Sunday, July 21, 2019

Pennacchio/Turner Innocence Commission to Aid NJ’s Wrongfully-Convicted Passes Senate 

MORRIS COUNTY — The New Jersey Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Shirley Turner to create a commission that would develop reforms and create a pathway to justice for those who have been wrongfully convicted in New Jersey. “Our innocence...

Cabana, Mastrangelo and DeFillippo seeks reelection

MORRIS COUNTY — Freeholders Douglas Cabana, Thomas Mastrangelo, and Kathy DeFillippo today announced their candidacy for re-election in 2019. All three will run together as a team in the 2019 Republican primary in June. In the last three years Cabana, Mastrangelo, and DeFillippo have worked with the...

Pennacchio Calls for Tax Incentive Reform, Greater Transparency at Committee Hearing

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MORRIS COUNTY — Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26,) a member of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, today once again called for greater oversight and accountability of tax incentive programs and the NJ EDA, including the Garden State Film and Digital Media Jobs Act. Below are Senator Pennacchio’s remarks...

Webber bill to stop subsidies to defaulting companies passes committee

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PARSIPPANY – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Jay Webber that would prevent companies in default from receiving additional state subsidies cleared the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee. The bill (S1576/A299) would bar awarding additional subsidies to a company that has failed to make repayments...

Beware of phone scams

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department would  like to alert residents to a “One Ring Phone Scam” – automated phone numbers intentionally ringing one time, repeatedly, and frequently at random intervals – which continues in the area. The scam attempts to have the individual...

Morristown Doctor Found Guilty in Health Care Fraud

MORRIS COUNTY — Geoffrey S.  Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that medical doctor Paul J. Mathieu and physical therapy doctor Hatem Behiry were each found guilty of participating in a $30 million scheme to defraud Medicare...

Two County College of Morris Alumni Selected in Major League Baseball Draft

MORRIS COUNTY — The County College of Morris (CCM) Athletics Department is beaming with the announcement that two alumni who played on the Titans baseball team were selected in the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. Both players graduated CCM in 2017. Shayne Fontana, of...

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...

Veteran blues guitarist Robert Cray to perform at Mayo Performing Arts

MORRISTOWN — Veteran blues guitarist Robert Cray and his band perform at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $29-$59. Open ears and an open mind are the essence of singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray's approach to writing, recording and...

Indian American Impact Fund announces Shala Gagliardi as Frontline Candidate

MORRIS COUNTY — The Indian American Impact Fund announced their list of Frontline Candidates, and among them was Morris County Clerk Candidate Shala (Shalini) Gagliardi. This nomination is the result of an extensive review seeking to identify talented Indian Americans running for office in competitive districts...

Morris Police K-9s to get on-site Emergency Medical Care

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County has developed a first-of-its-kind program to offer medical support and care for the county’s front-line law enforcement K-9’s that work alongside the Sheriff’s Office response teams in critical situations. The county will expand services now offered to human responders by...

Sheriff’s Office Donates “Pink Patches” Dollars to Morristown Cancer Center

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Sheriff’s Office will be donating $1,500 to the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center thanks to the efforts of some of its officers who wore custom designed pink patches on their uniforms in October for Breast Cancer...

Interfaith Food Pantry Announces New Executive Director

MORRIS COUNTY — The Board of Trustees of Morris County Interfaith Food Pantry and Resource Center has announced the appointment of Carolyn Lake as the organizations’ new Executive Director. “Carolyn possesses a deep understanding of and commitment to our mission,” said Gregory J. Supron, President IFP Board of...

Freeholders Introduce 2019 County Government Budget

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Board of Freeholders unanimously introduced county government’s 2019 budget, which will slightly increase the average tax levy for county residents but will provide enhanced social services, public safety, educational opportunities, modern technology, and a continued emphasis on maintaining the county’s...

Sergeant and Civilian Recognized as Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Corrections Employees of the Year

MORRIS COUNTY — When a pipe bursts, the air conditioning shuts down or a boiler breaks at the Morris County Correctional Facility, Warden Christopher Klein calls on two people whose vocabularies don’t include the word no. The honor goes to Bureau of Corrections Sergeant Shawn...

Auto Transport Company Offers Scholarship Entry to Area Students

MORRIS COUNTY — A-1 Auto Transport, Inc., one of the nation’s largest car shipping companies with offices in New Jersey has announced they are offering their scholarship to local area students. The scholarship for $250, $500 and $1000 is open to students who are...

Donald Dinsmore’s Deceptive ELEC filing

PARSIPPANY — NJ Insider reporter Fred Snowflack published an article about a mystery payment by the Dinsmore campaign to a “consultant” based in Wyoming. As reported by Mr. Snowflack, the address given for the “consultant” is a mail forwarding business. Dinsmore sent a $42,000.00 payment...

Assembly approves GOP bill protecting small employers from costly fines for paperwork errors

MORRIS COUNTY — Small businesses can escape costly fines for first-time filing mistakes under legislation that passed the Assembly today. Sponsored by Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Anthony Bucco, the bill (A1677) suspends fines for inconsequential paperwork procedure violations. “The state has an unfriendly business environment,...

Writing Family Histories That People Will Want To Read

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris Area Genealogy Society invites the public to a free presentation, “Writing Family Histories People will Want to Read”on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Morris County Library. Helen-Chantal Pikewill be leading a workshop on writing family histories. The Morris Area...

Home School Gym Program Offered at the Y

MOUNTAIN LAKES — Parents, do you have a home-schooler aged Pre-K through 4th grade? The Lakeland Hills Family YMCA has a 45-minute program for them beginning November 1 on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Class consists of exercise, group games, and sports including:...
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