Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Morris County Awarded Triple A Bond Rating

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County has again received the top-ranked Triple A bond rating from the nation’s two largest rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Services, Inc., and Standard & Poor’s, which once again lauded the county’s stable management practices and fiscal policies. The Triple A rating,...

Governor signs Schepisi/Bucco bill protecting volunteers from furloughs

MORRIS COUNTY — Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi and Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco allowing local emergency volunteers to continue serving their communities without fear of losing their state pension was signed today by Governor Phil Murphy. For more than two years, Schepisi has fought...

Bucco, DeCroce solution to Class III police officer shortage in schools advances in Assembly committee

MORRIS COUNTY — An Assembly panel advanced a measure requested by Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce to address a shortage of Class III police officers to protect our schools.  The bill (A1400) makes retired state and county corrections officers eligible for...

Centenary University Celebrates 144th Commencement

MORRIS COUNTY — Stephen M. Somers, owner and president of Vigon International, a leading manufacturer within the flavor and fragrance industry, delivered the keynote address at Centenary University’s 144th commencement on Saturday, May 11. The ceremony was held under a large tent on Anderson...

Fall Festival at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

MORRISTOWN — On Sunday, September 16, from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m., spend the day at one of Morris County’s most popular fall festivals at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township. Hop aboard the open-air wagon for a scenic ride around the farm, visit...

Diabetes Prevention Program to be held at Lakeland Hills YMCA

MOUNTAIN LAKES — If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.  The program will start on January 10 and continue through November 14, on Thursdays at 6:00...

Route 202 overnight lane closures for resurfacing project begins tonight

MORRISTOWN — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced overnight lane closures in Morristown to resurface approximately one mile of Route 202 in both directions in Morristown. Beginning at 9:00 p.m., tonight, Monday, August 27, until 5:00 a.m. the next day, and continuing nightly until complete,...

Jersey Battered Women’s Services, Sherrill Announces Support for VAWA

PARSIPPANY — Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) toured Jersey Battered Women’s Services (JBWS) in Morris County, and alongside JBWS President Diane Williams announced her support for the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). First signed into law in 1994, the 2019 reauthorization enhances judicial,...

Sheriff Gannon Releases Statements regarding the current Heightened Threat Picture

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon said today: "In light of the recent mail bombing attempts, and following the horrific acts of murder and terrorism in Pittsburgh, I have asked that we redouble our efforts at the Morris County Sheriff's Office in support of...

Brightest Star School of Performing Arts Offers Merit Scholarships

HANOVER TOWNSHIP – Brightest Star School of Performing Arts is holding  “Merit Scholarships Auditions for all Summer Musical Theater Programs.” There will be 3 tuition awards, valued at $500 each, given to the three students who audition on Sunday, March 3 and receive the highest scores...

CCM Displays the Work of Student Artists in a Summer Art Exhibition

MORRIS COUNTY — The County College of Morris (CCM) will host a Summer Art Exhibition, featuring the work of students in the Summer Portfolio and Presentation course taken at the college. A reception was held in the Learning Resource Center Thursday, June 20, on CCM’s...

Chairman Chip Robinson: Today’s Dover Ruling was a Victory for Voting Rights

Morris County Court House
DOVER — After four grueling days of trial, during which more than 30 Dover voters were subpoenaed to testify, Superior Court Judge Stuart Minkowitz ruled that Carlos Valencia’s victory in the Democratic primary for Fourth Ward Alderman stands. This July, Alderman Ronald Camacho filed a motion alleging...

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...

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...

DeCroce Bill Giving National Guard Access to Military Benefits Clears Committee 

PARSIPPANY — Legislation allowing veterans who served in the National Guard to access military benefits today passed the Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. Under the bill (A3455), sponsored by Assemblyman Sean Kean and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, the guard’s honorable discharge form qualifies as proof of military...

Webber supports expanding security funding to stop hate crimes

PARSIPPANY — Assemblyman Jay Webber expressed today his support for expanding funding and easing restrictions on grants given to nonprofits that are at a high-risk of hate crimes or terrorist attacks, such as synagogues, churches, mosques, and community centers. “A primary responsibility of government is...

CCM to Hold an Open House for Everyone – A College and Career Showcase

MORRIS COUNTY — Discover all that County College of Morris (CCM) has to offer at the college’s “An Open House for Everyone” on Saturday, April 13. Whether you’re a high school student looking to earn a college degree or seeking to gain the qualifications you...

ICE arrests thirteen in four-day surge effort

NORTH JERSEY — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested thirteen immigration violators in New Jersey during a four-day surge effort that targeted aliens who have been issued a final order of removal in the past five years, have failed to depart the United...

Morris County Park announces “No Smoking Policy”

MORRIS COUNTY — The Morris County Park Commission, which manages 20,197 acres consisting of 38 facilities, 244.3 miles of trails, including 73.3 miles of Patriots’ Path trail, recently announced a No Smoking Policy to conform with the New Jersey State’s Chapter Law 64 of prohibition of smoking at...

Schievella Receives Prestigious Award at LEAD National Training Conference

MORRIS COUNTY — Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) held its Annual Training Conference in Atlantic City with more than four hundred law enforcement officials and educators came together from as far as Hawaii. At the Conference Awards Luncheon Rockaway Township resident and LEAD Executive Board...