Saturday, April 17, 2021

Man Charged in Connection with Morristown Train Station Homicide

MORRIS COUNTY — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo, and Morristown Police Department Acting Chief Darnell Richardson announce the arrest of Lamar A. Harris, 33, last known...

Dead on a stairway: Authorities Seek Public Help Solving Morristown Train Station Incident

MORRIS COUNTY — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo, and Morristown Police Department Acting Chief Darnell Richardson announce an investigation into a...

Rotary District 7475 Declares Itself Stigma-Free

MORRIS COUNTY — The Rotary Clubs in our area have declared the organization to be stigma-free as of March 24, 2021.  The goal is to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders through education and creating awareness. Stigma is the primary...

Emergency Rental Assistance Applications Open Monday, March 22

MORRIS COUNTY — A $353 million rental relief fund will open up to renters in New Jersey who’ve been unable to make payments due to hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Phase II funding of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program opens for applications...

Sudhan Thomas Offered Plea Deal in “Pay to Play” Case

MORRIS COUNTY — Former Jersey City Board of Education President Sudhan Thomas pleaded not guilty after being indicted by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office for allegedly soliciting $35,000 in cash bribes from a cooperating witness, who has since been identified as Matt O’Donnell. Thomas,...

Passing of Deputy County Clerk John Wojtaszek

MORRIS COUNTY — "It is with great sadness of the passing of Deputy County Clerk John Wojtaszek," said Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi. John was a diligent and tireless worker on behalf of the Morris County Clerk's Office and the residents of Morris County. He...

Murphy Signs Legislation Authorizing Comprehensive Programs to Address Mortgage Distress

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Foreclosure Prevention Act. The New Jersey Foreclosure Prevention Act creates the ‘New Jersey Residential Foreclosure Prevention Program’, implementation of which will be led by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) in furtherance...

Sherrill Backs Landmark Legislation to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize

PARSIPPANY — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today voted for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, landmark legislation to support workers’ basic right to organize and negotiate for higher pay, better benefits, and safer working conditions. “I know first-hand the impact a good-paying union...

Hope Hub Launched to Help At-Risk People in Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon announced the launch of Hope Hub, a sweeping program that combines the expertise and resources of multiple public service agencies to help vulnerable and at-risk people find the assistance they need, from homeless solutions and...

Thirsty Turtle: Well-Prepared Cocktails, Relaxing, Casual Venue

FLORHAM PARK — We may not be able to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in the manner we are all used to, in this age of COVID restrictions, but if you are looking for a safe, lively, energized, fun place to go that also offers...

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Swears in New Staff and Conducts Promotion

MORRIS COUNTY — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, and Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker announce the hiring of Thomas P. McEnroe as Detective and Anthony Scibetta as Supervising Assistant Prosecutor for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Melanie...

Applebee’s Donates $12,075 to Toys for Tots

MORRIS COUNTY  — Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar representatives present a check for $12,075.31 to David Fox, sergeant, United States Marine Corps Reserve, and Nick D'Andrea, chief warrant officer 4, Toys for Tots Coordinator, on Wednesday, February 24. The funds were raised during Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill...

Update on Investigation into Discovery of Two Bodies in Boonton Pond

BOONTON — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Town of Boonton Captain Stephen Jones, and Town of Boonton Public Safety Director Daniel DeGroot announce the following update on...

Dunn Legislation Giving Small Towns More Flexibility in Hiring Emergency Management Coordinators Goes to Governor’s Desk

MORRIS COUNTY — By a unanimous vote, the Assembly passed legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, to allow municipalities with a population under 5,000 to hire nonresident emergency management coordinators. “Some small towns may not be able to fill the role with a qualified candidate...

Murphy Presents Fiscal Year 2022 Budget: Investing in a Stronger, Fairer, and More Resilient Post-Pandemic New Jersey

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy delivered his fourth annual budget address on Tuesday, outlining a responsible spending proposal for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022) that includes critical investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient while making...

Weichert Realtors Host Marrow Donor Registry Event on February 27

MORRIS PLAINS — Weichert, Realtors, along with Be the Match and the Icla da Silva Foundation, will hold a drive-through bone marrow donor registry event at their company headquarters in Morris Plains, on Saturday, February 27,  from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The public is encouraged...

Morris County Commissioners Introduce 2021 Budget With No Tax Increase

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MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of County Commissioners unanimously introduced the county government’s 2021 Budget tonight, maintaining spending on critical infrastructure projects, human services, and public safety while building reserves for unforeseen impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with no county tax increase...

Criminal Justice Program to be Offered to High School Students

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Vocational School District, in partnership with County College of Morris (CCM), is offering a new Criminal Justine share-time program for Morris County high school students. The program is for students interested in law, public safety, corrections, and security. Students...

VLANJ Expands Free Virtual Programs During Pandemic Thanks to Grants

MORRIS COUNTY — Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey continues to expand its free virtual offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic, as two foundations support the nonprofit’s outreach efforts. VLANJ’s winter 2021 session offers 13 weekly Beyond Sight wellness classes that run through April 9, plus...

Member of Murphy’s Family Tested Positive for COVID-19

MORRIS COUNTY — “A member of the Governor's family recently tested positive for COVID-19. Per guidance from public health officials, the contact tracing process has begun to notify everyone who may have come into contact with the Governor’s family member during the potential infection...