Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Arrests made in Jefferson Township Bank Robbery

JEFFERSON — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Jefferson Township Police Chief Kevin Craig announce the arrest of William Chasmer, 57, Oak Ridge and Janet C. Kaine, 44, Oak Ridge, on charges related to a Robbery that occurred on Wednesday, March 11 at the...

Volunteers needed to work blood drives

MORRIS COUNTY — NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers, to work blood drives. The bloodmobile volunteer is an integral member of the blood collection team whose task it is assist donors with registration, perform canteen duties...

Chris Christie’s Budget ‘Sins’

This story was co-published with The Washington Post. Related story: Behind Christie’s Budget Claims, a More Controversial Legacy Underfunding Pensions How it worked: Christie has paid $2.2 billion into the state’s pension funds so far, less than agreed to under a landmark 2011 pension...

CCM Gallery Hosts National Association of Women Artists Exhibition

RANDOLPH — The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) is presenting its annual juried members exhibition revolving around the concept of “Open Horizons” at the County College of Morris (CCM) Art and Design Gallery, February through March. NAWA selected its theme to highlight the truth that “no...

Bramnick, Bucco discuss last minute budget deal

TRENTON— Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick and Conference Leader Anthony M. discussed Sunday the state budget compromise made between Murphy and legislative Democrats. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rVxsjk9XBo]

Free Community Events During Welcoming Week as Lakeland Hills Family YMCA Opens its New Welcome Center

MORRIS COuNTY – Where can a family play pickleball, dodgeball, and take a boot camp class, all in one week, and all for free? Why the Y of course! Lakeland Hills Family YMCA invites the community to its annual Welcoming Week, this year bigger...

Judge sets $800K bail for Hopatcong dad accused of kidnapping sons

NEWTON -- The Hopatcong father who allegedly abducted his two sons and fled to Florida with an accused sex offender had his first appearance in Sussex County Superior Court Thursday afternoon. After Kristopher Dohm was located by authorities on March 18 at a motel...

Public records not always easy to access in New Jersey

TRENTON — More than a decade after lawmakers passed what they promised would be stronger open records policies, New Jersey residents and journalists complain about a lack of transparency from Gov. Chris Christie's administration, slow responses from state agencies and an even longer appeals...

Sheriff Rochford responds: ‘I have fulfilled my Constitutional requirement’

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Sheriff Edward Rochford, asked to respond to the  freeholders’ demand  that he re-negotiate contracts or cut jobs, issued this response today: "I have fulfilled my Constitutional requirement in signing reasonable contracts that are within the already established salary parameters set forth by...

DeCroce Bill Approved by Committee Expands age Discrimination Protections to Senior Workforce

PARSIPPANY — An aging workforce could benefit from a bill passed by a legislative panel expanding discrimination protections for those aged 70 years and older. “There is no reason our laws should stop preventing age discrimination in the workplace once someone has reached 70 years...

East Hanover Man Arrested for Sexual Assault on 15 Year-Old Female

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Stanley J. Hansen of the East Hanover Township Police Department announce the arrest of Giuseppe Iellimo, 32, on two counts of Sexual Assault, crimes of the second degree; one count of Criminal Sexual...

Paul DeGroot Challenges Mikie Sherrill to Series of Debates

MORRIS COUNTY — Former Passaic County prosecutor and Republican nominee for Congress in NJ-11, Paul DeGroot, has challenged Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill to a series of debates throughout the district as the November general election approaches. Paul DeGroot: “Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill votes with Biden and Pelosi 99% of the...

Lakeland Hills Y Receives Grant from Hyde & Watson

MOUNTAIN LAKES — The Lakeland Hills Family YMCA has been awarded a $10,000 grant from The Hyde & Watson Foundation to establish a mobile STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) based Maker Lab/Makerspace to be used by students in their Early Childhood Learning Center and...

Heather Darling Poised to make history as Morris County’s First Female Surrogate

MORRIS COUNTY — Republican nominee for Morris County Surrogate, Heather Darling is poised to be Morris County’s first female Surrogate.  Darling, currently serving as Deputy Director of the Morris County Freeholder Board, has long viewed holding public office as a way to inspire civic...

AG Grewal Speaks at Prosecutor’s Office on Immigrant Trust Directive and Bias

MORRIS COUNTY — On Tuesday, February 5 New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal spoke to approximately 125 attendees and community leaders of Morris County and Sussex County concerning his recently issued Immigrant Trust Directive. Attorney General Grewal explained the directive, then fielded questions from those...

Integrity House to Benefit from 2nd Annual Mille Miglia Car Show Rally

MONTCLAIR — Fresco Da Franco will host the second annual Mille Miglia Auto Club car show rally, benefiting  the Bate Adolescent Program at Integrity House, on Sunday, July 12. The car rally was originally scheduled for June 28, but was postponed due to weather conditions. Following the...

DeCroce bill recreating science, innovation and technology commission advances

PARSIPPANY — A bill sponsored by Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips helping make New Jersey one of the most innovative states in the country in science and technology received Assembly approval today. The legislation (A3652) recreates the NJ Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology...

Leasing pets banned under bill passed by Assembly

MORRIS COUNTY — Leasing dogs and cats would be banned under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney and approved today by the Assembly. The legislation (A4552/A4385) prohibits pet leasing as a violation of the consumer fraud law. Pet stores and breeders are pressed to sell...

Freeholders Authorize New Assessment of Operations at Morris View Healthcare Center

PARSIPPANY —  The Morris County Freeholders have authorized a new assessment of operations at the county owned Morris View Healthcare Center, to look for potential costs savings for taxpayers while also seeking to  continued quality care for patients. The county administration will issue a Request for Proposals...

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...