Parsippany Focus Magazine - September 2023

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Discover the Charm: Mount Tabor Historical Society’s Annual House Tour Returns This Autumn!

The Mount Tabor Historical Society is set to host its annual House Tour this autumn. Slated for Saturday, September 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., this rain-or-shine event promises attendees a memorable experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to delve into the heart of the Mount Tabor Historic District. As they traverse the district, they’ll be captivated by the vibrant Victorian gingerbread cottages and their enchanting gardens. After a three-year hiatus, the society is excited to reintroduce the interiors of these unique cottages to the tour, offering a glimpse into some of Mount Tabor’s most charming residences and gardens.

Attendees are encouraged to explore the houses in any order and at their own pace during the event hours.

The tour starts at the check-in desk on Simpson Avenue, where those with pre-purchased tickets can retrieve their guidebooks, complete with a self-navigation map. Onthe-spot ticket and guidebook purchases are also available on the tour day.

A special treat awaits those who wish to pre-order box lunches online. They can opt for a ticket package that includes a boxed lunch and select their desired sandwich during the booking process.

Additionally, the tour showcases special features such as a meticulously crafted Camp Meeting Tent replica and the Richardson History House, which pays homage to the bygone era of camp meeting cottages. A quilt exhibition will be on display at the historic Tabernacle, and attendees shouldn’t miss the gift shop, stocked with treasured Mount Tabor memorabilia and vintage items.

For ticket reservations, one can visit house-tour, which leads directly to the society’s House Tour page.

With its foundation dating back to 1869, the Mount Tabor Historic District stands as a symbol of a Methodist Camp Meeting Ground that transitioned into a cherished summer haven. Distinctive in its architecture, early camp meeting residences showcase Stick-Style and Gothic Revival designs, complemented by prominent gables, inviting porches, and ornate gingerbread accents.

This tour represents a pivotal fundraising event for the Mount Tabor Historical Society.

As a non-profit organization, they channel all event proceeds back into various community projects, encompassing beautification, education, preservation, and, most notably, the restoration of the Richardson History House.

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This walkable, self-guided tour of the Mount Tabor Historic District tour highlights some of Mount Tabor’s most delightful Victorian Houses and unique “hidden gardens.” The Mount Tabor Historical Society is set to host its annual House Tour this autumn. Slated for Saturday, September 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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This year, there are three Parsippany-Troy Hills Township council seats up for grabs.

The incumbent Paul Carifi, Jr., is seeking re-election with his running mates, Adam Kandil and Matt McGrath. Important Dates to Remember:

October 17: Last day to register to vote.

October 25: Mailing of Sample Ballots.

October 31: Last day to apply for a Mail-in Ballot application (This is for those who have moved within Morris County, or did not receive a Mail-in ballot.)

October 28 - November 5: Early voting period for early In-Person Voting.

November 6 - by 3:00 pm: Last day to apply for a Mailin Ballot application

November 7: General Election Day.

3 Discover the Charm: Mount Tabor Historical Society

The Mount Tabor Historical Society is set to host its annual House Tour this autumn. Slated for Saturday, September 30, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., this rain-or-shine event promises attendees a memorable experience.

5 Message from Mayor James Barberio

Coyne PR Named ‘Best Place to Work’ August 8 Declared Coyne Day

Coyne Public Relations was honored with a Proclamation on behalf of Parsippany Mayor James R. Barberio for its recognition from Inc. Magazine, PRWeek, PRovoke, and others across the PR industry as the “Best Place to Work” in 2023.


September always seems to come too soon and ends too Mayor James R. Barberio Message from Mayor Barberio quickly. It’s a short period of time when the warmth of summer can still be captured during the day, but the cooler nights let us know that the true autumn months will be coming.

8 Message from the new Superintendent: Dr. Robert S. Sutter

For those of you who are new to the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District (PTHSD), let me assure you that your children are in excellent hands. For veteran parents who are familiar with the district, I am confident you would agree with my sentiment.


Discovering Authentic Jamaican Delights in Downtown Boonton: A Culinary Adventure at Eric’s Jamaican Cuisine

Eric’s Jamaican Cuisine is located at 309 Main Street, at the far end of the business district near the Boonton Transit Station and Myrtle Avenue. Street parking in close proximity to the restaurant is usually available, and Eric’s is easy to find. Look for the brick-faced; glass-fronted building with the green striped awning with yellow lettering boldly announcing the restaurant’s name.

22 Parsippany’s Troop 173 Celebrates Three New Eagle Scouts

In a landmark event for Parsippany’s Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 173, Nicholas “Nick” Shatynski, Ethan Adam, and Andrei Filipescu were each conferred the prestigious Eagle Scout rank. The accolades weres presented in a heartwarming ceremony. Shatynski’s accomplishments can be read in our sister publication,

30 Passage of Time - Then and now....

Parsippany Focus Magazine presents “The Passage of Time,” a spotlight on a “then and now” photo series. Spearheaded by Parsippany local and contributing editor, Stephen Pellegrino, this curated collection showcases the town’s transformation. Readers are encouraged to contribute their own snapshots. Forward your pictures to This month, we’re featuring a captivating glimpse of Route 46 and Edwards Road from the 1960s.

