Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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

Parsippany-Troy Hills Business Administrator Ellen Sandman and CFO Ann Cucci

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. During his eight years in office, Barberio was able to show no increase in taxes twice; 2013 and 2017, years he was up for re-election. Taxes increased substantially in the years following his flatted-lined budgets.

On June 1, when asked by Council Vice President McCarthy why there is a 3.5% proposed increase for 2018, when zero was attained in 2017, CFO Cucci stated “I’ll say this about last year [2017] now. It was the most irresponsible, horrible budget I’ve ever done. I rest my case…There was no such thing as zero. I fought.  Ellen [Sandman] fought. We did not want it. I know the council didn’t want it. I know Mr Carifi. He didn’t want it as well.  Some people voted for it because they felt it was the right thing to do. Did I?  No. And did Ellen? No.”

Sandman followed Cucci by adding “I said there is no such thing as a zero and I thank you council president [Carifi] for voting no.  I’m sorry, I’m so emotional about this because now the exponential effect of this is, is to the moon. We have cut things, revenue sources. One source is where you try to keep them there for that rainy day. They’re gone…” (Editors Note: To view video and recording from June 1 meeting, click here. These quotes can be found at approximately 49 minutes into the tape).

The proposed 3.5% increase only affects the municipal portion of your tax bill, which is approximately 20% of the total real estate tax.

With the 2017 budget remaining flat, and 2017 expenses, including hefty medical and legal bills deferred to this current year, municipal taxes are expected to increase 3.5% or $64.38 for the average homeowner. In 2016, under Mayor Barberio, taxes were raised 4.2% or $74.21 for the average homeowner. (Click here to view the 2016 budget).

Former Council President Louis Valori

Former Councilman Louis Valori, who voted in favor of the budget in 2016 and 2017 attended the June 13 budget hearing and questioned the current proposed hike by stating  “We’re at a 3.5% which I think is unheard of, probably historical in this town” forgetting that as Council President in 2016 he lauded the 4.2% increase as a responsible budget. (Click here to read related article –
Council VP Indicates Budget is Smoke and Mirrors Presented by Mayor Barberio).

(Editors Note: Mr. Valori denies the 2016 budget increase was 4.2%. He has attacked this author on various social media outlets. Here is a clipping from the budget that shows the increase of 4.2% and the effect it has on the average residential tax payment).

Copied from Page 2 of the official budget posted on

While former township attorney John Inglesino once coined the term “Louie the Liar” when referring to Mr. Valori, several officers in Town Hall today when this author was in attendance of police promotions in the Council Chambers referred to Mr. Valori as “4 point two Lou.”

Council President Paul Carifi, Jr., said “When the finance committee consisting of myself and Councilwoman McCarthy first met with Business Administrator Ellen Sandman andCFO Mrs. Cucci, we were advised of the horrible situation former Mayor Barberio and Former Councilman President Valori left us in with their so-called zero budget that they came up with last year.  Barberio also used over 3 million dollars from the sewer and water utility surplus which was over $1 million more than the previous year. By him not planning ahead for mandatory pension and insurance payments for our employees, as per Mrs. Sandman and Mrs. Cucci, for this year which totals $900,000, taxes need to be raised by just over 2% just to cover those costs let alone other cost of living increases. I knew this was going to happen and that is why I voted no for last year’s budget. With that being said myself along with councilwoman McCarthy and Mayor Soriano came up with hundreds of thousands of dollars in reductions from the original budget which reduced the current budget to where it is now which our Township Auditor, Mr. Raymond Sarinelli, Mrs. Sandman and Mrs. Cucci have all stated it is trimmed to the bare bone. At our last budget meeting I questioned our auditor Mr. Sarinelli as well as Mrs. Cucci and Mrs. Sandman and asked them point-blank are we in this situation where we need to increase the budget 3.5% because of what former Mayor Barberio’s budget did to our finances and all three agreed that yes it has. I also asked Sandman and Cucci if it is true that we would have to cut services to our residents and  eliminate  a substantial number of employees to get the budget under 2% and they said yes. I am strongly opposed to reducing essential services to our residents which also could include our police protection in our schools because former Mayor Barberio  mismanaged the town’s budget. You can not put a price on the protection of our children and our residents in addition to the services we offer our residents.  I am certainly not happy about the current increase, but unfortunately  because of this situation we were left in we don’t have much of a choice.”

When asked after the officer promotion ceremony, Mayor Soriano stated, “Some, including those who voted for a 4.2% tax increase just two years ago, will oppose this budget purely for political gain. The fact is that this bipartisan budget is the first major step in repairing the damage done to our finances by consecutive election years of raising spending without raising revenue.”

Councilman dePierro is distributing Petition to Oppose Marijuana Distribution Centers

Parsippany-Troy Hills Councilman Michael dePierro

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Councilman Michael dePierro is distributing a petition to oppose marijuana distribution centers in Parsippany.

dePierro states “New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently expanded access to the state’s medical marijuana programs and reiterated his desire to legalize marijuana for recreational use. In support of his efforts, the Governor issued “Executive Order 6″ which expedites and relaxes the permitting process for new Distribution Centers. The Executive order also permits the manufacture, processing and sale of edible cannabis products. In support of the Governor’s Executive Order 6, the Parsippany Mayor and a majority of the Township Council passed a resolution volunteering Parsippany to host Distribution Centers.”

He continues “We acknowledge that a significant number of residents are not opposed to medical marijuana use since it is dispensed by prescription for many types of ailments. Medical marijuana is generally carefully controlled for the amount of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (generally referred to as THC) in each dose; recreational marijuana, on the other hand, is specifically designed to have as much THC as possible.”

