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Go Forward This Spring @ Passaic County Community College. In-Person and Online Classes Begin January 27

It’s a new year and the perfect time to go forward at Passaic County Community College. PCCC has locations in Paterson,, Wanaque, Passaic, and Wayne, and also offers the programs and classes to help you build a secure foundation for future success. Choose from over 70 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of fields, including computers, science, healthcare, education, public ...

Passaic County Community College Announces First Esports Coordinator/Coach

Passaic County Community College Athletic Director Wayne Martin has announced the appointment of Lamar Carter as PCCC’s new ESports Coordinator/Coach. A New Jersey native, Coach Carter will assist in the development, implementation, and future expansion of the ESports program for the entire PCCC community.

“Lamar Carter is a lifelong gamer and an award-winning athletic ...

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 ...

A year (or 2) in Review - finding light in all this darkness

2019 was an awful year. Yep I said it – 2019 was an awful year.

The first half was filled with work related stress and the office nonsense that we probably have all started to miss and in the vast universe of things I hope one day I can see as trivial.

In May, my father, who has outlived his brain cancer diagnosis by two decades, had a stroke that left him debilitated and in hospice ...

US Senator Bob Menendez Reflects on a "Dark Day in American History"

January 8, 2021


This week, we tragically learned what happens when a President falsely claims an election was stolen and incites his supporters to act on his lies. On Wednesday, January 6th, as Congress gathered to honor our constitutional duty to certify President-elect Biden’s 306 electoral votes, an angry mob of insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent ...

Congressman Bill Pascrell - "The Long-Term Preservation of Democracy is in our Hands Right Now"

Dear Friend:  

On Wednesday, our United States Capitol was attacked by a mob of rightwing terrorists. As Republicans inside the chamber sought to tear down our democracy, the violent extremists they whipped up outside tried the very same. This attempted coup is treasonous. Horrifically, it was incited directly by Donald Trump and many of my colleagues across the aisle. The traitors ...

Driver Escapes with Non-Life Threatening Injuries After Car Travels Up Pedestrian Ramp in Paramus

January 8, 2021

PARAMUS, NJ - A driver, whose SUV careened off Route 17 north and mounted a pedestrian bridge staircase before coming to a halt, causing it to catch fire, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Firefighters from Paramus Fire Department Engine Company #1 extinguished the Thursday evening, Jan. 7 fire. The vehicle crashed near the Linwood Avenue exit.

The vehicle's adult male ...

Paramus Introduces Ordinance to Restrict Sale of Recreational Marijuana

PARAMUS, NJ - The Borough Council took a strong stance against allowing the sale of recreational marijuana within its borders, voting unanimously on Jan. 5 for an ordinance on first reading to disallow storefront sale.

"This council has made it abundantly clear," Mayor Richard LaBarbiera said, referring to their position on recreational marijuana. Medicinal marijuana is a ...

Light Your Flame and Shine

This morning while I was scrolling through Facebook, a memory of a photo I shared a few years ago popped up. It's a picture of me in high school playing the piano for a drama club production. When I first made the post, it was simply in remembrance of a happy period of my life. But, when the photo appeared in my memories today, I saw it with a different perspective.

All those years ...

Remembering with More Love Than Pain

The holiday season is upon us. For many it can be the most wonderful time of the year, but, for others, it can be the loneliest. If you have lost a loved one or suffered a breakup with a spouse/significant other or friend, the holiday season is a constant reminder of the loss. Grief at any time of the year is painful, but it feels especially traumatic during the holidays. 

I recently had ...

Prospect Park Board of Health Meeting Notice

January 12, 2021



    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that due to the public health emergency in the State of New Jersey, as declared in Executive Order 103, the Borough will be altering its normal meeting procedures for its regularly scheduled Board of ...

Prospect Park Land Use Board Meeting Notice






    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that due to the public health emergency in the State of New Jersey, as declared in Executive Order 103, the Borough will be altering ...

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 ...

Out With the Old In With the New

It is that time of year again. Where we sign up for gym memberships and then drive home disgruntled because on the first day of our January resolution the Lifecycle bikes to nowhere are fully occupied and there is a line for seaweed and kale shakes at the juice bar.

The good news is that the gyms are not open, so now there is a legitimate reason not to workout at all.

The bad news is that ...

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

January 14, 2021

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 ...

Capitol Hill Riot Through the Eyes and Lens of Independent Photojournalist Julian Leshay

January 10, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Julian Leshay, an independent photojournalist, spoke with Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about his experiences taking photos at the recent Capitol Hill riot on January 6. Leshay gives viewers his insight into the scenes he witnessed and the images he captured on that fateful day. 

Leshay arrived in Washington, D.C. the day before, “to get the environment, to ...

When Electoral History Passed Through Georgia: Follow Jimmy Carter's Path to the Presidency

ATLANTA, GA -- Jimmy Carter was the first and only president to be a born in Georgia, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum can be found in Freedom Park in the heart of Atlanta.

Though we know the story of the peanut farmer who rose to national heights, there’s much more to learn about the early life of James Earl Carter, Jr. here, including his early career in ...