Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Pennacchio/Turner Innocence Commission to Aid NJ’s Wrongfully-Convicted Passes Senate 

MORRIS COUNTY — The New Jersey Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Shirley Turner to create a commission that would develop reforms and create a pathway to justice for those who have been wrongfully convicted in New Jersey. “Our innocence...

Morris County 4-H: Issues Highest Honors to Three Outstanding Teens

MORRIS COUNTY — Three high school students from Chester, Randolph, and Wharton recently earned the Morris County 4-H Club’s highest honors for their dedication to the 4-H program, outstanding leadership skills, and positive work in their communities. Kristen Briney of Chester was named 4-Her of the Year. She...

NJ Transit Board approves purchase of new rail cars

NEWARK — The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today approved a contract with Bombardier for 113 new rail cars, which includes the first self-propelled multilevel rail cars in the United States. “This historic purchase is the perfect example of how NJ TRANSIT is reclaiming its...

Kwaku Agyemang was awarded first place for his entrepreneurship with a business

Rutgers University senior Kwaku Agyemang was awarded first place for his entrepreneurship with a business he co-owns: BrownMill Company (BrownMillCompany.com), a Piscataway-based fashion company on a mission to reduce the amount of textile waste that ends up in landfills. Agyemang received a $1,500 cash prize and...

Morris County Dems seeking interns

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Democratic Committee is looking for interns for the spring of 2018 to help us in our efforts to get Democrats elected at all levels of government in Morris County. 2018 was a historic year for Morris County and in...

Dinsmore announces first round of support: State Committeeman Casha, Former Chair Page and Former Freeholder Lyon all endorse

MORRIS COUNTY — Republican Leader Donald Dinsmore confirmed that he is indeed  a candidate for Morris County Freeholder.  “I am ready to use my experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors to benefit Morris County.” This announcement also comes with broad support from...

GOP offers minimum wage compromise with state sharing costs to increase after-tax income

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MORRIS COUNTY — In a move toward a bipartisan wage hike, Republican Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco offered to help Democrats achieve higher take-home pay for minimum-wage earners without solely targeting employers. “The business community is concerned about the ramp-up period,” explained Bucco (R-Morris).  “Assemblyman Hal...

Bucco, DeCroce solution to Class III police officer shortage in schools advances in Assembly committee

MORRIS COUNTY — An Assembly panel advanced a measure requested by Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce to address a shortage of Class III police officers to protect our schools.  The bill (A1400) makes retired state and county corrections officers eligible for...

Zwigard to lead Morris County Republican Victory PAC

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Republican Victory PAC (MRVP) has appointed Robert Zwigard as its new Chairman. According to Zwigard, former Executive Director of MRVP, “I am pleased to take over this organization that has a 14-year history supporting Republican success in Morris County”....

Morris County Young Republicans installs new officers

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Young Republicans installed their 2019 officers at their annual Holiday Party. The officers are Sydney Ugalde, President; Brian Mulligan, Vice President; Julie Laptaka, Secretary; Joe Bock, Treasurer; Justin Musella - State Committeeman, Morris Township; and Tia Fritze, State...

Morris County Republican Committee holds “Toys for Tots” breakfast fundraiser

MOUNTAIN LAKES — The Morris County Republican Committee held their "Annual Toys for Tots" breakfast at the Zeris Inn, Mountain Lakes. Republicans from around the county attended the early Saturday breakfast and contributed by bringing an unwrapped toy to be donated to the "Toys for Tot"...

IHOP Cedar Knolls serves dinner to fire department

HANOVER — Cedar Knolls IHOP served dinner to the volunteer fire departments of Hanover Township and Morris Plains on Tuesday, December 4. Owner Sobhy Abdelhady said "We wanted to show our appreciation to the volunteer fire department for the job they did in putting out our kitchen...

Two Charged with Drug Possession and Distribution

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr., and Rockaway Borough Police Chief Conrad Pepperman announce the arrest of two individuals for drug-related charges in connection with the distribution of controlled dangerous substances in Rockaway Borough. Natalia E. Zyga,...

Rutgers group wants to honor alumni who have served

 PARSIPPANY — In December 2015, Jim Simos, a Parsippany Hills High School in 1972, combined the holiday spirit with his devotion to Rutgers as he led fellow alumni affiliated with the Rutgers Club of Washington, D.C., to Arlington National Cemetery to place American and Rutgers...

First Night Morris County — Tickets for Year 27 Now on Sale

MORRIS COUNTY — December 31, 2018 marks the 27th year of New Jersey’s biggest and brightest First Night, a New Year’s Eve family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts – with more than 100 artists, 81 events in 23 venues – representing dance, theatre, music, world...

Bucco touts exempting retirement savings from income taxes

MORRIS COUNTY — Over 80 percent of New Jerseyans polled by AARP are concerned that they can’t save enough for retirement, and Assembly Anthony M. Bucco has an immediate solution: exempt all retirement contributions from state income taxes. New Jersey is currently one of three states that...

Pennacchio Applauds President Trump for Standing Up to GM in Wake of Layoffs 

MORRIS COUNTY — Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) applauded President Donald Trump’s decision to consider cutting all subsidies for General Motors, after the corporation announced this week that it plans to close five American factories and eliminate approximately 14,000 jobs. Senator Joe Pennacchio applauded President Trump’s actions to hold...

St. Mary’s Prep to hold “Designer Bag Bingo”

DENVILLE — St. Mary's Prep will host their annual Designer Bag Bingo on Friday, December 7. Doors open at 5:30 p.m, starts at 7:00 p.m. There will be 15 Bingo Games, 50/50, and door prizes. Tickets are limited! Ticket information and orders click here. $35.00 per person and send checks...

Kitchen Fire at Cedar Knolls IHOP

CEDAR KNOLLS  — A small kitchen fire at the Cedar Knolls IHOP occurred on Friday, November 23. IHOP is located at 102 East Hanover Avenue. Cedar Knolls Volunteer Fire Department, Morris Plains Fire Department and Hanover Township Fire Department responded to the scene at approximately...

Morris County Narcotics Task Force Make First Degree Drug Arrests

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MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr. announce the arrest of several cocaine distributors following a long-term drug investigation that began in June 2018 into the importation and distribution of cocaine into Morris County. This investigation...
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