Parsippany resident Edward Forchion said “I live between Mt. Tabor and Trenton. I like it that these suburban towns are rejecting this cash flow and tax base! Great towns like Trenton, Camden, Newark and Atlantic City should get them anyway since our communities have been harmed the most by the racist reefer laws of the last 70 years.   Put them in our communities, include us as owners and operators of these dispensaries and consider it reefer reparations.”

“We are aware that, even though the Distribution Centers will initially be dispensing medical marijuana, the character of these distribution centers, and those who are attracted to them, will completely change when the Governor successfully legalizes recreational marijuana. Parsippany-Troy Hills Township is a suburban community with 14 Public Schools, several Private Schools, Day Care Centers and 18 parks where our children play. We are a diverse community with many houses of worship, and residential areas are abundant throughout our Township,” said dePierro.

Councilwoman Emily Peterson

Councilwoman Emily Peterson stated “It is important for the voters to know that at the local level we can’t legislate marijuana access, legality, morality, etc. Those feelings need to be brought to directly to Trenton and Washington DC. Attempts at local-level legislation will open the door for lawsuits against the town, which it’s been made clear, the taxpayers are not in favor of fighting frivolously. I do hope this petition gets enough signatures to become a ballot issue. Then, we the representatives can hear directly from the voters of Parsippany. The voices we have already heard, including from my fellow council members, are of compassion for our neighbors in serious medical circumstances, and not voices asking for a perpetuation of prohibition which we know beyond the shadow of any doubt, does not work. The residents understand the role of municipal governance in this matter and I look forward to the well-defined civic engagement.”

“We are concerned about preserving and enhancing the quality of life in our Township. Our children will be exposed to the “Edible Cannabis Products” which can take many forms and shapes i.e., gummies, brownies, cookies, etc. In States where recreational marijuana is legal, there has been a significant increase in calls to poison centers regarding young children who have accidentally ingested Edible Cannabis Products, as well as raw marijuana. Parsippany has been ranked as one of the “Best Places to Live”, one of the “Safest Places to Live”, and we recently received an A+ rating. We do not need or want marijuana distribution centers in our Township. This is not a good location for them. If you agree, please sign this petition,” said Parsippany-Troy Hills Councilman Michael dePierro.

Janice McCarthy

“The petition language promotes a misconception about Medical Dispensaries. These are highly regulated secure facilities providing access to “high quality, medical grade cannabis” to patients suffering from debilitating diseases like, chronic pain, cancer, Parkinson’s in a professional environment. The more facilities that are available improve patient access and lower patient costs. Before passing judgment, I encourage the legislators to visit a dispensary and understand the professional environment and complex structure of these facilities that provide support and counseling to relieve patient suffering. Why would we reject that as a society? Additionally the petition improperly and unfairly claims that a medical dispensary and recreational (adult use) facility operate in one facility under the same regulations which mischaracterizes them both. The petition infers dispensaries would lead to easy access to marijuana and expose children to it, but easy access is on the corner of every town and city in the country not in secured, regulated facilities. I welcome the opportunity for residents to express their voice but encourage them to learn more about the operation of these medical facilities and the role they play in patients lives before making their decision,” said Councilwoman Janice McCarthy.

For additional information contact Councilman Michael J. dePierro, P.O. Box 5682, Parsippany, NJ 07054. You can email Mr. dePierro at or call (973) 263-3333.

Brittany Bonin Named to Dean’s List at Loyola University Maryland

The Kate Russell Memorial Scholarship to Victoria Lombardi and Brittany Bonin

PARSIPPANY — Brittany Bonin, a member of the class of 2021 from Parsippany has been named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List at Loyola University Maryland.

Brittany Bonin a 2017 Parsippany Hills graduate has achieved Dean’s List status for both the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.

In order to qualify for the Dean’s List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

Established in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Catholic, Jesuit comprehensive university comprising Loyola College, home to the University’s arts and sciences programs; the Sellinger School of Business and Management; and the School of Education. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students from across the country.

Lion King Jr to open at The Tabernacle this Saturday


PARSIPPANY — Local children at the Mount Tabor Arts summer camp are at it again this summer pouring their hearts into preparing ‘Lion King Jr. one of Disney’s  favorite tales of Simba learning about the Circle of Life!

Photo by Dan Bozza
Photo by Dan Bozza
Photo by Dan Bozza

This is the second youth performance of the newly launched Mount Tabor Arts Collaborative. Join all the animals celebrating Simba’s birth on Saturday night, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. in The Tabernacle, 26 Simpson Avenue, Mount Tabor.
It’s just $10,00 a ticket to show kids that their community is rooting for them- and to offer an inspiring, low-cost,  theater experience for your own children of all ages. Tickets available at the door the day of the show at 5:00 p.m.

Directed and Choreographed  by: Dawn Ward Lau
Music Direction by: Sandi Zimmerman
Rafiki: Vianne Bozza
Simba : Vincent Bozza
Young Simba: Langston Bias
Mufasa: Kristin “Jade” Schaffer
Scar: Kira King
Nala: Maya Lau
Young Nala: Laurily Merzatta
Timon: Rhaya Lau
Pumbaa: Bella Bozza
Zazu: Charlie Love
Shenzi: Ava Cohen
Banzai: Danny Ververs
Ed: Michael Bunzendahl
Sarabi: Caitlin
Sarafina: Emma Lipsky
Ensemble:  Joy Allatta,

Alicia Boscarino, Maria ‘Gaby’ Couto, Sophie Hutchinson, Isabella Lipsky, Veronica Luer, Anara Sullivan.

