Sunday, February 10, 2013
The top local news stories of the past week
Snow-covered highways in Morris and Passaic Counties result in closings and accidents along Route 287. Council Candidates Robert Peluso and Louis Valori have hitched their campaign to Carifi's effort. After nearly 200 years of Smith-Baldwin family ownership, the South Beverwyck Road estate is now the property of to Parsippany. Pros and cons of controversial suggestion to create in-house town attorney discussed "He pulled up right outside the door" in his Toyota, said his relieved daughter.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Also, superintendent contract trial testimony comes to dramatic finish
School board members and residents say they will consider alternative ways to improve athletic field conditions at the town's high schools. Chamber President, Retired Cop to Run for Council With official announcements this week from Chamber of Commerce President Robert Peluso and retired police sergeant Louis Valori—and an unofficial one from former Planning Board member Milin Shah— Parsippany voters will have a decision to make in the June 4 primary. Judge's decision could come by summer, but the embattled schools chief says he expects the issue to continue for a long time. 64-year-old was struck near Yacenda Drive in Parsippany last month. Lake Hiawatha lawyer accused of injuring Randolph resident in crash on Littleton Road. Peter …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Field vote plans, Whole Foods Market addresses controversy and Good Samaritan resolution passes also among top headlines.
Two East Rutherford residents have been accused of carjacking and kidnapping a 71-year-old woman at gunpoint from a Parsippany parking lot before stuffing her in the trunk of her car, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Paul Carifi Jr., a councilman since 2011, will take on James Barberio in June GOP primary. Parsippany's municipal clerk says final arrangements for the Jan. 22 vote are being made now. Despite the controversy of Waterview tract proposal, natural foods retailer remains focused on bringing its store to the township. Statement urges the General Assembly to override governor's veto of measure allowing treatment rather than punishment for drug overdose victims and those who help them. Among those approved are two new …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Police are also seeking man they say stole jacket and then struck the victim with his car.
Most of the residents who spoke at the Board of Education's special meeting Thursday spoke in support of Alison Cogan, the fourth place finisher in November's school board election. But on this night, with BOE members voting along factional lines, 5-3, Anthony DeIntinis, who came in last Nov. 6, came in first. Large, skeptical crowd—most in opposition—came to Parsippany High to address economic development plan that would bring Whole Foods Market to Parsippany. Citizen committee has published a website of information regarding the high school athletic fields' improvement proposal. Former Board of Education member Frank Neglia is putting aside efforts to get back onto the board and throwing his support to Alison Cogan, who is vying to fill …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Also Knoll Gardens drug bust and OEM presents Sandy report.
Federal government dumps parts of nutrition policy imposed in September and boosts portion sizes for protein and grains. Local Finance Board rules James Barberio's plea for friend's son was a 'personal letter,' but did not address the fact that the missive was sent on official township stationery. Two men, from Lake Hiawatha and Boonton, are being held in lieu of $200K bail each. Superstorm Sandy was the focus of a presentation by representatives of the township's Office of Emergency Management and Parsippany Police. Third annual Hanukkah observance at Town Hall brings joy, dancing and doughnuts.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Santa comes to town, town leaders come together to fight drug abuse also among top stories.
Disputed Waterview Plaza proposal continues to be met with resistance from neighbors. The realities of drug use and abuse in the township was discussed at Thursday's Municipal Alliance Committee Drug Prevention Leadership Summit. Officer stripped of his rank about a decade ago settled a lawsuit against the town to regain his sergeant's stripes. The New York 12-12-12 Sandy relief concert will be screened at Clearview Cinemas locations, including Parsippany. Santa Claus praised Par-Troy's children during his visit to Town Hall, calling them "the nicest" and "top-notch."
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, November 18, 2012
Also, jewelry stolen from Lake Hiawatha home and Par-Troy schools add Saturday session among Sandy recovery efforts.
Former assistant scout master of Troop 173, already facing child porn charges, is accused of 'hundreds' of incidents of abuse from the 1990s. Two men were robbed of money, wallets and cell phones early Saturday morning, police say. The school calendar will see changes—including an in-school Saturday—as a result of the superstorm. After a months-long wait to get a ruling on whether he can have access to reportedly secret emails distributed by Board of Education member Anthony Mancuso, citizen-activist Robert Crawford gets his answer: No. And now Mancuso is considering taking legal action of his own. Resident returned home Tuesday evening and found master bedroom ransacked and jewelry missing, police said.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Plus police seek deli owner for theft and Halloween high school events are back on.
Mayor James Barberio released a statement on storm preparedness as Parsippany waits for Sandy's possible arrival. An adult and a child were transported to hospital in Morris Plains incident. Parsippany joins list of northern N.J. towns dealing with sketchy adults trying to entice children. District warns parents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity. Former owner of Anthony's Meats and Deli has an active warrant out for his arrest; police asking public for help to find Anthony Scotti. The events were in jeopardy due to a lack of volunteer chaperones. (Stay tuned to Patch in case Hurricane Sandy decides to play spoiler.)
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Also police identify another traffic fatality and school board candidates get political.
The occupancy ordinance wasn't on the agenda for Tuesday night's Parsippany Township Council meeting. But that law—and the families set to lose their homes because they have kids—was discussed, and the council will form a subcommittee to determine how best to protect young families. Lake Parsippany's Katelyn "Katie" Lee Ackerman, 23, was remembered at her funeral Monday as a young woman with a big heart, a huge smile and a beautiful soul. Police announced that Allen Van Seters, the Parsippany man who drove onto a Route 46 median and hit a tree at the intersection of Baldwin Road Sept. 14, died in the accident. Two BOE hopefuls will appear at the political party's next meeting in Whippany.