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Little Falls Comes Together Against Bias and Violence In Aftermath of Charlottesville

August 22, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - A vigil was held last Friday evening where local residents came together to stand against racism, bigotry, and anti-semitism in light of recent events in the nation and other parts of the world.

The event, held at the Little Falls Civil Center, was organized by Township Council members. Approximately 70 attendees gathered to solemnly remember recent victims of ...

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest.  Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.

For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables immediately after harvest. But let's face it, most of us ...

Notch Road Bridge Will Close For Three Months During Construction

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Township of Little Falls and the Borough of Woodland Park passed resolutions last week to comply with a short term closure of Notch Road Bridge by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), allowing construction on the bridge to be expedited. Transportation officials have not yet announced when the bridge would close.

The bridge work is tied into ...

Woodland Park Council Honors Soccer Teams

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council honored three West Paterson Soccer League (WPSA) championship squads at its Aug. 16 meeting. An additional three championship teams - WPSA Alliance, WPSA Celtic and WPSA Condors - will be honored at the Sept. 20 meeting.

Honored on Aug. 16 were:

The WPSA Warriors U 14, Flight 3 went 8-1-1 in the spring season to win their division ...

Little Falls Approves Developer's Agreement For Luxury Townhouse Development on Lindsley Road

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The governing body in Little Falls authorized a resolution for the mayor to execute a developer's agreement with respect to a residential housing development in the township.

During the workshop meeting on Aug. 14, Mayor James Damiano said that the construction of 24 townhouses, located on Lindsley Road, is set to start.

The Little Falls Planning Board, earlier ...

Get the Feel of Flying at Open Cockpit Weekend at the Aviation Hall of Fame

TETERBORO, NJ - History and airplane enthusiasts will be welcomed during open cockpit weekend at the Aviation Hall of Fame on Aug. 19 and 20 in Teterboro.

Aircraft cockpits will be fully open for fans of flying to get a feel of what it might have been like to be a pilot in the past. The display includes a:  

Lockheed Bushmaster
Convair 880, circa 1958
M*A*S*H Bell ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers. Kevin Schindler, planetarium associate and technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look directly at the ...

Hurricane BTW Will Open Its Second Location in The Nation in Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Hurricane BTW will open its first location in New Jersey in the borough at 1530 Route 46 west, next to Fairway, later this year.

A fast casual restaurant, Hurricane BTW (burgers, tacos and wings) is an offshoot of Hurricane Grill & Wings. The Woodland Park eatery will be the second in the nation with Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. being the first.

The Woodland Park Borough ...

Little Falls Comes Together Against Bias and Violence In Aftermath of Charlottesville

August 22, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - A vigil was held last Friday evening where local residents came together to stand against racism, bigotry, and anti-semitism in light of recent events in the nation and other parts of the world.

The event, held at the Little Falls Civil Center, was organized by Township Council members. Approximately 70 attendees gathered to solemnly remember recent victims of ...

Notch Road Bridge Will Close For Three Months During Construction

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Township of Little Falls and the Borough of Woodland Park passed resolutions last week to comply with a short term closure of Notch Road Bridge by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), allowing construction on the bridge to be expedited. Transportation officials have not yet announced when the bridge would close.

The bridge work is tied into ...

Woodland Park Council Honors Soccer Teams

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council honored three West Paterson Soccer League (WPSA) championship squads at its Aug. 16 meeting. An additional three championship teams - WPSA Alliance, WPSA Celtic and WPSA Condors - will be honored at the Sept. 20 meeting.

Honored on Aug. 16 were:

The WPSA Warriors U 14, Flight 3 went 8-1-1 in the spring season to win their division ...

Cedar Grove to Step Up Enforcement of "No Swimming" at Devil's Hole

August 15, 2017

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Cedar Grove police will soon have more authority to enforce the no swimming rule at Devil's Hole in the township.  

Devil's Hole is a ravine in the Peckman River, located behind Foodtown and the apartments on Little Falls Road near Community Park.  It has long been a picturesque place to visit, but has also been a gathering place for young ...

Driver Suffers Minor Injuries When Metal Object Smashes Front Window

TOTOWA/WAYNE, NJ - Police say an object that fell off of a pick-up truck that was traveling on Route 46 west smashed into the front window of a vehicle traveling behind it, striking the driver in the head.

According to Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle, the accident occurred on the Totowa/Wayne border of Route 46 west at approximately 2 p.m., causing traffic to snarl for about an hour ...

Little Falls' Singac Fire Company Planning Golf Outing; Raising Funds for Chief Vehicle

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Registration for the Singac Open 2017 is open.

The fundraising event for the Little Falls Volunteer Fire Company $3, which serves Singac, will be held on Oct. 2 at Green Brook Country Club, 100 West Greenbrook Rd. North Caldwell. The event will include a continental breakfast and a BBQ lunch.

Register yourself or foursome at https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/singac-open.

Woodland Park Council Honors Soccer Teams

August 18, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council honored three West Paterson Soccer League (WPSA) championship squads at its Aug. 16 meeting. An additional three championship teams - WPSA Alliance, WPSA Celtic and WPSA Condors - will be honored at the Sept. 20 meeting.

Honored on Aug. 16 were:

The WPSA Warriors U 14, Flight 3 went 8-1-1 in the spring season to win their division ...

High Schoolers Learn the Industry at Summer Journalism Workshop

August 15, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University recently gave high-performing high school students the opportunity to become immersed in the ever-changing worlds of communication and journalism as part of its second annual summer journalism workshop.

