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Morristown Girls Soccer Earns 8th Seed in Morris County Tournament

September 21, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Generally, being stuck in the 8/9 game of a county or state tournament is not exactly the place a team wants to be seeded, with the top dogs of the field looming in the quarterfinals.

But considering three-time defending champion Roxbury—and their close challengers lately, West Morris and Randolph—are on the other side of the bracket, it’s a draw ...

Morristown Boys Soccer Draw 18th Seed in Morris County Tournament

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The seeds are out for the Morris County boys soccer tournament, and Morristown High’s club will have to navigate through out it entirely away from home.

 

The Colonials were awarded the No. 18 seed in the tournament out of 26 entrants, and will travel up 287 to face Pequannock, seeded fifteenth in the field, this weekend in preliminary round action up in ...

Morristown Girls Soccer Edged by Parsippany Hills; 1-0

PARSIPPANY, NJ  – The Morristown High girls soccer team created plenty of scoring chances in Wednesday afternoon’s road game at Parsippany Hills.

And while the Colonials kept coming up empty with near miss after near miss, the defending Group 2 champions just needed one opportunity to come away with their first win.

 

An 8th minute goal from Riley ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

September 20, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

County College of Morris Board of Trustees Looking to Fill 3 Seats; Application Deadline Extended to Sept. 20

Applications now accepted until September 20

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Morris County residents  interested in serving on the County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees have an less than a week to submit their resumes.

The County College of Morris Board of Trustees is composed of eleven Morris County residents from business, education, law and other professional fields, who ...

Local Morristown College Student Receives $5000 Grant for Artificial Intelligence Research

RANDOLPH, NJ – This past summer, Joseph Gatto of Morristown was the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant which allowed him to delve into the world of artificial intelligence.

Gatto, a computer science student at County College of Morris (CCM), was presented with a $5,000 grant through the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program.  With the ...

Morristown High School Names Anarius Adams as NY Jets "Upstander of the Week"

September 14, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Another week, another Upstander of the Week has been chosen at Morristown High School. This week; Week 2, sophomore Anarius Adams was chosen by the School Safety Team. According to the high school, he is "outstanding young man with a great smile". He is "energetic and brings life to class."  He "gives positive feedback to his friends ...

Morristown High School Names Zachary Norton as NY Jets "Upstander of the Week"

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown High School senior Zachary Norton has been named NY Jets "Upstander of the Week". 

The "Upstander of the Week" is a new initiative that has begun at Morristown High School. The new program was started by Susan Mele, a MHS Student Assistance Counselor after she attended the New York Jets "Stomp Out Bullying" symposium over ...

CCM Exhibition Recognizes National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Honors the Life of the Late CCM Student Marisa Rincón

RANDOLPH, NJ- In conjunction with the Counseling and Student Success department at County College of Morris, the college’s Art and Design Gallery will host an exhibition to recognize National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September.

The exhibition, titled “Marisa Rincón: An Impression of Life,” will feature the artwork of Marisa Rincón, a 2007 CCM Fine ...

Mosquito in Morris Township Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

September 21, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  A mosquito sample has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, in the woods near Vom Eigen Drive, said Morris Township Officials. 

The Morris County Mosquito Commission will be conducting additional sampling in the area and possibly limited spraying, said officials. Township officials are asking residents for help reducing the mosquito ...

Hydrant Maintenance in Morristown Today; Sunday September 10

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Southeast Morris County Municipal Utilitites Authority (SMCMUA) will be conducting routine fire hydrant flushing and maintenance in Morristown on Sunday September 10. The water company said that the maintenance will occur from 7am until 3pm on Ridgedale Avenue between Malapardis Road, Morris Street and Elm Street. 

During this routine inspection, SMCMUA will ...

Road Closures and Parking Restrictions in Morristown This Weekend (Sept 23 & 24)

September 21, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Fall Festival is this Sunday September 24 on the Morristown Green. The annual festival will run from 12 noon to 5pm; rain or shine. The festival includes over 160 exhibition booths showcasing restaurants, entertainment, businesses and local groups

With the music, food and good times, comes road closures and parking restrictions.

Motorists ...

Fatality at the Convent Station Train Station; Train Service Suspended in Both Directions

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ-  Rail service was suspended today on NJ Transit's Morris and Essex line after a person was hit and killed by a train, according to the railroad 

Story developing......

