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Towaco Townhouse Proposal Returns to Montville Township Committee

February 22, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Towaco resident Dan Furia reappeared with his attorney Steven Schepis at the Feb. 14 Montville Township Committee meeting regarding Furia’s proposed 20 townhouse unit development on nine acres in the Towaco section of the township.

This time Furia is requesting a zoning ordinance modification to allow six acres as the minimum lot area for townhouse development, a ...

Goals and Budget Discussed at Special Montville Twp Committee Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee held a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31 where the committee discussed goals for 2017 and further discussed the capital budget.

The committee first went over their 2016 goals, which included improved communication with the public. Last year a part-time communications and social media coordinator (program assistant) was hired to let the ...

Montville High School ShopRite Stars Named for Second Marking Period

February 16, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School ShopRite Stars were named at the Feb. 7 Montville Township Board of Education meeting for the second marking period of the school year.

MTHS staff members nominate students for a ShopRite STAR Award in academics, athletics, arts, leadership and community service. For the school’s participation in this program, ShopRite generously ...

Branding Committee Presents at Montville Board of Ed; District Budget Priorities Revealed

MONTVILLE, NJ – The results of the district branding committee were presented at the Montville Board of Education meeting on Feb. 7, which included a revised mission statement and the goal to have a new brand for the district by Sept. 2017.

The district branding committee held a series of meetings to arrive at the mission statement and values statement over the past few months and ...

Meet the Leaders of Montville Township: Dr. Matthew Kayne, Board of Education President

MONTVILLE, NJ - Dr. Matthew Kayne was unanimously re-elected for his second term of office as president of the Montville Township Board of Education (MTBOE) on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Those who know him know that he is a man dedicated to his family, occupation, and community.

In the interview, Dr. Kayne described how at a young age, he ...

Senior Night "Letdown" for Chatham Boys Basketball vs. Montville

February 22, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Before the boys basketball game against Montville on Tuesday night, the worry was about the health of Chatham senior forward Graham LeMon, who had to sit because of a swollen ankle.

Afterward, the concern was whether the Cougars could regain their mojo in time for the Morris County Tournament final against top-seeded Morristown-Beard set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the ...

Wrestling: Montville's Fox Leads Seven Local Grapplers in Region 2 Field

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ – Montville senior 285-pound wrestler Parker Fox was awarded the top seed in his weight class for this week’s NJSIAA Region 2 Individual Wrestling Tournament at Mount Olive High School.

Fox leads a group of seven Mustang wrestlers into the second round of the state individual wrestling championships, after placing in the top 3 of last weekend’s District 8 ...

Wrestling: Montville Sends Seven to Regions, including Four District Winners

PASSAIC VALLEY, NJ – Seven Montville High School wrestlers survived and advanced to next week's NJSIAA Region 2 tournament after finishing in the top 3 of their weight class at Saturday's NJSIAA District 8 Tournament at Passaic Valley High School.

Connor Meytrott (138 pounds), Dominic Fano (152 pounds), Liridon Leka (220 pounds) and Parker Fox (285 pounds) each won their ...

Nineteen Arrests in January by Montville Township Police Department

February 19, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Police Department responded to 1,253 calls for service during the month of January.

Following is a summary of activity from the Police Blotter for the month of January:

Patrol officers conducted 190 motor vehicle stops and issued 131 summonses. 
Investigated 46 traffic accidents. 
19 arrests were made, 6 for Driving ...

Roxbury's Kirk Keyes Awarded for Phone Aid During Childbirth

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Roxbury Fire Department First Assistant Chief Kirk Keyes, who works as an emergency services dispatcher for Morris County, was awarded Wednesday by the county for helping a Chatham couple deliver their baby.

Keyes was one of six communications center officers presented by the county freeholders with awards.

According to the county, Keyes fielded a 9-1-1 call on Jan.

Montville Special Needs Adults Have "A Night to Shine"

February 20, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Eighty guests were given the “royal treatment” at Jacksonville Chapel when 200 volunteers helped give special needs adults “A Night to Shine.”

The event, a prom sponsored by baseball player Tim Tebow’s charitable foundation, included guests from Montville Township’s Archway program.

Archway is a social program for Montville Township ...

Fourteen Musicians to Represent Montville High School at Regional Concerts

February 15, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - Fourteen of Montville Township High School’s musicians will perform throughout Northern New Jersey this spring. The talented freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are currently in rehearsals for a number of Region I concerts sponsored by the North Jersey School Music Association of the New Jersey Music Educators Association.

MTHS chorus students who were awarded ...

