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LGBTQ+ Pride and Cannabis Were Subjects of Montville Twp Committee Meeting

June 3, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee met on May 22 and issued a Pride Month Proclamation which promotes the “visibility, dignity and equality for LGBTQ+ individuals in our community” in order to foster “welcoming and affirming LGBTQ+ spaces.”

Celebrating Pride Month influences awareness and provides support and advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community, and is ...

Montville Board of Education Member Elected Vice-President of N.J. School Boards Association

June 16, 2021

TRENTON – Montville Board of Education member Karen Cortellino, M.D., was re-elected to a second, two-year term as Vice President for Legislation and Resolutions of the New Jersey School Boards Association during the organization’s semi-annual Delegate Assembly. The meeting took place virtually on Saturday, May 15.

Dr. Cortellino is an active member of the Montville Township Board ...

"Unmask the Children" Chanted at Montville Rally on Monday

MONTVILLE, NJ — During student drop-off across from Lazar Middle School on Monday morning, Unmask Our Children rally participants passionately chanted "Unmask the children", "My body, my choice", "We do not consent", "Follow the Science" and "We will vote you out!"

Through the honking car horns of supporters driving by and the ...

Special Olympics Torch Run Comes Through Montville

June 15, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ – For the 30th year running, responders from Montville Township Police participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run, bringing the special symbol through the township.

Nine participants ran, while three were on bicycles, according to Police Chief Andrew Caggiano. Patrolmen Danzi and Crownover escorted event participants from Bloomingdale through Parsippany.

New Marijuana Laws Explained by Incoming President of NJ State Association of Police Chiefs

NEW JERSEY - Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new regulations and to educate people about the seismic shift in thinking.

Sayreville Police Chief John Zebrowski addressed many of the issues and concerns during his presentation ...

Jarvie, Goldberg Help Montville Baseball Upset Ramapo In State Tournament

June 4, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ - In the opening round of the state tournament, the Montville baseball team pulled off one of the more stunning upsets in the opening round.

Montville, which was seeded 15th, went on the road and pulled out a 2-1 win over second-seed Ramapo in the first round of the North 1, Group 3 tournament in Ramapo.

The Mustangs, which went through a tough regular season in which it ...

Behind the Tradition: All About the Jersey Shore’s Famous Salt Water Taffy

June 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — When you think of the Jersey Shore, what comes to mind? Boardwalks? Beaches? How about salt water taffy?

The bite-sized candy has a history that stretches as long as the Atlantic City boardwalk itself.

Salt water taffy was introduced on the AC Boardwalk in the 1880s and became known as the first Atlantic City souvenir, according to AtlanticCityNJ.com. Having been ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Montville Chamber of Commerce Names Organization of the Year

June 13, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ – Former mayor Jim Sandham introduced the organization of the year honoree at the 2019 Montville Chamber of Commerce awards dinner: The Towaco Civic Association.

Sandham enumerated the ways that the TCA has “helped breathe new life” into Towaco and “helped businesses thrive,” such as decorating for the holidays, the Shop Hop, and the Towaco Jazz ...

Realty Executives First Class Holds Ribbon Cutting

MONTVILLE, NJ – Realty Executives First Class recently cut the ribbon on its full service office, located at 115 Horseneck Road.

The culmination of an eight-year dream, Owner-Broker Lauren Parrella has worn a lot of hats along the way to opening the office. She worked part-time in real estate starting in 2013 while also working full time as a police dispatcher and getting her masters ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...

Unofficial New Jersey Primary Results for Local, County and State Races

June 9, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ - It was a light turn out at the polls for the Primary Election.

For governor, incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy ran unopposed in the primary and will be the Democratic candidate. On the Republican side, Jack Ciattarelli defeated Brian Levine, Philip Rizzo and Hirsh Singh. Ciattarelli received 17,886 votes.

For 26th Legislative District State Senate, Republican Joe ...

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Black Bear Sightings: What Montville Residents Should Know

June 12, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ -- Black bear sightings have been reported throughout Montville Township on local social media sites and home video cameras.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Fish and Wildlife offers the following bear safety tips on its website.

Black bears by nature tend to be wary of humans and avoid people. If, however, you encounter a black bear ...

Rally Against Randolph BOE School Calendar Decision Held at Randolph Diner

June 15, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- A rally to continue protesting against the Randolph Board of Education's recent decision to remove the name of Columbus Day - and then the names of all holidays from their school calendar - took place at the Randolph Diner on Sunday, June 13. 

