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Proposed Montville Township 2017 Budget to be Introduced at Next Meeting

March 23, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - Victor Canning, Montville Township administrator, announced at the Thursday, March 16 Montville Township Committee meeting that the 2017 municipal budget will be introduced officially at the next Committee meeting on March 28.

​Canning said the budget will be below the 2 percent cap with a tax levy increase of 1.944. The tax increase will be $52.78 on the average ...

Montville Township Committee Proclaims Girl Scout Week

MONTVILLE, NJ - On Thursday, March 16, the Montville Township Committee proclaimed the week of March 12-18 as Girl Scout Week in honor of the Girl Scouts’ 105th anniversary.

​The Montville Township Girl Scouts led the Committee meeting by presenting the flag, leading the public in the Pledge of Allegiance, and reciting the Girl Scout ...

Kiddie Academy Hosts Open House and Ribbon Cutting

March 18, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Families were treated to an afternoon of face painting, balloons, a puppet show and more as Kiddie Academy educational child care celebrated its grand opening with an open house and ribbon cutting on March 4.

Members of the Township Committee, Montville Township Chamber of Commerce, and Montville Education Foundation were present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mayor ...

Montville's 5th Grade Lady Broncos Clinch Championship

March 20, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville 5th grade girls travel basketball team capped off the season with a 21-14 win over And One of Livingston on Sunday, March 5 to clinch the Hoop Heaven League Championship.  After starting off the game with a 6-0 deficit, the Lady Broncos responded and out-scored their opponent 21-8 the rest of the way.

“I am very proud of how far this team has ...

Towaco Teens Honored by Boy Scout Patriots' Path Council

March 12, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Towaco residents Alex Benno and Jack Krase were among the 26 honorees at the recent Boy Scouts Patriots’ Path Council Youth Executive Committee “Youth Leadership Brunch,” held Feb. 26 at Perona Farms restaurant. Both teens are seniors at Montville Township High School.

Benno, who is a Montville Township Police Explorer, was named the “Lt. Joseph ...

Blizzard Predicted to Come Our Way

March 12, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Don’t put away your snow blowers. Winter isn’t through with us yet.

According to National Weather Service, Montville is in the path of a blizzard forecasted to begin early Tuesday morning and continuing throughout the day into the evening with predicted accumulations of 12 to 18 inches with winds 20 to 30 mph and gusts of 40 to 50 mph. Wind ...

Montville High School Film Club Finalists in Film Festival

March 22, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Members of the Montville Township High School Film Club traveled to the Project FX student film festival on March 18 where the club’s film “Chem Club” was one of ten high school film finalists.

The festival, now in its third year, was held at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. Its aim is to “locate and promote the very best in student filmmaking ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Apartment Complex Proposed for GI Auto Site in Pine Brook

March 24, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Zoning Board of Adjustments has heard testimony at three public hearings regarding an application to build 349 non-age-restricted rental units on the former site of GI Auto Salvage in the Pine Brook section of town.

During the Dec. 7, 2016 meeting, attorney John Inglesino began testimony by stating Avalon Bay Communities, LLC, has purchased the ...

Montville Planning Board Hears Testimony for Proposed Wawa on Redevelopment Site

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 Burgis ...

Kiddie Academy Hosts Open House and Ribbon Cutting

MONTVILLE, NJ – Families were treated to an afternoon of face painting, balloons, a puppet show and more as Kiddie Academy educational child care celebrated its grand opening with an open house and ribbon cutting on March 4.

Members of the Township Committee, Montville Township Chamber of Commerce, and Montville Education Foundation were present for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mayor ...

Roxbury Lawyer Heather Darling Announces GOP Freeholder Bid

March 20, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Succasunna lawyer Heather Darling announced her candidacy for a seat on the Morris County freeholder board.

In a statement, the Republican said she is seeking nomination in the June primary election as the GOP candidate to fill a freeholder seat vacated by Hank Lyon.

“Although she is a businesswoman, not a politician, Heather Darling has been involved in Morris ...

Morristown Children’s Hospital First Hospital in New Jersey to Administer Newly Approved Treatment for Rare Genetic Disease

March 23, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, was the first hospital in the state to administer nusinersen, a newly approved medication to a patient with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and sometimes fatal genetic disease that causes progressive loss of muscle strength and movement.

Because of the demand for the ...

JCP&L Prepares for Winter Storm With Plan and Additional Crews

March 14, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  Food? Check. Water? Check. Shovels? Check. Electricity? Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is monitoring and will continue to monitor the winter storm that is developing along the East Coast. The company has stated that personnel are prepared to respond should the forecasted heavy snowfall and high winds cause power outages. To prepare for the weather event, ...

Mosque Hosts Open House

March 14, 2017

MONTVILLE,  NJ – It started with a posting on the Montville Moms’ community Facebook page. On Feb. 2, Montville resident Marie Tripaldi asked if any mosques in the area would be hosting visits, because in the U.K., where Tripaldi is from, that weekend was “Visit My Mosque” day.

Tripaldi said she was not able to attend the OneMontville Martin Luther King Day of ...

