Monday, April 1, 2013
Filing deadline's past for major-party candidates; 5 Republicans, 2 Democrats vying for two open council seats
Monday was the last day for local Republicans and Democrats interested in running in the 2013 elections to register as candidates. Shortly after the 4 p.m. deadline, Parsippany Municipal Clerk Yancy Wazirmas released the final list of major-party residents running for elective office in the town's June 4 primary. There were few surprises to be found: Most of the candidates, specifically the Republican Barberio and Carifi mayor-council tickets and the Democratic Nelson slate, announced their campaigns earlier this year. But there was one last registrant, according to the list: Board of Education member Michael Strumolo filed at Town Hall Monday afternoon to run in the Township Council race. The entire list of hopefuls follows: Republican …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Video on the Go captured the 5th night of Hanukkah fun from start to finish.
Joy and celebration were the watchwords as Parsippany's diverse Jewish communities and residents came together to celebrate the fifth night of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, at Town Hall. Mayor James Barberio and town officials were on hand as Councilman Jonathan Nelson used a torch dubbed the Light of Freedom to light the official town menorah which stands prominently on Route 46 in front of the municipal building. After the lighting, the attendees gathered in Council Chambers for music, inspirational messages and Hanukkah treats including jelly doughnuts and potato latkes.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Dopbox is available at Town Hall for holiday donations of new, unwrapped toys.
If you're planning a visit to Town Hall to take care of some municipal business, you may want to deal with holiday business too: The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills has announced its participation in the 2012 U.S. Marines Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. The municipal building at 1001 Parsippany Blvd. is now an official collection site for the annual drive, which distributes donated toys to needy children so that they can have a bright holiday. According to the Office of Mayor James Barberio, toys are needed for all age groups. There is, however, a special need for items geared to kids between the ages of three and eight years. A dropbox will be available in the lobby of Town Hall through Dec. 14. For more information, contact Joe …
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 …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Town officials come out to honor visitors from Italy's national state police.
For the sixth straight year, Parsippany-Troy Hills welcomed members of Italy's Polizia di Stato to Town Hall with certificates and dual-cheek kisses at a Monday afternoon commemoration of Columbus Day. Representatives of the Italian national state police are in New Jersey as guests of the East Hanover Italian American Club for an annual visit that has taken place since 2003. Parsippany became part of the group's itinerary in 2007. Their tour includes appearances in the East Hanover and New York City Columbus Day parades. In remarks before the audience, Mayor James Barberio noted that his own family comes from Salerno, Italy, and that he takes great pride in his Italian heritage. "Every year, when you come here, it is like visiting with …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Even with the boiling summer sun overhead, many find sweaters and hats made from alpaca wool to be pretty cool.
When heat wave season arrives, it's an easy bet that you're probably not thinking of sweaters or what you'll wear out in the snow. But an area merchant hopes you'll spend a portion of your summer checking out winter clothing at Parsippany's weekly Farmers Market, which is held each Friday in the Town Hall parking lot. This year's market, which opened June 15 and operates every Friday during summer, features the wearable wares of Blairstown's Hickory Ridge Alpaca Farm. On a recent visit there, Patch found some wonderful buys—hats, scarves, gloves and more—and spoke with Hickory Ridge Farm owner Howard "Chip" Mabey. Mabey said he markets clothing made from alpacas, animals that are similar to llamas and are members of the camel family from …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Barbara Ievoli recognized for her work with the Parsippany Community Center.
The Garden State Woman Education Foundation honored a group of New Jersey women for their civic contributions on March 23. Among those paid tribute at Florham Park's Park Avenue Club was Parsippany Human Services Director Barbara Ievoli, who was recognized for her work with the Parsippany Community Center. The organization's website defines a Garden State Woman of the Year as a woman who "exemplifies the highest personal commitment to supporting women's efforts to develop and excel and to affecting positive change for women throughout the state." Given annually since 2005, Garden State Woman's awards program seeks to honor New Jersey women and organizations that show exceptional leadership in their chosen professional lives, have a …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Business administrator said she will try to obtain a filing extension for those affected.
The deadline for prospective candidates in the June primary election is Monday at 4 p.m. Some people wishing to run may miss that deadline—and it may not be their fault. Several people went to Town Hall early in order to file the required petition signatures they needed to run for seats on the Parsippany Republican Committee but were turned away. The issue: A clerk's office staffer told them that they needed 10 petition signatures in order to qualify. The problem is that, according to Morris County Clerk Joan Bramhall, the town employee had it wrong. "It's five for Republicans and one for Democrats," Bramhall confirmed to Patch. The number of petition signatures needed to run for office is based upon the number of party votes in the most …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Anthony DeZenzo: 'We're getting dangerously close to where service to the community is suffering.'
Parsippany's police chief defended his need for more patrol officers Tuesday night during the second of three Township Council public hearings on the proposed $61.7 million municipal budget for 2012. The police have asked for funding to hire four new police officers. Right now, according to Chief Anthony DeZenzo, 93 officers are on staff and the need to expand the force is "drastic." In the spending plan, $13,162,220 is budgeted at present for police department salaries. That figure covers 126 Parsippany Police Department employees, including 97 officers, and proposes an across-the-board 2.5 percent pay hike for officers. Raises for support staff are not included. Of the 97 officers included in the budget, four would be new hires (with a …
Monday, July 18, 2011
The new municipal clerk hopes to bring a new spirit to Parsippany's Town Hall
When one meets Elesha Johnson, Parsippany's new municipal clerk, one encounters a wave of positivity and good feeling. Even Mayor James Barberio says so. "There is just something about her," he said. "We knew it from the moment we met her at the interview for the position. This is a special woman and she is going to bring something special to this town." Business Administrator Janice Lim agrees that Johnson is a lovely person. People in Parsippany, she said, "will really like and enjoy her." Naturally, Johnson waves all that away. "Those nice words just tell me what I already suspected," said Elesha Johnson, 50. "I am going to be working with some special people." Johnson starts her job as town clerk on August 1 at a pay rate of $75,000…