Thursday, February 28, 2013
Parsippany-based firm donates $10K for township responders, calling it a "token of gratitude."
Following Superstorm Sandy’s destruction, Parsippany-based Evonik Corporation has donated $10,000 to help with disaster relief efforts. The corporation, a specialty chemical company that creates essential ingredients for every day life, has given $5,000 to the Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad and $5,000 to the Parsippany Rescue & Recovery Unit. “Our donation is a token of gratitude to the men and women who risked their lives to protect our community and employees,” said Dr. Peter Knopf, Evonik's vice president and head of regional services. “The Parsippany Volunteer Ambulance Squad and the Parsippany Rescue & Recovery Unit played a critical role in ensuring citizens’ safety and providing recovery assistance following Hurricane Sandy. …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Parsippany man follows his frozen yogurt muse.
A Parsippany pharmacist with a confessed love for frozen yogurt will realize his dream this spring—he'll open his own fro-yo franchise. Urvish Patel’s shop, Red Mango, will be located at 796 Bloomfield Ave. in the West Caldwell Shopping Center. Patel, who works for Rite Aid, said he became interested in the business venture when he learned Red Mango’s frozen yogurt does not include artificial ingredients and is low in fat and sugar. He said the business will be an extension of what he does as a pharmacist, which is encourage his customers to pursue a healthy lifestyle. “It’s my job as a pharmacist to care and know about health, yet as a frozen yogurt fan, I want treats that taste great,” Patel said. “Red Mango combines the best of both …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wind Explorer, which uses turbine-generated electricity for power, could have applications for everyday vehicles, company officials say.
Can you imagine traveling in a vehicle 3,000 miles—roughly the distance between New York and Los Angeles—for a mere $15? Evonik Corporation, an international firm whose administrative center is at 299 Jefferson Road, says it's not only possible—the feat has been achieved. The vehicle capable of such economical and environmentally friendly travel is called the Wind Explorer. On Wednesday, the wonder car was on view at Evonik's Parsippany site just before setting off on a tour in which it will be displayed in different spots across the country. The tiny, lightweight, electric car indeed crossed more than 3,000 miles of Australia using less than $15 of electricity, according to Evonik President Tom Bates. The vehicle was piloted by German …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Four homes recently came off the market in Parsippany.
Four homes came off the market last week in Parsippany. Here is what sold, and for what, this past week. Address: 27 Dacotah Ave. List Price: $274,000 Sold Price: $255,000 Beds/Baths: 3 bedrooms/1 bath Details: Split-level Address: 248 Brookstone Circle List Price: $315,000 Sold Price: $305,000 Beds/Baths: 2 bedrooms/2 baths/2 half-baths Details: Multi-floor townhouse end unit Address: 89 Crown Point Road List Price: $469,000 Sold Price: $455,000 Beds/Baths: 3 bedrooms/2 baths/2 half-baths Details: Townhouse end unit Address: 4 Farmstead Drive List Price: $579,900 Sold Price: $600,000 Beds/Baths: 5 bedrooms/4 baths Details: Custom contemporary home
Friday, March 23, 2012
Lake Hiawatha eatery, closed by fire a year ago, is picking up right where it left off.
Imagine putting months of work and thousands of dollars into completely renovating your business. Two months later, the building is struck by a devastating fire. And you have to start over. That's what happened last year to Angelo Pilinci, who has owned and operated Angelo's Family Restaurant in Lake Hiawatha since 2001. In February of 2011, the restaurant suffered major damage in a blaze that caused the first floor to collapse into the basement. "The fire happened in the kitchen in the morning when we were closed," Pilinci recalled. "The repairs took almost a year." The longtime Lake Hiawatha resident told Patch that the event was one of the worst things that had happened to him. "I've been in the restaurant business for 30 years," …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Amiya, a modern Indian restaurant is opening on Route 46 in Parsippany where Teresa and Joe Giudice almost opened their own restaurant, Villa Di Vino.
An upscale, modern Indian restaurant is preparing for a soft opening this weekend on Route 46 in Parsippany where two Montville Township cast members from "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" had a different vision for the location. Amiya Parsippany is opening at 252 Route 46 West. The original Amiya is still open in Jersey City after launching about seven years ago. Before Amiya, the Route 46 location housed Rigoletto, What's Your Beef steak house and Villa Domenico. But at one point reality TV star, best-selling author and Montville Township residents Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice had a different vision for the location. (Read about Teresa Giudice's appearance on "The Celebrity Apprentice" here.) "Me and Tre are actually …