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Morris Township Road to Be Closed for Four Months For Bridge Repair

October 25, 2020

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Whitehead Road in Morris Township will be closed to through traffic for four months beginning Monday, Oct. 26, as work starts on replacing a bridge over the Whippany River, announced officials

The Morris County-owned bridge, which was built in 1928 and widened in 1977, is a single-span, steel-beam structure with asphalt-filled corrugated decking founded on stone masonry ...

Heads Up; Morristown Ballot Box Location Moves To Other Side of Court Street

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The ballot box at the County of Morris Complex has changed locations. The box has been moved across the street and is now in front of the Superior Court entrance on Court Street, said town officials.

There will be parking designated for voting, said Mayor Dougherty.

"Election day is November 3", said Dougherty. "You can drop your ballot here 24 ...

Morristown Cancels "Trunk or Treat" Halloween Celebration

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Mayor Tim Dougherty announced the cancelation of the Annual Trunk or Treat Halloween celebration in Morristown. 

"I know a lot of people put a lot of work into it", said Dougherty. "But this is the fourth straight day of over 1000 cases. We saw what happened with the Governor today"

Governor Murphy had to leave today's press conference ...

3 Morristown Schools Move to All-Virtual Learning Due to Multiple Positive COVID-19 Cases

October 25, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Frelinghuysen Middle School, Normandy Park Elementary School and Woodland Elementary School will move to all-virtual learning for Monday October 26. Normandy Park and Woodland will continue with virtual learning for 14 days after multiple individuals have tested positive for COVID-19.

In an update from district officials, families were notified that the three schools will be ...

2 Days, 2 Cases of COVID-19 in Morristown Schools

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris School District has announced two new positive COVID-19 cases within the district. 

The cases have been identified at Normandy Park School and Alfred Vail School, said officials.

Both classes and other identified close contacts will complete the required 14 day quarantine period, according to school officials. Both classes will move to ...

Niche.com Ranks Morristown High School 120th Best Public High School in NJ for 2021

MORRISTOWN,  NJ — The school search platform Niche.com on Tuesday published it’s 2021 ranking of best public high schools, placing Morristown High School 120 out of 416 public high schools ranked in New Jersey.

Niche.com gave Morristown High School an “A-” in academics, an “B+” for its teachers, an “A-” for its clubs and ...

CCM Launches Paramedic Program to Meet Growing Demand Graduates Will Be Eligible to Gain Certification and National License

October 23, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ – To meet a growing demand for paramedics to respond to healthcare emergencies on the scene, County College of Morris (CCM) will be offering a Paramedic Science Program to prepare individuals for state certification and national licensing.

The Paramedic Science Program will begin with the 2021 Spring Semester. The program aligns with the National EMS Education Standards and ...

Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan Nominated as Commissioner of New Jersey Department of Education

SOUTH ORANGE – Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, Ed.D., has been nominated by Governor Phil Murphy as the next Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education 

“From day one, I pledged to select a Commissioner of Education with experience in public education. We fulfilled that promise through the nomination of Dr. Repollet, and maintain that promise ...

Morris School District Named No. 153 in State for 2021 Best Places to Teach

MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Morris School District ranked No. 153 on Niche.com's "2021 Best Places to Teach".  Niche ranked Livingston as the No. 1 district to teach in, with Millburn and Northern Valley Regional High School DIstrict rounding out the top three.

All public school rankings on Niche.com are based on key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and ...

Morristown Girls Soccer Defeats Montville; 3-2

October 25, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown snapped a two-game skid and defeated Montville on the road, 3-2, on Saturday.

The Colonials (2-3) also defeated the Mustangs by a 3-2 score on Oct. 13.  Kiera Pohan, Anna Szporn and Molly Cunningham scored for Morristown. Katie Duff had an assist. MacKenzie Fitzgerald made 9 saves on the day.

Dani Vito scored twice for the Mustangs. Dara Frieder had the ...

