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Message from the Mayor | 6

Summer means happy times and good sunshine- no one says it better about the season than iconic Beach Boy Brian Wilson. Because what other band embodies what summer is all about if not the Beach Boys?

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Summer Leadership Program Returns | 8

Through a joint venture between the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District, the Parsippany Police Department, and the PAL organization, a Juvenile Accountability Leadership Program (JALP) was organized for middle and high school students this past July.

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Bill & Harry Chinese Cuisine: Most Admired Authentic Chinese Cuisine | 9

As usual, my hungry foodie group and I were in search mode for our next visit to one of the area’s great arrays of ethnic eateries. The consensus led us to the highly rated and well respected, Bill & Harry Chinese Cuisine in East Hanover.

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Seven Candidates Submitted Petitions for Board of Education Positions | 17 Seven candidates have filed to run for three available seats on the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District’s Board of Education, according to the Morris County Clerk’s Office.

Morris County Sons of Italy G olf Outing | 18

Morris County Sons of Italy - Lodge 2561 once again held their Annual Basil Ricci Memorial Charity Golf Outing on Thursday, July 7 at Parsippany’s Knoll Country Club West.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Yuliano Landscaping Helps Family Move | 24 About Parsippany Focus Parsippany Focus was founded on October 1, 1989 by Publisher Frank Cahill. Parsippany Focus is the only dedicated newsource, publishing local news and information for over thirty years exclusively for Parsippany-Troy Hills. Parsippany Focus Magazine is published monthly by Zoomus Marketing, LLC, 90 East Halsey Road, Suite 304, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054 (c) 2022 Zoomus Marketing, LLC. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any form without prior written permission of the publisher.

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Saul Dental Group Celebrates Opening | 26

Dr. Keel Saul, DDS, the personable, friendly, and professional Doctor acquired the practice this past March 9 and began seeing patients on March 22. Dr. Saul, originally from Guyana before immigrating to the U.S. at the age of eleven, and now practicing under SAUL Dental Group is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

Parsippany Wallenberg Remembrance 2022 Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James Barberio proclaimed Sunday, July 31 to be Raoul Wallenberg Day. He encourages all citizens to foster the message of Courage and Compassion. Complete Story on Page 22. 4 l Parsippany Focus Magazine

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Message from Mayor Barberio

Mayor James R. Barberio

Summer means happy times and good sunshine- no one says it better about the season than iconic Beach Boy Brian Wilson. Because what other band embodies what summer is all about if not the Beach Boys? Surfing, sand and hot temperatures bring us all back to our memories of summers past. Who doesn’t have a memory of piling into the back seat of the family car to set off on vacation all the while asking, “are we there yet?” We all remember those trips and coming home tired and sunburned but so happy to have had that time away. Those remembrances stay with us forever and can help when those mid-winter blues make it seem that warm weather may never come again. Just smelling some suntan lotion in February can bring home those summer vibes. Outdoor concerts on hot summer nights have also been a staple of the season. Who doesn’t remember sitting outside with your best friends while you all enjoyed listening to a favorite band. I’m glad to say that Parsippany can be part of future memories with our summer concert series. These concerts have become a tradition just like the July fireworks. The lasting impressions remain with us long after the last note played by the band or the last flash from the fireworks finale. These events are a chance to bring family, friends and neighbors together, all sharing a time that will be looked back on with fondness and nostalgia. As kids there was summer camp and swimming as well. It was a carefree time to just enjoy 6 l Parsippany Focus Magazine

knowing that for the next couple of months there was freedom from homework and schedules. Maybe you were lucky enough to be able to stay outside at night until the streetlights came on because the days always seemed endless. Summer camp in town is in full swing and I am sure the times shared by the campers will be remembered as a special time with special friends long after school starts. Summer isn’t just about memories of vacations away from home. Our parks offer the opportunity for families to host reunions or neighborhood bar-b-ques close to their backyards. There are opportunities to start up a softball game or practice some tennis. Our golf courses offer a relaxing morning or afternoon of exercise and camaraderie amongst friends. I like to think that Parsippany will continue to add to people’s memories. As someone who has grown up in town I have seen the changes that come with time, but in my mind I can always go back and revisit those precious moments with family and friends and know they will last a lifetime.

