Friday, January 25, 2013
Developers will price retail units beginning in February.
Driving on either side of the Towaco train station, it's hard to miss the large building starting to take shape next door. That building is the Towaco Crossing development that broke ground last spring. Included in the project is 1,200 feet of space for six retail businesses and six residential units and the development's centerpiece, an 18,000-foot restaurant called Rails Steakhouse. April's groundbreaking was an important day for many elected officials as the development is planned to become a "destination" in Montville. The project, even currently in its construction phase and continuing after the establishments are open, is expected to bring dozens of jobs to the local area. Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce said projects like Towaco …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Resident said he returned home to find a flat screen television, other items taken.
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Wednesday, January 23
Police are investigating a reported home burglary in which $1,000 worth of items, including a flat screen television, were apparently stolen from a Lincoln Park home on Tuesday. The alleged burglary took place at a Minnehaha Path residence. The street is about four miles from Towaco, according to Mapquest. The homeowner reported that after returning home around 8 p.m., he realized his home had been burglarized, Lincoln Park police said. Police said the owner had been out of the house from about 8 a.m. It appeared as though a person or multiple people had entered the home by breaking a rear window, police said. Anyone with information should contact the Lincoln Park Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-694-5533.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
JCP&L told township officials they would be working in the neighborhoods as residents kept fingers crossed.
Like many throughout New Jersey, some Montville residents in sections of Towaco and the Lake Valhalla community remained without power Thursday. Knowing neighbors throughout the township had already seen their power restored was frustrating, one said. "It's hard to see other people's power coming back on and you've still got nothing," Lauren Trionfo, a Duynecrest Road resident, said. Trionfo has been without power since 2 p.m. on Oct. 29. Her family was recently loaned a generator by a friend whose power was restored, but she said she has only been using it to heat up the house at night so that her family is warm enough to sleep there. She has been cooking meals on the grill, working at her friend's house, doing laundry at her boss' house…
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Poor weather predictions cause organizers to hold off on event.
The Towaco Music Festival originally scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to rainy weather predictions. Organizers made the decision to postpone the event around 8 a.m. The event will be held at the Towaco train station Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. instead.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Police said no one was transported to hospital after two-car crash.
Neither driver of vehicles involved in a two-car crash Thursday afternoon at the entrance of the United Methodist Church and Route 202 were in need of medical assistance, according to Montville Township police. The crash did slow traffic around 2:45 p.m. while police responded but traffic was moving as normal again by 3 p.m. Police said one of the drivers of the vehicles did complain of pain but was not transported to the hospital by the Montville Township Volunteer First Aid Squad, which also responded to the scene. One of the vehicles that sustained damage to the left front end was towed from the scene.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Nearby residents of Alpine Road voice concerns of overgrown weeds, safety issues.
The site of luxury homes on Alpine Road appears more like a "jungle," according to one Towaco resident. The Montville Township Committee held a public hearing Tuesday night for the ongoing construction of the Forest Ridge luxury home development on Alpine Road near Gunther's View. The developer, Peter Nagle of Peter Nagle Builders LLC, was present to address concerns from committee members and residents. "It's like a jungle, it's just not acceptable," resident Nayanesh Shah said, describing the overgrown weeds that are near his property. Shah was one of several residents who spoke during the hearing. He also asserted that the unfinished roads caused driving difficulties for him and his family during inclement weather. Nagle responded to …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Police said they were unable to determine who ‘primary aggressor’ was.
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Monday, May 21, 2012
A Towaco man was involved in what Butler police called a “road rage” incident with Butler Councilman Sean McNear on Route 23 North, in Butler, near Applebee’s, on Saturday at 10:44 a.m. Ptl. George Beyloune responded to the scene and spoke with McNear, 44, of Butler, who police said was the driver of one vehicle, and Steven Meyers, 45, of Towaco, who was driving another vehicle. Police said both drivers said that there was an alleged incident of inappropriate driving between them on Route 287 and that they continued to drive on to Route 23. Police said both drivers reported that they exchanged several inappropriate gestures and comments, after which the vehicles collided into each other. Both drivers also said the incident was caused by …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Invoking a federal statute, musician-educator Pat Gesualdo is suing the Cherry Hill school district and Akian Chaifetz's former special education teacher.
A Towaco man who overcame a severe childhood disability to become a professional musician is suing the Cherry Hill school district on behalf of 10-year-old student Akian Chaifetz. Through the non-profit organization Drums and Disabilities (DAD), the aim of which is to aid autistic children through music instruction, Towaco resident Pat Gesualdo filed a federal complaint Thursday alleging that Chaifetz’s rights were violated by his former special education teacher, Kelly Altenburg. “Akian was bullied, harassed, and publically humiliated, which is a direct violation of his civil rights,” Gesualdo told Patch. “The teacher needs to be removed immediately.” Prior to the filing of this complaint, Altenburg had already hired legal representation …
Monday, April 16, 2012
State files seven-count civil complaint against Towaco resident Paul J. Grossi.
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Monday, April 16, 2012
A Towaco man owns and operates a business that has allegedly been soliciting unsuspecting New Jersey residents for donations to charities not registered in the state, according to a seven-count civil complaint filed last week by state Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. Paul J. Grossi, a Towaco resident and owner of PJG Enterprises, LLC, which has business addresses in Towaco and Fairfield, is being accused of having teenagers solicit consumers from a "boiler room" setting at the company's locations, according to a press release put out by the attorney general's office. The complaint states that PJG was established in December of 2009 and that charities that were solicited through the company…
Friday, April 13, 2012
Fire crews spent more than seven hours battling blaze Monday.
The official cause of an apparent mulch fire that took more than six towns' fire agencies over seven hours to put out is still under investigation, according to Towaco Fire Department Chief Ken Breeman. Breeman said the firefighters responded on the scene near the end of Old Jacksonville Road at about 1:15 a.m. Monday and worked until about 10 a.m. to put out the fire. About 30 members from the Towaco Fire Department responded, as well as firefighters from the Montville Fire Department, Boonton Township Fire Department, Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Co., Lincoln Park Fire Department and Morris Plains Fire Department. Members of the Pine Brook Fire Department waited on standby for additional assistance at the Towaco firehouse. Read about the fire…