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28 Cases of Coronavirus in Morristown; Morris Township Reporting 36

March 27, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Town of Morristown is reporting 28 cases of Coronavirus. According to a message from Mayor Tim Dougherty there are 12 females and 16 males that have tested positive. The average age range of  cases is 24 to 79 years. . There were 16,547 negative test results, as reported to the state by the state lab.

Here are the  most recent numbers by town (as of ...

Third ShopRite Employee in NJ Tests Positive for COVID-19

GARWOOD, NJ - Another employee of a ShopRite supermarket in New Jersey has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Shop-Rite of Garwood made the announcement on its Facebook page late Wednesday night.

Earlier in the week, ShopRite stores in Newark and Morristown announced one of their employees at each store had also been tested positive for COVID-19.

The Facebook post ...

Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 190 Cases, Four Dead

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday update shows 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the township and one death caused by complications of COVID-19.

Somerset County reports 190 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 51 cases overnight.

The Somerset County Department of Health confirmed the death of a Hillsborough resident and a Bedminister resident overnight, ...

Positive Coronavirus Cases Rise to 35 in Morris Township

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Township of Morris has confirmed 35 cases of COVID-19, as of March 26. There were 13,661 negative test results, as reported fto the state by the state lab.

Here are the  most recent numbers by town (as of 3/26)

Morristown 16; 1 death

Morris Township: 31

Morris Plains 1

Madison 14

East Hanover 2

Florham Park 1

Chatham Township 5

Chatham ...

Morris Township Confirms 31 Cases as of Wednesday; 16 in Morristown; 62 Dead in New Jersey

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Township of Morris has confirmed 31 cases in the Township as of Wednesday March 25. Morristown is reporting 16.

Here are the  most recent numbers by town (as of 3/25)

Morristown 16; 1 death

Morris Township: 31

Morris Plains 1

Madison 10

East Hanover 2

Florham Park 1

Chatham Township 5

Chatham Borough 6

Parsippany 14; 1 ...

Is the Coronavirus a Valid Reason to Stop Short-Term Rentals?

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – It’s not exactly an expression heard in the winter months at the Jersey shore. However, the locals would like the bennies to return home. In the wake of the spread of the coronavirus, many are worried that short-term rentals have escalated the problem.

Just a few weeks ago, Governor Phil Murphy announced the terms of Executive Order No. 107.  The ...

Local Towns Report COVID-19 Numbers; Morristown, Morris Township, Morris Plains, Madison, Chatham, Parsippany and East Hanover

MADISON, NJ -  There are 3,675 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey; 205 of them in Morris County. The NJ COVID-19 dashboard is reporting 44 deaths in New Jersey.

Morristown is reporting 18 cases and one death as of Tuesday evening. Locally, Morris Township is reporting 26 as of Tuesday evening. Morris Plains is reporting one case, as of March 20. No additional updates have ...

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Freshii Morris Plains Offering Meal Boxes

March 26, 2020

During this time of working from home and studying from home, Freshii Morris Plaisn is bringing back Freshii Meal Boxes!!
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The Meal Box program is designed to provide you with 1, 3, or 5 days worth of fresh, healthy meals.
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Options include our the below boxes
1. Boost Box
2. Vegetarian & Gluten Friendly
3. Vegetarian
4. Gluten Friendly
5. Energii Box
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For more information ...

Freshii Morris Plains is Open

Freshii Morris Plains is offering: 

Buy one entree get one free.
20% off all catering.
10% off all Juice cleanses.
50% off all smoothies.
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Although it is not mandatory, we do encourage everyone to take advantage of curbside ...

28 Cases of Coronavirus in Morristown; Morris Township Reporting 36

March 27, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Town of Morristown is reporting 28 cases of Coronavirus. According to a message from Mayor Tim Dougherty there are 12 females and 16 males that have tested positive. The average age range of  cases is 24 to 79 years. . There were 16,547 negative test results, as reported to the state by the state lab.

Here are the  most recent numbers by town (as of ...

Third ShopRite Employee in NJ Tests Positive for COVID-19

GARWOOD, NJ - Another employee of a ShopRite supermarket in New Jersey has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Shop-Rite of Garwood made the announcement on its Facebook page late Wednesday night.

