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Montville Drug Problem, Blue Lines and Police Budget Discussed at Township Committee Meeting

January 14, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Jim Sandham asked for the township committee’s “indulgence” as he will be meeting in a very small committee composed of Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney, Township Administrator, Board of Education President Matthew Kayne, BOE Vice President Carmela Novi, and Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar to discuss strategies for addressing the drug problem in ...

Kiddie Academy Opens in Montville

January 21, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - Kiddie Academy, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive education-based child care programs, has just opened its newest location in Montville, New Jersey.

“For more than 35 years the company has been successful with combining learning with child care,” said Bernie Klein, who owns Kiddie Academy of Montville, located at 350 Main Road, near Route 287 ...

Montville Schools Demographic Task Force Results Revealed; Referendum Meeting Planned

MONTVILLE, NJ – Reconfiguring the Hilldale Elementary School media center is the final decision reached by the Demographic Study Task Force in order to solve the overcrowding problem at that school.

In September 2016, the Montville Township Board of Education was presented with results of a demographic study  conducted in April of 2016 by Statistical Forecasting LLC, which found ...

Mayor Asks Montville Board of Ed for Help with Township's Opiate Problem

MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Jim Sandham spoke at the Jan. 3 Montville Township Board of Education meeting during the public portion to ask the board’s help with Montville Township’s heroin/opiate problem.

In 2016 Montville Township held the record for most deaths in the county due to heroin/opiate overdose, and Sandham asked the board to bring the problem to the County ...

OneMontville Holds MLK Day Walk, Activities

January 17, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – While Martin Luther King, Jr. Day dawned clear and cold, that didn’t stop Montville Township residents from coming to the municipal building to start the day off with OneMontville’s Day of Respect and Community Service in honor of Dr. King. Approximately 100 people came to the building with donations of food for the Kiwanis Food Pantry and tube or crew socks or ...

"Montville: How Did it All Begin?" Subject of Lecture at Historical Society Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ – As Montville Township celebrates its 150th anniversary, residents paused to look back at how it all started at a lecture given by Historical Society President Kathy Fisher on Jan. 9.

The township began from land purchased by the Dutch in 1694, when it was part of the area called New Netherland, Fisher said, and was originally part of Pequannock. The land was rich in ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Whether you are on Elm Street or South Street this weekend, there are plenty of fun in store for you! There are over 28 activities planned this weekend in Morristown. Did we miss something? Let us know and we will add it to the list. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday January 13

The Minstrel presents the April Verch Band; Morristown Unitarian Fellowship; 7:30pm

Ice ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

January 16, 2017

TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications regarding ...

Montville’s Liberty Office Suites Opens New Location in Parsippany

MONTVILLE, NJ - Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. Just ask Ron Soussa, owner of Liberty Office Suites on Changebridge Road in Pine Brook. 

“We opened in September of 2009, just as the commercial real estate world was crashing all around us,” Soussa said.

Faced with an empty, though award winning, office building with its distinctive clock tower, and ...

Alzheimer's Seminar Held at Montville Township Library

January 20, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – We’ve all walked into a room and forgotten why, but when changes in thinking and memory start to interfere with daily life, it may be a larger problem. This was the message behind Laura Hawkins of Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s seminar at the Montville Township Public Library on Jan. 11.

Hawkins described dementia as significant impairment to memory, language ...

Bill to Allow School Nurses to Administer Naloxone Advances

School nurses would be permitted to administer an opioid antidote to a student or staff member who overdoses under legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman and advanced on Jan. 12 by the Senate Education Committee.

S-2635 would also require high schools, and permit any other schools, to maintain a supply of naloxone hydrochloride. The bill provides immunity ...

Medication Take-Back Program Available in Montville Township

MONTVILLE, NJ - Eliminating unnecessary medications from your home helps to keep your family and community safe. By properly disposing of your prescriptions, you are contributing to the safety and well-being of our community’s youth from accidental exposures and intentional misuse.

The abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications are on the rise, due in part to these drugs ...

Former Montville Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault of Minor Females

January 20, 2017

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief Rudolph Appelmann of the Montville Township Police Department announce that Jason Fennes, age 42, of Bloomfield, New Jersey was sentenced today to 14 years New Jersey State Prison, subject to the No Early Release Act, Parole Supervision for Life and Megan’s Law.

The Defendant pleaded guilty on September 22, 2016 to two counts of ...

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Sun, January 22, 1:00 PM

Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area , Montville Township

Snowshoe Sundays at Pyramid Mountain

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Sun, January 22, 1:30 PM

Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall, Morristown

"At Home in the President's Neighborhood" ...

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Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Arsenic and Victorian Women -- A Deadly ...

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Sun, January 22, 4:30 PM

Lazar Middle School Gymnasium, Montville

"Biddy Basketball" Begins

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Tue, January 24, 10:00 AM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Storytime at the Montville Township Public Library

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Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 12, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major themes.

(Q) The election ...

Montville Township Chamber of Commerce Sponsors Financial Scholarship

January 19, 2017

The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor a financial scholarship for the children who are graduating area high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary education at a vocational or trade school, college or university.

Applicants will be evaluated on several criteria, including overall academic improvement during high school, balance of education, ...

OneMontville Holds MLK Day Walk, Activities

January 17, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – While Martin Luther King, Jr. Day dawned clear and cold, that didn’t stop Montville Township residents from coming to the municipal building to start the day off with OneMontville’s Day of Respect and Community Service in honor of Dr. King. Approximately 100 people came to the building with donations of food for the Kiwanis Food Pantry and tube or crew socks or ...

Meet the Leaders of Montville Township: Dr. René Rovtar, Superintendent of Schools

January 9, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - The life story of Dr. René Rovtar is an interesting journey. It includes being born in France, growing up in her father’s hometown, marrying her high school sweetheart, working in education for 37 years, being a runner in the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 missing the finish line and bombing by only two minutes, and ...

Two Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair on Tuesday

January 18, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two incidents of attempted abduction were reported in Montclair on Tuesday, Jan. 17, confirmed law enforcement officials, who also released a sketch of the suspect.

Montclair police officials released the following statement: 

On 1/13/2017 at approximately 1600 hours, Montclair Police Department responded to a report of an attempted luring in the ...

Boonton Trains Vandalized - Reward Offered

January 20, 2017

BOONTON, NJ - Boonton police are investigating an incident of vandalism and criminal trespassing that occurred in the early weeks of January in the United Railroad Historical Society’s restoration facility in Boonton.

On Jan. 14, volunteers found extensive graffiti on eight pieces of equipment, as well as broken windows in a locomotive and damage from a discharged emergency ...

Millburn Residents Produce Concert Featuring Timothy B. Schmit w/special guest Richie Furay

January 21, 2017

Two Legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Musicians Perform at Benefit Concert

On Tuesday May 9th, Nancy and David Stone of Millburn Township, and also owners of two downtown businesses, Nancy And David Fine Jewels & STYLE by Nancy And David are producing a concert with two legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famers in their only U.S.A appearance together.

EAGLES & former POCO ...

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Helper or Enabler: Which One Are You?

“How do I know when I’m doing too much for my child? I don’t want to hover, but I also worry that there are things she can’t handle by herself.  When should I get involved?”  This concern is voiced by parents of kids who are in kindergarten through college.

The reality is that the way for kids to become competent and independent is precisely by tackling ...

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews

The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin's Press, 2016)

 

Having just passed the winter solstice, dreams of summer, warm beaches, suntan lotion, and the shussh of the ocean lapping the shore are very much on the minds of beach lovers. It is only five months until Memorial Day kicks off the summer season. If you are looking for a novel to titillate your summer musings, Mary ...

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