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Coyne PR Named ‘Best Place to Work’ August 8 Declared Coyne Day

Coyne Public Relations was honored with a Proclamation on behalf of Parsippany Mayor James R. Barberio for its recognition from Inc. Magazine, PRWeek, PRovoke, and others across the PR industry as the “Best Place to Work” in 2023. In recognition, Mayor Barberio proclaimed August 8 as Coyne Public Relations Day.

“This is an incredible honor,” said CEO Tom Coyne. “Coyne has been a part of the Parsippany business community for nearly two decades, and we take immense pride in being the best place to work in Parsippany.”

Founded in 1991 by CEO Tom Coyne, the agency’s mission statement has never wavered: “Our mission is not to be the best agency in America, but the best one to work for. If we are the best place to work, we will attract the best people. If we have the best people, we will attract the best clients. If we have the best people and clients, how can we not be the best agency in America?”

“Our journey in Parsippany began

in 2004 when we established our headquarters at 14 Walsh Drive and continued in 2013 when we moved to 5 Wood Hollow Road,” said President Rich Lukis. “Parsippany has been good to us from the very beginning, and we are humbled by this recognition.”

While the agency’s local ties are strong, its reach is global. Since its inception in 1991, Coyne PR has grown into one of the top

independent public relations firms with clients that include Hilton Hotels, BMW, L’Oreal, Humana, Orangetheory Fitness, and many others.  A full-service agency, Coyne PR offers clients media relations, social media, influencer engagement, and digital marketing capabilities.

Founded in 1991, Coyne PR has grown to become one of the top independent public relations firms in the United States. Recognized throughout the industry as “The Best Place to Work,” we have wildly creative offices in New York and New Jersey as well as colleagues in 115 cities, 49 countries, and six continents through our partnership with The Worldcom Public Relations Group.

Our clients include many of the world’s most respected companies… and those that want to be. Our reputation is built upon three decades of creativity, strategy and service. It is confirmed by more than 1,000 industry awards.

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Business Briefs
Parsippany-Troy Hills Councilmen Michael dePierro, Paul Carifi, Jr., Justin Musella, Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Chairman Frank Cahill, Tom Coyne, Mayoe James Barberio, Councilman Frank Neglia and Council President Loretta Gragnani The employees of Coyne PR proudly display the plaque awarded to them by ParsippanyTroy Hills Economic Development

F. Scott Fitzgerald, noted author of the Great Gatsby, said “life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” While it is difficult to say goodbye to summer, a new season always brings fresh beginnings and a chance to experience all of the season’s special offerings. It may be hard to let go of the laidback days of summer, but the anticipation of harvest festivals, cider and even a warm sweatshirt on a crisp autumn day is almost like starting a new year. Back to school means starting a new school year and anticipating all the excitement and challenges that come with learning different things.

September means cheering for our favorite football teams and experiencing the joy of a kickoff knowing a brand-new season is ahead with endless possibilities.

September always seems to come too soon and ends too

Message from Mayor Barberio

quickly. It’s a short period of time when the warmth of summer can still be captured during the day, but the cooler nights let us know that the true autumn months will be coming. Let’s face it, there is something refreshing about the way September launches us into autumn. September is like dipping our toes into a cold pool during the hot summer; we go in slowly to get used the water. Here we gradually inch into the cooler weather so by the time October arrives we can embrace the crisp air and enjoy the crunching of fallen leaves.

While we are saying good bye to summer, I would like to mention the success of our Summer Concert Series. So many people came out to enjoy the bands and it was truly great to see. Our bands

were exceptional and there was something for everyone to enjoy. In fact, our Beatles cover band was so well received that I am planning on having them return for our first ever Winter Concert. I think it will be a terrific time for everyone to come out of hibernation and enjoy a chance to get together and rock once again.

Our Farmers Market will continue until the end of October and I encourage you all to check it out if you haven’t done so already. We have received only praise with this year’s market compared to those in the past. I am sure there will be many fall themed treats to be offered as the cooler weather arrives.

With the onset of fall, one of Parsippany’s most anticipated events arrives. The Fall Festival is an annual tradition that kicks off the season with all the sights, sounds and wonderful aromas of a carnival. Our residents come together to enjoy not just the entertainment and food but the people that make up our wonderful community.

This year’s festival will take place on October 1. We promise a lot of fun for everyone and I look forward to the opportunity to say hello to all of you there!