Designed to prepare students for college and potential fields of study within communications, the program ...

Woodland Park School Board Leases Facility To Paterson Charter

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Planning Board approved a certificate of occupancy on Aug. 7 for School #1, 665 McBride Ave., which is being leased by the John P. Holland Charter School from the Woodland Park Board of Education.

The lease term is for two years, with an option to extend it for one additional year, according to Thomas DiFluri, school board business ...

Time To Start Thinking About 2017 Board of Education Elections

Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) from up through the week before Election Day. Publication of candidate statements is at the sole discretion of the editor of that town’s site.

No statements will be published from the Sunday before Election Day through Election Day.  Statements must be factually accurate and not defamatory.

Get the Feel of Flying at Open Cockpit Weekend at the Aviation Hall of Fame

August 17, 2017

TETERBORO, NJ - History and airplane enthusiasts will be welcomed during open cockpit weekend at the Aviation Hall of Fame on Aug. 19 and 20 in Teterboro.

Aircraft cockpits will be fully open for fans of flying to get a feel of what it might have been like to be a pilot in the past. The display includes a:  

Lockheed Bushmaster
Convair 880, circa 1958
M*A*S*H Bell ...

Turtle Back Zoo-vies to show 'Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom' Wednesday, Aug. 16

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Turtle Back Zoo's annual "Zoo-vies" continue this Wednesday, Aug. 16 with "Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom."

On Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of July and August, Turtle Back will have Family Nights with extended evening hours to 8:30 p.m., with the last admission to the zoo at 8 p.m. 

On Wednesday ...

Passaic County Fair Promises to Be Biggest and Best Yet

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The annual Passaic County Fair returns to Garret Mountain Reserve next week, running Thursday, Aug. 17 and Friday, Aug. 18 from 6 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20 from 3 to 11 p.m. The cost to enter the fairgrounds is $5 per car. 

Inaugurated in 2004, the fair this year will be hosted by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and ...

Hurricane BTW Will Open Its Second Location in The Nation in Woodland Park

August 17, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Hurricane BTW will open its first location in New Jersey in the borough at 1530 Route 46 west, next to Fairway, later this year.

A fast casual restaurant, Hurricane BTW (burgers, tacos and wings) is an offshoot of Hurricane Grill & Wings. The Woodland Park eatery will be the second in the nation with Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. being the first.

The Woodland Park Borough ...

Little Falls Planning Board Approves Singac Section Redevelopment

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Planning Board held a hearing and approved an application for the redevelopment of an industrial area in the Singac section of the township at its meeting on Aug. 3.

Board members approved a recommendation identifying a total of 15 parcels in the zone, which met the criteria for redevelopment and rehabilitation designation.

John Veteri, local ...

K&G Fashion Superstore To Open in Woodland Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In addition to the soon to open And That! by Christmas Tree Shops and World Market, the borough will also gain a K&G Fashion Superstore.

The Planning Board on Aug. 7 approved a certificate of occupancy for K&G to open at 1750 Route 46 west, in the former location of Golfsmith, next to Party City. The K&G is moving to Woodland Park from Wayne, according to Mayor ...

NJ Poison Center Reports Increase in Wild Mushroom Poisoning

August 10, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Poison Center at Rutgers NJ Medical Center is reporting a sharp increase in wild mushroom poisoning, with 15 cases reported statewide since July 24.There has been a wide range in the ages of those affected, from 15 months to 75. 

The center warns against ingesting wild mushrooms, whether growing in your garden, on your lawn or in the wild. Several of these ...

Safety Tips for Monday's Solar Eclipse

August 17, 2017

BRANCHBURG NJ - The public anxiously awaits Monday's solar eclipse.  It will be the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. Safety is extremely important for all eclipse viewers. Kevin Schindler, planetarium associate and technician at the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium offered TAP and its readers some expert advice.

"Never look directly at the ...

U.S. News Announces 2017-18 Best Hospitals in New Jersey and Nationally

NEW JERSEY -- U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of Best Hospitals in the U.S. and in each state. According to the magazine, the analysis reviews hospitals' performance in clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on factors including survival, patient safety, and nurse staffing, among others. The rankings also looked at treatment of specialties ...

NJ Poison Center Reports Increase in Wild Mushroom Poisoning

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Poison Center at Rutgers NJ Medical Center is reporting a sharp increase in wild mushroom poisoning, with 15 cases reported statewide since July 24.There has been a wide range in the ages of those affected, from 15 months to 75. 

The center warns against ingesting wild mushrooms, whether growing in your garden, on your lawn or in the wild. Several of these ...

Keeping it Fresh from the Garden to the Table

August 20, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest.  Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.

For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables immediately after harvest. But let's face it, most of us ...

New Jersey Not In The Dark Historically For Aug. 21 Eclipse

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you’d be all set.

But if you utilize safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and most especially at ...

Dog Park One of One Upgrades Envisioned for Rifle Camp Park in Woodland Park

August 15, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders are in the planning stages for a number of improvements at Rifle Camp Park. One of the plans is to construct a dog park.

Rifle Camp Park, located in a section of Garret Mountain off of Rifle Camp Road, consists of 192 acres of mostly woods and green space, and is a haven for hikers and birdwatchers. However, officials say ...

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Woodland Park Police Report Ongoing Solicitation Scam

August 20, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department has received several complaints from residents that they are receiving phone calls from an organization claiming to be the “New Jersey Superior Officers Law Enforcement Association" looking for donations. There was even one incident where a resident stated that a man came to the house claiming to be a member of the NJSOLE asking ...