Sports

N.J. State Golf Association Unveils Hall of Fame

3dd920d5073835cee563_be8465875534aa158876_byron_nelson_young_image_cup.jpg
Golf legend Byron Nelson won the 1935 NJSGA State Open Championship as an assistant pro at Ridgewood Country Club Credits: AP photo
3dd920d5073835cee563_be8465875534aa158876_byron_nelson_young_image_cup.jpg

The New Jersey State Golf Association, with 118 years of golf history behind it, is proud to announce the formation of the NJSGA Hall of Fame.

The inaugural class boasts the most prominent names in that 118-year period including both famed players and those who have made a unique and lasting impact on the game of golf.

Among those honored are professionals Byron Nelson, Johnny Farrell and Vic Ghezzi, legendary amateurs Chet Sanok, Carolyn Cudone, Jerome Travers, Maureen Orcutt and Bob Housen and accomplished players Charlotte Glutting and Charles Whitehead.

Sign Up for E-News

Other inductees include renowned architect A.W. Tillinghast, who designed Baltusrol among others; famed African-American golf pioneer John Shippen; noted journalist Arthur (Red) Hoffman; Dr. Ralph Engel, founder of the Rutgers’ Turfgrass school , and benefactors Nestor J. MacDonald (founder of NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation), and Billy Y. Dear (youth golf and caddie scholarship). 

The induction ceremony for the inaugural NJSGA Hall of Fame class will take place on Tuesday, May 1, in the ballroom at Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth, home of the NJSGA.

“New Jersey has a tremendous heritage of golf and an association that ranks among the oldest in the United States. It was time for our greatest players and contributors to be recognized,” said Bill Frese, President of the NJSGA and Chairman of the NJSGA Hall of Fame Committee.

 “We started with the idea of acknowledging the great players but quickly decided to include those who have made significant contributions to the game,” added Kevin Purcell, Executive Director of the NJSGA. “The NJSGA Hall of Fame will honor those with significant competitive achievements as well as those who helped bring recognition, honor, distinction and excellence to New Jersey golf.”

The Hall of Fame will be housed at Galloping Hill with a video kiosk and list of inductees. The Hall of Fame will also have a strong presence on the NJSGA’s website (www.NJSGA.org) which will be newly enhanced for 2018.

The NJSGA Hall of Fame has been established to recognize and enshrine men and women who, as New Jersey natives or residents at their time of achievement, have impacted New Jersey golf and/or have made extraordinary contributions to the game through competitive and non-competitive accomplishments.

The mission is to honor New Jersey’s finest amateur and professional golf competitors, as well as those who have made outstanding contributions in other areas of golf such as architects, journalists, superintendents, mentors, volunteers and others.

Beginning in 2018, nominations will be taken for worthy candidates and considered by the NJSGA Hall of Fame Committee.

A LOOK AT THE INAUGURAL CLASS OF INDUCTEES:

 

CAROLYN CUDONE (1918-2009)

Playing primarily out of Montclair Golf Club, Cudone won 20 state amateur championships, including 10 in New Jersey, six in New York and four in South Carolina. From 1968 through 1972, she won five straight U.S. Senior Amateur titles, becoming the only person, man or woman in any division, to ever to win five consecutive U.S. amateur titles.

In 1961, at the age of 42, she finished ninth in the U.S. Open. Cudone also played on the 1956 U.S. Curtis Cup team. In 1970, she was appointed the team's captain and was named Golf Magazine's Amateur of the Year.

 

WILLIAM Y. DEAR (1912-1986)

An outstanding golfer who won the NJSGA Amateur Championship in 1951, Billy Dear’s legacy is in his giving back to the game. A true benefactor, he fostered competition for young boys with his own championship, and the NJSGA Junior and Boys championships are named after him. He gave generously to the Caddie Scholarship Foundation.

During his playing career, Dear had affiliations with both Morris County Golf Club and Essex County Country Club. In addition to his State Amateur victory, he was runner-up in the State Open in 1951. He was also runner-up in the Amateur four times and partnered with four different players to win the NJSGA Four-Ball Championship five times.

