Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Rainbow Lakes Fire Department Annual Fish and Chips

PARSIPPANY — Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Company Annual Fish and Chips (or chicken and chips) will be held on the second Friday of Lent.   This year it will be held on Friday, March 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The meal will be catered...

Two Armed Robberies at Route 46 Gas Stations Within Minutes

PARSIPPANY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph K. Kimker, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Acting Police Chief Richard Pantina announce an active investigation into a pair of armed robberies that occurred in Parsippany-Troy Hills on Friday, January 21, and are seeking information...

Barberio to Participate in NJ Coalition for Education & Positive Choices Seminar on Suicide Prevention

PARSIPPANY — Mayor James Barberio will be participating in The NJ Coalition for Education & Positive Choices Suicide Prevention Seminar on the following dates: Dates: Thursday, March 24 (Adults & Parents) and Thursday, March 31 (Teens) Time: 7:00 p.m. Location:  Abundant Life Whippany, 43 South Jefferson Road, Whippany Light refreshments will be...

Defendant Sentenced to 9 Years for Eluding Police in a Stolen Vehicle and Receiving Stolen Property

PARSIPPANY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Hanover Township Police Chief Michael Loock, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Acting Police Chief Richard Pantina announce the sentencing of Isaac Zackery-Barnes, 24, Newark.  On September 22, 2020, a...

Parsippany Police Introduce New Body Cameras

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany Police Department has begun utilizing the Motorola V300 Body Worn Camera, commonly referred to as a BWC. When worn, it is attached to the upper chest area of the officer’s outermost garment. BWCs will assist in capturing an unbiased and accurate account...

19-Year-Old Assaulted, Robbed at Gunpoint on Christmas Eve

PARSIPPANY - Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Parsippany Police Department Acting Chief Richard Pantina, announce the arrest of Earl L. Kelly, 36, of Hamilton. Kelly has been charged with four counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A....

Rainbow Lakes Fire Department Announces 2022 Officers

PARSIPPANY  — Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Company (RLVFC) would like to thank Joe Reeber, Sr., and Doug Reighard for serving as Chief and Deputy Chief respectfully this past year. Doug served our community in fire company leadership roles for seven years, five as Chief and...

Update: Massive Fire in Green Hill Plaza

PARSIPPANY — Early morning fire was reported at approximately 12:45 a.m., on Tuesday, January 4, a multi-alarm fire in the Green Hill Plaza, Parsippany Road. Witnesses at the scene said it started in Joseph's Pizzeria.  Reports that the rear of Joseph's Pizzeria collapsed.  The...

Happy New Year; Focus Presents 2021 in Review

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Focus recaps the top stories from the previous year. The top stories of 2021 are: James Carifi Awarded 1 Million Dollars in Settlement Against Township of Parsippany Captain James Carifi settled a 10-year lawsuit with the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills and held a press...

Park Police Sworn In As Morris County Sheriff Officers

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon presided over a swearing-in ceremony today for Park Police officers who were merged into his agency as sheriff’s officers under actions taken in October by the Morris County Board of County Commissioners and the Morris...

Italian American Police Officers Society of NJ Hosts Party for Big Brother’s and Big Sisters of Northern Jersey

MORRIS COUNTY — The Italian American Police Society of NJ hosted a Holiday Party for hundreds of children and volunteers from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey at the Parsippany Police Athletic League. Santa and Mrs. Claus joined officers to provide...

James Carifi Awarded 1 Million Dollars in Settlement Against Township of Parsippany

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PARSIPPANY — In the Parsippany-Troy Hills Council Chambers, on Monday, December 20, 2021, Former Parsippany-Troy Hills Captain James Carifi held a press conference after settling with the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills for 1 Million Dollars, in a case that was originally filed in 2011. The...

Santa Arrives at District 5 Firehouse

PARSIPPANY — Santa arrived at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department 5 on Sunday, December 12.  

Defendant Accepts 10-Year Plea Deal for Eluding Police in a Stolen Vehicle and Receiving Stolen Property

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Hanover Township Police Chief Michael Loock, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Acting Police Chief Richard Pantina announce the guilty pleas of Isaac Zackery-Barnes, 24, Newark. On September 22,...

Parsippany Police Department Recognizes a Great Career

PARSIPPANY — On Tuesday, November 30, despite a cold, blustery day, a large crowd of co-workers, family, friends, and supporters gathered to celebrate a ceremonial retirement walkout in recognition of the distinguished 26-year law enforcement career, including almost 21 years of them serving Parsippany,...

Investigation into a Death at Rockaway River in Boonton

BOONTON — Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Town of Boonton Captain Stephen Jones announce an investigation into a deceased person found in the Town of Boonton. On November 29, 2021, at approximately 9:50 a.m., law enforcement was dispatched...

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted

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PARSIPPANY — Law enforcement officials from Parsippany Police Department will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of the year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 3, 2021, and continuing through...

Lake Parsippany Fire Department Pancake Breakfast was a Success

PARSIPPANY — After skipping last year's staple event due to COVID-19, The Lake Parsippany Ladies Auxiliary held their Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, November 28.  Delicious homemade pancakes, sausage, and more … bagels, cream cheese, butter, coffee, tea, and even orange juice. The Lake Parsippany...

Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Company to Host Pancake Breakfast

PARSIPPANY — The Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, November 28  from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The breakfast will feature pancakes, sausages, bagels, orange juice, and coffee. If you don’t want to dine inside, take-out will be...

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

PARSIPPANY — On Monday, November 29 a team of assessors from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will examine all aspects of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services, Acting Chief Richard Pantina announced...