Sunday, May 19, 2013
Busy week in the township
Prosecutor will not press charges, but accuser says he is going to the feds for 'a fair and impartial investigation.' Before council, John Inglesino hails Somerset County Prosecutor's finding that criminal charges were not 'viable' in Town Hall job-offer allegations. Vote came after a board member questioned what he saw as a deviation from the proper procedure for approving raises for unaffiliated workers. Police seek a man between 5'7" and 5'10" wearing a light grey hoodie and jeans. With improving school security in mind, Board of Education votes to try closing schools during the next school year on the days residents head to the polls.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Municipal budget expected to be discussed at Township Council meeting.
The search continues for people willing to open their homes to foreign exchange students. Parsippany residents have that opportunity every day this week, including Thursday, as Host an International Student this Summer registration events are held at 4 Gatehall Drive. Students come from Spain, France, Germany, China and Hong Kong. Host families can earn up to $2,000 for three weeks this summer; a stipend of $250 per student per session is offered, and you can host up to four students. For more information, call 973-387-5801 or email email@example.com. The Parsippany Township Council meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parsippany High School for its monthly regular meeting. Among the items expected to be discussed is the proposed 2013 municipal …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
It was a busy, newsy week in Parsippany.
Mayor James Barberio blasts councilmen seeking mayor's seat for voting against introduction of $62M 2013 spending plan. 'Do you want me to go to jail?' the man was recorded saying to the boy over the phone, according to a county prosecutor's affidavit. But bad blood continues between union leader and the mayor. An investigation led to the Parsippany police special enforcement unit action. The owner of the first Lake Hiawatha house to be raised in this go-round says his family should be home again before year's end.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Lots happening in the township.
The Parsippany-Troy Hills Planning Board meets Monday to consider building development applications that may run afoul of the municipal master plan. The gathering takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The second Tuesday of the month usually means a Town Council agenda meeting, and this May is no exception. The governing body meets at 7:30 p.m. at Parsippany High School. No advance agenda was provided for the meeting by press time. Caring for a loved one dealing with illness is a very difficult pursuit. That becomes doubly true when that loved one is struggling with dementia. Journalist Alex Witchell shares the story of her experiences with her parent in the book All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia. Witchell will appear for what …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Top news in the township last week
Paul Carifi Jr. blasts investigation of brother, James Carifi; Barberio says candidate's bid is an 'act of revenge'; police chief says he's got it wrong. The town filed a Superior Court motion that may force the police captain to talk—and may cost him a $368K retirement payout. Attorney John Inglesino said that if James Carifi's lawyer guarantees his client will appear for deposition, he'll drop demand for him to be deposed. Final arguments came at a special meeting Wednesday night. Wayne, Mountain Lakes and Whippany employees also charged in probe of Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Here are 10 of the most popular Parsippany news stories from last month.
Pat Petaccia said she will talk with an attorney and the American Civil Liberties Union to pursue legal action against Township Attorney John Inglesino and the Town Council after she was denied the chance to speak April 9 about allegations levied against the administration. A visit on unspecified business by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office to Parsippany Town Hall in early April moved a resident to ask at the April 15 Township Council meeting for the town attorney to be removed. A conversation with a former college friend led to a dream-come-true for the Cagnassola family of Westfield. Reason for the probe reportedly has not been revealed, but defense lawyer calls it 'retaliation' for James Carifi's whistle-blowing. On April 20, …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
A busy week lies ahead for Parsippany.
Patch continues its weight-loss campaign and wants you to consider the benefits of getting fit too. As part of our continuing efforts to spread the word regarding ways to get fit in the township, we turn again to Zumba: Atlantis Sports Club & Spa in the Parsippany Sheraton, 199 Smith Road, continues featuring Zumba with Diane every Monday at 7:30 p.m. The introductory class offer is over, but Diane is offering a $10 drop-in rate for those who aren't regular class members. Meaning: You can try this entertaining, exhausting, exhilarating and (in our experience—and we're down 38 pounds since Jan. 3) effective workout for just a ten-spot! For more info, call 973-560-5410. It's registration time for parents interested in sending their child to …
The most talked about stories of the last half-fortnight
Reason for the investigation reportedly has not been revealed, but defense lawyer calls it 'retaliation' for James Carifi's whistle-blowing John Montefusco Sr. continued offering legal advice for money despite being disbarred in 2009, say law enforcement officials. As officers were answering a carjacking call at Paul Miller Land Rover, they heard of another underway at nearby Wawa. Former Boy Scout leader Stephen Corcoran, 45, has been indicted on child pornography charges, Acting Morris County Prosecutor Frederic Knapp announced Tuesday. Dr. John Fitzsimons hits the ground running in his new job.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Lots happening in the township this week
The township focuses today on Alcohol Awareness Month with a special event. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of New Jersey presents a speaker program Monday night allowing an open dialogue between parents, young people and community leaders on alcohol and addiction. Mayor James Barberio will present a proclamation designating April as Alcohol Awareness Month in Parsippany. Also speaking will be Sam Archambault, a recent alum of Parsippany High School who has a compelling story about his victory over addiction. The free public event takes place at 6 p.m. at the Parsippany Police Athletic League, 33 Baldwin Road. Preschool registration opens Monday for public schools in Parsippany. Registration takes place at three …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Stories from last week still the topic of township talk
Councilman says it's 'inappropriate to try to anticipate' what Somerset Prosecutor's Office may be looking for after trip to Town Hall. Just before his retirement, Dr. LeRoy Seitz talks on the record about the contract controversy, the governor's insult and the bickering Board of Education—and about the achievements of his past seven years. Parsippany's only historic landmark site has its eye on the future—and transformation. Report shows Brooklawn Middle outperformed 87 percent of New Jersey's middle schools, including crosstown Central Middle, on the NJ ASK test. Rockaway Meadow School's Angelina Martino-Finnegan to be honored by the NJ Principals and Supervisors Association. Across Patch's network of 900 sites, people felt the effect of…