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Montville Township Volunteer Firefighters Honored by State at Twp Committee Meeting

December 8, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – State Senator Joseph Pennacchio was at the Nov. 28 Montville Township Committee meeting to honor 26 township volunteer firefighters with a combined service record of more than 1128 years.

Each firefighter received joint legislative resolutions plaques from the state, detailing their volunteer positions within each fire department and thanking them for their service ...

New Montville Twp Police Officer Sworn In; More Street Signs to be Installed

MONTVILLE, NJ – New Montville Township police officer Michael T. Cooney, Jr., nephew of Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney, was sworn in at the Nov. 28 Montville Township Committee meeting.

Police Chief Rudy Appelmann presented Michael Cooney to the township committee, saying Cooney joined the Cub Scouts at age six, continuing on to Boy Scout Troop 74, and achieving the rank of Eagle ...

Montville Township High School Hall of Fame Inducts Eleven

December 10, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School Hall of Fame inducted 10 individuals and one team at its ceremony on Nov. 17.

Four of the inductees included Marvel Comics’ Sana Amanat, Tom Bury of Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible,” Professor Gina Pisano-Robertiello and artist David Pucciarelli.

Master of ceremonies for the evening and Hall of Fame ...

Sports Greats Inducted into Montville Township High School Hall of Fame

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School Hall of Fame held its 2017 induction ceremony on Nov. 17. Among the 10 individuals and one team inducted were teacher and coach Cindy Beradino, class of 2001 wrestler Chris Cvitan, class of 2007 swimmer Lauren English and the 2009 wrestling team.

The Hall of Fame inducts graduates based on their achievements during their high ...

Montville Twp High School Teacher Dies

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township School District announced the passing of high school social studies teacher Peter Porter on Nov. 28. He was 49 years old and died "after a courageous battle with brain cancer," according to his obituary. 

Porter, who taught Advanced Placement (college level) European History, was president of the teachers’ union (MTEA) ...

Montville Boys Basketball: Season Preview

December 6, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - With a strong leadership and young talent, Coach Bill Medina is excited to train a team with such “a passion to win and compete.” The boys varsity head coach looks forward to a promising season based on productivity, improvement and encouragement from teammates.

Senior co-captain Liam Cassidy said, “The boys and I have dreamt for this special season ...

Montville Girls Basketball: Season Preview

MONTVILLE, NJ - Coach Derek Lynn has high hopes for the girls varsity basketball team this year, especially with the success of last year’s record-breaking season for most wins in the program.

“Winning is contagious,” Lynn said, “and I think the [team] understands the mindset of knowing what it takes to win, knowing how hard they have to work to win and ...

Montville Girls Soccer Season Concludes

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township High School girls soccer program hosted their post-season banquet at the Lake Valhalla Club on Nov. 16, ending with a record of 8-12 for the varsity team.

On that night, the program, at all levels, shared highlights and celebrated the girls’ accomplishments throughout the season. Varsity Coach Dana Bertoli emphasized ...

Arrest Warrant Issued for Alleged Homeless Man Staying at Montville's Knights Inn

December 8, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Fairfield Police Department is seeking help in finding Devonte D. Young, age 23, after he allegedly made terroristic threats towards a woman who confronted him for not being homeless and yet accepting donations as such and posted video of the confrontation on Facebook, according to a release from that department.

Young often stands with his dog at the intersection of ...

Second Burglary Reported in Montville Twp in a Week

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Police responded to a residence on Kanouse Lane to investigate a burglary on Tuesday, Nov. 28, according to Captain Andrew Caggiano.  

Caggiano said the burglary occurred between  9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Nov. 28 when the suspect(s) entered into the residence by forcing open a door on the first floor and ...

Armed Robbery in Montville Township Being Investigated

MONTVILLE, NJ - An armed robbery that occurred on Sunday, Nov. 26 in Montville Township is being actively investigated by the Montville Township Police Department, according to Police Chief Rudy Appelmann. 

Appelmann said that at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Montville Township police were dispatched to the Raceway Gas Station located on Route 46 East in Pine ...

Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center at Overlook Medical Center

November 30, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - It takes a village…not just to raise a child, but to treat patients with brain tumors. The Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center in Overlook Medical Center is the medical version of a village and, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked its grand opening.

Members of the Glasser Foundation, two of the three co-directors of the Glasser Brain Tumor ...

