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Parsippany IHOP holds Community Day

Fourteen month old Hannah Egan eating watermelon at iHOP's Community Day

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany IHOP their “First Annual Community Day” on Saturday, August 18 in the parking lot of Arlington Plaza Shopping Center.

The highlight of the day was the First Annual Pancake Eating Contest.  The contest, Parsippany Rescue and Recovery and Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department District 5 challenged each other on who could eat the most IHOP pancakes. Volunteer Fireman Taner Uygun won the contest for the fire department by eating ten pancakes within a three minute period. Each participant received a $25.00 IHOP Gift Certificate and Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department District 5 received a $200.00 donation from IHOP owners Mo Abdelhadi and Sobhy Abdelhady.

Nicholas Lopez, Nicolas Limanov, Sobhy Abdelhady, Mo Abdelhadi presents a check for $200.00 to Marcus Dalakian, Taner Uygun and Brian Ricci, members of Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire District 5

Children had fun meeting their favorite cartoon characters Gekko and Owlette from the PJ Masks series. There was also a balloon artist and a face painter.

Ava Arthurs after her face was painted at IHOP’s Community Day

ShopRite of Parsippany gave away hot dogs and watermelon, and IHOP provide the ice cones and popcorn.

Children got to hold the fire hose and knock down traffic cones with members of Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department District 5.

Parsippany Boy Scout Troop 72 was selling popcorn and Parsippany Rescue and Recovery Wives was selling their famous lemonade.

Children also had the opportunity to meeting members of the Parsippany Police Department, Parsippany Rescue and Recovery and Office of Emergency Management.

Parsippany IHOP is located at 792 Route 46 in the Arlington Shopping Plaza.

Stolen UPS package in Knoll Gardens

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PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Patrol Officer Scott Baker responded to a residence on Dafrack Drive for a reported stolen package on Thursday, August 16 at 10:51 p.m.

Upon his arrival, he spoke to the resident who advised him that UPS left a package at his door during the day and when he arrived home he had found the box opened and emptied.

The resident advised that the package was a gift sent to him and he would have to contact the sender to get a list of what items were stolen.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Parsippany Police Department Investigative Division at (973) 263-4311.

Burglary to Verizon Wireless Store

PARSIPPANY — Multiple Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers responded to the Verizon Wireless Store located at 745 Route 46 for an activated burglar alarm at 3:17 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15. Upon arrival of responding Officers they found an unsecure rear and front door. A check of the interior was completed and no suspects were located inside.

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, along with Parsippany Investigative Division Detectives responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. An inventory of what was stolen is currently being completed.

This incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Parsippany Police Department Investigative Division at (973) 263-4311.

Parsippany celebrates Indian Independence Day and Flag Raising Ceremony

Indian Independence Day and Flag Raising Ceremony

PARSIPPANY —  Brightly colored saris fluttered in the breeze and traditional music filled the air as India’s 72nd Independence Day and Flag Raising Ceremony was celebrated outside Parsippanys Municipal Building on Saturday, August 18.

Joining Mayor Michael Soriano was the Indian-American Seniors Association of Morris County to celebrate the Indian Independence Day and Flag Raising Ceremony, the first of its kind in Parsippany.

Mayor Michael Soriano was the master of ceremonies with guest speakers Raj Patel, President Indian-American Senior Association, Abhay Patel, Yogi Devine, K. Devadasan Nasir, Consul of India  and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji.

Raj Mukherji is an Assemblyman in the New Jersey State Legislature who represents the 33rd Legislative District, as well as a lawyer, businessman, former Deputy Mayor of Jersey City, and political science professor.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire District 6 member Raj Patel and Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Department member Mirhi Patel raised the National Flag of India, a horizontal rectangular tricolour of India saffron, white and India green; with the Ashoka Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue at its center.

By law, the flag is to be made of khadi, a special type of hand-spun cloth or silk, made popular by Mahatma Gandhi. The manufacturing process and specifications for the flag are laid out by the Bureau of Indian Standards. The right to manufacture the flag is held by the Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission, who allocates it to regional groups. As of 2009, the Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha has been the sole manufacturer of the flag.

