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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: Rixford’s argument misses the larger point

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Dear Editor: On Tuesday night, November 25, dozens of Parsippany students, parents and teachers gathered at the Board of Education meeting to hear newly appointed Superintendent Scott Rixford’s plans for a completely revamped schedule at Brooklawn and Central Middle Schools. The proposal would replace the current...

Letter to the editor: Donate to Cat and Dog Spay Neuter Fund

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Dear Editor: Please remind your New Jersey income tax preparer that you would like to donate to the “Cat and Dog Spay/Neuter Fund” on your tax return. The 2013 tax year is the fourth tax year we’ve been able to do so, by checking a box on...

Letter to the editor: RD Lawsuit is Frivolously Upscale

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Dear Editor: Last night’s Town Council meeting September 9 concerning what was described as an “upscale” compromise involving RD’s plan for the Waterview Tract appears to be nothing more than a continued attack against this community in their unwanted, unneeded development for the area. RD...

Letter to the editor: Parsippany plummets on best places to live list

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Dear Editor: In September, Money Magazine came out with its “Best Places to Live in America” list.  Shockingly, Parsippany has lost significant ground, going from #5 to #33 in just one short year.  Having been on the Money Magazine list at least five times going...

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: UPS is a great new neighbor

Dear Editor: Enclosed is a letter I sent to Mr. Al Brinkman, United Parcel Service.   Al Brinkman UPS Parsippany, NJ Dear Mr. Brinkman, My wife and I would like to thank you for taking swift action to our concerns with the rotten and fallen trees that you inherited on your...

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...

Letter to the editor: Don’t let this administration continue to rob you

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Dear Editor: To my former neighbors and commercial property owners, the biggest scam perpetrated by Mayor Barbiero has been the transfer of monies from the sewer surplus ($7,000,000 to $8,000,000) to the Township General Operating Fund.  As you know for seven years I have expressed my...

Letter to the editor: Who Can honestly Believe Barberio’s Need for Publication?

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Dear Editor: Having received the publication Pride in Parsippany Fall 2017, and after examining its contents I see no actual need to rehash what is already being printed or distributed in the mayor's private source, “Plug into Parsippany” or the other local news sources Parsippany Focus, Patch...

Letter to the editor: Team Barberio Accepts Endorsement from Candidate He Accused of Official Misconduct

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Dear Editor: Recently, Parsippany Mayor Jamie Barberio remarked that he was proud to receive the endorsement of former Planning Board member Casey Parikh, who just a few months ago his campaign team had publicly accused of extensive misconduct in his role on the Planning Board....

Letter to the editor: Get out and vote

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Dear Editor: After watching the September 12, 2017 council meeting tape and reading numerous newspaper articles, I had to write this letter. What supposedly began in response to a request by council president Lou Valori for an update on the mayor’s folly – a politically motivated...

Letter to the editor: Come clean about League of Municipalities

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Dear Editor: It's that time of year again when the taxpayers of Parsippany-Troy Hills will be paying for an army of municipal employees to travel to Atlantic City to eat, drink, and be "educated" about properly running a town.  The leadership of the town owe it...

Letter to the editor: I commend Paul Carifi, Jr. for doing what was right

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Dear Editor: This past Monday, I was able to attend the swearing in ceremony for Mayor Michael Soriano, and our two new council members, Emily Peterson and Janice McCarthy. My family and I stayed for the reorganization meeting immediately after as well.  Knowing about some...

Letter to the editor: Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society; but are we really civilized or privatized?

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Dear Editor: What I didn't care for was the poor me crowd at the last council meeting alleging seniors would be hit harder by the proposed 3.5% tax increase. If your actually in a lower income you can apply for and get every year a...

Letter to the editor: Another Promise Broken; Smooth Transition to Soriano

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Dear Editor: Parsippany has a mayor–council system under the Faulkner Act. The MAYOR presides over Council. Exercises the executive power of municipality. Votes only to break ties. Has veto subject to override by 2/3 of all Council members. Appoints administration, attorney, tax collector, tax assessor, treasurer,...

Letter to the editor: Resident praises Mayor; Tom Jones and Nicolas Limanov

Dear Mayor Soriano: When you came to our door with our friend, Ken Dolsky, I knew that you were "The Man!" Little did i know how true my first impression of you fit! Between what I've read in the newspaper, heard from employees and am a...

Letter to the editor: Council still refuses to answer questions

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Dear Editor: I would like to share with my Parsippany-Troy Hills neighbors questions that were asked at the Township Council meetings of October 2 and October 17 that went unanswered: 1) Has Mayor Barberio ever been employed by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills? (other than Mayor...

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: Policy in place for 16 years? Not according to this golfer

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Dear Editor: As a former resident and golfer at the Knoll East County Club (and when lucky enough to be invited to play at the West course) from the mid 1980’s up until 2008 when I retired to Florida, I was upset to read the...