Morristown Girls Soccer Drops Home Game to Montville; 1-0

October 25, 2016

MORRIS TOWNSHIP – One goal proved to be all the difference between the Morristown and Montville girls soccer teams on Tuesday afternoon.

Unfortunately, that second half winner came from the visiting Mustangs.


A goal from Nicole Montemorano proved to be the difference, as Montville escaped a frigid and windy Greystone Park with a 1-0 victory in NJAC-United play. Morristown ...

Morristown Boys Soccer Falls to Delbarton; 4-0

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Facing a Delbarton side that has won a conference championship 13 of its last 14 seasons—spanning from the Northern Hills to the NJAC-American to the NJAC-United—the Morristown boys soccer team knew they’d be underdogs going into Thursday’s clash at Greystone Park.

Although the game ended with the Colonials on the short side of ...

Fieldhockey: Callie Sundin's Goal Lifts Morristown to a 1-0 Victory Over West Morris to Win MCT Crown

BOONTON, NJ – It took a quarter of a century to get back there, but the Morris County field hockey crown is back in the county seat.


Second-seeded Morristown took down top-seeded West Morris, 1-0, at Boonton High School on Tuesday night to notch its second ever MCT crown, with the first one coming way back in 1991. Diane DeSalvo’s 15-1 Colonials avenged their ...

New Jersey Ranked Best State to be a Teacher

October 21, 2016

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey is the best state to be a teacher, according to a new study by, a recruiting website.

How did the Garden State land at the top of the rankings?

To determine the best states for teachers, Zippia examined out where the teaching jobs are and how well they are paid via information from the Bureau of Labor ...

Increasing Emphasis on Robotics at the Morristown Peck School

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Bruce Schwartz and Jen Garvey, Upper and Lower School Technology Integrators at The Peck School are championing a school wide robotics initiative that becomes a staple in the Peck curriculum this year. In the past, The Peck School has taught robotics and coding to interested students through after school activities and robotics clubs. Beginning this school year, ...

Morristown-Beard Students Learn about Peace Corps

MORRISTOWN, NJ - On September 28th, five Morristown-Beard School students attended a special program at 70 South Gallery in Morristown in conjunction with the National Peace Corps Association.

The gallery’s current exhibit, Spirit, features more than 120 photographic works of Peace Corps volunteers from around the world.  It showcases the interactions these volunteers had the locals ...

'Heart of the Colonial' Award Honors Morristown High School Students

October 24, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Last year, Morristown High School Principal Mark Manning implemented the Heart of a Colonial Award, similar to that of a student of the month award.   Students who are hard-working, responsible, honest, kind or respectful are nominated by their teachers and there is no limit to the number of students nominated each month. 

The name of ...

Morristown's Peck School Receives National Award for Character Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Peck School received award recognition from The 2016 National Forum on Character Education during their annual meeting in Washington DC, October 14 - 15.  The award was given to Peck in the Promising Practices category for a component of the school’s character education program known as InDeCoRe (Individual Development Community Responsibility). The ...

Morristown Graduate and United States Olympian to Be Honored at MHS Homecoming Saturday October 15

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris School District and the Town of Morristown will honor United States Olympian and Morristown High School Graduate Christina Epps during the Morristown High School football homecoming ceremonies on Saturday, October 15. 


Christina, an Indoor World-Champion triple-jumper, represented the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Jenario. Her ...

DEP Considers Formal Drought Warning; Morristown Residents Can Attend Public Hearing October 20

October 12, 2016

MILLBURN, NJ - The state Department of Environmental Protection has scheduled an Oct. 20 public hearing in anticipation of designating a formal drought warning for 12 counties in the northeastern, central and northern coastal regions of New Jersey, a step that will enable the DEP to work with suppliers to balance storage among reservoir systems.

The hearing, scheduled for Oct. 20, 10 ...

NJ Lawmakers Approve 23-Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax Increase

TRENTON, NJ – State lawmakers approved a 23-cent per gallon increase in New Jersey’s gasoline tax on Friday.

The tax will more than double, from 14.5 to 37.5 cents per gallon, making it the seventh highest gasoline tax in the country.

The state Senate voted first, approving the plan 24-14; the Assembly voted in the afternoon, passing the bill by a vote of 44-27. Two ...

