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Fred Scevoli Wins USG’s Top Sales Award for Excellence

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USG Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building products, today announced Fred Scevoli, Troy-Hills section of Parsippany,  among its elite group of top salespeople who have demonstrated outstanding performance, relationship building and a commitment to excellence.

Scevoli is among 33 sales professionals named to the USG President’s Club, a coveted status earned by only eight percent of USG’s sales team. Some of those honored this year have been with USG Corp. for more than two decades; others have been with the company less than two years.

“I’m a floor covering professional by trade, and I really love the opportunity to work with contactors out in the field on a regular basis,” Scevoli said. He has worked with USG for 13 years.

“The exceptional performance shown by our President’s Club winners is what drives our organization and allows USG and our customers to grow together,” said USG Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher R. Griffin. “The President’s Club and the entire USG sales organization strive to be a partner in helping our customers all over the world to not only build, but to dream.”

2013 was a significant year for the 111-year-old USG as it emerged from the recession with a fresh new brand identity, a four-year partnership with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic team and Canadian Olympic team, and a joint venture with Australian building materials maker Boral Ltd. to bring together Boral’s manufacturing and distribution network and USG’s innovative technologies.

A ceremony honoring the President’s Club winners took place in April at the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago.

Academic Decathlon Team Needs Your Help in National Title Quest

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Team needs $6K to cover costs for three-day event in Hawaii, will be representing New Jersey in countrywide tournament. It’s good to be a state champion. It’s even better to be a national champion. Dedication, determination, and in this case a whole…

JLL Completes Lexus Training Facility

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JLL completes managing the construction of the Lexus Eastern Area Office and Training Facility at 300 Webro Road in Parsippany for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. The facility serves as a training center for Lexus dealerships throughout the Northeast…

Parsippany HS teacher wins ‘rock’ award for getting ‘Happy’ with Pharrell Williams song

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PARSIPPANY — A Parsippany High School teacher will be honored next week for her school spirit by being named one of the “Teachers Who Rock” by Greater Media New Jersey, according to a report by the Daily Record.

Preservationists vow to keep fighting to save Greystone building

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Despite long odds, they are not quitting. “We aren’t out, and won’t be down until the building is,” Adam McGovern of Preserve Greystone told about 80 people at the nonprofit’s annual meeting in the Morristown & Township Library on Thursday…

Ex-employee’s suit claims Morristown hospital fired him after making false drug accusation

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MORRISTOWN — A former employee at Morristown Medical Center is suing the hospital, claiming he was fired after he was falsely accused of keeping an illegal substance in his locker. Robert Picconi of Parsippany was fired from his job as a respiratory…

Scouts Prepare for Arbor Day

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A 42 year Parks and Forestry Department tradition continues as as the scouts gathered Thursday evening at the Parks and Forestry building on Knoll Road to prepare pine tree seedlings. Photo by Frank Cahill

Boy Scout Troop 72 and Cub Scout Packs 177, 215 and 218 joined together with the township’s Parks and Forestry Department to continue a longstanding tradition.

In 1972, then-Parks Director Joseph Jannarone Sr. introduced an idea: presenting every third grader in town with his or her very own tree seedling. Over the passing decades, many trees in this town—a national Tree City USA since 1975—have grown from the plantings made by local school children.

For 2014, the tradition continued as the scouts gathered Thursday evening at the Parks and Forestry building on Knoll Road to prepare pine tree seedlings, which will be distributed to third graders Friday. The scouts have assisted in this endeavor for several years, and in that time have committed several hundred hours to this project alone.

Mayor James Barberio helped the kids work and recalled receiving his own seedling when he was a young child.

“Who would have imagined that one day, I would be giving out the trees?” he said.

Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Today, many countries observe this holiday. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season.

The first American Arbor Day was originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska, United States by J. Sterling Morton. On April 10, 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted in Nebraska. National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April.

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Seven Year Old Brevin Koeck from Rockaway Meadow School joins Seven Year Old Sid Huppert from Lake Hiawatha School in preparing the seedlings for Arbor Day. Both boys are members of Parsippany’s Cub Scout Troop 215.
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Sixteen year old Parsippany Hills High School student Thomas Goetschkes and Twelve year old Kris Hawkins from Brooklawn Middle School show off the seedlings they just prepared. Both boys are members of Parsippany’s Boy Scout Troop 72.

