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100-year-old Towaco Resident Honored at Montville Township Committee Meeting

October 15, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee had a special guest speaker at their Oct. 10 meeting; Senator Joseph Pennacchio, who honored Towaco resident Marie Eckstein, whose 100th birthday is Oct. 16.

“I moved to Montville more than 35 years ago, and it’s a great place to live,” Pennacchio said. “You can see construction going on everywhere to make it a ...

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Proclaimed, Information on Aquifer Presented at Montville Township Committee Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ – Oct. 6 was proclaimed Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day in Montville Township due to an initiative from the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and a joint resolution from the state assembly and senate.

The initiative has a joint purpose, according to the township’s proclamation: “to educate families of addictive qualities of opioid pain medicines and their link ...

Bullying or H.I.B.? A Discussion with Montville Twp School Superintendent René Rovtar

October 13, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – With the tragic suicide of Rockaway Township middle-schooler Mallory Grossman in the back of many parents’ minds, TAPinto Montville had a conversation with Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar to review Montville Township School District’s anti-bullying and HIB (harassment, intimidation and bullying) policy.

Having a HIB policy is dictated by the state ...

Montville Township Schools' Annual Report Presented at Board of Ed Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ – Assistant Superintendent of Schools Casey Shorter presented the Montville Township Public Schools’ “report card” at the Board of Education meeting held on Oct. 3.

Shorter presented the district’s “annual report of performance and accomplishments” for the 2016-2017 school year, including standardized testing scores and achievements in ...

Montville Field Hockey Defeats Roxbury 2-0 on Thursday

October 13, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville field hockey team picked up a well-needed win at home on Thursday, defeating Roxbury 2-0 to snap a four-game losing streak. The Mustangs did all of their scoring in the second half with both goals coming courtesy of Morgan Fall.

​After allowing 21 goals over the course of their four-game skid, Montville’s defense looked formidable against Roxbury in the ...

Montville Volleyball Advances to Quaterfinals of Morris County Tournament

​MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Mustangs volleyball team extended their win streak to nine in a row on Friday, defeating the Hanover Park Hornets at home in straight sets in their first round matchup in the Morris County tournament. Nicole Villamil had another great all-around performance with ten kills, five digs, three blocks and three aces. The most underrated ...

Montville Girls Soccer Defeats Morris Hills on Thursday

MONTVILLE, NJ - After getting shut out in its previous two matches, the Montville girls soccer team got a well-needed win on Thursday with an offensive outburst, defeating Morris Hills 5-2 at home. Bella Vito scored two goals while Gianna Coppola, Amanda Gorski, and Alyssa Semren each netted one. Dani Campbell made four saves in goal in the winning ...

L.E.A.D. Intensifies Drug Prevention Efforts in New Jersey to Help Address the Onset of Drug Use

October 15, 2017

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ –  L.E.A.D (Law Enforcement Against Drugs), the only  law enforcement- focused organization offering K-12 proven effective evidence-based Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) curricula; and the leading drug prevention program taught in the New Jersey school system;  intensified its drug prevention efforts and trained over 80 new ...

7-11 Clerk Involved in Store Robbery, Montville Police Report

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Police Department responded to the report of a robbery at the 7-11 on Changebridge Road on Monday, Oct. 2, according to police captain Andrew Caggiano.

Caggiano said the store clerk gave money to a man who "had his hand in his coat pocket pointing an object what the clerk believed to be a handgun." The man then fled the ...

Robbery Reported in Montville Township on Monday

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Police Department reported that a robbery took place in the Pine Brook section of town on Monday, Oct. 2.

Captain Andrew Caggiano said the police responded to the 7-11 located on Changebridge Road at 1:20 a.m. for a report of a robbery. 

"A male suspect entered the store and demanded that the clerk ...

Montville 11U Baseball "Adopts" Families Impacted by Hurricanes

October 8, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - Hitting homeruns happens both on the field and off for these 11U Montville travel baseball players. Recently, the team gathered together to pack supplies and basic needs for five families who lost almost everything when Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the US Virgin Islands.

"God gave you two hands - one to help yourself and one to help others," said Sinae ...

Montville Day Thrills Residents

October 17, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The weather was breezy and cloudy, music was in the air – and so was the delicious smell wafting from 11 trucks full of food and the joyful screams of laughter from kids having fun.

It was the first Montville Day held in recent memory, and residents were enthused and thankful for its return.

The band Eaglemania opened the entertainment lineup, with soft rock hits ...

