Press Releases

September 19, 2018

Event will highlight pet rescues and the Passaic County Sheriff’s K-9 Division and Mounted Patrol Paterson, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the third annual “Paws in the Park” on Saturday, October 6th, ...

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Hawthorne, NJ - Join us for the Borough’s 10th Annual Hawthorne Day on Saturday, September 22nd on the grounds of the Boro Bandshell and Pool Complex (at the corner of May Street and Wagaraw Road). Celebrate Hawthorne’s Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and music icon, Debbie Harry, with one of ...

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Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ in Partnership with the Passaic County Department of Health & Board of Chosen Freeholders All are welcome at this “women-focused” event with activities for the whole family! The mission of October’s perennial ...

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Grant focuses on litter abatement, mini-grants available to the community. (Paterson, NJ) – The County of Passaic was recently awarded $76,917.79 by the NJ Clean Communities Council for litter abatement programming. The NJ Clean Communities program aims to reduce litter through a statewide ...

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TRENTON – A series of school bus safety bills sponsored by Senator Joseph Lagana, Senate Transportation Committee Chair Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. and Senator Linda Greenstein that would aim to improve bus safety and accident response, make bus drivers and company’s more accountable and require every ...

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Do you like to sing?  The men of the Orpheus Club do, and we are looking for new members. Please come to our Open House on Saturday morning, Sept 22, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon to mingle with our members and learn more about the Orpheus Club in a casual, no-obligation setting.  You will also ...

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Fifth District Towns See Return On Investment for Water Safety and Infrastructure GLEN ROCK, NJ - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has awarded nearly $84.5 million to New Jersey to finance water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting New Jersey ...

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NEW JERSEY — Volunteers throughout the state will unite to combat the deadly opioid crisis on Saturday, Oct. 6, by delivering vital information in their communities on the dangers of prescription opioids and their link to heroin use on the third annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. The event — a ...

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Frank Pietropaolo, a Republican candidate for Passaic County Freeholder, issued the following statement regarding the county Democrats effort to withhold information: "For nearly a month now my team has been attempting to get certain government documents from the Passaic County Democratic ...

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Award arrives amid DeVos attacks on campus sexual assault policies U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) and Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-05) celebrated the awarding of a $299,895 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to Passaic County Community ...

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Funds will go toward restoration of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s deck and buildings damaged during Sandy PATERSON, NJ –  U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced the awarding of a $1,162,364 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to New Jersey which will be used ...

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    Sunday, September 16, 2018, the Borough of Hawthorne Bandshell will present the rescheduled “Fight 4 Autism III” concert.  The night features a performance by an All-Star collection of local musicians who have come together to donate their time for a cause.  The performers are Hawthorne High ...

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Bogota, N.J. – Tuesday, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) brought together federal and local veterans service providers at the Bogota VFW Post 5561 to support the men and women of North Jersey who have served America in the line of duty. In addition to the resources available, Gottheimer moderated ...

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Deadline to Submit Public Comment is Sept. 5 TRENTON – Senator Joseph Lagana, Assemblywoman Lisa Swain and Assemblyman Chris Tully (D-Bergen/Passaic) are encouraging residents in the 38th district to provide public comment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on how they have been ...

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On Tuesday, September 4th from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) will hold a Veterans Resource Fair at the Bogota VFW. Veterans interested in learning more about programs and jobs available to serve them will hear from organizations such as Disabled Bergen Veterans, SBA’s ...

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RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) scooped ice cream for customers, made a batch of lemon basil ice cream, and met with employees at Ice Cream by Mike in Ridgewood. While “on the job,” Gottheimer served Ridgewood Mayor Ramon Hache and Wyckoff families with owner Mike Elias. Mike ...

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Hawthorne, NJ – On Tuesday evening, September 11, the Borough of Hawthorne will hold its annual 9/11 candle lighting service at the 9/11 Memorial on Goffle Road, at the corner of Lafayette Avenue. The evening’s service will begin at 6:30 pm. The Keynote Speaker this year is Ronald S. Fava.  Mr.

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Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, along with Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo, Morris County Prosecutor Frederic Knapp, Sussex County Prosecutor Francis Koch, Sheriff Richard Berdnik and Chiefs of Police Mark Centurione (Clifton), Luis Guzman (Passaic), Troy Oswald (Paterson), ...

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Orpheus Club Men's Chorus, New Jersey's pre-eminent men's chorus, welcomes all men who love to sing to join us. Men of all voice types (tenor, baritone or bass) are invited to join us at our Wednesday weekly rehearsals starting September 5, 2018. Orpheus Club, celebrating its 110th consecutive ...

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TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Mila Jasey, Yvonne Lopez and Shavonda Sumter to establish the “New Jersey Complete Count Commission,” which will help ensure the state’s full participation in the 2020 federal decennial census, has been signed into law. “Because federal funds, ...

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The Hawthorne Green Team and Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the 8th Annual Green Fair on Sunday, September 9th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The Hawthorne Farmers’ Market is the backdrop for the fair, which will be at the Louis Bay 2nd Library. Enjoy live music from “Men of Horses,” a local band ...

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PROSPECT PARK, NJ - Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah, the Borough Council and the Recreation Department of the Borough of Prospect Park proudly announce that the 10th Annual Prospect Park Day Parade and Festival, will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 (Rain Date: September 15th). For the second ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is looking for volunteers throughout the state to help spread awareness of the dangers of prescription opioids and actions that can be taken to protect families and communities from addiction as part of the third annual Knock Out Opioid ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - A Career Resource Event and Job Fair will be sponsored by the School of Continuing and Professional Education at William Paterson University and the Passaic County One Stop System on Friday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1600 Valley Rd., Wayne. Companies invited to ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Passaic County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Senior Services will present a free five week Senior Police Academy this fall. The academy will be held Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Department of ...

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“A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey” explores history through rocks. HAWTHORNE, NJ – Local author Veronica MacDonald Ditko is launching her first book entitled “A Rock Solid History of Hawthorne, New Jersey.” Children learn best through tangible objects like rocks. The book explores ...

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The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey announced six winners Tuesday for its fourth annual Don’t Get Hooked on Drugs Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament. Aubrey Hiers of Linwood, Jenn Criscuolo of Manahawkin, Jim Kochman of Eatontown, Tom Moran of Brooklawn, Frank Ruczynski of Monroeville ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Representatives Gottheimer, Pascrell, Lance, Norcross, MacArthur, and Watson Coleman introduced bipartisan legislation that will help address New Jersey’s physician shortage and meet its healthcare needs by making New Jersey hospitals more competitive. Due to an unfair ...

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Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage. Under Governor Phil Murphy’s ...

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MIDLAND PARK, NJ -- On Aug. 3, Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-8), a Democrat and a Republican, called on Congress to pass HR 911, the Saracini Aviation Safety Act of 2017, which would mandate the installation of secondary flight deck barriers on commercial airplanes.

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