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Governor Murphy Signs Animal Fighting and Dog & Cat Leasing Laws

August 13, 2019

TRENTON, NJ  - The practice of leasing a dog or cat as a family pet is now illegal in the State of New Jersey after Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of recently passed legislation into law. At the same time, Murphy signed a second bill making the ownership, possession, purchase, sale, or manufacturing of animal fighting paraphernalia a third degree crime. 

“As the owner of ...

Columbine Shooting Survivor Teaches Lazar Students about Negative Effects of Bullying

August 19, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – It was the deadliest high school shooting until Parkland. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the last. Evan Todd, who is a survivor of the Columbine, Col. school shooting spoke at Lazar Middle School in May as part of the Living Lessons seminars to teach the students about overcoming tragedies. If ever there was a situation the students could identify with, it was this ...

Lazar Students Meet 9/11 Survivor Who Pivoted Life to Become Responder

MONTVILLE, NJ – May 16 was a special day for Lazar Middle School students as it was “Living Lessons” day – the day they met and heard from several guest speakers who talked about the perilous and incredible situations they faced and overcame.

Manuel Chea, who is a 9/11 survivor, is one of them. Chea spoke to several sixth- and seventh-grade classes at the school about ...

New Jerseyans Moving Beyond Most, But Not All, Gender Stereotypes, New Poll Shows

NEW BRUNSWICK and MADISON, NJ – New Jersey residents perceive women as being more emotional and men as more aggressive, but other views on gender have evolved, according to the latest results from a new joint Rutgers-Eagleton/Fairleigh Dickinson University poll. 

The survey asked respondents whether various personal traits apply more to women or men, or ...

Montville Resident Among 44 Arrested in Prostitution Crackdown in Paterson

August 14, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A major crackdown on prostitution by the Paterson Police Department led to 44 arrests on Tuesday.

According to Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, the operation came in response to numerous complaints about prostitutes loitering in the area of Van Houten and East 18th Street. The report reads that the women would solicit passersby for sexual acts in exchange for cash ...

Travel Alert: Horseneck Road Closed on Weekdays through Sept. 4

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville Township Police alerted residents that Horseneck Road is scheduled to be closed between Aug. 13 and Sept. 4. The alert indicated the closure would occur between Passaic Valley Road and Pine Brook Road on weekdays during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Police further advised that detours would be in place during the road closure.

Disabled Tractor Trailer Closes Rt. 287 On-Ramp in Montville on Thursday

MONTVILLE, NJ - The on-ramp to Rt. 287 south at Exit 47 in Montville was closed for approximately 4 hours on Thursday, Aug. 8 due to a disabled tractor trailer.

“The axle of the tractor trailer broke, which caused the truck to be stuck,” Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano said.

Caggiano confirmed their were no injuries as a result of the incident and the roadway ...

Montville Twp's VFW Post 5481's Busy Summer - and Plans for the Fall

August 20, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Things have been busy for Montville’s VFW Post 5481 this summer, according to new Post Commander Ken Hanzl, who reported on the following activities from May through July:

The post held four weekend Poppy Drives, which started in March and concluded in May. Donations to the poppy program provide compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, financial ...

2nd Annual ‘Sam Jam’ Concert held at Montville Amphitheater

MONTVILLE, NJ - On July 27, a special music concert was held at the Montville Amphitheater, known as the Sam Jam.

There, about 100 people came to hear a variety of great musical talent, featuring pop-punk, to rock, to hip-hop, to rap. These musical artists included Big Ears Glenn, Turkish Royale, AvE, Owl Kill, Lavender Disaster and Zach Matari and the After Party.

The Sam Jam concert ...

Summer Reading Program Concludes at the Montville Library

August 17, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - With summer nearing its end, a fun program also came to an end at the Montville Township Public Library on Aug. 14.

For the last eight weeks, township kids of pre-K to fifth grade would come to the library for the summer reading program. These young readers, while enjoying their summer vacation, found more fun among the hundreds of books available to them.

“This ...

