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Meeting with JCP&L and Other Local Officials Discussed by Montville Twp Committee

September 23, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - At the Tuesday, Sept. 11 Montville Township Committee meeting, the Committee passed two ordinances authorizing the acceptance of a public recreation easement and a conservation easement which will allow public access areas in the Towaco center. 

Two other ordinances were introduced at the meeting. Ordinance #2018-23 will add the ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

"Substantial Completion" for Montville Schools' Construction Projects

MONTVILLE, NJ – Business Administrator Katine Slunt said the school district is at “substantial completion” for all of the construction projects that had been planned for this summer and early fall.

Speaking at the Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education meeting Sept. 4, she said, “All of our projects except for the air conditioning project at the high ...

Teachers Recognized for 15 to 50 Years of Dedication at Montville Township’s First Day Back Orientation.

MONTVILLE, NJ - At the start of the 2018-2019 school year in Montville Township fifty-one teachers were recognized for 15 to 50 years of dedicated service to the students of Montville Township Public Schools.

Collectively these distinguished educators have dedicated 1,005 years to the Montville Township community.

Joanne Aanstoots of Cedar Hill Elementary School received ...

Montville Marching Band To Host The 14th Annual "Mustang Classic"

September 20, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township High School Field Corps will be hosting its 14th Annual Mustang Classic Musical Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22. The “Mustang Classic” is a festival of music and pageantry sanctioned by the organization USBands. It will be taking place at the MTHS stadium (football field), 100 Horseneck Road, beginning promptly at 5 p.m.

Student ...

Montville Township Police Sergeant Takes Oath of Office

September 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Sergeant Thomas Mooney took his oath of office from Montville Township Mayor Richard Conklin at the Township Committee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Mooney said, “I am proud to be part of the Montville Township Police Department and excited to become a sergeant. I am looking forward to the new opportunity that is in front of me.”

Acting ...

15 Montville Twp. First Aid Squad Members Honored for 9/11 Response

September 19, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Members of the Montville Township Volunteer First Aid Squad gathered at the squad building on Sept. 11 not only for a regular members’ meeting, but also to honor the members of their organization who had responded to Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, attempting to help the victims on that terrible day.

Squad President Vicki Klein requested a moment of silence for the ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ

September 18, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders

All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family!

The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has ...

Women's Wellness Expo to Kickoff National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, September 29

WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. 

The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so women can “be aware of what’s normal for ...

Dianne Grossman, Founder of Mallory's Army™ to Speak on Bullying

MONTVILLE, NJ – OneMontville presents an evening with Dianne Grossman, founder of Mallory’s Army™, speaking on “How to Protect Your Family from ‘Not My Child’ Syndrome.” This important anti-bullying presentation will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Montville Senior House.

After her daughter, Mallory, took her own life by suicide in June of ...

Clean Communities Grant Saves Montville Taxpayer Dollars

September 21, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Projects accomplished throughout the township with the help of a grant from the state saved the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, according to township administrators.

The New Jersey Clean Communities grant, which Montville Township has received for more than ten years, has aided the township in making improvements to the Community Park, and clean up ...

Montville Resident Charged with Securities Fraud

September 16, 2018

BOSTON – A Montville resident and former New Jersey broker was arrested and charged Sept. 12 with defrauding his clients by engaging in a multi-year “cherry-picking” scheme, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts District.

Michael Bressman, 61, was arrested and charged with securities fraud and investment advisor fraud. Bressman was ...

N.J Driver Helps U.S Team Wins First-Ever World Equestrian Games Gold Medal

September 24, 2018

MILL SPRING, NC — James “Jimmy" Fairclough, of Newton, NJ helped the U.S. team win the gold medal at the World Equestrian Games.

He along with Misdee Wrigley Miller and Chester Weber  won the United States Equestrian Team’s first-ever four-in-hand team gold medal at Tryon 2018 in the competition that concluded on Sept. 23.  

The three drivers and ...

U.S. Show Jumpers Win Team Gold At World Equestrian Games

MILL SPRING, N.C. — To the roars of the home crowd, the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team secured an historic gold medal in a thrilling jump-off against Sweden on Sept. 21, in the FEI World Team Jumping Championship at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018.

McLain War, of Brewster, N.Y. secured team victory in a jump-off and then narrowly missed the podium in the individual ...

Dressage at Devon to Host Adult Amateur Seminar with Lisa Schmidt

DEVON, PA — Dressage at Devon (DAD) (www.dressageatdevon.org) announced that Lisa Schmidt, founder of Adult Amateur Dressage Access (AADA) (www.aadressageaccess.com), will present at DAD on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the picnic area near the Pub. She will provide insights and tips targeted to the Adult Amateur in addition to a Q&A that will answer all those nagging ...

