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BOE Candidates' Forum Turns Contentious Over Seitz Contract, Transparency and Respect

Incumbent Andrew Choffo one of three who didn't attend session at the old firehouse.

A Board of Education Candidates' Night was held Wednesday night at the old firehouse on Centerton Road. Six of the nine candidates on the April 27 ballot came out and gamely answered residents' questions during a cordial event that, by its end, turned contentious.

Moderator Jim Walls set the ground rules at the beginning: Candidates were allowed two-minute opening statements and then would accept questions from the audience. These questions were written on index cards to be read by Walls.

The controversy over Superintendent LeRoy Seitz's contract came up numerous times in questions from audience members near the conclusion of the forum. Most candidates appeared to share township residents' anger over the contract and over the BOE's maneuvers to get around Gov. Chris Christie's $175,000 salary cap for superintendents.

Particular ire was reserved for a lawsuit the board filed against the state over Christie's refusal of that contract. The school budget was not approved by the county superintendent until the $204,125 line item for Seitz's salary was cut by $2,462.

So far, a reported $9,000 has been spent on pursuing the lawsuit, and most candidates expressed outrage that Board President Anthony Mancuso appeared to make a unilateral decision to start the legal action. BOE candidate Carol Trapp defended Mancuso and the contract, calling any attempt to limit the president's activities or spending decisions "extreme."  

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The moderator asked the candidates if they would support the Seitz contract and Mancuso's re-election as BOE president. Only Trapp said yes, explaining that she believed the president acted in a manner that was "legal and legitimate." On the matter of the budget that also will be on the ballot April 27, every candidate said they considered the spending plan a responsible one.

Before candidates' closing statements began, Walls permitted members of the audience to ask any final questions they might have.

Ray Vigano, a Parsippany resident, stated his belief that a board president should not have the right to make unilateral decisions. Trapp countered that phone calls were made to other board members prior to the decision to file suit against the state over the superintendent's contract.

"We aren't privy to the content of those discussions," she said. "It appears the $175,000 cap, which happens to be the amount of the governor's salary, was an arbitrary number he chose to ensure that no superintendent made more money than the governor. Perhaps the governor should get a raise.

"But when you take a job of that caliber [as superintendent], merit pay is to be expected. And sometimes, you get what you pay for. We don't want to end up like Wayne, which is still operating without a superintendent after two years."

Resident Roman Hoshowsky countered, "I asked Dr. Seitz and Mr. Mancuso whether, as required by law, all administrative remedies had been exhausted before filing the suit and spending the money, and they wouldn't answer the question. "

Candidate Joseph Raich said, "Mr. Mancuso doesn't deserve to be re-elected to the office of president of the Board of Education. Conducting votes over the telephone, if that is what he did, violates the Open Public Law Act."

Vigano had enough. "I am tired of discussion after discussion about the superintendent and his contract," he said angrily. "I am tired of this board taking action without going through proper channels and in view of the public.

"If there are board members who cast a vote in favor of the lawsuit, why don't they step up and tell us? Calling people is not getting approval. It is ridiculous the amount of discussion this man has caused this town. We keep hearing these allegations, but this board has not been forthright. Getting a consensus by phone is not an appropriate way to spend funds."

Board member Michael Strumolo, a vocal critic of the contract and the lawsuit, stood to speak.  "It was a violation of the Open Public Law Act," he charged. "The vote needed to be taken in public."

A heated exchange continued, exacerbated by audience members who wanted the candidates to begin closing statements so that the forum could end and they could go home. As the moderator urged people to refrain from becoming angry, Strumolo loudly pointed out that board member Andrew Choffo, who is running for re-election, was not present at the forum.

"He didn't want to face tough questions from citizens," Strumolo insisted emphatically.

Organizer Pat Petaccia jumped in to apologize for not announcing earlier that three candidates would not be in attendance: Richard Gerstl, who told organizers he was in the process of moving; John Harrison, who was caring for his ailing mother; and Choffo, who was celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary and could not attend. Choffo did attend the first Candidates' Night on March 30.

As the verbal melee ensued, a woman rose and walked out of the forum, which caused a stir throughout the room. Walls then asked the candidates forum to begin their closing statements.

The forum, however, began much more cordially. 

In a nod to upholding the spirit of democracy, Walls opened by saying that he would make every effort to ask any question a citizen wanted—about 30 people attended the gathering. Candidates had three minutes to respond to each query asked. 