 

 

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Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

September 15, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The fun is this way!  Music, car show, walk, run and much much more! Check out over 26 fun filled activities happening in Morristown this weekend! Have a great weekend everyone.

 

Friday September 15

Music and Tastings; Kings of Morristown with Nash FM; 11am - 2pm

Morristown High School Girls Tennis vs. Parsippany Hills; at Frelinghuyse Middle School; ...

The Folk Project Presents - The Loving Hearts Club Boogie Band

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Love is in the air when The Loving Hearts Club Boogie Band gets on stage!  This 11-piece ensemble plays a wide variety of what is commonly called "Americana." For 13 years the group has acted as the house rock and roll band for The Folk Project’s annual Valentines Show.

 

The band has also played private functions as well as the Wayne Day ...

Toys"R"Us Files For Chapter 11

September 19, 2017

TOTOWA, NJ - Toys "R" Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal court in Richmond, Va. The retailer said Monday night that, "to achieve its financial objectives, Toys'R'Us and some of our U.S. subsidiaries and our Canadian subsidiary proactively and voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S."

The bankruptcy protection ...

Sierra Trading Post Comes to East Hanover

EAST HANOVER, N.J. –Sierra Trading Post, part of The TJX Companies, has opened  its first New Jersey location. The store stands between a Home Goods store and HomeSense on Route 10 in East Hanover.

Sierra Trading Post boasts off-price athletic apparel, footwear and outdoor gear. Much like the other TJX companies, the bargain priced merchandise comes from manufacturers ...

Inspiring Story of Morristown Medical Center Surgeon to Be Featured on ABC’s 20/20

September 13, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Long before becoming a general surgery resident at Morristown Medical Center, Dr. Christopher McCulloh experienced a life-changing event nine years ago that would be one of his greatest tests of will just six months before starting medical school at Case Western Reserve University, the top-ranked private research university in Ohio.

It was a typical a Sunday evening, as ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

"Action Against Hunger™ Food Drive Set to Help North Jersey Residents by Filling Pantry Shelves

September 21, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 26th annual Action Against Hunger™ Food Drive presented by The Record and NorthJersey.com will be held throughout North Jersey on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, from noon to 4 p.m. The recent hurricanes have underscored how vital volunteerism is to everyone’s survival in the world that we live in today. The lead local emergency food pantries that will receive and ...

Blueberry Balsamic Sauce With Maple

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Gardee State is the fifth largest producer of blueberries in the United States but most people limit their blueberry experience to muffins or tossed atop breakfast cereals, Blueberries are at their peak in farmers markets from around Independence Day through mid-August, but many Jersey Fresh farmers markets still have local berries.

This blueberry balsamic ...

Unity Charter School Achieves Sustainability Certification

September 11, 2017

Morristown,  NJ – Unity Charter School has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. The school joins a group of 91 schools that achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2017. A total of 679 schools and 273 school districts are participating in the program overall.

“As a pioneer in the area of sustainability, ...

Morristown Fourth Graders, Teachers Get Free Access to Parks for an Entire Year

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A new program, titled "Every Kid in a Park", provides free access to parks, lands, and waters for an entire year for fourth graders and their families. The program, sponsored by the United States Government, which began September 1, 2017 and is valid until August 31, 2018, encourages youngsters to "see America's natural wonders and historic sites for ...

Morristown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Launches Program Year with Service to the Youth

September 18, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The members of the Morristown Alumnae Chapter (MAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., kicked off their 2017 program year with a focus on the youth of Morris County, New Jersey. On September 9, seventeen members manned the youth pavilion at the 22nd Annual Community Health Day held at Headquarters Plaza in Morristown. Approximately 100 children received face paintings ...

Gobble Gobble - Time to Sign Up for the Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The 11th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, sponsored by the Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP) and Literacy Volunteers of Morris County (LVMC) will be held on Thursday November 23 at the Ginty Field Complex.

The race, which is USATF- certified  will begin promptly at 8:30am.  

In 2016, the event which includes a 5K, 1 mile Fun ...

Hazardous Waste and Computer/TV Drop Off Event Saturday September 23

September 18, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - A free hazardous waste and computer/tv disposal event for residents of Morris County will be held this Saturday September 23 from 9am - 2pm at the Morris County Public Safety Academy (500 West hanover Avenue). This event is for residential households only and not businesses.

