67 Years After Her Season in Pro Baseball, a Morris County Grad Gets an Award

February 19, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Lois “Tommie” Barker, a Roxbury High School graduate who went on to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was honored recently by the Ledgewood-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Barker, 93, was presented with the DAR’s “Women in American History Award” in recognition of her contribution to ...

NBC Picks NJ Family for Home Renovation Show

ROXBURY, NJ – “George to the Rescue,” an NBC television program in which "deserving people" get home renovations, will be helping the parents of Levi Spencer, a Succasunna boy with spina bifida.

In a Jan. 11 letter to Roxbury Township Manager Christopher Raths, “George to the Rescue” (GTTR) producer Andrew Scerbo said the show’s host, George ...

Roxbury's Kirk Keyes Awarded for Phone Aid During Childbirth

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Roxbury Fire Department First Assistant Chief Kirk Keyes, who works as an emergency services dispatcher for Morris County, was awarded Wednesday by the county for helping a Chatham couple deliver their baby.

Keyes was one of six communications center officers presented by the county freeholders with awards.

According to the county, Keyes fielded a 9-1-1 call on Jan.

Florham Park Resident Victimized by Grandparent Scam; Police Caution Residents

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Florham Park police report that a resident of Florham Park was recently the victim of a "grandparent scam" and lost $7,000 as a result.

On January 26, Florham Park Police responded to a residence to take a report of a fraud. The victim reported to officers that a phone call was received from an attorney advising that the victim’s grandson had been ...

In Charging Morris County Homeowner, Cops Warn About Underage Drinking Parties

MORRIS TWP., NJ – A Morris Township homeowner allowed about 30 people below the legal drinking age to drink alcoholic beverages in his house on Jan. 20, knowing that the party-goers were underage, police said.

The man, William Stitt, was charged with making his property available for underage consumption of alcohol, a disorderly person offense, said Morris Township Police Cpt. Mark ...

Boonton Trains Vandalized - Reward Offered

BOONTON, NJ - Boonton police are investigating an incident of vandalism and criminal trespassing that occurred in the early weeks of January in the United Railroad Historical Society’s restoration facility in Boonton.

On Jan. 14, volunteers found extensive graffiti on eight pieces of equipment, as well as broken windows in a locomotive and damage from a discharged emergency ...

NBC Picks Roxbury Family for Home Renovation Show

ROXBURY, NJ – “George to the Rescue,” an NBC television program in which families get home renovations, will be building a new, handicapped-accessible bathroom for Levi Spencer, a Succasunna boy with spina-bifida.

In a Jan. 11 letter to Roxbury Township Manager Christopher Raths, “George to the Rescue” (GTTR) producer Andrew Scerbo said the show’s star, ...

Denville Eagle Scout Praised by County for Bridges Project

DENVILLE, NJ – A Denville teen was honored on Wednesday by county officials who praised his Eagle Scout Project: The construction and installation of two bridges that span Beaver Brook in Rockaway Township.

The Scout, John Owens, was presented with a certificate of achievement from the Morris County freeholders. The board called his bridge project “ambitious” and ...

Morris County Freeholders Hold Annual Reorganization Meeting with Oaths of Office

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Freeholders Doug Cabana of Boonton Township, Kathy DeFillippo of Roxbury, and Tom Mastrangelo of Montville were sworn in to new three-year terms on the county governing board last week, with oaths of office administered by New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno at the freeholders’ annual reorganization meeting in Morristown.

Freeholder Cabana was elected by his peers ...

Lt. Gov. Guadagno To Administer Oaths at Morris Freeholders Reorganization Meeting on Friday; Montville Residents Invited

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders will hold its annual public reorganization meeting for 2017 on Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m., in the public meeting room of the county’s Administration and Records Building, 10 Court Street in Morristown

Doug Cabana will officially take over duties as Freeholder Director, replacing Kathy DeFillippo who is stepping down ...

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