County presents Resolution honoring Mayor and Council

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Freeholder Doug Cabana, Freeholder Hank Lyon, Deputy Director David Scapicchio, Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo, Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James Barberio, Freeholder John Cesaro, Freeholder Kathryn A. DeFillippo and Freeholder John Krickus.

The Morris County Freeholders presented the Mayor and Council with a proclamation on Wednesday, April 23 during the special meeting of “Freeholders On the Road.”

The first was on Wednesday, April 23 in Parsippany-Troy Hills, when the board’s public meeting was conducted in the Parsippany Municipal Building, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard.

Traveling meetings have been held in each of the 39 towns in the county since the practice began, and this year, the freeholders are in the second round of visiting each municipality again.

“Taking some of our meetings to the various towns across the county for the last few years has given us the opportunity to meet one-on-one and to exchange ideas with local officials, and we look forward to doing the same over the next few months,” said Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo.

Going into a town also makes it more convenient for those residents as well as for residents of nearby communities to attend a freeholder meeting, meet the freeholders and learn more about Morris County government and the services it offers, Mastrangelo said.

Besides Parsippany, the freeholders plan to conduct public meetings this year in seven other towns including Chester Township in May, Pequannock in June, Long Hill in July and Denville in August.

The proclamation read:

Whereas, direct communication among county and municipal officials that allows for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information is important to the effectiveness and efficiency of government, and

Whereas,forums that permit such an exchange and that also encourage the public to participate and to meet and speak with their elected officials are supported by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the mayor and governing body of Parsippany-Troy Hills, and

Whereas, township officials are displaying that support by hosting the April 23, 2014, public meeting of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and

Whereas, by conducting their public meeting this evening in Parsippany, the Morris County Freeholders, with Parsippany’s assistance, are demonstrating their commitment to helping the citizens of the township and nearby communities learn more about the role of county government and the many important services it provides;

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, Morris County, New Jersey, extends its gratitude to Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James R. Barberio and councilmen Paul Carifi Jr., Michael J. dePierro, Robert Peluso, Brian Stanton and Dr. Louis Valori for graciously hosting this meeting and for their dedicated service to the citizens of Parsippany.

Signed by Thomas J. Mastrangelo, Director, David Scapicchio, Deputy Director, Douglas R. Cabana, John Cesaro, Kathryn A. DeFillippo, John Krickus and Hank Lyon.

Denim Day Declared in Morris County

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Pictured: Emily Ryzak, clinician and sexual assault prevention educator with Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo.

The Morris County Freeholders have joined an international campaign to raise awareness and educate the public about the intolerable violent crime of sexual assault.

The freeholders have declared Sunday, April 27, Denim Day in Morris County, and presented a formal proclamation to that effect to Emily Ryzak, clinician and sexual assault prevention educator with Morris CARES Sexual Assault Response Team.

According to Ryzak, the Denim Day campaign originated as a result of an Italian Supreme Court decision in 1999 that overturned a rape conviction because the victim wore jeans.

The Italian court reasoned that because the jeans were “tight,” the victim must have helped her attacker remove them, and that demonstrated consent, Ryzak said.

Wearing jeans has since become an international symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault that place the blame on the victim, said Ryzak.

The proclamation from the freeholder board states that those attitudes “ignore the fact that coercion, threats and violence accompany sexual assault.”

Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo presented the proclamation to Ryzak in advance of a series of events taking place April 27 on the Madison campus of Drew University in support of the survivors of sexual violence.

The events include a 5K Walk/Run of Awareness at 9 a.m., followed by survivor stories, information booths, a silent auction and live music.

Additional information about Denim Day may be obtained by contacting Morris CARES at (973) 971-4754.

PHHS Key Club speaks at Kiwanis General Meeting

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Pictured left to right: Kiwanis Past President Davey Willans, PHHS Key Club Advisor Bonnie Sturm, Ron Orthwein and Key Club members Eva Cavanaugh, Stephanie Datri, Mary Fam, Colleen Hoyt, Elaine Lee, Lindsey Magbitang and Penny Xu.

The Parsippany Hills High School Key Club were guest speakers at the Breakfast meeting on Thursday, April 24. They updated the members of all the events, fundraisers and conventions they attended during the school year.

