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Morristown High School Girls Basketball Wins Conference Title for Second Straight Season

February 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – In this day and age of four and five team divisions in the NJAC—a far cry from the glorious Iron Hills Conference-Iron Division day that involved 16 or 18 games in loop play—conference championships have lost a bit of muster.

 

Nonetheless, Morristown’s girls basketball team won the NJAC-United title for the second straight season, finishing ...

Critchley and DeFares Score to Lift Morristown to a 2-0 Victory Over Howell in the State Hockey Tournament

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Monday evening’s state tournament hockey game between defending state champions Morristown and Howell did not provide the most entertaining moments during some stretches of play.

 

All that matters for the Colonials, though, is that they are still alive in their title chase.

 

A goal each from Conor Critchley and  captain Nate ...

Wrestling: Morristown's Sandoval Advances to Regions with 3rd Place Finish

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morristown High School’s Kevin Sandoval has advanced to the NJSIAA Region 3 tournament after placing third in the 220-pound weight class of Saturday’s NJSIAA District 11 tournament.

After losing in the semifinals to eventual bracket winner Keyon Means-Bowm (Queen of Peace), Sandoval took third by defeating Belvidere’s Hunter Smith in overtime, ...

Need Financial Help Sending Your Child to a Morristown Area Preschool...  Apply to Preschool Advantage for help

February 18, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ— Preschool Advantage is accepting applications for scholarships to its partner preschools in Morristown, Morris Plains and Madison for the school year beginning in September.  Local families can apply to Preschool Advantage for funding for a half day of preschool for 3 or 4 year old children. Preschool Advantage has provided families in Morris and Somerset Counties ...

New Jersey Assembly Education Committee: PARCC May Not Be Required for Graduation

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The New Jersey Assembly Education Committee voted 11-1(abstention) to overturn the PARCC graduation requirement. The resolution now moves to the full Assembly for a vote. If this resolution passes both houses, the state DOE will have 30 days to come up with a correction. If the bill passes both houses, ACR 215 will not require the signature of ...

Morristown's Peck School Joins Zippy's Friends to Promote Coping Skills

MORRISTOWN, NJ. The Peck School in Morristown is partnering with the United Kingdom based non-profit group Partnership for Children to offer Peck kindergarten students one of the world’s most successful mental health promotion programs.

“Zippy’s Friends” is a 45-minute, weekly activity that was created by a panel of eminent academics and has helped more than one million ...

Morristown Student Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

February 14, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Unity Charter School student Andrew Eppedio of Landing, has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. 

​The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to service their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit ...

Niche.com Ranks 2 Morristown Catholic High Schools, Best in NJ for 2017

NEW JERSEY -- Real estate website Niche.com has released its 2017 Best Catholic High Schools in New Jersey with Delbarton School in Morristown at the top of the list.

Among schools in Morris County, Villa Walsh ranked 3rd, Academy of St. Elizabeth ranked 17th, Morris Catholic ranked 19th and Pope John XXIII ranked 24th among the Top 25 schools on the list.

Niche.com's 2017 Best ...

2 Morristown High School Students Worked on Stowage Locker That Will Be Sent into Space February 15

RANDOLPH, NJ – Morristown High School students Jonathan Soleiman and Antonio Rocca, as well as other Morris County students taking part in the Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing (EDAM) program at County College of Morris (CCM) are now proud NASA affiliates who worked on parts for a stowage locker that will be sent to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX-10 ...

No Garbage or Recycling Pickup for Morris Township on President's Day; DPW Closed

February 20, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Morris Township's Department of Public Works is closed today, Monday February 20 in observance of President's Day.

There will be no trash collection on Monday. Monday's trash collection has been rescheduled to Tuesday February 21.

Trash collection on Tuesday February 21 has been rescheduled to Wednesday February 22

Trash collection on Wednesday February ...

Get Your 2017 Morristown Residential Parking Permit; 2016 Passes Expire March 31

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown will be renewing residential parking permits for the new year. The 2016 parking permits expire on March 31.

Residents who have 2016 parking permits and have NO information change can receive a new parking pass by emailing Wilma Lara at w-lara@townofmorristown.org. State your name and address and list any changes to your vehicle ...

Morristown Road Closures and Detours for Saturday February 18

February 18, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Motorists are being advised that on Saturday February 18, the Cupid's Chase 5K run will cause delays and closures in some parts of Morristown from 10am to 12noon. The roads will be closed when runners are on the course and then will reopen once the runners have cleared.

The race departs from the Daily Planet parking area at 150-2 Speedwell Avenue  and ...

