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County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Commended for Saving a Life While Off Duty

June 3, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor’s Office officials honored a prosecutor’s office detective on June 3 for saving the life of a woman who appeared to be trying to take her own life.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Detective Luis Goncalves was travelling on Route 3 in Lyndhurst on May 20, 2020, returning from an investigation, when he observed a female ...

Stigma Free Morris County: "We Are in this Together" Virtual Event June 10

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken lives and created economic chaos, it has created great stress on the mental health of many of our residents — an issue that will be part of the focus of the “Break the Stigma Virtual Music and Community Dinner” planned for all Morris County residents on Wednesday, June 10.

The virtual event will feature more ...

Roxbury Policeman's Friendly Behavior Inspires a Mom

ROXBURY, NJ – Monique Ferguson, of Wharton, warned her son and husband they really shouldn’t be out on the Landing Park athletic field to practice the boy’s football throws.

It was Saturday. The weather was beautiful. But the field was closed.

Justin, 16, is the varsity quarterback at his high school in New York City, and he needed a place to throw some long spirals to his ...

CCM to Conduct Online Commencement Ceremony to Honor the Class of 2020 YouTube Video Will Premiere on June 12 at 7 p.m. to Recognize Graduates

RANDOLPH, NJ – Since County College of Morris (CCM) is not able to hold an in-person commencement ceremony this year, the college will provide the Class of 2020 with a virtual celebration Friday, June 12, at 7 p.m. on YouTube.

This year’s commencement was originally scheduled for Friday, May 22, but with the college’s move to a remote teaching and learning ...

Lake Hopatcong Algal Bloom Reports to Be More Nuanced, says State

ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it will be using a new color-coded health alert index this year “to provide the ...

Morris County Prosecutor Warns Residents of Criminals Posing as Contact Tracers

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County officials are warning residents that criminals have been using the COVID-19 emergency to carry out a new type of scam – posing as contact tracers to steal money or personal information.

Contact tracing is the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for an infectious disease. Public health department ...

Roxbury Reopens Tennis Courts, Avoids Tricky Talk About Ball Etiquette

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s tennis courts, closed since March 16 due to concerns about COVID-19, reopened today with several restrictions, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd.

Roxbury has public tennis courts at Kiwanis Park and Berkshire Valley Park.

The manager’s announcement came three days after Nassau County N.Y. County Executive Laura Curran’s televised ...

Cheesy Video Helps Roxbury Car Buffs Plug Pizza Donation Convoy

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury police, and maybe some fire trucks, will lead a convoy of exotic and custom cars loaded with pizzas as they are delivered Wednesday to medical workers at Morristown Medical Center, said Paul Bellardini, the man making the pies.

Bellardini, the owner of Luigi's Pizza in the Roxbury Mall, said he hopes to deliver about 150 pizzas to the "front line ...

Morristown National Historical Park Grounds and Trails Will Partly Open; Wednesday, May 20

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) is increasing recreational access at the park. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the ...

Montville Residents Warned of COVID-Related Scams

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County law enforcement officials are advising residents that criminal scammers are taking advantage of the COVID-19 emergency to conduct scams by phone, email and online, especially targeting the elderly.

“We and our law enforcement partners throughout Morris County and the state have observed an increase in the number of scams and confidence crimes,” ...

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Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Murphy Emphasizes Collaboration and Trust-Building

TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward restarting its stalled economy in the wake of COVID-19.

Murphy used ...

Murphy to Allow Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

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OneMontville's Statement about George Floyd Death

June 3, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – OneMontville released the following statement on June 2:

“Along with so many of you, the leadership of OneMontville has been devastated to witness the discrimination and violence in this country. Racism, ignorance and bigotry continue to play a role in this country, and it must stop. We believe it is necessary to have difficult conversations about privilege, ...

Montville War Hero Terner Dies, Age 99

June 3, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident and WWII hero Herbert Terner died May 28. He was 99.

Terner was a member of the Army’s 101st company, the “Screaming Eagles” – later called Special Forces. He was a radio expert who would parachute out of C47s and notify the troops of viable landing positions, and then engage in combat. Terner landed on D-Day and called in ...