Photos from Friday Night's Football Game; Morristown vs Randolph

RANDOLPH, NJ- While it was not their cleanest game if the year, the Randolph High School Football team was still able to pull off a 42-0 trouncing of Morristown on Friday Oct. 23

“We had a couple missed opportunities and a couple penalties that didn’t go our way, which made us play a little slower than we would have liked,” said coach Will Nahan.  “But, I like how ...

Morristown Girls Tennis Drops Match to Mendham on Friday

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Colonials fell to 1-4 on the season following Friday’s 3-2 loss to Mendham.

Morristown had wins at first singles and first doubles. At first singles, Maddie Beavis rallied for a 5-7, 6-0, 6-1 win over Mendham’s Samantha Matkowski. At first doubles, the pair of Alex Fisher and Madison Silver fought back after dropping the first set and won 5-7, 7-5, ...

New Jersey Records Almost 2K New COVID Cases on Saturday, Per Gov. Murphy

October 25, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the New Jersey on Friday

It was the seventh straight day with over 1,000 new cases, recording 1,994, announced the governor, with eight new deaths. It was the highest one day total since May, according to Murphy. Statewide, there are 227,339 positive cases and 14,492 deaths, and ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency for An Additional 30 Days

RED BANK – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 191. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended on April 7, May 6, June 4, July 2, August 1, August 27, and September 25. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency ...

Gov. Murphy, First Lady Cancel Events, Enter Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

BLACKWOOD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, First Lady Tammy Murphy, entered a voluntary self-quarantine Wednesday afternoon after a senior staff member - who the governor was in close proximity to Saturday - tested positive for coronavirus. 

Murphy unexpectedly left a press briefing Wednesday at midday in Camden County, after learning of his exposure to the individual - whose ...

Joint Statement from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut Governors Regarding Updated Travel Policy

NEW JERSEY- In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont issued a statement regarding their updated travel advisory policy.

“Our states have worked together successfully in combating this pandemic since the beginning and we'll continue to do so", the ...

$14M in New Covid-Relief Funds to Help NJ Residents Get Back to Work Available

October 22, 2020

BLACKWOOD, NJ — Over 1.6 million people in New Jersey have filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic began to ravage the state.

Looking to help individuals out of work, as well as employers unable to hire more people due to the financial impact of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy announced $14 million of new workforce development funds ...

Interfaith Food Pantry Network Recognizes GAF for innovative volunteerism during pandemic.

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ: Parsippany-based roofing manufacturer GAF was awarded the “Golden Apple Award” by the Interfaith Food Pantry Network (IFPN) at a Virtual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, October 15 th .

The annual event typically takes place in-person, but this year it was broadcast over Facebook Live from the IFPN warehouse and resource center in Morris ...

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending 2019 Corporate Business Tax Calendar Year Return Filing Date

NEW JERSEY - Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 189, which extends the filing deadline for 2019 Corporate Business Tax (CBT) calendar year returns being filed under extension to November 16, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The previous filing deadline for calendar year returns being filed under extension was October 15, 2020.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has ...

Costs Exceed Revenue for New Jersey’s Latino-Owned Businesses Since The COVID-19 Pandemic Began

NEW JERSEY -- Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, revenue growth of Latino-owned companies was up 10% over last year, but like most other businesses in America, their fortunes have declined dramatically since March, according to the annual Biz2Credit Latino-Owned Business Study for 2020.

Using February as a baseline, the analysts found that the sales of Latino-owned business dropped 42% ...

MORRISTOWN: Halloween Health and Safety Steps from NJ Department of Health

October 25, 2020

MADISON, NJ – Halloween trick-or-treating is fast approaching and residents are encouragedto follow safety guidelines posted by the New Jersey Department of Health to help everyone who celebrates the annual tradition amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

For all activities, social distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitizing, and gathering limits should be observed.

“In ...

Morristown Location Hosts Blood Donation

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morristown will host a blood donation opportunity on November 3 at the College of Saint Elizabeth from 11am - 4pm.

For thanking those who ...

With Cases Rising, NJ Hospitals Prepare For What’s Ahead

Masks, gowns and other supplies are stockpiled, but some worry about staffing levels amid a national COVID-19 surge.

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

No one anticipates the same surge of patients that flooded hospitals ...

