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Rockaway Mayor Cuts Ribbon on New Infusion Center

Rockaway Mayor Michael Dachisen (third from right) recently cut the ribbon to officially open the Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion’s Infusion Center. He is pictured here with Rockaway Town Council members and staff from the Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion.

The new eight-bed infusion center offers a convenient location for adults and children who need non-cancer treatment infusions, like those for rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory diseases, or vitamins, for example.

Morristown Medical Center Health Pavilion, one of the founding members of Rockaway’s new Chamber of Commerce, is located at 333 Mount Hope Avenue in Rockaway, New Jersey. The building opened in the fall of 2016, and is easily accessible from Routes 80, 46 and 287, as well the New Jersey Turnpike. It services over 9,000 outpatients each month, and has space for community events and education.

For more information, visit www.atlantichealth.org/rockaway or call 973-895-6604.

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Parent Workshop: Cultivating a Culture of Kindness Marcia McEvoy, PhD.

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In this often humorous and interactive workshop, parents will be presented with information about how to work collaboratively with their school to promote kind behavior. Strategies for addressing teasing, exclusion, name calling, and general unkindness will be shared. The research on how to reduce peer mistreatment is discussed, as well as how to increase compassion and empathy ...

Kellyanne Conway Returns to New Jersey for a Briefing with Morris County Women

November 15, 2017

BRANCHBURG, NJ - A caravan of Morris County women traveled to the Fox Hollow Country Club to hear fellow Jersey Girl Kellyanne Conway speak about the economy, the impending tax overhaul and life working at the White House.  Attendance was by invitation only and as such seating was limited.

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NJ Transit Police to Conduct Emergency Response Drill in Upper Montclair, Saturday

November 17, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Transit Police Department (NJTPD) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will conduct a training exercise on Saturday, November 18, at Upper Montclair Train Station in Montclair between 8 a.m. and 12 noon.

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Morris Township Kids Encouraged to Write Letters to Santa

November 13, 2017

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Morris Township kids between the ages of 4 and 8 are encouraged to write letters to Santa. All letters will be answered by Santa.

Letters can be mailed to: Santa c/o Township of Morris Parks and Recreation Department at 50 Woodland Avenue, PO Box 7603, Convent Station, NJ 07961-7603.  Make sure to include the child's name, age, phone number and ...

Morristown Veteran's Day Ceremony to be Held, Nov. 11

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Town of Morristown will hold a Veteran's Day Service on Saturday November 11 at 11:00 a.m. on the Morristown Green. Mayor Timothy Dougherty will provide opening remarks and local veterans who have served the country will also speak.

In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the Morris Township Municipal Building

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6th Annual Dance for Kindness, a Worldwide FlashMob, Comes to Morristown Nov. 12; Sign up to dance now!

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Paranormal Event Scheduled for Saturday in Morristown

November 17, 2017

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Halloween is gone, but the ghosts have stayed.

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Morris Township Announces Two Special Events; Breakfast with Santa and a Hockey Game

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Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday December 2 from 9:30 am - 12noon at the Collinsville Fire Station. The event is for children between the ages of 3 and 8. Reservations and payment must be received by  Monday, November 27th.  Cost ...

Morristown Temple Holds Opening Reception for Mira Sasson's Recent Work of Art

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Lt. Karen ...

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Morristown Kicks Out Cancer with Kickball Fundraiser

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Morristown National Historic Park Hosts Piano Recital; Nov. 19

November 14, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown National Historical Park is welcoming Hungarian pianist Peter Toth back for a piano recital this coming Sunday. Toth will play selections from American composer Arthur Foote and Hungarian Franz Liszt on the park's 1873 Steinway Grand piano.

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Hanover Tigers Pee Wee Team Receives “Call to the Hall” - Grade 5/6 Team Selected for Mid Atlantic Regional Championships

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Morris Education Foundation Announce Auditions for 11th Annual Morristown ONSTAGE

Auditions December 16, 2017 at Morristown High School

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A Night of Redemption

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Bakersfield Mist contrasts art and reality

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By Liz Keill

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Call Congress TODAY to demand a #CleanDREAMAct NOW

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Time is running out. Nearly on million young people who call the United States home will lose their protection from deportation if Congress doesn't act soon. 

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Sustained, Severe Cuts Equal Setbacks at NJ Department of Environmental Protection

November 17, 2017

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