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Tue, September 25, 7:30 PM

Montville Twp. High School Media Center, Montville

Montville Twp Board of Education Meeting

Education

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Tue, September 25, 8:00 PM

Montville Township Municipal Building, Montville

Montville Twp. Committee Mtg.

Government

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Wed, September 26, 4:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Healthy After-School Snacks (library)

Food & Drink

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Wed, September 26, 6:30 PM

Design Consign, Fairfield

Gloria Foundation Fundraiser "A Taste of Italy"

Food & Drink Giving Back

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Fri, September 28, 6:00 PM

Montville Reformed Church, Montville

Apple Festival

Food & Drink Giving Back

Love Shouldn't Hurt - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 21, 2018

Yes, domestic abuse happens in our community among all backgrounds, in both wealthy and modest neighborhoods.  It is the silent secret our neighbors are battling each day.  Bringing awareness helps support victims and escalates interventions to stop the violence and abuse.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and once again Rachel Coalition along with partnering local ...

Fish N Chip Dinner Hosted by Montville Twp Women’s Club

September 22, 2018

Enjoy a dinner out with family and friends and help local charities. The Montville Township Women's Club will be holding a Fish N Chips Fundraiser Dinner on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Montville Senior Center at 356 Main Rd. (Rt. 202) in Montville.

Dinner is served from 5:30 - 7:30 PM and can be taken out or eaten in. A donation of $16 includes a delicious Argyle ...

Towaco Civic Association Gets Tour from Towaco Vol. Fire Dept.

September 24, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Civic Association was treated to a tour and presentation by veteran firefighter Joe Gretkowski, who had some stories to tell after his years with the Towaco Volunteer Fire Department. The TCA met at the fire station for their Sept. 17 meeting.

Gretkowski, who was honored by the New Jersey Firemen’s Home in Boonton back in April, and honored in November of ...

246 Freshmen Enter Montville Twp High School After Orientation

September 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - The freshman orientation for the incoming class of the 2018-2019 school year took place on Tuesday, Aug. 28. It was led by the members of the Peers as Leaders organization, known as PAL, of the Montville Township High School. These rising juniors and seniors took the 246 new freshmen on a tour of the school and gave them some insight of the next four years of their ...

Police Seize Drugs with Street Value of Over $1 Million in Morris County

September 22, 2018

NETCONG, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Chief of Investigations Stephen Wilson, Jr., and Netcong Police Chief James Blesson announce the arrest of two drug traffickers and the seizure of approximately 10 kilograms of suspected heroin, 10 kilograms of suspected cocaine and $103,180 in U.S. currency.

On Tuesday evening, Sept. 18, a Netcong patrol officer conducted a stop ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Montville Kiwanis Announces “Taste of Montville” Fundraiser

September 24, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Kiwanis Club of Montville announces its first ever “Taste of Montville” event, to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., in the Montville Township High School cafeteria.

Attendees will be able to sample the culinary specialties of several local restaurants and eateries.

“This will be a chance to taste the best our area has to ...

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OPEN HOUSES This Weekend September 22 & 23, 2018

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.

SATURDAY, September 22:

  From 12 - 3 p.m.

  4 South Road, Montville

  Click HERE to see Full Listing.

 

  From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  855 Route 202, Montville

  Click HERE to see Full Listing.

 

SUNDAY, September 23:

  From ...

OPEN HOUSES This Weekend September 15 & 16, 2018

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:

  From 12 - 2 p.m.

  16 Schneider Lane, Montville

  Click HERE to see Full Listing.

  Hosted by Nadine Khalil

 

  From 1 - 4 p.m.

  18 Arthur Place, Montville

  Click HERE to see Full Listing

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7 Warning Signs of Thyroid Cancer

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer.

“The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” ...

Why Do Children Lie?

We adults lie, all the time. Sorry, but it’s true, and it’s one of the reasons why children lie. How often have you told your child everything is fine when you’re upset about something? I have. Have you ever told a telemarketer you can’t talk because (fill in your reason)? I have.   

Life can be messy. Making sure that everything ...

‘Buried Child’ draws on chilling family secrets via Shepard

‘Buried Child’ draws on chilling family secrets via Shepard

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – The dysfunctional family, with its dark, disturbing secrets, is at the heart of Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child.”  The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a taut, insightful production, under the direction of Paul Mullin.

The actors live in their roles as ...

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York

By LIZ KEILL

PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

'Brick City' takes on high school angst

‘Brick City’ takes journey through high school angst

By LIZ KEILL

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages at Kean University presents a new play by Nicole Pandolfo. “Brick City” is an exploration of two seniors in high school and their search for meaningful lives, while their teacher/mentor, Veronica, is also turning her life around.

There are a number of loose ends in ...

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