Friday, December 9, 2022

Updated Results: Becchi vs. Sherrill

PARSIPPANY — The Associated Press called the race early, and U.S. Representative Mikie Sherrill responded gratefully, but challenger Rosemary Becchi is not conceding defeat in the 11th District Congressional race. In Morris County, a total of 287,000 votes were cast.  So far 150,000 were counted....

Pennacchio: Breaking News Update on COVID-19

MORRIS COUNTY — As New Jersey continues under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus, please know that my district office remains available to serve constituents by phone and email. Included below are links to information that you may find helpful, along with...

Owner of Randolph Tennis Court Served With Summons Over Peaceful Protest

MORRIS COUNTY — Last weekend, Governor Murphy praised peaceful protests across New Jersey as “transformational” and stated publicly his support for these protests. Murphy said, “peaceful protesting is the way ultimately we get to the better place.” On Saturday, May 30, before the current protests,...

Governor Must Address Special Needs Students’ Education Immediately

MORRIS COUNTY — Senator Joe Pennacchio voiced his concern that the state’s special education students are being forgotten as plans for the re-opening of schools in September continue to evolve. “Going back to school is a dynamic situation right now, and specifics are changing every...

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Lieutenant Evelyn Tasoulas Announces Retirement

MORRIS COUNTY — After over twenty years of service to Morris County, Lieutenant Evelyn Tasoulas has announced her retirement. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker and Captain Robert McNally honored Lt. Tasoulas for her exemplary service and the gratitude...

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...

Bergen to Introduce Legislation Restricting Emergency Executive Orders

MORRIS COUNTY — "The governor's ability to unilaterally impose restrictions on the freedoms of our citizens cannot go unchecked,” said Bergen (R-Morris). “One person with near-absolute power is dangerous. Governor Murphy doesn’t even have a problem admitting that he doesn’t consider the Bill of...

Urban Edge Properties Announces Uncle Giuseppe’s Lease at Briarcliff Commons

MORRIS COUNTY — Urban Edge Properties announced a new lease with Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace at Briarcliff Commons in Morris Plains, continuing the redevelopment plan underway at this property. Uncle Giuseppe’s will occupy over 42,000 square feet and will feature its signature gourmet offerings in a full-service...

Washington Township Man Charged in Shots Fired Incident

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Washington Township Police Chief Jeffrey Almer announce that Keith O’Connor, 49, Washington Township, has been charged in connection with a shots fired incident that occurred on Rock Road...

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...

Councilman dePierro is distributing Petition to Oppose Marijuana Distribution Centers

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Councilman Michael dePierro is distributing a petition to oppose marijuana distribution centers in Parsippany. dePierro states "New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently expanded access to the state's medical marijuana programs and reiterated his desire to legalize marijuana for recreational use....

Business Owners March Against Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders

MORRIS COUNTY — A new group took to the streets on Sunday in protest of continued and additional restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. Over 100 members of a newly formed group, We The People NJ, opposed to what it calls an unconstitutional coronavirus...

Jury Convicts Morris County Man of Weapons, Money, and Drug Crimes

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MORRIS COUNTY — After a two week jury trial, a Ismael Lorenzo, Jr., 36, was convicted Thursday on Possession of a Weapon While Committing Certain Drug Crimes, Money Laundering, Possession With Intent to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances, and in a bifurcated proceeding following the...

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...

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...

A Statement from the Morris County Chiefs of Police Association

MORRIS COUNTY — To the Citizens of Morris County: The topics of police reform and de-funding the police are still hot button issues both locally and nationwide. However, on behalf of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association, I would like to a few moments to...

Creating a Culture That Shuts Down Bullying

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PARSIPPANY — For some children, bullying can become a round-the-clock reality with no escape. An incident that takes place in a school hallway can carry over and be amplified on social media. A study by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2015 found that one...

CCM Nursing Graduates Consistently Exceed National Pass Rates on Board Exams

MORRIS COUNTY — Graduates of the County College of Morris (CCM) Nursing Program have among the highest first-time passing rates in the nation on the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), even exceeding students from baccalaureate programs in four-year colleges and universities. “In...

Sherrill, Bucco, and Codey Urge Governor to Provide Direct Stabilization Funding to Morris County

PARSIPPANY — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined with Senator Anthony M. Bucco (LD-25) and Senator Richard J. Codey (LD-27) to urge Governor Phil Murphy to provide direct relief to Morris County as his administration decides how to allocate CARES Act funding across the state. The...

Two Dover men charged with crimes related to the death of Rockaway Township man

MORRIS COUNTY — Two Dover men have been arrested and charged with crimes related to the death last week of a Rockaway Township man whose body was found in a wooded area on East Blackwell Street in Rockaway Township. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and...