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Different Time for Closed Session of Montville Township Committee Meeting

July 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Township Clerk Leena Abaza stated that the closed session portion of the July 17 Montville Township Committee meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. instead of its usual time. This change of time does not affect the public portion of the meeting, and the public portion will remain the same, starting at 8 p.m.

To view the agenda for the meeting, please go to: Agenda. The ...

Montville Police Chief to Retire and Schools Likely to Receive School Resource Officer

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools will likely have a school resource officer plus a special law enforcement officer if an ordinance introduced on June 26 passes in two weeks.

Parents have been vocal about asking for a police presence in the schools at March and April board of ed and township committee meetings, and after months of negotiations between the ...

Summer Leadership Conference Held in Honor of Fallen Towaco Teen

July 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. – The L.E.O. Program students of Don Bosco Preparatory High School attended an extraordinary summer learning program in Washington, D.C. from June 24 to 29.

The L.E.O. Program was established at Don Bosco Prep in 2017 as a one-of-a-kind business education experience, in memory of Towaco resident Leo Vagias, who was killed in a car accident in 2016.

Drop off Bins Outside Schools for Forgotten Student Items Discussed by Montville Board of Ed

MONTVILLE, NJ – Parents dropping off items for students will need to get out of the habit of ringing the doorbell-type buzzer at Montville Township schools, according to Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar at the June 19 Board of Ed meeting.

Security consultant and likely school resource officer for the ’18-’19 school year police officer Scott McGowan has advised ...

Montville Twp "Library Rocks!" its Summer Reading Program

MONTVILLE, NJ – The 2018 summer reading program kicked off at the Montville Township Public Library on June 23 as kids signed up to receive prizes for their time spent enjoying a book.

This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!”, and so with the help of a grant from the Montville Township Garden Club, the kids painted rocks which will make up a rock garden in front of the ...

Car Hits Bicyclist in Montville on Monday Evening

July 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Taylortown Road was closed for a period of time on Monday evening after an adult bicyclist was hit by a Jeep Renegade, according to Montville Township Police Capt. Andrew Caggiano.

Caggiano said the accident occurred around 7:45 p.m. on July 16 between Rt. 202 and West Lake Drive on Taylortown Road. The rider of the bicycle was injured and air lifted to ...

Man Drowns in Pine Brook

MONTVILLE, NJ – Chief Rudy Appelmann said an unidentified man drowned in the Rockaway River at about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday behind 331 Changebridge Road in Pine Brook, according to NorthJersey.com. The Parsippany Rescue and Recovery team and Morris County Sheriff's Office were on scene with police and fire departments from Montville and Pine Brook, according to the article.

However, ...

Fairfield Police Investigate Driveway Assault on Horseneck Road

FAIRFIELD, NJ -  Fairfield police are investigating a reported attack on a woman in the driveway of her Horseneck Road home Thursday evening.

According to police, at approximately 9:51 p.m. the Fairfield Police received a 911 call regarding an unknown suspect who assaulted the homeowner while she was exiting her vehicle in the driveway.  Police report, "The victim screamed for ...

Montville Teen Organizes Successful Bike Drive

July 9, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – What started as a passion for racing bikes has become a passion for a bicycle charity.

Rising junior Alex Iervolino received a bicycle for his graduation from Lazar Middle School and started riding, then joined a bike racing team that races several times a week. He has been racing for about two years and trains about three times a week, seasonally.

In his other free ...

Pre-school Boys "Stock" Montville Food Pantry, Learn Lesson in Giving

MONTVILLE, NJ – At the pre-school where Tyler Bataille, Herbert Eggers, Matthew Herdin and Sebastian Szorc are students, every kid in the class is invited to every birthday party. Their parents decided to have a joint party, but, says Matthew’s mom Jenifer, “We didn’t want the parents bringing so many presents, and we wanted to jump start our sons' community ...

