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 Closures and Observations in Morristown for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Monday, Jan. 21

January 20, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 21. There are many closures for the holiday in Morristown as well as nearby events celebrating and observing the holiday.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures

Morris County Library is closed
Morristown Town Hall is closed
Morris County Court House is closed
Schools in the Morris School District are closed
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Alert As Messy Weather Moves In

MORRIS COUNTY, N.J-The Morris County Office of Emergency Management continues to focus on the expected weekend storm which is set to arrive Saturday evening. The data that the weather authority has  reviewed suggests that snow is expected to last into Sunday morning, with an expecting a snow/sleet mix and even some occasional rainfall.

Morris County road crews are ...

Called to Washington to Continue Efforts to Reopen Government, Mikie Sherrill Postpones Town Hall until 27th in Parsippany

Called to Washington to Continue Efforts to Reopen Government, Mikie Sherrill Postpones Town Hall until 27th

Remains committed to hosting first town hall during first month in office

Washington, DC — Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill has postponed her town hall until Sunday, January 27th, as Congress will be called back into session next week to address the government shutdown. The ...

Morristown Garages Open For Residents Ahead of Snow Storm

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown parking garages will open ahead of the impending snow storm, announced town officials.

The Morristown Parking Authority, in cooperation with the Town of Morristown are opening 3 parking garages due to impending snow storm. Beginning at 3pm on Saturday January 19, residents that utilize on-street parking or have on-street parking permits will be allowed to park in ...

Governor Murphy to Deliver State of the State Address; Today January 15th at 2pm

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his 2019 State of the State address on January 15, 2019 at 2pm at the Statehouse. The Governor will outline his plans to improve the financial security of middle-class families in New Jersey.


“We have made great progress over the last year building a stronger and fairer New Jersey, with vital investments in education, ...

Navy Veteran Mikie Sherrill Named to House Armed Services Committee

Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey secured an assignment on the House Armed Service Committee for the 116th Congress. The House Armed Services Committee is responsible for all aspects of congressional oversight of the Department of Defense and authorization of military policy.

“As a former officer in the U.S. Navy, I understand the importance of a strong ...

Rep. Sherrill Announces First Bill Co-Sponsorship

Washington, DC -- Today Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced her first co-sponsorship of legislation will be H.R. 8, a bipartisan universal background check bill.  

“My first bill co-sponsorship in Congress is a bipartisan proposal for universal background checks,” said Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill. “This is the anniversary of a tragedy that ...

Menendez, Booker, Colleagues Introduce Assault Weapons Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker joined a group of 29 of their Democratic colleagues in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. The bill will ban the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of military-style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.

“There is absolutely no reason at all for anyone to buy an assault ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

A New Courthouse for Morris County. Well Maybe......

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris County Courthouse in Morristown is a museum-like structure dating back to 1827. There have been numerous additions since then,
but the front of the courthouse on Washington Avenue looks much the way it did almost 200 years ago.

That presents both the beauty of history and the problem of keeping the building functionable now and in the years ahead. And that ...


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Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 12, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...