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Woodland Park Library To Take Part in National Voter Registration Day

September 18, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Library is participating in the National Voter Registration Day, which is Tuesday, Sept. 25. Are you a U.S. citizen and haven’t voted yet? Will you be 18 on Nov. 6? Have you moved recently? Have you changed your name recently? If yes to any of these questions, register to vote at the event. The library, located at 7 Brophy Lane, will take applications ...

Woodland Park Police Department Swears in Three New Officers

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Borough Council at its Sept. 5 meeting swore in two new police officers, Justin Castro and Marc Bonilla, as well as its new Special III Police Officer, Brian Newman, who is assigned to the Woodland Park Public Schools.

Bonilla, 24, is a lifelong resident of Woodland Park. He graduated Passaic Valley Regional High School and Rowan University.

Passaic County Plans Free Senior Police Academy

September 18, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Passaic County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Senior Services will present a free five week Senior Police Academy this fall. The academy will be held Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon at the Department of Senior Services, 930 Riverview Dr., Totowa.

Topics will include fraud, scams and identity ...

Woodland Park Police Department Swears in Three New Officers

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Borough Council at its Sept. 5 meeting swore in two new police officers, Justin Castro and Marc Bonilla, as well as its new Special III Police Officer, Brian Newman, who is assigned to the Woodland Park Public Schools.

Bonilla, 24, is a lifelong resident of Woodland Park. He graduated Passaic Valley Regional High School and Rowan University.

Woodland Park Council Salutes Championship Soccer Team

September 16, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Mayor and Council saluted the West Paterson Soccer League (WPSA) championship winning U12 Predators at its Sept. 5 meeting. It will honor additional spring season soccer championship teams later this fall. 

The WPSA U-11, Flight 5 Predators went undefeated in the spring season and won their division in the Morris County Youth Soccer Association League under ...

Woodland Park Students Take Part in Kindness Adventure

September 19, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Last spring, Charles Olbon School hosted a school-wide character education assembly called The NED Show. NED is a cartoon character whose name is an acronym for "Never give up," "Encourage others," and "Do your best." The program used humor, audience participation, yo-yo and magic tricks to bring forth its message.

NED, and his human friend ...

Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

TRENTON, NJ - Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify and ...

Redesigned Spaces in Woodland Park Schools Offer Students More Opportunity

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Students at Charles Olbon (CO) and Memorial School have seen some changes in their buildings that occurred over the summer. CO had a complete renovation to its media center and Memorial School’s cafeteria received air conditioning and a movable partition to create a new class space.

CO’s media center is part of a wing constructed in 2000. The carpeting was ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ

September 16, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has traditionally been focused on a singular core message: awareness. The impetus of the month-long campaign has been that women (and men) need to be aware of what’s normal for them, know their family histories, and pay heed to the importance of getting screened regularly for breast cancer. But last ...

Stigma Free Awareness Campaign Kicks Off with Passaic Valley High School Game, Banners

LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Members of the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force were on hand at Passaic Valley High School's varsity football home opener on Sept 8.

The varsity players were recognizing the Borough's and the high school's Stigma Free initiative by wearing lime green socks and laces, courtesy of Mayor Keith Kazmark. Task Force members handed out brochures ...

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Friends of the Alfred Baumann Library Plan Annual Dessert Buffet Fundraiser

September 19, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Friends of the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library are planning their fourth annual Sweet & Savory Sensations dessert buffet fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickers are $25.

Ticket includes unlimited delectable desserts and savories, coffee or tea, entertainment and lots of giveaways. Proceeds from the event support programs at the library. For ...