Morris County News

June 22, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education’s Special Meeting on June 21 was a four plus hour affair, consisting of cheering, booing, rousing ovations, multiple interruptions, and once again - chaos and confusion.  Over 40 people representing a diverse demographic took to the podium for the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures and a traffic shift on I-80 westbound as the I-80 Bridges over Rockaway River replacement project advances in Roxbury, Jefferson and Rockaway. Beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 18, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van has served it's 20,000 clients as of today, June 16, announced the Morris County Sheriff's Office.  The vehicle, which has trained staff on site, provides individuals with information about rehab, detox services, mental health services, recovery services. The ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ — During student drop-off across from Lazar Middle School on Monday morning, Unmask Our Children rally participants passionately chanted "Unmask the children", "My body, my choice", "We do not consent", "Follow the Science" and "We will vote you out!" Through the honking car horns ...

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WHIPPANY, NJ - A former Whippany Park High School graduate died in a tragic boating accident on Barnegat Bay early Sunday morning, according to State Police. The young man who died was 19 year old Corey Molinari from Whippany.  He was one of five people on board a pontoon boat that crashed into ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off." The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - A concerning trend has moved potential car thefts/burglaries from nighttime to day time.  This has caused the Florham Park Chief of Police to issue a warning to all residents.  You can read it below: Residents, We received information from our County partners that some of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Residents and visitors of Morristown will now have a better parking experience thanks to PayByPhone. The leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions is expanding to over 1200 parking spaces on-street and off-street across town. The app will be available immediately ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Following a cold and rainy weekend, a nice Memorial Day in Roxbury turned dramatic toward evening as residents encountered police brandishing rifles in Ledgewod and Kenvil while a helicopter circled overhead. The excitement, around 8 p.m. appeared to relate to an incident involving ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - After canceling what would have been the festival’s decennial year due to COVID-19, the Town of Morristown has announced the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival is on for 2021! “I can’t wait,” said Mayor Dougherty. “The past twelve months were filled with so many cancellations ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Ten years ago today, the owner of a diner in Kenvil was found dead on the floor of his Route 46 establishment. The man, Chafic “Steve” Ezzedine, had been stabbed multiple times. It’s an unsolved homicide that remains under investigation. Each Memorial Day weekend, including this ...

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TRENTON — New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) customers are advised that all MVC facilities will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. This includes: Licensing and Vehicle Centers Regional Service Centers Road testing sites Inspection ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - An single airplane crash was reported at Morristown Airport on Tuesday, May 25, according to authorities. At approximately 9am, an experimental Taylor Coot aircraft crashed upon landing on Runway 23 at Morristown Airport. The plane, which was operated by John Loofbourrow, stated ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - There is an overturned Auto on Rt. I-280 Westbound at mile marker 1.2 The fire department is on the scene and is reporting an overturned auto with unknown injuries. Several lanes are blocked.    This according to breaking news alerts.

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - A hazardous material situation occurred this afternoon at  Zimmer Trabecular Metal Technology, Inc located at 10 Pomeroy Road in Parsippany.  It appears to be some kind of hazardous chemical leak.  The fire department is on the scene. County Haz-Mat team is also on the scene ...

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CONVENT STATION, NJ - There were no fatalities after a car collided with a train near the Convent Train Station on Saturday evening, according to Mariluz Garcia-Diaz, Senior Public Information Officer for NJ Transit. The car that collided with a train near the Convent Train Station was driven by ...

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Only 6% of 750+ Hospitals Performing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Have Achieved This Elite Recognition of Best Practices and Quality Care Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has received American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Law enforcement officers  who have died in the line of duty have been recognized by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll and Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker during National Police Week which runs from May 9 through May 15, 2021. First created by presidential ...

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EAST HANOVER, N.J.- East Hanover's Mondelez Corporation, the parent company of NABISCO is gearing up for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as the Official Cookie and Cracker sponsor of Team USA. The iconic brands will rally fans to "Snack Together. Win Together" this summer, through ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A twenty foot abandoned container awaits recovery while rusting in the Whippany River in Morris Township just a stone’s throw from Acorn Hall, the center of the Morris County Historical Society. The dumpster is located on the opposite site of the 1776 Powder Mill Historical Site ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Robert Vessechia, who spoke at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 26, was removed from school grounds by Chatham Township Police on Friday, April 30, and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing. At the April 26 meeting, Vessechia waited ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – It’s a renovation that has been three years in the making, but the Morristown varsity baseball and softball teams are the beneficiaries of new state-of-the-art scoreboards behind a generous donation from Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center. Last Tuesday afternoon, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van will be making several stops in Morris County this month. The May schedule for the van is as follows: May 3- Morristown Green- all day May 4 - Boonton Walmart - 9am - 2pm May 5 - 138 Lakeside Blvd in Roxbury - 9am - 2m May 6 - Turkey Brook Park in ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There is a small Brush Fire near 176 Columbia Turnpike in Florham Park. The fire department is on the scene.  There is one engine on site working to put out the fire. This according to breaking news alerts.  

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Approximately 631 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the 2021 Operation Take Back.  The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. Morris County residents ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There was a fatal motor vehicle accident on Rt. 24 Westbound in Florham Park that closed all east bound lanes from Rt. 287 to the Short Hills Mall. The accident is under investigation.   More details will be provide as they are made available. This according to breaking ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Table of Hope's free food distribution will take place in Morristown on Thursday  April 22 from 2pm - 3pm. at Bishop Nazery Way (59 Spring Street in Morristown). Additional distributions will take place in Parsippany and Dover on April 23. The Parsippany location is 299 Webro ...

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When fifth-grader Maya Vinu tried to give her labradoodle, Copper, treats from her own food, the dog would snub her offer. “I’m a vegetarian so when I gave him a treat it didn’t really smell good,” she said. “I wanted to make treats that smell good and are healthy for dogs.” So Vinu invented ...

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EAST HANOVER,NJ - The East Hanover Police where instrumental in bringing a Bronx New York man sentenced to state prison for stealing a total of $142,900 from older adults throughout New Jersey using a "grandparent scam". From the news release: Osvaldo Thomas, 41, of the Bronx, N.Y., was ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - The Costco on Rt. 10 in East Hanover is now offering vaccines for COVID to the public. Costco just opened their portal for COVID vaccinations and is offering the Moderna vaccine. You can schedule an appointment by clicking here. 

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