Thursday, May 23, 2013
Three incumbents up for re-election face Dem challengers; no Republicans filed to run.
Election season is in full swing as the League of Women Voters hosted a candidates forum on Monday night at Thomas Jefferson School. Three at-large council seats are on the ballot in the November election, although the outcome will likely be decided in the June 4 Democratic primary. Incumbents Michelle Dupree Harris, council president, Toshiba Foster and Michael Elms are being challenged by fellow Dems Michael Pooler, a planning board member, Jessica Williamson, a member of the environmental commission, and Tom Alexander, a former housing inspector. No Republicans filed to run for office. Independent candidates have until primary day, June 4, to file to make the November ballot. The Democratic incumbents, who are running with Mayor Tim …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Take the poll and let us know which one you like best.
Whether the person was a driver, biker or walker, traffic flow and congestion around Morristown Green was one of the hot topics that the public gave quite a bit of feedback on during Morristown Moving Forward’s charrette week. The week kicked off Monday at the Hyatt HQ Plaza to collect input for the town's Master Plan project, followed by two days of a pop-up design studio on the Green. It culminated with a public presentation Thursday back at the Hyatt, when designers and town planners presented the ideas generated this week for the Master Plan project. A draft plan will be available for review by the Planning Board this summer. Janet Jenkins, of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., addressed Morristown Green traffic and presented what …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Saturday morning sunshine welcomes huge crowd.
A crowd of around 1,000 gathered on The Green to welcome the Easter Bunny and Elmo Saturday morning for an egg hunt, to have their faces painted and get some Easter goodies. "This was an incredible turnout," said Mayor Tim Dougherty. "It is just a feeling throughout the whole community that Morristown has turned into one great community."
Monday, March 25, 2013
Does Morristown make it easy for you to live an earth-friendly lifestyle? What do you wish was different?
Towns across the country are getting new recycling centers, giving away rain barrels and installing parking meters with solar panels. Here at Patch, we want to know: What makes Morristown green? Other than having a park in the center of town called "the Green," Morristown has organizations and businesses dedicated to promoting a green and environmentally-conscious lifestyle. TELL US: What does Morristown do to help you go green? Do you use any resources from the town to stay green? Share in the comments below.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The parade is on Saturday, rain or shine.
Mother Nature will have to throw a lot more than rain or snow to stop the Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade. An announcement on the St. Patrick's Day Facebook page confirmed that the parade will go on Saturday, rain or shine, barring only extreme weather causing unsafe conditions. The parade has only been moved twice before in 34 years: once in 1993 when it was postponed by one week due to a snow state of emergency, and once in 2010 when severe weather made it unsafe for participants and spectators. The parade was held on April 10 that year. This year's parade begins at noon Saturday, March 9 in front of Kings on South Street. From there it will proceed down South Street and around the green, ending on Atno Avenue. This year's parade …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
View the lineup and get ready to celebrate.
It's almost here! The Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade begins in less than 48 hours. The parade lineup has been released, and you can view the complete lineup in the PDF in the Photos & Videos section of this article. This year's parade begins at noon Saturday, March 9 in front of Kings on South Street. From there it will proceed down South Street and around the green, ending on Atno Avenue. Who's Who of St. Patrick's Day This year's parade includes 20 bands, representatives from the Police Unity Tour, Morris County mayors, freeholders and council members, visiting congressmen, state representatives, and of course floats from sponsors such as Wells Fargo Bank, Morristown Medical Center, Knights of Columbus and Lakeland Bank. You'll …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Annual procession begins at South and James streets March 9 in Morristown.
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Wednesday, February 27
It's almost time for the grand annual tradition: the Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade lineup is set (see attached pdf) for the procession, which will start at noon March 9 at the corner of South and James streets in Morristown. The parade will proceed up South Street, around the Green, and end at Atno Avenue. Almost 70,000 are expected on parade day, which begins with a Mass at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 91 Maple Ave. Morris Sheriff Edward V. Rochford will serve as the 34th parade grand marshal. The Morris Township resident traces his family roots to County Cork, Ireland, and is a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Morris County, The Irish American Association of …
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 …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Pedestrians were scarce as the snow storm hit the area.
The Morristown Green was heavily trafficked by cars but notably devoid of pedestrians as the snow storm arrived Friday. How deep is the snow in your area? Stick a ruler in the snow, take a picture of it and upload it to this article! Be sure to include your street or neighborhood so we know where you are.