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Happy New Year! Parsippany Focus presents the most read of 2017

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Focus presents its annual 2017 in review. Township Attorney John Inglesino, Mayor James Barberio, Mayor-elect Michael Soriano, Township Council President Louis Valori, Dr. Barbara Sargent, Fire Destroys Powder Mill Home, Waterview Marketplace, Police Chase, Wild Parties were among the most read and searched for stories in 2017.

Soriano crushes Barberio; McCarthy and Peterson also win – November 7, 2017

PARSIPPANY — Early reports indicate that Michael Soriano won the election by hundreds of votes. Results will be published as they become available. Council candidates Janice McCarthy and Emily Peterson also won. Click here for complete story.

Mayor James Barberio lost the election
Michael Soriano 6851
James Barberio 6059
Lou Valori 5777
Vincent Ferrara 5701
Janice McCarthy 6532
Emily Peterson 6469

Hundreds of trees torn down at 16+ acre Waterview Marketplace –
September 25, 2017

Trees chopped down at Waterview Marketplace

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

Waterview Marketplace will be anchored by a Whole Foods Market that will occupy 48,000 square feet of the 150,150-square-foot center set to open in 2018. This Whole Foods Market store is set to become the third location in Morris County, and will feature indoor and outdoor dining space for customers. Click here to read complete story.

Council President Valori issues Resolution to stop Carifi from voting on appointment of new Township Attorney – December 21, 2017

John Inglesino, Edward Mosberg, Lou Valori and Frank Priore

PARSIPPANY — In a last minute attempt to save Township Attorney John Inglesino from being replaced by the new Administration at the annual reorganization meeting, Council President Louis Valori introduced Resolution No. 2017:187 at the final regular Council meeting held on Tuesday, December 19.

The resolution was approved 3-0 with two members abstaining. Council President Louis Valori, Councilman Michael dePierro and Councilwoman Loretta Gragnani voted to approve the resolution, while Council Vice President Robert Peluso and Councilman Paul Carifi, Jr., abstained. Click here to read complete story.

Christmas Fire destroys Powder Mill Home – December 26, 2017

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany Police Department Communications Center received a 911 call at 6:42 p.m. from Hoovers Tavern reporting some type of a large fire they could see through the woods on Powder Mill Road. Click here to read complete story.

Parsippany residents want Inglesino gone – December 28, 2017

Residents holding up signs “No More Inglesino”

PARSIPPANY — Many residents spoke during the public session of a special council meeting held on Wednesday, December 28.

The residents were voicing their opinion over the dissatisfaction of the resolution presented by Township Council President Louis Valori in a final attempt to save Township Attorney John Inglesino from being replaced by the new Administration at the annual reorganization meeting. Council President Louis Valori introduced Resolution No. 2017:187 at the regular Council meeting held on Tuesday, December 19. Click here to read complete story.

Parsippany Board of Ed Names New Superintendent – May 5, 2017

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Barbara Sargent in the stands watching the game at Parsippany High School

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education announced the selection of Dr. Barbara Sargent as Superintendent of Schools.

Dr. Sargent has more than thirty years years of experience in education, most recently serving as the Superintendent of Schools in Readington Township. Click here to read complete story.

Mack-Cali plans to “repurpose” 1633 Littleton Road – February 24, 2017

Two Campus Drive is located directly behind 1633 Littleton Road and is totally vacant. The building was previously occupied by Securitas Security Services USA. The building contains 98,964 square feet of office space.

PARSIPPANY — In a recent article published on Parsippany Focus, regarding repurposing of office buildings in the Mack-Cali Office Complex, we have been told by a representative of Mack-Cali, “Apparently, 1633 Littleton is being repurposed.  Nothing on the other property.” (Editors note: The other property in question is Two Campus Drive, which is vacant and directly behind 1633 Littleton Road.) Roseland Residential Trust, Mack-Cali’s multi-family subsidiary, acquired Two Campus Drive in Mack-Cali’s Business Campus for approximately $5.5 million.  The strategic acquisition will pave the way for the execution of the mixed-use master plan for the Campus in Parsippany. Click here to read complete story.

Police break up wild party on South Beverwyck Road – May 9, 2017

PARSIPPANY — Multiple Parsippany Police Officers responded to a residence near the intersection of South Beverwyck Road and Edgewood Court for a noise complaint on Saturday, May 6 at 11:40 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to Adam Gill, 21, Oak Ridge. He was advised of the complaint and that the 400+ guests should disburse. Click here to read complete story.

Teacher arrested at Littleton School for invasion of privacy – April 21, 2017

PARSIPPANY — On Thursday, April 20, a recording device was located inside an adult designated faculty bathroom at Littleton School by a school employee.

The device was removed and the Parsippany Police Department was immediately contacted. Click here to read complete story.

Police chase ends in arrest of Orest Lopadchak – May 15, 2017

Mr. Lopadchak was charged by the Morris County Park Police Department with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (suspected crack-cocaine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Eluding, Assault on Law Enforcement Officers, and Resisting Arrest

PARSIPPANY — Montville Township Police, Boonton Police, Morris County Park Police and New Jersey State Police aided in the pursuit of an alleged drunk driver who led Morris County Park Police across three towns in a disabled vehicle before his arrest.

Sergeant Edward Koster was patrolling The Tourne, Boonton, at approximately 6:15 p.m. on Saturday when he noticed a car parked in the lower parking lot near the ballfield. Click here for complete story.


Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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