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Hearing on Avalon Bay/Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Plan Scheduled for Feb. 26

February 14, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ –The Montville Township Committee will hold a meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 to conduct a public hearing on the proposed Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Plan at the Montville Township Municipal Building. At that time, anyone may comment on the plan.

The township committee may take official action on the proposed Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Plan at that public ...

Montville Twp’s Perry Honored by American Public Works Assn

MONTVILLE, NJ – John Perry, Montville Township’s Director of Public Works, Water and Sewer Utility, was honored with a Superintendent/Director Award for 2018 by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

The award was presented to him in November at the League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City by APWA NJ Chapter President Dan Carey.

Montville ...

Teachers & Professionals of Year Honored; Student Energy Club Makes Presentation: Montville Board of Ed Feb. 5

February 16, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – A celebratory feeling was in the air at the Feb. 5 Montville Township public schools Board of Education meeting as the 2018 teachers of the year were named. Hugs, cheers, and rings of the cowbell punctuated the meeting as names were announced from each school by their principals.

Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar said this was award season so it’s fitting ...

Montville Township Superintendent of Schools Tweets Snow Day Rap

MONTVILLE, NJ - Superintendent Dr. René Rovtar of the Montville Township Public Schools Tweeted her Snow Day decision for Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in the form of a rap video. The post, which went live on @ReneRovtar a little after 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, gives a shout out to Accuweather’s Bill Evans.

“They say there must be snow ...

Boys Basketball: Montville Defeats Parsippany, 59-49 on Senior Day

February 17, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - Blake Hunsinger scored 18 points to lift the Montville boys basketball team to a 59-49 win over Parsippany during the team's Senior Day at Montville Township High School.

The game was a back-and-forth battle throughout, which saw the game tied up at 37 after three quarters of play. But in the fourth quarter, the Mustangs took over as they outscored Parsippany 22-12 to ...

Wrestling: Montville's Teresa, Fox, Garcia and Daddario all Win Titles at District 6 Tournament

MONTVILLE, NJ - Saturday was a big day for the Montville wrestling team during the District 6 Tournament, which was held at Roxbury High School.

Brandon Teresa (138), Noah Fox (152), Alex Garcia (182) and Joe Daddario (195) all came away with district championships, while Aaron Kurzer (106) and Nick Gentile (132) each took second. The team as a whole finished with 182 points, which was good ...

Wrestling: Montville Falls to Delsea, 33-30, in Group 3 Semifinal

MONTVILLE, NJ - After winning the program's second sectional title and first in 10 years on Friday night, the Montville wrestling team looked to achieve even more on Sunday as it had the chance to wrestle in the Group 3 tournament.

But in the semifinals, the Mustangs fell just short, as it dropped a 33-30 loss to Delsea, ending the team's hopes for its first-ever state group title ...

Montville Police to Hold Meeting with Public

February 8, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Mark the date: the Montville Township Police Department will be holding an informational session at the Montville Senior House on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The topics of discussion will be the recent burglaries and auto theft, including information on how to help prevent crimes from occurring and what the public can do to help police solve ...

Montville Police Install Improved 911, Phone System

MONTVILLE, NJ – A new phone system went live at the Montville Township Police Department on Nov. 29 which police administration says is a major step up in helping them provide better 911 service to the residents.

Called the Vesta Phone System, Marucci said the system is a phone system and 911 system intertwined.

Now a dispatcher will have one phone to use instead of needing two, Chief ...

Cedar Hill Welcomes New Seeing Eye Puppy to School Community

February 15, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - A new addition has come to Cedar Hill Elementary and it's not a new student or teacher. It's a two-months-old golden retriever named Oliver!

Oliver is the 19th service dog from The Seeing Eye, Inc.©, in Morristown, trained by school nurse Bonnie Lee DiCola, and the 21st trained at Cedar Hill Elementary.

Oliver is one of five puppies in his litter; all ...

