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 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.
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.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Also NJDOT and residents don't see eye to eye and Parsippany gets a new town clerk
The collection of an estimated $11.5 million in athletic improvements for Parsippany's high schools is off the table. Rather than risk the ire of taxpayers and voters, the Board of Education unanimously decided to submit a reduced-option package of items to the state Department of Education for its review. If approved, the board will be able to move forward with plans to draft a referendum and, in January, the board hopes, put the idea before voters. Just in time to prepare for the upcoming presidential election, Parsippany finally has a new municipal clerk. Officials hope Yancy Wazirmas will bring stability to the recently struggling clerk's office. After being on the road for nearly a month, the Par-Troy Little League East All-Stars, …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Town administration settles with former clerk and a BOE member calls for governor to address school board issues
PTLLE, buoyed by Emil Matti's and DJ Pico's home runs, comes back from Game 1 loss looking like a team revived, defeating Oregon 10-4. Dr. Louis Valori, buoyed by similar opinions by Township Attorney John Inglesino and Asm. Anthony Bucco, the Morris County Republican Committee's lawyer, moves forward in his quest for a council seat. Employment dispute between the town and the short-lived clerk will cost taxpayers $100,000. Michael Strumolo wants Chris Christie to come to Parsippany to address his complaints regarding the Board of Education. Controversial project rejected in June by Parsippany Zoning Board of Adjustment will be reconsidered; residents opposed vow to fight again.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Top Parsippany stories of the past week
The township plans to change the law to give recourse to residents who accused of running afoul of the maximum occupancy ordinance, but some say an proposed amendment would bring lawsuits and potential danger to Parsippany. Par-Troy Democratic Party names Jonathan Nelson to run in November's special election for the unexpired Town Council seat. The party committee also appointed new members. As law enforcement officials continue their probe into an alleged gambling operation that claimed to be an Internet cafe that was raided July 19, the property management firm that leased Connections Cafe its space, insists it was unaware of the enterprise's activities. The man and woman indicted for allegedly planning the shooting death of his wife …