Friday, October 31, 2008

Mount Olive Township NJ : Property Assessment

Mayor David M. Scapicchio
MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY - a message from Mayor David M. Scapicchio

October 31st, 2008
Property Assessment Concerns >>

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mount Olive New Jersey Severe Weather Alert

New Jersey Early Snow Fall
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - What a day. Approximately 13,000 township residents are without power tonight as Mount Olive and much of the state was soggy, slushy, and yes... snowy when a Nor'easter blew through the garden state.

Mount Olive Township Police report that they handled over 1,000 calls for weather related issues. The Mount Olive Twp Police Dispatch Center received 282 of those calls via 911.

Due to the heavy call volume regular patrols were supplemented by officers from the police department’s Detective Bureau, Communication Division and the Support Services Division. The combined staff responded to over 17 Disabled Motor vehicles, 8 fires, 30 weather related property damage calls, and 20 traffic accidents.

54 Garfield school district students became stranded at the Pax Amicus Castle Theater when their bus became stuck in the snow. The Budd Lake Fire Department responded to assist with the incident and was able to transport all parties to the Budd Lake Fire Department for temporary shelter.

"Our officers handled this extended weather event with incredible patience and professionalism." said Chief Mark Spitzer, Mount Olive Township Police. "The Township and County Road departments worked throughout the storm and will be staying through the night. We were eventually able to put together a fleet of four wheel drive vehicles by utilizing health department, fire marshal, and engineering SUV’s."

Friday, October 24, 2008

2008 Mount Olive Fall Fest at Turkey Brook Park

MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - The 2008 Fall Fest scheduled for Oct 25th from 12-5pm at Turkey Brook Park has been canceled due to inclement weather.

No Rain date has been scheduled.

We will post new information as it becomes available.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association Recognized

DENVILLE, NEW JERSEY – The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter recently recognized the efforts of Nathan Richardson, Regional Director for Bankers Life and Casualty Company. Mr. Richardson and his Parsippany, New Jersey Branch Sales Office staff raised nearly $23,000 for the Chapter through their annual Forget-Me-Not Days fundraising campaign and their ticket sales for two of the Chapter’s popular annual special events, the Legendary Links Golf Raffle and the Polo Classic Vacation Raffle.

“We deeply appreciate the outstanding, ongoing fundraising efforts of the Bankers Life and Casualty Company employees,” said Patricia Lombreglia, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter. “The funds they raised will help support the educational programs and support services we provide to the more than 350,000 New Jersey individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease.”

Forget-Me-Not Days is a community event started by Bankers Life and Casualty Company’s Chicago-based home office, in which employees, agents, family and friends from participating branch sales offices pair up with local Alzheimer’s Association chapters to go into local communities and collect donations in exchange for forget-me-not flower seed packets. Over 60 agents and administrators from the Bankers Life and Casualty Company Parsippany, New Jersey Branch Sales Office collected donations from passersby in front of 11 local stores. This is the sixth year their office has supported Forget-Me-Not Days.

About the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in Alzheimer research and support. The Association is committed to providing support, assistance and information to individuals with Alzheimer's disease, their families and care partners; and supports research into the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure of Alzheimer's disease.

It is estimated that there are currently more than 350,000 individuals and their care partners in New Jersey who are struggling to cope with the challenges of Alzheimer's disease. Headquartered in Denville with regional offices in Oradell, Princeton and Red Bank, the Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter offers education and training, support groups, respite care assistance, and a 24-hour, toll-free telephone Helpline. For more information about Alzheimer's disease or the Alzheimer's Association, please call 1.800.883.1180, or visit the Web site at

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mount Olive Food Drive

Cub Scout Food Drive
MOUNT OLIVE, NEW JERSEY - Cub Scout Pack 249 of Budd Lake, New Jersey is sponsoring a food drive to help families in Mount Olive. Donations of non-perishable food can be dropped off at our Den Meetings at the St. Judes Church in Budd Lake.

We will be accepting donations in the Parish Center from 7pm-8pm on October 27, November 10, and November 17.

For additional inquiries, please contact Kathy Harkins at (973) 448-0683. Thank you for your help and support.

Monday, October 6, 2008

NJYS Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Juan Pablo Angel
NEW JERSEY - MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, announced today that it has teamed up with the New York Red Bulls and New Jersey Youth Soccer to support Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

The newly created program is a soccer-centered community outreach initiative that will teach young people the value of community service, educate them about global issues facing children in other parts of the world and empower them with the tools to be active global citizens making a difference in the world.

One hundred and sixty thousand youth soccer players from New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS) will be invited to participate in an incentive-based fundraising challenge. The challenge began in early October and will run through mid-November. Winners -- both individual and team-based -- will be recognized at a 2009 Red Bulls game and receive a variety of prizes including autographed memorabilia and a private meet-and-greet.

Every day, 25,000 children die needlessly from preventable causes – because they lack simple things like access to clean drinking water, basic childhood medical attention, or mosquito bed nets to prevent malaria.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to teach our youth about the struggles of children in other parts of the world, as well as teach them the value of community service,” said JoAnn Neale, executive vice president for Major League Soccer. “Soccer is a global game and the youth soccer players participating in this initiative will be directly contributing to the well being of a less fortunate child somewhere in the world.”

New York Red Bulls All-Star forward and MLS W.O.R.K.S. ambassador Juan Pablo Angel will be writing a blog about his support and participation in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Starting on October 9, Juan Pablo’s blog can be viewed at:

To obtain a Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF kit, please visit to order your free materials and get involved.

For further information, please visit MLS W.O.R.K.S. and UNICEF representatives who will be located on the concourse at the New York Red Bulls Fan Appreciation Game, Saturday, October 18th at Giants Stadium. Representatives from both organizations will be on-hand to answer questions.

Team up to make a difference, empower your soccer community and save the lives of children in countries all across the world. With your support, UNICEF has the resources and reach to give children the best hope of survival.

About MLS W.O.R.K.S.
MLS W.O.R.K.S. was launched in April 2007 and is Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people. MLS W.O.R.K.S. serves as a platform for both league and team philanthropic programs. Specific areas of focus include health and wellness, education, respect, fair play, leadership, human rights and diversity with an emphasis on programs and initiatives directed at school-aged children. For more information about MLS W.O.R.K.S., please visit

For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world's leading international children's organization, working in over 150 countries to address the ongoing issues that affect why kids are dying. UNICEF provides lifesaving nutrition, clean water, education, protection and emergency response saving more young lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. While millions of children die every year of preventable causes like dehydration, upper respiratory infections and measles, UNICEF, with the support of partnering organizations and donors alike, has the global experience, resources and reach to give children the best hope of survival. For more information about UNICEF, please visit