Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Prime Healthcare completes acquisition of Saint Clare’s hospitals

DENVILLE -- Prime Healthcare Services announced Thursday it had completed its acquisition of the Saint Clare's Health System in New Jersey. The transaction, which closed on July 31 with an effective date of sale deferred to Oct. 1, includes Saint Clare's Hospital in Boonton,...

N.J. farmers could see bumper crop of blueberries

As New Jersey farmers head into the peak harvesting time for blueberries this month, some are expecting an exceptionally fruitful yield, according to The Inquirer. Last year, state farmers brought in about $79.5 million from blueberry sales, making New Jersey one of the top...

Parsippany’s insurance broker linked to Super PAC and Mayor’s best friend

Insurance goliath John Graham and his son, Ryan are no stranger to local politics.  In March, the elder Graham was honored and inducted into the 2015 Essex County Democratic Committee Hall of Fame.  In addition to being heavily involved in Essex County politics, Graham has also previously served...

Today is Free Cone Day: How to get a free cone at Dairy Queen

Forget that spring diet -- at least for a day -- because March 15 is Free Cone Day at Dairy Queen. At non-mall locations throughout the Garden State, the ice-cream chain will give away a free small vanilla ice cream cone. There's a catch,...

Update: Body found inside burning car

PARSIPPANY — There's a mystery after a body was found inside a burning car on Lake Shore Drive, around noon on Monday, May 18. It's still not clear what happened and the body has not been identified. The Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine exactly how the...

Morris County Jail receives perfect score; Nationally accredited 12th year in a row

The New Jersey Department of Corrections concluded their annual independent inspection of the Morris County Correctional Facility this week and again, the Correctional Facility received a perfect score of 100%. This came just after the American Correctional Association (ACA) gave the correctional facility a score...

Police chief, accused of threatening cop, challenges Dover mayor he says wanted him to break law

DOVER -- A police chief accused of threatening one of his officers is challenging the mayor he once accused of trying to rope him into illegal activity, the Daily Record reports. Chief Harold "Butch" Valentine plans to challenge incumbent Mayor James Dodd in the...

‘Tis the Season to Gift Responsibly. Lottery is Not Child’s Play

TRENTON — The New Jersey Lottery (NJL) and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) held a press conference to urge parents to use good judgment when making holiday gift selections for their children. During this holiday season, the NJL has joined the...

Morristown’s Iron Bar owner honored by Essex organization

Jimmy Cavanaugh, 2015 honoree of the Giblin Association, accepts plaque from state Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin (D-34th Dist.). Iron Bar owner Jimmy Cavanaugh may be at war with officials in Morristown. But they appear to love him in Essex County. The former Essex freeholder...

A.J. Perri donates to local Military Families in Need

NEW JERSEY — A.J. Perri, a New Jersey-based provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, has been giving back to military families in need by donating and installing HVAC and hot water systems free of charge. The Robertson, Gaines, Ozoria and Diaz families...

Nine things you need to know about N.J.’s rising gas tax

TRENTON --It's official: New Jersey's gas tax will go up by 23 cents a gallon in a few weeks to restart the broke fund that pays for road and rail projects. But The Auditor knows there's a story behind such sudden pain at the...

NJFOG seeks changes in how ethics complaints are handled

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Foundation for Open Government, Inc. (NJFOG) submitted a formal Petition for Rulemaking to the Local Finance Board (LFB) within the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), on August 31, 2015. (The petition and NJFOG’s cover letter can also...

Murphy Signs Resolution Designating “A Day in the Life – Type 1 Diabetes Day”

TRENTON — Governor Phil Murphy signed AJR152 into law, which designates the Monday before Thanksgiving Day of each year as “A Day in the Life - Type 1 Diabetes Day.”  “It is our obligation to enhance awareness around Type 1 Diabetes and bring to light the daily challenges of...

Walmart paid out $10M to family of comedian killed in Tracy Morgan crash, reports say

The family of the comedian who was killed in the NJ Turnpike crash that seriously injured Tracy Morgan received a $10 million settlement from Walmart, reports say. The terms of the settlement were previously said to be confidential, but according to court documents, reported...

61 people arrested at Summer Jam, police say

EAST RUTHERFORD -- Police arrested 61 people Sunday outside of Summer Jam. New Jersey State Police said in a statement that eight troopers received minor injuries in clashes with crowds. Concert goers tried to climb fences and push past security at the MetLife Stadium...

SPCA ‘shocked’ to discover 75 dead animals on N.J. couple’s property

INDEPENDENCE TWP.— With animal cruelty charges pending for a Warren County couple also charged with child abuse and neglect, the state SPCA said today its officers were "shocked and overwhelmed" upon the discovery of piles of dead and decomposing animals at two properties. Local...

Pennacchio Highlights Growing Concerns About Marijuana Legalization

NEW JERSEY — Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) urged Governor Phil Murphy to slow his rush to legalize marijuana in New Jersey citing growing concerns about the impact of such a drastic move on young people and already struggling communities. Senator Joe Pennacchio urged Governor Phil...

Convicted burglar from Hopatcong, found hanging from tree in Washington state

YAKIMA, WASH. — A man found hanging from a stranger's tree earlier this month in Yakima, Wash. was identified Monday as a 39-year-old Hopatcong man who was previously convicted of breaking into a woman's Rockaway home and attacking her boyfriend. Mike Bastinelli, a spokesman...

Boonton Police release sketch of suspect in possible abduction attempt

BOONTON — Upon further investigation, the Boonton Police Department is providing updated information on the description of the suspect and type vehicle believed to be involved in the attempted abduction.  The sketch (at left) and vehicle information has been provided from accounts of the victim.  On...

Greystone question follows Christie to New Hampshire (VIDEO)

‘Skinflint’ New Hampshire voter grills Christie on Greystone Park demolition A New Hampshire voter at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s first town hall meeting outside of New Jersey asks him a surprising question about a very local New Jersey issue: the controversial demolition of...