Morristown Teen Charged in Burglary of Morris Township Home

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Brian Baylor-Washington, an 18 year old male from Morristown has been arrested in relation to the home invasion that occurred on Cleveland Avenue on Thursday February 2, said Morris Township Police. In additon, to Baylor-Washington, a second 18 year old, Miracle Vassell of Howell was also arrested.

Both individuals have been charged with first degree ...

Somerset Patriots National Anthem Auditions Set For Saturday, March 11th

February 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, along with Magic 98.3 FM and WCTC 1450 AM will host National Anthem Auditions on March 11 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00  p.m. at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. 

The event will be a fundraiser designed to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies to ship care packages to U.S.

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  There is so much to do this weekend. Music, sports, 5K runs, lectures and sales. However you decide to spend your weekend, we hope you have a great time! Have a great weekend everyone!

 

February 17

The Minstrel presents Carla Ulbrich with Dave Kleiner and Liz Pagan; Morristown Unitarian Fellowship; 7:30pm

Morristown High School Wrestling wil wrestle in the ...

TAPinto Founder Mike Shapiro goes One on One with Steve Adubato

February 14, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto.net founder Mike Shapiro sat down this week to do 'One on One' with Steve Adubato. to talk about the state of media in NJ and TAPinto's franchise model for local news.

The segment will broadcast in the near future. Watch this space to learn more about when and where to watch. 

NJBiz Names SMG Chairman/CEO, Jeffrey Le Benger, MD, FACS, to Power 100 List

For the third consecutive year, Jeffrey LeBenger, MD, FACS, Summit Medical Group Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer, has been named to NJ Biz’s Power 100, a list of the most powerful people in New Jersey business. Ranked 31 on the 2017 list, Dr. LeBenger is recognized as being an impactful innovator and ahead of the health care curve for many years. Dr. Le Benger has navigated ...

Morristown Medical Center Recognized as one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ by Healthgrades®

February 21, 2017

 

 

 

Atlantic Health System Hospital in Top One Percent of Hospitals in Nation for Clinical Excellence

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, was the only hospital in the state to be recognized as one of ‘America’s 50 Best Hospitals’ by consumer rankings group Healthgrades for the second year in a row.

Morristown Doctor Offers Tips for Keeping Kin Healthy During Cold Weather

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Don't turn into an ice princess. Initially, we all need our Vitamin D and lotions to get through these darker times. But there are other simple remedies the average person may not consider -that are not just easy, but fun too, says dermatologist Dr. Hilary Baldwin.

Pampering yourself with an at-home spa treatment once or twice a week, says Morristown, New Jersey-based Dr.

Celebrate National Chili Day with Tasty Chili Recipe from Lantern Hill Signature Dining

February 22, 2017

Celebrate National Chili Day with Tasty Chili Recipe from Lantern Hill Signature Dining

Looking for a tasty chili recipe for National Chili Day, February 23? Lantern Hill Director of Dining Jason Fernandi shares his recipe below. Fernandi oversees Lantern Hill’s on-site dining venues and signature dining program which includes restaurant style dining, from scratch cooking, intimate ...

PSE&G to Upgrade Gas Facilities in Morristown

February 16, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ-  Work has begun to replace four miles of old gas pipes. Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) will replace the old gas pipes with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping which will ensure a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system, said the company in a press release.

“These upgrades are part of PSE&G’s three-year ...

New Jersey State Forest Fire Seasonal Prescribed Burning Program Underway

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey State Forest Fire Service advises residents that its seasonal prescribed burning program – which reduces wildfire risks by burning away the buildup of undergrowth, fallen trees and branches, leaves, pine needles and other debris on forest floors – is under way. Residents are advised that they may see large plumes of smoke in areas where these ...

The Ladies of Morristown's Mt. Kemble Home Felt The Love this Valentine’s Day

February 17, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Tuesday, February 14 volunteers from Newmark Associates in Cedar Knolls and Caring Capital spent the day sharing their love for the community at The Mt. Kemble Home in Morristown, a program of Homeless Solutions.  Volunteers spent the day assembling bookcases for the Home’s library, constructing a TV console for the community room, and creating decorative wall ...

Albert Valdez, Employee at Employment Horizons is an Inspiration to Others

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - Albert Valdez is a man with a mission: to inspire other people with disabilities. Employment Horizons, a local non-profit that provides job training and placement services to people with disabilities, is helping Albert to achieve his goal. Albert, who has cerebral palsy, has been employed at Employment Horizons for twelve years.

“This is the perfect setting for me ...

JCP&L Shares Tips on How to Safely Operate a Backup Generator

February 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Backup generators can provide an emergency power supply, enabling you to keep important equipment running during a power outage. It’s important to make sure generators are properly installed and operated to prevent health and safety risks for you and our crews.