Montville Music Program Concludes a Successful School Year

July 7, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - In recent months, the Montville Township Public Schools’ music program celebrated its final events at the elementary, middle and high school levels. These events included instrumental and choral concerts at the elementary schools, concerts by the Robert R. Lazar Middle School music program as well as its MTHS counterpart, a tour of Montville’s elementary schools ...

Montville Residents Enjoy a Fun-Filled 4th of July Celebration

MONTVILLE, NJ – If you wanted fun, no matter your age, the library parking lot was the place to be on Saturday, June 30 for the Montville Township 4th of July celebration.

The day began just before 1 p.m. with Police Explorer Post 805 and VFW Post 5481 presenting the colors, conducting the Pledge of Allegiance, and township resident Jackie Moldawsky singing the National Anthem.

Next ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations this Fall

July 15, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

Belmar Parasail: Soar Into Summer with a High-Flying Adventure Along the Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences.

At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina to the beachfront where passengers are lifted 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean ...

Exchange Place and WTC PATH Stations to Close For Weekend Track Maintenance

JERSEY CITY, NJ - At least they waited until after the Fourth of July fireworks were over before starting.  

PATH stations at Exchange Place and the World Trade Center (WTC) will close at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, July 6, and remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, July 9, to allow crews to transition to a new signal system being installed as part of the ...

Pine Brook-Based Drug Manufacturer Stops Nevada from Using its Product in Execution

July 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Pine Brook-based drug manufacturer Alvogen has won its lawsuit to stay the execution of a convicted murderer in Nevada, charging that the state acquired Alvogen’s drug to perform the execution deceptively, according to an ABC News article.

The killer, Scott Raymond Dozier, 47, had been twice-convicted of murder and was an hour away from eating his final meal on ...

Haskell Invitations Out, Triple Crown Champion, Justify Is Not On The List

July 14, 2018

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Forty-four 3-year-olds were extended invitations to the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 29, at Monmouth Park. Triple Crown winner, Justify is not on the list.

On July 10, Justify’s connections announced that the colt’s training was put on hold with Trainer Bob Baffert saying there was intermittent swelling in one ...

Legendary Pacer, Foiled Again Wins His 100th Race

WILKES BARRE, Pa. — He’s the richest Standardbred ever with more than $7.5 million in career earnings and reached another milestone — career win 100.

At Harrah's Philadelphia on July 8, Driver Yannick Gingras used the rail to maximum effect with the 14-year-old, encouraging enough speed out of the winner of $7,584,028 to force tucks to a :27.2 quarter. Foiled Again was ...

July 7 “Pony Pals” For Children & Parents At Lord Stirling Stable

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The staff at Lord Stirling Stable will present “Pony Pals,” a program for children and their parents designed to introduce children to ponies while encouraging child-parent interaction.  “Pony Pals” is scheduled for Saturday, July 7 at the Stable located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J.

The 60-minute program from 11 a.m.

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Tue, July 17, 6:00 PM

CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, Morristown

CASA Information Session

Education Giving Back Law & Justice

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Tue, July 17, 7:00 PM

Amphitheater behind Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Concerts in the Park: The Chapel Concert Band

Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, July 17, 7:30 PM

Montville Township High School , Montville

Montville Twp Board of Education Meeting

Education

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Tue, July 17, 8:00 PM

Montville Township Municipal Building, Montville

Cable TV & Cable Communication Hearing/Twp Com Mtg

Government

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Thu, July 19, 4:00 PM

Chubb Park, Chester Township

Morris County 4-H Fair

Arts & Entertainment

See What's Happening in Morris County's Community Gardens During "Open Gates" Weekend

July 11, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  On Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., explore what’s growing in your local community gardens at the Morris County Community Garden Open Gates Weekend.

The latest buzz surrounding food and health topics center on the growing number of community gardens across the country, as they foster civic engagement, offer support to local food ...

How About a Montville Twp Staycation?

July 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Staying in Montville Township this summer? How about a Montville staycation? There’s lots to do in the township, all throughout the summer.