Commuter Route to and From Morristown to Close Thursday October 19 Until Friday Morning

October 19, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Motorists traveling on Sussex Turnpike should be aware that the road will be closed at Hanover Avenue starting at 8pm on Thursday night and continue until 5am Friday morning.   The closure will allow for milling of Sussex Turnpike to achieve the proper new grade. 


 A full detour around the area will be in effect ...

Sketch Released By Madison Police of Man Wanted in Madison Luring Incident

MADISON, NJ - Friday morning a sketch was released by the Madison Police department of the man wanted for questioning in the luring attempt of four Madison 12 year old kids Saturday Oct. 1. 

As previously reported the suspect exited his vehicle and ran after the four juveniles for a short distance on Ridgedale Ave around 9p.m. after telling them to get ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown this Weekend

October 21, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - There is something for everyone this weekend in Morristown....Ghosts, Pumpkins, movies, a bar crawl, open houses, pet adoptions, Karaoke and so much more! Don't miss out on the fun!


Friday October 21

Karaoke; Tiff's Grill and Ale House; Call for times

Paranormal Event; Fosterfields; 8pm

Friday Night Skate; Mennen Arena; 8pm

The Price is Right Live ...

Olympian Christina Epps Returns to Morristown High School; Greets Fans and Receives Key to the City

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Like many alumni everywhere who go back and visit their old school on homecoming weekend, Christina Epps was surprised at how much Morristown High School had changed in the seven-plus years since she graduated in 2009.


But unlike many alumni, Epps returned to Morristown on Saturday as an Olympian and local folk hero. And by the time her day at 50 ...

Local Morristown Area Organization Receives Honors from NJBIZ

October 25, 2016

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ - Employment Horizons has been recognized as one of New Jersey’s Top Manufacturers of the year by The New Jersey Manufacturers Extension Program (NJMEP) and also received recognition as a New Jersey Smart Workplace (NJSW) by TransOptions.

Employment Horizons made the NJBIZ list of the top 25 manufacturers, ranking as number 20, based upon number of employees. Earlier ...

JCP&L Celebrates "Careers in Utilities Week" with Demonstrations and Displays in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  On Thursday October 20, Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L)  held a program to celebrate 'Careers in Utilities Week'. The event showed the wide variety of jobs that are available within the utility service. The program also showcased the special training and equipment needed to provide safe and reliable electrical service to ...

Morristown Medical Center Recognized as One of ‘America’s Best Hospitals’ for Cardiac, Orthopedic and Joint Replacement Care by Healthgrades®

October 25, 2016

Medical Center Named to “Best 50” List for Cardiac Surgery, and “Best 100” List for Cardiac Care, Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center today announced it was recognized by consumer healthcare ratings group Healthgrades® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals™ for Cardiac Surgery, and one of America’s ...

Operation Take Back Begins Saturday October 22; Morris Township Municipal Lot Designated as Disposal Location

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Turn in unused or expired medications, controlled substances, and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal during the 12th national “Operation Take-Back program, which is being held on Saturday October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Operation Take-Back is a national initiative that provides residents with an easy way to properly dispose of unused ...

Don't Feel Like Cooking? Order Homemade Lasagna from Healthy Italia Instead

October 25, 2016

MADISON, NJ -  Are you having trouble deciding what to cook for dinner this week? Make it easy for yourself and order Healthy Italia's homemade lasagna to take home to your family. Trays of delicious lasagna is made fresh to order every week. The only thing left for you to do, is pop the lasagna into the oven and dinner is ready.

"An authentic Italian instructor ...

Turkey Hill Recalls Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Attention all ice cream lovers. Turkey Hill Dairy is recalling 48 oz containers of Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream because the packages may include almonds and eggs. The packages with a sell-by date of May 23, 2017 and a UPC code of 20735-42095, were sold at stores in 25 states, including New Jersey, said an announcement by the FDA

The FDA announced that the ...

Unity Charter School Honors Morristown’s Grow it Green and “Farmer Shaun” Ananko

October 24, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Unity Charter School hosted their first General Assembly of the school year on Monday night, October 17, 2016.  As a public school of choice in New Jersey, Unity Charter School has a Board of Trustees of 11 volunteers elected from the commUnity for three-year terms by commUnity members to serve the oversight function for the school, guide the mission of the school, and set ...

MBS 9th Grader Delivers Wildlife Photography Lecture

As one of the top young wildlife photographers in the world, Morristown-Beard School 9th grader Ashleigh Scully uses her talent to help educate people about the importance of conservation and environmentalism.

