Saturday, June 6, 2020

New school aims to serve the unaffiliated

JLC Bayt Yeladim offers alternative education for ‘changing’ families Barrie Halpern insists that JLC Bayt Yeladim is not in competition with area synagogues’ supplementary schools and hopes families who come to her school will eventually join congregations. Photos by Johanna Ginsberg Deb Marcus with...

Death In Mt. Olive Township Poses No Danger To Community

MT. OLIVE — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mt. Olive Chief of Police Mark Spitzer announce an investigation into a death in Mt. Olive Township. On Monday, August 31, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office...

New center to focus on Lyme disease and its long-term consequences

BALTIMORE — Antibiotics have been so effective in wiping out all traces of Lyme disease infections that doctors haven't always believed people who said they still suffered for months or even years. Many chafed at the idea of "chronic" Lyme disease because they believed...

Hurricane Katrina dog thriving in Baltimore, 10 years after the storm

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Sun reports about one of thousands of dogs who ended up homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago. According to the article, Dizzy, who today is thriving, endured a 2 month journey from the Gulf Coast to Baltimore. He spent time in makeshift shelters...

Teacher Arrested for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

RANDOLPH — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces the arrest of a Bloomfield public school teacher for possession and distribution of child pornography. Nicholas K. Schumacher, Randolph, 29, was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child through distribution of child pornography, which...

Suspect Sought in East Hanover Jewelry Store Robbery

EAST HANOVER — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and East Hanover Police Chief Stanley Hansen announce today they are investigating a robbery that occurred at an East Hanover jewelry store this week. On Monday, August 24, a robbery occurred at the Venicia Diamond Jewelry store located at 460 Ridgedale...

CCM and Drew University Sign Agreement Offering Scholarships to CCM Honor Students

RANDOLPH — County College of Morris President Edward J. Yaw and Drew University President MaryAnn Baenninger signed an agreement today that will provide top honors students at CCM with scholarships to Drew and a seamless transition to allow those students to earn their bachelor’s degrees at the Madison-based university. Under the...

Special to Focus: Remember Alison Parker and Adam Ward, not the Killer

By Glenn Mollette WDBJ-TV Virginia television reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward were executed while doing their jobs. They were good people who were successful at what they did and loved their work. The insane ex-reporter who murdered them on live television killed himself. There are...

No suspects yet in death of puppy locked in car trunk, official says

Puppy Luna Luna, a Rottweiler who was found dead Saturday in the trunk of a car being repaired in a Paterson lot, plays with another dog in a video provided by her owner. PATERSON--It's still unclear who locked a baby Rottweiler in the trunk...

Who hacked Rutgers? University spending up to $3M to stop next cyber attack

NEW BRUNSWICK -- The identity of the hacker or hackers who crippled Rutgers University computer networks at least four times during the last school year is still a mystery. But Rutgers is spending big money to make sure cyber attackers don't knock the school...

Groups sue Christie, say N.J. taxpayers shouldn’t pay for 2016 security costs

TRENTON -- Three citizens groups on Friday sued Gov. Chris Christie and his presidential campaign in an attempt to spare New Jersey taxpayers from picking up the the tab for the governor's security expenses while he is on the 2016 campaign trail. The lawsuit,...

Morris County Historical Society Welcomes McClintock

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall is pleased to announce that Sarah McClintock has joined the Society’s Board of Trustees for a four-year term. Ms. McClintock brings extensive financial expertise to the Board. Ms. McClintock is Senior Vice President of Corporate...

Rosie O’Donnell searching for missing teen daughter

The 17-year-old daughter of Rosie O'Donnell has been missing for a week, according to the comedienne/actress. Chelsea O'Donnell left the family's Nyack, N.Y home on Aug. 11 with her 6-month-old therapy dog Bear after she stopped taking her medication, according O'Donnell's official website Rosie.com....

Victory Gardens Man Arrested For Armed Robbery

  MORRIS COUNTY —  Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Roxbury Township Police Chief James Simonetti, and Denville Township Police Chief Christopher Wagner announce that Abner O. Irias-Paz, age 24 of Victory Gardens, New Jersey has been charged with multiple counts of armed robbery. During the...

Fifth Annual Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival was a huge success

MORRISTOWN — The Fifth Annual Morristown Jazz and Blues Festival was held on Saturday, August 15 from 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m. The line up included Swingadelic, Bria Skonberg, Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar Summit with Frank Yignola, Vinnie Raniolo and Ed Laub, Roomful of Blues and Charlie...

Narcotics Task Force Makes Multiple Arrests and Cocaine Seizures

CHESTER — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announced the arrest of several cocaine traffickers following a two month drug investigation in western Morris County. Members of the Chester Borough Police Department received information regarding cocaine distribution within their jurisdiction. Thereafter, an investigation commenced and...

Woman Sentenced for Forging $136,800 Worth of Checks

MOUNTAIN LAKES — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Matilda A. Mola, 66, of Mountain Lakes, has been sentenced today in connection with the forgery of $136,800.00 worth of checks. On May 19, 2015, Mola pled guilty to ten counts of forgery, which are...

Parsippany’s Roman meets Governor Christie

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany resident Joseph Roman meets with Governor Christie at Seaside Park. Roman, of the Glacier Hills section of Parsippany, was chosen as a Distinguished Alumnus for the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), in 2013. He is an adjunct professor at NJIT, where he teachers...

Construction on Wegman’s is moving along in Mack-Cali Campus

HANOVER — Morris County’s newest Wegmans Food Market should be open by the first half of 2017, according Jeanne Colleluori, a Wegmans spokeswoman. Construction is underway on a long-awaited Wegmans Food Market in Hanover. According to Ms. Colleluori, the company is working on designing plans for...

Update on Fatality as a Result of a Motor Vehicle Accident in Washington Township

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Washington Township Police Chief Michael Bailey announce the conclusion of the criminal investigation into the Saturday, April 18 motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a sixty eight year old male on...