County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Commended for Saving a Life While Off Duty

June 3, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor’s Office officials honored a prosecutor’s office detective on June 3 for saving the life of a woman who appeared to be trying to take her own life.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Detective Luis Goncalves was travelling on Route 3 in Lyndhurst on May 20, 2020, returning from an investigation, when he observed a female ...

Powerful and Peaceful: Crowd of 1,500-Plus Gathers in Summit to Protest for Racial Equality, Justice

June 2, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 1,500 peaceful, concerned citizens from Hilltop City and surrounding towns gathered Tuesday afternoon at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) to show their support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and, in the process, set a high bar for respectful, organized ...

'Mayors For Main Street' Group Sends Letter to Governor's Office and Other Officials

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - The "Mayors for Main Street" alliance, with membership including mayors from four Somerset Hills towns and others in Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Somerset counties, on Thursday announced a letter had been sent to the governor's office, legislative leaders and district representatives and county officials to outlining a list of actions sought ...

Nationally Recognized! Montville Township’s Hilldale and Valley View Elementary Schools are Named 2020 National Schools of Character

June 1, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Hilldale Elementary School and Valley View Elementary School were named 2020 National Schools of Character on May 15, 2020. Character.org, is a national advocate and leader for character development in schools and communities. Hilldale and Valley View were 2 of only 84 schools and 7 districts in 15 states that were certified as National Schools of Character.

Hilldale ...

Clinton NJ Vegan Café Pays it Forward by Preparing Meals for the Community & Essential Workers

June 3, 2020

CLINTON, NJ -- Tara Stone, Owner of Grounded for Life Cafe, recently appeared on TAPintoTV’s Sunday morning show on News 12 Plus, where she spoke to Host Stephanie Willoughby about her experiences as a small business owner navigating the pandemic. 

Stone described Grounded for Life as a plant-based restaurant “borne from a need to bring healthy and compassionate food, ...

Answers to Tax Questions are Just a Few Clicks Away on IRS.gov

June 3, 2020

There are many easy-to-use tools available on IRS.gov. Even better, they are available 24 hours a day. These tools help people file and pay taxes, find information about their account and get answers to tax questions.

Here are a few things that people can do with a quick visit to IRS.gov.

Filing a tax return 
Taxpayers who earned $69,000 or less in 2019 can file using free brand-name ...

Changebridge Medical Associates Becomes Newest Member of Consensus Health Medical Group

CONSENSUS HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP WELCOMES CHANGEBRIDGE MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

MONTVILLE, NJ - Consensus Health Medical Group welcomes a new member to their healthcare network, Changebridge Medical Associates from Montville, NJ, (formerly Vanguard Medical Group, Montville, NJ).

Changebridge Medical Associates, a primary care, family medicine practice with over 30 years of providing ...

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I Photographed George Floyd Protest in Newark. This is What I Witnessed.

June 1, 2020

NEWARK, NJ -- I entered Newark, NJ, on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia smoldering occupied my news and Twitter feeds the night before.

Would the same happen in Newark?

It turns out, no. Not on ...

RE/MAX Neighborhood Properties Virtual Open Houses This Weekend - May 23 & 24

The following homes have VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES presented by RE/MAX NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES this weekend.

SATURDAY, MAY 23:

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE ONLY
6 Russell Court, Montville Twp.
From 1 - 2  p.m. use the link:
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Contact RANDI BENNETT & TRACY WARSAW for more info at (973) 610-7123 / (973) 722-8801

SATURDAY, MAY 23:

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FirstEnergy Deploys Internal Avian App to Streamline Bird Protection Efforts

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has deployed an app that allows utility personnel to report avian issues in real time, streamlining the process to protect nesting birds and enhance electric service reliability. The app arms field workers with the ability to submit photos and answer key questions using a drop-down menu to report the locations of bird nests or other bird-related issues along the ...

Turn Your Mess into Your Message

I didn't realize how much of my life I had to share, (and how messy it was) until we were in the parent program at Hyde School.  I didn't understand the amazingly positive impact it could have on my children until then.  The key, though, is telling it with humility and without lecturing.

Honestly, I feel that I've lived a charmed life in many ways.  And ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world

 

Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...