A Rockaway Halloween Parade

To get you into the mood, here’s a video from the 2008 Halloween Parade at Birchwood School in  Rockaway.

The Cantolao family did a great job with this video that they posted to YouTube! Thanks for sharing!

Rockaway Borough Museum

199 W. Main St. Rockaway, is open each Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. and the first Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. Musuem tours are available upon request. Call 973-627-3495 or 973-627-5575. Tours are limited to 20 individuals at a time. Your request must include the number of individuals and the arrival time.

In today’s Daily Record: Rockaway man critical after crash on Route 80

BY TEHANI SCHNEIDER DAILY RECORD STAFF WRITER

DENVILLE — A former Rockaway Township councilman was critically injured in a single-vehicle accident on Route 80 West after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a center median on Tuesday night, state police said.

Robert Sternlicht, 67, was heading west near milemarker 39 in a 2006 Mazda RX-8 around 8:20 p.m. when he suddenly veered off the road and crashed into the concrete traffic barrier on the left shoulder, said Trooper Brian Polite.

The Mazda swerved back on to the highway, before striking the barrier for a second time. The vehicle came to rest in the left shoulder by the median, Polite said.

Authorities said Sternlicht was extricated from his vehicle by firefighters and taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital by the Denville First Aid Squad.

State police had originally said Sternlicht was pronounced dead at the hospital at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, but hospital spokesman Rob Seman said he was alive and remained in critical condition on Wednesday afternoon.

READ THE WHOLE STORY:

http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009309240002

Yet another crash on Route 80 in the Rockaway Denville area

Yet another mishap on Route 80 in the Rockaway Denville area.  A driver was seriously injured in a crash  around 8:20 p.m. on Sept. 22. His car struck a center median in Denville, according the Star Ledger.

Daily Record: Roof of Chinese dumpling truck causes back up on Route 80 in Denville

BY ROB JENNINGS DAILY RECORD STAFF WRITER  ON SEPT. 22

DENVILLE — Traffic backed up on westbound Route 80 for approximately two miles after the aluminum roof peeled off a tractor-trailer that was transporting a load of Chinese dumplings, state police said today.

The incident unfolded at 3:55 p.m. at mile marker 38.4, Trooper Brian Walsh said.

No one was injured when the roof peeled off, though a motorist driving behind it later reported that his vehicle was struck by debris, Walsh said.

The truck driver, a native of the Republic of Georgia now living in Illinois, had earlier been ticketed in New York after his roof struck an overpass, Walsh said.

For whatever reason, the driver was allowed to proceed on his journey and the weakened roof flew off onto Route 80, Walsh said.

READ THE WHOLE STORY:

http://www.dailyrecord.com/article/20090922/UPDATES01/90922073/1005/RSS

Daily Record reports a Lake Hopatcong woman was injured in the Route 80 crash

BY TEHANI SCHNEIDER and MINHAJ HASSAN staff writers for Daily Record

ROCKAWAY TWP. — A Lake Hopatcong woman suffered internal injuries after her vehicle struck a tractor-trailer truck on Route 80 East at 7:46 a.m., causing several traffic lanes to close down for about two hours, police said.

Jasmine Marcial, 22, was driving a black 2001 Honda CRV in one of the highway’s center lanes when she lost control of the vehicle and rear-ended a tractor-trailer truck driven by Joseph Smith, 59, of Bronx, N.Y., said Sgt. Stephen Jones of the New Jersey State Police.

The accident happened near milepost 34.6 and caused all four eastbound lanes to shut down.

Marcial was entrapped and the Rockaway Township Fire Department arrived at the scene to extricate her. She was transported by Medevac to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released.

Smith was not injured, Jones said.

REST OF STORY

http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990918010

AP reports oil leak as cause for crash landing at the mall

The Associated Press

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A preliminary report says an engine oil leak led to the crash landing of a small plane in a New Jersey mall parking lot.

A flight instructor suffered minor injuries and a student pilot was uninjured when the single-engine Cessna landed in the parking lot of the Rockaway Townsquare Mall on Aug. 25.

The pilot told the National Transportation Safety Board that about an hour after taking off from Green Lake Airport in West Milford he noticed fluid on a wing and saw that the engine oil pressure was low.

Minutes later, the plane’s engine stopped, forcing the pilot to attempt an emergency landing. The plane was damaged when a wing hit a tree and the landing gear struck a curb. No one on the ground was injured.

The NTSB report was released Tuesday.

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