President of North Jersey Hospital Leads Heart Walk in Local Community


SADDLE BROOK — The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will host its annual Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk on Sunday, October 21, in the South Mountain Recreation Complex at the Turtle Back Zoo!

Under the leadership of Alan Lieber, President of Overlook Medical Center and Vice President of Atlantic Health System, the community will continue to rally together in support of the fight against heart disease and stroke.  As chair of the event, Mr. Lieber will recruit volunteers, businesses and organizations to support the Heart Walk, which drives the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The Greater Northern NJ Heart Walk, locally sponsored by Bayer, Atlantic Health System, ADP, Novartis, RWJ Barnabas, The Allergan Foundation, BARD, NJM Insurance Group, AIG, WDHA-FM, TAPinto and many more, brings hundreds of Essex, Morris, Union, Sussex, Somerset and Warren County families, organizations and businesses together annually for a fun event filled with cardiovascular wellness.

The walk also raises funds to support the fight against heart disease and stroke – our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 leading causes of death.  Held in more than 305 communities nationwide, the Heart Walk is designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living through a fun environment that’s rewarding for the entire family.

Research shows that not only do active parents raise active children, it also puts kids on the right path to maintain a healthy weight to prevent heart disease, cancer and stroke.  The American Heart Association recommends that kids over 2 years old should participate in an hour of physical activity a day.  Although an hour each day may seem like a lot, there are many ways in which you can incorporate physical activity into your family’s daily routine.  From family dance parties, playing with your pets, nearby hiking trails and house chores, there are many ways in which you can be a role model for your family and help them get the recommended physical activity.

Walking is the simplest way to kickstart your family fitness fun!  Not only is walking an easy start, it is the safest and most effective form of exercise to achieve heart health.  Start working towards your family goal and join us at the Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk!

To learn more or to register to walk click here, contact (201) 518- 1966 or email

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country.

Delta Dental Honored with Freedom Award by New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard And Reserve

Lois Nagie signed the award on behalf of Delta Dental of New Jersey. Pictured (left to right): Don Tretola, New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; Lois Nagie, Delta Dental of New Jersey; Chris Butzko, Delta Dental of New Jersey

PARSIPPANY — Delta Dental of New Jersey, New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, was honored with the Freedom Award by the New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (NJ ESGR). The company was recognized for its unwavering support of an employee serving in the Coast Guard during the devastating 2017 hurricane season.

Lois Nagie and Chris Butzko accepted the Freedom Award on behalf of Delta Dental of New Jersey

The Freedom Award, first introduced in 1996, is considered the highest recognition presented by the U.S. government to employers for their dedication to and support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

Last year, Delta Dental of New Jersey IT Security Analyst Christopher Butzko was deployed with the Coast Guard to assist with setting up contingency communications throughout the South and Caribbean for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

The purpose of the contingency communications was to reach additional first responders and provide the much-needed relief efforts to the local communities in each hurricane’s direct path of destruction. Delta Dental of New Jersey and its employees were steadfast in their support for Butzko and his critical work for the Coast Guard.

The Hurricane Maria Communication Response Team

“From the start of my travels in Robstown, Texas, to the end in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, I witnessed extensive destruction, with many individuals left with nothing but the support of their friends, neighbors and first responders,” said Butzko. “I saw the American spirit at its best while Mother Nature was at its worst. That same American spirit was also strong here at Delta Dental of New Jersey. Throughout my deployment, I had several colleagues reach out to make sure my team and I were safe, with many also willing to donate to the relief efforts. I feel fortunate to be a part of such a supportive community and was honored to nominate Delta Dental of New Jersey for this prestigious award.”

“Delta Dental of New Jersey is invested in the well-being of its associates, and we were proud to support Chris during his relief efforts with the Coast Guard,” said Dennis Wilson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey. “Receiving the Freedom Award is an honor, and we are humbled that Chris nominated us and that we were selected for this significant award.”

Butzko and Lois Nagie, director of Human Resources, accepted the award on behalf of Delta Dental of New Jersey during the NJ ESGR Annual Planning and Awards Meeting on June 29.

Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.7 million people through contracts with groups and individuals in New Jersey and Connecticut. In Connecticut, Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. writes dental coverage on an insured basis, and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs. For more information click here.

Delta Dental of New Jersey’s Chris Butzko in Puerto Rico with the U.S. Coast Guard last year.

Kiwanis President Frank Cahill receives Ruby K recognition

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill and Secretary Karen Gajewski

PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill was honored with a “Ruby K pin” presented by Club Secretary Karen Gajewski.

Kiwanis Club International recognize members for inviting new members—from five to 100 people.

Since Cahill became President in October 2017, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany has increased the clubs membership to 70 members. Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany is
ranked 1 out of 79 in the New Jersey district for net growth (net gain of 24 members) and is ranked 1 out of 79 in the district for percentage growth (52.2000%). It is also the second largest club in the state of New Jersey.

Cahill said “I did not do this alone. It was with the help of our active and dedicated members. Our group is part of this global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.”

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany currently supports nine K-Kids clubs: Lake Parsippany Elementary School; Eastlake Elementary School: Mt. Tabor Elementary School; Littleton Elementary School, Lake Hiawatha Elementary School, Troy Hills Elementary School, Northvail Elementary School, Knollwood School and Rockaway Meadow Elementary School, two builders clubs, Central Middle School and Brooklawn Middle School; two Key Clubs, Parsippany Hills High School and Parsippany High School and one Aktion Club.

Just recently Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany submitted an application to Kiwanis International to include Intervale Elementary School as part of the K-Kids program, and Seton Hall University as part of the Circle K International.

