Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Grewal Outlines Process for Revising New Jersey’s Use of Force Policy

MORRIS COUNTY — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal outlined plans for revising New Jersey's “Use of Force Policy,” which governs when the state’s 36,000 law enforcement officers may—and may not—use force against civilians. As part of that process, Attorney General Grewal announced that his...

Morris County Names New County Planning Director

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County has appointed Joseph Barilla as the new Morris County Planning Director, to manage all aspects of the county's Office of Planning and Preservation. A 14-year veteran of county government, Barilla will supervise all of the county's preservation programs -- open...

Murphy Signs Executive Orders Lifting Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings, Opening Pools Opening Additional Outdoor Recreational Businesses

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy signed two executive orders 1) raising limits on outdoor and indoor gatherings and 2) opening pools effective June 22 and additional outdoor recreational businesses effective immediately. “With more of our businesses reopening, we are no longer requiring New Jerseyans...

Preschool Advantage welcomes Kyle Colwell to Board of Trustees

MORRIS COUNTY — Preschool Advantage, a Morristown-based non-profit organization, has appointed Kyle Colwell to the Board of Trustees. Colwell is a financial advisor at Private Advisor Group and a registered principal with LPL Financial, a company focused on developing and implementing customized wealth management strategies...

Pennacchio/Oroho Seeking to Curtail Governor’s Powers with Constitutional Amendment

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Phil Murphy, who announced he was lifting the months-long stay-at-home order, has utilized his pen and executive orders to circumvent the elected Legislature and avoid public scrutiny during his time in office. He plans to sign another executive order raising...

Drive-in Demonstration for Racial Justice at Sherrill’s office

PARSIPPANY — The grassroots political group NJ 11th for Change has planned a "Dropbox Drive-In Demonstration for Racial Justice" on Monday, June 8, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Rep. Mikie Sherrill's district office, 8 Wood Hollow Road, Parsippany. Residents are invited to bring letters...

Pennacchio: Murphy’s ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Moment

PARSIPPANY — As New Jersey businesses continue to struggle to survive under the state’s strangling coronavirus restrictions, the Governor who has ignored their pleas to safely open their doors joined a large protest march this weekend. “Murphy keeps telling us it’s too dangerous to conduct...

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,...

Murphy Announces Nomination of Fabiana Pierre-Louis To Serve NJ Supreme Court

TRENTON  — Governor Phil Murphy announced his intention to nominate Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court to fill the seat of Associate Justice Walter F. Timpone, who will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 later this year. The appointment will first...

Snooki Invites Public To Hang ‘Black Lives Matter’ Posters In Her Storefront

MORRIS COUNTY  — "Jersey Shore" cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is using her Madison storefront to make an impact. Snooki said in a post on Instagram " USE YOUR VOICE‼️ Please feel free to use your voice by adding posters to our store🙏🏽 You can...

Prosecutor’s Office Issues Statement on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp issues the following statement on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis: “During my tenure as Morris County Prosecutor, I have always made investigating and prosecuting bias crime as a top priority. No resident of Morris...

Morris County MUA Holding Two Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Events In June

MORRIS COUNTY — Due to the COVID-19-related cancelation of its May 16 Household Hazardous Waste event, the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has decided to add an additional drop-off event in June, with disposal days now set for June 13 and June 28, both to...

Director of Campus Life at CCM Receives International Award

MORRIS COUNTY — Don Phelps, director of Campus Life at County College of Morris (CCM), is the sole recipient of the 2020 Two Year College Professional Service Award presented by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). The award acknowledges a professional at a...

Department of Health Releases Guidelines on Resuming Elective Surgeries

MORRIS COUNTY — The Department of Health issued guidelines on the conditions for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to begin resuming elective surgeries. Last week, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 145, allowing elective surgeries and invasive procedures, both medical and dental, to resume...

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...

CCM Offers Prospective Students and Parents Online Information Sessions

MORRIS COUNTY —  Interested in learning more about the high-quality education provided by your community college, close to home? The County College of Morris (CCM) Admissions Office will be holding “Titan Tuesday” online information sessions every week at 7:00 p.m. through the spring and...

200 Transparent Medical Masks Distributed to Facilities in Need

MORRIS COUNTY — Visual/Graphic Arts teacher at Morris Catholic High School in Denville, Arlene Sullivan, delivered 200 transparent medical masks to facilities in need this past week.  Masks were given out to Wayne healthcare workers in Care One, thanks to the request of Gary...

Public and Private Beaches Reopen for Memorial Day Weekend

NEW JERSEY — Acting on a commitment to coordinate regional policies in response to COVID-19, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, and Delaware Governor John Carney today announced a multi-state agreement to reopen public and private...

CCM School of Liberal Arts Launches “quar-ART-ine”

MORRIS COUNTY — The School of Liberal Arts at County College of Morris (CCM) has launched “quar-ART-ine,” a virtual platform featuring the artistic works of professors and students created during or inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. The “quar-ART-ine” website, can be found by clicking here,...

Freeholder Board “Remote” Meeting to be held on May 13

MORRIS COUNTY — Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the need for social distancing and avoiding group gatherings, the Morris County Board of Freeholders will meet on Wednesday evening, May 13, via telephone conference calls. The Freeholder Board will hold a work session at 6:00...