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Morris County News

January 8, 2024

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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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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PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany neighborhoods were subjected to three separate break-ins during Halloween week.  One of them, in the Powder Mill area, is captured on the attached Ring Camera Video.  The rise in home invasions and attempted car burglaries is causing tension among residents. Long time ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Approximately 159 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected during the second collection of the 2023 Operation Take Back last weekend. The goal is to encourage the public to anonymously turn over unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medicine for ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The beleaguered railroad trestle over Berkshire Valley Road in Kenvil, a low span that’s suffered high impacts over the decades by tall trucks, was hit again today. The mid-morning impact by a tractor-trailer came 27 months after the bridge was seriously damaged when a dump truck ...

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - A statement has been released from the Township of Hanover regarding a settlement between the Township and the Attorney General's office regarding 2022 allegations regarding the Township's website and certain language regarding same-sex marriages. The statement is as ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A man was shot in the leg Wednesday evening at a motel in Roxbury and police are continuing to investigate the incident, it was announced today. The shooting took place at about 8:54 p.m. at the Roxbury Motel near the intersection of Route 10 and Route 46 in Ledgewood, said the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Allison Slater knows what it's like to own a small business and it was her "mini-mission" to give local Chatham businesses a voice by reviving the local chamber. Slater, the executive director of the newly formed Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce, saw part of her vision on ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ - A sewer line has collapsed in the eastbound lane of Columbia Turnpike near Park Street, according to the Florham Park Police on Tuesday, October 17th. Last night the police advised residents not to flush or produce excess water or sewer waste unless absolutely ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - It was a weekend of celebration for the Township of East Hanover which began with a packed Columbus Day Dinner Dance on Friday night and culminated with the 17th Annual Columbus Day Parade along Ridgedale Avenue on Sunday. The dinner dance was held at the Hanover Manor and had ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - According to sources, the former Chair of the Morristown Housing Authority (MHA) has been accused of stealing from the Authority. Maureen Denman was the Chair of the agency in 2017 and is now being charged with fraudulent use of the MHA credit card and the associated $24,860 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Have you checked your Powerball tickets? Hickory Wine Cellar in Chatham has sold a $50,000 winning Powerball lottery ticket, announced the New Jersey Lottery.  The winning numbers were drawn on September 30. Two other locations also sold a $50,000 Powerball lottery ticket. Those ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - A host of local officials were on hand to break ground in the first phase of the Twin Oaks Mansion Historic Preservation Plan at the Morris Museum. The $978,00 first phase of the Twin Oaks Mansion Historic Preservation Plan includes the replacement of the original slate roof, ...

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - At Tuesday evening's Board of Education meeting, the Hanover Township Board of education voted to reaffirm its repeal of a policy created by the State back in 2018 which prohibited parents from being notified if their child was transgender. New Jersey's policy #5756 bars ...

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WHIPPANY, NJ -- The Hanover Township Board of Education is set to take a reaffirmation vote on its policy of parental notification at its 7:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting at the Memorial Junior High School, 61 Highland Ave., Whippany. The Hanover Township Board of Education Parent Notification Policy ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — The entire community is invited to Grow It Green Morristown's 14th annual FREE community event - Alfresco at the Farm. Come and celebrate education, sustainability, food and fun on Sunday Sept. 24 (new date due to rain)  3-6 pm at the Urban Farm, 31 Hazel St., ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Two men wearing hoodies, masks and gloves tried to break into a Westminster Road home through a rear window at 2:33 a.m. on Wednesday morning but fled the scene after an alarm went off, according to the Chatham Township Police. The suspects were riding in a black SUV, which was ...

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