Thursday, December 13, 2018

N.J. Festival of Ballooning: 10 things to know before you go

READINGTON-- Before heading out to the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America, which starts Friday and runs through Sunday, here is what you need to know. Buy your ticket in advance. Organizers expect 165,000 people over the three days...

Springsteen photos to be shown at Monmouth University

PAMELA SPRINGSTEEN This photo, taken by Springsteen's sister Pamela, will be displayed in "Bruce Springsteen: A Photographic Journey." Monmouth University in West Long Branch, which houses the historical archive The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection and has a long history of presenting Springsteen-related events, will...

Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks

PARSIPPANY — The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills will host the annual "Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks" on Saturday, July 4. Rain date Sunday, July 5. Come out and enjoy an evening of music by "The Trip" and fireworks at Parsippany Hills High School, 20...

Social media explodes into rainbow colors

Within hours of Friday's historic Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, most social media websites changed their logos or homepage to celebrate.  Parsippany Focus was able to take these screenshots:  

Albert Einstein: A Driven, Curious and Innovative Mind That Changed the Course of History

This article appears in the Newsweek's special edition, 100 People Who Shaped Our World, by Issue Editor Tim Baker. Everything is relative. It’s a statement made across cultures, languages and geographical barriers. Despite being a profoundly abstract statement, it somehow explains a great deal...

15 inspirational quotes to kick off summer

In keeping with the spirit of Mayor Barberio's daily inspirational quotes tweets, Parsippany Focus has compiled a list of 15 to kick off the summer. "Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare, And left the flushed print in a poppy there." — Francis Thompson "If a...

5G Internet: Powering The 2018 Olympics And 8 Other Things 20 Gbps Networks May Do

The concept of 5G Internet has been theorized for several years, but now the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has finally agreed on how to define the network. A 5G network is one that can achieve maximum speeds of 20 gigabits-per-second. The ITU is an...

How And When Is King Tommen Going To Die?

King Tommen Baratheon’s days are numbered. That, at least, is what prophecy tells us. His position is more vulnerable than it ever has been since the end of the War of the Five Kings, and his hold on the throne is sure to become...

61 people arrested at Summer Jam, police say

EAST RUTHERFORD -- Police arrested 61 people Sunday outside of Summer Jam. New Jersey State Police said in a statement that eight troopers received minor injuries in clashes with crowds. Concert goers tried to climb fences and push past security at the MetLife Stadium...

Parsippany Recreation Department announces summer concerts

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany Recreation Department has announced it's summer line-up of concerts to be held at Veterans Memorial Park, Route 46 and Vail Road. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.  Please note: Pets are NOT permitted in the park during the...

Patsy Cline has come to Parsippany

PARSIPPANY — In the coming weekends, the Women’s Theater Company at the Parsippany Playhouse presents “Always Patsy Cline.” Starring Patricia Durante as Cline and Barbara Babbitt as Cline’s most avid fan Louise, the play unveils the true story of the celebrity and fan who become deep...

Mary Chapin Carpenter to perform at Mayo Center

MORRISTOWN —Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and 2012 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform an intimate, acoustic performances at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $29-59. The tour marks Carpenter's return to singing...

‘Melrose Place’ actress doesn’t have to turn over financial records in DWI death case

SOMERVILLE — An Appellate Court ruled Monday that actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer and her husband do not have to turn over their financial records to determine if she's eligible for a public defender until the courts hear her appeal in a vehicular homicide case, according...

PHS “Jazz Cafe” was a huge success

PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany High School Jazz Ensemble performed on Wednesday, May 6 to a packed audience in the Cafeteria of Parsippany High School. The Jazz Ensemble Director is Mr. Gregory Dalakian. The members of 2015 PHS Jazz ensemble include: Alto Saxophone: Kentaro Hansen and Samir Gandhi Tenor Saxophone:...

Bobby Brown, Pat Houston will make medical decisions for Bobbi Kristina, reports say

Bobbi Kristina Brown's father and aunt were named her co-guardians and will make decisions about her medical care, according to a report Saturday. Bobby Brown and Pat Houston said they were "delighted" to make the announcement, E! Online reported. Bobbi Kristina Brown inherited a...

Brooklawn Middle School Proudly Presents, “Annie”

PARSIPPANY —  The students took a bit of a break to celebrate their amazing journey in preparing for the production of Annie! They are ready to wow audiences, so be sure NOT to miss this show AND bring your friends and family: Brooklawn Middle School students present...

Mad Men returns tonight for it’s final episodes

AMC's period drama Mad Men is coming to an end with the final seven episodes of the last season premiere on Sunday, Apr. 5. The first episode of season 7 part 2 will air at 10/9c and pick up from where season 7 part...

Will Daenerys Get Back To Westeros on Game of Thrones This Season?

It’s about that time of year—time to look at Game of Thrones spoilers! This year, of course, Game of Thrones season 5 spoilers are the name of the game, and what better place to start than the perennial question: Will Daenerys get back to...

Judge fines ‘Real Housewives’ star Joe Giudice $10K, says no driving for two years

Calling "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Joe Giudice's driving record "truly mind-boggling," Passaic County Judge Adam E. Jacobs Thursday imposed the maximum penalty on the reality show star for possessing a fraudulent driver's license -- a two-year license suspension and a $10,000 fine....

Joe Giudice sentencing in driver’s license fraud case set for Thursday

" Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Joe Giudice will lose his license on Thursday at his formal sentencing in Passaic County for possessing a fraudulent driver's license. The sentencing had been rescheduled from earlier this month due to a health issue with one...
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