Key Club is a student-led organization that teaches leadership skills through service to others. Key Club International is the oldest and largest community service program for high school students in the world, with more than 250,000 members in 5,000 clubs in 30 countries. Parsippany Hills High School Key Club is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany picks their own service projects that they feel need their attention. They are all local people that volunteer our time and talents to make our community a better place to live. They, like you, are busy with making a living, church, family, and many other activities. They, however, have found that Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany gives us not only a chance to give back to our community in a meaningful way, but we enjoy the fellowship, networking, and fun aspects as well. For a list of members of Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, click here.

Kiwanis offers a great opportunity to: Get involved in your community; Make a difference in the lives of children; Meet, work and socialize with other people in our community and Help those in need in our community.

You are invited to attend a meeting every Thursday morning at 7:15 am at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46, Parsippany.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany hopes you will be able to join them to learn more about Kiwanis and see how you fit into the picture. Newcomers and visiting clubs always welcome! You can visit their website by clicking here.

Street Smart Outreach Program for Youth Address Rotarians

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Jessica Revolorio, Maurie Mader and Jennifer Amaya.

Jennifer Amaya and Jessica Revolorio of the Street Smart Outreach Program visited the Rotary  of Parsippany-Troy Hills International Club was visited by  for runaway and homeless youth.  Street Smart counselors provide services to youth between the ages of 13 to 21 years, who may be homeless, runaway, or living in unsafe environments, on April 16.

In addition to housing and shelter, the program provides other types of help services such as life skills and job application skills training for these youth.  Street Smart may be contacted at (973) 644-4666 for additional information.

The Rotary  of Parsippany-Troy Hills is part of an international organization of business persons dedicated to peace through humanitarian efforts and community involvement.  Meetings are held every Wednesday. The first Wednesday of the month the meeting is held at The Daily Joe, 56 Fanny Road, Boonton, 7:47 a.m.  All other Wednesday meetings are at 12:15 p.m. at IL Villago Restaurant. Powder Mill Plaza, Route 10 East.  For more information about Rotary  of Parsippany-Troy Hills, contact Maurie Mader at (973) 538-6666.

You can visit their website by clicking here.

Blackthorn officially closed; Houlihans to open!

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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 and Bar. The closest Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar is located at 645 Route 46, Fairfield. Blackthorn opened in Parsippany on September 3, 2010.  Blackthorn Restaurant located at 651 North Michigan Avenue will remain open. This was first reported in Parsippany Focus on December 22, 2013.

On May 22, 2013 state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said at a news conference they raided 29 bars and restaurants in New Jersey and Blackthorn Restaurant and Bar was one of the restaurants. The details officials released after a year-long investigation called “Operation Swill,” was  more than 100 investigators raided 29 bars and restaurants across New Jersey on the suspicion they had been serving cheap alcohol disguised as premium brands. Thirteen of the establishments identified were TGI Fridays franchises operated by the Briad Group, a Livingston-based hospitality company. The TGI Friday’s in Parsippany is not owned by Briad Group, and was not one of the locations involved in Operation Swill. Another local favorite was Cucina Calandara, Fairfield, who was found not guilty of the charges.

In August, Briad Group agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for serving customers cheap booze when they paid for top shelf. The fine includes $400,000 for the violations and $100,000 to cover investigative costs. The TGI Friday’s locations included Clifton, East Hanover, West Orange, East Windsor, Freehold, Hamilton, Hazlet, Linden, Marlboro, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Piscataway and  Springfield.

Kristi Pasieka and Nicole E. Ruglio filed a class-action lawsuit last in Mercer County Superior Court accusing 13 of the chain restaurant’s New Jersey locations of serving customers less-expensive liquor disguised as top-shelf brands.

On Wednesday, December 18, after speaking to the Attorney Generals Office, they stated, since Blackthorn is selling their liquor license, they decided to put the investigation on hold against the establishment, and to allow the transfer of the license to proceed without any allegations placed on the license.  If the transfer fails, then the investigation may continue.  We are not saying they are innocent, nor are we saying they are guilty, at this time we are not proceeding with the allegations, replied a source at the Attorney General’s Office.  When asked if Blackthorn’s location in Kenilworth was at jeopardy, he stated they were not part of the investigation, so no.

Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar has been looking to open a restaurant in Parsippany for a while.  At first they were looking at the Chili’s on Route 46, but changed their mind and Buffalo Wild Wings is opening at that location this Friday, December 27 at 11:00 a.m.