The event was organized by the Italian American One Voice Coalition, and drew some local politicians including NJ Senator Anthony ...

Statue Commemorating George Floyd Unveiled at Newark City Hall 

June 16, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Nearly one year ago, Newark residents and social justice advocates joined efforts nationwide to rally at the steps of City Hall and condemn the death of George Floyd after former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for a span of eight minutes. 

In the following months, Floyd’s death elevated the “Black Lives Matter” movement on an ...

Flag Day in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ — First designated by a 1916 proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson, Flag Day is commemorated every June 14, a day to honor the adoption of the United States’ national symbol as a country.

On Aug. 3, 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress.

Members of the Piscataway Elks # 2414 in Riverside Park marked the occasion on Monday ...

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Free Entrance to State Parks for Those Vaccinated by July 4

June 11, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey is offering another incentive for unvaccinated people to get their shots. As part of “Operation Jersey Summer,” through July 4, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will offer a State Parks Vax Pass – allowing free access to state parks, including Island Beach State Park – good through Dec 31 2021. Go ...

Gov. Murphy Lifts NJ’s Public Health Emergency, But Keeps Certain Powers to End of Year

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has ended the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency after 15 months, but he will continue to keep his executive powers under 14 orders that will continue through the end of the year.

“Today’s lifting of the COVID-19 public health emergency is a clear and decisive step on the path toward normalcy,” Murphy said in a June 4 ...

About 1 in 6 NJ Residents Say They Won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine: Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — While 73% of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and another 10% say they will likely get a shot, there are still 16% who remain unwilling to take the vaccine, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

The large number of Garden State residents getting vaccinated is a drastic change from the widespread ...

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Thu, June 17, 7:30 PM

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Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

Government

Sat, June 19, 10:00 AM

Montville Township Community Park, Montville

Montville Kiwanis Memorial Dedication Ceremony

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Township Committee Meeting - 7pm

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Montville Kiwanis to Dedicate Memorial at Community Park

June 12, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Kiwanis Club of Montville will dedicate its new Memorial on Saturday, June 19 at 10AM in Montville’s Community Park.

This Memorial Space is dedicated to past Kiwanians, who have given their time, talent and treasures to the Community of Montville, more precisely, to the children of Montville over the past 40 years.

The Memorial is located adjacent to the ...

Montville Chamber of Commerce Names Organization of the Year

June 13, 2021

MONTVILLE, NJ – Former mayor Jim Sandham introduced the organization of the year honoree at the 2019 Montville Chamber of Commerce awards dinner: The Towaco Civic Association.

Sandham enumerated the ways that the TCA has “helped breathe new life” into Towaco and “helped businesses thrive,” such as decorating for the holidays, the Shop Hop, and the Towaco Jazz ...

Representative Sherrill Statement Following Conclusion of Biden-Putin Summit

June 16, 2021

Washington, DC — Following the conclusion of a bilateral meeting between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), a former Russian policy officer in the US Navy, released the following statement:

“Today, President Joe Biden delivered a crucial message to Vladimir Putin: the United States’ posture is very different ...

JCP&L President Jim Fakult Elected Chairman of N.J. Chamber of Commerce

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Jim Fakult, president of Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has been elected chairman of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

Fakult, who has spent the past 33 years with FirstEnergy, has led JCP&L since 2013, the same year he joined the Chamber Board of Directors. He joined the Chamber’s executive ...

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Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Open Houses This Weekend- June 12-13, 2021

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

Please note that all open houses must comply with indoor gathering restrictions, including the requirement of face coverings for all attendees and social distancing.

 

OPEN HOUSE on SATURDAY 6/12

153 Konner Ave, Montville Twp.

From 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Contact RANDI BENNETT ...

Keeping Your Family Focused on Wellness and Staying Fit This Summer

For many people, the word “malnutrition” evokes images of starving children in third world countries, eyes sunken in and ribs sticking out, physically wasting away from lack of food availability. While undernutrition is a serious global public health problem, and does affect individuals even in our own country, the most prevalent form of malnutrition in the U.S. is obesity.

Home Wreckers

I woke the other morning in predawn light to a startling, ratatatat outside my bedroom window. It was a woodpecker wantonly jackhammering holes into the side of my house.

The house that we had just finished painting. The stoic house that after too many years of neglect, we had finally got around to repairing.

As with many families, the pandemic afforded us the opportunity and energy to ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...