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28 posts from January 2015

January 30, 2015

Montville Twp. Board of Ed. Accepts Dr. Fried's resignation

Another New Jersey school superintendent is leaving the state because, he says, of a salary cap that keeps him from making more than the governor. Montville schools chief Paul Fried will end a five-year contract making $237,707 when he leaves in June. That's up from the $211,200 at the start of his contract. QORARUT640DQ9OQD-rsz640x633-cp0x78x640x398Even his starting salary is well above what a New Jersey superintendent can make since in 2010 Gov. Chris Christie ordered a $175,000 pay cap — matching his own salary — for the largest New Jersey districts. The cap went into effect the following year. In a district Montville' size are capped at a base of $165,000, plus another $2,500 if they're K-12 districts.s size, a superintendent can make up to $167,500. 

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Two Puggles Are Up For Adoption at the Montville Animal Shelter

MONTVILLE — Stan and Oliver are puggles — mixes of beagles and pugs — at the Montville Animal Shelter.Stan, 8, and Oliver, 5, lost their home and may be adopted either separately or together. 16876453-largeThey have been described as extremely friendly, affectionate and playful dogs. Stan and Oliver have been neutered and microchipped and are up-to-date on shots. Stan, Oliver and other pets are available for adoption at the shelter located at 7 Church Lane in Montville, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and Sunday by appointment. Call 973-334-6410 

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January 29, 2015

Montville Township Chamber of Commerce is Hosting a Networking Breakfast

Montville Township Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, February Mont2210, 2015 at 8:00AM-9:30AM at the Montville Diner located at 4 Route 46 West, Pine Brook, NJ.  Bring a friend and plenty of business cards to exchange with other members of the local business community. Cost is $10.00/person.   Please go to the Chamber website @ www.montvillechamber.org to register. PayPal is accepted or call the Chamber office at (973)263-3310. 

Montville Township Historical Society Presents “Railroads and the Morris Canal”

1122“Railroads and the Morris Canal” is the subject of the next “Glimpses of the Past Lecture Series” at the Montville Township Historical Society’s program, February 9 (Monday), 7:30 p.m. in the Montville Township Senior House, 356 Main, Montville. Mass transportation made a vital change to New Jersey’s economy in moving goods from supplier to the purchaser and impacting the market. Before mass transportation, many industries went out of business due to the high cost of transportation; even if the distance to be covered was less than a mile. This revolutionary change in the market was first demonstrated by the Morris Canal and later by the steam locomotive.

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United States Department of Transportation on Pipeline Safety

Mayor Scott C. Gallopo and the Montville Township Committee have invited Ms. Karen Gentile, PipelineCommunity Assistance & Technical Services (CATS) Manager for the United States Department of Transportation, Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), to speak to the public on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 7:00 pm. The location of Ms. Gentile's presentation will be the Montville Township Town Hall located at 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey. Ms. Gentile's presentation is in response to questions raised by the public on pipelines and pipeline safety prompted by the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC project to construct a pipeline to carry refined petroleum products and crude oil across northern New Jersey, connecting Albany, New York and Linden, New Jersey. Download Press Release - Pipelines and Pipeline Safety

January 28, 2015

Fundraiser Dinner for US Veterans Markers & Cemetery Restoration

GOURMET CAFE Restaurant Fundraiser Dinner for Montville, Towaco & Pine Brook US Veterans Veteran markerMarkers & Cemetery Restoration  - Monday, February 16, 2015.

Lunch - 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM or
Dinner - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
at Gourmet Cafe Restaurant
136 Baldwin Road, Parsippany NJ 07054
Tel: 973-316-0088

Order off the menu, buy your lunch or dinner, get a gift certificate or order a to go meal on February 16 (Monday) and a percentage of proceeds are donated by the Gourmet Cafe to the Montville Township Historical Society Project to purchase US Veterans Markers for the local cemeteries and provide cemetery restoration. You get a GREAT meal and we get much needed funds. Donations gratefully accepted. For questions, call (973) 394-0554.


January 27, 2015

Gallopo Takes Reins as Montville Twp. Mayor

GallopoScott Gallopo and Richard Conklin were voted by the Montville Township Committee as mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, at the reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Committeewoman Deb Nielson and Committeeman James Sandham took their oaths of office from Senator Joseph Pennacchio. In Gallopo’s first address to the public as mayor, he thanked his wife and sons for their support and said that without their understanding, he would not be able to do what he does. He also took time to explain how the Township Committee form of government works. Continue reading northjersey.com

Advocate for Change, Rick Van Glahn

Rick Van Glahn - Citizen Servant

Join me and other concerned citizens, representing varied groups, as we begin to take back control of education from the federal government and break the stranglehold which public education has over its citizens.  Giving parents choice in where and how their children are taught is a major step in this fight.

So please come to learn more and become an advocate for change, for the sake of our children and our society!

Please forward this email to your friends!

What:  Education Reform in NJ, One Size Does Not Fit All

When:  Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Where:  Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morris Township, NJ  07960

RSVP: lgerardi@njfpc.org, 908-561-2015 x20 

See you there,

Rick Van Glahn - Citizen Servant

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January 23, 2015

Valley View 4th & 5th Graders Performed Winter Concert for Peers and Families

Through music, Fourth and Fifth grade students at Valley View Elementary School in Montville, New Jersey, have spent some time this January celebrating winter. On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 one hundred and twenty upperclassmen presented an in-school assembly for three hundred preschool through third grade students. VV wc 5 466 copyThe assembly served as a both a dress rehearsal for the Winter Concert, scheduled for parents and family the following morning, and an opportunity for the student musicians to entertain their peers.

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Junior Creates Winning Cover Art for Montville High’s “Program of Studies”

Cover artMontville Township High School (MTHS) artist, Lianne Pflug, was awarded the cover of the MTHS “Program of Studies.”Pflug, a junior in Joanne Zoppo’s Advanced Placement (AP) Art class, submitted her design to the 2nd Annual “Program of Studies” Cover Design competition. Her artwork was chosen from over a dozen advanced Visual Art student entries. The “Program of Studies” is an on-line publication. The cover design artwork serves as the graphic icon that links the entire educational community to the guide. Being awarded the cover of the “Program of Studies” is a high-profile honor. The “Program of Studies” provides an educational smorgasbord of opportunities for learning and growth.

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