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Montville Police Explorers and Advisor Honored at Montville Township Committee Meeting

December 10, 2018

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 Twp Planning Board Approves Residential Subdivision

MONTVILLE, NJ - Former Montville Township Mayor Arthur Daughtry received the approval of his subdivision and variance applications from the Montville Township Planning Board on Thursday, Nov. 8. This allows the subdivision of his property at 60 Horseneck Road into two lots; one of which will be a flag lot.

Last year Daughtry sought to subdivide this same property into three lots. The ...

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 ...

Teachers' Contracts Ratified, Changes Made to School Calendar: Montville Board of Education

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education held a special meeting on Nov. 2 at which they ratified the contract of the Montville Township Education Association, covering the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. The negotiations for the contract had taken place over the past few months according to ongoing updates at board meetings announced by ...

Ice Hockey: Montville Shut Out by Vernon, 4-0

December 11, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville ice hockey team suffered a 4-0 setback against Vernon on Monday night at Mennen Arena.

Montville went into the game in a three-way tie for first place in the Halvorsen Division with Kinnelon and Vernon. But it surrendered a goal near the end of the first period, before giving up three more in the second period.

With the loss, Montville fell to ...

Ice Hockey: Montville Tops Roxbury 4-3 for First Win of Season

MONTVILLE, NJ - Brendan Perretta scored twice to help Montville pick up its first win of the season on Wednesday evening, as it defeated Roxbury 4-3 at Mennen Arena.

The Nov. 5 game was dubbed the “Remembering TJ Sefcik Memorial Game” by the Mustangs. TJ Sefcik was a Mustangs ice hockey player who succumbed to adolescent depression and took his own life in 2010. At ...

Ice Hockey: Montville Falls Short Against Morristown-Beard, 4-1

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville ice hockey team continued its tough start to the 2018-19 season, as it dropped to 0-2 on the year with a 4-1 loss to Morristown-Beard on Saturday at Mennen Arena.

Montville suffered a 3-0 setback against Sparta-Jefferson in its season opener on Monday, which made Saturday's game against a Morris County and statewide power in Morristown-Beard all the more ...

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 ...

"Kind Hearted" Roxbury Patrolman Buys Bikes for Pedaling Commuter

ROXBURY, NJ – Struck by the determination of a man who rides a bicycle to work each day on Route 46 in all types of weather, a Roxbury policeman has so far purchased the fellow two replacement bikes.

The generosity of the officer, Roxbury Police Patrolman Silvio Valdes, was heralded today by the police department on social media. Noting Valdes is retiring soon after 25 years on the job, ...

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 ...

Wawa Application for Pine Brook to be Re-Heard

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Planning Board will have to re-hear the application to build a Wawa in the Pine Brook section of town due to violations of the Open Public Meetings Act.

The application to allow the Wawa Company to build on the property located at the corners of Changebridge Road, Bloomfield Road and Route 46 East was made by Pine Brook property owner Raymond ...

Honeywell is Moving from Morris Plains to North Carolina Taking 750 Jobs With It

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - Honeywell Corporation, which is ranked #77 on the Fortune 500 list of the country's largest US based corporations, is moving to North Carolina and when it does it will take 750 local jobs with it.  

This is happening less than one year after Governor Phil Murphy included massive business tax hikes in his first budget he presented after becoming ...

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 ...

Morris County Sheriff Warns of Continuing Phone Scams

December 1, 2018

MORRISTOWN – The Morris County Sheriff’s Office is advising the Morris County community to be aware of a continuing phone scam that has been making the rounds again targeting residents of Morris County as well as communities nationwide.

Sheriff James M. Gannon said, “In the most recent calls, the caller and/or message will use an agency number for their caller ID and will ...

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

December 11, 2018

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 ...

Team Velvet's Mini Movie Wins A 'Winnie Award' At Equus Film Festival

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she is the film’s narrator.

Filmmakers came to the festival from near and ...

Take A Wish Is New Jersey Sires Stakes Horse Of The Year

TRENTON, N.J. — Take A Wish has been named the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2018.

The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other major stakes for New Jersey-sired or bred horses.

Take A Wish, is a daughter of Wishing Stone, ...

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Thu, December 13, 1:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library , Montville

Seminar: Avoid Identity Theft

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Sat, December 15, 9:30 AM

St. Pius X Church, Montville

Santa Breakfast at St. Pius

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink


Sat, December 15, 7:30 PM

Montville Reformed Church, Montville

Live Nativity

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Sun, December 16, 9:30 AM

Montville United Methodist Church, Towaco

Christmas Pageant

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Pyramid Mountain, Montville Township

Holiday Hustle Hike

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Matching Funds Will Help Get Montville First Aid Squad Closer to its Goal - With Your Help

December 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – What is your wish for this holiday season? The Montville Township First Aid Squad's wish is for a new, safer ambulance, and with the help of the Rosalind Pio Costa Foundation, it may come true. While fundraising for this new ambulance has been going on since the spring, a new dollar matching program has recently started. The Pio Costa Foundation has pledged to match up ...

Montville Twp Lights Menorah in Celebration of Festival of Lights

December 7, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – It was the third night of Hanukkah, Dec. 4, when residents gathered to enjoy doughnuts, hot chocolate and hot coffee on a chilly winter’s night at the Montville Township Municipal Building and to light the township’s menorah.

Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of light, which celebrates a vessel of oil that was only supposed to burn in the newly re-dedicated ...

Montville Substitute Teacher Tells First Graders Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy Not Real

November 29, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Social media was steaming and Montville parents were fuming when a parent whose child is a first grader at Cedar Hill Elementary in Towaco posted onto the Montville Moms Facebook page Nov. 29 that a substitute teacher identified only as “Ms. M” had told the children in the class that there was no such thing as Santa.

Mayra Aboyoun wrote that she was furious ...

Over 400 Toys for Tots Collected by the Morris County Republicans

December 10, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Over 400 toys were collected on Saturday when the Morris County Republicans held their annual Toys For Tots drive at Zeris Inn.  

The toys were donated by members of the Republican Party and Elected Officials throughout Morris County.  Larry and Debra Casha representing UNICO of Montville helped gather the collected toys for their annual distribution ...

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 ...

Live Nativity Pageant to be Held at Montville Reformed Church

December 13, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Reformed Church presents its holiday tradition, the live nativity, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. (Note the time change)

 For more than twenty years, we've invited the public to celebrate the “live” Christmas story with our congregation. Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men, shepherds and angels, along with the choir and live ...


OPEN HOUSES This Weekend - December 1 & 2, 2018

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


  From 12 - 3 p.m.

  16 Schneider Lane, Montville

  Click HERE to see Full Listing.

  Hosted by Karen Waterson-Buckley


  From 1 - 4 p.m.

  131 Old Changebridge Road, Montville

  Click HERE to see Full ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 23

On this week’s AtlantiCast, find out why it’s easier than ever to receive care at Atlantic Health System, the Morristown Medical Center’s Heart Success program reaches a milestone in the fight against heart failure, quality healthcare that protects the environment and kicking off the holiday season with the Festival of Lights.


‘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 ...

‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’ shimmers and shines at Paper Mill

‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’ shimmers and shines at Paper Mill


MILLBURN, NJ – What could be more enticing than the rapturous music and lyrics of “Irving’ Berlin’s Holiday Inn” to sweep us into a festive mood for the holidays? The show, based on the 1940’s film of the same name, is a perfect choice… and one that keeps ...

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