Morris County News


Not Worth Saving; Wrecking Ball in Future for Ledgewood Walmart

January 16, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – A plan to create a Walmart “Supercenter” in Ledgewood entails more than just retrofitting and expanding the current structure. It will require starting from scratch, according to public records.

In documents filed with the Roxbury Planning Board, developers converting the former Ledgewood Mall into The Shops at Ledgewood Commons said the current Walmart would be ...

Big Boom in Roxbury was Big News 30 Years Ago

ROXBURY, NJ – (Note: Date was corrected) In the early morning of June 3, 1989, 20-year-old Ted Miller II - home on vacation from college – was fast asleep. He had a fun day planned: A trip to the shore.

Miller, now a Roxbury real estate agent and TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, sure didn’t plan on awakening at 5:05 a.m. But he - and many others in Roxbury - had a ...

A New Courthouse for Morris County. Well Maybe......

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris County Courthouse in Morristown is a museum-like structure
dating back to 1827. There have been numerous additions since then, but the front of the courthouse on Washington Avenue looks much the way it did almost 200 years ago.

That presents both the beauty of history and the problem of keeping the building functionable now and in the years ahead. And that ...

Request for Public Input at the 2019 Morris County Government Budget; Jan. 15

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Residents and officials from all 39 towns are invited by the Morris Count Board of Freeholders to the special 2019 county budget input meeting on Tuesday January 15 from 6:30pm - 8pm.

According to officials, the session is designed to let county residents and mayors and other public officials from all 39 Morris County municipalities have a say in the budget-making process, to ...

Montville School Substitute Fired Due to "Santa Isn't Real" Diatribe

MONTVILLE, NJ – On Nov. 29, TAPinto Montville reported that a substitute teacher at Cedar Hill Elementary School told first graders that Santa did not exist (click here for orginal story). In addition, the sub told the kids that the Tooth Fairy, the Elf on the Shelf, and the Easter Bunny are all fake as well. Parents in Montville were extremely upset and angry on social media, calling ...

Montville Substitute Teacher Tells First Graders Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy Not Real

MONTVILLE, NJ – Social media was steaming and Montville parents were fuming when a parent whose child is a first grader at Cedar Hill Elementary in Towaco posted onto the Montville Moms Facebook page Nov. 29 that a substitute teacher identified only as “Ms. M” had told the children in the class that there was no such thing as Santa.

Mayra Aboyoun wrote that she was furious ...

Missing Mountain Lakes Boy is Found

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, a 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes who left home Oct. 30, has been found, said authorities today.

In a brief joint statement that offered no details about the matter, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennet and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of
Investigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr., said the boy was ...

Legends Ale House in Roxbury Calls it Quits

ROXBURY, NJ - Legends Ale House, a sports bar and restaurant in Succasunna, closed its doors last week, a demise that came less than three years after it opened for business.

The closing came as a surprise to employees, according to Jackie Sannipoli, a Roxbury resident who worked there as a waitress. She said restaurant manager Lora Caldi texted the staff on Oct. 22 to tell them ...

Join Light the Night Walk for Blood Cancers, Saturday, Oct. 20, Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk is an annual event dedicated to shining a light on the urgent need for cures for blood cancers. During the walk, survivors and patients carry white lanterns, gold lanterns are carried by those walking in memory, and red lanterns are carried by supporters. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been able to ...

Shelter Dog Finds New Purpose as Morris County Sheriff's Bomb Sniffer

MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dogs who are surrendered to the animal shelter not once, but twice, don’t get another chance, but Boomer not only got a second chance – he is helping Morris County residents in an important way.

After 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now a certified Morris County Sheriff’s Office bomb sniffing dog.  His handler, Detective Michael Carbone, put ...


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