'Year of the Pig' Celebrated in Montville

February 5, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - Last Sunday, prior to the Super Bowl, there was a different kind of celebration happening at Montville High School. There, the Northern New Jersey Chinese Association Chinese School (NNJCACS) held their annual New Year Assembly where about 400 people gathered to celebrate the Chinese New Year, also known as the Year of the Pig, which begins on February 5.

NNJCACS is a ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

New Jersey Date Night: Cupid’s Singles Throw-Down

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Sometimes Cupid has an off day with his marksmanship. Maybe his arrow hit you once or twice, however it didn’t go deep enough to stick long-term. Or maybe you just haven’t been it the right place at the right time for Cupid to get the perfect aim. Regardless, the singles who’ve yet to ...

Avoiding Identity Theft Discussed at Montville Township Public Library

February 12, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – When you’re the victim of identity theft, you’ll know right away because something will have been stolen, such as your wallet and credit cards, right?

Wrong, said Margaret Sanchez, who was a victim herself. Sanchez received a bill from a local college, which also stated that she had received a student loan.

Sanchez, who is Vice President of Business Banking ...

Round Table Talk in Montville Focuses on Recycling Changes

February 18, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township had its first Round Table Talk on Sunday, Feb. 3 at town hall. The topic was Reverting Back to Dual-Stream Recycling. Montville Township Committeewoman June Witty and Assistant Business Administrator June Hercek led the discussion.

Even though it was Super Bowl Sunday, a small group of residents did attend the meeting asking many questions on ...

Montville Receives Over $47,000 in State Recycling Grants

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morris County's 39 municipalities will receive $1 million in state recycling grants, announced the Department of Environmental Protection. Out of the $1 million, Montville will receive $47,306 which will be used to implement and enhance local recycling efforts.

The funds are being awarded through the state's Recycling Enhancement Act, said the ...

Morris County Attorney Wins Circuit Court Victory in Notorious 1946 Georgia Lynching Case

February 12, 2019

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - A 73-year-old mass murder in Georgia is one giant step closer to being resolved thanks to the Eleventh Circuit Court’s decision to grant historian and author Anthony S. Pitch access to the original grand jury transcripts.

America’s last unsolved mass murder occurred in the early evening of July 25, 1946 when a mob of 20 – 30 white men ambushed four ...

Kids Make Heart-Healthy Snacks for Valentine's Day at Montville Library

February 13, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Danielle Colombo of ShopRite Lincoln Park joined parents and kids at the Montville Township Public Library to talk about heart-healthy snacks – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is part of Healthy Heart Month, Colombo explained, and eating foods like fruits and vegetables is great for your heart.

“Foods like those have a lot of ...

N.J.’s Steege In $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

February 18, 2019

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Amanda Steege of Bedminster, N.J., and Lafitte de Muze finished in the $100,000 World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular.

Following the opening round at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla. on Feb. 16, Steege and Lafitte de Muze led with a score of 92.33. over Victoria Colvin and Private ...

Horse Racing Subsidy Bill Signed By New Jersey Governor

TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that will provide $100 million over five years to support horse racing in New Jersey.

Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the Meadowlands, sponsored the bill.

The Senate approved its version of the ...

New Jersey Rider Wins USHJA Jumping Seat Medal In Florida

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Samantha Weinerman of Chester, N.J. beat 45 other junior riders on Feb. 8 during the fifth week at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF).

The first equitation class of the weekend was the USHJA Jumping Seat Medal. With a solid plan of action and confidence in her new mount, piloted Charmeur to a returning spot for the test where she would ride to the win.

North ...

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Arts & Entertainment Education

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Thu, February 21, 7:00 PM

Montville Senior House, Montville

Montville Democratic Club Meeting

Government

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Brian Project Beefsteak Fundraiser

Giving Back

Help Preserve Our Montville Open Space

February 9, 2019

Please help preserve our open space by signing the petition below and sharing with your Montville family, friends and neighbors.

My name is Katherine Gaspar.  I live in the Meadows.  We are asking you to post this to save our land that is zoned for residential and wetlands. There is a proposed Senior Care Facility to be built on 205-207 Changebridge Road.

