Council Gets to Business, School Board Meeting This Week

Parsippany happenings for the week starting July 16

There is much to do in the township this week.

Our spotlight event is the . The charity event takes place Wednesday from 1:30-7:30 p.m at the  at 33 Baldwin Road.

The drive, organized by two local high school students in cooperation with N.J. Blood Services, has a goal to collect over 50 units of blood. If the students meet their goal, they will earn scholarships for college. Those who donate will benefit surgery and trauma patients, people being treated for cancer and burn victims—and they will get in return "rewards points" that can be redeemed for gift cards to AMC Theatres, Macy's, Target, Barnes & Noble or N.J. Blood Services. The especially generous may also choose to use their points as donations to charities such as the Children's Miracle Network.

For more information, call 800-933-2566.

From the halls of power:

On Monday, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Planning Board meets to vet projects to ensure they are consistent with the town's master plan. The session takes place at 7:30 p.m. at .

The Town Council, at its monthly business meeting, is expected to introduce a new version of an ordinance that would, if passed, approve new restrictions on how many people will be permitted to occupy residential units. The gathering will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

Among the cases the Zoning Board of Adjustment will consider during its meeting this week is one in which residents are asking for permission to keep a flock of chickens they have been raising in violation of the zoning ordinance. Will their request be considered fair or fowl? Find out Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building.

Thursday brings the monthly meeting. The session will focus, of course, on school matters, and there may be an update on the at and high schools, plus information on the upcoming . You can get in the know about Par-Troy schools Thursday at 7 p.m. at the BOE building, 292 Parsippany Road.

In non-governmental happenings:

High schoolers preparing for college will get an opportunity to determine whether the SAT or the ACT is the better college entrance exam for them to take. The main branch of the  presents a free practice test that includes elements of both exams. The event—kind of a scholastic 'try before you buy'—takes place at the main branch, 449 Halsey Road, Monday at 10 a.m.

If your high school student is determined to take the SAT, a free practice test will be offered Tuesday at , 300 Littleton Road, at 10 a.m. 

And registrations for youth activities will be offered this week:

, all day Monday through Friday at the  at 33 Baldwin Road; there is no cost to register.

, all day Monday through Friday at Jannarone Park at Cranberry Road & Walsh Drive; the cost is $50


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