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Opening of the 2023 School Year

With the summer drawing to a close, the opening of the 2023-2024 school year is fast approaching. Our custodians and maintenance departments have been working hard to get the schools ready for you! I believe it is now time to begin

Dr. Robert S. Sutter


getting emotionally and mentally prepared for the upcoming school year. I know that the Parsippany-Troy Hills District Staff have already started their preparations, and now I ask that the families and students do the same. This school year brings in a new Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Mr. Todd Ricker, an influx of professional staff (which includes over 50 new staff members scheduled for New Staff Orientation), a new Assistant Principal at PHHS, and completed facility upgrades and renovations, to name just a few from a much longer list!

For those of you who are new

to the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District (PTHSD), let me assure you that your children are in excellent hands. For veteran parents who are familiar with the district, I am confident you would agree with my sentiments. The PTHSD staff is a highly dedicated group of professionals who strive to create a positive learning environment in each of our schools. On a daily basis, these dedicated professionals strive to create an educational atmosphere which promotes self-efficacy, self-esteem, cooperation, and a love for learning. As the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, and now the Superintendent of Schools, it is very rewarding to work alongside such devoted and caring district staff.

As we begin the 2023-2024 school year, we will continue the second year of our district’s five-year Strategic Plan which demonstrates our commitment to wellness and deeper learning opportunities. We are excited to institute the numerous

curriculum updates which our staff worked on over the summer and have shared with our Teaching and Learning Committee.

Finally, we look forward to building positive partnerships with all community stakeholders to ensure our students’ success. Within the coming weeks, you should receive welcome letters from your child/children’s school. I encourage you to read these letters as they will most certainly include important information which will make your entry into the 2023-2024 school year much easier. If you have questions, please reach out to your child/children’s school; you will find they are more than willing to assist you.

Together, I am confident this school year will be extremely successful. Whether you have an incoming Preschooler or Kindergartener, or you have a senior who is entering their last year of public school, I hope this year will provide you with fond memories.

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Message from Superintendent Dr. Robert S. Sutter
Dr. Robert S. Sutter

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AFC Urgent Care Opens on Route 46

Residents of Parsippany have a new medical care option available. AFC Urgent Care, the latest medical facility, officially opened its doors to the community.

The ceremonial ribbon was cut by Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor James Barberio, ParsippanyTroy Hills Councilman Frank Neglia, and Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Chairman Frank Cahill marking the beginning of the facility’s operations. In addition, Economic Development Members Adam Kandil, Raj Dichpally, and Nick Rafanello Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert Peluso, and Board Member

lldiko Peluso joined the owners of the new medical facility.

Situated at 1160 Route 46 West, this state-of-the-art urgent care facility stands on what was once a Re Max realty office. The AFC Urgent Care Center promises to offer a comprehensive range of medical services. Patients can expect family care, flu shots, physicals, allergy treatments, and many other medical provisions. They’ve also equipped the center with on-site imaging and labs, enhancing convenience and efficiency for patients and medical staff alike.

“We’re pleased to offer this facility as an alternative for non-life-threatening medical

treatments, reducing the need to visit an emergency room,” Mayor James Barberio mentioned in his statement. Highlighting the facility’s spacious exam rooms, wellequipped labs, and advanced imaging equipment, he added, “The soothing ambiance here is sure to comfort patients and make their visits less daunting.”

The facility is open for walkins, and for those who prefer scheduling visits, appointments can be booked online.

Hours are set from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

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Mayor Barberio Honors Deli Owner for 55 Years of Service with Key to Parsippany

In an unexpected gesture, Mayor James R. Barberio celebrated Edward Hansberry, the owner of Parsippany Deli & Emerald Gifts, for his 55 years of dedicated service to the community. On Monday, August 28, the Mayor awarded Mr. Hansberry with a certificate of achievement and presented him with the prestigious Key to Parsippany.

A long-standing fixture in Parsippany, the family-owned deli is renowned for its delectable sandwiches and authentic Irish dishes. Beyond its culinary offerings, the establishment also sells exquisite Irish merchandise, including Claddagh rings and fine Irish china.

Recalling fond memories of the deli, Mayor Barberio said, “I remember frequenting this place with my buddies during my younger days in

this neighborhood. Mr. Hansberry’s warm hospitality and delicious food have been constants here, and it’s evident why he’s been in business for over half a century. I foresee many more successful years ahead for him.”

Edward Hansberry’s contributions extend beyond his business. He’s a founding member of the

Irish-American Association of North Jersey Feis. Additionally, he holds lifetime memberships in Fire District #6, the Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association, and Parsippany PBA Local 131.

For those wishing to visit, Parsippany Deli & Emerald Gifts can be found at 137 Parsippany Road.

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Discovering Authentic Jamaican Delights in Downtown Boonton: A Culinary Adventure at Eric’s Jamaican Cuisine

On his return home from a Jamaican vacation

my friend was excited to relive his culinary adventures with me. As he raved on about the many delicious Jamaican dishes he experienced while in the West Indies, I realized a visit to an authentic Jamaican restaurant was in order. A quick search of Google surprisingly pointed to a local area eatery only a few miles from my home in Downtown Boonton. I say surprisingly as I must have driven past this quaint little storefront building a hundred times and never realized it was the home to what was going to turn into another wonderful dining adventure.

