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Wyndham Rewards Loyalty Program Offers Hot Incentives for Summer Travel

wyndhamDay-trippers, family-vacationers and business travelers alike can earn double Wyndham Rewards(R) points when they stay two or more times at participating Wyndham Hotel Group properties this summer.

Now through September 13, 2013, Wyndham Rewards members who register for the promotion at and complete two qualifying stays at any of the nearly 7,000 participating Wyndham Hotel Group locations across the globe will receive double the rewards points. As an added benefit, members in the U.S. will receive a coupon for a free 20-page hard cover photo book from Shutterfly upon check-in. See coupon for terms and conditions.

“Wyndham Rewards is making it easy for consumers to earn tangible and achievable rewards,” said Flo Lugli, executive vice president of Marketing for Wyndham Hotel Group. “Summer is such a popular time for travel. Whether they’re traveling for business or pleasure, why not give our members the opportunity to make the most of it by offering them the chance to earn double points?”

This year, Wyndham Rewards added new program benefits that cater to the needs of every kind of traveler. Guaranteed Rewards is the program’s industry-leading promise that assures consumers will earn enough points on a qualified one-night stay to redeem for rewards such as magazine subscriptions, travel accessories, children’s books and more. Wyndham Rewards also introduced Gold status which provides its more well-traveled members with a free night after they stay 20 qualified nights.

Wyndham Rewards membership is required to participate. Enrollment is free. Full promotion terms and conditions are available at

Wyndham Hotel Group is located at 22 Sylvan Way.

Comedy-Drama LOVE IN A COFFEE SHOP to Premiere at Clearview

loveinacoffeeshopMike Lordi of Lordi Films, brings to life the story of three couples trying to find the meaning of love and relationships while living in New York City. The script is from first time screenwriter, Peter Panagos, and marks the first collaboration for Lordi Films and Oh Well Productions. “LOVE IN A COFFEE SHOP” is set for a limited theatrical release on Thursday, June 27 at Clearview Parsippany Cinema, 3165 Route 46.

The buzz surrounding “LOVE IN A COFFEE SHOP” has been gaining momentum ever since Lordi Films’ last two films, “RETRIBUTION” screened at the New Filmmakers Festival in NYC in April 2011 and “BIG WEEKEND” debuted to two sold out shows in November 2011 at the Forum Theater. While “BIG WEEKEND” was an ensemble comedy filmed at multiple locations in NY, NJ and FL, “LOVE IN A COFFEE SHOP” takes place over the course of one night in a New York City coffee shop.

Since it’s different than anything else he has done, Lordi is excited, commenting “The writing is sensational. These are real characters with real situations that everyone can relate to. The cast is brilliant. It was a great experience to work with such a mix of up-and-coming actors from the New York/New Jersey area as well as veteran big screen and stage actors, Bill Weeden and Freddie Maas. I’m ecstatic about the music in the film as well. The original score by Ryan Leach, the songs by Alder and the instrumentals of Son Lewis bring it all together.”

Lordi continued “I can’t say enough about the incredible crew. They were tremendous and went above and beyond to make it happen behind the scenes. I also have to give a special thanks to Harry and Dino Koulouris, the owners of the Cloud 9 Diner on 9th Avenue in New York City, for letting us film there. The diner, a character in itself, has great atmosphere and food including the best grilled cheese in the city.”

For more information about both premieres visit Lordi Films-Love in a Coffee Shop or

Lexus Eastern Area Office Breaks Ground

300webroroadJones Lang LaSalle has broken ground on the Lexus Eastern Area Office and Training Facility at 300 Webro Road which will serve as a training center for Lexus dealerships throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

In September 2012, Jones Lang LaSalle was retained by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. (TMS) to provide project management services for the of the facility, as well as to lead efforts to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Commercial Interiors certification for the facility. The Jones Lang LaSalle team overseeing the project management assignment is led by Jerry Sullivan, senior project manager, and supported by Eric Brown, project manager. The group handling LEED certification is led by Dana Schneider, senior vice president, and includes Jasmine Davis, project manager.

Upon completion, which is expected in late August, the facility will total 32,000 square foot including 20,000 square foot of administrative and presentation space and 10,000 square feet of training space equipped with 16 training bays. The facility will allow TMS to train up to 16 different teams simultaneously.

