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County Commissioners Approve 2021 Budget

March 26, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously adopted the county government’s 2021 Budget, a spending plan that imposes no tax increase.

Commissioners stated the 2021 budget “holds the line on county taxes while maintaining spending on critical infrastructure projects, the continuing COVID-19 response, human services and public ...

It's Official: 2021 Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade is Postponed

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The 2021 Morris County St. Patrick's Day parade has been postponed. 

In a Facebook post, St. Patrick's Day Parade of Morris County Publicity Coordinator Michael Leavy announced that, after consulting with local officials, the committee has decided to postpone the parade in Morristown.

"Our hope is to conduct the parade at a later date when existing ...

Morris County Modifying COVID-19 Testing Plan to Focus on CCM Center

RANDOLPH, NJ - Morris County will modify its no-cost COVID-19 testing efforts by next week to focus on the walk-up service provided by appointment-only at the County College of Morris and phase out at-home-tests for all but homebound, symptomatic residents.

Municipal leaders throughout the county were told of the modified testing plan in a conference call yesterday, and they were urged to help ...

County Launches New Public Testing as COVID-19 Spikes

ROXBURY, NJ - At-home and mobile COVID-19 testing programs for residents and workers will be available within the next week, Morris County announced today.

The programs are a reaction to an increase in the number of new cases in the county, correlating with a spike in the virus statewide, said officials. Roxbury saw the number of COVID-19 cases increase by 57 since Oct. 27 and ...

Trees for Troops Allows Christmas Tree Donations to Military Families

ROXBURY, NJ - Morris County residents and businesses will have the opportunity to donate Christmas trees to military families for just $30 between Oct. 29 and Dec. 1.

The annual program is sponsored by Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses and supported by Leadership Morris, a leadership mentoring program of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.

Donations can be made online at the ...

Morris Freeholder Candidates Face-Off in Virtual Forum

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Republican incumbent Tayfun Selen and Democratic challenger Cary Amaro participated Oct. 12 in a virtual forum for candidates seeking election to the Morris County Freeholder Board.

The League of Women Voters (LWV) Morristown Area; Warren and West Morris Counties; and Mountain Lakes partnered with the Morris County branch of the NAACP and live ...

Morris County Officials and Citizens Recognized 64 Victims of 9/11 Tragedy

PARSIPPANY, NJ - This past weekend was a time to reflect on what it means to be an American, and honor victims of a great tragedy. And just two days after an infamous date, Morris County officials and resident came together to do just that.

Nineteen years ago, three hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, taking the lives of about 3,000 people. A fourth hijacked ...

Morris County Prosecutor Announces Retirement

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp has announced he is retiring from his current position effective Nov. 1, with his last day being Oct. 13, announced the prosecutor's office.

Knapp has held the position since 2012 after being appointed by then Gov. Chris Christie.

In his letter to Gov. Phil Murphy, Knapp stated: “Please accept my thanks ...

Roxbury Commuter Alert: State Plans Major Upgrade to Routes 80/15 Connections

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury commuters who use Route 80 eastbound take note: The state is planning major upgrades to the interchanges between the interstate highway and Route 15 in Rockaway Township.

Although the project is likely have an impact on Roxbury motorists who travel Route 80 and/or frequently drive East Dewey Avenue through Wharton, the state Department of Transportation ...

Montville Frontline Healthcare Worker Receives New Roof

MONTVILLE, NJ – A Montville nurse tragically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic recently received a new roof thanks to a program through Morris Habitat for Humanity, Blue Nail Roofing and GAF Roofing.

Called Roofs for Heroes, the program is designed to provide a roof, free of charge, for an essential worker affected by the pandemic.

Life-long resident Kristina Scorpo lost her ...


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Return Money to Budget to Protect N.J. Lakes

Go Jump in a New Jersey Lake…

The weather is getting warmer, and we are all thinking about outdoor activities and planning outings with friends and family.

But when we get to the lake, we find a sign saying the beach is closed for swimming due to a harmful algal bloom, or HAB as they are now commonly known. Looking at the green water, we understand that something isn’t right, ...

IRS Scams Can Target Seniors . . . What Family Caregivers Can Do

At first, 82-year-old Steve was alarmed by the message he discovered on his voice mail. “The caller said the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) was filing a lawsuit against me. I called the number back and they asked for my account number. I said they never gave me one so the man asked for my Social Security number, and I said I would never give that over the phone. He hung up on me. So, I ...

What Are the Tax Benefits of Charitable Trusts?

Americans give freely to support the causes they value, from churches, education and the arts to medical research. Fortunately, current tax laws encourage and even reward philanthropy.

Beyond the basic tax deductions for charitable giving, setting up one or both of the following types of trusts could provide financial advantages in addition to the personal satisfaction that comes from ...

Timeless Subway Tile Flooring, Backsplashes & Patterns

When it comes to home renovation, many trends have a fairly short shelf life. Eventually what was once popular begins to fade and make way for the newest designs and subway tile colors. kitchen, and bathroom subway tile patterns, however, do not fall victim to that cycle. Its popularity stays constant and the tile itself remains timeless.

Ubiquitous, classic and easy to work with, colored ...

Atlantic Health System Oncologist Explores Role of Vitamin D in Treating Colorectal Cancer

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise.

Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants ...

Tropical Storm Isaias Update

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities continue restoration efforts for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Service has been restored to approximately 566,000 JCP&L customers – more than 72% of the 788,000 customers impacted by the storm.

More than 8,000 utility personnel from JCP&L, other ...

Return Money to Budget to Protect N.J. Lakes

Go Jump in a New Jersey Lake…

The weather is getting warmer, and we are all thinking about outdoor activities and planning outings with friends and family.

But when we get to the lake, we find a sign saying the beach is closed for swimming due to a harmful algal bloom, or HAB as they are now commonly known. Looking at the green water, we understand that something isn’t right, ...

Eisenhower Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

May 8, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2020/2021 school year.

Students must have earned all A’s on their third marking period report card to qualify for high honor roll. Students must have a combination of A’s and B’s on their third marking period report card to earn ...

Roxbury's Gamboa Commits to West Point

ROXBURY, NJ — Landing resident Emma Gamboa is headed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Gamboa, a senior at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, plans to pursue STEM as an area of study and to play Division 1 rugby for Army West Point.

At Oak Knoll, Gamboa ran cross country and played basketball and lacrosse, “but found her passion and developed her skill on ...

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare's Health, Named New Jersey Biz 2021 Icon Honoree

May 11, 2021

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, a member of Prime Healthcare, was named one of New Jersey BIZ 2021 ICON Honorees. Recognized for his notable success and strong leadership within the healthcare industry, Mr. Finestein will be honored along with other Garden State ICON leaders during an awards ceremony to be held on June 22.

Brian Finestein, F.A.C.H.E. was ...