Eric’s Jamaican Cuisine is located at 309 Main Street, at the far end of the business

district near the Boonton Transit Station and Myrtle Avenue. Street parking in close proximity to the restaurant is usually available, and Eric’s is easy to find. Look for the brick-faced; glass-fronted building with the green striped awning with yellow lettering boldly announcing the restaurant’s name.

A novice to this cuisine, I was looking forward to what my research revealed. Based on the cultural history of the Caribbean, their food is an eclectic fusion of fresh, flavorful food, that encompasses cooking influences ranging from the Middle East to China, Africa, and every place in between. Yes, this cuisine is considered Caribbean food, with a strong African influence. My proclivity for spicy, properly spiced and

seasoned, ethnically authentic dishes, made this style of cooking appear to be a perfect match for my palate. In fact, I ordered a wide sampling of dishes which not only met, but exceeded my expectations, but more about that later.

A culinary melting pot of cultures, Jamaica’s cuisine focuses on fruits, vegetables, meats, and seafood. As stated, I enjoy spicy food, but Jamaican food, despite being known for being spicy, can be prepared and adapted to your taste, so don’t let that scare you away. This cuisine utilizes a unique and wide array of herbs and spices that provide a range of tastes from sweet, savory, spicy, and more, offering something to satisfy almost anyone’s particular taste buds. Whatever you order, be assured it will be a comforting, mouth-watering dish, full of distinctive flavors

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Curry Goat, with its blend of fragrant spices and tender meat, is indeed a beloved dish in Jamaican cuisine. The goat meat is slowly cooked until it’s tender and soaked up the flavors of the curry, garlic, ginger, and other spices. Eric and Donna Hewitt alongside Pat Minutillo: Celebrating Culinary Passion in Boonton.
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Meet Judy

Hello, my name is Judy Hernandez, I am a 23-year resident of Parsippany living in Glacier Hills and I, along with my fellow running mates, Bernie Clarkin and Matt Kavanagh, are running to represent you on the town council. I have raised my family in Parsippany and have been involved locally with the school, community groups and town committees.

My professional experience is as a civil and environmental engineer and as an environmental advocate. I have sat on the Open Space Committee, served as the Vice Chair for the Parsippany Environmental Advisory Committee, and served on the Planning Board. I currently co-lead the Parsippany Green Team with my running mate, Matt Kavanagh, and I am also on the Board of Trustees for the Parsippany Child Day Care Center.

Message from Judy Hernandez:

My Work in the Community

Through my service on local committees and boards, I have built relationships with residents across the political spectrum. Why? Because we all share this community together, and we all deserve to be represented. What we all have in common is the desire to meet our basic needs including public safety and the right to a clean and healthy environment. With strong expertise, these goals will not be a financial burden to our town because there are ample opportunities, both at the federal and state levels, that can provide cost saving incentives to benefit Parsippany. Many municipalities across NJ and the nation are taking advantage of these initiatives to strengthen infrastructure and build climate resilience, while

also creating an economically and environmentally sustainable community. This planning is vital if we are to maintain the quality of life we deserve.

While working on the planning board in 2019, I had the opportunity, with significant public input, to help develop a new master plan laying out the vision and goals for Parsippany’s future. The Parsippany Green Team, along with the Parsippany Environmental Advisory Committee, began planning and initiating cost saving strategies to keep more money in your pocket. This was done while simultaneously reducing harmful carbon emissions, addressing long term storm water flooding, and employing smart growth in lieu of over development. We also took advantage of our location to create

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opportunities for electric vehicle infrastructure, attracting drivers to charge and stay in Parsippany. Unfortunately, under the current administration, many of these promising opportunities have come to a halt. Where we were once lead in Morris County, our town now lags.

The current administration has not honored these ideals. Our volunteers tirelessly reach out on every occasion to work with the mayor and council to help the town. Instead, we were met with rebuke and dismissal for our concerns. This is not a red or blue issue--this is about the quality of life for every resident of Parsippany and the ability for the town to prosper, both fiscally and environmentally.

Taxes have been raised at an unprecedented rate in the last two years, and the mayor’s administration continues to mismanage the town’s budget. This has prevented the town from completing much needed infrastructure projects. While the Mayor and council continue to turn a blind eye to these pressing issues, leaving many thousands of dollars on the table for our taxpayers, my running mates and I are demanding change.

We Need Affordability

Under the current administration, our taxes have increased 18% over the past two years. Tax increases

this high are unprecedented in Parsippany. This is taking money directly out of the pockets of hardworking Parsippany residents, while our elected representatives are not seeking out sustainable initiatives that will save taxpayer dollars. Opportunities exist and are not being sought after. My running mates and I are frustrated to see these dollars left on the table. We must ensure a quality of life that Parsippany families can enjoy while ensuring it remains an affordable place to live. We can and must protect resources for the future while creating an economically and environmentally sustainable community now.

