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Mayor Soriano Joins Governor Murphy in Parsippany to Sell $15 Minimum Wage

December 12, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano joined Governor Murphy at Parsippany Based, Earth Friendly Products to express their support for a $15 minimum wage.  Earth Friendly Products has offered $17/hour as a minimum wage at their company for all employees since 2014.  The company was used as an example for how all business should be run.  

Here is the full Press ...

Over 300 Parsippany Jobs to be Eliminated from Conagra

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Conagra Brands has announced that they will eliminate over 300 positions out of their Parsippany location which will be in addition to another 200 positions that will be eliminated out of Cherry Hill.  This news comes shortly after Honeywell announced a week or so ago that they are relocating their headquarters from Morris Plains to North Carolina.

Senator ...

The Morris County Economic Development Corporation Hosts Inaugural Event

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.- On Thursday November 15, The Morris County Economic Development Corporation, a division of The Morris County Chamber of Commerce held the First Annual Innovation and Sustainability Forum with a focus on the Impact of Corporate Social Innovation.  An informative and interactive panel on health and wellness, community engagement and environmental sustainability was ...

Parsippany Teachers Raise Over $1,400 for Food Pantry

December 14, 2018

Parsippany school teachers have once again combined forces to lend a hand to local residents in need this holiday season.   Educators in all 14 Parsippany-Troy Hills public schools have reached into their pockets to contribute to the annual food bank drive since late September, hoping to make this a plentiful and festive season for more Parsippany residents. 

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Parsippany Students Invited to Participate in Stigma Free Essay Contest

Two $250 Prizes Offered by Stigma-Free Initiative Member and Sponsor: Boonton United Methodist Church & Montville United Methodist Church

A countywide Stigma-Free essay contest is underway in Morris County, with separate categories for junior high school and high school students who are are encouraged to write about the stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction, and to offer ...

Parsippany Education Foundation Awards $13,057.64 in Grants to Parsippany Schools

Grants fund innovative programs in the Arts, Special Needs Education and Science

Parsippany, NJ November 30, 2018 - Supporting educational enrichment in the township, the Parsippany Education Foundation has awarded $13,057.64 to fund 10 innovative programs during the 18-19 school year.  Spanning robotics, life skills, storytelling, music and literature, proposals were developed by ...

PTA Board Member Arrested for Stealing Money

PARSIPPANY, NJ - After a brief investigation by the Parsippany Police Department’s Investigative
Division, Dawn Filippone, a 45-year-old female from Parsippany, was arrested
on December 6th, 2018 and charged with 1 count of 3rd Degree Misapplication
of Entrusted Property. The investigation began on November 19th when a
current PTA board member filed a police report after reviewing ...

Sheriff Gannon Presents Eagle Scout Award to Joshua Knowle

December 8, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Sheriff Jim Gannon presented the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Eagle Scout Award to Joshua Michael Knowle Of Parsippany BSA Troop 72.

Joshua was surrounded by family and local officials as he received the prestigious award. Sheriff Gannon had this to say "Joshua is a sharp and congenial young man who will go far. A special shout out to Omie, the great ...

Women Running for Assembly Spotted at Protest on Congressman's Final Day in Morristown Office

December 15, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - As reported earlier today, protestors arrived with a cake, derogatory gestures and a final chaotic scene when Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen moved out of his office yesterday, December 14th.  You can read full article here. It appears that two of the protestors, pictured in front, were the two women running for Assembly on the Democratic ticket - Lisa ...

"Hate Has No Home" at Congressman Frelinghuysen's Office on Move Out Day.....

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Friday December 14th was move out day for Congressman Frelinghuysen. As the final pieces of furniture and belongings came out of the Congressional office on Schuyler Place in Morristown, demonstrators entered the building.  Like most Fridays of the past two years, the day was fraught with protestors, this time bringing a cake and a celebratory party mood. 

According ...

Senator Joe Pennacchio Collects Thousands of Toys for Kids in Need

December 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ - State Senator Joe Pennacchio's office collected over a thousand toys for needy children this past month.  This is an annual event that the Senator spearheads to help out families in need. 

"I am thankful to all those that donated and to the participating schools in my district for helping to make this year's toy drive a huge success.", the ...

Over 400 Toys for Tots Collected by the Morris County Republicans

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Over 400 toys were collected on Saturday when the Morris County Republicans held their annual Toys For Tots drive at Zeris Inn.  

The toys were donated by members of the Republican Party and Elected Officials throughout Morris County.  Larry and Debra Casha representing UNICO of Montville helped gather the collected toys for their annual distribution ...

Mixed-use Project on Rt. 10 Heads for Vote at Tuesday Evening's Council Meeting

December 16, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Township Council is scheduled Tuesday night to vote on a plan to accelerate redevelopment of vacant commercial property along Route 10.

The redevelopment plan by the Stanbery Corp. would be a mixed-use complex at 1515 Route 10 and roughly across the highway from the Parsippany Hilton.

Stanbery's website talks about "an exciting new mixed-use ...

