Friday, April 26, 2013
Basilone Bowl and Ridge High's top schools' ranking also make headlines.
Writing on a bathroom wall at Woodmont Elementary School in Montville prompted a bomb scare and an evacuation of the school Wednesday morning while police and a bomb squad checked the building to be sure it was safe, police and school officials said. No bomb was found. Police have released a slideshow of an individual they are trying to identify who was on Finley Lane in Wayne at the time a home on that street was burglarized April 20. Zach Rice of Long Valley, who suffers from avascular necrosis of the hip, has joined forces with Goryeb Children's Hospital to raise funds for gaming systems for patients. The 'Action for Distraction' 5k will be held Saturday at Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morristown. Ridge High School is this year ranked …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
International students staying in Kinnelon also makes headlines.
For all 101 years of his life, Laurence "Bud" Benett was part of a family. And for at least 57 of them, he was part of a second one. In response to new data reports released by the state Department of Education this week, superintendents from the Kinnelon and Butler school districts said they found discrepancies in the data. Seven Kinnelon families will be bringing a global experience into their homes this summer when they host international high school students from Spain, China, Italy, Germany and France. While Kinnelon High School fully met its target of academic achievement in the 2011-12 school year, new data released by the New Jersey Department of Education shows the school is lagging behind its school peers in the area. Butler High…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Ice rescuers recognized, Butler man remembered also make headlines.
All five members present at Tuesday's Kinnelon Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting unanimously approved a bulk variance for a proposed retail and restaurant complex to be built on Boonton Avenue in the space of the former Marco's Market by HMR Properties, LLC. Three Republicans will vie for two Kinnelon Council seats that will be open this November during the June 4 primary. The June primary election may be quiet for the race for two Bloomingdale Council seats that will be open this November, but the general election will have two Democrats facing two Republicans for three-year terms. While the June primary election for the Butler Council's two open seats will not be contested, November's general election will be as three candidates …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Butler municipal budget introduced, Kinnelon coach named among 'Coaches of the Year' also make headlines.
Two developing trends are keeping the Bloomingdale Police Department busy, Police Chief Joseph Borell told the Bloomingdale Council in his annual report on Tuesday evening. With Clearview Cinemas' Kinnelon 11 playing anchor to the shopping center, Kinnelon Mall has long been a place where young people hang out before and after a movie, or even when they're not seeing a movie at all. But now Kinnelon Police Chief John Finkle is concerned about the kids hanging out at the mall after the department has received several complaints. A Kinnelon man was charged with disorderly conduct and DWI Thursday morning after police said he "became threatening and lunged at" a police officer before being placed under arrest. The Butler Borough Council voted…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Butler man inspired by March Madness also makes headlines.
Local police officers were scheduled throughout Butler schools and Bloomingdale schools held safety assemblies Friday morning on the heels of an incident in which a threat was reported toward Butler High School on Thursday. Local police, fire officials hoping to team up with school district to purchase new communication system connecting borough entities. A Bloomingdale woman suffered head injuries after she was struck by a car in a crosswalk on Glenwild Avenue Friday night. Brackets 4 Life launched by Michael McConville in honor of his brother who passed away from SIDS at 5 months old. ROSE Fund allocations recommended to borough council. More than 300 teachers and students participated in 'French Day' event. Local team competes in Bergen…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Girl Scouts gearing up for talent show also make headlines.
A teenager who ran away from her home in North Caldwell was found by Kinnelon police in a Ricker Road home that was later condemned as an unsafe structure when bath salts and marijuana led to seven arrests there. Trooper from Bloomingdale charged with fourth-degree tampering with records after authorities said he and another trooper assisted with a high-speed luxury car escort down the Garden State Parkway. As the Bloomingdale Council continues to mull whether to complete a sidewalk repair assessment project on Rafkind Road, several affected neighbors attended Tuesday's borough council meeting to hear more about what would be entailed. A 64-year-old New York man was indicted last week in Morristown court on charges of sexually assaulting a…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
'Bloody, naked female' falls out of window, state aid remains flat also make headlines.
A Butler woman was sentenced to 40 years in state prison Friday after being convicted of murdering her husband inside their home in 2010. Sean McNear pointed loaded BB gun at five-year-old's face, authorities claim. Health benefits, special education tuition drive up costs, some layoffs may be necessary. Prescription medication, bottle of vodka found in bathroom where woman fell from, police said. Bloomingdale will receive $552,149 in state aid for fiscal year 2014 according to figures released by the state Department of Community Affairs Monday. The Bloomingdale Board of Education approved the district’s 2013-14 preliminary budget of $19,279,099 at its Monday meeting. The budget will now be sent to the Passaic County Executive …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Kinnelon Memorial Day event, Butler arrests also make headlines.
Resident heard man 'screaming for help' as two fell through ice of Lake Iosco Tuesday. Man was not sure how 'suspicious items' used to detonate explosives got in his home. West Milford man was previously in critical condition after falling through the ice of Lake Iosco in Bloomingdale. Bloomingdale mayor said depth analysis still planned for spring. Kinnelon will host parade on Memorial Day and honor those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan on Veterans Day. Arrests, summonses issued down from previous year. Second vacancy to be filled as board pushes back interviews. Butler begins search for new coach as Jim Matsakis is hired by West Orange Board of Education.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Borough's first 'Butler Day' plans, unconscious woman charged with DWI also make headlines.
Saturday, February 23
Bloomingdale Council tables voting on ordinance to prohibit skating and sledding on borough ponds so that more research can be done. Recreation Commission members presented concept for borough's first community pride event. Martha B. Day School principal said school took precautionary measures. Police responded to call of woman slumped over her steering wheel to find her allegedly intoxicated. Kinnelon woman's blood alcohol concentration was nearly three times the legal limit, according to police report. Police set up information checkpoint asking public if they recognized sketch of driver suspected to have hit Butler man. Purchases of more than $1,500 were made with the card in the tri-boro area and Wayne. Five officers expected to retire…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Winter storm, allegedly drunk driver crashes into wall also make headlines.
Saturday, February 9
Police said wife called after her husband did not return home. Tests cost $89 each as student representative said her peers feel 'undermined.' The winter storm that blew through the region Friday did little damage to the tri-boro, officials said. Police said man's alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit. Police warn public to beware similar instances where strangers ask for money. Police say man was found with prohibited items including pepper spray and a billy club. Kinnelon pizzeria and Italian restaurant closed on Jan. 22. Undefeated squad will have signs hung in their honor at entrance of Bloomingdale Borough.