The recap of this week’s news includes an Opening Date for the new BBQ Restaurant, Chicago Style Italian Beef Sandwiches now available in Roxbury, and an outline of the Hard Work being done for Lake Hopatcong from the last Commission meeting.

Ewing Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Drug Monitoring Initiative (DMI), the New Jersey Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner, and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office are issuing an overdose alert after preliminary reporting indicates Sussex County experienced an increase in suspected drug-related fatal overdose incidents in the month of January 2020.

Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking volunteers to assist with planting, maintenance and harvesting of fruits and vegetables from the community gardens at the agency’s Newton campus.  Volunteers would work alongside seasoned horticultural professionals on Monday – Thursday mornings, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Volunteers must be at least 17 years of age.  No experience is required.

Newark, N.J. – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, today announced that a cooperative investigation by the State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has resulted in the arrest of three suspects.

The Morris County Board of Freeholders has honored Brian and Susan Marshall of Garden Magic LLC, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and Rev. Michael Muller, all of Mountain Lakes, with county resolutions for a unique rain garden project that garnered a 2019 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award.

WASHINGTON – Tonight, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will speak at the Drew University Forum in Madison, New Jersey. Kelly, who helped implement Trump’s family separation policy as White House chief of staff, received public backlash for his role on the board of Caliburn, a company the administration contracted to run its migrant detention facility in Homestead, Florida. 

Our local area is offering another great weekend of events, with Jefferson Township Police holding their annual Beefsteak Dinner, multiple restaurants are offering Valentine's Day specials, and we have the All-American Addict – A Journey to Recovery educational event on teen suicide. Enjoy your well-earned weekend!

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