No Changes to Police; Veterans and Montville High School Earth Club Honored

November 29, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – No action items or updates regarding police personnel came from the Nov. 22 Montville Township Committee following a somewhat contentious Nov. 9 public portion discussion on the dais about closed vs. open session conversations.

During the public portion of the Nov. 22 meeting, resident Kurt Dinkelmeyer quoted this TAPinto Montville article and asked if there were any ...

Township Says No Bias Incident Trend Exists in Montville

MONTVILLE, NJ – In response to emails and calls that Township Administrator Victor Canning has received regarding what he termed “bias incidents,” Canning quoted statistics from police reports for the past three years at the Nov. 22 Montville Township Committee meeting.

He said in 2013 and 2015 there were one bias crime and one bias incident each year. There were no incidents ...

Discord on the Dais at Montville Township Committee Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ – Speculation about a new “public safety chief” position brought about anger and accusations across the dais at the Nov. 9 Montville Township Committee meeting.

Township resident Kurt Dinkelmeyer spoke at the microphone during public portion and asked about the “creation of a Public Safety Chief position, with current Township Administrator Victor Canning ...

Roxbury Defeats Montville in Ice Hockey

December 6, 2016

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School ice hockey team dominated its counterparts from Montville on Monday, defeating the Mustangs 10-4.

The Gaels took an early lead at the Mennen Sports Arena, finding the net four times in the first period and preventing Montville from getting on the scoreboard. A goal a piece went to Ryan Johnson, Johnny Facchini, Billy Hefferle and Dillon Miller in ...

Montville Ice Hockey Defeated by Newly Combined Sparta Jefferson United Team

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The newly formed Sparta Jefferson United high school ice hockey team is off to a good start.  They won the first two games of the season, both against Montville. 

"With two schools that have been struggling in the past it is a good feeling to come together and get off to a good 2-0 start," said Captain Jeremy Dericks, a Sparta High School senior.  ...

Montville's Kelsey Perretta Signs National Letter of Intent for Lacrosse

MONTVILLE, NJ - Kelsey Perretta, a senior lacrosse athlete at Montville Township High School signed her National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Sacred Heart University next fall.

"Perretta is a four-year varsity starter, and also was a member of Montville's field hockey and swim team," Supervisor of Health, Physical Education & Athletics Paul Pignatello said.

Car Accident Shuts Down Rt. 202 in Towaco on Wednesday

November 30, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ - According to a statement from Captain Andrew Caggiano of the Montville Township Police Department, the department received a report of a single car motor vehicle accident on Route 202 near Rathbun Road in Towaco on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9:22 a.m. The driver of the vehicle was injured and transported to the hospital by the Montville Township First Aid ...

Travel Advisory: Two Bridges Road Closed in Towaco

MONTVILLE, NJ - According to Montville Township Police, Two Bridges Road in Towaco is closed due to a motor vehicle accident.

A telephone pole and wires are down on the roadway, Montville Police reported. Residents in the area may be impacted by a power outage and are advised to plan an alternate route.

Cedar Hill Kindergarteners donate entire meal to Kiwanis Food Bank

December 5, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – At Cedar Hill Elementary School caring for community is a day to day activity. Collectively as a student body, as well as class by class, the 2016 National School of Character incorporates respect and kindness in each lesson.

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the kindergarten class of Cathy Lundquist provided an entire Thanksgiving meal to the Montville Kiwanis Food ...

Montville's St. Pius Eighth Graders Brighten Foster Kids' Day

MONTVILLE, NJ – When Montville resident Patty O’Dowd saw the rooms where foster kids met with their parents each week in Paterson’s office of the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, she wasn’t too happy.

O’Dowd works in offices near the two visitation rooms at the Central Passaic location, and realized they needed to be improved.

“There were some ...

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Issues Donation Challenge for 'Giving Tuesday'

HILLSIDE, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) has launched a new campaign to promote Giving Tuesday. This national day of charitable giving will be Tuesday, Nov, 29.

An anonymous donor has issued a $25,000 Giving Tuesday Matching Gift Challenge. On Giving Tuesday only, every gift to the FoodBank will be doubled up to a total of $25,000. Donations of money to CFBNJ helps the food ...

Tree Lighting in Montville Township, Featuring Santa and the Snowman

December 7, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – When Santa Claus and the Snowman pull up to the celebration on fire trucks, you know it’s Christmastime in Montville.

The Montville Township tree lighting celebration was held at the Municipal Building on Dec. 5 amid a shouted countdown to the big event and Christmas carols on the circle led by Elvis the Elf.

Mayor Jim Sandham, no slouch himself at naming all of ...

"Sailor Hats Bobbing in the Water": Pearl Harbor Lecture at Montville Library

MONTVILLE, NJ – When veteran and former educator James Kane saw an older gentleman wearing a cap that said “Pearl Harbor Survivor” while traveling in the Balkans, he had to meet him and hear his story.

The fellow veteran told Kane he was aboard the Nevada, whose engines had been firing since midnight the night before because of a command given by a tipsy officer who had had ...

Lots of Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Montville and Nearby

MONTVILLE, NJ – The holiday season has arrived, and in between baking cookies or finding just the right candles for the hanukkiah, there’s plenty to do in Montville Township and the county to celebrate the season.