                   

DR. RALPH ENGEL (1915-1995)

Dr. Engel initiated the two-year Rutgers Winter Turf Management Course in 1962, and as program administrator and as an instructor, he graduated over 1,000 students. The native of Nebraska earned his doctorate at Rutgers (1951) and devoted his life to turf development. His research focused on improving the quality of turfgrasses, and he spearheaded early research in the areas of weed and insect control. Dr. Engel’s efforts gained universal recognition and in 1993, he won the USGA's Green Section Award.

During his early years in New Jersey, Dr. Engel pioneered the concept of turfgrass visitation service, conducting consulting visitations with superintendents at MGA and NJSGA clubs. These visitations became the basis for the current USGA Green Section Turf Advisory Service. Through his 40-plus years of work, Dr. Engel received many honors, including the GCSAA Distinguished Service Award, election into the New Jersey Turfgrass Hall of Fame, Professor Emeritus from Rutgers University, and the John Reid Lifetime Achievement Award from the MGA Golf Course Superintendents Association.

 

JOHNNY FARRELL (1901-1988)

Farrell was the head professional at Baltusrol Golf Club for 33 years, beginning in 1934, and one of the leading pros of his era, winning 21 PGA events. Farrell, who won the U.S. Open in 1928 when he beat Bobby Jones by one shot in a 36-hole playoff, played in the first Masters tournament and was on the PGA Tour from 1919 until the mid-1930's. He finished second in the U.S. Open twice, second in the PGA Championship twice and second in the British Open once. He won the 1936 New Jersey State Open.

Starting in the spring of 1927, he won eight consecutive PGA Tour events, a run that was unequalled until Byron Nelson won eleven in a row in 1945. Farrell was voted Best Golf Professional in the United States in 1927 and ’28. He played for the United States in the first three Ryder Cups: 1927, 1929, and 1931. He taught golf to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon and Ford, as well as Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Douglas Fairbanks, and the Duke of Windsor.

 

 VIC GHEZZI (1910-1976)

Born in Rumson, Ghezzi won 11 times on the PGA Tour, including one major title, the 1941 PGA Championship, where he defeated Byron Nelson in 38 holes in the final. Ghezzi, working out of Deal Golf & Country Club, won three State Opens (1937, ’43, ’44) and two New Jersey PGA Championships (1939, ’49).

He was selected for three Ryder Cup teams, 1939, 1941, and 1943, but each was canceled due to World War II.  At the U.S. Open in 1946, he was in a 36-hole Sunday playoff with Lloyd Mangrum and Byron Nelson. Mangrum won that afternoon by a single stroke over both Ghezzi and Nelson. Ghezzi was elected to the PGA of America's Hall of Fame in 1965.

 

CHARLOTTE GLUTTING (1910-1996)

Glutting was born in Newark in 1910. She graduated from the Beard School (now Morristown-Beard School) in 1927. Playing out of Rock Spring Club, she was the first to win the state Women’s Amateur Championship four times (1931, 1932, 1934, 1935).

Glutting captured the decisive point of the 1934 Curtis Cup to lead the American team to victory. In 1938, she led the U.S. team to its fourth consecutive Curtis Cup victory at the tournament.

Glutting captured numerous prestigious championships, including the 1934 North and South Women's Amateur played at Pinehurst Resort. In 1935, she reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Women's Amateur.

 

 ARTHUR (RED) HOFFMAN (1919-2005)

Hoffman was considered a walking encyclopedia of New Jersey golf. He covered the sport for more than 50 years - first with the Newark Evening News and then the Star Ledger. He was presented with the 1988 Lincoln Werden Award by the Met Golf Writers for his contributions to golf journalism, and the same year he was honored as “Sportswriter of the Year” by the N.J. Sportswriters’ Association.

In 2000, a caddie scholarship for journalism students was named in his honor by the NJSGA, and in 2004, the NJSGA and NJPGA presented Red with their first joint Distinguished Service Award (DSA).

He served as president of the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association, and as a board member of the Golf Writers Association of America.  A member of Plainfield Country Club, he also served for many years as editor of the NJSGA Open program book. Today, the Hoffman Cup, an interclub team event, is played in his honor.

