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Spring 2023 Par-Troy Little League West Registration

PARSIPPANY — Spring 2023 Par-Troy Little League West Registration is open until March 23.

SOFTBALL: Farm League: Ages 6-8 (Must be six by 12/31/2022); Minor League: Ages 8-10 (must be eight by 12/31/2022); Major League: Ages 10-12 (must be ten by 12/31/2022)  and Junior League: Ages 13-16 (must be 13 by 12/31/2022).

BASEBALL: Tball: Ages 4-6 (must be four by 8/30/23); Farm League: Ages 6-8 (must be six by 8/30/23); Minor League: Ages 8-10 (must be 8 by 8/30/23); Major League: Ages 10-12 (must be ten by 8/30/23); and Junior League: Ages 13-16 (must be 13 by 8/30/23).

Participation Fee: $95.00. Sibling Discounts. Click here to register online. 

Have a question or need more information, email Sandy at sandra4a@aol.com.

 

 

 

Prosecutor’s Office Members Presented with Distinguished Service Awards for Bias Crime Educational Program

David L. D’Amico Chief Investigator, Internal Affairs, Middlesex County Department of Corrections; Detective Samer Abboud, Office of the Attorney General/Division of Criminal Justice, Agent Reggie Johnson, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office; Attorney General Matthew Platkin; MCPO Sgt. Patrick LaGuerre; MCPO Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri; Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll; FBI Special Agent Vernon I. Addison; Assistant Prosecutor Vered Adoni, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office; and David S. Leonardis, Training & Outreach Liaison, Office of the Attorney General/Division of Criminal Justice

MORRIS COUNTY — Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, and members of the New Jersey Bias Crime Officers Association honored two Morris County Prosecutor’s Office members with Distinguished Service Awards on January 6 during the NJBCOA Conference.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Samantha DeNegri and Sgt. Patrick LaGuerre were recognized for their ongoing educational program addressing bias crime and cyberbullying by students. SAP DeNegri and Sgt. LaGuerre has been visiting middle and high schools in Morris County and beyond to lead educational presentations on bias incidents/crimes, cyber harassment, and making smart choices when using social media. Over the past year, they’ve conducted over a dozen such assemblies in Morris, Warren, and Sussex counties.

Prosecutor Carroll said, “I’d like to congratulate SAP DeNegri and Sgt. LaGuerre, on this, merited recognition. This program brings face-to-face communication with our students to private and public schools around Morris County. Addressing bias with our youth must be addressed before these bad-faith ideas take root. Teenagers today are growing up in a very connected digital world, and our office seeks to enable our students to make smart choices about how they interact online and in school. We hope this program will serve as a model for other counties.”

Woman’s Club Offers High School Scholarships

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PARSIPPANY — Parsippany High and Parsippany Hills seniors are encouraged to apply for the $1,000 scholarships open to ALL graduating seniors. Multiple scholarships will be awarded. Please apply through the school’s Guidance Department and follow their timeline and procedures.  Scholarships have been awarded to hundreds of students over 65 years, thanks to the club’s successful Fund Raisers.

The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) and the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC), which are the largest volunteer women’s service organizations in the country/state, providing opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service.

General Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month, September through April, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Parsippany Rescue & Recovery Building at 100 Centerton Road, Parsippany.

If you want to attend the next General Meeting to learn more about what they do, call Ginny at (973) 887-0336 or e-mail the club at womansclubofpth@gmail.com.  Check them out on FACEBOOK, Twitter, or Instagram.

 

 

Scouts BSA Troop 173 Participated in Toys for Tots and Jersey Cares Annual Coat Drive

PARSIPPANY — Scouts BSA Troop 173 of Parsippany participated in the annual Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots toy drive and Jersey Cares Annual Coat Drive.

Troop 173 collected new toys that, along with others collected by Scouts in Patriots Path Council (headquartered in Cedar Knolls), were distributed to needy children of all ages during the holiday season.  Troop 173 has served youth in the Parsippany, Hanover, Morris Plains, and Boonton areas since 1957 and participates in many community and conservation service projects.

