Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Turn in expired drugs at Stop & Shop or Randolph Municipal Building.
Residents can dispose of old prescription medications Saturday as Morris County joins the sixth annual Operation Takeback Day program. Stop & Shop, 245 Littleton Road, Morris Plains, and the Randolph Township Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Road, Randolph, will operate as drop-off sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., acting Morris Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said. Operation Takeback is a national initiative that encourages individuals to turn in unused or expired prescriptions, controlled substances and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal. After the event, law enforcement officials will dispose of the medications collected. For more information, contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6268.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Morris Plains man also faces sexual assault charges.
A former Parsippany Boy Scout leader from Morris Plains has been indicted on child pornography charges. Stephen Corcoran, 45, was indicted Tuesday on charges including one count of second-degree distribution of child pornography and 10 counts of fourth-degree possession of child pornography. Acting Morris Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said Corcoran showed an 18-year-old male friend child pornography in the fall of 2011. An investigation of Corcoran's computer revealed images of nude minor males as well as minor males engaged in sex acts, an affidavit on file at Superior Court states. Corcoran was initially arrested on the charges Jan. 20, 2012. The Morris Plains man was arrested again in December on charges that he molested two teenage boys in …
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. …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Morris Plains' Interfaith Food Pantry will honor individuals and groups that helped feed the needy.
The Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains will host a dedication ceremony Monday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. to pay tribute to those whose donations for its 2012 capital campaign led to a whopping take of $2.7 million. The organization will unveil its 2012 Annual Giving Tree to mark the end of its Harvesting Miracles campaign, which paid for construction of the IFP's new resource center at 2 Executive Drive, which opened in November 2011. The giving tree, to be displayed in the resource center lobby, features the names of approximately 185 groups and individuals that contributed 1,000 pounds of food or $2,000 or more between January and December of 2012. Also being unveiled at the event are wall plaques listing major contributors to the …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Company plans to leave its global headquarters of more than 50 years for new location in neighboring town.
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.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Lucia Galdi was born in Morristown and moved to Morris Plains when she was 7 years old.
The Morris School District welcomed a new Morris Plains Borough representative to the Board of Education Monday night. Lucia Galdi replaces Alan Albin, who had been the previous Morris Plains resident representing the borough for the Morris School District, which hosts Morris Plains students at Morristown High School. Born in Morristown, Galdi moved to Morris Plains when she was seven, "and I have been there ever since," said the mother of two boys in the school system, a seventh-grader at Morris Plains Borough School and a freshman at the high school. She, too, was a graduate of Morristown High School. A human resources manager at Honeywell, Galdi said she is excited to get more involved in the inner workings of the district. "I'm really …
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…