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Morris Plains Budget, HS Schedule Top Local News

The Morris Students' Coins for a Cause also made headlines

Morris Plains Budget, HS Schedule Top Local News

Morris Students Set Record for Coins for a Cause

The Coins for a Cause project involves grades K-8 and the students collect change and vote for a non-profit to be the beneficiary. The Greater Morristown YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign received a check for $14,573.32 on Friday

$116 Average Tax Hike for Morris Plains Property Owners

Morris Plains residents face an average $116 tax increase with the governing body's approval of the $12,740,117 2013 municipal budget.

Borough Council unanimously approved the spending plan, which is $212,000 larger than the 2012 budget, at a meeting Thursday night.

Divided Feelings on New Morristown HS Schedule

Feelings are mixed on the decision to alter Morristown High School's student schedule from a five-day rotating schedule to an A/B day plan for the 2013-14 school year. Classes will increase from 67 minutes to 80 minutes long

Nas Attorney: Judge Should Toss Morris Promoter's $10M Suit

After scheduling conflicts delayed a  the rapper's attorney  filed a motion on Monday saying that a judge should throw out the lawsuit, NJ.com reports.

Concert promoter and CEO of Allgood Entertainment Patrick Allocco filed suit in December against the New York-based rapper after he and his son were trapped in Angola for 49 days on fraud accusations after Nas didn't appear for a series of New Year's Eve shows he promoted.

Thursday: Eat at Famished Frog for Morris Twp. PBA

Some of the 8th graders at Frelinghuysen Middle School worked in conjunction with The Famished Frog to complete a fundraiser for the Morris Township PBA

Morris Plains Debuts New Borough Website

A complete redesign of the borough website ( www.morrisplainsboro.org ) has just been implemented. The borough didn't plan to introduce the new website format until around June 1, but a virus attacked the old website. So, the new site had to be implemented immediately.

Morris School Teacher's Band to Debut CD

Brad Marullo is a teacher at Thomas Jefferson and Sussex Avenue and plays guitar, keyboards and lap steel in SteppingSTONE BAND. He's looking forward to their release party because many in the Morristown community will be attending to support their debut CD, I'll Be Coming Home.

Ex-DPW Super Commits Suicide Rather Than Face Child Porn Plea

Former Morristown Public Works Superintendent Charles E. Jones III, who was indicted in February on charges of distributing child porn over the Internet,  took his own life last week, the Daily Record reported.

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