The goal of the event is to provide a safe and convenient way for residents of Morris County to ...

The Ghosts are Back! Paranormal Evenings Return Saturday September 22

MORRISTOWN, NJ. - Interested in ghosts? Come to the Vail House at Historic Speedwell on Saturday September 23 from 7:30pm - 11pm and experience the phenomenon known as 'ghost hunting'. 

Visitors, will join in on a spooky yet fascinating investigation of the historic house which was build in 1790. Led by Specter Seekers Paranormal Society, ghost seekers will learn the ...

Spouse and Mother-in Law of Former Roxbury Woman Charged With Her Murder

September 6, 2017

POTEAU, OK - Authorities here believe they've solved the 2009 homicide of Jody Rilee Wilson, a former Roxbury resident whose father is a township councilman, according to news reports.

Wilson's husband, Donald Lee Bocephus "Bo" Wilson, is facing charges of first-degree murder and unlawful disposal of a body, said LeFlore County District Attorney Jeffrey Smith at a ...

Keansburg Amusement Park on the Bayshore of New Jersey for a Delightful Day Trip

September 17, 2017

KEANSBURG, NJ.  Fun is ready and waiting for you at Keansburg Amusement Park, located in the heart of the New Jersey bayshore.

The venue includes a great waterpark, rides for all ages, games and tempting food choices.   With just a few weeks remaining in the summer season, Keansburg is a fantastic destination for families, couples and many more.  

Start your day at ...

United Airlines Resumes Full Operations in Florida and Georgia Wednesday Sept. 13

CHICAGO, IL - United Airlines will resume full operations in Florida and Georgia on Wednesday September 13. 

Service in Fort Meyers will begin at 11 a.m. Service in other Florida cities and Georgia will follow normal operations. 

In the Caribbean, service in Aquadilla, San Juan, and Havana will follow normal operations. Service to and from St. Thomas

 is expected to ...

Visit Newport, Rhode Island, This Fall

Newport has a long and storied history that includes hosting the America’s Cup sailing races, Gilded Age mansions and believe it or not, in 1663 Benedict Arnold was elected the first governor of the colony in Newport. The city by the sea, like much of the small state, is a tale of two cultures and visitors can savor both during a weekend excursion this fall.

The ...

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Road Resurfacing Project Update

September 19, 2017

A flurry of late summer Morris County road resurfacing is underway across the county as part of the Board of Freeholders’ aggressive 2017 paving effort, with two more projects, in Boonton and Lincoln Park, added to the list of upcoming work and set to start in early-to-mid October.

The county has awarded contracts for a nearly mile-long section of West Main Street/Hawkins Place in ...

Donut Connoisseurs Prepare; Duck Donut is Coming to Clark

September 21, 2017

CLARK, NJ – Duck Donuts is forecasting a spring opening of its fifth New Jersey location in the Clark Circle Shopping Plaza according to Kristin Kellum, PR Manager of Duck Donuts.    

The Duck Donut made-to-order experience begins with a hot vanilla caked donut cooked up fresh. What it becomes after it exits the fryer is up to the person preparing to eat ...

Cosy Cupboard Kicks Off Fall Jazz Series

September 19, 2017

CONVENT STATION, NJ – Cosy Cupboard Tearoom, 4 Old Turnpike Rd., announces its 2017 Fall Jazz Series kickoff, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, with Vocalist PJ Parker and Pianist Lee Tomboulian.

As a jazz vocalist, PJ has worked with Harry Leahey, Steve Gilmore, Joel Frahm, Jerry Bruno and Gary Mazzaroppi, and has numerous songwriting accolades and credits in film and television. PJ ...

Military Health and Wellness Fair for Morris County Veteran; Wed. Sept 20

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A Military Health and Wellness Fair for all Morris County Veterans will be coming to the Morristown Senior Center  on Wednesday September 20. The Morris County Veterans Service Office will be holding the event from 10am - 1pm

 Active and retired Veterans, Reservists, National Guard members as well their families are invited to attend. Resources will include ...

