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Montville Twp Committee Refers Avalon Bay Redevelopment Plan to Planning Board

January 23, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - Joseph Burgis, Montville Township planner, who has been working on the municipality’s affordable housing plan, presented an introduction of the Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Plan (Avalon Bay) to the Montville Township Committee.

In Oct. 2018, an agreement was made with Avalon Bay allowing building on the former GI Auto site in Pine Brook as part of affordable ...

Montville Twp Planning Board Reappoints Chairman at Reorganization Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township planning board reappointed Gary Lewis as chairman for his third term at their reorganization meeting Thursday, and Art Maggio was reappointed as vice chairman. These two positions are subject to annual elections among the members.

Members of the planning board are Chairman Gary Lewis, Vice-chairman Art Maggio, Montville ...

3 Developments Result from Montville Twp.'s Affordable Housing Plan

MONTVILLE, NJ – With the township’s agreements with three developers for building projects across town, a settlement has been reached with the Fair Share Housing which the Montville Township Committee feels will meet affordable housing requirements while still balancing residents’ desire to have little or at least moderate development.

The committee passed resolutions at ...

Montville Board of Education Re-Appoints Grau as President

January 9, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Charles Grau took the helm for his second term in a row as president of the Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education, having been appointed by a unanimous vote of the board. He was sworn in again for another term, having run unopposed in the November election, as were Karen Cortellino and David Modrak. Michael Rappaport, who was voted onto the board ...

Girls Basketball: Second Quarter Shut-Out Puts Montville Over Ridge, 46-30

January 18, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - Led by Emma Wax's 22-point performance, the Montville girls basketball team got back in the win column on Thursday with a 46-30 triumph over Ridge at Montville Township High School.

Wax's 22 points was a game-high, which included two 3-pointers and seven free throws. She also totaled seven rebounds and four steals in the game.

Montville led 14-13 ...

Ice Hockey: Montville Shuts-Out Morristown, 2-0

MONTVILLE, NJ - Matt Faulkner stopped all 26 shots he faced to help Montville earn a big 2-0 win over Morristown on Tuesday night at Mennen Arena in Morris Township.

The teams were scoreless for two periods, before Matt Swagulinski scored just 35 seconds into the third period to give Montville a lead that it did not relinquish. Joe Nuzzi capped off the win with an empty-net goal with under 30 ...

Boys Basketball: Montville Loses to Wayne Hills, 68-43

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville boys basketball team's quest for a third win in a row was halted by Wayne Hills, as it dropped a 68-43 decision on Tuesday night away at Wayne Hills.

The Mustangs fell behind, 23-6 in the first quarter and although the score of the next three quarters was relatively even, it was not able to climb out of the early hole. 

Matt Bettio led the way ...

Montville Twp. Police Rolls Out New Uniforms

January 22, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Police Department has rolled out new uniforms for the entire department for the first time in more than 21 years, according to newly named Police Chief Andrew Caggiano.

The uniforms are a dark blue that is more modern and hopefully less intimidating, he said, since they will blend better with body armor when officers wear the armor on the ...

Montville Twp Police Dept Expands Traffic Bureau

MONTVILLE, NJ – Speeding in your neighborhood? Problems with a traffic light? Aggressive driver cut you off? Contact Montville Township Police Department’s newly expanded Traffic Bureau.

The bureau, which is now staffed with three officers, is asking that residents who have problems contact its supervisor, Sergeant Adam Kenny with any traffic complaints they may have.

Whereas ...

Montville Moms Donate $8,000 to the Montville Twp First Aid Squad

January 21, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Dec. 17, the Montville Moms’ holiday gathering raised $8,000 to donate to the Montville Township First Aid Squad for the new ambulance fund. The Montville Moms Committee worked to raise money through ticket sales, donations from individuals and businesses, as well as a tricky tray and 50/50 at the event.

Ed Coscia, the New Ambulance Chairperson, commented, ...

Garden Club of Montville Makes Donation to Family Promise of Morris County

MONTVILLE, NJ – On Dec. 19, the Garden Club of Montville made a donation to Family Promise of Morris County, a homeless shelter supported by many local churches, synagogues, and individual contributions.

Accepting the donation for Family Promise is Dominique Tornabe (center).  From left to right are members Eleanor Weissenrieder, Veronika Krofchak, Mary Ann Ackerman and ...

Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry Reaches Out to Furloughed Federal Workers

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Kiwanis has been committed to helping our neighbors in need since 1978, and seeks to offer a helping hand to our friends and neighbors impacted by the ongoing shutdown in making ends meet. While the government shutdown persists, the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry is opening its doors to all local federal employees. They can stop by during regular operating hours, or ...

Four Mustangs Selected to Perform in Region Mixed and Treble Choirs

January 9, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Four Montville Township High School students were selected for the North Jersey Region Choir. MTHS junior Anna Rehberg achieved the top score in the region for the Soprano 2 voice part, awarding her the position of section leader for the Region Mixed Choir (SATB).

