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Morristown's Assumption Church Receives Historic Marker; Church Now Part of Historic District

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -   The Morris County Freeholders last night honored Assumption Church in Morristown with a Historic Preservation plaque to be installed in the circa 1872 church, which is an important part of the Town of Morristown’s historic district.

Robert and Jeanette Fredericks accepted the plaque on behalf of the church. Robert Fredericks is an honorary historian ...

Ban on Historic Preservation Trust Fund Grants to Religious Instititutions Appealed by Morris County Board of Freeholders

MORRISTOWN, NJ - An appeal has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Morris County Board of Freeholders, announced the Morris County Freeholders.  Last months ruling banned the freeholders from issuing historic preservation trust fund grants to religious institutions.

The freeholders, in a unanimous vote at their meeting on Monday evening, approved a resolution that ...

State Supreme Court Says Morris County Can't Pay for Churches' Rehabs

MORRIS, NJ — An interpretation of Separation of Church and State has led the State Supreme Court of New Jersey to rule that Morris County's practice of giving historic preservation grants to local churches is against the state constitution.

Justice Stuart Rabner wrote that the historic preservation grants, which are taxpayer-funded, violate the Religious Aid Clause of the ...

Community Invited to Morristown Anniversary Prayer Walk

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Pastors David Smazik and Sidney Williams invite the community to join them for the 175th Bethel Church of Morristown Anniversary Prayer Walk. The Prayer Walk will celebrate the founders of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church as well as the African American soldiers and sailors who are buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

Those interested should meet The Presbyterian ...

Lunch & Learn: 'Israel at 70: Its Meaning and Value in Jewish Identity' with Professor Kenneth W. Stein Apr. 22

SUMMIT, NJ - For four decades, Kenneth W. Stein has taught Middle Eastern History and Political Science at Emory University. His scholarship focuses on the politics of the modern Arab world, American foreign policy toward the Middle East, modern Israel, and the Arab-Israeli negotiating process. Stein earned awards at Emory for excellence in teaching and life-long mentorship of ...

Tribeca Award-Winner 'City Island' Screened at Temple Sinai's Renaissance Movie Night April 17

SUMMIT, NJ - The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award-winning "City Island," a comedy/drama with a cast that includes Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Alan Arkin, Emily Mortimer and Ezra Miller, will screen at Temple Sinai in Summit as part of 'Renaissance Movie Night' April 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Prison guard Vince Rizzo (Garcia) wants to quit his job to become an actor, ...

Rabbi Biller to Explore 'Our Fabulous Contributions: How Jews Have Changed The World'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Rabbi Mark Biller will delve into "Our Fabulous Contributions: How Jews Have Changed the World," in a three-part series at the Morris County Library, 30 E. Hanover Ave., in Whippany. The series, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section's Our Jewish World program. The series will take place at ...

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