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Montville Township Committee Hears Zoning Use Change Proposal During Public Portion

November 10, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Oct. 23 Montville Township Committee meeting had a unique turn of events when attorney Steven Schepis came to the microphone during the public portion and asked the committee to consider his client’s senior living facility project.

The Allegro Company has filed an application to build an assisted living, memory care, and senior apartment development at ...

National Signing Day: Six Montville Twp High School Senior Athletes Commit to Colleges

November 19, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Joined by their families and coaches, six senior varsity athletes from Montville Township High School signed their letters of intent on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the high school while committing to their respective universities to play collegiate sports.  

“National Signing Day is always exciting for the entire school community,” ...

Montville Township Police Track Down Stolen Box Truck; Assist State Police in Shutting Down Drug Production Mill

November 13, 2018

IRVINGTON, NJ – Montville Township Police detectives assisted in the apprehension of two suspects arrested for the possession of substantial amounts of illegal drugs, and in the process helped to shut down a drug production mill.

On Monday, Nov. 5, a commercial box truck was reported stolen in Pine Brook. Detectives Eric Brauchle and Dana Reid traveled to Irvington and located the truck ...

Burglary Reported in Montville Township

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Twp Police Department responded to a burglary call at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 on Asa Street, according to Acting Chief Andrew Caggiano. 

Caggiano said the crime occurred between Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 when the homeowners were not home. The homeowners reported numerous items were taken from the ...

Missing 15 Year Old From Mountain Lakes Last Seen In Camden; Police Ask For Help Locating Him

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, who lives with his parents in Mountain Lakes is still missing, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. In a press release, the Prosecutor's Office as well as Mountain Lakes Police Department continue to ask for the public's help locating him.

According to authorities, Kolding has been missing since October 30, 2018. It ...

Boy Scouts Honor Four Montville Service Leaders

November 14, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts held its 2018 Montville Good Scout awards dinner on Oct. 25, at which it honored four outstanding Montville Township service leaders.

The event was designed to recognize four citizens who have positively contributed to the Montville Township community and for their embodiment of the values of the century-old Scout oath ...

Montville "School of Rock" Award Winner in Documentary Contest

November 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School “School of Rock” music organization was one of seven groups whose documentaries were winners in the Sonic Highways Hometown Documentaries Film Festival contest.

Steven Van Zandt, who is a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, worked in conjunction with the NJ School Boards Association to create the contest as a ...

Overlook Among Three Atlantic Health System Medical Centers Recognized with “A” Hospital Safety Grade

November 17, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Summit's Overlook Medical Center -- along with Morristown and Chilton Medical Centers -- have been named among the top hospitals in the nation for safety by The Leapfrog Group, with each facility earning the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ in Leapfrog's fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grades.

The three Atlantic Health ...

Montville Township Fall Cleanup a "Great Success"

November 18, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township sponsored a second town-wide cleanup on Oct. 20, as 168 residents grabbed bags, reflective aprons and did their part to make the township look its best.

Recreation Director Lori Dent called the cleanup a “great success.”

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank the many individuals, families, businesses and civic groups who ...

Forecasters Blew It, Rutgers Climatologist Says of the Storm

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thursday's autumn snowstorm hit much harder than weather forecasts predicted, the worst of it when most people would be on the roads for the evening rush hour, said Rutgers University professor and state climatologist David Robinson.

"The weather forecast was incorrect. I'm not a forecaster and I don't like to throw darts, but it was a blown forecast," ...

Election Results for Montville Township and Morris County

November 6, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - According to the unofficial results, with nearly 54% of registered voters voting in Montville Township, Republican and current Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney won the election to continue as a member of the Montville Township Committee for a term of three years, defeating Emily Ryzuk.

The unofficial results from the Morris County Clerk's ...

Ten Arrested Following Long Term Drug Investigation by Morris County Narcotics Task Force

November 19, 2018

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  Following a long term drug investigation, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Chief of Investigations Stephen Wilson Jr. announce the arrest of ten individuals and the seizure of over five hundred grams of cocaine, over $10,000 in drug distribution proceeds and five vehicles. The investigation began in June 2018 into the importation and ...

Man Who Choked 3-Year-Old and Assaulted Mother in Pine Brook Sentenced to 20 Years

MONTVILLE, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson, Jr. announce the sentencing of Maurice Pearson, age 31, with a last known address in Pine Brook, on aggravated manslaughter and simple assault charges.

On or about April 10, 2015, officers with the Fairfield Township Police Department responded to the Knights Inn, located at 55A Route ...

New Jersey Racing Commission To Consider Date Requests By Tracks

November 19, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — Racing dates for 2019 are on the agenda for the Nov. 21 meeting of the New Jersey Racing Commission.

On Oct. 11 The Meadowlands announced it would only apply for 68 live racing dates, down from this year’s 90 racing days.