Lantern Hill Offers Excellent Health Care on Campus

Residents have easy access to the very best health and wellness services.

Lantern Hill, the Erickson Living-managed senior living community in New Providence, New Jersey, is named for its illustrious railroading past, but its eye is on the future. Known for its vibrant, maintenance-free lifestyle, state-of-the-art amenities, clubs and activities, Lantern Hill also offers the best in senior ...

In NJ, Lakewood Tops State for Rate of COVID-19 Infections

Cases are on the rise statewide, but in Lakewood the number is growing faster

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Since September, daily coronavirus infection rates in the state have been on the rise, confirming officials ...

Morristown Restaurant Offers Mr. Mummy Pancake: Free for Kids 12 and Under

October 26, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Halloween is certainly different this year, but IHOP is doing something fun for kids 12 and under. Beginning October 26 and running through October 30, participating IHOP restaurants are offering a free Mr.Mummy Pancake from 7am -10am.

The Mr. Mummy pancake is a large green pancake topped with zig zags of cream cheese icing bandages, banana slices and chocolate chip eyes and a ...

Food Distribution in Morristown; October 22

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Table of Hope will be distributing food for free on October 22 at the Bishop Nazery Way parking lot. The distribution will take place between 2pm and 3:30pm

The organization will be distributing groceries, produce, dairy and canned goods

Anyone attending the event, is asked to wear a face mask and follow CDC guidelines.

 

Read More: 2020 Trunk-or-Treat & ...

Church of God In Christ for All Saints to distribute 1,400 food boxes in response to Communities impacted by COVID-19

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST FOR ALL SAINTS TO DISTRIBUTE 1,400 “FARMERS TO FAMILIES” FOOD BOXES IN RESPONSE TO COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Church of God In Christ For All Saints (COGICFAS) has announced its commitment to distribute 1,400 food boxes to the local community deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Food boxes will be distributed this month ...

Morristown Happenings: Things to do in Morristown This Weekend: Oct. 23- Oct. 25

October 23, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Here's what's on TAP this weekend.

Friday October 23

Folk Project presents Dave Kleiner; Virtual; 7pm

 

Saturday October 24

Operation Take Back; ShopRite of Greater Morristown; Stop & Shop in Morris Plains; 10am - 2pm

Urban Farm; 31 Hazel Street; 10am - 2pm

Pet Adoption; Subaru of Morristown; 12noon - 3pm

An Outdoor Movie featuring The ...

Scaring Up Some Fun Movies For Halloween

NEW JERSEY - Halloween is marked by the rustle of the leaves, the chilliness of the wind, and an invasion of pumpkins. But this year awaits an unprecedented Halloween, one without the occasional ring followed by a chorus of “trick-or-treat”. If not the candy, the holiday is marked by the movies that come by it. Whether it means a good scare, cult classics, or nostalgic ...

Miss Going to the Movies? Now You Can Rent Out the Morristown Movie Theatre

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Going to the movies has been a distant memory since the pandemic struck. The days of gathering with friends over a cold soda and a huge bucket of warm popcorn dripping with melted butter are gone. Or are they?

AMC is now offering a private movie showing for $99 plus tax. The theater will allow up to 20 people to attend for the private showing. The Morristown AMC is ...

Impact 100 Garden State is recruiting new members who want to use the power of collective giving to change lives.

October 26, 2020

Wanted: Women Who Make a Difference

Impact 100 Garden State, an all-woman organization dedicated to collective giving, is expanding its 2021 membership drive with a series of virtual “Meet & Mingle” events. Women who are interested in making an impact may RSVP to member@impact100gardenstate.org.

The organization, which has donated more than $2 million to nonprofits in ...

JCP&L and FirstEnergy Foundation Donate $65,000 to Local New Jersey Police Chiefs Associations to Help Keep Communities Safe

Morristown, NJ – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), and the FirstEnergy Foundation recently donated a total of $65,000 to 13 local police chiefs associations throughout JCP&L’s service territory in recognition of their key role in keeping communities safe around downed power lines and other electrical equipment. The funding ...