James R. Barberio

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A Message From the Superintendent

Summer Leadership Program Returns Dr. Barbara Sargent

Through a joint venture between the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District, the Parsippany Police Department, and the PAL organization, a Juvenile Accountability Leadership Program (JALP) was organized for middle and high school students this past July. Over the course of two weeks, students participated in leadership coaching sessions, exercised in fitness classes, joined Patrolman D’Allesandro for marching drill instruction, and met with school counselors to learn self-advocacy and mindfulness skills. The JALP program had been on hiatus since the pandemic and this summer provided the perfect opportunity to re-engage our students with valuable leadership and

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discipline training. School Resource Officers Robert Lenahan, Patrick McCarthy, and Greg Bloete were available throughout the program and accompanied the students on visits to the police station, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Training Facility, and the County Bomb Squad Unit. Students noted that the lessons from the US Marine Corps on Command Leadership and Team Building Skills were especially interesting. And, a surprise visit from Darryl McDaniels of musical group Run DMC was a big hit. The program concluded with a group hike at Tourne County Park where the students, counselors, and School Resource Officers enjoyed the great outdoors.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

Bill & Harry Chinese Cuisine: Most Admired Authentic Chinese Cuisine

Shrimp with garlic sauce, a favorite at Bill & Harry Chinese Cuisine By Patrick Minutillo

As usual, my hungry foodie group and I were in search mode for our next visit to one of the area’s great arrays of ethnic eateries. The consensus led us to the highly rated and well respected, Bill & Harry Chinese Cuisine in East Hanover. This small, unassuming, storefront, with a simple sign, is situated right on Route 10 East in one of those small highway strip malls which are scattered throughout New Jersey, right next to McDonald’s. I suggest you stay alert, or you might drive right by it without even noticing, and that would be a shame because you would be missing out on some of the best ethnic Chinese food in Morris County, if not in all of New Jersey. Considering the large population of people of Chinese descent in our area, not to forget the significant number of Chinese American commuters who work in and pass through our area on a regular basis, it seems only logical that it would not prove difficult to find some outstanding Chinese eateries. In Parsippany alone, the Chinese population numbers approximately 7 percent, the highest of any Morris County municipality. Bill & Harry fits the bill as one of those eateries. Originally August 2022

opening in 1985 in Livingston, and shortly thereafter moving to East Hanover, two Chinese gentleman, who used their Americanized names, Bill, and Harry, created one of Morris County’s most admired authentic Chinese cuisine locations. Jason Long, the personable, current, and longtime proprietor was kind enough to sit down with me and discuss the establishments history. You cannot help but love these small, strip mall, independently and family-owned gems. New Jersey would not be New Jersey without them. And, in case you were wondering, this restaurant is not affiliated with the Bill & Harry’s in West Orange, Maplewood, or Livingston. A cute, clean, bright, simple, pleasant, low-key ambiance greets you as you enter the restaurant. We were warmly welcomed by Mr. Long and offered a table of our choice, as our prompt and friendly servers immediately addressed our needs. About fifteen tables nicely spaced throughout the interior, covered neatly with white linen tablecloths, silverware, and embroidered red rose cloth napkins carefully placed at every seating. The interior is bright, warm, and well-lit with natural lighting for the daytime, and track lighting for the evening. The painted walls are a calming white

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Zachary Wilken Named to Champlain College Honors List Zachary Wilken has been named to the Champlain College President’s List for achieving a grade point average of 4.0 or higher for the spring semester. Zachary is a graduate of Parsippany High School, Class of 2013. Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. From its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain, the College offers an innovative academic experience and more than 100 residential and online programs, including undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates. Champlain’s distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. For the sixth year in a row, Champlain was named a “Most Innovative School” in the North by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” rankings, and was listed among The Princeton

Review’s “The Best 387 Colleges” in 2022. Champlain is also featured in the 2021 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the “best and most interesting schools” in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain and was recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction for its “Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes.” For more information visit www.champlain.edu.

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COLLEGE NEWS

Nikolajs Grinvalds Graduates from Elmira College Nikolajs Grinvalds, of Lake Hiawatha, was among the graduates celebrated at the 164th Elmira College Commencement on Sunday, June 5. The exercises included 180 undergraduate and 29 graduate students. He is a 2105 Graduate of Parsippany High School. Grinvalds earned a Bachelor of Science.

