Kings Robbery, Liquor License Denial Top Morristown News

Here is a look at some of the top stories during the week you might have missed.

Here is a look at some of the items that made headlines on Morristown Patch during the past week:

Two unarmed men wearing dark clothing and ski masks pushed a store employee and robbed the  of less than $1,000 late Sunday night, Morristown Police said.

After almost two years,  is closing its doors at the end of the day Tuesday.  by  the previous year, the European-style cafe specializing in pizza, coffee and sandwiches–as well as a number of art programs and installations–was a labor of love for the former real estate developer. 

The  is among 14 districts throughout the state selected by the Department of Education to participate in the first year of a principal evaluation pilot program, to begin this fall.

When Town Council approved on first reading Tuesday an ordinance amending current laws that say you cannot drink in the outdoor seating portions of Morristown's many BYOBs, Donald Kissel let out an audible "yes!" The ordinance amendment, which is expected to be approved at the council's next meeting on Aug. 14, eliminates that restriction, one no one seems to know the origin of.

Morristown's own "Complete Streets" policy was approved at Tuesday night's council meeting, leading the way for not only a more organized, official list of how best to serve the needs of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. It also gives the town better leverage on things like Department of Transportation grants, said town planning advisor Phil Abramson, with Jonathan Rose Companies.

Bowling is not coming to Morristown, at least not for now. The Town Council, acting as the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, voted 3-2 Wednesday night in favor of denying the liquor license transfer to Gracie Sunshine LLC, a proposed bowling alley/bar at 10 DeHart St.

The Neighborhood House, which provides educational and recreational programs daily to about 1,500 people across Morris County, is halfway toward closing its fundraising shortfall after raising $10,000 in just one week.

What once was one redevelopment project is now two. Redevelopment planners Daniel Hernandez and Phil Abramson, of Jonathan Rose Companies, gave Town Council an update Thursday on , which incorporate land previously utilized as a junk yard and a warehouse once owned by Bell Atlantic.

A West Orange resident was allegedly drunk when she drove the wrong way around the Green before turning the wrong way down Market Street, Morristown Police said.




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