Monday, December 12, 2011
Tickets going for $500 per person and a photo with the presidential candidate costs $2,500.
The contentious Republican 2012 presidential campaign rears its head in Parsippany Monday night, but this event is all about supporting one candidate. Mitt Romney, of Massachusetts, will be in the township at the Hilton Parsippany for a fund-raising reception. The event is being organized by Romney for President, but the evening's official host is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The event is a pricey one, according to a NJ.com report that says tickets for the reception run $500 per person. A photo with Romney reportedly will go for $2,500. What's being billed as Romney's New Jersey Kickoff Reception, takes place at Parsippany's Hilton hotel at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Members of Morris County GOP join together at Mountain Lakes' Zeris Inn.
Members of the Morris County GOP gathered Tuesday evening at the Zeris Inn in Mountain Lakes to celebrate what was a victorious evening for the party. Above is a gallery from the night.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
After a day with low voting turnout and bipartisan speculation of a close contest, Team Parsippany stands triumphant following the 2011 General Election.
The Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council will continue to have one-party rule. As Council Vice President Brian Stanton enthused just after the last district's count was read, "It's nice to be a Republican in Parsippany." The Democratic Vote for Parsippany ticket of Annelise Catanzaro, Janice McCarthy and Tom Wyka earned a very respectable showing in the polling. In the end, however, despite the low voter turnout, the incumbents of Team Parsippany scored easy victories to maintain their seats on the council. Parsippany Republicans gathered at the old Lake Parsippany firehouse on Halsey Road to wait and watch as the returns came in. While the Democrats took the Mount Tabor district handily, the remaining 38 districts came in solidly GOP. …
Parsippany Patch poll asks about the Township Council candidates.
Often, choosing between political candidates comes down to a seemingly simple question: Which one do you believe? And so, Parsippany Patch poses a question for the 2011 General Election. The following men and women are running for Town Council. Each candidate's name links to his or her video profile, and you can see a mini-questionnaire addressing most of the candidates' personal stats and statements. The candidates for council are: Paul Carifi Jr. Annelise Catanzaro Michael dePierro Vincent Ferrara Janice McCarthy Brian Stanton Tom Wyka Check out their information, then take the following poll.
Casting his vote, the Lake Hiawatha man known for ruffling political feathers considers what he'll do whether he wins or loses.
The electoral quiet continues at the Rockaway Meadow Elementary School polling place. Turnout for the 2011 General Election continues to be low despite the state, county and municipal races and the presence of a ballot question concerning legalizing sports gambling on the ballot. One of the names on the legislative portion of the ballot is Joseph Raich, who is a Lake Hiawatha-area gadfly and Democratic candidate for the state General Assembly. "Voting looks like it's light today," Raich said, sounding a little disappointed. "I'm eager to get some of my issues resolved that predominate throughout the state." Those issues, according to the candidate, involve "the natural disasters" that have plagued Parsippany over the last few months. "…
The Democratic council candidates met up at Knollwood Elementary School.
It's tough to be a Democrat in a Republican town. That's why the three candidates running for Township Council seats in the Tuesday general election are spending the day together, and accompanying each other to their respective polling places. Patch met up with Annelise Catanzaro, Janice McCarthy and Tom Wyka at Knollwood Elementary School. Turnout is slow here, so far, according to poll workers. Whether that works for or against the Democrats remains to be seen. The three candidates, however, are upbeat when it coes to their quest of making Parsippany's council, in their view, more representative of the town's political diversity. "It's been a long haul, this campaign. It's been many months of knocking on doors, writing postcardstalking …
People are taking their time getting to the polls, it appears.
Lake Hiawatha Elementary School, one of the sites serving as a polling place for Parsippany's 39 voting districts, is hopping this morning. That's due to parents dropping off children for classes, however—not to people coming to cast their votes in the 2011 general election. "I was number 11," said area resident David Kay, who said he showed up to cast a ballot mostly out of a sense of civic duty. "I really don't have that much interest; I tend to vote for the losing party. And I can't say that I'm happy with the present group in government. We'll have to see if we get a change this year." Donna Arcaro happened upon Patch in Lake Hiawatha School's parking lot. She was at the school for drop-off purposes, but was on her way to cast her vote…
Polls are open until 8 p.m.
The sun is not yet up, but general-election voters are at up and at 'em at Brooklawn Middle School. Candidates for state Senate, General Assembly, the county Freeholder Board and Parsippany Township Council are on the ballot representing the Democratic, Independent and Republican parties. Early speculation is that a tough battle faces the council candidates in particular, where people on both sides of the political aisle say the finish could be a nail-biter that puts and end to the Republican monopoly on the township's legislative body. Of course, what happens depends on what the voters have to say while at the polls all over Parsippany. At Brooklawn, town resident Paul Cameron was one of the first to cast a vote. "More than any issue, I …
A list of the candidates, polling locations and times
The polls will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., as candidates vie for Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council, Morris County Board of Freeholders, New Jersey General Assembly and state Senate seats. The candidates in the Nov. 8 election are: TOWN COUNCIL (Vote for Three) Paul Carifi Jr. - R * Annelise Catanzaro - D Michael dePierro - R * Janice McCarthy - D Brian Stanton - R * Tom Wyka - D TWO-YEAR COUNCIL SEAT Vincent Ferrara - R * ** COUNTY BOARD OF FREEHOLDERS (Vote for One) Truscha Quatrone - D Margaret Nordstrom - R * GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Vote for Two) Alex DeCroce - R * Elliot Isibor - D Joseph Raich - D Joseph Scafa - I Michael Spector - I Jay Webber - R * STATE SENATE (Vote for One) Wasim Khan - D Joe Pennacchio - R…
Monday, November 7, 2011
Patch asked each to answer a questionnaire. Here is how they responded.
The general election is Tuesday. To help voters get to know those running for Township Council better prior to casting their ballot, Patch presents a look at the candidates for the council seats: Incumbent Republicans Paul Carifi Jr., Michael dePierro, Vincent Ferrara and Brian Stanton and Democratic challengers Annelise Catanzaro, Janice McCarthy and Tom Wyka. Patch asked each candidate to fill out the questionaire below. Here are the replies of those who responded by the deadline. Age: 45 Occupation: Sergeant with the Morris County Sheriff's Office Previous elected or appointed positions: Councilman, Republican Committeeman Any other current elected or appointed positions: Still Serving as Councilman and as Republican Committeeman Other…