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  • Have Republicans lost their hold on Morris County?

    02/28/2018 7:16:27 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    ROI NJ ^ | November 30, 2017 | Tom Bergeron
    Have Republicans lost their hold on Morris County? Editor's Desk By Tom Bergeron Morris County | Nov 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm Tom Bergeron/ROI-NJ The sign commemorating Gov. Chris Christie Drive in Morris Plains. OK, letís get the joke out of the way. Gov. Chris Christie, whose national political ambitions were sidetracked by his connection to a traffic jam, had a short access road named after him last week. The catch: This short road, no more than a half-mile long, is being built to alleviate traffic problems around a park in his home county of Morris. Now, letís get to...
  • (NJ) Boonton Boy Scout leader fought off bear attack with hammer, officials say

    12/22/2015 5:04:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 25 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.20.15 | Dan Ivers
    A Boy Scout leader from Boonton suffered bites and scratches after being attacked by a bear while hiking at Splitrock Reservoir Sunday afternoon with three young scouts, authorities said. Christopher Petronino, 50, managed to fend off the black bear using a rock hammer after the animal pulled him into a small cave. Petronino and the scouts were later able to draw the bear out of the cave with food, Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Bob Considine said in a statement. The group had set out to hike on the trails that cover the 625-acre wilderness, and they came along the...
  • Body found in New Jersey river identified as missing Wall Street Journal reporter

    03/20/2015 6:37:31 AM PDT · by jonatron · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/20/15 | Christina Corbin
    A body found in a New Jersey river is that of missing Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird, who disappeared more than a year ago, authorities announced Thursday. Bird's remains were pulled from the Passaic River by dive teams Wednesday about a mile from where he vanished -- on the border of Morris and Somerset counties. Bird, an avid hiker and father of two, was last seen by his family on Jan. 11, 2014, as he was leaving his Long Hill Township, N.J., home to go on a walk.
  • Operation Extra Sugar ends in prostitution count for donut shop worker

    08/02/2011 4:24:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | August 2, 2011
    (CNN) -- After a six-week operation dubbed "Extra Sugar," police determined that a New Jersey donut shop employee was offering more than coffee and sweets to her customers and arrested her on a prostitution-related charge, police said Tuesday. Melissa Redmond, an overnight worker at a Dunkin' Donuts shop on U.S. Route 46 in Rockaway, was arrested because she was offering sexual services for money, according to Detective Sgt. Kyle Schwarzmann of the Rockaway Borough Police Department. The original anonymous tip came in early June and police started surveillance on Redmond, 29, soon after, according to Schwarzmann.
  • NJ Democrat Party Hires Gangbangers For Voter Influence Campaign - With Video

    11/03/2009 11:08:40 AM PST · by Ballygrl · 19 replies · 1,694+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | 11/3/09 | Election Journal
    Here's the youtube of the woman talking about what happened: Link to youtubeHere's the story: November 3, 2009 by EJ How would you like to be a New Jersey police officer and look out your window and see several known criminals, including a man you arrested several weeks ago and another who had just been released from prison for shooting a cop? And then find out that the men were sent into the neighborhood by the Democratic Party for GOTV operations - complete with lists of voters names, addresses and phones numbers! That is what happened Sunday on a...
  • N.J. (illegal) immigrants getting N.C. licenses

    07/20/2005 4:49:17 AM PDT · by AppyPappy · 20 replies · 1,196+ views
    N.J. immigrants getting N.C. licenses Print this article Email this Article By Taft Wireback Staff Writer Courts in northern New Jersey are having trouble with fraudulent driver's licenses turning up in the hands of illegal immigrants, but they aren't licenses issued by the Garden State. They are licenses given by North Carolina to illegal immigrants who live in New Jersey but who come to the Tar Heel State by the busload or vanload to get the document that allows them to drive, work, bank and rent housing, said Sonia Barria, the court administrator for the town of Dover, N.J. "We...
  • Honduran day laborer gets life in slaying of Morristown boy (Honduran rapists on the prowl)

    02/07/2009 5:41:49 AM PST · by Liz · 32 replies · 1,216+ views ^ | Friday February 06, 2009, | Jim Lockwood/The Star-Ledger
    A Honduran day laborer was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of a 10-year-old boy he abducted and beat to death with a gardening tool after trying to rape him. Porfirio Jimenez, 43, was sentenced in Superior Court in Morristown by Judge Salem Ahto to life in prison plus 25 years for the murder of Walter Contreras Valenzuela May 20, 2001. Porfirio Jimenez is escorted form Superior Court in Morristown after Judge Salem Ahto sentenced him to life in New Jersey State prison for the murder, kidnapping and attempted sexual assault of 10-year-old Walter Contreras Valenzuela....
  • Small earthquake rattles northern New Jersey-USGS

