Thursday, September 23, 2021

Applebee’s Donates $12,075 to Toys for Tots

MORRIS COUNTY  — Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar representatives present a check for $12,075.31 to David Fox, sergeant, United States Marine Corps Reserve, and Nick D'Andrea, chief warrant officer 4, Toys for Tots Coordinator, on Wednesday, February 24. The funds were raised during Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill...

Update on Investigation into Discovery of Two Bodies in Boonton Pond

BOONTON — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Town of Boonton Captain Stephen Jones, and Town of Boonton Public Safety Director Daniel DeGroot announce the following update on...

Dunn Legislation Giving Small Towns More Flexibility in Hiring Emergency Management Coordinators Goes to Governor’s Desk

MORRIS COUNTY — By a unanimous vote, the Assembly passed legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, to allow municipalities with a population under 5,000 to hire nonresident emergency management coordinators. “Some small towns may not be able to fill the role with a qualified candidate...

Murphy Presents Fiscal Year 2022 Budget: Investing in a Stronger, Fairer, and More Resilient Post-Pandemic New Jersey

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy delivered his fourth annual budget address on Tuesday, outlining a responsible spending proposal for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022) that includes critical investments to help New Jersey emerge from the pandemic stronger, fairer, and more resilient while making...

Weichert Realtors Host Marrow Donor Registry Event on February 27

MORRIS PLAINS — Weichert, Realtors, along with Be the Match and the Icla da Silva Foundation, will hold a drive-through bone marrow donor registry event at their company headquarters in Morris Plains, on Saturday, February 27,  from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The public is encouraged...

Morris County Commissioners Introduce 2021 Budget With No Tax Increase

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MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of County Commissioners unanimously introduced the county government’s 2021 Budget tonight, maintaining spending on critical infrastructure projects, human services, and public safety while building reserves for unforeseen impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with no county tax increase...

Criminal Justice Program to be Offered to High School Students

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Vocational School District, in partnership with County College of Morris (CCM), is offering a new Criminal Justine share-time program for Morris County high school students. The program is for students interested in law, public safety, corrections, and security. Students...

VLANJ Expands Free Virtual Programs During Pandemic Thanks to Grants

MORRIS COUNTY — Vision Loss Alliance of New Jersey continues to expand its free virtual offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic, as two foundations support the nonprofit’s outreach efforts. VLANJ’s winter 2021 session offers 13 weekly Beyond Sight wellness classes that run through April 9, plus...

Member of Murphy’s Family Tested Positive for COVID-19

MORRIS COUNTY — “A member of the Governor's family recently tested positive for COVID-19. Per guidance from public health officials, the contact tracing process has begun to notify everyone who may have come into contact with the Governor’s family member during the potential infection...

Murphy Signs Executive Order Ending 10:00 p.m. Curfew on Restaurants

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 219, which increases indoor capacity limits from 25 percent to 35 percent for several businesses, including food and beverage establishments and entertainment and recreational businesses, effective Friday, February 5 at 8:00 a.m. The Executive Order...

Morris Habitat for Humanity to Host Virtual Hearts & Hammers Gala

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris Habitat for Humanity announces its first-ever virtual Hearts & Hammers Gala on Thursday, February 25, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in lieu of an in-person event. The fun-filled evening will raise funds for the organization’s largest project to date...

Judge Rules Overwhelmingly in Favor of Morris GOP

MORRIS COUNTY — Superior Court Judge Berdote Byrne has ruled in favor of the Morris County Republican Committee (MCRC). In her decision, Judge Berdote Byrne denied the plaintiff's claims, calling them "recklessly misleading" and "not supported by the factual evidence". In this admonishment, she also ordered the plaintiffs to...

Murphy Signs Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

MORRIS COUNTY — During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (A883) amending the “Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act” to direct the Commission on Human Trafficking to broaden its current mission of developing public awareness of human...

Morris County COVID-19 Vaccination Center and Morris County Testing Center Will Be Closed Tuesday, Feb. 2

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center in Rockaway Township and the Morris County COVID-19 Testing Center at the County College of Morris (CCM) will both be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2, due to inclement weather. All vaccination appointments scheduled for tomorrow,...

Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 215. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020, through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended in 2020 on April 7, May 6, June 4, July...

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...

Post Offices Observing Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

MORRIS COUNTY — In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, Post Offices will be closed and only Priority Mail Express will be delivered on Monday, January 18. Full mail delivery, postal retail operations, and mail collections will resume on Tuesday, January...

Announces All New Jersey Residents Ages 65 and Older Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy announced two additional categories of New Jersey residents eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Beginning Thursday, January 14, all New Jersey residents ages 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with certain medical conditions, as defined by the Centers...

Rockaway Township Man Charged with Invasion of Privacy, Peering & Stalking

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Wharton Police Department Chief David Young announce the arrest of Luis Rodriguez-Ponce, 29, of Rockaway Township. The defendant has been charged with Invasion of Privacy,...

Former N.J. Republican Chair Steinhardt Abruptly Drops Out of Governor’s Race

NEW JERSEY — Former N.J. Republican Chair  Doug Steinhardt announced, "unfortunately, unforeseen professional obligations have made it untenable for me to continue in this race as a candidate for Governor." Steinhardt who stepped down as head of the state GOP to run for governor —...