Friday, May 29, 2020

Some County Parks, Trails, Golf Courses and Gardens Reopening

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Park Commission will have a partial reopening of its 38 distinct park facilities on Saturday, May 2, thanks to an order issued today by Governor Phil Murphy, who reopened state parks and allowed county parks to also reopen,...

Coronavirus: Teaching Us To Appreciate What We Took For Granted

By BettyLou DeCroce The worst of the coronavirus virus will eventually pass and we will begin to resume more normal routines.  What we have experienced from the pandemic, however, will influence our lives and our perceptions for years to come; and not just in negative...

Morris County Laments Passing of County Clerk’s Employee Matt Stehr Due to COVID-19

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi and the Morris County Board of Freeholders offer their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Matthew Stehr, a young but veteran employee in the Morris County Clerk’s Office who passed away Sunday due to...

Freeholders and Bipartisan Legislators Push for Direct Federal COVID-19 Aid

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders, with the backing of a bipartisan group of state and federal legislators, is asking the state and federal governments not to penalize the county to the tune of $80 million to $90 million in direct...

Murphy’s Re-Entry Plan for NJ Businesses and Public Spaces Lacks Timeline, Specifics

by Lilo H. Stainton, NJ Spotlight This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com Before the economy can begin to recover, New Jersey will...

Attorney General’s Office Investigating Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

MOUNTAIN LAKES — The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation of a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred on Sunday, April 26, in Wayne. One male civilian sustained fatal injuries. The decedent has been identified as Bradley G. Pullman, 48, of Beacon, N.Y. The investigation is...

Passing of Former Chief of Investigations Joseph A. Devine

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, First Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Zelante, and Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker regretfully announce the passing of former Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations, Joseph A. Devine. Chief Devine passed away yesterday at his...

Virtual Therapy: Helping Ease College Students’ Anxiety About COVID-19

By Kimberlee Bongard, NJ Spotlight This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com With the COVID-19 pandemic, the anxieties college students often experience trying...

State Deploys COVID-19 Saliva Test at Centers for Developmentally Disabled, Some Nursing Homes

By Lilo H. Stainton, NJ Spotlight This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com New Jersey plans to use a new, easier-to-administer COVID-19 test...

VLANJ Goes Virtual to Serve People With Vision Loss During COVID-19 Crisis

MORRIS COUNTY — When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey to halt programs at its locations, that left a hole in the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. VLANJ needed a temporary home for its Beyond Sight...

Fashion Design Students at CCM Spearhead Face Mask Project

MORRIS COUNTY — Helping healthcare and other workers during this time of crisis are six fashion design students, their professors, and several employees at County College of Morris (CCM) who are making face masks to protect those working on the front line during the...

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Feeds Guests at Homeless Solutions

PARSIPPANY — Keeping with its 19-year tradition, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany provided 60 individually packed hot meals prepared by IHOP Parsippany. This month, due to the Coronavirus, instead of our volunteers preparing the meals in the kitchen at the shelter, Kiwanis Club of Greater...

Bucco Teams with Morris County Fire Chiefs to Provide PPE to NJ Firemen’s Home

BOONTON — The New Jersey Firemen’s Home is fighting an outbreak of COVID-19 that has sickened residents and staff members, and the facility is in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers. “There is a critical need for medical masks, gloves, and...

Lawmakers Offer Help to Renters and Businesses Struggling During Pandemic

MORRIS COUNTY — The financial impact of the coronavirus crisis is hitting tenants and landlords alike, but the three bills scheduled for votes in the state Legislature Monday do very little to help renters. Assemblymen Brian Bergen and Christopher DePhillips are teaming to get renters...

Deborah (Debby) Bye Kean, 76, passed away

MORRIS COUNTY — Mrs. Deborah (Debby) Bye Kean, the beloved wife of former New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean, passed away on the evening of April 23, 2020. She would have turned 77 years of age on May 15. Mrs. Kean died peacefully at...

Murphy Receives High Marks for His Handling of the COVID-19 Pandemic

MORRIS COUNTY — Monmouth University Polling released a poll showing that New Jerseyans widely approve of Governor Phil Murphy’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and approve of his approach to the public health crisis. Across the state, 79 percent of New Jerseyans believe Murphy...

Route 10 Westbound ramp to Route 287 to close this weekend

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the ramp from Route 10 westbound to I-287 southbound, and one lane on Route 10 westbound, will be closed this weekend as a roadway improvement project advances in Hanover. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., Friday,...

Freeholders Create Morris County COVID-19 Recovery Task Force

MORRIS COUNTY —  The Morris County Board of Freeholders is creating a Morris County COVID-19 Recovery Task Force, to include a group of key leaders from all segments of Morris County life, to help plan for the county’s eventual return to normalcy from the...

Bergen reminds Murphy that Public and Economic Health are Inter-Dependent

MORRIS COUNTY — Assemblyman Brian Bergen says for Murphy to continue protecting the health of state residents, he must have an equal focus on the state’s economy. “He’s right in one sense,” said Bergen (R-Morris). “If the health care system fails, there will be severe,...

MPAC’s next Facebook Live Concert Featuring Country Duo October Rose

MORRIS COUNTY — MPAC launched its Friday Facebook Live series on April 10. MPAC plans to air a new live concert every Friday for the next four to six weeks. Concerts are recorded and can be viewed at later dates. The concert will take...