If you’re free on Tuesday nights, take in some music as the recreation department’s free summer concert series has started. Bands such as the Chapel band, Degrees Below Zero and Arena will be rocking at the ...

Montville's Hero and POW Hjalmar Johansson Dies

July 1, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident and World War II prisoner of war Hjalmar Johansson died suddenly on June 30. He was 92.

Johansson was a nose gunner in the Air Force during WWII in a B-24 bomber aircraft. He was shot down during his first mission and then survived six months in a German prisoner of war camp. One of 17,000 prisoners, he was freed by the Russian forces. By that ...

Montville Township Public Schools Named National District of Character; Lazar Middle School Named National School of Character

July 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Public Schools was one of only five districts in the nation to be named a 2018 National District of Character by Character.org, a nonprofit organization that validates character initiatives in schools and communities around the world. In addition, Montville Township Public Schools’ Robert R. Lazar Middle School has been named a 2018 National School ...

Prescription Drug Drop Installed at County Govt. Center in Morristown Offers Safe Disposal Site for Prescription Drugs

July 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County employees and residents now have an additional location, inside the county government complex in Morristown, to safely and conveniently dispose of unwanted or leftover prescription drugs.

A new prescription drug drop box has been added to the lobby of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, which is located at 10 Court St. in Morristown, ...

Hillsborough Cops Take a Break for Coffee and Conversation with Residents

July 16, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The baristas at Starbucks got some help last week right after the lunch crowd crush, with more than a dozen Hillsborough police officers in uniform helping to serve coffee, frappuccinos, shakes, cappuccinos and pastries – mixed in with some earnest conversations.

Led by Police Chief Darren Powell, who spoke with customers and PBA President Chris Giraldi, who ...

Summer Adoption Event at the Montville Animal Shelter

July 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - If you’re considering  a furry addition to your family, the summer season is the perfect time to provide a shelter dog or cat with a loving home. To encourage pet adoption and bring even more joy to your homes this season, the Montville Animal Shelter is hosting a adoption event on July 28, 2018!

On July 28, 2018 enjoy discounted fees on all animals ...

Columns

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

July 4, 2018

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

OPEN HOUSES This Weekend July 14 & 15, 2018

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.

SATURDAY, JULY 14:

 From 12 - 2 p.m.

  4 Hickory Drive, Montville

  Click HERE to see full listing.

 

  From 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  25 Kanouse Lane, Montville

  Click HERE to see full listing.

 

 From 11 a.m. to 1 ...

OPEN HOUSES This Weekend July 7 & 8, 2018

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.

SUNDAY, JULY 8:

  From 1 - 4 p.m.

  63 Francine Avenue, West Caldwell

  Click HERE to see the Full Listing.

 

  From 12 - 2 p.m.

  11A Oklahoma Avenue, Montville

  Click HERE to see the Full Listing.

 

Century 21 Open Houses This Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are the Century 21 Open Houses for this weekend:

Saturday, July 7 from 1- 4 p.m.

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

Sunday, July 8 from 1 - 4 p.m.

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using FGPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
3 Louis Drive, Montville
8 ...

'Servant of Two Masters' exudes foolish fun

‘Servant of Two Masters’ makes for foolish, frivolous fun

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...

Pet Corner

Summer Adoption Event at the Montville Animal Shelter

July 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - If you’re considering  a furry addition to your family, the summer season is the perfect time to provide a shelter dog or cat with a loving home. To encourage pet adoption and bring even more joy to your homes this season, the Montville Animal Shelter is hosting a adoption event on July 28, 2018!

On July 28, 2018 enjoy discounted fees on all animals ...

Summer Adoption Event at the Montville Animal Shelter

July 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - If you’re considering  a furry addition to your family, the summer season is the perfect time to provide a shelter dog or cat with a loving home. To encourage pet adoption and bring even more joy to your homes this season, the Montville Animal Shelter is hosting a adoption event on July 28, 2018!

On July 28, 2018 enjoy discounted fees on all animals ...