Friday, May 24, 2019

Protecting seniors from fraud — online, on the phone, at the door

TRENTON — Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is calling attention to common scams that prey on senior citizens – and by reminding New Jersey’s seniors that they can protect themselves with basic vigilance. “Senior citizens all too often...

Family Promise Recognizes Volunteers and Community Service

RANDOLPH - The Family Promise of Morris County held "An Evening of Promise: Recongnizing Volunteers and Community Service" on Thursday, March 26 at Meadow Wood Manor, Randolph. Nine year old Benjamin Colao was honored for the "Community Impact Award." The award and ciation by Assemblyman...

Freeholders Scapicchio, Krickus Kick-Off Re-Election, Team with Denville Councilwoman Deborah Smith

MORRISTOWN — Conservative Republican Freeholders John Krickus and David Scapicchio announced they will seek reelection, on Monday, March 30, and will run with Councilwoman Deborah Smith of Denville in the June Republican primary for three seats on the Morris County Freeholder Board. The team...

CCM Student Artwork to be Featured at MPAC and Morris Museum

RANDOLPH — Visual Arts students from the County College of Morris will showcase their artwork through mid-April at the Art Upstairs Gallery at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and the Morris Museum in Morris Township. The second annual “CCM at the Mayo: County...

Freeholders Declare March American Red Cross Month

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Freeholders have declared March as American Red Cross Month in Morris County, to honor the dedication and hard work of the Red Cross staff and volunteers who are always available to help county residents and others who are in great...

Freeholders Host High School Students

PARSIPPANY — The Morris County Freeholders on March 24 hosted 31 students from public and private high schools across the county during the board’s annual Student Government Day. The students, who ranged from sophomores to seniors, met with and had the opportunity to question the county...

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...

Aww… Three Kodiak bear cubs born at Space Farms

WANTAGE -- Space Farms Zoo & Museum is celebrating the newest additions to its wildlife park -- a trio of bear cubs. Early last week, the staff at the Wantage zoo learned their Kodiak bear, Suzy Q, had given birth to cubs when they...

Heroin overtakes alcohol at suburban N.J. treatment center

Heroin and other opiates are now listed as the biggest reason people go for treatment at the Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program. Heroin was the stated drug of choice for 43 percent of those admitted, exceeding alcohol at 36 percent, according to HDAP Executive Director...

GWB road-rage driver named in indictment for ramming 2 cars, biting police officer, running into traffic

A Princeton man who police said rammed his pickup truck into two other vehicles on the George Washington Bridge, then got out and jumped on the hood of one of them before hopping a barrier, running into traffic and biting a police officer was...

Man killed, wife injured when flying tire causes Route 80 crash

DENVILLE -- A Bergen County man was killed and his wife was injured when a flying tire struck their vehicle and caused a multi-vehicle crash on Route 80 Thursday evening, State Police said. Sheldon Lefkowitz, 77, and Randi Lefkowitz, 66, both of Englewood Cliffs,...

The power and beauty of Niagara Falls by Peter Alessandria

Story by Peter Alessandria, Photographer I woke up one morning in late February and something inside said I needed to go to Niagara Falls. The Falls had been in the news recently: a group from National Geographic climbed the face of the American Falls which had frozen...

Rockaway man dies weeks after fire razes house, leaves mom homeless

ROCKAWAY BOROUGH -- A borough man who has been in critical condition for the past two weeks after a a house fire on Farview Road has died, a hospital spokesperson said. Thomas Depack, 57, of Rockaway Borough, was flown to the St. Barnabas Medical...

New Jersey has fourth highest number of hate groups in country, says Southern Poverty Law Center

"I don't think it's a hellhole of hate, but it has problems." That's Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), talking about New Jersey. The SPLC has just published its 2014 list of active hate groups in the United...

Whole Foods Market to open April 22 in Morristown

Artist's rendering of the new Whole Foods Market in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin One of the most-asked questions in Morristown now has an answer: April 22, 2015. At 9 am. That's when Whole Foods Market officially opens its doors on Washington Street, at...

Body Found in Passaic River identified

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Long Hill Township Police Chief Michael Mazzeo report that the body found in the Passaic River on Wednesday, March 18 has been positively identified as David Bird (55, when reported missing) who has been the...

Langan Engineering to occupy 71,000 square feet at 300 Kimball Drive

PARSIPPANY — Langan Engineering and Environmental Services plans to relocate from its Elmwood Park location to 300 Kimball Drive, the site of the Center of Morris County Office Complex. Three of the four buildings are occupied by Novartis, Deloitte, and Day Pitney. The office park is near Hyatt...

Senate Adopts Pennacchio, Bucco Bill to Facilitate Driver’s License Name Changes

Legislation sponsored by Senators Joseph Pennacchio and Anthony Bucco to allow widows to obtain a driver’s license with their maiden name, after the death of a spouse was passed today by the full Senate. “Widows endure enough suffering, complications and stress after the passing of their...

Three Stories of Homeowners Changed by Morris Habitat’s Efforts

Habitat for Humanity has shown that building homes does more than put a roof over someone’s head. In clean, decent, stable housing: Families can provide stability for their children. A family’s sense of dignity and pride grows. ...

NAO visits Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany

PARSIPPANY — Nao (pronounced now) was the main attraction at a recent Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany evening meeting, on Wednesday, March 11. The meeting was open to all Kiwanis members, the general public and members of Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education. Nao is an engaging, humanoid...
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