We Need Change Now

There are three council seats on the ballot this November. The council

needs the diversity that represents the township and offers a range of opportunities and new ideas. With the current council president, Loretta Gragnani, planning to retire from the town council, Parsippany is faced with having no female representation on the town council. I am currently the only woman running on either party ticket; I will be able to maintain and strengthen the diversity of ideas and opinions that we need on our town council. I have spent years contributing to the betterment of our community. My over 20 years of experience working to promote environmental initiatives, which is also cost effective and saves our town money, gives me a unique opportunity to bring new ideas to the town council which will benefit Parsippany in improving the quality of life for all its residents.

My running mates, Bernard Clarkin and Matt Kavanagh have over two decades of experience in the private sector managing large corporate budgets similar in size to Parsippany’s. They have learned to properly balance budgets and prevent overspending, while also cutting costs at the same time. In order to prevent further tax increases, restore government transparency, and balance our budget, I ask you, the voters of Parsippany, to elect me, Judy Hernandez, and my running mates, Bernard Clarkin and Matt Kavanagh to the town council on Tuesday, November 7th.

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Eric Hewitt, along with wife Donna, are the owners and proprietors of Eric’s Jamaican Cuisine. A small, independently owned, mom-and-pop eatery that the couple opened in downtown Boonton in 2014. You would be hard-pressed to find a more congenial, warm, and friendly couple than Eric and Donna. Eric came to the USA in 1987, and he and Donna, who basically handles the counter while Eric cooks have been married for 31 years. Previously owning a similar eatery in Paterson, Eric and Donna decided to bring their talents to our area nine years ago, and we’re fortunate they did.

On entry, you are met with a tantalizing aroma that will

stimulate your appetite as you are warmly greeted by a smiling and welcoming Eric or Donna, who are probably stationed at the counter at the head of the restaurant. The counter fronts a spotless, openly visible kitchen, where one can watch Eric working his magic.  Immediately you feel at home in their cozy, comfortable, and casual dining room. The eatery itself offers approximately 8 to 10 white-topped tables, each of which seats four people. The décor is simple but very clean and organized. The focus here appears to be on the food and not fancy decorations or gimmicks. The soft yellow and orange walls are offset by a variety of tasteful original Jamaican-themed paintings, including several of Jamaican superstar Bob Marley, which Eric proudly told me, were all painted by Kevin Grant, a family

friend. Most days you will hear soft Reggae music playing in the background. As I stated, the decor is simple, but the vibe and ambiance seem to blend nicely with the cuisine. Comfortable ambient lighting from the large storefront window is relaxing and highlights the white ceiling and wood panel flooring.

Eric stated that he learned all his cooking skills from his mother, and to this day still utilizes his mother’s traditional recipes in his restaurant. He assures me that every one of his dishes is as authentic as those he ate as a child sitting in his mother’s kitchen. As his wife Donna told me, “Eric puts his heart and soul into every dish.”  She elaborated, “All their food is made with love.” Eric added, “Everything is made every day from scratch, we use only the freshest ingredients.” After sampling their food, I had no doubt about any of those comments.

Because of my, and my guests’, unfamiliarity with the menu we

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Restaurant Review
The Oxtail delivered a deeply satisfying experience with its impeccable texture and robust beefy flavor, culminating in a sumptuously rich mouth feel.
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Freshly fried, delightfully sweet plantain.

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Listens: The Mayor’s Action Center welcomes any request for service or information. No matter what the problem or question, every effort is made to give a prompt response. Please use GovPilot to report a concern, the concern can be reported at any time via online form or through the Gov-Pilot App.

Records: All requests for service, received through the Mayor’s Action Center, are automatically logged-in to ensure that every request is on file and can be easily retrieved. Requests are forwarded to the appropriate department and the requester will be updated along the process.

Resolves: The Mayor’s Action Center attempts to address residents’ concerns in a timely manner. Every request for action is tracked from inception to completion. Upon completion, residents will receive notice that the issue or complaint was addressed.

Examples of Requests: Repairing of potholes; Drainage problems; Requests for signs; Litter; Icy road conditions; Illegal dumping; Housing maintenance problems; Animal control and removal; Street lighting; Curb repair;

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Triple Triumph: Parsippany’s Troop 173 Celebrates Three New Eagle Scouts

In a landmark event for Parsippany’s Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Troop 173, Nicholas “Nick” Shatynski, Ethan Adam, and Andrei Filipescu were each conferred the prestigious Eagle Scout rank. The accolade was presented in a heartwarming ceremony held on Sunday, August 20, at the Hanover Community Center. Recognized as the pinnacle of scouting achievements, the Eagle Scout rank is a testament to the dedication, leadership, and community service of these young men. The community, along with their peers and families, came together to celebrate this significant milestone in their scouting journey.

