Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Turn in expired drugs at Stop & Shop or Randolph Municipal Building.
Residents can dispose of old prescription medications Saturday as Morris County joins the sixth annual Operation Takeback Day program. Stop & Shop, 245 Littleton Road, Morris Plains, and the Randolph Township Municipal Building, 502 Millbrook Road, Randolph, will operate as drop-off sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., acting Morris Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said. Operation Takeback is a national initiative that encourages individuals to turn in unused or expired prescriptions, controlled substances and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal. After the event, law enforcement officials will dispose of the medications collected. For more information, contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6268.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Morris Plains man also faces sexual assault charges.
A former Parsippany Boy Scout leader from Morris Plains has been indicted on child pornography charges. Stephen Corcoran, 45, was indicted Tuesday on charges including one count of second-degree distribution of child pornography and 10 counts of fourth-degree possession of child pornography. Acting Morris Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said Corcoran showed an 18-year-old male friend child pornography in the fall of 2011. An investigation of Corcoran's computer revealed images of nude minor males as well as minor males engaged in sex acts, an affidavit on file at Superior Court states. Corcoran was initially arrested on the charges Jan. 20, 2012. The Morris Plains man was arrested again in December on charges that he molested two teenage boys in …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Rocio Navas made it to the honor roll at Dover Business College for the Winter 2013 quarter
Morris Plains is pumping out some notable students. Rocio Navas, of Morris Plains, made it on to the Honor Roll at Dover Business College. Mary McDonough, PhD, Dover Business College Vice President of Academic Affairs, announced that students from Morris County have received this recognition for the Winter 2013 Quarter. “Dover Business College students are enrolled in rigorous programs that prepare them to compete in the fields of technology, healthcare and business,” Dr. McDonough said. “Students who are named to the Dean’s and Honor’s Lists have proven that they are up to the academic challenge, and are well on their way to achieving career success.” Dover Business College students who achieve a grade point average of 3.8 or better with…
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. …
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 …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Andrew Quinn, 22, was walking to his NYC home when struck by a car on the West Side Highway.
A 22-year-old man from Morris Plains was fatally struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run accident early Saturday along the West Side Highway in New York City, according to a report in the New York Post. At approximately 3 a.m., Andrew Quinn, a 2008 graduate of Parsippany Hills High School, reportedly was crossing West 23rd Street on foot when he was hit by a southbound car that kept going. He was taken to New York's Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Quinn spent his senior year as class president. Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Bryan Crawford, who was a friend of the young man, told Patch that Quinn was a member of the school's marching band and also spent time volunteering with District 1 Fire. Quinn …
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 …
Morris Plains' Interfaith Food Pantry will honor individuals and groups that helped feed the needy.
The Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains will host a dedication ceremony Monday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. to pay tribute to those whose donations for its 2012 capital campaign led to a whopping take of $2.7 million. The organization will unveil its 2012 Annual Giving Tree to mark the end of its Harvesting Miracles campaign, which paid for construction of the IFP's new resource center at 2 Executive Drive, which opened in November 2011. The giving tree, to be displayed in the resource center lobby, features the names of approximately 185 groups and individuals that contributed 1,000 pounds of food or $2,000 or more between January and December of 2012. Also being unveiled at the event are wall plaques listing major contributors to the …