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Montville Sees $12M Surge in Tax Payments Due to Tax Bill: Twp Committee Meeting

January 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Township Administrator Victor Canning told the Montville Township Committee that the town clerk’s office was kept extremely busy during the last week of 2017, as the township collected $11,851,044 in advanced property tax payments for 2018. New tax laws took effect on Jan. 1 which cap property tax deductions from federal taxes owed at $10,000, so Montville Township ...

Mayor Conklin Gives "State of Montville Township" Address

MONTVILLE, NJ – Newly named Mayor Richard Conklin gave the State of Montville Township address at the Jan. 1, 2018 reorganization meeting, as required by township code. He spoke of the strengths of the township, the challenges it faces and his personal goals for the year.

First he gave a rundown of the 2017 accomplishments within the township, which included the paving of more than ...

Conklin Mayor; Witty & Kayne Sworn In: Montville Twp Reorganization Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee held its reorganization meeting on Jan. 1. The committee elected member Richard Conklin as mayor and re-elected Frank Cooney as deputy mayor.

Under Montville Township code, residents do not directly elect the mayor or deputy mayor. The township committee privately caucuses in December to choose these positions and then a member makes a ...

Pine Brook Resident Achieves Ph.D. in Physical Therapy

January 9, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Pine Brook resident Andrew Reynolds recently achieved his Ph.D. at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA, following the presentation of his research project at the school’s fourth annual physical therapy student research symposium.

Reynolds and 60 other student researchers presented their work before an audience of clinical instructors on subjects that focused on ...

Grau President, Palma VP, Two Sworn In: Montville Board of Ed Reorg Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township public schools Board of Education met on Jan. 2 to reorganize and named long-time board member Charles Grau as its new president in the wake of Matthew Kayne’s departure to join the Montville Township Committee. Kayne’s term ended Dec. 31 and he did not seek re-election.

Board Member Michael Palma was elected vice president of the ...

Boys Basketball: Montville Records Back-to-Back Wins Over West Morris and Morristown

January 14, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Currently holding a record of 9-1, the Montville boys basketball team won back-to-back games last week against West Morris and Morristown.

While they suffered their first loss against Delbarton the week before, the team focused on continuing to play with high spirits and improve their teamwork and skill, planning to maintain this positive energy ...

Montville Varsity Basketball Teams Both Victorious on the Road Saturday

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville's girls and boys varsity basketball teams each handed a defeat to their respective opponents while playing on the road on Saturday, Jan. 6.

The Lady Mustangs advanced their undefeated season record to 6-0 by out scoring Ridge High School, 38-29. Emma Wax led the way for Montville with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Bella Vito had 6 ...

Montville Girls Basketball Continues Winning Streak Against Millburn

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville girls basketball team won at Millburn on Wednesday night with a score of 57-10. The team brought their record to 5-0 while also adding their fourth win with a lead of over 20-points. Focused on starting out with energy and being aggressive, the girls had a shutout in the first quarter, scoring 21 points over Millburn. 

“We had ...

Two Cars Stolen in Montville this Week

January 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Police Department responded to two car thefts this week, according to Captain Andrew Caggiano. 

Caggiano reported a 2017 Land Rover was stolen from the resident’s driveway on Sunset Court sometime between 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

The next night, a 2015 Cadillac Escalade was stolen ...

Montville Resident Receives Scholarship from NJ Chinese Festival Organization

January 13, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident and Columbia University sophomore Jordan Mahr received a scholarship from the New Jersey Chinese Festival organization on Dec. 28.

This was Mahr’s second year receiving a scholarship for $1,000 from the organization, as last year he received the group’s freshman scholarship. The group marked 2017 as their fourth year giving the ...

Montville Rotary Awards Grant To Help at-Risk Teens

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Rotary awarded Veronica Tullo a $1,000 grant for her foundation, Help Educate At Risk Teens (HEART).

Tullo, who is International United Miss Junior Teen 2017 and a sophomore at Montville Township High School, founded HEART to help raise awareness about the issue of teenage suicide. She said it has affected “so many of my friends and people I ...

United Airlines Offers Customers Two Free Checked Bags on Travel To/From China and Hong Kong

January 17, 2018

CHICAGO, IL - United Airlines has eliminated charges for customers' second checked bag on all routes from North America to China and Hong Kong including those originating at Newark Liberty Airport. 

"We are responding to valuable feedback from customers who are seeking added benefits when they travel to China and Hong Kong, ...

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Celebrates 25th Year Feb. 28-May 28, 2018

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will kick off spring at Walt Disney World Resort Feb. 28 and continue through May 28, 2018. The first festival in was a 38-day celebration, for 2018 it expands to 90 days of gardens and topiaries. 2018 is also the 35th anniversary of Epcot.

The Epcot International Flower and Garden ...

Kid Scientists Learn About Reactions at Montville Twp Library

January 11, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township kids got a lesson in science – and fun – at the library Jan. 10 when Science Explorers’ “Atomic Amy” presented a lesson in the three states of matter.

The kids, ages kindergarten through fifth grade, were treated to a lesson in how to be a scientist, as Amy, AKA Amy Margulis of Towaco, showed them how use gloves, safety ...