Safely Installing a Generator
Before installing your backup generator, follow all instructions in the ...

Grow a High Yield Vegetable Garden This Season

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Spend less time and money while growing a bounty of flavorful vegetables this growing season. Increase your harvest, even in small garden spaces, with proper planning and easy care, high yielding vegetables.

A productive garden starts with a plan, but choosing the best vegetables to grow and where to plant them can be overwhelming.

You can break out the graph paper and ...

Arrest Made in Burglary of Morris Township Home

February 13, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  On Sunday, February 12 a residence on Woodlawn Drive in Morris Township was burglarized, said police. According to authorities, a neighbor heard "glass breaking" and then observed an unknown man walking around the home. The concerned citizen alerted police and described the vehicle the suspect was driving. When Morris Township Police arrived ...

Morristown Church Holds Meditation for All People of Faith and No Faith

February 12, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:30 PM at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 100 Harter Road, Morristown, NJ, Fr. Robert E. Kennedy, S.J., Roshi, will present a program, Meditation for All People of Faith and No Faith: An introduction to the practice o f mindfulness in the tradition of Zen Buddhism as a vehicle for the interface of understanding the tradition between Buddhist and ...

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Chatham Middle School Moms Appear on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" to Talk About Emphasis of Islam in Class

February 21, 2017

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham moms Libby Hilsenrath and Nancy Gayer made their case about the Chatham Middle School's 7th Grade "World Cultures and Geography" class on national television's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" show, which aired on the Fox News Channel 9 p.m. Monday night.

The Chatham residents told how they questioned the emphasis on Islam in the class at the ...

Bridgewater Police Seeking Help in Identifying Suspect in Credit Card Theft

February 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are asking the public for assistance in identifying a suspect regarding the theft and fraudulent use of credit cards.

According to a report, a female was pictured in a photo Feb. 17 at the 7-11 on Promenade Boulevard at about 4:30 a.m. Police are looking for her in connection to credit card theft.

Anyone who can identify the female, pictured ...

Morristown Area Residents Invited to Morristown Beard Day-Camp's 2nd Annual Swim & Gym Day

February 21, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On Saturday March 11, Morristown Beard Day-Camp is inviting Morristown area residents to their 2nd Annual Swim & Gym Day. Thinking of signing up for the camp? This is the perfect opportunity to visit the campus and see what the camp is all about.

The Swim & Gym Day is open to everyone. Those who haven't signed up can talk to counselors and get information on the ...

Author Jeff Finegan to Speak on His Two Books: Colonel Washington and Me; and ‘Tis Well … The Life and Death of George Washington 

Morristown, NJ – Morristown National Historical Park welcomes author Jeff Finegan to its Washington’s Headquarters Museum for a presentation on his books Colonel Washington and Me; and ‘Tis Well … The Life and Death of George Washington.

The talk will be at 2 pm in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, ...

Matilda's Tea Coming to Morristown's Frelinghuysen Arboretum; March 11

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Park Commission presents the annual “Matilda’s Tea” at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township on Saturday, March 11. Each year, the event honors the life of the former owner of The Frelinghuysen mansion, Matilda Frelinghuysen, by exploring different aspects of her life in Morristown, circa 1900.

On March 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 ...

Pokemon Sun and Moon Tournament Open to All Morris County Pokemon Trainers Age 14 and Above

February 16, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ -- The Student Electronic Gaming Organization (SEGO) at the County College Morris (CCM) invites all Morris County Pokémon trainers age 14 and above to participate in a free Pokémon Sun and Moon tournament onWednesday, February 22.

The tournament will be held 4 – 8 p.m., Davidson Rooms, Student Community Center, on the college’s Randolph campus ...

"1917: World War, Women's Rights, and Weaponry Sciences" a New Exhibit Opening at the Morris County Historical Society

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, Morris County Historical Society offers a provocative exhibit highlighting The Great War’s impact on Morris County. The new exhibit 1917: World War, Women’s Rights, and Weaponry Sciences, displayed throughout Acorn Hall, will be available from Sunday, February 19 through Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Richard Johnson Honored for Saving Warship from Japanese Kamikaze Attack

February 19, 2017

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ - A ceremony honoring Former Electrician’s Mate 1/C Richard Johnson will be held on Saturday March 4th, 2017 at the VFW Post 3401 located at 45 Tabor Road (Route 53) in Morris Plains, NJ. 

The ceremony will begin at 12:30pm.  Members of Sons of American Legion Post 390 Denville NJ, Morris County Tricounty Riders Club and VFW Post 3401 members will present a ...

