Parsippany Top Stories

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds. “Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Although second quarter revenues aren't due until July 19th, the NJ State Assembly voted today to borrow at least $5 billion dollars to fund operational expenses for the state in anticipation of a projected and significant revenue shortfall.  Speaker Craig Coughlin whipped 100% of ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15. Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - On June 18, 2020, the Parsippany community will once again come together to show their pride and support for the 2020 graduating class of both Parsippany High and Parsippany Hills High schools. According to organizer Laura Quinn, "We can’t have a graduation or a party, but we ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining. Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - If you'd like to see the drone video footage of Parsippany's March for Black Lives that was held on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, you can click here.

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PARSIPPANY, NJ -  The time has come for "tough," if not uncomfortable, conversations about race in America. That was the message offered up Tuesday evening by Dijuan Higgins, a township native and the final speaker at a combination march and prayer vigil after the death last week of George ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Chief of Police for Parsippany, Andrew Miller, has issued the following statement in regards to tonight's protest: A message from Chief of Police Andrew Miller:    The organizer for the Parsippany March for Black Lives, who is a Parsippany resident, requested our support ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The protest planned for 6pm tonight, June 2nd at Parsippany High School has to find a new starting point.   The Parsippany Board of Education has sent Mayor Michael Soriano a letter that says they can not congregate on school property and that there will be cones and blockades ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - A peaceful protest and march is being planned by a Parsippany High School graduate for Tuesday, June 2nd at 6pm. According to the invitation, Parsippany March for Black Lives will be held to honor the life of George Floyd and others who have lost their lives to police brutality.

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WAYNE, NJ – What will school be like in the fall? The new normal is unknown, but whatever that normal turns out to be, it will be based on lessons learned.  For New Jersey public schools some of these lessons will be learned this summer in day care centers and camps, and may determine if school ...

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$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th   TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – The George Floyd police brutality protests that have quickly swept the nation this week were on full display Saturday evening in Morris County as hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists band together for a funeral procession and vigil in honor of the 46-year-old African American ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up.

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TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - It is a sad day for Parsippany's burger lovers.  Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upscale eatery that pairs wine and artisan burgers, located at 1900 Route 10 is officially closed. Workers were spotted inside demolishing the interior, and the exterior signs on the building were ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for  Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22) Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6)  These activities are allowed ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Cross country runner Cristina Fernandez (Parsippany, N.J.) was named one of only five Seton Hall University-wide recipients of its 2020 Student Servant Leader Awards.    The purpose of the Student Servant Leader Awards is to honor students who exemplify the ideals of servant ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA has established a COVID-19 Sports Advisory Task Force to review sports-specific proposals and recommendations on how to return to the field it was announced via press conference on Thursday morning. New Jersey Interscholastic Conference President, and Rutherford ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony. Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held ...

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NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills held its first virtual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday May 25, 2020. You can watch the full ceremony by clicking here.   

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Efforts to control and push back against the COVID-19 pandemic have been described as a "battle" or "war" with health care workers and first responders likened to :"warriors" on the "front lines." From governors and lawmakers to clergy and CEOs, health officials, first ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ -  Be sure to join the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills on Monday, May 25th at 10 am for the  Memorial Day Celebration & Commemoration. Please tune in to Public Access Channel 21, Facebook, or YouTube tomorrow to be part of this important tradition. Live streams will begin at ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Labor Robert Asaro-Angelo reported that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3%.  Gov. Murphy, who is coming under increasing pressure from small business owners to reopen the state, said his administration is reaching out to literally ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - An overturned auto with a person entrapped along with a truck with a fuel tank, caused an environmental and traffic mess on Rt. 287 this evening, May 22nd in Parsippany. At mile marker 41 on Rt. 287 southbound, the fire department and County Hazmat were on the scene.  Over 100 ...

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NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols.  “So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for ...

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