Monday, April 15, 2013
Get ready for another busy week in the township.
Fitness is all the rage these days, and as we are learning via our Patch Takes It Off challenge, Parsippany is teeming with ways to get and stay fit. This week, we'll share our experience at Parsippany's new Title Boxing Club (and we'll try out the new Crossfit Lake Parsippany too!). And Monday at 8 p.m., you can try another form of exercise: belly dancing. Parsippany High School, at 309 Baldwin Road, offers an advanced beginner/intermediate course in Middle Eastern Belly Dancing. The cost of the course is $50 and you must be 16 or over to participate. The class kicked off in February, so contact the teacher regarding registration at 973-263-7180, ext. 4342. The Parsippany Township Council meets for its monthly business meeting at a …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The week that was in Parsippany
After Lee Seitz retires, John Fitzsimons becomes the number one interim among a team of interim administrators. The 2013 snapshot of school performance is more detailed than before—and more revealing. Town attorney characterizes resident's questions about alleged job offer to candidates 'harassment-oriented.' Frank Santangelo allegedly accepted more than $700K in bribes to have physicians order more blood tests and samples be referred to the Parsippany company. Blue-collar municipal employees say that while their white-collar colleagues have seen pay hikes, they haven't seen a raise since 2010. James Bradley is remembered for his bright smile, 'exceptional courage' and love for Parsippany baseball.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
If you prefer diesel-powered cars, this is the 5 Cars for you.
"When you grow up you'll play with diesel instead of gas!" That's a phrase I have seen tossed around a lot on online car discussion boards. It appears those who drive diesel-fueled vehicles are sold on the concept. Going diesel has pros and cons for drivers: In the negative column, diesel fuel is more expensive than conventional gasoline. On the whole, it has less horsepower, meaning that diesel cars aren't quite as speedy in the top end. Cars that use diesel fuel often are noisier than those running regular petrol, though that is improving as modern diesel engines are becoming more refined and quiet. And the fourth con is all about logistics: Diesel simply isn't as available as regular gas. But there are advantages to diesel fuel: A …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Busy week ahead for Parsippany
Dancing is a great form of exercise and it's also, for most, a lot of fun. And—especially when you're talking about line dances—almost anyone can join in the fun. Line dancing classes for seniors kicked off last month at the Parsippany Community Center and they're still going strong every Monday at 1:30 p.m. Patch plans to join area seniors in tripping the light fandango this week. Electric Slide? Boot scootin' boogie? The Madison? We're ready. The 2013 municipal budget should get some attention during Tuesday's Township Council agenda meeting this week. The gathering takes place at Parsippany High School under another expectation—that a large turnout will be present for another hot-button topic, the controversial idea to rezone 26.6 …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Last week's top township news stories
Mayor Barberio, Rep. Frelinghuysen and servicemembers among those at Parsippany wake; funeral was held in North Caldwell Tuesday. Former mayor remembered by chief executives who followed him for his work for seniors and children. Filing deadline's past for major-party candidates who wish to run for mayor or Town Council in the June 4 primary race. Paul Philipps said the focus of his term as chief will be to build strong relationships between law enforcers and resident. Wednesday testimony before the Zoning Board of Adjustment focused on an 'academic exercise.'
Monday, April 1, 2013
Lots happening in the township this week
On Monday and Tuesday this week, Parsippany and North Caldwell will say goodbye to U.S. Army Sgt. Derek McConnell, who died March 18 of still unknown causes. A viewing takes place from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 92 Parsippany Road. A funeral mass will be held in North Caldwell at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, 359 Central Ave. The Parsippany Township Council meets for its second special budget session at 6 p.m. Monday. The public is invited for the Town Hall gathering, in which council members go through various line items of Mayor James Barberio's proposed 2013 municipal spending plan. The third and final session is scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m. The Zoning Board of Adjustments is scheduled …
Here are 10 of the most popular Parsippany news stories.
The Barberio administration still hasn't answered questions on Dr. Louis Valori's March 4 allegations that the mayor and others attempted to keep him out of the 2013 election by offering him a township job. Valori said he has taken this charges to the attorney general for investigation. The final journey for U.S. Army Sgt. Derek McConnell, who died March 18 from causes yet to be announced, is set. A viewing for the Parsippany resident will be held Monday, April 1, from 2-8 p.m. at the Par-Troy Funeral Home, according to his mother. The funeral will take place April 2 in North Caldwell, where he grew up, at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church. Andrew Quinn, 22, a real estate analyst who grew up in Parsippany, was walking to his NYC home on …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Top Par-Troy stories of last week
New chief says the PPD will focus on being 'part of the community, not apart from the community.' The governing body looked at line items for several municipal departments including zoning and the township court; so far, Barberio budget plan will mean a zero tax hike for homeowners. James Vigilante says opponent Ann Grossi is denigrating his service; she denies the charge. David G. Carroccia of Warren pleads guilty to 2012 Morris County robbery spree, including one last July at Parsippany's Indus American Bank. A 23-year-old Parsippany man allegedly turned out to be an unwelcome guest for a Lake Hiawatha resident.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Lots happening in the township this week
Passover begins at sundown Monday to commemorate the events that led to the biblical exodus of Jewish slaves from Egyptian bondage. But the observance begins early at Temple Adath Shalom. At 6:45 a.m. Monday, the congregation holds a special Siyum Service followed by a festive meal and a telling of the Exodus story of special interest to all first-born children. Passover events will take place at the shul all week long through the 31st. Tax day, April 15, is getting ever closer. If you live in Parsippany and are a senior citizen or someone who is disabled or with a low income, free tax assistance is available, but time is running out. The service offered Tuesdays ends April 9, so this week's session will be the one before last. Don't miss…
Biggest stories from the week that was
Parsippany Democrats now have their standard bearers for the 2013 election: Jonathan Nelson tossed his hat into the ring for the town's top elected position at a campaign kickoff event at the Sheraton Hotel Thursday night with council candidates Robert Keller and Mihir Oza. A letter from developer RD Realty's attorney saying that if the Whole Foods plan dies, a more controversial project could replace it angers residents and officials alike. James Barberio said the town faced challenges in appropriations, but made improvements in revenue. Dismissed Committee member Dr. Louis Valori says move is '100 percent political retribution.' Resolution to appoint Brenda Barberio to MAC is pulled quietly from Town Council agenda. Almost $50K paid out …