In addition to participating in the Toys for Tots toy drive for the December holidays, the members of Troop 173 performed volunteer service at Employment Horizons in Cedar Knolls. For the New Year, they collected 71 winter coats to be donated and distributed by Jersey Cares, a project coordinator for volunteers in Northern New Jersey.

Troop 173 is most appreciative of the numerous residents of Parsippany, Hanover, Morris Plains, Boonton, and surrounding areas who have generously contributed to the “call to action” of assisting those in need.

 

Parsippany Resident Arrested for DWI in Hanover Township

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PARSIPPANY — Hanover Township Police Officer Erick Magley arrested Ketankumar Shah, 56, Parsippany, after responding to a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday, December 20, at 11:17 p.m.

Mr. Shah was traveling on Highland Avenue, and attempted to make a U-Turn in a driveway and hit two parked cars.

There were a few airplane bottles of alcohol on the center console inside his vehicle.

After numerous field sobriety tests, Shah failed and was taken into custody and placed under arrest.  The officers drove Mr. Shah to East Hanover Police Headquarters to potentially give samples of his breath. Officer Magley stated “Shah was handcuffed, searched, and placed in the rear of the police car. The rear of the car was checked prior to and then again once at East Hanover Police Department with the results being negative.” Then the officer searched Shah and revealed two opened airplane bottles of E & J Brandy, one in each of his front pockets. This was the same type of alcohol located on the center console in Shah’s car.

Shah was then transported to Hanover Township Police Headquarters for processing and issued motor vehicle summonses for DWI, refusal, careless driving, reckless driving, consuming alcohol in a vehicle, failure to provide an insurance card registration card, driving with an open container, and speeding.

Shah made numerous telephone calls but was unable to find anyone to come to pick him up. At this time, Officer Magley drove Shah to his home in Parsippany, where his elderly mother signed the Potential Liability Form.

Shah’s vehicle, a 2008 Honda Odyssey, was disabled and towed by Eagle Towing. Shah was advised how and where to get the release for the vehicle.

The owner of the two damaged vehicles was notified by Patrolman Foesel.

Shah was released pending his court date.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Parsippany Wrestling Pasta Dinner Fundraiser was a Huge Success

Sons of Italy Cooking Crew

PARSIPPANY — The cooking crew of Morris County’s Sons of Italy ~ Lodge 2561, armed with their pots, pans, and culinary skills, arrived at Parsippany’s Police Athletic Building, 33 Baldwin Road, to provide and prepare a hearty Italian dinner of pasta, meatballs, in support of Parsippany Wrestling Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser.

John Gangone and Joe Jannarone Jr. preparing the homemade sauce.

Over Three Hundred attendees were expected as ticket sales were brisk, so the Lodge knew there would be a lot of hungry adults and children in the house. Head Chefs Joe Jannarone Jr. and John Gangone arrived around noon to prepare the homemade sauce for dinner, which was scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.

After a much-spirited debate between the two Chefs over how much basil to use, they managed to put together a mouth-watering, award-winning sauce. Other Lodge members arrived shortly thereafter to start on the many other cooking preparations needed for an event of this size. By the time the guests arrived, fifteen gallons of homemade pasta sauce were ready to go, along with seventy pounds of Rigatoni pasta and 500 meatballs, both of which were freshly cooked and served as the guests arrived.

Preparing the sauce

While the kitchen staff was doing their thing, the Parsippany Wrestling staff and supporters, under the direction of President/Commissioner Robert Campbell Jr., were busily setting up the many long rows of tables needed to accommodate the crowd, as well as the extensive Tricky Tray and Raffle tables, and food serving stations.

Sons of Italy members cooking the pasta

Salad, bread, and various tasty-looking desserts were also being readied by fundraising Chairwoman Beth Caponegro. An anxious, hungry, and happy crowd filled the spacious hall when the doors opened.

Beth Caponegro., Fundraising Chairwoman for Parsippany Wrestling, mixed the salad.
Robert Campbell Jr. addressing the crowd.

