Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Par High student hopes a petition he is circulating will protect kids from "ex-gay" therapy.
Newly out and proud, a Parsippany LGBT teen is taking a stand to protect the dignity of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender New Jerseyans. After coming out in front of his classmates at Parsippany High School last month, a videotaped moment that went viral on YouTube, 18-year-old Jacob Rudolph is taking action to protect others. The teenager recently launched a new petition on Change.org urging Gov. Christie to support pending legislation in Trenton that would ban the use of controversial gay “conversion” therapy on minors. This controversial practice is employed by some churches and conservative Christian groups in hopes of changing sexual orientation—despite the fact that so-called "ex-gay" therapies have been repudiated …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Governor rips GOP: There is 'one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims, the house majority and their speaker, John Boehner.'
Thursday, January 3
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
State of emergency still in effect, meaning driving is prohibited, but many are ignoring the ban.
Nearly half of Parsippany is without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Jersey Central Power and Light reports that 20,771 people in the township are in the dark. Across the state, 7 million people do not have electricity. Downed wires and trees make being out and about in the township treacherous, said Parsippany Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo. A state of emergency is still in effect, he cautioned. That means driving is prohibited, save for emergencies. (If traffic on Route 46 is any indication, many drivers are ignoring that ban.) Police ask residents to stay in their homes. DeZenzo said of the 150 incidents of downed live wires, poles and trees reported thus far, 73 have been addressed and cleared. JCP&L has a comprehensive list of …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Michael Strumolo wants Chris Christie to come to Parsippany to address his complaints regarding the Board of Education.
Parsippany Board of Education member Michael Strumolo, making strong allegations against Superintendent LeRoy Seitz, sent a request to Gov. Chris Christie Thursday asking him to hold a Town Hall meeting in the township to address a host of his complaints regarding the board. The complaints start with Strumolo's charge that he experienced harassment, threats and intimidation at the hands of "an Ex-Officio member of the board who in the past has tried to exact retribution for my refusal to vote for his contract." The board member is referring to Seitz, who is the only ex-officio member of the board, and who spent more than a year at odds with Strumolo and with Christie because of Seitz's contract negotiations. The dispute was about money: …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
New Jersey's governor is giving his State of the State address today, outlining his goals for 2012.
Governor Chris Christie delivered his "State of the State Address" to the 215th Session of the Legislature and New Jersey residents at 3 p.m. Tuesday. In his address, Christie outlined his goals for the coming year and what he has accomplished his first two years in office. In his speech, he touched on hot button issues of education and pension reform and called for a 10 percent state income tax cut. For more details on Christie's speech, read our wrap-up article here. Patch live blogged the speech from 2:30 to about 5 p.m. You can read the minute-by-minute updates with commentary from Huffington Post Political Reporter John Celock in the attached blog. If you missed the live chat and want to leave a comment, please do in the comment …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Governor asks colleagues to put budget cuts aside and support residents now.
Gov. Chris Christie pledged to the residents of Lincoln Park—and Morris County—that he would urge his colleagues in the New Jersey State Legislature and Congress to put aside offsetting budget cuts and act quickly in funding repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Irene. "We don’t have time to wait for folks in Congress to figure out how they want to offset this stuff with the budget cuts. Our people are suffering now. And they need support now," he said. Christie came to Lincoln Park on Wednesday afternoon with what he called "good news," as he told residents, firefighters, police officers and others that the height of the rivers that have flooded municipalities across the county has gone down. "All the rivers in New Jersey have crested and…