Earlier in the week, ShopRite stores in Newark and Morristown announced one of their employees at each store had also been tested positive for COVID-19.

The Facebook post ...

Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 190 Cases, Four Dead

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday update shows 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the township and one death caused by complications of COVID-19.

Somerset County reports 190 cases of COVID-19, an increase of 51 cases overnight.

The Somerset County Department of Health confirmed the death of a Hillsborough resident and a Bedminister resident overnight, ...

Milestones

Hannah Kelly reaches 1000 pt milestone

March 9, 2020

 Girls Basketball: Academy of St Elizabeth student Hannah Kelly just reached her 1,000th point this season. She transferred to St Elizabeth, from Chatham, as a junior  Next year she is committed to play for Tufts University for basketball.

Congratulations Hannah! 

Senior Dog Shane Needs a Home

Meet Eleventh Hour Rescue's February Dog of the Month, SHANE!

Shane is (still sadly) single and boy is he ready to MINGLE! Shane is a senior boy who should NOT be living out his final years in a kennel run. Could you be his forever valentine?! Let’s get to know Shane! Mr. Shane is a 12 and a half year old handsome Border Collie and Golden Retriever mix. He is just so cute and has the ...

It’s Marshall Monday! This handsome guy is Marshall

It’s Marshall Monday! This handsome guy is Marshall, otherwise known as Marshy-Moo, Marshmallow, or any other number of cute nicknames from volunteers.

He is a senior pit mix who was rescued from Newark and has been awaiting his true forever home. Marshall is a favorite of the kennel staff and volunteers.

He’s so happy go lucky whenever he’s with them that his tail just ...

New Jersey’s Only Site for Study of Waldenstrӧm Macroglobulinemia (a Rare Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma) Open at Morristown Medical Center

Charles Farber, MD, PhD, hematologist/oncologist at Atlantic Hematology Oncology, located at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and medical director of Oncology Research Network Development for Atlantic Health System, is leading a new study that will allow patients with a rare type of blood-cell cancer to get access to a new treatment now in use for another type of ...

Athletes at Home: How Can Morristown Baseball Players Continue to Train at Home?

March 26, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - While we are at home social distancing, how can athletes continue to train and stay sharp? For baseball players, Locked In Baseball offers some suggestions.

"We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy", said the staff at LIB. "These videos can help all players stay in shape and sharp through this terrible time. We believe it is important for all players to ...

Take a Virtual Tour of the Indoor Orchid Show; Today at Noon

MORRISTOWN, NJ - It's gloomy outside, but check out the beautiful, vibrant colors of the indoor Orchid Show today, Wednesday March 25 at 12noon.

Flower lovers are invited to a virtual Orchid Show Tour Watch Party through the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. 

Tune in for a Facebook Watch Party on Wednesday, March 25, 12 p.m. EDT, with a video tour of the exhibition featuring ...

Morristown's Macculloch Hall Offers Virtual Activities and Stories

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is offering area kids the opportunity to learn all about Cardinals. Did you know that Cardinals sing?

Cardinals form flocks in winter in order to find and share food. The seeds, berries, and insects that cardinals eat cause the red pigment in the male cardinal's feathers.

Visit their website ...

Free Workshop: Parenting at Home with Positive Discipline

March 26, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Unity Charter School will be hosting a free workshop on Thrusday March 26 at 8pm - 9pm. The workshop titled Parenting at Home with Positive Discipline

During this time of unpredictability and when many parents are working from home and children are doing school work from home, we from Positive Discipline New Jersey want to provide Unity families with as much parenting and ...

Learn About Mourning Dover Through Morristown's Macculloch Hall

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Believe it or not, the mourning dove population leads the flocks with over 360 million birds. Mourning doves can have up to six broods, a group of baby birds born at the same time, in one season.

Build a nest for mourning doves or other nesting birds.

Visit http://ow.ly/2VKL50yUGct for more information.

 

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Binge Watching Ideas For The Socially Distanced

Residents are a day shy of a week of social distancing though it probably seems like much longer than that as people navigate the complexities of working from home and online schooling without sports and other extracurriculars. While the news continues to raise the blood pressure and stress levels, now is the perfect time to binge watch a favorite show or get into a new one to help escape from ...

