even overwhelming. Well, we're here to help. While each home sale can be just a little different, there are a few things that they will have in common.

We've put together a handy guide to walk you through this journey from start to finish, to make ...

Existing-Home Sales Down 2.7%, Marking the Second Consecutive Decline

For the second month in a row, existing home sales dropped in March, down 2.7% from February. Compared to March of 2021, sales activity was down 4.5%. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), total existing-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million in March, compared to 6.04 million last year.

Regionally, only the West saw some reprieve, as sales ...