 

ROBERT HOUSEN  (1938 - )

Bob Housen, the winner of six New Jersey State Golf Association Amateur Championships, is known as one of the finest amateurs in the history of the state. He is long-time member of Manasquan River Golf Club and is a former captain and record 24-time member of the NJSGA’s Compher Cup teams, a seven-time winner of the State Pre-Senior and two-time champion of the State Senior Open.

Housen is a two-time Met Senior Amateur champion and also won the Legends Division (70-plus) of the Met Senior Amateur.  In 2010, he won the Super Seniors Division of the NJSGA Senior Amateur. Housen also has the distinction of having won the Father & Son Championship with both his father, Donald (four times) and his son Chris (once).

 

NESTOR J. MACDONALD (1895-1991)

MacDonald was an original founder of the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation and its chairman from 1957 to 1967. He was a member of Rock Spring Club and Baltusrol, a member of the Scottish Trust, and a recipient of the British Royal Order of Merit.

He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force at the outbreak of World War I, became a fighter pilot in England and was shot down, surviving the crash, but suffering multiple injuries.

In 1920, he joined the New York firm of Thomas and Betts which produces electric connectors and accessories. Starting as a salesman, he rose to company president (1955), CEO (1960), and Board Chairman (1965). He is remembered as one of the great benefactors in New Jersey golf history and today a full four-year scholarship to Rutgers University is named in his honor.

 

BYRON NELSON (1912-2006)

One of the greatest golfers ever, Byron Nelson is recognized for having won 64 professional tournaments, including five majors. In 1945, he won an amazing 11 consecutive tournaments and 18 total events. While working as an assistant professional at The Ridgewood Country Club, Nelson won the State Open in 1935 and the Met Open in 1936.

The next year, 1937, he made his name known from coast to coast. His dramatic birdie at the par-3 12th hole and eagle-3 on the par-5 15th at Augusta, enabled him to snatch the 1937 Masters from Braidburn’s (now Brooklake C.C.) Ralph Guhldahl, who had won the U. S. Open that year.

From 1940-42, Nelson won 13 championships, including the 1940 PGA and the 1942 Masters, defeating Ben Hogan in a playoff. In 1944, Nelson won six tournaments.  But 1945 was his year, the greatest year, in fact, by any individual golfer.

 

MAUREEN ORCUTT (1907-2007)

Among Orcutt’s 65 victories were 10 Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association Championships (the first and last of which were separated by 42 years) along with six New Jersey Amateurs, seven Women’s Eastern match-play titles, five Metropolitan Seniors, three North and South Amateurs, two U.S. Seniors and two Canadian Amateurs. A lifelong member of White Beeches Golf & Country Club, Orcutt finished second in the White Beeches men's club championship at the age of 17.

From 1932 to 1938, Orcutt played on the U.S. team in the first four Curtis Cup matches. She was the runner-up in the U.S. Amateur in 1927 and 1936. As a journalist, she covered women’s golf for five publications including The New York Journal. In 1969, she received the first Tanqueray Award for contributions to amateur sports. She was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame and the New York Sports Hall of Fame.

 

CHESTER (CHET) SANOK (1919-1996)

A native of Belleville, Sanok worked as a caddie at Forest Hill Field Club in the 1930’s and finished runner-up in the 1938 State Junior Championship at Echo Lake. Winning five State Amateurs, Sanok also won the State Open in 1951 and 1956. In 1952, he became the first amateur to win the Met Open.

While most of his success came in the 1950s (playing out of Upper Montclair Country Club), he remained a threat on any golf course well into the 1970s. In 1974, he became the only man to win both the State Amateur and the State Senior Open in the same year. In 1975, he won both the Ike and his final State Amateur.

Sanok defeated Ben Hogan in an exhibition match at Forsgate in 1953, the same year Hogan won the Masters, the U.S. Open and the British Open. Sanok defeated him by two strokes.

 

JOHN SHIPPEN (1879-1968)

Shippen, an African American/Native American golfer who competed in several of the early U.S. Opens, was believed to be the first American-born golf professional.  At the age of 16, Shippen earned an assistant professional post at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club where he began giving lessons to some of the club members and became an accomplished player in his own right.  With the 1896 U.S. Open to be contested at Shinnecock, Shippen entered the championship over the protests of several English and Scottish professionals in the field.  He finished fifth in the championship and went on to compete in five more U.S. Opens, the last in 1913.

