Montville Top Stories

March 22, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ – When you’re called “The Terrorist’s Son,” your family changes its name and your elementary school makes it known that you are not welcome. You move about 20 times during your childhood. You get bullied a lot. But when an entire religious community is ostracized because of the acts ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – For the third meeting in a row, the parcel of land at 205-207 Changebridge Rd. came to the forefront of discussion at the March 12 Montville Township Committee meeting, and again former mayor John Rosellini plus other residents came to the microphone in force to talk about open ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township was recently ranked the 26th safest city in America by the website SafeWise. The independent review site ranked 100 towns with populations of more than 15,000 residents, utilizing FBI crime statistics on reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville and Boonton United Methodist Churches hosted an event March 8, both to honor their essay contest winners and to shed some light on mental health issues. Titled “Rising from the Ashes” and held at the Montville United Methodist Church, the event was designed to ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – With spring upon us, the freeze-thaw cycle has brought about a fresh crop of potholes across the township, making residents and tires groan with dismay. Residents might wonder how to get a particular pothole filled. “Potholes are addressed as [requests] are received by the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Fairfield and Montville police officers conducted a “felony” vehicle stop in the parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory in Pine Brook on Sunday afternoon March 17, but the situation proved to be a false alarm. Fairfield Police Chief Anthony G. Manna said that Sgt. Frank Tracey ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce held its 2018 awards dinner March 9, honoring the Citizen of the Year and other township organizations for their accomplishments. Montville Township Police Officer Alex Yang was named the Public Safety Award recipient. He was introduced ...

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BOONTON, NJ – Hundreds gathered at the Jam-E-Masjid Islamic Center on March 17 to mourn the loss of 50 New Zealand Muslims gunned down while they were at worship. The event in Boonton, sponsored by the Morris County Islamic Centers, attracted those of all faiths, and many local and county ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - March 17 is a day for everyone to celebrate and be Irish. But back on March 10, holiday celebrations for St. Patrick's Day started a bit early with a music concert at the Montville Township Public Library. For this concert, internationally-acclaimed Irish harpist and singer ...

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RIVERDALE, NJ — Did you forget to order your favorite cookie treat?  It’s not too late! Girl Scouts across northern New Jersey will continue selling Girl Scout Cookies through April 14. More than 1,000 booth sales are planned throughout Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and northern Warren ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Superintendent of the Montville Township Public Schools Rene Rovtar sent out word via email, text and telephone to parents and staff that a suspicious comment was found at Lazar Middle School on Friday. It was not made clear where the comment was found. The police were ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - In recognition of Women's History Month, a lecture on historic women from the Morris County region was held at the Montville Township Public Library on March 7. The guest speaker on the subject was Morristown resident Jim DelGiudice. "I love coming to Montville Library. They ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – As part of the district’s comprehensive annual financial report, an audit is conducted, examining the transactions that occurred over the course of the year, District Administrator Katine Slunt reported at the March 5 Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education meeting. The ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – If you’re looking for a workout with a personal trainer feel but in a supportive, group setting, you’ll find your “home” at Impact Fitness Solutions. Formerly Next Generation Training Center, the center rebranded last month. “We’re still the same great facility,” said owner ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township High School’s Key Club held its 38th annual volleyball marathon on Feb. 22 at the school. It was open to all students and teachers, and the theme was “sports.” More than 40 teams competed, according to Key Club President Cynthia Zhu, a senior at the school. The ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Dr. Steven Marcus, Montville resident and the former director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center, spoke to residents in January about lead poisoning and its dangers. Lead poisoning can lead to blunted intelligence, problems at school, and reduced earning potential, he said.

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MONTVILLE, NJ - From Feb. 28 to March 2, local residents were taken on a cruise upon a ship known as the S.S. American. For during those evenings, Montville Township High School held its annual spring musical production, which this year was "Anything Goes," based on the book by Guy Bolton and P.G.

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MONTVILLE, NJ – While Feb. 26 had been designated as the public hearing for the Avalon Bay project in Pine Brook which the Montville Township Committee was set to sign as part of its affordable housing plan, the township announced during the meeting that they would not be holding the hearing due to ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools Board of Education met for a record-breaking quick ten minutes on Feb. 19. Board President Charles Grau announced that former board president and current board member Karen Cortellino has been nominated to serve as New Jersey School Boards ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township issued a traffic alert for Changebridge Road. Starting Monday, March 11, Changebridge Road will be closed between Schneider Lane and Church Lane from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. due to gas line work. Buses and local traffic will be allowed through as ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – What started out as a cruise to the Bahamas had a rocky start as a ship that 13 Montville Township residents were travelling on experienced a 115-mph wind gust, according to ABC News, which made the ship tilt to 45° and sent passengers sprawling. Montville resident Brielle Cook was ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The township will be holding a free paper shredding, electronics recycling and prescription drug drop-off event on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Municipal Building parking lot. The event is rain or shine, and is open to all township residents and businesses. Proof ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville United Methodist and Boonton United Methodist Churches are sponsoring a hope-filled community event designed to reduce stigma called “Rising Out of the Ashes” on Friday, March 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Montville UMC. The event is primarily being held to recognize ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - Patrons of the Montville Township Public Library were taken on a journey, previously made by two famous American explorers. The lecture on Feb. 21 was conducted by Gordon Thomas Ward, a singer/songwriter from Pottersville. Ward and a friend undertook the same route through the ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation created unique 2019 profiles of all 39 Morris County municipalities as part of a joint marketing effort with the Morris County Economic Development Corporation. The EDC sought the profiles for marketing purposes as part of its ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The eighth-seeded Montville girls basketball team's impressive state tournament run came to an end on Saturday afternoon, as it saw a six-point halftime lead evaporate into a 50-37 loss to fourth-seeded Northern Highlands in the NJSIAA North 1, Group 3 semifinals at Northern ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Teachers, staff and administration at Montville Township High School were treated to a large buffet luncheon on Feb. 19 as the Montville Township Chinese Association presented them with a teacher appreciation lunch. Coincidentally, it was the last day of the 15-day celebration of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The eighth-seeded Montville girls basketball team pulled off a stunning upset on Thursday, as it used a big fourth quarter run to knock off top-seeded Old Tappan, 48-43, on the road in the North 1, Group 3 state quarterfinals at Old Tappan High School. Montville trailed by seven ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Public Library is known for holding all kinds of events and programs. This includes lectures within their auditorium, covering a variety of subjects. On Feb. 7 and 14, library patrons were treated to a two-part lecture on the music culture of the 1950s. The ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ - The eighth-seeded Montville girls basketball team opened up state tournament play on Tuesday night, as it earned a big 52-28 win over ninth-seeded Indian Hills in the first round of the North 1, Group 3 state tournament at Montville Township High School. Emma Wax led all scorers ...

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