Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Hundreds sign petition that cites concerns about noise, and points out there's an airport about a mile away.
An application to build a helipad at the New York Jets training facility in Florham Park has hundreds of neighbors in Madison petitioning to stop the project. Opponents cite concerns about noise and safety, and say it's unnecessary because Morristown Municipal Airport is about a mile away. The application by Florham Park Helipad LLC to construct a helipad at 1 Jets Drive was scheduled to be heard at a Florham Park Planning Board meeting Monday night, but the application was adjourned until the board's May 30 meeting at the applicant's request. An online petition by residents of the Oak Knoll neighborhood asking the Planning Board to reject the proposed helipad, which the petition says would serve as "accessory to the Commercial Athletic …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Plainfield resident pleads guilty to charge of attempted criminal mischief.
A former College of St. Elizabeth student pleaded guilty last week to a charge of attempted criminal mischief after police said she set toilet paper rolls on fire Nov. 12 in a dorm bathroom. Mykia White-Johnson, 18, of Plainfield is expected to be sentenced to probation and community service, the DailyRecord.com reported. White-Johnson had confessed to starting a fire at O'Connor Hall at the Florham Park school, police Detective Sgt. Christopher Core said last year. At police headquarters, White-Johnson had said she was stressed by her poor academic performance and set the fire with her lighter, according to an arrest affidavit. She had said she did not intend to hurt anyone but indicated it was to act out against the school, the …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Bruin seen running in the area of Brooklake Road on Tuesday.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
41-year-old charged with DWI after allegedly ignoring Park Avenue road closure.
A Florham Park woman was allegedly drunk when she ignored a road closure and nearly struck an off-duty cop, Madison Police said. Devin Kenney, 41, drove around a road closure in the area of Park and Ridgedale avenues on Oct. 31 at about 10:30 p.m., according to a report released by Acting Chief Darren Dachisen. Off-duty Patrolman Carmine DeCaro was also nearly struck by Kenney's vehicle, the report said. DeCaro was adjusting barrels that were in place to close off a portion of Park Avenue due to downed trees and power lines, the report said. After DeCaro detected the smell of alcohol emanating from Kenney, Patrolman Kevin Boone responded to the scene to perform field sobriety tests, the report said. Kenney was arrested and charged with DWI…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
56-year-old had pleaded guilty to attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with a detective he believed was a teenager.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Three more tomatoes from the Coviello brothers' plant weighed in at more than 2 pounds.
Brothers Mike and Peter Coviello, who have harvested seeds from their heirloom tomatoes for the past 10 years, store the seeds, though they won't reveal how, and replant them each year. Over time, they have created a new variety of heirloom tomato, one they have named Rose of Italy after their mother Rosaria. "Every year it gets bigger and bigger," Mike said. "And how do you know? Next year it could be even bigger." The first tomato harvested from this season was picked in July and weighed 2 pounds, 5.2 ounces. Since then, several other ripe tomatoes have been harvested from the plant, which the Coviello brothers grow on a tract of land in Florham Park. Paul Suszczynski, a family friend and member of the Chatham Borough Community Garden, …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Stroller Strides comes to Livingston Mall next week, will also be held at Emmett Park this fall.
A Madison resident has brought a national exercise program to Florham Park and Livingston that has been attracting new moms all over the country. The fitness program, Stroller Strides, is a 60-minute workout for new moms to get back in shape that includes cardiovascular, strength and flexibility drills, with some of the exercises involving strollers. The class is both interactive for the moms and their babies. Owner Nikki Cosentino decided to bring the popular fitness program to the area after taking the class with her 1-year-old daughter, Ellie, when she was only 8 weeks old. Cosentino said she owes Stroller Strides to getting back in shape after her pregnancy, and feels other moms in the area can benefit from it as well. "It was just so …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Three individuals arrested for stealing two MacBooks, police said.
Surveillance video led to the arrest of three individuals who allegedly stole two MacBook laptops from Farleigh Dickinson University, police said. Francisco Cruceta, 20, of Clifton, and Nicholas Delgado, 18, of Fair Lawn, were each charged with theft of movable property, possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit theft. Delgado was also charged with receiving stolen property, police said. The third individual's identity was not released because the person is a minor. Florham Park Police said Officer Joseph Rega first responded to the campus last Wednesday at 4 a.m. for the stolen Apple computers, valued together at $4,700. The theft was reported to have taken place between midnight and 2:30 a.m. earlier that morning, police …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Family-friendly restaurant moves into former Trader Joe's location in Regency Plaza.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Business strip to be renovated and expanded, Prudden Park to be extended at Columbia Turnpike-Ridgedale Avenue intersection.
New development plans are coming to Columbia Turnpike, including reconstructing a property that currently houses five businesses and extending Prudden Park, the Florham Park Borough Council authorized at its latest meeting. The council approved on Aug. 16 an agreement for Florham Park Properties LLC to reconstruct the 177 Columbia Turnpike property that houses Natale's Deli, The Man Cave Salon, Afton French Cleaners, The Better Half and Luxury Nails. The two-story building will be completely revitalized with a new design and new windows, and it will be extended with a space for four new tenants. Borough officials don't know what businesses will fill the space yet. The property is right next to the vacant lot at the intersection of …