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Operation Take Back 2022 Collects 501 Pounds of Medications

May 10, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Approximately 501 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the 2022 Operation Take Back last weekend.

The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. Morris County residents dropped off 209 pounds at ShopRite of Greater Morristown, 206 pounds ...

Morris County Ranked "Healthiest" in New Jersey

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 Somerset at No 3, Bergen at No 4 and Sussex at No 5. Cumberland County was ranked the least ...

Morris County Library Resumes Full Operations on May 2

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Library, which had been operating on a truncated schedule during the pandemic, is delighted to announce it will resume full hours of operation starting Monday, May 2, 2022 – coincidentally in time for its centennial celebration.  

Both floors and all sections of the Hanover Avenue facility in Whippany will be open for public use.  No ...

Morris County Adopts 2022 Budget Without an Increase in Tax Rate

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County’s 2022 Budget was adopted April 13 by the Board of County Commissioners, who held the tax rate stable for another year as they expanded funding for public safety and health, infrastructure projects, human services, education and economic development.

“Our 2022 Budget provides the high level of services Morris County residents ...

No Tax Rate Increase in Morris County 2022 Budget; Montville Twp Intersection Improvement Included in Budget

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of County Commissioners unanimously introduced the county government’s 2022 Budget this week with no increase in the tax rate for a third consecutive year, while boosting funds for public safety and health, infrastructure projects, human services, education and economic development.

“We are pleased for the third year in a row to deliver a ...

Morris County Declares Solidarity with Ukrainian People

Resolution Presented to Morris County Ukrainian Community

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County’s Board of County Commissioners joined members of the local Ukrainian community March 8 in a moment of silence and sang the Ukraine national anthem as the board presented a formal resolution declaring solidarity with the Ukrainian people against the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine in ...

Rep. Sherrill to Host Virtual Town Hall, Feb. 23

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Morris County Residents! Please join me for a virtual town hall on Wednesday, February 23 at 5:30 PM with Morris Township Mayor Mark Gyorfy and representatives from the Morris County Chamber of Commerce and Atlantic Health System to help answer questions from residents.

Register to join here: https://ushr.zoomgov.com/.../WN_vKUaPoKqTheTJ8zaqJbIOA

Submit a question ...

Celebrate Black History Month with an Exhibition of African Fine Art

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  As Black History month continues, the community is invited to celebrate black art excellence at the "Exhibition of African Fine Art", an exhibit presented with Art in the Atrium.

The art is on display in the Mayo Performing Arts Center Upstairs Gallery and Starlight Gallery. The exhibit will be on display until March 6 and can be viewed prior to MPAC ...

Morris County School of Technology Announces 2022 Share Time High School Programs Information Session

DENVILLE, NJ – The Morris County Vocational School District offers Share Time programs for Morris County high school students at the Morris County School of Technology in Denville. The share time programs provide half-day specialized career and technical education training as part of a student’s junior and senior year high school program. The programs prepare students for ...

Morris County Vocational School District & County College of Morris Share Time High School Programs

DENVILLE, NJ  – The Morris County Vocational School District, in partnership with County College of Morris (CCM), offers Share Time programs for Morris County high school students. The programs offered include: Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Cyber Security & Information Protection and Engineering, Design & Advanced Manufacturing.

Interested 10th grade ...

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Gas Stations Across New Jersey Lower Gas Prices to Demonstrate Self-Serve Savings

May 13, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – More than 75 gas stations throughout New Jersey will lower their prices today, Friday May 13 to demonstrate how much motorists could save if the state offered the option of self-serve gas.

The Fuel Your Way NJ Self-Serve Day of Awareness is part of campaign to educate the public about how much they could potentially save if the “Motorist Fueling Choice and ...

Randolph Education Foundation ( REF ) Honors Annual Rock Stars Winners

May 7, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- On a beautiful sunny but windy day, the Randolph Education Foundation held the annual “Randolph Rock Stars” celebration on the front lawn of Randolph Middle School.  The annual event recognizes outstanding efforts on behalf of one teacher from each of the districts six schools, one student, one community volunteer, and one community business member.

Below is each ...

Veterans Community Park Receives Facility Award at Morris Park Alliance Community Awards Program

May 12, 2022

RANDOLPH, NJ- At the Community Awards Program held by the Morris Park Alliance on April 20, Randolph Township received a Facility Award for Veterans Community Park. These awards recognize and honor excellence in parks and recreation at the county, municipal, and non-profit level throughout Morris County.

Parks and recreation facilities that receive the Facility Award are outstanding examples ...

Operation Take Back 2022 Collects 501 Pounds of Medications

May 10, 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Approximately 501 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the 2022 Operation Take Back last weekend.

The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for proper disposal. Morris County residents dropped off 209 pounds at ShopRite of Greater Morristown, 206 pounds ...

Governor Murphy Visits Hackensack, Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program at HFD

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted by new ...

30th Annual "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive Returns

May 12, 2022

On Saturday, May 14th Letter Carriers across the country will take part in their 30th Annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive”. The drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is America’s largest one-day food collection event that provides millions of pounds of food to local hunger relief agencies.

To help, all you need to do is place non-perishable ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ – MAY 6, 2022 – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially ...

Four Atlantic Health System Medical Centers get ‘A’ Grade for Safety by Leapfrog for Spring 2022

MORRISTOWN, NJ – May 10, 2022 – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Spring 2022 Hospital Safety Grades.

“Safety is the ...

2nd Annual Yard Sale hosted by RHS Band Parents Association

Come visit our 2nd Annual Yard Sales hosted by the RHS Band Parents Association on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 9am to 4pm at 72 Eyland Avenue (Horseshoe Lake) in Succasunna, NJ.  

We will have tons of items for sale and all proceeds go to the RHS Band Programs.

Some of the items for sales include, books, throw pillows, toys, hand tools, blankets, bicycles, wall pictures, lamps, ...

Watch “Important Differences in Choosing Where to Deliver Your Baby”

Watch “Important Differences in Choosing Where to Deliver Your Baby” with guest speaker Andrea Lotosky, Administrative Director of Nursing at Saint Clare’s Health.

This video from Saint Clare’s Health online community series, ‘Let’s Talk Health’, hosted by Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, ...

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TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...