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Little Falls Teenager Dies After Being Found Unresponsive By Family

April 26, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - A Passaic Valley High School student died suddenly late last night, April 25.

According to Chief Steven Post, at approximately 11 p.m. last night, a call came into the Little Falls Police Department that a 17-year-old male, who is a resident of Little Falls, was found unresponsive by his family.

"After our officers arrived on the scene, he was found to have no pulse ...

Passaic Valley High School Looking to Install Eco-Friendly Water Fountain

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Members of Passaic Valley High School's environmental club are trying to make a real effort to put a curb on wasting plastic water bottles and increase the use of refillable bottles.

According to Billy Goodman, science teacher and environmental club advisor, the students are taking part in various fundraising efforts in order to install the high school's first ever, ...

Woodland Park Fire Company Plans Food Truck Event Fundraiser

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Passaic Valley Hose Company 2, one of three companies that serve the residents of Woodland Park with the West Paterson Volunteer Fire Department, is hosting a food truck event on Saturday, May 6 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Rain date will be May 7.

Food trucks that will be at the event include Empanada Guy, Dogz Gone Wild, The Dudes Mobile Food Truck, Sunny Rae's Kitchen, ...

Board of Social Services Employee Charged with Unauthorized Use of Food Stamp Funds

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the arrest of Carol Austin, 61, of Paterson.

Austin was arrested without incident on April 21 by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office with the assistance of the North East Regional Office of the Inspector General for the United States Department of Agriculture. Austin was charged on the same date at the Passaic County ...

Second Annual Autism Walk Raises Money for Passaic Valley Program

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley High School was the site where many laced up their walking shoes and took part in the second annual "Autism Walk" on April 23. The event was organized to help raise support, awareness and funding for the high school's autism program, now in its second year.

Over 500 participants comprised of students, staff, and members of the community, donated ...

New Memorial To Be Dedicated To Fallen Woodland Park Soliders

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On Memorial Day this year at the conclusion of the annual parade, the Borough of Woodland Park will rededicate memorials to its 14 fallen soldiers.

Over the years, trees were planted and dedicated on the grounds of Memorial School to the 14 soldiers who were killed in action from West Paterson in World War II and Vietnam.

Special Police Officer Bill Gilhooley, who works ...

Little Falls Teen Battling Cancer Gets Support of Two Communities

 

LITTLE FALLS/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - One particular sophomore at Passaic Valley High School has discovered how much two local communities care about him.

Anthony Englehardt, 17, was recently diagnosed with Advanced State 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer last December. The local resident and avid lacrosse player has been receiving treatment at Hackensack University Medical ...

Rutgers Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale May 5, 6 at Presby Iris Gardens

MONTCLAIR, NJ - It must be spring if it’s time for the Master Gardeners' Plant Sale. Stock up on sought-after garden perennials, annuals, grasses, small trees, shrubs, berries, ferns, vegetables, and herbs as well as hard-to-find tomato varieties. Many of the plants are grown from seed or cuttings in the Master Gardeners’ greenhouse in Roseland, including a wide variety of coleus.

New Memorial To Be Dedicated To Fallen Woodland Park Soliders

April 24, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On Memorial Day this year at the conclusion of the annual parade, the Borough of Woodland Park will rededicate memorials to its 14 fallen soldiers.

Over the years, trees were planted and dedicated on the grounds of Memorial School to the 14 soldiers who were killed in action from West Paterson in World War II and Vietnam.

Special Police Officer Bill Gilhooley, who works ...

Woodland Park Fields Ready For Opening Day, With Newly Renovated Snack Stand

WOODLAND PARK, NJ – The Borough Council held its April 19 meeting “on the road” at St. Michael Catholic Church on Lackawanna Avenue, in an effort to bring local government directly into the community to better involve and inform residents.

Mayor Keith Kazmark noted the work done over the last few weeks at the Memorial Field complex in preparation for the spring sports season.

Mayor Torres Facing 5 Years Under Plea Detail Offer

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres is facing a five year sentence, would be forced to resign, and plead guilty to second degree conspiracy charges under a plea deal offered by the Deputy General Peter Baker.

The three indicted Public Works Department employees Joseph Mania, Timothy Hanlon, and Imad Mowaswes would plead guilty to third-degree conspiracy ...

Paterson Police Release Footage of Suspect in Armed Robbery of Kentucky Avenue Tire Shop

April 13, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Police is asking for assistance from the public in identifying the suspect of an armed robbery at "Full Circle Used Tires" on Kentucky Avenue.

On Feb. 1 the suspect entered Full Circle Used Tires and forced two employees to the ground as he proceeded to rob the business and the individuals. 

The Paterson Police Department Detective Bureau is ...