India celebrates Independence Day on August 15 each year. India became an independent nation on August 15, 1947, so a gazetted holiday is held annually to remember this date.

Independence Day is a day when people in India pay homage to their leaders and those who fought for India’s freedom in the past. The period leading up to Independence Day is a time when major government buildings are illuminated with strings of lights and the tricolor flutters from homes and other buildings. Broadcast, print and online media may have special contests, programs, and articles to promote the day. Movies about India’s freedom fighters are also shown on television.

The president delivers the ‘”Address to the Nation” on the eve of Independence Day. India’s prime minister unfurls India’s flag and holds a speech at the Red Fort in Old Dehli. Flag hoisting ceremonies and cultural programs are held in the state capitals and often involve many schools and organizations.

 

Honest Restaurant Opens on India’s Independence Day

The ribbon cutting of Honest Restaurant, 794 Route 46

PARSIPPANY — Honest Restaurant, a new Indian vegetarian restaurant, celebrated a ribbon cutting grand opening in the Arlington Shopping Plaza on Wednesday, August 16. The opening coincided with India’s 72nd Independence Day.

Independence Day is annually celebrated on August 15, as a national holiday commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947.

Mayor Michael Soriano, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert and Owner Lav Patel with other dignitaries cut the ribbon during the celebration.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Committee Vice Chairman Frank Cahill presented owner Lav Patel a plaque thanking him for choosing Parsippany and welcoming him to the community. Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert Peluso also presented Lav with plaque accepting their membership in the Chamber of Commerce.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Committee Chairman Robert Peluso, Bollywood Star Anupam Kher, Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Committee Vice Chairman Frank Cahill welcoming owner Lav Patel to Parsippany
Bollywood Actress Jinal Pandya, Bollywood Star Anupam Kher, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Member Frank Cahill, Owner Lav Patel and Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert Peluso
Mayor Michael Soriano with Jinal Pandya, Bollywood Actor
Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert Peluso receiving a bouquet of flowers in celebration of India’s 72nd Independence Day
Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council President Paul Carifi, Jr., receiving a bouquet of flowers in celebration of India’s 72nd Independence Day
Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member Nicolas Limanov receiving a bouquet of flowers in celebration of India’s 72nd Independence Day

Honest Restaurant serves original and authentic vegetarian Indian food.

Honest Restaurant is open Sunday to Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Honest Restaurant is also located in Edison and Jersey City as well as locations in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Illinois.

Honest Restaurant is a member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce.

Burglary at T-Mobile on Route 10

PARSIPPANY — Multiple Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers responded to the T-Mobile Store located at 1950 Route 10 for a burglary in progress which was called in by the alarm company.

Upon arrival of responding units, they found the front door glass had been smashed in.

A check of the interior was conducted, but the two unknown suspects were not located inside or in the surrounding area outside the building. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit, along with Parsippany Investigative Division Detectives responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. An inventory of what was stolen is currently being completed.

This incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Parsippany Police Department Investigative Division at (973) 263-4311.

Motorist travelling wrong direction on Route 46 charged with DWI

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PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Patrol Officer S. Kurza and J. Seeger were travelling East on Route 46 near Lackawanna Avenue on Wednesday, August 15 at 12:21 a.m.when they observed a 2013 Mazda CX-9 travelling Westbound in the Eastbound lanes heading towards them.

They immediately activated their emergency lights and the vehicle crossed onto the grass median, continued driving on the median, and eventually crossed back into the Westbound lanes.

The officers caught up to the vehicle and observed it swerving and failing to maintain its lane. As the vehicle pulled to the shoulder it struck the curb, and then abruptly jerked to a stop, due to the driver placing the vehicle into park while it was still in motion.

Officers made contact with the driver, Kenneth Piper, 54, Chadds Ford, PA.

After a brief investigation he was placed under arrest for driving while intoxicated.

He was transported to police headquarters for processing and charged with Driving While Intoxicated; Reckless Driving; Failure to Keep Right and Failure to Maintain Lane.

