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Two Morristown-Beard Lacrosse Alumni Honored

April 26, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Two Morristown-Beard School graduates — Trevor Baptiste ’14 of Denville and Teddy Hatfield ’15 of Summit — are ranked in the top five in the NJ.com poll ranking the 50 best Division 1 lacrosse players hailing from New Jersey high schools.  No other high school in New Jersey has multiple players ranked in the top five.

Hatfield ’15, ...

Hat Tricks by Ferrara, Sundin and Begley Lift Morristown Girls Lax to a 10-9 Victory Over Chatham

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morristown High girls lacrosse team is currently in the midst of its dream season.

 

Not particularly long ago, beating a perennial state powerhouse like Chatham would have been a dream itself, but it was reality on Tuesday.

 

The Colonials, now 9-2, defeated the Cougars 10-9  on the rainy Morristown turf field. Nicole Ferrara, ...

Morristown High School Baseball Defeats Mt. Lakes; 10-0 in Preliminary Round of MCT

MORRISTOWN,nj – The Morristown High baseball team had little trouble in its Morris County Tournament opener on Saturday afternoon.

 

The 5-5 Colonials, seeded tenth in the 26 team field, mercy-ruled twenty-third seeded Mountain Lakes, 10-0, in five and a half innings to advance to next Saturday’s Round of 16. Morristown will travel to Butler, a 5-1 winner over ...

U.S. News & World Report Leaves Morristown High School Off ‘Best Schools’ List

April 27, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown High School did not receive a ranking according to new rankings published by U.S. News and World Report. The magazine determines rankings based on their performance on state-required tests and how well the high schools prepare students for college.

Randolph High School, Madison High School and Whippany Park High School are ...

Morristown School Superintendent gives "State of the District Address"; Addresses Transportation, Technology and Improvements

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On April 24, Morris School District Superintendent Mackey Pendergrast presented this year’s “State of the District” presentation at the regular board of education meeting. Following the completion of the 2017/2018 school budget, Pendergrast reported on a variety of school related issues as well at the details of this year’s budget.

“No budget is ...

Morristown High School Performs Routine Lockdown Drill and K9 Search

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A lock down drill was completed at Morristown High School on Thursday morning.  Officers from the Morris County Prosecutor's Office in cooperation with the Morris School District conducted a K9 search of the building. The search was successful and students have returned to class.

The exercise is a routine drill and has been completed in the past. There is no need for ...

"Save Your Teen Driver Program" Held at Morristown High School

April 26, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Tuesday night, The Educational Association of Morris (TEAM) sponsored and hosted a Save Your Teen Driver event at Morristown High school. Save Your Teen Driver is a program led by Certified Defensive Driver Instructor Bob Ragazzo.  

“The objective of what we do is to get people to think differently about driving. Driving is actually very scientific,” ...

Unity Charter School is Recognized as a School of Character

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Unity Charter School is proud to announce that is has been selected, by the New Jersey School of Character Committee, as a 2017 Honorable Mention School of Character! The selection was made by the New Jersey Association for Social, Emotional, and Character Development (NJASECD).

Criteria for the designations are based on Character.org’s 11 Principles of ...

Unity Charter School Students Win Regional STEM Competition

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Unity Charter School middle school students recently won a regional STEM competition, that was part of the Destination Imagination Program.  Destination Imagination develops opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st-century skills and creativity. 

The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on ...

Morristown Welcomes Sandy Hook Ride from Washington

April 27, 2017

Team 26 will ride from Washington D.C. to Newtown, CT to raise awareness of gun violence

MORRISTOWN -- A 400-mile bicycle ride that will begin at the steps of the U.S. Capitol and continue to Newtown, CT will arrive to a welcome rally in front of Morristown’s Town Hall at 200 South Street on Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m.   The ride is being conducted by Team 26, a Newtown, ...

Morristown Holds Free Legan Clinic and Benefits Expo for Veterans

 

April 27th event is open to Vets from all 39 Morris County Towns APRIL 27 

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A free Morris County Veterans Legal Clinic and Resources Expo will be held on Thursday, April 27 at the Morristown Municipal Building. The event is being hosted by the Morris County Veterans’ Services Office and the Morris County Bar Foundation, in cooperation with the ...

Morristown Launches "Safe Place" Program

April 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Bureau Police Department and Mayor Timothy Dougherty announced the launch of the new ‘Morristown Safe Place’ program as a way to help members help reduce hate crimes within the LGBTQ community. The program follows a similar model developed by the Seattle Police Department back in 2015 by Officer Jim Ritter who also traveled to Morristown for this event.

