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Jump Start Your Future with a CCM Apprenticeship in Advanced Manufacturing

An instructor from the CareerAdvance USA apprenticeship program working with a student

MORRIS COUNTY — Embark on a well-paying career in advanced manufacturing by taking part in paid-on-the-job training through the County College of Morris (CCM) CareerAdvance USA apprenticeship program.

The first step to becoming an apprentice in the CareerAdvance USA program is to take part in a boot camp to learn the basic skills needed for employment in advanced manufacturing. The boot camp covers all the advanced manufacturing basics and gives students the opportunity to earn college credits over a six- to a nine-week timeframe. Training takes place in the college’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center, featuring the latest equipment in a high-tech environment.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center at County College of Morris

While the apprenticeship program is offered at no cost, there is a $3,750 fee, plus the purchase of supplies, to take part in the boot camp. There are opportunities for scholarships, funding for those unemployed or underemployed, as well as structured payment options.

It is estimated that over the next decade advanced manufacturing will need to fill 3.4 million jobs with most of those positions being related to the pending retirement of baby boomers. Along with good job prospects, the field pays well with an average starting salary of $45,000 to $65,000 plus benefits after completing an apprenticeship.

If a career in advanced manufacturing interests you, join one of the Virtual Info Sessions to learn how to prepare for an apprenticeship. The sessions take place on Wednesdays. The upcoming sessions are:

  • September 15 at 12:00 noon
  • September 29 at 2:00 p.m.
  • October 13 at 5:00 p.m.
  • October 27 at 9:00 a.m.
  • November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
  • November 17 at 5:00 p.m.
  • December 8 at 2:00 p.m.

To learn more about CCM’s advanced manufacturing apprenticeship program and to register for an information session click here or email CareerUSA@ccm.edu.

Murphy to Speak at Parsippany Hilton

Governor Phil Murphy

PARSIPPANY — Meet the Candidate Event with Governor Phil Murphy at Hilton Parsippany, One Hilton Court will take place on Thursday, September 30  at 11:15 a.m.

Phil Murphy is the current Governor of New Jersey, yet he still is a candidate running for re-election. The Gubernatorial Speaker Series concludes with a Democratic candidate and incumbent, Governor Phil Murphy.

He will discuss his platform and take questions from attendees.

The price to attend is $65.00 to $85.00. Those interested in attending can click here to register.

The event is sponsored by the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Meet the Candidate Gubernatorial Speaker Series.

Parsippany Resident Myles Dacres Charged With Hindering In Cedar Knolls Murder Case

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PARSIPPANY — Myles Dacres, 24, of Parsippany, was charged Wednesday with Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution in connection with the murder of Raijah Scott, Cedar Knolls, on August 18, 2021, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

Surveillance video refutes Dacres’ story, according to legal documents filed in the case. The documents also connect Dacres with the suspected getaway vehicle– a white Land Rover that police searched for in the hours after the killing.

Dacres told investigators an “unknown light-skinned Hispanic male” did the shooting, then drove away from Clyde Potts Drive in a white Land Rover Discovery-owned by Dacres’ mother, according to documents filed by Morristown Police.

The man charged with the murder, Tyrell Lansing, 27, of Morristown, was indeed at the scene that evening–but he was driven home about 40 minutes before the shooting by another person, in the same Land Rover, Dacres allegedly told investigators on the day of the crime.

But the video shows Lansing and Dacres standing together in front of the vehicle moments before the gunfire, according to a statement from Morristown DetectiveKevin Beal.

The two men subsequently entered the Land Rover. After the shooting, Dacres exited the driver’s seat, got out, and the vehicle drove off, according to the detective.

Beal asserted the video fails to corroborate other claims by Dacres: That he wrestled with an unknown Hispanic male who refused to exit the passenger seat, felt a gun, and walked around to the driver’s seat.

When he got there, the man opened fire, then told him to drive, Dacres allegedly told investigators. Instead, the story goes, Dacres exited the Land Rover, and the unknown shooter drove away.

Lansing shot the 35-year-old Scott, a Cedar Knolls resident, multiple times, authorities say. They say the crime occurred around 1:00 a.m. in the parking area of 28 Clyde Potts Drive, in Morristown’s Manahan Village public housing community. A group had gathered outside that evening celebrating a birthday, neighbors say.

The shooting was declared as homicide by the county medical examiner’s office.

Police also charged Lansing with the unlawful taking of the Land Rover, a fourth-degree offense.

Lansing and DeQuan McDaniel, 27, of Dover, were arrested in Tulsa, OK, a day after the shooting — not in the Land Rover, but in McDaniel’s Hyundai Elantra.  Lansing and McDaniel are being held in Tulsa pending extradition to Morris County.

