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Woodland Park Students Take Over The Borough As Part of Youth Month

May 16, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The 2018 Youth Month mayor and council members took to the dais on May 9 and conducted the Mayor and Council meeting, with their counterparts sitting alongside providing assistance as needed. 

"This is probably the most complex agenda we've ever had for a Youth Month meeting," Mayor Keith Kazmark said, noting that the tradition dates back over 50 years.

Woodland Park Council Honors Championship Basketball Teams

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council honored three championship WP Boys & Girls Club Panthers basketball teams at its May 9 meeting. 

The 3rd and 4th grade girls team was determined, after three overtimes in the title game, to be co-champions with Little Falls. Under coach Fred Valentin, the team consists of Arianna Valentin, Lena Preziosi, ...

Woodland Park Plants Trees With Help of 4th Graders

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough marked Arbor Day with the planting of four trees on Dowling Parkway with the help of the Beatrice Gilmore Elementary School fourth grade class.

Mayor Keith Kazmark, Councilwoman Tracy Kallert and Councilman Joseph Spinelli were on hand to speak with the students about the importance of planting trees. Mayor Kazmark said he hoped the children would ...

Totowa Man Arrested For Fatal Overnight Stabbing Outside QuickChek

May 20, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - One man is dead following a stabbing at the QuickChek, 79 Union Boulevard in Totowa, early on May 20.

Damien Edwards, 33, of Totowa, was arrested in relation to the homicide, according to Camelia Valdes, Passaic County prosecutor, and Robert Coyle, Totowa Police chief.

Edwards has been charged with first degree murder; possession of a weapon for an ...

Police Identify Body Discovered in Vacant Home in Totowa

TOTOWA, NJ - Police have identified the body that was found on May 15 inside a home at 340 Totowa Rd.

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle said in a press release that the Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Newark identified the body as Luis Rodrigues, a 22-year-old man from Paterson.

Police ...

Fourth Annual Familes Behind the Badge Softball Tournament Postponed

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be postponed due to forecasted rain. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue. Admission is $5.

Team check in is at 9 a.m.; opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 and first ...

Woodland Park Council Honors Championship Basketball Teams

May 15, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council honored three championship WP Boys & Girls Club Panthers basketball teams at its May 9 meeting. 

The 3rd and 4th grade girls team was determined, after three overtimes in the title game, to be co-champions with Little Falls. Under coach Fred Valentin, the team consists of Arianna Valentin, Lena Preziosi, ...

Supreme Court Opens Gate To Sports Betting, Monmouth Park Is Ready To Run

OCEANPORT, NJ - Monmouth Park is ready to open a sports book.

That is not news. Track management has been working on a sports book area in a no longer used cafeteria area in the rear of the grandstand for months.

The news is: On May 14, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) struck down a federal ban on race tracks and casinos operating sports book-making operations such as ...

School Nurses: More Than Just Band-Aids

May 20, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In addition to marking Teacher Appreciation Week May 7  to ...

Woodland Park Students Take Over The Borough As Part of Youth Month

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The 2018 Youth Month mayor and council members took to the dais on May 9 and conducted the Mayor and Council meeting, with their counterparts sitting alongside providing assistance as needed. 

"This is probably the most complex agenda we've ever had for a Youth Month meeting," Mayor Keith Kazmark said, noting that the tradition dates back over 50 years.

Queen Latifah delivers keynote to Rutgers Newark graduates

NEWARK, NJ - Queen Latifah returned to her hometown of Newark Monday to deliver the keynote address at Rutgers University-Newark, where she stressed the importance of diversity and remembering where you come from and civic responsibility.

At the commencement, where 2,977 students received degrees, Latifah was presented with an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree not only for her ...

Fourth Annual Familes Behind the Badge Softball Tournament Postponed

May 17, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The fourth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be postponed due to forecasted rain. Originally scheduled to be held Saturday, May 19, it will now be held on Sunday, May 20 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue. Admission is $5.

Team check in is at 9 a.m.; opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 and first ...