Woodland Park Fields Ready For Opening Day, With Newly Renovated Snack Stand

April 20, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ – The Borough Council held its April 19 meeting “on the road” at St. Michael Catholic Church on Lackawanna Avenue, in an effort to bring local government directly into the community to better involve and inform residents.

Mayor Keith Kazmark noted the work done over the last few weeks at the Memorial Field complex in preparation for the spring sports season.

Passaic Valley High School Looking to Install Eco-Friendly Water Fountain

April 26, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Members of Passaic Valley High School's environmental club are trying to make a real effort to put a curb on wasting plastic water bottles and increase the use of refillable bottles.

According to Billy Goodman, science teacher and environmental club advisor, the students are taking part in various fundraising efforts in order to install the high school's first ever, ...

Second Annual Autism Walk Raises Money for Passaic Valley Program

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley High School was the site where many laced up their walking shoes and took part in the second annual "Autism Walk" on April 23. The event was organized to help raise support, awareness and funding for the high school's autism program, now in its second year.

Over 500 participants comprised of students, staff, and members of the community, donated ...

Beloved MKA Track Coach Tom Fleming Dies While Coaching

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Tom Fleming, varsity track coach and teacher at Montclair Kimberley Academy, died suddenly on Wednesday night. 

Eyewitnesses have reported that 65-year-old Fleming passed away during a meet at the track in Verona.  Many people whose lives have been touched by Fleming have expressed their disbelief and condolences.  

In 1973 and 1975, Fleming won the New ...

Woodland Park Fire Company Plans Food Truck Event Fundraiser

April 26, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Passaic Valley Hose Company 2, one of three companies that serve the residents of Woodland Park with the West Paterson Volunteer Fire Department, is hosting a food truck event on Saturday, May 6 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Rain date will be May 7.

Food trucks that will be at the event include Empanada Guy, Dogz Gone Wild, The Dudes Mobile Food Truck, Sunny Rae's Kitchen, ...

Second Annual Autism Walk Raises Money for Passaic Valley Program

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley High School was the site where many laced up their walking shoes and took part in the second annual "Autism Walk" on April 23. The event was organized to help raise support, awareness and funding for the high school's autism program, now in its second year.

Over 500 participants comprised of students, staff, and members of the community, donated ...

New Memorial To Be Dedicated To Fallen Woodland Park Soliders

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On Memorial Day this year at the conclusion of the annual parade, the Borough of Woodland Park will rededicate memorials to its 14 fallen soldiers.

Over the years, trees were planted and dedicated on the grounds of Memorial School to the 14 soldiers who were killed in action from West Paterson in World War II and Vietnam.

Special Police Officer Bill Gilhooley, who works ...

Passaic Valley High School Registering for Youth Summer Camps

April 18, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley Regional High School is offering a number of activities and camps this summer for all area youth.

The Summer for the Performing Arts camps are now open for registration. Camps are open for students going into fourth grade through high school in any town. There are camps for music, theater, art, and dance. 

The Passaic ...

Woodland Park Library Celebrates Participants of its Winter Reading Program

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library held a cupcake party on April 13 to celebrate the accomplishments of the participants of its "Warm up With A Good Book" winter reading program.

Close to 60 children and adults attended the afternoon event, held during the school district's spring break.

Over 120 children participated in the winter reading program ...

2017 Congressional Art Competition Opens

The 2017 District 11 Congressional Art Competition is now open to entrants.  I am inviting all high school-age students from NJ 11, which includes 54 municipalities in Morris, Essex, Passaic and Sussex counties, to participate.

Each year, the students from my Congressional District display exceptional artistic talent at my Congressional Art Competition. I am excited to review the ...

Target Recalls Water Absorbing Easter and Dino Toys for Ingestion Hazard

April 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - This recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino.

Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product’s packaging. Hatch Your Own Dino Egg has model number 234-09-0016 on the label inserted in the product’s packaging.

The pink, blue, or purple Hatch & Grow ...

Rutgers Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale May 5, 6 at Presby Iris Gardens

April 22, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - It must be spring if it’s time for the Master Gardeners' Plant Sale. Stock up on sought-after garden perennials, annuals, grasses, small trees, shrubs, berries, ferns, vegetables, and herbs as well as hard-to-find tomato varieties. Many of the plants are grown from seed or cuttings in the Master Gardeners’ greenhouse in Roseland, including a wide variety of coleus.

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Totowa Shade Tree Commission To Mark Arbor Day With Planting

April 26, 2017

TOTOWA, NJ - The Totowa Shade Tree commission will be celebrating Arbor Day by having a tree planting ceremony on Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m. at the Borough of Totowa municipal building, 537 Totowa Rd. The group will be planting a white pine tree alongside the white pines that they planted in the past, eventually creating a natural fence and wind barrier on the municipal complex grounds. All ...