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April 5, 2000 | By Mike Madden, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Board of Education last night appointed Brian J. Betze the third principal of Carusi Middle School in three years. Betze, the principal of Long Valley Middle School in Morris County, will start June 19. Carusi principal Gloria Meekins stepped down at the end of January after being on sick leave for a month. She had run the school for a year and a half, after switching jobs with Barry Adler, who is now principal of Knight Elementary School. Since February, Assistant Superintendent Mychael Willon has been Carusi's acting principal while also overseeing curriculum and instruction in the district.
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November 19, 1996 | By David E. Wilson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Any forest ranger will tell you that it's impossible to walk more than halfway into a forest. Any farther and you're headed out. Unless you're walking in circles. And if the forest is a chilly swamp blanketed by darkness, the dilemma becomes stickier still. If only they'd brought the cellular phone. Sunday afternoon for the Celii and La Penta families began with what they thought would be a quick hike along the trails of the Great Swamp of Morris County, a three-by-seven-mile sunken stretch of red maples anchored in silty muck.
NEWS
May 23, 2012 | By Barbara Boyer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Four state prisoners escaped from custody within 17 hours of each other, two of them making a daring dash on a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle from a work detail at a Burlington County cemetery Monday afternoon. Freedom was short-lived for the latter two, who were back in custody within hours. Sunday night, a Camden County man and a Morris County man slipped out of a prison in North Jersey. Both would have been eligible for parole by March. It's the second time, officials said, that the Morris County man had escaped from jail.
NEWS
May 30, 2010 | By Allison Steele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A North Jersey man drowned early Saturday in Medford's Taunton Lake, police said. Jeremy Chan, 23, of Mountain Lakes, Morris County, was canoeing with another man when the craft capsized, Medford Police Chief Anthony Canale said. One man swam to shore and went to a house on South Wendover Drive, where he alerted friends. They called police around 2:15 a.m. and returned to the lake to search for Chan. Police and Medford's marine unit met them there, police said. A state police helicopter spotted Chan's body, and a dive team from the Fire Department recovered it from the lake around 3:20 a.m. Emergency personnel administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but Chan was pronounced dead at Virtua Marlton.
NEWS
September 23, 2012
A North Jersey man who repeatedly stabbed his estranged wife's boyfriend with a pocketknife earlier this year will not be going to jail. Instead, Angelo Corino, 61, of Belleville was ordered Friday to serve five years' probation, perform 640 hours of community service, and attend anger-management counseling. He initially was charged with attempted murder but pleaded guilty in June to aggravated assault. Morris County prosecutors had sought a 364-day county jail sentence for Corino, who said he was distraught and confused when the stabbing occurred Feb. 15 inside his wife's Parsippany apartment.
NEWS
May 14, 2013 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A New Jersey man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison today for using cameras hidden in a bathroom to take pictures of nine young girls in various states of undress. Ronald Oshrin, 50, of Budd Lake, pleaded guilty in December to a charge of production of child pornography. Oshrin admitted to installing several hidden video cameras in his Morris County home in 2007. When the girls were in either the bedroom or bathroom, he monitored the cameras and recorded video of them disrobing, showering or using the toilet.
BUSINESS
March 24, 1996 | By Donna Shaw and Jim O'Neill, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
In local history books, this picturesque Morris County community boasts of being a one-time haven for quiet millionaires. Industry, indeed, has been good to North Jersey, where the modern pharmaceutical industry was born and continues to thrive. The oral thermometer, the tranquilizer and the Band-Aid all were developed in this area. This region is now home to at least 10 major pharmaceutical companies - four of them in Morris County. But with mergers and downsizing all the corporate rage, there's a hint of discomfort among some borough and township officials.
SPORTS
November 20, 1993 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Four South Jersey teams will be pursuing their first girls' soccer state championships today at Trenton State College. Holy Cross will meet Randolph of Morris County in the Group 4 state championship at 10 a.m. Moorestown will meet West Morris Mendham of Morris County in Group 2 final at noon. Pitman will meet Morris Catholic of Morris County in the Group 1 championship at 2 p.m. Delsea will meet Ramsey of Bergen County in the Group 3 championship at 4 p.m. Here's a closer look: GROUP 1 Pitman vs. Morris Catholic.
NEWS
August 23, 1999 | by Scott Flander, Daily News Staff Writer The Associated Press contributed to this report
When ex-Playboy bunny Judith Kelly Dempsey ran a high-class brothel at her Morris County mansion last year, she didn't do any hooking herself. She was making so much money as a madam, she said, she didn't have to. But with her "escort" business busted by cops, and with bills to pay, this summer she decided to get down and dirty herself. At $200 an hour. The 46-year old Dempsey was arrested Friday night and charged with prostituting herself in a Howard Johnson's motel room in North Jersey - while her fiance stood guard outside the room's sliding glass door.