Passaic County CASA Recognizes Volunteer Child Advocates at Annual Event

WAYNE, NJ - More than 50 staff members, volunteers, and board members from Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) celebrated the impact of CASA volunteers at the organization's Volunteer Appreciation Brunch on April 28, at Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne. T

his annual event recognizes Passaic County CASA volunteer advocates and the difference they make in the lives ...

Woodland Park Plants Trees With Help of 4th Graders

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough marked Arbor Day with the planting of four trees on Dowling Parkway with the help of the Beatrice Gilmore Elementary School fourth grade class.

Mayor Keith Kazmark, Councilwoman Tracy Kallert and Councilman Joseph Spinelli were on hand to speak with the students about the importance of planting trees. Mayor Kazmark said he hoped the children would ...

Photo Gallery: Little Falls Art Walk

May 8, 2018

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs presented the First Annual Little Falls Art Walk featuring the Little Falls Historic Society on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Little Falls Town Center.

This one-day event supports local community and economic development through the engagement ...

Average Gas Price in NJ Approaches $3 a Gallon according to AAA May 14 Survey

May 15, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The May 14 AAA Northeast survey of gasoline prices in New Jersey show that the average price of a gallon of regular gas is approaching $3 a gallon ahead of the peak summer driving season.

Today's average price at the pump in across the state is $2.94 today - that's  five cents higher than last week ($2.89). Today price is also  23 cents ...

“Yuca” Count on Great Cuban Food in Totowa: Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge Celebrates Grand Opening

TOTOWA, NJ - It was an evening of delicious Cuban food and specialty drinks as Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new location in Totowa. 

Jeff Melnikoff, owner of Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge, welcomed Totowa Mayor John Coiro, Council President Louis D'Angelo, Phil Wagenti, ...

Photo Gallery: Little Falls Art Walk

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Cultural & Historic Affairs presented the First Annual Little Falls Art Walk featuring the Little Falls Historic Society on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Little Falls Town Center.

This one-day event supports local community and economic development through the engagement ...

“Yuca” Count on Great Cuban Food in Totowa: Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge Celebrates Grand Opening

May 12, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - It was an evening of delicious Cuban food and specialty drinks as Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of their new location in Totowa. 

Jeff Melnikoff, owner of Cubanelle Restaurant & Lounge, welcomed Totowa Mayor John Coiro, Council President Louis D'Angelo, Phil Wagenti, ...

School Nurses: More Than Just Band-Aids

May 20, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In addition to marking Teacher Appreciation Week May 7  to ...

70-Year-Old Grandfather Completes 1,500-Mile Bicycle Ride from Key West to Morristown

MORRISTOWN, NJ – You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream and 70-year-old Morris Township resident Paul Kiczek proved that this weekend as he completed a 1,500-mile bike ride from Key West, Fla. to his hometown. He was joined by his family at the end of the final leg of his month-long trek and was even joined for the last quarter-mile by his five ...

Add Gardening Space, Beauty and Ease with Elevated Gardens

May 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Elevate your gardens to waist high level for convenience and easy access. Elevated gardens are easy on your back and knees and are perfect for the patio, balcony, deck or any area where a bit of planting space is desired. Place them near your kitchen door, grill or table for easy cooking and serving access. You’ll be able to plant, weed and harvest with minimal ...

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Passaic County CASA Recognizes Volunteer Child Advocates at Annual Event

May 15, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - More than 50 staff members, volunteers, and board members from Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) celebrated the impact of CASA volunteers at the organization's Volunteer Appreciation Brunch on April 28, at Laurelwood Arboretum in Wayne. T

his annual event recognizes Passaic County CASA volunteer advocates and the difference they make in the lives ...

Totowa Library Offers Field Goods Fresh Farm Deliveries

May 20, 2018

TOTOWA, NJ - Field Goods, a company that brings people fresh foods from small farms, is now delivering to the Totowa Public Library weekly. Signing up for Field Goods will get you a delightful variety of healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, breads, dairy products, and so much more. To sign up:

Go to www.field-goods.com
Click "Order Now"
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