He was released on his own recognizance pending his court date.

Editors Note: A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Theft of Motor Vehicle from Red Roof Inn

A 2006 Blue Toyota Tundra similar to this photo was stolen from Red Roof Inn

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Patrol Officers responded to the Red Roof Inn on Monday, August 13 at 2:13 a.m. on a reported motor vehicle theft. Upon their arrival the victim advised them that he was awoken from his sleep by the sound of his vehicle starting. The Red Roof Inn is located at 755 Route 46.

He further stated that as he exited his room he saw an older white male with a white beard driving away in his 2006 Blue Toyota Tundra.

This incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Parsippany Police Department Investigative Division at (973) 263-4311.

County College of Morris to Hold Continuing Professional Education Open House

RANDOLPH — Whether it’s getting a job, obtaining a better job or succeed in an existing one, County College of Morris (CCM) is here to help individuals achieve their personal career aspirations.  CCM has been serving the greater Morris County region for 50 years, including offering workforce development programs and customized training. Thousands of individuals each year are trained through these programs by leading industry experts.

The Workforce Development-Continuing Professional Education programs at CCM will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Open House provides an opportunity to meet instructors and staff, learn about education and training opportunities, sign up for courses and receive answers to questions pertaining to the courses and industry needs.  The session also will include information on where to find employers, industry salaries, training requirements and how to get started in a respective field.

CCM offers a variety of non-credit training, courses and certificates in the areas of Information Technology and Computer Training, Business Programs, Health Occupations Professional Development, English Language Learning, Career Education for Businesses and Professionals, and Online Learning.

“At CCM, we are very proud of the stellar instructors and robust workforce development programs we offer to the community,” remarked Patrick Enright, associate vice president, Workforce Development and dean for the School of Professional Studies and Applied Science. “These enriching programs not only benefit individuals economically, but also Morris County and beyond by strengthening the workforce.”

CCM is proud to offer several new courses for Fall 2018.  The business programs will offer Microsoft Project with certification exam preparation and Agile Management Certification preparation.  A brand new career program is the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

The Information Technology and Computer Training offerings include a new five-session Python Programming training opportunity, an expanded COMPTIA Network+ Certification prep course, and a Solidworks Solid Modeling CAD course, which is a popular computer-aided design and engineering package used across all industries. The Health Occupations program is offering a new Certified Peer Recovery Specialist training.

In-demand certifications like the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt, CISCO Networking, CompTIA A+ and Network+, APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, PMI’s Agile Project Management, AAPC’s Professional Medical Coder and more.  Increase your skill set and employment value by learning computer programming in Python, R or Visual Basic for Excel – all highly sought after skills.

For a complete list of all non-credit courses available for Fall 2018, click here, email cpp@ccm.edu or call (973) 328-5187.  To enroll in workforce development courses click here.

Parsippany PAL Redhawks Football registration is still open

PARSIPPANY — PAL Redhawks Flag Football Registration is still open.

Flag football is the foundation of our whole program. To make sure we have the strongest program possible, we’re holding registration open through August so there is still plenty of time to invite your friends and neighbors to register and get in on the fun.

PAL Redhawks Flag Football is open to all Parsippany children, from Kindergarten through Second Grade.  They also offer an incentive where if you bring another family into the program, we will waive your $50.00 volunteer and the $50.00 volunteer fee of the new family.  Just send an e-mail with both your name and the family you’ve recruited.

To register click here.

Any questions can be sent via email to redhawksfootballcommissioner@gmail.com.

PHHS Field Hockey Team holds car wash

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany Hills High School field hockey team held a car wash fundraiser at Parsippany Elks Lodge.  It was a huge success thanks to the Parsippany Elks and our community. The Team would like to thank everyone for their support!! Go Vikings!!

Governor signs Schepisi/Bucco bill protecting volunteers from furloughs

Assemblyman Anthony Bucco

MORRIS COUNTY — Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi and Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco allowing local emergency volunteers to continue serving their communities without fear of losing their state pension was signed today by Governor Phil Murphy.

