Monday, May 20, 2013
Phase I construction begins after Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony.
In 2012, the Speedwell Redevelopment Plan was finally approved. In 2013, work on its first phase is is now beginning with a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at 32 Early Street. Mill Creek Residential purchased Phase I of the Speedwell Redevelopment project. This land purchase paves the way for development of "Latitude," a luxury rental apartment community situated on Early Street (off of Speedwell Avenue). Latitude is designed to further enhance Morristown as a pedestrian-friendly, destination community. The project is the first large-scale residential development to be constructed in almost four years in Morristown. Leading multifamily developer and investor Mill Creek Residential Trust will transform the site into a luxury…
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 …
Morristown Shade Tree Commission was present to accept the proclamation certificate.
In April, Morristown's newly created Shade Tree Commission met for the first time, just before Arbor Day. Residents Tina Wahlstrom, Margaret Brady and Louise Witt all said such a commission would help the town recover trees lost in Hurricane Irene, the snowstorm of October 2012 and Hurricane Sandy. To keep the momentum going, Mayor Tim Dougherty gave a formal proclamation at Tuesday's council meeting marking April 26, 2013, as Arbor Day in Morristown. "The shade tree commission is going to oversee the canopy for our public trees, which is very important to our health and well being," he said. "It’s my privilege and honor to present (them) this proclamation." The Shade Tree Commission was on hand to accept the proclamation certificate: …
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.
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, …
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.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
For the next two weeks, there will not be the usual flag flying in front of the county courthouse.
For the next two weeks, don't be alarmed if you don't see the usual flags flying in front of the county courthouse. The flagpole on the front lawn of the Morris County Courthouse on Washington Street in Morristown will be painted this weekend and will need about two weeks to cure. Morris County officials want the public to know that flags will not be flying from the flagpole during that time. In the interim, however, an American flag will be placed outside of the front entrance to the courthouse during regular business hours. Flags will again be flown as soon as the flagpole is ready.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Assemblyman Bucco (R-Morris, Somerset), Assemblywoman DeCroce (R-Morris, Essex, Passaic) sponsored a bill this week that would require guilty defendants to be in court not just for sentencing, but to hear victims' impact statements.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Governor chides reporters for obsessing about 'silly,' 'shallow' subject, says he is not a role model
Gov. Chris Christie reluctantly fielded reporters’ questions Tuesday about his February Lap-Band surgery, but said he would not be providing the public with any news as he heads towards his weight-loss goal, which he pointedly refused to disclose. "This is it. You ask me any more questions about this, I’m not answering,” Christie said during a groundbreaking ceremony at a Newark vocational high school. "I’m not going to be giving you all updates as this goes along. ... I’m not giving people a day-by-day, week-by-week, blow by blow," he said, adding, "I don’t care to be a role model for anyone. This is an intensely personal issue." The governor told the New York Post Monday night he’d had Lap-Band surgery in February because of concerns …