He eventually served as a golf professional at several clubs, including the famed Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., with his last stop at the Shady Rest Golf Course in Scotch Plains, N.J., in 1924. He remained there until his retirement in 1960. Today, the John Shippen Foundation and Youth Academy in Scotch Plains is named in his honor.

 

JEROME TRAVERS (1887-1951)

Jerry Travers, who was born in New York City, is considered not only the first great New Jersey amateur golfer, but was also considered the finest American amateur golfer in the days before Bobby Jones.  He played out of Montclair Golf Club, and later Upper Montclair Country Club.

Travers was not only the first to win the State Amateur four times -while making the final six times in a row between the years 1907-13 (he did not enter in 1909) - but the first to win five Metropolitan Amateurs, and four U.S. Amateurs.  Bobby Jones is the only other golfer to win more than three U.S. Amateurs. His greatest victory, the 1915 United States Open, made him the second amateur, after Francis Ouimet in 1913, to win the U.S. Open when he ground out a score of 297 at Baltusrol. Travers was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1976.

 

ALBERT WARREN TILLINGHAST (1876-1942)

Born in Philadelphia, it was in New Jersey where Tillinghast made his mark and became one of the most-sought-after architects of his day. In 1916, at age 40, he moved to New Jersey and established an office in Harrington Park.  Baltusrol, the first contiguous 36-hole course built in America, was considered his most important design in the state.

His original New Jersey designs, in order beginning in 1916, include Shackamaxon, Somerset Hills, Essex County,  Baltusrol, Suburban, Forest Hill, Suneagles, Ridgewood and Alpine. Reconstruction/extended designs include Spring Lake, Upper Montclair, Glen Ridge, Hollywood and Echo Lake. He also did consulting examinations on Pine Valley, Hollywood, Deal, Cranford and Trenton.

Among his notable other projects were Bethpage State Park, Winged Foot Golf Club, Newport Country Club and the San Francisco Golf Club.

 

CHARLES WHITEHEAD (1913-1984)

Whitehead, of Plainfield Country Club, was the most titled New Jersey amateur golfer during the period between the two World Wars. He won six New Jersey Amateur titles in seven years.

After winning the title for the first time in 1936, Charley was beaten in the second round when he tried to defend the following year, but then never lost a match in the amateur again as he reeled off 25 straight match wins, many by lopsided margins, in taking the next five championships.

A month after winning his sixth and final amateur title, Whitehead became the first amateur to win the New Jersey State Open when he shot 289 at Yountakah Golf Club in Nutley in 1942. He finished three shots ahead of Vic Ghezzi, who had defeated Byron Nelson to win the PGA Championship the year before.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Morristown

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Guest Column: Help! My Boss is A Bully and Harasses Me

Women in all fields have experienced sexual harassment as well as sexual assault by the famous and the merely inconspicuous. Too often the powers that be in the workplace turn a blind eye or protect the harasser.  Worse yet, the harassment is often accompanied by bullying and intimidation.

What should you do if you find yourself in a situation where your boss or supervisor is sexually ...

Morris Animal Inn: February is National Pet Dental Health Month

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Throughout the month of February, when you schedule your dog's teeth brushing at Morris Animal Inn's Salon, your dog will receive a FREE Dental treat.

Schedule now at 973-532-5030 or visit www.morrisanimalinn.com

Roxbury Teacher Union Plans Rally Over Contract as Mediation Begins

February 23, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Teachers and other members of the Roxbury Education Association (REA) are asking the public to show up Monday for a rally they hope will pressure the Roxbury School Board into signing a new contract.

The rally is scheduled to take place right before representatives from the union and the board meet in front of a mediator.

The “Rally for a Contract ...

Bayonne High School Placed on Lockdown Following False Snapchat Threat

February 23, 2018

BAYONNE, N.J. – Bayonne High School was placed on lockdown following a false report of a student with a gun at the school was circulating through Snapchat.