Morristown Bureau of Police Launches ‘Safe Place’ Program

Program seeks to combat hate crimes by connecting victims with business advocates

MORRISTOWN -- The Morristown Bureau of Police will commemorate the launch of the new ‘Morristown Safe Place’ program on Thursday, April 20 at 11 a.m. The event will be held at Starbucks, located at 40 Park Place in the heart of Morristown.  The program follows a similar model developed by the ...

Two Morristown High School Students Among Those Honored by MPAC in April

April 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown High School students Clara Gong and Andrew Rosenkilde were among the students honored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center as music students of the month. Students from Madison, Parsippany, Florham Park, Chester, Chatham, Oak Ridge, Kinnelon and Randolph were recognized for their achievement as Outstanding Piano Players prior to the Thursday, April 20 ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Love your planet? Morristown has many activities to celebrate this weekend...cleanups, plantings, and more. Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday April 21

Morris County Softball Tournament; Morristown High School vs. Randolph at Randolph 4pm

The Folk Project presents Split Bill, Andrew Dunn and Jay Mankita; Morristown Unitarian Fellowship; 7pm

An Event of Messages ...

Morristown College Hosts Career Fair; May 16

April 27, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A career fair will be held Tuesday, May 16, at the College of St. Elizabeth, bringing together 30 local employers and unlimited job seekers. The fair will feature a morning of free training for job seekers to enhance their ability to find work and an afternoon of employers meeting with potential new hires.

"The business community is facing a talent shortage, both ...

Homeless Solutions Host Networking Event May 5 at Morristown Restaurant

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – On Friday, May 5 Homeless Solutions’ Young Professionals will host a Cinco de Mayo networking event at Sona Thirteen in Morristown from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  It will be a fun evening of socializing with other philanthropically-minded Morris County professionals and offers attendees the opportunity to learn how to get involved with ...

Morristown Location Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day; Saturday April 29

April 26, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Prosecutor's Office is urging county residents to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday at locations across Morris County.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was initiated in 2010 by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to offer the public a convenient and safe way to dispose of unneeded ...

Target Recalls Water Absorbing Easter and Dino Toys for Ingestion Hazard

WASHINGTON, DC - This recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino.

Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product’s packaging. Hatch Your Own Dino Egg has model number 234-09-0016 on the label inserted in the product’s packaging.

The pink, blue, or purple Hatch & Grow ...

Hungry? Bring Your Appetite to Morristown's Restaurant Week; Monday April 24 - Friday April 28

April 24, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Hope your hungry! Restaurant Week has begun in Morristown with over forty restaurants featuring special menus, tastings, promotions and entertainment.

From classic favorites to new dishes, Restaurant Week will feature menus and tastings that have been created specifically for the week long event at the following town wide eateries: Beenie's Ice Cream, Cambridge ...

Environmental Group Awards Overlook Medical Center for Practice Excellence, Achievements

April 21, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Overlook Medical Center in Summit, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized for environmental excellence with two awards from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based non-profit founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and ...

Fishing Derby Off To A Great Start At Echo Lake

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Colleen Parliman, vice president of the Newark Baith and Fly Casting Club (NBFCC), along with about a dozen volunteers of New Jersey's oldest fishing club welcomed children of all ages to the annual fishing derby at Echo Lake Park on Saturday. The derby runs for three weeks and ends on May 6th, with awards  presented to the winners in June. 

Parliman ...

Morristown Car Dealership Shares the Love; Donates $39,000 to Local Organization

April 27, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - When Subaru announced its Share the Love 2016 campaign, pledging to donate $250 for every new Subaru sold November 20th through December to one of FOUR National charities, or a Local charity chosen by its dealerships, Liz and Jon Brauer saw their opportunity to “rescue” Eleventh Hour Rescue. The Brauers selected the charity and then pledged $50 more per vehicle sold ...

Morristown Synchronized Skating Team Gives to Charity

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Precisely Right Synchronized Skating Team of Morristown,  consistently participates in the Central/Northern New Jersey Promise Walk for Preeclampsia to support their teammate Marissa Steiner's efforts as the event's co-coordinator.  And this year is no different. The team is encouraging everyone to join them on Sunday May 21 at Oak Ridge Park in ...

Niche Ranks Morris Township No. 18 on 2017 ‘Best Places to Live in New Jersey’ List

April 17, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ— National rankings firm Niche has announced its 2017 list of “Best Places to Live,” and it ranks Morris Township No. 18 in the state of New Jersey.