On October 3rd, 14-year old Ashleigh and her mentor, renowned wildlife photographer Melissa Groo, delivered a lecture, “In Praise of Wild Canids and Felids: Photographic Stories ...

The College of Saint Elizabeth and The Interfaith Food Pantry Among the Finalists for Two $100,000 Grants

October 19, 2016

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - When Impact 100 Garden State arrived in New Jersey in 2012, it offered women an innovative way to transform the act of charitable giving.  The effort was local, but the founders’ inspiration came from Wendy Steele who created the Impact 100 concept in Cincinnati 2001. Her idea was straightforward: first recruit 100 women who would donate $1,000 each, then pool ...

Morristown Women Attend Homeless Solutions' 9th Annual Women’s Day Event; Funds Raised Go towards Childcare Expenses for Shelter Guests

BEDMINSTER, NJ – Homeless Solutions, Inc. hosted its 9th Annual Women’s Day on Tuesday, October 4.  Board Member Sally Muscarella of Morristown as well as Morristown residents Janine Chilson, Kris Sturno, Pat Kukulski and Kim Doyle joined over 200 women at the sold out event. The event gives support to the organization and its goal of ...

Frelinghuysen Calls Trump "Not His Fifth Choice For a Candidate"

October 24, 2016

MONTVILLE, NJ – Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen visited Montville Township High School and called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “out of control” and “not his fifth choice” for president.

Frelinghuysen (R-NJ 11th) spoke candidly in teacher Scott Riotto’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class on Oct. 17 for about an hour. Topics ...

Morristown Voters Don't Be Left Out; Register to Vote by Tuesday October 18

MORRISTOWN, NJ - It doesn’t matter which presidential candidate you favor: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Maybe Libertarian Gary Johnson or Green Party’s Jill Stein. If you are not registered to vote by next Tuesday, October. 18, you will not have a chance to cast a ballot for any of them and will be left out of this year’s Presidential Election.


County ...

Girl Sexually Assaulted by Budd Lake Men for 7 Years, say Police

October 22, 2016

MOUNT OLIVE, N.J. - A 21-year-old woman's recent decision to report that she was sexually assaulted for seven years while she was a juvenile, led police to charge two Budd Lake men with aggravated sexual assaulted, it was announced Friday. 

The men, Ruben Ardila-Gomez, 33, of Budd Lake and Argemiro Ardila-Gonzales, 65, were also charged with endangering ...

Teen Girls Used for Prostitution in Morris County, say Indictments

MORRISTOWN, N.J. - A Boonton woman and a Morris Plains man led two juvenile girls to engage in prostitution in Parsippany-Troy Hills and Rockaway Township last year, according to authorities. 

The people, Debbie Kooken, of Boonton, and Aldophus Mims, of Morris Plains, were named in indictments alleging multiple crimes including first-degree human trafficking and ...

Morristown Woman Had Idea of First Adult Bat Mitzvah Class at Mt. Freedom Jewish Center

October 22, 2016

First Adult Bat Mitzvah Class at Mt. Freedom Jewish Center 

RANDOLPH, NJ - "You can never teach an old dog new tricks," an adage that was turned on its head, when eight courageous women, most of a certain age, proved otherwise. 

On a Saturday morning this past August, friends, family, and fellow congregants at Mt. Freedom Jewish ...

Three Non-profit Organization Partner to Offer Spiritual Retreats for the Homeless in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ- A group of Eva’s Village men attended the Fall Ignatian Spirituality Project Retreat at the Loyola House of Retreats in Morristown on 11th and 12th of October.

The men attended a weekend retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Center formerly known as the Loyola House of Retreats, a 30-acre site with beautiful lawns, gardens, and woodlands in a ...

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns Comes to The Meadowlands

October 22, 2016

SECAUCUS, NJ – Next week, RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns debuts in New Jersey after sold-out events in New York and Los Angeles, and tickets are on sale to the public online now (!  With four dates to see this iconic fall event, RISE will bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages, indoors at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, from October 27 – ...

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights Continues to Scare in Year 26

ORLANDO – While many Halloween haunts remain steadfast in keeping the same themed trails year over year, the creative team at Universal Orlando has spent the last 25 years redefining the blurred lines of haunted houses and scare zones – and the 2016 edition of Halloween Horror Nights was no different.
Celebrating its 26th anniversary as one of the top Halloween attractions in ...