Morristown Restaurant Set to Give Away 20 Restored Kids Bikes

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  During the pandemic, members of the community have banded together to help those less fortunate. There are has been food distributions, clothing drives, coat drives and now a bike give-away.

This Sunday, Verrilli's Pizza and Bakery will be giving away (FREE) 20 restored children's bikes to members of the community. The give away begins at 8:30am ...

‘Grow It Green Morristown’ Receives $2,200 from Morris Muses

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Though we are still in lockdown, it doesn't mean we can’t go outside to tend the garden. On October 20, at the Lafayette Learning Center Preschool, members and employees of the Grow It Morristown assembled at The Urban Farm for a special occasion.

Grow It Green Morristown is a non-profit organization that creates sustainable farms and gardens, and educates local ...

Current Foliage Conditions Across the Garden State for Oct. 16 from the NJ DEP

October 17, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful.

Forests in the Northwest corner of the state, including the area near High Point State Park and Waywayanda State Park are at peak color. The southern portion of Sussex County is near peak. 

Northern NJ along ...

Morristown Announces 2020 Leaf Collection Schedule

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Town of Morristown Public Works has announced the dates for this year's leaf collection. The collection in town will run through December 4, 2020.

Leaves must be free of litter, rocks, dirt, limbs, twigs, headge clippings, grass clippings and should be raked to the curb. Leaves should not be placed in bags. 

The schedule is as follows:

Monday ...

Current Foliage Conditions Across the Garden State from the NJ DEP

TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection released the current fall foliage map for the Garden State and things are starting to look colorful.

We'll share the updated maps as they become available so you can head out into our favorite state and enjoy the great outdoors. (Be sure to take plenty of photos!)

Founded on the first Earth Day in 1970, the New ...

Extend your Enjoyment of Nutritious Pumpkins

October 24, 2020

Pumpkin is not just for dessert.  Consider using this low calorie, flavorful vegetable, botanically classified as a fruit, in any of the courses of your fall or holiday meals.

The beta carotene that gives pumpkin its orange color is an important antioxidant.  Increasing the beta carotenes in your diet can reduce the risk of developing some cancers and provide protection against heart ...

Guard Your Gourd: How To Keep Squirrels From Eating Your Pumpkins

GLEN ROCK, NJ -  Is your perfectly-carved pumpkin being ravaged by local wildlife?

As Halloween draws closer, families are putting out jack-o-lanterns to celebrate, but, unfortunately, many of those pumpkins are being quickly devoured by squirrels.

If you don’t remember this being a problem in the past, there’s a lot of speculation as to why squirrels are foraging for food ...

Sycamore Living: A Wellness Community that Caters to Your Goals

New Jersey is home to a number of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities. Sycamore Living at East Hanover, encompasses both. 

Imagine living life to the fullest in a Wellness Community that caters to your own goals, lifestyle preferences, and your personal needs.   Sycamore understands that as time passes life changes.  “Being able to stay in a familiar and safe ...

Sign up Today for the Morris Township Police Department Trading Card Contest

October 25, 2020

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Today is the second day of the Morris Township Police Department Officer Trading Card Contest! Morris Township residents, 14 years of age and younger can try to collect as many trading cards as possible.

Ask any Morris Township officer you see, if they have their trading card on them. According to the rules, the officer must sign and date the card for it to be a ...

Suspect Arrested in String of Residential Burglaries and Motor Vehicle Thefts

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Elijah Lott was arrested in a series of residential burglaries and motor vehicle thefts in Chatham Township, announced Morris County Acting Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Acting Chief of Detectives Chris Kimker, and Chatham Township Police Chief Thomas Miller.

During the month of September 2020, Chatham Township Detective Muta Blanford, with the assistance of the ...

4 Individuals Pursued by Morristown Police Now in Custody

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A police pursuit in Morristown on Sunday afternoon ended with four individuals in custody, according to BNN.

A vehicle was stopped on Tiffany Road in Morristown as directed by Morristown Police, the alert indicated. Police have reported the four individuals are in custody. 

No other information was provided. This story will be updated when more information becomes ...

