Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Middle and high schoolers from 10 NJ counties will be honored for courage and compassion in service to others.
The public is invited to see New Jersey's cream of the crop May 15 at Parsippany Hills High School when the Wallenberg Awards will be presented at a special ceremony. A select group of 26 middle school students and 28 high schoolers residing in Essex, Morris, Warren, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Sussex, Passaic, Union and Hudson Counties will be honored for performing acts showing courage and compassion in their service to others, in the performance of an act of heroism or bravery or in promoting understanding, acceptance, tolerance and peace in their school or community. Nominations for the annual Wallenberg Awards came from faculty members at hundreds of area schools. The awards are named for Raoul Wallenberg, a young,wealthy Swede of…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Par High student hopes a petition he is circulating will protect kids from "ex-gay" therapy.
Newly out and proud, a Parsippany LGBT teen is taking a stand to protect the dignity of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender New Jerseyans. After coming out in front of his classmates at Parsippany High School last month, a videotaped moment that went viral on YouTube, 18-year-old Jacob Rudolph is taking action to protect others. The teenager recently launched a new petition on Change.org urging Gov. Christie to support pending legislation in Trenton that would ban the use of controversial gay “conversion” therapy on minors. This controversial practice is employed by some churches and conservative Christian groups in hopes of changing sexual orientation—despite the fact that so-called "ex-gay" therapies have been repudiated …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The vigil will gather on the Morristown Green.
As the two-month anniversary of the Newtown shooting approaches, the Morris Area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence has scheduled an anti-gun violence vigil and rally called "Have a Heart—Take a Stand" on Feb. 14. The rally is to encourage common sense gun laws at the local, state and federal levels in order to reduce gun violence. According to a press statement by the Morris Area Committee to Reduce Gun Violence, which includes citizen-activists from Parsippany and nearby towns, those who attend the rally are encouraged to design decorative hearts to wear on their clothes with the names of children they love. The heart project is in solidarity with the One Million Moms campaign entitled, "How do you wear your heart?" Rev. Alison Miller of …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Updated playground equipment is coming to Mt. Tabor park, but some historic trees are gone—and residents are not pleased.
Some residents of Parsippany's Mt. Tabor neighborhood are gearing up for a fight. Township Parks and Forestry Superintendent James Walsh told Patch that his crews are about to start an effort to upgrade what he called "the old, outdated" playground in Mt. Tabor Park on Country Club Road. "The new structure will have four different slides, a large climbing boulder, platforms, etc.," said Walsh. "Also new swing sets are being installed as well as a carousel and several interactive panels." He said the project will start next week and should be completed within 10 days, weather permitting. According to Walsh, the work is being done to bring the playground into compliance with the 2007 Playground Code to ensure safety standards. For some …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Vidya Sri, an anti-forced marriages activist, is standing up for Indian women's rights and safety.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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We, the Littleton Road/Route 202 north area residents, think that New Jersey Department of Transportation spokesperson Timothy Greeley should come to the Littleton/Kingston Road construction staging site and judge for himself how hazardous the slow-to-accelerate trucks are making it for area residents and anyone traveling along the corridor. Trucks of any size leaving the construction staging area must pull out in front of two lanes of traffic traveling at 40 miles an hour to make a left turn on to Route 202 north. Most cars have to apply their brakes just to avoid not hitting the trucks. The north side of the Littleton Road construction staging area does not front Interstate 80 eastbound directly. If Mr. Greeley had accurate knowledge …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
We in the area including Kingston Road, Marcella Road, Alloway Road, Richard Street and Littleton Road (Route 202) need your help. The construction company hired by the New Jersey Department of Transportation has chosen the area of Littleton Road at Kingston Road as the staging site for the I-80 East rehabilitation project. This is a two-year project. The area is a heavily travelled corridor now, and due to its one-way routing, construction vehicles will travel on Route 202 north and south to arrive at the yard take a or shortcut through residential streets in Lake Parsippany. It will be impossible for area residents or any driver to travel this route safely once the staging area is operational. Even commuters who use Littleton Road will …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Parsippany resident works to fight pancreatic cancer at Somerset Patriots game.
Baseball fans know that stats don’t lie, and on Sunday, fans at the Somerset Patriots game became aware of some important stats. In 2010, 43,000 Americans were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Of those diagnosed, nearly 37,000 died. Before the Patriots beat the Camden Riversharks, 9-1, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network was in the main concourse, raising money and awareness for pancreatic cancer. Parsippany's Nicole Trella was at the event on Sunday. She is the co-coordinator of the New Jersey affiliate. She believes that events such as these are vital for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to reach its goals. “The main reason why we are here today is to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer,” Trella said. “It’s the fourth leading …