“This is a great accomplishment,” said MTHS music teacher Kristen Markowski regarding ...

Red Cross Alert: Falling Blood Supplies Trigger Emergency Need for Donors

January 17, 2019

NEW JERSEY — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to prevent a prolonged blood shortage.

The Red Cross collected some 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day than is needed to sustain a sufficient blood supply. During this period, about 1,350 fewer blood drives were hosted ...

Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

Montville Twp Planning Board Considers Approval of New Building in Pine Brook

January 14, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - Donato Salvatoriello, president of DLS Contracting, appeared before the Montville Township planning board on Thursday seeking approval on the construction of a new building at 100 Bloomfield Avenue in Pine Brook. The plan is to remove The Stuffed Olive Bar and Grill and build a new structure that would ...

Separating Paper from Glass Recycling will Continue into 2020: Montville Twp. Committee Meeting Jan. 8

January 11, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents will be separating recyclables for the foreseeable future.

That’s the word from Assistant Township Administrator June Hercek, speaking at the Jan. 8 Montville Township Committee meeting.

The township’s recycling and waste disposal contract expires in Feb. 2020, she said, and “we heard from our contact at Suburban Disposal, who said we could ...

Winter Storm May Be Heading Our Way

January 15, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Ok, it's weather time! Winter kicked off in the Nation’s midsection this past weekend enjoying a healthy swath of snow from KC to DC on to AC (while points north around the tri-state were spared, for now). Speaking of football, game time temps in KC this Sunday are expected to be near to below 0°F with wind chills of minus 10°F to 20°F (perhaps ...

JCP&L to Trim Trees in Montville...On Your Street?

MONTVILLE, NJ – JCP&L announced it will be trimming trees around the township starting this month in order to provide safe and reliable electric service to customers.

Maintaining electrical lines requires, among other things, the routine trimming and removal of vegetation on a cyclical basis, determined by JCP&L in accordance with applicable regulations, in order to avoid or ...

New Jersey Sophomore Is Overall High Point Rider At CPI Florida

January 23, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Audrey Schulze, a 10th grader from Ridgewood, N.J. earned the CPI Overall High-Point Rider award at the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show Jan.17-20 at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach.

At the premier college equestrian recruiting and educational event, young riders met coaches and admissions representatives from ...

Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

Two Tiny Horses Get The Biggest Gift Of All, A New Home

LUMBERTON, N.J. —  Two miniature horses received the greatest gift of all during the holidays — a new home — when Gleneayre Equestrian Program partnered with the EQUUS Foundation and Artemis Farm Rescue.

The story began when Ellen Healey, Founder and Executive Director of Gleneayre Equestrian Program, an EQUUS Foundation Guardian, reached out to the EQUUS Foundation to ...

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A Response to ‘It’s Time to Love our Country More than Hating Our President’

January 16, 2019

A recent Letter to the Editor from Karen Arakelian “It’s Time to Love Our Country More than Hating Our President,” deserves a response.  The Letter writer conflates several different subjects in an effort to use support for the Police Department to attack Democrats in general. Of course we have a great Police Department and as a former Elected ...

Buy a Memorial Brick in Community Park from VFW to be Placed Near Tank, VFW Post

January 23, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – The VFW Post #5481 is accepting donations for residents to purchase a memorial and recognition brick to be placed on a walkway directly in front of the tank at the Community Park to honor their own military service or family members, living or deceased, who served or are serving in any branch of the military, including the Coast Guard.

The cost for one 4” x 8” ...

USA Fistball Team Seeking Local Athletes

January 19, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - The United States Fistball Association (USFA) is seeking male and female athletes under the age of 18 interested in competing in the Youth European Fistball Championships in Austria.

The championships take place this summer July 13- July 19.

Tryouts are taking place Jan. 29 and Feb. 12, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Roxbury High School ...

2-Hour Delay for Montville Township Public Schools on Friday

January 18, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening on Friday, Jan. 18, according to Superintendent of Schools Rene Rovtar. MEDLC will open at 9 a.m. and buses will run two hours later than usual schedules.

Rutgers Student Turns Microorganisms Into Works of Art

January 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A doctoral student in ecology and evolution is turning microorganisms into art, and her hobby into a powerful tool for genomics studies at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Julia Van Etten’s Couch Microscopy Instagram page has attracted close to 18,000 followers in a year and a half, thanks to her breathtakingly detailed videos and photos of diatoms, algae, ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties New Listings

January 23, 2019

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OPEN HOUSES This Weekend - January 19 & 20, 2019

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


  From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  5 Cheyenne Drive, Montville

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  From 1 - 4 p.m.

  127 Ridge Drive, Montville

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OPEN HOUSES This Weekend - January 12 & 13, 2019

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


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  12 Eldora Road, 

  Parsippany-Troy Hills Township

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  131 Old Changebridge Road, ...