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Parsippany United Soccer Camp

Parsippany Recreation Department is proud to sponsor

Parsippany United Soccer Camp!

Session 1: July 8 – July 12; Session 2: July 15 – July 19

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Smith Field Park’s Artificial Turf Field

Register online at www.pthreconline.com

Flyer is available for download at the parsippany.net website

Each Camper will receive:

Camp T-Shirt

Healthy Snack

Personal Feedback from Coaching Staff

Certificate of Achievement

Registration ends June 10. $175.00 registration fee. Ages. 4 – 18

Kiwanis Trivia Night is a Success

Players from the 11th year of trivia
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Pictured left side of tabe: Councilman Jonathan Nelson, Tom Lysenko and Barbara Lysenko. Right side Mirih Oza, Tom Berrio and Kathy Berrios

The Greater Parsippany Kiwanis Club held is 10th Annual Ultimate Trivia Contest on Saturday, April 27 at Parsippany PAL Youth Center.

Jim Ossner Joins York Risk Services Group

yorkYork Risk Services Group, a premier national provider of claims-management, specialized loss adjusting, alternative risk programs, pool administration and other insurance services, today announced that Jim Ossner has joined the company as Vice President of Sales for York Alternative Risk Solutions (York ARS).  Ossner’s responsibilities will include new business development associated with York’s alternative risk programs. York Risk Services Group is located at 99 Cherry Hill Road.

York ARS services include captive management, program administration for captive programs and self-insured groups, as well as claims administration, managed care, loss control and premium audit services that are available on a bundled and unbundled basis.

York currently provides services to over 100 alternative risk programs with a broad range of risk financing structures such as self-insured groups, group captives, agency captives and risk retention groups. Additionally, York currently manages over 48 segregated cell captives through its Bermuda-based reinsurance facility, Atlantic Gateway International (SAC) Ltd. York ARS also has a unique risk sharing arrangement through this reinsurance facility and assumes risk with their clients.

“Jim has 24 years of industry experience and will be a great asset to our ARS team,” says Rick Stasi , President of York’s Alternative Risk Solutions division. Prior to joining York ARS, Ossner was Assistant Vice President, Strategic Alliance Business Development at Chubb Specialty Insurance and was responsible for new business development for Captive Programs at Hartford Insurance Group.  He has also managed program underwriting for several major carriers.

Ossner holds a BS in Business from Trenton State College in New Jersey and has served on the Board of Directors for the Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Boating Safety Classes

A “Boat NJ” course will be offered by NJ Boating Safety Classes in Denville on Sunday, May 12. The “Boat NJ” course meets the needs of boaters and personal watercraft (PWC) operators for a basic overview of boat and PWC operation. The boating safety class is required by the State of New Jersey – Division of State Police Marine Law Enforcement for boat safety education and is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). The course meets the NJ State law requirements for NJ boating safety certification. There will be a $75.00 fee which covers the cost of the course and all materials.

The course will be held at the St. Clare’s Hospital (Urban Auditorium), 25 Pocono Road, Denville. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please do not call St. Clare’s.

For additional information please call Janet at (201) 291-5976 or visit our website at: njboat.org – on water training at BoatboyMarineTraining.com.

Searching Genealogy and Local History

Presented by archivist Mary McMahon of the North Jersey History Center. Learn how to access one of the best historic resources and genealogical collections on the east coast. Co-sponsored by the Mt Tabor branch of the Parsippany Public Library System and the Mt Tabor Historical Society. Thursday May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bethel in Mount Tabor. Across the park from the Mt. Tabor Library. Park at the Post Office at 26 Simpson Avenue. Program free. Registration requested. Call (973) 627-9508.

Sons of Italy Scholarship Recipients

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Pictured from left to right are Anthony Iuso, Jordana Blodgett, Nicholas Jannarone, Anna Colasuonno and Anthony Lonero.

On April 20 the Sons of Italy New Jersey Foundation held their annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Seaview Hotel and Golf Resort in Galloway.  The event was part of the festivities at the Annual Order Sons of Italy in America New Jersey Grand Lodge’s State Convention.

