Thursday, September 23, 2021

Morris County Maintains AAA Financial Rating

MORRIS COUNTY — Moody’s Investors Service again issued its top, AAA rating of Morris County’s financial stability in its review of $5.2 million in county guaranteed bonds offered through the Morris County Improvement Authority in connection with a Whippany Firehouse project. “For the 46th straight...

Body of Missing College Student Found

MORRIS COUNTY — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Madison Police Acting Chief John R. Miscia announce that the body of Ajay Sah has been found. Sah, a 22-year-old male from the Borough of Madison,...

Murphy Signs Bills Strengthening How Law Enforcement Agencies Manage Sexual Assault Cases

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy signed a series of bills strengthening how law enforcement agencies handle sexual assault cases. These bills direct law enforcement agencies to allocate additional resources to sexual assault cases, increase training for prosecutors on how to manage these cases,...

HUD Announces $5 Billion to Increase Affordable Housing to Address Homelessness

WASHINGTON —  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge, along with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, held a Zoom call to discuss the nearly $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds allocated by HUD...

Fire at St. Clare’s Hospital; No Injuries Reported

DENVILLE — No one was injured after an air handler caught fire on the roof due to a mechanical failure at Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital Monday afternoon. Several patients in the emergency room were transported to St. Clare’s Dover Campus and other patients within the...

Hope One Mobile Recovery Program Enters Fourth Year

MORRIS COUNTY — On April 2, 2021, officials gathered at JFK Park in Dover to recognize the fourth year of service for the Morris County Sheriff Office’s Hope One mobile outreach program, launched by Sheriff James M. Gannon on April 3, 2017. Speakers included Congressman...

Morris County Clerk to Draw Ballot Positions for Upcoming Primary Election

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi, Esq. will draw names for ballot positions for the upcoming June 2021 Primary Election. The drawing will commence on Friday, April 16, at 3:00 p.m. The drawing will be live-streamed on Facebook Live and can be accessed...

Dogs Gone Wild Spring Break

MORRIS COUNTY — Dogs Gone Wild Spring Break will be held on Saturday, May 22 at Cook's Pond Denville Recreation, 19 Entrance Way, Denville. Entry Fee: $20.00 for family and two dogs. Masks are required for humans. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. until...

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Legislation Providing $25 Million in Small Business Aid

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3523, which provides $25 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for small businesses throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators Dawn Marie Addiego and Joe Lagana and Assemblymen Gordon Johnson, John Armato,...

Man Charged in Connection with Morristown Train Station Homicide

MORRIS COUNTY — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo, and Morristown Police Department Acting Chief Darnell Richardson announce the arrest of Lamar A. Harris, 33, last known...

Dead on a stairway: Authorities Seek Public Help Solving Morristown Train Station Incident

MORRIS COUNTY — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, New Jersey Transit Police Chief Christopher Trucillo, and Morristown Police Department Acting Chief Darnell Richardson announce an investigation into a...

Rotary District 7475 Declares Itself Stigma-Free

MORRIS COUNTY — The Rotary Clubs in our area have declared the organization to be stigma-free as of March 24, 2021.  The goal is to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders through education and creating awareness. Stigma is the primary...

Emergency Rental Assistance Applications Open Monday, March 22

MORRIS COUNTY — A $353 million rental relief fund will open up to renters in New Jersey who’ve been unable to make payments due to hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Phase II funding of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program opens for applications...

Sudhan Thomas Offered Plea Deal in “Pay to Play” Case

MORRIS COUNTY — Former Jersey City Board of Education President Sudhan Thomas pleaded not guilty after being indicted by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office for allegedly soliciting $35,000 in cash bribes from a cooperating witness, who has since been identified as Matt O’Donnell. Thomas,...

Passing of Deputy County Clerk John Wojtaszek

MORRIS COUNTY — "It is with great sadness of the passing of Deputy County Clerk John Wojtaszek," said Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi. John was a diligent and tireless worker on behalf of the Morris County Clerk's Office and the residents of Morris County. He...

Murphy Signs Legislation Authorizing Comprehensive Programs to Address Mortgage Distress

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Foreclosure Prevention Act. The New Jersey Foreclosure Prevention Act creates the ‘New Jersey Residential Foreclosure Prevention Program’, implementation of which will be led by the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) in furtherance...

Sherrill Backs Landmark Legislation to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize

PARSIPPANY — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today voted for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, landmark legislation to support workers’ basic right to organize and negotiate for higher pay, better benefits, and safer working conditions. “I know first-hand the impact a good-paying union...

Hope Hub Launched to Help At-Risk People in Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon announced the launch of Hope Hub, a sweeping program that combines the expertise and resources of multiple public service agencies to help vulnerable and at-risk people find the assistance they need, from homeless solutions and...

Thirsty Turtle: Well-Prepared Cocktails, Relaxing, Casual Venue

FLORHAM PARK — We may not be able to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in the manner we are all used to, in this age of COVID restrictions, but if you are looking for a safe, lively, energized, fun place to go that also offers...

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Swears in New Staff and Conducts Promotion

MORRIS COUNTY — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, and Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker announce the hiring of Thomas P. McEnroe as Detective and Anthony Scibetta as Supervising Assistant Prosecutor for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Melanie...