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Montville Township Hacked: Computers Down

December 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Township administration announced via a website alert Dec. 17 that they are experiencing technical issues with “certain township [computer] systems,” necessitating a complete shut-down of all servers in the township offices.

Assistant Township Administrator June Hercek told TAPinto Montville that on Friday, Dec. 14, at approximately 11 p.m., Montville Police ...

Montville Police Explorers and Advisor Honored at Montville Township Committee Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee honored Montville Police Explorer Post 805 at the committee’s Nov. 27 meeting. The Explorers had earned three third-place finish trophies at the Law Enforcement Exploring Competition held at Purdue University in Indiana in July.

Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney read the proclamation, citing how the group won third place in law enforcement ...

Montville School Substitute Fired Due to "Santa Isn't Real" Diatribe

December 4, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – On Nov. 29, TAPinto Montville reported that a substitute teacher at Cedar Hill Elementary School told first graders that Santa did not exist. In addition, the sub told the kids that the Tooth Fairy, the Elf on the Shelf, and the Easter Bunny are all fake as well. Parents in Montville were extremely upset and angry on social media, calling for the firing of the teacher.

On ...

Ice Hockey: Montville Rebounds with 9-2 Win Over West Morris

December 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - After getting shut out in a disappointing loss to Vernon earlier on in the week, the Montville ice hockey team rebounded in a big way on Saturday afternoon as it rolled to a 9-2 win over West Morris at Mennen Arena.

Joe Nuzzi led the charge for the Mustangs, as he netted four goals and dished out two assists in the win. Daniel Scheine, Brendan Perretta and Connor ...

Boys Basketball: Niesker Leads Montville Past Morris Knolls, 61-42, in Season Opener

MONTVILLE, NJ - Greg Niesker scored a game-high of 27 points to lead Montville to a season-opening 61-42 win over Morris Knolls on Friday night at Morris Knolls High School.

Niesker's 27 points consisted of nine 2-point field goals, along with nine free throws. The Mustangs' performance at the free throw line made a huge difference in this one, as it sunk 20 free throws ...

Girls Basketball: Wax scores 22 in Montville's Season-Opening Win Over Morris Knolls

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville girls basketball team, fresh off an appearance in the North 1, Group 3 semifinals in 2017-18, opened up a new season on Friday night after graduating five seniors from last year's squad.

With one senior, two juniors, and two sophomores making up its starting lineup, there were plenty of ups-and-downs when it took on Morris Knolls to open up the year. The ...

Patrolman Michael Thomas Sworn in to Montville Township Police

December 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Richard Conklin swore in new Montville Township Police Patrolman Michael Thomas at the Nov. 27 Montville Township Committee meeting.

Thomas was raised in Ridgefield Park, NJ, according to a bio read by Acting Police Chief Andrew Caggiano.

He graduated from Ridgefield Park Jr./Sr. High School in 2012 where he took part in various activities such as football, track ...

Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Honors Stoneman Douglas Shooting Victims

December 9, 2018

PARKLAND, FL  — Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Allen Hurns, an alumnus of Miami Carol City High School in Florida, has chosen to honor the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims as the NFL season closes out.

Hurns wore cleats with all 17 victims’ names written on the side of the shoes, and he also has changed his number to 17 to honor all 17 people that lost their lives ...

Native American Dancers Perform, Inform at Montville Library

December 9, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents were treated to a lesson in Native American culture at the Montville Township Public Library on Nov. 29. November is Native American heritage month, and so the performers, who are from the Redhawk Native American Arts Council, were invited to perform at the library.

Cliff Matias of the Taino tribe explained that stating that one is Native American is a bit like ...

Towaco Civic Association's "Shop Hop" Brings Shoppers to Towaco

December 8, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Towaco Civic Association sponsored its second annual Shop Hop Nov. 28 and 29.

Twenty three businesses participated in the event, giving out treats, sponsoring raffles and offering discounts on products and services. Shoppers who participated were offered a kind of bingo game sheet with the businesses listed and all the premiums and offerings listed. A sticker was ...

Cookie-Palooza: Pecan Fingers, Smothered in Sugary Sweetness

December 17, 2018

WARREN, NJ — Pecan fingers are made by our family only at Christmastime. Be sure to dip them in confectioners' sugar once while they are hot, and then sift more sugar over them again when they are cool.