Parsippany’s Sons of Italy Lodge #2561 is extremely proud to announce that 5 of the 16 scholarships that were presented were awarded to family members of our lodge.

 

 

Counting Pennies: Northvail Participates in Pennies for Patients

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Second grade student, Samantha Egger from Northvail School

One penny at a time school kids are making a difference at Northvail  while participating in the “Pennies for Patients” Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s fundraiser.

Under the coordination of Tracey Hedden a teacher,  student council members, the children, staff and families generously made contributions during the past several weeks.

Northvail Elementary collected over $3,000.00 again this year, with Mrs. McDougall’s fourth grade class coming in first place.

Among the many students at Northvail showing extraordinary compassion donating $110.00 the total sum of her personal savings is Samantha Egger.

“Kids that have cancer need it more than I do,” said Samantha.

The fundraiser provided the students with an opportunity to learn about service, leadership and altruism.

More importantly through their donations they are helping to make a significant impact on the local lives of patients currently fighting these diseases.

The funds collected this year were in honor of a local 10 year old Parsippany boy.

 

Montefusco Charged With Alleged Unlawful Practice of Law

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Hopatcong Borough Police Chief Robert Brennan, and Roxbury Township Police Chief James Simonetti announce that John J. Montefusco, Sr., 72, of Parsippany, has been charged today with the Unlawful Practice of Law, a crime of the third degree.

On a number of occasions between December, 2012 and April, 2013, Montefusco allegedly met with an individual and discussed providing legal representation in a pending criminal court matter.  During that time period, Montefusco allegedly accepted money from the individual as a retainer to provide legal services.  Montefusco previously tendered his consent to disbarment as an Attorney at Law of the State of New Jersey, effective June 5, 2009, and, as such, is prohibited from practicing law in the State of New Jersey.

The charges, which were served on the defendant by detectives from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, were the result of a lengthy criminal investigation conducted by the Hopatcong Police Department, the Roxbury Police Department, and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Montefusco was charged on April 26 in Parsippany-Troy Hills by detectives from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.

Montefusco was issued a summons and released.  He has been given a court date of May 1.

The defendant has previously pled guilty on February 13, 2008 to Mail Fraud in Federal Court for actions he had taken as the Parsippany-Troy Hills Planning Board Attorney. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he admitted “that he gave his official assistance to a developer in return for benefits to him and his family that included discounted purchase prices on houses that allowed the family members to quickly resell the properties at substantial profit.”

He is scheduled to be sentenced in Federal Court on this plea on June 27.

Acting Prosecutor Fredric Knapp thanks the Hopatcong Police Department, the Roxbury Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Internal Affairs Unit whose efforts contributed to this result.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at (973) 285-6252 or tzelante@co.morris.nj.us.

Two Carjackings Under Investigation

policecarOfficers responded to the Paul Miller Land Rover dealership located on Route 46 at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 to investigate a report of an employee who had just been carjacked at gunpoint.

While responding to the incident, The Parsippany Police Communications Center advised responding units that they had just received another call of a second carjacking in progress at the Wawa store located on New Road.

Some of the responding units were diverted to the Wawa to investigate that incident. Officer Thomas Armenti responded to the Land Rover Dealership and spoke with an employee who stated that while he was parking a 2013 Range Rover Super Charger, a white car (believed to be an Infiniti) pulled up to and two males armed with handguns and wearing bandanas over the lower half of their faces exited the white vehicle and demanded the keys to the vehicle. The employee turned over the keys and both vehicles exited the lot on to Rt. 46. The employee was unharmed. The retail value of the vehicle was $111,416.00.

Officer Jason Ferreira, who responded to the Wawa, spoke to the victim at that location who stated that he was sitting in his parked 2013 BMW 750i when a man wearing a ski mask, dark pants and a white long sleeved shirt approached his driver’s side window from the rear of the vehicle, pointed a handgun at him and told him to exit the vehicle. While the victim exited the car, there was a brief struggle with the carjacker.

