Friday, September 21, 2018

Parsippany proclaims “Raoul Wallenberg Day” as first Sunday in August

PARSIPPANY — On Sunday, August 5, Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael A. Soriano proclaimed the first Sunday in August to be Raoul Wallenberg Day. He encourages all citizens to foster the message of Courage and Compassion. The proclamation reads: During the ceremony Artist Edward Adams addressed the audience...

B-Street Band performs during Parsippany’s Concert Series

PARSIPPANY — The B-Street Band a Tribute to the Boss” to hundreds of Parsippany residents on Wednesday, August 8. The concert was held at Liquid Church, 499 Webro Road, due to the predicted thunderstorms. From the heart of the Jersey shore, “Backstreets” was the first band in the world to do a unique...

Gemma Ventola qualifies as a State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey

PARSIPPANY — Gemma Ventola, 7, qualifies as a State Finalist in the National American Miss New Jersey. The Pageant will be held on Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. The pageant is held for girls ages...

Parsippany resident pulls out drowning man from Ocean

PARSIPPANY — A 46-year old Pennsylvania man who required medical assistance on the beach died at a local hospital days later. At 6:28 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 Ocean City Police dispatch received a call reporting a bather in distress at an unguarded beach at 10th street....

Parsippany Police Chief Andrew Miller joins Kiwanis Club

PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany welcomed new member Andrew Miller at a recent meeting.  Club President Frank Cahill presented Mr. Miller with his membership plaque and sponsoring member Nicolas Limanov placed the official Kiwanis pin on Mr. Miller. Frank Cahill said “We welcome Parsippany-Troy Hills...

Township Council renews liquor licenses throughout Parsippany

PARSIPPANY — The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council recently approved renewals for the township liquor license establishments. The applications for renewal for licensing term, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, have been filed by the following Retail Liquor Licensees, and the application forms...

Parsippany’s Nardella Receives Atlantic 10 Postgraduate Scholarship

PARSIPPANY — Rhode Island's Amanda Nardella is one of 14 Atlantic 10 student-athletes to be awarded a postgraduate scholarship from the conference. Amanda is a Graduate of Parsippany High School, Class of 2014. Nardella, a three-year captain of the women's soccer team, helped lead URI to berths in...

Parsippany hires five new Police Officers

PARSIPPANY — Dean Spadavecchia, Leydi Lopez, Adrian Rodriguez, Kenneth Hawthorne, and Luke Krol were recently sworn in by Mayor Michael Soriano and the newest officers of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department Patrol Officers Krol and Hawthorne are already certified Police Officers and will enter their three month...

Parsippany held annual concert and fireworks extravaganza

PARSIPPANY — The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills held its annual concert and fireworks extravaganza on Wednesday, July 4. The event started at Parsippany Hills High School with an evening of music by “Overboard,” and then brilliant explosions and stunning blasts of colored light filled the skies above Parsippany...

Parsippany Budget introduced at Council Meeting

PARSIPPANY — At the Parsippany-Troy Hills Council Meeting of Tuesday, June 19, the 2018 Township Budget was introduced with Councilwoman Loretta Gragnani and Councilman Michael dePierro voting against the introduction. The introduced budget shows a 3.5% increase in the municipal tax rate. For an average...

Parsippany Police are the best: Especially Officer Ernest Ebanks

PARSIPPANY — Kindness alert. Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Patrolman Ernest Ebanks made the day for three young Parsippany Residents. Four-year old Dominick Oram waved to officer Ebanks when he was passing his house in his patrol car. The officer came back. Twice. Ebanks wanted to make sure to...

Sources: Valori, Barberio Under Investigation

PARSIPPANY — Law enforcement sources have confirmed to Parsippany Focus that an investigation is ongoing concerning theft of services in regard to Township Employees conducting election work for Former Mayor James Barberio and Former Council President Louis Valori. (Editors Note: The employees involved are no longer...

Josh Lefferts receives “Certificate of Appreciation” and “Proclamation”

PARSIPPANY — At the Parsippany-Troy Hills Council meeting on Tuesday, June 19, Josh Lefferts received a "Certificate of Appreciation" from Mayor Michael Soriano and also a "Proclamation" from Congresswoman BettyLou DeCroce. Friday, March 2 started out as a normal day for Josh Lefferts. After school he...

Parsippany Kiwanis Touch-A-Truck draws over 1,100 attendees

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PARSIPPANY — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany held it's 7th Annual “Touch-a-Truck,” an interactive, hands-on event at which children and their families can see emergency and construction vehicles close up. The event was held on Saturday, June 16. Touch-a-Truck creates a learning experience for kids, allowing...

An Open Letter from Council Vice President Janice McCarthy: 0% vs. 3.5%

By Council Vice President Janice McCarthy Former councilman Lou Valori put on quite a show at last Wednesday night's budget hearing with the major theme of his performance highlighting campaign commitments of the new administration that are no longer possible. What he failed to mention...

Parsippany High School presented Senior Awards Assembly

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PARSIPPANY - Parsippany High School held its Senior Awards Assembly on Tuesday, June 12. Dr. Denis Mulroony announced the PHS Valedictorian Award: Ellen Xu and PHS Salutatorian Award: Ethan Kaplan. In addition the top 25 students are Ellen Xu, Bon June Koo, Ethan Kaplan, Alice Limanova, Annie...

Kiwanis Club honors PHHS Key Club Advisor: Bonnie Sturm

PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany presented Parsippany Hills High School Key Club Advisor Bonnie Sturm with one of Kiwanis International's highest honors, "Walter Zeller Fellowship." Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany donated to the fellowship and the contribution is helping The Eliminate Project to...

Adam Warner honored at Eagle Court of Honor

PARSIPPANY — At the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Adam Warner on Sunday, June 12, Adam was presented with the highest advancement of Boy Scouts, the “Eagle Scout.” The Eagle Scout Award is Scouting’s highest rank and among its most familiar icons. Men who have earned it...

Proposed 3.5% Tax Increase equates to $64.00 to average homeowner

PARSIPPANY — Fireworks exploded at the June 1 and June 13 budget hearings with Township CFO Ann Cucci and Business Administrator Ellen Sandman blasting their former boss, James Barberio with words like 'irresponsible' and 'horrible' when referring to the 2017 budget and it's 0% tax increase....

Parsippany Republican Committee elects new officers

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany Republican Committee elected Dr. Louis Valori as the new Chairman and Freeholder John Cesaro as Vice Chairman. Former Chairwoman Nicole Green decided not to run again for the 2018-2019 term. Lou Valori said "We are grateful for her leadership and insights and thank...
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