Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Parsippany mayor responds to Carifi/Valori allegations of job offer in exchange for not running.
Wednesday, March 20
Editor's note: The following is a statement from Mayor James Barberio, who speaks out against Township Council candidate Dr. Louis Valori's March 3 job offer allegations against him. I appreciate the opportunity to issue public comment regarding the false and defamatory comments recently made by Lou Valori, that were undoubtedly coordinated with the Carifi campaign. First and foremost Mr. Valori's allegation that he was offered a job in exchange for not running for Town Council is false, and Lou Valori knows it! As most people know, Lou Valori has teamed up with my opponent to run for Town Council because Carifi and Valori didn't get what they wanted. Mr. Valori's false allegations and his candidacy are motivated by Valori's insatiable …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
For years, Jigar Shah has worked as an unofficial link between the Barberio administration and Parsippany's East Asian community.
Keeping a promise he made to Parsippany's Indian-American community on the campaign trail four years ago, Mayor James Barberio Sunday announced a new special volunteer liaison to that demographic: Jigar Shah. According to his LinkedIn page, Shah is president of Mount Tabor's D K International LLC, a subsidiary of the Veerprabhu Export House, of which he is a principal. The company specializes in the international export of food products and spices from India. He came to Parsippany in 1974 and attended Montclair State University. He is the uncle of Amil Shah, a member of the Parsippany Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Milin Shah, who is poised to run in the Town Council primary election as part of Mayor Barberio's re-election ticket. Shah is…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Everyone's got an opinion. Patch wants to know yours.
Tempers around the township are still at a fever pitch over the way in which the promotion of Parsippany Police Capt. Jeffrey Storms was handled. Wandering around the town yesterday, the one thing most said is that Capt. Storms is a capable, hard-working and deserving officer and that it's a shame his achievement may be obscured by the antipathy swirling around Town Hall. The vast majority of people agreed with that sentiment. The agreement stopped there. Some people stood behind Mayor James Barberio's preemptive strike, putting together a quick promotion ceremony before the Township Council could talk further about a proposal to change town law to limit the police force to three captains, was a bold move. Others said the mayor lied and …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Democrat Jonathan Nelson supports GOP councilman's plan to limit number of high-ranking police officers.
Councilman Michael dePierro set off a debate Tuesday night with his plan to amend a township ordinance in an effort to cap the number of high-ranking officers in the Parsippany Police Department. But the veteran municipal lawmaker can now say his idea has bipartisan support. Many residents—among them, Mayor James Barberio, a fellow Republican—vehemently opposed dePierro's plan, which would limit the PPD to three police captains. The department's table of operations shows three captains now serving. Barberio and Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo want to promote Lt. Jeffrey Storms to become the town's fourth captain. With the promotion, Storms would help oversee the Parsippany Office of Emergency Management, which recently was placed under PPD …
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 …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
A decade after the terrorist attacks, Parsippany's chief executive has a message for citizens.
On a day that means so much to so many, Mayor James Barberio reminds Parsippany that this town is protected, safe and prepared.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Council passes $61.6M appropriations with no opposition from public.
The Parsippany-Troy Hills township council unanimously passed the municipal budget during a special meeting Tuesday night. Although the public was given the chance to comment during the meeting—held before the township’s regular session—there were no dissenting opinions from those in attendance regarding Mayor James Barberio’s $61.6 million budget. Council candidate Roy Messmer had previously taken exception to a portion of the budget that will move $700,000 from the $5.3 million sewer utility fund to reduce the municipal tax levy by 1.6 percent, as well as keep $3.6 million for surplus. Messmer had previously said he would speak at the meeting about the topic and had planned to present to Barberio a petition, which currently has 254 …