    02/02/2009 9:12:39 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies · 1,100+ views
    reuters ^ | 02.02.09 | Doina Chiacu
    WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - A small earthquake rattled northern New Jersey on Tuesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The magnitude-3 quake struck at 10:34 p.m. (0334 gmt) two miles southeast of Victory Gardens, the survey said. "It's very unlikely that there would be any damage at all, nor would we expect any casualties from a quake this size," said Bruce Presgrave, a geophysicist with the USGS National Earthquake Center in Colorado. He said the quake struck between Rockaway and Morris Plains, New Jersey, about 35 miles (55 km) from New York City. There were no immediate reports of...
  • Grandpa admits distributing cocaine, Montville resident caught in drug sweep faces 5 years or more

    01/15/2009 6:44:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 593+ views
    star ledger ^ | 09.26.08 | MARGARET McHUGH
    A 71-year-old grandfather arrested in a major drug sweep a year ago faces at least five years behind bars after admitting yesterday that he distributed cocaine. Montville resident George DelVecchio, described by Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi as a major distributor, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute. The grandfather of four could be sentenced to up to 10 years in state prison under his plea deal. "While it is unfortunate that a person of the defendant's age will be incarcerated for this length of time, it is also equally unfortunate that he made a...
  • Mother calls killing by Denville police officer intentional (NJ)

    06/28/2008 7:34:02 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 339+ views
    star ledger ^ | 06.28.08 | Al Frank and Margaret McHugh
    As investigators review video footage they hope will reveal why a Denville police officer shot a 21-year-old motorist five times, the dead man's mother called the officer a murderer and said she has hired an attorney. Miles holds a photo of her son Ruben Martinez when he was a junior at Morris Knolls High School. Martinez now 21 and living in Texas, was shot and killed early Thusrdsay morning by a Denville police officer.† "Last night, I kept visualizing five gunshots pounding into a young man, 140 pounds," Maureen Miles, the mother of Ruben W. Martinez, said Friday. She...
  • 'Some day your cousin is going to be a saint' Pequannock, NJ, family hopes (Catholic Caucus)

    12/16/2007 8:39:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 162+ views
    the Beacon ^ | MICHAEL WOJCIK
    'Some day your cousin is going to be a saint' Pequannock family hopes for canonization of cousin, The Venerable Father Solanus CaseyPEQUANNOCK - Imagine the thrill of discovering a famous artist or politician, who has taken up a branch on your family tree. Take that a step further - imagine the double blessing of having in your family background a possible saint, especially a humble Capuchin priest, known for facilitating God-given "favors" on behalf his many dedicated believers. Fifty years after the death of Venerable Father Solanus Casey, many Catholics continue to believe in his powers of intercession, responsible they...
  • Immigration protests draw 500 to Morristown

    07/28/2007 4:53:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 1,228+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 07.28.07 | Allison Steele and Leslie Kwoh
    Police officers remove a protester from the grounds of town hall . The protester opposes deputizing local police officers as immigration agents.† An estimated 500 people descended on Morristown this afternoon for dueling protests on illegal immigration and immigrants' rights. The crowd waved signs and at times chanted heatedly, but stopped short of causing any major disturbances.Protesters grew more vocal as the afternoon wore on, with both sides waiting for Morristown Mayor Donald Cresitello to take the stage. Police outfitted in riot gear with helmets, batons and pepper spray surrounded the stage, while a line of reinforcements arrived to barricade...
  • Drug arrests sound a 'wake-up call' to parents After Morris raid nets local teens

    08/02/2006 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies · 1,121+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 07.30.06 | BILL SWAYZE AND LAWRENCE RAGONESE
    An actress in the school play. Two star high school football players. The cute hostess at a local restaurant. Two busy workers behind the counter at the pharmacy. All teenagers with promise in an affluent triangle of eastern Morris County towns. But all were criminally charged last week in a drug bust coordinated by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. Operation Painkiller nabbed 47 adults and seven juveniles, including some current students and a host of alumni of Whippany Park High School in Hanover. Police said they seized more than $70,000 in cash and drugs, including 4 ounces of heroin with...
  • Bush goes on 'trial' in Morris * in Parsippany N.J. H.S.)

