Saturday, April 20, 2013
New Providence driver hit a vehicle head-on, state police say.
A Morristown man is in critical condition after a multi-vehicle accident Saturday on the Garden State Parkway that killed another motorist. Michael Aberback, 37, of Morristown is at Jersey Shore Medical Center, and Leonard Danduone, 80, of New Providence was killed after a four-vehicle collision near exit 114 of the Parkway, State Police Sgt. Brian Polite said. Danduone was driving northbound in the southbound express lane in Middletown when he hit a car head-on, Polite said. Danduone, who was driving a white sedan, was pronounced dead at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Polite said. Polite said other injuries were reported and treated at the scene. The accident occurred at 1:54 p.m. at mile marker 113, and caused the closure of all …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Though results may not seem shocking, we want to know what you think.
Morristown has a very bustling downtown with a good mix car, foot and bike traffic. One website has labeled Morristown a "Very Walkable" community. WalkScore.com, a website that helps its users identify some of the most walker-friendly communities in the country, finds Morristown to be more geared toward pedestrians. The website scored Morristown at 75 out of 100 for walkability. "Most errands can be accomplished on foot," the website said. What do you think? Is Morristown a "walkable" community? Participate in our poll below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Mayor Tim Dougherty is seeking re-election and running unopposed this year.
Voters in Morristown will have a choice when they head to the polls for the primary election in June. With the deadline for candidate petitions behind us, six Democrats have emerged in the race for three seats on Morristown town council. In the Democratic primary, three town council members at large are up for re-election and there are three challengers: Mayor Tim Dougherty is unopposed, and no Republicans filed for the primary. The filing deadline was 4 p.m. Monday and June 4 party primaries will nominate candidates for general elections in November. Check out this Patch article for a look at Morris Township and Morris Plains' races.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A look at what you were reading in March.
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Sunday, March 31
Miss anything in March? Check out what your friends and neighbors were reading about: John Pirres was crossing the street near 65 Madison Avenue around 7:30 p.m. when he was struck by a 2011 black Dodge Durango, according to a release sent by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp's office. Pirres was transported to Morristown Medical Center and died there shortly after. A beautiful day greeted tens of thousands of revelers to the Morris County St. Patrick's Day Parade in Morristown Saturday afternoon. Check out this photo gallery of people in green garb who lined the streets and circled the Morristown Green to witness a grand tradition. Along the route, the crowd was deep to watch the bands, performers and firetrucks come by. A new…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Friday, March 15, 2013
Utility installing components at operations center in Morristown.
Friday, March 15
JCP&L is taking steps to improve its ability to communicate with first responders during a large-scale emergency. The utility will install components of the New Jersey Preparedness Emergency Communication Network at its regional dispatching operations in Morristown and Red Bank, spokesman Ron Morano said Thursday. The facilities manage the daily work on the company's electrical system and provide coordination when repair crews are dispatched during widespread power outages. “Participating in this system will enhance our ability to share real-time critical information with our customers, communities and first responders during emergency situations,” JCP&L President Don Lynch said in a release. “Joining this system is one of the many things …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A look at what you were reading in February.
Thursday, February 28
Miss anything in February? Check out what your friends and neighbors were reading about: A man who allegedly assaulted his estranged wife near Morristown Medical Center surrendered to police after a two-and-a-half hour standoff in his Livingston home, authorities said. According to Morristown Police, Donald Ebert, 54, struck his wife with the butt end of a gun near the hospital at about noon. The National Guard Armory in Morristown was the site of The Big Brew Beer Festival. As the event went on, many of the attendees, stuck outside waiting to check in, expressed concern over being able to get in at all. With tickets already purchased, many waited two hours to get into the event. Two Morristown High School seniors received perfect scores …
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 …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Other officers will be honored for 'extraordinary service' during Tuesday's council meeting.
The Morristown Police Department will swear in several new officers during a council meeting Tuesday night. The Oath of Office will be given to new officers Robert Edwards, Darius Harrison, Diego Alvarado, David Gizzi, Emmanuel Maragonis, James Green and Michael Alberto. Also taking the Oath of Office to become sergeants will be Richard Lamperti and Tyrone Jackson. Several officers will be recognized Tuesday for showing extraordinary service over the past year. Chief Peter Demnitz will recognize Det. Brendan Briscoe, Ptl. Kevin Beal, Ptl. Jermaine Marbley and Ptl. James Green. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Organizer says 'long and cold line delays' kept some paying customers from attending inaugural event.
The organizer of Saturday's Big Brew Beer Festival at the National Guard Armory in Morristown has posted an apology for "long and cold line delays" that kept some paying customers from attending the inaugural event. Allison Kohler, the second generation owner of JMK Shows and Events, said Tuesday a "technological nightmare" involving malfunctioning ticket-scanning equipment caused major delays at the entrance on Saturday evening. There also was a shortage of restrooms and inadequate communication to those waiting outside, JMK wrote in a message posted on the event website. Kohler said people who did not use their tickets and who write to the organizers should be refunded by Friday. Some of the people who were waiting outside did not have …