Thursday, September 23, 2021

N.J. coronavirus deaths increase to 15,684 with 176,551 cases as rate of transmission rises again

MORRIS COUNTY — New Jersey on Friday announced 20 more deaths attributed to the coronavirus and 202 more positive cases, while the state’s rate of transmission — a key metric officials are using to measure the virus’ spread and determine how to lift restrictions...

Cabana, Mastrangelo and DeFillippo seeks reelection

MORRIS COUNTY — Freeholders Douglas Cabana, Thomas Mastrangelo, and Kathy DeFillippo today announced their candidacy for re-election in 2019. All three will run together as a team in the 2019 Republican primary in June. In the last three years Cabana, Mastrangelo, and DeFillippo have worked with the...

Christie Pardons Shaneen Allen, concealed handgun owner

Governor Chris Christie has issued a full pardon to Shaneen Allen, the single mother from Philadelphia who was arrested on October 1, 2013 during a traffic stop in Atlantic County on gun possession charges. Allen revealed to the police officer who stopped her that...

Man Sentenced in Connection with Armed Robbery at Morristown Medical Center

MORRIS COUNTY  — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Tyhan Lighty, 45, with a last known address in Orange, has been sentenced to ten years New Jersey State Prison with 85% parole ineligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act following his guilty...

Parsippany’s Bobby Edwards selected to the All-Rookie Team

Four standouts from the 2014 Saint Joseph's men's soccer team were honored with All-Philadelphia Soccer 6 accolades at the Soccer 6 banquet held at the University City Sheraton on Tuesday evening. Senior captains Jake Nelson (Jessup, Md./Hammond) and Mike Glazer (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge)...

Freeholders Adopt Temporary Policy for Essential Morris County Government Operations

MORRIS COUNTY — In response to the Covid-19 virus, which requires a public health need for social distancing, including limiting public access to government buildings, the Morris County Board of Freeholders has approved a temporary policy to address the operation of county government. The intent...

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...

Cecil The Lion’s Brother, Jericho, Shot Dead By Poachers

Cecil (right) the lion's brother Jerciho (left) Another tragedy in Zimbabwe when Jericho was shot by poachers. Jericho was looking after Cecil's cubs, and his death makes the family even more vulnerable. The animal was protecting his lion cubs after he was shot dead...

Morris County Park announces “No Smoking Policy”

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Park Commission, which manages 20,197 acres consisting of 38 facilities, 244.3 miles of trails, including 73.3 miles of Patriots’ Path trail, recently announced a No Smoking Policy to conform with the New Jersey State’s Chapter Law 64 of prohibition of smoking at...

Michael Barisone Charged with Two Counts of Attempted Murder

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Chief Jeffrey Almer of the Washington Township Police Department announce that Michael Barisone, 54, of West Mill Road, Washington Township, has been charged with...

Medevac chopper lands on Route 80 to transport accident victim

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP -- A 50-year-old Hackettstown man was airlifted to the hospital following a car crash this afternoon on Route 80, authorities said. Around 3:40 p.m., emergency services were dispatched to Route 80 westbound near mile marker 35 on a report of an accident...

Morris Plains man slams into Morristown store, flees wrong way, then smashes parked car

This vacant Market Street storefront sustained heavy damage when a car sailed through it. The incident remains under investigation. Photo by Kevin Coughlin A Morris Plains man charged with drunk driving had to be handcuffed to a stretcher after driving through a Morristown storefront,...

Fundraiser set for Local Boy Needing Generator for Feeding Tube

ROCKAWAY — As other 7 year old children shred wrapping paper and pretty ribbons off toys this Christmas, Christian Portuguez will receive a gift often more suited to a builder or contractor. You see, aside from autism and epilepsy, Christian is G-tube dependent and power has gone out...

Freeholders Adopt 2017 Morris County Budget

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders adopted a $332.1 million 2017 budget last night, a fiscal package that will cost homeowners an average of just $18 more annually in property taxes to fund the services and programs provided by Morris County government. The new...

Former Inglesino partner, Parsippany energy consultant, bail after solar bailout

A month after investing more millions on a three-county solar project that fizzled amid an industry downturn, the Morris County freeholders and the county's improvement authority have accepted the resignation of two experts who advised on both the initial deal - and the bailout....

Arrests made in Jefferson Township Bank Robbery

JEFFERSON — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Jefferson Township Police Chief Kevin Craig announce the arrest of William Chasmer, 57, Oak Ridge and Janet C. Kaine, 44, Oak Ridge, on charges related to a Robbery that occurred on Wednesday, March 11 at the...

New school aims to serve the unaffiliated

JLC Bayt Yeladim offers alternative education for ‘changing’ families Barrie Halpern insists that JLC Bayt Yeladim is not in competition with area synagogues’ supplementary schools and hopes families who come to her school will eventually join congregations. Photos by Johanna Ginsberg Deb Marcus with...

Man accused in triple-fatal crash on Route 80 had 19 past traffic violations

MOUNTAIN LAKES -- The 22-year-old Mountain Lakes man accused of causing a chain-reaction crash that killed three people on Route 80 in Rockaway Township early Saturday morning had committed 19 traffic violations from 2012 through 2014, according to state Motor Vehicle Commission records. The...

Drop the phone: Police are cracking down on distracted driving

Stop texting your BFF, drop the phone and put down that Taylor ham sandwich when you're driving this month. Police across the state are cracking down on distracted driving for the next three weeks. Grants for stepped up patrols have been awarded to 38...

Wall Street looks ready to throw in the cards in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, which has already seen its debt rating cut to junk bond status, is facing a further downgrade just a day after a state emergency management team called for big budget cuts and layoffs of hundreds of city workers. Wall Street rating agency...