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Montville Township Discusses Affordable Housing Lawsuit and Recommendations

June 13, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Committee had a special meeting on Tuesday, May 23 to inform and update residents about the laws and requirements of the new Fair Share Housing recommendations and lawsuit.

Econsult Solutions, Inc., a Philadelphia consulting firm, was hired by over 300 municipalities, including Montville Township, to develop affordable housing requirements and to testify ...

Much-Delayed Sidewalk to Be Installed on Changebridge Road in Montville

MONTVILLE, NJ – After years of various kinds of delays, construction began on May 8 of a quarter-mile stretch of sidewalk on Changebridge Road between Lazar Middle School and Church Lane. The construction project will also include drainage and curbing, and is expected to be completed in the beginning of June.

Delays included determining on which side of the street to place the sidewalk.

Montville Township Introduces New Township Clerk

MONTVILLE, NJ - There was a new face on the dais at the Montville Township Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 23. Leena Abaza, deputy township clerk, will be replacing Township Clerk Trudy Atkinson after Atkinson’s retirement in July.

Abaza said, “I am honored to have been selected to assume the township clerk position for Montville Township once Gertrude Atkinson, the current ...

Lazar Living Lessons Series: Richard Williams, Oklahoma City Bombing Survivor

June 23, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - When discussing the value of the Living Lessons presentations at Lazar Middle School on Wednesday, May 18, eighth grader Katie DeAngelis said it well, “When you are at an all-time low, there is always hope.”

And hope was the theme of many, if not all, of the 50 speakers who spoke at the event.

The Living Lessons program: Voices, Visions and Values ...

Montville Township High School Graduates 304

MONTVILLE, NJ – Messages of hope and thankfulness were offered to the more than 300 graduates of the 2017 graduating class of the Montville Township High School, which held its commencement ceremony on June 20.

Clear skies and beautiful weather greeted the graduates as they marched onto the football field for the evening of music and heartfelt speeches by administrators and ...

Montville Township's Lazar Middle School Promotes Nearly 325

MONTVILLE, NJ - Nearly 325 students were promoted from eighth to ninth grade on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the sixty-fourth annual Robert R. Lazar Middle School Promotion Ceremony.

Over twenty-three awards were presented to students.

Principal Sharon Carr, who will retire following the end of the 2016 – 2017 academic year, told the students that: “Today marks a milestone for ...

Montville Township PBA Participates in Special Olympics Torch Run

June 19, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Department participated with more than 3,000 other law enforcement officers in the June 9 Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games.

The annual event, now in its 27th year traversing Montville Township, saw township officers running, riding bicycles and even pushing loved ones in a stroller during the four-mile Montville ...

New Active Shooter Procedures to be Adapted in Montville Twp Schools

MONTVILLE, NJ – In the past, Montville Township schools have utilized lockdown procedures in the case of a perceived danger event not involving fire. This means that staff and employees have been trained to lock windows and doors and hide students from entrance doors when emergency protocols are invoked. This is referred to as a “lockdown.” It is used, for example, in the event ...

Montville Township PBA Participates in Special Olympics Torch Run

June 19, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Police Department participated with more than 3,000 other law enforcement officers in the June 9 Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games.

The annual event, now in its 27th year traversing Montville Township, saw township officers running, riding bicycles and even pushing loved ones in a stroller during the four-mile Montville ...

Montville Township High School Senior Wins $2K Scholarship

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township High School senior Jonathan Kraft was one of five northern New Jersey-area students to receive a $2,000 scholarship from Monk’s Home Improvements.

Students from 37 different high schools and universities applied for the fourth-annual service-based scholarship, according to Monk’s officials.

“Each year when we read through these ...

Travel Ideas for Father's Day Weekend

June 15, 2017

TAPinto Travels

Father’s Day is Sunday and North Jersey is brimming with activities designed to honor all of the dads in our lives. Dad is guaranteed to love spending time with his family at any one of the area’s many festivals and fairs this coming weekend.

Tri-County Fair

Bring Dad to the fair this weekend and enjoy rides, carnival games, live music, and ...

Weekend Events to Entertain the Family

June 22, 2017

TAPinto Travels

Are you ready to celebrate the end of the school year? Many area schools are concluding for the summer, making kids primed to party. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family in New Jersey, you must make time to check out the following local events.

Montville 4th of July Celebration

Montville Township is ready to ...

Montville Township Democrats Announce New Candidate on Ticket for Township Committee

June 18, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Due to a move to Hawaii, Democratic candidate for Township Committee Lori Hieger is being replaced by Emily Ryzuk, according to a press release from the Montville Democratic Committee on June 16.

Ryzuk is a licensed professional counselor who runs the Atlantic Behavioral Health program, Morris CARES, the sexual assault center for Morris County.

“I helped ...

