Saturday, April 20, 2013
New Providence driver hit a vehicle head-on, state police say.
A Morristown man is in critical condition after a multi-vehicle accident Saturday on the Garden State Parkway that killed another motorist. Michael Aberback, 37, of Morristown is at Jersey Shore Medical Center, and Leonard Danduone, 80, of New Providence was killed after a four-vehicle collision near exit 114 of the Parkway, State Police Sgt. Brian Polite said. Danduone was driving northbound in the southbound express lane in Middletown when he hit a car head-on, Polite said. Danduone, who was driving a white sedan, was pronounced dead at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Polite said. Polite said other injuries were reported and treated at the scene. The accident occurred at 1:54 p.m. at mile marker 113, and caused the closure of all …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Utility installing components at operations center in Morristown.
Friday, March 15
JCP&L is taking steps to improve its ability to communicate with first responders during a large-scale emergency. The utility will install components of the New Jersey Preparedness Emergency Communication Network at its regional dispatching operations in Morristown and Red Bank, spokesman Ron Morano said Thursday. The facilities manage the daily work on the company's electrical system and provide coordination when repair crews are dispatched during widespread power outages. “Participating in this system will enhance our ability to share real-time critical information with our customers, communities and first responders during emergency situations,” JCP&L President Don Lynch said in a release. “Joining this system is one of the many things …
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 …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Organizer says 'long and cold line delays' kept some paying customers from attending inaugural event.
The organizer of Saturday's Big Brew Beer Festival at the National Guard Armory in Morristown has posted an apology for "long and cold line delays" that kept some paying customers from attending the inaugural event. Allison Kohler, the second generation owner of JMK Shows and Events, said Tuesday a "technological nightmare" involving malfunctioning ticket-scanning equipment caused major delays at the entrance on Saturday evening. There also was a shortage of restrooms and inadequate communication to those waiting outside, JMK wrote in a message posted on the event website. Kohler said people who did not use their tickets and who write to the organizers should be refunded by Friday. Some of the people who were waiting outside did not have …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Morristown residents aid children impacted by Sandy.
Monday, February 18
To the Editor: As many of you already know we have done a number of different charitable events between Seaside Heights and Morristown. I went down this past Tuesday and met with the Seaside Heights Elementary school principal and he was kind enough to show me around. It was absolutely heartbreaking to see the complete devastation their school endured with 3-4 feet of water completely destroying anything in its path. As many of you may be aware of, I had the privilege of being involved in the planning stages of a birthday party for a 9-year-old Morristown boy that asked for his friends and family to bring items for him to donate to the children over at the Shore in lieu of birthday presents. I will be taking those items over next week to …
Crowds wait to get into beer, food, music festival at National Guard Armory.
The National Guard Armory in Morristown was the site of The Big Brew Beer Festival Saturday evening. The sold-out event included beers from around the country, many from New Jersey, food and other vendors. Additionally, the band The Nerds performed as part of the event. As the event went on, many of the attendees, stuck outside waiting to check in, expressed concern over being able to get in at all. With tickets already purchased, many waited two hours to get into the event.
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 …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
NJDOT-funded grant to go toward traffic calming for students going to Sussex Avenue School from the Cutler Park neighborhood.
Morristown is among the recipients of a Safe Routes to School grant, the New Jersey Department of Transportation announced Monday. The town's grant of $120,000 will be used to implement a safe walking program on Sussex Avenue. It would provide the funds for installing "traffic calming" measures for students walking to Sussex Avenue School from the nearby Cutler Park neighborhood. It is part of a $5.7 million federally-funded Safe Routes to School package benefiting 25 municipalities. Councilman Stefan Armington, a bicycle and pedestrian advocate that pushed for the grant, said he was surprised and pleased when he heard the town received it on Monday. "I had been waiting for this since last summer, though I never knew if Morristown was on …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The second-annual Super Sunday 4-Miler is anticipated to draw over 1,100 runners to Morristown on Feb. 3.
It may not completely make up for all the food, booze and sedentary activity expected on Super Bowl Sunday, but it certainly doesn't hurt. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, downtown Morristown will be the stage for the second-annual Superhero 4-Miler run. Registration for the event can be done at the Superhero Events website or on the day of the run. Heather McDermott, manager of the Morristown Running Company and one of the lead organizer for the Sunday run noted Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally a big day for eating. "It's the second biggest next to Thanksgiving," she said. "This is a good way to burn some of those calories." Last year, the inaugural run brought 1,100 runners. McDermott anticipated even more this year. Some of the draw…
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