Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Morris Plains man also faces sexual assault charges.
A former Parsippany Boy Scout leader from Morris Plains has been indicted on child pornography charges. Stephen Corcoran, 45, was indicted Tuesday on charges including one count of second-degree distribution of child pornography and 10 counts of fourth-degree possession of child pornography. Acting Morris Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said Corcoran showed an 18-year-old male friend child pornography in the fall of 2011. An investigation of Corcoran's computer revealed images of nude minor males as well as minor males engaged in sex acts, an affidavit on file at Superior Court states. Corcoran was initially arrested on the charges Jan. 20, 2012. The Morris Plains man was arrested again in December on charges that he molested two teenage boys in …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Morris Plains' Interfaith Food Pantry will honor individuals and groups that helped feed the needy.
The Interfaith Food Pantry in Morris Plains will host a dedication ceremony Monday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. to pay tribute to those whose donations for its 2012 capital campaign led to a whopping take of $2.7 million. The organization will unveil its 2012 Annual Giving Tree to mark the end of its Harvesting Miracles campaign, which paid for construction of the IFP's new resource center at 2 Executive Drive, which opened in November 2011. The giving tree, to be displayed in the resource center lobby, features the names of approximately 185 groups and individuals that contributed 1,000 pounds of food or $2,000 or more between January and December of 2012. Also being unveiled at the event are wall plaques listing major contributors to the …
Friday, December 28, 2012
No time given as to when pole will be repaired; no power outages reported.
An electrical pole near Watnong Park on Granniss Avenue in Morris Plains remained leaning toward the road at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning. Safety cones had been placed where Speedwell Avenue becomes Granniss Avenue and police barriers had been placed at further down but were being actively ignored by drivers. A notice on the 511nj.org website noted all lanes remained closed and detoured until further notice. Less than five JCP&L customers were reporting power outages Friday morning, according to the utility's outage map. Patch will provide updates as they become available.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Morris Plains resident was also charged in January with allegedly exposing a child to porn in 2011.
A Morris Plains man and former Parsippany Boy Scout leader accused in January of showing child pornography to a boy was arrested again Thursday on charges he molested two teenage boys in the 1990s, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Stephen Corcoran, 45, is accused of one count of aggravated sexual assault, multiple counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from accusations Corcoran molested a 13-to-16-year-old boy between 1997 and 1998, and another 16-to-18-year-old boy in 1999. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Frederic Knapp, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo and Morris Plains Police Chief Scott Thompson announced the arrest Friday. According to the …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
FEMA-operated 'Disaster Recovery Center' will be open Thursday-Saturday in Morris Plains.
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Morris County officials urge anyone thinking about registering for FEMA assistance following Superstorm Sandy to do so as soon as possible. Frank Pinto, director of the Morris County Department of Human Services, said the sooner residents seek assistance, the sooner they will have money in hand for their needs. “The FEMA representatives who are staffing the Disaster Recovery Centers can provide technical assistance at the centers themselves or through other means,” Pinto said. “There is a 60-day deadline for registering and we want everyone who is eligible to receive assistance.” Morris County’s Disaster Recovery Center, operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is at the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
An adult and a child were transported to hospital in Morris Plains incident.
A rush-hour motor vehicle accident on Route 10 in Morris Plains sent two people to the hospital early Thursday evening. Morris Plains Police, Morris Plains Fire Department and the Morris Minute Men Emergency Medical Service were on the scene at 1767 Route 10, a shopping strip that includes Smashburger, Dunkin' Donuts, Sprint and Coldwell Banker Realty. Shortly after 5 p.m., a Nissan Sentra traveling eastbound on Route 10 flipped over and slide into the parking lot, according to two Sprint employees who witnessed the incident. "We heard the car braking; it was a screech," Melwyn Cespedes said. "We walked over and within a second, looking through the window, we saw the car turning. It was flying into the turn like it was a drag race, and it …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Recording revealed at status conference for Fort Lee woman charged with prostitution at Morris Plains massage spa.
An audio tape may be pertinent to the case of a Fort Lee woman accused of prostitution at a Morris Plains massage spa. The tape's existence was revealed during a Tuesday afternoon status conference at the Morris Plains Municipal Court. Kin O. Hye, 54, appeared before Judge Michael A. Carlucci with her lawyer for a conference that lasted just over one minute. Hye was arrested last month in connection with alleged prostitution activity at VIP Spa on Route 10. Parsippany defense attorney Lee Levitt asked for and received an adjournment so that he could have time to review the tape, which is now in the possession of Morris Plains Municipal Prosecutor Denis Driscoll. Judge Carlucci allowed the adjournment, saying another status conference will …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
VIP Spa employees decline to comment on police investigation into Route 10 business.
A Fort Lee woman charged with prostitution after an undercover sting by the Morris Plains Police Department of a Route 10 spa entered a not guilty plea Tuesday afternoon in Morris Plains Municipal Court. Kim O. Hye, 54, looked downward and stood silently next to attorney Lee Levitt, who spoke for her. Hye was arrested at the VIP Spa Thursday following a five-month investigation by the Morris Plains detective bureau that police said involved the VIP Spa at 1745 Route 10 East. According to police, more than $1,000 was seized during the arrest, which occurred during a motor vehicle stop in Parsippany. Police said Hye engaged in sexual activity with another individual in exchange for cash and attempted to participate in sexual activity with an…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Detention basin, 5 acres of wetlands to be added before property can be converted into housing and retail complex.
Before a developer can convert the former Pfizer property into a retail and housing complex, environmental work must be done to address the area's flood plain. M&M Realty Partners purchased the property earlier this month and plan to demolish the two vacant buildings—located on the west side of Route 53 across from Johnson & Johnson—to add residential and retail units. When the Clifton-based developer presented the concept plan at the joint planning board and borough council meeting last week, they also gave an overview of the work they plan to do in order to comply with the DEP standards. This work includes doubling the detention pond at the south side of the property, adding in about 5 acres of wetlands near the Watnong Brook and putting…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Developer purchased land, plans to covert area could increase Morris Plains population by 25%.
The start of a long process began this month for the former Pfizer property on Route 53, when a Clifton-based developer purchased the site with grand plans for a mix of retail and housing. The property, straddling the train track on the west side of Route 53, was purchased on Aug. 16 by M&M Realty Partners of Clifton. The two principals of M&M, Joe Marino and Jack Morris, have extensive experience in real estate development in New Jersey, California and Florida, according to a statement on the Morris Plains website. Their largest redevelopment project in New Jersey is the former Garden State Race Track in Cherry Hill, the statement said. "This property was converted into a successful 'mixed use' development which included retail shops and …