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Jack Abramoff Speaks, Hispanic Heritage Celebration This Week

Also, a lecture of North Jersey's impact on soccer in America and many meetings in Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains.

There's a lot going on in this area. Not just in Morristown, but outside those three-square-miles of heaven. What about in Morris Township and Morris Plains? Join us, readers of Morristown Patch and Morris Township-Morris Plains Patch on a wonderful weekly journey, every Monday where we let you know about a few items you should mark on your calendars.

1. 'The U.S. Congress is for Sale!' At least, Jack Abramoff, former lobbyist at the heart of a corruption scandal (and author of Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Corruption From America's Most Notorious Lobbyistseems to think so, or least that's the title of his lecture, sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University. Titled "The U.S. Congress is for Sale," the lecture will be held at 2:15 p.m. Monday at Morris Museum in Morris Township.

2. Meetings, Meetings, Meetings: There are plenty of meetings going on this week in Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains. Here's the rundown:

  • MorristownTuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Town Council (click on the included PDF of the agenda); Wednesday, 7 p.m.: ABC Commission liquor license hearing; Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Planning Board meeting
  • Morris TownshipMonday, 7:30 p.m.: Zoning Board of Adjustment
  • Morris PlainsMonday, 7:30 p.m.: Zoning Board of Adjustment

3. Give Blood: You know Pete Townshend would approve. If you're looking for a relatively pain-free way to give back, give blood. Tuesday if you want to stop by. 

4. Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Morristown Neighborhood House for the eighth year will honor individuals of Hispanic descent who have made valuable contribution to all aspects of American life. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Drew University.

5. Soccer in America Begins in New Jersey: A fan of footie? Did you know North Jersey, specifically Harrison, Newark and Kearny are considered the Cradle of soccer in America? Historian Thomas McCabe will hold a free lecture on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Morristown and Morris Township Library on the Garden State's influence on soccer in the U.S. and everyone is invited.

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