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Bill & Harry Chinese Cuisine: Most Admired Authentic Chinese Cuisine (Continued from Page 9)

color, adding to the sense of brightness, with simulated wood tile floors, and limited artwork, (original lithograph prints from the original Bill & Harry), adorning the walls, along with an Asian themed wooden partition separating the dining room from the kitchen area. Light music plays in the background all creating a very casual, comfortable, relaxing environment. In fact, Bill and Harry, has been recognized as one of the best Chinese restaurants in New Jersey by such notable publications as the New York Times, Daily Record, and NJ.com; as well as receiving accolades from several well-respected food critics, including northjersey.com’s Chinese Food Crawl, and the Star Ledger’s Peter Genovese. The large, double sided, paper menu is quite extensive, and is divided into an array of selections of appetizers, soups, delectable meat, chicken, and seafood entrees, along with plenty of noodle and rice dishes. Hot and spicy selections are noted with a star, but they will be happy to alter your dish to your taste. There is also the option to choose from a section called Bill and Harry’s

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Gourmet, where you will find a tantalizing choice of traditional and authentic Chinese specialties, including a whole or half Peking Duck, and it is not necessary to order this in advance. The menu also offers Sizzling Platters, Spa Platter (Steamed and Vegetable dishes), as well as other Side Orders. The Lunch Menu (Monday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) also looked very appealing and reasonable but we were told it was only available as a takeout only option. Not for us that day, but something to consider. Finally, there is the Party Package (Take Out Only) which provides an ample meal for ten people at $150.00. If I did not mention it, Bill & Harry is BYOB. Our group started with Hot and Sour Soup, along with a few shared appetizers, including Egg Rolls, Scallion Pancakes, and Fried Pork Dumplings. The generously sized, well filled Egg rolls were some of the tastiest I have had in quite some time. These deep-fried, savory, treats were a mouth-watering delight. The nicely seasoned, aromatic, brothy, Hot and Sour soup looked and smelled delicious. Our ample Scallion Pancake was crispy and flakey, and received rave reviews from the group. The contrasting taste and texture of our traditional well stuffed, and fluffy Fried Pork Dumplings made for the perfect selection for our shared appetizers. I would be remiss if I did not mention the accompanying choice of brown or white fluffy rice, and the assorted Duck, Mustard, and Hot Oil dipping sauces that perfectly complimented each appetizer. Personally, I would have liked to have tried their Barbequed Spareribs, but there were still entrees to be devoured, and I can only eat so much. So many great choices, next time! For an entrée I went with the Lake Tung Ting Shrimp (jumbo shrimp, stir-fried with broccoli, snow peas, baby corn, and red peppers, in white wine sauce). This is one (Continued on Page 32)

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SCHOOL NEWS

Seven Candidates Submitted Petitions for Board of Education Positions Seven candidates have filed to run for three available seats on the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District’s Board of Education, according to the Morris County Clerk’s Office. The following individuals have submitted their nominating petition to the Morris County Clerk: Kendra Von Achen – Returning Member (term expires 12/31/2022) Andrew Choffo – Returning Member (term expires 12/31/2022) Alison C. Cogan – Returning Member (term expires 12/31/2022) Michelle Shappell Jack S. Raia Yvonne Ferise Falgun Bakhtarwala

Members are elected to three-year terms. The Board President and Vice-President are elected by the majority vote of their fellow Board members. The Board of Education members consist of: Mr. Timothy Berrios (2023) President Mrs. Judy Mayer (2024) Vice President Mrs. Sheethal Abraham(2024) Mr. Andrew Choffo (2022) Mrs. Alison Cogan (2022) Mr. Matthew DeVitto (2023) Mrs. Susy Golderer (2024) Mrs. Deborah Orme (2023) Mrs. Kendra Von Achen (2022)

The election for each seat will be held on November 8, 2022. Each seat will be held for three years. The Board of Education is made up of nine members who are elected by registered voters of Parsippany-Troy Hills Township.

