Monday, April 8, 2013
James Bradley is remembered for his bright smile, 'exceptional courage' and love for Parsippany baseball.
Retired Parsippany Police Lt. James D. Bradley died Friday at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown after a brief illness. He was 55 years old. The Denville native lived in Parsippany for 46 years before moving to Rockaway in 2003. Bradley graduated from Parsippany Hills High School in 1975. He then went on to higher education, graduating from the 172nd Municipal Police Class at the New Jersey State Police Training Center in Sea Girt in 1981 and earning a bachelors degree in chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University two years later. Joining Parsippany Police in 1985, he was assigned to the Patrol Division where he became a member of the elite Emergency Response Team and earned multiple unit and command citations, according to an …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mayor calls Modell's Sporting Goods, Shop Rite and Corigliano Towing 'partners in caring.'
Parsippany's boys of summer made an appearance at Tuesday's Township Council meeting at Town Hall to help honor local businesses that helped in their Little League World Series success. The members of the Mid-Atlantic Regional champions of the Par-Troy Little League East were on hand as Mayor James Barberio presented township proclamations to three "partners in caring":
Monday, August 27, 2012
Official town motorcade carries Par-Troy East All-Stars throughout streets of Parsippany
Parsippany honored the Par-Troy East Little League All-Stars who won their way to Williamsport, Pa., and represented the Mid-Atlantic Region in the Little League World Series Sunday afternoon. The celebration began with a motorcade that traveled along North Beverwyck Road to Vail Road and ultimately to Veterans' Memorial Park. At the park, the team was honored with speeches, gifts, awards and an autograph signing session.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Support for the local Little League World Series participants can be seen all over the township.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday saw the Par-Troy Little League East All-Stars' quest for the 2012 Little League World Series title come to an end at the hands of the Nationals of Petaluma, Calif. No matter: If you wondered how Parsippany feels about its Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, one need look no further than the signs still hanging outside of or in windows of area businesses. Parsippany resident and Parsippany Police Officer Andrew Sadowski shared some of his photos of businesses showing support for the team in its efforts at the in Williamsport, Pa. If you have similar photographs to share, we would love to see them. Please feel free to upload your shots. Patch joins area businesses in congratulating the Parsippany 11 and their coaches for a stellar …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
League president estimates $30K to $50K needs to be raised to offset costs.
The Par-Troy Little League East is enjoying strong support from businesses and individuals throughout the township as its 11/12 All-Star team continues to compete in the 2012 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. "We're ecstatic," said John Bucciarelli, the league's president. Part of the good feeling stems from the fundraising effort. Bucciarelli said there is no set money goal, but he estimated a figure between "$30,000 and $50,000." That number comes from the president's calculation that each player's family spent roughly $200 per day during the 10-day trip to Bristol, Conn., for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament. "That's about $25,000 right there," he said. "And with at least five days in Pennsylvania, well, it adds up. …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Emil Matti connects on two home runs and DJ Pico hits one of his own in win over Oregon.
Parsippany's Par-Troy East All-Stars bounced back in the Little League World Series with a convincing 10-4 win Saturday night over the Northwest Region champs from Gresham, Ore. Emil Matti was the star of the game, starting off with a home run over the left-field wall, and later hitting another homer and a double. DJ Pico also connected on a home run. Oregon didn't fold after PTLLE racked up a 5-0 lead, whittling that advantage down to one run. But Parsippany bats took command, and ultimately scored five more times, taking the score to 10-4. This is a turnaround from Friday, when PTLLE fell to San Antonio, Texas, 5-2. After bouncing back on Saturday, Parsippany advances to play again on Monday at 4 p.m. Par-Troy will face the loser of …
Parsippany's boys of summer face Oregon and look to stay alive in the Little League World Series after Friday's loss.
The Par-Troy Little League All-Stars hope to have a better outcome from Game 2 of the Little League World Series than they did Friday. New Jersey's boys of summer take on the All-Stars of Oregon at 8 p.m. Saturday. The game will be televised on ESPN and ESPN.com Bener Uygun is expected to serve as starting pitcher. The Parsippany team struggled during its opener Friday against San Antonio, Texas, losing by a score of 5-2. Many fans who traveled from the township via buses offered by the PTLLE mused that the team defeated itself by creating numerous errors that resulted in Texas runs. Win or lose, however, the team's fans are squarely in its corner. More than 100 Parsippany residents made the trip via the bus and many more drove to the …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Team battles raindrops, errors in loss to San Antonio in Williamsport.
Threatening gray skies were overhead Williamsport's Lamade Stadium Friday afternoon, making drizzle and rain the backdrop to the Par-Troy East All-Stars' first field appearance at the 2012 Little League World Series. Perhaps the gloomy weather had an effect on the boys, as PTLLE fell to San Antonio, Texas, 5-2. Par-Troy East, the visiting team, got off to a rousing start when Emil Matti knocked a line drive to center for a stand-up double. But, establishing the game's tone, the runner was not able to advance, and for the majority of the contest, the team seemed unable to create momentum. The exception to that came in inning four, when PTLLE came together to produce two runs against pitcher Tyler Vitt. For San Antonio's part, its first …
Par-Troy family and friends make trek to Williamsport.
The Little League Baseball Complex in Williamsport, Pa., comes as a bit of a surprise. Nestled within a small town of modest homes, tall trees and the Pocono Mountains, the huge complex encompassing two stadiums, vendor stands, athletic fields, parking lots and more can make one feel a bit off-kilter. But not for long. As 12-year-old Matthew Strumolo said as 132 Parsippany fans disembarked from buses after a three-hour ride, "This is cool!" The Parsippany crowd is in Williamsport—really, it's called South Williamsport—to see the hometown team, the Par-Troy East All-Stars, take on San Antonio, Texas, in their first game in the 2012 Little League World Series. The elements here are arranged efficiently: Parking lots flow into walkways that …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Parsippany prepares to face San Antonio in its first game Friday in Williamsport.
When he first watched the 8-year-old Par-Troy East Little League all-stars, Mike Ruggiero could sense something. Those kids were just learning the game, but he knew something big might be brewing. Ruggiero is a good coach, but four years later he looks like a prophet as well. That team has proven how right Ruggiero was and is now playing on Little League Baseball’s biggest stage. These Par-Troy East Little League all-stars have become one of the world’s 16 best teams and Friday at 3 p.m., they make their Series debut at Lamade Stadium against San Antonio, Texas. “Mike came up to me that summer (four years ago) and said there was something special about this group,” Par-Troy East Little League President John Bucciarelli said. “He said right…