Local Government News

May 12, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ- Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty delivered the 2021 proposed budget address at a regular meeting of Town Council Tuesday.  “We could never have anticipated the challenges that faced us last year,” Dougherty said. “Our continued wise fiscal management has prepared us to endure ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - It appears that the long awaited project to improve traffic patterns at the intersection of Rt 24 and Columbia Turnpike is on hold due to the lack of paper work submission from Morris Township.   In a statement released from the Morris County Board of Commissioners, they ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The fee to obtain a Senior ID will be reduced to $5 (from $15) announced Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi, Esq. The fee will be reduced during the month of May. Morris County Senior ID Cards are available for senior citizens, 55 and older, who may no longer possess a driver’s ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ- Morristown Council voted Tuesday in favor of introducing a motion prohibiting the sale of cannabis within the town’s geography.  Following the introduction, the matter will be heard in an official hearing during a meeting next month before being officially voted on. During the ...

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The Morristown Town Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:30pm EXECUTIVE SESSION, IF ANY, BEGINS AT 7:00 PM THE Regular Meeting WILL BEGIN AT 7:30 PM Regular Meeting of Town Council Tuesday, April 27, 2021 A. Call to Order/Statement of Compliance B.

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New Jersey - Mayors for Main Street, an alliance of 22 mayors across five counties is urging Gov. Phil Murphy to eliminate the 200-person outdoor gathering limit as June high school graduations approach. Current guidelines state that there is no limit for outdoor gatherings for wedding ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ- Morristown’s Planning Board heard an appeal from Scotto Holdings Tuesday regarding a plan to build a multi-unit residential building on Martin Luther King Avenue.  The proposed property would be located at 81, 83, 85 and 87 on the block, an area representatives said had ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ: A decision on a proposed four-story, 45-unit apartment building on Madison Avenue in Morristown was delayed Tuesday by the town’s Zoning Board of Adjustment.  The applicant, listed as the Silverman Group, was requesting major site plan approval for the unit at 161-163 Madison ...

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TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” ...

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Flags will be flown at half-staff through sunset on Tuesday, April 20, announced officials. President Biden ordered flags of the United States be flown at half staff at the White House and all public buildings, grounds, military posts, naval stations, naval vessels of the Federal Government as a ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ- Morristown council said it has made progress on developing a committee to establish permanent regulations for marijuana use during a regular meeting Tuesday.  Although no official actions or ordinances made it onto the meeting’s agenda, members of the public spoke out against and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ- Following multiple hearings, Morristown’s Council denied an application to expand the Iron Bar and Revolution at a meeting Monday.  Council voted 4-1 against the application noting a lack of confidence that enough had been done to prevent a noise disturbance in the neighborhood.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ- Morristown’s planning board unanimously approved an application Monday to add a deck onto an apartment at 46 Park Place.  The plan converts existing rooftop space into an open deck, which can only be accessed through the kitchen of one nearby unit. The deck will include a 3 ft ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Mayor Dougherty and the Morristown Council, on behalf of the Town, are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of retired Police Officer Brett Smith, town officials said in a statement. "Officer Smith faithfully served our town from 1999 until 2015", said town officials.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown Zoning Board has canceled their April 7 regular meeting. All agenda items will be carried to the April 21 meeting.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown has announced that there is currently a vacancy on the Boards and Commissions. The positions looking to be filled are: RENT LEVELING – 3 POSITIONS One (1) Class A (Tenant) - unexpired term 12/31/23 One (1) Class B (Landlord) – unexpired term ...

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MADISON, NJ -  All flags will be flown at half-staff through Tuesday April 6, as per the Presidential Proclamation, honoring the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on Friday. "Jill and I were heartbroken to learn of the violent attack at a security checkpoint on the U.S. Capitol ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey was ranked as the seventh highest state with the overall tax burden with a 9.98% overall state tax according to personal finance website WalletHub’s  2021 Tax Burden by State report. Nearby New York was the highest taxed state in the nation. What accounts for New Jersey's ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ-Morristown Council did not make a decision regarding the Iron Bar expansion at a special meeting of the ABC Board Monday.  Iron Bar and Revolution owner Jimmy Cavanaugh wants to expand the license to include a rooftop bar. After a delay last month due to a slew of last-minute ...

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Special ABC Board Meeting Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING TOWN OF MORRISTOWN A Special Meeting of the Local ABC Board of the Town of Morristown will be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:00PM via Webinar Please click the link below to join the ...

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The Morris County Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted the county government’s 2021 Budget. Commissioners stated that the 2021 budget "holds the line on county taxes while maintaining spending on critical infrastructure projects, the continuing COVID-19 response, human services and ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Town Council unanimously voted in favor of designating the area of 2, 6 and 10 Washington Street an area in need of redevelopment at a virtual meeting March 23.  Assistant Town Attorney John Inglesin specified that the vote tonight was not a vote to condemn the property, an ...

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EXECUTIVE SESSION, IF ANY, BEGINS AT 7:00 PM THE Regular Meeting WILL BEGIN AT 7:30 PM Regular Meeting of Town Council Tuesday, March 23, 2021 A. Call to Order/Statement of Compliance B. Roll-Call C. Moment of Silence D. Pledge of Allegiance E. Executive ...

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TRENTON – The Randolph Motor Vehicle Center is closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19, announced The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. The Salem Licensing Centers is also closed due to a single employee testing positive for COVID-19. Both Centers will reopen Friday, April ...

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MADISON, NJ -  All flags will be flown at half-staff today, through Monday March 22, as per the Presidential Proclamation, as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. "As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s COVID-19 public health emergency has been extended for another 30 days, announced Governor Murphy on March 17. Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 231 which extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill will host a Telephone Town Hall meeting tonight, Tuesday March 16 to discuss the American Rescue Plan. The meeting will take place at 5pm. In attendance with the Congresswoman will be Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Rockaway Township Mayor Mike ...

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Garden State members call for bringing back Obama-era regulations to protect seniors from future outbreaks WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ-11) and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown has announced that there is currently a vacancy on the Boards and Commissions. The positions looking to be fiillled is on the Whppany River Watershed Action Committee. The Whippany River Watershed Action Committee, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization whose ...

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Washington, DC — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) last week hosted a roundtable discussion with NJ-11 and statewide leaders about the health, economic, educational, and social impacts of COVID-19 on the Hispanic community, and the action that needs to be taken to bring coronavirus relief and ...

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