Niche ranked Chatham Township No. 19, Mendham No. 30, Randolph No. 36, Harding Township No. 48, Chester Township No. 49, Parsippany Troy Hills No. 56.

The company gives Morris Township an ...

Morris County Prosecutor's Office Promotes Six

April 26, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp has announced the promotion of six people with the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. 

“Upon the retirement of Deputy Chief Denise Arseneault in February of this year, vacancies arose which necessitated several promotions.  I am extremely proud to announce the promotion of six outstanding members of ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

April 26, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7th that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders.  A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able to ...

Invite to Design Your Own APP Contest

Technology is just as important as money when it comes to a business idea. You can get a loan to start a new business and hire developers if you do not know how to create an app for your idea. But not everyone qualifies for a loan, and not everyone is connected to someone who is skilled in app building. But what if you had the opportunity to give your idea to someone who could make your app ...

Belmar: Go-To Destination for Jersey Shore Restaurant Week

BELMAR, NJ — Six Belmar restaurants will feature a menu of flavorful fare during this spring’s Jersey Shore Restaurant Week, which begins on Friday, April 21.

From new dishes to tried-and-true favorites, menus have been created specifically for the popular 10-day dining event by these borough-based eateries: Brandl, Jersey Shore BBQ, La Dolce Vita, La Terrazza Cucina Rustica & ...

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Chatham Borough Administrator Falzarano Leaving to Take Job in Harding Township; Special Meeting Monday

April 27, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Administrator Robert Falzarano is leaving to take the administrator's position in Harding Township.

"I accepted the position in Harding Township today (Wednesday)," Falzrano said when reached by phone. "I'm leaving Chatham on a very positive note. I've been working for the borough for 16 years and I'm at the point in my ...

Westfield Native Andrew McCarthy Talks About His New Book, ‘Pretty in Pink’ & Coming Home

April 27, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – Though he may best be known as Blane McDonough from the John Hughes classic “Pretty in Pink,” actor/director/writer Andrew McCarthy is, as he says, always moving onward.

McCarthy, 54, recently released his first young adult novel, “Just Fly Away.” The novel tells the story of Lucy, a 15-year-old girl who discovers her father had an affair eight ...

Morris Educational Foundation Parent Education Program: Is Emotional Intelligence the Key to Your Child's Success?

April 25, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris Educational Foundation is pleased to announce Part 2 of its 2016-17 Parent Education Series:A Two Event Program:  Is Emotional Intelligence the Key to Success? The program will take place at the Morristown High School Auditorium, 50 Early Street in Morristown

On Tuesday, May 2nd at 7pm, Dr. Maurice Elias, Director of the Social-Emotional Learning Lab at ...

Morristown Residents Can Receive 5 Free Tree Seedlings Saturday

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, a partnership including the New Jersey State Forest Service and the non-profit Arbor Day Foundation, is providing 112,000 free tree seedlings to state residents in 128 municipal distribution locations statewide, including 11 in Morris County, state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin has ...

Women's Association for Morristown Medical Center Hosts First Members Day at Mansion in May 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - This May 4 will be a special day for members of the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center (WAMMC). All members have been invited to spend the day at Alnwick Hall – The Abbey, the site of WAMMC’s 18th Mansion in May premier fundraising event which is open from May 1 to May 31, 2017. Members who purchase a ticket to tour The Abbey ...

Engineering Explorations STEM Camp Extends Hours for its Return to Madison This Summer

April 26, 2017

MADISON, NJ—Engineering Explorations day camp will return July 10 through 28 to Madison High School on 170 Ridgedale Ave. for a second year, now with a full-day option, after receiving positive feedback from both parents and campers.

An extended session, which will allow children an extra two hours of camp time between 3:15 and 5:15 p.m., is now available for an extra charge as part of ...

ESL Classes Offered in Morristown

RANDOLPH, NJ — County College of Morris (CCM) will be offering English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) classes this spring at Morristown High School and its Randolph campus. The instructor-led classes, which begin April 24, focus on learning the grammar and obtaining the vocabulary needed to live and work successfully in American society.

ESL beginner, intermediate and ...

"WWI, the United States, and the World" Presented by Dr. James Carter at the Morris County Historical Society

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Join Dr. James Carter, Associate Professor of History at Drew University and Department Chair, when he presents WWI, the United States, and the World on Monday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall. Dr. Carter will discuss World War I from a global perspective, and how U.S. foreign policy shifted in the world after the Great War.  This ...