Sustainable features of the property will include daylight sensors in office and warehouse space; zoning controls; high-performance, high-efficiency HVAC systems; plug stations for high-efficiency cars; salvaged construction materials that can be reused by Habitat for Humanity on future projects.

The Stickley Museum Announces New Summer Tour Series

Walking-TourBeginning in July, The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is pleased to offer a wider variety of tours to visitors. Part of the Fresh Eyes Tours series, these tours will run on a rotating schedule and offer all visitors, whether returning or first time, opportunities to see Craftsman Farms in new ways.

“In Mr. Stickley’s Steps: The Craftsman Farms Walking Tour” encourages visitors to imagine themselves as guests of Mr. Stickley in 1911. This 2-hour tour will include a stop in the North Cottage, a visitor favorite, and a visit to the exterior of the Stickley-designed farm complex. By incorporating most of the buildings at Craftsman Farms, the Walking Tour explores the fullness of Stickley’s vision for the property. It will be offered on a regular basis on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays in July and August at 10:00 a.m. (weather permitting).  Advance reservations by Friday at 5:00 p.m. are required and may be made at or by calling (973) 530-0311.

Families are encouraged to join us at 11:00 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month from July to December (except November 2) for “Mr. Stickley’s Detectives: Time Travel Tour.”  Especially for children age 6-9 accompanied by an adult, this tour uses photo clues and handling objects to encourage investigation of life in the Log House in the early 1900s. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Advance reservations are required by Friday at 5:00 p.m. and may be made at or by calling (973) 540-0311.

Visitors are always invited to take the introductory tour, “In Mr. Stickley’s Home.” Offered Thursday – Sunday, hourly, from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., this 1-hour tour explores the Log House at Craftsman Farms, largely restored to its 1910 – 1917 appearance, and takes an in-depth look at Gustav Stickley’s life and work.  No reservation is necessary.

The Stickley Museum is open year round Thursday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The entrance is located at the intersection of Manor Lane and Route 10 West in Morris Plains. For further information, please see the museum’s website at or call (973) 540-0311.

Craftsman Farms, the former home of noted designer Gustav Stickley, is owned by the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills and is operated as The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms by The Craftsman Farms Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not for-profit organization incorporated in the State of New Jersey. Restoration of the National Historic Landmark, Craftsman Farms, is made possible, in part, by a Save America’s Treasures Grant administered by the National Parks Service, Department of the Interior, and by support from Morris County Preservation Trust, The New Jersey Historic Trust, and individual members. The Craftsman Farms Foundation received an operating grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission. The Craftsman Farms Foundation gratefully acknowledges a grant from the New Jersey Cultural Trust. Educational programs are funded, in part, by grants from the Arts & Crafts Research Fund and PSE&G.

Critical Summer Blood Shortage – Give Blood!

 bloodcenterOn Saturday, July 13, the New Road Pharmacy & Surgical located conveniently at 69 New Road is sponsoring a blood drive in conjunction with The Blood Center of New Jersey from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

All donors will receive a $10.00 New Road Pharmacy Gift Certificate and a free bagel with cream cheese or butter from Bagel Boys Deli (next door to the Pharmacy).

Everyone is welcome, please come out to help us with our Critical Summer Blood Shortage ….so the blood will be there for the patients who require life saving transfusions.

Sixteen years olds can now donate blood in the state of New Jersey with parental/guardian consent.  The consent forms will be available at the blood drive for the parent or guardian to complete.

New Jersey faces continuing shortages of blood donations and must import blood regularly from other states.  Donations are needed every day to meet the needs of our New Jersey hospitals.

Julia Knight and Jason Burrell engaged

Julia Knight and Jason Burrell

Julia Knight and Jason Burrell, along with their families, are excited to announce their upcoming nuptials this summer.

Both Julia and Jason reside in Boston, MA.

Julia is the daughter of James Knight of Exeter, NH, and Victoria Lee of York, ME.

Jason is the son of Robert and Donna Burrell of Parsippany.

Julia is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and is an account manager for a clinical trial supply company.

Jason graduated from Parsippany Hills High School and Lafayette College. He is a Senior Project Manager for a property development company.

Their exchange of vows will take place in the garden of the Hamilton House in South Berwick, ME, with a celebration to follow at the Rivermill at Dover Landing in Dover, NH.

