Thursday, December 1, 2022

Morris County Library: ”Saluting Old Glory: Our Nation’s Flag”

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Heritage Commission and the Morris County Library are presenting a special display entitled “Saluting Old Glory: Our Nation’s Flag’’ at the county library in the Whippany section of Hanover Township through September 15. Saluting Old Glory: Our Nation’s Flag, which details...

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...

CCM Trustees Agree to Close Morristown Location and Elect Officers

RANDOLPH — The County College of Morris (CCM) Board of Trustees voted at its November 16 meeting to close the college’s Morristown location, as it also held its annual reorganization meeting to elect its officers. The board voted to discontinue the college’s use of its Morristown location...

Morris County Jail achieves 6th Consecutive Accreditation

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Correctional Facility in Morris Township has been accredited for a sixth consecutive time, mastering standards set by the American Correctional Association for jails on nutrition, security, cleanliness and quality of life. A three-member team of auditors for the American...

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....

Bucco Bill Would Force NJMVC to Improve Customer Service

MORRIS COUNTY — Help would be a phone call away for state residents who struggle to complete New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission transactions online under legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco and endorsed by the Senate Transportation Committee. “In an effort to re-establish credibility...

Religious Leaders From Across Morris County Join Freeholders, Sheriff, Prosecutor, And Attorney General In Unity Rally

MORRIS COUNTY — More than 350 Morris  County residents participated in a "Community Rally Against Hate," joining together with the Morris County Board of Freeholders, Morris County Sheriff and Prosecutor, the state Attorney General and religious leaders from across Morris County in a special...

Vertellus Crafts “Custom Crates” for Youth Served by Children’s Aid and Family Services

WHIPPANY —  An in a hands-on service project, 35 employees of specialty chemical company Vertellus built, assembled and decorated custom hand-carved “toy boxes” for eight girls age 8-12 served by Children’s Aid and Family Services. The personalized toy boxes reflect the individual interests of each girl, including...

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...

Imagining the Trumps on Father’s Day

Ivanka Trump taps the heels of her Ivanka Trump Lifestyle Collection Trump for President Diamond stilettos. Click. Clack. Click. Her signature Trump Tap: Click and clack the stilettos thrice. There’s no place like an executive corner office at the Trump Tower. Ronaldo the Trump...

Businesswoman Saima Hashmi to Run for Town of Boonton Board of Alderman

BOONTON — Saima "Sam" Hashmi, MBA, has filed a petition to run as the Regular Republican Organization Candidate for Ward 2 in the 2018 Election for the Town of Boonton Board of Aldermen. Ms. Hashmi moved to Morris County from Pakistan at the age of ten. She is...

M&T Bank Supports St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center with $5,000 Platinum Sponsorship

M&T Bank announced their corporate sponsorship of St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. The bank’s $5,000 platinum-level sponsorship will fund the center’s Food Bank for Pet Families in Need, which collects, organizes, and delivers food...

South Jersey to share 609/640 area code in August

SOUTH JERSEY — If you live south of about Lanoka Harbor, you probably have a 609 area code, the second oldest in the state, only behind 201. The only problem with a 60-year-old area code is the fact that it will eventually run out of...

September 11th National Memorial Trail Makes its Mark in Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY — The unveiling of the first trail blazes on the new September 11th National Memorial Trail, a 1,300-mile tribute to first responders and victims of the 9/11 attacks on our nation, was held over the weekend in Morris County, which lost 63 residents...

Murphy Announces “Get Covered New Jersey” Awareness Campaign

TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of Get Covered New Jersey, a state public awareness campaign to promote the Affordable Care Act’s 2019 open enrollment period, which runs from November 1 through December 15. Get Covered New Jersey is the first coordinated health coverage public...

Special Republican Convention to choose Vacant Freeholder Seat

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Republican Committee Vice Chair Laura Marie Ali announced a special Republican convention on Saturday, February 1, to fill the one-year unexpired term on the Morris County Freeholder board. The seat was vacated when Heather Darling became Morris County Surrogate on...

Six Mennen Sports Arena Skaters to Participate in US Figure Skating Juvenile Nationals

MORRISTOWN — On Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20, six of Mennen Sports Arena’s very own skaters will be heading to Detroit Michigan to participate in the United States Figure Skating Juvenile Nationals. It is the first year Mennen Sports Arena has skaters...

John Sierchio announces candidacy for Morris County Sheriff

MORRIS COUNTY – With the recent announcement that Sheriff Ed Rochford would not be seeking re-election this year, John Sierchio officially announced his candidacy to seek the Republican nomination for Morris County Sheriff. Sierchio has devoted his life to serving and protecting his community, rising from...

Planned Parenthood Endorses Mikie Sherrill for Congress

MORRIS COUNTY — Planned Parenthood Action Fund announced its endorsement of Mikie Sherrill for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. The endorsement comes in the lead up to the June 5th Primary Election in New Jersey. “Millions of patients around the country rely on Planned Parenthood...

Preservation Board Recommends 21 Historic Preservation Grants To Morris County Freeholders

PARSIPPANY — The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board has recommended $2.2 million in county grants from the county’s 2018 Preservation Trust Fund to help preserve, restore, or protect 20 historic sites in 16 towns across Morris County. The recommendations, made recently to the Morris...