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Victim of Cliff Fall was Paterson Firefighter, Go Fund Me Page Established for His Family

June 28, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The man who was killed on Monday after falling from a cliff in Mills Reservation has been identified as Paterson firefighter and Wayne resident Kerry Rivera according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.  

Rivera, 50, was riding with his brother around 9 a.m. on Monday when he lost control of his mountain bike and fell approximately 20 feet down a rocky ...

Woodland Park Salutes Two Eagle Scouts

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Last week the Borough Council saluted two young men who achieved the highest rank in Boy Scouting - Eagle Scout.

“Not often do we have the opportunity to recognize two Eagle Scouts in one evening,” said Mayor Keith Kazmark, before noting the accomplishments of Zachary Fitzgerald and Granger Mitchell and providing each with a proclamation.

The Eagle Scout Rank ...

The Fine Grind in Little Falls Celebrates Its 12th Anniversary

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Once upon a time, Rhonda and Jon Mallek dreamed of opening up their very own "not-so average" coffee shop. Twelve years later The Fine Grind Coffee Bar keeps on thriving and growing.

The Malleks have taken pride in staying true to their commitment over the years of giving their patrons quality coffee and eclectic dishes, and providing a venue ...

Five Doctors Plead Guilty In Connection With Test Referral Scheme With NJ Clinical Lab

NEWARK, N.J. – Five doctors last week, including one who has an office in Woodland Park, admitted taking bribes in connection with a long-running and elaborate test referral scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, its president and numerous associates, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

George Roussis, 44, of Staten Island, N.Y.; ...

Woodland Park Alliance, Business Association Presents Scholarship

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the June 21 Woodland Park Borough Council meeting, the Woodland Park Business Association presented a $500 scholarship to Sabina Bet, a recent graduate of Passaic Valley High School.

Sabina will be attending Passaic County Community College in the fall with an anticipated major in the study of nursing. Her long-range plans include pursuing a master’s degree in ...

Woodland Park Residents Eligible For Fair Lawn Pool Memberships

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Residents of Woodland Park are eligible to purchase memberships for Memorial Pool through an Interlocal Agreement. Proper ID must be shown to purchase memberships.

Memorial Pool is located at the end of Berdan Avenue. This sand bottom pool is surrounded by beach sand and includes a full beach, back beach grass areas and shade trees. The pool includes an enclosed kiddie area ...

5 Hot Tips To Help You Keep Your Cool If You’re Moving This Summer

Ah yes, it’s summertime and the living is easy, unless, of course, you’re moving! Moving can be stressful during any season but add heat and humidity to the mix and tasks can become more formidable — even cool cucumbers can feel fried. 

Here are tips to help you keep your cool if you’re moving this summer.

Secure a Mover

As soon as you can, schedule an ...

Woodland Park Summer Concert Series Features Hometown Bands

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park’s 2017 Summer Concert Series features all local hometown bands this year. Concerts are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Dowling Gardens, corner of McBride Avenue and Dowling Parkway. Bring a chair or blanket, and bug spray.

The schedule is as follows:

July 5 - Sunset Soundz
July 12 -Sick Star Nation
July 19 -Joe Caroselli & ...

Woodland Park Salutes Two Eagle Scouts

June 28, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Last week the Borough Council saluted two young men who achieved the highest rank in Boy Scouting - Eagle Scout.

“Not often do we have the opportunity to recognize two Eagle Scouts in one evening,” said Mayor Keith Kazmark, before noting the accomplishments of Zachary Fitzgerald and Granger Mitchell and providing each with a proclamation.

The Eagle Scout Rank ...

Woodland Park Residents Eligible For Fair Lawn Pool Memberships

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Residents of Woodland Park are eligible to purchase memberships for Memorial Pool through an Interlocal Agreement. Proper ID must be shown to purchase memberships.

Memorial Pool is located at the end of Berdan Avenue. This sand bottom pool is surrounded by beach sand and includes a full beach, back beach grass areas and shade trees. The pool includes an enclosed kiddie area ...

Little Falls Spotlights Young Student Artists, Appoints Library Board Trustee

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Some creative young students flooded Town Hall during the recent Township Council meeting held on June 12. The art students of the Little Falls School District had their works highlighted and displayed on the walls.

Damiano highlighted the students' efforts during the meeting and gave a proclamation.

"We're honoring all of the outstanding artists in the ...

