Fired Swim Coach, Bridge Work Top Week's News
School ranking, discrimination case also make the cut.
One of two brothers who coached the Lake Forest swim team claims the pair was fired after the team president accused them of inappropriate interactions with parents and requested they show favoritism for swimmers who resided in Lake Forest.
Drivers should prepare for some extra traffic going south on Route 15 toward Route 80 starting this weekend. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) plans to being construction on the Route 15 southbound bridge deck over the abandoned Mt. Hope Mineral railroad in Wharton at the approach to the Route 15 southbound/Interstate 80 eastbound split ramp on Friday.
While Jefferson Township High School fell from 158 to 211 in NJ Monthly magazine’s annual rankings, school superintendent Joseph Kraemer said there was a legitimate mistake in the reporting, and he is working with the magazine’s editors to get the problem corrected.
A discrimination case filed against corporate coffee chain Dunkin' Donuts has been amended to include three New Jersey plaintiffs, one who owned the former store in Oak Ridge, all of whom claim they were treated unfairly by the company because of their race or gender.
While a major state highway is often a place where accidents are more prone to happen, there are other dicey intersections in town as well, according to Jefferson Township policestatistics.
Stolen cars from Jefferson Township should be found more quickly now, thanks to the installation of the LoJack in three police patrol vehicles.
The system was installed in the vehicles at no charge to the township, with the stipulation that the vehicles that have the system are on the road at all times.
The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) is running out of money to keep itself afloat, to the point where LHC administrator Donna Macalle-Holly won’t be employed beyond the end of this year without an infusion of cash.
While last year’s mild winter may have made residents of the Lake Hopatcong area happy, it may not have been the best thing for the lake itself, as clarity has suffered, according to Princeton Hydro, LLC’s mid-year water quality report. Fred Lubnow, Ph.D. presented the findings to the Lake Hopatcong Commission at its meeting earlier this week.