Montville Faces Doubling in Size to Satisfy Affordable Housing Lawsuit

December 13, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – A lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Council may force the town to almost double in size in order to bring in more affordable housing, Mayor Jim Sandham told the Montville Township Chamber of Commerce during his “State of Montville Township” talk in November.

The suit, being fought by several towns including Montville, follows the disbanding of the Council ...

Montville Township Volunteer Firefighters Honored by State at Twp Committee Meeting

MONTVILLE, NJ – State Senator Joseph Pennacchio was at the Nov. 28 Montville Township Committee meeting to honor 26 township volunteer firefighters with a combined service record of more than 1128 years.

Each firefighter received joint legislative resolutions plaques from the state, detailing their volunteer positions within each fire department and thanking them for their service ...

New Montville Twp Police Officer Sworn In; More Street Signs to be Installed

MONTVILLE, NJ – New Montville Township police officer Michael T. Cooney, Jr., nephew of Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney, was sworn in at the Nov. 28 Montville Township Committee meeting.

Police Chief Rudy Appelmann presented Michael Cooney to the township committee, saying Cooney joined the Cub Scouts at age six, continuing on to Boy Scout Troop 74, and achieving the rank of Eagle ...

Montville Board of Ed States Sadness Regarding Teacher; Referendum Update Given

December 15, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public School District Board of Education met on Dec. 5 and observed a moment of silence in honor of teacher Peter Porter, who passed away on Nov. 28. (Read about him here.)

Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar said, “Peter Porter’s passing hit the district particularly hard last week. He was such a dedicated and passionate ...

Montville Hall of Fame: Dr. Domenick Sportelli

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School Hall of Fame inducted ten individuals and one team at its annual ceremony, held on Nov. 17. Among the inductees was Dr. Domenick J. Sportelli, psychiatrist and TV personality. Sportelli, a member of the class of 1993, appears regularly on the show “The Doctors.”

Sportelli was introduced at the ceremony by his friend, Daniel ...

Montville Township High School Hall of Fame Inducts Eleven

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School Hall of Fame inducted 10 individuals and one team at its ceremony on Nov. 17.

Four of the inductees included Marvel Comics’ Sana Amanat, Tom Bury of Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible,” Professor Gina Pisano-Robertiello and artist David Pucciarelli.

Master of ceremonies for the evening and Hall of Fame ...

Ice Hockey: Montville Continues Undefeated Season with Victory over Morris Hills

December 12, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - ​The Montville ice hockey team continued its hot start to the 2017-18 season as they rolled over Morris Hills 10-0 in their home opener on Monday, Dec. 11 at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown. Montville's Jon Cuozzo recorded a hat trick with a goal in each period while freshman starting goalie Adrian Prelich picked up his first shutout in net.

​The ...

Montville Boys Basketball: Season Preview

MONTVILLE, NJ - With a strong leadership and young talent, Coach Bill Medina is excited to train a team with such “a passion to win and compete.” The boys varsity head coach looks forward to a promising season based on productivity, improvement and encouragement from teammates.

Senior co-captain Liam Cassidy said, “The boys and I have dreamt for this special season ...

Montville Girls Basketball: Season Preview

MONTVILLE, NJ - Coach Derek Lynn has high hopes for the girls varsity basketball team this year, especially with the success of last year’s record-breaking season for most wins in the program.

“Winning is contagious,” Lynn said, “and I think the [team] understands the mindset of knowing what it takes to win, knowing how hard they have to work to win and ...

Arrest Warrant Issued for Alleged Homeless Man Staying at Montville's Knights Inn

December 8, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Fairfield Police Department is seeking help in finding Devonte D. Young, age 23, after he allegedly made terroristic threats towards a woman who confronted him for not being homeless and yet accepting donations as such and posted video of the confrontation on Facebook, according to a release from that department.

Young often stands with his dog at the intersection of ...

Rare Pygmy Hippo Born At Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

December 15, 2017

TAMPA, FL, - An endangered pygmy hippopotamus was born in the early morning on Dec. 1, 2017 at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo to experienced mother Zsa Zsa. The gender and name of the nine pound baby will be revealed in the future.

Pygmy hippos are smaller than their Nile hippo relative. Unlike the more common river hippo which live in large pods in rivers throughout much ...

More STEAM, Technology, Weekend, Special Needs Programs for 2018 at Montville Twp Library

December 11, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Library Board of Trustees met on Nov. 29 to discuss and vote on the 2018 budget, which will include a new librarian to handle technology and social networking, more programs at different times and geared to new audiences, and more children’s materials.

Carmen Allora, Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chairman, presented the budget with the ...

Morris County Residents Involved in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

December 2, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Sports Teams May Build Venues Next To Belmont Park

December 13, 2017

The cat's out of the bag! Rumors about all the space surrounding Belmont Park that have been circulating around Nassau and Suffolk counties for years have been put on the table.