Women Running for Assembly Spotted at Protest on Congressman's Final Day in Morristown Office

PARSIPPANY, NJ - As reported earlier today, protestors arrived with a cake, derogatory gestures and a final chaotic scene when Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen moved out of his office yesterday, December 14th.  You can read full article here. It appears that two of the protestors, pictured in front, were the two women running for Assembly on the Democratic ticket - Lisa ...

"Hate Has No Home" at Congressman Frelinghuysen's Office on Move Out Day.....

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Friday December 14th was move out day for Congressman Frelinghuysen. As the final pieces of furniture and belongings came out of the Congressional office on Schuyler Place in Morristown, demonstrators entered the building.  Like most Fridays of the past two years, the day was fraught with protestors, this time bringing a cake and a celebratory party mood. 

According ...

Mayor Soriano Joins Governor Murphy in Parsippany to Sell $15 Minimum Wage

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Mayor Michael Soriano joined Governor Murphy at Parsippany Based, Earth Friendly Products to express their support for a $15 minimum wage.  Earth Friendly Products has offered $17/hour as a minimum wage at their company for all employees since 2014.  The company was used as an example for how all business should be run.  

Here is the full Press ...

Back By Strong Demand NJ Coalition for Education and Positive Choices Presents Friday Nights At Mennen Arena

December 7, 2018

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.- The community has asked and the NJ Coalition for Education and Positive Choices, in conjunction with Mennen Arena, bring this major initiative back beginningFridayJanuary 4thandrunning ten consecutive Friday nights through March 8, 2019, 7:30 pm until 10 pm. Families, especially children, will have an opportunity to have fun with their friends in a ...

Sheriff Gannon Presents Eagle Scout Award to Joshua Knowle

December 8, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Sheriff Jim Gannon presented the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Eagle Scout Award to Joshua Michael Knowle Of Parsippany BSA Troop 72.

Joshua was surrounded by family and local officials as he received the prestigious award. Sheriff Gannon had this to say "Joshua is a sharp and congenial young man who will go far. A special shout out to Omie, the great ...

Missing Black Cat

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Please be on the lookout for a missing black cat in the area of 6 Ser Del Dr. Isis is about 10lbs, 14 yrs old, and is all black with yellow eyes. She is an indoor only cat who escaped Friday night, so please check garages, cars, decks, sheds, etc as she is likely scared and hiding nearby. Contact Phil at (973) 224-2805 with any information, a reward is being offered!

The Families Speak: Karidis and Caneiro Families Express Gratitude for Love and Support, Requesting Privacy

COLTS NECK, NJ - The Memorial Service for the Caneiro family is Sunday and the Karidis and Caneiro families have shared with TAPinto Colts Neck a Family Statement:

"The Karidis and Caneiro families are grateful for the outpouring of love and support we have received from our devoted family, the faithful friends of Jennifer, Keith, Jesse and Sophia, and many ...

Sheriff Gannon Presents Eagle Scout Award to Joshua Knowle

December 8, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Sheriff Jim Gannon presented the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Eagle Scout Award to Joshua Michael Knowle Of Parsippany BSA Troop 72.

Joshua was surrounded by family and local officials as he received the prestigious award. Sheriff Gannon had this to say "Joshua is a sharp and congenial young man who will go far. A special shout out to Omie, the great ...

Morris County Sheriff's Office Trains 75 on School Shooting Behavioral Threats

MORRISTOWN, NJ – About 75 members of the law enforcement, mental health and education fields in Morris County attended two days of training at the Morris County Fire and Police Academy Nov. 27 and 28 to learn about assessing the behaviors of potential threats with the intention of preventing school shootings.

At a press conference, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon called the two-day ...

School Custodian Arrested on Sex Assault, Endangerment Charges

December 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Dunellen man employed as a school custodian was arrested today on charges of inappropriately touching a six-year-old girl, authorities said.

Arnoldo Veliz-Chamale, 61, of Dunellen, was charged today with one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of second-degree sexual assault in the second degree, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew ...

New Parsippany Sergeants Sworn In with One via Video Conference from Southeast Asia

Mayor Michael Soriano promoted Patrolman Jeffrey Magahan and Patrolman Brian Conover to the rank of Sergeant today. Sgt. Conover was promoted in the Council Chambers while Sgt. Magahan was sworn-in via video conference as he is currently deployed with the United States Air Force in Southeast Asia.

Sgt. Jeffrey Magahan is a married father of three children who has worked with Parsippany for ...

Parsippany Police Send Thoughts and Prayers to Their Mt. Arlington Brother Hit by a Car

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Police join residents and neighbors in sending thoughts and prayers out to their brother in Mount Arlington who was a Police Officer struck by a car near Howard Boulevard. Here is the release from the Morris County Prosecutor:

On December 11, 2018 at approximately 6:51 p.m, a Borough of Mount Arlington Police Officer was struck by a motor vehicle in the ...

Parsippany PBA Local 131 and UPS Collect over 250 Toys for Jersey Battered Women's Services

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany PBA Local 131 and the employees of the UPS Innovation Center located on Upper Pond Road collected over 250 toys for this years annual toy-drive. This year’s recipient was Jersey Battered Women's Services, an organization aimed at helping domestic violence victims and their families. The Parsippany PBA Local 131 thanks the UPS employees who ...

