Friday, May 24, 2013
Five clerk candidates and four freeholder candidates face off in Republican primary event.
While thunder and lightning raged outside the Lodge at Schooley’s Mountain County Park Thursday, inside the adjacent lodge building sparks flew between Republican candidates for two top Morris County elected offices. The Republican clubs of the Chesters, Mendhams, Mount Olive and Washington Township hosted debates between the primary election candidates for Morris County clerk, and three open seats on the Board of Freeholders. Seeking the five-year term to replace retiring Clerk Joan Bramhall are: Laurie Bogaard of Chester, an attorney; retiring Freeholder Ann Grossi of Parsippany, an attorney; Zbigniew Nowacki of Denville, a county treasury department employee; Michael Sanchelli of Jefferson, a township council member and county public …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
This will be Obama's first visit to Shore since just after Sandy.
President Obama and Gov. Christie will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, according to The Record in Bergen County. This will be Obama's first visit to the area since Oct. 31, just after the storm struck. A full itinerary of the visit was not available. More information can be found here.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Group hopes to heighten awareness of 10 sites in need of preservation funding.
A state historic preservation advocacy group released its list of the most endangered New Jersey sites Wednesday, detailing damage, some Superstorm-Sandy related, that has put 10 landmarks at risk for demolition. Properties that were classified as the "most endangered" have architectural and historic integrity with an identified threat and Preservation New Jersey, the organization that compiled the list, felt their inclusion could potentially help legislators realize the importance in preserving them. Included on the list is Morris County's Glen Alpin property in Harding Township. The Gothic Revival mansion is threatened by a need for sustainable use, according to Preservation New Jersey. The Morris Canal Rockaway River Aqueduct, in …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Morris County Distinguished Military Service Medal will be presented to 14 veterans this year.
Fourteen local veterans will be recognized at the annual Morris County Memorial Day ceremony on Friday. The ceremony, which is sponsored by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will begin at noon on the lawn in front of the Morris County Courthouse in Morristown. Speaking at the event will be Hjalmar Johansson, a WWII Army Air Force veteran from Montville who was held as a German Prisoner of War after being captured when his B-24 Liberator was shot down in Czechoslovakia in 1944. John Reed Sr., of Hackettstown, will be one of three Navy veterans recognized with a Morris County Distinguished Service Medal, along with Philip Gigante and John Callahan of Montville. Several Army veterans will also receive medals, including Rod …
Web-based Cultural Resources Inventory receives award from Christie administration in honor of New Jersey National Preservation Month.
Those working to preserve Morris County history had something to be proud of last week when the state recognized two county preservation projects currently underway. Gov. Chris Christie's administration and the state Department of Environmental Protection Historic Preservation Office recognized several projects in honor of New Jersey's National Preservation Month at an awards ceremony in Flemington in conjunction with the New Jersey Historic Sites Council. Among those honored were the Picatinny Arsenal historic districts website project and the Morris County Cultural Resources Inventory (CRI) application. The Picatinny Arsenal project involves the creation of a multimedia website that catalogues the history of more than 30 structures that …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Morris County Women's Republican Club hosting annual forum on May 21 in Morristown.
Looking for answers from Republican Morris County Freeholder and County Clerk candidates before heading to the polls? Now you’ll have a chance to lob your queries at all of them in one place. On Tuesday, May 21, the Morris County Women’s Republican Club, along with the Morris Township Republican County Committee, will join forces to host a night with all the candidates. “The public will have the opportunity to write questions on postcards that will be asked by the moderator to all candidates in the appropriate category,” the Women’s Republican Club said in a statement. The event will be held at the Masonic Lodge in Morristown at 39 Maple Avenue at 7 p.m. Candidates will make themselves available after the forum as well, the statement said.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Jefferson's Angle family lost cat after test material flew through home, landed on child's bed.
A federal judge has scheduled oral arguments to be heard May 29 regarding a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Jefferson family whose cat died after shrapnel from Picatinny Arsenal shot through their home. The Angle family, who filed suit in 2009 and asked for more than $4 million in damages from the United States, had their request rejected and was offered $7,386 is pushing forward with its recently amended complaint, and will be heard in U.S. District Court, according to a report on dailyrecord.com. An investigation revealed an M107 projectile fragment flew beyond the hazardous zone for Picatinny’s testing area, crashing through the Angle family’s home, landing on a child’s bed and killing the family pet. The new amount sought by the…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
'MedReturn' units allow prescription drug disposal at police departments.
Thanks to county law enforcement, there's now a permanent option for those who need to safely dispose of prescription drugs. The Community Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Morris will thank Morris County law enforcement for giving citizens a safe and secure place to dispose unwanted or expired prescription drugs with a luncheon at noon Friday at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Pharmacy in Florham Park. There are now 16 "MedReturn" stand-alone units around the county into which expired or unused meds can be dropped. The units are firmly fixed to a secure surface in a police station, where they are monitored 24/7 and are checked regularly, with the items collected then properly destroyed. For further information about the event, …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Registration deadline for nine weeks of summer fun on the horizon.
Playing dodge ball and other games in two GaGa Pits isn't a bad way to spend the summer months. And that will be only one of the special activities offered to campers this summer at the Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp. Camp opens on June 24 and runs for nine weeks with either a 3-day or a 5-day option. Registration is ongoing and parents can register their child for any week with or without any options no later than two Tuesdays before the week they want the child to attend. Call 973-663-8404 for information or log on to the website. The camp program sponsored by the Jefferson Township Recreation Department is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Morris View Healthcare Center will host a free program for veterans on May 30.
Veterans put their lives on the line for our country and when they return, it's sometimes difficult for them to get back on their feet and re-join society. Morris View Healthcare Center in Morris Township will host a veterans program, “How to Make the Most of Your Veterans Benefit,” from 2 to 3 p.m. May 30. Morris View resident veterans, families and community members are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. The program will be presented by Hospice of New Jersey, with the agency’s social work supervisor Hannah Fisher as the featured speaker. Fisher has a masters in social work from Fordham University.