Montville Township Resident Witnesses Baseball History, Library Patrons Learn about Negro League

MONTVILLE, NJ – Many have heard of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, but few have seen him play. Montville resident Richard Cimera has had that privilege.

Cimera attended a lecture on the Rise and Fall of Negro League Baseball at the Montville Township Public Library on Jan. 25, led by Jonathan Mercantini, Ph.D. of Kean University. During the question and answer period, 82-year-old Cimera ...

Feng Shui Elements Taught at Montville Township Public Library

February 18, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Lecturer Michelle Zanoni taught about the five elements of feng shui and how using them can lead to one’s “dream home” at the Montville Township Public Library on Feb. 8.

Zanoni had been a designer of wallpaper and textiles for more than 20 years, she said, but when she learned about feng shui, it opened up a “world of energy.”

Feng shui ...

Montville Garden Club Learns About Flower Arranging

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Garden Club hosted its Feb. 1 meeting, where former president Carolyn Deevey taught members how to create a centerpiece, boutonniere and vase presentation of cut flowers.

Deevey taught the members about the various craft items available to make vases and containers attractive, such as leaf ribbon – wide ribbon that actually looks like ribbon ...

Montville’s Hazardous Weather Outlook: Winter Storm Warning - Schools Closed Thursday

MONTVILLE, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Montville NJ and the surrounding area. Over ten inches of snow are expected to fall by mid-afternoon Thursday.

The Montville Township Public Schools will be closed due to the impending snow storm on Thursday, Feb. 9. MEDLC will also be closed for the ...

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Pine Brook Jewish Center, Montville

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Thankful Pine Brook Resident

February 12, 2017

Kudos to the anonymous “Angels” who shoveled walkways and driveways on Gathering Road after the recent snow storm.

May God Bless you and reward you for your act of kindness.

 

Mary Kate Grau

Pine Brook

Free Narcan Training To Be Held In Montville

February 19, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – New Jersey has been hard hit by the opioid epidemic, and Montville Township is no exception. Montville is reported to be the number one municipality in Morris County for heroin-related deaths in 2016. As noted by Montville Township Mayor Jim Sandham in his “State of Montville” speech, “We think the problem is in other places, but it’s right ...

Meet the Leaders of Montville Township: Dr. Matthew Kayne, Board of Education President

February 12, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - Dr. Matthew Kayne was unanimously re-elected for his second term of office as president of the Montville Township Board of Education (MTBOE) on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Those who know him know that he is a man dedicated to his family, occupation, and community.

In the interview, Dr. Kayne described how at a young age, he ...

Montville High School ShopRite Stars Named for Second Marking Period

February 16, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School ShopRite Stars were named at the Feb. 7 Montville Township Board of Education meeting for the second marking period of the school year.

MTHS staff members nominate students for a ShopRite STAR Award in academics, athletics, arts, leadership and community service. For the school’s participation in this program, ShopRite generously ...

67 Years After Her Season in Pro Baseball, a Morris County Grad Gets an Award

February 19, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Lois “Tommie” Barker, a Roxbury High School graduate who went on to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was honored recently by the Ledgewood-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Barker, 93, was presented with the DAR’s “Women in American History Award” in recognition of her contribution to ...

Online Commications with Girl, 8, Leads to Porn Charges Against Bronx Suspect

February 14, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ –What police describe as sexually-explicit communications on a website between an 8-year-old Franklin Township girl and a Bronx man has led to several pornography charges being filed against the suspect, 31-year-old Efrain A. Martinez of Sampson Avenue in The Bronx.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson provided the following details:

Franklin Township ...

Jacksonville Chapel Concert Band to Host Free Concert

February 22, 2017

LINCOLN PARK, NJ -- Jacksonville Chapel Concert Band will be hosting a FREE children’s concert on Sunday, March 5. Pre-concert fun begins at 2:00 p.m. and the musical performances at 3:00 p.m. Bring the whole family, clap along, sing and dance as various ensembles perform kid-friendly tunes. Performances will include Suzuki strings, the Encore Ensemble and the Jacksonville Chapel Concert ...

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5 Reasons Your Teen Wants You to Get a Life

Get a life?  You wish you had a life, and so does your teen!  Most days it feels as if your life is all about your child and getting through the days.

Why would your teen want you to have a life of your own?  

1)  The obvious reason is that it takes the focus off your child.  "Stop bossing me around!" is a common teen outburst.  If you're not ...

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016)

 

What if we could turn the clock back to 1888, knowing what we know about profiling the characters of serial killers, DNA evidence, analysis of fibers left behind at a crime scene, and lifting fingerprints from surfaces that once were deemed impossible to obtain? Would we be able to identify capture, and ...

‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...

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