Bright Lights

The township’s annual Christmas tree lighting will be held Monday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal building. Santa, the Snowman and Elvis the ...

Cookie-Palooza: Pfeffernusse Cookies (Dairy-Free)

December 9, 2016

CLARK, NJ - Pfeffernüsse are spice cookies that originated in Northern Europe. They are a traditional cookie in the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. 

1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup non-dairy margarine
2 eggs, well-beaten
4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 ...

Cookie Palooza: Almond Joy Cookies

WARREN, NJ - Almond Joy Cookies take just four ingredients and don't even require a mixer. No beating, no chilling, just mix them up and throw them in the oven. Drop cookies are easy to make and are kid friendly too.

Preheat your oven to  325 degrees


1 14 oz bag sweetened coconut flakes

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

⅔ cup chopped lightly salted ...

Cookie-Palooza: Nanaimo Bars

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bar cookies are great for the holidays and year-round. 

Nanaimo Bars:

Base of the bars:

½ cup butter

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup cocoa (unsweetened baker’s cocoa!)

1 tsp. natural vanilla extract

1 egg

1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs

¾ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

½ cup finely chopped pecans (I pulse them ...

Morris County Historical Society to Use Gift Shop Proceeds to Restore Rare Collections' Pieces

November 25, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Historical Society’s annual Christmas celebration will use proceeds from the Oak Leaf Gallery Gift Shop’s sales to fund the restoration of two damaged 19th century marble and cloisonné candlesticks frequently displayed at Acorn Hall. These candlesticks, along with a magnificent clock, epitomize the opulence of the Victorian era ...

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Fri, December 9, 7:00 PM

Montville Township High School Media Center, Montville

Foreign Film Night Sponsored by Montville ...

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Sun, December 11, 2:00 PM

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Mountain Lakes

Masterwork Chorus Announces Messiah Sing-Along

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Sun, December 11, 2:00 PM

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Mountain Lakes

Masterwork Chorus Announces Messiah Sing-Along

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Sun, December 11, 3:00 PM

St. Pius X Church , Montville

Christmas Concert at St. Pius X Church

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Annual Christmas Carol Sing and Concert at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit

December 8, 2016

The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit’s annual Christmas carol sing and concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m.

This year's event will feature music by music director Lauris Partizian, along with the singing of favorite Christmas carols. Christmas crafts for children will be available after the concert, along with refreshments.

This event is open to all. A free ...

VFW Post 5481 Commemorates Pearl Harbor Day in Montville

December 8, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents gathered at the Community Park Youth Center to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor in a ceremony presented by VFW Post 5481.

The Dec. 7 ceremony, led by former post commander Frank Warholic and aided by William Bashaw, Post Commander of Pompton Lakes VFW Post 2906, included wreaths, flags and a commemorative Naval teddy bear placed at a temporary memorial to ...

Cedar Hill Kindergarteners donate entire meal to Kiwanis Food Bank

December 5, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – At Cedar Hill Elementary School caring for community is a day to day activity. Collectively as a student body, as well as class by class, the 2016 National School of Character incorporates respect and kindness in each lesson.

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the kindergarten class of Cathy Lundquist provided an entire Thanksgiving meal to the Montville Kiwanis Food ...

New Jersey International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Trade Unions Offer Joint Support for Jersey Central Power & Light’s Monmouth County Reliability Project

December 9, 2016

Labor leaders from six International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) trade union chapters, who represent 11,000 members across New Jersey, including 1,000 from Monmouth County, today announced their support of Jersey Central Power & Light’s (JCP&L) Monmouth County Reliability Project (MCRP).  

“The MCRP represents a significant investment in critical ...

Ledgewood Man Bolts From Hotel After Failed Robbery Attempt With Wrench

November 28, 2016

ROXBURY, N.J. – A Ledgewood man unsuccessfully attempted to rob a local hotel last week and chose an unusual weapon to do it – a wrench – according to police.

The man, Michael Jensen, 26, used the wrench on Nov. 26 to threaten a front desk employee at the Extended Stay America on International Drive South in Mount Olive, police said. Brandishing the tool, Jensen ...

Montville Township Health Department Announces Certified Food Protection Manager Class

December 9, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Health Department announces it will be holding a ServSafe© Food Protection Manager certification class.

The two-session class certifies participants as food protection managers.

A certified food protection manager (CFPM) is responsible for monitoring and managing retail food establishment operations to ensure that the facility is operating ...


Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory

Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philiippa Gregory (Touchstone of Simon and Schuster, 2016)


When one reads an historical novel by Philippa Gregory, s/he is transported magically through the power of words to that era. Given the turbulence of the recent political scene in America, returning once again to the complicated and violent Tudor reign helped me to escape the ugliness of the ...

‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales' Captures Old-Fashioned Nostalgia at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – It’s clear the Welsh love to sing as the evening moves on with relatives gathering for Christmas dinner at the Thomas home in Wales.

The play opens with three children and then a chorus singing “In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,” a melancholy tune that conjures visions of Swansea, a village in Wales,  with “fallen snow on ...

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