Government

September 17, 2018

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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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Road work on Martin Luther King Avenue in Morristown will begin on Monday August 20. The project takes place between George and Spring Streets. Motorists should expect some detours and parking restrictions. The work is expected to take place from 7am - 5pm, Monday through ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is holding a special forum, “Opioid Crisis: A Community Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Recovery” on Wednesday, August 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Christ Church in Rockaway Township. Register here . Super Bowl champion and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Colonial Coach, Morristown's free bus service is out of service through Monday, August 13, said town officials. Repairs to the coach will be made through the weekend and Monday. For service updates,call  973-267-2733, visit www.facebook.com/townofmorristown/ or check the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County has moved to a new Emergency Alert System called AlertMorris. Residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertMorristown to receive emergency alerts by email, text or phone. The start-up of the “AlertMorris’’ emergency notification system, a countywide network to ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - An emergency utility repair shut down parts of South Street in Morristown on Thursday. An update posted by the Town of Morristown states that throughout Thursday evening there will be one lane of traffic open on South Street between Miller Road and James Street. The closure is ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The burglary incident that occurred Saturday in Morris Township has prompted Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty to issue a statement. According to police, the suspect has been described by the resident of the home as a black male, approximately 5’ 6” to 5’ 8”,  believed to be in his ...

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The New Jersey Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) that would allow New Jersey National Guard members who have been issued a NGB-22 form to access certain veterans’ benefits. An NGB-22 is a type of discharge form issued to National Guard members in New Jersey ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ- Construction crews are beginning to work on the final phases of the new main access road for Central Park of Morris County, with the possibility of a late summer opening of the new Gov. Chris Christie Drive. This new Central Park access road will run from West Hanover Avenue ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic on Court Street in Morristown will change for thirty days, said government officials. Beginning Monday July 23, Court Street will be closed due to a paving and sidewalk project. The busy street, which is the hub of county government and the ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Morristown Mayor Tim Doughterty and four other mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy. "This is ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling. “Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in New Jersey, leading ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic on Court Street in Morristown will change for thirty days, said government officials. Beginning Monday July 23, Court Street will be closed due to a paving and sidewalk project. The busy street, which is the hub of county government and the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  High temperatures in Morristown has reopened the cooling centers for residents. The town has opened the Morristown Fire House and The Morristown Senior Center for residents. The Morristown Fire House, 161 Speedwell Avenue will be open until 8am on Tuesday . In addition to the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - There is now an additional location for residents and county employees to safely dispose of unwanted or leftover prescription drugs. A Prescription Drug Drop Box has been added to the lobby of the Morris County Administration and Records Building, which is located at 10 Court ...

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WARREN, NJ - As the community celebrated Independence Day, USA.gov and the Department of Veterans Affairs shared some helpful guidelines for showing respect to the symbol of the nation. Check out this helpful information before you fly the stars and stripes. Traditional guidelines call for ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A bill signed into law by New Jersey’s governor last week means transgender residents can legally change their gender on their birth certificates. The ‘Birth Certificate Bill’ - now known as the “Babs Siperstein Law’ - was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on July 2. Under the ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  Morris County Medical Examiner, Dr. Ronald Suarez is retiring after 26 years of service. “The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office has had the pleasure of working with Dr. Suarez over his last 26 years in Morris County", said Prosecutor Knapp. "We thank him for his years of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - It appears that lawmakers have reached a budget agreement avoiding a government shutdown The deal, after weeks of acrimony includes the following:  10.75% on a $5 million income threshold millionaire’s tax; a “mega millionaire’s” tax. 2.5% hike on the state’s corporate ...

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