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Letter to the Editor: 138 days in office. What’s Happening with LPPOA

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Dear Editor: March 1, 2021, will be 138 days since the new board members were installed, following the September election. Most of the new additions to the board lived in the lake for years and enjoyed the well-maintained lake's beauty.  Many of the new board members...

Letter to the Editor: Overall Congestion will Exponentially Worsen Due to the Overdevelopment

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Dear Editor: There is something seriously wrong taking place in the Township of Parsippany, and our current local “leaders” are allowing it to happen. Parsippany is seeing a flood of development that will adversely impact the qualities of our community for which many of its...

Letter to the Editor: Soriano, Herbig, Hernandez: Public Trust In Community Not Party

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Dear Editor: On a local level, we must choose the community invested in the party and candidates that truly have the community in mind. Michael Soriano’s administration has clearly demonstrated this for example; Parsippany is now in the process of Regional Conformance under the NJ...

Letter to the Editor: President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

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Dear Editor: Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic shutting down the United States, it's time for our leaders in Washington to put aside partisan bickering and do something to help. President Biden's American Rescue Plan to stop coronavirus and deal with the pandemic’s impact...

Letter to the Editor: Why is the article from Morris County Democratic Committee a press release?

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Dear Editor: With much disdain, I read the February 11, 2021 press release submitted within hours of Lou Valori announcing his candidacy for the Republican Nomination for Parsippany Mayor. The press release from Morris County Democratic Committee (MCDC) titled "Valori Seeks to Fail Parsippany Residents Yet...

Letter to the Editor: I support Cori Menkin Herbig

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Dear Editor: I’m happy that Cori Menkin Herbig is my neighbor, and I will be proud to see her become a member of our Township Council. One of my main memories of Cori is as the leader, just last year, of a town-wide effort to...

Letter to the Editor: I support Mayor Soriano

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Dear Editor: For the 10+ years, before I knew him as Mayor Soriano, I knew him as a loving family man, skilled tradesman, dedicated community volunteer, and a wonderful friend with a great sense of humor who would always take time to see how you...

Letter to the Editor: A full-service supermarket is a necessity in town

Dear Editor: Despite the questionable legalities of pushing out a tenant with three years remaining on his lease, replacing our neighborhood Foodtown with the no-frills Germany-based Lidl market is not right for our town and residents. While Holly Gardens has the right to sell its...

Letter to the Editor: Thank Township Workers For Job Well Done

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Dear Editor: Following one of the biggest recent snowfalls, I would first like to recognize the members of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Department of Public Works for a job well done. And our neighbors who helped local seniors and those with disabilities. As well those...

Letter to the Editor: Utility Budget Transfers to the General Account

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Dear Editor: Every year, during discussions about the new budget, the subject of transferring money from the utility surpluses to the general budget inevitably comes up. The massive utility rate increases that were recently approved have strengthened the balance sheet on the utility side, but...

Letter to the Editor: I Support Judy Hernandez for Township Council

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Dear Editor: I have gotten to know Judy Hernandez over the past few years. She is a great friend, amazing mom, and wife. She is highly active in helping the town – she sits on several boards and committees within the town and surrounding area...

Letter to the Editor: Why Readers Can’t Comment

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Dear Editor: Recently you provided an update regarding the guidelines which readers need to use when submitting a Letter to The Editor and those guidelines were helpful and timely. With that in mind, could you please provide us with the guidelines Parsippany Focus uses when deciding...

A Message from the Publisher….

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PARSIPPANY — During the weeks before the election, Parsippany Focus received many "letter to the editor" submissions. We publish all letters regardless of political views or party affiliations. We welcome all endorsement letters from all readers. With the upcoming 2021 election in Parsippany, where it...

Letter to the Editor: 500 Apartments at the Dialogic Building Redevelopment is too much for Taxpayers

Dear Editor: Michael Soriano’s Town Hall remains in active negotiations to allow a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program usher in the redevelopment of the old Dialogic Building along Route 10. Parsippany taxpayers simply can't afford a deal that will finance the developers’ desires to...

Letter to the editor: Cleaning Up Parsippany

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Dear Editor: Parsippany should ask Mayor Michael Soriano when will he start caring about our environment and the image of our township projects to visitors.  For far too long, Mayor Soriano has allowed trash to run rampant on the streets making the pride people once...

Letter to the editor: Tax Increase versus Water Sewer Fee Increase; What Happened?

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Dear Editor: Earlier this year in June the majority republican council rejected a minor “municipal tax increase” to remedy the past practice of using water and sewer surplus to compensate for budget shortfalls. The proposed increase would cost local taxpayers an average of $4.32.  Based...

Letter to the Editor: N.J. Ballot Question #3 May Be Unconstitutional

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Dear Editor: In an obvious attempt to preserve the existing voting districts in New Jersey for as long as possible, the authors of N.J. Ballot Question #3 drafted a proposed constitutional amendment that may have unintended consequences and in fact, maybe unconstitutional. By law, the voting...

Letter to the Editor: Reelect Mikie Sherrill

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Dear Editor: Freshman Congresswoman, Mikie Sherrill, in CD11, is one of the most hard-working representatives I’ve ever encountered and it’s been difficult recently to watch lies and misinformation being spread about her. Sherrill’s predecessor held his seat without much opposition for two dozen years, barely engaging...

Letter to the Editor: Public Officials Should Never Tell You Who to Vote For

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Dear Editor: “I think you are starting to see a lot of what has preserved U.S. democracy is decorum, not necessarily strong institutions, just good behavior.”  This was said by Ory Okolloh-Mwangi,  a Kenyan political commentator and investment professional who is one of several international...

Letter to the Editor: Response to Mr. dePierro’s Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor: I read with interest Michael dePierro's Letter to the Editor in which he called upon the silent majority to vote for President Trump and the Republican candidates up and down the ballot. No surprise there although I do believe that three weeks before...