Thursday, May 2, 2013
Assemblywoman DeCroce announces funding for five projects.
Municipalities in Morris County will share just under $1 million in state grants for road improvement projects, according to District 26 Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. The projects receiving state funding range from a $250,000 Interpace Parkway improvment project in Parsippany to $140,000 road resurfacing project for Carey Avenue in Butler. “I am extremely pleased that we were able to secure this funding through the state Department of Transportation to upgrade the infrastructure in [these] district communities,” said DeCroce. “The state funding is critical to help offset the costs of road and bridge improvements for local taxpayers.” MORRIS COUNTY DISBURSEMENTS Municipality Project Type Amount Total Butler Borough Carey Ave …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
County kicks off National Crime Victims Rights Week.
Residents and officials gathered in Morristown Monday to pay tribute to crime victims, just one week after the Boston Marathon bombings. “As we can just see from last week’s tragedy in Boston, we have to keep ever vigilant to ensure the protection of our citizens and maintain the rights of victims in the justice process,” acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp told a crowd of 50. “The victims are often the forgotten people in the criminal justice system," he said at a dedication for National Crime Victims' Rights week. Keynote speaker Richard Pompelio, an attorney with the New Jersey Crime Victims' Law Center, said the legal system has long shown "disinterest" in the victims of crimes. "Somewhere along the way, the system began to …
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Parsippany-based assemblywoman says violent conduct was tolerated by the university's athletic department for far too long.
District 26 Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, who was recently appointed to the state General Assembly's higher education committee, says Rutgers did the right thing by firing controversial former coach Michael Rice. “Rutgers Coach Michael Rice demonstrated a pattern of conduct with his players that is unbefitting an institution of higher learning," said DeCroce, a Parsippany resident. "There is no rational way to condone or explain the physical and verbal abuse that Mr. Rice heaped on his players. Coach Rice earned his dismissal, and I support his firing." She added that she is most upset that "Coach Rice's conduct was tolerated for so long by the university. "People in the athletic department knew for quite some time of Coach Rice’s …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Par-Troy figure honored for work in public and private sectors.
District 26 Asw. BettyLou DeCroce has been named one of business journal NJBIZ's 2013 50 Best Women in Business. The publication's awards program was instituted to recognize women for their professional success, community involvement and advocacy for women. “Asw. DeCroce is not only an outstanding public servant, but a role model for women of all ages,” said Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick. “She’s a longtime trusted friend and it’s an honor to have her serve as a member of the Assembly Republican caucus where she has championed important legislation affecting women." DeCroce has had a successful 30-year career in real estate. Now president of ERA Gallo and DeCroce, she was honored with the MVP Office Award for Outstanding …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
State Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Jay Webber will invite public to come with questions.
Saturday, February 16
In continuing their tour of Mobile Office Hours, state Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce and Assemblyman Jay Webber will be making a stop in Montville on Wednesday. The legislators, who represent the 26th District, have hit the road to meet with constituents to answer questions and hear their concerns. They will be visiting the Montville Township Municipal Building from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Last month, DeCroce and Webber made a stop in Kinnelon. They were greeted by Kinnelon Mayor Bob Collins and several residents who brought up worries over state policies and legislation. Webber and DeCroce promised to bring feedback back to their colleagues. No appointments are necessary for anyone wishing to attend the event. District 26 includes Kinnelon, …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Parsippany's Joseph Raich has stated his intention to run for Assembly.
The state legislators representing the 26th Legislative District — Sen. Joe Pennacchio of Pine Brook, Assemblyman Jay Webber of Morris Plains and Parsippany resident Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce — announced their plan to run for re-election as a ticket Thursday. “I look forward to running with our team and serving the constituents of the 26th Legislative District," said Pennacchio. "It has been an honor to represent our constituents but more importantly to advocate and fight for what is in the best interests of the people we serve.” “I serve, and hope to continue to serve, so that our Garden State keeps moving toward an affordable and prosperous future as great as our state’s citizens," Webber stated. "I am committed to pursuing policies…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
BettyLou DeCroce said she will focus on a fiscally conservative agenda involving cutting taxes, reforming government and boosting business.
District 26 Asw. BettyLou DeCroce, fresh from her Nov. 6 election victory, says she has an ambitious legislative agenda for the new year that features pro-business tax legislation, civil service reform and energy protection for electric utility customers. DeCroce served her first year in the General Assembly in 2012 after she was chosen to fill the seat vacated by her late husband, former GOP Assembly leader Alex DeCroce. Voters then elected her to the Assembly in a special election in November. “My first year in the State Assembly was very rewarding and productive," DeCroce said. "In 2013, I want to put my energy into addressing issues that are important to homeowners and business.” The assemblywoman said one her highest priorities …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A host of area GOP leaders came to Parsippany PAL to show their support for candidate.
The primary election campaign is officially underway for District 26 Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce. Republican leaders from throughout the area were on hand at the Parsippany Police Athletic League building Wednesday evening to show their support for DeCroce in her primary contest against Montville businessman Anthony Pio Costa. Mayor James Barberio hosted the event. In an opening address, he praised the assemblywoman for her past work as municipal clerk of Roxbury and as a member of the Parsippany Zoning Board of Adjustment. "We need people in the state Assembly who understand how municipal government works," he said, adding that her time as deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs gives her valuable …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Takes place Monday night in Morristown
Monday, April 9, 2012
Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, R-26, will be the keynote speaker Monday night for the 5th Annual Women’s History Month Celebration in Morristown. The event will be at 6 p.m., in the fifth-floor Freeholders Public Meeting room of the Morris County Administration & Records Building, at 10 Court Street. Invited Honorees are:
Friday, February 17, 2012
Assemblywoman reflects on missing husband and the journey that took her to Trenton.
The new 26th District Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, fresh from her swearing-in ceremony at the State House Thursday, is still processing how her life has changed in just over five weeks. On the morning of Jan. 9, she was a former Mine Hill council member and Roxbury Township municipal clerk serving as deputy commissioner of the state Department of Community Affairs and the wife of Assemblyman Alex DeCroce. By the day's end, she was a widow, just days away from being elected by area Republicans to fill her late husband's legislative seat. In a freewheeling Friday conversation with Patch, DeCroce, 59, pauses from her increasingly busy schedule—she's already received committee assignments and is getting started on her pet issues, education …