The lockdown was confirmed by TAPinto.net by multiple student tweets about the incident.

Following an investigation, officials determined that the threat was not credible as the Snapchat posts were related to Belan High School ...

Law Enforcement Night At Mennen Arena March 2

February 23, 2018

MORRISTOWN, N.J-The Morris Area Coalition for Education and Positive Choices is rapidly becoming a household name in Morris County.  Word is spreading about the many initiatives being instituted by this unique, powerful group that provides the community with facts and information in the fight against drug and alcohol abuse. Everyone is quickly realizing the benefit to families when they ...

Grand Reopening Activities for Morristown National Historical Park this Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The schedule of events for the Grand Opening of the Morristown National Historical Park's Discover History Center has been announced. From February 17 through February 20, visitors can attend a variety of talks, walks, interactive exhibits, and performances.  

All events will begin or occur at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington ...

Morristown High School Presents 'Anything Goes'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Rehearsals are underway for the 2018 Morristown High School production of Anything Goes. There will be four performances; Thursday March 8, Friday March 9, Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11

Tickets are on sale and available at www.mhstix.com

Sign up to get all the news as it happens at www.TAPinto.net/enews and follow us on Facebook ...

Registration is Open for Morris Elite's Spring and Summer Camps

February 19, 2018

Morris Elite Soccer Camp will be offering four weeks of camp this summer. Don't miss out! Register now at https://www.morriselitesoccer.com/page/show/3890035-camps

Celebrate Presidents Day with Photography Exhibition on George Washington’s Headquarters

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The museum at New Jersey’s Morristown National Historical Park kicks off Presidents Day with the debut solo exhibition George Washington’s Headquarters:  Photographs by Xiomáro, curated by Jude M. Pfister, D.Litt, the park’s Chief of Cultural Resources.  Admission is free and the 24 large images of the Ford Mansion, which served as ...

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum Remembers Abraham Lincoln; Feb. 19

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is hosting a program for children on Monday February 19 titled, "Abraham Lincoln Remembered".

Kids can learn about Lincoln’s whistle-stop train trip that began on February 11, 1861 when he traveled from his home in Springfield, Illinois to Washington, DC, where he took the presidential oath of office and began his first term as ...

The HOPE ONE Van Comes to Morristown Library Feb. 8th

February 8, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van will be at the Morristown & Morris Township Library on today, February 8 from 9am - 2pm. 

The  HOPE One vehicle, which previously was used in police tactical operations is now a mobile recovery access vehicle. The vehicle, which  has trained staff on site, provides individuals with information about rehab, detox services, ...

iCan Bike, a Bike Riding Camp For People With Disabilities, Comes To CCM in Randolph

RANDOLPH, NJ- iCan Bike, a camp to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle, is coming to County College of Morris in the summer of 2018.  CCM is generously providing the use of their gymnasium for the iCan Bike organizers to run their program in.

The camp, which will be held August 6-10, is one of several programs run under the auspices of iCan Shine, ...

Spring Registration Now Open at The Adult School

The Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park announced on Monday the opening of its spring registration.

Classes are offered in a diverse range of subject areas, including computers, foreign languages, arts and crafts, food and cooking, dance and music, career and finance, home and garden and sports and fitness. 

This spring will see the return of many of the ...

Morrisown Students Invited to the Morris County Public Safety Youth Academy

February 19, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The sixth-annual Morris County Public Safety Youth Academy program will be held this July for students entering grades 9-12 in the fall. Enrollment will begin March 1 and close April 8. The program is designed for students entering Grades 9 – 12 in the fall of this year.  

The 2018 program will be held the week of July 23 – July 27 (Mon – ...

Brendan Fletcher of "The Voice" Named as a Judge for Morristown ONSTAGE

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morris Educational Foundation (MEF) has announced this year’s panel of professional judges which includes 2016 semi-finalist on The Voice and New Jersey native, Brendan Fletcher.  Brendan was introduced to Morristown ONSTAGE last year when his friend and fellow musician, Jay Phatak, competed for the top prize and won last year’s 19 and over ...