At the end of the evening, there were many happy and contented people savoring the last of the desserts. Quite a few also left with some very nice Tricky Tray and raffle winnings. Beth Caponegro and Robert Campbell Jr. addressed the crowd, thanking them for their support throughout the year.

A special mention was made thanking the Sons of Italy for their continued support throughout the years.

It was a very successful event for a great community cause. Everyone, adults, kids, the working staff, and supporters, had a fun time enjoying the dinner and each other’s company. Make sure to keep an eye out for this event next year—a great time for a great cause.

Patrick Minutillo and John M. Fox Jr.
Sandy Neglia, Councilman Frank Neglia with Joey and Joelle Rosetti.
Joe Jannarone Jr. Preparing meatballs.
Members serving food

Devils Launch ‘Jersey Shops’ Spotlighting Small NJ Businesses

MORRIS COUNTY — The New Jersey Devils on Thursday opened applications for “Jersey Shops presented by Citizens,” a program to support small New Jersey businesses and their owners by promoting selected small businesses over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Each of the four businesses selected for the grand prize will be showcased through various Devils’ channels, including in-arena features, website inclusions, and organic and paid marketing efforts to gain exposure throughout the state.

The four winners and up to 50 additional businesses that submit applications will receive a dedicated listing on the Jersey Shops official webpage and a Jersey Shops Kit, including “Made in Jersey” window decals, promotional merchandise, and invitations to Devils networking events. Businesses can learn more and apply by clicking here.

“Citizens is pleased to support and celebrate these local businesses as they are the backbone of the community,” said Sarah Lindstrom, head of business banking Citizens. “We are especially excited to show our continuing commitment to this area through our partnership with the New Jersey Devils and their Jersey Shops program, an initiative that helps build both the businesses and communities we serve.”

Each grand prize winner will have the opportunity to tell the story of how they built their business and their impact on their community through a vignette created in collaboration with the Devils. The Devils will support the business through marketing support, visibility with other businesses, networking opportunities, and more.

“The valuable goods and services that small businesses provide serve as the backbone of our New Jersey communities,” said Chad Biggs, senior vice president of Corporate Partnerships Activation, New Jersey Devils & Prudential Center. “We are proud to join Citizens in supporting and promoting them by telling their stories, highlighting their work, and helping them grow. We take great pride in helping these success stories that truly are Made in Jersey.”

The contest is open to independent and non-franchised New Jersey businesses. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to apply. The application process will be open throughout the remainder of the Devils’ regular 2022-2023 season. Grand prize winners will be announced monthly on a rolling basis.

Lehigh University Announces Students Who Attained Dean’s List

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PARSIPPANY — Students at Lehigh University attained Dean’s List in Fall 2022. This status is granted to students with a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses.

William Geiger
Carolyn Reagan

For more than 150 years, Lehigh University (lehigh.edu) has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly-ranked private research universities. Lehigh’s five colleges – College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health, and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science – provide opportunities to 7,000+ students to discover and grow in an academically rigorous environment along with a supportive, engaged campus community.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Adjustment Meeting – January 11, 2023

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Adjustment Meeting – January 11, 2023.

Click here to download the agenda.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Zoning Board of Adjustment
2023 Members and Term Dates

  • Robert Iracane    Chairman    12/31/25
  • Dave Kaplan    Vice-Chair       12/31/23
  • Bernard Berkowitz    Member      12/31/24
  • Scot Joskowitz    Member        12/31/25
  • Nancy Snyder    Member        12/31/23
  • Sridath Reddy    Member        12/31/25
  • Davey Willans    Member        12/31/24
  • Casey Parikh    Alt. No. 1        12/31/23
  • Chris Mazzarella    Alt. No. 2        12/31/23
  • John Chadwick, Planner, John T. Chadwick IV P.P.
  • Chas Holloway, Engineer, Keller & Kirkpatrick
  • Peter King, Attorney, King Moench Hirniak & Collins, LLP
  • Nora O. Jolie, Board Secretary

Accident on Littleton Road Caused Damage to Two Vehicles

Two car accident at the corner of Littleton Road and Parsippany Boulevard

PARSIPPANY —   The driver, Mr. Erney Fertile,  23, Parsippany, was making a left turn from Littleton Road onto Parsippany Boulevard and crashed into a vehicle driven by Penny Edmiston, 53, Parsippany. Edmiston was traveling westbound on Littleton Road through the intersection at Parsippany Boulevard. This accident occurred on Wednesday, January 4, at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Edmiston stated she observed a green traffic signal and proceeded straight through the intersection before the crash.