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Morris County Sons of Italy

Joe Jannarone Jr. with sister, Lisa waiting to hit the course. Lisa flew in all the way from Florida to help out and participate in the outing. By Patrick Minutillo

Following a two-year hiatus thanks to the pandemic, Morris County Sons of Italy - Lodge 2561 once again held their Annual Basil Ricci Memorial Charity Golf Outing on Thursday, July 7 at Parsippany’s Knoll Country Club West. The event, the compilation of a lot of hard work by many of the Lodge’s “golf committee” members was a huge success. 138 golfers came out on a gorgeous day to enjoy 18 holes on a premier course. The golf package included golf, cart, lunch, dinner, drinks, prizes and goodies! Thanks to over fifty sponsors, and other generous donations, this successful fundraising event will benefit many worthwhile local charities and families. 100% of what the organization raises goes directly back to needy families as gift cards, and various local charities including,

but not limited to, the Parsippany Food Pantry, High School Scholarships, the Valerie Fund, Alzheimer’s, and many more. Congratulations to 1st Place Champions, with a score of 65 (M.O.C.), Nick Aemisegeo III, Mike Landi, Nick Aemisegeo IV, and Jess Reich. A shamble format was used during the event. In second place, also with a 65 were Mike Fazzio, Jerry Fazzio, Tom Shuman, and Brad Dragon. Longest Drive on the Women Hole (#10) was Susan Fadem, while Matt Siegrist walked away with the Closest to the Hole on #17. Longest Drive Men’s Hole (#18) went to Brad Dragone. That is some excellent golf! Post-game activities included a delicious dinner prepared by the Knoll catering staff, over one hundred prizes were won, and a 50/50 raffle left one incredibly lucky winner a happy man. It could not have gone better!


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Parsippany Wallenberg Remembrance 2022 Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James Barberio proclaimed Sunday, July 31 to be Raoul Wallenberg Day. He encourages all citizens to foster the message of Courage and Compassion.

of the committee determined to pay homage to a man who helped save over 100,000 lives, Raoul Wallenberg. The design of the sculpture began as an idea and grew into a 12-inch model shown to the selection committee. Once commissioned, it matured into a thirteen foot fabricated bronze sculpture weighing over 1500 pounds. Today, Courage and Compassion is one of 31 Wallenberg monuments in twelve countries on five continents.

Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg (born August 4, 1912, disappeared January 17, 1945) was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat, and humanitarian. He is widely celebrated for saving tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from German Nazis and Hungarian Fascists during the later stages of World War II. While serving as Sweden’s special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory. During the ceremony Artist Dr. Edward M.Adams addressed the audience and explained how he was the fortunate artist chosen to fulfill the vision

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Yuliano Landscaping Helps Family Move into Home On Thursday, December 5, 2019, Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Department, Parsippany-Troy Hills Volunteer Fire Department District 6, Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department District 1 were dispatched to a house fire in Lake Parsippany at 125 Allentown Road. In addition Boonton RIC team was dispatched along with Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department, Parsippany Emergency Medical Services and Parsippany Rescue and Recovery. (Click here to read original story). That was the beginning of a three year nightmare for the Elvin Family. The family lost their entire belongings in the fire. The family was staying at the Hilton Hotel for the first few nights, then took up residency in the Residence Inn for a month, (now Sonesta ES Suites) 3 Gatehall Drive. Then our first house rental for less than a year (about 10 months) and then the family moved into a home on Halsey Road, close to their home on Allentown Road.

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The recent gap left by the retirement of long time Lake Hiawatha Dentist, Dr. Diane Amberg-Borsellino, DMD has been quickly filled. Dr. Keel Saul, DDS, the personable, friendly, and professional Doctor acquired the practice this past March 9 and began seeing patients on March 22. Dr. Saul, originally from Guyana before immigrating to the U.S. at the age of eleven, and now practicing under SAUL Dental Group is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He completed his residency at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair.