Boater Gets Jail for Death of Former Roxbury Student

October 24, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – A man responsible for a 2019 boating accident that killed his friend, former Roxbury High School student Jason Gil, must spend almost a year behind bars and then face three years on probation, officials said today.

The man, Nicholas Zarantonello, 25, was sentenced Friday by state Superior Court Judge Stephen Taylor, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s ...

Attorney General Recoves Over $150,000 in Penalties from Two Used Car Dealers with Locations in Mountain Lakes, Hillside, Hasbrouck Heights and Berlin

NEWARK – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs (the “Division”) today announced that they have reached settlements with two car dealerships resolving alleged violations of the Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”), the Used Car Lemon Law, and other regulations governing the sale and advertising of motor vehicles. Both dealerships have ...

Appeals Court Allows Public Disclosure of New Jersey Police Misconduct History

TRENTON, NJ - An appeals court has ruled that New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal can release the names of all law enforcement officers who have received major professional discipline in the state, a plan that was announced this past summer following widespread national protests for police reform and social justice after the murder of George Flyod. The court decided that the ...

'Jewish Medical Ethics' Topic of Free October Clergy Learning Series

October 5, 2020

Rabbi Shalom Lubin, spiritual leader of Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany and leader of Chabad of Southeast Morris County, will be the inaugural presenter for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris 2020–2021 Clergy Learning Series. His talks, on "Jewish Medical Ethics," are scheduled for Thursdays, October 15, 22 and 29, all at 1 p.m., and ...

Candidate Statement from Freeholder Selen

October 25, 2020

At a recent Morris County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Freeholder Tayfun Selen’s opponent Cary Amaro was asked what her criteria would be to decide what services the county truly needs to fund. Her first target for cutting costs was Public Safety, including the Hope One program and SERT.

Freeholder Selen hopes that everyone in Morris County to know that he stands with law ...

3 Ways to Return Your Ballot; 9 Days Left to Vote

October 26, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Did you receive your ballot in the mail? All Morris County General Election mail in ballots were delivered to the US Postal Service by Monday, October 5, said Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi. If you have not received your ballot, call the Morris County Clerk's Election Office at 973-285-6066

If you have received your ballot in the mail, fill it out, using pencil, black or ...

General Election Public Question #1: Constitutional Amendment to Legalize Marijuana Explained

In addition to voting in statewide, county and local elections by November 3, New Jersey residents will be asked three public questions, including whether the state Constitution should be amended to legalize marijuana.

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey offers an objective perspective of this question, including reasons for voting yes and no.

Question on the Ballot:

Do you ...

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October 21, 2020

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COVID-19 Update for Friday Oct. 23; Morristown Cases Up to 638

October 23, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in Morristown have increased to 638, said officials. That is an increase of five overnight.

As of today, there are 1,139 new positive cases in the state. Sadly, there are 11 more confirmed deaths in the state.

The State of New Jersey is reporting 225,430 confirmed cases in New Jersey and 8,721 positive test results ...

COVID-19 Update for Thursday Oct. 22; Morristown Adds Four Overnight

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in Morristown has increased to 633, said officials. According to the data, that's an increase of four since yesterday.

As of today, there are 1,182 new positive cases in the state. Sadly, there are two more confirmed deaths in Morris County, the data shows.

The State of New Jersey is reporting 224,385 confirmed cases ...

COVID-19 Update for Wednesday Oct. 21; Morristown Adds One New Case Overnight

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The number of COVID-19 cases in Morristown has increased to 629, said officials. According to the data, that's an increase of one since yesterday.

As of today, there are 1,062 new positive cases in the state. The state is also reporting 18 new COVID-19 deaths.

The State of New Jersey is reporting 223,223 confirmed cases in New Jersey and ...

Tongue out Thursday! Check Out Shadow

Shadow was adopted as a puppy but was recently returned to our rescue after about 4 years in a home because he was overprotective in the home. Because of this, he needs a quiet and adult only home. Shadow lived with a senior dog for about 2.5 years and his owners reported he was submissive with this dog. A few meets with a potential doggie sibling would be best as he has been a bit reactive with ...

