Saturday, April 20, 2013
Stories from last week still the topic of township talk
Councilman says it's 'inappropriate to try to anticipate' what Somerset Prosecutor's Office may be looking for after trip to Town Hall. Just before his retirement, Dr. LeRoy Seitz talks on the record about the contract controversy, the governor's insult and the bickering Board of Education—and about the achievements of his past seven years. Parsippany's only historic landmark site has its eye on the future—and transformation. Report shows Brooklawn Middle outperformed 87 percent of New Jersey's middle schools, including crosstown Central Middle, on the NJ ASK test. Rockaway Meadow School's Angelina Martino-Finnegan to be honored by the NJ Principals and Supervisors Association. Across Patch's network of 900 sites, people felt the effect of…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The week that was in Parsippany
After Lee Seitz retires, John Fitzsimons becomes the number one interim among a team of interim administrators. The 2013 snapshot of school performance is more detailed than before—and more revealing. Town attorney characterizes resident's questions about alleged job offer to candidates 'harassment-oriented.' Frank Santangelo allegedly accepted more than $700K in bribes to have physicians order more blood tests and samples be referred to the Parsippany company. Blue-collar municipal employees say that while their white-collar colleagues have seen pay hikes, they haven't seen a raise since 2010. James Bradley is remembered for his bright smile, 'exceptional courage' and love for Parsippany baseball.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Biggest stories from the week that was
Mayor James Barberio refuses to respond to Patch's questions regarding Dr. Louis Valori's allegations that the mayor and others attempted to keep him out of the 2013 election by offering him a township job. Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education said it will try to keep the tax increase for homeowners to a state-allowed 3.34 percent. Rutherford pair robbed a woman in Parsippany, stuffed her into car trunk, acting prosecutor says. Par High alum, a veteran of four rehab stints, is now sober—and uses his story to help keep kids drug-free. The group, now a nonprofit called Citizens for Health, Safety and Welfare, is targeting Council to stop development proposal.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Top Parsippany stories from the last week
Former Chief Anthony DeZenzo's resignation became effective Friday. Parsippany man is being held on $175K bail at the Morris County Jail for allegedly planning to sell controlled substances in a school zone. Eight women were arrested on solicitation charges at three township hotels and another establishment in Hanover Township. The superintendent requested that his last day be changed due to changes in state law. The money, for the next year, would cover roof repairs and other fixes at district schools.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The top Parsippany news of the past week
Using the theme Moving Parsippany Forward, the mayor announces run for another four years on a ticket including council incumbent Vincent Ferrara and newcomer Milin Shah. BOE president asks citizens to serve on a committee to help make field improvements a reality. Divided Council approves law that seeks to make town housing law stronger and more humane. Superintendent says district is working with township officials to keep kids safe in the classroom. Government program, mayor says, could save town residents more than $3 million, however if you want out, you'll have to take action.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Also, baseball academy owner admits sex with teen and Par-Troy teachers get a contract.
New business administrator also resigns, and BOE hires new football coach. Anthony DeZenzo says he'll take some time off before deciding his next professional move. He takes with him a sizeable lifetime pension payment. The Republican, once a Democrat, said he'll run with Councilman Vincent Ferrara on the mayor's ticket. Union County Prosecuter will ask for 7-year sentence for man who admitted to trysting with a teen in Parsippany and Hoboken. Prosecutor says $5,000 was stolen from JP Morgan Chase. Board of Education announced its ratification of a new pact with Parsippany educators.
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, 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, September 2, 2012
Also probe continues into vehicle death of Parsippany mother and flood survivors come together to mark one year since Irene
Another bank robbery has taken place in Morris County and Parsippany, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. A man who did not fit the description of the "Dapper Bandit" who reportedly struck the Indus American Bank at Pathmark early in the month allegedly brandished a handgun during the incident at Provident Bank on Smith Road Monday, the prosecutor's office said. By a vote of 38-24, the Parsippany Republican Municipal Committee on Monday night selected Judy Tiedemann as its nominee to battle Democratic nom Jonathan Nelson for the unexpired council term race in November. The investigation continues into the Aug. 19 fatal car crash in Ulster County, N.Y., that took the life of a 41-year-old Parsippany mother, nurse and Little…