The victim was able to break free from the assault and entered the Wawa store as the suspect fled in the vehicle. The victim was treated by Parsippany’s Rockaway Neck Volunteer Ambulance Squad and transported to Morristown Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment. The estimated value of the stolen BMW is approx. $80,000.00. Detectives from the Parsippany Police Department’s Investigative Division as well as detectives from the Morris County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigative Division responded to both locations to continue with the ongoing investigation into the crimes. Anyone with information regarding the incidents should contact the Parsippany Police Department at (973) 263-4300 or email us at Crime_Tips@parpolice.com.

Prosecutor’s Office Joins 6th Annual Operation Take-Back Day

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Chief of Investigations John R. Speirs, Morris Plains Police Chief Scott Thompson and Randolph Township Police Chief Robert Mason announce that their agencies will be acting in conjunction this Saturday, April 27 joining the Sixth Annual Operation Take-Back Day Program.

Operation Take-Back is a national initiative that encourages individuals to turn in unused or expired prescriptions, controlled substances and over-the-counter medications for safe disposal.  The medication collection will allow citizens to give their unused medications to law enforcement officials without releasing personal information.  After the event, law enforcement officials will dispose of the medications collected in an environmentally safe manner.

Operation Take-Back will be held in conjunction with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the following two locations:

Stop and Shop Supermarket
245 Littleton Road
Morris Plains

Randolph Township Municipal Building
502 Millbrook Road
Randolph

In addition to helping individuals dispose of unused prescription drugs, Operation Take-Back promotes awareness of juvenile prescription drug prevention efforts.

Operation Take-Back is a collaborative effort between the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey Prevention Network, New Jersey Chiefs of Police Association, Morris Plains Police Department, Randolph Police Department, Stop and Shop Supermarket and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.   This initiative also includes numerous other drop off sites nationwide and also throughout Morris County. To find out if your town is participating in Operation Take-Back, visit www.dea.gov or contact your local Police Department.

If you need additional information, contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-6268.

 

Participants Wanted for Memorial Day Parade

The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills invites all civic organizations to participate in this year’s Memorial Day Parade. If you are a leader of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Veterans groups can visit the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills website at www.parsippany.net to download the 2013 Parade information and registration packet.

You can even signup to participate online atwww.pthreconline.com

Questions should be directed to the Township’s Recreation Department at recreation@parsippany.net or (973) 263-7257

Arbor Day Ceremony at Town Hall

Parsippany Residents are welcome to join  the Township’s annual Arbor Day Ceremony.

The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. on the back lawn of Parsippany Municipal Building, 1001 Parsippany Boulevard.

Attendees will receive a seedling to commemorate the importance of nurturing the growth of a new tree for generations yet to come.

FREE Fitness & Fashion Night at the Y

Spend your Friday evening with us on May 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and take some fun classes, get a mini massage, enjoy healthy refreshments, and visit with local community businesses that include athletic wear, jewelry, cosmetics and more! You can even enter a drawing for a FREE Y adult membership.

Everyone is welcome, no membership or registration needed, so why not bring a friend and make it a night out!

Visit their Facebook page for an updated vendor list and see who’ll be there! Questions? Contact Rosemary at rosemaryl@lhymca.com

Local man indicted for alleged distribution and possession of child porn

Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Paul Philipps and Morris Plains Police Chief Scott Thompson announce Stephen Corcoran, 45, of Morris Plains, was indicted today after an investigation revealed that he allegedly showed a male friend child pornography. Defendant was arrested on January 20, 2012 after allegedly showing the witness child pornography in October of 2011. The witness was 18 years old at the time. Authorities seized defendant’s computers and after a forensic examination, it was determined defendant was in possession of child pornography.

Corcoran is a former Parsippany Boy Scout leader.

An investigation into this matter was launched in November of 2011 by Detective Carolina Moreno of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Detective Dan Cicala of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department and Sergeant Jason Kohn of the Morris Plains Police Department. As a result of that investigation, the witness was interviewed and provided information that the defendant had allegedly distributed and possessed child pornography.

Defendant was indicted on one count of Second Degree Distribution of Child Pornography and ten counts of Fourth Degree Possession of Child Pornography.

Acting Prosecutor Knapp thanks the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, the Morris Plains Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, whose efforts contributed to this result.

These criminal charges are only accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor/SDAG Thomas Zelante at (973) 285-6252 or tzelante@co.morris.nj.us.