Houlihan’s has just under 100 locations, primarily throughout the Midwest and the eastern U.S. Buildings feature design-forward finishes and architectural elements, and a custom, curated playlist that changes monthly. Most locations feature display kitchens, original artwork and patios designed for social lounging. Houlihan’s is privately owned by Houlihan’s Restaurants, Inc. which developed and owns several restaurant concepts including Bristol Seafood Grill, Devon Seafood + Steaks and J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Grill. The company is headquartered in Kansas City.

Blackthorn Bar and Restaurant was located at 1735 Route 46, Parsippany.

Parsippany Presbyterian Church receive plaque

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Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo, Paster Donald Bragg, Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James Barberio and Ray Chang, Program Coordinator for the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund presented Parsippany Presbyterian Church with a plaque presentation. The Parsippany Presbyterian Church building, built in 1928 of brick, is one of the earliest examples of a gothic revival church in America. The cemetery, dating from the 1730’s, contains markers from nearly every major war with U.S. involvement. The Church is a contributing resource to the Parsippany Village Historic District which is listed in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. With Morris County assistance totaling $119,497 since 2007, the Church has successfully completed restoration of the building’s front facade.

The Parsippany Presbyterian Church is located at 1675 Route 46. You can visit their website by clicking here.

Morris County Historic Preservation presents Parsippany with a plaque

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Mayor James Barberio, Randy Tortorello and Mary Purzycki, Nancy Brighton, Historical Preservation Committee members; Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo,Barbara Seaman, Historical Preservation Committee member; and Ray Chang, Program Coordinator for the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

The Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund presented Parsippany-Township and members of Parsippany’s  Historic Preservation Advisory Committee with a plaque for Bowlsby-DeGelleke House.  The house is a good example of a New Jersey vernacular late 18th-early 19th century farmhouse. The house was built in 1790. It was acquired by Parsippany-Troy Hills Township in 1977 to be used as a historical museum. The building is listed on the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places (on December 15, 1978). With Morris County assistance totaling $450,578 since 2003, the Township has successfully completed structural stabilization, followed by exterior restoration, and most recently, interior rehabilitation.  The house is located at 320 Baldwin Road.

The Historic Preservation Trust Fund was created in November 2002, when Morris County voters approved to give authorization to the freeholders to amend the Open Space and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund to include the preservation and acquisition of historic properties, structures, facilities, sites, areas or objects.

Dramatics Camp at PAL still accepting registrations

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All Children’s Theatre is still accepting registrations for their Summer, 2014  Creative Dramatics day camp for children ages 4-14. The camp will be held  Monday-Friday, August 4 – August 15 at the Police Athletic League, 33 Baldwin Road. Registration deadline is Sunday, June 1.

Registrations will be accepted thereafter, space permitting.

The Creative Dramatics camp allows children to develop and create their own show, as well as the scenery, and culminate the camp with a performance of their work for family and friends. No prior theatre experience is required to register. Space is limited!

The camp are directed by Doug Dale, BA who is a  certified teacher and has put on scores of productions with All Children’s Theatre during the past 10 years in musical theatre arts, creative dramatics and comedy. An additional art teacher also works with the campers on scenery development (arts and crafts).

The camp is designed for, but not limited to, working area parents who are looking for a creative camp for their children. Sibling discounts are available. Parents may drop off their children between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and pick them up between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

AM and PM snacks are provided for all campers. The PAL Building is air-conditioned with easy parking on site.

Interested parents may obtain more information as well as download a school year registration form by visiting the Theatre’s web site at: www.allchildrenstheatre.org. They may also e-mail the Theatre at allchildrensth@aol.com or call them at (973) 335-5328. Registration forms may be submitted by e-mail or by mailing them to All Children’s Theatre, PO Box 6328, Parsippany, NJ 07054.

All Children’s Theatre is a non-profit, tax-exempt, all kids’ performing arts organization established in Parsippany in 1983. The arts group has put on over 500 productions involving over 11,000 children during the past 31 years.  It has the distinctive honor of having put  more kids on stage, year-round, from more cities, at more times, at more New Jersey locations, than any other arts group in the state. Their motto is — “Where Every Child Is a Star.”

Mack-Cali sells 22 Sylvan Way

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22sylvanwayMack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) announced that it has sold its commercial office property located at 22 Sylvan Way, in Mack-Cali Business Campus, for $96.6 million to Griffin Capital Corporation.

In addition to the sales price, Griffin is assuming responsibility for approximately $7 million in future tenant improvement allowance and commission obligations.

