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Towaco Fire Department Responds to Smoke Call

July 26, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Volunteer Fire Department responded to a “smoke conditions” call on Holbrook Court on July 23.

Two engines were dispatched to the call, which was reported at 4:10 p.m., according to department Chief Kenneth Breeman.

The smoke was the result of mulch burning in the front of the house and took about 30 minutes to extinguish, Breeman said.

The ...

Drought Watch Issued for Most of Northern New Jersey

TRENTION, NJ - As a result of continued dry weather, the Department of Environmental Protection has issued a water supply drought watch for most of northern New Jersey, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

 

The DEP is urging residents in the affected areas to voluntarily conserve water and for the rest of the state to practice wise water use due to continued dry weather that is ...

Further Steps Taken Towards Traffic Light at Gathering Road

MONTVILLE, NJ – Township officials hope to meet with Morris County Freeholders to speed up the process of potentially installing a traffic light at the intersection of Changebridge and Gathering Roads. Residents have come in force to the past two township committee meetings to complain about unsafe conditions at the intersection.

Mayor James Sandham told the assembly at the July 19 ...

Kittens Kittens Kittens!!

We have kittens for adoption!  Come visit us at the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter to meet the kitten of your dreams.   Saturday 7/23 from 11am-1pm at 97 Ironia Road, Mendham, 07945.  Email doggie54@optonline.net for questions!

Plenty to Do in Montville and Morris County This Summer

July 21, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ - For those residents sticking around Montville Township this summer, there’s plenty to do in and around the township.

Montville Recreation is offering Tuesday night concerts at the amphitheater beyond the Montville Township Public Library. “Midnight Blue” will be featured on July 26, with rock, blues-rock and classics; and “Degrees Below Zero” will ...

A Special Screening of "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" to Show at JCC Metrowest

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Dubbed "the best food film of 2016" and voted "Ford Best of the Fest" by this year's New Jersey Jewish Film Festival attendees, "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. As a special summer treat, JCC Metrowest in West Orange is re-screening "In Search of Israeli ...

Magician Thrills Summer Readers at Montville Library

MONTVILLE, NJ – Magician Tom Yurasits thrilled dozens of Montville Township children as part of the library’s summer reading program series. The show, held July 13, spotlighted some of world-renowned magician and escape artist Harry Houdini’s tricks.

Yurasits told the young audience that Houdini is his hero, and he has read a lot of books about him. He feels that he and ...

Planning Board Approves Redevelopment Plan; Recommends Extending Zoning To Parsippany Border

July 19, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Planning Board held a public hearing for its redevelopment recommendations for a section of Pine Brook located on Route 46 at the corner of Changebridge Road, and extended zoning changes along Route 46 to the Parsippany border.

The Planning Board had conducted a study regarding the 5 1/2-acre area, which is composed of a former restaurant ...

Site Planner Testifies Regarding Proposed Towaco Townhouses

MONTVILLE, NJ – Professional Planner Mia Petrou testified that a proposed 23-unit townhouse project would further the goals of the Towaco Master Plan at the July 6 Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Towaco resident Dan Furia’s Shops on Main has been built on Route 202/Main Road, but a second, mirror-image building next door plus the townhouse units behind the two commercial buildings ...

Students’ Varied Achievements Recognized at Montville Board of Ed Meeting

June 30, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – Award-winning film producers, Eagle Scouts, and science researchers were all recognized at the June 21 Montville Township Board of Education meeting

Board President Matthew Kayne began the meeting with a moment of silence following the Pledge of Allegiance, in order to commemorate the two Towaco teens who recently perished in a car accident.

Eagle Scouts

He then ...

Freeholder Candidates Horn, Clyde, and Von Achen Joined by Ambassador Phil Murphy

July 12, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On June 27th at the Hanover Manor, Morris County Democratic Freeholder candidates Mitchell Horn of Montville, Rozella Clyde of Chatham, and John Von Achen of Parsippany were joined by former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy in a successful event discussing change and progress within the county.

 “Morris County needs a progressive, ...

Montville Township High School Student Receives Republican Club Scholarship

July 7, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen and three Morris County Freeholders were on hand to present recent MTHS graduate Jordan Mahr with a $1,000 scholarship from the Montville Township Republican Club on June 27.

The club received applications from 11 MTHS students; Republican Club President Annabel Pierce called Mahr “very accomplished.”

“This year we ...