Welcome Home Spc. Dakota Keyworth


Welcome Home Spc. Dakota Keyworth

Recount Certified Peluso and Valori as Primary Republican Winners

peluso1-600x228According to the Daily Record, Laura Roberts, supervisor of elections for the county clerk, was expected to deliver the results via letter for certification some time on Monday, June 24 by Judge Thomas L. Weisenbeck in Morristown, certifying the count to confirm the victories for Robert Peluso and Louis Valori in a five-man race in the June 4 primary.

John Sette, one of four commissioners on the board and chairman of the Morris County Republican Committee, conducted the recount, reading off the ballots one by one while several others recorded them in the simplest of graphic style — four vertical lines crossed by a horizontal line for every five votes read.

It was reported the count took place at the county voting machine storage warehouse on Highview Avenue in Cedar Knolls where all 793 sophisticated voting machines are being stored.

Questions about the number of absentee ballots cast for Robert Peluso and Louis Valori during the primary, however, may continue. Candidates Vincent Ferarra and Michael Strumolo, who finished third and fourth in the primary, petitioned the court for a recount after the absentee and provisional ballots were added on election night, Peluso (2,095) and Valori (1,805) moved into the lead, followed by Ferrara (1,738), Strumolo (1,728) and Shah (1,639).

The recount numbers were the same for Peluso, Valori and Strumolo, who received only 73 absentee ballots. Ferrara’s absentee total rose by one vote to 128, while Shah gained three for a total of 138. Ferrara also picked up two provisional votes while Shah gained one.

All of the local and daily newspapers, except Parsippany Focus reported Ferrara and Strumolo won the primary election on June 4. Parsippany Focus added the absentee and provisional ballots to the reported numbers, declaring Peluso and Valori the winners on election night. After the papers received the revised numbers announced on Thursday, June 6 by Parsippany Clerk Yancy Wazirmas their stories were then updated to reflect Peluso and Valori as the winners.

Milin Shah ran with the incumbent councilman Ferrara, on the same ticket as Mayor James Barberio, who won his GOP primary race against Councilman Paul Carifi Jr. by less than 90 votes. Peluso and Valori ran on the same ticket as Carifi. Carifi’s seat on the council expires December 31, 2015, while Jonathan Nelson and Vincent Ferrara’s term expires December 31, 2013.

The recount was attended Michael Strumolo, Vincent Ferrara, Councilman Jonathan Nelson, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary for mayor, Parsippany Clerk Yancy Wazirmas and attorney Justin Marchetta, representing township attorney John Inglesino.

Peluso and Valori will compete in November for the Township Council against Independent Robert Crawford and Democrats Robert Keller and Mihir Oza; Mayor James Barberio will run against Democrat Jonathan Nelson.

Computer Classes at Parsippany Library

The Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library is offering free classes on Word, Excel, Powerpoint, buying and selling on eBay, and more! Don’t know a thing about computers? Register for “Very Basics of Computers” and “Introduction to the Internet” to get started!  The Main Library is located at 449 Halsey Road.

Register for these free classes by calling (973) 887-5150 ext. 209 or emailing mary.martin@parsippanylibrary.orgRegistration is mandatory.

Powerpoint BasicsMonday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m.

Class covers the basics of creating a presentation, inserting pictures, adding new slides, viewing a slideshow, and saving documents.

Very Basics of ComputersWednesday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m.

This class is for computer novices only. Learn about the elements of a computer, and get comfortable using a computer mouse. You will get hands-on practice in using a mouse to navigate the computer.

Introduction to the InternetThursday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m.

Tailored to the new user, this program covers the basics of the Internet.

Searching for Jobs OnlineMonday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Get some tips & tricks for your online job search.  This class is designed for people starting their job search. Time will be allotted for students to visit sites after the class.

Excel 2010 BasicsTuesday, July 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of creating spreadsheets and other functions of Excel. Class covers the basics of settting up a spreadsheet, creating formulas, printing, and saving. Please bring a flash drive with you. (If you do not own a flash drive, you may purchase one at the beginning of class for $5.00.)

Word 2010 BasicsWednesday, July 17 at 2:30 p.m.

Class covers the basics of creating a document, changing fonts, font sizes, margins, inserting pictures, and saving documents. Please bring a flash drive with you. (If you do not own a flash drive, you may purchase one at the beginning of class for $5.00.)

Buying and Selling on eBayMonday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m.

Learn the ins and outs of buying and selling your treasures on eBay.

