Friday, December 9, 2022

Adath Shalom Holding Pre-Super Bowl Party for People with Special Needs

PARSIPPANY — Adath Shalom, a synagogue at 841 Mountain Way, is sponsoring a party for people with special needs on Saturday, February 4. This “Half-Time Havdalah”, the night before the Super Bowl, is part of the synagogue’s outreach to adults with developmental disabilities and their families. The...

Assembly approves bill supporting the sale of home-baked food

PARSIPPANY — Legislation allowing home bakers to prepare cookies, cakes and pies for sale at fundraisers or for profit, sponsored by Assemblymen Anthony M. Bucco and John DiMaio, and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, was approved by the Assembly on December 19 by 76-0 vote. The bill (A3618/1974/4351) permits...

Bridgegate lawmakers leading fight against Christie’s newspaper ‘revenge bill’

TRENTON -- A pair of Democratic lawmakers who led the charge in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal that damaged Gov. Chris Christie's political ambitions are now fighting the governor's push to pull legal ads from newspapers. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Assemblyman...

Sluggish start to 2nd round of New Jersey bear hunt; Parsippany resident responds

The second and final stage of New Jersey's 2016 black bear hunt got off to a slow start Monday. Two months after 562 bears were killed over six days, the state's five weigh stations were reporting very little activity, state Department of Environmental Protection...

Christie going down with the ship | Sheneman cartoon

When Chris Christie first came on the public stage as a hard charging U.S. Attorney it was easy to see that he had big plans for himself. He cruised into office and spent the first few years of his administration working across the aisle...

Kelly testifies Christie signed off on Bridgegate lane closures

NEWARK - In an emotional day of testimony, Bridget Anne Kelly refuted the charges against her in the Bridgegate scandal, telling a jury she told Gov. Chris Christie in advance about the plan to close toll lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013,...

Bridget Kelly: Christie knew of lane closures a month in advance

This is extremely damaging testimony from Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff. The former deputy chief of staff testified that the governor approved the study, which prosecutors allege actually was cover-up for a revenge plot against a local Democratic mayor. Christie has long...

Nine things you need to know about N.J.’s rising gas tax

TRENTON --It's official: New Jersey's gas tax will go up by 23 cents a gallon in a few weeks to restart the broke fund that pays for road and rail projects. But The Auditor knows there's a story behind such sudden pain at the...

Pennacchio Bill Protecting NJ Transit Riders with Service Dogs from Discrimination

MORRIS COUNTY — Governor Chris Christie has signed legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph Pennacchio (R-Morris, Essex, Passaic) to prevent New Jersey Transit from denying a person with a service dog access to any vehicle. Sen. Joseph Pennacchio’s anti-discrimination bill prevents NJ Transit from denying a...

Lawmakers agree to new 23 cent gas tax hike

Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced that they have reached agreement on a new plan to fund the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) and enact a series of tax cuts designed to make New Jersey more competitive. For counties and municipalities,...

Ex-PA chairman David Samson arrives in court as feds announce press conference

NEWARK-- Federal prosecutors are scheduled to be in court this afternoon in connection with their continuing criminal investigation into the Port Authority. Officials would not say why the court hearing was scheduled, but former Port Authority chairman David Samson--who has been the focus of...

How cold is ‘too cold’ to leave your dog outside?

TRENTON -- In response to the death of two New Jersey dogs who froze to death this past week, state lawmakers will introduce legislation on Monday requiring and defining proper shelter for dogs left outside in the cold. State Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen...

Head-on collision on Route 287 ramp; Entrapment of both drivers

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PARSIPPANY — New Jersey State Police and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department responded to a two car head on collision on the exit ramp from Route 287 (Exit 42) onto Parsippany Boulevard, at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. Initial reports indicate Parsippany Rescue and Recovery was called...

Route 53 was renamed “Assemblyman DeCroce Memorial Highway”

PARSIPPANY — It's official. Route 53 has been renamed "Assemblyman DeCroce Memorial Highway" at a dedication held, on Tuesday, November 10 in front of Verde Restaurant. Joining in the dedication were members of the NJ Assembly and Senate and included BettyLou DeCroce, John Bramnick,Assemblyman Jay Webber, Assemblyman Anthony...

PurpleStride New Jersey raises over $321,000

PARSIPPANY — PurpleStride New Jersey was held on Sunday, November 8 in the Mack-Cali Business Campus.  Thousands of people participated in the 5K Run and Family Friendly Walk. At the time this article was published over $321,000 has been raised. Kenneth Rosato, anchor of Channel 7's top-rated Eyewitness News...

A hurricane and a blowhard: Chris Christie tries to fly on Joaquin’s wind | Mulshine

If ever a man needed a hurricane, it was Chris Christie. That was painfully evident Friday as our part-time governor made a tour of the Jersey Shore to try and get some air time courtesy of Hurricane Joaquin. Christie had spent the earlier part...

500-year storms could now occur every 24 years, study says

Under normal odds, the chance that a New York City or Jersey Shore resident would witness a so-called "500-year flood" -- one with massive storm surge and flooding -- would be so low, many residents would never live to witness one. But according to...

Confusion, concern and disbelief over Warren Hills Regional High School quarterback’s death

Everyone knew Evan Murray. "He is an amazing kid," said Taylor Coughlin, a 16-year-old junior at Warren Hills Regional High School. "He was in the National Honor Society. "He was an amazing student and an amazing athlete. He stood out in his athletics, his...

Gordon Meth sworn in as Governor of NJ District Kiwanis International

Gordon Meth, the new governor of the New Jersey District Kiwanis International, was sworn in at the annual Kiwanis District convention held August 21 - 23 at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal Hotel.   Gordon lives in Parsippany and is a member and former officer of...

New Jersey Highlands Coalition says Parsippany has a six-million-gallons-per-day deficit

Water use in New Jersey has increased, which environmentalists say could cause problems during the next drought. The total amount of water used by families, businesses, and two nuclear power plants rose by 110 million gallons per day between 2000 and 2010, according to...