The questions began with "softballs," according to the moderator, and became more complex—and controversial—as the evening progressed. As the queries flowed, pictures of each of the participating candidates emerged.

touted her 15 years of experience as a certified public accountant, business owner and mother of five school-aged children. Her focus, she said, was to maintain quality educational programs, to improve the board's communication with the public and to promote diversity and independent thinking.

, a limousine driver, said he is running to serve the children of Parsippany. He wants to "lower tax rates and get the most bang for the buck" in the schools. Raich is also a District 26 Democratic New Jersey General Assembly candidate. He stated that he will wait until after the elections to decide what post he will take.

, a retired police officer, said he is running to give back to the community. The $129.8 million school budget is of great concern to Martin, who says his biggest priorities will be to keep the BOE accountable to taxpayers,  to ensure the public is fully informed of board activities, and use teamwork to raise academic standards. "It's time for a change in the Board of Education," he said.

, a 15-year Parsippany resident with four children—two grown and two still in the school system—said her love for kids and education fuel her desire to run for board seat. A human resources specialist, she said her goal is to see the BOE make sound fiscal decisions and to be the best steward she can be. Golderer said she finds it "incredible" that the school budget is twice the size of the town's spending plan.

, who is running on a ticket along with Martin and Golderer, is a real estate executive and married father of two who grew up in Parsippany. "There is a need for textbooks and supplies, but the children can't go to board meetings and speak" for themselves, he said, declaring that he wants to be a voice for the students and for the taxpayers.

, a veteran high school English teacher and administrator in the district, announced that she is running to support Superintendent LeRoy Seitz and to maintain continuity in the management of Par-Troy schools. 

A few recurrent themes emerged as dominant ones throughout the evening. 

Several candidates—Cogan, Raich, Martin, Golderer and Shamsudin—stressed a need to consolidate board functions and administrative positions in an effort to save money and boost efficiency. 

Golderer addressed curriculum issues, specifically her concern that students receive unbiased information in classes and that teachers stray from teaching to standardized tests. Martin discussed maximizing student achievement by enforcing tough academic standards in mathematics. Trapp endorsed expanding the use of technology in curriculum and providing educators with more opportunities for professional development. 

Respect was another theme: Many candidates voiced a concern that the BOE has not listened to residents' ideas or taken constituent complaints seriously, while Trapp underscored the need for citizens to respect the board and the superintendent. Raich indicated a need to end polarization and to encourage people to embrace similarities rather than political divisions.

The primary themes of the night, however, were the budget and board transparency. Trapp called for cuts and/or freezes for unionized school workers such as secretaries and custodians. Cogan and Golderer recommended a line-by-line analysis of the last five budgets to see where spending cuts can be made. Raich reminded the assembled that the 0.8 percent tax increase included in the budget approved by the BOE and the county superintendent "is still an increase."

Most candidates called for increased monitoring of all expenditures. Trapp supported trusting the board to set policies.

This second Candidates' Night was sponsored by the Lake Hiawatha Property Owners Association. Petaccia was the primary organizer of the event.

Petaccia said she decided to put on the forum after the March 30 event because "one debate is not enough. I'm trying to get people involved and informed about what's going on," she said.

The school election will take place April 27, when voters will vote to fill three Board of Education seats and decide whether to approve the $129.8 million school budget.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly attributed a quote to Ray Vigano instead of Roman Hoshowsky.