NEWS
February 19, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
TRENTON - Eight New Jersey residents have been charged with illegal dumping as part of the Department of Environmental Protection's crackdown on the trashing of state parks and recreational lands, officials said Tuesday. They are among 36 who have been accused of dumping since the DEP began its "Don't Waste Our Open Space" campaign in March. The arrests, over the last six months, follow investigations by the New Jersey State Park Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife's Conservation Officers and the DEP's Compliance and Enforcement personnel.
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March 20, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
Gov. Christie on Friday proposed a two-year freeze on taxing nonprofit hospitals, some of which are facing demands for payments from municipalities. The Republican governor also announced a commission to review the long-standing hospital property-tax exemption statute and recommend changes to the law. "It gives us time to come up not just with a solution but with the right solution, and that's what we should be looking to do," Christie said at a news conference in Elizabeth, N.J. Since a tax court ruled in June 2015 that a Morristown hospital should not have been exempt from property taxes, a number of hospitals have seen their tax-exempt status challenged.
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December 9, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gov. Christie has nominated Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard, a Democrat who ran for a congressional seat last year, for a Superior Court judgeship. Belgard, a trial lawyer for 14 years, served a three-year term on the Freeholder Board and last month lost her bid for reelection in a close race. Last year she ran to represent South Jersey's Third District, a seat that opened up when Republican Jon Runyan retired. Republican Tom MacArthur, a former mayor of Randolph, Morris County, won the seat.
NEWS
October 27, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the eighth anniversary of the killing of 19-year-old Rowan University student Donald Farrell, Gloucester County law enforcement officials renewed their appeal for anyone with information about the murder to come forward. Farrell, a sophomore from Morris County in North Jersey, was beaten to death in Glassboro on Oct. 27, 2007 after he was approached by five males near the college's Triad apartment buildings. The assailants asked Farrell for directions to a party, and then punched and kicked him, witnesses told police.
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February 19, 2015 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
TRENTON - Eight New Jersey residents have been charged with illegal dumping as part of the Department of Environmental Protection's crackdown on the trashing of state parks and recreational lands, officials said Tuesday. They are among 36 who have been accused of dumping since the DEP began its "Don't Waste Our Open Space" campaign in March. The arrests, over the last six months, follow investigations by the New Jersey State Park Police, Division of Fish and Wildlife's Conservation Officers and the DEP's Compliance and Enforcement personnel.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
On New Jersey's 101.5 FM the morning after the election, grouchy-pants populist Jim Gearhart was complaining about public question No. 2. He characterized the explanatory statement on the ballot as so verbose that voters likely became confused, or exhausted, just by looking at it. To which I replied (in my mind, as I so often do with Gearhart) that a more concise wording might have read: vote no = bad; vote yes = good . The yeas did carry the day on the question of conserving open space, farmland, and water in New Jersey, providing a precious bit of good news for Garden State progressives cast adrift by the Republican wave.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Republican Tom MacArthur defeated Democrat Aimee Belgard in one of the country's most hard-fought and expensive House races and won a seat representing a swath of South Jersey stretching from the Delaware River to the Shore. MacArthur, a retired insurance executive and former mayor of Randolph Township in Morris County, will replace Jon Runyan, a former Eagle who decided to retire after serving two terms, saying he was frustrated with the rancor in Congress. After Runyan's announcement, MacArthur moved to Toms River in Ocean County, prompting Belgard, a Burlington County freeholder and trial lawyer, to accuse him of being a carpetbagger.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THE AMERICAN flag was sagging outside a South Jersey polling place yesterday afternoon, almost touching some dark mulch, and Daniel J. Yannantuono did his best to make it stand tall again after casting his vote. The fate of the nation, Yannantuono said, was in the hands of voters beyond the Garden State, and he feared they'd bend national politics to the right. "Ahh, don't get me started," the 67-year-old Vietnam War veteran said outside the Osage Elementary School in Voorhees, Camden County.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Hundreds of mail-in ballots challenged by Republicans in New Jersey's hotly contested Third Congressional District race will be counted, two judges ruled Tuesday afternoon. Burlington County Superior Court Judges John E. Harrington and Mark P. Tarantino ruled that the ballots will be open and counted but kept separated in case there is an appeal, said Joseph P. Dugan, the chair of the Burlington County Board of Elections. Dugan, a Democrat, sided with the other Democratic board member, Alice Furia, in defending the ballots for which the Democrat state committee had helped voters apply.
NEWS
November 1, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
The race in New Jersey's Third District, covering parts of Burlington and Ocean Counties, has degenerated into a mud bath that fails to mask the fact that neither candidate to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan (R., N.J.) plays on the A-team. Republicans backed self-funder Tom MacArthur, 54, of Toms River, who has lent $5 million to his campaign. Democrats chose Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard, 40, of Edgewater Park, who does not measure up to the seasoning of the late Rep. John Adler (D., N.J.)
NEWS
October 25, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Republican Tom MacArthur and Democrat Aimee Belgard traded a series of barbs during their second and final debate Thursday, all the while saying they believe partisanship and bickering are the cause of Congress' failures. At a spirited debate hosted by the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce in Mount Laurel, the two candidates vying for a competitive South Jersey seat in the House both began by saying how they were qualified to work for harmony in a governing body marred by discord.
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