Mixed-use Project on Rt. 10 Heads for Vote at Tuesday Evening's Council Meeting

December 16, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany Township Council is scheduled Tuesday night to vote on a plan to accelerate redevelopment of vacant commercial property along Route 10.

The redevelopment plan by the Stanbery Corp. would be a mixed-use complex at 1515 Route 10 and roughly across the highway from the Parsippany Hilton.

Stanbery's website talks about "an exciting new mixed-use ...

Parsippany High Basketball Teams Season Opener Results

December 16, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ – The Parsippany High School boys basketball team dropped the season opener to Kinnelon, 49-46, on Friday, Dec. 14.

In the first home game of the season, Parsippany fought back from a double-digit deficit. Kinnelon led 21-11 through one quarter, and 35-24 at the half.

Parsippany’s 10-4 fourth quarter advantage was not enough for the comeback victory. Two players ...

Parsippany Hills Boys and Girls Basketball Teams Season Openers

PARSIPPANY, NJ – The Parsippany Hills High School boys basketball team opened the 2018-19 season with a 49-46 loss at West Morris on Friday, Dec. 14.

The Vikings led 39-33 through three quarters, but a 16-7 final period gave the Wolfpack the three-point win.

Jason Reid led Par Hills with 12 points, including three 3-pointers. Awais Zubair and Dev Patel each added eight points for the ...

Sports Preview: Parsippany High Boys Basketball 2018-19 Team

PARSIPPANY, NJ – The Parsippany High School boys basketball team kicks off the 2018-19 season Dec. 14 in a home contest against Kinnelon.

The Redhawks finished last season with a 5-20 record. Parsippany graduated some of its most productive players, including some of the top scorers from a season ago.

Forward Daniel Pico is gone after averaging 12 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Parsippany Regional Ice Hockey Comes Up Short in Saturday Game

MORRIS TWP. – Another game, another valuable lesson for a young Parsippany Regional hockey team.

Coming off a 3-3 tie with Newark East Side, Parsippany Regional found itself on the short end of an 8-2 loss to Gill St. Bernard’s on Saturday night at Mennen Arena, allowing a season-high 71 shots on goal against. Senior captains Patrick Lanigan and Frank Baccaro scored for Parsippany, ...

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NewBridge Services’ Guide to Reducing Stress, Increasing Joy During the Holidays

December 16, 2018

Here in the midst of another holiday season, many of us want to be reflective and spend quality time with loved ones, but instead we feel stressed, with too much to do in too little time. The season becomes something to survive instead of savor.

“The holidays often add layers of obligations on top of our already busy lives,” said NewBridge Services Chief Operating Officer Michelle ...

AHa!, Atlantic Health System’s Innovation Center Celebrates Strong First Year

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – One year after it was created, AHa!—Atlantic Health System’s innovation center and idea incubator—has led to improved ways to deliver care, multiple patents (more pending), and a robust idea pipeline.

At the end of 2017, Atlantic Health System launched Atlantic Health Advancements—AHa!—to inspire Atlantic Health System’s team of ...

Donald Dinsmore Announces First Round of Supporters as He Confirms Candidacy

Dinsmore announces first round of support: State Commiteeeman Casha, Former Chair Page and Former Freeholder Lyon all endorse.

Contact- Donald Dinsmore- 201-400-1883

(New Vernon, NJ)---- Today Republican Leader Donald Dinsmore confimred that he is indeed a candidate for Morris County Freeholder. “I am ready to use my experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors to benefit ...

Atlantic Health System Named a Best Workplace for Diversity For Third Year in a Row

Atlantic Health System has once again been recognized for its commitment to diversity by being named number 77 on the FORTUNE ‘Best Workplaces for Diversity’ list– the third year in a row Atlantic Health System has earned this recognition from the national publication. As a leading provider of health care in New Jersey with more than 16,500 team members, Atlantic Health System ...

N.J. High School Seniors Can Apply For Ag Achievement Award By Jan. 10

MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former ...

Union County Releases Art and History Videos

UNION COUNTY, NJ -  Union County has released newly produced videos highlighting the artistic and historical gems throughout the area. 

From a historical perspective, you can watch informative videos on Boxwood Hall, The Deserted Village, The Summit Park Line and The Miller-Corey House.  From an arts perspective you can see samples of the arts programs at Kean College, ...

School Safety: Class III Officers an Important Piece of the School Safety Puzzle

December 12, 2018

NEW JERSEY -   It seems like the unthinkable – an active shooter situation – is becoming a more frequent occurrence to the point that parents are feeling more and more helpless in protecting their children from the potential of mass shootings, particularly in schools. It can happen around any of us.

Back in April of 2007, I received an early morning phone call from ...

NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

Husky Foster Program at Tree-licious Orchards Provides a Better Life for Rescue Dogs

December 10, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- Tree-licious Orchards has a great reputation for their varieties of apples, fruits and vegetables, but it’s also known as a foster home for rescue husky dogs. “Our huskies just love life at the orchard,” said Tree-licious partner, Ginger Kesler.

Housing huskies at the farm started as a way to help reduce the orchard of critters and provide a better life for ...