Four Day Trip Ideas for this Weekend

There are only a few short weeks left until the fall weather turns brisker and festival season comes to an end. Don’t miss out on all the family-friendly fun available throughout the North Jersey area this coming weekend.

Annual Harvest Celebration

In Downtown Chester, the city is celebrating the season with a weekend-long fall festival taking place October 15 and 16. Highlights ...

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Chatham Township Brings Awareness to Domestic Violence

October 25, 2016

CHATHAM, NJ - There is domestic violence occurring in every community and more than 2,000 incidents happen in Morris County each year alone.

That was part of the message given by Regina Braham of the JBWS (Jersey Battered Women's Service) at the awareness event held in the Chatham Township Municipal Building this week. Braham didn't need to prove her claims of domestic ...

Tickets are Available for the Third Annual “Concert for Brendan”

October 24, 2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Tickets are available for the third annual “Concert for Brendan” on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving, at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, featuring New Jersey favorite Southside and the Asbury Jukes with local "The Suyat Bank" bringing their talent to the stage this year.

As it has in the past, the night will kickoff with a special ...

German Language Schools Host Free Performance of Internationally Renowned Puppeteer Uwe Spillman during National US Tour November 3-5, 2016

October 26, 2016

The non-profit German Language Schools ( will co-host the only New Jersey performances of international, award-winning puppeteer Uwe Spillmann, who brings his original fairy tales from his native town of Eberholzen, Germany to New Jersey, during his 2016 national US tour. 

Three performances in English and German are scheduled at each School’s location as ...

A Free Showing of Jurassic World on Saturday October 29, Will Conclude Morris Township's Movie Night Program

“Jurassic World” Highlights Final Free Family Movie Night in Morris Township


The Morris Township Department of Parks and Recreation will conclude its 2016 free Family Movie Night program with the Halloween season showing of the action-adventure film Jurassic World on Saturday, October 29, 2016.  The movie will be shown at Ginty Field, across from the Morris Township ...

Short Film Documentary about Sea Level Rise

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Facing the Surge is a new 25-minute documentary, presenting the human experience of sea level rise and a solution to mitigate it. It will be shown in Branchburg Oct. 4 and in Whippany Oct. 5. These film showings are part of a coastal film tour from Maine to Florida this fall.

Facing the Surge documents the tangible costs of 17.5 inches of sea level ...

Morristown Grapplers Wrestling Club Holds Open Mat Night; November 3

October 25, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Do your kids want to exercise, meet friends and have fun while learning self confidence and leadership skills?  Have you considered the sport of wrestling? Well, this may be the sport for them. Kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old are invited to see what the sport is all about during an Open Mat Night on Thursday November 3. The Motown ...

Newly Renovated Morristown Animal Hospital Hosts Open House; Sunday October 23

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  After several years in the making, the Morristown Animal Hospital has completed the renovations of their new building, located at 400 Western Avenue in Morristown. The doctors and staff of the Morristown Animal Hospital are excited about the renovations and improvements and are inviting the community to an Open House on Sunday October 23 from 11am - ...

MPHSA Shopping Showcase

The Morris Plains Home School Association (MPHSA) is hosting a fabulous day of shopping on November 19, 2016 at the Morris Plains Community Center. The event will go from 12-4pm with something for everyone.  Enjoy shopping without the hassle of the mall. Find some great gifts or a little something special for yourself!  We will also be offering a ...

Five Halloween Hacks Every Parent Needs to Know

October 25, 2016

I’ve been celebrating Halloween with my kids for over a decade now, and as a result, I’ve got a few Halloween hacks for parents to share.

1. Candy is not a must for trick or treaters. My husband disagrees strongly with me about this one, but I’m a committed no-candy parent, and like to be part of the Teal Pumpkin Project. After a few misses with the ...

Start a New Holiday Tradition: Be Part of the 25th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland at Morristown's Frelinghuysen Arboretum

MORRISTOWN, NJ - You do not have to be a master baker to Create a gingerbread display, you just use your imagination and all edible products. Your gingerbread will bring joy to more than 10,000 people this holiday season.

“The creation of a gingerbread exhibit is a unique experience, and provides an excellent team building project. It’s thrilling to have thousands of ...

