Passaic Valley News

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Little Falls and Woodland Park communities have rallied in support of the victims of flash flooding on Aug. 11. The Little Falls Athletic Club has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money to purchase gift cards to retailers such as ShopRite, Home Depot, ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today declared a state of emergency for Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties, which will help assist in recovery efforts in the areas affected by flash flooding which occurred on Aug. 11. Murphy and other officials toured a Little ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - On Monday evening, Gov. Phil Murphy and other officials toured a Little Falls neighborhood off Paterson Avenue near the Woodland Park border devastated by flash flooding that occurred on Aug. 12. Led by Little Falls Mayor James Damiano and Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark, ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - One lucky ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $218,881 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Aug. 10 drawing. The winning numbers were: 04, 12, 18, 28 and 34 and the XTRA number was: 03. The lucky retailer that sold the winning ticket is Valley Spa, 61 East Main St., in ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -  Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Mark P. Centurione announce that, Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, 30, of Little Falls, was charged with two counts related to the endangering the welfare of her three-week-old infant. The incident occurred on ...

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We hope for the best when we bring in wild kittens who are on the verge of not being social and sometimes we are blessed with a great outcome. Scamp was part of a litter of four that have proven to be some of our blessings. A lot of holding and nurturing allowed her and her siblings to become the ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Join in for the grand opening of Macy’s Backstage at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m.   Be one of the first 200 customers to arrive and you’ll receive a "Scratch, Win, Smile" scratch-off card. During the event, be sure to shop to the tunes of a live DJ. Snap ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  As flood waters receded on Sunday, Aug. 12, residents and officials in the area began to clean up following the flash flooding that occurred. Both Little Falls and Woodland Park mayors have declared a State of Emergency. Department of Public Works crews were ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Heavy rain on top of already saturated grounds resulted in severe flash flooding throughout the Passaic Valley area on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 11. The Peckman River, which runs through Little Falls and Woodland Park, overflowed its banks causing flash flooding ...

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The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual county fair from Thursday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 19 at Garret Mountain Reservation. The County Fair will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 3 ...

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The Passaic County Clerk's Office has announced the names of the candidates running for local school Board of Education seats. LITTLE FALLS Lauren Verdi Frederick "Fred" DeMarco Douglas Jandoli                                                           ...

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The Passaic County Clerk's Office has announced the names of the candidates running for County Clerk, the Board of Chosen Freeholder Board and local municipal council seats. COUNTY CLERK Ronald Fava of Clifton - Rep. Danielle Ireland-Imhof of Hawthorne - Dem. BOARD OF CHOSEN ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Library's annual Summer Reading Program for children and teens, “Libraries Rock!” ends on Aug. 19. It’s not too late to join! The library encourages all children and teens to participate. "Participating in summer reading at the library is one of the best ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Jayden Perez, 9, who last year organized a toy drive that garnered over 1,100 toys and $10,000 for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, is working to continue his charitable endeavors. He has been selected to serve on the 2018 kids board of directors for Kid Box, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On July 21, veterans of the Woodland Park American Legion Post #238 hiked five miles through town, visiting elderly members of the post who are unable to make it down to the physical space they used to visit.   "If they can't make it to the post, the post will come to them,” ...

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WOODLAND PARK - The Woodland Park Police Department graduated its first ever Junior Police Academy on July 20. The week-long academy was held at Memorial School from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Thanks to the academy sponsors – which included the American Legion Post #238, Anthony ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ – Passaic Valley Summer Theater is gearing up to present its main stage production, “RENT: School Edition,” on July 26, 27 and 28, and its junior production, “13,” on Aug. 3 and 4 “RENT: School Edition” will be performed July 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough Council introduced six ordinances at its July 18 meeting aimed at moving the municipality forward in its plans to satisfy its affordable housing obligation. The ordinances address the obligations under the Fair Housing & the Uniform Housing Affordability ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Twins Tori and Vanessa Hackett of Woodland Park qualified for the National Track and Field Junior Olympics, which runs from July 24-29. The 8-year-old girls first had to qualify at the New Jersey Junior Olympics. They then had to place top five in the National Region 2 Junior ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders is seeking the public's input on proposed improvements to Rifle Camp Park in Woodland Park. The event will be on Wednesday, July 25 at 6 p.m. in Woodland Park's Borough Hall, located at 5 Brophy Lane. View the conceptual plans for ...

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PATERSON, NJ - "Bridging the Gap from Addiction to Recovery," an informative roundtable discussion, will be presented on July 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Eva's Village Community Kitchen, 393 Main St. Paterson. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. The event is being sponsored by the ...

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The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual county fair from Thursday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 19 at Garret Mountain Reservation. The County Fair will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ – Through a Facebook Live Town Hall, Mayor Keith Kazmark on July 16 detailed the borough’s plans to satisfy the municipality’s affordable housing obligation. Overall, plans call for the possibility of 826 prospective, new units to be added in a number of locations with 15% of ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -  Jack Donovan, son of Michael and Lynn Donovan of Little Falls, has been named as a 2018 Maverik National Lacrosse All-Star and has been selected to attend the Maverik National Lacrosse Academy to be held July 16-19 in Frederica, Del. at the DE Turf Sportsplex.  Jack will be ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - THe Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library and On the Border Restaurant have joined together for a special family reading initiative. Come to the library beginning on Aug. 1 to pick up a free copy of "The ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  Woodland Park's Summer Concert Series continues on Friday, July 13 with a free concert by Emerald Experience at Dowling Gardens. Enjoy food and vendors from 6 to 9 p.m. including an ice cream truck and clown. Concert will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring your chairs/blankets ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark will host a Facebook Live Town Hall on the affordable housing settlement decision on Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m. Watch from anywhere by connecting to www.facebook.com/keith.kazmark.3. If you can’t make it, the video will be published to the Mayor’s page so ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred Baumann Public Library in Woodland Park is sponsoring a family concert at Dowling Gardens on Wednesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. featuring Kurt Gallagher. Dowling Gardens is located at Dowling Parkway at McBride Avenue. All are welcome to this family event for all ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - PSE&G will be replacing old gas pipes throughout the Township of Little Falls with new piping – ensuring the continued safety and reliability of local gas service. To upgrade the gas lines, PSE&G digs trenches, primarily in road surfaces, and lays new pipes block by ...

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