Thursday, September 20, 2018

Convicted burglar from Hopatcong, found hanging from tree in Washington state

YAKIMA, WASH. — A man found hanging from a stranger's tree earlier this month in Yakima, Wash. was identified Monday as a 39-year-old Hopatcong man who was previously convicted of breaking into a woman's Rockaway home and attacking her boyfriend. Mike Bastinelli, a spokesman...

NASA finds ‘Earth’s bigger, older cousin’

Astronomers hunting for another Earth have found what may be the closest match yet, a potentially rocky planet circling its star at the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun, NASA said Thursday. Not only is this planet squarely in the Goldilocks zone...

Medicaid now covers one-fifth of N.J. residents under Obamacare

Medicaid, the public health insurance program expanded under the Affordable Care Act, now covers nearly one out of every five New Jersey residents, according to the latest enrollment figures. More than 420,000 people signed up for insurance since New Jersey allowed more people to...

Morris County Narcotics Task Force Dismantles Drug Trafficking Network

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the arrests of several drug traffickers following a three-month investigation into the importation and distribution of heroin and cocaine in Morris County. Between December 2015 and March 2016, members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Special Enforcement...

CCM Releases the Design for a Regional Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Center

RANDOLPH – Manufacturing is a vital part of the Morris County economy, but meeting the need for skilled employees is challenging as retirements take place and new demands develop in that industry. To meet that need and to provide students with good-paying career options,...

Fundraiser set for Local Boy Needing Generator for Feeding Tube

ROCKAWAY — As other 7 year old children shred wrapping paper and pretty ribbons off toys this Christmas, Christian Portuguez will receive a gift often more suited to a builder or contractor. You see, aside from autism and epilepsy, Christian is G-tube dependent and power has gone out...

USAMC donates $5,500 to Nick Taylor

PARSIPPANY — Uncle Sam's Avengers Motorcycle Club (USAMC) recently held a Beefsteak Fundraiser, and the proceeds were donated to Nick Taylor. The fundraiser was held on Friday, June 19 at The Russian Hall, Little Falls. On Saturday, June 27, USAMC President Dan Bendas and Vice President...

Parsippany signs two Shared Services Agreement for Municipal Court

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council on October 3, voted unanimously to approve two resolutions for shared services utilizing Parsippany Municipal Court with the Town of Boonton and Rockaway Borough. Effective October 1, Parsippany's Court Administrator shall oversee and ensure the proper operation of Boonton' s...

Public’s help needed related to jewelry store robbery in Harding

HARDING — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Harding Township Police Chief Mark Giansanti are seeking public assistance to help solve a robbery that occurred June 22 at a jewelry store in Harding Township.  On the afternoon of that day, law enforcement received a report...

John Fox, 18 Year Sheriff of Morris County, dies at 73; Funeral Services Set

PARSIPPANY —  Former Morris County Sheriff John M. Fox, Sr., 73, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, September 26, surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to East Orange as a young child. He lived in Livingston before settling...

CCM Majors Lead to Rewarding Careers

RANDOLPH —  Students seeking a high-quality and affordable education can find more than 50 academic programs that lead to successful careers at County College of Morris (CCM). “CCM is proud of its graduates who have built rewarding careers and are earning good salaries,” said President Anthony...

Laborers Union backs Mikie Sherrill for Congress

MORRIS COUNTY — The New Jersey affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) has announced today its endorsement of Mikie Sherrill in her race to represent New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. The politically-active New Jersey Laborers Union includes more than 25,000-members...

United Way Needs Volunteers to Meet Demand for Free Tax Prep

MORRIS COUNTY — United Way of Northern New Jersey is seeking volunteers to meet the growing demand for its free tax preparation program, which helps those living paycheck to paycheck avoid the high cost of preparation fees during the upcoming tax season. Last year, United...

Applicants Sought for Two Seats on CCM Board Of Trustees

PARSIPPANY — Morris County residents interested in serving on the County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees are invited to send their resumes to a special trustees’ search committee of the Morris County Board of Freeholders. Resumes must be received by that search committee by September...

Morris Habitat and Lowe’s launch Aging-in-Place project

RANDOLPH — Morris Habitat for Humanity and members of the Netcong community will work with Lowe’s and the Borough of Netcong to impact the quality of life in the community for older residents through Morris Habitat’s Aging-in-Place project. The scope of the project includes improving...

Market Street Mission hosted 25th Annual Coat Giveaway

PARSIPPANY — Members of First Baptist Community Church helped giving out hats, gloves, scarves, blankets and pajamas during the 25th Annual Coat Giveaway held by Market Street Mission. Market Street Mission hosted their Annual Coat Giveaway on the Morristown Green, on Saturday, November 7. The coat giveaway started at...

County Prosecutors Association of ohe State of New Jersey Announces Scholarships

The County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey announces the availability of the Oscar W. Rittenhouse, Andrew K. Ruotolo, Jr., Harris Y. Cotton and the John H. Stamler Memorial Scholarships. The County Prosecutors Association of the State of New Jersey Committee, a nonprofit corporation, annually...

Parsippany Woman injured at DWI crash in Jefferson

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JEFFERSON -- A township man is facing charges after police say he was intoxicated when he caused a motor vehicle crash that injured himself and another driver Thursday night. John Tasker, 55, of Jefferson, was issued summonses for DWI, careless driving, reckless driving and...

Britcher Leone provides backpacks for Campers attending YSC Summer Camp

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS — Britcher Leone Founding Members E. Drew Britcher, Esq. and Armand Leone, Esq. have led a project that has donated more than 100 backpacks for campers heading off to Youth Consultation Service's (YCS) Summer Camp in Blairstown. Each filled with a pair of...

Morris Arts Joins National Study on the Economic Impact of Arts

MORRIS COUNTY — The Arts Mean Business. That is the message being delivered this week by Morris Arts, which in partnership with the Morris County Economic Development Corporation and ArtPride New Jersey, announced it has joined the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, a national study measuring...
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