Friday, July 10, 2020

Pennacchio Condemns Murphy’s ‘Fire Sale’ of Assets

MORRIS COUNTY — Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) issued the following statement condemning the Governor’s proposals to hold a fire sale of State assets and increase tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike. Pennacchio also called for action on his “racino” legislation, as a fiscally-responsible alternative...

Housing Partnership Receives Impact Grant from Lakeland Bank

MORRIS COUNTY — The Housing Partnership for Morris County, a 26-year-old financial literacy education nonprofit and affordable homes administrator, has been awarded a housing impact grant from Lakeland Bank. The purpose of the Housing Impact Grant Program is to address specific community-focused initiatives and...

Murphy, Sweeney announce agreement on $15 hour minimum wage

TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced an agreement on legislation to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour. The agreement is the result of months of deliberative and thorough negotiations between the Governor’s Office, Senate,...

Morris County Young Republicans held Governor Forum

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Young Republicans held a Governor Forum on Monday, February 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rockaway. More than 150 attended the event and listened to the candidates, Joseph Rullo and Steve Rogers. The event were moderated by Secretary Michael Crispi, and State...

Pennacchio to Murphy: Bag the Bag Tax 

MORRIS COUNTY — Senator Joe Pennacchio called on Governor Phil Murphy to veto a grocery bag tax that was recently approved by Democrats in the New Jersey Legislature, saying he will introduce legislation to repeal the five-cent per bag tax if it is signed...

Morris County Remembers 9/11

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders asks all county residents to take a few moments this week to recall the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked our nation. On Sunday evening, the freeholders held the county’s 18th Annual Remembrance of...

Assembly passes bill abolishing pet leasing

TRENTON — For the second time in a month, the Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to ban the leasing of dogs and cats. With today’s vote, the Assembly accepted Senate amendments exempting purebred cats and dogs leased for breeding and animals trained as police K-9s...

Tri-County Orthopedics welcomes Dr. David Klein to their team

MORRIS COUNTY — David S. Klein, D.O., sports medicine and general orthopedic surgeon, has joined Tri-County Orthopedics. Dr. Klein specializes in sports injuries, arthritis and conditions of the hip, knee and shoulder. He is available to see patients at four of the practice’s offices,...

Morris County Sheriff’s Office STAR simulation

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County service providers, probation and police officers and high school students assumed the roles of former jail inmates Friday, March 15 to experience the biases, destitution, social and emotional challenges some inmates have upon discharge back into the community. The re-entry simulation held...

Man Charged with Murder of Three Year Old

MONTVILLE — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Montville Township Police Chief Rudolf Appelmann announce that Maurice Pearson, 26, with a last known address of 55A Route 46 East, Pine Brook, and formerly of Altoona, Pennsylvania, has been charged with first degree Murder...

Key Properties break ground for another IHOP and Mangiamo’s

CEDAR KNOLLS — The groundbreaking for a stand-alone building that will house two restaurants at Hanover Crossroads marks the final phase of construction for the 107,000-square-foot Morris County shopping center. IHOP and Mangiamo’s, an Italian eatery with catering services, will occupy the 8,650-square-foot structure,...

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...

CrimeStoppers 34th Annual Fundraiser Draws Crowd In Support Of Proactive Crime Tip Line

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers 34th annual fundraiser and networking reception brought out at least 318 guests to support the anonymous tip line program that has led to nearly 500 arrests. Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon served as host of the...

N.J. Republicans who are not backing Christie in 2016 — yet

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's reported effort to get a majority of New Jersey's Republican senators behind him has apparently failed. Gov. Chris Christie on Monday rolled out his campaign for president with the support of 14 of the state's 16 Republicans state senators,...

Freeholders Introduce 2020 County Budget with No Tax Rate Increase

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders tonight introduced county government’s $315.8 million 2020 budget, which will include no tax increase for existing county taxpayers. The fiscally prudent 2020 budget, approved by a 6-0 vote, will provide enhanced public safety, veterans and social services programs, including...

N.J. revokes license of doctor in massive ‘blood for bribes’ scheme

TRENTON — The state disciplinary board for doctors has revoked the license of a Monmouth County physician who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for steering patients to a laboratory at the center of a $100 million scheme, according to the state Division...

Two County College of Morris Alumni Selected in Major League Baseball Draft

MORRIS COUNTY — The County College of Morris (CCM) Athletics Department is beaming with the announcement that two alumni who played on the Titans baseball team were selected in the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. Both players graduated CCM in 2017. Shayne Fontana, of...

Taste of Hope will be hold on Tuesday, September 17

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — The American Cancer Society Taste of Hope - NJ will be held on Tuesday, September 17, for a one-of-a-kind evening, featuring great food, dancing, a spectacular silent auction, and much more. The event will start at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,...

Former State Senator John Dorsey passed away

BOONTON — Former State Senator John Dorsey, 80, passed away on Sunday, December 16. Dorsey grew up in Boonton and graduated from Yale University and Yale Law School.  He served six years in the U.S. Army Reserves, and was an Assistant Morris County Counsel. Dorsey was born...

Another Suicide at RTSP Firearms Range in Randolph

RANDOLPH — Two months after a 21 year old man took his own life at the popular RTSP firearms range off Route 10 in Randolph, reports are coming in that another 25 year old man has allegedly taken his own life within the past hour. The...