For more than two years, Schepisi has fought to resolve an interpretation of IRS code requiring retiring police officers, teachers and government employees to stop volunteering when they retire from their public jobs.

“Volunteers and communities they serve have been in a state of limbo due to inconsistent opinions from the pension board,” said Schepisi (R-Bergen). “This law protects the dedicated men and women who are the lifeblood of our communities and it protects residents who are dependent on the round-the-clock emergency response they provide. Volunteer firefighters, EMTs and first-responders will no longer be risking their pensions when they respond to an emergency.”

Seventy-five percent of fire departments are all-volunteer in New Jersey, and 18 percent have paid and volunteer responders. There are 579 volunteer fire departments in the state and 49 career fire departments. The volunteers often hold paying jobs with local municipalities.

“Our hard-working volunteers protect lives and property 24 hours a day, seven days a week without compensation or complaint,” said Bucco (R-Morris), a 38-year member of the Boonton Volunteer Fire Department. “Their volunteer service saves millions of tax dollars for our residents and the State. This new law finally allows them to continue to serve their communities without the fear of financial penalty.”

The new law is also sponsored by Assemblymen Robert Auth and John DiMaio.

 

Ildiko G. Fekete, 70, passes

Ildiko G. Fekete

PARSIPPANY — Ildiko G. Fekete (Csete), 70, passed away Wednesday, August 15, at Morristown Medical Center following a brief illness.

Born in Budapest, Hungary, she immigrated to the United States in 1969 settling in New York, NY. She was a resident of Roxbury Township since 1979.

Mrs. Fekete earned her Masters Degree for Design and Patternmaking while living in Hungary.

She was employed as head handbag pattern maker and designer with the Judith Lieber Company of New York, NY for 25 years; some of the handbags include several First Ladies including First Lady Barbara Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Sarah Jessica Parker and many others artists.

Mrs. Fekete was a member of the Hungarian Church in Wharton.

As a loving grandmother, she cherished the time she spent with her three grandsons, caring for them, playing, going on adventures and especially enjoyed sleep-overs with them.

Preceded in death by her husband, Steven Fekete in 2010; and her parents Lajos and Rozalia (Szekely) Csete; she is survived by her two beloved daughters, Ildiko Peluso and her husband Robert of Parsippany and Aniko Giampietro and her husband Joseph of Staten Island, NY; three siblings, Lajos Csete of Hungary, Karoly Csete of Germany, and Agnes Csete of Hungary; and her three cherished grandsons, Joey Giampietro,
Little Robert Peluso, and Andrew Giampietro.

Visitation will be on Monday, August 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Stephen J. Priola Parsippany Funeral Service, 60 North Beverwyck Road, Lake Hiawatha.

Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 21, at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 179 Baldwin Road with burial at Presbyterian Cemetery, 95 Main Street, Succasunna.

Don’t forget to register: Fall Festival returns on Sunday, September 30

Kiwanis member Steve Dickens at the 15th Annual Parsippany Fall Festival Street Fair

PARSIPPANY — The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills announced the annual Fall Festival will take place this year on Sunday, September 30 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. on North Beverwyck Road. Reminder today, Friday, August 17 is the final day for discounted registration to participate in this event.

The town-wide celebration not only provides an opportunity to highlight township programs, services, organizations and businesses, but also encourages community spirit.

Parsippany High School Key Club members Jessica Ho and Segal Murthy during Parsippany Fall Festival

The generosity of the business community has played a large role in the success of the past festivals. For those businesses and organizations wanting to participate click here and print a registration form. Please be sure to submit your forms as soon as possible.

Preparing the Premio Sausage and Pepper sandwiches at the Sons of Italy stand

Parsippany’s 17th Annual Fall Festival promises to be one of the most successful festivals yet. There will be entertainment, rides, and other attractions to help bring out people to the event.

The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills is offering spaces on a first come first serve basis. Display spaces vary depending on location and intended use. Vendors that are selling food will be distributed along the entire area with priority given to local food vendors and local organizations selling food.

