More than a dozen residents pleaded with the Morristown Council to do something about the traffic flowing through their neighborhoods — some say they've been asking for years. Kevin Coughlin of Morristown Green says residents want traffic signs, speed bumps and speed traps. Meanwhile, Maureen Berzok of TAP into East Brunswick says residents in her town are calling for similar measures to increase public and traffic safety.
DOZENS SLEEP OUTSIDE IN BOXES IN WESTFIELD TO HIGHLIGHT HOMELESSNESS
More than three dozen overnight guests set up a temporary "box city" on the lawn of a Westfield church to raise money for and awareness about the issue of homelessness and poverty in New Jersey. Kate Brochu of TAP into Westfield says participants were asked to bring cardboard boxes to sleep in and brave the elements in order to experience a small part of what homeless people endure every night.
RETHINKING TAXES: CAN WE RESTRUCTURE, AND WHAT'S NEXT?
Civic Story hosted a public forum earlier this month entitled "Rethinking Taxes: can we restructure, what's reasonable, what's next?" The forum was held at the Summit Free Public Library and focused on ways to untangle New Jersey's complex tax policies. Watch the video here.
TAILS OF THE COLLINGSWOOD ANIMAL SHELTER
From the "Take your child to work desk" of NJ Pen comes a story by Matt Skoufalos' adolescent son, Jet Skoufalos, who spoke to the staff of the Collingswood Veterinary Hospital about the work they do each day to keep animals safe and healthy.
MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL COMES BACK TO TOWN
The Montclair Film Festival comes to Montclair each year near the end of April, and has become popular each year. State of the Arts says this year's festival will feature screenings of 150 documentaries, fiction, short and long-form films, often with the filmmaker on location to discuss their work.