Friday, May 17, 2013
The following was submitted by Richard Rebori, Outage Director of PSEG Power
As a lifelong resident of New Jersey and a current resident of Morristown I am writing to you in support of PSE&G Energy Strong initiative. Energy Strong is a $3.9 billion investment in the electric and gas infrastructure within the PSE&G territory. If PSE&G is allowed to upgrade its aging electric and gas systems, the projects will bring countless opportunities for New Jersey businesses and create nearly 6,000 new jobs. The company says it can make the upgrades it needs without raising our bills – that in 10 years when the program is done, we’ll be paying less than we do now. Hurricane Irene, the freak October 2011 snowstorm and Sandy wreaked havoc on our lives. PSE&G wants to invest billions to strengthen wires, raise substations so…
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Morris Township should reverse 'disastrous rezoning decision,' executive director of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition writes.
Saturday, March 2
The following letter is by Julia M. Somers, executive director of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition. “We told you so” is what many Morris Township residents are thinking now that Honeywell has come clean and admitted what we knew all along—that they are leaving their contaminated site on Park Avenue and Columbia Turnpike, but only after maximizing the value of its property through a zoning change no one wanted while threatening to leave town unless it was approved. Morris Township continues to ignore everything else in its mad pursuit of ratables. It has ignored the thoughtful appeals of its citizens whose property values and quality of life are diminished by the result. It has ignored all evidence that demonstrates that towns with the …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Morristown residents aid children impacted by Sandy.
Monday, February 18
To the Editor: As many of you already know we have done a number of different charitable events between Seaside Heights and Morristown. I went down this past Tuesday and met with the Seaside Heights Elementary school principal and he was kind enough to show me around. It was absolutely heartbreaking to see the complete devastation their school endured with 3-4 feet of water completely destroying anything in its path. As many of you may be aware of, I had the privilege of being involved in the planning stages of a birthday party for a 9-year-old Morristown boy that asked for his friends and family to bring items for him to donate to the children over at the Shore in lieu of birthday presents. I will be taking those items over next week to …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A study released Tuesday says 34 percent of smokers say this is their year; are you one of them?
We here at Patch end up on mailing lists all over the place, for events and stories with absolutely no connection to our coverage areas. While an email we received Tuesday morning follows this path, it's a subject that goes well beyond geographic boundaries. The Legacy Foundation on Tuesday released a new study indicating 34 percent of smokers plan on quitting in 2013, twice as many as in 2012, the press release notes. How they were able to survey every smoker on the planet must be the work of magic and we are not going to dig deeper for fear they will turn us into a frog or something. One of the biggest reasons for the higher number of proposed quitters, according to the release, is the increasing cost of visiting Flavor Country. (For …
Monday, January 7, 2013
'Occupy This Space' returns!
It's a space that appears frozen in time. A sign indicates the business is open for customers. Two cups of coffee rest on the counter, never to be sipped again, while waiting for fresh-baked loaves of bread to be bagged and rung up at the counter. The space formerly home to Verrilli Bakery has been vacant for a while. Located at the corner of George Street and Martin Luther King Avenue, it shares company with several other vacant properties in that area, including just down George Street, right before the Market Street Mission Thrift Store. Unlike that carved out shell, the Verrilli location fronts a relatively busy thoroughfare, in an area in need of reclamation of lost commerce. So, in this special one-off edition of "Occupy This Space…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
U.S. needs a genuine third party to deal with this and other issues.
Looking back from this point, the last year seems to have been filled with misery and grief: the Newtown mass shooting that killed 20 children, Superstorm Sandy and the devastation she brought, the Aurora theater shooting. Locally, there have teen suicides that touched several communities. Longtime businesses have shut their doors or announced their closings. Many in red Northwest Jersey probably viewed the re-election of President Barack Obama as bad news, as well. So perhaps it is appropriate that the nation spends the last hours of 2012 teetering on the edge of the so-called "fiscal cliff." Part of what led us to the cliff was well-intentioned: A bill designed to reduce the federal deficit. The other main problem was beneficial to …
Friday, December 28, 2012
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…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Speedwell Avenue-based organization also pledges continued success in new year.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
To the Editor: Season’s greetings from the Passaic River Coalition! After a long year of hard work, we hope that we made the “Good” list this year. In case you have forgotten, some of the major initiatives we have completed this year include: Currently we are working with the City of Paterson on the creation of Mary Ellen Kramer Park, which will become part of the Great Falls National Park, as well as a parks brochure for the residents. We welcome you to visit us this year to see all the wonderful work we have done, but be sure to use the front door, as we need to replace our chimney liner. Did you know that our building was home to the financier of the telegraph? If your elves are feeling up to it, a sign in font of Willow Hall could tell…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Is murder of 26 people, most of them children, enough to make Washington take notice?
Bullet-proof glass in every window. Armed guards monitoring X-ray machines at the sole entrance. Snipers on the rooftop keeping watch over the playground. Is this the future of elementary schools in New Jersey and the nation? It’s hard to imagine everything school officials would have to do to make children completely safe, after the horrific slaughter Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. There is one thing that this nation must do: Congress must pass and the president must sign laws putting much greater controls on guns, preferably to include an Australia-style firearms buy back. Information about the senseless murder of 20 first-graders and six staff members at the school is still incomplete, with new details seeming …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
With two new dining destinations with Italian themes being announced this week, Patch wants to know what you hope will come next.
Hungry? In Morristown, you have options. That was made even more evident this week when Patch reported not one, but two new restaurants are set to open in early 2013—Fiore's Italian on Elm Street and Olive Lucy's on Speedwell Avenue. While Olive Lucy's also plans on serving Portuguese staples like Paella, both new dining destinations have Italian themes. They are going to have a lot of competition here, not just from their other paisans, but from the plethora of restaurants that aren't Italian that also call Morristown home. To that end, we want to know what type of restaurant you would like to see come next? A new diner? Greek? Vietnamese? More Italian? Something else? Chime in below.