They also raise funds and donates to the Parsippany Food Pantry, Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, Parsippany PAL Youth Center, Parsippany High School Scholarship Program, Parsippany Hills High School Scholarship Program, Parsippany Child Day Center, Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey, Camp Nejeda, NJ Sharing Network, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Parsippany, Parsippany Project Graduation, Jersey Battered Women’s Services, Family Promise of Morris County, Parsippany Little League West, Parsippany Little League East to name a few.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46. For more information on Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany click here.

Parsippany Police Chief Andrew Miller joins Kiwanis Club

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill, Kiwanis member Nicolas Limanov, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Andrew Miller and Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Secretary Karen Gajewski

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 Police Chief Andrew Miller to this global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.”

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46. For more information on Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany click here.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany is the fastest growing Kiwanis Club in the State of New Jersey with 70 members.

Boiling Springs Savings Bank presents donation to Kiwanis Club

Silvia E Cooper, Branch Manager, Boiling Springs Savings Bank and Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill

PARSIPPANY — Silvia E Cooper, Branch Manager, Boiling Springs Savings Bank presented a donation to Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill on Thursday, July 12.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany is a participant in the Boiling Springs Savings Bank “Community Alliance Program.”

To be eligible for the Community Alliance Program, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany is a non-profit organization maintaining an address within Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Essex or Hudson Counties in New Jersey.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany is enrolled and the minimum number of supporters has been met, Boiling Springs Savings Bank will make quarterly donations, based upon the balances of your supporters’ designated new or existing deposit accounts and new loans, to your organization. This award winning program is completely confidential, no monies are withdrawn from donors’ accounts and all donation dollars come directly from Boiling Springs Savings Bank.

If you are interested in supporting Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, click here to download the form, and bring it to Boiling Springs Savings Bank, 66 North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha.  The branch Manager is Silvia Cooper.

Neighbors helping neighbors, that’s what true community banking is all about – that’s what better banking is all about. Boiling Springs Savings Bank.


Letter to the editor: Thank you for Supporting the Woman’s Club

parsippany focus

parsippany focusDear Editor:

The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills (WCPTH) held its 37th Annual “Tee Off for Education Golf Classic and Luncheon” on Tuesday, July 10 at the Knoll West Country Club. Our club members were very pleased with the results, that provides WCPTH with funds to support various educational projects throughout the year such as scholarships for graduating seniors at both Parsippany High Schools, 8th Grade Citizenship Awards and 5th Grade Reading Awards. This could not be accomplished without the generous support of local merchants who provide prizes and sponsorships for this event. All the proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the children in our community. We would like to thank the merchants as well as the Parsippany-Troy Hills Fire Department, District 6, for supplying us with ice that kept the bottled water cold for the golfers. Once again thank you for your generous support.

Joan Garbarino and Diana Freidinger, Co-Presidents
Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills

Kona Ice donates to Kiwanis Club

Rupesh Patel, owner Kona Ice Central Morris County, Touch-a-Truck Chairman Nicolas Limanov and Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill

PARSIPPANY — Rupesh Patel, owner Kona Ice Central Morris County, presented a check to Touch-A-Truck Chairman Nicolas Limanov for $220.00 as a donation to the club. Kona Ice was a vendor during the Kiwanis Touch-A-Truck event held on Saturday, June 16.

Kona Ice of Central Morris County brings an amazing product experience with over 40 different flavors! Rupesh Patel said “We feel it’s vitally important to give back to our community. We would like to partner with you for your fundraising activities – a school, sports team, church, or any other community fundraiser. We also do private events.”

Christie speaks at Morris County GOP Unity Breakfast

Governor Chris Christie

MOUNTAIN LAKES — Governor Chris Christie was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, July 17, at the Morris County Republican Club Unity Breakfast held at Zeris Inn.

The fundraiser was billed as a unity breakfast after a contentious race for county chairman.  Ron DeFilippis, who was Christie’s appointee to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, defeated Rob Zwigard.

Ronald DeFilippis, Chairman Morris County Republican Club

Christie has been keeping a low public profile since leaving the Governors Office on January 16, but with Democrats making much noise in his home county of Morris, the former governor couldn’t stay silent.

Christie began his political career in Morris County when he won a seat on the Board of Freeholders in 1994. He lost a Republican primary for State Assembly in 1995 and was defeated in his bid for re-election to a second term as freeholder in 1997. He won huge pluralities in Morris County when he ran for Governor in 2009 and 2013.

More than 250 people attended the breakfast, including virtually all county and state elected officials representing parts of Morris County.

Two Morris County congressional seats are in danger of flipping Democratic: the 11th, where Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen is retiring, and the 7th, where Representative Leonard Lance faces a tough re-election campaign. In the 11th district Jay Webber is running against Democrat Miki Sherill. Three freeholder seats are up in November, as well as what is becoming an interesting race for county clerk.  Democrats haven’t elected a county clerk since before the Civil War.

Christie said “I’ve been a winner in this county and a loser. I’ve supported winners who won county committee votes by one vote and I supported losers who lost county committee votes by two votes. It’s never fun to lose, it sucks. Winning’s always better. Believe me, it’s always better, but I’ll tell you what’s worse. Losing in November is always worse than losing in June. When you lose in June, there is still light at the end of the tunnel for you and there are people who are on our county ballot this year that can prove that. Won before and lost before. If you’re persistent, if you have good ideas, if you got good energy, you can always come back and because of our open system, you’re not precluded from doing that. There’s not a group of people will sit in the corner of that room over here and decide your day is over. You have the right to run, but by the same token everybody, if you have that, then you got to be with the people who the people support.”

Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi is up for re-election in November

“I want you to remember this and whenever any Democrat comes up to you and talks about how our party is finished in New Jersey and we are relevant and there’s nothing for us to do any more, remind them of this. There hasn’t been a two term democratic Governor in 40 years, but there’s been three two term Republican governors. Think about that. Why? Because in the end we need a Democrat every once in awhile as Governor to remind the people in this day just how good we are,” he said.

“Losing in November is always worse than losing in June,” Christie said.

Township Council renews liquor licenses throughout Parsippany

Applebee's is located at 1057 Route 46, Troy Hills Shopping Center

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 are complete in all respects and the applicants are qualified to be licensed according to all statutory, regulatory and local governmental ABC laws and regulations.

The number of licenses to sell alcohol for consumption on a licensed premises (restaurants and bars) and to sell alcohol for off premise consumption (packaged goods) within a municipality is determined based upon the population. A municipality may issue one consumption license for every 3,000 of its population. As to distribution licenses, which allow the sale of alcohol for off premise consumption, a municipality may issue one license for every 7,500 of its population. A municipality is allowed to ban all sales of alcohol within its borders if it so desires.

A license which becomes inactive and is no longer sited at a business premises becomes a “pocket” license. At the time a pocket license is reactivated, the licensee must file an application for a place-to-place transfer of the license so that it may be sited at the new active business address. Currently Parsippany has two pocketed licenses.

The following establishments licenses were renewed:

1429-31-035-001 American Legion Parsippanong Post #249 91 North Beverwyck Road
1429-31-037-001 Parsippany Troy Hills BPO Elks Lodge #2078 230 Parsippany Road
1429-31-040-001 Lake Hiawatha Vol. Fire Assoc., Inc. 39 North Beverwyck Road
1429-31-041-001 Parsippany Troy Hills Fire Assoc., Dist. #6 60 Littleton Road
1429-31-042-001 Rainbow Lakes Community Club, Inc. 20 Rainbow Trail
1429-31-058-001 Mt. Tabor Country Club Country Club Road
1429-32-002-005 Karmanadhi Inc. (dba Basket of Cheer) 149 North Beverwyck Road
1429-33-001-010 Mirchi Parsippany LLC 252 Route 46
1429-33-003-013 Chessman, A NJ Corp. (dba Eccola Italian Bistro) 1082 Route 46
1429-33-005-008 Parsippany Restaurant LLC (dba Houlihan’s) 1735 Route 46
1429-33-007-014 Troy Hills Hospitality, LLC (dba Mule Tavern) 450 North Beverwyck Road
1429-33-009-006 Hoover’s Tavern, LLC 960 Tabor Road
1429-33-011-007 Poojaashish Inc. (dba Sakura Hibachi Steak House) 949 Route 46
1429-33-013-006 Apple Food Service of Parsippany, Inc. (dba Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar) 1057 Route 46
1429-33-015-006 Zin Morris Plains 1900 Route 10
1429-33-016-007 Outback Steakhouse of Florida LLC 1300 Route 46
1429-33-017-007 GC Fridays NJ PA LLC 3835 Route 46
1429-33-018-010 Hanover Hospitality Corp. pocket license
1429-33-020-006 Tabor 10, LLC (dba Tabor Road Tavern and Grato Restaurant) 2230 Route 10
1429-33-022-005 Rare Hospitality International (dba Longhorn Steakhouse) 690 Route 46
1429-33-023-006 1515 License, LLC pocket license
1429-33-024-004 Keo Ku Jang, Inc. (dba Keo Ku Jang Restaurant) 245 Route 46
1429-33-025-005 Vega Cook, Inc. (dba Fuddruckers) 3159 Route 46
1429-33-026-006 Grand Fortune Corporation (dba Jasper) 810 Route 46
1429-33-028-001 Reimer, Inc. (dba The Inn Crowd) 285 Route 46
1429-33-029-005 Reservoir Tavern, Inc. 92 Parsippany Boulevard
1429-33-031-009 Parsippany BWW, LLC (dba Buffalo Wild Wings) 1540 Route 46
1429-33-034-007 Ozra Enterprise Inc. (dba Minado) 2888 Route 10
1429-33-044-002 Empire Diner Liquors, Inc. 1315 Route 46
1429-36-049-004 HST Lessee CMBS LLC (dba Sheraton Parsippany Hotel) 199 Smith Road
1429-36-050-003 Promus Hotel Services, Inc. (dba Embassy Suites) 909 Parsippany Boulevard
1429-36-051-004 1-85 Hospitality Group LLC (dba Holiday Inn) 707 Route 46
1429-36-053-001 Courtyard Management Corporation 3769 Route 46
1429-36-054-002 Residence Inn by Marriott, LLC 3 Gatehall Road
1429-36-055-004 LSREF3/AH Chicago Tenant, LLC (dba Hyatt House) 299 Smith Road
1429-36-056-002 Remington Parsippany Employers LLC (dba Parsippany Hilton and Hampton Inn) 1 Hilton Court
1429-36-057-002 Cambridge TRS, Inc. (dba Sonesta Suites) 61 Interpace Parkway
1429-44-006-007 Troy Convenience Liquors 1129 Route 46
1429-44-010-010 Sunrise Shop Rite of Parsippany, LLC 707 Route 46
1429-44-012-007 Wine Amphorae Wines and Liquors, LLC (dba Joe Canal’s) 799 Route 46
1429-44-014-005 Jai Sainath Corp.(dba Shoppers Discount Liquor) 65/69 North Beverwyck Road
1429-44-033-006 Vito D’ Alessandro, Inc. (dba Green Hill Liquors) 168 Parsippany Boulevard
1429-44-047-004 Summer C. Wine & Liquor, Inc. (dba Plaza Mill Plaza Liquors) 28 Gibraltar Drive

In New Jersey a person must be 21 years of age or older to legally purchase or consume any alcoholic beverage on a licensed premises. There is absolutely no exception to this. (N.J.S.A. 9:17B-1) However, persons under the age of 21 can legally drink in connection with a religious ceremony or at home under parental supervision.

