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Murphy Cutting Back COVID-19 Press Briefings to 3 Days A Week

July 6, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s daily coronavirus press briefings, which began in March, will now be held three days a week, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday afternoon. 

“Unless you hear otherwise, and sadly given the world right now in the state of COVID in the country we may shift courses, but we're going to go to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule beginning ...

Recent COVID-19 Transmission Flare-Up Could Hit Pause on NJ's Reopening

TRENTON, NJ  — Newly-released COVID-19 figures that show New Jersey may be heading in the wrong direction could mean the state will be forced to remain in Stage 2 of its recovery plan longer than expected.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday during the state’s coronavirus press briefing that the rate of ...

Gov. Murphy Calls on Feds to Mandate Face Coverings

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy called upon the federal government to mandate face coverings at the spread of COVID-19 surge across the United States' Sunbelt.

Murphy said New Jersey is seeing a small spike in cases due to travelers coming into the Garden State from Florida and South Carolina during a Sunday morning interview on "Meet the Press."

“This ...

Attempted Removal of Christopher Columbus Monuments

June 30, 2020

When I was informed of a planned protest to take down the monument of Christopher Columbus that was so proudly erected in Parsippany after the hard work of UNICO members back in 1992, my blood boiled.

These dedicated and passionate Italian Americans work hard to this day to help their communities in so many ways. You ask why? Because they are grateful for the opportunities this great nation ...

Concerts in the Park Resume in Montville

July 6, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Recreation Department is sponsoring concerts in the park for summer 2020.

The free concerts will feature music of all types for all ages on Tuesdays in July and August from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Montville Community Park Amphitheater.

Park behind Montville Township High School or Public Library (enter from 90/100 Horseneck Rd.).

July 14 - The ...

Towaco's Dr. Merrill Stern Turns 100

June 30, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee honored centenarian Dr. Merrill Stern with a proclamation at his 100th birthday party on June 17.

Mayor Frank Cooney presented the document at the outdoor, block-style party that was attended by neighbors, friends and the Towaco Volunteer Fire Department.

Stern was born in Jersey City and when his family – his parents and he and ...

Fight Against Lake Hopatcong Algae Blooms Continues with 'Biochar' Bags

July 7, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – Several Lake Hopatcong inlets are the sites for an experiment that could help control harmful algal blooms (HABs), the green bacterial growths that shut down the lake last summer.

Workers from Princeton Hydro installed, at four places, tethered flotation bags containing “Biochar,” a material that might help remove dissolved phosphorous from ...

Rutgers, Named for a Slave Owner, Will Keep its Name, Says University's First Black President

July 7, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Even in this era where statues of explorers are being dismantled, schools named after presidents are being rebranded and sports teams are replacing racially insensitive nicknames, don't expect Rutgers to change its name.

The subject was raised to new university president Jonathan Holloway at a news conference on Monday at Winants Hall - the very building Rutgers' ...

Rutgers Will Use Remote Instruction for Majority of Classes, Says President Holloway

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It took Jonathan Holloway less than a week in his position as Rutgers president to make his first major move, announcing at a news conference that the university will be employing remote instruction for the vast majority of its students in the fall.

Students pursuing disciplines that require the use of university facilities – engineering, performing arts, ...

NJ Guitarist & Composer Discusses Scoring for Music Libraries, TV and Film

July 6, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur spoke with New Jersey composer and sound designer Louis Gentile about his career creating scores for digital music libraries, television and film productions. Brodeur and Gentile spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which was reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gentile has ...

New Chief Development Officer Named by No. 1 Hospital in New Jersey

July 6, 2020

Morristown, NJ – Jennifer Smith has been named chief development officer for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, which supports both Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children’s Hospital with $20 million in philanthropy annually. Smith will join the Foundation on August 10.
 
Trish O’Keefe, PhD, RN, president for Morristown ...

IRS: July 15 Tax Payment Deadline Approaching

WASHINGTON ― As the 2019 tax filing and payment deadline approaches, the IRS reminds taxpayers and businesses that 2019 income tax liabilities as well as postponed April 15 and June 15, 2020 estimated tax payments are due July 15, 2020.  This postponement provided temporary tax relief in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Taxpayers who owe a 2019 income tax liability, as well as ...

5 Home Renovations with the Highest Return

As a homeowner, you know that allocating dollars to the continued upkeep of your property is necessary to maintain its value over the long-term. On the other hand, the enhancements, upgrades or renovations you may want to make are not created equal when it comes to adding value or guaranteeing a high return on investment.

Some projects will cost just a few hundred dollars while others may ...

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The Voice of a Poet: To Those Leaving Elementary School in June 2020

July 5, 2020

I imagine that, for some of you, being graduated by your elementary school doesn’t feel like much at all—just another day in your house, trying to stay out of your parents’ way while they dutifully work from their makeshift home offices.

But you’d be wrong to think that this isn’t much at all. This is a momentous occasion. You have done what no generation of ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Open Houses This Weekend - July 4 & 5

The following homes have OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.  Open Houses as of June 15, 2020 ARE permitted.  Please note that all open houses must comply with indoor gathering restrictions, including the requirement of face coverings for all attendees and social distancing.

SUNDAY, JULY 5:

12 Davenport Road, Montville Twp.

From 2:30 - 4:30 ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Customer Service Reliability Through the Summer; Work Also Helps Prepare for an Active Hurricane Season

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiary, has completed inspections and conducted equipment maintenance projects across its 13-county service area to enhance customer service reliability as part of its annual summer preparedness plan.  The company is also ready to respond to power outages caused during the Atlantic hurricane ...

Are You a Prisoner of Your Own Life? Three Steps to Free Yourself.

Have you seen the movie, All I Wanna Do? It’s a relatively unknown film from the late 1990s. On the surface, this movie about an all-girls boarding school in the early 1960s is fluff. But as the story develops, we learn that some of the girls are there because they are rebels, hard to handle, there because their parents didn’t know what else to do. Fluff, fluff, ...

Carved In Stone

A Monumental History Lesson

On July 4, 1863, Union soldiers began the arduous and grizzly task of burying over 7,000 dead bodies in trenches and shallow graves. Later, as rains had washed away the ground cover re-exposing the stench of blackened and gnarled limbs, the town of Gettysburg took on the task of exhuming the bodies and consecrating them in the newly created Soldiers National ...

Celebrating the Communities We Build

So, you may have noticed I missed a week, which is odd because I had something written, not this but something. My excuse is this – COVID has warped my sense of time, I go to make my Thursday call on Tuesday then on Friday I wonder how I missed Thursday. Holidays have the potential to go unnoticed too – I’m horrible with dates so forgetting my own birthday is fairly easy even in ...