Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Whole Foods Market to open April 22 in Morristown

Artist's rendering of the new Whole Foods Market in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin One of the most-asked questions in Morristown now has an answer: April 22, 2015. At 9 am. That's when Whole Foods Market officially opens its doors on Washington Street, at...

King Richard III Receives a Proper Burial, Centuries After His Death

King Richard III’s skeleton was found in 2012 beneath a parking lot in Leicestershire, England, the site of what used to be a friary. Now, centuries after his 1485 death, the former king is being reburied in the town where he perished in battle,...

PARCC exams: How Pearson landed the deal to produce N.J.’s biggest test

HOBOKEN — In 1844, Samuel Pearson and his family started a small building firm to make bricks and lay sewer pipes in rapidly growing cities in northern England. More than 170 years later, Pearson is making money building something new — standardized tests. The...

PARCC exams: Following the money behind N.J.’s costliest test

Question: How much will New Jersey taxpayers spend to implement the new PARCC standardized tests in the state's public schools? (A) $25 per student (B) $22 million (C) $108 million (D) No one knows The answer, according to state officials, is all of the...

Male found deceased in front of Morristown Post Office

MORRISTOWN — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Peter Demnitz of the Morristown Bureau of Police announce that a male was found deceased this morning in front of the Morristown Post Office. At approximately 8:26 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, Morristown Police were alerted...

Christie Blocks Release of NJ-Exxon Settlement Docs

It's Sunshine Week, but you wouldn't know it in New Jersey. This week, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration blocked a Democratic lawmaker’s effort to learn hidden details of the Republican’s controversial Exxon Mobil settlement. Separately, the administration also withheld other government documents related to a...

Reporter David Bird, found dead in river, was ‘a mentor, a friend, and a model of integrity’

LONG HILL — Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird, whose body was recovered from the Passaic River Wednesday 14 months after his disappearance, was a well-liked and respected reporter, according to his colleagues. As reported by JimRomenesko.com, Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker said...

Pearson says it will not use student info to investigate PARCC leaks

Pearson will continue to search online for leaks of PARCC test questions, but the testing company will no longer use student information supplied by schools in its efforts to identify the source of online posts, according to a spokesperson. The Partnership for Assessment of...

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...
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