2nd Annual ‘Sam Jam’ Concert held at Montville Amphitheater

MONTVILLE, NJ - On July 27, a special music concert was held at the Montville Amphitheater, known as the Sam Jam.

There, about 100 people came to hear a variety of great musical talent, featuring pop-punk, to rock, to hip-hop, to rap. These musical artists included Big Ears Glenn, Turkish Royale, AvE, Owl Kill, Lavender Disaster and Zach Matari and the After Party.

The Sam Jam concert ...

Need a Mental Break? Avoid Your Cellphone, Rutgers Researchers Say

August 21, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, Rutgers researchers found.

The experiment, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assigned college undergraduates to solve challenging sets of word puzzles. Halfway through, some were allowed to take breaks ...

Governor Signs Legislation Requiring Lactation Rooms in Public Buildings

Legislation requiring public facilities and offices to provide on-site lactation rooms was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy Thursday.

The legislation requires the New Jersey Department of Health to provide information about lactation room availability and the New Jersey Department of Education to provide information on lactation policies in schools.

Primary sponsors of the legislation ...

Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

New Jersey Date Night: Going Vegan in the Garden State

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

No animals were harmed in the making of this date.

Oftentimes in the dating world we encounter online profiles that include a potential date’s dietary preferences. From carnivores to pescatarians, there’s a gamut of eaters out there, but where exactly do you take them for a meal? Same goes for ...

Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey Coming Soon; Here’s Where They'll Stop

This story first ran on TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood.

The 16th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey is planning to stop at six locations that serve some of  the best hot dogs in the state Aug. 24.

More than 100 connoisseurs have signed up to ride on two motor coaches and sample hot dogs presented in various styles and cooked and topped in different ways.

“Many people ...

Fujitsu to Move into Former Bayer Complex in Montville

August 15, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Fujitsu General America, Inc. has signed a lease to relocate from Fairfield to the former Bayer property at 340 Changebridge Road in Montville, Cushman & Wakefield real estate company announced. The cooling and heating solutions company will occupy 32,000 square feet of one of the two buildings there with their U.S. headquarters.

According to Ben Brenner of ...

Free New Jersey Day Trip Ideas in Waning Summer Days

August 12, 2019

NEW JERSEY - Keeping the kids busy during the summer months or entertaining visiting relatives can be challenging and expensive. Of course trips to one of the Garden State's amusement or splash parks is a must as is heading to the Jersey Shore, but there are actually some free activities in New Jersey that make for fun day trips whether you are traveling solo, with a friend or the ...

Morris Habitat for Humanity Offers Morristown Seniors a Special Home Repair Program

August 10, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Seniors in Morristown and the entire Morris County area may be eligible for a special home repair program offered by Morris Habitat for Humanity.

The program aims to make accessibility, energy efficiency improvements and home repairs so that senior citizens can continue to live in their own homes longer and maintain independence, said officials for the ...

Flower Bed Maintenance Keeps Gardens Looking Their Best All Summer Long

A bit of grooming and care will keep your flower gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months and into fall.

Remove the flower stems of salvias, veronicas and similar flowers as the blooms begin to fade. Use a pruner or sharp garden scissors and cut just above the first set of leaves or above the side shoots where new flower buds are forming.

Cut back flopping perennials like ...

Major Heroin, Fentanyl Production, Packaging, and Distribution Network Shut Down

August 9, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A collaborative effort between state and local law enforcement authorities has dealt a blow to the Paterson drug trade, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced on Thursday.

According to a statement the investigation, known as Operation 4K, focused on a heroin and fentanyl distribution network allegedly led by Kashard Whitaker. 41, Paterson. In their report Grewal ...

New Jersey's Indian American Community Celebrates With Parade

August 12, 2019

EDISON, NJ -   Local leaders applauded the Indian Business Association, which organized the 15th Annual India Day Parade on Sunday.  The parade ran from Edison to Iselin and included over a dozen floats, ethnic bands, dance groups, and representatives from over 100 New Jersey based organizations.  There was also a cultural show which was held at the end of the parade route and ...

