Thursday, February 7, 2013
M&M seeking court approved builder's remedy on 63-acre property.
Thursday, February 7
The developer of a proposed 800-unit residential complex in Morris Plains is suing the borough for allegedly failing to meet state obligations to provide affordable housing, according to Law360. The lawsuit was filed in Morris County Superior Court on Jan. 29, Law360 reported. M&M Realty Partners purchased land in August on the former Pfizer property to develop a mixed residential and retail complex. A representative of the Morris School District Board of Education said the complex had the potential to increase the borough's population by 25 percent. The building process for the property was expected to be lengthy, as significant environmental work was needed on the property. The property is located in a flood plain on the west side of …
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.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Lucia Galdi was born in Morristown and moved to Morris Plains when she was 7 years old.
The Morris School District welcomed a new Morris Plains Borough representative to the Board of Education Monday night. Lucia Galdi replaces Alan Albin, who had been the previous Morris Plains resident representing the borough for the Morris School District, which hosts Morris Plains students at Morristown High School. Born in Morristown, Galdi moved to Morris Plains when she was seven, "and I have been there ever since," said the mother of two boys in the school system, a seventh-grader at Morris Plains Borough School and a freshman at the high school. She, too, was a graduate of Morristown High School. A human resources manager at Honeywell, Galdi said she is excited to get more involved in the inner workings of the district. "I'm really …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Train kills man, ex-scout leader accused of sex abuse among top headlines.
A man who was fatally struck late Monday morning near the Morris Plains Train Station made no attempt to move out of the way of a westbound passenger train, an NJ Transit spokeswoman said. The man whom an NJ Transit spokeswoman Monday said made no attempt to move out of the way of an oncoming train was later identified as Stanislav Kling-Loy, who won the annual Morristown's Got Talent event with his sister in February 2011. A Morris Plains man and former Parsippany Boy Scout leader accused in January of showing child pornography to a boy was arrested again Thursday on charges he molested two teenage boys in the 1990s, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Poor communication, infrastructure and equipment problems after storm among …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Also this week there is a hockey benefit, government reorganization meetings, music and more.
Welcome to the last day of 2012 (if you're reading this on Monday) and the first week of 2013 (if you're reading this on a day that is not Monday).
Friday, December 28, 2012
Take a look back at what made headlines in Morristown, Morris Twp. and Morris Plains.
Friday, December 28, 2012
"Leasing complications" and a "weak economic climate" are being blamed for the sudden closure of Greenberry's Coffee and Tea, which will shut its doors for the last time at the end of business on Tuesday, Jan. 10. It has been in the works for over a decade. But, on Thursday night, town officials were optimistic that the Speedwell Redevelopment Plan was finally prepared to move forward. If they chose to move school elections to November, the Morris School District would be locked into that decision for at least four years. A cheeseburger may have never tasted so good. That’s what Patrick Allocco and his son, Patrick Jr., may have felt on Saturday evening as they prepared for a long-awaited meal at the Dublin Pub, marking the end of a 49-day…
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…
What are your neighbors practically (and actually in some cases) giving away in anticipation of 2013?
The end of 2012 is upon us! And, there are closets in need of clearing in anticipation of more than a few resolutions. On the converse, you may need to add to your own collection in some way. "Beer Art," anyone?
TIME magazine named President Obama their person of the year for the second time—now it's your turn to choose who should take the honor for Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains.
Your nominations are in and the poll is up. Now, we want to know: Who is the Morristown area Person of the Year? On Dec. 19, Time magazine named President Obama their Person of the Year for a second time. The magazine invited votes on 40 candidates, including the president, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un. Other options included The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was shot by extremists for her advocacy of education for women in that country. But, the president took the title again four years after he first won the award as president-elect in 2008. But, these are national, global issues. What about right here? Who do you think is the Morristown area's …