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Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Visits Montville Twp High School

April 15, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Freshman Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (D-11) visited teacher Scott Riotto's advanced placement government class at Montville Township High School to answer students’ questions and paint a picture of “A Day in the Life of a Member of Congress” on April 5.

Sherrill said she has been in office for about three months but it feels like longer, and ...

Former Mayor to Montville Twp Committee: Don't Purchase Land that Has No Recreational Use

MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Rich Conklin promised news in the near future to residents who attended the March 26 Montville Township Committee meeting. Residents have put pressure on the committee at the prior three meetings and did not stop at this one, asking once again about a parcel of land located at 205-207 Changebridge Road which reportedly has a contract between the Diocese of Paterson and ...

Application for Wawa in Pine Brook Re-Heard by Planning Board

MONTVILLE, NJ – Due to an appeal heard last year regarding the application to build a Wawa in Pine Brook on Route 46 which was granted by Judge Stuart Minkowitz, the Wawa application was restarted at the March 14 Montville Planning Board meeting. The application had been heard over the course of three meetings ending with an April, 2017 rejection. This time the application has 19 fewer ...

3rd Marking Period ShopRite Stars Announced at Montville Township Board of Ed Meeting

April 14, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township High School Assistant Principal Kenneth Nadzak announced the ShopRite Stars for the third marking period at the April 2 Montville Board of Education meeting.

“These STARS were nominated by our faculty members in one of five different categories, and the winners were selected by an administrative committee,” he said. “In addition ...

Holocaust Survivor Speaks with Montville Twp High School Sophomores

MONTVILLE, NJ - Fred Heyman of Morristown, New Jersey, was born in Germany in 1929.

“I was your age at one time,” Heyman told eighty sophomores at Montville Township High School on Friday, April 5. “I did what you do.”

He shared childhood memories of riding his bike, going to school, hanging with friends and playing with his dog. But Heyman’s childhood ...

Preschool Fair Held at Montville Library

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Public Library opened its doors for a different kind of event on March 28. Instead of a music concert or a local history lecture, district residents were treated to a fair featuring preschools around the area.

"This is the first time the library has held a preschool fair and we hope it becomes an annual event," said Pam Gorman, who serves ...

Baseball: Watchung Hills Falls to Montville in Extra Innings, 11-8

April 18, 2019

WARREN, NJ - So close. After the Warriors tied it up 8-8 to force extra innings on Wednesday, Montville scored three in the eighth inning to come out on top, 11-8.

“Need to keep working on executing the little things and need guys to step up in pressure situations,” said WHRHS Head Coach Joe Tremarco. “Been in enough close ones the past two weeks that will make us better ...

Girls Lacrosse Preview: Young Montville Squad Optimistic Heading into 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - After graduating its two top scorers from last season in Ashley Colaiacovo and Nicole Feaster, the Montville girls lacrosse team figures to be a younger roster with some major shoes to fill.

But so far, there is much to feel good about with this team. It opened up the year with an impressive 12-10 win over Cedar Grove, which was a big confidence boost for a team that won only ...

Baseball: Montville Offense Shut Down in 7-0 Loss to Nutley

MONTVILLE, NJ - Through its first two games of the season, offense has been a major strength for the Montville baseball team, as it plated six runs in the team's season-opening win over Randolph, before scoring seven in a loss to Pope John later in the week.

But on Saturday morning, the Mustangs' bats faced their toughest challenge of the young season, as it went up against one of the ...

Montville Police Talk Crime Stats, Prevention, Opiates at Town Hall Meeting

April 11, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – Crime prevention tips and Montville Township crime statistics were offered at a police town hall meeting headed up by Montville Township Police Chief Andrew Caggiano on March 19. Caggiano and Morris County Sheriff James Gannon also provided residents with a primer on what’s being done about the county’s opiate crisis.

Caggiano said that there had been 30 ...

Montville Twp High School Hosts 7th Annual Ceramics Contest

April 18, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - On Wednesday, April 10, Montville Township High School hosted MUDD 2019, the 7th Annual All Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, in the MTHS Media Center. Students from nine high schools submitted their ceramic pieces to be judged by representatives from the Montclair Art Museum, Moore College of Art, Peters Valley School of Craft, Rowan University, William Paterson University, and ...

Montville Alumnus and Children's Author Releases Second Book

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township High School alumnus and children’s book author Ross Tanner has a new book out called “I Will Not Stop My Trot,” based on the battle his fiancée lost with cystic fibrosis. Despite the sad story, the children’s book is an uplifting tale of two horses, one who has little time to enjoy the roses, and the other who teaches the ...

Lazar Middle School Holds Spring Musical of "Guys and Dolls"

MONTVILLE, NJ - Robert R. Lazar Middle School held its spring musical production at Montville Twp. High School on March 28 and 29. The play was known as "Guys n' Dolls Jr.," a middle school take on the 1950 classic Broadway musical, based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The book of “Guys n’ Dolls, Jr.” ...