Dacres is being held in the Morris County Jail.  He could face up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine if convicted of the third-degree charge of hindering the murder investigation.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Rep. Sherrill Statement on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th


MORRIS COUNTY — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

“For so many of us, it is difficult to believe it’s been 20 years since that fateful Tuesday morning in September, which changed our world forever and cost us so many loved ones.

“We all remember where we were that day. As a young Naval Officer, I was stationed at the US Atlantic Fleet Headquarters in Norfolk, VA. I’ll never forget the juxtaposition of a perfect fall day, beautiful blue skies, a crisp feeling in the air, and the absolute horror of the attack as I manned my post in the headquarters. Amidst the chaos, with the Pentagon under attack and so much uncertain information flowing, our hours and days following the attacks were dominated by our coordination of the military response, scrambling jets, and mobilizing forces to be on high alert.

“As we’d come to find out, 749 New Jerseyans died on 9/11, more than 90 of them residing in what is now the 11th Congressional District. As we do every year, we honor their lives by coming together as a community in each town across the district and continuing to keep their memories alive. We promised to never forget, and we keep that promise.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to our first responders from New York, New Jersey, and those who flooded in from all over the country to save lives and search for our loved ones in the rubble. Far too many of them lost their own lives as a result. And to this day, too many are still grappling with the health effects they incurred from their time on the pile. I’ve been so proud to be part of the fight, working for them to help make the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund permanent. Our continued support for them is central to our efforts to never forget.

“As we gather at services, memorials, and events on this anniversary, it’s heartening to be able to be together once again after the year and a half we’ve had. I look forward to joining you all in towns throughout the district to remember, grieve, and honor our families, friends, and neighbors today.”

Hanover Township Committee Meeting – September 9, 2021


HANOVER — Hanover Township Committee Meeting – September 9, 2021.

Click here to download the agenda.


Ciattarelli Attends Boonton Fire Department Labor Day Fair

Morris County Commissioner Director Stephen Shaw, Republican Candidate for Governor Jack Ciattarelli, Boonton Third Ward Council Member Joe Bock, Residents Robbie Berman, Lauren Corby, and i2i Italian Indian Master Chef Mickey Chopra

BOONTON — Jack Ciattarelli, the New Jersey Republican Party’s 2021 nominee for Governor, attended the Town of Boonton Fire Department Labor Day Fair on Sunday, September 5, Ciattarelli was greeted by several municipal and local officials including Boonton Council Members Cy Wekilsky and Joe Bock, County Commissioner Stephen Shaw and District 25 State Assemblywoman Aura Dunn.

Republican Candidate for Governor Jack Ciattarelli with District 25 State Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and Boonton Council Member Joe Bock

At the Fair, Ciattarelli spoke with hundreds of residents, including members of the Boonton Fire Department, the Boonton Police Department, and the Boonton Kiwanis First Aid Squad.

Jack Ciattarelli is a life-long New Jersey resident, born in Somerville and raised in the Borough of Raritan, where his grandparents immigrated in the early 1900s. Jack and his wife, Melinda, have resided in Hillsborough since 1998, where they raised four children, who are now adults.

Jack is a successful entrepreneur and small business owner, having founded two publishing companies, each time working as CEO and as Publisher for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine medical journals.

Jack served on the Raritan Borough Council (1990-1995), on the Somerset County Freeholder Board (2007-2011), and in the New Jersey Legislature as Assemblyman, representing the 16th Legislative District (2012-2016).

As a State Assemblyman, Jack represented communities throughout Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset Counties and served important roles, including sitting on the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and on the Regulated Professions Committee. For more information on Jack’s campaign click here.

Tri-Town Kiwanis President Nicolas Limanov, Boonton Third Ward Council Member Joe Bock, and i2i Italian Indian Master Chef Mickey Chopra
Aysha Avalos with Republican Candidate for Governor Jack Ciattarelli at the Boonton Firemans Carnival
Boonton Third Ward Council Member Joe Bock, Morris County Commissioner Director Stephen Shaw, Boonton First Ward Council Member Cy Wekilsky and Republican Candidate for Governor Jack Ciattarelli at the Boonton Firemans Carnival
Ezra Avalos enjoying the delicious food at the Boonton Fireman’s Carnival

Market Street Mission Gives 500 Backpacks in Annual Project Backpack Giveaway

Market Street Mission Gives 500 Backpacks in Annual Project Backpack Giveaway

MORRIS COUNTY — The Market Street Mission in Morristown packed and distributed 500 backpacks full of school supplies to children in need in our community, during August. As children begin to go back to school in person again this year, they are excited to help prepare and equip them with the materials they need to succeed.

