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Company Seeking To Build Asphalt Plant In Totowa Withdraws Application

December 15, 2017

TOTOWA, NJ - A company seeking to build an asphalt plant in the borough has formally rescinded its application.

The applicant, South Port, LLC,  previously sought a variance to construct the proposed plant over three acres of land at 200 West End Road, in an industrial zone adjacent to Route 80 and Maltese Drive, in the vicinity of the Wayne border.    

According to ...

County Freeholders Nix Plans for Disc Golf Course In Rifle Camp Park

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Local environmental groups who opposed the prospect of a disc golf course at Rifle Camp Park were pleased to hear that Passaic County Freeholders decided against the project.

The announcement was made at the freeholders' meeting in Paterson last night. Freeholder Director Sandy Lazzara informed those there who opposed the proposed plans at the meeting ...

Laborers Union Cite Safety Concerns in Protesting Improvements to Passaic County Building

PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County Administration Building may have a rodent problem, at least if you consider a 15 foot inflatable rat greeting passersby a problem.

The rodent has been on display most mornings over the past several weeks courtesy of LiUNA Local 78, whose members are trained and employed in the field of asbestos remediation and removal, in protest of the hiring of West ...

Corrections Officer Dies in Apparent Suicide in Garret Mountain Reservation

December 14, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes has announced that Timothy Carpenter, 49, of West Milford, is believed to be the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound resulting in his death.

Carpenter was found on Dec. 12, at approximately 6 p.m. inside his private motor vehicle in a wooded area of Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland ...

Car Crash on McBride Avenue In Woodland Park Results in Injuries

WOODLAND PARK, NJ  - A car crash involving several vehicles, which occurred on McBride Avenue on Dec. 8, resulted in several injuries. The collision caused traffic back-up off of the Route 46 west exit and entrance ramps. Emergency first responders quickly arrived at the scene.

According to Det. Lt. John Uzzalino of the Woodland Park Police Department, ...

Car Crash on McBride Avenue in Woodland Park Still Being Investigated

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - A car crash involving several vehicles occurred on McBride Avenue late this afternoon. The collision caused traffic back-up off of the Route 46 west exit and entrance ramp. Emergency first responders quickly arrived at the scene.

No other information is available on the accident as Woodland Park Police continue to investigate the collision. No ...

Ice Hockey: Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Tops Tenafly 7-5

December 12, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Alex LoPresti scored four goals to lead the Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hornets to a 7-5 victory over the Tenafly Tigers at Floyd Hall Arena on Sunday, Dec. 10.

Nick LoPresti put the Hornets on the board first on an assist from Shane McGuire about mid-way through the first period.  Alex LoPresti found the back of the net less than a minute later with help from ...

Statewide Steroid Testing of High School Athletes Yields One Positive Result

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The results are in for NJSIAA’s 2016-17 random steroid testing program for New Jersey’s scholastic athletes. Of the 502 male and female student-athletes tested, one was found to be positive for any of 80 banned substances, including anabolic steroids. 

The athletes tested under the annual NJSIAA program – all of whom were drawn from teams that ...

Ice Hockey: Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Ties Paramus Catholic 3-3

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - In a back and forth game, in which no team led by more than one goal, the Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hornets skated to a 3-3 tie against the Paramus Catholic Palladins at Floyd Hall Arena on Friday night.

After a scoreless first period, the Palladins struck first with a goal from Gregg Trapp with just over six minutes left. Jack Prospero answered for the ...

Panel Discussion: School Consolidation Complex and Costly

December 13, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center on Dec. 6 to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association (NJSBA).

The thorough discussion of topic hit both sides of the issue. “Some say it is a panacea, some say it goes against home rule,” said Ray Pinney, ...

Woodland Park Students Skype With Scientist in Iceland

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Students in the STRIVE Gifted & Talented program at Beatrice Gilmore school chatted via Skype with Mary Butwin, a scientist in Iceland, about various forms of energy and projects the students are working on.

Under the direction of their instructor William Krakower, this particular third grade group is preparing to submit to the national ExploraVision contest.

Passaic Valley Overhauls Algebra 1 Instruction Due to Graduation Requirement for PARCC Testing

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Entering freshmen students beginning with this year's Class of 2021 will be required to pass the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing for Algebra 1 and English 10, in order to graduate high school. 

The New Jersey Board of Education recently informed school districts throughout the state of the ...

Toys for Tots Event In Woodland Park Spreads Holiday Cheer

December 11, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Some holiday cheer with a touch of pizzazz was the atmosphere over at Francesco's Restaurant on Saturday, Dec. 9 where an event was hosted that was all about making kids happy this season. The restaurant, located at 568 McBride Ave., is home to authentic Italian meals with a cozy ambiance.

The Bleakley Financial holiday toy drive event's aimed ...

Woodland Park Boy Pays It Forward By Organizing Toy Drive

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Eight-year-old Jayden Perez had a special holiday wish come true - a wish to give back. 

After Jayden had received tickets to a New York Giants game this fall that were gift from his mother's boss he decided he wanted to pay it forward. He organized a toy drive at his home on Jackson Avenue ...

Stop & Shop recalls Herb-ox Beef Granulated Boullion

December 8, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Creative Contract Packaging LLC is voluntarily recalling 4 ounce Herb-ox Beef Granulated Boullion due to the potential presence of an undeclared milk allergen. It was sold in Stop&Shop stores.

UPC:003360000020
Codes:Best If Used By SEPT 2020 and OCT 2020

Customers may return impacted product for a full refund. Only product with Best If Used By Dates of SEPT ...

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County Freeholders Nix Plans for Disc Golf Course In Rifle Camp Park

December 13, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Local environmental groups who opposed the prospect of a disc golf course at Rifle Camp Park were pleased to hear that Passaic County Freeholders decided against the project.

The announcement was made at the freeholders' meeting in Paterson last night. Freeholder Director Sandy Lazzara informed those there who opposed the proposed plans at the meeting ...

Laborers Union Cite Safety Concerns in Protesting Improvements to Passaic County Building

PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County Administration Building may have a rodent problem, at least if you consider a 15 foot inflatable rat greeting passersby a problem.

The rodent has been on display most mornings over the past several weeks courtesy of LiUNA Local 78, whose members are trained and employed in the field of asbestos remediation and removal, in protest of the hiring of West ...

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Woodland Park Students Participate in Annual Hour of Code Event

December 13, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Educators at the forefront of STEAM curriculum across the country utilized the littleBits Code Kit by littleBits, an award-winning company that empowers kids to be inventors, during Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code on Dec. 4-10. Through the engagement with games and hands-on learning, students are able to use the code kit to ...