Thursday, June 27, 2019

Brass railings installed 114 years ago are stolen from Dover church steps

DOVER — Officials at the First Memorial Presbyterian Church in Dover are angered and bewildered following the theft of 114-year-old brass railings from the front steps of the church. The railings will cost somewhere between $3,000 and $5,000 to replace, but that's not the...

Cops: Dad who abducted Hopatcong kids, accused rapist slipped up by using registered cell phone

HOPATCONG -- Authorities say the emotional toll on the two young boys who were allegedly abducted by their father before he and an accused sex offender fled to Florida has "yet to be determined." "The boys were physically unharmed, but the emotional toll has...

Former Executor of an Estate Charged with Misapplication

PRINCETON — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp announces that Bernard W. Ozarowski, 60, of Princeton, has pled guilty to a charge of second degree Misapplication of Entrusted Property in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:21-15. The investigation, handled by the Financial Crimes Unit of the Morris County...

Body found in Long Hill ID’d as David Bird, reporter missing for 14 months

LONG HILL — Authorities have positively identified the body found in the Passaic River Thursday as David Bird, who had been missing for 14 months. Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Long Hill Township Police Chief Michael Mazzeo made the announcement just after...

Missing Hopatcong boys, dad were with man accused of litany of sex crimes

HOPATCONG — Two young boys who were abducted by their father last month and recovered Wednesday were also in the company of an alleged sex offender wanted out of Tennessee, authorities said. The boys' father, Kristopher Dohm, was found with his children at the...

Bar Wars redux: Iron Bistro battle moving from Morristown to Newark courtroom

Attorney Robert C. Williams, seated, cross-examines resident Sergio Burani at Iron Bistro hearing in July 2014. Photo by Scott Schlosser You didn't really think the Iron Bistro battle ended last July, did you? The Morristown council scarcely had finished announcing its 6-0 vote approving...

Body Found in Passaic River identified

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Long Hill Township Police Chief Michael Mazzeo report that the body found in the Passaic River on Wednesday, March 18 has been positively identified as David Bird (55, when reported missing) who has been the...

BASF to Sponsor Two Free Lectures by Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle

MORRISTOWN —  Noted oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle will discuss her efforts to raise awareness about the state of the planet's oceans and her efforts to protect them when she speaks at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. This event is free...

Freeholders Maintain Preservation Trust Fund Tax

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Freeholders have unanimously approved a measure which maintains the current tax level used to fund the county’s Preservation Trust Fund. Based on a resolution approved by a 7-0 vote of the freeholders on February 25, the dedicated tax this year...

Langan Engineering to occupy 71,000 square feet at 300 Kimball Drive

PARSIPPANY — Langan Engineering and Environmental Services plans to relocate from its Elmwood Park location to 300 Kimball Drive, the site of the Center of Morris County Office Complex. Three of the four buildings are occupied by Novartis, Deloitte, and Day Pitney. The office park is near Hyatt...

Senate Adopts Pennacchio, Bucco Bill to Facilitate Driver’s License Name Changes

Legislation sponsored by Senators Joseph Pennacchio and Anthony Bucco to allow widows to obtain a driver’s license with their maiden name, after the death of a spouse was passed today by the full Senate. “Widows endure enough suffering, complications and stress after the passing of their...

Vimik Patel Named to Merit List of Oxford College

PARSIPPANY — Vimik Patel was named to the Merit List of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, Georgia, for the 2014 fall semester. Students must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the previous semester to be...

Job Fair at Morris County School of Technology

Morris County School of Technology’s Continuing Education will be hosting a Career Fair on Wednesday, April 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at 400 East Main Street, Denville. As a training facility for both high school and adult students, Morris County Vocational School District...

Three Stories of Homeowners Changed by Morris Habitat’s Efforts

Habitat for Humanity has shown that building homes does more than put a roof over someone’s head. In clean, decent, stable housing: Families can provide stability for their children. A family’s sense of dignity and pride grows. ...

NAO visits Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany

PARSIPPANY — Nao (pronounced now) was the main attraction at a recent Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany evening meeting, on Wednesday, March 11. The meeting was open to all Kiwanis members, the general public and members of Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education. Nao is an engaging, humanoid...

Public records not always easy to access in New Jersey

TRENTON — More than a decade after lawmakers passed what they promised would be stronger open records policies, New Jersey residents and journalists complain about a lack of transparency from Gov. Chris Christie's administration, slow responses from state agencies and an even longer appeals...

Local Beat: Rutgers Stays Mum on Commencement Speaker

Local Beat is NJ News Commons' weekly roundup of the best and most topical reporting from local news sites around New Jersey. RUTGERS' SECRET COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER Rutgers University has decided to keep the 2015 commencement speaker a secret until the school's Board of Governors...

Wildstein’s relationship to Christie closer than governor acknowledged, report says

TRENTON — The former Port Authority official considered to be the mastermind behind the lane closings at the center of the George Washington Bridge scandal appears to have had a closer relationship with Gov. Chris Christie than Christie has acknowledged, according to a report...

Wiretaps, prison, death take toll on mob family that inspired ‘The Sopranos,’ experts say

NEWARK — Like many La Cosa Nostra crime families these days, the New Jersey-based DeCavalcantes have seen their mob muscles wither. Death, prison, turncoats and FBI wiretaps have taken a toll on the family said to have inspired the hit HBO television series, "The...

Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015 goes on despite rain

MORRISTOWN — As rain trickled down on the streets of Morristown, bagpipers, floats and emergency vehicles made their way down South Street to celebrate the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Despite the rain, thousands gathered under umbrellas and store awnings to watch the event,...
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