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Woodland Park Library To Take Part in National Voter Registration Day

September 18, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Library is participating in the National Voter Registration Day, which is Tuesday, Sept. 25. Are you a U.S. citizen and haven’t voted yet? Will you be 18 on Nov. 6? Have you moved recently? Have you changed your name recently? If yes to any of these questions, register to vote at the event. The library, located at 7 Brophy Lane, will take applications ...

Woodland Park Police Department Swears in Three New Officers

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Borough Council at its Sept. 5 meeting swore in two new police officers, Justin Castro and Marc Bonilla, as well as its new Special III Police Officer, Brian Newman, who is assigned to the Woodland Park Public Schools.

Bonilla, 24, is a lifelong resident of Woodland Park. He graduated Passaic Valley Regional High School and Rowan University.

Passaic County Plans Free Senior Police Academy

September 18, 2018

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 Senior Services, 930 Riverview Dr., Totowa.

Topics will include fraud, scams and identity ...

Woodland Park Police Department Swears in Three New Officers

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Borough Council at its Sept. 5 meeting swore in two new police officers, Justin Castro and Marc Bonilla, as well as its new Special III Police Officer, Brian Newman, who is assigned to the Woodland Park Public Schools.

Bonilla, 24, is a lifelong resident of Woodland Park. He graduated Passaic Valley Regional High School and Rowan University.

Woodland Park Council Salutes Championship Soccer Team

September 16, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Mayor and Council saluted the West Paterson Soccer League (WPSA) championship winning U12 Predators at its Sept. 5 meeting. It will honor additional spring season soccer championship teams later this fall. 

The WPSA U-11, Flight 5 Predators went undefeated in the spring season and won their division in the Morris County Youth Soccer Association League under ...

Woodland Park School District Welcomes Addition To Guidance Department

September 21, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - After receiving an unexpected increase in state aid last spring, one of the items the Board of Education decided to utilize funds on was to add an additional full-time guidance counselor to the district.

Previously, guidance counselor Danielle Indri split her time between Charles Olbon and Beatrice Gilmore and Kerry Mc Glame handled the needs of Memorial School. The ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying Two More Years

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Woodland Park Students Take Part in Kindness Adventure

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Last spring, Charles Olbon School hosted a school-wide character education assembly called The NED Show. NED is a cartoon character whose name is an acronym for "Never give up," "Encourage others," and "Do your best." The program used humor, audience participation, yo-yo and magic tricks to bring forth its message.

NED, and his human friend ...

Women's Wellness Expo to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sept. 29

September 21, 2018

WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kick-off  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. 

The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so women can “be aware of what’s normal for ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ

WAYNE, NJ - The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has traditionally been focused on a singular core message: awareness. The impetus of the month-long campaign has been that women (and men) need to be aware of what’s normal for them, know their family histories, and pay heed to the importance of getting screened regularly for breast cancer. But last ...

Stigma Free Awareness Campaign Kicks Off with Passaic Valley High School Game, Banners

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Members of the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force were on hand at Passaic Valley High School's varsity football home opener on Sept 8.

The varsity players were recognizing the Borough's and the high school's Stigma Free initiative by wearing lime green socks and laces, courtesy of Mayor Keith Kazmark. Task Force members handed out brochures ...

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Friends of the Alfred Baumann Library Plan Annual Dessert Buffet Fundraiser

September 19, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Friends of the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library are planning their fourth annual Sweet & Savory Sensations dessert buffet fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickers are $25.

Ticket includes unlimited delectable desserts and savories, coffee or tea, entertainment and lots of giveaways. Proceeds from the event support programs at the library. For ...