Excel: Beyond the Basics Monday, July 29 at 2:30 p.m.

You’ve learned the basics, now get ready to explore even more of what Excel can do for you!

Travel & Real Estate OnlineTuesday, July 30 at 10 a.m.

You’ve learned the basics of the Internet (prerequisite is Intro to the Internet or equivalent skill level), now it’s time to kick up your capabilities even more. This class covers the tips and tricks of using travel and real estate sites on the Internet.

Publisher BasicsWednesday, July 31 at 2:30 pm

Class covers the basics of using this desktop publishing software. You will learn to create a greeting card and insert pictures into a publication.

Acupuncture Program

The Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library will host an acupuncture program with Lauren Wolfson, Acupuncturist, Director of Family Acupuncture of Denville.

This program will teach you the history, theory, and health benefits of acupuncture. The Lake Hiawatha Branch Library is located at 68 Nokomis Avenue, Lake Hiawatha.

This program will be presented on, Tuesday, July 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Registration is required by Friday, July 12.  To register, please contact the Branch at (973) 335-0952.

Letter to the editor: Occupancy Fee Tax

parsippany focus

lettersDear Editor,

At the Parsippany Troy-Hills regular council meeting, on June 18, 2013, I gave a presentation regarding the implementation of the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Fee tax on boarding home rooms.

The occupancy fee tax is charged for any room rented for less than 90 days by state statue effective August 1, 2003. Therefore, the undersigned has determined that rooms rented in homes, condos, townhouses and apartments should be taxed for the occupancy fee tax along with sales tax.

The occupancy fee tax of 5% of the rental amount will generate at least $100,000 per year for the Parsippany Troy-Hills Township.  As for Governor Christie, I have just balanced your budget, a better quality of life for our townships, and looking forward to accompanying you on your road shows.

Think of the tax revenue this will generate statewide:

* Inner cities

* Vacation area rentals

* Apartments- occupied less than 90 days

I have prepared in writing compliance procedures, investigative methods, and the implementation process.

Tuesday night, June 18, 2013 I requested a private meeting with Mayor Barberio to discuss this matter further and expedite this tax revenue source. As of 12:00 p.m.  Friday, June 21, 2013 Mayor Barberio has not contacted me.


Roy Messmer



Alba Place Resident Sentenced for Distribution of Cocaine

Javin Ward

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Parsippany resident was sentenced to prison for selling cocaine to an undercover detective during an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau.  He was convicted at trial last month.

Javin Ward, 35,  was sentenced to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Salem Vincent Ahto in Morris County. A jury found him guilty on May 16 of second-degree charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, distribution of cocaine, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, as well as third-degree possession of cocaine. The charges were contained in a 2011 state grand jury indictment.

Deputy Attorneys General Ray Mateo and Annmarie Taggart tried the case for the Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau.  Deputy Attorney General Mateo represented the state at the sentencing.

The state presented testimony and evidence at the trial that between March 14 and May 21, 2011, Ward conspired to distribute cocaine with another man who acted as his supplier. During that time period, an undercover detective for the Division of Criminal Justice made seven purchases of cocaine from Ward totaling more than 3 ounces. The investigation began after detectives developed information that Ward was selling large amounts of cocaine from his home at 17 Alba Place. Ward was arrested and initially charged in the investigation on June 1, 2011.

Detectives Terry Shaw, Louis Renshaw and Luis Cruz conducted the investigation for the Division of Criminal Justice North Narcotics Squad.

Kiwanis Club Prepares Dinner for Homeless Solutions guests

Kiwanis volunteers Steve Dickens, Emily Mulhaul, Michael Mulhaul and Michele Jennrich at Homeless Solutions

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany prepares dinner at Morris County’s Homeless Solutions on the fourth Saturday of every month.  Michele Jennrich starts her Saturday morning by shopping for food, which is paid for by Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany.

The group of volunteers meet at Homeless Solutions to start preparing dinner for up to 65 residents in the transitional housing program.  This Saturday the group prepared a fruit salad, a tossed salad, baked ziti with meatballs, rolls and served cake for dessert. Other volunteer groups such as St. Ann’s Church prepares dinner for the shelter on other days of the month. Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany has been providing meals to Homeless Solutions for the past nine years.