Live Sheep Shearing at Cooper Gristmil

April 21, 2017

Visit the lambs as the ewes get a spring-time hair (fleece) cut

MORRISTOWN, NJ. After a long winter, the sheep are looking forward to trading in their warm wool coat for something more lightweight and breathable. Join the skilled sheep shearer at ‘Born to Be Shorn,’ and watch the annual hand-shearing of sheep.

On Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit the ...

Legendary American Hero, Former Astronaut James Lovell, to be Guest Speaker at Boy Scouts of America Breakfast in April

 

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – April 13, 2017 – The Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America announced that Captain James A. Lovell – commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which in April 1970, suffered a nearly catastrophic failure en route to the Moon – will be the keynote speaker at its first Stars and Stripes Breakfast, scheduled for Tuesday, April 18th at ...

$3000 raised to benefit Morristown Pediatric Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Randolph, NJ– The Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township hosted a Tricky Tray in honor of Robert “RJ” Nelson III during one of their signature events, the Morristown CraftMarket. “RJ” was born 13 1/2 weeks premature and fought hard to live and thrive for 82 days (April 6, 2016 - June 27, 2016).

By hosting the Tricky Tray, the Randolph Kiwanis seeks to put the spotlight ...

Eighth Grader From Morristown's Peck School Nominated as Outstanding Piano Player by MPAC

April 24, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Eighth grader, Ella Huang from The Peck School was among the students honored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center as music students of the month. Students from Madison, Parsippany, Florham Park, Chester, Chatham, Oak Ridge, Kinnelon and Randolph were recognized for their achievement as Outstanding Piano Players; prior to the Thursday, April 20 performance by the Joey ...

A Floating Classroom? The Lake Hopatcong Foundation Hopes So; Seeks Grant to Create Floating Aquatic Classroom

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Learning is the act or experience of one that  learns and knowledge or skill acquired by instruction or study, according to the definition of learning by Merriam-Webster. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is looking to help students learn with a floating classroom. The floating classroom would be a 40- foot, custom built covered pontoon boat. 

After spending time ...

Hop On Over Hillside Hose's Easter Egg Hunt

MORRIS TOWNSHIP-  Grab your family and hop on over to Hillside Hose Co. No.1's annual Egg hunt on Saturday April 15 at 2pm. 

The Egg Hunt is divided by age group: infants and toddlers, elementary school-age, and older kids.

After the hunt, kids to learn about the fire trucks and ask questions. T-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts benefiting the volunteer ...

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg

The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg (Random House, 2016)

 

What happens to us when we die? Does everything stop and our bodies just turn to dust? Or do our souls continue to exist in some ethereal form? Are we able to see what happens to our loved ones; are we reunited with those who have gone before us? This is just one of several intriguing themes that the delightful Fannie ...

Election Sloganeering

April 24, 2017

November seems like a long way off, but is it possible to at least hear more substantive ideas instead of recycling campaign rhetoric? Presenting a litany of a city's or state's problems (and virtues) without offering any real solutions, improvements or original ideas is somewhat embarrassing. "Keep our schools great." What does that mean?

"We need to keep taxes ...

Take Your Child to Work Day: Viventium Edition

April 27, 2017

Kids say the funniest things, don’t they?  In honor of Take Your Child to Work Day, we asked some of our employees’ kids about Viventium, human capital management, and what it’s like to work in an office. We were hoping they might have some good payroll and HR insights…and we were not disappointed with their answers!  Check out what our kids had to say about the ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, April 28, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post, #433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Sale

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back Other

Fri, April 28, 2:30 PM

Peg Williams Gallery at Short Stories Bookshop & Community Hub, Madison

Group Art Show: Optimism in Action

Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

Fri, April 28, 7:00 PM

Inn at Millrace Pond, Hope

Skylands Songwriters Guild Presents - Ladies ...

Arts & Entertainment

Illegal Dumping, Narcotics and Medical Emergencies Top This Weeks Police Blotter

April 24, 2017

4/16/17: ILLEGAL DUMPING: Officers were dispatched to Patriots' Path in Morristown on a report of debris discarded in the area. Incident turned over to the Detective Bureau for investigation.

4/17/17: MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Officers were dispatched to Central Park in Parsippany on a report of a 9-year-old male with a laceration. E.M.S. also responded.

4/17/17: SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: Officers ...

JCP&L Harvest for Hunger Campaign Supports Interfaith Food Pantry

April 27, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Employees of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) recently concluded a month-long annual Harvest for Hunger campaign and raised more than $38,000 and over 3,500 pounds of food.  The food and funds are being distributed to 15 food banks and pantries across JCP&L’s 13 county service area. Employees recently visited Interfaith Food Pantry to present a $6,000 ...