Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Two lanes blocked along 287 southbound near exit 41.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, February 20
Emergency responders spent two hours late Wednesday afternoon at the scene of an overturned tractor trailer in the area of exit 41 off Interstate 287 in Parsippany. New Jersey State Police were at the site of the accident, as was Parsippany-Troy Hills District 6 Fire Association. Two lanes became blocked in the 4 p.m. hour along 287 south as authorities dealt with the mishap and resulting diesel fuel spill. This created a massive backup that extended through the evening rush. The scene finally was cleared just after 6 p.m. Police were not available to offer further details.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Morris Plains resident was also charged in January with allegedly exposing a child to porn in 2011.
A Morris Plains man and former Parsippany Boy Scout leader accused in January of showing child pornography to a boy was arrested again Thursday on charges he molested two teenage boys in the 1990s, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Stephen Corcoran, 45, is accused of one count of aggravated sexual assault, multiple counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from accusations Corcoran molested a 13-to-16-year-old boy between 1997 and 1998, and another 16-to-18-year-old boy in 1999. Acting Morris County Prosecutor Frederic Knapp, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Police Chief Anthony DeZenzo and Morris Plains Police Chief Scott Thompson announced the arrest Friday. According to the …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Christie, Guadagno and other officials celebrate groundbreaking of real estate giant's new headquarters.
Gov. Chris Christie, Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno and Madison Mayor Robert Conley stood with silver shovels over a pile of dirt Wednesday morning to mark the groundbreaking of Realogy's site in Madison. The international real estate firm is relocating its headquarters from Parsippany to the new location at 175 Park Ave. "Think about where we were two years ago," the governor said before a crowd of state and local officials and members of the business community. "The responsiveness or lack thereof of state government was so bad, that a worldwide company like Realogy, which we were fortunate to have headquartered in New Jersey, was literally ready to walk out the door without any type of reaction from the governor's office." Two years ago, the …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Patch wants to know how you feel about having gay couples treated just like heterosexual couples under law.
Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday announced that he wants New Jersey voters to take up the issue of same-sex marriage. Specifically, he wants the issue of marriage equality put on the November ballot so that residents can decide whether their LGBT neighbors should, for the first time ever, be treated equally under state civil law. Christie said it would take a three-fifths vote in the state legislature to get the issue onto the general election ballot. The governor, a well-known foe of marriage equality, added that if the General Assembly and Senate send him a pro-equality bill, he will veto it. If the voters approve equality, however, he said he will uphold their choice. The governor made his wish known just days after NJ.com reported that a…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The veteran community advocate and homemaker was the mother of Board of Education member Michael Strumolo.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Anna Marie Strumolo, who served as a Morris County Republican Committeewoman for more than 30 years, died Tuesday night at Morristown Medical Center after a long illness. She was 80 years old. Born Anna Marie De John in Newark, she lived there and in Orange before moving to Parsippany's Lake Hiawatha neighborhood in 1956. For 63 years, she was married to John J. Strumolo. Her survivors include her husband and their children, John Strumolo Jr.; school board member Michael Strumolo (and wife Dorothy) and Candy Strumolo Ocasio (and husband Julio); and grandchildren Joey, Louie, & Matthew. Viewings will be held at the Par-Troy Funeral Home Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass takes place at St. …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Parsippany Road eatery offers serviceable Chinese food and some delicious surprises on Christmas Day and every day.
Sometimes Chinese food is the only thing that will do. We experienced that recently when a craving for the Asian cuisine hit hard. The sudden yearning was one that wouldn't dissipate: We wanted Chinese food in large quantities for a little money, and we wanted it right away. Thankfully, we were in the vicinity of a restaurant that we suspected would get the job done: Panda Wok. Located on Parsippany Road in the Green Hill Shopping Center, the easily accessible eatery boasts a neon sign in its window that says carryout is available. While that is true, there are plenty of tables on the inside, so if your jones requires immediate fulfullment, you can satisfy it right there on the premises. Because the restaurant offers the occasional …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Tickets going for $500 per person and a photo with the presidential candidate costs $2,500.
The contentious Republican 2012 presidential campaign rears its head in Parsippany Monday night, but this event is all about supporting one candidate. Mitt Romney, of Massachusetts, will be in the township at the Hilton Parsippany for a fund-raising reception. The event is being organized by Romney for President, but the evening's official host is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. The event is a pricey one, according to a NJ.com report that says tickets for the reception run $500 per person. A photo with Romney reportedly will go for $2,500. What's being billed as Romney's New Jersey Kickoff Reception, takes place at Parsippany's Hilton hotel at 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
After more than 40 years, the Parsippany Road stalwart remains the place where an Irish immigrant works to make his American Dream come true.
Along the bustling throughway that is Parsippany Road stands Edward Hansberry's American Dream. A native of County Waterford, in the southeast of Ireland, Hansberry came to the U.S. as a young man in August 1968. He found Parsippany that year, made it his home and founded a business that has served him and his new community well: the Parsippany Deli. From the same location at 137 Parsippany Road, Hansberry has thrived and struggled over the past four decades plus. "I had a dream when I came to America," he said. "It was this business, making it a success. I planned to retire when I was 59. That's come and gone now, but we're still going," he said. "Nowadays, it's getting tougher. There is a lot more ethnic variety in Parsippany now, which…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Parsippany restaurant offers deli and subs by day and, three nights a week, presents sumptuous Italian cuisine.
What time do you want your bite to eat? Most days, Vitale's Deli is simply that--an Italian deli. Its varied menu bears this out, presenting items one would expect to see, including homemade pizza pies, subs, panini sandwiches, sloppy joes, Italian hot dogs, burgers and hot deli classics like corned beef and pastrami sandwiches From Thursday through Saturday each week, however, the deli becomes a trattoria. A new menu tells a tale of nighttime gastronomic glory, featuring a full selection of appetizers, salads and mouth-watering Italian entrees. It's two - two - two eateries in one. Because of its dual nature and its frankly terrific food, we've chosen Vitale's Deli and Trattoria as this week's Bites Nearby. Located in a strip mall on …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Located just outside Parsippany in Mountain Lakes, Paul's is this week's pick for Bites Nearby.
It has been a long time--years, really--since a traditional diner exceeded our expectations. Oh, there have been some keepers, to be sure, but the duds exist too, and they tend to linger in the memory. Really, is there much in the food world that is worse than a so-so or horrid diner meal? So when we tried the cream of turkey soup at Paul's Diner, we were ready to be underwhelmed. We were anything but. The very first taste won us over thanks to its deeply flavorful cream broth, plump and tender grains of rice and tasty bits of turkey. It was home and comfort and mother love in a bowl. "This didn't come in a can, did it?" I asked the server. "Nope it's homemade, like pretty much everything here," she said. Every bite we enjoyed reinforced…