The mission of Homeless Solutions is to offer shelter, services, and supportive housing to homeless and low-income people. For the homeless and working poor in our community, hope begins at Homeless Solutions, Inc.  Homeless Solutions is a private, non-profit organization, helping those in need for past 30 years.  In 2012, they served 267 people by providing emergency shelter and transitional housing.  Their case managers offer the support needed to help the guests rebuild their lives and successfully return to independent living.  They also develop permanent supportive housing that is energy efficient for very low, low, and moderate income families and individuals.  They provided homes people can afford to 119 people in 2012.  By supporting HSI through financial donations or volunteering, they are making a tangible difference in the lives of those most in need in our community. For more information on Homeless Solutions, click here.

Three Reason to Donate to Homeless Solutions:

When you donate to Homeless Solutions, you make a tangible difference in the life of someone in need in our community.  Your donations –

  • Buy milk for children living in shelter.
  • Pay for childcare so a single parent can work.
  • Pay for gas for our shelter vans that take guests to public transportation to get to work and to medical appointments.

Click here to make a donation to Homeless Solutions.

Michele Jennrich prepares a tossed salad
Emily Mulhaul preparing a fruit salad to be served with the dinner at Homeless Solutions.
Steve Dickens starting to prepare the sauce for the meatballs and the baked ziti.

Disaster Assistance is still available

Disaster assistance is still available for those affected by hurricanes Irene and Sandy.

If you live in Parsippany and your home was damaged during Irene or Sandy and you still have not been able to complete your repairs, you may be eligible for a grant or assistance through the Parsippany Long Term Recovery Committee or the Morris County Disaster Recovery Committee.

If you would like to apply, or for more information, please call (973) 885-9337 until June 30, Monday through Friday for 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. or Saturday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.

The Parsippany Long Term Recovery Committee is comprised of volunteers from various Parsippany faith communities as well as civic organizations such as Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany, Parsippany Rotary and the Parsippany Women’s Club, with additional involvement of local government. This group works in conjunction with the Morris County Disaster Recovery Committee, which is a voluntary association of entities that cooperate, coordinate, collaborate and communicate to provide spiritual, emotional, and physical resources to those affected by disasters at the county level.  Working in tandem, the local committee and the county committee work to address unmet needs of the community that overwhelm the traditional recovery system. A systemized case-management approach is used to help respond to needs not met by relief systems such as FEMA, Red Cross, Small Business Administration and other disaster recovery systems.


Parsippany Soccer Club raising funds

Members of the Parsippany Soccer Club.

Paul Silva, Adam Silva and Jeremy Mostillo were in front of Jersey Mike’s Subs, 317 Smith Road, raising funds for the Parsippany Soccer Club to travel to the 2013 NPL Champions Cup in Denver, Colorado during the week of July 18 to 22.

Happy 65th Anniversary Cerbo Lumber

Cerbo Lumber and Hardware, Route 46 has been an active business in the Parsippany area for over 65 years.

Cerbo Lumber and Hardware, Route 46 has been an active business in the Parsippany area for over 65 years. Happy 65th Anniversary. Nick Cerbo, owner, is one of the founding members of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce.

Rockaway Neck Ambulance Squad Car Wash


Dan Weber of Rockaway Neck Ambulance Squad is washing the truck from K.P. Landscape Design during their car wash fundraiser held on Saturday, June 22.  To make a tax-exempt donation to the squad, mail a check to Rockaway Neck Ambulance Squad, Post Office Box 41, Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey  07034-0041.

Class of 2013 Thanks Community for Supporting Project Graduation

The Graduation celebration for Parsippany High School and Parsippany Hills High School Class of 2013 was made possible thanks to the generous support of so many local companies and organizations.

