Passaic Valley News

October 17, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - As part of School Violence Awareness week, students at local schools received visits from police officers on Oct. 16, who gave them age appropriate tips to keep safe. Sgt. Erik Luker and Officers Timothy Condron and Justin Castro from the Woodland Park Police Department ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley Regional High School is planning two special events this week - an open house for middle school students and the annual Homecoming game. Future Hornets are welcome to kick off Homecoming weekend at an open house on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. All middle ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Dozens of community members, leaders and business people gathered at Dowling Gardens on Oct. 10 to take part in the Woodland Park Stigma Task Force's candlelight vigil. The event, held on World Mental Health Day allowed those attending to reflect, remember and to bring hope for ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Students at Memorial School got a visit from New York based dance group Jline Dance Crew as part of Week of Respect on Oct.

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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, has been working on several charitable efforts in the last few months. Jayden and his parents returned home earlier this week ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council recognized Reda and Sons Fuel Co. for 84 years of service at their Oct. 3 meeting, presenting a proclamation to members of the Reda family on hand for the occasion. The company, which closed its doors on Aug. 30, is the longest serving ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - "Paws in the Park,” hosted by the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department, Passaic County Freeholders, and Friends of Passaic County Park returned to Goffle Brook Park for the third year on Saturday, Oct. 6.  While last year's event aimed to raise money to outfit each K-9 officer ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council honored two West Paterson Soccer League (WPSA) championship winning teams at its Oct. 10 meeting. The WPSA U11 Boys Flight 4 Strikers took first place in the Morris County Youth Soccer Association’s spring season under coaches Lad Kolozi ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The West Paterson Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its second annual 5K run/walk fundraiser on Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. The race starts at the WP Boys & Girls Club on Memorial Drive. All proceeds will go towards assisting the three firehouses with the upkeep of their ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Tracey Marinelli, Superintendent of Schools in Little Falls, hosted a ribbon cutting on Monday, Oct. 8 for the grand opening of School #1's highly-anticipated Susan St. Ledger STEAM Lab alongside Mayor James Damiano; Councilwoman Maria Cordonnier; Susan St. Ledger, major ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Italian American Heritage Month was proclaimed by the President of the United States and US Congress in 1989. The month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of Italian immigrants and their descendant to American culture. Any good celebration needs food, so today we're ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Wednesday, Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day. The Woodland Park Stigma Task Force has organized a candlelight vigil to reflect, remember and to bring hope for all those affected by suicide, addiction, and mental illness, and loved ones lost. Attendees will be provided with ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Knot Just Knitting Club at Four Seasons at Great Notch recently donated nearly three dozen hand knitted hats, in various shades and patterns of blue, to the Woodland Park School District in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month. Four Seasons resident and club member ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  Week of Respect is a week to educate the students about the importance of showing respect to themselves and others. To help teach the values of this very important week, students in all three Woodland Park schools worked on activities and lessons regarding the value of respect ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - One third-tier prize winning ticket was sold for the Oct. 2 Mega Millions drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize, according to the New Jersey Lottery. The ticket was purchased at Little Falls Beverage & Bar, ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Sitting down for a health screening can be daunting, but less so when Susan G. Komen brings together women who encourage other women to take care of themselves. That was the atmosphere at the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Women's Wellness Expo on Sept. 29. The expo was in partnership ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs. Based in New Brunswick, the New ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Three men suffered stab wounds in a fight in the area of East 25th Street in the early hours of Sunday. According to a statement by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald members of the Paterson Police Department responded to the area at ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library Building and Grounds Committee and Trustees will hold a work session on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Mayor's Conference Room at the Municipal Building, 5 Brophy Lane. The purpose of the work session is to discuss library ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the Sept. 19 meeting, Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council issued two proclamations relating to addiction/suicide prevention and mental illness awareness. Following two suicides in 2016 in town, the Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force was formed and since, its ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council saluted three West Paterson Soccer League (WPSA) championship winning teams at its Sept. 19 meeting. The WPSA U-13B, Flight 5 Alliance took first place in the Morris County Youth Soccer Association’s spring season under coaches Rick Fasoli, ...

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ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ – British Swim School, which provides water safety education as an essential survival skill, has expanded further with two new pool locations in Essex County. The new locations in Livingston and Fairfield mark the 11th and 12th New Jersey locations for the British Swim ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Clerk’s office was ordered to draft new ballots ahead of Election Day after an appellate court ruled that its decision to include blank columns on the ballots of 15 of the county’s 16 towns was unlawful. Opponents alleged that the blanks were an effort to confuse ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - After receiving an unexpected increase in state aid last spring, one of the items the Board of Education decided to utilize funds on was to add an additional full-time guidance counselor to the district. Previously, guidance counselor Danielle Indri split her time between ...

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WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kick-off  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.  The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said. Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said. “Bob Barchi has been a ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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