Morris County Residents Involved in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

December 2, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Here's How To Help California Horsemen Impacted By Fires

December 9, 2017

DEL MAR, CA — The number of equine fatalities continues to grow from original estimates of 25, and the needs of human survivors for the simple everyday things of life grow even larger as a result of the fires that devastated San Diego County; California's horse industry.

Three major funds have been established to assist the surviving horses, their owners and the backstretch ...

News Briefs From the Backstretch

1,000 Training Wins For Surick

FREEHOLD, NJ — Nick Surick notched his 1,000th training win on Friday Nov. 24 at Freehold Raceway. The 29-year-old conditioner sent out six winners that day,  reaching the career milestone with Uppercutz’s victory in the fifth race.

Surick has been a regular at Freehold Raceway since starting his training career in 2009. Just eight years ...

Local Equestrians to be Honored at USHJA Annual Meeting

LEXINGTON, KY — The United States Hunter Jumper Association announced the recipients of the 2017 annual awards, which will be presented at the USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, in San Antonio, TX on Dec. 12.

Kelly DeSaye  of Farmingdale, NJ is the recipient of the Amateur Sportsmanship Award this year, created to recognize Amateur Owner and ...

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Holiday Pet Adoption at the Montville Animal Shelter

December 11, 2017

If you’re considering adding a furry addition to your family, the holiday 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 Holiday adoption event!

On December 16, 2017 enjoy discounted fees on all animals and free gifts for ...

Pearl Harbor Commemorated by VFW Post 5481

December 9, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – A few Montville residents gathered to mark the 76th anniversary of Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Day at the Montville Youth Center.

Montville VFW Post #5481 Former Commander Frank Warholic led the ceremony but was saddened by the aging status of the post.

“We didn’t have enough people to have a color guard or do the gun salute,” he said.

Still he marked the ...

Heroes of Montville Twp: Army 1st Lt Lindsey Danilack

December 3, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Hall of Fame inducted its first MTHS graduate to attend West Point Military Academy, Army First Lieutenant Lindsey Danilack. Her father, Mark, introduced her, and his pride was obvious for Lindsey, who is an Apache helicopter pilot.

Mark talked about how Lindsey was first captain at West Point when she was a senior, and only the fourth woman to hold ...

Montville Twp High School Teacher Dies

November 29, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township School District announced the passing of high school social studies teacher Peter Porter on Nov. 28. He was 49 years old and died "after a courageous battle with brain cancer," according to his obituary. 

Porter, who taught Advanced Placement (college level) European History, was president of the teachers’ union (MTEA) ...

Local County Residents Attend Morris County Strategic Planning Meeting

December 8, 2017

WHIPPANY, NJ - Morris County Officials along with the Morris County Freeholder Board held a standing room only, open session last month where they discussed and sought input for their ten (10) year strategic plan.  

Residents from throughout the county attended the meeting to provide input for what they thought should be the most important components of the ...

Panel Discussion in Sparta: School Consolidation Complex and Costly

December 9, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center on Wednesday to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation.  More than 150 people attended the event sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association, according to Ray Pinney, Director of Member Engagement.

The through discussion of topic hit both sides of the issue.  “Some say it is a ...

Holiday Pet Adoption at the Montville Animal Shelter

December 11, 2017

If you’re considering adding a furry addition to your family, the holiday 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 Holiday adoption event!

On December 16, 2017 enjoy discounted fees on all animals and free gifts for ...

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Open Houses this Weekend by Century 21 The Crossing

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are Century 21 open houses this weekend:

Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2 - 4 p.m.

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

Sunday, Dec. 10 from 2 - 4 p.m.

12 Pond View, Montville
Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, Dec. 10 ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

'An Act of God' takes a leap of faith at George Street

‘An Act of God’ takes leap of faith at George Street Playhouse

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – If anyone can portray God, it must be Kathleen Turner. Local theatre goers are fortunate indeed, to have the throaty, stage smart Turner in our midst.

Turner, of course, is not only an acclaimed actress, but a female God with plenty to say about the ups and downs of religion ...

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Holiday Pet Adoption at the Montville Animal Shelter

December 11, 2017

If you’re considering adding a furry addition to your family, the holiday 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 Holiday adoption event!

On December 16, 2017 enjoy discounted fees on all animals and free gifts for ...