Saturday, January 25, 2020

Letter to the editor: Bring to the better governance and quality of life in Parsippany

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Dear Editor: I’m disheartened in seeing the discussion about this year’s Municipal Budget descend into the partisan nonsense that has paralyzed National politics in the last decade. Both sides are taking advantage of a uninformed voting population using ‘soundbites’ rather than engaging in meaningful dialogue. Throwing...

Letter to the editor: An open letter to Mayor Soriano

March 14, 2019 The Honorable Michael Soriano Parsippany-Troy Hills Town Hall 1001 Parsippany Boulevard Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07054 Dear Mayor Soriano, We are in receipt of your letter addressed to Councilwoman Gragnani dated March 12, 2019 regarding our recent comments on your budget. It's a shame we couldn't have...

Letter to the editor: I support Will Felegi for Freeholder

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Dear Editor, Will Felegi has the qualities of being a critical thinker, and a compassionate and realistic individual. When I first met Will, I was impressed by his straight forward and articulate manner. As a teacher of special needs, he values people’s differences. He understands that not...

Letter to the editor: TNR doesn’t even reduce cat populations

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Dear Editor, If a picture is worth a thousand words, the photos of cats shivering in the snow say all anyone needs to know about how cruel it is to trap, neuter, and re-abandon (TNR) cats. (See related article by clicking here). Homeless cats are not...

Letter to the editor: Clarification on new services at Parsippany Office on Aging

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Dear Editor: On February 27, 2019, Parsippany Focus published an article titled “Parsippany’s Office on Aging announces a new service for 2019” by Frank Cahill. As an occupational therapy doctoral student at Boston University, I care about matters like this because they impact the way...

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: Parsippany Tax Troubles

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Dear Editor: On February 19 this writer attended a meeting at Parsippany Town Hall to listen to the introduction of our new budget and to listen to the discussion on 1515 Route Ten and the plans for it. Our new Business Administrator Keith Kazmark, also the...

Letter to the editor: Denville Board of Adjustment hearing Billboard on Route 10

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Dear Editor: On Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in  Town Hall Council Chambers the Denville Township Board of Adjustment will continue the public  hearing  for an application with major changes to the large billboard on the Pelican property at the congested intersection of Route...

Letter to the editor: Take care of your planet

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Dear Editor: I am a recent college graduate. I majored in sustainable development. Based on the information I have learned, I am terrified. Climate change is happening now, and every day we let slip by without action increases the degree of widespread human suffering. Though I...

Letter to the editor: Upcoming Fire Department Election

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Dear Editor: I received my vote by mail ballot for the upcoming fire department election in District 3, Lake Parsippany. In the proposed budget under capital appropriations, there is a $70,000 capital appropriation; my question is what is this being used for, as I could...

Letter to the Editor: Parsippany Played Unnecessarily by RD Lawsuit

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Dear Editor: Parsippany Played Unnecessarily by RD Lawsuit in Waterview Rezone What R2018-188 actually makes transparent. What is the settlement however not mentioned. Let us begin back in back in July 2013 with a Parsippany Focus article, after the Council No Rezone vote. “This is a...

Letter to the editor: Parsippany will vote on Highlands Regional Master Plan

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Dear Editor: As one of the most densely populated municipalities in the New Jersey Highlands, Parsippany-Troy Hills, with its abundant commercial corridors along Routes 46 and 10 and elsewhere, has not disproved the trend that the towns with the most development have the highest taxes....

Letter to the editor: When will Parsippany Accept What is Best for All?

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Dear Editor: At the Parsippany Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 4, Lisa Plevin (Highlands Council Executive Administrator) and two members of her staff presented information on the process and benefits of conformance with the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act.  Following their presentation a resolution...

Letter to the editor: Route 10 Property

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Dear Editor: Call a real estate development a “PILOT” Program, make sure that you use the acronym instead of the full name: Payment in Lieu of Taxes,  and show pretty pictures of what you are going to build,  and you will convince a majority of...

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:  No PILOT! Bob Venezia is correct and more 

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Dear Editor: On Tuesday, November 20, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council will vote on whether to approve a PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) agreement between the township and the developer of the District at 1515 project, which consists of 441 apartment units and 112,000...

Letter to the editor: I support “Green New Deal”

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Dear Editor: My name is Johan and I'm 30 years old. I am scared about the effects climate change will have on our generation and the next. Already people on the west coast are being labeled as climate change refugees due to being displaced from...

Letter to the editor: The District at 1515

Dear Editor: On Tuesday, November 20, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Council will vote on whether to approve a PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes) agreement between the township and the developer of the District at 1515 project, which consists of 441 apartment units and 112,000...

Letter to the editor: No political events should be held at public library

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Dear Editor: Monday morning, October 29, 2018, I read an article by a New Jersey news media that Robert Menendez US senate candidate had a political rally attended by Governor Murphy at Parsippany Main Library. I was quite disturbed, because ten years ago Republican candidates from...

Letter to the editor: Support Jay Webber for Congress

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Dear Editor: In less than ten days, we will be going to the polls to decide who we want to represent us in Congress; a candidate who just recently moved into our community, or a public servant who has served us in the State Legislature...