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Morris County News

February 22, 2024

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Irish or not, tap into your inner leprechaun and join over 70,000 people as they flock to Morristown to enjoy "Morris County's largest family oriented St Patrick's Day Parade." The parade will kick off on Saturday, March 9 at 12pm. The 2024 Grand Marshal is Jack Haren. He will ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - East Hanover's Chief of Police Christopher Cannizzo has made public that a 27-year-old male was accidentally electrocuted on Wednesday morning at 120 Eagle Rock Avenue. The man was doing work inside the building. Police were called to the scene, the power line was down, and it ...

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The Morris County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 103rd Annual Meeting Luncheon this past Thursday at the Hanover Marriott Hotel. The luncheon featured Dr. Thierry Klein, president, Nokia Bell Labs Solutions Research, as the keynote speaker. The chamber also honored Carole Rogers, founder of ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - On February 8th, Councilman Justin Musella delivered a presentation to the Morris County School Board Association, offering his perspective on Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) programs and how they affect local school boards. The event, held on Zoom, aimed to educate over 100 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – An early morning house fire in Ledgewood on Thursday killed a man and left homeless seven other residents including four children. The fire at 16 Raritan Ave. took place at about 3:10 a.m. according to authorities and neighbor Krystal Dinkle, who said police and firefighters ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School graduate Dan Exter, a cancer survivor who founded the Layups 4 Life charitable organization that raises money for cancer research, has announced the dates for two 2024 events. The 2024 Layups 4 Life 3-on-3 Charitty Basketball Tournament will take place April 13 ...

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - Morris County Sheriff, James Gannon; Hanover Township Mayor, Thomas “Ace” Gallagher; East Hanover Mayor Joseph Pannullo; Florham Park Mayor, Mark Taylor; Parsippany Mayor, James Barberio, Morristown Mayor, Timothy Dougherty; Morris Plains Mayor, Jason Karr; Morris Township ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morris and Essex Line rail service was suspended in both directions on Wednesday evening when NJ Transit reported that a pedestrian fatality occurred near Morristown.   At approximately 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday January 31, Morris & Essex Line train 6666, which departed ...

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Jigisha Desai is in need of a kidney. Here is her story: My name is Jigisha Desai from Rockaway, New Jersey. I am 55 years old and have lived with chronic kidney disease for 20 years. I found out about my condition by accident when I had to go for surgery for another health issue. Chronic ...

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MORRISTOWN – Patrick Tillyer of Allamuchy Township has been named Parade Starter for the 2024 Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. At noon on Saturday, March 9, Tillyer will cut a green ribbon spanning South Street, officially launching the march through downtown Morristown. The honor of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Richard Ferrarie-Lofredo, age 37 of Dover has been arrested in connection with possession of Child Sex Abuse Material, announced  Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Chief of Detectives Robert McNally,  and Town of Dover Chief of Police Jonathan ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- They came wearing knit hats and sweatshirts that bore her name. "Bailey's Warriors" gathered in front of her family's home on Monday evening to pay their respects and remember their 9-year-old classmate and friend, Bailey Buell, who passed over the weekend from her battle with ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown's Aaron Oliver is one of the more than 1,500 members of the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team who are deploying to the Middle East as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.  The New Jersey National Guard held a farewell ceremony this past Sunday at the CURE Insurance ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown's Aaron Oliver is one of the more than 1,500 members of the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team who are deploying to the Middle East as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.  The New Jersey National Guard held a farewell ceremony this past Sunday at the CURE Insurance ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Winter Farmers’ Market, sponsored by Grow it Green Morristown, will take place in the parking lot of the Convent Train Station on Convent Road in Morris Township  The market will run every Sunday from December 3, 2023 through April 28, 2024.  The hours are 9:30am - ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Early (Sunday) morning, four unidentified suspects wearing masks attempted to gain access to a home on Holly Drive. This was the third attempt this week in various neighborhoods in the Township. These attempts were made in the early morning hours after 2:00 a.m. and all the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A massive warehouse project proposed for the former Hercules site in Kenvil should yield about $5.5 million in taxes per year, with about $3.5 million going to the Roxbury School District and about $1.3 million to the municipal budget, an expert recently testified. Appearing before ...

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Why start of 2024 paying more? Put money back in your pocket this year with bundling your home and car insurance. Find out more by calling State Farm Insurance Agent Teri DiGrande Find out more www.TeriDiGrande.com Call Teri at 973-285-5558 #digrandeagency

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – A Boonton man killed his father on Christmas Eve, according to Morris County law enforcement authorities. The man, Kyle Meyer, 33, is accused of taking the life of his 61-year-old father, Gregory Meyer, at their home on Old Denville Road, said a statement from the Morris County ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The new headquarters of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation will soon overlook Harriet Tubman Square in downtown Newark, the philanthropic organization announced. The foundation on Wednesday, Dec. 13, said that it will move its headquarters from Morristown to the building at 550 Broad ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The winter solstice is occurring on Thursday, December 21. The winter solstice is not the whole day and fluctuates depending on where you live. For us, in the United States, the winter solstice will occur at 10:27pm  EST, according to almanac.com.  The winter solstice marks the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Market Street Mission has distributed more than 2,300 coats to 340 families during the annual Winter Coat Giveaway. The free Coat Giveaway took place on Saturday November 4 on the Morristown Green. Two weeks later, on Saturday, November 18th, the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission ...

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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Morris County Park Commission will be conducting their annual firearm deer management program. These controlled hunts are specifically used as a population management tool, not a recreational hunting opportunity.  The Black River Facilities in Chester Township which ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- His shirt says it all: "Still plays with toys." Randy Falk, the owner of the recently opened "YesterToys" at 240 Main St. in Chatham can trace his obsession with collecting toys back to when he was just four years old. "My parents took me to see Star Wars at a drive-in theater ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Town of Morristown is giving shoppers, diners, and visitors to Downtown Morristown the gift of free 2 hour metered parking at designated on-street  parking meters and in the Ann/Bank Street Parking Garage.  Free parking spots will have holiday bags signs placed on or over ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van will be in Morristown this month.  The schedule for the van in December is as follows: December 1- Hope House 101-103 Bassett Highway in Dover; 11am - 3pm December 4 - Rockaway Mall; 10am - 2pm December 5-  Netcong Food Pantry, 23 Maple Avenue in ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - There is a change in traffic pattern now on Rt. 46 in Parsippany at North Beverwyck Road. According to the Parsippany Police, the NJ Department of Transportation has slightly altered the traffic pattern at Route 46 East at the intersection of North Beverwyck Road. They have ...

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DENVILLE, NJ - An intoxicated Dover resident on Nov. 13 drove his vehicle in the wrong direction on Route 10 and smashed it into a Denville police car that had blocked Route 10 in an effort to stop him, police said today. The man, Keith Smith, 55, came to the attention of Denville police at ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  Serge Sachko a junior at West Morris Central has earned a perfect score (36) on the ACT.  About one-quarter of 1% of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2022, only 3,376 out of 1.34 million students who took the ACT earned a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - About 600 volunteers participating in this year's cleanup of the Lake Hopatcong shoreline during the 5-foot water drawdown removed an estimated 28,000 pounds of debris, including 900 tires. The cleanup was organized by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) and ...

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