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Different Time for Closed Session of Montville Township Committee Meeting

July 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Township Clerk Leena Abaza stated that the closed session portion of the July 17 Montville Township Committee meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. instead of its usual time. This change of time does not affect the public portion of the meeting, and the public portion will remain the same, starting at 8 p.m.

To view the agenda for the meeting, please go to: Agenda. The ...

Summer Leadership Conference Held in Honor of Fallen Towaco Teen

July 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. – The L.E.O. Program students of Don Bosco Preparatory High School attended an extraordinary summer learning program in Washington, D.C. from June 24 to 29.

The L.E.O. Program was established at Don Bosco Prep in 2017 as a one-of-a-kind business education experience, in memory of Towaco resident Leo Vagias, who was killed in a car accident in 2016.

Drop off Bins Outside Schools for Forgotten Student Items Discussed by Montville Board of Ed

MONTVILLE, NJ – Parents dropping off items for students will need to get out of the habit of ringing the doorbell-type buzzer at Montville Township schools, according to Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar at the June 19 Board of Ed meeting.

Security consultant and likely school resource officer for the ’18-’19 school year police officer Scott McGowan has advised ...

Burglary Suspect Arrested in Pine Brook

July 21, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ –  A burglary suspect was arrested in Pine Brook on Wednesday, according to Montville Township Police Chief Rudy Appelmann.

On July 18 at 2:24 p.m., Montville police received a report of a burglary to a residence on Crescent Road in Pine Brook. Officers responded to the residence and obtained a description of the suspect. Sergeant Ian Jacobsen, Patrolman ...

New Montville Township Police Officer Sworn In

MONTVILLE, NJ – Mayor Richard Conklin swore in new Montville Township police officer Bradley Meece at the July 17 township committee meeting.

Patrolman Meece grew up in Pequannock and attended Pequannock High School, according to Montville Township Police Chief Rudy Appelmann, who introduced Meece.

Meece was captain of his football team and then attended Rowan University and William ...

Car Hits Bicyclist in Montville on Monday Evening

MONTVILLE, NJ - Taylortown Road was closed for a period of time on Monday evening after an adult bicyclist was hit by a Jeep Renegade, according to Montville Township Police Capt. Andrew Caggiano.

Caggiano said the accident occurred around 7:45 p.m. on July 16 between Rt. 202 and West Lake Drive on Taylortown Road. The rider of the bicycle was injured and air lifted to ...

Cali Family Starts Foundation in Fallen Towaco Teen's Honor

July 20, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – What started out as two teens attending a basketball game, ended in a nightmare for two families.

Sam Cali and Leo Vagias were going to a basketball game on Father’s Day 2016, but never made it home. A tragic car accident ended both their lives at the young age of 19. They had both just finished their freshman year of college.

The next few days went by in a blur, ...

Montville Teen Organizes Successful Bike Drive

MONTVILLE, NJ – What started as a passion for racing bikes has become a passion for a bicycle charity.

Rising junior Alex Iervolino received a bicycle for his graduation from Lazar Middle School and started riding, then joined a bike racing team that races several times a week. He has been racing for about two years and trains about three times a week, seasonally.

In his other free ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations this Fall

July 15, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

Belmar Parasail: Soar Into Summer with a High-Flying Adventure Along the Beachfront

BELMAR, NJ — As Belmar finally basks in picture-perfect weather, it may be time to check off a summer activity on your bucket list. And for many, parasailing is one of those “must-do” experiences.

At Belmar Parasail, the season is in full swing, offering boat trips from the Belmar Manutti Marina to the beachfront where passengers are lifted 500 feet above the Atlantic Ocean ...

Pine Brook-Based Drug Manufacturer Stops Nevada from Using its Product in Execution

July 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Pine Brook-based drug manufacturer Alvogen has won its lawsuit to stay the execution of a convicted murderer in Nevada, charging that the state acquired Alvogen’s drug to perform the execution deceptively, according to an ABC News article.

The killer, Scott Raymond Dozier, 47, had been twice-convicted of murder and was an hour away from eating his final meal on ...

From Track To Trail To Show Ring, This Thoroughbred Does It All

July 19, 2018

OLDSMAR, Fla. — The term “versatile” is applied to lots of horses and riders, but there are few pairings as versatile as that of Janelle Campbell and her 12-year-old chestnut thoroughbred gelding. It’s almost a case of you-name-it-they’ve-done-it, and now they are beginning the horse show chapter of their respective, intertwined careers.

Campbell, 33, of Oldsmar, ...

Equine Sanctuary Owner To Appear In Court On Animal Cruelty Charges

WATERFORD, N.J. — A woman operating an equine sanctuary is scheduled to appear in Camden County Superior Court on July 24 to answer dozens of charges after allegedly neglecting the animals in her care.

Sarah Rabinowitz, 62, of Waterford, who operates Labrador Hill Equine Sanctuary, was charged with with 57 counts of fourth degree “Causing Bodily Injury to a Living Animal or ...

