Sunday, August 19, 2018

Freeholders Declare March American Red Cross Month

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Freeholders have declared March as American Red Cross Month in Morris County, to honor the dedication and hard work of the Red Cross staff and volunteers who are always available to help county residents and others who are in great...

Freeholders Host High School Students

PARSIPPANY — The Morris County Freeholders on March 24 hosted 31 students from public and private high schools across the county during the board’s annual Student Government Day. The students, who ranged from sophomores to seniors, met with and had the opportunity to question the county...

Medevac chopper lands on Route 80 to transport accident victim

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP -- A 50-year-old Hackettstown man was airlifted to the hospital following a car crash this afternoon on Route 80, authorities said. Around 3:40 p.m., emergency services were dispatched to Route 80 westbound near mile marker 35 on a report of an accident...

Aww… Three Kodiak bear cubs born at Space Farms

WANTAGE -- Space Farms Zoo & Museum is celebrating the newest additions to its wildlife park -- a trio of bear cubs. Early last week, the staff at the Wantage zoo learned their Kodiak bear, Suzy Q, had given birth to cubs when they...

Heroin overtakes alcohol at suburban N.J. treatment center

Heroin and other opiates are now listed as the biggest reason people go for treatment at the Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program. Heroin was the stated drug of choice for 43 percent of those admitted, exceeding alcohol at 36 percent, according to HDAP Executive Director...

Chris Christie’s muddled message on marijuana and the War on Drugs | Mulshine

A lawyer friend of mine pointed out to me a curious side effect of the plentiful supply of cheap heroin in the area. It's actually cutting into the business of criminal defense lawyers. That's not because people are using less heroin. It's because heroin...

GWB road-rage driver named in indictment for ramming 2 cars, biting police officer, running into traffic

A Princeton man who police said rammed his pickup truck into two other vehicles on the George Washington Bridge, then got out and jumped on the hood of one of them before hopping a barrier, running into traffic and biting a police officer was...

Allan Chernoff to lecture at Temple Beth Am

PARSIPPANY — Award-winning journalist Allan Chernoff, former Senior Correspondent for both CNN and CNBC, will deliver the annual Joseph Gotthelf Holocaust Memorial Lecture at Temple Beth Am, 879 South Beverwyck Road. The lecture, sponsored by the Joseph Gotthelf Holocaust Memorial Fund, is part of the yearly commemoration...

Update on Fatality as a Result of a Motor Vehicle Accident at Alstede Farms

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Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chester Township Police Chief Wayne Martini announce the conclusion of the criminal investigation into the October 2014 motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a minor child at the Alstede Farms in Chester. On October 12,...

Man killed, wife injured when flying tire causes Route 80 crash

DENVILLE -- A Bergen County man was killed and his wife was injured when a flying tire struck their vehicle and caused a multi-vehicle crash on Route 80 Thursday evening, State Police said. Sheldon Lefkowitz, 77, and Randi Lefkowitz, 66, both of Englewood Cliffs,...

Police chief, accused of threatening cop, challenges Dover mayor he says wanted him to break law

DOVER -- A police chief accused of threatening one of his officers is challenging the mayor he once accused of trying to rope him into illegal activity, the Daily Record reports. Chief Harold "Butch" Valentine plans to challenge incumbent Mayor James Dodd in the...

Councilwoman flips double bird, calls mayor ‘piece of %$@’

MAHWAH -- During a claws-out council meeting last week, Councilwoman H. Lisa Di Giulio called Mayor Bill Laforet a "piece of " and flipped him the double bird. The less-than-civil affair came last Thursday night, as Laforet, an independent, suspended and attempted to fire...

The power and beauty of Niagara Falls by Peter Alessandria

Story by Peter Alessandria, Photographer I woke up one morning in late February and something inside said I needed to go to Niagara Falls. The Falls had been in the news recently: a group from National Geographic climbed the face of the American Falls which had frozen...

Rockaway man dies weeks after fire razes house, leaves mom homeless

ROCKAWAY BOROUGH -- A borough man who has been in critical condition for the past two weeks after a a house fire on Farview Road has died, a hospital spokesperson said. Thomas Depack, 57, of Rockaway Borough, was flown to the St. Barnabas Medical...

Freeholders Pass Resolution Opposing The Pilgrim Pipeline

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Freeholders have passed a resolution opposing the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline, citing safety and environmental concerns that the oil pipeline may pose to residents and communities in Morris County. The Freeholders by a unanimous vote, called for an immediate moratorium on...

Parsippany Police offers advice on Identity Theft

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Paul Philipps announced helpful ways to avoid identity theft. The information included tips on how to have fraud alerts added to your credit cards and how to identify if your credit has been stolen. The tips are: How can I tell that...

Christie Officials Push $100 Million Pension Deal for RGA Donor

The administration of Gov. Chris Christie is considering investing tens of millions of dollars of New Jersey pension money in a firm whose chairman was among the largest donors to the Christie-run Republican Governors Association (RGA). The proposal is the latest in a series...

Christie: I can beat Hillary

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie will have no doubt he'll be able to defeat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if he decides to toss his hat in the ring, the governor said. Christie, speaking on his monthly radio show tonight, left little doubt...

Wall Street looks ready to throw in the cards in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, which has already seen its debt rating cut to junk bond status, is facing a further downgrade just a day after a state emergency management team called for big budget cuts and layoffs of hundreds of city workers. Wall Street rating agency...

Wall Street Journal donating $10k to David Bird’s family

LONG HILL -- Former colleagues plan to make donations to help the family of David Bird, a veteran Wall Street Journal reporter whose body was discovered last week in the Passaic River, more than a year after his disappearance. As reported by JimRomensko.com, Wall...
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