From Struggle to Symphony: How The Salvation Army Changed a Morris County Local's Life
MORRISTOWN, NJ – The story of 22-year-old Morris County resident, Ed Hardy, serves as an inspiring example of transformation and triumph in the face of adversity. Growing up in a family of twelve siblings that grappled with poverty, and even endured a period of homelessness, Hardy’s life took a turn when he encountered The Salvation Army and its Camp Tecumseh as a teenager.
Newark Woman Fatally Stabbed: Prosecutors
Police responded to the 200 block of Sunset Avenue and found Annie Gooden suffering from apparent stab wounds, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. Gooden was pronounced dead at the scene, Stephens and Fragé said. The investigation is active...
Man, 42, accused of attempted murder in stabbing on South Shore of Staten Island
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y — A 42-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge in connection with a brutal stabbing in his Arden Heights neighborhood, authorities said. Joseph Fratta was arrested in the bloody encounter that occurred around 4 a.m. on May 27 in the vicinity of the suspect’s home on Rolling Hill Green, according to the criminal complaint and police.
Morristown National Historical Park Offers Free 90th Anniversary Events for the Whole Family
An air of historic excitement will be swirling around the Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) as it ushers in its 90th anniversary this year. As the pioneer of National Historical Parks across the United States, the park is marking this significant milestone with special events scheduled for June 10 and 11.
Restoring Wetland Habitat and Water Quality: Roxbury Township's Grant-Funded Study on Landing Channel Dredging and Beneficial Reuse Project
Roxbury Township has been awarded a $113,650 grant by the New Jersey Highlands Council to fund a study on a dredging and beneficial reuse project in Landing Channel. The project aims to reduce nutrient-heavy sediment and restore wetland habitat in the cove to improve water quality on Lake Hopatcong. Landing Channel is a manmade channel created in the 1800s to connect the Morris Canal to Lake Hopatcong. The channel was kept clear with routine dredging, but this has not occurred since the 1990s, allowing sediment to accumulate for the last three decades. A bathymetric survey estimated more than 250,000 cubic yards of sediment was present in the approximately 47-acre channel in 2016.
Sacred Heart Student Wins First Place in Seton Hall University's High School Essay Contest on "Young Catholics and the 10th Anniversary of the Papacy of Francis
Sarah Sankel, a student at Sacred Heart Academy in Rahway, New Jersey, has won first place in Seton Hall University's High School Essay Contest. The annual contest, organized by the Department of Catholic Studies, is open to all Catholic high school students in New Jersey.
Newark adopts ordinance to limit certain rent increases
The ordinance will limit annual rent increases to 5% in certain buildings. On Wednesday, Newark City Council adopted an ordinance that will limit rent increases to 5% a year in newly developed apartment buildings that have been exempt from rent control by state law. Any landlord who violates the measure will face fines of up to $1,200. There is no state law governing rent increases but local municipalities like Newark can create their own.
Morristown Launches Affordable Home Rehabilitation Program
MORRISTOWN, NJ — Morristown has officially launched a new affordable Home Improvement Program (HIP) which will assist primary residency houses occupied by eligible low and moderate-income households. The program, which was introduced to the community during the May, 23 town council meeting allows for eligible homeowners to apply for...
Bronx Man Charged with Terroristic Threats to Local Islamic Leader
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Bronx man has been charged in connection with making threats against the spiritual director of the New Brunswick Islamic Center. Khaliyk L. Sellers, 40, has been charged with making terroristic threats after he was arrested in Chester, Pa., on May 27, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Joseph Battaglia of the North Brunswick Police Department.
Permanent Alternate Day Watering Schedule Begins In Wayne: See Details
WAYNE, NJ — Wayne officials have implemented a permanent alternate day watering schedule to level out the township's weekly water usage, said the water and sewer department. Wayne water and sewer officials ask residents with addresses ending in even numbers, and zero, to water their lawns and landscaping on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. Those with addresses ending in odd numbers are asked to water only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Summer Hours at the Spotswood Borough Office Until Labor Day
SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Summer hours have started at the Spotswood Borough Offices and will run through Labor Day. Regular business hours will return on Tuesday, September 5. Summer hours at the Spotswood Borough Office are:. Monday through Thursday - 8 a.m until 5 p.m. Friday - 8 a.m. until noon.
Piscataway Girl Scouts Honored at Achievement Awards Ceremony
CHERRY HILL, NJ – The Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey (GSCSNJ) council honored their most recent class of high achievers at an Achievement Awards Ceremony on Sunday. The scouts and their families traveled to Cherry Hill in South Jersey where past high achievers joined GSCSNJ CEO...
NJ men among ‘construction’ crew accused in $2M diamond heists
💠 Feds say a crew of armed robbers stole $2M in jewelry. 💠 3 NJ men are among those facing federal robbery charges. A crew of men from New Jersey and New York has been accused of two armed jewelry heists months apart in Manhattan, worth over $2 million — with an approach like something out of a movie.
'My eyes burned': Essential workers toil in smoke-filled air across tristate area despite warnings
Despite the hazardous air quality, many essential workers who need to be outside say they have no other option but to continue working. Unhealthy levels of air quality continued in New York and New Jersey as particulate matter from Canadian wildfires was carried into the region. [ more › ]
Township Committee Members Discuss 2022 Development Fee Ordinance
MILLBURN, NJ — During Tuesday’s township committee meeting, Deputy Mayor Sanjeev Vinayak initiated a conversation about the development fee ordinance that was passed last year. He said that it hadn’t been executed as he thought it would be. Vinayak stated that he spoke to then Deputy Mayor Wasserman recently, and Wasserman had the same understanding of the ordinance that Vinayak had. Vinayak explained, “When we voted, it was if the house property value increases over 1.5 times existing value this development fee would come into play.” Vinayak wanted to change the ordinance and offered an example of a property valued at $700,000...
Rahway HS Class of 2025 Running a Fundraiser!
RAHWAY, NJ — While the Rahway High School (RHS) Class of 2023 prepares for its June 9th prom, the sophomores, members of the Class of 2025, are wasting no time looking ahead to theirs, already raising money to defray the costs associated with their senior year activities. With the help of its class advisors, RHS teachers Jorge Gutierrez and Selina Miserentino, the Class of 2025 has organized a fundraiser and is looking for your support. The deadline to donate is June 15th. So don't delay! To make a donation to the Class of 2025, click here. [Don’t miss any TAPinto Rahway news. Go to tapinto.net/enews to sign up for our free e-newsletter, delivered each morning to your inbox.]
ALERT: All Montville Twp Fields and Basketball Courts Will be Closed Thursday Evening
MONTVILLE, NJ - Township administration put out an alert on Thursday afternoon announcing that all Montville Township fields and basketball courts will be closed on Thursday evening, June 8. The communication indicated that the closures are due to the air quality alerts currently in place resulting from the wildfires in Canada. Read more about the air quality alerts HERE.
Autistic adults play ball at St. Joseph’s gym
MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mary Beth Walsh is the mother of Ben Hack, who is 24-years-old and autistic. Walsh was trying to find something in the local area that Ben could enjoy, as he was getting older and aging out of his programs for young adults. Walsh approached Gerry O’Connor,...
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