Fertile stated that he observed a green signal and was stopped in traffic at the intersection, waiting to make a left turn.

Fertile stated that the signal changed to amber, then red, and then he made a left turn.  Fertile said he observed Edmiston before turning but believed she had a red signal and would stop.

After the scene was cleared, Parsippany Police Officer Denis Muro, II,  observed the traffic signal light sequence at the intersection of Littleton Road and Parsippany Boulevard, specifically the signals controlling traffic on Littleton Road.  The officer first observed the signal for eastbound traffic on Littleton Road turn to green, simultaneously with a green left turn arrow.  At this time, the signal for westbound traffic on Littleton Road was red.  The Littleton Road eastbound signal green left turn arrow, then turned to amber, followed by a steady green. At this point, the signal for westbound traffic on Littleton Road turned from red to green. The signal for eastbound traffic on Littleton Road turned to amber, then red. After the eastbound signal turned red, the signal for westbound traffic remained steady green for approximately ten seconds before turning amber, then red.

Police Investigation determined that Ms. Edmiston had a green signal before the crash and that Fertile caused the crash by failing to yield and observing a red traffic signal.

Both drivers complained of minor injuries and were treated at the scene by Parsippany Emergency Medical Services.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene by Powder Mill Towing

Mr. Fertile was driving a 1986 GMC Envoy and was towed from the scene by Powder Mill Towing.

Ms. Edmiston was driving a 2017 Honda Pilot and was towed from the scene by Powder Mill Towing.

At the time of this report, there was no summons issued.

Man Dies After Car Overturns, Strikes Tree On Route 80 In Parsippany

Route 80 eastbound near milepost 45

PARSIPPANY — Kevin Barradas, 21, Dover, was killed in a car collision late Friday, January 6, at approximately 10:51 p.m., according to police.

The crash occurred on Route 80 eastbound near milepost 45 in the local lanes in Parsippany, a spokesperson from the New Jersey State Police.

As Barradas reached Exit 45 on the local lanes, investigators said the car went off the road to the right and hit a road marker. It then overturned and hit a tree.

He was pronounced at the scene.  No other cars were involved in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

Morris County Government Reorganizes for 2023

Morris County Commissioner Director John Krickus takes the oath of office

MORRIS COUNTY — Morris County Commissioner John Krickus was sworn in on Friday, January 6, as the 2023 Director of the Board of County Commissioners after fellow board members Douglas Cabana, Thomas Mastrangelo, and Christine Myers were sworn into new, three-year terms and Morris County Sheriff James Gannon was sworn into another term. Commissioner Krickus was sworn in as Director of the Board by state Senator Steven Oroho as the Commissioner’s wife, Carolyn, held the bible.

“Morris County is the best-run county in New Jersey, by far,” said Director Krickus, noting multiple accomplishments achieved by the county. “Some of the safest towns in New Jersey; county property taxes are among the lowest in the state, and our Vocational School and County College are nationally recognized. Morris residents enjoy our leading park system, open space, farmland, and historic preservation. Is this heaven? No, it’s Morris County.”

Commissioner Christine Myers, who had previously served on the board from 2016 to 2018, was sworn into her new term in office by Morris County Counsel John Napolitano, as her husband, Stan, held the bible.
Commissioner Christine Myers was sworn in as Deputy Director of the Board by her nephew, attorney Robert Ferguson III.

Commissioner Christine Myers, who had previously served on the board from 2016 to 2018, was sworn into her new term in office by Morris County Counsel John Napolitano, as her husband, Stan, held the bible. She was sworn in as Deputy Director of the Board by her nephew, attorney Robert Ferguson III.

