10 Most Read Millburn-Short Hills Stories

A look back at a few of the stories that caught readers' attention last month on the Millburn-Short Hills Patch.

A Millburn teenager was in critical condition after she was struck by the car of a couple rushing their baby to the hospital, police said.

Millburn's first aid squad transported the teenager to University Hospital in Newark, where she is in critical but stable condition, Millburn Police Capt. Michael Palardy said.

The 18-year-old, who will be a senior at Millburn High School in the fall, was hit in front of the Haagen-Dazs on Millburn Ave. at 11:20 p.m. July 5. 

As summer goes on, many graduates have made up their minds of which college they are off to for their freshman year in the fall.

Here's a list of all the colleges, the high school has released, where the students from class of 2012 are attending and how many to each. Except for a few who are still undecided.

Every morning at 9:19 a.m., senior class president, Ray Holloway, would come on the loudspeaker, recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and deliver the day's news.

"Good morning Millburn High School" was his tagline.

Principal Dr. William Miron pointed out at the 117th MHS Commencement Ceremony, Holloway truly was the "voice of Millburn High School" this year.

A Millburn man is among 11 people who have been charged in a $15-million mortgage fraud scam that involves 11 people in five states, the U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday. 

Larry L. Fullenwider, 61, of Millburn is among the group that has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said.

The group allegedly drafted false documents and used "straw buyers" to defraud lenders. The lenders provided $15 million in mortgages based on the fraudulent documents and straw buyers, Fishman said.

The Senate confirmed a nomination of a Short Hills resident for the U.S. District Court in the District of New Jersey in a 91-3 vote this week, according to the U.S. Senate's website. 

After the overwhelming vote on July 16, Kevin McNulty, 57, could take the bench by the end of the summer, if he is sworn in soon, reported northjersey.com.

Recently, a few residents have been reporting dead birds around town in fear that it may be caused by the West Nile Virus. 

Millburn Animal Control met with the town's Department of Health yesterday to discuss the issue, if any.

"As of now there is nothing to be concerned about," Joe Bielski of the Animal Control said. "We are currently monitoring the situation though."

Robert Chandler, of Millburn, a coach and teacher at  for three decades known for holding students to high standards and earning their respect, died Thursday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to Madison Athletic Director Sean Dowling.

Chandler won two state championships in his tenure as varsity soccer coach and, last month, students and alumni showed their appreciation and support for Chandler —the Chandler Cup—in his honor.

The Millburn Township committee approved two ordinances to pay for capital improvements throughout the town.

Among the projects that are to be completed are resealing roads, adding handicapped access to buildings, upgrading computer servers and adding new equipment to the police and fire departments.

 "It's a laundry list of things that needed to be taken care of that were already approved in the budget," Mayor Sandra Haimoff said.

Patch recently sat down with Joe Bielski, who took over in Millburn this year as an animal control officer after taking a course at Kean University.

Why did you want to work in Millburn?
"I originally started dispatching in Roselle Park and I found an opening here," Bielski explained. "My father used to live here and he told me about how great the area was and how nice the people were, so I saw the opening and applied for the job."

Millburn officials are weighing the possible savings in outsourcing the town's police dispatch to Livingston. If approved, the township is estimating it will start in early 2013. 

"Unless Livingston gives us an outrageous figure it seems it may go through," Millburn's business administrator, Thomas Gordon, said. 


M OKeef August 04, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Note to Patch: you needed to go back a full month to find 10 stories dedicated to Millburn/Short Hills. I miss the former Patch which really was a local focus. The new Patch feels way too broad. I read it less and less.
Earl August 08, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Really, this is useless...and who cares about the OMG stories. I can get those from Yahoo!
millresident August 08, 2012 at 02:15 AM
I'd like to be ale to go to the home page and read comments about Millburn articles and nothing else. If I want to read comments about other articles I will. I hate searching for comments.
Craig McCarthy August 08, 2012 at 02:31 AM
What would you like to read about M OKeef? I have no problem writing articles on topics or issues you find interesting. Being new to town, I would love to know what residents want. Please feel free to contact me anytime.
Craig McCarthy August 08, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Same to you Earl, what would you like to read about? Please feel free to contact me anytime for articles or issues you would like the Patch to write about.


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