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18 posts from April 2013

April 26, 2013

At the Montville Twp. Library, Ann Monka Tells Her Tale of Surviving the Holocaust

Ann Monka, a Holocaust survivor, spoke at the Montville Township Public Library on Monday, April Monka1 15. The amazing story of the Bielski brothers' resistance efforts against the Nazis and the thriving encampment they created in a dense forest in Belorussia, where 1,200 Jewish people survived the war, has been told in books, a documentary, and movie with Daniel Craig. For MontvilleTownship resident Ann Monka, what happened in those woods is very real, for she was there.  Monka talked about her time in the Bialowieza Forest, outside of her native Lida, Poland, and the harrowing times that led to her family meeting up with the Bielskis, in a discussion at the Montville Township Library on April 15.  Monka began her talk by stating, "I'm no stranger to Montville," referring to the 30 years she has lived here. The rest of the night, however, was about her first home and a childhood disrupted by the Nazis.  Continue reading northjersey.com

Montville Man May Face 12 years in Prison for Clifton Home Invasion

GavelA 29-year-old Montville man who pleaded guilty in state court earlier this week to a 2009 Clifton home invasion faces 12 years in prison when sentenced June 14.  Sabri Pilinci, 29, will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole. He will receive credit for the approximately four years he has been in the Passiac County Jail awaiting trial.  Pilinci’s guilty plea to robbery and criminal restraint came just as jury selection was about to begin in his trial before state Superior Court Judge Raymond A. Reddin in Paterson. He also faced charges of kidnapping, burglary, aggravated assault and possession of a knife. Continue reading northjersey.com.

April 22, 2013

Lincoln Park Savings Bank Serves the Financial Needs of the Local Community

Lincoln Park Savings Bank dates back to 1923 when a group of local civic minded business people Lp savings established Lincoln Park Building and Loan Association to serve the financial needs of the local community. We outgrew our first location at 245 Main Street and moved to our current location at 31 Boonton Turnpike in 1963. Recognizing the need to serve our customers more efficiently, the bank remodeled and doubled its facilities in 1989 to accommodate our ever-growing customer base. In June of 2007, we opened our first branch office located at 193 Changebridge Road, in Montville. True to our original purpose, Lincoln Park Savings has through the years provided mortgage loans to enable families to purchase their dream home. We also take pride in that we have never sold any of our mortgage loans in the secondary market. This aspect is important because you can depend on us to continue providing quality service for your loan. Come bank with us and let us show you the quality of our friendly, professional service. Visit us at lincolnparksavings.com

April 17, 2013

Patton Oswalt’s Moving Facebook Post on Boston Marathon Bombings

Patton"I don't know what's going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem," Oswalt, best known as the voice of Remy in the 2007 animated film "Ratatouille," continued. "One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths. But here's what I DO know. If it's one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet." Continue reading news.yahoo.com

Montville Twp. VFW Shows Appreciation for Vietnam Vets

The Montville VFW Post 5481 hosted a recognition dinner for Vietnam War veterans on April 5 at the Montville Senior House. Joe Quade, VFW Americanism chairman and World War II veteran, organized the event in honor of Vfw the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, and despite being in the hospital a day prior, still made it out to honor those who served.  Continue reading northjersey.com

Montville Bridge Leading to Fairfield to be Replaced

Montville bridgeThe Route 159 westbound bridge superstructure over the Passaic River, connecting Fairfield with Montville, will be replaced, the state Department of Transportation announced Tuesday. The $2.96 million federally-funded project will replace the existing, structurally deficient at-grade bridge superstructure and resurface the bridge approaches, according to a press release from the DOT, which said that the existing bridge was built in 1939 and carries approximately 12,000 vehicles per day. Continue reading dailyrecord.com

April 12, 2013

Montville UNICO's 24th Annual Dinner Dance

On Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Ravello"s Ristorante in East Hanover, NJ, Montville UNICO will hold Mvunico it's 24th annual Dinner Dance.   A Person of the Year Award will be presented to Mickey D'Addato and the new chapter president, Nicholas Conturso, will be inducted.   Cocktails will begin at 6:00PM with a dinner to follow and the music will be supplied by "Mirage".  Donation is $125.00/pp and sponsorship in the Program Book is still available.  Send checks to Montville UNICO Foundation, PO Box 788, Montville, NJ 07045 or contact Michele at gem6@verizon.net or 973-885-2013.

April 11, 2013

Montville Kiwanis Makes New Food Pantry Space Home

Food pantrySix weeks after settling into a new location, the shelves are stocked at the Montville Kiwanis Food Pantry on Passaic Valley Road. The Kiwanis Club opened Montville's food pantry in 2010, taking space at the Montville United Methodist Church on Whitehall Road. But as the demand for the food pantry grew (the pantry's roster now includes more than 100 families), the pantry also began to grow out of its space. Continue reading montvillepatch.com

April 08, 2013

Fundraising Campaign for Montville High School Percussion Ensemble Program is in Progress

Joe Bergen, Montville High School's percussion teacher is having a fundraiser to help support the rest Montville percussion of the concert season for the percussion ensemble and would really love community support. Please follow the link below to their fundraising campaign where you can watch a special video and read about their amazing, nationally recognized program. A pledge of any amount is always welcome! Please visit their website at kickstarter.com to learn more.  Mr. Bergen can be reached at montvilletownshippercussion@gmail.com

ACC Run 4 a CURE Fundraiser Sunday, April 28, 2013

AcclogoACC C.U.R.E. is hosting their first fundraising event dedicated to supporting research for Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma, an extremely rare cancer. Please join in for ACC Run 4 a CURE on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at Verona Park , Bloomfield Ave. in Verona. The event will include a 5k fun run or 1-mile walk around the lake.  Day-of registration opens at 9 AM with the event kick-off at 10 AM.  Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma (ACC), or Adrenal Cancer, is an extremely rare and deadly cancer, affecting merely 1-2 people per million worldwide. Those receiving this diagnosis are, on average, children under 10 or adults 45-50 years old, though all ages have been affected. Individual organizations such as ACC C.U.R.E. are extremely important in fundraising for this rare disease due to a lack of awareness and funding.

ACC C.U.R.E., a non-profit organization, was established in 2012 by the Gannon family of Montville after Linda's 2009 diagnosis of Adrenal Cancer. The family's mission through ACC C.U.R.E. is to raise awareness and support research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the most active Adrenal Cancer research programs in the world. Their determination to make a difference in the world of Adrenal Cancer is in honor of those fighting this disease and in memory of those that have lost the battle.

For more information or to register for ACC Run 4 A CURE, go to www.ACCcure.org. Visit ACC C.U.R.E. on Facebook or e-mail questions to acc.cure@gmail.com. Your support will make a difference!