In 2017 Myers was appointed Regional Advocate, Office of Advocacy – U.S. Small Business Administration by the Trump Administration. During her tenure, she met with more than five thousand business owners to identify burdensome regulations and reform or remove them in accordance with Trump’s Executive Orders on regulatory reduction.

Sen. Anthony Bucco officiated the oath of office to Commissioner Doug Cabana, as the bible was held by Amy Bucco, the Commissioner’s sister and the Senator’s wife.
Amy Bucco, the Commissioner’s sister and the Senator’s wife, Doug Cabana and Senator Anthony Bucco

The meeting opened with the swearing-in of Commissioner Douglas R. “Doug” Cabana, now beginning his tenth term. Senator Anthony Bucco officiated as the bible was held by Amy Bucco, the Commissioner’s sister and the senator’s wife.

Cabana is the longest-serving member of the Board of County Commissioners, having joined the board in April 1997 when it was still known as the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Commissioner Thomas Mastrangelo was sworn in by his daughter, Passaic County Assistant Prosecutor Brittney Mastrangelo, as the Commissioner’s wife, Debbie, held the bible. His son, Christoper, watched on.

Commissioner Thomas Mastrangelo was sworn in by his daughter, Passaic County Assistant Prosecutor Brittney Mastrangelo, as the Commissioner’s wife, Debbie, held the bible.

Sheriff James Gannon was sworn in by Morris/Sussex Superior Court Assignment Judge Stuart A. Minkowitz. The Bible was held by the Sheriff’s daughter, Kate, along with his son-in-law, Matt, his grandchildren, Luca and Ella, and his girlfriend, Lisa.

Sheriff James Gannon was sworn in by Morris/Sussex Superior Court Assignment Judge Stuart Minkowitz. The Bible was held by the Sheriff’s daughter, Kate, along with his son-in-law, Matt, his grandchildren, Luca and Ella, and his girlfriend, Lisa.

The annual Morris County Reorganization Meeting was held in person in the Commissioners’ 5th Floor Public Meeting Room at the Morris County Administration & Records Building with full public attendance. It was the first time since 2020 and the onset of the pandemic that the reorganization meeting was not predominantly virtual.

Returning for the event was the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Joint Honor Guard, with Robert McNally, Deputy Chief of Investigations of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, playing the bagpipes. They were joined by a crowd of well-wishers, family, friends, and public officials packing into the meeting room.

The National Anthem was sung by Ella Conroy and Victoria Cooney, 10th-grade students at the Morris County Vocational School.  Ella is in the academy for design, and Victoria is in the Academy for Biotechnology.

Invocations were provided by Monsignor John Hart of The Assumption Parish in Morristown, and Father Stepan Bilyk of Saint John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Whippany provided a benediction.

The Morris County Board of County Commissioners will hold its next work session and meeting on January 11. The work session begins at 4:30 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. The meetings will continue to be held publicly in the Administration & Records Building.

Morris County Sheriff James Gannon with Former Freeholder and Morris Plains Mayor Frank Druetzler.
Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll

Parsippany Republicans Endorse Morris County Commission Selen for Re-Election

Morris County Commissioner Tayfun Selen
PARSIPPANY — Morris County Commissioner Tayfun Selen continued to build many endorsements from across the County with the endorsement announcement of the entire Parsippany Council and the Republican Party Municipal Chair. Parsippany is the largest municipality in Morris County.
Among the endorsements include the following:
  • Parsippany Council President Michael dePierro
  • Parsippany Councilman Paul Carifi, Jr.
  • Parsippany Councilwoman Loretta Gragnani
  • Parsippany Councilman Frank Neglia
  • Parsippany Councilman Justin Musella
  • Parsippany Municipal Party Chair Dolores dePierro
“I’m so proud and honored to have the support of my Republican colleagues in Parsippany, the largest municipality in the County,” said Selen, who became Director of the Board of Commissioners late last year. “As a Commissioner, I’ve worked hard to bring an outsider business approach to our Board, manage our budget without the need for higher taxes, and invest in shared priorities across the County, from higher education and roads to parks and public safety. Parsippany residents will continue to benefit from those efforts. I look forward to a continued partnership with Parsippany’s leaders as we keep our County an affordable and desirable place to work and raise a family.”
Selen has previously released a long list of Republican endorsements from across Morris County, including popular Sheriff Jim Gannon, all five Republican State Senators serving Morris County, 6 County Commissioners, and 21 Republican Mayors.
Since joining the Board in 2020, Tayfun Selen has delivered three straight budgets without property tax increases. Through those efforts, he’s also helped maintain the County’s long-held “AAA” Bond Rating as determined by independent financial evaluators, verifying the County’s successful commitment to protecting taxpayers with strong fiscal management.
Tayfun Selen is a proven fiscal conservative, experienced businessman, and American success story. Selen immigrated from Turkey with a degree in architecture in 1996, pumping gas and working entry-level jobs before earning an MBA and his CPA license. He earned his U.S. citizenship in 2008 and managed major corporate real estate operations with over 100 employees and several hundred million dollar budgets. Today, he is an executive with a major national vocational education group, which builds well-paying trade skills as an alternative to a liberal arts education. Selen previously served as Chatham Township Mayor, and later filled a vacancy on the Morris County Board of Commissioners in February 2020. His peers selected him in December 2021 to serve as Director of the Board.

Clarke Makes State Senate Run in the 25th District

Christine Clarke

MORRIS COUNTY — Democrat Christine Clarke, a resident of Jefferson Township, has announced her candidacy for the New Jersey State Senate in District 25, which includes 19 towns in Morris and Passaic counties.

She is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Anthony Bucco. She ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2021. The state senate seats are for two-year terms.

Towns included in the district are Boonton Township, Butler, Dover, Harding, Jefferson Township, Kinnelon, Madison, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Mine Hill, Morristown, Morris Township, Mount Arlington, Randolph, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, Victory Gardens, West Milford and Wharton.

According to a press release issued by her campaign, Clarke is an environmental activist, grassroots organizer, and mother-of-four running to build the clean energy economy, improve healthcare, protect clean air and water, and lead with empathy and common-sense fiscal responsibility. As a working-class mom, her work has focused on making New Jersey safer and more equitable for working families.

“The times we live in call for servant leaders who put the district’s needs before personal ambition,” said Clarke. “We need people in Trenton who do the correct thing because it is correct and who will consistently stand up publicly and behind the scenes as necessary to get good work done. Leaders who are more committed to doing the work of the people than being photographed. Leaders whose positions don’t cause harm to their constituents.”

Clarke said she has been working with broad coalitions to fight climate impacts, defend women’s rights, and make politics more accessible for working families for years. She brought together Democrat and Republican leaders in her town to create an annual bipartisan Pride event. She is a Climate Reality Leader, a steering committee member of the Jersey Renews coalition, and a member of the NJ NAACP Environment and Climate Justice team via Morristown Local 2092. She was on the 2018 steering committees for the NJ March for Science and the NJ People’s Climate Movement. She is the former Environmental Director at Action Together New Jersey and was an early organizer with NJ 11th For Change.

She is serving a second term as the elected municipal chair of the Jefferson Township Democratic Committee. She has lived in Jefferson for 18 years with her husband and four children.

New Jersey State Democratic Chair Leroy Jones, Morris County Democratic Chair Amalia Duarte, and Passaic County Democratic Committee Chair John Currie have endorsed Clarke.

“Christine Clarke is a strong advocate and grassroots organizer who, if elected to the Senate, will put our working families front and center and work towards a brighter and better future for all of New Jersey. I’m proud to support her candidacy in LD25,” said LeRoy Jones, Chair of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee.

“Christine is running for State Senate because she is deeply committed to improving the lives of residents in LD25. She is a fighter and a hard worker who won’t just show up for photo ops but will also show up to serve constituents. LD25 deserves leadership with a vision for the future, and that’s what Christine brings to this campaign,” said Amalia Duarte, Chair of the Morris County Democratic Committee.

“Christine Clarke is a hard worker and will be a great public servant,” said John Currie, Chair of the Passaic County Democratic Committee. “I am proud to endorse her candidacy.”

