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Movie Overview:

Young Christian Davis finds a stray dog named Pluto and decides to bring it home to his parents and two siblings. Christian's father, Mitch, works long hours and his mother Michelle just wants a husband who's there for the family. But in just a short time with the Davis clan, Pluto manages to rescue a lost toddler, bring comfort to Christian and help save Mitch and Michelle's struggling marriage.
Initial release: October 6, 2017
Box office: 1.6 million USD
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On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Kindergarteners at Hopatcong’s Hudson Maxim School proudly celebrated all of their hard work and accomplishments this year with the fourth annual Kindergarten Celebration.

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Hopatcong's Hudson Maxim School Kindergarten students in Mrs. Bisignani’s and Ms. Adams’ classes participated in a collaborative STEAM egg drop challenge.

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is hosting exercise classes in various local parks as a part of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign which encourages residents to get up, get out, and get moving!

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The different offerings of Jefferson Food Truck Fest are now defined, and we had added doe the extra fun activities.

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The Jefferson Arts Committee recognized the achievements of two outstanding Jefferson Township High School students during the Senior Awards Ceremony held on June 14th in the school auditorium.  

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Jefferson Township Teen Scene, in conjunction with the Jefferson Township Recreation Department provides positive opportunities for resident teens ranging from 6th to 9th grades. 

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Roxbury High School Special Education Teacher, Karen D’Amico was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).

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Once again the 24th Annual St. Therese Carnival 2018 finished up this year's four-day event to deliver the regional best in Food, Games, Rides, Events, and other Community offerings that makes this a must-attend for family fun for the whole community in Northern Jersey.

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June 15 6-9PM Horseshow Lake

Thank you to the Beach Blast Fireworks Sponsors!

Alford Financial Group—-Fullerton Grounds Maintenance—Gary Ribe, Re/Max American Dream Legends Car Wash—Live The Lake NJ— PJ's Auto Body—Robert & Kathy DeFillippo Roxbury Family Care—Tim Smith & Family—Valley Pharmacy & Surgical Supply Music by "Under A Ton"                                                                                 Monetary donations accepted to benefit Roxbury Social Services                                                                                                                           • Infinity Entertainment

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The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that its 6th Annual Town-wide Garage Sale will take place during the weekend of Saturday, June 23 and Sunday June 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day, throughout the Township.

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As you may know the Borough's Dial a Ride van is out of service and being repaired.


Arrangements have been made to have a van available on The afternoons of Wednesday June 13 and Thursday June 14.


If you need van services please call The Dial A Ride Drive to make scheduling arrangements 201-841-5714

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Join us at the Mount Arlington Municipal Beach for some summer fun!

Friday June 29, 2018 Starts at 6:30 pm

Rain Date: Saturday July 6,2018

  • DJ provided by D’Amico Entertainment
  • Drinks & Snacks available for sale
  • Fireworks at dusk (approx. 9:00 - 9:30pm) over the lake courtesy of the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club

Bring your own chairs, blankets, etc.

No alcoholic beverages or pets allowed.

Please follow beach rules - Please note there is no lifeguard on duty.

Please watch for weather cancellations and more information on our website mountarlingtonnj.org

Questions please email cchisniar@mtaiiingtonboro.com or call 973-234-5080.

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All are welcome to sit along the parade route to celebrate our veterans. 05-26-2018 10:30 am

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The Mount Arlington Borough Council has passed a resolution declaring the borough Stigma-Free, making the total 33 of Morris County’s 39 towns, along with hospitals, schools, nonprofit agencies, and law enforcement groups that have joined the countywide “Stigma Free’’ initiative.

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Lake Hopatcong Foundation this spring christened its new Floating Classroom, dubbed “Study Hull,” and has since educated nearly 800 local students aboard the vessel, a 40-foot pontoon boat.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) is seeking your participation in a survey to help determine the future educational and community programs held at the Train Station!

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Chilly rain may have put puddles in the parking lot at Hopatcong State Park last weekend, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of guests at the 5th Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party.

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On Saturday, May 12th, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation launched their fifth annual Block Party. While the skies were somewhat cloudy, the community spirit was bright and sunny.

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Fishing continued to escalate on Lake Hopatcong over the last week with several nice catches.

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The Lake Hopatcong fishing continues to deliver some of the best fishing found within our State.

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On May 20, 2018 the Knee-Deep Club will be hosting its Panfish Challenge!

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The following are the results of the Knee Deep Club’s Spring Walleye Contest that was held on May 5th  & 6th, 2018

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River Styx Eminent Domain: Understanding the Process and what to expect.

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Part 3: The third article in this series of the approaching Eminent Domain for the River Styx area is designed to help you understand the process and what to expect each step along the way, and more importantly, what are the deadlines if you wish to contest the process at any point.

(Special Thanks to William J. Ward from Carlin & Ward, who as an expert in this area, and agreed to be interviewed for this article. See the Company information at the bottom of the article)

 

Background on River Styx Project:

As discussed in the first two articles, the Hopatcong Borough Council is moving forward in their long-term plan that started back in 1996 to revitalize the River Styx area. This plan is designed to increase overall property values, and gain additional Contractor Investments within the Hopatcong area. It may also make Hopatcong eligible for additional Federal & State grants.

 

Phase 1: The Process towards Eminent Domain:

Eminent Domain is covered by Local Redevelopment Housing Law, which requires the following steps to take place before Eminent Domain is declared:

  1. Redevelopment Study/Report
  2. Analysis of Property
  3. Resolution of Land Use Board
  4. Resolution of Borough Council

a. Resolution of Borough Council passed

b. Hopatcong Borough now has the power of Eminent Domain

Note: We are currently at the second stage of this process, so now is the time to become informed and get involved.

Important: If you are a property owner in this area, you will have only 45 days from the adoption of the resolution (4.a) to file an action contesting the validity of the resolution.

 

Phase 2: The Redevelopment Process

Once Eminent Domain is declared, the Redevelopment Process starts, which is where the Hopatcong Borough will seek a Developer(s), who under contract will handle the steps and the costs of moving forward. This includes:

  1. The Condemnation Process
  2. The Acquisition Process
  3. The Engineering Studies
  4. The Appraisal Process (for Fair Market Value)

Under the Eminent Domain act, the property owner is entitled to the following:

  • Fair market value determined by highest and best use (comparable to homes within that area)
  • Relocation assistance, to help move you within a 50 mile radius normally about $4,000 – $5,000
  • And potentially a supplemental housing bonus, if the value of your home is less than what can be acquired for a similar home in the new area.

 

Optional: Process for contesting Fair Market Value

There are two steps available to you if have a dispute on what is the Fair Market value of your home.

Step 1: An Assignment Judge in Morris County will appoint 3 commissioners (Normally: Two lawyers and one Real Estate Broker). Who will hear your case, and help determine the fair real estate value based upon the testimony of the Developer and the Property owner.

If you are still dissatisfied you can appeal within 20 days, and move to Step 2.

Step 2: Superior Court trial before a Judge, or a Jury if you select

 

Bottom Line:

So as you can see, we are still in the early stages of this process. If you live within the River Styx area, or feel strongly in either direction. Now is the time to become informed and involved. Watch for our Fourth Article on this subject, where we review what the River Styx project could mean to Hopatcong if it is implemented successfully.

 

About Carlin & Ward, Attorneys at Law

Carlin & Ward specializes in Eminent Domain cases, led by William J. Ward who has over 40 years’ experience for this subject matter in New Jersey.

Carlin & Ward, P.C.

P.O. Box 751

25A Vreeland Road

Florham Park, NJ 07932

Phone: 973-377-3350

 

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