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Nations' Night Aims to Create a Spirit of Unity

February 27, 2017

TOTOWA, NJ - In today's climate of divisiveness across the nation, one particular school in Totowa is making an effort to bridge the gap and create an atmosphere of unity. 

Washington Park School held its annual "Nations' Night" on Feb. 16, an evening to celebrate the diversity in the world. Fourth grade students performed songs in various languages with ...

Another Fake Shooting Reported at Willowbrook Mall

WAYNE, N.J. -  Patrons saw a fight break out in the mall and multiple people falsely shouted that there was shooting and gun at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne Sunday evening.

At this time police on the scene said no shooting occurred, but in the aftermath of the panic shoppers and employees scrambled to run and duck into stores and back rooms. No injuries have been ...

The Difference Between Gelato and Ice Cream: A Lesson from Experts at Gelotti Ice Cream

PATERSON, N.J. - Time after time customers enter our stores with misconceptions of what gelato is, and what the difference is between gelato and ice cream. Unfortunately the food business can be a tricky thing to navigate, especially in the world of sugar free water, gluten free soda, and fat free products with dangerously high levels of sugar.

The Misconception

Have you ever heard the term ...

Woodland Park Gives Nod to Verizon To Install Antennas in Town

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park approved a resolution authorizing Verizon Wireless to place small antennas called "network nodes," on utility poles in the borough’s right of way.

A representative from Verizon Wireless gave a presentation of the plan to the Borough Council at a recent meeting, requesting permission for the installation.

According to Kevin ...

District Cancels Eastside's Saturday Passaic County Tournament Game, Cites Investigation

PATERSON, N.J. – The NJSIAA supports the Paterson Public Schools’ decision to withdraw Eastside High School from both the state and county tournaments they said in a statement Thursday.

Wednesday evening in a brief statement the NJSIAA announced that the Paterson School district informed them that as part of an ongoing investigation the NJSIAA should “proceed with seeding the ...

Woodland Park Police Arrest Man They Say Held Up TD Bank

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park police arrested a suspect earlier today, Feb. 23, who they say held up the local TD Bank branch, located at 1235 on McBride Ave.

According to Det. Lt. John Uzzalino, police received calls from several of the bank's activated hold up alarms. The attempted robbery occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m.

"The suspect entered TD Bank, approached the teller ...

Attempted Robbery at TD Bank on McBride, Police Arrest Suspect

PATERSON, N.J. - Woodland Park police arrested a suspect Thursday who attempted to rob the local TD Bank on McBride Avenue.

On Facebook the police department recognized the officers who were involved in the apprehension, and at this time there are no details being released to the public. The robbery happened this morning sometime around 10:15 a.m.

This story is developing.

NJ 11th for Change Asks: Where are you Rodney?

LITTLE FALLS, N.J.- Last night constituents of Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen attended a town hall meeting hosted by a grass-roots group called NJ 11th for Change at the United Food & Commercial Workers Union in Little Falls.

The group has been showing up at Frelinghuysen’s office requesting a face-to-face with their congressman to discuss and address the concerns ...

Woodland Park Gives Nod to Verizon To Install Antennas in Town

February 24, 2017

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park approved a resolution authorizing Verizon Wireless to place small antennas called "network nodes," on utility poles in the borough’s right of way.

A representative from Verizon Wireless gave a presentation of the plan to the Borough Council at a recent meeting, requesting permission for the installation.

According to Kevin ...

NJ 11th for Change Asks: Where are you Rodney?

LITTLE FALLS, N.J.- Last night constituents of Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen attended a town hall meeting hosted by a grass-roots group called NJ 11th for Change at the United Food & Commercial Workers Union in Little Falls.

The group has been showing up at Frelinghuysen’s office requesting a face-to-face with their congressman to discuss and address the concerns ...

Woodland Park Budget Preview Reflects a $66 Tax Hike

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark introduced the 2017 municipal budget at the Woodland Park council meeting on Feb. 15. 

Municipal taxes under the proposed spending plan are expected to increase by $66 for a home assessed at the borough average of $345,741. The approximate average tax amount to be paid for the year to the borough is $2,608. 

Kazmark ...

Another Fake Shooting Reported at Willowbrook Mall

February 26, 2017

WAYNE, N.J. -  Patrons saw a fight break out in the mall and multiple people falsely shouted that there was shooting and gun at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne Sunday evening.

At this time police on the scene said no shooting occurred, but in the aftermath of the panic shoppers and employees scrambled to run and duck into stores and back rooms. No injuries have been ...

Woodland Park Police Arrest Man They Say Held Up TD Bank

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park police arrested a suspect earlier today, Feb. 23, who they say held up the local TD Bank branch, located at 1235 on McBride Ave.

According to Det. Lt. John Uzzalino, police received calls from several of the bank's activated hold up alarms. The attempted robbery occurred at approximately 9:45 a.m.

"The suspect entered TD Bank, approached the teller ...

Attempted Robbery at TD Bank on McBride, Police Arrest Suspect

PATERSON, N.J. - Woodland Park police arrested a suspect Thursday who attempted to rob the local TD Bank on McBride Avenue.

On Facebook the police department recognized the officers who were involved in the apprehension, and at this time there are no details being released to the public. The robbery happened this morning sometime around 10:15 a.m.

This story is developing.

District Cancels Eastside's Saturday Passaic County Tournament Game, Cites Investigation

February 23, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. – The NJSIAA supports the Paterson Public Schools’ decision to withdraw Eastside High School from both the state and county tournaments they said in a statement Thursday.