The Eagle Scout rank is indeed a prestigious achievement within the Scouting movement. It represents

the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program and carries significant honor and responsibility.

Once a Scout attains the rank of Eagle, they hold this title for life, regardless of their age or continued involvement in Scouting. This lifelong designation is a testament to the character, dedication, and leadership qualities exhibited by Eagle Scouts.

Ethan Adams

Ethan has been in Scouting since he was a Tiger and is currently active in Troop 173, Parsippany. Scouting has been a huge part of Ethan’s life for as long as he can remember. Ethan’s father was a Scout in Australia when he was a child, and Ethan was eager to join


after receiving a flier promoting Cub Scouts at school. Ethan joined Cub Scouts and obtained the Arrow of Light rank before crossing over from Pack 142 to Troop 173 to become a Boy Scout on March 3, 2019.

During his career in Scouting, Ethan has held many positions of responsibility in the troop. He first was an Instructor, then Den Chief. He then served as a Patrol Leader, and finally as an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

During his time with the troop, Ethan has been involved in many trips and national Scouting activities. Trips to Boston, West Point, Philmont, and National Jamboree to name a few. Ethan enjoyed going to summer camp at Winnebago and attending National Youth Leader Training (NYLT) in November of 2021. He was elected to the Order of the Arrow in the summer of 2020.

Ethan is very thankful for all the great times Troop 173 has given him as well as all the friends he has made along the way. His favorite memories from the troop are the football games that they played and all the late nights playing cards. His favorite campouts were Iron Chef and Turkey in a Can.

He has earned the SSA’s Gold National Outdoor Camping award, having nearly 100 nights of camping. He was also able to earn the SOMiler award during his Philmont trek.

Outside of Scouting, Ethan has made High Honor Roll for his academics three times. Ethan plays on the football team at his school. In his free time, Ethan enjoys playing chess with his older brother, cooking on the BBQ for his family, and traveling - he has

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Discovering Authentic Jamaican Delights in Downtown Boonton

distinctive, sweet and rich flavor of the Curry Goat was succulent. The Beef Curry was a rich dish that was spicy and warming. All sorts of different notes and savory flavors emanate from all these dishes; all a treat. The spicy, smokey, marinated, slow-cooked, and grilled Jerk Chicken was bold and aromatic, with a slightly sweet touch, and bursting with flavor.

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sought the assistance of Eric, who was more than pleased to prepare an assortment of authentic, traditional food that more than met our needs. Each dish was more tasteful than the next, and by the time we were done, we had received an introduction, and education, into Jamaican cuisine at its finest.

Our meal, which we decided to share family style, consisted of Brown Stew Chicken, Oxtail, Curry Goat, Curry Chicken, Beef Curry, Jerk Pork, Jerk Chicken, Chicken, and Beef Patties, with sides consisting of a large platter of Rice and Peas and Jamaican Steamed Cabbage. We were confronted with enough food to feed a small army! To go along with our abundant meal, I brought along some Red Stripe (Jamaican Lager Beer), while my guests enjoyed their wine. Did I mention that Eric’s is a BYO? Cold drinks, including some of Jamaica’s most popular, like

Ginger Beer and Pineapple Soda are available. Their national dish is Ackee (a fruit native to tropical West Africa) and Codfish, which is traditionally eaten at breakfast, and which is served at Eric’s Jamaican Cuisine, which I’m also told is a must-try for an authentic Jamaican experience.

Fall-off-the-bone tenderness is the way I would describe the moist, juicy, savory, perfectly cooked, and expertly seasoned dishes, whether it be the beef, pork, chicken, or oxtail; every bite offered bold and vibrant tastes that stimulated my palate. Jamaican food has just found a new fan!  Be it the hint of smokey taste on the beautifully charred chicken, or the compelling sauce that complemented each dish, every bite was full of flavor, and new and exciting tastes.  The Oxtail had a great texture, with a deep, rich, and strong beef taste that provided a satisfying, nice, unctuous mouth feel.  The

I should not forget to mention the sides that come with the entrees, The large serving of Jamaican Rice and Peas (beans) was a perfect complement to the meal, as was the highly flavorful Jamaican Steamed Cabbage; not to forget the fried, fresh, sweet Plantains. The homemade golden-tinted, flaky, Jamaican Patties (Beef, Curry Chicken, and Jerk Chicken) were fantastic. And should you want to add an additional kick to any of your dishes there is always a bottle of Jamaican Hot Pepper Sauce on the table. Not for everyone, but I loved it.

Summing up, Eric’s Jamaican Cuisine is the real thing. Portions are generously sized, and prices are very reasonable. The food was high-quality and everything I had was cooked to perfection. One visit and I am now a Jamaican cuisine enthusiast.