Today is the Last Day to Donate to Eleventh Hour Rescue

September 30th, is the last day of Eleventh Hour Rescue's peer-to-peer fundraiser for Building Hope. They have reached almost $43,000 of the $50,000 goal.

"We are SO CLOSE! Please consider donating! Every little bit helps!", said organizers

"Eleventh Hour Rescue has been leasing a kennel property on Route 10 in Randolph that houses our dogs who are not currently ...

Morris Township's Fall Outdoor Movie Set for October 24

October 15, 2020

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Community members are invited to enjoy a free outdoor movie on Saturday October 24 at Ginty Field in Morris Township.

The Morris Township Recreation Department will be showing The Addams Family with hot chocolate and a bonfire at the end of the movie. The festivities will begin at dust (approximately 6pm)

Attendees are reminded to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

The Grand Harvest Wine Festival is Back 'Socially Distanced' This Weekend in Morristown

The fall season will uncork once again when several of New Jersey’s finest wineries join together for the annual “Grand Harvest Wine Festival” on October 10 and 11 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. each day. Surrounded by the beauty of the autumn foliage this weekend of great New Jersey wine, gourmet food trucks, fabulous live music and artisan crafts is a fitting way to ...

Get Those Costumes Ready! Morristown to Hold Trunk or Treat Event

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Recreation Department will be holding a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 31 from 2pm - 4pm. The event will take place in the back of Town Hall Parking Lot, 25 Franklin Street

The event is limited to Morristown residents ONLY. Space is limited and registration is required. Participants are needed to register by Thursday October 29. Walk up entries will ...

Paranormal Event at Morristown's Fosterfields

October 25, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Interested in the paranormal? Join the Specter Seekers Paranormal Society for a live in person hunt next weekend. The investigation will take place on Saturday November 7 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm at Fosterfields in Morristown.

The event includes an investigation of the haunted back field, the Willows grounds, the Cottage Garden and the Farmhouse exterior.

Fosterfields Living ...

Rep. Sherrill to Host NJEDA for a Webinar on Phase 3 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will hold a webinar Friday, October 23 at 1:30pm to help small businesses who are interested in applying for Phase 3 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program.

The webinar will take place via Zoom, email NJ11MS_Events@mail.house.gov to receive ...

Halloween is "ON" in Morris Township, Announce Officials

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Morris Township's Mayor Cathy Wilson joined Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus J. Kobylarz, Chatham Township Mayor Michael Kelly, Florham Park Mayor Mark Taylor and Madison's Mayor Bob Conley in announcing that Halloween  can be celebrated in their towns on Saturday, October 31.

Each town plans to hold Halloween unless there is an uptick in ...

Morristown Medical Center President Trish O'Keefe at Honored Virtual Gala

October 23, 2020

MENDHAM, NJ – Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TCSF) will host its 39th Annual Awards Celebration on Monday, October 26, 2020, as a free, live-streaming event, honoring three New Jersey leaders, including Morristown Medical Center President, Trish O’Keefe. All of the honorees believe in and support the TCSF mission to provide partial scholarships for many of the state’s most ...

Why We Walk To End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter is spotlighting people who make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia, by participating in the upcoming 2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s (WTEA) - the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Today we say thank you to Andrea and Steve ...

Zoom Lecture by Dr. Robert Butts: "The History of the Baroque Orchestra of NJ"

The Madison Historical Society will present Dr. Robert Butts speaking about “The History of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey” on Tuesday, October 20, 7 pm via Zoom. 

To join the Zoom presentation, please contact the Madison Historical Society at historicalsociety@rosenet.org or Box 148, Madison, N.J. 07940.

Dr. Butts has shared his passion, enthusiasm and knowledge ...

Morristown Residents Encouraged to Dispose of Unused, Unwanted Prescription Medicine During "Operation Take Back"

October 23, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Operation Take Back, a national program that encourages people to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal, is being launched locally by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and several municipal police departments on Oct. 24, 2020.

The goal is to reduce abuse and misuse of ...

2020 Trunk-or-Treat & Fire Dept. (Fairchild & Hillside) Halloween Parades are Cancelled

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Some Halloween festivities in Morris Township have been canceled due to the pandemic, announced officials.