Further Steps Taken Towards Traffic Light at Gathering Road

July 24, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – Township officials hope to meet with Morris County Freeholders to speed up the process of potentially installing a traffic light at the intersection of Changebridge and Gathering Roads. Residents have come in force to the past two township committee meetings to complain about unsafe conditions at the intersection.

Mayor James Sandham told the assembly at the July 19 ...

JCP&L Settlement Meets Opposition, Gathering Road Residents Want Traffic Light

MONTVILLE, NJ – Despite a signed settlement agreement between Montville Township and JCP&L, a representative from the Division of Rate Counsel has submitted an objection to Judge Leland McGee, according to township attorney Fred Semrau.

Semrau, speaking at the June 28 township committee meeting, said Division of Rate Counsel representative Brian Weeks submitted the objection, stating ...

Montville Police Officers Given Awards for Saving Life, DWI and Drug Arrests, Military Service

MONTVILLE, NJ – Five Montville Township police officers were given awards at the regular meeting of the Montville Township Committee on June 28.

Patrolmen Keith Donnelly, Robert Koetzner and Alexander Yang were given Honorable Service awards, Patrolman Scott McGowan was given the department’s Life Saving Award, and Koetzner, Patrolman Richard Tichenor and Yang were given ...

Red Cross Issues 4th of July Safety Tips

July 2, 2016

PRINCETON, NJ – It’s almost time for the long Fourth of July weekend and many people will spend part of their holiday weekend firing up the backyard grill, traveling or enjoying one of New Jersey’s many pools and beaches. The American Red Cross offers a series of steps everyone can follow to safely enjoy the holiday weekend.

“As everyone looks ...

Drought Watch Issued for Most of Northern New Jersey

July 26, 2016

TRENTION, NJ - As a result of continued dry weather, the Department of Environmental Protection has issued a water supply drought watch for most of northern New Jersey, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

 

The DEP is urging residents in the affected areas to voluntarily conserve water and for the rest of the state to practice wise water use due to continued dry weather that is ...

Montville Planning Board Denies Land Use Application from Former Mayor

MONTVILLE, NJ – Citing planning and engineering reasons, the Montville Township Planning Board denied former mayor Arthur Daughtry’s application to subdivide his lot at 60 Horseneck Road into three lots.

Daughtry sought to divide the unusually shaped site, keeping an existing home and creating two flag lots in the rear. Flag lots have narrow access points in the front and then open ...

Towaco Fire Department Responds to Smoke Call

July 26, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Volunteer Fire Department responded to a “smoke conditions” call on Holbrook Court on July 23.

Two engines were dispatched to the call, which was reported at 4:10 p.m., according to department Chief Kenneth Breeman.

The smoke was the result of mulch burning in the front of the house and took about 30 minutes to extinguish, Breeman said.

The ...

Former Long-Time Towaco Fire Official Passes

MONTVILLE, NJ – Former Towaco Volunteer Fire Department Chief William Mazzucco passed away on June 27. He was 73.

Born and raised in Towaco, Mazzucco was the oldest active member of the department, having served for 55 years, said his wife of 51 years, Donnis.

“He served as chief as well as every other ‘line’ officer during those years,” Donnis Mazzucco told ...

Fifth Burglary Reported Wednesday Night in Montville

MONTVILLE, NJ - A burglary occurred on Stoney Pond Way on Wednesday evening, according to Capt. Andrew Caggiano of the Montville Township Police Department. Caggiano reported officers responded to an alarm at the residence and determined that a burglary had occurred. 

Over the past month, the Montville Township Police Department has responded to four incidents throughout Montville ...

Montville Township Recreation Spring Youth Track and Field Team Wins Division III Title

July 10, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Recreation’s Spring Youth Track and Field team won the Lakeland League Division III Championship title at the meet held in Randolph June 10 and 11. The team competed against other Morris County teams.

Track Program Coordinator Whitney Zammit led the team in her rookie year as coach. The team features boys and girls ages 7 to 15.

Athletes ...

Love of Volleyball Leads Morris County Student to World Fistball Tourney

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School student Alexx Berdej grew up playing volleyball, but when she was cut from the school team her sophomore year, it looked like her time competing in that sport had come to an end.

“I was always too embarrassed to go back to try out again,” Berdej said.

Meanwhile, U.S. Fistball Association President Bob Feid was at a world tournament in Argentina ...

Introducing House on the Hudson - A High End Specialty Brand

July 23, 2016

At TAP into Travels, we enjoy exploring the world and finding cool new things.  On our latest expedition to Cleveland where were observing elephants in their natural habitat, we discovered this wonderful micro brand, Little House on Hudson.

