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Letter to the Editor: Parsippany’s Missed Opportunity for Economic Growth

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Dear Editor: I’m a tax-paying, lifelong resident of Parsippany, and I understand the concerns surrounding the cannabis industry. But have you fully considered the facts and data that support permitting cannabis retailers? 2% of all sales go directly to the town as tax revenue which amounts to...

Letter to the Editor: Town Council vs. PLA’s

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Dear Editor: It seems to me that because the Parsippany Town Council voted 4-1 to approve PLA's for all Municipal projects over $5 mm, and taxpayers are still upset at the way the discussion was handled, it should be important to our political leaders to...

Letter to the Editor: Parsippany is Being Threatened by Union Buddies

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Dear Editor: Well, well, well Mayor Barberio has been in office for just 11 months and it's already "forward to the past" for Parsippany residents. In just 11 months, Mayor Barberio has imposed a 14% tax increase on Parsippany taxpayers (opposed only by Councilman Musella), orchestrated...

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to Councilman Musella

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Dear Editor: Congratulations to Councilman Justin Musella for being recognized as a worthy recipient of the Local Official of the Year award! It is well earned after Musella stood apart from the rest of the town council and voted against new law demanding that Union-sponsored...

Letter to the Editor: Mayor Barberio: Retreat From Your Costly Union Labor Agreement Deal

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Dear Editor: At the last Council meeting, I came and spoke about how I feel that the Biden/Barberio Project Labor Agreement will be bad for the town and why the Council and Mayor should immediately reverse it. I was, unfortunately, a little scared to do...

Letter to the Editor: Repeal Project Labor Agreements Ordinance

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Dear Editor: At the most recent Parsippany Town Council meeting (October 18) a majority of the council caved to organized labor to pass Ordinance 2022:24 requiring the use of PLAs for any project over 5 million dollars. I was in the minority and part of...

Letter to the Editor: I Support Andy Choffo, Jack Raia, and Yvonne Ferise

Dear Editor: I am encouraging voters to support Andy Choffo, Jack Raia, and Yvonne Ferise for the Parsippany Board of Education. I have known Andy for many years, having had children of similar ages in the Parsippany School District. Andy and I share a similar...

Letter to the Editor: I am supporting Andy Choffo, Jack Raia, and Yvonne Ferise

Dear Editor: I am supporting Andy Choffo, Jack Raia, and Yvonne Ferise for the Parsippany School Board. I am honestly disgusted by what the State Department of Education is doing with the health education curriculum.  Under the title of health education, schools are required to...

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Candidates 4, 5, 6

Dear Editor: Your School Board Election Vote for Candidates 4, 5, and 6 on the Ballot is Imperative How important is it to vote in the November School Board Election? How important are students’ educational freedoms? Elected School boards hold profound power over the direction of our...

Letter to the Editor: Misinformation and Lies in the Parsippany BOE Race

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Dear Editor: I am writing this letter to support the only candidates – Andy Choffo, Jack Raia, and Yvonne Ferise - who are listening to the public and fighting for policies that will benefit the children of Parsippany - and to address the misinformation spewed...

Letter to the Editor: Politics interferes with best interest for Parsippany Taxpayers!

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Dear Editor: As Mayor and Council members duly elected by the people of Parsippany Township, we are disappointed that our colleague, who cast the lone no vote on the PLA ordinance, is taking public shots at us. The PLA ordinance only applies to public projects...

Letter to the Editor: Andy, Jack and Yvonne for the Board of Education

Dear Editor: I have been a Parsippany resident for many years. I am a father and a grandfather. I remain active within the town and talk to many people on several different topics. The Board of Education election this year has come up in my...

Letter to the Editor: Choffo – Running To The Past?

Dear Editor: At the recent Board of Education candidate’s forum, one candidate, Andrew Choffo, stood out from the others by expressing what I consider out-of-date and extreme views. He expressed outdated opinions that our children can be protected and prepared for life by restricting knowledge...

Letter to the Editor: PLA Ordinance Goes Against Republican Values

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Dear Editor: We are perplexed by the decision our current Town Council and Mayor are making by putting forth an ordinance that goes against the values of our Township. Parsippany has always been about opportunity and helping small business, not about tying business’s hands and limiting...

Letter to the Editor: “The Meeting is Closed”

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Dear Editor: I am writing in response to the union agreement controversy and went to the council meeting on Tuesday. I'm a single mother renting in town and in my job I belong to a union but wanted to understand how this would affect me...

Letter to the Editor: Please Persuade me with Facts and not number of Voices.

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Dear Editor: Tuesday night I attended the Parsippany council meeting to share my thoughts on the proposed PLA ordinance. I realize that this was not going to be a typical meeting as I had to park in the overflow parking lot by Embassy Suites. There were crowds...

Letter to the Editor: Taxpayers Deserve Project Labor Agreements

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Dear Editor: The Township of Parsippany is actively taking steps to ensure that construction projects in the community are supporting local workers and providing the best return on investment for taxpayers. They are doing this using Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). PLAs are transparent, agreed upon...

Letter to the Editor: Pipefitters Local 274 Changed my Life

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Dear Editor: I grew up in Lake Hiawatha, went to Parsippany High School. My family was working class; my mother was the only parent in the house after middle school and she was constantly working to provide for my sister, brother and I. That being...

Letter to the Editor: Barberio’s Pay for PLA

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Dear Editor: On Tuesday, October 18 the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council will vote on mandating Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for town construction projects. State prevailing wage laws, which mandate that the contractors on all significant municipal construction projects pay prevailing wages, interpreted to mean union wages,...

Letter to the Editor: The Case Against Project Labor Agreements in Parsippany

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Dear Editor: On October 10, the Daily Record printed a timely article entitled “Should NJ Towns steer public projects to union labor? Parsippany latest to take up debate”. The subject of the article was project labor agreements (PLAs) and Parsippany’s proposed ordinance 2022:24, which would...