Victim of Cliff Fall was Paterson Firefighter, Go Fund Me Page Established for His Family

June 28, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - The man who was killed on Monday after falling from a cliff in Mills Reservation has been identified as Paterson firefighter and Wayne resident Kerry Rivera according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.  

Rivera, 50, was riding with his brother around 9 a.m. on Monday when he lost control of his mountain bike and fell approximately 20 feet down a rocky ...

Little Falls Acknowledges Sheriff's Department, Hires New Police Officer

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - A special acknowledgment was given to Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik and the Passaic County Sheriff's Department (PCSD) by Little Falls Mayor James Damiano and council members during the recent Township Council meeting held on June 12.

"This acknowledgment is for some assistance that the Sheriff's Department provided for us here in Little ...

Totowa Man Indicted For Theft, Drug Tampering at Pharmacy Tech Job

TOTOWA, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the indictment of Jason J. D’Amico, 28, of Totowa.

D’Amico was employed as a pharmacy technician for approximately four years at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne and he was responsible for filling Pyxis machines. Pyxis machines are specialized machines located in the operating rooms of St.

West Paterson Soccer Travel League Clinches Division Tournament

June 20, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In what is a first for the West Paterson Soccer Association (WPSA), its Division 1 high school level won their league tournament competing under the Morris County Youth Association (MCYA), The team, comprised mostly of high school juniors and seniors from Passaic Valley High School, clinched their victory winning the final game on June 10 in Montville.

According to Barbara ...

Woodland Park Alliance, Business Association Presents Scholarship

June 26, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the June 21 Woodland Park Borough Council meeting, the Woodland Park Business Association presented a $500 scholarship to Sabina Bet, a recent graduate of Passaic Valley High School.

Sabina will be attending Passaic County Community College in the fall with an anticipated major in the study of nursing. Her long-range plans include pursuing a master’s degree in ...

Chem Students, Teen Center Highlighted at Passaic Valley Board of Ed Meeting

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Two presentations were given to Passaic Valley Board of Education members at their recent meeting on June 13.

Dr. Susanne Iobst, chemistry teacher, presented students from Passaic Valley High School's honors chemistry course who competed in the the North Jersey ACS competition. The CAD Imagination Contest program is sponsored by the American Chemical ...

Little Falls Spotlights Young Student Artists, Appoints Library Board Trustee

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Some creative young students flooded Town Hall during the recent Township Council meeting held on June 12. The art students of the Little Falls School District had their works highlighted and displayed on the walls.

Damiano highlighted the students' efforts during the meeting and gave a proclamation.

"We're honoring all of the outstanding artists in the ...

The Fine Grind in Little Falls Celebrates Its 12th Anniversary

June 27, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Once upon a time, Rhonda and Jon Mallek dreamed of opening up their very own "not-so average" coffee shop. Twelve years later The Fine Grind Coffee Bar keeps on thriving and growing.

The Malleks have taken pride in staying true to their commitment over the years of giving their patrons quality coffee and eclectic dishes, and providing a venue ...

Little Falls Adds Additional Green Space to Woodcliff Avenue Corridor

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic River Coalition is aiming to keep the momentum of its ongoing efforts to beautify and maintain green space along flood-prone areas of the Passaic River, primarily in the Singac section of the township.

Last Friday, they returned once again for "Riverfront Beautification Day" in order to plant flowers and maintain shrubbery in those areas. The ...

Woodland Park Residents Eligible For Fair Lawn Pool Memberships

June 26, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Residents of Woodland Park are eligible to purchase memberships for Memorial Pool through an Interlocal Agreement. Proper ID must be shown to purchase memberships.

Memorial Pool is located at the end of Berdan Avenue. This sand bottom pool is surrounded by beach sand and includes a full beach, back beach grass areas and shade trees. The pool includes an enclosed kiddie area ...

Woodland Park Summer Concert Series Features Hometown Bands

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park’s 2017 Summer Concert Series features all local hometown bands this year. Concerts are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Dowling Gardens, corner of McBride Avenue and Dowling Parkway. Bring a chair or blanket, and bug spray.

The schedule is as follows:

July 5 - Sunset Soundz
July 12 -Sick Star Nation
July 19 -Joe Caroselli & ...

Woodland Park Alliance Presents Movies Under The Stars Series

WOODLAND PARK - The annual Movies Under the Stars, sponsored by the Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, will be held on Thursday nights at dusk on Memorial Field, behind Memorial School. The snack stand will be open. All are welcome.

The schedule is as follows:
July 6: Trolls
July 13: Moana
July 20: Sing
July 27: Beauty and the Beast (animated)
Aug. 3: ...

