Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Police Unity Tour … and they’re off

PARSIPPANY — The Police Unity Tour 2015 started at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 in East Hanover and is heading to Washington D.C., Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Paul Philipps received some donations from several local businesses, organizations and invididuals to support his goals. Members of...

Chief Justice Names Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz Assignment Judge of Morris/Sussex Vicinage

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner has announced that Superior Court Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz will lead the Morris/Sussex Vicinage, effective May 28. He will succeed Assignment Judge Thomas L. Weisenbeck, who is retiring after 10 years on the bench, four as assignment judge. “The Morris/Sussex Vicinage...

James Stefel, 66, Past Chief of Parsippany Rescue & Recovery passed away

PARSIPPANY — James J. Stefel, 66, passed away on Sunday, May 3, at Morton Plant Mease Hospital in Clearwater, Florida. Jimmy was born in Newark and grew up in Irvington. He lived in West Orange before moving to Parsippany in 1990. Jimmy worked for the Township of...

Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter participates in National Adoption Weekend

EAST HANOVER — Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter will be working in cooperation with Petsmart Charities for Petsmart's National Adoption during the weekend of May 15 to May 17. Please visit the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.  Mt....

Christie’s 2016 Super PAC to hold first fundraiser in Short Hills

TRENTON — America Leads, the Super PAC aimed at helping Gov. Chris Christie raise the tens of millions required to run for president, is holding its first New Jersey fundraiser later this month. The event will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Short...

N.J. woman suing airline for $5M after her in-flight video didn’t work

A West Orange woman is suing an airline because she says it failed to properly inform passengers that live television and Internet service aren't available on all flights. Cary M. David filed a $5 million class action suit in federal court in Newark alleging...

N.J. college student arrested in North Korea

A 21-year-old South Korean student from New Jersey was arrested on charges of illegally entering North Korea, the North's official news agency said Saturday. Korean Central News Agency identified the New York University student as Won Moon Joo and said he was taken into...

Spencer Savings holds Grand Opening with lots of fun

PARSIPPANY — Spencer Savings Bank, 1699 Littleton Road, held a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 24 with lots of fun and promotional offers, iPad raffles, giveaways for everyone in the family. The main attraction was "Foobie" the friendly talking robot. Hurricane Hank and Jinxx entertained the children...

Christie ally David Wildstein pleads guilty, says Bridgegate closures were retribution

NEWARK — Former Port Authority executive David Wildstein pleaded guilty Friday to his role in the politically-motivated closure of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge. Wildstein, 53, admitted to conspiring with former Port Authority Deputy Director Bill Baroni and Gov. Chris Christie's...

Do No Harm Symposium in Morris County Address Opiate Abuse

MORRISTOWN - Physicians in Morristown and neighboring counties had the opportunity to learn more about the prescription drug and heroin abuse epidemic in New Jersey, and the effect of the epidemic on our correction facilities. The Do No Harm Symposium featured expert speakers from law...

Cop didn’t have to kill our dog, Wyckoff family says

WYCKOFF -- Igor Vukobratovic came back from a trip to the mall Wednesday with cousins visiting from out of the country and saw police cars surrounding his house. He immediately ran to the backyard. Vukobratovic's dog, Otto, was lying against a corner of the...

Morris County to Use Non-Profit “Green Vision” to Recycle County Government-Generated E-Waste

Morris County has entered into a voluntary E-waste recycling agreement with Green Vision Inc., a non-profit electronic (E-waste) waste recycling organization. GreenVision trains and employs mentally disabled adults, to disassemble electronic waste, such as those generated by county government operations, for recycling. Green Vision, based...

CCM and Send Silence Packing to Give Faces to College Suicide

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RANDOLPH — Just be happy. Stop feeling that way. It only happens to “those” people. These are just some of the comments of misconception when it comes to mental illness. They are the sort of comments that can prevent helping those who eventually commit suicide,...

Christie not concerned over Bridgegate probe or report that former ally Wildstein may plead guilty

NEW BRUNSWICK — Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday said he's "not the least bit concerned" about the federal probe into the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy that's rocked his administration. The governor, speaking to reporters in New Jersey for the first time in...

Christie pal to plead guilty, report says

David Wildstein, the former ally and classmate of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will plead guilty on Thursday, according to a report this afternoon in Bloomberg. The report says Wildstein may be cooperating with prosecutors investigating the traffic jams he ordered near the George Washington Bridge. For...

Increased law enforcement leads to quiet night in Baltimore the day after riots

National Guard members, state troopers and Baltimore Police patrolled Baltimore's Inner Harbor Tuesday. Dozens of Guard members and police were stationed outside of the National Aquarium, the Cheesecake Factory and Ripley's Believe it or Not! museum. Crowds along the promenade were lighter than normal, but...

7 of the 10 counties in America with the highest property taxes are in N.J; Morris included

It's no secret that New Jersey homeowners are hit with some of the highest property taxes in the nation. But just how high, relative to other parts of the country, might be a bit of a shock. A typical homeowner in Bibb County, Ala.,...

1 receipt, 2 shopping carts, nearly $500K in losses for Home Depot

NEWARK — A Bloomfield man was sentenced to three years probation Monday for scamming Home Depot out of nearly $500,000 with an elaborate ruse prosecutors say was carried out hundreds of times at stores in New Jersey and along the East Coast. Daniel Chalet,...

Baltimore devolves into chaos, violence, looting

BALTIMORE — After two weeks of tension over the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore devolved into chaos Monday. Roaming gangs clashed with police in the streets, seriously injuring officers, tearing open businesses and looting their stocks. Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency...

Roxbury High School Assistant Principal Charged With Sex Offenses

ROXBURY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Officer in Charge Martin McParland, Jr., of the Rockaway Township Police Department, announce that Roger Schneider, 55, residing at 11 Notch Road, Rockaway Township, has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in...