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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...

Letter to the Editor: Parsippany School Board Recommendations

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Dear Editor: As a past School Board member and as a Township Councilman for the past 43 years, I come in contact with many qualified and committed residents in Parsippany who are committed to giving back to our community. They have been involved and have...

Letter to the Editor: “Put this insanity behind us”

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Dear Editor: “The 2020 election is now underway. This election will determine America’s future for decades to come. We have never had such a contrast in leadership, ability, respect for all people, and basic democracy.” This is how I wanted to refute the recent opinion...

Letter to the Editor: Vote Republican

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Dear Editor: The November election is just around the corner. This election will determine America’s future for decades to come. We have never had such a contrast in leadership, ability, and proven results as we do now. Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have been in Washington...

Letter to the Editor: Vote for BOE candidate, John Titus

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Dear Editor: I am deeply encouraged by the nomination of BOE candidate, John Titus.  I have known John professionally and personally over the last 18 years and do not believe there is a better candidate for the role. John is dedicated to serving the public as...

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Tim Berrios for Parsippany Board of Ed

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Dear Editor: Hello Parsippany citizens! Hopefully, by now you’ve received your mail-in ballot. You will see that my father, Tim Berrios is running for re-election for the Parsippany Troy Hills Board of Education (he is #3). Back in 2013, I was PHS’s BOE student rep. My...

Letter to the Editor: 39% Increase Scheduled for Water and Sewer Utilities

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Dear Editor: On Tuesday, October 6, Parsippany’s Town Council will conduct a public hearing and a final vote for passage of Ordinances 2020:28 and 2020:29, which will increase water and sewer rates by 39%, effective immediately upon passage. I believe that the ordinances, as written,...

Letter to the Editor: Voting Procedures

Dear Fellow Residents,  Many of you still have questions about voting in this year’s election due to the unprecedented circumstances.  This November’s election will be conducted mostly by mail-in ballot due to the Governor’s executive order.  Everyone will receive their voting ballots by mail.  While...

Letter to the Editor: “1-2-3 for BOE!”

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Dear Editor: Very soon you will receive your ballots in the mail, and one of the important votes you will cast will be for the Parsippany Board of Education. Let me tell you about the 3 incumbents: Matt, Debbie, and myself. We have over 15 years...