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations Set for Saturday February 11

CHATHAM, NJ - Learn the process of maple sugaring from start to finish. Identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different delicious syrups, including syrup made at the Great Swamp OEC. Rain or shine.

Dates February:  11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Great Swamp OEC, 247 ...

Snow, What Snow? Think Spring and Try Something New: Morris Elite Tryout Sign-Up Open Now

Madison, NJ - Sign ups are open now for Morris Elite Soccer try-outs scheduled for April 17.   Morris Elite attracts players from Madison and surrounding towns, including Chatham, Morristown, Florham Park, East Hanover and Summit.  To learn more visit: http://morriselitesoccer.com/

Morristown Onstage Announces Morristown Medical Center as Headline Sponsor

February 22, 2017

Morristown, NJ – The Morris Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, will be the headline sponsor of its tenth annual talent show---Morristown ONSTAGE! The event will be held on March 1, 2017 at 7pm at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey and is currently sold-out.

“We are proud to ...

Army recruiting sees historic mission increase

MORRISTOWN, NJ - U.S. Army leaders recently announced the need for 6,000 additional active-duty recruits and 1,500 additional Army Reserve recruits by the end of September as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act’s increase in the Army’s size.

U.S. Army Recruiting Command will see the largest in-year mission increase in the command’s history, bringing the ...

Morristown's Cupid Chase 5K Rescheduled Due to Weather

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The snow that hit the Morristown area is being blamed for the delay of this year's Cupid Chase 5K Run. The race will now take place on Saturday February 18 at 10am.  All proceeds raised go towards making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

"We had to cancel due to icy conditions on the roadways that will not clear from the storm and ...

Real Estate News You Can Use

INVENTORY…INVENTORY…INVENTORY!!!  Where is it??  The 2016 recap of sales statistics for our local communities indicated inventories were at close to historical lows for many towns.  Well, here is what has happened in the past month and where we stand today.  The weather has been mild thus far which is prompting a steady and growing “Spring Market” ...

February is Pet Dental Month

February is Pet Dental Month

Former New York Giant, Bart Oates Aims to Improve Concussion Awareness

Fairfield, N.J.- Former NFL lineman, Bart Oates continues to make improvements in the healthcare industry concerning the lasting repercussions of untreated concussions. Oates, who won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants from 1985 to 1993 and a third with the San Francisco 49ers, has always expressed his passion for the importance of health and wellness knowledge. Oates became a partner with ...

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel

The Ripper's Time by Mark R. Vogel (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016)

 

What if we could turn the clock back to 1888, knowing what we know about profiling the characters of serial killers, DNA evidence, analysis of fibers left behind at a crime scene, and lifting fingerprints from surfaces that once were deemed impossible to obtain? Would we be able to identify capture, and ...

‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...

TIMELY TAX TIPS: 2017 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

February 16, 2017

BASKING RIDGE, NJ- You’ve probably been told that one of the smartest financial moves to make is investing in your future by maxing out your retirement plan contributions.

Traditional IRA and Roth IRA investors have had the same $5,500 limit for years, with a $1,000 catch-up contribution option for those 50 years of age or older.

However, there are other retirement accounts that have ...

The IRS Isn’t Calling

February 20, 2017

Receiving mail with the IRS listed in the envelope’s upper left corner induces fear in most people. Receiving a phone call with the IRS listed on caller ID is even scarier. Fear can cause you to act before you think—many people fall for criminal scams out of fear. Don’t be one of them.

Bottom line: The IRS does not phone taxpayers or communicate via email. The IRS does not ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, February 22, 10:30 AM

Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange

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Wed, February 22, 7:30 PM

Islamic Center of Rockaway , Rockaway

Randolph Interfaith Council hosts program The ...

Religions And Spirituality

Suspicious Persons, Abandon Vehicles and Narcotics Top This Weeks Police Blotter

February 21, 2017

2/5/17: SUSPICIOUS PERSON: Officers were dispatched to the Doe Meadow section of Lewis Morris County Park in Morris Township on a report of an individual dressed as a ninja walking in the area. Officers located this person and deemed him and the situation to be safe. All parties advised.

2/6/17: MOTOR-VEHICLE CRASH: Officers were dispatched to the Dog Park section of Central Park in Parsippany ...

SUMMER STEM PROGRAM COMES TO Morristown and SURROUNDING TOWNS!

February 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – If your child loves to play with their hands, build structures, devour a computer, and learn all about STEM, sign them up for Summer STEM Institute!  A new bus route will allow residents from Sparta and surrounding areas to participate in this exciting and innovative program.  The bus will pick up and drop off from Morristown High School located on Early ...