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Letter to the Editor: Saddened to learn Beth Am will be Selling their Property

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Dear Editor: I am saddened to learn Beth Am will be selling their property. I have had so many positive experiences throughout the years attending special Friday night services that featured M.L.K. Jr. remembrance programs and Holocaust-related speakers, Edwin Black, author IBM, and the Holocaust, and...

Letter to the Editor: Your Right to Vote in LPPOA Elections is in Jeopardy

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Dear Editor: If you paid basic maintenance member fees according to N.J. S.A. 45:22A.1 you are a member in good standing of the Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association and have the right to vote. There should be no discrimination in whether you pay full member...

Letter to the Editor: Parsippany Post Office is Filthy

Dear Editor: As a retired Postal Worker from 1972-2012, I was upset when I heard you say the Parsippany Post Office was filthy. I went to see for myself apparently the Postmaster or his immediate supervisor is not doing their job. Their exchange with me was a...

Letter to the Editor: Candidates for Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association

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To the Editor: We are the Reform candidates in the upcoming election for the Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association (LPPOA). In full transparency, many of us are recent members of the LPPOA and have not volunteered for or run for leadership committees on the LPPOA...

Letter to the Editor: Proposed Utility Rate Increases for Parsippany

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Dear Editor: The town council held a special meeting on July 9 to discuss monetary shortfalls in our water and sewer budgets. The focus of the meeting was a presentation by a consultant having expertise in utility rates, who first identified rising expenses and transfers...

Letter to the Editor: Defunding Police Will Bring Devastating Consequences

Dear Editor: Speaking as a former police officer in Parsippany-Troy Hills, the movement toward defunding our local police departments would be disastrous for our local communities and jeopardize all residents’ safety given all the rioting and anarchy that has been playing out for the last...

Letter to the editor: Legislators did a great job on lake associations

Dear Editor: The trustees of the Rainbow Lakes Community Club in Parsippany, a voluntary membership club for over 90 years, unilaterally decided in 2017 to require all Rainbow Lake residents to join their club. They sent invoices for dues to all 300 property owners in...

Letter to the editor: Council to vote on Plastic Bag ban

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Dear Editor: I will keep this short and to the point. There is a very important meeting coming up with the Town Council on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Parsippany Municipal Building, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard. It is the the meeting where the vote to...

Letter to the editor: Local United Methodists Respond to Disturbing Denominational News

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Dear Editor: Recently you may have seen headlines in major newspapers such as the following -- “United Methodist Tighten Ban on Same Sex Marriage and Gay Clergy” -- regarding legislation passed at a Special Conference of the governing body of our denomination. We would like to...

Letter to the editor: Pennacchio responds to Roy Messmer

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Dear Mr. Messmer: In response to your recent letter you sent my office and also shared with Parsippany Focus, I would like to reiterate my stance on PILOT programs and the negative effect they are having throughout the state. Myself and my Republican caucus have stood...

Letter to the editor: Mr. Valori should look inward and then go away

Dear Editor: There is a reason Louis Valori is a former Councilman. He just doesn't get it. As a retired Parsippany Police Officer Mr. Valori receives a monthly pension check of $7,518.97 for life. But that's not all. As part of his retirement package, Mr....

Letter to the editor: Our July 4th was better than yours….

Dear Editor: I drove over the Parsippany Hills High School, about 6:50 p.m., to see the annual July 4th celebration. As usual I was met at a check point by the Parsippany’s Finest, and when they saw my Disabled Veteran placard they directed me to...

Letter to the editor: Thank you Mayor Soriano

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Dear Editor: Temple Beth Am would like to thank Mayor Soriano and the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills for allowing our congregation to use the town hall meeting room to hold our worship services this past Friday evening. During the most recent storm, our building on Beverwyck...

Letter to the editor: Frustrated with Waterview Mud

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I am frustrated about the mud in the road on Waterview, I called the Engineering Department and put in a complaint. There is soil from Route 46 to the top by Route 287. I know there is the Morris soil conservation act and it...

Letter to the editor: Michele Sylvin, thank you for your 23 years service

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Dear Editor: Michele Sylvin, thank you for your 23 years serving the residents of Parsippany. I personally know your quick response time and diligence in all types of matters that came to your attention. It was a pleasure dealing with you as a township employee and...

Letter to the editor: Déjà vu all over again in Parsippany

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Dear Editor: Back to business on December 27, 2017 4:30 PM: Council President Louie Valori called for a special meeting regarding the Hold-over status of Township Attorney John Inglesino. On November 7, 2017, the voters of Parsippany voted out Mayor Barbiero because of Township Attorney John...

Letter to the editor: DePierro, Gragnani and Valori need to listen to the people of Parsippany

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Dear Editor: During the months just prior to their re-election or election to office, dePierro, Gragnani and Valori will attend every event that they can and pretend to listen to the people who speak with them.  Then when they are elected to office, they turn...

Letter to the editor: Thwarting the will of the People

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Dear Editor: Council President Louis Valori introduced Resolution No. 2017:187 at the final regular Council meeting held on Tuesday, December 19 to thwart the will of the people who voted him out of office (and the Mayor too). The People of Parsippany voted for new leadership...

Letters to the editor: Barberio’s back room deals

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Dear Editor,  Jamie Barberio's election funding report shows that in 2017 Jamie Barberio accepted a whopping $104,000 from Parsippany Developers and Building Trades.  Not only that, throughout his eight years in office he received nearly $800,000 from these same donors. In a Parsippany Focus story it...

Letter to the editor: Drain the swamp…

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Dear Editor: If you like the idea of draining the swamp in Washington, then consider also starting that process here in Parsippany. Voting in the incumbent out of habit, name recognition or party loyalty is what caused the problem and only by consciously changing that...