Montville Township Superintendent Lands Coveted Spot in Nathan’s Famous 4th of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest

June 14, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - René Rovtar achieved a life-long goal when she landed a spot in the 2017 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest. The Montville Township Public Schools Superintendent qualified for the 100th Annual Fourth of July competition at Coney Island by eating seven hotdogs and buns in 10 minutes at the Circle K Speed ...

Cancer Survivors Told to ‘Laugh a Little Bit … and Dance’ at Morristown Medical Center Celebration

June 18, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Edgy comedian Daniel Stolfi, a young adult cancer survivor, brought the audience to its feet when he performed “Cancer Makes You Gangster– Finding the Comedy in Tragedy,” on Sunday at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center. It was the highlight of the cancer center’s annual National Cancer Survivors Day ...

Art Therapy Helps Cancer Patients Navigate Their Emotional Journey

MORRISTOWN, NJ - What happens when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer? One thing is certain, your world will be turned upside down and, despite your best efforts to be calm and carry on, it's likely you will be pummeled by the full range of emotions - fear, anger, bitterness, hope, despair and more.

Art therapists help people find a way to express their emotions and, in the ...

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Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Wildlife Treasure Hunt

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Montville Township Board of Education Meeting

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Tue, June 27, 8:00 PM

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Montville Township Committee Meeting

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Montville Township Museum Open

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Closure Dates Ahead for the Montville Township Public Library

June 15, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – A message from the Director of the Montville Township Public Library.

Dear Montville Township Library Patrons,

It's June! Each June the library modifies its hours to accommodate overflow parking for High School and Middle School graduations. This year, we will observe the following early closure schedule:

June 19th & 20th - 5 pm Closing for Graduations

In ...

Towaco Civic Association Awards Scholarship, Donates to VFW, Funds Street Signs

June 17, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Civic Association awarded two $500 scholarships to MTHS seniors Alex Benno and Cameron Zurawlow at the June 8 Senior Awards night, and invited the students to their May 24 meeting so members could meet them.

The students were chosen from a total of 16 applicants, according to TCA Scholarship Committee Chair Laura Gerard.

Committee member Georgianna ...

Meet the Leaders of Montville Township: Hank Lyon, Morris County Freeholder

June 3, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - Morris County Freeholder, Hank Lyon, born and raised in Montville Township, is seeking political office in the NJ State Assembly in the primary election on Tuesday, June 6.

Lyon grew up in the Towaco section of Montville Township when the township was less developed. It was a place where kids could play in the woods and build ...

Montville Township Public Schools Being Featured on Emmy® Award-winning Classroom Close-up NJ

June 23, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – On Sunday, June 25, 2017, STEM PALS, a Robert R. Lazar Middle School educational program, will air on the Emmy® award-winning television show Classroom Close-up NJ. The segment will be broadcast on NJTV (In Montville Township, New Jersey, NJTV is Cablevision’s Channel 8).

STEM PALS, is an innovative ...

Roxbury Amateur Radio Expert Readies for Weekend of Roughing It

June 23, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury based group of amateur (“ham”) radio operators is looking for new members and its founder is inviting the public to participate in this weekend’s American Radio Relay League Field Day to get a taste of things at their worst.

 At the event, amateur radio operators will stay outdoors and work around the clock to set up field radio communication ...

West Orange to Host Only Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Viewing in New Jersey

June 23, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Township of West Orange will pay tribute to the veterans of the Vietnam War when the “Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall” arrives at West Orange High School from July 1 to July 4 in Suriano Stadium.

This will be the only appearance of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in New Jersey this year, and viewing is free to the public

The opening ceremony ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Open Houses

June 23, 2017

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Open Houses on Sunday by Century 21 The Crossing

MONTVILLE, NJ - Century 21 The Crossing is having the following open houses this Sunday, June 4:

15 Margaret Drive, Pine Brook from 2 - 4 p.m. - see full listing HERE
25 Hillcrest Road, Towaco from 1 - 4 p.m. - see full listing HERE

College Prep: Taking the Angst out of College Apps

Back in the dark ages of the 1970s, preparing for college was a lot simpler.  I paid attention to which courses I would take, but for a soon-to-be liberal arts major, I didn’t have too much planning to do.  Most of us took our SATs once, perhaps an advanced placement test, and applied to five or six schools.  Then we went on with our lives while waiting for the letters to ...

Keeping Sam by Joanne Phillips

Keeping Sam by Joanne Phillips (Mirrorball Books, 2015)

 

I belong to a great on-line book service called Bookbub, which daily sends a list of very inexpensive and free titles to download on the Kindle. A lot of the books are junk, but some are classics, and a few give an introduction to an author with whom I am unfamiliar, and sometimes very pleased to find. Such is the case with ...

The 7 Habits Organized People Practice to Keep Their Homes Organized (And You Can, Too!)

As a practicing professional organizer since 1994, I am often cornered by people I meet at parties, in the grocery store and throughout the community who want to share their organizing challenges and feelings of being overwhelmed with me. I always tell them that being organized is a skill set that can be learned. In this column, I’d like to share with you seven habits that organized people ...

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