President's Day Commemorated in Montville Twp.

February 17, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Monday the 18th will be a quiet day in the township, as the public schools, township offices and the public library will be closed for President’s Day.

In commemoration of Washington’s birthday, these organizations will be shuttered. Certain banks will also be closed, and the US Postal Service will be closed as well. It may be best to call businesses before ...

Kids Make Heart-Healthy Snacks for Valentine's Day at Montville Library

February 13, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Danielle Colombo of ShopRite Lincoln Park joined parents and kids at the Montville Township Public Library to talk about heart-healthy snacks – just in time for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is part of Healthy Heart Month, Colombo explained, and eating foods like fruits and vegetables is great for your heart.

“Foods like those have a lot of ...

Former Roxbury Scoutmaster Gets Kidney from Roxbury Mom

February 18, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – When she made a Facebook plea on behalf of her husband for a kidney donor, Succasunna resident Kathleen Whalen Williams wrote that time wasn’t on Bob’s side.

That might have been true, but Williams came to learn that something else was: The kind heart of Kim Lagitch Roumes, a fellow Roxbury resident.

On Tuesday, (Feb. 12) Roumes donated one of her kidneys to ...

Cedar Hill Welcomes New Seeing Eye Puppy to School Community

February 15, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - A new addition has come to Cedar Hill Elementary and it's not a new student or teacher. It's a two-months-old golden retriever named Oliver!

Oliver is the 19th service dog from The Seeing Eye, Inc.©, in Morristown, trained by school nurse Bonnie Lee DiCola, and the 21st trained at Cedar Hill Elementary.

Oliver is one of five puppies in his litter; all ...

Another Baby Seal Comes Ashore on Belmar Beach

February 17, 2019

Baby seals are not as cute and friendly as they look, and they can bite. That’s why it’s important to stay at least 50 yards from a resting pup. Plus, it’s against federal regulations to touch them.

BELMAR, NJ — A baby harp seal came ashore on the Eighth Avenue beach Saturday, and because it appears healthy, should return to the ocean waters by itself, according to the ...

Experience Colonial America at The Dey Mansion: George Washington Headquarters

February 17, 2019

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Presidents Day, TAPintoTV visited the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War, ...

Stockton University Fall 2018 Dean's List

February 18, 2019

 

GALLOWAY, NJ – The following students from Montville made the Dean’s list at Stockton University for the Fall 2018 semester: 

Brandi Divincent, sophomore Social Work major 

Christina Kaminskyj, senior Health Science major 

Ryan Nees, senior Business Studies major 

Natalie Perrella, freshman Health Science ...

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OPEN HOUSES This Weekend - February 16 & 17, 2019

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16:

  From 12 - 3 p.m.

  4 Glen View Road, Montville

  Contact LYNNE TRAVERS for more info

  (201) 602-8928

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17:

  From 1 - 4 p.m.

  1 Nathan Drive, Montville

  Contact KEVIN ...

OPEN HOUSES This Weekend - February 9 & 10, 2019

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9:

  From 1 - 3 p.m.

  94-1 Park Row, Wallington

  Contact Kevin G. Marquez for more info.

  (609) 317-5456

 

  From 1 - 3 p.m.

  43 Gabriel Drive, Montville

  Contact Renata Plewa for more info.

  (973) ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.

 

Do You Live In The Conflict Avoidance Zone?

You know what needs to be said and done... but it is neither said nor done.  You are in the 'conflict avoidance' zone.

Nobody wants to fight with their kids or spouse.  A little peace and quiet seems like a good thing, a desirable state of affairs.  Who doesn't want a hassle-free morning, an argument-free vacation, a quiet dinner, or a compliant child?  We all ...

"My Very Own British Invasion" is short on plot

‘My Very Own British Invasion’ is short on plot, but long on rock

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a rollicking, rock and roll extravaganza in its premier production of  “My Very Own British Invasion.”

We start with a fast and furious tribute to the Beatles, like “I Saw Her Standing There” and move on to ...