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Morristown Resident Shawn Allen Graduates from Southern New Hampshire University

May 5, 2022

Shawn Lynn Allen, a resident of Morristown, has graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English degree. The commencement ceremony was on May 1st, 2022.

Shawn is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and currently studying at The Institute of Children's Literature to further ...

Mark Your Calendar! Morristown Will Raise Funds for Ukrainian People in Need

May 13, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown for Ukraine Committee will be raising funds for Ukrainian People in need on June 2 from 6pm - 9pm on the Morristown Green. 

"We envision the evening being centered around reflection, unity, prayer and peace", said organizers.

There will be performances and music which will be inspirational. There will also be a cande light prayer at ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Returns

On Saturday, May 14th Letter Carriers across the country will take part in their 30th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies.

To help, all you need to do is place non-perishable ...

The Woman's Club of Morristown Clothing Flash Sale Set For Saturday May 14

MORRISTOWN, N.J– The Woman’s Club of Morristown is holding a flash clothing sale. Shopping hours are Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Club headquarters, the Dr. Lewis Condict House, 51 South Street, Morristown.  

This sale includes clothes (men's, women's, and children's), shoes and boots (men's, women's, and children's), belts, ...

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Sat. May 21

May 17, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop off unwanted hazardous materials from their households.

Hundreds Gather at "Bans Off Our Bodies" Rally in Morristown This Past Weekend

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Roe Vs Wade was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without the excessive government restriction.

Since that decision, many people have worked to try to overturn that decision.

A few weeks ago a Supreme Court draft ...

"Bans Off Our Bodies" Holding March in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ: In response to the potential overturning of the Roe V. Wade abortion rights decision, a march to protest by "Bans Off Our Bodies" will take place in Morristown today, Saturday, May 14.

The event starts at 2pm - 3:15pm on North Park Place in Morristown

In addition to Morristown, marches are expected to take place, Red Bank, Metuchen and Princeton, and in New York ...

Somerset Patriots to Celebrate Armed Forces Weekend May 21 and 22

May 11, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host Armed Forces Weekend in conjunction with Minor League Baseball on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The Patriots take on the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) in each game.

For Saturday’s 6:35 p.m. game, active military members and veterans will receive a ...

JCP&L’s 2022 Tree-Trimming Program Underway to Enhance Service Reliability

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is trimming trees across its 13-county service territory as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance electric service reliability. This year’s $40 million program will help keep power flowing to customers by helping to reduce tree-related outages, such as those that can occur during severe ...

Morris County Library Resumes Full Operations on May 2

The Morris County Library, which had been operating on a truncated schedule during the pandemic, is delighted to announce it will resume full hours of operation starting Monday, May 2, 2022 – coincidentally in time for its centennial celebration.  

Both floors and all sections of the Hanover Avenue facility in Whippany will be open for public use.  No restrictions will be ...

Gas Stations Across New Jersey Lower Gas Prices to Demonstrate Self-Serve Savings

May 13, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – More than 75 gas stations throughout New Jersey will lower their prices today, Friday May 13 to demonstrate how much motorists could save if the state offered the option of self-serve gas.

The Fuel Your Way NJ Self-Serve Day of Awareness is part of campaign to educate the public about how much they could potentially save if the “Motorist Fueling Choice and ...

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Annual "Meet Me In Morristown" Hits the Sidewalks Thursday, May 26

Morristown, NJ– Meet Me in Morristown, a summer event that promotes arts and culture, as well as the downtown economy will hit the streets Thursday May 26, June 30, July 28 and August 25 in Morristown.

The downtown is transformed into a center for art, music and fun with artists and performers located by  the Vail Mansion Lawn. Select visual artists will showcase and sell their ...

Chatham Moms Object to Sexual Content Being Taught in 11th Grade Health Education Class at Chatham Board of Education Meeting

May 17, 2022

CHATHAM, NJ -- A group of Chatham mothers came before the Chatham Board of Education to voice their concerns about specific lessons being taught in health classes in the district at the regular meeting of the Chatham Board of Education on Monday night.

The Chatham moms, who belong to a local chapter of the Moms for Liberty parental rights organization, also spoke out against the new state ...

