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Morris Plains' Kevin Waligora Named To UConn Dean's List

Univeristy of Connecticut student Kevin Waligora and William Welenc, both of Morris Plains graduated from the University of Connecticut.

Waligora earned a degree in Engineering and was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester. To earn Dean's List honors at UConn an undergraduate student must achieve a 3.75 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 scale.

Welenc earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree

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Free Climate Documentary by Oscar Nominated Director; Saturday July 29

July 25, 2017

DENVILLE, NJ - How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, a deeply moving documentary by Oscar-Nominated director Josh Fox, will be screened at the Denville Municipal Building (1 St. Mary's Place, Denville), on Saturday, July 29, at 10:30 AM, by 350NJ, Food & Water Watch, Citizens Climate Lobby, and the Coalition Against the Pilgrim ...

Just Pups Pet Stores & Owner Agree to Stop Selling Animals in NJ, Pay $326,000 to Settle Fraud Suit

July 25, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – "Just Pups stores in East Brunswick, East Hanover, Emerson, and Paramus were among 26 pet stores cited for noncompliance with state consumer laws last year in a string of staggering accusations. As of yesterday, "Just Pups" owner Frank LoSacco can never sell pets in New Jersey again.

Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of ...

Free Summer Family Movie Night; Wednesday July 26

July 25, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Morris Township's Free Summer Family Movie Nights will continue on Wednesday July 26 with the showing of the Lego Batman Movie (Rated PG). The movie will take place at Ginty Field at approximately 8:30pm

The animated action movie takes place in Gotham City, where Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects while discovering that he accidentally adopted a ...

Butterfly Tent Safari Returns to Essex County Environmental Center July 15

ROSELAND, NJ – Butterflies are once again coming to the Essex County Environmental Center located at 621B Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland. The “Butterfly Tent Safari” will be open to the public beginning July 15 through July 29.  The Butterfly Tent Safari is an interactive display where visitors can observe hundreds of butterflies while walking through a ...

Free Movie Night in Morris Township Wednesday July 12

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  The movie Jungle Book (Rated PG) will be shown during Morris Township's Free Family Movie Night on Wednesday July 12. Bring the whole family down to Ginty Field and enjoy this classic film that tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who’s guided by his animal guardians, sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening Shere ...

Flag Display Shows History of Our Nation's Flag; Now Through September 15

July 26, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A special exhibit; "Saluting Old Glory: Our Nation's Flag" will be on display at the county library now through September 15. The display shows the evolution of our nation's flag and the history that is symbolically represented in the stars and stripes.  Visitors will see  the changes that took place in the American flags from the Colonial Period to ...

Morris County 4-H Fair Begins Today; Wednesday July 19

CHESTER, NJ - The 2017 Morris County 4-H Fair, a celebration of the efforts of 4-H youths from across Morris County, mixed with a car and motorcycle show, hot air balloons, fireworks, amusement rides and games, plus entertainment and food, kicks off today, July 19 and will run through Sunday, July 23 at Chubb Park in Chester Township.

Varieties of family-friendly activities are ...

Garden Tea and Tour at Morristown's Frelinghuysen Arboretum

July 19, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Step onto the beautiful grounds for an expert-led tour focusing on seasonal blooms at the magnificent Frelinghuysen Arboretum, one New Jersey’s most beautiful public gardens. Located in Morris Township, learn about the history of this site, which is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, along with fascinating facts about its gardens.

 A leisurely, ...

Women Veterans Peer Support Group

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Are you a female veteran that is looking for a peer support group? Cornerstone Family Programs located at 62 Elm Street is hosting a Peer Support Group on Wednesday July 26 from 7 -8:30 at the Morristown location.

Come and meet with other woman who have been there. Share in the conversation while finding support, resources and strategies. Topics of discussion will include ...

Morristown's Tiny Tot Tuesdays is Back

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Parents and toddlers can enjoy the sandy beach of Sunrise Lake Beach Club during Tiny Tot Tuesday's. This program allows toddlers to use the lake prior to the lake being open to the community for the day.

Beginning Tuesday July 11 from 9am - 10:45am, children age 4 and under can splash around Sunrise lake, enjoy the beach and meet new friends. The program will run ...

After 10 Drownings in One Month, NJ Authorities Offer Tips to Avoid Water-Related Tragedies

July 23, 2017

Within one month, authorities have reported 10 drowning deaths alone in New Jersey.

July 17: A 2-year-old drowned in a home swimming pool in Galloway
July 17: A 12-year-old drowned at the Sandy Hook beach
July 10: A 4-year-old died after being pulled from a lake in Ocean View
July 9: A 6-year-old drowned in a hotel pool in Wildwood
June 22: A 17-year-old died after being pulled from ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...

Town Hall Locations Offered To Congressman

July 26, 2017

The following letter was sent to Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen today in response to this video clip: http://tinyurl.com/ydh6j7na

Dear Congressman Frelinghuysen,

In light of the recent exchange with one of your constituents at the White Meadow Lake festival in Rockaway last weekend, I would like to offer my assistance.

During your conversation with the resident, Emily Kullmann, you ...

How the Newark riots and other race riots changed America

July 19, 2017

 

How the urban riots in Newark and other cities changed our country and politics forever

I grew up in New Jersey when Newark, Plainfield and other cities experienced rioting and later became a proofreader and reporter for The Star-Ledger  (1978-1983), for which  I covered Newark and Plainfield. 

The demise of Newark as a city has always intrigued and concerned ...

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Wed, July 26, 9:00 AM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

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Wed, July 26, 12:00 PM

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Sabers, Swords, Guns, and Glory: Militaria in ...

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Wed, July 26, 12:00 PM

Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown

Lunch with the Librarian

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Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances Top This Week's Police Blotter

July 25, 2017

MORRIS COUNTY PARK POLICE  BLOTTER 7-2 through 7-3, 2017

7/2: ARRESTS FOR NARCOTICS: Officers executed a motor-vehicle stop for a moving violation in Hanover Township. An investigation led to Elias V. Baldeon, age 20, of Hingham, MA. to be charged with Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances (suspected Xanax and Marijuana), and Possession and/or Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage ...

Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace in New York Region by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

July 20, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – JULY 18, 2017 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced it was named to the Great Place to Work® and Fortune’s inaugural list of Best Workplaces in New York.

Atlantic Health System ranked 6th on the list, and was the only New Jersey-based health care system to be highlighted in the New York Metropolitan ...