Friday, March 22, 2013
Democratic ticket running unopposed so far in June 4 primary.
Parsippany Democrats now have their standard bearers for the 2013 races for mayor and Township Council. Jonathan Nelson, a businessman elected for a one-year council term last November, tossed his hat into the ring for Parsippany's top elected position at a campaign kickoff event at the Sheraton Hotel Thursday night. A large, enthusiastic crowd was in attendance to show their support for Nelson and his ticketmates, Planning Board member Robert Keller and newcomer Mihir Oza, who are running for the two available council seats. Oza is a 25-year-old Parsippany Hills High School and Drexel University graduate who works for a nonprofit organization in Morristown. "He's running to ensure a diverse council," said Nelson. "He grew up here, cares …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Broadway star Betsy DiLellio and NJ Devils hockey legend Ken Daneyko will appear at the Mountain Lakes event.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Candidate came out swinging against an administration he says has made the township "the laughingstock of Morris County."
Only weeks ago, Parsippany businessman Jonathan Nelson announced his bid to fill Freeholder John Cesaro's unexpired Town Council seat. Now, it's official: At its Wednesday meeting at the Parsippany Free Public Library's main branch, the township's Democratic Municipal Committee nominated the Par-Troy native by acclimation to represent the party in the Nov. 6 special election. "I wasn't expecting a council race this November," Nelson, 44, said in a brief address before party members. "When word came down about a month ago, I, like everyone in town, thought Jimmy Vigilante would have the seat" until the end of 2013. Township Attorney John Inglesino, after Vigilante's appointment to Cesaro's seat, issued a statement explaining that because …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The township's lawyer says there are many steps that must be taken to participate in the special council election coming in November.
Questions continue to swirl in the township over what took many by surprise: that the Township Council seat just filled by appointee James Vigilante is up for municipal election in the fall. Though he addressed some questions last week, Town Attorney John Inglesino told Patch that given the number of people still asking him for clarification, he pursued more research to ensure that those charged with nominating candidates to fill the seat between November of this year and its expiration date, December 2013—and anyone interested in launching a run—are fully and accurately informed well before the election's filing dates. Inglesino offered his answers in the form of a memorandum addressed to Nicole C. Green and Michael Soriano, the …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Powder Mill resident Jonathan Nelson preparing to run in November's special council election.
James Vigilante will be sworn in July 10 for the vacated Township Council seat he won Tuesday night—and he already has a challenger for the upcoming November election he needs to win in order to keep his new position through 2013. Jonathan Nelson, a Powder Mill area resident, Parsippany High graduate and longtime local businessman with deep roots in the town, announced his intention late Wednesday to run for the council's unexpired term seat. "I want to give back to the town that raised me," said Nelson, 44, a Democratic committee member frequently seen at council and Board of Education meetings. "There are real important issues in this town that unfortunately have not been addressed," he said. Those issues, said Nelson, include the water…
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Patch photographer shoots motorcade leaving Old Glen Road location of event.
Update: Patch photographer Warren Westura reported that a motorcade, likely carrying Vice President Joe Biden, had left the Old Glen Road home that hosted a Sen. Robert Menendez fundraiser, at about 6:45 p.m. The Morristown area is expected to be turned upside Monday afternoon, when a fundraiser for Sen. Robert Menendez at a Morris Township home welcomes Vice President Joe Biden as its guest of honor. Phillip and Barbara Sellinger, of Old Glen Road in Morris Township, will be holding the fundraiser Monday evening for Menendez, who is seeking re-election. Phillip Sellinger is a managing shareholder for the GreenbergTraurig law firm, in Florham Park. The couple has hosted other Democratic Party events at their home before, including a Morris…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Democratic council candidates met up at Knollwood Elementary School.
It's tough to be a Democrat in a Republican town. That's why the three candidates running for Township Council seats in the Tuesday general election are spending the day together, and accompanying each other to their respective polling places. Patch met up with Annelise Catanzaro, Janice McCarthy and Tom Wyka at Knollwood Elementary School. Turnout is slow here, so far, according to poll workers. Whether that works for or against the Democrats remains to be seen. The three candidates, however, are upbeat when it coes to their quest of making Parsippany's council, in their view, more representative of the town's political diversity. "It's been a long haul, this campaign. It's been many months of knocking on doors, writing postcardstalking …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Town attorney says newly minted Democrat's general election bid for a council seat is illegal.
Township Attorney John Inglesino declared that the so-called "sore loser" law makes Robert Crawford's general election move to run for the unexpired council seat as a Democrat illegitimate. Crawford ran against incumbent Vincent Ferrara for Freeholder Ann Grossi's unexpired term two-year seat on Town Council in the June 7 primary. Ferrara won the contest and was expected to face an uncontested general election race in November. But Crawford won more than the Republican votes cast for him in the primary. He also received 44 write-in votes from Democrats. This gave him the option of changing parties and taking Ferrara on again in the fall election. The local Democratic Party invited Crawford to become its nominee for the seat and on Monday…
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Town lawyer says a state statute prohibits Robert Crawford's bid for council seat as a Democrat.
During Tuesday night's still-continuing Town Council meeting, Municipal Attorney John Inglesino announced that Robert Crawford's attempt to win the unexpired two-year seat on the council is over. Though Crawford lost to incumbent council member Vincent Ferrara in the Republican primary election last week, he earned 44 Democratic write-in votes. The Morris County clerk's office said 39 votes were needed to secure the Democratic nomination and face Ferrara in the general, and Crawford exceeded the amount needed. The Parsippany Democratic Committee invited Crawford to continue his quest for the seat once held by Freeholder Ann Grossi as a member of the Democratic Party. After a few days of thought, Crawford agreed and made the decision to …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Poll judge at Lake Hiawatha School chalks up slow voting to lack of contested races.
A visit to the Lake Hiawatha Elementary School gym finds a serene setting, which isn't good news on Election Day. Just after 11 a.m., election judge Walter Rusnak says turnout has been very low. "We estimate about five percent of registered voters have come in," he said. "I can't predict how the rest of the day will go." Rusnak said it isn't the unforgiving heat that is keeping voters away from the polling place. "There isn't much in the way of contests," he explained. "On the Democratic side, there is only one race, really." That race would be for Town Council, where Annelise Catanzaro, Janice McCarthy and Tom Wyka of the Vote for Parsippany ticket face only one challenger, Rainbow Lakes Democrat Robert Hofacker. Rusnak pointed out that …