Thursday, May 28, 2020

Murphy Authorizes Sales at Car Dealerships, Motorcycle Dealerships, Boat Dealerships, and Bike Shops

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order authorizing in-person sales to resume at car dealerships, motorcycle dealerships, boat dealerships, and bike shops, by appointment only and with social distancing measures in...

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...

Pennacchio: Don’t Follow New York’s Latest COVID Policies

MORRIS COUNTY — With dueling daily press conferences, state governors in the region seem to be in competition for the top sound bites of the news cycle, and Senator Joe Pennacchio worries about its effect on public health policy during the coronavirus crisis. Recently, New...

Two arrested on first degree drug charges by Morris County Narcotics Task Force

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MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher and Chief Conrad Pepperman of the Rockaway Borough Police Department announce the arrest of two individuals for first-degree possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and second-degree possession of heroin...

Damian Shammas Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyer List for Sixth Consecutive Year

MORRIS COUNTY — For the sixth year in a row, Damian Christian Shammas has been selected to the exclusive Thomson Reuters New Jersey Super Lawyer list. The distinction is shared by a mere 5% of attorneys in the State of New Jersey. From 2012 through...

FEMA’s Revised Morris County Flood Insurance Rates Maps are now Available

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MORRIS COUNTY — After several brief delays, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released its long-awaited revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (pFIRMs) for Morris County. Municipal and County officials should receive paper versions of the maps in the next several days via mail. Digital versions of the...

This handsome puppy is Carl!

MORRIS COUNTY — Carl is about 17-20 weeks old and his mom was a labrador mix and his father was a pyrenees. He is one handsome puppy.  Carl was rescued from a high kill shelter in North Carolina and he is now in New Jersey...

Gannon Reemphasizes Services of Hope One As Fatal Overdoses Rise

MORRIS COUNTY — Suspected fatal overdoses in Morris County are up by 38 percent over the same 14-week time frame in 2019, prompting the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Hope One team to re-emphasize its network of support services during the COVID-19 healthcare crisis. “Help from...

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...

NJ Goes All Out to Prepare for COVID-19 Surge That’s About to Hit

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 After weeks of planning and preparations, New Jersey is now...

Over 200 attend fundraiser for Morris County Democrats

MONTVILLE — The Morris County Democrat Committee held a fundraiser at the Montville Community Park on Saturday, August 12. Over 200 were in attendance to listen to Congresswoman Candidate Mikie Sherrill, Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett, Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark and Mitch Colbert.  Scott Salmon (District 7...

Twenty year old charged with Reckless Vehicular Homicide

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Superintendent Colonel Patrick J. Callahan of the New Jersey State Police announce the arrest of Chevron B. Rolle, 20, of Far Rockaway, New York, on charges stemming from a motor vehicle crash that occurred...

Morris County Park Commission Amends Hours; Rules and Regulations

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Park Police Department is reporting a substantially increased use of many general purpose parks and trails of the Morris County Park Commission.  In response to Governor Murphy Executive Orders’ #102 to #108 to combat the COVID-19 global pandemic...

Madison Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Chief Darren Dachisen of the Madison Borough Police Department announce the sentencing of Gary Anderson, 45, of Madison. Anderson previously pled guilty to one count of Endangering the Welfare of...

ACLU-NJ Sues Districts That Unconstitutionally Discriminate Against Immigrants and Children of Immigrants

MORRIS COUNTY — The ACLU of New Jersey filed suit against twelve school districts throughout New Jersey, spanning from Camden County in the south to Sussex County at the state’s northern edge. The school districts, scattered throughout ten counties, all require forms of state-issued identification...

Pennacchio Calls for Senate Select Oversight Committee on the Administration’s Handling of the Covid-19 Crisis

MORRIS COUNTY — Senator Joe Pennacchio today warned that the Murphy Administration’s over-reaching coronavirus policies are putting the lives and finances of the state’s residents at risk and is calling for the Senate to investigate the Administration’s handling of the crisis. “I am in extreme...

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...

NJ Transit Introduces Access to COVID-19 Testing for Employees

NEW JERSEY — COVID-19 testing will be available daily in East Rutherford to all NJ Transit employees. Through an agreement with Agile Urgent Care and Accurate Diagnostics Lab, NJ Transit employees will be accepted for appointment-only testing at the site which opened on April...

New Jersey Lottery Scam Alert

TRENTON — New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director John M. White has issued a warning to the public informing them that a lottery scam has been reported from a fraudulent telephone call originating in New Jersey. The caller advised that the telephone recipient has...

Pennacchio: Mounting World-Wide Evidence Shows HCQ’s Effectiveness; NJ Still Not Listening

MORRIS COUNTY — New Jersey’s citizens remain locked down while the economy suffers, and the administration continues to deny doctors the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat their patients. “New Jersey is behind the curve and we’ve got to catch up,” said Senator Pennacchio (R-1). “Doctors...