Wednesday evening in a brief statement the NJSIAA announced that the Paterson School district informed them that as part of an ongoing investigation the NJSIAA should “proceed with seeding the ...

Boys Ice Hockey: Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Wins the Big North Bronze Cup

WAYNE, NJ - Alex LoPresti had a hat trick and recorded his 100th career point to lead top-seeded Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove to a 5-2 victory over second-seeded Ramapo in the final round of the Big North Bronze Cup at the Ice Vault on Friday night.  

PV/CG came out strong with Joe Kubu and LoPresti finding the back of the net in the first period and putting the Hornets on the ...

Boys Ice Hockey: Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Advances to Big North Bronze Championship Game

WAYNE, NJ - Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove skated past Ramsey 3-2  at the Ice Vault on Tuesday to advance to the Big North Bronze Conference championship game.  

After a scoreless first period, the Hornets' Kyle McCarthy found the back of the net assisted by Vincent DiNardo with 11:30 left in the second. Ramsey struck hard in the third with goals from Joe Koons and Dan Halik to ...

Nations' Night Aims to Create a Spirit of Unity

February 27, 2017

TOTOWA, NJ - In today's climate of divisiveness across the nation, one particular school in Totowa is making an effort to bridge the gap and create an atmosphere of unity. 

Washington Park School held its annual "Nations' Night" on Feb. 16, an evening to celebrate the diversity in the world. Fourth grade students performed songs in various languages with ...

District Cancels Eastside's Saturday Passaic County Tournament Game, Cites Investigation

PATERSON, N.J. – The NJSIAA supports the Paterson Public Schools’ decision to withdraw Eastside High School from both the state and county tournaments they said in a statement Thursday.

Wednesday evening in a brief statement the NJSIAA announced that the Paterson School district informed them that as part of an ongoing investigation the NJSIAA should “proceed with seeding the ...

U.S. Senator Cory Booker to Speak at Bloomfield College's 144th Commencement

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - United States Senator Cory A. Booker will speak at Bloomfield College's Commencement on May 19. Booker will also receive an honorary degree during the 144th commencement.

"We are delighted and honored that Senator Booker will be participating in our commencement as we approach the 150th Anniversary of Bloomfield College," stated Richard A. Levao, ...

Benefit in Little Falls Assists Veterans In Need

February 17, 2017

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Veterans Transportation Foundation, Inc. ("VTF") will sponsor an interactive performance of "Finnegan's Wake" this Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Russian Hall on Woodhull Avenue in Little Falls.

The story is a work of comic fiction by writer James Joyce and is based on the traditional Irish song of the same name. It centers on the life of Tim Finnegan, an ...

One Night Only: Ami Brabson Brings One Woman Show to Westminster Arts Center

February 18, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Ami Brabson is bringing her one woman show, Phenomenal Woman, to the Westminster Center for the Arts at Bloomfield College for one night only Friday, Feb. 24.

The one woman cabaret show will be the featured grand finale of the Black History Month events at the Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield.  

Brabson has had recurring roles in a ...

Too Many Questions: An Evening with Virginia Durr at Bloomfield Public Library

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The Bloomfield Public Library will present "Too Many Questions:An Evening with Virginia Durr" on Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. 

Raised to be a genteel Southern lady, Virginia Foster Durr defied her family, friends, and culture to become one of the South’s most active and vocal champions of civil rights. Her remarkable life journey and wry sense of humor ...

The Difference Between Gelato and Ice Cream: A Lesson from Experts at Gelotti Ice Cream

February 25, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - Time after time customers enter our stores with misconceptions of what gelato is, and what the difference is between gelato and ice cream. Unfortunately the food business can be a tricky thing to navigate, especially in the world of sugar free water, gluten free soda, and fat free products with dangerously high levels of sugar.

The Misconception

Have you ever heard the term ...

The Difference Between Gelato and Ice Cream: A Lesson from Experts at Gelotti Ice Cream

February 25, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - Time after time customers enter our stores with misconceptions of what gelato is, and what the difference is between gelato and ice cream. Unfortunately the food business can be a tricky thing to navigate, especially in the world of sugar free water, gluten free soda, and fat free products with dangerously high levels of sugar.

The Misconception

Have you ever heard the term ...

Kids' Slime-Making Craze Causes Local Glue Shortage

February 22, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — Having trouble finding school glue and borax locally? Blame it on the slime-making craze that has  kids and parents buying up the ingredients as fast as stores can stock their shelves.

Petra Guglielmetti, a Westfield mom of three, said she learned about the slime craze after daughter’s first-grade teacher sent home notes asking her to bring in more ...

Another Fake Shooting Reported at Willowbrook Mall

February 26, 2017

WAYNE, N.J. -  Patrons saw a fight break out in the mall and multiple people falsely shouted that there was shooting and gun at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne Sunday evening.

At this time police on the scene said no shooting occurred, but in the aftermath of the panic shoppers and employees scrambled to run and duck into stores and back rooms. No injuries have been ...

Passaic County Freeholders Announce No Tax Increase For First Time in Decades

PATERSON, NJ - On Feb. 14, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that there will be no tax increase in its proposed operating budget for the year.

Last year, taxes increased by 1.6%. This is the first time in decades that taxes were not increased.

Freeholder Director Cassandra “Sandi” Lazzara said, “County government works best when everyone comes ...

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Adopt A Pet

February 27, 2017

Tippy is a short hair female cat, grey and white in color. She has a unique marking on the tip of her tail, hence the name Tippy. She is very sweet and is content to sit in a chair and sunbathe. She and her family were brought in from the outside as the weather got too cold for young ones. Mom was spayed and then released after having two litters and is being cared for in her yard. Consider ...