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."
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 evening. 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…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Fireworks display culmination of annual Morristown celebration.
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Tuesday, January 1
First Night Morris County welcomed the new year Monday night with about 20 venues throughout Morristown for the family-friendly, no-alcohol, town-wide celebration. The night included a Battle of the Bands competition and ended with a fireworks display on the Green.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
An estimated 1,200 participate in annual holiday event.
The cold temperatures didn't deter the spirits of the more than 1,200 participants in the 2012 Santa Pub Crawl VII. The event was held in a host of bars and restaurants around the Green in Morristown. Lines of Santas waited to enter the eight bars that were part of the event.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Crowds try foods from numerous vendors, mingle with merchants and listen to music.
Music, food and fun filled downtown Morristown Sunday for the Festival on the Green. A few thousand attended the event to signal the fall season.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Several hundred attend second annual festival.
A beautiful Saturday afternoon on the Green was made even better for many with the free sounds of jazz and blues. Presented by Mayor Tim Dougherty and the Town of Morristown, the Jazz & Blues Festival, in its second year, brought hundreds of folks out from noon to 10 p.m.