Montville Planning Board Hears Testimony for Proposed Wawa on Redevelopment Site

January 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Planning Board met on March 9 and heard testimony regarding a proposed Wawa food market and fueling station to be built on what has been named a redevelopment site by the town, at the corners of Changebridge Road, Bloomfield Road and Route 46 West in the Pine Brook section of town. 

Board Planner Joseph Burgis, Professional Planner of ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Montville Resident Releases New Book on Jan. 16

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville resident, Marc Demetriou, releases his new book, “Lessons From My Grandfather: Wisdom for Success in Business and Life” on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

His book received many endorsements, including this one from Barbara Corcoran on the cover of his book: “Marc Demetriou has written a superb success guide unlike any other. Based on ...

Power Outages Reported in Montville on Friday

January 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Weather-related power problems caused power outages for many customers of JCP&L and PSE&G in New Jersey on Friday morning. JCP&L had the larger total number of outages, with several being reported in Montville Township.

The largest number of JCP&L outages were in Morris County and Sussex County.  Morris had 6,127 customers out of 200,385 ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

January 15, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

New Jersey Woman and Her Mustang are a Dynamic Endurance Duo

January 17, 2018

NEW JERSEY - Don’t underestimate the power of a diminutive woman and her diminutive horse, especially when she’s wearing “cheap and brightly colored riding tights,” her signature style. The 4’ 10” Kate Vogel, and her 14.3 mustang, Fez, won three of the New Jersey Trail Ride Association’s (NJTRA) competitive trail rides (CTR) last year — the ...

Countdown to 150: Take A look Back At The Belmont Stakes Of Years Past

When the calendar turned to Jan. 10, it marked a milestone during a landmark year in the long and proud history of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.

The 150th edition of the famed "Test of the Champion" is now 150 days away on June 9. Tickets for the three-day, 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will be available to the public starting on Jan. 25.

In the ...

Derby Dreaming: Firenze Fire Wins Delayed Running of the Jerome Stakes

When Firenze Fire took the lead inside the 1/16 pole and got up to win the delayed running of the $150,000 Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct on Jan. 13, he took another step toward a spot in the starting gate in the 2018 Kentucky Derby.

The race was originally carded for New Year's Day but was postponed due to extremely cold conditions.

Racing in the colors of Ron Lombardi's Mr. Amore ...

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Thu, January 18, 1:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

The Booming '50s! (Montville Library)

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Thu, January 18, 7:00 PM

Senior House, Montville

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Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Montville Township

Let it Snow! Class at Pyramid Mountain

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Fri, January 19, 7:00 PM

Pine Brook Vol. Fire Dept., Pine Brook

Painting Event Benefit for Pine Brook Fire Dept.

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back

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Fri, January 19, 7:00 PM

Barn Theater, Montville

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" Benefit Show

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

A Letter of Thank You from Former Montville Township Mayor James Sandham

January 15, 2018

I have a number of Thank Yous -

First and foremost, to the citizens of Montville, Pine Brook and Towaco - for your support in four Primary and four General Elections.  I am truly honored that you gave a “poor kid from the Bronx” with a speech impediment, who had only been in town for 8 years, the privilege to be a leader in your town.

To Deb Nielson – I truly ...

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Kicks Off Next Century of Female Entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season

January 17, 2018

RIVERDALE, NJ – After last year’s 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, troops in northern New Jersey are kicking off this season with the return of Girl Scout S’mores™, the most popular flavor to launch in the 101 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies. Consumers can fuel transformative leadership experiences and build the next generation of entrepreneurs in ...

Snow Closes Montville Township Public Schools on Wednesday, Jan. 17

January 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 17 due to snowy weather conditions, according to Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar.

Speakers Announced for Saturday's Women’s March on New Jersey in Morristown

January 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The speaking program for the Women’s March on New Jersey 2018, slated for Saturday, Jan. 20 in Morristown, has been announced.

Participants at this peaceful, non-partisan march will meet at Morristown Town Hall at 11:00 a.m. and march a half mile to the Morristown Green for a program of diverse speakers. Among the topics addressed will be voting ...

School PARCC Testing Dead? Governor-Elect Murphy Calls for Change

January 15, 2018

New Jersey — He called for its end during his campaign for Governor and now Governor-Elect Murphy places PARCC testing for students on the ropes for real.

Friday, after the Governor-Elect announced that Asbury Park School District Superintendent Lamont Repollet will lead the State Education Department, he pivoted to ...

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Kicks Off Next Century of Female Entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season

January 17, 2018

RIVERDALE, NJ – After last year’s 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, troops in northern New Jersey are kicking off this season with the return of Girl Scout S’mores™, the most popular flavor to launch in the 101 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies. Consumers can fuel transformative leadership experiences and build the next generation of entrepreneurs in ...

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Century 21 Open Houses this Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ -  Following are Century 21 open houses this weekend:

Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, Jan. 14 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
8 Summit Drive, Bld #10, North Caldwell
11 ...

Open Houses this Weekend from Century 21

MONTVILLE, NJ - Century 21 has the following open houses this weekend: 

Saturday, Dec. 30 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using FGPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

 

 

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AtlantiCast Medical Minute – Winter Weather Edition

On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.

 

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