Easy Cooking With Ev: Spring Time Power Foods

 

It’s spring time! In this weeks episode we will be featuring pan seared salmon with balsamic sauce – fennel & onions, organic kale salad,oven roasted sweet potato fries,and citrus infused strawberries for dessert. We will also feature a “kids corner” power smoothie for.

Solix Wins Project of the Year Award

solixSolix, Inc., a leading provider of eligibility determination, qualification program management and customer care services to government, telecommunications, broadband, utility and healthcare organizations; today announced the New Jersey Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMINJ) www.pminj.org, has awarded its “Project of the Year Award” to the company for its work on the national Connect2Compete (C2C) broadband initiative. Solix is located at 30 Lanidex Plaza West.

PMINJ, which has a membership of more than 4,700, bestows its “Project of the Year Award “to New Jersey organizations that demonstrate exemplary project management planning and execution. PMI, the parent body, is one of the world’s largest not-for-profit membership associations for the project management profession, with more than 650,000 members, certification and credential holders in more than 185 countries. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research.

C2C www.connect2compete.org is a nonprofit public-private partnership dedicated to making high-speed, low-cost broadband and computers accessible to low-income Americans. C2C’s new “EveryoneOn” campaign is designed to help Americans access free digital literacy training in their communities. Solix has been providing program support services for C2C and will conduct similar work for the “EveryoneOn” campaign.

“Out of the many submissions, your project not only showed an in-depth knowledge of executing project management skills but it was quite clear (that) there was great collaboration among your leadership team,” said Louis A. Vazquez, PMP, PMINJ Director, Project of the Year.

Solix was selected in February 2012 by C2C to design, implement, and launch the project that was scheduled to begin with a pilot program in San Diego less than three months later. Solix worked with C2C and its partners to design a program that would enable parents of school-aged children to apply to the program based on a variety of eligibility requirements. The program also required Solix to design systems and processes for participating partners to view the status of applicants. Program Integrity measures were developed to ensure system controls were in place for numerous areas of the program including application processing, call centers and the website.

“From (the) first meeting, it was clear that Solix brought to the table a comprehensive understanding of how to build an unknown program from idea to implementation using a proven disciplined project management approach,” said Sonja Murray, Executive Vice President, Connect2Compete. Murray added, “Our partners and sponsors were closely monitoring our ability to succeed. Solix was our project and operational backbone to deliver what we had promised to our partners and the public.”

Solix has extensive experience in serving broadband providers and offers a unique combination of program expertise, proprietary processes and technology to help organizations deploy efficient and compliant broadband access programs. Solix has been chosen to lead the design and implementation of several high-volume broadband access programs around the country that enable discounts for applicants who meet specific program requirements. Our eligibility determination services help customers manage programs with intricate rules-based criteria that are often subject to regulatory and eligibility guidelines as well as compliance reviews.

Pathways Dragon Boat Team SOS practices on Lake Parsippany

sosPathways Dragon Boat Team SOS held its first practice of the 2013 season on Lake Parsippany, on Monday, April 15.

In their sixth season, team members are women who are either currently in treatment or long-term cancer survivors. Join in the group every Monday night through October and get the blood flowing and experience the team’s energy. Register now by calling Michele Visco at (908) 273-4242, ext. 154 to secure a spot on the team.

A dragon boat is a long, colorful wooden or fiberglass boat adorned with a dragon head at the front and tail at the back — which seats 20 paddlers and a drummer. The team paddles in harmony to the beat of a drum.

The sport of dragon boating provides the benefit of vigorous exercise and may help prevent or relieve the symptoms of lymphedema — a common side effect after breast surgery or radiation.

For those feeling unsure, note that no experience is required. Practices are held every Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Lake Parsippany; the team plans on attending five races. Coach Ellen Law is a U.S. National team member.

The Pathways team is an affiliate of the NJ Dragon Boat Club and is called Team SOS which stands for Save Our Sisters. In the spirit and tradition of teamwork in dragon boating, members find they gain strength and vitality through paddling with other women who have been in the same boat.

For more information, click here.