New Jersey's Muslim Community Set to 'Plant Seeds of Unity' Through Celebration of Eid al-Adha

PATERSON, NJ - Thousands of members of New Jersey’s Muslim community are expected to gather for a “unified prayer” at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. with prayers beginning at 9:00 a.m.

More than a dozen of the event’s organizers gathered at the Islamic Center of Passaic County on Friday to share details about the event, stressing that while the ...

Tewksbury Trail Pace Set For Sept. 15 At Hill & Dale Preserve

August 20, 2019

TEWKSBURY TWP., N.J. — The Tewksbury Trail place will return to the Hill & Dale Preserve on Sept.15 and is expected to attract 150 equestrians..

The ride will benefit the Ten Mile Trail Initiative. The initiative is a cooperative effort between the Tewksbury Land Trust (TLT), NJ Conservation Foundation (NJCF), and the TTA. Once completed, the Ten-Mile ...

Miss Rodeo America Will Be Visiting New Jersey On Sept. 7

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Miss Rodeo America 2019 Taylor McNair will be visiting New Jersey in September.

McNair was crowned Miss Rodeo America 2019 on Dec. 9, 2018 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. The 23 year-old from Learned. Miss. is the third Miss Rodeo Mississippi to wear the coveted crown. In addition to the title of Miss Rodeo America, Taylor earned the Appearance, Personality and ...

Therapy Horses That Help Humans Get New Shelter Thanks To Boy Scout

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Thanks to Aravind Krishnan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 489 the horses of Spring Reins of Life have a new place to seek shelter from the weather.

For his Eagle Scout project he raised funds and built a new shelter for the horses so they could have access to more pasture space. The project is now complete and a dedication ceremony will be held on Sept 1 at 10:30 a.m.

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Thu, August 22, 7:30 PM

Montville Township Municipal Building , Montville

Planning Board Meeting

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Fri, August 23, 4:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Children's Picture Bingo

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, August 25, 10:00 AM

Pyramid Mountain, Montville Township

"Limestone" Quarry Hike

Health & Wellness

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Mon, August 26, 4:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Dungeons & Dragons for Grades 6-12

Arts & Entertainment

Morris County Remembers 9/11

August 19, 2019

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- Join Morris County on Sunday, Sept. 8 at its 18th remembrance ceremony as we honor those lost on 9/11.

The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Morris County Sept. 11 Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, across from the Morris View Healthcare Center and adjacent to the Morris County Public Safety Academy. It will be held rain ...

Montville Twp's VFW Post 5481's Busy Summer - and Plans for the Fall

August 20, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Things have been busy for Montville’s VFW Post 5481 this summer, according to new Post Commander Ken Hanzl, who reported on the following activities from May through July:

The post held four weekend Poppy Drives, which started in March and concluded in May. Donations to the poppy program provide compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, financial ...

Attend an Evening of Love and Laughter- Help Raise Money for 2 Year Old Diagnosed With Rare Form of Leukemia

August 21, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Two year old Ella Morris is in a fight for her life after she was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia called Acute Megakaryoblastic Leukemia (AMKL). Ella is receiving treatment at Boston Children's Hospital with her parents Lindsay and Jeff by her side. While her parents are with Ella, Ella's aunt, Courney Maxwell knew she wanted to do something to honor her ...

Now Law: Pilot Program Bill to Assess Value of Later Start Times in NJ High Schools

August 11, 2019

(TRENTON) – As New Jersey high schools continue to rank top in the nation, legislators are hoping to encourage even better academic outcomes with more emphasis on student health. Given the connection between more sleep and improved academic performance, Assemblywomen Mila Jasey, Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Carol Murphy have sponsored legislation to assess how pushing back ...

The Elmora Troopers Win Over Rhode Island 2-0 Advancing in Little League World Series

August 21, 2019

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - Fans of the Elmora Troopers were on their feet cheering on Tuesday evening as the Elizabeth team took the win by a score of 2 - 0 over the Barrington, Rhode Island team in Williamsport, Pa.