Every August, hard-working volunteers come to the Mission to help prepare 500 backpacks and supply kits for students from preschool through high school. Many of the bags go to the men in the Mission’s addiction recovery Life Change Program to give to their children and grandchildren. Program alumni can sign up for backpacks as well. Throughout the program, they help the residents learn to be responsible, supportive fathers, and Project Backpack is one tangible way they can help them work to rebuild relationships with their children by providing for their needs while still pursuing their own recovery.

Market Street Mission Gives 500 Backpacks in Annual Project Backpack Giveaway

The Mission also works with local schools, churches, and organizations to provide backpacks for children in the community. This year, they were able to support organizations around the Morristown and Asbury Park Mission locations, as well as their new Sussex County location that opened in Newton earlier this year.

Partner organizations included Saint Margaret’s Church in Morristown, the Spring Street Alliance CDC and Bethel Church in Morristown, Neptune High School, and Project Self-Sufficiency in Newton.

It was a special blessing to be able to deepen our relationships with Sussex County community partners as we establish our new location in Newton. One leader from Project Self-Sufficiency commented on the backpacks, saying, “these items will bring so much joy to children in our community and fill them with excitement as they prepare to return to their classrooms this fall. You have given them the opportunity to start the year poised for academic success!”

The Market Street Mission has been serving the community for more than 130 years with meals, shelter, addiction recovery, and community outreach services. Project Backpack has served as a great opportunity to show support and care for our neighbors as we help local students prepare for the school year. Thank you to all our volunteers and donors who helped make this possible!

Established in 1889, the Market Street Mission is an experienced organization with a proven method of helping fight alcoholism, substance abuse, hunger, and homelessness in northern and central New Jersey. As a private non-profit we rely on the charitable support of compassionate donors to provide more than 110,000 meals and 30,000 nights of shelter per year. For more information on our emergency services, free addiction recovery program, community counseling services, and thrift store please visit by clicking here.

Market Street Mission Gives 500 Backpacks in Annual Project Backpack Giveaway

Morristown Man Charged in Homicide of Cedar Knolls Resident

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MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, and Morristown Police Department Acting Chief Darnell Richardson announce that Tyrell Lansing, age 27, last known address in Morristown, NJ, has been charged with first-degree murder and related offenses that stem from an August 18, homicide occurring on Clyde Potts Drive, Morristown.

On Wednesday, August 18, at approximately 1:03 a.m., the Morristown Police Department received a 911 call regarding a shooting on Clyde Potts Drive. First responders located a male in the parking lot near 28 Clyde Potts Drive with multiple fatal gunshot wounds. Following an autopsy, Morris County Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Di Wang, M.D. determined the manner of death to be a homicide. The victim has been identified as Raijah Scott, 35, of Cedar Knolls.

The investigation revealed that the Defendant and the victim were acquaintances. The investigation further revealed that at approximately 1:01 a.m., Defendant shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene in a motor vehicle. The defendant was apprehended on August 19, traveling through the State of Oklahoma.

As a result of the investigation, Defendant has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, second-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, second-degree Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons or Ammunition, and fourth-degree Possession of Prohibited Weapons. The Defendant is currently in custody in Oklahoma, pending extradition to New Jersey.

Numerous law enforcement agencies have participated in this investigation, including members of the Morristown Police Department, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, the New Jersey State Police, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (973) 285-6200, the Morristown Police Department at (973) 292-6737, or Morris County Crime Stoppers at (973) 267-2255. Persons reporting any information may remain anonymous.  Information on how to leave an anonymous call or text message can be found at the Crime Stoppers Program website by clicking here.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

East Hanover SMAC Blood Testing Program

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EAST HANOVER —  The East Hanover Health Department will conduct a SMAC Blood Testing Program for East Hanover and Roseland residents 18 years or older on Saturday, September 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Thomas Rinaldi Center, 5th Street, East Hanover.

SMAC is a comprehensive blood test that analyzes more than 20 components including total cholesterol, LDL, triglycerides, glucose, and a CBC (Complete Blood Count.)

The Health Department’s nursing staff will provide blood pressure screening and health education brochures will also be available.

To participate in the clinic, you must call (973) 888-6035 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for an appointment.  There is a fee of $22.00 for the comprehensive SMAC test for all participants, and appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Woman’s Club of Boonton Holding Garage Sale Fundraiser


BOONTON —  The GFWC Woman’s Club of Boonton, a nonprofit, community service organization is holding a garage sale fundraiser, Saturday, September 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The address is 425 Old Boonton Road, Boonton.

Cash only. Lots of items for sale, very affordable, and all proceeds support local charities. Please wear a mask.

The club is also actively looking for new members to join their club! Today women’s clubs meet for community service, developing friendships, and to have fun. Even during these difficult times, the club has continued to meet, socialize and make donations to support the community. For more information, email the club at boontonwc@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page.

The Woman’s Club of Boonton is a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of GFWC, which was founded in 1894, visit their website at njsfwc.org.

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