CCM Sixth Annual Photo Contest for High School Students

RANDOLPH, NJ – New Jersey high school students with an eye for photography have until April 14, 2018 to enter the County College of Morris (CCM) Sixth Annual Photo Contest for the chance to win prizes and be recognized at a CCM art exhibition. Millburn Camera ASAP in Millburn is sponsoring this year’s contest. As one of the largest photo stores in the state, it will be ...

Montville School District Caps off Week of Respect with School of Rock Concert

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township public schools capped off the Week of Respect, observed Oct. 2-6, with a concert by the high school’s School of Rock.

The Week of Respect is required by the state Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, begun in 2002 but extended in 2011.

Director of School Counseling Leslee Scheckman explained, “The Week of Respect is an annual week of ...

Christie, Booker and Baraka Support Newark as Next Amazon HQ

October 17, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business ...

Salon I Am Opens with a Cause in Montville

MONTVILLE, NJ – Salon I Am, a full-service salon located in Tuscany Village Plaza on Changebridge Road, celebrated its grand opening with a fundraiser to benefit local and national causes on Sept. 26.

Customers could purchase bracelets that went towards tickets for gift baskets with retail values of $500.

“I’ve been in the salon industry for 35 years and was a salon owner ...

Former President Obama to Visit Newark to Campaign for Murphy

October 18, 2017

Former U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to roll into downtown Newark on Thursday to campaign for the Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy as the battle to run New Jersey heats up in the race's final weeks. 

Obama's appearance in New Jersey's largest city less than three weeks before the Nov. 7 election on behalf of Murphy is ...

Woodland Park Mayor Decides Not To Run For Congress, Endorses Mikie Sherrill for NJ 11th

WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  After forming an exploratory committee earlier this year, Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark has decided not to run for Congress. 

At an afternoon press conference at Dowling Gardens, he announced the news, and formally endorsed Mikie Sherrill of Montclair.

"After much consideration and in light of recent events, I have over the last couple ...

Roxbury Cops Nab Serial Con-Man After Foot Chase in Kenvil

October 16, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A serial criminal, who convinced a 78-year-old Kenvil woman to give him more than $30,000 for roof repairs she didn’t get, was arrested last week by Roxbury police following a dramatic foot chase, police said.

The man, Sonny Stanley, 43, of Gutenberg, was charged with obstruction of the administration of law, resisting arrest and theft by deception, police ...

Judge Tosses Lawsuit That Blamed Roxbury Cop in Bong Theft Arrest

ROXBURY, NJ – Although they later dropped the charges they'd filed against a local youth in 2015 - accusing him of stealing an expensive bong and a lighter from a Ledgewood smoke shop - Roxbury police did not violate the young man’s rights when they made the arrest, a judge recently ruled.

The case spawned a federal court lawsuit against Roxbury, Roxbury Police ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

RHONJ's Home Hits the Market in Montville

October 16, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - Jason Failla of Century 21 The Crossing in Montville does it again. After listing and selling the most expensive house to sell in almost three years in Montville (7 Pond View) he has gained another celebrity listing in the Pond: Melissa & Joe Gorga from the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

"I'm excited at the opportunity not ...

Grand National at Far Hills Races Will Be International Affaire

October 16, 2017

GRAND NATIONAL TAKES ON INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR

The $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1), America’s richest steeplechase race, has attracted strong international interest, with no fewer than five overseas challengers among 12 nominees to the centerpiece of the 97th annual Far Hills Races on Saturday, Oct. 21.

One of New Jersey’s premier sporting events, the Far Hills Races will be one ...

Centenary's Lucy is Regional Therapy Equine of The Year

DENVER, Colo.  –  Lucy, a member of the Therapeutic Riding at Centenary (TRAC) herd has been named Region 2 Equine of the Year by PATH Intl.

According to its website: “TRAC is housed at the Centenary Equestrian Center, Califon Road, Long Valley, N.J. The center serves children and adults with a variety of disabilities from the surrounding area.  It also offers ...

ESDCTA crowns its dressage champions at the Horse Park of New Jersey

The Eastern States Dressage and Combined Training Association (ESDCTA) held their 2017 championships on Oct. 7 at the Horse Park of New Jersey, with a total of 79 entries.

Trainer Eliza Puttkamer Banks, of Jackson, N.J. who trains out of Bright Meadows Farm, in Millstone, won the Division 3 First Level Adult championship on Toque. Toque is a 6-year-old Canadian Cheval (Canadream Kelbeck ...