Some interesting facts about serving alcohol

The lawful age to own a license and to purchase alcoholic beverage products for resale under a license privilege is 18 years of age, (N.J.S.A. 9:17B-1).

Bartender, waiter or sales clerk: 18 years old

Entertainer: 18 years old

Restaurant & hotel worker not selling alcohol: 16 years old

Stock clerk in distribution licensee: 15 years old

Caddy or pin setter: 15 years old

Waiter (not selling alcohol) for consumption licensee which is not restaurant or hotel: 16 years old

Although a person must be 18 years of age to be employed as an entertainer (includes members of a band, etc.), N.J.S.A. 34:2-2 I.17, et seq., provides for the employment of younger persons in certain “theatrical productions.” This is under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey Department of Labor.

To qualify as a restaurant, the establishment must regularly and principally be used for the purpose of providing meals to the public, having an adequate kitchen and dining room equipped for the preparing, cooking and serving of food for its customers and in which no other business, except such as is incidental to such establishment, is conducted. As a rough rule of thumb, to qualify as a restaurant, the establishments should have table (i.e. “sit-down”) service with a full service menu, proper and adequate equipment to be considered a bona fide restaurant (e.g., food freezers, dish washer, oven, etc.) and the majority of its business revenues should be from the sale of prepared food for consumption on the premises, with revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages merely being ancillary thereto.

Permits for the employment of minors under 18 years of age must first be obtained from the Division of ABC before (or within ten days) such persons are employed on a licensed premises.

These rules, including the requirements for permits, apply to children of licensees as well, if they are employed on the licensed premises in any capacity.

Non-licensed restaurants are permitted to allow customers to bring their own alcoholic beverages (BYOB) for consumption with their meals. Unless there is a local ordinance prohibiting it, customers of an unlicensed restaurant may be permitted by the ownership of the restaurant to bring and consume only wine and beer. The restaurant can supply glasses, ice, etc., but may not impose a cover, corkage or service charge. Also, under no circumstances may spirituous liquor be permitted. There may be no advertising whatsoever of the fact that wine or beer may be permitted. Additionally, the owner may not permit wine or beer to be consumed during hours in which the sale of these products is prohibited by licensees in that municipality, nor allow consumption of beer or wine by persons under the age of 21 years or by persons who are actually or apparently drunk or intoxicated. (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-27).

Can parents be held responsible for their minor children who consume alcohol? Yes. A parent or guardian having legal custody of a person under 18 years of age is required to exercise reasonable supervision or control over that person in connection with the consumption of alcohol.

If a parent or legal guardian fails or neglects to exercise reasonable supervision or control over the conduct of the person under 18 years of age, for a first offense the parent or legal guardian shall be notified of the violation in writing. If the person under 18 years of age is caught a second or subsequent time, the parent or legal guardian shall be subject to a $500 fine.

New Jersey ABC law allows a liquor license to be held “in pocket” for a limited period of time. The term “in pocket” means that the liquor license is not being actually used, but can be sold or transferred to a different location for later use within a particular municipality.

Editors Note: Although these guidelines were reprinted from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) website, these guidelines are for reference only, and you should consult with appropriate authorities for actual law. These guidelines are not the entire ABC laws governing the sale and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Kiwanis Club donates to Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey

Joyce Garrow, Pamela Stalcup, Frank Cahill, Karen DeChristopher, Julie Scarano-Debrossy, Greg Elbin and Carol Tiesi

PARSIPPANY — During April the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany participated in Child Abuse Prevention Month by setting up pinwheel gardens and displays, with the first one set up at the Parsippany Town Hall and followed by a second display set up at the Parsippany IHOP on Route 46. They planted a total of 13 pinwheel gardens throughout Parsippany.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany’s Pinwheel display at Parsippany Town Hall

Karen DeChristopher, Co-Chair of Young Children Priority One, presented Pamela Stalcup with a $1,000 donation to Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey in support of “Great Childhoods” for all New Jersey children. Pictured with Karen is Committee person Joyce Garrow, Carol Tiesi, Julie Scarano-Debrossy, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany Foundation President Greg Elbin, Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill. Co-Chair Nicolas Limanov is not pictured.

Neeta Dhopeshwarkar and Dr. Julie Serrano arranging the pinwheel garden

And while the pinwheel can do many things — bring smiles, lift spirits, call for healthy starts for all children — the one thing it cannot do is move on its own.  Be the force that makes it move, bringing about real change for children in the United States.  Protecting our children is everyone’s job…it’s your turn to make a difference!

(C) 2018 Parsippany Focus
Ava Arthurs placing a pinwheel in the garden

Since 1983, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.  As we look upon the faces of the many children in our communities and think about all of the children around the world that suffer at the hands of others, let’s remember that April may be Child Abuse Prevention Month, but unfortunately abuse happens every day.  That is why every year, during the month of April, communities across the country come together to focus on this startling issue and on the need for widespread prevention and public awareness campaigns to reduce the number of children who, sadly, are victims of abuse.  Close to 700,000 children were victims of child abuse; and almost 1,700 children died as a result of abuse or neglect.