22 Sylvan Way was developed in 2009 pursuant to a long-term, net lease to serve as the headquarters for Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, a leading international hotel and hospitality chain. Located in Mack-Cali Business Campus, 22 Sylvan Way is a three-story, 249,409-square-foot, class A office building that has achieved LEED® for Commercial Interiors and LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance to the Silver level.

Wyndham extended the lease term to coincide with the term on its recently completed headquarters expansion at the adjacent 14 Sylvan Way, also developed and owned by Mack-Cali.

Mack-Cali was represented in the transaction by Jose Cruz and Kevin O’Hearn, both of HFF.

Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive officer of Mack-Cali, commented, “Due to the long-term lease with Wyndham, this was an excellent opportunity to monetize the value of this class A corporate headquarters. The proceeds will be reinvested into more strategic growth opportunities throughout the Northeast.”

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation is a fully integrated, self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) providing management, leasing, development, construction and other tenant-related services for its class A real estate portfolio. Mack-Cali owns or has interests in 279 properties, consisting of 266 office and office/flex properties totaling approximately 30.8 million square feet and 13 multi-family rental properties containing approximately 3,900 residential units, all located in the Northeast. The properties enable the Company to provide a full complement of real estate opportunities to its diverse base of commercial and residential tenants.

Additional information on Mack-Cali Realty Corporation and the commercial real estate properties and multi-family residential communities available for lease can be found on the Company’s website at www.mack-cali.com.

 

Craftmans Farm Family Fun and Games Day

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SMCF-Family-Day_Sept-2012-064The Stickley Museum hosts its second annual Family Fun & Games program on Saturday, May 10, from 12:00 p.m. to  4:00 p.m.

The day’s activities are built around the theme “My Home” and will include bilingual components.

Children of all ages will be invited to explore and learn about homes of all kinds, including the Stickley family’s home, the Log House at Craftsman Farms.

This Spring they have once again partner with PBS Kids Club THIRTEEN, a family membership at PBS THIRTEEN. A visit from everyone’s favorite cartoon monkey, Curious George, will be a highlight of the day for children and adults alike. George’s curiosity encourages children to explore the world around them.

An entertaining and educational live animal programAnimal Experiences, will offer a special opportunity to consider the homes of many kinds of animals, and the natural world which is home to us all! Families are invited to reserve a spot at one of three 30-minute programs where children can laugh and learn with the animals.

The North Cottage will once again be the site of a story time reading of the classic children’s book The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman in both English and Spanish.

hat Gustav Stickley held dear, like the value of nature and the meaning of home. The program will include scavenger hunts, both indoors and out, that encourage a fun exploration of the Log House and its beautiful natural environment, craft activities, games and snow cones from SnoBall Factory!

FREE to Members at the Dual/Family level and above; FREE for Kids Club THIRTEEN Members; Non Members: $10.00 Children; $5.00 Adults.

For more information visit their website by clicking here.

Morris County Historic Preservation presents Craftmans Farms with a plaque

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Davey Willans, President, Craftsman Farms Foundation, Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo, Acting Executive Director Craftsman Farms, Vonda Givens, Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James Barberio and Ray Chang, Program Coordinator for the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund.

The Stickley Museum’s mission is to restore, preserve, and interpret the 12 buildings and 31 acres which remain from Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Farms to their 1911-1917 appearance. Gustav Stickley pioneered the American Arts and Crafts movement in the early twentieth century. The complex was purchased by Parsippany-Troy Hills Township in 1989.

The Complex is a National Historic Landmark, listed on the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places. With Morris County assistance totaling $570,432 since 2003, the Foundation has successfully completed stabilization, a Master Plan for the complex, and a fire protection system for the Log House.

Craftsman Farms is located at 2352 Route 10. You can visit their website by clicking here.

Cerbo Lumber hosts on-site trade show

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Territory Sales Manager John Matthews from United Window & Door is demonstrating its product line to Jesse Otero, Proficient Home Improvements.

Cerbo Lumber hosted an on-site trade show, open to the public and their vendors, featuring demonstrations, new products and show specials. Cerbo Lumber is located at 1855 Route 46.  Cerbo Lumber is more than lumber: doors, windows, moldings, decks, mason materials, sheds sheetrock, insulation, hardware, Benjamin Moore paints and more. Cerbo’s is a local small business serving the homeowner and builder since 1948.

One of the many vendors on display was United Window and Door They were  founded with a clearly defined mission: to provide the finest, most reliable products in our industry and support them with equally exceptional service to their customers. To achieve this, they committed themselves to a powerful strategy. They invested aggressively in the most advanced manufacturing facilities and the most motivated, responsible people to operate them.

