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The Peck School

(973) 539-8660 | 247 South Street | Morristown, NJ 07969

www.peckschoool.org | eceder@peckschool.org

Posted October 1, 2012 By Jennifer Cleary, Director of Communications

The Peck School is an independant, co-educational, Kindergarten through Eighth Grade day school.  Founded in 1893, Peck has maintained a strong reputation for academic excellence and for preparing students to lead healthy, productive, and principled lives. With a rigorous and inspirational academic program, a commitment to positive character development, and dedicated and talented faculty, Peck builds in each student the capacity for disciplined learning and consideration of others.

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Sparta Police: Two Arrested with 55 Packets of 'Death Wish' Heroin

September 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A traffic stop on Route 15 yielded drug a large cache of heroin and two drug arrests.  On September 18 at 1 p.m. Sparta Police Officers Thomas Snyder and Chris Favaor were patrolling Route 15 when Snyder saw a car with an expired inspection sticker, police report.

They stopped the car and when Snyder spoke with the passenger, Fabian Rodriguez, 43, the officer saw two ...

New Amazon HQ? Why Not New Brunswick?

September 23, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County, New Brunswick and Rutgers University officials are eyeing the Hub City and surrounding area as a potential spot for Amazon’s “HQ2,”an East Coast headquarters, that would employ as many as 50,000 people  

The online retail giant, which is headquartered in Seattle, announced its plans earlier this month to pump $5 billion into the ...

Don't Miss the Morristown Fall Festival on the Green This Sunday (Sept 24)

September 22, 2017

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

Sponsored by The Morristown Partnership, the community is invited to spend an afternoon ...

Cosy Cupboard Kicks Off Fall Jazz Series

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

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

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

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

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

Last Chance for Free Classes and Discounted “Founders Package” at CycleBar Livingston

September 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The new Livingston-based indoor cycling franchise, CycleBar, invites the Livingston community and beyond to take part in the last few days of its opening-month celebration. Free “CycleBlast” classes are set to run until Sunday, Sept. 24. To reserve your free seat now Click Here.

Access to discounts of 40-percent off of normal monthly unlimited rides ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free Presentation: How to Avoid Being Bamboozled

September 23, 2017

DENVILLE, NJ  – Morris County Vocational School Districts Continuing Education invites you to join on Monday, October 3rd at 5:30pm at the Morris County School of Technology, 400 East Main St, Denville for BAMBOOZLE ANTIDOTE.

Think you're savvy enough to protect yourself? Do you know how to spot a scam, or to stay clear of suspicious ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

CCM to Hold Fall Open House on October 14

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

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

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

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

A Preseason win, Some Waivers and Other News

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

JCP&L Provide Support Across the Companies Service Area

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

Game of Thrones Season Seven Comes to a Chilling Culmination

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

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

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

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

By Liz Keill

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

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

Help Save Sabattis Adventure Camp for Our Boy Scouts

September 15, 2017

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

Blackfoot is a very ...

Medicare Open Enrollment Period, Know Your Status

September 19, 2017

(SHAMELESS PLUG #44) 

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

Dr. Clyde for Freeholder 2017 Dinner Days # 1

September 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Moving Violations, Warrants and Intoxication Top This Weeks Police Blotter

September 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

September 20, 2017

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

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