Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sen. Bucco and Mayor Dougherty toured the nursing home facility and listened to the challenges the staff and residents were facing.
Employees and residents at Morris Hills Center nursing home voiced their concerns to Sen. Anthony Bucco and Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty Monday when both toured the nursing home as part of the "Walk a Day in Their Shoes" Event hosted by health-care worker's union 1199 SEIU. Monday marked the first of three events the union has lined up to give lawmakers insight into the challenges nursing homes are facing. The union explained that these events are meant to show lawmakers how vital this work is and highlight the importance of fixing the Medicaid funding shortfall for New Jersey’s nursing homes in the state budget. “I think (this issue) is something that our country has lost sight of and hopefully, the senator and myself … through the …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Incumbent slate led by Morristown's mayor promises hard work, transparency and smart development.
Mayor Tim Dougherty is officially on the campaign trail again. The mayor announced Monday that he is heading a "united team" to run in the June 4 Democratic primary. The team includes Dougherty's running mates, at-large council President Michelle Dupree Harris and at-large council members Kevin Gsell and Toshiba Foster. “We plan to run a vigorous, positive and issue-oriented campaign that will address the concerns of the town residents, and we also intend to highlight our successful terms in office," said Dougherty. “Our team offers diversity and experience for our town residents.” The mayor, now completing his first term, is a former at-large councilman. He has served in the past as Board of Adjustment chair and spent two terms leading …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Morristown mayor issues proclamation honoring longtime community activist, volunteer.
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Monday, March 4
Frank Nathaniel Osborne was more than just a community activist and volunteer; he was, literally, a fighter and a poet. On Feb. 26, Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty celebrated the life of Osborne, who passed away on Jan. 28 at 85, by presenting his family with the proclamation of Frank Nathaniel Osborne Day. “I am very grateful that I knew him and his family,” Dougherty said. Osborne worked for the Morristown Housing Authority for 20 years. But that was only the tip of his service to the community. He was active in many organizations, including American Legion Post 312, the Morris County Urban League and the Morristown Neighborhood House. A veteran of the Marine Corps from 1945 to 1947, Osborne received the George Gramby Day Humanitarian …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The rally and vigil brought together politicians, religious leaders and citizens.
State Sen. Barbara Buono joined Morristown Mayor Timothy Dougherty, local religious leaders and more than 100 people for a vigil and rally against gun violence on the Green Thursday. The rally, held on the two-month anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, called for gun legislation reform and an end to gun violence. Buono called on change in Washington, DC to help make America safer and called on Gov. Chris Christie to instate a ban on assault rifles. "If you need an assault weapon to hunt deer, maybe hunting isn't your sport," she said. "Maybe you ought to take up golf." Michael and Eileen Cleckner of Raritan also want to see change in Washington. The two drove to Hartford, Conn., to march in an anti-gun violence rally there …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
30 NJ mayors recommend gun safety laws in a letter to Gov. Chris Christie Thursday.
A coalition of over 30 mayors sent a message to Gov. Chris Christie Thursday pushing for "common sense national gun laws," according to a statement released by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Morris Area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence. The mayors' letter highlighted loopholes in the country's background check system for gun ownership and asked Christie to support H.R. 137, a bill currently in the House of Representatives called the Fix Gun Checks Act which, if it passes, will close the gaps. About 6.6 million guns are privately sold or transferred in the U.S. every year with no background check required. The letter also points out that almost 80 percent of guns used in crimes in New Jersey were originally purchased in other …