Passaic County to Open Vaccination Mega Site In Woodland Park

January 15, 2021

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The County of Passaic will open its first COVID-19 vaccination mega distribution site in Woodland Park at the former Modell’s Sporting Goods store, 1710 Route 46 west. The site will open on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shots will be given by appointment only.

Through the generosity of Mandelbaum & Mandelbaum LLC., ...

Death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick from NJ Prompts Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff

(NEW JERSEY) — On behalf of all New Jersey residents, Governor Philip D. Murphy has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday January 11,  in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River. 

Sicknick died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol from violent insurrectionists.

According to the statement from the ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_91865e0257568380c153_soups_healthy

Tue, January 26, 1:30 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Hearty and Nutritious Winter Soups - ONLINE

Food & Drink

Carousel_image_4138704eb88616c8cd02_flyer_for_build_your_emotional_toolbox

Tue, January 26, 2:00 PM

Virtual, Union

Build Your Emotional Toolbox

Health & Wellness Other

Carousel_image_cc5253afd621bcfbd13e_physics

Tue, January 26, 6:30 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Physics Answers for All - No Questions Too Big or ...

Education

Carousel_image_658710c3ae0f0af5f69a_adult_school-_226_125

Tue, January 26, 6:30 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Physics Answers for All - No Questions Too Big or ...

Education

What Unity Really Means

Like so many of you I’ve watched the events of the last week in horror.

I have not watched them in shock, I have long thought that violence would erupt during this transfer of power. I have seen the signs – the increasing violence, the rise in the acceptance of hate, racism, antisemitism and sexism. The armed militias, the increasing desperate cries, the willingness to use lies to ...

Inciting Violins

When I was little, my dad, who knew everything, gave me a present.

I watched with curious anticipation one day as he tied a long length of thread taken from my mom’s sewing basket onto the closed ends of a thick wire coat hanger. He instructed me to place the loop of thread over the top of my head so that the upside down hanger dangled freely in front of me, somewhere around my ...

Inauguration of President Joe Biden: Report from Washington D.C. with Photojournalist Julian Leshay

January 20, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with independent photojournalist Julian Leshay, live from Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day about his experiences in the nation’s capital as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris became the next president and vice president.

Leshay spoke to Brodeur via Zoom as he photographed images from the historic day at “one of the closest ...

Local Chefs Teach Online Cooking Classes to Fight Food Insecurity in Hudson Valley NY

HUDSON VALLEY, NY -- Janet Irizarry, the founder of Hudson Valley Eats, spoke with Brian Brodeur about her latest initiative, “Cooking For A Cause”. Irizarry started Hudson Valley Eats, whose main goal is to “make sure that everyone in the Hudson Valley eats, not just those who can afford it.” 

During the pandemic, it is hard for people to afford their basic ...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Words Remind Us That the COVID-19 Vaccine is a Moral Issue

January 18, 2021

In September 1963, there was a church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his eulogy for three little girls who had died in the explosion.
 
“There is an amazing democracy about death,” Dr. King said. 

Those words reverberate fiercely today as we witness over 3,000 deaths every day in American from COVID-19. The total 394,000 ...

A Student's Perspective: Teachers "Retiring" Creates Class Disruptions

PARKLAND, FL- As a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, I was deeply upset to find out our Wednesday class had been canceled because our English teacher has “chosen” to retire. The English teacher, who was loved by every student she taught, had been teaching virtually since the first day of school until that was no longer an option. 

Now that teachers are being ...

7 Tricks for Making the Best Winter Soups

January 18, 2021

There’s nothing like a steaming pot of soup to take off the chill on a cold day. Want to up your winter soup game? We’ve got seven simple tricks to make your favorites even better:

1. Save the bones from your roasted chicken (including storebought rotisserie chicken) in the freezer to make stock. The roasted bones will give your soups more flavor than raw.

2. Need to swap ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Comfortable at These Good Old-Fashioned Diners

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

A new year is upon us and optimistically one may believe that the possibilities are endless. Granted we just came off a year so horrific that it makes Divorce Court look better than Disneyland, so it’s reasonable to be a little trepidatious. But then again, aiming for the positive is a mindset that ...

Gov. Murphy Visits Paterson's CUMAC to Honor Dr. King Through Service

January 19, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - While a long line of area residents waited for the daily food distribution at Paterson’s Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community (CUMAC) on Monday morning, the non-profit organization’s warehouse was abuzz with activity as a forklift hoisted pallets of non-perishable food that were soon to be loaded on trucks.   

Volunteers Brian and Kerry ...

Newark Airport Workers Are Still Fighting for Employee Health Care Coverage

January 21, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — On New Year’s Eve, the state of New York welcomed 2021 with the passage of the Healthy Terminals Act, a piece of legislation mandating that essential workers at airports be provided an increased minimum wage, paid leave and a standard health benefits supplement. 

Across the river, the employees who keep Newark Liberty International Airport are still advocating for ...

Ocean County GOP Bigwig George Gilmore, One of 73 Pardoned by Trump

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - President Donald Trump waited until the wee hours of last day of his presidency to release the 73 individuals he pardoned, as well as the 70 whose sentences were commuted. The news becomes local headlines as former Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore wakes up today with a full presidential pardon.

 The White House press release sums up ...

The Girls by Lori Lansens

The Girls by Lori Lansens.  ( Back Bay Books, 2005)

 

I enjoy watching The Learning Channel’s hit show, Thousand Pound Sisters. Every time my husband, Tom, catches me watching it, he shakes his head and mutters, “I don’t know why you watch this show. . .” (To be fair, I don’t get The Mandalorian, but each to his own). 

So, why do I watch ...

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. (Random House, 2020)

 

Death has never been more a part of my consciousness than in the year 2020. We are getting daily death totals just like we used to get on the nightly news during the Vietnam War. But, death is not a subject that humans like to dwell on. Most of us put thoughts of our mortality on the back burner so that we are able to ...

Woodland Park's Leaders Will Continue To Get Things Done With Cooperation, Mutual Respect and Strong Desire

January 3, 2021

Woodland Park Residents,

As we all prepare to quickly turn the page to 2021, it will be equally exciting to have our new governmental and educational leadership teams in place here in town and at the County.

On Friday, Jan. 1, I had the honor and privilege of taking the oath of office for the fourth time as your Mayor in a very small ceremony at my childhood home. 

Councilman ...

Rep. Sherrill Applauds President Biden’s Executive Action to Reverse Muslim Ban

January 20, 2021

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement applauding President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s Executive Action to reverse the Muslim Ban:

“Our country is anchored on religious freedom. It makes us a beacon of hope to millions around the world. It is one of the values that I fought to uphold in the Navy and like so many Americans, I was deeply ...

Rep. Sherrill Statement on the Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris:

“With the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at the U.S. Capitol this afternoon, the country can begin to heal after four years of division and intolerance.

“President ...