Thursday, July 18, 2019

Pennacchio Pushes State to Fully Support Our Most Vulnerable Students

MORRIS COUNTY — “School districts shouldn’t have to choose between funding special education programs or providing services to other students,” Pennacchio said. “With extraordinary special education costing enormous amount of dollars, we must ensure every child has an equal educational opportunity without negatively impacting...

Pennacchio Recognized by American Conservative Union for Legislative Voting Record

MORRIS COUNTY — Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) has been honored with the prestigious “Award for Conservative Achievement” by the American Conservative Union in recognition of his legislative voting record in 2018. “I am honored to receive this recognition by the oldest grassroots conservative organization in...

CCM Awarded $4 Million to Lead Expansion of Apprenticeship Programs

MORRIS COUNTY — County College of Morris (CCM), recognized as a leader in the education of employees for advanced manufacturing, has been awarded a $4 million grant from the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to expand apprenticeship programs for the industry. The USDOL’s Scaling...

Murphy signs DePhillips bill increasing angel-investor tax credit

TRENTON — Tech startups in the state will see increased support thanks to a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips and signed into law by Governor Murphy. The bipartisan legislation, A5604, increases the angel-investor tax credit from 10 percent to 20 percent. “Emerging technology...

Lawmakers Unveil Task Force Sentry: Bipartisan Group Working to Prevent Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

WASHINGTON — Seven freshman members of Congress unveiled Task Force Sentry, a bipartisan group of lawmakers who have been, for the past eight weeks, working together behind closed doors to protect the U.S. political system from attack by foreign adversaries. The task force is...

Murphy Signs “Linda’s Law”

TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy signed ACS for A4430 and A4555, also known as “Linda’s Law,” which will require electric public utility companies to verify with all residential customers whether anyone at the residence uses life-sustaining equipment powered by electricity. The legislation is in...

Man Sentenced in Connection with 2017 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Public Safety Director Daniel DeGroot of the Dover Police Department announce the sentencing of Santos Javier Archaga-Mendoza, 37, Dover.  The sentence stems from a...

Registration for the Fall Semester Now Taking Place at CCM

MORRIS COUNTY —  It’s not too late for students to enroll for the Fall Semester at County College of Morris (CCM). By registering now, students have the opportunity to select courses that best fit their schedule. The earliest fall courses begin Wednesday, September 4. In total,...

Cub Scouts and Grandparents Have Special Event at Camp

MORRIS COUNTY — Cub Scouts from across Morris County had a great time with their grandparents at Winnebago Scout Reservation in Rockaway during a visit in June.  The Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America ran its first My Cool Grandma/Grandpa event. Along with...

Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Multi-County Cocaine Distribution Network

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker announce the sentencing of Michael T. Swanson, 42, Hackensack. On May 21, Swanson entered guilty pleas to second degree Distribution of Cocaine and Second degree Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled...

Governor Murphy Takes Action on Fiscal Year 2020 State Budget

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act into law, growing core investments in education, NJ TRANSIT, and many other middle-class priorities, while taking decisive action to promote the fiscal responsibility that was lacking in the Legislature’s spending plan...

CCM Offers High School Students Hands-On Music Industry Experience

MORRIS COUNTY — High school students with a passion for music technology have the opportunity to learn from professionals in the field using the latest equipment through one of two workshops being offered by County College of Morris (CCM) this summer. Workshops, for students ages...

CCM Displays the Work of Student Artists in a Summer Art Exhibition

MORRIS COUNTY — The County College of Morris (CCM) will host a Summer Art Exhibition, featuring the work of students in the Summer Portfolio and Presentation course taken at the college. A reception was held in the Learning Resource Center Thursday, June 20, on CCM’s...

Law Enforcement Authorities Investigating Fatal Hit-and-Run Motor Vehicle Crash in Madison

MADISON — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Chief Darren P. Dachisen Sr. of the Madison Borough Police Department, are seeking the public’s assistance related to a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a...

Murphy Signs Legislation to Establish State-Based Health Exchange

TRENTON – Acting to improve health care access for New Jersey residents, Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation to establish a State-Based Health Exchange in New Jersey. The law will allow New Jersey greater control over its health insurance market and the ability to...

Pennacchio, Bucco & Oroho Support NJDEP’s Recommendation to Close Lake Hopatcong’s Public Beaches

MORRIS COUNTY — Recent water tests have shown that the bacteria level in Lake Hopatcong is more than double the level considered safe, according to a report by NJ.com. Bacteria in the algae blooms can cause skin rashes, and accidentally consuming lake water can lead...

Morris County Advisory Committee on Women Seeks “Seeds of Change’’ Award Nominees

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Advisory Committee on Women will award its second "Seeds of Change'' award this fall to a woman who has worked to improve our community, and been a leader and inspiration for other women in the county. The award is inspired by...

Assembly passes bill abolishing pet leasing

TRENTON — For the second time in a month, the Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to ban the leasing of dogs and cats. With today’s vote, the Assembly accepted Senate amendments exempting purebred cats and dogs leased for breeding and animals trained as police K-9s...

Freeholders Announce “Our Flag – In Defense of our Nation’’ Exhibit at Morris County Library

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Heritage Commission, in cooperation with the Daughters of the American Revolution, are presenting a special display on the history of the American Flag at the Morris County Library through July 15. The display is timed to celebrate our nation’s...

Lake Hopatcong Closed To Swimming Due To Algae

MORRIS COUNTY — The Department of Environmental Protection is advising the public to avoid swimming in or contact with Lake Hopatcong water due to an extensive Harmful Algal Bloom, or HAB, confirmed this week by aerial surveillance. Using highly specialized sensors, the DEP’s Division of...
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