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Sat, March 25, 9:00 AM

Montville Township Municipal Building , Montville

Montville Township Electronics Recycle and ...

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Sun, March 26, 1:00 PM

Montville Senior Center, Montville

Montville Kiwanis Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser

Food & Drink Giving Back

Tue, March 28, 2:00 PM

Montville Township Municipal Building, Montville

Opiate Seminar for Realtors®

Business & Finance Education Health & Wellness Home & Garden Police & Fire Real Estate

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Tue, March 28, 3:00 PM

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Short Story Club

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Tue, March 28, 8:00 PM

Municipal Building, Montville

Montville Township Committee Meeting

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Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 16, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

Girl Scouts Announce Cookie Finder Website

March 24, 2017

RIVERDALE, N.J. — Did you forget to order your favorite Girl Scout cookie treat? It’s not too late! Girl Scouts across northern New Jersey will continue selling Girl Scout cookies through April 23 during Cookie Booth Sale season. More than 700 booth sales are planned throughout Morris county.

“We often hear customers say that they do not know a Girl Scout who is selling ...

Montville Township Committee Proclaims Girl Scout Week

March 21, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - On Thursday, March 16, the Montville Township Committee proclaimed the week of March 12-18 as Girl Scout Week in honor of the Girl Scouts’ 105th anniversary.

​The Montville Township Girl Scouts led the Committee meeting by presenting the flag, leading the public in the Pledge of Allegiance, and reciting the Girl Scout ...

Meet the Leaders of Montville Township: Gary Lewis, Planning Board Chairman

March 11, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - “Montville is a great, great, great town! Did I say ‘great’?” said Gary Lewis, chairman of the Montville Township Planning Board, with his unique sense of humor.

Lewis grew up in the neighboring town of Fairfield and moved to Montville in 1998 with his wife Lisa and young daughter Kayla. They were living in a Wayne townhouse and expecting another ...

Montville High School Film Club Finalists in Film Festival

March 22, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Members of the Montville Township High School Film Club traveled to the Project FX student film festival on March 18 where the club’s film “Chem Club” was one of ten high school film finalists.

The festival, now in its third year, was held at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. Its aim is to “locate and promote the very best in student filmmaking ...

Pennsy Man Charged with Picatinny Bribes

March 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – A Stroudsburg, Pa. man working for the federal government accepted bribes in connection with renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Fort Dix, said law enforcement officials.

The man, Kevin Leondi, 56, faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted, said acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick.

He said Leondi was arrested Wednesday at ...

Housewives Star Identified as Owner of Burning Car Found with Dead Bodies

March 19, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - According to multiple reports the burning car that was found in Paterson on Friday with two unidentified male bodies is registered to Housewives of NJ alum Kim DePaola.

Around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning police and fire officials arrived to the scene of a burning Audi near the 500 block of East 28th Street in Paterson. 

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the flames ...

CIANJ Celebrates Good Works of Business 4th Annual Chairman’s Reception

March 24, 2017

The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine recently hosted their Fourth Annual Chairman’s Reception  – paying tribute to the kindness and generosity of the business community. 

Thirty-nine companies, including leading manufacturers, retailers, hospitals, banks and colleges and universities, were honored as “Champions of Good ...

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Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.

Open Houses the Weekend by Century 21 The Crossing

MONTVILLE, NJ - Century 21 The Crossing is having the following open houses this weekend:

Sunday, March 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

30 Abbott Road, Montville - click HERE for further details.

97 Glenroy Road, Fairfield - click HERE for further details.

 

The Only Winning Move is not to Play: 8 Steps to Disengage

Even on a good day, it can be difficult not to take the bait when your teen is pushing your buttons.  How do you disengage to keep it from escalating into a battle?  The last line in the movie "War Games" describes it perfectly -- "The only winning move is not to play."

Sometimes, in order to stay calm when things are heating up with your kids, not engaging is the ...

Without Mercy by Jefferson Bass

Without Mercy: A Body Farm Novel by Jefferson Bass (Harper Collins, 2016)

In James Patterson's Master Class, an online course which I recommend highly to aspiring authors, Patterson talks about the validity of writing with a partner. Patterson notes several well respected creative teams like Lennon and McCartney, Simon and Garfunkle, and explains that combining the creative juices of two ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...

5 Tips to Meet Your 2017 Organization Goals

Did you make a goal to get better organized in 2017? If so, you’re not alone. Every year, for at least the last ten years, “Get Organized” has been the second most popular New Year’s resolution. We all start the year with good intentions, but sometimes life intervenes and our plans get waylaid. Here we are in February, 1/12 of the year ...

Pet Corner

Lincoln is looking for his Furever Home!

March 21, 2017

Lincoln “Abe” Friendly with Dogs, Friendly with Everyone!  

Lincoln is about 14-16 weeks old, about 26 pounds, and he is a handsome with a beautiful chocolate coat and white on his 4 paws and chest.  Lincoln also has an adorable wrinkly forehead!    Lincoln is a playful, friendly puppy who was rescued from a high kill shelter in NC and now living in a foster ...