Government

November 14, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  With snowfall in the forecast, the Morristown Parking Authority, in conjunction with the Town of Morristown, will allow Morristown residents who park on-street or that have on-street parking permits to park in three area parking garages. Beginning at 6pm on Thursday and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Veteran’s Day is a day set aside to honor the men and women who have fought for the freedom of our country. However, November 11 th wasn’t always called Veteran’s Day. One hundred years ago, the bloodiest war, World War I, ended when a cease fire was called in the 11 th month, on ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Bonnie Sue Pyler, of Morris Township was part of seven veterans who were presented with the Morris County Distinguished Military Service Medal by the Morris County Freeholders on Wednesday evening. Pyler, of the U.S. Navy was honored along with Timothy Burns (Wharton), U.S.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over 1,000 people gathered at the Morristown Green on Thursday November 8 to demand accountability and transparency from the Trump administration. To show that nobody is above the law, people held signs reading "Resist", "Defend Democracy" and "Protect Mueller"  in an attempt to ...

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TRENTON, N.J. - Following the tragic death of a local teen, state Sen. Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died last year after a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — Monmouth County businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on August 11 through 13 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. To find out about the program, SBA has established this week a disaster loan outreach ...

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TRENTON, NJ –    The New Jersey State Senate cleared ten bills on Monday aimed at improving bus safety and accident response, making bus drivers and companies more accountable and requiring every student to carry an identification card at school-sponsored, off-campus activities. The school bus ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Heavy rain and wind gusts up to 33 mph are expected to hit the Morristown area, said the National Weather Service. The Town of Morristown urge residents to use caution when going outside on Saturday. Town officials is reminding residents to report down wires to the utility ...

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TRENTON, NJ — On Oct. 22 a bill that would add tick control to the duties of the mosquito commissions was voted out of committee. The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 5-0 with one abstention to send Assembly Bill No. 4459 to the full Assembly. The bill is sponsored ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced new legislation aimed at giving every American child a fair shot at economic mobility. The American Opportunity Account Act aims to mitigate the growing wealth gap between American families by creating a seed savings account for ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Morris County Clerk, Ann F. Grossi, Esq.  was honored by the Columbian Foundation with the President’s Award during the organization’s 77th Annual Columbus Day Humanitarian, Achievement and President’s Award Gala held on October 13, 2018. The Columbian Foundation is a non-profit ...

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(TRENTON) – New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy and New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Tuesday announced $38 million in new investments in child care to help more families find services they need and to advance quality child care. “Children are the foundation ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris Plains resident Laurie Cama was named Morris County Volunteer of the Year by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. She was also honored by the freeholders for her work on drug and alcohol addictions.  Cama, along with Judy Carbone of Long Valley, Janet ...

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MORRISTOWN:   Frustrated by years of stalled negotiations and watching their take-home pay decline as their benefits contributions go up, as well as watching their colleagues lose their jobs to privatization, educators and educational support professionals (ESP) from Morris County’s public schools ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  With reports of West Nile virus illnesses in people at a record level and persistent warm and rainy weather, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Department of Health are urging property owners to take steps to reduce mosquito populations and to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown residents are reminded that a national test of the Emergency Alert System will occur today, October 3 at 2:18pm. This is just a test, there is no emergency. The test will assess the readiness to distribute an emergency message nationwide and determine whether ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Michael C. Corcoran, Jr. has been named the Morristown's inaugural Public Safety Director, announced town officials. As Public Safety Director, Corcoran will coordinate and oversee police, fire, and emergency management. Corcoran will function as the administrative head of the ...

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WASHINGTON – Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) announced Nicholas Poche of Morristown has completed an internship in the Seventh District lawmaker's s Capitol Hill office.  Poche is a rising senior at Colgate University where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Information ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The Town of Morristown was recognized by TransOptions with a Silver Level New Jersey Smart Workplace, as part of its annual recognition breakfast.  New Jersey Smart Workplaces is an annual recognition program that emphasizes the importance of alternative and sustainable ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A series of school bus safety bills that aim to improve bus safety and accident response, make bus drivers and company’s more accountable and require every student to carry an identification card at school-sponsored, off-campus activities cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - All seven Morris County Freeholders were on hand to officially open Gov. Chris Christie Drive today. The road, which is off Hanover Avenue in Morris Township is now the main access road for the Central Park of Morris county.  Speaking at the ceremony, Freeholder Director ...

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Morristown, NJ - Community members gathered today at Morristown Town Hall  for the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice Event. Same day events were happening in Red Bank, Newark and Jersey City where citizens, elected officials and members of environmental, labor, civil and faith-based groups ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown is providing dog and cat owners an opportunity to get a free rabies vaccination for your beloved pet. Morristown's Division of Health is holding a free rabies clinic on Saturday September 15, 2018  from 11:00 - 1:00 pm at Town Hall. The original date was this ...

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PARSIPPANY - TROY HILLS, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders invites residents from all 30 Morris County towns to join in observing the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against our nation at the Morris County Remembers 9/11 Service on Sunday, Sept. 9. Port ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A heat advisory is in effect for today as temperatures are expected to climb into the mid- 90's. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will remain in the upper 80's to low 90's through Friday. The high temperatures have prompted Morristown officials to keep ...

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TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible. A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set. In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty is among the sixteen mayors along the Morris & Essex Line who have joined together to ask the Governor, DOT and NJ Transit to do a better job. In the two weeks following a statement submitted by South Orange and Maplewood regarding NJ Transit ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders, in a unanimous vote this week, has adopted a new Morris County Strategic Plan that offers key goals and guiding principles for county government for the next decade. The document was developed over the past year with the valued help of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The end of summer has brought another heat wave to the area. In response to the high heat, the Town of Morristown will open cooling centers for residents. The town has opened the Morristown Fire House and The Morristown Senior Center as cooling centers for residents. Both ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that would allow Newark and other municipalities to levy special assessments and issue bonds to replace lead-contaminated service lines. The legislation was co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Eliana Pintor Marin and Cleopatra Tucker, Democrats who both ...

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