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Morris County News

May 11, 2022

DENVILLE, NJ - A Paterson man burglarized vehicles in Denville and then used credit cards he stole from them, according to police. The man, Jazzmeir Mims, 23, faces charges of burglary, fraudulent use of credit cdards and criminal mischief, police said. They said they responded May 4 to ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Morris County has been ranked as the No. 1 healthiest county in New Jersey, in an annual, national study released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Ranked No 2 is Hunterdon County, followed by ...

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The East Hanover Community Partnership will sponsor East Hanover's Spring Restaurant Week that will take place from Saturday, April 30 through Friday, May 6, 2022. East Hanover Restaurant Week serves as an opportunity for Restaurants, Pizzerias, Delicatessens, Bakeries, Ice Cream Shops, and all ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Shoppers are being evacuated from stores at Roxbury Mall in Succasunna, including The Home Depot, Ramsey Sports and ShopRite due to a gas leak. The leak was the result of a fork-lift accidentally hitting a gas line shortly before 5 p.m., according to emergency radio ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Three Illinois men who were behaving suspiciously earlier this week face charges in Morris County related to counterfeiting, and they might also be charged with federal offenses, according to authorities. Roxbury police, on Tuesday, said they levied charges of money laundering, ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - A minor collapse of a balcony at the Parsippany Travel Lodge located at 625 Rt. US-46 occurred this morning, Tuesday, April 19th.  The Fire Department is on the scene. The collapse occurred to a first floor balcony.  There are no reported injuries. This according to Breaking ...

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DENVILLE, NJ – A Pennsylvania man this week attempted to steal $8,600 from a Denville woman by engaging in what is known as a “grandparent scam,” police said. The man, Alvaro Guzman-Sanchez, 45, of Sherandgar, Pa., called the woman and said her granddaughter needed the money to pay legal fees ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The poor condition of the Roseville Tunnel in Byram, a major impediment to bringing passenger train service on the long dormant, historical Lackawanna Cutoff west of Roxbury, is about to be improved. The NJ TRANSIT board of directors on Wednesday approved a contract to rehabilitate ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In what one area resident called an “environmental Armageddon,” dirt from a massive construction project in Landing was washed away by recent storms and ended up in Lake Rogerene, leaving the water brown and lake lovers livid. The runoff came from the 161-home, 14-acre housing ...

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LAKE HIAWATHA, NJ –The New Jersey State Police have arrested Nicholas Adair, 24, of Lake Hiawatha, N.J., for allegedly manufacturing and possessing child sexual abuse material. In January 2022, detectives from the New Jersey State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, along with members ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury teenager today found himself in the middle of a frightening incident in Randolph involving an attempted bank robbery, a stolen car, an automobile crash, a thwarted hijacking and a massive law enforcement response. 18-year-old Joseph Sargenti said he was headed to the new ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy will be touring Chatham High School on Friday morning, March 25.  Murphy will be joined by State Senator Jon Bramnick and Acting Department of Education Commissioner Angelica Allen-McMillan. Chatham received $531,000 in extra state aid this year under the current ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – Morris Habitat for Humanity has been awarded $3 million in federal funding to help construct the largest project in its 36-year history—25 new condominiums on the former E.A. Porter industrial site at 42 Bennett Avenue in Randolph, New Jersey. Funding for the project was secured by ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It was cold on March 13 and the ground was covered with snow. That didn’t stop Tom Peach from manning his backhoe. He was following through on a promise to voluntarily clear stumps from a lot in Landing, a site that will soon be home to a Morris Habitat for Humanity house being ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury school officials today expressed sympathy for the family of Jennifer Gorgas, a Roxbury High School and County College of Morris graduate who died Tuesday in a motor vehicle accident in Ledgewood. Gorgas, 25, of Netcong, was killed at about 8:30 a.m. when the Subaru she was ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - For the third year in a row now, Lake Hiawatha resident Brian Donlin is once again helping to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) through a fundraising effort for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Every year, hundreds of cyclists gather in different cities to ride ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The long-delayed improvements to the Ledgewood Pond Dam are scheduled to begin Monday, and – although the work will take place at only the dam site – Roxbury is closing to the public the entire Morris Canal Park/Ledgewood Park area for about three months. The work will take place ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- The Chatham Middle School PTO is hosting comedian/author James Murray, also known as "Murr" from the TV show Impractical Jokers to talk about his new kids' book Area 51 Interns, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at CMS. "We're using the renovated auditorium that was completed in March of ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Emotional trauma is what spurred Rachel Sullivan to start the Hazel Project two years ago. The non-profit organization brings donations to the homeless in Paterson and the Bronx; items such as socks, underwear, warm weather gear and wound care kits. Sullivan was driven to ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - A domestic violence suspect was on the run from a Sun Valley Way residence in Florham Park during the evening of Wednesday, March 2nd. The alleged perpetrator was being sought by multiple agencies.  He was described as a heavyset black male, possible armed with a handgun who ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A former Ledgewood resident attending college in Florida earlier this month threatened to kill a person and “shoot up” the school, according to police. The man, Eli Altman Johnson, 23, a student at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, made the threats on Feb. 3, police said. He was ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- For the month of February, stop into JT’s Confections located at 1206 Sussex Turnpike in Randolph and bring your can/bucket/water bottle of useless loose change, and you will receive either a box of the best chocolate covered Oreos or chocolate covered pretzels you ever ate. Now ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill spent an hour visiting downtown Chatham businesses, taking time to check out the devastation from the Feb. 2 fire that forced the closure of the Chatham Sandwich Shop, Sunnywoods Florist and Les Cheveux Salon on Thursday morning. She brought with her ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa said Monday night that a decision in March by the Chatham Board of Education would make an 8:20 start time for Chatham High School students a reality for the fall semester of 2022. LaSusa originally presented his plan to change the start time ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Rotary Club today gave a warm welcome to Roxbury High School teacher Frank Caccavale whose students are building a modular house for Morris County Habitat for Humanity. Caccavale, who teaches Structural Design and Fabrication (SDF), gave the club a presentation about ...

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  Is it worth it to renovate your home before selling? Tips presented by: www.PrepToList.com The short answer is renovating may be too extensive of an approach. However, a light cosmetic refresh would attract significantly more buyers resulting in your home selling for the highest possible ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough woke up to a two-alarm fire that destroyed longtime Main Street landmark - the Chatham Sandwich Shop - on Wednesday morning, blocking traffic for about five hours. According to Jeffrey Fricke, Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department Chief, the call came in at ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Long time Parsippany resident, Dr. Lou Valori was recently sworn into the Morris County Park Commission as a Commissioner. His appointment was approved unanimously by the Morris County Commissioners. Valori said, “I want to thank the Morris County Commissioners for being ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - A stolen vehicle has escaped the police in East Hanover on South Ridgedale Avenue, according to Breaking News Alerts. The police are reporting the stolen vehichle was last seen on Rt. 24 and Columbia Turnpike approximately 4:10pm on January 29, 2022.  

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DENVILLE, NJ -- Colleen Pascale, Academy for Law & Public Safety teacher, is this year's Morris County School of Technology Teacher of the Year, the school announced on Jan. 19.  According to the announcement, Ms. Pascale is known for her dedication to the community, love for education and ...

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