Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Scholarships Awarded to NJ Environmental Studies

BOONTON TOWNSHIP — For almost as long as it has existed as a member-supported, non-profit land trust, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey has been providing scholarships to residents of New Jersey pursuing degrees in environmental science, natural resource management, conservation, park administration, and...

Governor Must Address Special Needs Students’ Education Immediately

MORRIS COUNTY — Senator Joe Pennacchio voiced his concern that the state’s special education students are being forgotten as plans for the re-opening of schools in September continue to evolve. “Going back to school is a dynamic situation right now, and specifics are changing every...

Bucco: Murphy Needs to Dedicate CARES Act Relief Funds to Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY — Senator Anthony M. Bucco said a new commercial rental assistance program announced using CARES Act money wouldn’t help Morris County, showing that Governor Phil Murphy continues to play favorites through his coronavirus response. “Once again, the hardworking, taxpaying residents of Morris County have...

Great K-9 case resolved by Sheriff’s Office and Boonton Township

BOONTON TOWNSHIP — Morris County Sheriff’s Office Detective Marc Adamsky and his K-9 partner Tim succeeded in getting a suspect to surrender inside a vacant home in Boonton Township after searching for her for nearly six hours with the assistance of Township police. “I commend...

Resurfacing Ongoing or Ready to Go in a Dozen Towns Including Parsippany

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County is moving ahead on a host of 2020 county road paving projects, despite the COVID-19 crisis, with resurfacing ongoing on roads in seven towns and work set to start in another half dozen in the coming weeks. Current projects are...

N.J. may allow your town and county to borrow to avoid public worker layoffs and cuts to services

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill earlier this month authorizing the state to borrow as much as $9.9 billion to offset revenue losses amid the pandemic.Now it may be local governments’ turn to borrow. .The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a...

These are the states you still don’t have to quarantine when you arrive in N.J.

New Jersey’scoronavirus quarantine states grew Tuesday for the fifth straight week and now stands at 34 states, in addition to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, considered COVID-19 hot spots.As the outbreak continues to rage elsewhere, it begs the question: Which statesaren’t on...

3 charged after cops break up 700-person Airbnb Mansion Party

JACKSON — Three people have been charged with violating the governor’s executive order limiting gatherings after police spent hours breaking up a mansion party in Jackson Township that grew to over 700 people Sunday night and clogged neighborhood streets with traffic, authorities said. Police...

Your landlord can’t lock you out in N.J., even when federal protections expire

While the federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire on Saturday, tenants in New Jersey are still protected until early October, the Department of Community Affairs said.The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES Act, provided a temporary moratorium on some evictions...

24 LBI lifeguards positive for coronavirus after attending social gatherings together

Officials on Long Beach Island say more than 20 lifeguards have tested positive for the coronavirus after being together at a recent event.The lifeguards are from Harvey Cedars and Surf City, neighboring boroughs on LBI just north of the Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge,...

We hope to finally repeal mandatory minimum sentences this summer | Opinion

By Sandra Cunningham and Nellie PouWhile the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer sparked outrage throughout the country and spurred a national discussion on police reform and the future of policing, New Jersey has been at the forefront...

Christie’s new lobbying firm rakes in $240K from N.J. companies seeking to influence fed stimulus

Former Gov. Chris Christie’s new lobbying firm was paid $180,000 in the last three months by three New Jersey hospital chains on stimulus legislation approved by Congress in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Senate filings show.Christie’s firm, Christie 55 Solutions LLC, was paid $60,000...

Bagged salads sold under store brands including Walmart, Aldi, ShopRite recalled after more than 600 get sick

Bagged salads mixes sold under multiple store brand names including Walmart, Aldi and ShopRite been recalled in 31 states after more than 600 people have been sickened by parasites in 11 of those states, according to the federal Food and Drug Administration.The salads made...

Patron Threatens Worker Empanada Mobile

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MORRIS COUNTY — Irate Customer Body Shames Food Truck Owner.

Morris County Opens Notary Services By Appointment

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi, Esq. said. “It’s time to open Notary Services, albeit on a smaller scale, due to COVID-19 by incorporating safe practices to help those who need our services.” Presently, the State of New Jersey is looking to...

A Statement from the Morris County Chiefs of Police Association

MORRIS COUNTY — To the Citizens of Morris County: The topics of police reform and de-funding the police are still hot button issues both locally and nationwide. However, on behalf of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association, I would like to a few moments to...

Virtual Visits For Morris County Jail Inmates

PARSIPPANY — Inmates at the Morris County Correctional Facility who haven’t received visits in more than four months because of COVID-19 restrictions will soon be able to connect with family and friends through wireless tablets. The Correctional Facility, which is run by the Morris County...

Governor Murphy Unveils Plan to Address Digital Divide for New Jersey Students

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MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy unveils his Administration’s plan to address the digital divide for New Jersey students at Madison Avenue School in Irvington on July 16, 2020.

Gym that defied governor’s lockdown orders not in contempt of court, judge rules

New Jersey may not “physically bar all entrances” to a gym that publicly challenged Gov. Phil Murphy’s statewide shutdown, a Superior Court judge ruled Monday, nor will the owners be held in contempt of court.However, the Atilis Gym of Bellmawr must follow state health...

Senate Republicans to Sweeney: Form Committee to Investigate Nursing Home Deaths

MORRIS COUNTY — After months of inaction, the fifteen members of the Senate Republican caucus called on Senate President Sweeney in a letter (Click here to download) to stop delaying the formation of a special investigative committee to examine thousands of nursing home death,...