Morris Township Firemen Host Valentine's Day Flower and Gift Sale

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Planning on getting roses for someone special this Valentine's Day? Why not get them from the HIllside Fire House and help support the Morris Township Emergency Management Association and the Morris Township Firefighter's Mutual Benevolent Association Local 70 .

The roses will be on sale at the Hillside Fire House, 132 Western Avenue on February 12 ...

Height during childhood associated with increased stroke risk in adulthood

Researchers in Denmark studied the health records of more than 300,000 people born between 1930 and 1989 and found that those who were shorter than average height between ages 7 and 13 had a greater risk of stroke as adults. The results of this study were published in the February 15, 2018 issue of the journal Stroke.

Summary: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320922.php

Journal ...

The 33% Approval Rating of this Administration Illustrates One Thing: The Electoral College Failed

The 33% Approval Rating of this Administration Illustrates One Thing: The Electoral College Failed

Jeff Sessions-  “Why would be bring somebody into the country who is illiterate in their own language?”  -To Tucker Carlson on FOX.

The most frustrating thing about the television is the one sided conversations that take place.  When the Attorney General, Jeffrey B.

Don't Miss This OPEN HOUSE Saturday for a 3BR Parsippany Trophy Home

Treat yourself to this newly-priced trophy home in majestic Puddingstone Estates in Parsippany, NJ!   See the details here or stop by the OPEN HOUSE on February 24th, 1 to 3 pm. If you can't make it, call Team Nest Builder's Lynn Garafola at 973-222-3777 for a private tour. 

You must experience this beautiful home to believe it!  It's ...

NYJ Class for Young Mindless Players

If only this was true.....

Good morning. My name is Todd Bowles, head coach for the New York Jets, as you are all aware. Today we will be going over some of the stupidest things you should not do while playing for the NFL. Your agent should have gone over the NFL conduct rules and the New York Jets rules (although sometimes ours are a little less harsher, hush, hush) while you were signing ...

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb (Altria, 2015)

 

Years later, after the tragedy, someone remembered the Dumb Supper and what had happened there. That was the cause of it, they said, because the ritual wasn't a game after all. It really was magic, but magic has rules, and she broke them. Even when they call it a 'senseless tragedy,' people always try to find a ...

Game of Thrones: A Definitive Ranking of Seasons 1-7

Groundhog Day. The day a tiny mammal’s shadow tells us when winter will come to an end. Me? I prefer my weather forecast in the form of a white raven (the telltale changing of seasons in Westeros).

For a few days, rumors spread that Game of Thrones will not return for its final season until April 2019, and while it was clarified that the April return date was likely a false rumor, HBO ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

Letter to the Editor: Police Presence is the Best Short-Term Solution

February 22, 2018

To the Editor,

There is only one short-term solution that can help protect our children right now. There needs to be a police officer in every school, every day from now on and in perpetuity.  

In a perfect world, it would be nice to imagine that there were no private homes that housed military level assault weapons, but that is not short-term reality.  It would also be ...

Good News in NJ for Veterans

February 21, 2018

Beginning in the 2017 tax year, New Jersey will give an additional $3,000 exemption for military veterans. You are eligible to claim this exemption NJ state income tax return if you are a military veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States on or before the last day of the tax year.

 

The ...

Guest Column: How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

Guest Column

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, February 24

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, February 24, 9:30 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Nature-Infused Yoga Winter Series

Green Health & Wellness

Sat, February 24, 2:00 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Give a Hoot! Owls of New Jersey.

Education Green

MORRIS COUNTY PARK POLICE BLOTTER 2-5 through 2-6, 2018

February 21, 2018

2/5: ARRESTS FOR NARCOTICS: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop for a moving violation in Hanover Township. An investigation led to Om A. Patel, age 26, of Iselin, and Ranbir Singh, age 26, of South Plainfield, to be charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They were both released with a court date pending.

2/5: ARREST FOR ...

CCM Library to Offer Free Workshops in Grant Writing and Fundraising Workshops Provided by Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network

February 19, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ – The County College of Morris (CCM) Library’s Foundation Center Funding Information Network is offering three free workshops on the Foundation Center products during the college’s Spring Break, March 12-15.   The CCM Library is a participant in the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network. Network partners provide a suite of ...