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Honeywell Criticism, Pedestrian Killed, Sandy Damage Top Area News

A look at the week's top stories in Morristown, Morris Twp., Morris Plains.

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Group Blasts Honeywell for Allegedly Exploiting Tax Loopholes

Small business owners and advocacy groups are urging the Senate to approve a budget plan that closes corporate tax loopholes.

According to New Jersey Citizen Action, Fortune 500 companies like the Morris-based Honeywell International exploit loopholes in the tax law that allow them to stash billions of dollars in offshore profits overseas.

2 Morris Schools Named to State's 'Focus' List

Two elementary schools in the Morris School District have been named to the state's "Focus School" list, according to the Department of Education (DOE).

Normandy Park School and Sussex Avenue School are among 183 schools named as Focus Schools in the state.

A pedestrian killed in a Morristown crosswalk volunteered with people with AIDS and learning disabilities.

John Pirres was crossing the street near 65 Madison Avenue around 7:30 p.m. when he was struck by a 2011 black Dodge Durango, according to a release sent by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp's office.

Superstorm Sandy Damaged 4 Morristown Homes

Four Morristown homes, two of them rental properties, suffered between under $8,000 and about $29,000 worth of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy last October.

A 70-year-old Morris man was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to multiple counts of second-degree conspiracy and official misconduct for brokering illegal sales of driver's licenses out of the Edison and East Orange state Division of Motor Vehicle offices without requiring six points of identification.

33 Cited for Urinating During Morris St. Pat's Parade

Public urination could be worth thousands to Morristown's coffers.

Police issued 33 such summonses March 10 at theMorris County St. Patrick's Day parade, which if paid, could net Morristown $16,500, nj.com reports.

Last Defendant Sentenced in Lennon Baldwin Bullying Case

Michael Conway, 19, who changed his story after first telling police he was not present at bullyingincidents that preceeded the suicide of Morristown High School freshman Lennon Baldwin in March 2012, has been sentenced to three years' probation, NJ.com reported.

About seven homes in Morris Township and Morris Plains suffered between $8,000 and more than $29,000 worth of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy last October.

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