For over 25 years, the committees have planned an all-night, substance-free party for PHS and PHHS graduates. The goal is to keep every Parsippany graduating senior safe on graduation night. These events boast a variety of activities and entertainment including a DJ, hypnotist, games, and much more. In addition, food is served throughout the night. As always, adult volunteers will chaperone.
A. Ward Painting Contractor
Acorn Home Improvements, Inc.
Action Carpet Care
Alan Jay Rich, LLC
Alanda Ltd.
Alliance Telecommunications
American Legion Post 249
Anthony Franco’s Pizza
Apple Food Services (Applebee’s)
Artistic Academy
AT & T – Bedminster
Atlanta Bread – Morris Plains
Avellino Pizza & Grill 2
Baldwin Bagels
Baldwin Pizzeria Group, Inc
Blackthorn Restaurant
Bozzone Custom Woodshop Inc.
Brooklawn Middle School
Central Middle School PTA
Cerbo Lumber and Hardware
Charlie Brown’s – Denville
Custom Decorators Workroom LLC
Cups – Parsippany
Cutting Edge Landscaping
Don Burroughs
Dunkin Donuts – Beverwyck Road
Eastlake PTA
Elite Divers
Girl Scouts of America Troop 1294
Glaxo Smith Kline
Golden Age Club of St. Peters
Gourmet Café
IBEW Local Union 102
Keith Ferris, Inc.
Kirsten Behrle
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany
Knollwood School PTA
Kohrs – Fairfield
Lake Developers, LLC
Lake Parsippany PTA
Lake Hiawatha School PTA
Lakeland Bank – Montville
Lakeland Hills Family YMCA
Landmark Florist Shoppe
Little Black Dress
Littleton PTA
Longhorn Steakhouse
M & E Soap Co., Inc. Mark Eisenberg
McDonalds – Route 46 Parsippany
Metem Corporation
MMC Contractors Northeast, Inc.
Morris County Primary Care, LLC
Morris Hills Veterinary Clinic
Mountain Creek Waterpark
Mt. Tabor Firehouse
Mt. Tabor PTA
Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning & General Contracting Inc.
Nicholas & Margaret Mary Cerbo
Northvail School PTA
Par-Troy Little League East
Parsippany High School PTSA
Parsippany Hills High School PTSA
Parsippany Public Employee Local 1
Parsippany Troy Hills Board of Education
Parsippany Troy Hills Municipal Alliance
Parsippany-Troy Hills Elks Lodge No 2078
Partridge Run Apartments, Inc.
Par-Troy Council of PTA’s
Planet Fitness – Morris Plains
PNY Technologies, Inc.
Powder Mill Plaza Liquor, Inc.
Priola Funeral Service, Inc.
PTF Sports
Public Works Management, LLC
Rita’s Ice of Lake Hiawatha
Rockaway Meadow School PTA
RO-LO Systems Inc. T/A Denville Dairy
Rosamina B De La Rosa, DDS PA
Rotary Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills
Saint Peter the Apostle Church
Sharky’s Wings & Raw Bar, LLC
St. Gregory Episcopal Church
STA – Student Transportation of America
The Michael Konner Corporation
They’re Playing Our Song
Tire Tech Auto Repair Center
Virgina Masker
Vitale’s Trattoria
Wan Fu Yuan Inc. DBA/Hunan Taste
WAWA , Inc.
Women’s Club of Parsippany Troy Hills.

A wonderful night was had by all. It was the perfect way to end their time in Parsippany.

It’s never too late to contribute. Money is gratefully accepted all year long.
Please make checks payable to:
PO Box 52
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Congratulations to the PHHS Class of 2013

Parsippany Hills High School graduate Ryan Scott McConnell after the graduation ceremonies with his mother, Siobhan Mary Fuller-McConnell.

For additional photos visit Parsippany Focus Facebook page, click here.

