Severe storm hitting Morristown ahead of schedule

News12 predicts severe thunderstorms will hit Morristown around 3:40 pm, Oct. 7, 2013. Image: News12

Morristown should brace for severe thunderstorms around 3:40 pm, reports News12.

Video: Morristown power outages on News 12

Damage from the Oct. 29 snowstorm in Morristown. Photo by Berit Ollestad

Here is a video piece from News 12 New Jersey about Morristown’s power outages from the Oct. 29 snowstorm. Jersey Central Power & Light has said that 95 percent of its outages statewide will be resolved by today, Nov. 3. The utility’s online map this morning shows just over 2,000 customers still out in Greater […]

Video: manhole story on News12

News 12 picked up our coverage of  Wednesday’s dramatic testimony by a Morris Township mother of two who was injured by an exploding manhole in Morristown on Aug. 31. Judy Stein-Loewenthal warned the state Board of Public Utilities that the next motorist might not be so lucky: “I fear that someone will die, and in […]

MG on News 12: Tree hits house in Morristown, the video

On the Fourth of July we reported on a tree that crashed into the Morristown home of Noah Chappell. Here is a News 12 report featuring video that we shot at the Madison Street scene. Luckily, Noah was sleeping on the ground floor when the 100-foot locust toppled through his roof. Morristown Acting Fire Chief […]

Video: Nick Vena’s final throw sets shot put record, from News12

Here is a closeup of Nick Vena’s final, record-setting toss for Morristown High School. It sailed 75 feet 10 ¼ inches at the Meet of Champions in Old Bridge on June 13. Our thanks to News12 New Jersey for the great footage! MORE STORIES AND VIDEOS ABOUT NICK VENA

Morristown’s Nick Vena saves his best for last, ending high school shot put career with record throw

nick vena's last mhs medal

The great ones don’t just set records. They set them with a flair for the dramatic. Nick Vena broke the state mark in the shot put on his very last throw for Morristown High School, with a stupendous heave of 75 feet 10 1/4 inches that bested the second-place finisher at the Meet of Champions […]

Video: Morristown’s tornado relief crusader promotes Alabama drive on News 12

berit ollestad's lawn

Morristown resident Berit Ollestad has turned her home into a temporary warehouse, and she plans to make her front lawn a campground. It’s all part of her relief efforts for Alabama tornado victims, a drive that culminates on Saturday, June 4, in the town hall parking lot from 9 am to 4 pm. She is […] on News12 New Jersey

junior mack

News12 New Jersey interviewed me about Morristown’s music scene, and ran some video from, on its Spotlight program last Friday. My thanks to Spotlight anchors Roxanne Evans and Janine Strafaci and the team at News12. We talked about a new Monday night jam series at the Dark House Lounge. It kicked off on Feb. […]

Video: Morristown braces for an icy night, from News12

Morristown resident Christopher Ecclestone talks weather with Marci Rubin of

Marci Rubin of had this lull-before-the-storm look at Morristown on Tuesday, Feb. 1, as forecasters were predicting a nasty overnight of ice. She found streets and sidewalks generally in decent shape. It’s worth reminding town residents that the Morristown Parking Authority is offering free parking in its garages until 8 am on Thursday, Feb. […]

Now it’s an Ice Storm Warning for Morristown

street shoveling South Street

The next 24 hours are not going to be any fun at all. Instead of rejoicing that the Winter Storm Warning has been canceled, Morristown and the rest of northern New Jersey now face an Ice Storm Warning from the National Weather Service. It’s in effect through 6 pm on Wed., Feb. 2. Travel may […]