Julia Peterson April 14, 2011 at 09:14 PM
Thank you, Parsippany Patch, for providing coverage of this forum. Ample coverage helps voters decide who should get their vote based on the candidates' positions.
John M April 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM
I'm still deciding on who to vote for, but I definately want Choffo voted out and Carol Trapp is just like the rest of these BOE members who got us into this mess. She wants the union members, secretaries and custodians to take a wage freeze or cut, but sees nothing wrong with Seitz getting a large increase in his salary. Now we need to find a way to get Mancuso out.
J.D. Christian April 15, 2011 at 12:42 PM
The constant misinformation out there astounds me. Seitz got a 2% increase on his base salary but took a 7% overall cut in his total compensation which means that we the taxpayers are paying less for the superintendent this year then last year. This was said many times at boe meetings over the last few months but why no one seems to get it amazes me. If every public employee was willing to do their jobs for a 7% reduction rather then just a freeze we'd all be better off. I think Trapp is the only one being honest out there. She seems to get that she will be one member of a group of nine and that whats best for the district will be a decision of the whole group rather then the 4 candidates out there making promises that they know they have no way to keep.Then, when they can't keep their promise, they will make excuses that they didn't know better but the point is, they should know better and if they can't take the time to figure it out now then I sure don't want a learning curve at the expense of our children. I know who I'll be voting for and it won't be the ones who spend time rehashing the past, attacking individuals, making false promises or have no clue.
Parsippany Parent April 15, 2011 at 02:23 PM
Consolidation is something that is finally being considered by some of the candidates... Imagine if we could consolidate all the schools' management under a county level system? In Morris County we have 75,000 or so students with 40+ school districts, with 40+ supers, 20+ assistant supers, director of personnel, curriculum, etc etc. Fairfax County Virginia has great schools, 175,000 students, 1 Super and 8 Assistant Supers.... http://www.fcps.edu/statis.htm#StaffPositions http://www.fcps.edu/about/divisionorganization.htm Something to think about...
Monica Sclafani April 15, 2011 at 05:10 PM
I agree with you. It also would have been nice to hear that Mr. Raich would accept the BOE position (if elected) and not run for the assembly. Why waste a vote on someone who may or may not accept the position?
John M April 15, 2011 at 06:01 PM
Mr. Christian, you seem to have no problem giving Seitz a salary increase and no problem with Carol Trapp who wants to cut or freeze the salaries of custodians and secretaries. We had a great chance of saving a huge salary by conforming to the new guidelines of the Governor. But this school board decided to do a slip-around of the salary cap by giving Seitz a new contract before his contract expired. There were about 18 objections to his new contract at the school board meeting and only 2 for it. One of those for it was a person with the last name of Choffo. His wife maybe. Mancuso on his own had the school board lawyer file an appeal of the cap at a cost of around $8,000. They have lost contact with the taxpayers of this town. There are plenty of excellent principals in this town that would have loved to make $175,000 and this would in turn open up jobs for other people. This money could have helped many instead of just one.
Donna Jo Tanner April 15, 2011 at 06:50 PM
I like Parsippany Parent's suggestion - that would certainly cut out a great deal of duplicated effort and expense. To J.D. Christian, you sure know a lot about the details of the contract and other goings on - although no one has ever heard of you. I am quite sure you are actually a board member using a pseudoname - I'd say probably Mr. Neglia in disguise. Be that as it may. This board has lost touch with the Parsippany taxpayer. Dr. Seitz's salary was a shocker when first hired and continues to be more than we want or can really afford to pay. There was an opportunity to reset the salary AND pension liability but instead the board chose to push this contract through ahead of schedule. I would certainly welcome three new board members that have a fresh outlook and a desire to make changes, respect the public, and discuss issues in public session. More of the same is definitely not desirable.
Monica Sclafani April 15, 2011 at 08:32 PM
Hi Julia ~ The Par Troy Council of PTA's also held a Candidates' Night on March 30th which was covered by VOTG. Please check the school district website for the taping - I think you'll find it presents a much broader take on who the candidates are. ~ Monica
Monica Sclafani April 15, 2011 at 08:55 PM
All you can say about Carol Trapp is that she was a veteran English teacher and that she supports Dr. Seitz's contract? Why isn't it mentioned under the highlighted portion of this article that Carol Trapp has experience as an assistant director of curriculum, that she is very familiar with "No Child Left Behind", supports increased technology in the district (moving away from textbooks) and has experience as a GRANT writer? It wasn't that long ago that we were looking to share the cost of a GRANT writer with the township. Someone with her experience and who can possibly bring money into the district should be seriously considered for a BOE position.
Ellen April 15, 2011 at 11:56 PM
I am pretty sure the nursing home benefit was not in his contract. It was eliminated prior to him
