Friday, April 26, 2013
Basilone Bowl and Ridge High's top schools' ranking also make headlines.
Writing on a bathroom wall at Woodmont Elementary School in Montville prompted a bomb scare and an evacuation of the school Wednesday morning while police and a bomb squad checked the building to be sure it was safe, police and school officials said. No bomb was found. Police have released a slideshow of an individual they are trying to identify who was on Finley Lane in Wayne at the time a home on that street was burglarized April 20. Zach Rice of Long Valley, who suffers from avascular necrosis of the hip, has joined forces with Goryeb Children's Hospital to raise funds for gaming systems for patients. The 'Action for Distraction' 5k will be held Saturday at Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morristown. Ridge High School is this year ranked …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Also Intervale residents oppose Whole Foods development and solar energy coming to main library.
Jonathan Nelson said local government isn't the solution to Parsippany's problems, its citizens working together is. Mayor reveals for the first time how badly Superstorm Sandy affected the township. An ambitious plan for an upscale mixed-use development on Waterview Plaza is backed by town leaders, but not by those who would live near it. Planning Board conditionally approves plan, while company behind project said it won't cost the town or the library a dime. You can share your opinion too: Send your Letter to the Editor to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Stories from the week gone by in Parsippany
Nightmare in Mountain Lakes: Law enforcement officials continue to investigate the shooting death of Jefferson Township resident Christine King in a Mountain Lakes realty office. King, 47, was killed Friday night at Exit Realty Gold on Route 46 by a co-worker, real estate agent Leonardo Parera, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert A. Bianchi. After the shooting, Bianchi said, Parera fired on police. They returned fire, killing the gunman. Anyone who has information about the incident should contact the Morris County Prosecutor's Office at 973-285-2900 or the Morris County Sheriff's Office Crime Stopper Program at 973-COPCALL. Victim Remembered: A walk and vigil in remembrance of a woman fatally shot on a Boonton street last August…
Monday, October 10, 2011
A look back at last week's stories
Christie Stays Put: On Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie made a final statement regarding a possible 2012 run for the White House: It won't happen. The state's chief executive said he did consider the idea seriously and even received an okay from his wife. In the end, though, Christie told a crowd in Trenton that he wants to finish the job he started in the Garden State. The governor said a presidential bid may be in his future, but then again, he added, he could end up working for NBC. BOE Amends Class Size Policy: The Parsippany Board of Education unanimously approved adding another third-grade section at Troy Hills School at its Thursday meeting. The decision ended a controversy over a third-grade student entering Troy Hills just after the …
Monday, October 3, 2011
A look back at the last week
Chief Celebrated: A host of township and county officials, police officers and family members gathered at Municipal Court Friday for the swearing-in of Parsippany Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo. The 29-year veteran of the force was promoted from his previous position as deputy chief under Michael Peckerman, who recently retired from the PPD. The new chief started the job officially Sept. 1. DeZenzo said his first priority will be to address staffing issues within the department. "Choosing Anthony DeZenzo to be the chief of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department is going to be one of the best things I've ever done in my administration," said Mayor James Barberio. Freeholder GOP Nominee Up for Grabs... Again: The New Jersey Election Law …
Monday, September 26, 2011
The big stories from the last seven days in Parsippany
Incumbent Restored: Morris County Freeholder Margaret Nordstrom is the new Republican nominee in the general election. In a special GOP county committee vote last Monday, Nordstrom defeated challenger William "Hank" Lyon 213-208. The committee vote was ordered by Superior Court Judge Thomas Weisenbeck last week after he decided to overturn Lyon's primary election win over Nordstrom, citing apparent voter fraud and an unreported last-minute donation to Lyon's campaign. Lyon is appealing the judges' ruling. Team Parsippany Declares Innocence: The Nordstrom-Lyon controversy played a part in the Parsippany Township Council meeting last Tuesday. Robert Crawford, who ran unsuccessfully against council member Vincent Ferrara in the June primary, …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Top stories of the last seven days
Looking Back and Forward: Parsippany-Troy Hill remembered those lost in the 9/11 attacks a decade ago during events this weekend. Ceremonies were held at Town Hall Sunday afternoon that featured area dignitaries and a joint colorguard representing Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10184 and American Legion Post 249. "This is a tough day, but it's one that can bring us closer together," said Mayor Barberio. Another event held at the Parsippany Public Library's main branch and sponsored by Friends of the Library put artistic recreations of New York's Twin Towers on display. A third event took place Sunday night at the Morris County 9/11 Memorial on Parsippany's West Hanover Road. New Elections?: A Superior Court judge is expected to rule today…
Monday, August 22, 2011
Big stories from the last seven days.
Fox Resigns: Parsippany Town Council President John M. Fox is taking on a new job. Starting Sept. 1, he will fill an unexpired term seat on the Morris County Board of Elections with the governor's approval. That means an early exit from the council for Fox: The former sheriff, freeholder and Parsippany police officer will step down from the council at the end of this month. Fox leaves the position three months early. Paul Carifi Jr., who defeated Fox in the June Republican primary, takes over the seat Jan. 1. In the meantime, the Republican Municipal Committee will select three candidates from which the council will choose the person to complete the three-month unexpired term. Fox said Carifi likely will get the nod. Boonton Murder Stuns …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Patch looks at the biggest stories of the past week.
Student Leaders Focus on Bullying: About 200 students of the township's two high schools converged on Parsippany Hills High School Wednesday and Thursday for the fourth annual Student Leadership Retreat. The event is designed to teach student leaders strategies for stopping bullying and helping make schools safer and better. The gathering also sought to encourage community service. Activities were facilitated by teachers, administrators and school staffers—about 40 in all donated their time to the effort. Speakers at the event included businessman and altruist Michael Levine and Mayor James Barberio. We Are the Champions: The Par-Troy East 10/11 Little League All Stars little league baseball team can add the title "state champion" to its …
Monday, August 8, 2011
The top stories of the past seven days
Police Seek Assailant in Lake Hiawatha Stabbings: Parsippany Police are engaged in an "active and evolving" investigation surrounding two young men stabbed in their Lake Hiawatha home last weekend. A 22-year-old man was found on North Beverwyck Road with multiple stab wounds to his abdomen July 31 at around 1:40 a.m., said Ptlm. Earl Kinsey. Tipped off by the victim, police found another Parsippany man, 25, lying in a bedroom of an Oneida Avenue home. The 25-year-old also had multiple stab wounds to his torso. Both victims were taken to Morristown Medical Center where at last report their conditions were improving. The attack does not appear to be random, police said. Members of the Morris County Sheriff’s Department Criminal …