The game was a 0-0 score until the top of the 6th inning when the Troopers came out with Sal Garcia starting off with a double and they didn’t stop until they scored two runs. The ...

Popular Asbury Park Donut Shop Gains Both Neighborhood and National Success

August 16, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ – In our newest episode, HomeGrown visits Purple Glaze Donuts, an award-winning bakery on Summerfield Avenue. Open for four years in Asbury Park, the donuts are made by a mother and son team, and have already become a celebrated part of the community.

The shop opened in 2015 and began having success shortly thereafter. “We’ve slowly gotten the word out,” ...

IRS Reminder: Tax Scams Continue Year-Round

August 19, 2019

Although the April filing deadline has passed, scam artists remain hard at work, and the IRS today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a spring surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams.

The IRS is seeing signs of two new variations of tax-related scams. One involves Social Security numbers related to tax issues and another threatens people with a tax bill from a fictional ...

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Open Houses This Weekend - August 17 & 18, 2019

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

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18:

From 1 - 3 p.m.

028 Bellvale Road, Mountain Lakes

Contact VIRGINIA CASSIDY for more info.

201-230-5539

Hosted by Caryl Stollmack-Cozin

 

From 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

3 Tomalyn Hill Road, Montville Twp.

Contact RANDI BENNETT & ...

Open Houses This Weekend - August 10 & 11, 2019

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11:

From 12 - 2 p.m.

3 Tomalyn Hill Road, Montville Twp.

Contact RANDI BENNETT & TRACY WARSAW for more info.

973-610-7123  /  973-722-8801

 

From 1 - 3 p.m.

11 Jotham Road, Montville Twp.

Contact RANDI BENNETT & ...

Jersey Central Power & Light Supports Annual National Night Out Events in 10 New Jersey Communities

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) participated in National Night Out events in 10 communities this week to help support local law enforcement efforts and promote the benefits of outdoor lighting in fighting crime.

Company representatives joined residents and first responders in Red Bank, Point Pleasant Beach, Asbury Park, Neptune, Long Branch, Berkeley, Pompton Lakes, Rockaway ...

Where Do We Start the Larger Conversation About Guns?

Let's talk about our rights and our freedoms.

How many were free to shop at a Wal-Mart last two Sundays ago without fear that El Paso copycat would announce himself with the staccato fire of an AR-15?

You saw the stampede in the theater district in New York City when a motorcycle backfired. And the evacuation of a Wal-Mart in Union because of a false report.

We may have freedoms, but ...

In Praise of Fútbol, the Game We Call Soccer

What I’ve learned in my travels to Europe and South America in the last couple of years is how refreshing it is to get away from English.

Not being able to understand the banter of language around you is a chance to luxuriate in your own thoughts. You are in a crowd, but not part of it, free of the irritating banality of most conversations.

In a strange land I can sit and be oblivious ...

Taking the Leap IS the Win

“That’s what people do.  They leap, and hope to G-d they can fly.” (From the movie, Hitch). Hitch was talking about leaping into love, taking the risk to be vulnerable.  When you think about it, it’s the same any time you’re taking the leap and cannot guarantee the results.  (That is exactly what makes it a risk). You leap and hope to G-d you can ...

‘The Rainmaker’ Brings Mesmerizing Emotions to Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

MADISON, NJ - “The Rainmaker” is a play that speaks to the heart and done with such elegance and simplicity that it is unforgettable.

Written by N. Richard Nash, this play isn’t often performed.  Under the guidance of Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, the story is beautifully rendered by a cast that works fluidly together. It speaks so specifically to our longings and ...

Glimmerglass Opera Tackles Racial, Class Issues

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Glimmerglass Opera Festival has an outstanding reputation for first-rate singers, strong orchestras and glittering productions.

This year, the company also takes on a number of issues that are relevant to our time. “Blue” stands out as an innovative study of racial bias, family and loss. With music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics, as well as direction, by ...