Morris County News

December 13, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Dunellen man employed as a school custodian was arrested today on charges of inappropriately touching a six-year-old girl, authorities said. Arnoldo Veliz-Chamale, 61, of Dunellen, was charged today with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and two ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Over 400 toys were collected on Saturday when the Morris County Republicans held their annual Toys For Tots drive at Zeris Inn.   The toys were donated by members of the Republican Party and Elected Officials throughout Morris County.  Larry and Debra Casha representing UNICO of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Are you ready for Ledgewood Lager? How about Port Morris Port or Succasunna Summer Ale? A former roller skating rink in Kenvil that hasn’t seen skaters in more than three decades is being eyed as a future haven for craft beer lovers, and the would-be proprietor said he would ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – About 75 members of the law enforcement, mental health and education fields in Morris County attended two days of training at the Morris County Fire and Police Academy Nov. 27 and 28 to learn about assessing the behaviors of potential threats with the intention of preventing school ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The board of directors of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Meghan Hunscher as their new chamber president effective Jan. 1, 2019. Hunscher currently serves as executive director of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC), ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A temporary roof will be installed on a 97-year-old former schoolhouse in Roxbury being eyed by the Canal Society of New Jersey for use as its headquarters. The Roxbury Mayor and Council last week agreed with township Manager John Shepherd’s request to allocate $15,000 for a rubber ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ – Morris County has developed a first-of-its-kind program to offer medical support and care for the county’s front-line law enforcement K-9’s that work alongside the Sheriff’s Office response teams in critical situations. The county will expand services now offered to human ...

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MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe. Kolding has been missing since October 30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark – ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Tuesday, Oct. 30, friends, colleagues and strangers gathered together to peddle their way to support the rare disease organization Soft Bones, Inc., whose mission is to provide valuable information, education and support for people living with a rare bone disease called ...

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LONG VALLEY, NJ – A benefit concert will take place Nov. 10 for Scott Miller, a local drummer and percussion instructor who became partially paralyzed in January after suffering a stroke during a performance. The 7:30 p.m. concert will happen at St. Mark’s Parish in Long Valley. Tickets will be ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County authorities are seeking help in finding a 15-year-old Mountain Lakes boy who has been missing since Oct. 30. In a statement, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett  said the boy, Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Ground was broken today on a 12-home Habitat for Humanity project in Roxbury, an event that was six years in the making, according to the organization’s CEO. The project, at 119 and 121 Main Street in Succasunna, will have two buildings with each containing six condominium units.

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MONTVILLE, NJ – A host of county road paving and improvement projects have begun or are set to start soon across Morris County, as contractors make a push to get the county road work done prior to the onset of colder autumn weather. Concrete work has started on Jacksonville Road/Newark Pompton ...

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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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