Newsweek Names Atlantic Health System's Overlook Medical Center Among 'World’s Best Hospitals'

April 11, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center has been named among the 'World’s Best Hospitals' by Newsweek in its inaugural ratings. Overlook Medical Center ranked in the Top 100 of the U.S. hospitals on the list at number 98. 

The 2019 'World’s Best Hospitals' rankings is based on responses to an online survey sent to nearly ...

Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

April 16, 2019

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

NJ Girl Scout Teaches Kids Healthy Cooking & Eating with Classes, Videos

This story first appeared on TAPinto Springfield.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates have more than tripled since the 1970s. One Springfield Girl Scout is looking to make a change to that statistic by encouraging the next generation to eat healthier in a simple and fun way.

“I just realized childhood obesity is a growing American ...

New Jersey Date Night: Comfort Food Restaurants to Brighten a Bad Day

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

It happens to the best of us. The culprit can be a flat tire or perhaps a demanding boss with attention deficit disorder. Or maybe it’s dealing with screaming, unsatisfied children or irritated, displeased clients. So many situations can lead to a bad day, and a bad day in New Jersey can be torturous.

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig Has A Message To Taxpayers: Thank You

April 16, 2019

Chuck Rettig is the 49th Commissioner of the IRS. He joined the agency in October after spending 36 years as a tax lawyer in private practice. As over 50 million taxpayers filed their returns, he want to share a special message to all taxpayers: Thank You.

April 15 was the deadline to file, and I’d like to thank taxpayers for taking the time to file and pay their taxes. Our ...

Taxpayers Who Can’t Pay Their Taxes Should Still File on Time

With the tax filing due date just a few days away, it is important to remember to both file and pay any taxes due by the April 15th deadine. Taxpayers who do not file and pay timely will see their tax debt grow. In fact, penalties and interest can cause a debt to grow by more than thirty percent in just a few months.

Here are some tips for taxpayers who owe tax, but who ...

With the Filing Deadline Close, Here’s Why You Should E-File

A few taxpayers still use the old-school method of filing their tax returns: on paper. For these people, now is the time to consider filing electronically. With the April 15 tax deadline right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to use IRS e-File.

Here are the top six reasons why you should file electronically in 2019:

It’s accurate and easy. E-File helps taxpayers ...

Booker Kicks Off Presidential Campaign Where Political Career Began

April 14, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Cory Booker returned to the city where his political career was sparked, hoping that his presidential campaign catches fire with a progressive message steeped in terms of love and empathy at the start of a bruising primary battle. 

"This community taught me all about not that feel-good, easy-going love. It is strong, courageous and defiant love. The kind of love that ...

Three Candidates Vying for Two Openings on the Montville Twp Committee

MONTVILLE, NJ – Township voters will have three contenders for two spots on the dais in June and November, as two incumbents and a new Dem have thrown their hat in for Montville Township Committee seats.

Two spots are available as Republican incumbents Mayor Richard Conklin and Member Richard Cook’s terms expire. Conklin and Cook are running again and Democrat newcomer Venancio ...

Sabrina Stein of Towaco Named Advocate for Local Foster Youth

April 8, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ — Thanks to Sabrina Stein of Towaco, even Morris County was represented last week as 15 community members from 13 municipalities were sworn in as court appointed special advocates tasked with serving as extra eyes and ears for family law judges on the cases of Union County youth removed from their home due to abuse, neglect or abandonment and placed in foster homes ...

Young Barrel Racer Sets Eye On Goal And Achieves It

April 18, 2019

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — At the start of the barrel racing series at the Horse Park Of New Jersey, Mary Diaz set a goal — to win the fancy buckle that goes to the rider that scores the most points in the series.

In the end she got not one, but two buckles. Diaz, 15, of Sandyston, N.J. won both the youth and open divisions.

Series organizer, Erica Friedman explains that to be ...

Mylestone's Help A Horse Day Event To Be Held April 28

LEBANON, N.J. — Mylestone's Help a Horse Day event will be held at at Horsemen’s Outlet on Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

A donor is offering to match all donations made up to $10,000. Send donations through the mail, PayPal, or go to Horsemen’s Outlet on April 28. Include a note that the donations are for Help A Horse Day to be eligible for the ...

Brick, N.J. Equestrian Earns NCEA All America Honors

BRICK, N.J. — When the National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced its Ariat All-America Teams Madison Day of Brick, N.J. was listed as honorable mentions in both equitation on the flat and over fences.

A junior at Baylor, Day inherited her love of horses from her mother. “She started putting my sister and I on horses as soon as we were old enough and I started competing ...

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Upcoming Events


Fri, April 19, 7:30 PM

Addresses across the township, Montville

Happy Passover!