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Parsippany-Troy Hills Library Dedicates Study Room to Dr. Joe Weisberg

Recognizing the myriad contributions and accomplishments aimed at boosting the well-being of Parsippany residents, particularly its students, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Library has proudly named a study room “The Dr. Joe Weisberg Study Room.”

Dr. Joe was a trustee for over 30 years on the Parsippany-Troy Hills Library Board and served twice as Board President.

Dr. Joe Weisberg holds the distinguished title of Professor Emeritus of Geoscience at New Jersey City University. He boasts an impressive educational background, having obtained his Doctorate from Columbia University, a master’s in science education from Montclair State University, and a bachelor’s in the same field from what is now New Jersey City University (formerly Jersey City State College). Dr. Joe

was a trustee on the ParsippanyTroy Hills Library Board and served twice as Board President. This dedication stands as a

testament to Dr. Joe Weisberg’s unwavering commitment and invaluable contributions to the Parsippany community.

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Zoom Into Love: Flash, the Energetic Basset Hound Pup, Awaits His Forever Home!

Meet Flash, our spirited threemonth-old Basset Hound whelp, who graced the world on May 31, 2023.

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In a landmark event for visited all 50 states and 19 different countries. He enjoys being in the band at school.

Ethan’s Eagle Scout project was dedicated to White Meadow Temple/Or Hadash in Rockaway. Ethan’s Eagle Project included repairing and restoring/preserving a previously donated bench, extending the memory of a loved one who was important to the Temple family. A new railing was built and others were refurbished to make the Temple safer.

Ethan thanks his Eagle coach, Michael Catapano, and the Troop 173 leadership who were all critical to his success. Ethan earned 40 merit badges.

Andrei Filipescu

Andrei started his Scouting journey in first grade when he joined Cub Scout Pack 142 under the leadership of Juan Correa. He crossed over in the spring of 2019 and has been with Troop 173 since. He has made many memories in his time with the pack and the troop and looks forward to continuing to be a leader to the younger Scouts in his troop.

One of the things he remembers most about being with the troop so far was the Big Trip in 2019 to Boston, where he spent time at the MIT museum and Boda Borg as well as touring the city on the Freedom Trail.

He has participated in National Youth Leadership Training and became certified to be a leader in his troop. He is a part of the Order of the Arrow as a Brotherhood member. He has participated in many Scouting activities such as the Six Flags Camporee, West Point Camporee, and week-long

summer camp at Winnebago Scout Reservation. In the annual Klondike, a Scouting sanctioned competition, he participated along with other members of his troop.

Andrei has been to several high adventure bases such as Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and the National Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia both this summer. He earned the 50 Miler award for service and hiking over 60 miles in 12 days during his trek at Philmont. He participated in a variety of activities at Jamboree such as skateboarding, communicating with radios, and zip lining. He enjoyed climbing mountains and overcoming challenges with other Scouts. For his Eagle Project, he decided to help the Sedgefield Civic Association, which is the organization that oversees the community where he lives and is the chartering partner of Troop 173. He and his team renovated the massive planters at the entrance to his neighborhood. He took measurements of every individual piece of both planters. He, along

with the help of Scouts and adults from his troop, neighbors, and family members, removed the old, rotted wood from the planters so the new wood could be installed. He also repainted the Sedgefield signs for further beautification, planted flowers, replaced the lighting, and stained the wood.

He has been a part of Troop 173 for four years and is entering his 5th. Over the years, some of the positions of responsibility he has held were Den Chief, Instructor, and Patrol Leader.

Andrei earned several awards such as the National Outdoor Award for camping and the Gold Service Award for outstanding service while helping others. He currently has 35 merit badges and has enough to earn a Gold Eagle Palm for merit badges earned in addition to the ones required for earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

Andrei will be a sophomore this fall, and he looks forward to his next few years at Parsippany Hills High School.

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“Nick” Shatynski, Andrei Filipescu and Ethan Adam with Assemblyman Brian Bergen

Jacqueline Scura, Broker/ Salesperson, with Compass Realty is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 JACKIE SCURA “CHANCE FOR SUCCESS” SCHOLARSHIP AWARD.

This year’s recipients are Ella Cistaro, Arya Patel, Mahi Patel, Madeleine Otinsky and Lauren Smith. Please join us

Jackie Scura “Chance For Success”

that once again I increased the number of recipients to 6.”

Ella Cistaro plans to attend the University of Delaware majoring in psychology. Among her many honors are; the National Honor Society Member ,Italian National Honor Society Member, Parsippany High School NJSIAA Title IX Representative- Selected by Athletic Director to represent PHS, Shoprite STARS Community Service Award,NJSBA Unsung Hero Award Nominee and NJSBA Unsung Hero Award, 2nd Place Winner. Ella plans on graduating from the University of Delaware and pursuing her masters. Her goal is to ultimately work in special education at the elementary school level.

in congratulating these future scholars for their fine work. Essays were submitted to Jackie and recipients were selected on the basis of their work ethic, leadership qualities, volunteerism, personal consciousness, and creativity/ originality.