Fifth Annual Photo Contest for High School Students; Prizes for First, Second and Third Place Winners

RANDOLPH, NJ - New Jersey high school students with an eye for photography have until April 15, 2017 to enter the County College of Morris (CCM) Fifth Annual Photo Contest for the chance to win prizes and be recognized at a CCM art exhibition.

High-school-age photographers are invited to submit photos representing their definition of family. “Entries should go beyond the ...

JCP&L Offer Safety Tips for Safe Halloween

October 24, 2016

Halloween Safety TIps from JCP&L

Keep walking areas and steps will lit and free of obstacles to avoid falls

Use a flashlight or glow sticks/necklaces to navigate dark areas and streets

Place candlelit jack-o-lanterns and luminaries on sturdy tables and way from doorsteps, walkways, landings and curtains

Use a battery powered tea light or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns instead of a ...

Mary LeBlanc Joins Morristown Based Homeless Solutions' Board of Trustees

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Homeless Solutions announced that Mary LeBlanc has joined its Board of Trustees as of the end of September.  LeBlanc is currently President and Principal Consultant for Bridger Val Associates LLC, specializing in CIO Leadership development and strategic consulting services.  She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Easton Technology ...

Morristown Hospital Honors Community Health Champions at 3rd Annual Empower Awards

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Atlantic Health System, a leading non-profit health care delivery system in New Jersey, will recognize local organizations, hospital staff and individuals who have gone the extra mile to improve the health of their communities at the 3rd Annual Empower Awards on October 17 from 5:30-6:30pm. The event will take place at the College of Saint Elizabeth in ...

JCP&L, FirstEnergy and EPRI Sponsor Power Quality Workshops

Advances in power quality technology and research for commercial and industrial customers will be among the topics presented and discussed at free workshops sponsored by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on October 19 and 20 at JCP&L facilities in Red Bank and Morristown.

The October 19th event will ...

Infants Should Sleep in Parents’ Room Say New Guidelines for Preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

At a national conference last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated their SIDS prevention guidelines. Based on new research, the updated recommendations call for infants to sleep in the same room (but NOT the same bed) as the parents (or caregiver), for the first 6 months of life.

For a summary of the update:

Use this ...

New state law will cut divorce wait time in half

October 18, 2016

The anxiety, acrimony and expense of a no-fault divorce may diminish after a new state law takes effect in December.

Act 102, signed by Gov. Wolf earlier this month, rolls back the waiting period for a divorce from two years to one year.  While this change may seem like tinkering around the edges of a labyrinthine Divorce Code, that one-word change – and one-year difference -- can ...

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A Motor Vehicle Crash, Lewd Behavior, Illegal Dumping and Drugs, Top Police Blotter

October 24, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ.- On October 16, Det. Stephen Ilnitzki was dispatched to the Cooper Mill area of Black River County Park in Chester Township on a report of a one-vehicle motor-vehicle crash. No injuries reported. Vehicle was towed from the scene.

Also on October 16, Officers were dispatched to assist the Wharton Police Department with a large fight in their jurisdiction. Numerous persons ...


October 19, 2016

MORRISTOWN, NJ– October 13, 2016 – Patriots’ Path Council STEM programs and BASF have partnered to provide a unique STEM program during Teachers Convention on November 10 and 11.  STEM Adventure is open to all students in first through sixth grade, boys and girls, Scouts and non-Scouts. The program will be held at the Boy Scouts of America service center located at 1 Saddle ...

Pass me a Flagel with Cream Cheese, Please

“Ummm, this is good,” said my husband with a mouthful of food. “What is it?”

I looked up from the kitchen sink where I was doing dishes.  “It’s a cronut.”

“A what?”

“A cronut.  It’s part croissant part doughnut.”

He looked at me like I had two heads.

“I was actually going to get some duffins, ...

Crestwood Lake by Mark R. Vogel

Crestwood Lake by Mark R. Vogel (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2015)

It's that time of year when the sun sets early and the rustle of autumn leaves scattering across sidewalks in the dusk makes us hurry to get inside our cozy homes. The goblins of our imaginations lurk among the jack o' lantern lit darkness. This is the time of year when readers, who love the masters of ...

‘Mama’s Boy’ Explores the Life of Lee Harvey Oswald

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Despite the Warren Commission, an Oliver Stone movie and various speculations, in the long run it seems that Lee Harvey Oswald acted on his own in assassinating President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. But Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby before his motives could be explored.

Rob Urbinati’s play, now at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, delves into the ...