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Top 10 Montville Stories in September

'Wall of Shame,' Italian festival make headlines this month.

1. 'Wall of Shame' Farm Stand's Way of Ousting Shoplifters

The owners of a Jacksonville Road farm stand have come up with a new way to embarrass people who they believe are shoplifting produce.

2. 100-Foot Oak Tree Crashes Into Woman's Bedroom

A Pine Brook woman had an unpleasant awakening when a tree crashed through her ceiling during a storm. The storm also knocked out power to much of the township.

3. Italian Festival Coming to Montville

Montville UNICO sponsored the township's first San Gennaro Festival last month, bringing residents together for rides, Italian food and festive fun.

4. Lazar Middle School Day Could End Earlier

The Montville Board of Education is considering whether to change the times of the school day at the Robert R. Lazar Middle School so that the day would end earlier and students would have more time for homework.

When the township committee held a public hearing on an ordinance amendment relating to fire inspection fees, one resident took the opportunity to talk about his opinion that the fire department should not have district elections but be run through the municipality.

6. Montville Road Resurfacing Underway

Montville Township began its road resurfacing program on several township roadways.

While a salary guide is still in the process of being developed, the Montville Township Education Association and Montville Township Board of Education reached a tentative agreement on a new contract last month.

8. Former Montville Student Remembered During Suicide Prevention Walk

Former Montville Township High School student T.J. Sefcik was honored by his friends and family members during a walk at the New Jersey shore.

9. Car Break-ins Under Investigation in Pine Brook

Montville Township police are investigating apparent car break-ins that took place in the business parking lots of 10 Maple Avenue and 34 Maple Avenue last month.

10. RHONJ: Gorga's Stripper Past Rehashed

Montville's Melissa Gorga was pegged as a former dancer in an Elizabeth gentlemen's club this season on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." 

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