Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Former owner of The Brick Oven of Morristown opening new business in space formerly occupied by Villa Cafe.
It didn't take long for Alan Valenti to decide to get back in the restaurant game after he and his partners sold The Brick Oven of Morristown in 2010. Valenti, a 10-year Morris Township resident originally from Brooklyn, said he knew for many years—even during his time on Wall Street—that he wanted to get into the business. And while that South Street restaurant had proven successful, as one of three partners, Valenti did not have as much creative control he was seeking, which he said his new business venture offers. That venture, Olive Lucy's Kitchen Table, is expected to open by the end of January in the space formery occupied by Villa Cafe on Speedwell Avenue. The restaurateur knew he wanted his next venture to stay in Morristown. It …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A 14-year-old girl reported being followed on Speedwell Avenue Tuesday, according to police.
A 14-year-old told Morristown Police she was followed Tuesday afternoon by a Jeep Cherokee while walking home on Speedwell Avenue. According to a press release issued by Capt. Steven Sarinelli Thursday morning, the report filed Wednesday afternoon claims a black Jeep drove slowly behind the teen as she walked home at about 5 p.m. on Oct. 23. The teen then noticed two Hispanic males crossing Speedwell Avenue and one of them yelled "get her," according to the press release. She then began to run toward a family member’s home near Fredrick Street. The teen was not certain if the Jeep and men that allegedly shouted "get her" were associated. She described the men as two older Hispanic males with dark hair, wearing jeans, light-colored, hooded …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Honduran immigrant died Monday at Speedwell Avenue home.
He was a young man, skinny and quiet. And, on a pretty regular basis, he would call home to his native Honduras to talk with his 3-year-old daughter. That is how Speedwell Travel owner Maria Cifuentes described the man who died Monday at 205 Speedwell Ave. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office, which issued a statement Tuesday, said the man had died at the foot of the home's stairs. Cifuentes, who has owned the Speedwell Avenue business for 14 years, said she has spoken to family members, who now are coordinating funeral arrangements. Cifuentes said Wednesday family members had told her the man, whose name has not yet been released by the prosecutor's office, had complained about not feeling well the night before he died. The prosecutor's …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Authorities say foul play likely not a factor, seek information regarding incident.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A man was found dead at the bottom of a set of stairs at a home on Speedwell Avenue Monday afternoon, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. A preliminary investigation does not suggest foul play, according to a statement released Tuesday by Capt. Jeffrey Paul, a spokesman for Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi. The man, whose identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was found at the bottom of the stairs at 205 Speedwell Ave., which is part of a series of connected apartments, Monday at about 2:15 p.m., the prosecutor's office said. The male was described as Hispanic and being in his early 20s, the prosecutor's office said. No one was at the premises Tuesday afternoon. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major …