Karen DeChristopher, President-Elect and Co-Director of the Kiwanis “Young Children Priority One” program who has lead this campaign for the past four years explained, “As an organization that focuses on children, there is one goal that we are looking to achieve…to raise awareness of the many ways people can get involved in the fight against child abuse:  First, we can get educated, so you can learn to recognize the signs of child abuse, so you can be that one person with courage to step up for these children and report abuse when you suspect it.  Secondly, you can volunteer or support your child advocacy centers (Prevent Child Abuse-NJ) by calling to determine how you can support them, because every children’s advocacy center can benefit from your support for their programs and services they provide to child victims of abuse and neglect.  And lastly, but most importantly we must help break the silence surrounding child abuse by raising awareness and spreading the word.  These children deserve a voice, because this problem has been overlooked for far too long and you can open the doors on this crime of secrecy, because we can all make a difference for these children.”

To learn more about what you can do to help prevent child abuse, contact Pamela Stalcup, Director of Development & Communications for Prevent Child Abuse-NJ at (732) 246-8060 or click here.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.  It is not religious based or partisan in any way. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at the Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46.  We are 70 members strong and growing.  New members are always welcome. (Click here for more information on Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany).


Ricky is still waiting to be adopted


PARSIPPANY — Hi there! My name is Ricky! I am a four-year old Pit mix who can provide a family with LOTS of love! My story is a bit sad but I’m ready to make my life the best life ever! I was surrendered to the rescue because my brother had badly injured me multiple times. My mom made the hard decision to give me up so I can be safe and happy!

I am a very sweet boy who aims to please. I am the friendliest dog out there as I greet every person with a wagging tail and a smile on my face! I am silly and have the cutest habits that can make anyone laugh!

I love to go on walks! My body will just start wiggling and I can’t control myself from getting so excited! I love walks almost as much as I love my tennis balls. I will carry around my favorite ball in my mouth as if it is my baby! I could play fetch forever…well at least until it’s nap time. My foster dad says I am quite the cuddle bug and could lay next to you on the couch or snuggled up in bed for hours!

I absolutely LOVE other dogs. It would be amazing if I could go home with another brother or sister! It is fair to say that I am a social butterfly when it comes to my fellow canines. I have never been around cats. Because of my excitableness, it is best I go home with kids above the age of 10.

I enjoy hanging out in my crate and prefer to be in there when I am left alone. I am also fully house trained!

Everyone tells me how much of a good boy I am. I hope they are right because I really want to find my forever family soon!

If you are interested in adopting Ricky, please fill out an application by clicking here.

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Mikie Sherrill Sets NJ House Fundraising Record of nearly $1.9 million

Candidate Mikie Sherrill

MORRIS COUNTY — Setting a new record for New Jersey U.S. House races, Democratic candidate Mikie Sherrill announced a second quarter fundraising total of nearly $1.9 million dollars. The quarter brings Sherrill’s total raise to $4.2 million and she heads into the general election with $2.9 million cash on hand.

“The priorities of our campaign continue to resonate in this community,” said Sherrill. “Tax relief, quality and affordable healthcare, and growing New Jersey’s economy are top concerns for the people of New Jersey. I am incredibly honored to have the support of so many Americans who are ready for new leadership in Congress that puts people first. Our campaign is going to continue working hard to talk to all residents of the 11th District and earn their vote in November.“

The report further highlights Sherrill’s strong fundraising abilities. She previously set the New Jersey fundraising record for U.S. House candidates by raising $1.1 million in the first quarter of 2018.

As a U.S. Navy veteran, former prosecutor, and mother of four, Mikie Sherrill is focused on bringing new leadership to Congress. She will work with Republicans and Democrats to restore the full state and local tax deduction for New Jersey taxpayers, work to fix the Affordable Care Act to bring down health care costs, and focus on creating good paying jobs in New Jersey.

Par-Troy EMS is hiring: Emergency Medical Technician Part-Time


PARSIPPANY — Par-Troy EMS is hiring. They are seeking highly motivated personnel to add to the department.

The hours for the position vary, available seven days a week, 12 hour shifts. Salary as per ordinance.

Perform the duties of a New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician in accordance with NJ 8:40 and 840:A regulations and Township policy. Additionally, must adhere to Par-Troy EMS Standard Operating Procedures. Possesses a valid New Jersey State Driver’s License. Current New Jersey State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic (EMT-P) certification. American Heart Association BLS CPR certification. Pre-Trauma Life Support or equivalent. Applicant must have previously completed NIMS 700 and ICS 200. At the time of interview, the applicant must submit a certified driver’s abstract. Any cost associated with this is the responsibility of the applicant. A minimum of one year experience as NJ EMT or EMT-P preferred. Ability to complete computer based electronic patient care reports.

Perform duties of an EMT under various conditions, operate an emergency vehicle and lift and move patients and equipment. Able to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English.

Capable of understanding, remembering. and carrying out oral and written directions assigned by department leadership. Customer service excellence is required.

Click here to download application.

To apply submit a letter of interest indicating Emergency Medical Technician to Hank Sunyak, Personnel Director, at with a copy to Dean Snook

Parsippany’s Nardella Receives Atlantic 10 Postgraduate Scholarship

Amanda Nardella is a graduate of Parsippany High School

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 the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament in 2014 and 2016. She also served as a Student Athlete Representative at the URI Leadership Bridge Retreat, Lambs to Rams Mentor and Captain, and a Locker Room Talk Mentor. Nardella has been a four-year Dean’s List recipient along with being named to the Commissioners Honor Roll. She has also been awarded the Women’s Athletic Academic Scholar Athlete in 2015 and 2016, while also being named the Scholar Athlete of the Game in 2018.

“This is one of our most prestigious and highly-coveted honors that the Atlantic 10 awards its student-athletes,” stated Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “Each of our postgraduate honorees are deserving of this award, super intelligent and multi-talented young people! Each will be exceptional leaders and successful in their post-graduate studies. I offer my congratulations to these 14 outstanding men and women.”

