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Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

July 22, 2017

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a barbecue picnic ...

Big Ideas for Planet Earth in a Roxbury Man's Bus

ROXBURY NJ – Back in his Roxbury High School days, Bryan Callahan wasn’t a football star, a gifted member of the marching band or president of the student council.

He preferred running wires to running fields. His favorite instruments didn't make music; they measured volts.

The Kenvil resident said he did receive one acknowledgment from the school, an accolade somewhat ...

Family Intervention Services' Worker Turns 89, Still Going Strong

DENVILLE, NJ - When Family Intervention Services (FIS) started its Thanksgiving Turkey Drive in Morris County in the early 1990s, the organization struggled to find room to store the 25 turkeys people donated, recalled long-time FIS assistant Terry Viera.

By last year, the number of turkeys distributed by FIS’ Morris County office in Denville reached about 300, and if a family cannot ...

Police: Stolen Battery Scam Short-Circuits in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - Two men who scammed Walmart stores in several states - by returning for money batteries that were stolen - were caught and arrested earlier this month when they attempted the scheme in Ledgewood, police said today.

A third man purportedly involved in the practice was on the lam, but police said they know his identity and expect to find him.

The investigation began on June 16 ...

Roxbury Amateur Radio Expert Readies for Weekend of Roughing It

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury based group of amateur (“ham”) radio operators is looking for new members and its founder is inviting the public to participate in this weekend’s American Radio Relay League Field Day to get a taste of things at their worst.

 At the event, amateur radio operators will stay outdoors and work around the clock to set up field radio communication ...

Netcong Man Tries to Bring Heroin in to Morris County Jail, Says Sheriff

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - On Tuesday, May 30, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office seized 19 bags of suspected heroin prior to it entering the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Thasseus Licata, 31, of Netcong, was taken into custody at the Morris County Superior Courthouse for a Violation of Probation.  Prior to placing Licata into a central holding area within the ...

CCM Holds 48th Commencement; 1,450-plus Receive Degrees

RANDOLPH, NJ - The County College of Morris (CCM) presented diplomas to the Class of 2017 during its 48th commencement ceremony on May 26, awarding associate degrees to more than 1,450 students.

The graduates, including many who are transferring to top four-year institutions to earn their bachelor’s degrees, were eligible to receive diplomas in one of four degrees: Associate in ...

Montville's War Hero Speaks at Morris County Memorial Day Commemoration

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township resident and World War II hero Hjalmar Johansson was the featured speaker at the Morris County Memorial Day Commemoration and veterans’ medals’ event on May 24, sponsored by the Morris County Board of Freeholders.

The event, held on the lawn of the Morris County Courthouse, was opened by Morris County Freeholder Director Doug ...

Success of Layups 4 Life Basketball Tournament Might Warrant New Venue

ROXBURY, NJ – The annual Layups 4 Life charity basketball tournament might have outgrown Roxbury High School, said founder Dan Exter.

Exter, a Roxbury High School alumnus who formed the 3-on-3 tournament in 2015, said this year’s event was so successful he might need a bigger venue for 2018. “We had an all-time high of 43 teams participating in this year’s ...

"May the Forth Be With You"; Morristown Hospital Celebrates Star Wars Day With Chewbacca and Darth Vader

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Since the mid 70's, the Star War series has been delighting fans with epic space battles between good and evil. Those battles took place in a galaxy far, far away where Luke Skywalker, Princess Leah and Chewbacca fought Darth Vader and his evil storm troopers. Today, good and evil put aside their differences and joined together to bring joy to the ...

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