Little House on Hudson is a boutique brand specializing in handmade and unique accessories with a political bent.  While we were ...

An Introduction to TAPinto Travels

TAPinto Travels is pleased to join the TAPinto family of independent publishers. 

Our mission is simple.  We believe there is a world out there and we want you to see as much as you can.  We all work hard and we all deserve some time off to enjoy with our friends and family.  We will do our best to inform you of all the wonderful things you can do close to home and out in ...

Fine Arts Connection Presents "Leads - A Cabaret"

July 23, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ - Fine Arts Connection, a performing arts studio located in Pine Brook, will be presenting "Leads - A Cabaret" for one night only, on Friday, August 5th at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosen PAC inside the Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive.

Adult tickets will be $20, and students/senior tickets will be $16.

Click this link, Fine Arts Connection  or contact the Fine Arts ...

Kittens Kittens Kittens!!

July 23, 2016

We have kittens for adoption!  Come visit us at the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter to meet the kitten of your dreams.   Saturday 7/23 from 11am-1pm at 97 Ironia Road, Mendham, 07945.  Email doggie54@optonline.net for questions!

A Special Screening of "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" to Show at JCC Metrowest

July 18, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Dubbed "the best food film of 2016" and voted "Ford Best of the Fest" by this year's New Jersey Jewish Film Festival attendees, "In Search of Israeli Cuisine" is a portrait of the Israeli people told through food. As a special summer treat, JCC Metrowest in West Orange is re-screening "In Search of Israeli ...

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Morris County Democratic Freeholder Candidate Mitchell Horn Proposes the Development of a Casino in Morris County

July 21, 2016

My name is Mitchell Horn and I am a Democratic candidate for Freeholder in Morris County. I am proposing the development of a casino at the International Trade Center in Mount Olive, located in Morris County, NJ.  

Morris County could benefit from the development of a casino here.  A casino would provide an increase in revenue to the county, which could be used to reduce ...

Montville Recreation Department Sponsors Bus Ride to NY Mets Game

July 14, 2016

Take me out to the ball game! The Montville Recreation Department will be sponsoring a trip to see the NY Mets vs. Colorado Rockies at Citi Field in NYC.

The trip will take place on Friday, July 29th. The bus will depart at 4:30pm for a 7:10pm game. Transportation in provided on a motorcoach bus and departs from the Montville Municipal Building located at 195 Change Bridge Road in ...

Montville Residents Treated to Reading of Declaration of Independence for July 4th

July 9, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Area Tea Party and the Montville Historical Society held their sixth annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, to celebrate our independence from Great Britain in 1776.

The ceremony began with a presentation of colors by Montville Police Explorer Post 805.

"Courier" Dave Marino arrived in full historic garb, on his horse, Hickory, ...

Montville Hosts 32nd Annual Project Graduation; Thanks Friends & Neighbors for Your Support!

July 20, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Drug Awareness Council— Municipal Alliance hosted its 32nd Annual Project Graduation on Thursday, June 23rdat the J.C.C. in West Orange.

​The overnight event, which provides Montville’s high school graduates with a safe, engaging environment filled with activities, food, and entertainment, serves as a capstone to their high ...

Burial at Sea

As I plugged my phone into the outlet next to a shelf in the hotel bathroom, I had a fleeting thought that it was sort of an odd place for an outlet.  That was actually the last thought I had before my phone slipped out of my hands and fell directly below the shelf…

Into the toilet.

The good news was, the water in the toilet was clean.

The bad news was, it was still water.

Driving in Jersey

       Once you get the basics down driving an automobile anywhere on earth is all the same. Huh! Don’t you believe it. The pleasure or stress of driving is directly proportional to what those other motorists are doing. In North Carolina there’s 1 registered driver for every vehicle on the state’s books. In New York there’s one and a half drivers ...

Anti-Cop Rhetoric and the Dallas Police Assassinations

July 8, 2016

The assassination of five Dallas law enforcement officers should shock and disgust us all.  No society can be safe, no rights can be assured and no justice can be found in any place where police officers are intentionally targeted for murder.  

Sadly, this vicious attack comes on the heels of yet another viral video of a police shooting.  Despite that fact that they have no ...

Kittens Kittens Kittens!!

July 23, 2016

We have kittens for adoption!  Come visit us at the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter to meet the kitten of your dreams.   Saturday 7/23 from 11am-1pm at 97 Ironia Road, Mendham, 07945.  Email doggie54@optonline.net for questions!