Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Parsippany's James Vigilante again accuses fellow township resident Ann Grossi of publicly disrespecting his Air Force service.
Morris County Clerk Republican Party candidate James Vigilante says his U.S. Air Force service was attacked again by fellow candidate Ann Grossi. Vigilante, a nine-time decorated Air Force veteran and current Air Force reservist from Parsippany, appeared at a candidates' debate held at the Montville Senior House late last week. He claimed Grossi’s campaign manager, Steve Roman, sat among the audience and fired questions at Vigilante regarding his military service. According to the candidate, Roman asked Vigilante about the $125 per day he earns as a reservist first sergeant and then criticized him for accepting pay from the military while also trying to run for a government position. Vigilante recently announced that if he wins the clerk's…
Monday, December 17, 2012
The assemblywoman defeated fellow Parsippany resident Joseph Raich in the general election last month to fill the 26th District seat for another year.
Monday, December 17, 2012
District 26 Asw. BettyLou DeCroce, who won a special election in November to finish the unexpired term of her late husband Alex DeCroce, was sworn in Monday to the General Assembly. Last January, after her spouse's untimely death, DeCroce was elected by the Republican County Committee to serve until the 2012 general election. The assemblywoman joins state Sen. Joseph Pennacchio and Asm. Jay Webber as part of the 26th District's legislative district. DeCroce has more than 30 years of experience serving at various levels of government. Prior to her service in the General Assembly, she served as a councilwoman in Mine Hill and as the Roxbury Township municipal clerk and deputy township manager. Most recently, she served as deputy …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
NJ needs to adopt rules to ensure everyone can vote more easily if another disaster hits.
All the ballots have finally been counted in New Jersey. Once they are certified by the state canvassers on Friday, New Jersey can finally close the book on this difficult election. Or can it? The constitutional litigation clinic of Rutgers Newark Law School is poking into the votes, asking for information about the processing of special balloting New Jersey Secretary of State Kim Guadagno ordered to help those displaced by Superstorm Sandy. Remember, thousands were homeless, either literally because their houses were destroyed or left uninhabitable, or by choice because they had left cold, dark buildings to stay with family or friends or at a hotel. Even some polling places were without power and so had to be moved. Guadagno ordered the …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
District 26 assemblywoman defeats Joseph Raich with 60 percent of the vote.
Election Day spelled victory for Asw. BettyLou DeCroce, who won her first full term to represent the 26th District in the New Jersey General Assembly in her contest against fellow Parsippany resident Joseph Raich. Republican DeCroce secured more than 60 percent of Tuesday's vote. The municipal tally was a bit closer: Locally, she bested Democrat Raich by about 1,000 votes. "A clear and strong message was sent by the voters in New Jersey’s 26th Legislative District and I am humbled by the overwhelming support I received," the assemblywoman said in a statement late Wednesday. "I am so proud to represent the 26th District and pledge to fight every day for my constituents." Raich, a frequent candidate for office, focused on what he saw as the …
Frank Calabria, James Carifi and Joanne Mancuso—Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on the ballot—earn school board seats while Vice President Frank Neglia ousted.
One, two, three. That's the explanation many are giving for the result of Tuesday's Board of Education election, which handed victory to Parsippany Police Capt. James Carifi, BOE President Frank Calabria and former school board member Joanne Mancuso. The numbers are the order in which the three appeared on the ballot. Calabria said it was clear to him that the positioning of the candidates played a part in the balloting. He said he felt uncomfortable celebrating his win when his ticketmates, BOE Vice President Frank Neglia and challenger Alison Cogan, had a different result. Carifi's ticketmate, former Passaic police officer Anthony DeIntinis also went down in defeat. Cogan, Neglia and DeIntinis were positioned at the bottom of the BOE …
GOP nominee Judy Tiedemann blames her loss to Democrat Jonathan Nelson on 'bad Republicans.'
The day after the 2012 general election in Parsippany, both political parties face new realities in the wake of Democrat Jonathan Nelson's victory over Republican Judy Tiedemann for the Township Council seat now held by James Vigilante. For the Democrats, who see the first council member from their party in nearly 30 years, it's a time of joy. "Wow," said Nelson, admitting that he was "speechless." "I just want to thank everyone who worked really hard and long, long hours to help me in winning this," he told supporters at the Parsippany Elks Club. "I've said all along that I thought we could win this, but it wasn't until we did that we could prove it." "We want to go further and forward into the future," he said, promising to serve all of …
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republicans have conceded the senatorial seat to incumbent Robert Menendez.
As the ballots pour in from Sandy-ravaged New Jersey, Robert Menendez has emerged victorious in reclaiming his U.S. Senate seat against Republican challenger Joe Kyrillos. With just over half of polling districts reporting, state Republicans have conceded victory to Menendez. The U.S. senator leads 58 percent to 40 percent as of 10:30 p.m., according to CBS News. "Senator Joe Kyrillos ran a great campaign against very tough circumstances and despite the loss, his family, campaign team, and supporters should be very proud of their efforts," New Jersey Republican Chairman Sam Raia said in a statement late Tuesday night. "Joe represents the very best of New Jersey and has fought for his constituents faithfully from the day he took office and …
ACLU asks Superior Court judge to intervene, high volume of application requests extends deadline for email, fax ballots.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The deadline for electronic voting has been extended after email and fax ballots caused headaches Tuesday throughout the state. A high volume of requests overwhelmed county officials, including in Morris where the chairman of the Morris County Board of Elections told NJ.com it may take weeks to determine the outcome of some close local elections. Morris County issues began to surface on Monday when it was discovered some information on the county clerk's website directing voters not able to get to the polls was either inaccurate or misleading, NJ.com reported. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey also plans to file an emergency petition requesting a state Superior Court judge in Essex County to intervene to force the state to …
Town clerk, overseeing her first Par-Troy election, says lines greeted many polling places.
Election Day is finally here, and despite Sandy's winds and rain and the loss it left behind, it appears residents are anxious to have their say at the ballot box. Asked how her first Parsippany election since coming to town was going, Municipal Clerk Yancy Wazirmas said that things were hectic. "It's been busy," she said. "We had a line at [5:45 a.m.] before the polls opened." Wazirmas has had to preside over an election process hampered by the superstorm. Several Parsippany polling places were put out of commission—for example, Lake Hiawatha School suffered serious roof damage—so balloting sites were consolidated, and even Town Hall is hosting voters. Despite the storm and national predictions of low turnout in areas hard hit by Sandy, …