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Toys R Us is Reinventing Itself at a New Headquarters in Parsippany

February 12, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - 5 Woodhollow Road in Parsippany has a new tenant - Tru Kids Inc., the revamped and re-emerged, Toys R Us! 

One year after liquidating its U.S. stores, former Toys R Us executives announced Monday that the iconic retailer has emerged as a company called Tru Kids Inc., and will be doing business as Tru Kids Brands.

Tru Kids will be run by President and Chief ...

CCM’s “Project Yellowstone” Provides a Fascinating Look at Environmental Protection

February 5, 2019

Learn How the U.S. Has Approached Establishing Protected Lands

RANDOLPH, NJ – When colleges host educational events and hands-on opportunities in addition to providing high quality classes, it ensures that students are receiving a well-rounded, diverse education.

At County College of Morris (CCM), the Community and Civil Engagement (CCE) initiative offers high-impact, ...

Roxbury Woman Makes Blanket of Prayers for Injured Policeman

February 13, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Sue Lachenauer is pretty sure it was Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio who teased her grandson outside a liquor store one day last summer.

The Roxbury resident said she didn’t think about it until photos of Distasio appeared in the news two months ago, identifying the sergeant as the officer seriously injured Dec. 11 when he was struck by a car.

Lachenauer ...

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

TRENTON, NJ -  Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning tonight at midnight ahead of the winter storm, which is expected to start tonight and continue throughout the day tomorrow. Executive Order No. 55 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the ...

Romance Book Sale at the Library

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Find your next great romance at the Friends of the Parsippany Library’s February book sale at
the Parsippany Main Library. At just a dollar for four paperbacks or two hardcovers, these
gently pre-loved books are priced for shoppers to stock up. The wide selection includes
everything from cozy love stories to racier reads.
An added benefit is that your purchase gives ...

Roxbury Woman Makes Blanket of Prayers for Injured Policeman

February 13, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Sue Lachenauer is pretty sure it was Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio who teased her grandson outside a liquor store one day last summer.

The Roxbury resident said she didn’t think about it until photos of Distasio appeared in the news two months ago, identifying the sergeant as the officer seriously injured Dec. 11 when he was struck by a car.

Lachenauer ...

Hearing on Avalon Bay/Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Plan Scheduled for Feb. 26

February 14, 2019

MONTVILLE, NJ –The Montville Township Committee will hold a meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 to conduct a public hearing on the proposed Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Plan at the Montville Township Municipal Building. At that time, anyone may comment on the plan.

The township committee may take official action on the proposed Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Plan at that public ...

New Jersey’s Economic House is Crumbling, So, Let’s Slap a New Coat of Paint On It

Many state policy leaders treat New Jersey’s economy as if it were a stately mansion to be admired. They haven’t noticed that the termites have eaten the columns by the front door, that the roof leaks and that the foundation has begun to crumble. If the state’s economy were a house for sale it would be listed as outdated and in need of significant structural repairs.

As the ...

Gov. Murphy: Minimum Wage to Increase to $15 by 2024 (VIDEO)

ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.

“For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to survive on wages that have not kept up with the cost of living,” Murphy ...

Winter Weather Update

February 11, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - WEATHER & PARKING ADVISORY

It appears that we are possibly expecting a few inches of snow tomorrow, along with some ice accumulation. In anticipation of the storm, please remove parked vehicles from the roadway. Once the roadways are snow covered, any remaining parked vehicle will be ticketed and towed.

You may be asking why we have a local ordinance that prohibits ...

Morris County Attorney Wins Circuit Court Victory in Notorious 1946 Georgia Lynching Case

February 12, 2019

A 73-year-old mass murder in Georgia is one giant step closer to being resolved thanks to the Eleventh Circuit Court’s decision to grant historian and author Anthony S. Pitch access to the original grand jury transcripts.

America’s last unsolved mass murder occurred in the early evening of July 25, 1946 when a mob of 20 – 30 white men ambushed four African-Americans near the ...

Body at Bailey Hollow Road Residence is Identified as Paula Chin, Authorities Say

MORRISTOWN, NJ -The body  found at a home on Bailey Hollow Road in Morristown on Tuesday has been identified as New York resident Paula Chin, law enforcement has confirmed

According to authorities, Chin has been missing since Monday evening and was found in a garbage bag at the home she owned in Morristown on Tuesday. Authorities believe that Chin was murdered in her New ...

Michigan man gets pulled over in Parsippany with Loaded Gun

February 15, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Patrol Officer J. Williams observed a silver sedan traveling on Route 46 East without its headlights turned on and conducted a motor vehicle stop. He made contact with William Stewart, a 31year old male from Flint, MI. After a brief investigation, Mr. Stewart was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun and placed under arrest. He was transported back to police ...

Roxbury Woman Makes Blanket of Prayers for Injured Policeman

ROXBURY, NJ – Sue Lachenauer is pretty sure it was Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio who teased her grandson outside a liquor store one day last summer.

The Roxbury resident said she didn’t think about it until photos of Distasio appeared in the news two months ago, identifying the sergeant as the officer seriously injured Dec. 11 when he was struck by a car.

Lachenauer ...

Citizen's Police Academy begins March 7th

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Parsippany – Troy Hills Police Department is hosting a *FREE* 10 week Citizen’s Police Academy program held every Thursday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. from March 7, 2019 to May 9, 2019 at the Parsippany Police Athletic League (PAL) located at 33 Baldwin Rd. – Parsippany, NJ

The Citizen’s Police Academy is limited to 20 applicants and is ...