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Wed, October 18, 4:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Kids' Halloween Craft (Library)

Home & Garden

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Thu, October 19, 1:00 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Library Lecture: Understanding Global Terrorism

Education

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Fri, October 20, 2:30 PM

Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Teen Wii Tournament

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, October 20, 5:30 PM

Senior House, Montville

Fish 'n' Chips Dinner Fundraiser

Food & Drink Giving Back

Kudos on a Very Successful Montville Day

October 17, 2017

Montville Day 2017 proved to be a HUGE success with thousands of residents enjoying the two terrific bands (Eaglemania and The Infernos), free rides and games for the children, a petting zoo, our first responder equipment on display (you’ve got to love those fire trucks!), the food trucks, beer garden and the numerous volunteer booths.  It was a great showing ...

CCM Sixth Annual Photo Contest for High School Students

October 17, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ – New Jersey high school students with an eye for photography have until April 14, 2018 to enter the County College of Morris (CCM) Sixth Annual Photo Contest for the chance to win prizes and be recognized at a CCM art exhibition. Millburn Camera ASAP in Millburn is sponsoring this year’s contest. As one of the largest photo stores in the state, it will be ...

Kudos on a Very Successful Montville Day

October 17, 2017

Montville Day 2017 proved to be a HUGE success with thousands of residents enjoying the two terrific bands (Eaglemania and The Infernos), free rides and games for the children, a petting zoo, our first responder equipment on display (you’ve got to love those fire trucks!), the food trucks, beer garden and the numerous volunteer booths.  It was a great showing ...

Hilldale Announces Purse Bingo Fundraiser

October 12, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – Hilldale Elementary School presents its Purse Bingo fundraiser, to be held Nov. 2 at the Lincoln Park American Legion. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the games start at 7:30 p.m.

Ten games of bingo will be played with a chance to win authentic designer purses by Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Henri Bendel and more.

Make a table of eight and bring your own snacks! There will ...

Randolph Cop Turns Roxbury Garage into Ninja Zone

October 15, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Chris Carbonaro’s detached garage, on a quiet Ledgewood street, looks about the same as many others in Roxbury; beige walls and two white doors.

The only clue about its true nature are two small, brown placards - one on each door - that say “Ninjas Only.”

That message could be mistaken for a joke or an indication Carbonaro, a Randolph police officer, ...

Christie, Booker and Baraka Support Newark as Next Amazon HQ

October 17, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - A bipartisan trinity of New Jersey politico firepower assembled in downtown Newark to shoot the first salvo needed to score a major economic triumph for New Jersey's largest city: the construction in Newark of the new corporate headquarters for Amazon, the world's largest online retailer.  

All three of the prime politicians in place inside Rutgers Business ...

Montville Township Democrats Have Plenty Planned in the Weeks Ahead

October 17, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - Everyone is invited to these events hosted by the Montville Township Democratic Committee and the Lucy Tullo-Emily Ryzuk team running for Township Committee. Democrats feel that for every person who meets Emily and Lucy in person, they are guaranteed a vote, and that new voices at the table can only be a good thing.

Wednesday 10/18: Montville Expo from ...

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Want to Take Your Business Global? New Jersey Businesses Eligible for Grant Funding

October 11, 2017

Are you a New Jersey business owner who has already realized the potential of a global market or an entrepreneur seeking to increase sales and profit by taking your business worldwide? 

The New Jersey Business Action Center (BAC) has been awarded a $606,151 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help New Jersey companies gain access to ...

JCP&L Reminds Customers Assistance and Service Programs are Available to Help Pay Utility Bills

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers having difficulty paying their utility bills that they may be eligible for special financial assistance or energy efficiency programs that could reduce the amount of electricity they use.

    Assistance programs available to New Jersey residents include:

Lifeline – Offers a cash grant to help people who ...

Family Health

Second Opinion on Breast Cancer Program Offers Peace of Mind

A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion Program at Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Overlook Medical Center, is helping provide peace of ...

Open Houses this Weekend by Century 21 The Crossing

MONTVILLE, NJ - Century 21 will be having the following open houses this weekend:

Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1:00 - 4:00

Brownstones at Fairfield

Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road), Fairfield

and

45 Hillcrest Terrace, Lincoln Park

Sunday, Oct. 15 from 1:00 - 4:00

Brownstones at Fairfield

Stonybrook Circle (Using GPS - ...

'The Honeymooners' smart, snappy production

Smart, sassy production of ‘The Honeymooners’ takes off at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – “And away we go” indeed. The creative team at the Paper Mill Playhouse has taken the seeds of “The Honeymooners” from 1950’s television and turned it into a smart, snappy musical.

Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton are still up to their get-rich-quick ...

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