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Use Caution When Using Generators, NJ Office of Emergency Management Says

January 22, 2017

With high winds in the forecast that could lead to power outages, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management wants residents to use caution using portable generators.

Portable generators can be very helpful during power outages. It is imperative that the public follow the below safety guidelines when using one:

Never run a generator within a basement, garage or any enclosed or ...

Montclair, Passaic Valley Residents Fill Buses Bound for Women's March on Washington

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair and surrounding areas residents loaded onto buses during the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, Jan. 21 headed for Washington, DC.

Buses chartered by several organizations and individuals, including Montclair-based Blue WaveNJ left from the campus of Montclair High School at about 4:00 a.m. There was an air of excitement as ...

VOTE for Montclair Arts: Several Local Venues Vying for 2017 Awards

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Local arts lovers will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite local arts venue for 2017. Several Montclair venues are up for the 2017 People's Choice Awards hosted by Jersey Arts.

Montclair has been recognized for the past few years in this contest and now is the opportunity to vote again for 2017. All ballots must be cast by midnight of February 16. Winners will be ...

Police Administer Naloxone To 22-Year-Old Totowa Woman

TOTOWA, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Robert W. Coyle announce that law enforcement officers in Passaic County administered naloxone to one subject on Jan. 15. Naloxone is a medicine administered by way of a spray into the subject’s nostrils to counteract an opioid overdose.

Totowa police officers deployed Naloxone at 2:35 p.m. to a 22-year-old ...

Coaches Work Together To Defeat Cancer

LITTLE FALLS, NJ- Basketball coaches and their teams from North Jersey will come together this weekend to raise money and build awareness of cancer.  

Starting this Friday all home teams will wear white uniforms and participate in a weekend of Basketball games.  There are eight games being held this weekend all at Passaic Valley High School. The teams playing this weekend ...

Lance, Pascrell Bill Will Keep ‘Blue Lines’ in Towns

U.S. Reps. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) today took up the cause of many New Jersey municipalities and law enforcement groups by proposing the Blue Line Use Exception (BLUE) Act (H.R. 566).  Legislation that will permit ‘blue lines’ to be displayed on roadways. 

“One hundred thirty five police officers died in the line of duty ...

Police Release Sketch After Two Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two reports of attempted abduction have been reported in Montclair on Tuesday.

Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.  

Update:  After TAPinto Montclair first broke this news story, law enforcement officials have confirmed this report and released a sketch of the ...

Lance, Pascrell Bill Will Keep ‘Blue Lines’ in Towns

January 19, 2017

U.S. Reps. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-09) today took up the cause of many New Jersey municipalities and law enforcement groups by proposing the Blue Line Use Exception (BLUE) Act (H.R. 566).  Legislation that will permit ‘blue lines’ to be displayed on roadways. 

“One hundred thirty five police officers died in the line of duty ...

Passaic Valley Regional Flood Board Sees Movement On Number of Projects

Members of the Passaic Valley Regional Flood Board, comprised of members from Little Falls, Woodland Park and Ce dar Grove, received notice that the Army Corps of Engineers' (ACOE) Peckman Project permits can be granted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

Nick Agnoli, flood board vice chairman, presented a rough sketch of a proposed plan to ...

Totowa Will See 5 Percent Hike In Passaic Valley Water Commission Rates

TOTOWA, NJ – Mayor John Coiro expressed frustratation at the Jan. 10 council meeting after finding out that the Passaic Valley Water Commission advised Totowa that its water rates will increase again by 5 percent. 

“I’m disappointed that municipalities are held to a 2 percent cap, but the commission doesn’t have to adhere to ...

Police Administer Naloxone To 22-Year-Old Totowa Woman

January 20, 2017

TOTOWA, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Totowa Police Chief Robert W. Coyle announce that law enforcement officers in Passaic County administered naloxone to one subject on Jan. 15. Naloxone is a medicine administered by way of a spray into the subject’s nostrils to counteract an opioid overdose.

Totowa police officers deployed Naloxone at 2:35 p.m. to a 22-year-old ...

Police Release Sketch After Two Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two reports of attempted abduction have been reported in Montclair on Tuesday.

Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.  

Update:  After TAPinto Montclair first broke this news story, law enforcement officials have confirmed this report and released a sketch of the ...

Possible Abduction Reported in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A possible abduction has been reported in Montclair near Claremont Ave & Park St. sometime around 6p.m. According to breaking news reports, officials are reporting a 16 year old abducted from the location by a small black sedan.

No further info at this time. Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes ...

Boys Ice Hockey: Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Falls to Clifton 5-1

January 17, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Hornets lost 5-1 to Clifton in the semi-final round of the Passaic County Tournament on Saturday at Floyd Hall.  

The Hornets entered the tournament seeded second and earned a first round bye. Third seed Clifton defeated West Milford on Friday to advance to the semifinals.

It was a scoreless first period, but Clifton came out strong in ...

Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly: New NJSIAA Transfer Rule Will Have 'Adverse Impact'

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The somewhat never ending saga of the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association’s student-athlete transfer rule might have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.

Members of the NJSIAA Executive Committee voted in an overwhelming majority (27-7-0) to accept a new transfer policy that would mandate a 30-day sit-out period for all student-athletes that ...

Girls Basketball: Cedar Grove Pummels Passaic Valley

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - With 16 points and a dozen rebounds, Elyse Fearon led the Cedar Grove Panthers to a 47-30 win over Passaic Valley at home on Saturday.