The Fine Grind in Little Falls Celebrates Its 12th Anniversary

June 27, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Once upon a time, Rhonda and Jon Mallek dreamed of opening up their very own "not-so average" coffee shop. Twelve years later The Fine Grind Coffee Bar keeps on thriving and growing.

The Malleks have taken pride in staying true to their commitment over the years of giving their patrons quality coffee and eclectic dishes, and providing a venue ...

Woodland Park Alliance, Business Association Presents Scholarship

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the June 21 Woodland Park Borough Council meeting, the Woodland Park Business Association presented a $500 scholarship to Sabina Bet, a recent graduate of Passaic Valley High School.

Sabina will be attending Passaic County Community College in the fall with an anticipated major in the study of nursing. Her long-range plans include pursuing a master’s degree in ...

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon

AUSTIN, TX - Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they will be merging. The all-cash deal, valued at $13.7 billion includes WFM debt. Amazon paid $42 per share for the grocery chain.

Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand and source from trusted vendors and partners around the world. John Mackey ...

The Death Seat Burger Brings New Life To A Garden State Watering Hole

June 21, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ -  Nutley’s Old Canal Inn reopened under new ownership a few years ago after being closed for several years and many of the old traditions are coming back in new and interesting ways. Case in point: The Death Seat Burger Platter.

I first heard of the “Death Seat” at the Old Canal Inn when I found a copy of Weird New Jersey at the Barnes and Noble in ...

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon

AUSTIN, TX - Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they will be merging. The all-cash deal, valued at $13.7 billion includes WFM debt. Amazon paid $42 per share for the grocery chain.

Whole Foods Market will continue to operate stores under the Whole Foods Market brand and source from trusted vendors and partners around the world. John Mackey ...

Christie Administration Kicks Off 2017 #Jerseyfreshlove Photo Contest

VINELAND, NJ -- Get your camera ready, log onto Instagram, and get ready for the 2017 #JerseyFreshLove photo contest.

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and the 2016 winner of the Jersey Fresh Love social media photo contest, Ryan Briggs, owner of Outlaw’s Burger Barn and Creamery in Vineland, recently kicked off the 2017 #jerseyfreshlove Instagram-only photo ...

Trader Joe's Recalls 'Grainless Granola' over Listeria Concern

June 20, 2017

Trader Joe's is issuing a recall for 'Trader Joe's Grainless Granola' over potential contamination Listeria monocytogenes.

The lot being recalled has 'Best By' dates from 032018 to 041018. The SKU on the product is SKU# 56307.

All potentially affected product has been removed from store shelves and has been destroyed. No illnesses have been reported to ...

Trader Joe's Issues Recall for Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Trader Joe's has issued a recall of its private label 'Green Tea Matcha' ice cream due to foreign matter in the product. 

This is a voluntary recall because of the potential presence of small metal pieces in the product. There have been no injuries or illnesses have been reported to date and all product in stores has been removed from freezers ...

Little Falls Plans To Launch Stigma Free Initiative This Fall

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls is looking to start a Stigma Free program beginning this fall.

The initiative is being spearheaded by Councilwoman Maria Martini Cordonnier. In her committee report as school district liaison during the June 12 council meeting, she noted that she had attended a Stigma Free event at a school in Morris County recently.

"I attended this ...

5 Hot Tips To Help You Keep Your Cool If You’re Moving This Summer

June 25, 2017

Ah yes, it’s summertime and the living is easy, unless, of course, you’re moving! Moving can be stressful during any season but add heat and humidity to the mix and tasks can become more formidable — even cool cucumbers can feel fried. 

Here are tips to help you keep your cool if you’re moving this summer.

Secure a Mover

As soon as you can, schedule an ...

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In the Meadowlands, New Jersey Must Protect Migrating Birds

June 23, 2017

With ongoing construction in the Meadowlands in recent decades, an unanticipated cost has become more and more apparent - an alarming number of bird deaths.

The Meadowlands attracts tens of thousands of birds each year representing more than 200 species, as it offers a diversity of habitats and sits in the Atlantic Flyway, a major migration corridor for many different birds, from raptors to ...

Summer Concert Series Continues in Little Falls with Jersey Sound

June 28, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Alliance for a Better Community's summer concert series continues on Thursday, June 29 at Wilmore Park on Main Street and First Avenue with Jersey Sound.
An unforgettable night is in store. The talented musicians and singers in Jersey Sound come from different musical backgrounds to form one of New Jersey's most requested bands. They offer an ...