J.D. Christian April 16, 2011 at 10:24 PM
Mrs Tanner, I've never heard of you before so does that make you Fran Orthwein? I've never heard of John Madia before either so does that make him Lou Valori? Just because some one pays attention and is actually capable of listening or may disagree with others, does not mean that they are using a pseudonym. I find that a rather arrogant point of view. You seem to have formed some intelligent opinions and I would imagine you are Donna Jo as you say so why isn't someone else capable of the same thing? It just so happens that I don't agree with the particulars of the super contract but what I have a bigger problem with is people making untrue statements such as the super got a huge increase which is just not true. I formulate my opinions by looking at the facts and I spend time to make sure I know them first hand. If I can't get to a meeting myself, I'll get the facts through other avenues and I never depend on the newspapers to tell me their truths. I'm not a big talker but I am a good listener and people would be amazed at how much they could learn if they'd just stop to hear what others are saying from time to time.
Monica Sclafani April 17, 2011 at 04:02 AM
AMEN!!!
Hank Heller April 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM
So, Tell me, JD, didn't Seitz and Wendolowski get huge bumps in their retirement packages, which we will be paying for until they die? The totally inappropriate and sleazy manner in which the Seitz contract has been handled by Mancuso, Choffo, Neglia, Orme and Calabria has given Seitz a much higher retirement package that we, the people of Parsippany will be paying out of money that is supposed to go toward our children's education for many years to come after he retires and until he dies. The same goes for the raise to Wendolowski, who has now entered her retirement papers one year after getting the new contract. You and others are happy to tell those who are not informed that the difference has been just pennies, but you and I know that you are dead wrong! And do you really believe that only $8000 or $9000 was spent by Mancuso in his unilateral hiring of the Board Attorney to fight the State government on the Seitz contract??? The fact that only $9300 or so was billed and paid for so far, means nothing. I'll bet that the moneys ultimately charged by the attorney's will be much closer to $75,000 than to $20,000. Mancuso and Choffo have only answered our questions about cost with what has been paid, not that which has been billed and certainly not what is yet to be billed. Mancuso and Choffo have lied to the public so much and so often on this topic that nothing they say can be trusted without checking carefully. Hank Heller
Leo Ballard April 17, 2011 at 02:14 PM
Well said. The $8000 figure was about a month after the suit was filed, god knows what the bill is by now or what it will be by the time the matter is finally closed.
J.D. Christian April 18, 2011 at 08:53 PM
Mr Madia I happen to think the Governor's need to micro manage my town, or any town, with random salary caps is not only hypocritical but also part of a PR game that could have detrimental effects on my belief that local officials, that we have access to, know what works best for local communities. When you look around the state at all the waste and huge salaries like managing the Rutgers football team, I say clean your own house first before you start criticizing mine. If the Governor hadn't decided that Parsippany deserved his special attention, unlike his home town of Mendham that did the exact same thing with their super contract about a month earlier, I wonder if you, me, or anyone else would have been so concerned about the contract. I saw a comparison posted by someone after a SL or DR article months ago that really stuck with me. I'm paraphrasing but basically it asked, what if the Governor had decided to cap all school bussing for only those who lived a minimum of 7.5 miles away from a school with no consideration for the details of a neighborhood like highways etc. The savings would be huge and getting children to school should be a parent responsibility could be the argument. I think people would have a very different say about the Governor's involvement on a local level if it impacted their lives rather then the life of some one else.
J.D. Christian April 18, 2011 at 09:14 PM
Hank it is pretty obvious that you and I disagree on many subjects. You are entitled to your opinion and I to mine. If you think 2%, 0%, 0% for MW; and 0%, 2% for LS are huge bumps in someone's retirement package there's nothing I can say that will change your mind. I'm not going to spend a lot of time attacking individuals when there are probably about 1400 public employees in our town alone and pension reform is a much bigger problem then 2 of those salaries. I agree that the whole system is a problem that our state legislators need to fix but it's not happening fast enough and it won’t happen just because you or the Governor decide to single out one or two contracts. I disagree that the list of boe members you name handled this poorly. From my perspective they seemed to follow the law but Crawford and Strumolo were the sleazy ones through all this. Those two took advantage of the press coverage to bring constant undue and unfounded attention to Parsippany with their antics and need for personal attention. It seemed that everyone else was willing to wait for the courts to decide but not those two. The way they sought out the press and attention was a disgusting display of politics at its worst. As far as the cost of the lawsuit goes, I blame the county super for all those unnecessary expenses. If she hadn’t changed her mind about approving the contract, the boe wouldn’t even be in court.