Morristown's Seeing Eye Names Puppy After Governor Murphy

March 28, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Governor Phil announced that the Seeing Eye, located in Morristown has named one of their puppies after him. 

A cute black puppy has been named "Phil" after the governor.

"These are ruff times, but here's something that made me smile today", Murphy tweeted. "I was so proud to sign legislation earlier this year designating Seeing Eye dogs as ...

One Man Thanks Morristown Medical Staff for Saving His Wife

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  A nurse in the emergency department of Morristown Medical Center snapped this picture of a man thanking hospital workers. Check out the photo and share it!

Thank you to all the nurses, doctors, police, fire and emergency medical professionals for you dedication and hard work.

 

St. Hubert's in Madison makes Urgent Plea for Adopters and Fosters

MADISON, NJ - The Madison animal shelter remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic. The shelter is urging community members to help shelter animals in need through fostering or adopting.

The shelter continues their disinfecting protocols and measures to ensure the safety of the animals, staff, volunteers and potential adopters. 

 “It’s critical that we get pets out of ...

Morristown Elementary Students Invited to Bramnick's to Facebook Live Class on Government

March 27, 2020

BRAMNICK TO HOST FACEBOOK LIVE CLASS ON GOVERNMENT FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

WESTFIELD, N.J. – Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick will visit virtually with Garden State students Friday via Facebook Live to teach about state government.

“This will provide parents a break and give young people a good opportunity to learn about their state government,” said Bramnick ...

Morris County Freeholders Holds Board Meeting Via Phone; Residents Invited to Listen

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders will "meet" on a call instead of in person due to the public health issues arising form the coronavirus situation, announced the freeholders.

The "meeting" will take place on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., and will handle county government business remotely, via a conference call.County residents are invited to ...

NJEDA Asks for Businesses to Respond to COVID-19 Survey

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority, in partnership with the Office of the Governor of New Jersey, is working to develop programs and resources to support New Jersey’s business community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Morris County and Somerset County small businesses are asked to participate:

1. SMALL-TO-MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SME) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE ...

The Show Must Go On: Chatham High Students Perform 'Godspell' on Postponed Opening Night

March 28, 2020

CHATHAM, NJ - The Coronavirus pandemic postponed Chatham High's Opening Night performance of "Godspell" on Friday night, but the show still went on in the digital world.

Chatham High released a montage of rehearsal clips of the show to whet the appetite for the to-be-rescheduled opening night.

The video below includes Dylan Salinger performing "Prepare Ye"; ...

Roxbury Classroom Trout Released Prior to School Closure

ROXBURY,  NJ - Each year students at Lincoln/Roosevelt School in Succasunna take part in the Trout in the Classroom (TIC) project sponsored by the state Division of Fish and Wildlife and Trout Unlimited. TIC is a science-based program that teaches children the importance of coldwater conservation through a hands-on approach to learning.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 ...

Nonna's is Temporarily Closing its Doors

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - It's a sad day for italian food lovers as Nonna's Italian restaurant has temporarily closed its doors.  They released the following statement today on Facebook:

To Our Loyal Customers and friends,

The outpouring and overwhelming support during the past few weeks has been beyond astounding and we at Nonna's Restaurant are extremely grateful.However, the ...

New Field Hospital to Open at New Jersey Convention Center in Edison as Cases Rise

March 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy updated the latest presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus as reported during his press conference with officials on Friday afternoon.

State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli reported there were 1,982 new cases with 27 new deaths. Statewide, there are 8,825 positive cases and 108 deaths in total ...

To Combat Coronavirus Jersey Expands Free Showers for 'Those Who Have The Least'

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven M. Fulop and health officials announced Wednesday that the city is increasing humanitarian efforts during the Coronavirus pandemic by expanding lifesaving services for the homeless - including the reopening of free public showers, supplying meals and personal hygiene kits to support them, and assisting the county to secure temporary housing for the ...