At their manufacturing facility, they invested in state-of-the-art, computer guided tooling. It pays off by giving their windows and doors the highest success rate in their class (99.9%) and enabling them to provide better service to our customers. It also means their retail partners and industry customers can count on fewer callbacks and more profitable work. When their vendors use United Window and Door products, their customers enjoy more valuable, attractive and efficient homes. With our Just In Time delivery capabilities we help our customers save on their own inventory costs and improve their bottom line, even on tempered glass, special shapes and custom orders.

Proficient Home Improvements is a dependable general contractor to do only quality work from start to finish. More then your average handyman services, they are a home improvement contractor located in Morris County. They give 100% in all that I do; Tile installation and repair, kitchen and bath design, all types of renovations…. No job is too big or too small! Whether you want to remodel your bathroom, or remodel the kitchen to suit your dreams, we are here to make that happen. They can be reached by calling (973) 960-2147.

campbellPictured above Bob Campbell, John Catlett, Territory Manager Holbrook Lumber Company, Will, Bob Clayton of Bob Clayton Construction Company discussing the many products that Hollbrook has to offer. Bob Clayton Construction is located at 550 Troy Road.

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Nick Cerbo with Manager Jim Bonner. For more than 70 years, Nick Cerbo has lived in Parsippany. Most of those years he has spent working hard as the owner of Cerbo Lumber. When not making the business the success it is, Cerbo has worked–and still does–to benefit the community. He owns the Nicholas Cerbo Family Foundation, a private grant making nonprofit that helps area community service projects, helps Boy Scouts, volunteers with the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce and is an active member of the Morris County Multi-Organ Transplant Group. When Nick Cerbo was growing up in Parsippany in the 1940s, a bottle of soda cost two cents, and a nickel could buy him a hot dog or a can of soup. Nick is a heart transplant recipient.

Lowering Medical Costs Utilizing Free Market Principles

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Daniel Goldberg, President

Free Market Health Group Creates Competition Among Physicians 

Despite the intention of the Affordable Care Act to insure more Americans, it has done little in the way of lowering the cost of medical care in America. Even the newly insured are shocked by the costs of everything from immunizations to surgery. Secondarily, many of the newly insured are finding fewer physicians who accept State and Federal Exchange plans as a result of the shrinking reimbursement they receive for services performed.

Free Market is located at 322 Route 46 and can be reached at (973) 396-8055.

While most Americans are aware that medical costs are out of control, they are still unaware of what their care should cost. States like North Carolina and New York have taken steps in the right direction by mandating hospitals publish prices for medical procedures in an effort to give patients some semblance of the costs they may incur. Now, the Free Market Health Group has taken transparency a step further and is using it to create free market competition among physicians and hospitals, thereby lowering medical costs across the country. This competition allows patients and employers the ability to shop for medical services based on price and quality for the first time.

About Transparency and The Free Market

The Free Market Health Group serves as outspoken proponents of transparent medical pricing as well as consultants for medical providers interested in transitioning to a more transparent form of medicine. Recently, there has been a burgeoning trend among physicians to remove the insurance bureaucracy from their practices and instead offer transparent global fees for procedures to the uninsured, those with high deductible plans and employers. The goal is to leverage the desire of these physicians to remove the insurance based element of their practices and use it to drive down the cost of medical care through free market competition. This also forces the most notorious over-chargers, hospital systems, to compete if they wish to remain viable.

About Direct Contracting

The Free Market Health Group connects employers who provide self-funded employee health benefits to physicians across the country who are offering preset global fees for service under a direct contracting model. This model eliminates the intermediaries that drive up the cost of healthcare and allows employers to only pay for employee health services when they are needed. The fees for services under the direct contracting model are often 5 to 10 times less than under insurance based agreements thus saving employers thousands on employee medical care. These reduced fees are a result of physicians being able to control overhead costs as well as eliminating the need to set their prices based on insurance network agreements.

About Free Market Health Group

Founded by Daniel Goldberg, The Free Market Health Group emerges at a time in America where the cost of medical services has become one of our biggest crisis. A central focus will be educating patients and employers that insurance based healthcare is not their only option and that a growing free market exists in medicine. The Free Market Health Group will also function as a resource that represents patients, employers and physicians under the umbrella of an independent free market health system that gives the individual control over their healthcare, not the government or a third party.

 

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