The complete list of graduates at Parsippany Hills High School are Alexandra Acosta, Fernando Agudelo, Shauna Abhay Aher,  Haleema Ahmed, Anmol Ahuja, Alan A. Aldana, Guillem Alegre, Michelle Marie Allen, Lindsey Jeane Ambrosino, Kyle Joseph Annese, Hafsa Z. Asghar, Waleed Magdi Ashour, Jillian Joan Atkins, Julianna N. Azzizzo, Nickolas Bakalis, Biraj Hetal Banker, Gabrielle Barone, Lauren Barrese, Tyler Michael Bartro, Jatan Hiten Bhatt, Karolyn Bogdan, Daniel Joseph Bollman, Chase Michael Boyle, Shailja Brahmbhatt, Alyssa M. Brennan, Dannica Joy Burchartz, Ryan T. Byrne, Philip Daniel Caivano, Anthony Calabrese, Nikolaos Caminis, Xavier Andres Campuzano, Christopher Anthony Capone, Shivali Anil Chandra, Eric Chao, Harmony Faith Chau, Jennifer Chen, Julie Chen, Carl John Cherbaka, Maya Maria Cherbaka, Jessica Tyler Chimoff, Christine Megan Chin, Shikha Prasanna Chivukula, Divya Banarsi Chohan, Priya A. Chowatia, Erika E. Christensen, Joseph V. Ciccarelli, Connor Matthew Clark, Joseph R. Clement, Samantha Cocchi, Isabella Jane Combong, Robert Michael Congleton, Dante Robert Cortellacci, Amanda Maria Costagliola, Megan Diane Crowley, Jose Alejandro Cuervo, Nicholas Joseph Daboul, Manuel Luis Dance, Cory De Costa, Christopher Ryan De Stefano, Cassidy Leigh De Vre, Melanie V. Deering, Daniel Jonathan Dennis, Sagar Desai, Vraj N. Desai, Michael Peter Di Edwardo, Trevor David Dickson,Justin Duong, Alexa Dzialo,  Jarett S. Eisenberg, Claire Teresa Elko, Alyssa Lynn Elliott,  Kate C. Emma, Ethan K. Eng, Ruben Alex Escobar, Courtney Rose Estler, Sowmith Reddy Etikyala, Korin Marie Faillace, Brandon James Faris, Dana Louise Farkas, Nicolas Fuca, Troy Alexander Fyfe, Danielle Gabriele, Sebastian Gallo, David Faustino Gameiro, Andres Garcia-Paredes, Brittany Ann Garcia, Joseph Luis Garcia, Alexander Joseph Gasiewski, Kelly B. Gazzo, Marianna Justine Giercyk, Jordan Alexandra Ginsberg, Courtney Anne Glynn, Ryan Gonzalez, Smita Govilla, Joshua A. Greenfield, Edward Ridar Gunderson, Bryan Thomas Hachey, Kevin Joseph Hagen, Cassidy Rose Hanlon, Zachary Harrison, Christine Nicole Hartl, Thomas Michael Heinz, Samantha Ho, Robert David Hopping, Brandon Ryan Hornung, Norman C. Hoyt, Joseph Farrell Hunt, Daniel Jonathan Hutama, Melanie R. Jablonka, Joshou Jaimes, Caitlin Joan Jameson, Cailin Anne Jandora, Tayler Marie Jasiecki and Damiano Journey,

Also Thomas Scott Keker, Michael Matthew Kertesz, Alex Kim, Justin J. Kim, Madison Erin King, Jessica L. Kiwior, Michael Karnig Krolian, Victoria Mayne Kufour, Javier Angel La Rosa, Jr., Michael Vincent La Valle Tetto, Stephanie Lynn La Valley, Alice H. Lee, Daniel Lee, Zachary R. Lee, Zachary Daniel Leggett, Tiffanie Yee-Lok Leung, Priya B. Limbachia, Emily Danielle Lomanto, Nicole Mary Long, John P. Longo, Kristen A. Longo, Selina Tiffany Luong, Kristyna Marie Lynch, Adrian Pawel Macko, Joseph B. Maglio, Rachel Nicole Manci, Sabrina L. Mangal, Rahul Manne, Dana Marie Marxen, Ryan Scott McConnell, James Patrick McGinley, Prachi Mehrotra, Veronica Mejia, Manavi Melkote, Stephane Marcel Meunier, Kire Milevski, Ellen Crystal Miller, Gregory Thomas Miller, Theresa A. Mireku, Kevin Thomas Mitchell, Julia Nicole Mow, Stanley Young, Moy Samuel Abraham Mual, Andrew James Muller, Andres Muneton, Paul Gerard Murch, Alissa M. Murray, Steven Thomas Nadakal, Sean C. Nadeau, Mohit A. Nakrani, Julia Anne Nelson, Melissa S. Ortiz, John Daniel Page, Victoria Rose Pallis, Robert M. Pape, Krishna B. Parekh, Shveta Parekh, Jinal U. Parikh, Michael G. Paris, Sung Jae A. Park, Christian Parra Munevar, Jeffrey Parra Munevar, Kaitlyn R. Partington, Chirag R. Patel, Disha M. Patel, Harsh C. Patel, Harsh H. Patel, Janoo D. Patel, Jay Patel, Ket Naginbhai Patel, Krishma Dipak Patel, Nima B. Patel, Prinda Manish Patel, Prit D. Patel, Rushi R. Patel, Shivam A. Patel, Suraj K. Patel, Alexander C. Paterson, Sofia Alexia Pavloyianis, John Albert Peterson, Nicole Andrea Pipia, Alexander David Pochettino, Karen Johana Portillo, Shawn Joseph Pound and Jigar Prajapati.