Dr. Philip Santiago and his wife, Susan, was strolling down North Beverwyck Road

All registration forms must be received at the Recreation Dept. office or postmarked by Friday, September 21. Late registrations will NOT be accepted and returned. If you or your group wishes to participate, please complete the agreement by clicking here and mail to Parsippany Recreation, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard, Parsippany New Jersey 07054.

Stephanis Sawiris and Lauren Currenti, The Max Challenge, East Hanover

If you have any questions, please email recreation@parsippany.net.

Please note: The township reserves the right to limit the type and number of vendors and/or displays. You must submit a separate form for each location if you require more than one location/space. Please make checks payable to: Township of Parsippany, Fall Festival 2018.

Pennacchio Urges Eligible Residents to Take Part in Senior Freeze Property Tax Relief Program

MORRIS COUNTY — In light of the affordability struggles many homeowners are currently facing in New Jersey, Senator Joe Pennacchio is strongly encouraging all eligible residents to apply for the Senior Freeze Property Tax Relief Program, before the October 31, 2018 deadline.

Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio noted that more than 140,000 seniors currently use the Senior Freeze property tax relief program in New Jersey.

“Our seniors have paid more than their fair share of taxes,” Pennacchio (R-26) said. “Retirees in New Jersey who are living on a fixed income often struggle to make ends meet. The Senior Freeze Program places $204.4 million back in the pockets of New Jersey residents, ensuring these homeowners can stay with their families in the state they call home.”

Under the Senior Freeze Program, eligible senior and disabled homeowners with incomes up to $70,000 are reimbursed for increases in property taxes compared to their first year of eligibility in the program.

Currently, the program is expected to provide benefits averaging $222 to new recipients and benefits averaging $1,408 to continuing recipients.

Eligible homeowners must:

  • Be over the age of 65 or receiving Social Security Disability benefits
  • Have lived in New Jersey for at least last ten years
  • Have owned a home for last three years
  • Have paid the full amount of property taxes on your home
  • Live below the require income threshold for eligibility

“I urge all eligible homeowners to reach out to your local municipal or Legislative office if you need any help applying for this vital property tax relief program,” Pennacchio said. “The deadline to apply is October 31, 2018. These are your golden years, you deserve to enjoy them.”

Instructions on How to Apply for the Senior Freeze Property Tax Relief Program

Fundraiser for Shanann Watts

Shanann Watts with Bella Watts and Celeste Watts

NEW JERSEY — Police say that Christopher Watts, 33, was arrested in connection with the murder of his wife, Shanann Watts, 34, and two daughters, Celeste and Bella, ages three and four.

A family friend reported Shanann Watts and her daughters missing on Monday.

Shanann Watts’ Facebook account paints a portrait of a happy married life, with a constant feed of photos and videos of friends, relatives and herself. Her comments were typically upbeat, whether she was running errands, playing with her kids or promoting a health program.

The body of 34-year-old Shanann Watts was found on property owned by Anadarko Petroleum, one of the state’s largest oil and gas drillers, where Christopher Watts used to work, police said. Investigators said they have also found the bodies of the two girls, four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste.

Although Shanann Watts was from the Clifton/Passaic area, and still has relatives residing there, she has connections to Parsippany.

A close friend to Shannan, Lauren Arnold said “A lot has changed, especially the needs of the family. I don’t know an appropriate amount, as I’ve never been in this situation before, so it may raise as needed. Thank you for ALL your help and donations.  We need everyone here helping, especially Shanann’s family. I can’t imagine being so far away in this situation. Help me ease the financial burdens they may face and get them to Colorado to get their beloved girls!
I dont know how much they need or how much they will lose having to travel out here, for who knows how long. Even if we reach a goal, keep donating. Everything helps. Travel, food, lodging, bills, etc….. ♡ Thank you all and let’s find them!!!”

You can donated through Facebook by clicking here.

Waffles and Cream Cafe holds ribbon cutting celebration

PARSIPPANY — Waffles and Cream Cafe held their official ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, August 5. Waffles and Cream Cafe is located at 148 Parsippany Road, Green Hills Shopping Center. Parsippany resident Christine Smith is eager to serve you.