Additional Charge Filed Against Woman in Connection with Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash in Rockaway Township

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Martin McParland, Jr. of the Rockaway Township Police Department announce the filing of an additional charge related to a motor vehicle crash that occurred during the early morning hours of February 2, 2019.

It is alleged that Samantha Viscardi, 22 years old of Rockaway, NJ, was the driver of a motor vehicle involved in a ...

Preview the Parsippany Vikings Girls Basketball as They Head to the States

February 16, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ – The Parsippany Hills High School girls basketball team received the 13th seed in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 tournament, and will play on the road at fourth-seeded Carteret on Feb. 26.

The Vikings have gone 9-12 through 21 games. There have been highs and lows on the season. Offensive scoring has been an issue in some losses, but Par Hills will look to ...

Close, Tough Tourny Game for Parsippany Hills Basketball

PARSIPPANY, NJ – The ninth-seeded Parsippany Hills boys basketball team had an opportunity to knock off top-seeded Delbarton in Saturday’s Morris County Tournament quarterfinals at Randolph High School.

The Vikings – coming off a win over eighth-seeded Hanover Park a week before – led 58-54 through three quarters against the Green Wave.

Delbarton used a 20-10 ...

Senior Night for Parsippany Regional as They Battled West Orange

MORRIS TWP. – Four-year varsity defenseman and current captain Frank Baccaro did his part on Senior Night to make try to make it a memorable one for himself and his Parsippany Regional teammates. But even Baccaro’s third hat trick of the season couldn’t prevent a disappointing 6-4 loss to West Orange at Mennen Arena.

Senior Davey Campbell matched Baccaro’s hat trick ...

Central Middle School are the Champs of Basketball Tournament

PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Central Middle School Boys Basketball team's players are the Champs!  They won their division's championship game on Saturday February 2nd in Wharton.  It was Parsippany vs. Parssipany at the final game as they beat neighboring Brooklawn 55-23. 

The Tournaments was conducted by the Greater Morris County Junior School Coaches Association ...

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Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce Will Run for Re-Election

February 14, 2019

Pledges to be a check and balance against Gov. Murphy’s extreme policies

For Immediate Release

Contact: Chris Russell

Parsippany, February 14, 2019 – With a background of proven bipartisanship, public service, and a successful career in business, Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce today announced her plans to seek re-election in the 26th District this year promising to be a check ...

Parsippany Office Cleaners Rally for a Fair Contract

Workers Demand Benefits That Employer Has Failed to Deliver

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Office cleaners, ignored by their employer, Eastern Essential Services, Inc., rallied Thursday night to have their benefits restored after their employer slashed them. 

Eastern eliminated meaningful benefits that the workers had under the prior contractor, including health insurance, ...

FREEHOLDERS AWARD CERTIFICATES TO YOUTH ROBOTICS TEAMS FROM PARSIPPANY AND MONTVILLE

PROJECTS REQUIRED CREATIVE SOLUTIONS TO SPACE TRAVEL PROBLEMS

The Morris County Freeholders welcomed a group of bright young students from Parsippany and Montville Wednesday night to congratulate them for their accomplishments in the 2018 First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Competition.

These youngsters, who attend six different schools in Parsippany and Montville, participated in the ...

New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC (NJSFWC) Hosts Spelling Bee

The NJSFWC sponsors an annual spelling bee program, with women’s clubs throughout the state hosting local events.  In the Highland district, several women’s clubs organized spelling bees representing thirty schools.  They sent their winners to a district spelling bee held in Rockaway on February 2, 2019. 
 

Congratulations to the NJSFWC Highlands ...

Teens Learn About Careers in Aviation

Young men and women, ages 14-20, who are interested in careers in aviation are invited to join Aviation Explorer Post 523 on Wednesday, February 20th at 6:00 pm at Morristown Airport.  The goal of the post is to help teens experience different career paths in aviation.  At biweekly meetings, youth meet professionals from different areas in the aviation industry. 

On February ...

Pennacchio Calls for India to Have Permanent Seat on UN Security Council

Senators Pennacchio and Thompson, and India’s Consulate General Call for Fair Global Representation at UN SEC

As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen ties with the New Jersey’s Indian community and in recognition of India’s longstanding global peace initiatives, Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) has introduced legislation urging the United Nations to seat India as a ...

Star of ‘Cara’s Cucina’ to Host Groundwork Elizabeth Gala Feb. 27

February 16, 2019

Cara Di Falco, star of “Cara’s Cucina,” will host Groundwork Elizabeth’s WinterGreen gala Feb. 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel.

A nonprofit founded in Elizabeth in 2003, Groundwork Elizabeth builds sustainable communities in Elizabeth, NJ and in nearby Union County communities with urban agriculture initiatives, youth programing and more.

“So ...

Question About Fire Department Election

February 10, 2019

Dear Editor,

I received my vote by mail ballot for the upcoming fire department election in District 3, Lake Parsippany. In the proposed budget under capital appropriations, there is a $70,000 capital appropriation; my question is what is this being used for, as I could not find the budget online, the only item I found was the legal advertisement of the budget. Secondly, last year prior to the ...

Enough of the divisiveness, Mayor Soriano!

Dear Editor,

This past Thursday I attended Mayor Soriano’s “State of the Township” address. I was shocked and appalled at the fact that the Mayor used this rare opportunity, in which he could have united the people of Parsippany, to further divide us. Not only was his speech divisive, but the majority of his talking points were not based on facts or grounded in ...

Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

February 15, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...