"We are sorry to announce the 2020 Trunk-or-Treat and Fire Department (Fairchild & Hillside) Halloween Parades are canceled", they said. "The decision to cancel this year was a difficult one, but due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases the ...

“Walk the Vote in Morristown” — A Safe Way to Connect with Voters

The Morristown Democratic Committee wants every voter to cast their ballot! So, we’re calling on volunteers to “Walk the Vote in Morristown” and deliver door hangers to assist voters.

The pandemic has forced us to find creative ways to reach voters and that’s why we’re asking supporters to “take a walk through Morristown” and safely deliver a written ...

Retired Madison Police Chief Continues to Fight COVID-19; Community Asked to Donate

October 22, 2020

MADISON, NJ - For over six months, Retired Madison Police Chief Vincent Chirico has been in the fight of his life. He was admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 on April 6. According to his daughter, the next six months have been a roller coaster.

A gofundme has been started together with the chief's family and the Madison NJ PBA 92, to help raise money for his continued recovery and ...

Good Mojo Opens Up in East Hanover

EAST HANOVER, NJ - There is a new restaurant that has opened up in East Hanover named Good Mojo and it is the creation of former CHOPPED Champion Mike Dilonna who is a resident of Madison.

The quaint spot offers creative food for lunch, dinner and take-out. It also offers family style meals to go.

Good Mojo is located at 360 Rt. 10 West in East Hanover.

 

Safe Night Out Event for Kids in Florham Park

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There will be no tricks but plenty of treats when the Florham Park Police host the 2020 Safe Night Out Drive in Movie night on October 30th.

They have sent permission slips out to all Florham Park students in grades K-8.

All students attending must register for the event. You can return permission slips to the Borough Hall lobby.

All students attending will ...

Hoboken to Implement Fines for Indoor House Parties Over 25 People

October 26, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken is prepared to fine residents who host indoor house parties with over 25 attendees, as rates of COVID transmission throughout New Jersey trend upwards.

"The Hoboken Police Department has responded to several house parties over the past few weekends, some of which were identified by the Health Department as contributing to clusters of ...

Trump Truck Parade in Scotch Plains and Fanwood Draws Both Cheers and Jeers (VIDEO)

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Several hundred trucks -- but nowhere near the 700-1,000 anticipated -- rolled through several Union County towns, including Fanwood and Scotch Plains on Saturday showing their support for President Trump. 

The motorcade was led by a police escort (to keep the parade moving) and featured trucks, cars and motorcycles with flags, sometimes with vulgar ...

Historic State Theatre New Jersey Auctioning Off Parts of its History

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Historic State Theatre New Jersey – whose stage has been graced by the likes of Bob Hope, Bruce Springsteen and Denzel Washington – is giving the public a chance to own a part of its history.

The theater, which will turn 100 next year, is auctioning off 20 seat pairs, seven VIP box seats and 23 VIP orchestra pit seats.

Proceeds from the Seat Auction ...

Road Trip – A Virtual Art Exhibit Featuring Farmstead Arts Member Artists

October 21, 2020

Farmstead Arts proudly presents its sixth annual Members’ Art Show virtually.  This year’s exhibit, entitled ROAD TRIP, features the diverse works of seventeen Farmstead Arts Member Artists who take us on a virtual Road Trip to places real or imagined so we can see things along the way as we continue to socially distance.

The show will run online at www.farmsteadartscenter.org ...

Day Tours of Battleship NJ on Camden Waterfront Will Return

CAMDEN, NJ — After closing tours following Labor Day with revenue seeing a noticeable decline, Battleship New Jersey announced Wednesday it will be back this weekend for “Fire Power” walkthroughs of its largest vessel.

The Board of Trustees of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial says it will “re-open with a bang,” providing not only tours starting ...

Benches Making Their Return to Belmar’s Boardwalk … One Truckload at a Time

BELMAR, NJ — Greeted with much fanfare on social media, Belmar’s boardwalk benches are being placed back into their dedicated spots, beginning on the north end.