“In my years in politics, I have never met someone who cares so deeply about improving the lives of all in our community,” said Benjamin Weisman, campaign manager. “She is a team player willing to work with anyone who brings smart ideas or solutions to the table. That’s the type of person we need in Trenton, and I hope you’ll join me on Team Christine.”

For more information, click here.

To be a candidate to run for the New Jersey State Senate, a candidate must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be 30 years of age or older.
  • Reside in the state for a minimum of four years before the general election.
  • Reside in the legislative district for two years before the general election.

State legislative salaries in 2022 are $49,000 per year.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education Board Members Oath of Office

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Education Board Members Alison Cogan, Michelle Shappell, and Jack Raia received the Oath of Office on Thursday, January 5.

Tim Berrios was elected President, and Susy Golderer was elected Vice-President at the meeting. Click here to download the Board Notes for the Thursday, January 5 meeting.

The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the Calabria Education Center, 292 Parsippany Road.

2022 Election Results:

Andy Choffo 5,340
Jack S. Raia 5,647
Yvonne Ferise 3,597
Alison C. Cogan 5,495
Kendra Von Achen 4,311
Michelle Shappell 6,248
Falgun Bakhtarwala 3,832
Write In 113

 

The Board of Education comprises nine registered voters of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township elect.  Members are elected to three-year terms. The Board President and Vice-President are elected by the majority vote of their fellow Board members.

Parsippany Heroes: Wayne Malec; Brooklawn Middle School

PARSIPPANY — Parsippany Heroes: Wayne Malec; Brooklawn Middle School.

Central Middle School 8th Grade Winter Band Concert

PARSIPPANY — Central Middle School 8th Grade Winter Band Concert.

Junior High Students Performed at Board of Education Meeting

Central Middle School and Brooklawn Middle School orchestral students

PARSIPPANY — The Central Middle School and Brooklawn Middle School orchestral students performed phenomenally at the Board of Education Reorganization meeting on Thursday,  January 5.

It was a wonderful collaboration between Ms. MacAdams and Mr. Austerlitz, who programmed beautiful musical selections to highlight the talents of their students.

Time to Renew Your Dog Licenses? Need a Rabies Vaccination?

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Annual Rabies Immunization Clinic

MORRIS COUNTY — It’s that time of year to renew your dog and cat licenses. Check your local town on the requirements for dog and cat licenses.

If your dog or cat needs an updated rabies vaccination, here is a list of available locations.

Morris County’s towns hold rabies clinics yearly to vaccinate dogs and cats.

Kinnelon 1/14/23 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m DPW Garage
118 Kinnelon Road
973-838-8959
Washington Township 1/14/23 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. DPW
54 Rock Road, Long Valley
908-876-3650
Riverdale 3/4/23 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dalton Drive 973-838-8959
Denville 4/1/23 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. DPW 973-631-5484
Jefferson Township 5/3/23 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 1033 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong 973-663-3241
Morristown 6/24/23 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 200 South Street, Morristown 973-292-6731
Denville 11/4/23 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. DPW 973-631-5484

Rabies vaccines are free and open to all New Jersey residents! There’s no paperwork to bring to rabies clinics – all you need to bring is your pet.

Alternatively, you can vaccinate your pet at a local pet store clinic or your veterinarian’s office for a fee.

Representative Sherrill Sworn-In to 118th Congress

Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) was officially sworn in as United States Representative for New Jersey's 11th Congressional District on Saturday, January 7.

PARSIPPANY — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) was officially sworn in as United States Representative for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District on Saturday, January 7.

“I am honored that the people of NJ-11 have entrusted me with the responsibility of representing them in Congress,” said Representative Sherrill. “The path to forming our Congress has been rocky, and many of the challenges we face were laid bare, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to working every day on behalf of my constituents and fighting for the priorities of New Jersey communities in Washington. I look forward to working together to make life more affordable, protect our rights, grow our innovation economy, make our communities safer, and bring more of your hard-earned tax dollars back to NJ-11. I am ready to work with Republicans and Democrats to deliver real results for New Jersey families. Let’s get to work!”