Pinnacle Foods Completes Pricing for Previously-Announced Refinancing

Pinnacle Foods Inc. announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Pinnacle Foods Finance LLC (“Pinnacle Foods”), completed the pricing for its previously-announced refinancing of its senior secured credit facilities.

The refinancing consists of senior secured credit facilities totaling $1,780 million, comprised of a senior secured term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of $1,630 million due 2020 (the “term loan facility”) and a revolving credit facility of $150 million due 2018 (the “revolving credit facility”).  Borrowings under the term loan facility will bear interest at the option of Pinnacle Foods at a rate of either (i) LIBOR (subject to a floor of 0.75%) plus an applicable margin of 2.50% or (ii) a base rate (subject to a floor of 1.75%) plus an applicable margin of 1.50%.  In addition, upon achieving total net leverage of 4.25x or below, the interest rate on the term loan facility will be reduced by 0.25%, provided that the interest rate step-down shall not apply in the first six months after the issuance of the term loan.  Borrowings under the revolving credit facility will bear interest, at the option of Pinnacle Foods, at a rate of either (i) LIBOR plus an applicable margin of 2.50% or (ii) a base rate plus an applicable margin of 1.50%, in each case subject to a similar leverage-based interest rate step-down as the term loan facility.

In addition, as previously disclosed, Pinnacle Foods also priced $350 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured debt due 2021 at 4.875% as part of the refinancing.

Pinnacle Foods intends to use the proceeds from the refinancing to repay its existing senior secured term loan debt currently totaling approximately $1,515 million aggregate principal amount, to redeem all $400 million aggregate principal amount of its 8.25% Senior Notes due 2017 and to pay related premiums, fees and expenses.  The obligation of Pinnacle Foods to repay its existing indebtedness is conditioned upon the consummation of the refinancing.

The refinancing, which is expected to close on or about April 29, 2013, is subject to market and other customary conditions and there can be no assurance that the refinancing will occur on the terms described or at all.

Fibertech Networks Connects to Second Net Access Data Center in Parsippany

netaccessNet Access Corporation is a leading data center and cloud solutions provider in the metropolitan region, announced that Fibertech Networks, a premier fiber optic network service provider, has completed their fiber build at Net Access’ Parsippany data center. This is the second Net Access data center build-in for Fibertech, with the Cedar Knolls facility having been added in May of 2012. This connection enables additional options for data center services, low latency services, and high-speed connectivity. Net Access is located at 1719 Route 10.

“Fibertech’s network is growing and with the addition of our Parsippany II data center, our clients now have more choices than ever for fiber transport, “said Scott Palsgrove, Director of Sales for Net Access. “Our facilities are designed to provide a reliable, flexible foundation that organizations can grow their IT infrastructure on now and into the future. By adding services from Fibertech, clients can seamlessly leverage our data center with very high speed connections to their premises helping to create their perfect hosting scenario.”

“We continue to extend our broadband network footprint into top tier data centers such as Net Access’ Parsippany II facility,” said Fibertech Networks Vice President of Engineering Earl Ipsaro. “With a contiguous network connecting from Massachusetts to Maryland, customers now have access to our high-speed optical solutions into this highly secure and reliable facility for their data and storage needs.”

Net Access’ Parsippany II data center is a 50,000 square foot facility with UPS and generator backed power available in N+1, or 2N+1 configurations, high density power supporting 20kW per cabinet, redundant network connectivity, N+1 cooling, security systems featuring proximity card, biometric fingerprint and facial scanning, exterior and interior CCTV cameras, and 24 x 7 x 365 onsite Operations Center staff.

Free Gardening Workshop – Gardening 101

The Community Garden at St Gregory’s Church, will be hosting a workshop designed to help gardening enthusiasts have a successful experience. The public is invited to attend this workshop whether or not they have a plot in the garden operated by the church. Come and get growing tips, have questions answered and share your knowledge. Taught by a Master Gardener, topics include: How to Start your Garden, Common Pests and Problems, late Season Crops and Putting your Garden to Bed.

The workshop will be held in the Community Garden, by the lower level parking lot, on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 noon. The workshop is free, but you must register by contacting the church at (973) 887-5879.

St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church is located at 480 South Beverwyck Road.