A native of Parsippany, Nardella is involved in multiple community service projects ranging from volunteering her time at Rhody Reads, the Mews 6.9K Race Volunteer, a local elementary school, and at Narragansett and Scarborough State Beach.

Earning her undergraduate degree from Rhode Island in Kinesiology, Nardella will be attending Northeastern University for her postgraduate studies in the MBA program.

All 14 honorees will receive $5,000 to contribute towards full-time enrollment in a postgraduate or professional program. Designed to provide graduating student-athletes the opportunity to continue their education, the program awards $70,000 in scholarship funding to former A-10 student-athletes. This marks the fourth straight year the Atlantic 10 has provided the scholarships to 14 individuals, and over the past five years, the A-10’s Postgraduate Scholarship program has awarded $350,000 to 66 former student-athletes.

The selection process, which involves the league’s athletic directors, senior woman administrators and faculty athletic representatives, resulted in a class with an average GPA of 3.74. The class is comprised of 10 female student-athletes and four males, representing six different sports.

To be considered for the Postgraduate Scholarship, student-athletes must have performed with distinction both in the classroom and in their respective sports throughout their career, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.

Source: The University of Rhode Island

Furever Home Dog Rescue needs foster homes

File photo

RANDOLPH — Furever Home Dog Rescue needs foster homes!  As a shelterless rescue, we don’t have a building where our dogs are housed until they get adopted.  We are lucky enough to have loving foster families who open their hearts and homes to our dogs until they are placed. However,  we need more foster homes so we can save more dogs! You can try it once and see how rewarding it can be, you even get to pick the puppy or dog you want to foster!

Fosters open their homes (usually a month or two on average) to foster a pup until they are adopted to their furever homes.  Fostering is a rewarding experience and you will help save a dogs life. There are puppies, young dogs, adult dogs and special needs dogs of different breeds that need foster homes, and our foster families choose the type of pup they want to foster.

Every month we save dozens of wonderful dogs from the southern kill shelters or the Caribbean kill shelter and place them in safe, nurturing homes.  Please consider joining us in the effort to help even more of these wonderful dogs get a second chance, we would love to have you!

With your help, we can save more dogs from being euthanized simply because there is a lack of space at the shelter. If you would like to be a part of our rescue efforts and are interested in short term fostering, please email Camille at

The more fosters we have, the more dogs we can save!

Kimberly Lindner graduated from Purchase College

Kimberly Lindner with Brian Lanigan at their Senior Prom

PARSIPPANY — Kimberly Lindner, a 2014 Graduate of Parsippany High School, graduated Cum Laude from Purchase College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing on May 18.

The graduates were joined by thousands of family members, friends, college faculty, and staff members who came together to celebrate their achievements.

This year’s ceremony honored the contributions of two outstanding alumni. Acclaimed actor Jay O. Sanders ’76 and New York State Assemblywoman Latrice Walker ’01 received the President’s Award for Distinguished Alumni.

About Purchase College, SUNY
Purchase College, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) network of 64 universities and colleges, was founded in 1967 by Governor Nelson Rockefeller. His aspiration for Purchase was to create a dynamic campus that combined conservatory training in the visual and performing arts with programs in the liberal arts and sciences, in order to inspire an appreciation for both intellectual and artistic talents in all students. Today, Purchase College, SUNY is a community of students, faculty, and friends where open-minded engagement with the creative process leads to a lifetime of intellectual growth and professional opportunity. For more information about the College click here.

Parsippany Chamber hosts workshop on “Workplace Harassment”

Dean Spadavecchia- He is an Army Veteran and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Montclair State University in Justice Studies. · Leydi Lopez- She is an Army Veteran · Adrian Rodriquez- He is an Air Force Veteran and holds a Master’s Degree from College of Saint Elizabeth in Justice Administration and Public Service. All three of them will be attending the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy. · Luke Krol- Army Veteran and is already a certified Police Officer and will start the field training program after completing our initial agency training.

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce hosted it’s monthly “Lunch Dozen Networking Series.” Founder and CEO Taryn Abrahams presented a workshop on “Workplace Harassment: Creating Social Change,” on Wednesday, July 11.

The workshop was designed to dive deep into a wide range of harassment and sexual violence, and helps debunk myths and misconceptions that keep people stuck, teaches problem solving skills, and offered a safe platform for people to address concerns about what constitutes appropriate workplace behavior.

Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce member, Mark Semeraro, Esq. said “It was a very informative lecture and the group of attendees really added to the experience.”

First time attendee, Joy Taylor, Hilton Parsippany said “Very informative, thank you for inviting me.”

PACC is a service organization for businesses, merchants, residents, and volunteers that provides education, information, and networking opportunities to the Parsippany Area. We work with our local and county governments and stand ready to pursue any matter that can make our community a better place in which to live, conduct business, and make a living. We promote a healthy and more prosperous economic climate.

The conference room at Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce listening to President Robert Peluso
Taryn Abrahams, Founder/CEO Empower Behavioral Services
Taryn Abrahams, Founder/CEO Empower Behavioral Services makes a presentation to the members of Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce
Parsippany’s Video On The Go filming segments of the presentation
Board Member Ildiko Peluso, Nicolas Limanov, President Robert Peluso, Taryn Abrahams and Executive Board Member Frank Cahill

Join Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce for our next event, Juice up your morning…
held on Thursday, July 26 at 8:30 a.m. Plenty of food, fun and networking. Bring business cards. PACC’s Offices, 90 East Halsey Road, Suite 322. Free Event, please click here to register.

For more information on Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, click here.