Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Patch is here for you: How to maximize what you get.
You already know you can come here for in-depth, comprehensive Par-Troy news—but do you know all of the ways to take full advantage of Parsippany Patch? From blogs to breaking news alerts to smartphone apps and much, much, more, there are so many ways to build community on Patch. Here are 12 things every savvy Patch reader needs to know to fully harness Patch's power and to partner with us to bring the community together and put the pride in Parsippany. 1. Get a daily digest of news and information We understand, you’re busy. You may not have time to click on Patch several times a day (although we think it’s definitely worth it.) Get your daily news in a digest form with our emailed newsletters. Sent out first thing every morning, the …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Morris Plains man also faces sexual assault charges.
A former Parsippany Boy Scout leader from Morris Plains has been indicted on child pornography charges. Stephen Corcoran, 45, was indicted Tuesday on charges including one count of second-degree distribution of child pornography and 10 counts of fourth-degree possession of child pornography. Acting Morris Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said Corcoran showed an 18-year-old male friend child pornography in the fall of 2011. An investigation of Corcoran's computer revealed images of nude minor males as well as minor males engaged in sex acts, an affidavit on file at Superior Court states. Corcoran was initially arrested on the charges Jan. 20, 2012. The Morris Plains man was arrested again in December on charges that he molested two teenage boys in …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Resident detained in Carroll County, Md. on $250,000 bond.
A Parsippany man is being held in Maryland on charges of sexual contact with a minor boy. Keith William Harp, 44, is charged with eight counts each of third-degree sex offense and sexual solicitation of a minor and one part of sexual abuse of a minor, according to the Carroll County Times. Police allege Harp had sexual contact with the minor in Parsippany and Carroll County, Md., from 2006 to January 2013. He is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $250,000 bond.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Rutherford pair robbed a woman in Parsippany, stuffed her into car trunk, acting prosecutor says.
A Rutherford pair have been indicted on charges claiming they kidnapped and robbed a woman at gunpoint in Parsippany before forcing her in the trunk of her car. Joseph Defreitas, 41, and Marilyn Nadeau, 52, were indicted Thursday on multiple charges in connection with the Dec. 29, 2012, incident after being arrested Jan. 17. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said in a release that a 71-year-old New Hampshire woman seeking directions encountered Defreitas after pulling into a parking lot on Route 10. Defreitas forced her into his car at gunpoint while Nadeau took the woman's car and followed Defreitas to an ATM in Parsippany, Knapp said. Upon arrival, Defreitas forced the New Hampshire woman to reveal her personal …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Two lanes blocked along 287 southbound near exit 41.
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Wednesday, February 20
Emergency responders spent two hours late Wednesday afternoon at the scene of an overturned tractor trailer in the area of exit 41 off Interstate 287 in Parsippany. New Jersey State Police were at the site of the accident, as was Parsippany-Troy Hills District 6 Fire Association. Two lanes became blocked in the 4 p.m. hour along 287 south as authorities dealt with the mishap and resulting diesel fuel spill. This created a massive backup that extended through the evening rush. The scene finally was cleared just after 6 p.m. Police were not available to offer further details.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
After nearly 200 years of Smith-Baldwin family ownership, the South Beverwyck Road estate is now the property of to Parsippany.
It's official: Parsippany is the new owner of the historic Baldwin House. After more than a year of negotiations and dealings involving environmental issues, Mayor James Barberio on Thursday finally signed the closing documents to transfer ownership of the home at 460 S. Beverwyck Road to the township. The move was first announced in September 2011, when the mayor announced the town's intention to buy the home built in the 1820s from its most recent owner, Anita Baldwin, to who he issued a proclamation sending thanks. Baldwin, whose family had lived in Parsippany since 1733, now lives in California. The Township Council formally approved an ordinance allowing the $672,750 sale in December 2011. Following Thursday's closing, Mayor Barberio…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Ann Grossi has 'great satisfaction' for county's financial achievements.
Thursday, January 17
To the editor: As a member of Morris County’s Budget Subcommittee in 2011 and chair through 2012, I felt great satisfaction that Morris County was recognized in 2013 for being the only county in the state to achieve a decrease in taxes at a rate of .8 percent in 2012. We are now in a position to work at crafting a 2013 budget with a zero percent tax increase. Having been on the budget subcommittee when Gov. Christie’s sweeping legislation was enacted, I know firsthand how his visionary reforms beginning with the 2 percent cap, and in pension, health and labor arbitration set the ground work for the county’s current fiscal achievements. As a direct result of the governor’s vision in combination with the county’s policy of conservative …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Tooling about the township, Patch sometimes comes across the most interesting sights.
When we saw a number of geese while driving around Parsippany on a chilly, gray Tuesday afternoon, it got us thinking: Could the birds be missing Bess the Dog, the longtime town worker dog who spent 2000-2010 as Parsippany's goose wrangler? Bess was euthanized Jan. 7, after suffering long-term medical troubles. While she lived, the 14-year-old English border collie worked hard, shooing geese away from grassy areas surrounding schools and in parks, and continued to visit the town's Parks and Forestry office each day, even after her retirement. Patch thought of old Bess as we watched a gaggle of the birds congregating on the shore of Lake Parsippany. We found it a stirring sight and decided to share it. If you have cool shots to share, …
Friday, January 4, 2013
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"That's it—I'm going to lose weight." I hear that every year in early January. Heck, I say it every time the big ball in Times Square drops. There's a reason "lose weight" is a perennial part of New Year's resolution lists. More than 60 percent of the nation's population is classified as overweight or obese. And being overweight can lead to a host of potentially deadly maladies ranging from stroke to heart disease to Type 2 diabetes. While it's easy to state the problem, solving it—taking off the pounds—is anything but simple, especially when one takes on the challenge alone. Resolve fails. Fatigue builds. Frustration can ensue. This year, we want a different result. Hence, the return of our weight loss campaign first started in 2011: …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Morris Plains resident was also charged in January with allegedly exposing a child to porn in 2011.
A Morris Plains man and former Parsippany Boy Scout leader accused in January of showing child pornography to a boy was arrested again Thursday on charges he molested two teenage boys in the 1990s, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Stephen Corcoran, 45, is accused of one count of aggravated sexual assault, multiple counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from accusations Corcoran molested a 13-to-16-year-old boy between 1997 and 1998, and another 16-to-18-year-old boy in 1999. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Frederic Knapp, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo and Morris Plains Police Chief Scott Thompson announced the arrest Friday. According to the …