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30 Days After Health Clubs Were Closed, Consumers May Now Be Eligible for Refunds or Credits

MORRIS COUNTY — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced that consumers may be eligible for partial refunds or credits from their health club memberships, now that gyms across the state have been closed for 30 days under Executive...

NJ Labor Department Urges Businesses to Keep Employees on the Payroll through COVID-19 

MORRIS COUNTY —The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) is urging employers to keep employees on the payroll throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and to take advantage of a 100 percent, dollar for dollar, payroll tax credit provided under the Families First...

Governor Murphy Signs Furlough Legislation into Law

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A4132) which would modify the State’s shared work program and change eligibility for the State’s unemployment insurance program. Earlier this week the bill was returned to the Legislature with recommended changes necessary to facilitate furloughs in lieu...

Morris County COVID-19 Patient Testing Center Opens Monday at CCM

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County, in coordination with Atlantic Health System, will open a COVID-19 drive-thru testing center for Morris County residents only, located at the County College of Morris (CCM) in Randolph starting Monday, March 30. Registration started Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The Morris...

Murphy Suspends In-Person Requirements for Marriages and Receipt of Working Papers for Minors

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 135, suspending in-person requirements for receipt of a marriage license and marriage ceremonies, and for the receipt of working papers for minors. “Our current public health emergency requires us to adjust our processes to protect...

Morris Township Police Sergeant saves the life of a two year old child while on vacation

MORRIS TOWNSHIP —  On Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1:28 p.m., Morris Township Police Sergeant Sean O'Hare was enjoying his vacation at Clearwater Beach, Florida, when he was "called into action." Sergeant O'Hare quickly recognized the commotion and distress surrounding the incident of a two year...

Cyberbullying – Often a Devastating Form of Child Abuse

MORRIS COUNTY — Cyberbullying is often a devastating form of child abuse, and as the new school year is fast approaching, Deirdre’s House (click here for website), which is the Center for Morris County’s child victims, is urging urges parents to talk to their...

Premier of “Mallory” the Movie is Available to View for Limited Time

MORRIS COUNTY — Recently, the public had the opportunity to view the movie, Mallory, which is the story of Mallory Grossman, 12, a student from Rockaway Township, who fell victim to suicide after being bullied for nine months. The film that launched Friday evening is...

VLANJ Goes Virtual to Serve People With Vision Loss During COVID-19 Crisis

MORRIS COUNTY — When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey to halt programs at its locations, that left a hole in the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. VLANJ needed a temporary home for its Beyond Sight...

Pennacchio: Breaking News Update on COVID-19

MORRIS COUNTY — As New Jersey continues under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus, please know that my district office remains available to serve constituents by phone and email. Included below are links to information that you may find helpful, along with...

Owner of Randolph Tennis Court Served With Summons Over Peaceful Protest

MORRIS COUNTY — Last weekend, Governor Murphy praised peaceful protests across New Jersey as “transformational” and stated publicly his support for these protests. Murphy said, “peaceful protesting is the way ultimately we get to the better place.” On Saturday, May 30, before the current protests,...

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Lieutenant Evelyn Tasoulas Announces Retirement

MORRIS COUNTY — After over twenty years of service to Morris County, Lieutenant Evelyn Tasoulas has announced her retirement. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker and Captain Robert McNally honored Lt. Tasoulas for her exemplary service and the gratitude...

Bergen to Introduce Legislation Restricting Emergency Executive Orders

MORRIS COUNTY — "The governor's ability to unilaterally impose restrictions on the freedoms of our citizens cannot go unchecked,” said Bergen (R-Morris). “One person with near-absolute power is dangerous. Governor Murphy doesn’t even have a problem admitting that he doesn’t consider the Bill of...

Attorney General’s Office Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

MOUNTAIN LAKES — The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, April 26, in Wayne. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries. The decedent has been identified as Bradley G. Pullman, 48, of Beacon, N.Y. The investigation is...

Washington Township Man Charged in Shots Fired Incident

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Washington Township Police Chief Jeffrey Almer announce that Keith O’Connor, 49, Washington Township, has been charged in connection with a shots fired incident that occurred on Rock Road...

Murphy Receives High Marks for His Handling of the COVID-19 Pandemic

MORRIS COUNTY — Monmouth University Polling released a poll showing that New Jerseyans widely approve of Governor Phil Murphy’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and approve of his approach to the public health crisis. Across the state, 79 percent of New Jerseyans believe Murphy...

Councilman dePierro is distributing Petition to Oppose Marijuana Distribution Centers

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Councilman Michael dePierro is distributing a petition to oppose marijuana distribution centers in Parsippany. dePierro states "New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently expanded access to the state's medical marijuana programs and reiterated his desire to legalize marijuana for recreational use....

Freeholders Create Morris County COVID-19 Recovery Task Force

MORRIS COUNTY —  The Morris County Board of Freeholders is creating a Morris County COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, to include a group of key leaders from all segments of Morris County life, to help plan for the county’s eventual return to normalcy from the...

Creating a Culture That Shuts Down Bullying

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PARSIPPANY — For some children, bullying can become a round-the-clock reality with no escape. An incident that takes place in a school hallway can carry over and be amplified on social media. A study by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2015 found that one...

CCM Nursing Graduates Consistently Exceed National Pass Rates on Board Exams

MORRIS COUNTY — Graduates of the County College of Morris (CCM) Nursing Program have among the highest first-time passing rates in the nation on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), even exceeding students from baccalaureate programs in four-year colleges and universities. “In...