Saturday, April 6, 2013
Last week's top township news stories
Mayor Barberio, Rep. Frelinghuysen and servicemembers among those at Parsippany wake; funeral was held in North Caldwell Tuesday. Former mayor remembered by chief executives who followed him for his work for seniors and children. Filing deadline's past for major-party candidates who wish to run for mayor or Town Council in the June 4 primary race. Paul Philipps said the focus of his term as chief will be to build strong relationships between law enforcers and resident. Wednesday testimony before the Zoning Board of Adjustment focused on an 'academic exercise.'
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Also Mt. Lakes environmental commission pans Waterview plan and rejected Mountain Way townhouse plan returns to Zoning Board
A former Caldwell Police sergeant committed suicide and his wife was murdered inside their Parsippany home, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. The pair were recalled as a 'perfect couple' by friends and family. Wayne resident pleaded guilty, acknowledged owning the Connection's Internet cafes in Parsippany and Pequannock. As nearby town's environmental commission blasted proposed Waterview Plaza development plan, residents of Parsippany and nearby towns voiced concerns to Mountain Lakes officials. ZBA rejected the controversial 700 Mountain Way development application last summer but agreed to reconsider changes to the plan. Officer fired in 2002 for allegedly going rogue during a pursuit of a suspect the prior year has been …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Town Council also ponders drug treatment resolution and Whole Foods debate moves to Par High.
New members are sworn, new officers elected, but factions and fights continue at the BOE. Lake Hiawatha resident Kahlil Survey admits to distributing photos over the Internet, U.S. attorney says. Parsippany may join a growing number of New Jersey towns defending law that, if passed, would make saving lives a higher priority than punishing people. Large crowd expected at Parsippany High for continued testimony on controversial development proposal. BOE attorney says Joanne Mancuso's decision not to take the seat she won in November puts the board in a most unusual situation. BOE communications committee says district website and community groups will spread word of fields election.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Also Knoll debt erased and 'personal issues' keep newly elected school board member from taking seat.
Morris Plains resident was also charged in January with allegedly exposing a child to porn in 2011. By a vote of 4-1, the Town Council voted to pull a proposed ordinance that would have extended to apartment residents the sewer rebate going to homeowners and businesses. The Parsippany Town Council voted 4-1 to cancel the financially struggling Knoll Golf Utility's debt to the water and sewer utility at its Tuesday night regular meeting. Joanne Mancuso, who was elected to the Parsippany Board of Education in November, said she does not want to be sworn in for 'personal reasons.' The new board, which begins its term Jan. 3, will select a replacement. Suspended sheriff's officer and his wife were allegedly drunk and arguing with infant in car…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
School board advances fields plan, Giving Tuesday allows holiday shoppers to give to others.
James Barberio tempered previous praise of the utility company for helping the Puddingstone area during the storm. The decrease—roughly $40 per year for most residents—is slated to begin in first quarter of 2013. High school athletic field proposal, if approved by BOE, will go to voters Jan. 22. Planning Board planner Edward Snieckus presented information on proposed amendments to township zoning laws. For those not all spent out, the philanthropic-minded pre-holiday effort offered an opportunity to help Parsippany nonprofits. (And though Tuesday is gone, you still can give!)
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Dapper bandit has court appearance, burglaries hit Parsippany and other communities.
Teachers will 'refrain from volunteering our own personal time beyond the agreed-upon work hours,' according to letter sent to parents. Warren Township resident tells judge he planned to start job on Wall Street last Monday. Alleged correspondences between some board members raise red flags for a resident and a BOE member. Current band of thieves burglarizing North Jersey homes follow same pattern as infamous group. Purchases of severely damaged homes will create new open space in Lake Hiawatha. Dr. LeRoy Seitz's breach of contract suit against the BOE and the Department of Education quietly began last month. On Thursday, board members Anthony Mancuso and Michael Strumolo each took a turn on the witness stand.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Also lunch strike continues and an alleged drunk driver back in court.
Parsippany resident charged with first-degree murder in Lake Hiawatha incident that took place at Kazumi Sushi. The government-mandated prohibition of food sales during school hours may affect local PTA fundraising efforts. Organizers at Parsippany Hills High School say Friday will be the official day for the ongoing cafeteria boycott, but some students say they'll continue to brown-bag it daily in protest of the new government-mandated school lunch program. The question of whether to permit the construction of a Hare Krishna temple at Baldwin and Troy roads appeared again before Parsippany's Zoning Board Wednesday night. The lawyer for Vanessa Brown, the Parsippany woman being held on charges of aggravated manslaughter and vehicular …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Also Route 46 accident victim mourned and Parsippany Smashburger opens.
Students at Parsippany Hills High School joined other U.S. schools in protesting the federally-mandated smaller portion sizes and higher costs of the new school lunch program. VIP Spa employees decline to comment on police investigation into Route 10 business. Allen Van Seters died on his 53rd birthday when a tree crushed his car on Route 46. The 11th New Jersey location, in the Troy Hills Shopping Plaza on Route 46, held a ribbon cutting Thursday. Parts stolen from Paul Miller Land Rover on Route 46 last Sunday morning.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Also, Town Council hears potential solution to protect evicted families and Parsippany Playhouse company marks two decades
Township leaders, residents and emergency responders came together Tuesday afternoon to remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony featured an address by 9/11 hero and Parsippany resident Dennis Letts and the unveiling of a new Town Hall memorial that features a piece of steel beam from the old World Trade Center. Katelyn Ackerman, 23, lost her life when her vehicle left Route 10, struck a tree and caught on fire Thursday night, police say. Deborah Orme's second term on the Parsippany Board of Education will be her last for now. The veteran member—without offering a reason—halted her re-election campaign. Challenger Alison Cogan will take her place on a slate featuring incumbent candidates Dr. Frank Calabria and Frank Neglia. …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Schools chief opens up for new school year and sports business owner faces charges for sex assault of teen.
But the little-known provision in the ordinance could prove costly for the municipality. Stephen L. Smith—not the Dapper Bandit—is being held in Morris County Jail on $100,000 bail after allegedly robbing Parsippany's PNC Bank on Route 46 and a bank in Little Falls. Superintendent LeRoy Seitz sat down with Patch for a 3-part interview on back-to-school 2012, discussing athletic fields, student achievement, school board unity, bullying and more. Ablaze Baseball and Softball Academy owner accused of having sexual relationship with minor. The incidents involve thousands of dollars in reportedly stolen electronics items, according to local law enforcement.