Haskell Invitations Out, Triple Crown Champion, Justify Is Not On The List

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Forty-four 3-year-olds were extended invitations to the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on Sunday, July 29, at Monmouth Park. Triple Crown winner, Justify is not on the list.

On July 10, Justify’s connections announced that the colt’s training was put on hold with Trainer Bob Baffert saying there was intermittent swelling in one ...

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Sun, July 22, 10:00 AM

Chubb Park, Chester

Morris County 4-H Fair

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, July 22, 10:30 AM

Pyramid Mountain, Montville Township

"Stream Study"

Education

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Mon, July 23, 1:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

"The Great Gatsby" (2013)

Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, July 24, 7:00 PM

Amphitheater behind Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Concerts in The Park: Midnight Blue

Arts & Entertainment

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Wed, July 25, 2:30 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Summer STEAM Projects: Cuneiform

Education

Montville Township High School Hall of Fame Committee Seeks Nominations

July 19, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School Hall of Fame Committee has announced that its next induction banquet will be held on April 26, 2019. The committee is currently seeking nominees for its 2019 induction class. 

The MTHS Hall of Fame seeks to honor alumni of MTHS for their exceptional achievements and for being outstanding representatives of the values ...

How About a Montville Twp Staycation?

July 16, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Staying in Montville Township this summer? How about a Montville staycation? There’s lots to do in the township, all throughout the summer.

If you’re free on Tuesday nights, take in some music as the recreation department’s free summer concert series has started. Bands such as the Chapel band, Degrees Below Zero and Arena will be rocking at the ...

Montville's Hero and POW Hjalmar Johansson Dies

July 1, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident and World War II prisoner of war Hjalmar Johansson died suddenly on June 30. He was 92.

Johansson was a nose gunner in the Air Force during WWII in a B-24 bomber aircraft. He was shot down during his first mission and then survived six months in a German prisoner of war camp. One of 17,000 prisoners, he was freed by the Russian forces. By that ...

Montville Township Public Schools Named National District of Character; Lazar Middle School Named National School of Character

July 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township Public Schools was one of only five districts in the nation to be named a 2018 National District of Character by Character.org, a nonprofit organization that validates character initiatives in schools and communities around the world. In addition, Montville Township Public Schools’ Robert R. Lazar Middle School has been named a 2018 National School ...

Prescription Drug Drop Installed at County Govt. Center in Morristown Offers Safe Disposal Site for Prescription Drugs

July 15, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County employees and residents now have an additional location, inside the county government complex in Morristown, to safely and conveniently dispose of unwanted or leftover prescription drugs.

A new prescription drug drop box has been added to the lobby of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, which is located at 10 Court St. in Morristown, ...

US Junior Amateur: Two Top 10 Seeds Remain, Top-seed Kelly Chinn Out in Round of 32

July 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - What a difference a day makes.

Thursday’s round of 32, 16 scores

Friday’s quarterfinal matchups
(Quarterfinal winners advance to the afternoon semifinals, starting at 12:18 p.m. EDT)

After the top nine and 13 of the first 14 seeds advanced to the round of 32 Wednesday, chaos ensued on Thursday at the 71st U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on another ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties New Listings

July 18, 2018

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OPEN HOUSES This Weekend July 21 & 22, 2018

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2018:

  From 1 - 4 p.m.

  170 Morris Avenue, Mountain Lakes

  Click HERE to see full listing.

 

  From 2 - 4 p.m.

  4 Meadow Court, Montville

  Click HERE to see full listing.

 

  From 2:30 - 4:30 ...

OPEN HOUSES This Weekend July 14 & 15, 2018

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

SATURDAY, JULY 14:

 From 12 - 2 p.m.

  4 Hickory Drive, Montville

  Click HERE to see full listing.

 

  From 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  25 Kanouse Lane, Montville

  Click HERE to see full listing.

 

 From 11 a.m. to 1 ...

Century 21 Open Houses this Weekend

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are open houses for Century 21 The Crossing this weekend:

Sunday, July 22 from 1 - 4 p.m.

20 Henning Drive, Fairfield

18 Renshaw Drive, Montville 

Sunday, July 22 from 2 - 4 p.m.

3 Louis Drive, Montville

 

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Pet Corner

Summer Adoption Event at the Montville Animal Shelter

July 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - If you’re considering  a furry addition to your family, the summer season is the perfect time to provide a shelter dog or cat with a loving home. To encourage pet adoption and bring even more joy to your homes this season, the Montville Animal Shelter is hosting a adoption event on July 28, 2018!

On July 28, 2018 enjoy discounted fees on all animals ...

Summer Adoption Event at the Montville Animal Shelter

July 17, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - If you’re considering  a furry addition to your family, the summer season is the perfect time to provide a shelter dog or cat with a loving home. To encourage pet adoption and bring even more joy to your homes this season, the Montville Animal Shelter is hosting a adoption event on July 28, 2018!

On July 28, 2018 enjoy discounted fees on all animals ...