Now offering Sound Healing and Reiki Sessions with Michele Cavaliere of Feather and Rose Energy Arts LLC at 90 East Halsey Road, Parsippany. Sound Healing is a meditative and relaxing session using a variety of sound healing instruments such as singing bowls, gongs, and chimes that help to quiet the mind, clear the energy centers of the body and create a state of relaxation. The tones and frequencies of the instruments influence us physically and energetically to restore balance and reduce the effects of stress and anxiety. Reiki is an energy technique that helps clear your energy and bring balance to body, mind, and spirit. For more information and booking call Michele Cavaliere at 551-208-3062 or e-mail featherandrosearts@gmail.com 26 l Parsippany Focus Magazine

Dr. Saul is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA) and previously practiced in both Rutherford and Keansburg. This will be Dr. Saul’s first venture into private practice since receiving his license to practice in 2011. Dr. Saul performs all phases of comprehensive, preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry for children and adults, including implants and Invisalign treatment. SAUL Dental Group is located at 118 North Beverwyck Road in Lake Hiawatha. Appointments can be made by contacting (973) 334-8258, or via their website at www.SaulDentalGroup.com. Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday.

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The 200 Club of Morris County to Host Inaugural First Responder Day The 200 Club of Morris County is proud to announce that it will be hosting an inaugural First Responders Day, on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Whippany Park High School. This inaugural event will bring together first responders and families for a day of friendly competitions between Morris County public safety departments and residents. Highlights of the day will include a corn hole and home run derby championship, food trucks and live entertainment from local bands. Hanover Township Deputy Mayor and 200 Club Trustee, Tom “Ace” Gallagher had this to say about the 200 Club, “The vision and mission alone says it all, In its simplest form The 200 Club Of Morris County is here to support and help those of our hero’s and their families that

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may unfortunately need it one day due to a tragic lose The 200 Club also recognizes those brave 1st responders that go above and beyond the call of duty during an emergency and sometimes put a life-saving mission above their own life and their own personal safety God knows when we need Police, Fire,EMS , or OEM they are one phone call away. The 200 Club is there for when our first responders or their families may need a helping hand and The 200 Club of Morris County has been that way for the past 50 years” The First Responders Day is open to the public and all are invited to attend. For more information visit https://www.200clubofmorriscounty.com/.

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of chicken stock over each chop (this will create steam and help moisten chops). Let rest for 2min. Serve on top of cucinare sauce. Pancetta & Sauce: Dice 8 slices of pancetta and add to cold pan. Render fat over high heat until crispy. This will give you a little more fat then needed so take half out and set aside. Add the onions and garlic and stir until brown. Add mushrooms and stir until wilted. Deglaze with Sherry wine and add brown sauce. Add all the peppers and stir. Simmer for five minutes. Add spinach and continue to simmer until sauce thickens. Distribute sauce on to 4 pasta bowls. Top each plate with a pork chop and enjoy!

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Woman’s Club Held Successful Tricky Tray Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills recently held its “Annual Tricky Tray for Education” fundraiser at the Parsippany PAL. With a sold out crowd of over 300 attendees, and over 160 baskets, the evening was full of excitement and fun. Organized in 1954, the Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills (WCPTH) is an active member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) the largest volunteer women’s service organization in the state, providing opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service.

with initiatives to support education, home life, conservation and more. They are very proud to have been instrumental in the founding of the Parsippany Library and the Parsippany Child Day Care Center. Please consider joining this dynamic group of women! For Club and membership information call Janice C. at (973) 713-6114 or Ginny S. at (973) 887-0336, e-mail the Club at womansclubofpth@ gmail.com.

NJSFWC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. Over the years, WCPTH has been honored at the District, State and National levels for our Club activities. WCPTH has demonstrated its commitment to the community through an impressively wide range of community service endeavors. The Club has served the township and the state

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Morris County to Observe 9/11 Remembrance on September 11, 2022 The Morris County Board of County Commissioners is inviting residents of Morris County and beyond to join them on Sept. 11, 2022, Sunday, at 6:00 p.m. to observe the 21st Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The annual remembrance ceremony will be held at the Morris County 9/11 Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, with the keynote address to be provided by Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Firefighter Carl F. Asaro, Jr. He and three siblings joined the FDNY to honor their father, Carl Francis Asaro, Sr., one of 343 FDNY members killed while responding to the Twin Tower attacks. Carl, Jr., was the first of his siblings to join the FDNY after his father died. Carl Jr., now 34, was followed by his brother, Matthew, 33, and then his younger sister and brother -- Rebecca, 30, and Marc, 28. Rebecca Asaro delivered the keynote address last year at Morris County’s 20th Anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.

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