Former Council President Speaks up at Parsippany's Council Meeting

July 13, 2018

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Former Council President and Current Parsippany GOP Chairman, Lou Valori spoke up at the July 10th Council meeting,  He voiced concerns over the social media posts of a local public figure and his relation to the Parsippany Chamber of Commerce.  Current Council President Paul Carifi interrupted him asking what his speech had to do with Township ...

Petition to Oppose Marijuana Distribution Centers in Parsippany

Dear Friends,

The first attachment is a statement “to Oppose Marijuana Distribution Centers in Parsippany”.

The second attachment contains Petition Signature Pages.

A majority of people are not opposed to medical marijuana since it is dispensed by prescription for

many types of ailments. We are, however, concerned about recreational marijuana which is being

promoted by ...

Parsippany Residents Show Up to Voice Unhappiness with Proposed Tax Increases

PARSIPPANY, NJ - A large crowd of residents appeared before Parsippany's governing body at the township council's agenda meeting on July 10, 2018 to say NO to increased property taxes.

Residents spoke out to complain about the proposed tax increases and demanded written explanations in writing from the Council.  Both Council President Paul Carifi and Township CFO Ann Cucci ...

Declaration of Independence – What is it?

The definition of a free country is where the government does not control what people say or do for political reasons and where people can express their opinions without punishment. The transition from a totalitarian state to a free country will be long and slow.

In a 2017 report Freedom House said that of the 195 countries assessed, 87 (45%) were rated Free, 59 (30%) Partly Free, ...

Murphy Sweeney and Coughlin Make a Deal - No Government Shutdown

TRENTON, NJ - It appears that lawmakers have reached a budget agreement avoiding a government shutdown

The deal, after weeks of acrimony includes the following: 

10.75% on a $5 million income threshold millionaire’s tax; a “mega millionaire’s” tax.
2.5% hike on the state’s corporate business tax (CBT) for a four year-period.
The sales tax is ...

What a NJ Government Shutdown Can Mean to You

PARSIPPANY, NJ - Time is running out for the Democratically controlled NJ Legislature and Governor to compromise on a budget.  They have until the end of tomorrow - June 30, 2018 - to agree on a budget that will keep the government open. But if they can't, and as of tonight, just 24 hours before the deal had been reached,...then the government could shut down.

But ...

County bridge project in Hanover Township, near the Morris County Mall/Walmart shopping center, is near completion

The Morris County Board of Freeholders announces that a county bridge project in Hanover Township, near the Morris County Mall/Walmart shopping center, is near completion  

Final repaving will be done Tuesday and the bridge should be fully opened by the evening commute.

Attached are photos taken at the site today (Monday) Credit: Morris County-Karen Mancinelli

Statement from New GOP Chair Lou Valori

PARSIPPANY, NJ - As your new Chair of the Parsippany Republican Committee, it is my mission to expand our party, foster positive and productive engagement, and to fight to protect the values which Parsippany residents take pride in. 

Another goal of our party will be to provide a unified front against Mayor Soriano's mission to raise local taxes, force Parsippany to become a ...

Statement by Councilwoman Loretta Gragnani on 2018 Budget

PARSIPPANY, NJ - During the past several weeks of the 2018 budget presentation we have heard a lot of municipal dialog about how the 2017 budget should never have been approved.

However, despite this convenient dialog on the part of the municipal staff, at NO TIME during the entire 2017 budget process and in NO UNCERTAIN terms did past Council Vice President Robert Peluso and myself ...

Parsippany Budget Increase and Background

PARSIPPANY, NJ - According to Councilman Michael dePierro, Parsippany's tax increase of 3.5% is heavily related to the nearly $500,000 in new salaries and expenses for six people that the Mayor hired during the first six months of his tenure.

"In my opinion, these positions are not needed.  Benefits are an extra 30% of a person's salary so the total expense of these ...

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