Police: Man Used Credit Cards Stolen from Denville Vehicles

DENVILLE, NJ - A Paterson man burglarized vehicles in Denville and then used credit cards he stole from them, according to police.

The man, Jazzmeir Mims, 23, faces charges of burglary, fraudulent use of credit cdards and criminal mischief, police said.

They said they responded May 4 to a report of two motor vehicle burglaries that took place in the parking lot of 3130 Route 10 ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 16, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Superintendent Announces That Masks Are Strongly Recommended As COVID-19 Activity Reaches the High-Level Range

West Orange Superintendent Dr. Lauren Schoen issued an email stating, “The current COVID-19 Activity Level (CALI) index for the Northeast region (which includes West Orange) has moved to the HIGH range. This means that there is an increased number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in our area.”

The New Jersey Departments of Health and Education, as well as local health ...

The Remains of a Human Fetus Discovered in Wayne Home

WAYNE, NJ – A gruesome discovery at a Wayne residence have the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office investigating. They are seeking help to learn more about a human fetus found inside a home.

There was not a lot of information shared when Chief Jack McNiff and Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes released a statement about the incident.

On Sunday, Mother’s Day, at approximately 5:45 ...

Federal Funding Grants Announced for Fire Departments

May 17, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ — More protection is coming for New Jersey’s firefighters. 

In a news conference Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program, which will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning, and sanitization equipment.  

The Firefighter Grant ...

Assemblyman Kevin Rooney on Mental Health Help, Horse Riding Therapy and 'Chopped'

NEW JERSEY — “Did you know that the state animal is the horse?” asked Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R - District 40).

He knows a few things about horses. And about public service too. 

Rooney has over 20 years of public service. He served as Wyckoff Township committeeman from 2010 to 2016, as deputy mayor in 2010 and 2014 and mayor in 2011, 2015 and 2016. He also ...

New Jersey Senators Propose 'Parents Bill of Rights'

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey parents could have more of a say in what their children are learning in school and potentially opt students out of lessons.

Legislation aimed at improving clarity for parents and guardians and allowing comment on any curriculum necessary to implement the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education was cleared by the Senate ...

New Jersey Abortion Access Would Expand Under Gov. Murphy's Proposal, Republicans React to Plan

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy announced new legislation Wednesday that would renew abortion rights in the state and expand access to reproductive care. The proposal would mandate insurance plans in New Jersey to cover abortion procedures with no out-of-pocket costs. Murphy also announced his support to expand the pool of abortion providers to include ...

Hawthorne 10-Year-Old Holds Epic Lemonade Sale to Raise $5,000 for Young Girl with Cancer

May 13, 2022

HAWTHORNE, NJ - When 10-year-old Peyton Cohen decided to host a lemonade fundraiser for Natalie Ferguson, a 4-year-old battling brain cancer, Peyton had no idea how it would catch on, or that she could raise thousands of dollars in a single day. But word of the lemonade fundraiser spread throughout the town and brought an epic response.

“It was amazing! We had cars going all the way ...

97-yr-old Sunnyside Manor Resident Chats About Her Love of Tattoos

Over the years the social stigma surrounding tattoos has seemed to fade away, as more and more people around the world are getting tattoos at every stage of life. In fact, since 2012 there’s been a 21% increase in people having at least one tattoo. 

Sunnyside Manor resident, Violet Leone is no stranger to the tattoo culture. She was 85 years young when she got her first ...

NJ Family To Cheer on Own Horse at Kentucky Derby

KENTUCKY - A New Jersey family is preparing to cheer on its own horse at this weekend’s 2022 Kentucky Derby.

Bridgewater residents Tom and Carol Hopkins are part owners of Donegal Racing’s Mo Donegal, a 3-year-old horse set to compete in the Derby.

Tom Hopkins has been interested in racing since growing up on Long Island, near the Roosevelt Raceway. In the 1970s, he formed a ...

NJ Pastry Chef Wins Food Network's Spring Baking Championship as Viewing Party Celebrates

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - It was "Team Jaleesa" all the way during a viewing party where local residents, along with Township officials, supported their favorite hometown pastry shop owner, Jaleesa Mason, as she competed in the finals of the Spring Baking Championship on the Food Network.....and won!

Jaleesa "Jay" co-owns Mo & Jay Pastry with her husband Mohamad ...

