Thursday, January 17, 2013
Project expected to begin in the fall with first plantings in spring 2014.
Not only is Frelinghuysen Middle School going to be a little bigger this fall, it's expected to get a little greener, as well. In collaboration with Grow it Green Morristown, plans have been drawn up to create a 2,000 square foot garden on the sprawling West Hanover Avenue property, which will be used by students as both an outdoor classroom as well as a source of produce. Carolle Huber, one of the co-founders of Grow it Green and a landscape architect by trade donated her design services to the school after her and Shaun Ananko--the farm manager at Grow it Green Morristown's Urban Farm at Lafayette--discussed possible projects with FMS Principal Mark Manning last spring. "2012 was the first year Frelinghuysen students came to the Urban …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Thursday meeting at the Morristown & Morris Township Library one of over 200 planned community meetings around the country.
As the president was moving forward with sweeping gun control proposals on Wednesday, grassroot efforts around the nation were preparing for their own conversations on gun violence. Over 200 "Community Committee Against Gun Violence" meetings are scheduled throughout the country Thursday, including at 10 a.m. at the Morristown & Morris Township Library. Not only are these events on the heels of President Obama's Wednesday announcement, which includes 23 executive actions to take effect immediately, it also is just days following a public event in Cranford, where many New Jersey mayors part of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns advocacy group convened. "The tragedy in Newtown, Conn., was the last straw," reads the MoveOn.org information page …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Connor Lade, 23, currently plays with the New York Red Bulls.
A Morristown High School grad and township native is getting a shot at soccer glory. Connor Lade, currently a defender/midfielder with the New York Red Bulls soccer team is one of 25 players reporting to the U.S. Men's National Team January camp Monday at the National Training Center in Carson, CA. The team will train together until Jan. 27, leading up to their first match of 2013, against Canada on Jan. 29. The match is the only game scheduled prior to the start of the Final Round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which begins for the United States on Feb. 6 against Honduras in San Pedro Sula. Lade, 23, in a New York Red Bulls interview called the call from U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann prior to the holidays, "a…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Pair of cars collided at Columbia Road and Normandy Heights Road shortly after noon, according to police.
No significant injuries, but significant vehicle damage, were reported when two cars collided at the intersection of Columbia Road and Normandy Heights Road early Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred at about 12:15 p.m., said Township Police Lt. Ed Conrads. One vehicle traveling eastbound on Columbia Road was making a left turn in front of another vehicle traveling westbound, he said, noting, "there was significant damage to both vehicles and both were towed from the location." There Conrads noted there were no significant injuries, one driver had complained of pain in his wrist and was checked out by an ambulance at the scene. The turning driver received a summons for failing to yield to the other driver, Conrads said.
While it could not be confirmed in Wednesday night incident, township fire chief cited dryer lint build-up as No. 1 cause of dryer-related fires.
The Morris Township Fire Department responded to a Spring Brook Road heavy smoke incident Wednesday night, where a fire began in the dryer in the basement. Fire crews arrived at approximately 9:30 p.m. with the last leaving shortly before 11 p.m. No one was reported injured. Damage occurred primarily in the basement due to smoke, but additional damage was reported in the first and second floor areas, said Morris Township Fire Chief Scott Lovenberg. "A primary search was conducted and found a fire within the dryer in the basement," he said. "The fire was quickly extinguished by the fire department." While Lovenberg could not confirm whether the fire had started because of dryer lint—everything was burned up, including the clothes in the …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Morris Township man followed home by owner of vehicle he allegedly struck.
A 22-year-old man who was allegedly drunk when he struck a pickup truck and fled the scene was arrested after the truck's owner followed him to his Morris Township home, police said. Ryan Barnett, of Sussex Avenue, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident shortly after 2 a.m. on Dec. 23. According to a report filed by officer Adam Khoudja, he and Sgt. Richard Lamperti responded to the Midtown Shopping Center parking lot on Morris Street where a large crowd of people had gathered, telling police they had just seen a dark-colored Cadillac hit a pickup truck and then take off at a high rate of speed. The pickup truck, occupied at the time of …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Also this week there is a hockey benefit, government reorganization meetings, music and more.
Welcome to the last day of 2012 (if you're reading this on Monday) and the first week of 2013 (if you're reading this on a day that is not Monday).
Friday, December 28, 2012
Take a look back at what made headlines in Morristown, Morris Twp. and Morris Plains.
Friday, December 28, 2012
"Leasing complications" and a "weak economic climate" are being blamed for the sudden closure of Greenberry's Coffee and Tea, which will shut its doors for the last time at the end of business on Tuesday, Jan. 10. It has been in the works for over a decade. But, on Thursday night, town officials were optimistic that the Speedwell Redevelopment Plan was finally prepared to move forward. If they chose to move school elections to November, the Morris School District would be locked into that decision for at least four years. A cheeseburger may have never tasted so good. That’s what Patrick Allocco and his son, Patrick Jr., may have felt on Saturday evening as they prepared for a long-awaited meal at the Dublin Pub, marking the end of a 49-day…
One New Jersey district, in Monmouth County, has already voted to hire guards for its schools in the wake of the Newtown, CT massacre.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Less than a week after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school, one New Jersey school district took action with its board of education approving to hire armed security guards at each of its buildings. The Marlboro Board of Education down in Monmouth County approved the action on Dec. 20, as reported in Marlboro-Colts Neck Patch, and will have armed security guards in each of its nine school buildings at the start of the new year. Another debate about gun control regulations and laws was sparked after the massacre in Newtown, with many calling for stricter legislations and enforcement. On the other side, the National Rifle Association said it recommended schools hire armed guards, as the board…
What are your neighbors practically (and actually in some cases) giving away in anticipation of 2013?
The end of 2012 is upon us! And, there are closets in need of clearing in anticipation of more than a few resolutions. On the converse, you may need to add to your own collection in some way. "Beer Art," anyone?