Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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...

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...

Premier of “Mallory” the Movie is Available to View for Limited Time

MORRIS COUNTY — Recently, the public had the opportunity to view the movie, Mallory, which is the story of Mallory Grossman, 12, a student from Rockaway Township, who fell victim to suicide after being bullied for nine months. The film that launched Friday evening is...

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...

30 Days After Health Clubs Were Closed, Consumers May Now Be Eligible for Refunds or Credits

MORRIS COUNTY — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced that consumers may be eligible for partial refunds or credits from their health club memberships, now that gyms across the state have been closed for 30 days under Executive...

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...

Morris Habitat for Humanity Launches Virtual Food Drive for Interfaith Food Pantry

MORRIS COUNTY — In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Morris Habitat for Humanity is launching a virtual food drive to benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry. There is an unprecedented need for food as a result of the crisis and purchasing food online allows people...

Sherrill, Menendez, and Pascrell Lead Members Calling on CDC to Establish System for Prioritization of COVID-19 Tests

PARSIPPANY — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined with Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), leading a letter from Members of Congress urging the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to establish an official coding or labeling system for the prioritization...

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...

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...

CCM Receives NSF Grant to Launch Data Science Certificate Program

MORRIS COUNTY — County College of Morris (CCM) has received a $235,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the launch of a Data Science Certificate program. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there is a high demand for data...

Working Together While Staying Apart

MORRIS COUNTY —  Morris Catholic High School Visual and Graphic Arts teacher, Arlene Sullivan has joined the grassroots team effort to use her 3D printer technology, to work with NJ high school robotics teams and collaborate with private and public sectors to use 3D...

“Parsippany Supporting Our Town” Feeds Clients from Homeless Solutions

PARSIPPANY — "Parsippany Supporting Our Town" supplied 60 home-cooked meals to the clients of Homeless Solutions. The meals were prepared by Jeremiah's Catering and Cooking School, 84 North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha. Chris Mazzarella said "The food looked so good I almost couldn't help from eating...

A Community Partner During a Time of Crisis

MORRIS COUNTY — Since their formation, community colleges have seen their communities through many challenging times, including the training of veterans from World War II and the unemployed during the Great Recession of 2007-09. During this current time of crisis, community colleges, their faculty,...

Message from Morris County Surrogate Heather Darling

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Sherrill Announces Second Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall

PARSIPPANY — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) will hold a second COVID-19 telephone town hall focused on small business and unemployment assistance on Tuesday, April 7. Representative Sherrill will be joined by public officials who will help answer questions from residents and she will give...

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...

NJ Labor Department Urges Businesses to Keep Employees on the Payroll through COVID-19 

MORRIS COUNTY —The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) is urging employers to keep employees on the payroll throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and to take advantage of a 100 percent, dollar for dollar, payroll tax credit provided under the Families First...

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...

Pennacchio: New Jersey’s Treatment of COVID-19 Patients Makes No Sense

MORRIS COUNTY — New Jersey State Senator Joe Pennacchio once again questioned how the State is dictating how doctors may treat their patients. “Instead of allowing doctors to prophylactically or immediately treat patients, New Jersey is requiring them to have a full-blown case of coronavirus...