The Hornets took control in the first period and outscored the Panthers 12-5, however Cedar Grove answered back in the second allowing PV only five points and scoring 12. Entering the second half tied 17-17, the Panthers came out strong and ...

PV Class of 2017 Plans 'Spring Fling' Tricky Tray

January 16, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The class of 2017 is asking for your help to raise money for Operation Graduation.

Operation Graduation is an event put on by most high schools in New Jersey, and is even planned for certain colleges. The idea behind Op-Grad is to create a fun environment full of activities for the seniors to unwind and celebrate their graduation. 

The class of 2017 is asking ...

Woodland Park School Board Swears in Reelected Trustees

The Woodland Park Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting earlier this week where Maria Flynn was named as the new board president. In addition. Lisa Marshall was named vice president  of the board. Shown, trustees Dina Bargiel, Thomas Bolen and Dr. Mark Salemi, who were reelected to new terms this past November, are sworn in by Mayor ...

Passaic Valley School Board To Appeal NCLB Funding Reimbursement Request

Passaic Valley High School will appeal approximately $63,000 in No Chile Left Behind (NCLB) funding that the state is looking to have reimbursed by the district.

According to Colin Monahan, business administrator and board secretary, the amount stems from the recent audit completed last fall. He reported the state's findings to board members during the recent regular meeting held on ...

Friends of the Alfred Baumann Public Library Are Selling Discount Cards

January 21, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  The Friends of the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library (FAB), 7 Brophy Lane, Woodland Park are offering discount cards. 

If you buy a card for $20 you will enjoy discounts at various local businesses. They make great hostess, birthday and anniversary gifts. There is a great return on investment and all proceeds go to FAB to enhance library services such as its ...

Coaches Work Together To Defeat Cancer

LITTLE FALLS, NJ- Basketball coaches and their teams from North Jersey will come together this weekend to raise money and build awareness of cancer.  

Starting this Friday all home teams will wear white uniforms and participate in a weekend of Basketball games.  There are eight games being held this weekend all at Passaic Valley High School. The teams playing this weekend ...

Clothing, Linens and Toy Drive To Benefit Animals in Need

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Save The Animals Rescue Team (S.T.A.R.T.) is holding its first clothing drive of 2017.

Cleaning out your closets? Don't throw it away. Donate your old clothes to help the animals in S.T.A.R.T.'s  care. Drop off bags at Petco in the hallway by Pooch Play at 1 Rt 46 west, Totowa, from now through Jan 22.

Accepted ...

VOTE for Montclair Arts: Several Local Venues Vying for 2017 Awards

January 21, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Local arts lovers will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite local arts venue for 2017. Several Montclair venues are up for the 2017 People's Choice Awards hosted by Jersey Arts.

Montclair has been recognized for the past few years in this contest and now is the opportunity to vote again for 2017. All ballots must be cast by midnight of February 16. Winners will be ...

Possible Abduction Reported in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A possible abduction has been reported in Montclair near Claremont Ave & Park St. sometime around 6p.m. According to breaking news reports, officials are reporting a 16 year old abducted from the location by a small black sedan.

No further info at this time. Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes ...

The Fine Grind to Hold Children’s Book Reading Event with Local Author

LITTLE FALLS, NJ —Join in for a fun and festive children's book reading and signing with local author Jacqueline Lopresti at The Fine Grind on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Little Falls resident Lopresti will be reading from her debut children’s book, "Oliver and His Unlikely Friend." Books and Oliver pillows can be purchased at the ...

Plank Challenge Winner Held 25 Minute Plank at Main Street Cycle and Barre

January 17, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — The plank is a powerful core exercise, where one maintains a position similar to an elevated push-up for an extended amount of time. 

Jodi Cortes, fitness instructor at Main Street Cycle and Barre, inspired a group of women for six months to challenge their plank limits each week in a willPower & grace® class. Each client set a plank ...

Bill to Allow School Nurses to Administer Naloxone Advances

School nurses would be permitted to administer an opioid antidote to a student or staff member who overdoses under legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman and advanced on Jan. 12 by the Senate Education Committee.

S-2635 would also require high schools, and permit any other schools, to maintain a supply of naloxone hydrochloride. The bill provides immunity ...

Governor Signs Anti-Drug 'Night of Conversation' Bill

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie on Jan. 9 signed legislation that would designate one night in November of each year as a "Night of Conversation" about drug and alcohol addiction

The joint resolution, SJR-29/AJR-58 (Weinberg/Vainieri Huttle, Jasey, Jones, McKnight, Phoebus, Wimberly), encourages conversation and public discourse about the state’s ...

Use Caution When Using Generators, NJ Office of Emergency Management Says

January 22, 2017

With high winds in the forecast that could lead to power outages, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management wants residents to use caution using portable generators.

Portable generators can be very helpful during power outages. It is imperative that the public follow the below safety guidelines when using one:

Never run a generator within a basement, garage or any enclosed or ...

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Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 12, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major themes.

(Q) The election ...

NiCori Teen Performance Ensemble Performs 'James and The Giant Peach'

January 21, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - NiCori Studios and Productions Presents The NiCori Teen Performance Ensemble in Roald Dahl’s "James and the Giant Peach." The production is directed by Corinna Sowers Adler, musically Directed by Deborah Martin and features choreography by Lisa Grimes.

It tells the story of a boy named James who, when sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old ...