Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Christie Pardons Shaneen Allen, concealed handgun owner

Governor Chris Christie has issued a full pardon to Shaneen Allen, the single mother from Philadelphia who was arrested on October 1, 2013 during a traffic stop in Atlantic County on gun possession charges. Allen revealed to the police officer who stopped her that...

Former Inglesino partner, Parsippany energy consultant, bail after solar bailout

A month after investing more millions on a three-county solar project that fizzled amid an industry downturn, the Morris County freeholders and the county's improvement authority have accepted the resignation of two experts who advised on both the initial deal - and the bailout....

Drop the phone: Police are cracking down on distracted driving

Stop texting your BFF, drop the phone and put down that Taylor ham sandwich when you're driving this month. Police across the state are cracking down on distracted driving for the next three weeks. Grants for stepped up patrols have been awarded to 38...

Fatal trench collapse in Boonton caused by company’s indifference to safety

BOONTON TOWNSHIP -- A landscaping company is facing up to $77,000 in fines after federal officials found its lack of cave-in protections led to a trench collapse that killed two workers in October, authorities said. Employees of Bednar Landscape Services were installing a French...

Boonton Police release sketch of suspect in possible abduction attempt

BOONTON — Upon further investigation, the Boonton Police Department is providing updated information on the description of the suspect and type vehicle believed to be involved in the attempted abduction.  The sketch (at left) and vehicle information has been provided from accounts of the victim.  On...

Protecting seniors from fraud — online, on the phone, at the door

TRENTON — Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is calling attention to common scams that prey on senior citizens – and by reminding New Jersey’s seniors that they can protect themselves with basic vigilance. “Senior citizens all too often...

Masterbating Cop at Starbucks blames PTSD, alcohol addiction, not coffee

A Camden County police lieutenant who pleaded guilty to lewdness charges after masturbating at a Cherry Hill Starbucks said he had been suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after a drug dealer tried to kill him three years ago, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Benito...

Budd Lake Man Found Guilty of Resisting Arrest

BUDD LAKE — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that a Morris County Jury found Jaime H. Fernandez, 32, of the Budd Lake section of Mt. Olive Township, guilty of one count of third degree Resisting Arrest 2C:29-2A(3)(A). The jury returned its verdict...

Family Promise Recognizes Volunteers and Community Service

RANDOLPH - The Family Promise of Morris County held "An Evening of Promise: Recongnizing Volunteers and Community Service" on Thursday, March 26 at Meadow Wood Manor, Randolph. Nine year old Benjamin Colao was honored for the "Community Impact Award." The award and ciation by Assemblyman...

Freeholders Scapicchio, Krickus Kick-Off Re-Election, Team with Denville Councilwoman Deborah Smith

MORRISTOWN — Conservative Republican Freeholders John Krickus and David Scapicchio announced they will seek reelection, on Monday, March 30, and will run with Councilwoman Deborah Smith of Denville in the June Republican primary for three seats on the Morris County Freeholder Board. The team...

N.J. Supreme Court to decide whether man convicted in 1973 trooper killing should be released

TRENTON — The state Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a man convicted with Joanne Chesimard — one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives — in the infamous killing of a New Jersey state trooper in 1973 should be released from prison. Sundiata...

Residents trying to recall mayor who was flipped off, called ‘piece of (expletive)’ by councilwoman

MAHWAH — Distressed by his maverick approach to governance, a group of Mahwah residents have formally begun the process to remove Mayor Bill Laforet from office. The recall effort comes on the heels of Laforet's controversial decision to fire D.P.W. Ed Sinclair director after...

Reunited after 60 years: Florida woman finds her long-lost sister in Fairfield

Two sisters, unknown to each other for 60 years, met for the first time in a Florida hotel recently. Sherri Parker, a Realtor from Florida, and Jan Mattaliano, of Fairfield, met after Parker's decades-long search for her birth mother led to the half-sister she...

Christie supports for ban on abortions at 20 weeks

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie was the last of 14 Republican presidential contenders to publicly support a federal proposal to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Christie, who's mulling a White House bid, issued a statement Monday supporting a ban on abortions after five months...

Morris Plains man slams into Morristown store, flees wrong way, then smashes parked car

This vacant Market Street storefront sustained heavy damage when a car sailed through it. The incident remains under investigation. Photo by Kevin Coughlin A Morris Plains man charged with drunk driving had to be handcuffed to a stretcher after driving through a Morristown storefront,...

Freeholders On The Road Again In 2015

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Freeholders this year are continuing a tradition they started in 2007 by taking some of their regular public meetings on the road. The first will be Wednesday, April 22 in Harding, with the board’s public meeting to be conducted...

CCM Student Artwork to be Featured at MPAC and Morris Museum

RANDOLPH — Visual Arts students from the County College of Morris will showcase their artwork through mid-April at the Art Upstairs Gallery at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown and the Morris Museum in Morris Township. The second annual “CCM at the Mayo: County...

Freeholders Declare March American Red Cross Month

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Freeholders have declared March as American Red Cross Month in Morris County, to honor the dedication and hard work of the Red Cross staff and volunteers who are always available to help county residents and others who are in great...

Freeholders Host High School Students

PARSIPPANY — The Morris County Freeholders on March 24 hosted 31 students from public and private high schools across the county during the board’s annual Student Government Day. The students, who ranged from sophomores to seniors, met with and had the opportunity to question the county...

Medevac chopper lands on Route 80 to transport accident victim

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP -- A 50-year-old Hackettstown man was airlifted to the hospital following a car crash this afternoon on Route 80, authorities said. Around 3:40 p.m., emergency services were dispatched to Route 80 westbound near mile marker 35 on a report of an accident...
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