Saturday, March 23, 2013
A look at the week's top stories in Morristown, Morris Twp., Morris Plains.
Miss anything last week? Catch up here: 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. 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. …
Morris Township farm could be awarded $40,930.
Morris Township's Fosterfields Living Historical Farm may see $40,930 from the New Jersey Historic Trust if the Legislature ultimately approves recommended Historic Preservation Grants. The Christie administration has included 37 preservation projects that would receive $1,393,084 in matching grant funding, including the James Library Building, which now houses the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts. The recommendations must go before the Garden State Preservation Trust for ratification before heading to the Legislature for approval. "These matching grants go to projects that encourage local investment, create jobs, stimulate economic growth and attract tourism. New Jersey's history is a great asset for attracting residents and businesses …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Company plans to leave its global headquarters of more than 50 years for new location in neighboring town.
Monday, February 11, 2013
If you're looking for great Valentine's Day ideas without having to travel too far, check out this list of romantic gifts and things to do below.
If Godiva chocolate and a weekend stay at a resort are out of your price range, here are some ideas for a nice, budget-friendly Valentine’s Day with your date. Cook your own dinner with ingredients from Shop Rite in Morris Plains. Have dinner and see a movie at Clearview Cinemas Headquarters Theater 10. Have dinner at Blue Morel with a four-couse meal. Check out what some other Morristown restaurants did in years past on Valentine's Day. Enjoy a musical night out at Shanghai Jazz in Madison (the Tony DiSare Trio will be performing). Pick up just a few stems at Elliott’s Flower Shoppe, Just for You Flowers & Gifts or Glendale Florist. TELL US: What are some of your cost-friendly Valentine's Day gift ideas? Share in the comments below.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Sixth annual amateur talent event to be held Feb. 27 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center.
It's going to sell out. That was Board of Education member Ann Rhines' emphatic statement Monday when she told meeting attendees to buy their tickets to the sixth-annual Morristown's Got Talent talent show right away. Those not wanting to chance it will get their opportunity starting Friday morning, when tickets go on sale to the general public. The show begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Sixteen performances will compete, with three winners receiving prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250, respectively. Nearly 100 acts competed in December for a place in the event. Rhines, whose Morris Educational Foundation organizes the annual fundraiser, said this year's performers get early access to tickets and that many have …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Also, support a local musician by attending his concert, tune up your energy and life and attend a Board of Education meeting.
It's a busy week in the Morristown area, friends. Need to tune up your life? Get a little (Board of) education? Support your local musicians? Wish certain Morristown and Morris Township/Morris Plains Patch editors well as they begin the next chapter in their lives? Then, this is your week.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Catherine Wong, 17, a finalist in prestigious science search, has developed low-cost electrocardiogram technology.
Catherine Wong has ideas that "flatten the earth," yet remains grounded. Maybe it's the mismatched socks. Whatever her secret, the 17-year-old Morristown High School senior from Morris Township remained humble despite all the attention presented her Thursday afternoon when she was honored by school officials for being named a finalist in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search. She joins 39 other finalists—out of nearly 2,000 applicants nationwide—who will compete in March in Washington, D.C. for $630,000 in prizes and present their research at the National Geographic Society. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on March 12. Wong's research project, "A Novel Design for Wireless Low-Cost Cardiac Examination Over the Mobile Phone …
Jade Ransom, formerly of Morris Township, was accused of shooting and killing a 23-year-old Dover man in 2008.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, January 26
A former Morris Township resident accused of gunning down a man in Dover in 2008 and facing a potential life sentence took a plea deal Thursday that could have her out on the street in only a few years, reports NJ.com. Jade Ransom, now 25 and formerly of Morris Township, had been charged with the murder of 23-year-old Jesus Dimas Rodriguez-Marques, of Dover. Her plea for a reduced charge of reckless manslaughter came as jury selection for her trial entered its second week, according to the article. Under the plea agreement, Ransom would serve a 10-year prison sentence and be required to serve 85 percent of that before parole eligibility kicks in, according to the article. Sentencing is scheduled for March 1 in Morris County Superior Court …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Two teens, from Thailand and Germany, currently hosted by local families through the AFS student exchange program.
American food has no taste? Anyone who worships at the altar of apple pie need not get all in a lather. It's simply the honest impression one may get when they are from a country known for its highly-spiced fare, a place that offers only two seasons: hot and wet, hot and dry. And, it was the impression of 17-year-old Penpitcha Pimonekaksorn when she came to Morristown in August, as part of the American Field Service (AFS) exchange program. Penpitcha, known by her nickname "Dream," is one of two students living in the Morristown area until June through the program, which began during the first World War as a volunteer ambulance corps. More than 60 countries participate today in the AFS program, sending students between 15 and 18 years old …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Only four properties went off the market recently in Morristown and Morris Township.
- REAL ESTATE
Saturday, January 19
It must be January is a slow time for real estate. Once again, few homes sold this week--one in the township and three in Morristown, including one labeled a "fixer-upper." Here are some more details about what was sold: See what sold in Parsippany, Madison, East Hanover and Florham Park.