Religions And Spirituality


Sat, April 20, 1:00 PM

Montville United Methodist Church, Towaco

Easter Egg Hunt and Puppet Show

Religions And Spirituality


Sun, April 21

Addresses across the township, Montville

Happy Easter!

Religions And Spirituality


Mon, April 22, 10:00 AM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Story Time and Craft

Arts & Entertainment Education


Mon, April 22, 7:00 PM

Montville Senior House, Montville

Montville Women's Club Meeting

Giving Back

Land Conservancy of NJ Celebrates Arbor Day

April 17, 2019

Celebrate Arbor Day at the Land Conservancy's headquarters, WildAcres , a Montville public park, located at 19 Boonton Ave.

Children aged 5 -10 are invited to join us for tree planting, hike, tour of our native garden, craft project and refreshments.

Friday, April 26, 4:00 - 6:00pm.  RSVP (973) 541 -1010 x14

Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Championship

April 12, 2019

On Saturday April 6th the Fishawack District held their annual Pinewood Derby Championship at Alfred Vail School in Morris Township.  The competition was conducted by age groups with six champions crowned.  A total of 51 Scouts from 13 packs participated.  Fishawack district covers eastern Morris county and racers came from every town between Butler and Morristown.

Each year, ...

Slavery in Morris County Discussed at Montville Library

April 13, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville residents learned a little darker side of local county history through the subject of America’s wicked past with slavery at the Montville Township Public Library on March 14.

The lecture was conducted by New Providence resident Mike Snyder, who is a 2017 graduate of Rutgers University, in Newark, where he earned a Masters in history. His own graduate research ...

Hilldale Elementary Holds Annual TREP$ Marketplace

April 17, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - On April 5, Hilldale Elementary held its annual TREP$ Marketplace for its fourth and fifth grades, within its gymnasium. This year, over 200 residents, friends and family arrived at the school and shopped around 30 different vendors.

The marketplace is part of a program by TREP$ ED, LLC, an organization from Morris County, NJ that provides schools, parent ...

Baseball’s High Tech Future is Now at TD Bank Ballpark

April 17, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – What looks like a square satellite dish the size of a car door has been bolted to the roof of TD Bank Ballpark between Luxury Suites 301 and 302 facing towards the pitcher’s mound and home plate.

Fans of the Somerset Patriots will have a front row seat during the 2019 season experiencing the future of baseball.

Meet Trackman, part camera, part computer, the ...

New Jersey-Based Jaguar USA Wins Three World Car Awards at the 2019 New York International Auto Show

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY -- Jaguar USA, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, was the recipient of the top three World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show this year for the same model, the Jaguar I-PACE.

Entirely electric and in the SUV category, the Jaguar I-PACE received the awards for World Car of the Year, Design of the Year, and Green Car of the Year. It is unprecedented for one manufacturer to ...

Hilldale Elementary Holds Annual TREP$ Marketplace

April 17, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ - On April 5, Hilldale Elementary held its annual TREP$ Marketplace for its fourth and fifth grades, within its gymnasium. This year, over 200 residents, friends and family arrived at the school and shopped around 30 different vendors.

The marketplace is part of a program by TREP$ ED, LLC, an organization from Morris County, NJ that provides schools, parent ...


Land Conservancy of NJ Celebrates Arbor Day

April 17, 2019

Celebrate Arbor Day at the Land Conservancy's headquarters, WildAcres , a Montville public park, located at 19 Boonton Ave.

Children aged 5 -10 are invited to join us for tree planting, hike, tour of our native garden, craft project and refreshments.

Friday, April 26, 4:00 - 6:00pm.  RSVP (973) 541 -1010 x14

Open Houses This Weekend - April 13 & 14

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


   From 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

   15 Diann Drive | Montville Twp.

   Contact SALLY VREELAND NOVAK for more info.


   Hosted by Nadine Khalil



  From 1:00-4:00 ...

Open Houses This Weekend - April 6 & 7, 2019

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


  From 1 - 3 p.m.

  111 Pollard Road, Mountain Lakes

  Contact VIRGINIA CASSIDY for more info.

  (201) 230-5539


  From 1 - 4 p.m.

  15 Diann Drive, Montville

  Contact SALLY VREELAND NOVAK for more ...

Holy Thursday's Watch Offers an Opportunity for Reflection and Prayer

Connectivity – a doublespeak word if there ever was one.

It is, in fact, dis-connectivity. Life through devices makes us not present in our immediate world and takes us outside of ourselves and into the world of entertainment, sports, social media, etc.

My favorite is the commercial for some streaming service where the guy says “Now you watch movies on your phone,” as if ...

Reflections on a Journey Back to the Old Country

Why would they all leave?

It’s the question to which I know the answer to, but still find it incomprehensible when I see the rugged beauty and enjoy the simple lifestyle of Southern Italy even for a too-short vacation. 

They left to find work. They left for the promise of America, and the belief that aspiration leads to ascension.

In the earliest days of Southern Italian ...