Morris County News

October 20, 2018

LAKE HOPATCONG, NJ - The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) awarded the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom an Environmental Achievement Award “for outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection” at its 45th Annual Environmental Congress at Mercer ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dogs who are surrendered to the animal shelter not once, but twice, don’t get another chance, but Boomer not only got a second chance – he is helping Morris County residents in an important way. After 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now a certified Morris County Sheriff’s ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Morris County Prosecutor's Office, along with the Florham Park Police are asking for the public's help regarding a bank robbery that took place on October 1 in Florham Park. At this time, police are releasing additional photographs of the suspect and the vehicle believed ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, and the Randolph Bulldog youth football program recently honored that by teaching their players something much more important than X’s and O’s on the football field. Before their game against Parsippany on Saturday Sept. 29, the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Military veterans could have a free place to work out in Morris County thanks to a non-profit organization founded by a Roxbury High School graduate. The organization, Warrior Strong, is considering a Morris Plains site for a fitness center where veterans could be members for no ...

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NETCONG, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Chief of Investigations Stephen Wilson, Jr., and Netcong Police Chief James Blesson announce the arrest of two drug traffickers and the seizure of approximately 10 kilograms of suspected heroin, 10 kilograms of suspected cocaine and $103,180 in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - On the first day back to school, students and teaching staff at the Morris School District will be joined by six newly hired Special Law Enforcement Officers, dedicated to school safety and security. "The Special Law Enforcement Officers (SLEO III's) will be responsible for the ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - A Parsippany Woman has been charged with the murder of her mother who was found stabbed to death over the weekend in her apartment.  Lila Lucariello, age 33, of Parsippany has been charged with committing the crime. Read full Press Release from the Morris County Prosecutor's ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Two 15-year-old Roxbury boys with behavioral problems ran away from a residential facility last Friday and their relatives are asking for tips about their whereabouts. The boys, Jason Stevens and Matthew Canfield, left the Bonnie Brae residential school for boys in Basking Ridge on ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Over the past month, there has been a rash of early morning motor vehicle burglaries and thefts across Morris County, with the burglars and thieves at work while most residents are asleep, according to Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon. Most of these incidents are ...

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EAST HANOVER,N.J.- Amelia Politi just graduated from East Hanover Middle School and is headed to Morris County School of Technology this fall.  She leaves behind a winning legacy, along with four other eighth grade students who placed in the Morris County Council of Education Associations 2018 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s longest-serving firefighter, Lou Bizzari of Ledgewood, will be honored in May with a special sign on the road where he lives. Bizzari is 90 and he’s been a Roxbury firefighter for 69 years. The erection of a “street blade” on Mt. Arlington Boulevard would take place to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In a way, drums brought Emmy Award winning percussionist Emedin Rivera to Roxbury 28 years ago. He was living in a Bronx, N.Y. apartment at the time, a place that didn’t have enough room for all his percussion equipment. Rivera, known for playing drums, congas and other instruments ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ- Construction crews are beginning to work on the final phases of the new main access road for Central Park of Morris County, with the possibility of a late summer opening of the new Gov. Chris Christie Drive. This new Central Park access road will run from West Hanover Avenue ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County employees and residents now have an additional location, inside the county government complex in Morristown, to safely and conveniently dispose of unwanted or leftover prescription drugs. A new prescription drug drop box has been added to the lobby of the Morris ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Raising money for children with illnesses, 45 teams of all ages faced off at Horseshoe Lake Park on Saturday at the Roxbury PBA’s wiffleball tournament. It was the thirteenth installment of the popular event. The tournament this year is raising money for fourth grader Matthew ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Two parcels of land totaling 48 acres have been approved for a zip line adventure park which will be located at Mount Arlington Road and Rt. 46 in the Ledgewood section of Roxbury township.  Flagstaff Extreme LLC is the buyer and the owner of an extreme adventure course located in ...

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Chatham Eagle Scout Collin Goldbach, in coordination with the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority, has designed and built American Flag disposal boxes to be located at key spots in the county, in an effort to call attention to proper methods of discarding old and worn Stars n’ ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Morris County Chamber of Commerce President Paul Boudreau will retire on Dec. 31 and the chamber board has retained a search firm and formed a search committee to find a replacement, said Jack Miller, chairman of the chamber's board of directors. Boudreau has been president of ...

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SEATTLE, WA- On July 1, over 4000 athletes and coaches, 10,000 volunteers and many spectators representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia Special Olympics programs gathered at the University of Washington to celebrate the 2018 USA games. Team New Jersey participated in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - American flags lined shorelines and hung off boats at Lake Hopatcong as residents - including a gang from Roxbury - cheered when Miss Lotta’s Third Annual Veterans’ Cruise sailed by on Saturday There were two cruises for veterans of the towns that surrounded the lake, with modified ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury resident John Robbins, manager of the nonprofit Morris Community Wellness Center, was recently named Morris County’s Terri Belske Consumer Advocate of the Year. Robbins heads the Parsippany-based center that “promotes responsibility, recovery and wellness by offering ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Kellie Ann Keyes, who runs Roxbury's recycling program was honored recently by Morris County for her efforts, with the county dubbing her its “Rox-Star Recycler.” Keyes was one of 10 people and businesses to receive a 2018 Environmental Excellence Award from the Morris County ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation this spring christened its new Floating Classroom, dubbed “Study Hull,” and has since educated nearly 800 local students aboard the vessel, a 40-foot pontoon boat. As the school year comes to an end, the lessons will continue: the Lake Hopatcong ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Lake Hopatcong tour boat Miss Lotta tour boat won’t be cruising into Roxbury’s Landing Channel on June 30 as part of its Third Annual Veteran’s Cruise, said its captain today. The much-anticipated visit by the big boat to the channel at the southern tip of Lake Hopatcong was ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real life battles off the ice there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor. Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The parents of a 6-year-old special needs student who, according to authorities, was hung upside down and shaken by a frustrated teacher's aide in March, filed a notice of tort claim today, the first volley of a forthcoming lawsuit. The notice says the Landing couple intend to sue ...

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MT. OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ - An active investigation into a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday morning is currently being conducted, according to a release from Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp.  Knapp said at approximately 10:20 a.m., authorities were notified of an incident ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream and 70-year-old Morris Township resident Paul Kiczek proved that this weekend as he completed a 1,500-mile bike ride from Key West, FL to his hometown. He was joined by his family at the end of the final leg of his ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi today announced the launch of the "Gold Star Parent ID Card Program," in which Morris County parents, legal guardians or other legal custodians of members of the military who died while on active duty will gain access to certain benefits, such as ...

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