Historic 50-Mile Tour of Somerville Returns on Memorial Day

May 17, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ – When hometown hero Furman Kugler crossed the finish line in 1940 ahead of Johnny Webber of Milwaukee to win the first Tour of Somerville bicycle race before a crowd of 20,000, Mayor Freas Hess told a reporter, “Maybe we should do this again next year.”

They did, and with the exception of World War II and a two-year pandemic hiatus, America’s oldest ...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The New Jersey Renaissance Faire Returns

MANSFIELD, NJ — The New Jersey Renaissance Faire is back for its 13th Season of rousing good fun over two weekends of the outdoor festival.

The New Jersey Renaissance Faire is known as the most interactive faire of its kind in the country that demonstrates a commitment to the time period as patrons walk through the castle gates to immediately become part of the ...

Hamilton's Azalea Festival Postponed to Sunday Due to Rain Forecast

HAMILTON, NJ — With rain and wind in the weather forecast for Saturday, the Hamilton Township Azalea Festival has been postponed to Sunday, May 8.

The festival is returning after three years when it was not held because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hamilton Azalea Festival will now be held on Mother's Day -- Sunday, May 8 between 10:00a.m. and 4:00p.m. at Sayen ...

Get Ready to Be Wooed.....Meet Baby Bingo!

Meet baby BINGO, a happy-go-lucky retriever puppy who just wants to show you his favorite toys.

Sweet Bingo was surrendered to a local shelter after falling ill. We heard about Bingo's situation and rushed him to our partner vet, who determined that Bingo has a liver shunt. Essentially, this means that blood bypasses the liver instead of being carried into it to remove toxins and other ...

Can you help us find Amber a home?

Can you help us find Amber a home? When we saw this super sweet one-year-old lab mix, we knew she needed our help. Amber is 45 pounds and loves everyone she meets. She is an excellent combination of a happy-go-lucky gal who loves to play with other dogs and also enjoys a good movie night on the couch. Her sweet brown eyes, gentle demeanor, and playful personality make her a perfect addition to ...

Looking for a Best Friend? Adopt Morty

Adopt Morty! 

This gorgeous boy, with sleek black fur is approximately 3 1/2 years old. He was rescued with Rick from a horrible hoarding situation where cats where living in walls , no ceilings or roof in what was a house.

Now with a new lease of life, let's find Morty his forever home - He loves other cats and humans (not dog tested) Neutered, up to date on his shots and ...

Looking for Your Forever Someone? How About Betty White Newark?

Betty White Newark is all that and so much more! This 1 year old 45lbs little blue nose lady is great with people and loves other dogs. Super friendly and out going, Betty is the star of the show! Betty is an active girl! She is SO happy, she looks like she is smiling and her tail never stops wagging.

For more information or to fill out an adoption form, visit www.ehrdogs.org.

 

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of ...

A 12-Step Guide for Selling Your Home

May 9, 2022

So, you've decided to sell your house—now what? There are many steps involved, and the whole process can sometimes seem confusing, even overwhelming. Well, we're here to help. While each home sale can be just a little different, there are a few things that they will have in common.

We've put together a handy guide to walk you through this journey from start to finish, to make ...

Existing-Home Sales Down 2.7%, Marking the Second Consecutive Decline

For the second month in a row, existing home sales dropped in March, down 2.7% from February. Compared to March of 2021, sales activity was down 4.5%. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), total existing-home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.77 million in March, compared to 6.04 million last year.

Regionally, only the West saw some reprieve, as sales ...

The Right Home for Your Retirement

In Northern New Jersey, you’ll find an array of senior living options. From 55-plus communities with detached homes to rental senior apartments, the choices can be overwhelming.

And even among senior living communities, there are crucial differences. According to AARP, retirees are attracted to continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) because they offer “a wide range of care, ...

Escape From New York: Most Leave The Big Apple For Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Hudson County is among the most popular places for New Yorkers looking to relocate, a newly-released survey found.

While 90% of those who moved out of the Big Apple stayed in New York, the majority of those who opted to leave the state altogether set their sights nearby — just across the Hudson River.

According to a report by Manhattan-based Piece of Cake ...

Obituaries

Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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May 19, 1935 - Sep 23, 2018
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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