The New York Islanders National Hockey League Team and the New York City Football Club, a professional soccer team, laid out their plans for a new 18,000-seat indoor arena for hockey and a 26,000-seat for soccer at ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Here's How To Help California Horsemen Impacted By Fires

DEL MAR, CA — The number of equine fatalities continues to grow from original estimates of 25, and the needs of human survivors for the simple everyday things of life grow even larger as a result of the fires that devastated San Diego County; California's horse industry.

Three major funds have been established to assist the surviving horses, their owners and the backstretch ...

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Sat, December 16, 9:00 AM

Various addresses in Towaco, Towaco

Santa on the Firetruck - Towaco

Giving Back


Sat, December 16, 12:00 PM

Montville Animal Shelter, Montville

Holiday Pet Adoption at the Montville Animal ...


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Various addresses in Pine Brook, Pine Brook

Santa on the Pine Brook Fire Truck



Sun, December 17, 10:30 AM

Home Depot, East Hanover

Build Your Own Menorah Workshop at the Home Depot

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Montville Township Public Library, Montville

Story Time at Library

Arts & Entertainment

OneMontville Announces Formation of “Response Team”

December 13, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - OneMontville has announced the formation of its Response Team to offer, upon request, support and comfort to individuals, families, businesses and organizations, who have been the target of hate activity.

The OneMontville Response Team will provide guidance to approach local law enforcement, local government resources, and/or other outside agencies as requested, and ...

Montville Hall of Fame: Dr. Domenick Sportelli

December 12, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township High School Hall of Fame inducted ten individuals and one team at its annual ceremony, held on Nov. 17. Among the inductees was Dr. Domenick J. Sportelli, psychiatrist and TV personality. Sportelli, a member of the class of 1993, appears regularly on the show “The Doctors.”

Sportelli was introduced at the ceremony by his friend, Daniel ...

Heroes of Montville Twp: Army 1st Lt Lindsey Danilack

December 3, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Hall of Fame inducted its first MTHS graduate to attend West Point Military Academy, Army First Lieutenant Lindsey Danilack. Her father, Mark, introduced her, and his pride was obvious for Lindsey, who is an Apache helicopter pilot.

Mark talked about how Lindsey was first captain at West Point when she was a senior, and only the fourth woman to hold ...

Two-Hour Delayed Opening for Montville Township Public Schools on Thursday, Dec. 14

December 14, 2017

MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Public Schools will have a two-hour delayed opening on Thursday, Dec. 14 due to weather conditions, according to Superintendent of Schools René Rovtar.  

The buses will operate two hours later than normal and MEDLC will open at 9:00 a.m.

Morris County Youth Football League Donates $22,500 to Local Families in Need

December 14, 2017

DENVILLE, NJ- Late November and the month of December are often considered the season of giving; a time to think about helping others.  So it was fitting that on Tuesday Dec. 5, the Morris County Youth football League generously donated $22,500 to local families in need at their annual banquet, held at the Zeris Inn in Denville.

MCYFL Charities, the charity arm of the league, was born ...

State Unveils $1.3 Million Grant to Rutgers Opioid Treatment Program

December 13, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ - ​Solutions to the state's opiod crisis has landed in the lap of Rutgers University. ​The ​university's ​New Jersey Healthcare Development Center ​is being armed with $1.3 million to launch a statewide Certified A​l​cohol and Drug Counselor apprenticeship program​, in the latest effort to battle opiod addiction.​

With the ​state ​grant, the ...

Re/Max Neighborhood Properties

December 15, 2017

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Family Health

When a Stroke is Possible, Experience Makes the Difference

When it comes to accurately diagnosing whether someone has suffered a stroke, “one can never be too smart,” says Dr. Gary Belt.

Belt, a stroke neurologist at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Overlook Medical Center, has more than three decades of experience in making those tricky diagnoses. He knows that superficial signs that seem to indicate a stroke can’t always be ...

Open Houses This Weekend by Century 21 The Crossing

MONTVILLE, NJ - Following are the open houses this weekend presented by Century 21:

Saturday, Dec. 16 from 1 - 4 p.m.:

 Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using FGPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)

Sunday, Dec. 17 from 1 - 4 p.m.:

Brownstones at Fairfield, Stonybrook Circle (Using FGPS - Enter 66 Two Bridges Road)
8 Summit Drive, Bld ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

'It's a Wonderful Life'from film to stage to radio

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ shows surprising appeal as radio/stage production

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has selected a nostalgic and heartwarming version of the classic Frank Capra movie from the 1140’s to entertain holiday audiences. “It’s a Wonderful Life” has somehow become a classic Christmas ...

Pet Corner

Holiday Pet Adoption at the Montville Animal Shelter

December 11, 2017

If you’re considering adding a furry addition to your family, the holiday 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 Holiday adoption event!

On December 16, 2017 enjoy discounted fees on all animals and free gifts for ...