Today at Lucy's Gift Boutique; 100% Gross Sales to Benefit Hurricane Harvey Victims

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Today, at Lucy's Gift Boutique, 100% off all gross sales will be donated to charities supporting Hurricane Harvey victims. Stop by today between 11am and 3pm and shop for a great cause. Can't make it today, shop online at lucysgift.org.

Lucys Gift is located at 168 South Street in Morristown.

 

Experience a Meal with all the Senses, Except Sight October 16

September 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Imagine siting down for a multi-course gourmet meal. You breathe in delectable aromas, listen to the chatter of fellow guests, the clinking of crystal. Your hand brushes the smooth linen as your taste buds ready for action. Oh, and you’re blindfolded.

Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey, one of the state’s longest-serving nonprofits for adults with ...

86,000 Missing Veterans: Rolling Thunder Roars Into Advocacy for POW-MIA During the "Ride for Freedom" XXII in Holmdel

HOLMDEL, N.J. - POW - MIA. It stands for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action

Generations of children, young adults even grown men and women need the acronym above spelled out so they can remember the 86,000 men and women who never came home from the battlefields. There are men and women who carry that flag to this day who are here to help educate and inform, however. They are called  ...

Rehabilitation Project Begins for Busy Hanover Township Bridge

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - The bridge located near the Morris County Mall and Walmart is in need of major repairs. Repairs to the  heavily traveled by deteriorating bridge will begin this week.

The first phase of the rehabilitation project will begin on Thursday September 14.

“This is a project that must be done to ensure the safety of our residents who use that ...

" Rock N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive" in Response to Critical Shortage

September 19, 2017

ROCKAWAY, NJ -  WDHA radio station is partnering with Community Blood Service for a major blood donation event to address the national blood shortage. The event, call  “Rock N Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive” will take place at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall on Saturday September 23 from 10am - 5pm.

The event will provide shoppers with a chance to give blood and ...

Second Annual Morris County Recover Walk Kicks Off at Ginty Field on Saturday

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Grab your walking shoes and join the 2nd annual Morris County Recovery Walk  on Saturday September 16.

The event  kicks off at Ginty Field on Woodland Avenue in Morris Township at 9am. Participants  then walk  2.5 miles ending at George Gramby Memorial Park, Abbett Avenue in Morristown. 

The event proves to be a day of celebrating recovery, raising ...

10 Top Spots For Apple Picking In Northern New Jersey

Mmmmmm.....apple pie, apple pancakes, apple butter, apple cake....Make yours with the freshest of apples by picking your own this Fall in Northern New Jersey!  Team Nest Builder notes that prime New Jersey apple-picking season runs now through October 31st, so round up your friends and family and head to one of these top spots to get pickin’!

Note: As weather ...

5 Week Program Designed to Help You Train for Your First 5K; Sign Up Now!

September 20, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Have you been meaning to get into (or back into) running? Then you do not want to miss this 5-week program which starts Saturday, September 23rd and is designed to help you train for your first 5K or to improve a previous time. Walking is included in the plans but optional for those who don’t need it. Run by Julia Hickman, fitness coach and marathoner who has recently ...

Lucy's Gift Celebrates Fall with Morristown High School Students and Digital Contest

Owner of local boutique for charity—a finalist for Tory Burch Fellows Program and winner of Italian-American Woman of the Year—inspired by group of teenagers

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Marisa Spagnoletti, owner of Lucy’s Gift and founder of the Maurice J. Spagnoletti Foundation (MJSF), today announced a social media contest on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The contest, ...

CCM to Hold Fall Open House on October 14

RANDOLPH, NJ -- County College of Morris (CCM) will be holding its Fall Open House on Saturday, October 14, for high school students and their parents, students attending other colleges who are looking to transfer and adults interested in returning to school.

Rated one of the best community colleges in New Jersey, CCM provides a great start for recent high school graduates and adults ...

The LTLA Offers ‘Life Resource Plan’

Thursday, August 24,  2017 (Morristown, N.J.) - By the year 2030 researchers say the average life expectancy will exceed 90 years in some areas of the world. While longevity can be a gift and has many potential benefits, it also leaves a lot of unanswered questions about the future and carries with it a number of challenges. The Long Term Living Association (LTLA), with headquarters in ...