Hank Heller April 19, 2011 at 03:42 AM
JD, The difference in what MW and LS will earn through their new contracts is not pennies. The differences, I believe are hundreds of thousands of dollars over a 20 year period. If you think that other contracts are out of line but we should not make a big deal over these two contracts, I disagree with you strongly. And how long do you think Seitz is going to hang around now that he has this contract? Wendolowski did not even stay another year. If you think these two contracts were handled properly by Mancuso, than we have nothing more to say to each other. You feel poorly toward Strumolo and Crawford and I think they are heros. You think that Mancuso is a gem and I think he is a bully and a bad guy. I can live with our differences.
J.D. Christian April 19, 2011 at 01:04 PM
Agreeing to disagree works for me. And you're probably right; though I don't know the exact pension formula, with some basic math knowledge, I calculate it will be approximately 6,000 a year for their combined pensions when LS retires which would probably be about $.000002 per household in Parsippany annually. In my mind that doesn't justify getting me all worked up to go after one or two individuals but again, our legislators need to reform the system on a whole because when you add together every pension out there, that's when you're talking impact but I respect that you feel differently. I have one request, I'd just ask that you refrain from putting words in my mouth. I never said I think Mancuso is a gem, I said I thought the boe handled the super contract the way they needed to and that Crawford and Strumolo made the mess that caused all the craziness. I don't happen to like Mancuso at all on a personal level but from what I saw, he did the best he could dealing with those two backsides. I too can accept our differences; we're both entitled to our opinions and so long as our opinions end there, and do no harm, we're good.
Parsippany Parent April 19, 2011 at 01:15 PM
J.D. without getting to personal, you just don't get it, the whole machine is broken. What we have is a chance to start fixing some of it. My point is that it is not just Seitz that is being voted on here... The NJ gravy train has gone way too far, and way too many people are on this train that just simply can't be supported. Just today in Daily Record it was mentioned that here in Parsippany we are looking at 17 police officers with 25+ yrs of service might retire this year.....and claim approx $3 MILLION in unused sick and vacation time. I guess in your mind that is hunky dory as well?
Hank Heller April 19, 2011 at 02:47 PM
Thank you, Parsippany Parent. My point exactly. When this BOE had the opportunity to help the situation, the majority of the BOE did not. They went along with Mancuso without a whimper. They have gotten us into funding a mess that is of Mancuso's making. I'm talking about the cost of the legal battle that Mancuso signed us up for with the State and the fact that Mancuso has given Seitz the tools to cause us to spend untold future dollars in paying Seitz far into the future in UNEARNED retirement funds and/or spending more money in defending the BOE from a possible future Seitz law suit for breach of contract. The people of Parsippany are in a total "no-win" situation because Mancuso thought he could do whatever he decided to do (with irresponsible business advice from the Board Attorney, whose firm is likely to make big money that will also be paid for by us). Choffo, who is Mancuso's chief apologist and spokesperson, tells us, along with Carol Trapp, that they support the decisions and actions by this Board President without exception. Those of you who think I am "going after one or two" individuals are wrong. I am going after a pattern of management and abuse that has proven to cost amounts that the people of Parsippany cannot afford to pay. Let the buck stop here and now! Let's get rid of those who think it is ok to fund their fantasies with our money regardless of cost to us and, at the end of the day, treat us with gross disrespect. Hank Heller
Sharon Maroldi April 19, 2011 at 06:54 PM
This horse is dead. The only thing we can all do is get out and vote. That being said, I dislike the comments regarding Crawford and Strumolo speaking out. No one should be voted in simply because s/he is a "yes man." This is not a monarchy and provided people are respectful to one another, we should encourage the school board members to speak their minds. To me, the worst thing any candidate can say is, "I completely agree with ..." anyone. If they agree completely with anyone on the Board, then they are already represented and we need to pass and find someone who has their own opinion.
John M April 19, 2011 at 07:54 PM
These are all great points. Everything that the school board or Police department do directly affects our taxes. In these times everyone needs to cut back somewhat. The private sector is forcing people to do without raises, cutting back on their benefits, eliminating pensions, and making them do more work with less help. This town along with this school board need to start listening to the people and start leading by example. Mancuso and some of the other board members are totally ignoring questions and suggestions from the taxpayers of this town. It's always "No Comment". The only recourse we have is to vote them out, one by one. Let's start by getting Choffo out this year and we'll go after the rest of them each year. But we have to be careful we don't replace them with others that think and act the way they do. They're suppose to represent us.
J.D. Christian April 20, 2011 at 01:09 PM