A Department of Public Works crew is leading the effort, loading the benches from the 13th Avenue parking lot, where they have been stored since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, into a rack-body truck for the ...

New Jerseyans Say ‘Cheese!’ (But Hold the Dairy) with Vegan Cheese

October 24, 2020

Is plant-based cheese really cheese? Well, sort of. But instead of dairy from cows, sheep or goats, vegan cheesemakers are making it with plant milk, nuts, tapioca and even rice.

There are many different methods to make vegan cheese nowadays. The easy way? Using a plant-based milk base (from foods like cashews or almonds) and adding a few thickening agents and seasonings.

Plant-based ...

The Guardian by John Grisham

The Guardians by John Grisham. (Dell, 2020)

“Duke Russell is not guilty of the unspeakable crimes for which he was convicted; nonetheless, he is scheduled to be executed for them in one hour and forty-five minutes.”

Are you hooked? I am.

When I taught Creative Writing, one of the first lessons on writing prose was, “You have to capture the reader in the first paragraph ...

American Business Associates Launches New Television Show: Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe

October 24, 2020

American Business Associates, New York & New Jersey’s premier business development organization, is partnering with East Main Media to launch a new weekly television program: Opportunity Calls with Ellen Volpe.

Airing each Sunday throughout the New York Metro area at 11am EST on News12Plus, the program will feature conversations with experts and leaders from a wide range of ...

Vote for honesty, transparency and helpfulness -- not misinformation

October 24, 2020

Republican Congressional candidate Rosemary Becchi (NJ-11) continues to spread misinformation about our state's 2020 election process. I would like to set the record straight.

In campaign advertisements, Ms. Becchi has repeatedly stated:

“Due to Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order, New Jersey will be holding an all vote by mail election this November– the ...

Dog Grief. Is It Real or Is It Just My Imagination?

October 21, 2020

FLORHAM PARK - On Thursday, my 17-year-old Chihuahua Pancho Villa ran around the yard with his companion Buddy, a Red-header Retriever, and Boomer, a Golden Retriever. Friday morning, when I picked Pancho up to go outside at 6 a.m. like he usually does, he yelped in pain. By 3:30 that afternoon, he was in heaven, relieved of whatever disorder had caused the blood-curdling scream earlier in the ...

Tri-County Scholarship Fund to Honor Morristown Medical Center President Trish O'Keefe at Virtual Gala

October 23, 2020

MENDHAM, NJ – Tri-County Scholarship Fund (TCSF) will host its 39th Annual Awards Celebration on Monday, October 26, 2020, as a free, live-streaming event, honoring three New Jersey leaders, including Morristown Medical Center President, Trish O’Keefe. All of the honorees believe in and support the TCSF mission to provide partial scholarships for many of the state’s most ...

IRS fights fraud aimed at charities, joins international awareness week

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is combating fraud by once again joining organizations around the world to highlight the third annual International Charity Fraud Awareness Week, Oct. 19-23.

International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW) brings together everyone involved in the charity and not-for-profit sectors to raise awareness of and share good practices for tackling ...

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey celebrate 40th anniversary of Women of Achievement gala with virtual event

RIVERDALE, September 16, 2020 — Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Annual Women of Achievement gala virtually on Wednesday, September 16, to raise dollars to expand the reach and impact of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in northern New Jersey.

The professionally produced fundraiser honored inspirational women who are making a difference in ...

NJBPU Launches Campaign Promoting Opportunities from New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™ that Save Residents Money and Reduce Energy Use

Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today announced the launch of a new public education campaign “Lighting the Way to a Clean Energy Future” to encourage New Jersey residents and businesses to save money, reduce energy use, and contribute to New Jersey’s clean energy economy. The statewide campaign highlights the numerous rebates, incentives, and ...

Obituaries

Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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Bill N. Raso, age 83, of Manahawkin, NJ passed away September 23, 2018. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he ...
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 It is with great sadness that The Hampshire Companies announces that Todd Anderson, ...
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- Mar 13, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Paulus J. Tuyp, passed away at his residence with his loving and ...
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- Mar 12, 2017
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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