Morris County News

May 11, 2021

EAST HANOVER, N.J.- East Hanover's Mondelez Corporation, the parent company of NABISCO is gearing up for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as the Official Cookie and Cracker sponsor of Team USA. The iconic brands will rally fans to "Snack Together. Win Together" this summer, through ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham resident Robert Vessechia, who spoke at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday, April 26, was removed from school grounds by Chatham Township Police on Friday, April 30, and charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing. At the April 26 meeting, Vessechia waited ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Madison Arts and Culture Alliance will be bringing music to downtown Madison on Friday nights through May. The events are free and will take place on Waverly Place from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Bring your own chairs and/or blankets and enjoy the music. The schedule for the remaining ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - There was a fatal motor vehicle accident on Rt. 24 Westbound in Florham Park that closed all east bound lanes from Rt. 287 to the Short Hills Mall. The accident is under investigation.   More details will be provide as they are made available. This according to breaking ...

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Madison, NJ –  – In partnership with the Environmental Commissions of Madison, Chatham Borough and Chatham Township, the parking lot at Sunday Motor Co. in Madison will be filled with eye-catching Electric Vehicles and bicycles to celebrate Earth Day this coming Thursday, April 22. From 2:00 to ...

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When fifth-grader Maya Vinu tried to give her labradoodle, Copper, treats from her own food, the dog would snub her offer. “I’m a vegetarian so when I gave him a treat it didn’t really smell good,” she said. “I wanted to make treats that smell good and are healthy for dogs.” So Vinu invented ...

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EAST HANOVER,NJ - The East Hanover Police where instrumental in bringing a Bronx New York man sentenced to state prison for stealing a total of $142,900 from older adults throughout New Jersey using a "grandparent scam". From the news release: Osvaldo Thomas, 41, of the Bronx, N.Y., was ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - The Costco on Rt. 10 in East Hanover is now offering vaccines for COVID to the public. Costco just opened their portal for COVID vaccinations and is offering the Moderna vaccine. You can schedule an appointment by clicking here. 

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ROXBURY, NJ — A new building to be built at The Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have more retailers than originally anticipated. The proposed 10,000-square-foot structure, to be built near the Red Lobster restaurant — will have five separate storefronts instead of the three shown in initial ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – An important section of the former Morris Canal in Roxbury would be preserved under plan endorsed by township officials. The Roxbury Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to offer $15,000 toward the potential preservation of the remains of Morris Canal Inclined Plane 1 East, off ...

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MADISON, NJ -  A person has been struck and killed by a train in Madison, according to BNN. Police have responded to the Madison Train Station.  No other information has been released at this time. Story developing......  

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Animal Control Officer Sue Blanchard is thanking township firefighters for rescuing a Succasunna cat that scrambled up a tree Monday and refused to budge even after a windy night aloft. A cat that climbs a tree will usually find its way back down. But Blanchard said she and ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The NJ State police made a stop of a vehicle on the I-287 and I-80 ramp this afternoon in Parsippany.  Upon the stop by police, the occupant of the vehicle ran away.  He was a black male with dreadlocks wearing green shorts.  The license plate of the car was NJ T66-NCV.  The ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Deloris Gibson, the mother Darcel Rivers, is making a plea to the public to come forward with information on her son’s homicide. Rivers was murdered on June 4, 2015, a day, Gibson said, she remembers like it was yesterday.   “It was June 2nd, 2015, and at the Boys and Girls ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - There will be closures on Rt. 46 in Parsippany next week as the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the beginning of an intersection improvement project. There will be closures in each direction. Beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, March 15, NJDOT’s ...

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PARIPPANY, NJ - A male pedestrian who tried to cross Route 46 in Parsippany was struck by a motor vehicle and fatally wounded on Wednesday evening.  This was earlier reported by TAPinto.  The following update was issued regarding the tragedy. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, ...

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PARSIPPANY — A fifteen (15) year old girl was struck and killed when she walked on to Route 80 in Parsippany and was hit by an unknown vehicle in the wee hours of Tuesday morning.    The young girl walked on to the road and was hit in the eastbound express lanes near milepost 45.3, according to ...

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PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany will be one of five Kiwanis Clubs participating in free food distribution during the weekend of March 13 and March 14. People who need food can register at any of the locations: Parsippany, Boonton, Clifton, Roxbury, or Asbury Park. “The USDA ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ- On the morning of Thursday Mar. 4, Wawa of Randolph celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a series of donations to give back to the community they just joined. Most Northern NJ residents know the gas station - convenience store brand from summer trips ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - In late January, it was announced that the Knoll West was recognized as both the 3rd best golf course in the state of New Jersey, and the 33rd best golf course in the country, according to Golf Advisor. Golf Pro John McCarthy discusses these prestigious awards, and what’s in ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, New Jersey, man who owned and operated construction businesses in Morris County was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for filing false tax returns that failed to report all his personal income, acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Roger Magill, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The “soft opening” last Saturday of the new Five Below store in The Shops at Ledgewood Commons was the first in a flurry of Grand Openings expected to take place at the new mall in the coming weeks. “They are the tip of the spear, post Walmart,” said Jared Minatelli, director of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A Hudson County corrections officer has been charged in connection to a double homicide that left two women dead, one of whom is believed to be the suspect's lover, authorities said.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - There is a traffic alert for travelers on Rt. 80 westbound near mile marker 40. The NJ State police is advising a motor vehicle has crashed and is now into the center median area. This according to breaking news alerts.

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  The Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Rockaway Township and the Morris County COVID-19 Testing Center at the County College of Morris (CCM) will both be closed tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 18, due to inclement weather, said government officials. Anyone will a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Faced with rising costs due to minimum-wage hikes, Roxbury might bump up the fees it charges for recreation programs, especially for out-of-towners. Among the changes being weighed: Elimination of free beach passes for non-resident senior citizens. The proposed new fee structure ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - A police chase ended in a car crash this morning in Florham Park on Rt. 24 East bound. The pursuit began for a white Hyundai with North Carolina plates that did not match the vehicle. There is now one person in custody with EMS being requested to the scene. This ...

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SPARTA, NJ – History is being made in Sparta as seven girls earn the rank of Eagle Scout in Scout Troop 1150.  The girls are among the first in Scouts BSA who are eligible for the rank.  Scouts BSA opened their program to girls in 2018 and set Feb 2021 as the first date they are eligible to become ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Is Lake Hopatcong more fun in the summer or the winter?  The answer depends on who you ask.  While this question might set your mind adrift to sunny days floating in the lake, for others ice hockey and hot cocoa come to mind.  Personal opinions aside, it’s important to keep Lake ...

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SPARTA, NJ –A Connecticut man is under arrest marking the end of a burglary spree that stretched back to August 2020.  Victims of Patrick Ryan, 30 of Fairfield spread across New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Sparta Police Det. Jeffery McCarrick, on behalf of the Sussex County Detectives ...

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