Sodium/salt intake associated with increased risk of diabetes – (Yes, salt…)

Research results presented last week at the annual conference of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes showed an association between salt intake and the risk of developing type II diabetes. Study participants that consumed the highest salt intake, about 1.25 teaspoons (2800 mg of sodium) a day, were 72% more likely to develop diabetes than those with the lowest intake. In general, a ...

A Preseason win, Some Waivers and Other News

FLORHAM PARK, N.J.- The New York Jets played their 4th and final preseason game last Thursday on a beautiful 75 degree night at MetLife Stadium. The first quarter saw starting quarterback Josh McCown take a hard hit, which he reported after the game "I just got the wind knocked out of me. It caught me right in a bad spot." Head Coach Todd Bowles acted cool about the hit in his ...

JCP&L Provide Support Across the Companies Service Area

JCP&L linemen and support personnel are among a large group of linemen, damage accessors, electrical contractors, forestry crews and support personnel from FirstEnergy Corp. utilities  that have mobilized to help utilities in Florida with restoration efforts as a result of Hurricane Irma.

Game of Thrones Season Seven Comes to a Chilling Culmination

When Sunday’s season finale of Game of Thrones commenced with a haunting mash-up of the iconic Lannister and Targaryen theme songs, fans knew they would be hanging off the edge of their seats in agony for a record-breaking 79 minutes and 43 seconds.

A potential “Red Wedding” scenario was thankfully avoided when the first 40 minutes placed more than a dozen principle ...

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

In “Simpatico,” we learn that Vinnie and Carter are former partners in a race horse ...

Help Save Sabattis Adventure Camp for Our Boy Scouts

September 15, 2017

All of the other troops think that Blackfoot is the worst campsite at Sabattis Adventure Camp. That’s because it’s the furthest walk to the center of camp. Troop 77 knows that Blackfoot is the best campsite at Sabattis. We’ve been camping at that campsite every summer for years, far longer than our current scouts or their older brothers can remember.

Blackfoot is a very ...

Medicare Open Enrollment Period, Know Your Status

September 19, 2017

(SHAMELESS PLUG #44) 

To some Medicare eligible enrollee’s, the open enrollment period can be a confusing and frustrating time.  Every person experiencing the process may experience it differently, depending on your status.  Factors ranging from health, age, financial ability, how benefits were obtained and work history all play factors related to Medicare ...

Dr. Clyde for Freeholder 2017 Dinner Days # 1

September 19, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Dr. Rozella G. Clyde, Morris County Progressive Democratic candidate for Freeholder announces visits on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to four local Morris County Diners, in East Hanover, Randolph, Rockaway and Denville/Mountain Lakes.

Interested residents are invited to meet Dr. Clyde and pose questions concerning Dr. Clyde’s platform and goals for Morris County ...

James F. Sullivan, Jr. and William H. Needham III’s Announcement as Candidates for Morristown’s Council At-Large

James F. Sullivan, Jr. and William H. Needham III are pleased to announce their candidacy for Morristown’s Council At-Large. Both James and William are lifelong residents of Morristown and have committed themselves to serving our community. 

James and William are dedicated to restoring a quality of life that all Morristown residents can be proud of. Their goal is to restore balance ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, September 22

The Wayrick Wildlife Gallery, at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery -- ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Sat, September 23

The Wayrick Wildlife Gallery, at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Gallery, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: The Wayrick Wildlife Art Gallery -- ...

Arts & Entertainment Education Green

Sat, September 23, 9:00 AM

Clipper Pavilion, West Orange

4th Annual Heroes for Children 5k and Family Fun ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Moving Violations, Warrants and Intoxication Top This Weeks Police Blotter

September 20, 2017

MORRIS COUNTY PARK POLICE  BLOTTER 8-12 through 8-20, 2017

8/12: ARREST FOR NARCOTICS: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop for a moving violation in Jefferson. An investigation led to Emmanuel I. Benito, age 23, of Jersey City, to be charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. He was released with a court date pending.

8/12: MISSING MALE: Officers were dispatched to ...

CCM Radiography Students Once Again Obtain a 100-Percent Pass Rate

September 20, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ – Radiography students from the Class of 2017 at County College of Morris (CCM) recently obtained a 100-percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) exam.

This is the third time in recent years that CCM Radiography students have gained a 100-percent pass rate. The CCM classes of 2014 and 2012 also had perfect pass rates. The Class of 2017 ...