Friday, December 9, 2022

Man Sentenced In Connection with Bank Robbery

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Pequannock Township Police Chief Brian C. Spring announce the sentencing of Philip N. McGrantham, 70, of Little Falls. On December 20, 2019, McGrantham pled guilty to first-degree Robbery and...

O’Donnell Former Law Partner, Elizabeth Valandingham, Charged in Scheme to Secure Legal Contracts in Exchange for Bribes

MORRIS COUNTY — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced charges against an attorney stemming from a major corruption probe by the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) that previously led to five former public officials and political candidates in New Jersey being charged...

Body of Missing College Student Found

MORRIS COUNTY — Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Madison Police Acting Chief John R. Miscia announce that the body of Ajay Sah has been found. Sah, a 22-year-old male from the Borough of Madison,...

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...

Arrests Made in Connection with Morristown Sexual Assault on Traction Line Recreation Trail

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Morristown Police Chief Darnell Richardson, and Morris Township Police Chief Mark DiCarlo announced that two men have been arrested and charged in connection with...

Matta Donna Ristorante & Pizzeria: Elegant Upscale and Classy Ambiance

BOONTON — On Main Street in the quaint, historic, little downtown of Boonton, it is not difficult to find several popular and excellent Italian restaurants dotted along the rows of small storefront businesses, but just a short drive away on Myrtle Avenue, separated from...

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...

Murphy Signs Executive Order Establishing Rules for Dining, Recreational Facilities, and Instruction at Gyms and Fitness Centers

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 157, which implements the reopenings announced earlier this week that will take effect on Thursday, July 2. Specifically, the Order contains several requirements for indoor dining, which can resume on July 2 but will be...

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...

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...

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...

Fire at St. Clare’s Hospital; No Injuries Reported

DENVILLE — No one was injured after an air handler caught fire on the roof due to a mechanical failure at Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital Monday afternoon. Several patients in the emergency room were transported to St. Clare’s Dover Campus and other patients within the...

Morris County COVID-19 Cases Down 95% Since April Peak

MORRIS COUNTY —  The Morris County Board of Freeholders and county Office of Emergency Management officials released data showing a 95% drop in COVID-19 cases since a devastating April peak and the launch of a highly successful county mobilization of local resources to combat...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...