Friday, September 21, 2018

Happening now: Crime scene at Volunteers Park

Initial reports indicate a body was found inside the trunk of a parked car at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday, September 22 in Volunteers Park, Lake Hiawatha. Parsippany Rockaway Neck First Aid Squad transported a female to Morristown Memorial Hospital for observations, from Volunteers Park, but we cannot...

Holocaust Commemoration Memorial Service held at Adath Shalom

Adath Shalom held a Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Commemoration Memorial Service Presentation, on Sunday, April 27, at it's location at 841 Mountain Way, Morris Plains. Edward Mosberg, born in 1926, is a sole survivor out of sixteen members of his family of the Holocaust he gave the testimony of...

Bridget “Bird” Donahue Katilas, VP and Manager at Provident Bank passed away

Bridget "Bird" Katilas died suddenly in her sleep the morning of December 26 at her home, with her precious and loved dog, Bea, at her side. Born in Newark, she was raised in Sussex and had lived in Lake Parsippany since 1997. Bridget  had a long career...

Lake Hiawatha woman kidnapped herself; locked herself in trunk; arrested and released

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany–Troy Hills Police Department was requested to respond to a Calumet Avenue residence in Lake Hiawatha for reports of a possible missing person, at 8:10 p.m., on Tuesday, September 22 Upon their arrival, Police Officers were met by a third-party individual who...

Please donate blood for Hannah Cerullo

PARSIPPANY — The Italian American Police Society of N.J. and the family of Hannah Cerullo is asking for help for Hannah, the 11 year old daughter of Michael Cerullo of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office who is battling cancer. Hannah “the princess warrior” is fighting very hard...

Preliminary Site Plan approved for Panera Bread; Chipotle Mexican Grill to open

The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Adjustment approved a preliminary site plan for Panera Bread  at Troy Hills Shopping Center on Wednesday, June 18. They are proposing to construct a 4,000 square feet one story building at 1157 Route 46 (Troy Hills Shopping Center), in the front...

Accidental death in Wawa parking lot

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On Sunday, October 5 at 5:18 p.m., Parsippany-Troy Hills Police responded to the Wawa gas station, 350 New Road, for a missing person reported by the Vernon Police Department who had information that the person may be in the area. With a description of the...

HOAX: Crime scene at Volunteers Park

Parsippany Focus was informed by a source close to the investigation the incident was a prank. Parsippany Focus was at Calumet Avenue when the road was closed off and investigation was being conducted at a residence on that street. Parsippany Focus will be requesting official reports from the...

BMS student sues for permanent ankle injury

Kathy Morgan, the mother of 13-year old Kaileigh Morgan, a seventh grade student at Brooklawn Middle School has filed a lawsuit on May 13 against the Parsippany Board of Education, claiming the negligence in having students play touch football on a wet field during...

Walking trail around Boonton Reservoir?

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PARSIPPANY — Jersey City Mayor Stephen Fulop is working with the Open Space Institute on a plan to open the Boonton Reservoir to the public and to develop a walking trail around it. Fulop expects this to be moving forward in the next two months. As part...

Barberio arrested for Marijuana

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BOONTON TOWNSHIP — James R. Barberio, 22, Lake Hiawatha, was arrested and charged with 2C:35-10A(4) possession of less than 50 grams of Marijuana, 2C:36-2 use or possession with intent to use and 39:3:33 display of unclear or indistinct license plates on Friday, December 22 at 10:24...

Blackthorn officially closed; Houlihans to open!

The Parsippany-Troy Hills Council approved a transfer of the liquor license on Tuesday, April 22 issued to Blackthorn Restaurant. Blackthorn officially closed its doors on Wednesday, April 23. Blackthorn Restaurant and Irish Pub closed its doors  on Wednesday, April 23, to make room for Houlihan's Restaurant...

DWI Checkpoint in Parsippany announced

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PARSIPPANY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Stephen Wilson, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Chief of Police Andrew Miller announce the implementation of a joint Driving While Intoxicated checkpoint in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey during the month of July...

Former County Clerk Joan Bramhall dead in apparent murder-suicide

It has been confirmed by an anonymous source, Former Morris County Clerk and longtime fixture of local Republican politics Joan Bramhall, 78, is one of the two people found dead in a Denville home Thursday. Denville Police is guarding the home and the home is blocked...

Hundreds of trees torn down at 16+ acre Waterview Marketplace

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills celebrates being one of two towns in the State of New Jersey to be named "Tree City" for 40 years by the Arbor Day Foundation, yet it granted the builders of Waterview Marketplace to demolish over sixteen acres of trees. Waterview Marketplace...

GlaxoSmithKline property has been purchased by the Wilf organization

PARSIPPANY — GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) property located at 1500 Littleton Road was sold on October 6, for $8,500,000.00. The deed was recorded at the Morris County Recording Office on October 18. The buyer is listed as Parsippany Littleton, LLC.  The office address is listed as 820 Morris...

Letters to the editor: 980 Dogs and Cats Killed under Mayor Barberio’s Watch

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Dear Editor: For the past eight years, Mayor James Barberio has cost Parsippany taxpayers millions of dollars in ineffective policies, unnecessary programs and skyrocketing legal fees. So it should not be surprising that one such policy has led to thousands of dollars in unnecessary costs...

Zinburger is coming to Parsippany

Zinburger has announced they will be opening in the former Chevy's Fresh Mex on the corner of Littleton Road (Route 202) and Route 10, Parsippany. A call to their corporate office indicated they don't have any tentative opening dates yet, since none of the...

Real Housewives of New Jersey premiere party at Pure Restaurant

Project Ladybug hosted a “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Premiere Party for Season 6 on Sunday, July 13. The party was held at Pure Restaurant and Lounge, 707 Route 46. Tickets were $100.00 each and the event was sold out. All proceeds will benefit...

Breaking news: Attempted Carjacking at Morris Hills Shopping Center

PARSIPPANY — Details are very sketchy but Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department answered a call regarding an attempted carjacking in the Morris Hills Shopping Center, at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 27. Morris Hills Shopping Center is located at the corner of Parsippany Boulevard and Route...
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