Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Municipal candidates running in June primary fielded questions from reporters during media-sponsored candidates forum.
Opposing views on the Whole Foods Waterview proposal and the influence of "dirty politics" on the local police department provided talking points for Parsippany council and mayoral candidates Tuesday night. The eight candidates present had a chance to introduce themselves and express their views to a crowded room of voters during a media-moderated candidates forum Tuesday at Lake Parsippany Rescue and Recovery sponsored by Parsippany Patch, Parsippany Life, The Daily Record and NJ.com. Two council seats, in addition to the mayor's seat, will be up for election this year. Democratic Councilman Jonathan Nelson joined incumbent Mayor James Barberio and Republican Councilman Paul Carifi Jr., all three of whom are vying for the mayor's seat, at…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Brian Stanton spoke publicly about Louis Valori's now-dismissed job offer allegations at Tuesday's Town Council meeting.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The town filed a Superior Court motion that may force the police captain to talk—and may cost him a $368K retirement payout.
It appears there is more trouble for Parsippany Board of Education member and retiring police Capt. James Carifi. Hard on the heels of having his April 1 retirement delayed due to an in-progress Parsippany Police internal affairs probe, published reports say the township has filed a motion alleging Carifi took official and perhaps confidential documents belonging to the PPD—which, if proven, could rise to the level of theft of digital information, a second-degree offense. The motion filed Friday before Superior Court Judge Rosemary Ramsey in Morristown accuses Carifi of using removable hard drives to transfer to his personal email police reports and confidential information about residents not wanted in connection with any crime—and that …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Councilman says it's 'inappropriate to try to anticipate' what Somerset Prosecutor's Office may be looking for after trip to Town Hall.
A visit on unspecified business by the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office to Parsippany Town Hall last week moved a resident to ask at Tuesday's Township Council meeting for the town attorney to be removed. Resident Roy Messmer publicly questioned whether the visit was in relation to allegations by political opponents that Mayor James Barberio offered a council candidate a job in exchange for not running for office. He told the governing body, which did not adopt his suggestion to remove the town attorney, that their reputations were "on the line." 'Inglesino should be removed' Two representatives of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office visited the municipal building last Wednesday, witnesses, including Messmer, told Patch. He said …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Dismissed Committee member Dr. Louis Valori believes move is '100 percent political retribution.'
Not long after Mayor James Barberio allegedly met at Town Hall with municipal officials on Sunday, Jan. 13, to discuss a possible job for Dr. Louis Valori—who's now running for council on the ticket opposing the mayor's re-election slate—he sent a letter dated Feb. 11 to Valori telling the longtime Municipal Alliance Committee member that his services, though appreciated, were no longer required. Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert J. Peluso, also running for council on the Paul Carifi Jr. mayoral ticket, said he received a similar letter from the mayor dated Jan. 15. The Valori-Peluso campaign was launched Jan. 26; the duo announced that they were joining the Carifi ticket Feb. 7. Barberio has yet to respond to questions …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Barberio administration remains mum on Dr. Louis Valori's allegations that the mayor and others attempted to keep him out of the 2013 election by offering him a township job.
PARSIPPANY, NJ -- According to Township Council candidate Dr. Louis Valori, Mayor James Barberio and members of his administration attempted to give him a township job in order to entice him not to run for political office this year. Valori told Patch that he believes the mayor, who is running for a second term, did not want to face a challenge in the June 4 primary. In addition, mayoral challenger Paul Carifi Jr. , who now sits on the Town Council, told Patch that he was asked for his resume prior to announcing his candidacy in January, but was not given a reason for the request. Valori, who is running with Robert J. Peluso as part of the Carifi ticket, said the story began in late November when he said he was approached by Town Council…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Council Candidates Robert Peluso and Louis Valori have hitched their campaign to Carifi's effort.
Town Council member Paul Carifi Jr.. running for mayor, now has company in his bid for the top job at Town Hall. Carifi for Mayor announced Thursday that Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert J. Peluso and retired Parsippany Police Sgt. Louis Valori, who launched their joint campaign for council last month, will join the challengers' ticket. Carifi said he recently met with Peluso and Valori in Lake Parsippany to discuss their campaign platforms. “Like many people in our community, our families mean everything to us, and it became clear to me that this year’s election is about Parsippany’s future," he said. "It’s about who is best prepared to face the challenges ahead to make Parsippany, said Carifi. Peluso noted that the …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
With two official and one unofficial candidate announcements this week, Parsippany voters will have a decision to make come June.
The race for the 2013 Township Council Republican primary election is underway. On Saturday afternoon at Lake Hiawatha Park, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert J. Peluso and retired Parsippany Police sergeant and Board of Education member Louis Valori announced their joint campaign for the town's lawmaking body. Speaking before a group of friends and family members, Peluso said their campaign is about honoring the past while investing in the future. "My running mate and I are standing here in the coldness of winter without a podium, without giveaways and fanfare ... as two responsible community leaders... ofﬁcially declaring our candidacy for council," he stated. "Responsible leaders persevere and donʼt complain, they are…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Councilman-elect calls his victory 'bittersweet.'
To the surprise of most observers in fully packed Town Hall Council Chambers Tuesday night, what was expected by many—the election of Dr. Louis Valori to fill newly appointed Freeholder John Cesaro's vacant Township Council seat—did not materialize. Instead, the unexpired term seat went to James Vigilante, the former councilman and present U.S. Air Force Reservist and businessperson who, along with Valori and Julie Carifi, had been selected as nominees for the position Monday night by the Parsippany Republican Committee. The special council session Tuesday night took a turn even before it began. Inside and outside Town Hall, people whispered rumors that Valori, a former Board of Education member and—he thought—a retired member of the …