    03/02/2006 6:44:33 AM PST · by RocketJsqurl · 21 replies · 776+ views
    <p>President Bush is being tried for "crimes against civilian populations" and "inhumane treatment of prisoners" at Parsippany High School, with students arguing both sides before a five-teacher "international court of justice." The panel's verdict could come as soon as Friday.</p>
  • Bishop objects to group in parade (St. Patricks's Day),Serratelli rallies priests against NOW

    02/23/2006 1:17:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies · 799+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | 2/23/06 | MAURA McDERMOTT
    The bishop of the Paterson Diocese has asked priests in Morris County to contact organizers of the Saint Patrick's Day parade in Morristown and express their concerns that a group that supports abortion rights plans to participate. In a letter dated Feb. 13, Bishop Arthur Serratelli wrote that the National Organization for Women's support for "abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women ... stands against the teachings of the Church and the Catholic values that St. Patrick in his life as a missionary and bishop worked tirelessly to promote." The county chapter of NOW has marched in the...
  • Parsippany NJ cops: Dad threatened H.S. coach, 'I'm going tokill you'for benching my son,

    09/19/2005 6:08:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies · 294+ views
    WINS ^ | 09.19.05 | STEVE TOBER
    Sep 19, 2005 10:57 am US/Eastern (1010 WINS) (PARSIPPANY, N.J.) A high school football game was postponed this weekend after a parent allegedly threatened a coach for benching his son. Parsippany police have charged 44-year-old Robert Stanel with making terroristic threats toward coach Gerry Moore. Moore benched Stanel's son for arriving five minutes late on Saturday, when the team was scheduled to visit rival West Essex. According to police, Stanel threatened to kill Moore. Stanel denied that, saying he told Moore he would -- quoting here -- ``come looking for him later.'' There was no physical contact between the men....
  • Girl Allegedly Dismembered by Next-Door Neighbor

    08/02/2005 8:07:45 AM PDT · by Millee · 39 replies · 2,115+ views
    A 16-year-old girl who had been missing since Saturday was found stabbed to death and dismembered ó and police say her killer lived right next door. Jonathan Zarate, 18, appeared Monday in Morris County Court to face charges of murder, weapons offenses, and hindering apprehension in the slaying of Jennifer Parks. Zarate lived next door to Parks in their Randolph, N.J., neighborhood, and prosecutors say the 16-year-old victim left her house early Saturday morning to watch TV with Zarate. But then, authorities said, the two became embroiled in an argument that led to Parks' gruesome killing.
  • Real-life lesson when he returns to teach as a she Sex change at Mendham school

    08/02/2005 1:41:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 62 replies · 1,623+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 08.02.05 | JOHN WIHBEY
    A teacher at Mountain View Middle School in Mendham Borough left his classroom in June as a man, and plans to return to school next month as a woman. Some parents and teachers have accepted teacher Kerri McCaffrey's decision to embrace his feminine identity and undergo gender reassignment surgery. A few others have concerns about whether middle school-age children should have to deal with such issues. McCaffrey said she can't imagine why she wouldn't come back to school. "I just want to be Kerri McCaffrey, a great teacher like I've always been," said the 41-year-old language arts teacher. "I'm a...
  • NJ Byzantine Church tries to survive amid falling attendance

    12/27/2004 3:46:40 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 462+ views
    Holy Wisdom Byzantine Catholic Church had a promising beginning when it opened in the Succasunna section of Roxbury in the 1970s: The modest building was the only Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic parish for 38 miles. Worshippers from coal and steel mining towns in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with roots in Eastern Europe joined Holy Wisdom to practice their religion, which follows the principles of Roman Catholicism and the customs of the Eastern Orthodox church. In recent years, membership has declined. Holy Wisdom's congregants, like Byzantine Catholics elsewhere in New Jersey, have joined Roman Catholic churches that are closer to home. Decreasing...
  • Laptops Allow Teen Inmates ot Learn Some Extra Lessons

    06/12/2004 7:44:41 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies · 267+ views
    <p>Giovanni's big fingers tapped away on his laptop as he typed a 600-word assigned report on the 1815 eruption of Tambora volcano in Indonesia.</p> <p>Giovanni was into it. His eyes never left the screen and his earphones blocked out the drone of an air conditioner and chatter from a nearby table. Clicking open an encyclopedia on the wireless system, he found geology facts and carried text blocks to weave into his report.</p>