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped pecans
Additional ...

Garden Club of Montville Decorates Montville Library for the Holidays

December 6, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - Members of The Garden Club of Montville participated in holiday decorations for the Montville Township Public Library.  The Garden Club members commented that the Montville Library is now appropriately decorated for the season.

The members of The Garden Club of Montville also maintain all library gardens for the four seasons, which include the indoor ...

First Day Trail Ride Planned In Sussex County On Jan. 1

December 15, 2018

HAMPTON TWP., N.J. — A First Day Trail Ride will be held in Sussex County on Jan. 1 to kick off the new year.

The ride is the only equestrian event that is part of the New Jersey State Parks First Day hikes being held throughout the state.

Horse trailer parking will be at Halsey Farm at the corner of Route 519 and Halsey Road

The ride will start at 1 p.m. and equestrians will then ...

Bill That Would Give $20 Million Annually to Horse Racing Clears Senate Committee

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey has been voted out of committee in the state Senate.

Sponsored by Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the Meadowlands, sponsored the bill, S2992.

The bill was ...

Despite Battling Brain Tumor, Race Caller Is Back In The Booth

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Despite battling a brain tumor, Larry Lederman was on the microphone at the Meadowlands on Dec. 6 as the track kicked off its “Borrow Ken’s Binoculars” Thursdays as guest announcer.

It was a great night for Lederman – and for the fans who love his style – given the fact that he has been battling a brain tumor for some time now. He had ...

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Original Musical Christmas Play to be Presented at Trinity Christian School

December 14, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Trinity Christian School Musical Theater Troupe presents their original musical play “Lasagna for Christmas,” to be presented Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m.

This original play, written and performed by the students, centers on the Peterson family, how life has many layers, and must include Jesus. It features many favorite Christmas songs.

Tickets are a ...

Santa Pays a Visit to Montville Township Municipal Building

December 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville residents gathered at the Municipal Building to carol, drink hot chocolate, and light the township Christmas tree on Dec. 3.

Across the township, parents have been making a special effort to embrace their youngsters with Santa lore, following the Cedar Hill Elementary School debacle in which a substitute teacher told a class of first graders that he did not ...

Montville Veterans Honored by Lazar Middle School Students

December 14, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – After being delayed by snow, the Lazar Middle School held their Veterans Day commemoration on Nov. 29, inviting area veterans to speak to the school’s 8th graders while also honoring the vets for their service.

Eight veterans spoke to the students about their experiences in wars ranging from WWII to Afghanistan, while first being welcomed in the newly renovated ...

School Custodian Arrested on Sex Assault, Endangerment Charges

December 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Dunellen man employed as a school custodian was arrested today on charges of inappropriately touching a six-year-old girl, authorities said.

Arnoldo Veliz-Chamale, 61, of Dunellen, was charged today with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of second-degree sexual assault in the second degree, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew ...

Suspect Barricaded in Linden Home in Custody

December 9, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - The suspect that has caused an incident involving Linden Police Department, Union County SWAT and several other local officials Sunday afternoon is now in custody.

According to authorities, the incident stemmed from an earlier situation at the Shoprite on West Edgar Road.

According to the Breaking News Network, the Shoprite incident involved a victim being ...

Senator Joe Pennacchio Collects Thousands of Toys for Kids in Need

December 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - State Senator Joe Pennacchio's office collected over a thousand toys for needy children this past month.  This is an annual event that the Senator spearheads to help out families in need. 

"I am thankful to all those that donated and to the participating schools in my district for helping to make this year's toy drive a huge success," ...


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‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving Leontes, King of Sicilia and King Polixenes of Bohemia, circles ...

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

By Liz Keill

CHATHAM, NJ – Charles Dickens’ beloved “Christmas Carol” creates a cheerful glow at The Chatham Playhouse.

This musical version of the familiar tale features the author himself narrating, and sometimes taking part, in the story. Chip Prestera as Dickens once ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving  Leontes, King of Sicilia and Archidamus, a Bohemian Lord, ...

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leave it to George Street Playhouse to produce a play that works on so many levels. We have the familiar slamming-the-door exit of Nora Helmut, who abruptly leaves her secure life with Torvald for parts unknown

This play by Lucas Hnath received a successful run on ...

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