Three at Same Montclair Long-Term Care Facility Die from COVID-19 Complications

MONTCLAIR, NJ - In less than a week, three people from a long-term care facility in Montclair have died from coronavirus complications.

The most recent death at the facility was the administrator, who died after testing positive. Two residents from the same facility also died from COVID-19 complications, according to reports. A resident, who died on March 18, was posthumously ...

Amur Leopard Born at Turtle Back Zoo

March 27, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A female Amur leopard cub was born on Friday, March 13, at Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The cub, named Nadya, has great significance because the Amur leopard species is classified as critically endangered.

“During these difficult times, it’s nice to share some good news. We welcome newborn cub Nadya to our zoo family and ...

Zimmerli Joins Museums Nationwide In Offering Virtual Tours

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Responding to coronavirus quarantines nationwide, many museums are turning to technology to fill the void. The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers-New Brunswick is taking it a step further with online demonstrations to help keep children and adults productive during this period of uncertainty.

Google Arts and Culture has partnered with more than 2,500 museums and galleries ...

Jersey Shore Officials Have a Message for Summer Home Owners: Stay Away!

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Long Beach Township and Ship Bottom officially wrote letters discouraging people who own second homes from coming to stay on Long Beach Island in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The primary concerns of both Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township leaders is the strain the additional population could put on the local medical support system. 

Dr. Joseph ...

Getting Dinner to Go? Don’t Forget the Wine

March 26, 2020

Restaurants may be unable to serve you in their dining rooms due to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, but you can still get that beer or wine you would have ordered at a table with your takeout.

During the pandemic, restaurants are seeing an uptick in the number of alcoholic beverages they sell to go or, depending on that restaurant’s license, by delivery. The beverages must be sold in ...

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant (Inkubator Books, 2020)

 Recently I was at a doctor’s appointment and my physician asked if I had read anything good lately. Then she offered a tip to read The Good Neighbor by Cathryn Grant. 

The Good Neighbor starts off with an intriguing Prologue. In fact, the first line of the novel reads, “There was so much blood. It wasn’t ...

Steve Adubato Examines Ways to Prepare Students for the Business Element of E-Sports

March 25, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Neil Malvone, Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Caldwell University, recently appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he spoke about the booming e-sport gaming industry and the university’s new program to prepare students for careers in that growing field. 

“The studies are telling us that e-sports will be a billion dollar industry by the end of ...

Letter to the Community from the Morristown Department of Public Safety

March 21, 2020

Good morning Morristown. It may be the weekend but we just wanted to assure you that we're still here. The men and women of the Police and Fire Bureaus are at work and ready to assist throughout this difficult time. We're going to continue to post information throughout the day to keep you informed and will be monitoring developments around the clock so that we are prepared to assist in ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 28, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

Open! Morris Plains Runs on Dunkin'

March 26, 2020

Morris Plains is Running on Dunkin'!  To keep the Morris Plains and local community Runnin', Dunkin' at 401 Speedwell Avenue is open and will remain open.  Guests can download the Dunkin' App for easy, safe ordering and quick pick up.

Dunkin' on Speedwell Ave is also open for walk-in or phone orders for take out by calling 973-401-1270.   

We ...

CareOne Celebrates their Healthcare Heroes

CareOne, a leader in post-acute care, long-term care, memory care and assisted living for over 20 years, recognizes that COVID-19 has created an unprecedented time for our healthcare system. And while they have put extensive measures in place to keep patients, residents and staff healthy and safe, CareOne recognizes that they must go beyond the policy and protocols in place to meet physical ...

Letter to the Editor: URGENT ALERT - Shoes 4 ICUS; Need Help For Medical Providers

I am Michael Gottesman, a retired attorney and the Admin of "Shoes 4 ICUs," a Facebook community dedicated to getting our medical provides (ICUs, radiology, etc.), hospitals and first responders (EMTs & Ambulance Corps) the items they need to keep themselves, their families and their patients protected from COVID-19. Information about our group is below.

Last Thursday, a Facebook ...

Obituaries

Robert J. Talmadge, age 80, of Manahawkin, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Born in ...
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Paulus J. Tuyp, passed away at his residence with his loving and ...
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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Edward K. Larsen, 94, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at JFK ...
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