Also Harsh J. Raycha, Nicholas James Revard, Bret Santos Reyes, Rachel Lee Rimbach, Kimberly Robles, Cassandra Lee Rochelle, Frank Anthony Rodriguez, Rachel Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lissette Alyssa Rosario, Meital Ann Rosenberg, Ryan Michael Rothschild, Emily Lynn Rovner, Andrew Patrick Ruane, Michael Anthony Russo, Akshay U. Sakariya, Paul J. Sanford, Conor J. Schaar, Ryan Richard Schilling, Phillip Donald Schmitt, Ashley E. Schramm, Brielle Victoria Scolavino, Savannah T. Seck, Zachary Michael Sempier, Lila Anne Sevener, Mihir K. Shah, Parini Sundeep Shah, Shailee Shah, Emily Elizabeth Shannon, Taylor Jeane Shargay, Amanda Erika Shelsky, Suraj N. Shukla, Rachael Ann Sico, Alexis Michelle Sikora, Tyler John Simms, Inderjeet Singh, Ricky Singh, Michael Joseph Sliker, Frank E. Smarra, Kiran S. Soni, Amber Stark, Shannon Stark, Tyler Joseph Stecher, Samantha Nicole Steinberg, Amanda Christina Steltzer, Marija Stojanoska, Stephen Michael Stringas, Brian Tabulov, Nicole Mary Tagliente, Kylie Rae Taylor, Prithvi K. Thadikonda, Jessica Lynn Thomasen, John Santo Torchia, Ruchi S. Trambadia, Alexandra E. Tredway, Olivia H. Triano, Ruth Tyan, Catherine H. Uricoli, Christopher David Van Syckel, Carmine Peter Verducci, Ryan James Vyskocil, Anita Yin Wai, Paul John Walek, Kevin Vito Waligora, Anthony Peter Walsh, Alex Wang, Helen Wang, Carolyn Warner, Lindsay Alana Washco, Bryan LeGrand Weatherford, III, Brielle Morgan Weinstein, Rachel Marie Weiss, William Michael Welenc, Michelle Lynn Wilderotter, Jessica Lynn Wohlrob,  Brian Larry Wong, Jennifer Wong, Dariella Marie Woolridge, Eryn Elizabeth Worley, Victoria Xia, Joji Yoshino, Nicholas Patrick Yuliano, Luisa Fernanda Zapata, Judy Zhang, Leyu Zhang, and Anas Zuberi.

John J. Bevacqua, 84, Passed Away

Korean War Veteran, Owner/Operator of an Electrical Contracting Firm, 4th Degree Knight, Parsippany Planning Board and PAL Football Coach

John J. Bevacqua passed away on Wednesday, June 19 at Mount Arlington Senior Living in Mount Arlington.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York.  He grew up in the Lake Hiawatha section of the Township of Parsippany where he lived for 29 years before moving to the Morris Plains section of the Township of Parsippany in 1963.

John proudly served his country in both the United States Marines from June 21, 1948  until being honorably discharged on June 20, 1950, and in the United States Army during the Korean War from January 26, 1951  until being honorably discharged on October 27, 1952.

He worked as an Electrician and was the co-owner of A&B Electric, also known as Able Electric, Parsippany, all of his life before retiring.  John was also issued an electrical inspector license for the State of New Jersey.

John was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 3680 in Parsippany, a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus Barett Council No.1954 in Boonton, and he was a member of the Parsippany Planning Board.  He was also a Junior Varsity and Varsity football coach for the Parsippany PAL.

He was predeceased by his twin brother, Louis on May 16, 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Marge T. (nee-Orsini); his sons: Joseph and his wife, Patricia of Denville, William and his wife, Susan of Cheshire, CT, and James and his wife Darla of Tuckerton; and by his eight cherished grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral on Monday, June 24  at 9:00 a.m. from the Par-Troy Funeral Home, 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. (973) 887-3235 or visit With the Liturgy of Christian Burial to be offered at 10:00 a.m. at St. Christopher RC Church, 1050 Littleton Road, Parsippany.

Interment: Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. only.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the Parsippany PAL or the BCECA (Bergen County Electrical Contractors Association) Scholarship Fund, which gets awarded to an aspiring individual pursuring education in the electrical field. Both can be mailed to P.O. Box 562, Denville, N.J. 07834