Their menu includes sweet waffles, choice of Belgian (light and fluffy), Liege (caramelized outside, light and fluffy inside); then choose toppings: Nutella, Peanut Butter, Cookie Butter, Caramel or Cinnamon Sugar; then add fruit toppings (Strawberries, bananas or blueberries) and then add a scoop of ice cream.

You can enjoy choose from smoothies (small or medium); Green Goodness, Strawberry Banana, Ice Coffee Protein or Tropical; or even a smoothie bowl with Acai, dragonfruit or tropical.

Enjoy a Cold Brew or a delicious freshly brewed Hot Coffee.

They are open seven days a week: Monday through Wednesday to 11:00 p.m.;
Thursday through Saturday til 12:00 Midnight and Sunday until 10:00 p.m.

Its official. Waffles and Cream Cafe is open at 148 Parsippany Road, Green Hills Shopping Center
Mayor Michael Soriano, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Board Member Frank Cahill, Members of Waffles and Cream Cafe, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members Nicolas Limanov and Tina Valgemae and President Robert Peluso cut the ribbon during the grand opening celebration
The inside was ready to serve customers
The official ribbon cutting celebration at Waffles and Cream Cafe

Focus on Business: A new cable tv show featuring Parsippany business

PARSIPPANY — Welcome to Focus on Parsippany. Focus on a place friendly to the business community, but yet nestled in the tranquil green woodlands of Morris County.  A series centered around economic and community development featuring business and tourism while focusing on job creation, business celebrations, and the marketplace.  Focus on where our friends can conduct business, live, and play.  Focus on Parsippany New Jersey.

Focus on Parsippany will be premiering late August 2018. Watch for additional details here.

For more information on the show contact Frank Cahill at (862) 213-2200.

 

National Night Out was a success despite rain

Parsippany Rescue and Recovery

PARSIPPANY — National Night Out is an annual event that was created in 1984 as a crime prevention program with an emphasis on building a partnership between law enforcement and the community.  It is currently an established network of law enforcement agencies and community groups, which is designed to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, neighborhood watch, and other beneficial programs.  This year marks the 35th anniversary of National Night Out, which is held on the first Tuesday of every August.

Members of the Morris County Prosecutor’s attended National Night Out at three locations throughout the County.  Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, First Assistant Prosecutor Tom Zelante, Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr., Deputy Chief Steven Murzenski, Sergeant Keisha Higgs, and Detective/Supervisor Patrick LaGuerre were at Mennen Arena in Morristown.  Detectives John Cassie and Thomas Spautz were at Fireman’s Field in Rockaway Borough, while Detectives Ramon Lopez and Kaitlin Lobman were at the Butler Borough Police Department.  Tables were set up at all three venues, where important public safety information was provided to parents, and small gifts from the Prosecutor’s Office given to children.

This year’s National Night Out in Morris County took place on Tuesday, August 7 from 5:00 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. Numerous Morris County residents spent the night meeting with members of law enforcement and other first responders, while enjoying free food, and entertainment. Once again, the community participation in National Night Out was significant in Morris County.

“Throughout the years, National Night Out has been instrumental in reinforcing the partnership between law enforcement and our community”, said Prosecutor Knapp.  “This is just another method of keeping lines of communication open, which helps law enforcement evolve in tandem with our community.  I want to thank the members of our Prosecutor’s Office, local law enforcement and our community, for participating in this fantastic event”, he said.

PHHS Students In Action to hold “Third Annual Kid’s Field Day”

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Hills High School’s SIA (Students in Action) is excited to announce that they will be hosting their Third Annual Kids’ Field Day on Sunday, August 26 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Parsippany Hills High School, 20 Rita Drive, Morris Plains.

This is a fun, free event with prizes, games and treats! It is a wonderful way to spend one of the last days of summer before going back to school.

Any children going into 2-5 grade and their parents are invited.

Online registration is available by clicking here, although there will also be on-site registration at 3:30 p.m. Hope to see you all there!

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