Morris County News

May 16, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Growing and selling marijuana products will be “expressly prohibited” anywhere in Roxbury under a proposed ordinance introduced this week by the Roxbury Mayor and Council. The proposed law, which would amend the township zoning regulations, is a precautionary measure made necessary ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Visitors looking to take a tour of Morristown and neighboring historic sites can now do so with the free, digital walking tour app from the Morris County Tourism Bureau.  The app, called “Morristown Walking Tour and Beyond,” provides information, photos and audio clips for 27 ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A 30 year old Parsippany man has been arrested on a host of drug related charges. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker announced the arrest of Jeremy Mayes, 30, of Parsippany Troy-Hills, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The fee to obtain a Senior ID will be reduced to $5 (from $15) announced Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi, Esq. The fee will be reduced during the month of May. Morris County Senior ID Cards are available for senior citizens, 55 and older, who may no longer possess a driver’s ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The body of missing Madison student Ajay Sah has been found, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll. Sah was a foreign exchange student from Nepal and was attending Drew University. He was reported missing on January 22, 2021. Sah was last seen on the campus ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – It’s a renovation that has been three years in the making, but the Morristown varsity baseball and softball teams are the beneficiaries of new state-of-the-art scoreboards behind a generous donation from Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center. Last Tuesday afternoon, ...

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PARSIPPANY, April 24, 2021 - A group of more than two-hundred Sewa International North Jersey chapter volunteers and their families cleaned up the Boonton Reservoir to commemorate Earth Day.    In conjunction with the town of Parsippany, volunteers met at Smithfield Park, busing their way to the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- The Denville Township Council held a public hearing on April 20 on an ordinance that would allow the township to join the Morris Energy Cooperative. This program offers reduced electricity rates for residential property owners. Along with representatives from Concorde Energy ...

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MADISON, NJ - Drew University has announced a policy requiring COVID-19 vaccination for students planning to be on campus during the 2021-22 academic year. According to the university, all undergraduates and graduate students, students participating in joint and collaborative programs with other ...

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Saint Clare’s Health Denville Hospital announced that it experienced a fire from an air handler on Mon Apr 12. The morning fire effected one portion of one building, according to the statement. "As required, some patients were transported to other areas of the hospital, and ...

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Meghan Hunscher, president of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, has been named to the 2021 ROI Influencers: Women in Business list, issued by the media outlet ROI-NJ. Hunscher was named to the Organizations and Associations category. The ROI Influencers: Women in Business list recognizes ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Morris Township Police Department is reminding motorists to not be a "distracted driver".  Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways, say police. Statistics from the Office of the Attorney ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Animal Control Officer Sue Blanchard is thanking township firefighters for rescuing a Succasunna cat that scrambled up a tree Monday and refused to budge even after a windy night aloft. A cat that climbs a tree will usually find its way back down. But Blanchard said she and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A deceased male was found in the stairway of the Morristown Train Station, announced Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, New Jersey Transit Police Chief ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Seniors and adults with disabilities that live in Morris County are invited to pick up a wellness kit on April 12 during a county sponsored COVID-19 Wellness Event. The Wellness Kit, available to seniors age 60 and older and people with disabilities, contains a reusable face ...

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The Morris County Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted the county government’s 2021 Budget. Commissioners stated that the 2021 budget "holds the line on county taxes while maintaining spending on critical infrastructure projects, the continuing COVID-19 response, human services and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – An important section of the former Morris Canal in Roxbury would be preserved under a plan endorsed by township officials. The Roxbury Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to offer $15,000 toward the potential preservation of the remains of Morris Canal Inclined Plane 1 East, off ...

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NEW JERSEY - As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 3,560,502 vaccine doses, (2,367,495 with at least one dose and 1,259,736 fully vaccinated people).  In Morris County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 265,573 doses of vaccines have been administered.  "Vaccinations are ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Asian Chatham residents and others from surrounding towns such as Berkeley Heights gathered at the intersection of Main Street and Fairmount Avenue on Sunday to bring awareness to the campaign #StopAsianHate. The majority of people driving by honked in support of the ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Morris County's Deputy Clerk John Wojtaszek has passed away at the age of 71 after a long illness. County Clerk Ann Grossi has expressed her grief and sympathy stating that, "There is a saying that anyone can be replaced, but John is irreplaceable." “John was a diligent and ...

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Cycling to help find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes Once again, Lake Hiawatha resident Brian Donlin is helping to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) through a fundraising effort for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Every year, hundreds of cyclists gather in different cities to ...

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MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - The Parsippany Police contacted the Mount Olive Police seeking help in finding a missing person.  The result of the investigation ended in a dead body found in Budd Lake.  The news release issued is below: Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - There will be closures on Rt. 46 in Parsippany next week as the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the beginning of an intersection improvement project. There will be closures in each direction. Beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, March 15, NJDOT’s ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Community members are stepping up to help raise money for a 15-year-old Randolph boy's college education after his mother was one of two killed last month in a double homicide in Newark. “One of the first things I thought when I heard about it was, ‘What’s going to happen to Daniel ...

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BOONTON, NJ - A week after two bodies were found in the water near Boonton Falls, the Morris County Prosecutor's office has ruled the deaths to be accidental. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Chief of ...

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BOONTON, NJ - The two individuals found in the water in the Upper Pond section of Grace Lord Park in Boonton were both Boonton residents, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. The Prosecutor's Office confirmed that 35-year-old Warda Syed and her 11-year-old son, Uzair Ahmed, were ...

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BOONTON, NJ - An active investigation is underway following the discovery of two bodies in a pond near Boonton Falls on Tuesday evening, according to Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The “soft opening” last Saturday of the new Five Below store in The Shops at Ledgewood Commons was the first in a flurry of Grand Openings expected to take place at the new mall in the coming weeks. “They are the tip of the spear, post Walmart,” said Jared Minatelli, director of ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Rockaway Township and the Morris County COVID-19 Testing Center at the County College of Morris (CCM) will both be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 18, due to inclement weather, said government officials. Anyone with a ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - More than 120 students participated in the sixth annual Hackathon hosted by Morris County School of Technology in Denville Township on Jan 30. Hackathon is a coding event in which students of the seventh to twelfth grades become “hackers” and allow their imaginations guide them to ...

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