Government

November 14, 2018

MADISON, NJ - The Madison Town Council meeting of November 12 opened with Mayor Conley asking for a moment of silence in recognition of the passing of long-time Madison resident Pamela Higgs on November 3. Ms. Higgs was a 50-year member of the Thursday Morning Club and was the widow of Harold ...

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MADISON, NJ - At the Town Council meeting held October 22, Mayor Bob Conley asked for a moment of silence to commemorate the lives of two long-time Madison residents, Sandra Fielo and Lindsay Ireland. Sandra Fielo, 83-years-old, passed away on October 11, 2018.  She lived in Madison, N.J., since ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Township Committee unanimously introduced an amendment Thursday night at its regular meeting to include the prohibition of marijuana smoking and vaping in public. The ordinance would amend the "Smoking Prohibited" section of the township's police regulations. The ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Town Council discussed two topics at its regular meeting on September 24, 2018. First on the agenda was the quarterly update of open space presented by Barbara Heskins Davis, PP, AICP, Vice President of Programs of the Land Conservancy of New Jersey. She reviewed the goals ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Hartley Dodge Memorial Building was awash in blue for the September 12 Madison Town Council meeting with the swearing in of three officers of the Madison Auxiliary Police Unit and recognition of three Madison police officers for their assistance with Chatham police in the rescue ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - An ordinance that will allow for the creation of an off-leash dog area at Shepard Kollock Park was passed unanimously on Monday night at the regular meeting of the Borough of Chatham Council. The ordinance will be up for adoption on Sept. 11. Council members Vicki Fife and Bob ...

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MADISON, NJ - Town Council member Carmela Vitale, shared input from Town Engineer Bob Vogel at Monday evening's town council meeting with an update of the town’s road reconstruction projects. Several of these projects were impacted by work by PSE&G and included road reconstruction, milling and ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Visitors to Loantaka Park in Chatham Township no longer have to transport bikes to the park if they wish to ride the scenic paths. Loantaka now has Zagster bikes to use through an APP courtesy of "Morris Moves Bike Share" a program provided by the Loantaka Brook Reservation and the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - In case there is a need for rapid emergency transport and care for trauma patients, Chatham showed it was ready on Monday night with a successful landing of a NorthSTAR medevac helicopter on the Chatham Middle School oval. Tim Brown, a paramedic flight nurse and a member of the ...

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MADISON, NJ – Cold temperatures and high winds did not do the “Save The Historic Madison Theater” community rally any favors.  Despite the gray and rainy weather, dozens of people were on hand Sunday afternoon on the steps of the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building for the “Save the Historic Madison ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter began the new year by pledging to oppose Gov. Phil Murphy's plan to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. On Thursday night, he followed through by voting to adopt an ordinance that prohibits "marijuana cultivation, production testing, ...

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Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will discuss key issues and take questions from the online audience in a Facebook Live event on Thursday, April 26 at 6:45 p.m.  Questions will be accepted in advance and during the live stream. Those interested in watching or participating in the event can “like” or ...

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No one used the phrase “and a little child shall lead them,” but the adults who spoke at a rally on the steps of the Hartley Dodge Memorial Municipal Building on Saturday all praised the young people who inspired it. “You won’t be known as the ‘mass shooting generation,’ you’ll be known as the ...

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MADISON, NJ – Madison students and borough officials are speaking out against gun violence as thousands get ready to hit the streets on Friday morning for the March for Our Lives rally.  The borough will host a pre-march community send-off event at the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building on 50 Kings ...

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MADISON, NJ – Higher rates for lower service has become almost commonplace for many NJ Transit riders in Madison and throughout the state, but Gov. Phil Murphy says he has a plan.  During a Tuesday morning press conference at the Madison train station, Murphy said his proposed budget includes ...

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MADISON, NJ – It began with a moment of silence. More than 300 students bowed their heads as frigid gusts of wind whipped around them outside the Madison High School gymnasium. Peri Munter, 17, a senior at the school, read the names of the 17 people who were killed one month ago in the Parkland, ...

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MADISON, NJ – Wednesday is the one-month anniversary of one of the most deadly school shootings in U.S. history. The Valentine’s Day killings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that took the lives of 17 people sent shockwaves throughout the nation.  Though Madison is more than 1,000 miles ...

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Though the snow has subsided, some Madison residents are still experiencing the wrath of Winter Storm Quinn. The borough is currently “facing immediate challenges” with the “extensive” post-nor’easter cleanup, according to a statement issued Thursday evening by Mayor Bob Conley.  Members of the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham residents from the borough and the township met at the Chatham Borough Firehouse on Saturday to discuss a proactive way the community can address pushing for a ban of military-style assault weapons. Former Chatham Borough Council member Jim Lonergan formed the Facebook ...

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MADISON, NJ – Bottle Hill Tavern will open this spring at the former home of Poor Herbie’s on 13 Waverly Place. Property co-owner Peter Flemming detailed his final site plans to the Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday during its regular meeting. Upgrades to Madison’s newest business will ...

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MADISON, NJ – Demolition is the only way, said property owner Saxum Real Estate of the historic Madison movie theater.  During a Historic Preservation Commission review on Tuesday of updated concept plans for the building at 14 Lincoln Place that was formerly home to Bow Tie cinemas, Saxum said ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town. The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings ...

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MADISON, NJ – Potential concepts for the redevelopment of Madison’s historic movie theater are up for discussion again, this time on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. during a regular meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission inside Hartley Dodge Memorial Building council chambers at 50 Kings ...

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According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Menendez released the following statement through his communications director, Tricia Enright: “From the very beginning, I never wavered in my innocence ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Morris County on Wednesday participated in the national Point-in-Time Count and Survey of the Homeless. This national census of homeless persons took place on Wednesday, when Morris County and surrounding counties counted the number of individuals who experience ...

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CHATHAM, NJ – Chatham Middle School mother, Libby Hilsenrath, is the plaintiff, along with her minor child, in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that names The School District of the Chathams, the Board of Education, the Chatham Middle School principal and teachers as defendants, claiming a violation ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Thousands of people came to Morristown this past weekend to join together for the historic Women's March on New Jersey. Many participants came to Morristown early or stayed later to patronized the restaurants and shops throughout Morristown. The Town of Morristown is ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Thousands of men, women and children filled the streets of Morristown on Saturday for the Women’s March on New Jersey. Beginning on the front lawn of Morristown Town Hall, participants gathered to celebrate the achievements of New Jersey women over the past year and to encourage ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown Police Department is currently investigating the alleged burglary and sexual assault of a woman Thursday morning in her Morristown apartment. Responding quickly, the Morristown Police Department apprehended suspect Brian K. Session of East Orange on Friday.  The ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Thousands of women and allies will unite Saturday in Morristown for the Women’s March on New Jersey 2018. Participants at this peaceful and non-partisan march will gather together to celebrate the achievements of New Jersey women over the past year and to mobilize women across New ...

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