Morris County News

March 16, 2019

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.-The Morris County Board of Freeholders has added two more towns to its destinations for “road meetings’’ in 2019, announcing stops in Florham Park and Wharton.    The county governing board last month announced it would continue its tradition of holding county government “road ...

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MADISON, NJ – Numerous Rotary Clubs organized the fourth annual End Hunger event on Saturday, March 9. The goal was to package 250,000 meals for distribution to 40 sites in the area, including MENDNJ, Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges, Bloomfield Church on the Green Food Pantry, Vocationist ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ – The motorist who struck and injured Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio in December feels terrible about the incident but insists he did nothing wrong. Five times during an interview on Friday, the driver - Chatham lawyer William Anastasio - used the words “I feel ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- Calling all young Morris County scientists – or kids who just want to have some science fun! Explore new ideas, put your designs to the test, and discover a new love for science at Morris County’s 11th annual “Science-sational Day’’ on Saturday, March 30. Morris County 4-H will ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - A body was found in the Reservoir today - near 90 Parsippany Boulevard in Parsippany.  Two unidentified men found the body in the late morning hours of Sunday, March 3. Police removed the body around 2 p.m. this afternoon.  The body was not identified. The Sheriff's ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – A former Roxbury resident facing a vehicular homicide charge for the death of her friend earlier this month was released from custody last Thursday and ordered to attend a substance abuse treatment program, according to officials. The woman, Samantha Viscardi, 22, appeared ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When police searched the Port Morris home of a man accused earlier this month of detonating a homemade bomb in Sussex County they discovered a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation protected by cameras and filled with strategically placed weapons, according to court ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When she made a Facebook plea on behalf of her husband for a kidney donor, Succasunna resident Kathleen Whalen Williams wrote that time wasn’t on Bob’s side. That might have been true, but Williams came to learn that something else was: The kind heart of Kim Lagitch Roumes, a ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The fire department was on the scene at the Parsippany ShopRite on Rt. 46 as they evacuated all employees and shoppers this evening.   NJ Natural Gas and JCP&L were also directed to the scene in a "Rush" situation.  The Health Department was later deployed as there appears ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Sue Lachenauer is pretty sure it was Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio who teased her grandson outside a liquor store one day last summer. The Roxbury resident said she didn’t think about it until photos of Distasio appeared in the news two months ago, identifying the ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Morris County 4-H-er of the Year Kristen Briney was recognized at the Joint Agricultural Convention Dinner Feb. 6 in Atlantic City. The Joint Agricultural Convention Dinner takes places on the Wednesday evening of the New Jersey Agricultural Convention & Trade Show each ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - 5 Woodhollow Road in Parsippany has a new tenant - Tru Kids Inc., the revamped and re-emerged, Toys R Us!  One year after liquidating its U.S. stores, former Toys R Us executives announced on Feb. 11 that the iconic retailer has emerged as a company called Tru Kids Inc., and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Landing resident Jennifer Schriever Skomail had been thinking for a while about writing something about the sacrifices made by volunteer first responders and their families. The 34-year-old mother of three, whose husband Christopher is a member of Roxbury Fire Co. 2, just never found ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Developers’ plans to convert the former Ledgewood Mall into a new shopping center received a final thumbs-up Wednesday from Roxbury officials. Meeting at Roxbury Town Hall, the township Planning Board unanimously approved an amended application for the new Shops at Ledgewood ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2019 Morris County Manual Contest was held on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The winning photos for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place covers that were chosen by the judges are attached. The judges of this year's contest were Morris County Tax Board Commissioner William Kersey, Parsippany ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – The County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees, along with the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, regional and state officials, industry leaders, students and faculty, marked the groundbreaking today for a state-of-the art Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Joining a bunch of other police departments in northern states gripped by record-breaking cold weather, Roxbury police today asked would-be criminals to just chill for a while. In a Facebook post, Roxbury’s finest took an approach similar to that taken by their brethren to the ...

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DENVILLE, NJ –The Morris County Vocational School District in partnership with County College of Morris (CCM) is offering two new Share Time programs, Culinary Arts & Hospitality, and Horticulture & Landscape Design, for Morris County high school students. These programs will provide ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The mayor of Roxbury this week criticized the work of a panel studying the viability of consolidating local government and education services of Roxbury and Mount Arlington. Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo said the Roxbury/Mt. Arlington Consolidation Study Commission is not doing a ...

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MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - Police are warning anglers and others to "avoid a tragedy" and stay off the untrustworthy ice on Budd Lake. The warning came this afternoon, a day after Mount Olive police responded to a report of five people "trapped on the lake," police said. They said the four officers who ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The United States Fistball Association (USFA) is seeking male and female athletes under the age of 18 interested in competing in the Youth European Fistball Championships in Austria. The championships take place this summer July 13- July 19. Tryouts are taking place Jan. 29 and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The shopping center replacing the former Ledgewood Mall in Roxbury will have a 24-hour fitness center, its developers revealed yesterday. Appearing before the Roxbury Planning Board, representatives of the proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons said a 24-Hour Fitness plans to open in ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill this week opened her district office in Parsippany, giving district residents access to their new representative in the House. Mayor Michael Soriano and former Mayor Mimi Letts, both Democrats, joined about 75 other supporters Monday morning for the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris County Courthouse in Morristown is a museum-like structure dating back to 1827. There have been numerous additions since then, but the front of the courthouse on Washington Avenue looks much the way it did almost 200 years ago. That presents both the beauty of ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The Morris County Prosecutor's Office has released images of the suspect in relation to two armed robberies that occurred on Jan. 10. The assailant is described as a black male, thin build, approximately 20- to-25 years old, carrying a black handgun. He was wearing black ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - Students and staff of Mount Arlington schools were among many who paid tribute today to law enforcement - especially to the borough's injured officer, Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James DiStasio. To participate in National Law Enforcement Day, students designed and decorated ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Morris County Government Reorganized for 2019 on Friday, Jan. 4 with the Swearing-in of Ann Grossi as County Clerk and Deborah Smith, John Krickus and Stephen Shaw as Freeholders. It is the second term for Ann Grossi, Deb Smith and John Krickus and a first term for former ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - There was a fatal fire in East Hanover on Jan. 4, where the two residents of the home perished in the flames.  Here is the full press release from the Morris County Prosecutor's office: Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and East Hanover Police Department Confirm Fire ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – If karma is real, good things are coming to a Roxbury woman whose initiative returned a Succasunna man's lost wallet and helped police find the youths who stole money from it. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said she was in her car outside Valley Pharmacy in Succasunna on ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - How are you spending the last weekend of 2018? Check out what's happening in Morristown this weekend! Saturday December 29 A Special Holiday Scavenger Hunt; Frelinghuysen Arboretum; 9am- 3:30pm Community Helpers: Firefighter Exhibition; Morris Museum; Museum ...

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