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Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Woodland Park Police Department Recieves Formal Accreditation

August 17, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department received its formal Accreditation as a Law Enforcement Agency at the Aug. 15 Borough Council meeting.

Under the direction of Police Chief Eileeen Tiernan, the department underwent this two-year process, working with the Rodgers Group, based in Island Heights, during which it updated every policy, procedure, rule and ...

Totowa Rapper Admits To Trying to Bring Loaded Gun Through Security at Newark Airport

TOTOWA, N.J. – Rapper Juelz Santana, a resident of Totowa, admitted to knowingly possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon and trying to bring a loaded gun onto a plane, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

The rapper, whose real name is LaRon L. James, 36, plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to both counts of an indictment charging him with ...

Little Falls Woman Charged with Endangering the Welfare of Three Week Old Infant

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -  Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Mark P. Centurione announce that, Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, 30, of Little Falls, was charged with two counts related to the endangering the welfare of her three-week-old infant.

The incident occurred on Aug. 8, when Sharifnezhadazizi left her three-week-old infant unattended in a ...

Gov. Murphy Making Good on Promise for Free Community College

August 7, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration on Aug. 6.

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was ...

School Board Candidates For November Election Announced

The Passaic County Clerk's Office has announced the names of the candidates running for local school Board of Education seats.

LITTLE FALLS

Lauren Verdi
Frederick "Fred" DeMarco
Douglas Jandoli   ...

Summer reading program ends Aug. 19 in Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Library's annual Summer Reading Program for children and teens, “Libraries Rock!” ends on Aug. 19. It’s not too late to join! The library encourages all children and teens to participate.

"Participating in summer reading at the library is one of the best ways to prevent summer slide," said Allie Steiger, youth services ...

Fundraisers Planned For Little Falls, Woodland Park Flood Victims

August 14, 2018

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Little Falls and Woodland Park communities have rallied in support of the victims of flash flooding on Aug. 11.

The Little Falls Athletic Club has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money to purchase gift cards to retailers such as ShopRite, Home Depot, Target, etc. for affected residents to help them get back on their feet. The page is located at ...

Totowa Native Makes Broadway Premiere

August 16, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - Matt Wiercinski of Totowa recently made his Broadway premiere on the acclaimed play "Anastasia." Matt is part of the play’s ensemble and is featured as Prince Siegfried in the ballet in Act II of the play.

Wiercinski grew up in Totowa, and danced locally and in the city throughout his early life. He has been able to work with some of the top ...

Little Falls' Jess LeProtto Joins "Hello, Dolly!" National Tour

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -  Township native and Passaic Valley Regional High School graduate Jess LeProtto has joined the cast for the upcoming national tour of "Hello, Dolly!" starring Betty Buckley in the title role.

He will join Tony nominee Lewis Stadlen (The Front Page), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Analisa Leaming (School of Rock),  Kristen Hahn (A Gentleman's Guide ...

Passaic County Fair Offers Four Days of Fun For The Whole Family

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual county fair from Thursday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 19 at Garret Mountain Reservation.

The County Fair will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per car. Festivities will include ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Little Falls Valley Spa Sells Jersey Cash 5 Ticket Winning For $218,881

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $218,881 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Aug. 10 drawing. The winning numbers were: 04, 12, 18, 28 and 34 and the XTRA number was: 03.

The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket is Valley Spa, 61 East Main St., in Little Falls.

“We are thrilled that the winning jackpot ticket was sold at ...

Macy's Backstage at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne Set To Open

WAYNE, NJ - Join in for the grand opening of Macy’s Backstage at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m.  

Be one of the first 200 customers to arrive and you’ll receive a "Scratch, Win, Smile" scratch-off card. During the event, be sure to shop to the tunes of a live DJ. Snap a photo at the selfie-station and post your photo ...

Candidates for Passaic County Seats, Local Municipal Councils Announced

August 7, 2018

The Passaic County Clerk's Office has announced the names of the candidates running for County Clerk, the Board of Chosen Freeholder Board and local municipal council seats.

COUNTY CLERK

Ronald Fava of Clifton - Rep.
Danielle Ireland-Imhof of Hawthorne - Dem.

BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

Gary Passenti of Clifton - Rep. 
Lori Mambelli of Totowa - ...

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Taking A Stand For Quality Health Care Coverage

August 10, 2018

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 leadership, New Jersey is fighting back against President Trump’s effort to undo ...

DEP Reminds Residents To Eliminate Standing Water on Properties To Reduce Mosquito Population

August 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – With a wet hot summer, the Department of Environmental Protection is reminding property owners of common-sense steps they can take to help reduce mosquito populations and the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said.

“Protecting public health from disease-carrying mosquitoes is a very serious priority,” Commissioner McCabe said.