Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Campout on the Beach!

MORRIS COUNTY  — On Friday, August 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 a.m., Saturday, August 3  join the activity filled, overnight adventure, Campout on the Beach, at Sunrise Lake at Lewis Morris Park in Morris Township. Start with swimming, boating, and fun on the Wibit,...

DeCroce Pushes to Bring School Agency Under Direct State Control

PARSIPPANY — Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce (R-Morris, Essex Passaic) demanded the Legislature take action on her bill to abolish the School Development Authority (SDA) and place school construction responsibilities under the Department of Treasury, after the state was forced this week to fire 30 SDA employees...

I-287 northbound pavement preservation project

MORRIS COUNTY — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of a pavement preservation project to resurface approximately 13 miles of I-287 northbound in Somerset and Morris Counties. The $18 million federally-funded project will preserve approximately 13 miles of I-287 northbound...

Rep. Sherrill Renews Call for Immediate Action to Secure our Election System

PARSIPPANY — Representative Sherrill renewed her call for immediate action to secure our election system following the publication of a bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report that concluded Russia targeted election systems in all 50 states during the 2016 election cycle. “Our democracy is vulnerable to...

Fire safety commission expanded as governor signs Bucco bill

MORRIS COUNTY —Assemblyman Anthony Bucco’s legislation bolstering the state fire safety commission with new members was signed by Governor Phil Murphy. The bill (S1799/A2987) increases the commission to 27 members from 23. The four new appointments will be public members who are knowledgeable and experienced...

Prosecutor’s Office Honors Ellen Long for 50 Years of Dedicated Service

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp presented Ellie Long with a Distinguished Service Award celebrating her 50 years of service with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, on Friday, July 19. Numerous members of the office were present at this tribute to her. Ellie...

Newark Cop John Formisano Claims He ‘Blacked Out’ Before Killing

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Jefferson Township Police Chief Sean Conrad state that John Formisano a City of Newark Police Officer, 49, Jefferson Township, has been charged with first degree Murder, first degree Attempted Murder, and other related crimes,...

Members of Prosecutor’s Office Chosen as Instructors for Continuing Legal Education Courses

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief Assistant Prosecutor Maggie Calderwood, Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Chris Schellhorn, Assistant Prosecutor Reema Kareer, and Assistant Prosecutor Kelly Sandler will be lecturing on a wide variety of criminal law topics as part of the New Jersey State Bar Association...

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Announces Promotion of Detectives

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker announce three promotions effective on Friday, July 12, to fill vacant positions in the Prosecutor’s Office created due to retirements. The following personnel will be promoted and assigned as indicated...

Morris County 4-H Fair Kicks Off Next Thursday Night

MORRIS COUNTY — Summer fun kicks off at the Morris County 4-H Fair at Chubb Park in Chester next week, from July 18-21. Fair hours are 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10:00...

Freeholders Announce 2019 NJAC Foundation Scholarships

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MORRIS COUNTY — College scholarships to four Morris County Vocational School District students were announced this week by the New Jersey Association of Counties Foundation at an event held on Wednesday morning, July 10, at the Morris County Board of Freeholders meeting in Morristown. Recipients...

Puff, a 10-year old Maltese Chihuahua, is looking for a home

MORRIS COUNTY — Looking for that magical puff to appear with everything you've wanted in life and more? Look no further, Puff will bring it all. Puff is a ten-year old Maltese Chihuahua mix. He is a lovable, loyal companion once you break open his...

Pennacchio Pushes State to Fully Support Our Most Vulnerable Students

MORRIS COUNTY — “School districts shouldn’t have to choose between funding special education programs or providing services to other students,” Pennacchio said. “With extraordinary special education costing enormous amount of dollars, we must ensure every child has an equal educational opportunity without negatively impacting...

Pennacchio Recognized by American Conservative Union for Legislative Voting Record

MORRIS COUNTY — Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) has been honored with the prestigious “Award for Conservative Achievement” by the American Conservative Union in recognition of his legislative voting record in 2018. “I am honored to receive this recognition by the oldest grassroots conservative organization in...

CCM Awarded $4 Million to Lead Expansion of Apprenticeship Programs

MORRIS COUNTY — County College of Morris (CCM), recognized as a leader in the education of employees for advanced manufacturing, has been awarded a $4 million grant from the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) to expand apprenticeship programs for the industry. The USDOL’s Scaling...

Murphy signs DePhillips bill increasing angel-investor tax credit

TRENTON — Tech startups in the state will see increased support thanks to a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips and signed into law by Governor Murphy. The bipartisan legislation, A5604, increases the angel-investor tax credit from 10 percent to 20 percent. “Emerging technology...

Lawmakers Unveil Task Force Sentry: Bipartisan Group Working to Prevent Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

WASHINGTON — Seven freshman members of Congress unveiled Task Force Sentry, a bipartisan group of lawmakers who have been, for the past eight weeks, working together behind closed doors to protect the U.S. political system from attack by foreign adversaries. The task force is...

Murphy Signs “Linda’s Law”

TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy signed ACS for A4430 and A4555, also known as “Linda’s Law,” which will require electric public utility companies to verify with all residential customers whether anyone at the residence uses life-sustaining equipment powered by electricity. The legislation is in...

Man Sentenced in Connection with 2017 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Public Safety Director Daniel DeGroot of the Dover Police Department announce the sentencing of Santos Javier Archaga-Mendoza, 37, Dover.  The sentence stems from a...

Registration for the Fall Semester Now Taking Place at CCM

MORRIS COUNTY —  It’s not too late for students to enroll for the Fall Semester at County College of Morris (CCM). By registering now, students have the opportunity to select courses that best fit their schedule. The earliest fall courses begin Wednesday, September 4. In total,...