Man Killed on Route 80, Structure Fire Top Week's News
Back to school, feeding the hungry also among top headlines.
A Hopatcong man was killed on Wednesday night when he was hit by two cars while walking across Route 80 in Rockaway Township, police said.
The man, identified as James Childs, 56, was walking along Route 80 westbound and then crossed over the barrier into the eastbound lanes, according to Lt. Stephen Jones of the New Jersey State Police.
A small wooden storage building at Lake Hopatcong Marine on Howard Boulevard was engulfed in flames early on Sunday morning, according to Jefferson Township police.
New clothes and shoes, a backpack with no holes in it, a set of fresh notebooks, pencils with pointy tips and whole erasers—it’s the start of a new school year.
Kids and parents waited at bus stops all over town on Wednesday morning, parents with cameras and kids with their new supplies all set to go.
With September being National Hunger Month, Jefferson Township is looking to make a difference for people in need, and claim bragging rights for collecting the most food of any town in Morris County.
Jefferson is participating in the county-wide McMatch program, Morris County Municipal Action to Curb Hunger. Residents can drop off food in person to various locations in town, or donate online.
Jefferson Township stands to gain nearly $360,000 from an agreement it entered into with Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G) regarding upgrades to the Susquehanna-Roseland power line.
Oak Ridge Martial Arts saves lives by teaching students to defend themselves, and by strengthening their bodies through exercise. Now it’s looking to add another lifesaver to its arsenal—an automated external defibrillator (AED). Sensei Matt VonWolput and his wife Katherine, owners of the martial arts dojo, are currently working to raise about $2,400 to purchase an AED.