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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: Another lawsuit for Parsippany?

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Dear Editor: On Tuesday, October 3, I attended the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council agenda meeting. Two things of importance came up which I would like to share with my fellow residents: 1)  During the meeting Council Vice President Robert Peluso questioned the fact that something was pulled from...

Letter to the Editor: Plastic Bag Ordinance

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Dear Editor: Plastic Bag Ban: Ordinance 2019:33 being ignored by Foodtown, Lake Hiawatha. Last week noticed a bootleg cardboard sign: Telling customers not to bring their reusable bags to Foodtown because of the Coronavirus. Foodtown Management has arbitrarily decided to ignore the anti-plastic bag ban. This...

Letter to the editor: Parsippany has its share of shady characters

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Dear Editor: Hollywood has its share of somewhat shady characters and so does Parsippany. And the players here, just like those in films, switch roles so quickly it’s hard to keep track.  In Parsippany the character parts are political and if the term “flip flop” applied...

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: 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: 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: 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...

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: A letter to Dr. Barbara Sargent

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Dear Editor:  Good evening Dr. Sargent, My name is Olivia Johnson and I am a senior at Parsippany High School. I am writing to you in regards to the BOE’s refusal to allow the peaceful Black Lives Matter protest to start on Parsippany High School’s grounds....

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: 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: 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: 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: 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...