Only God knows why but, I'll give it another go. John's point about state funding is a home run and it's on the same level as state pension reform. Theres a lot of energy focused on this but changes that could actually start to reduce property taxes need to come from our legislators. If you want to spend a lot of energy on two individuals, and there's nothing that can be done to change those particular situations, it's not my time so have at it and enjoy. As for the boe, it looks to me that they have been listening to the taxpayers; when have you ever seen a .8% budget? They could have ignored us all and brought back some of the stuff that got cut last year for a 2% budget but they didn't. As for the candidates, I will be voting for the ones who seem to understand what it is to be on the boe and what their job will be. I will not vote for any candidate that thinks we should get rid of administrators through "nutrition", spend more money on textbooks when we need technology, or someone who makes a pledge that they know they have no way to keep but makes a false promise anyway. As for getting rid of a few, I wish we could start by getting rid of you know who that votes no to gifts to the district but votes yes to hiring and paying a second attorney for the suit. Anyone who won't take a gift for our children but has no problem hiring another lawyer shouldn't be there. The good news is we all get to express our opinions in a way that matters when we cast our votes next week.
steve revette April 20, 2011 at 04:12 PM
Mr. Christian the problem is the budget will still be voted down. You have to realize people think that giving Anthony Mancuso more money is dangerous. People feel that as long as Seitz gets his contract they will vote down the budget without understanding the consequences. People do not mind paying for education but they do mind paying for sometyhing they are against. As for the state aid that is all because of the Abbott decisions. As far as the attorney thing I have to agree with Mr. Strumolo there because the one board attorney they have does open their mouth and speak. W hat people fail to remember is the attorney works for the board not the other way around. They do NOT have to listen to what the attorney tells them. That is why I find it so funny when they argue about what can and cannot be talked about in public. The board should vote on it and make that decision. I am really glad that more and more people are starting to realize how terrible this school district really is.
Julia Peterson April 20, 2011 at 04:23 PM
Parsippany schools are generally good, and have been for a long time. It is not that the district does not give a good education, it is some of the decisions made that, I agree, are not in keeping with reasonable tax rates. New Jersey's Constitution asks school districts to supply "a fair and equitable" education. That is why Abbot districts came about... per student costs throughout the state were not fair and equitable, nor can they be when school funding is based on property taxes. Over 60 per cent of our tax bill is for school funding. On another note, the Board of Education members take an oath to support "fair and equitable"....they are not employees (they are elected public servants who are unpaid) and their job is to oversee, not micromanage, the school system. A very hard job. So let's not simplify the complications of the current situation by saying "The school district is terrible." Get out the vote next Wednesday. Turnout in school elections is generally a very small percentage of registered voters.
Parsippany Parent April 20, 2011 at 05:08 PM
I suspect the turnout would be much higher if the election was moved to the general election. Speaking of which, why aren't we voting on school board members during the general election?
steve revette April 20, 2011 at 05:16 PM
Mrs Peterson grade wise the schools are good but if people knew what actually went on in the schools they would understand. From my own personal experience the school district is terrible. The pain and suffering this school district has caused me will NEVER be forgotten.
Matt Clarkin April 20, 2011 at 05:23 PM
I think the school and general elections do not coincide for two reasons. First, there are no non-partisan elections in November. All non-partisan municipal elections in NJ happen in May. Secondly, and probably more importantly, they want the elections to coincide with the vote on the budget, which can't be in November because the school year starts in September.
steve revette April 20, 2011 at 11:24 PM
I would like to clarify something I saida couple days ago involving nursing home benefits. Ellen is correct when she said that Dr. Seitz does not have nursing benefits nor has he ever. I did not mean when I made my comments that I was saying he had them I just meant to use that as an example. I understand after talking to a friend of mine that a lot of people thought I really meant that Dr. Seitz had nursing home benefits. I would personally like to apologize to the Board, Dr. Seitz, and the readers of patch about what I said. From here on out I will DOUBLE CHECK my resources and I will make sure that it is the truth that comes out of my mouth. Once again I apologize to everybody about the confusion I made and any trouble I may have caused.
Ellen April 20, 2011 at 11:47 PM
Steve..I give you a lot of credit for double checking and coming back here. This is one of the biggest problems I think we have. People post things (innocently enough) that are incorrect, others read it taking it as gospel and perpetuate the misinformation. Yes somethings happened in Parsippany in the past but it is time to move on

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