“Although the scholarship was to be awarded to one Senior, there were just so many qualified applicants

Arya Patel (pictured) will be attending Drew University majoring in psychology and cybersecurity. Her awards and accomplishments include: Selected as 2022 IHL Youth Action Campaign Summit Representative for Red Cross, NJ Red Cross Pacesetter Awardee 2022, Parsippany High School - Athletic Participation Award, National Art Honor SocietyCertificate of Membership, Girl Scouts Bridging Certificate, The Self Journey February and April Member of the Month 2021, Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2021 Participant (11th) - She is the official State finalist for this pageant, Spanish 2021 World Language Award, New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) 2021 Girls Cross Country Sportsmanship Award. After graduating from Drew University Arya hopes to go on to graduate school.

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Scholarships Awarded To 6 Outstanding Seniors!

Mahi Patel (pictured) will be attending Rutgers University in the fall. Her career goal is to become a healthcare professional. She has achieved a Certificate of Completion of the PathoKnowledge Program, DAR youth citizenship award, High School High Honor Roll x5,2nd Place Medalist at the Northern Regional Conference in Dental Terminology, Semi-Finalist for the W.E.B Dubois Program For Princeton University Completion of the Initial EMT Certification program through Atlantic Health System Competed in regionals level as a scholastic alternate for Academic Decathlon Mahi is excited to continue learning and growing in her field, and looks forward to using her skills and knowledge to help those in her community and beyond.

Madeleine Otinsky will be attending James Madison University majoring in either education or interpersonal

communications. Her many awards include American Legion Auxiliary New Jersey Girls State, James Madison University- Madison Award for Academic Excellence, Shoprite Star, French World Language Award, Girl Scouts Silver Award. Madeleine’s goals are to become a high school English teacher or a clinical mental health therapist.

Lauren Smith will be attending George Washington University, majoring in environmental science and political science. Among her accomplishments are American Legion Post 249 Certificate of Appreciation, NJ Girls State, W.E.B DuBois STEM Accelerated Learning Academy, NJ Scholars Program 2022, EduAcross International TV November 2021, Shoprite Stars Service Award Fall 2022. Her career goals are to be a politician in DC or to be working at the EPA making decisions and passing legislation that protects the


“These students exemplify not only leadership skills but also community service and a strong desire to succeed. They possess the integrity and strong work ethic that is so important in today’s world. It is extremely gratifying to help these students with the high cost of college tuition. I feel that they were ALL very deserving and I was impressed with their desire to achieve a high standard of excellence.”

I am very proud to be able to award Ella, Arya, Mahi, Madeleine and Lauren the JACKIE SCURA “CHANCE FOR SUCCESS” SCHOLARSHIP AWARD.

On behalf of my family and my staff at Compass Realty we congratulate our recipients and wish all of them well in their educational and professional pursuits.

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The first black & white view shows the intersection of Route 46 and Edwards Road, taken around 1960. In this view (looking west), we see a Tulsa gas station where the present Gulf station is currently located. I have never heard of Tulsa gasoline, nor its slogan “Travel with Tulsa”. Note that gas is priced at either 25 or 27 cents per gallon. Farther down 46 was a series of large billboards which occupied the land where Interstate 80 was later cut through.

This second view is looking east on 46 from the same intersection. Apparently there was an auto junkyard on the extreme right, followed by a drive-in serving Sealtest ice cream. Beyond that is Vito's Country Ranch. On the opposite side of the highway is a place called Tony's Farm, and there are other small businesses lining that side of the road.

Today, nothing is recognizable. Princess Street now intersects near where the Fairchild House once was. The present-day house on the right is a dental office, so the land is still being used by medical professionals to this day. (Early photos by Charles Bates, Sr.)

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•4 Chicken Breast cut in half lengthwise

•4 sausage links, sliced on a bias.

•1-pound mushrooms, sliced.

• clove pan roasted garlic.

•1 T butter

•¼ Cup Balsamic

•1 cup brown sauce

•4 hot cherry peppers quartered and deseeded.

•Chicken stock as needed.

•Salt and pepper to taste.

Brown sausage links in a pan, turn off heat.

Flour and sear the chicken,

Chicken Giuseppe

Makes Four Servings

2 pieces at a time, in a nonreactive high sided sauté pan.

Place chicken on a sheet pan with the sausage and bake in oven for 5 minutes.

In the meantime, add butter to same pan, add mushrooms and stir until browned.

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Add Balsamic and garlic and peppers, let liquid reduce by half.

Add brown sauce and simmer until thickened if it gets too thick then add stock. Season with salt and pepper.

Slice the sausage and add to sauce.

Plate chicken and spoon sauce on top.

Serve with your favorite potato and vegetable.

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