Sunday, March 31, 2013
A look at what you were reading in March.
Miss anything in March? Check out what your friends and neighbors were reading about: Morris Township officials were shocked when they were notified by Honeywell hours ahead of the company's announcement that it was moving its global headquarters to neighboring Morris Plains, according a Morris NewsBee report. A Pine Tree Lane residence in Morris Township was found to be burglarized, with bedrooms ransacked and cash and jewelry stolen, according to Morris Township police. Honeywell on Tuesday announced plans to leave its global headquarters in Morris Township for a 40-acre office complex it has agreed to buy in neighboring Morris Plains. Andrew Quinn, a 2008 graduate of Parsippany Hills High School, reportedly was crossing West 23rd …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
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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. …
Morris Township farm could be awarded $40,930.
Morris Township's Fosterfields Living Historical Farm may see $40,930 from the New Jersey Historic Trust if the Legislature ultimately approves recommended Historic Preservation Grants. The Christie administration has included 37 preservation projects that would receive $1,393,084 in matching grant funding, including the James Library Building, which now houses the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts. The recommendations must go before the Garden State Preservation Trust for ratification before heading to the Legislature for approval. "These matching grants go to projects that encourage local investment, create jobs, stimulate economic growth and attract tourism. New Jersey's history is a great asset for attracting residents and businesses …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Morris Township resident returned home to find jewelry also missing.
A Pine Tree Lane residence in Morris Township was found to be burglarized Thursday, with bedrooms ransacked and cash and jewelry stolen, according to Morris Township police. Police Chief John McGuinness said the homeowner returned to the house just after 6:30 to find a rear window pried open where it appeared as though a person or people had entered (the window is low to the ground). McGuinness said that the person or people "took their time inside, almost every drawer was opened and emptied." About $1,100 in cash and jewelry has been reported stolen at this time. The Morris County CIS and K-9 units responded to assist police with the investigation. McGuinness said around the same time, a homeowner from Kennedy Road reported someone …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
All the tools you need to start composting in Morris, plus where to get free or low-cost compost for your garden.
If composting is an activity on your list of ways to live greener, here's a how to get started in Morris Township and Morris Plains. Emily Bishton, a designer of sustainable landscapes and an environmental educator for children and adults, says, "Home composting is a fun and easy way to make fabulous and free soil amendments to make all the plants in your garden healthier," Bishton says. "It also eliminates the carbon emissions that are needed to truck your food and yard waste to composting facilities, truck the finished compost back to a retail outlet, and then to your home.” Collecting Kitchen Compost Composting starts in the kitchen. First, you'll want to set up a system for catching compostable materials during your meal and snack …
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: Honeywell announced plans to leave its global headquarters in Morris Township for a 40-acre office complex it has agreed to buy in neighboring Morris Plains. The Fortune 100 company said it is abandoning its original plan to keep its headquarters in Morris Township, the company's home for more than 50 years, because of delay tactics and lawsuits from opponents to a planned redevelopment project there, which involved rezoning the 147-acre site to allow the construction of 235 townhomes and expanded office and lab space. Authorities are looking for a man caught on camera allegedly robbing the Morris Plains JP Morgan Chase Bank at 1711 Route 10. A man who …
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.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Catherine Wong, 17, a finalist in prestigious science search, has developed low-cost electrocardiogram technology.
Catherine Wong has ideas that "flatten the earth," yet remains grounded. Maybe it's the mismatched socks. Whatever her secret, the 17-year-old Morristown High School senior from Morris Township remained humble despite all the attention presented her Thursday afternoon when she was honored by school officials for being named a finalist in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search. She joins 39 other finalists—out of nearly 2,000 applicants nationwide—who will compete in March in Washington, D.C. for $630,000 in prizes and present their research at the National Geographic Society. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony on March 12. Wong's research project, "A Novel Design for Wireless Low-Cost Cardiac Examination Over the Mobile Phone …