Monday, January 28, 2013
Officials say the goal is zero deaths this weekend.
Just in time for Super Bowl weekend, traffic safety, law enforcement and alcohol control officials are urging New Jerseyans to be responsible during and after the big game festivities on Sunday. Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said that people should under no circumstances get behind the wheel if they’ve been drinking. Instead, they should plan ahead. “Many fans will be attending parties at friends’ homes, bars and local restaurants,” Chiesa said. “If your Super Bowl celebration includes alcohol, plan ahead and make sure you have a designated driver. Just taking that simple action will ensure you won’t be putting your life, or the lives of other motorists, in danger.” Chiesa said the dangers on Sunday are akin to those on New Year’s Eve…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Fines, increased inspections required for big box retailer
Kmart will pay $302,500, donate $25,000 worth of infant formula to charity, pay for continued unannounced state inspections, and implement new product inspection measures as part of a settlement with the state Division of Consumer Affairs, officials announced Friday. The big box store, whose Parsippany branch is in Arlington Plaza on Route 46, had been found to have sold or offered for sale expired infant formula and non-prescription medications, the state agency said in a prepared statement. During inspections, inspectors found 257 packages of infant formula, as well as non-prescription medications, that were between nine months to 29 months past the expiration date, but still available for purchase on the shelves at 19 stores in 13 …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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A new report from the state Department of Transportation confirms what many opponents of red light camera ticketing systems have long suspected: Cameras lead to more accidents, more injuries and greater cost. The report contains data showing that both the total number and total cost of crashes have increased at intersections after cameras were installed. The commonly stated goal of red light cameras is to reduce injuries from right-angle crashes, generally the most dangerous type of collision that results from running a red light. At the 24 intersections in New Jersey that have had cameras operational for at least one full year, the number of right-angle crashes decreased by 15 percent, from 60 to 51, when comparing crash data from the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Mayor James Barberio said he is doing what he must to protect the safety of Parsippany's children.
In his latest press statement, Mayor James Barberio referenced a number of items pertaining to Sandy recovery, including one of particular interest to parents and kids. Barberio said he will announce a new date for the township's rescheduled Halloween celebration on Tuesday. In his release, he reminded residents of the state of emergency that still exists. "Many of the traffic signals are still not operational, wires are down and while these wires might not be visible, they can often lie beneath the leaves on the street," the statement said. "The danger is very real." As an example, the release mentioned that trucks are not allowed on South Beverwyck Road, which is open to cars, because of a low-hanging wire at the now-open Interstate 80 …
Right now, the utility says 30 percent of its local customers remain without electricity.
A new report from Jersey Central Power and Light indicates that power restoration in Parsippany will take through at least next week to complete. According to the report, a majority of its Parsippany customers have had their electricity restored—but 30 percent of township businesses and residences are still without power. In his Monday afternoon press release, Mayor James Barberio noted that the work the utility is doing "is very labor intensive and is slow moving, but in order for power to be restored to homes, [the] lines going into the neighborhoods must be fixed first." The mayor added that once power is restored to neighborhoods, it does not mean that power will be restored to specific individual homes or streets. "If there are …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Mayor James Barberio issues a press release reminding residents of public safety rules, request and travel tips.
Parsippany is still in a state of emergency, but the ban on driving has been lifted. That's the latest word from Mayor James Barberio, who has issued a new statement outlining the status of the township. The mayor said that while driving is not longer prohibited, residents are urged to stay off of the roads as much as possible and to restrict driving to daylight hours. "There are still many streets in our township that are blocked with downed trees and wires," Barberio said in the statement. "Do not approach any downed wires. Assume that any wire that you see is live." The mayor also cautioned resident to obey the restrictions put in place by Parsippany Police, as they exist to protect public safety. "Do not move or drive around cones or …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Parsippany Police and state officials offer advice regarding generator use, food safety and staying safe.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
State officials have lots of advice for residents wondering how to endure the long electrical outage left in Superstorm Sandy's wake. Generator Use New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard E. Constable III Wednesday reminded residents about potential dangers regarding the use of portable generators as a result of power outages and encouraged safety precautions during their operation. "In these cases, there have been a number of tragedies from the use of portable generators, candles and people coming into contact with downed power lines," said Constable. "It is very important that people heed these precautions to ensure they do not become a victim of a preventable accident." State Fire Marshal William Kramer Jr. …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The latest Sandy status update from Parsippany Police.
The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills is still under a state of emergency, says Parsippany Police. In a statement just released by Chief Anthony DeZenzo, he reminded residents that driving on roads in the township of Parsippany is prohibited until further notice. He added that driving restrictions likely will be in effect Wednesday. DeZenzo also stated that Halloween trick-or-treating is postponed until further notice. In other government news, there will be no garbage, recycling or yard waste pickup on Wednesday. All township offices will be closed on Wednesday, as they were Monday and Tuesday. Non-essential township employees are not to report for work. Chief DeZenzo added that the Parsippany Water Department is still operating using …
The governor's office says to eat and drink with care.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Christie Administration and Health Commissioner Mary O’Dowd urge all residents to throw away any food that may have come in contact with flood or storm waters and individuals that have suffered power outages should keep their refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to maintain the cold temperature. Commissioner O'Dowd urged all residents to dispose of any perishable food that may have been above 40 degrees for two hours or more. Food will stay cold in the refrigerator for about four hours if it is unopened. A full freezer will keep the temperature for approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is half full) if the door remains closed. However, food above 40 degrees for 2 hours or more must be discarded. "Perishable food …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Parsippany Police also announced temporary no-parking zone in flood-sensitive Lake Hiawatha
In flood-sensitive lower Lake Hiawatha, Parsippany Police are taking special precautions to keep residents safe during Hurricane Sandy's impending visit. A no-parking zone has been established along Lake Shore Drive from North Beverwyck Road to the Lake Hiawatha Swim Club, said Chief Anthony DeZenzo in a statement. The chief also announced that there will be no garbage, recycling or yard waste pickup in the township on Monday or Tuesday. DeZenzo asked that residents throughout Parsippany place garbage receptacles indoors so that they do not blow away or become a hazard during the storm. He also requested that residents spread the word and help elderly or sick neighbors take their cans in as well.