Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Councilman seeks other troops interested in joining a town cleanup campaign.
It's time for spring cleaning, not only for homes, but for the township. Girl Scout groups in Parsippany took part in an ongoing cleanup effort organized by Town Council Vice President Vincent Ferrara. The councilman and Mayor James Barberio teamed up recently with Girl Scout Cadet Troop #335 of Central Middle School, led by Arlene Sklow, and Brownie Troop # 5616 of Rockaway Meadow Elementary School, led by Bonnie Virk, to don neon green township worker vests and exert elbow grease to clean up a area of Lake Hiawatha. Ferrara said the girls' efforts will help them earn Girl Scout merit badges. He said troops interested in participating in future town cleanup efforts should call him at 973-224-0683.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The mayor will run for another four years on a ticket including council incumbent Vincent Ferrara and newcomer Milin Shah.
Mayor James Barberio kicked off his re-election effort at a kickoff and fundraising event at the Sheraton Hotel Thursday evening. A large crowd of well-wishers and dignitaries were on hand to lend their support as Barberio announced a campaign ticket including Council Vice President Vincent Ferrara, who is running for re-election, and challenger Milin Shah. "Our campaign theme is all about moving Parsippany forward," said Barberio. The slate will face the opposing team of mayoral candidate Paul Carifi Jr., Louis Valori and Robert J. Peluso in the June 4 Republican Party primary election. "I've been mayor for the past four years, and I believe I have been very successful as the mayor," Barberio said. "I've brought debt service down by $1.9 …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Patch asks 5 questions of the Town Council candidates appearing on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
From his home, Vincent Ferrara, who runs unopposed for the council seat once held by Freeholder Ann Grossi, says he will be loyal to the mayor.
Monday, June 13, 2011
As the new Democratic nominee, former BOE member will face his primary foe in November.
The battle over Freeholder Ann Grossi's unexpired seat on the Parsippany Town Council will continue into November's general election. Robert Crawford, the former Board of Education member who fell short in the June 7 Republican primary election against incumbent Vincent Ferrara, announced Monday he will face Ferrara again—this time as a Democrat. Crawford said in a statement that Democratic Party members offered him their nomination to represent them in the Nov. 8 election and that he accepted. In the primary election, Ferrara won the Republican nomination for the two-year council seat, capturing 1,657 votes. Crawford received 1,386 votes. Ferrara won the right to Grossi's seat until the 2011 elections last January after a unanimous vote …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Technically an incumbent, Ferrara seeks his first election to Town Council.
Vincent Ferrara sees himself as the Town Council's new kid. Ferrara cannot call himself a novice. He has been on the panel since January 2011 and serves as the council's liaison to the Library Board, the Environmental Advisory Committee and the Chamber of Commerce. But he won his council seat (which previously belonged to former member Ann Grossi, who won a seat on the Morris County Select Board of Freeholders) via an appointment by the Republican Municipal Committee. That makes this election his first as a Town Council candidate. "I am excited to have the opportunity to come before the people of Parsippany and ask for their vote," he said. "If elected, I want to work for them and make Parsippany an even better place to live." Ferrara is a…