However, at the request of the New Jersey Racing Commission The Meadowlands asked for 76 racing days with the addition of eight racing dates in ...

A Little Movie About A Little Horse With a Big Dream Will Be In The Equus Film Festival

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Annie is a little horse who helps troubled children who need to re-find joy in their lives.She also has a big dream, for her and her friends to have a permanent home.

Annie is also the star of Little Horse, Big Medicine a short film that will be shown at the Equus Film Festival in New York City.

The film is about a little girl who lost her best friend in a car ...

New Jerseyans Victorious On First Day Of Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Festival

Ava Lindsay

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, remained unfazed by the northern winter storm and opened the Indoor ring to competitors early Friday morning at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro Md., for the first classes of MAEF 2018.

The seventh year of the event is scheduled to run through Sunday, Nov. 18, and will feature ...

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Tue, November 20, 4:30 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

On-Line Business & Reporting Sales Tax Workshop

Business & Finance


Tue, November 20, 7:15 PM

Montville Township High School, Montville

ROCKSGIVING Concert, Montville School of Rock

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Fri, November 23

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Montville Twp. Public Library: CLOSED



Sat, November 24, 1:00 PM

Pyramid Mountain, Montville Township

Pyramid Mtn: Tripod Rock Hike -Moderate

Health & Wellness

NJ 11th for Change Responds to Mikie Sherrill’s Victory in CD11

November 6, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - “We are thrilled to congratulate Mikie Sherrill on her impressive win!

“Throughout her campaign, Mikie Sherrill has displayed the transparency, responsiveness, and accountability we demand from all of our elected representatives. After 24 years of being underrepresented, after years and years of having a representative who refused to hear our concerns, WE ...

Montville UNICO Foundation and Turkeys 4U to Distribute Turkeys for Thanksgiving

November 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville UNICO Foundation, in conjunction with Turkeys 4U, a non-profit student-run organization now in its 17th year, will once again be distributing turkeys and food certificates to needy families, food pantries, churches, orphanages, and soup kitchens throughout northern New Jersey.

Twenty-seven high school students from Kinnelon, Montville Township and Butler ...

Montville Township VFW Commemorates Veterans Day; Hears from Paratrooper

November 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents and dignitaries gathered at the Youth Center at the Montville Township Community Park on Nov. 11 to commemorate Veterans Day with the help of Montville Township VFW Post 5481. The VFW post always holds their ceremony on the 11th, not on the date the national holiday is observed.

Mayor Richard Conklin, host for the event, noted that this year was the centennial ...

Montville Twp Public Schools Closed Today

November 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Today, Friday, Nov.16, the Montville Township Public Schools will be closed, according to Superintendent René Rovtar. 

MEDLC will also be closed.

Temporary Roof and Possible Tenant for Former Roxbury Schoolhouse

November 18, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – A temporary roof will be installed on a 97-year-old former schoolhouse in Roxbury being eyed by the Canal Society of New Jersey for use as its headquarters.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council last week agreed with township Manager John Shepherd’s request to allocate $15,000 for a rubber membrane roof on the old Layfette School in Lower Berkshire Valley. The roof will be ...

Woman Identified in Fatal Train Accident on Gladstone Branch

November 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

The train originated from Gladstone and was running 30 ...

On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

November 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson commemorated the Great American Smokeout on Thursday by urging smokers to reach out to their healthcare provider for help quitting – including those on Medicaid who can now take advantage of new cessation benefits offered by the Murphy administration.

Johnson also announced the Department will be surveying ...


OPEN HOUSES This Weekend - November 17 & 18, 2018

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


  From 1 - 3 p.m.

  38 Hillcrest Avenue, Montville

  Click HERE to see Full Listing.

  Hosted by Kelly Nebesnak


  From 1 - 4 p.m.

  170 Morris Avenue, Mountain Lakes

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OPEN HOUSES This Weekend - November 10 & 11, 2018

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


  From 1 - 3 p.m.

  65 Halsey Road,

  Parsippany-Troy Hills Township

  Click HERE to see Full Listing.



  From 1 - 3 p.m.

  38 Hillcrest Avenue, Montville

  Click HERE to see Full ...

Atlantic View

Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!


Confidence is the Result of Experience

Most people say, “When I feel more confident, then I’ll…”  But confidence is not the starting point.  Confidence is the result of experience.  When you take action, plowing through the resistance, anxiety and fear of what lies ahead, that is how you build your confidence and your self-esteem.
Every one of us has experienced resistance around doing ...

Pet Corner

Reminder to Pet Owners - NJ State Law Says Pets Must Have Proper Shelter in Freezing Temperatures

November 14, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets.

NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated). Keep your pets safe and avoid getting a fine by bringing your pets indoors any ...