Passaic Valley News

December 14, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Memorial School's Animal Club hosted two special visitors from St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center on Dec. 12 - volunteer Karen Potocek and Iris, a rescued 1-year-old pup. Founded in 1939, St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, based in Madison, operates five animal shelters and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The West Paterson Fire Department on Dec. 10 held its annual department meeting and chiefs election in Council Chambers.  The Department would like to congratulate Chief Paul Salomone Jr. on being re-elected for another three year term as Chief of the West Paterson Fire ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ-  Little Falls Emergency Management Coordinator Sgt. Gianduso, along with the Phil Simone, Department of Public Works Director, and Mayor James Damiano met with officials from Woodland Park and the Army Corps of Engineers to further discuss the flooding issues ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hosting a holiday gathering this holiday season? The United States Department of Agriculture wants to make sure you're not spreading bacteria that can cause harmful foodborne illnesses. A study performed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m., Little Falls Township Police will load up their five ton military vehicle with approximately 350 toys they collected for the Toys for Tots program and deliver them to the Picatinny Arsenal. The police department proudly reached their goal ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - At 95-years-old Vera Rosciano is a lifelong Paterson resident. It’s the city she was born in, raised her children with alongside her loving husband of more than 60 years, and still calls home. And while her daughter, also Vera, checks in on her every day it’s her large, and ...

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Although winter is still a little over a week away, cold temperatures and winter weather are upon us. Parts of North Jersey are expected to get some light snow Thursday morning, Dec. 13 and into the afternoon, which could create hazardous road conditions, according to the New Jersey Office of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park American Legion Post #238 held its annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance on Dec. 6 at the post on Mt. Pleasant Ave. Assisting in the event were members of Woodland Park Cub Scout Pack 31 and the legion’s Ladies Auxiliary. Councilman Joe Spinelli presented the legion ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Broadway star Jelani Remy will return to his hometown of Cedar Grove to perform a holiday concert on Dec. 17 at Cedar Grove High School entitled "Home for the Holidays:  A Very Remy Christmas."  The Cedar Grove native and CGHS alumnus' credits include "High School Musical 1 ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council on Dec. 5 promoted Woodland Park Police Department Lieutenants John Uzzalino and Luigi DeLuca to Captain before a packed house in Council Chambers. "You will never find a person who would have anything bad to say about either of ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Two women from the reality TV series "Mob Wives," which aired on VH-1 for six seasons, hosted a grand opening of their Italian restaurant and pizzeria Pizza Nostra on Dec. 1. Pizza Nostra on Union Boulevard is owned by RaMona Rizzo, granddaughter of  Benjamin Ruggiero (aka Lefty ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Students at Beatrice Gilmore School learned that everybody is "thumbody" through a program launched by Guidance Counselor Donnamarie Scarpa Farraye. During indoor recess time, Mrs. Farraye worked with students to complete an "I'm Thumbody" worksheet, which centered around a ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Beatrice Gilmore School students have been working hard on their weekly one-minute keyboarding challenge.  Students compete to see who can score the highest words typed per minute. Winning classes get to keep a special "golden keyboard" award for as long as they remain the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - This week, the students at Charles Olbon School took part in the Kids Heart Challenge, a fun event where kids learned about their heart while helping others and raising money for the American Heart Association. The goal of the event is to teach kids jump rope skills, how their ...

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Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy — which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies — also limits the types of voluntary assistance ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ – Alzheimer’s New Jersey, a non-profit which provides programs and services to the residents of New Jersey affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, is partnering with the Little Falls Police Department to implement Always Safe®, a safety awareness program which provides ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The West Paterson Fire Department has welcomed three new firefighters. Rey Irizarry, Chris Luncero and Josch Navalas recently graduated from the Passaic County Fire Academy along with 64 other firefighters from Passaic County. The three men finished the six month training ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Eva's Village is a non-profit social service organization in Paterson. It's one of the largest and most respected anti-poverty programs in New Jersey. Eva's operates 12 programs including food, shelter, medical and dental care, addiction services, job training and job placement.

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the last Charles Olbon and Beatrice Gilmore joint Home & School Association meeting on Nov. 13, district Supervisor of Language Arts Elba Castrovinci presented a reading workshop for parents titled, "Raising Little Readers." This informative workshop was designed to ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park distributed over 30 turkeys and the "fixins" to local families who need a helping hand this Thanksgiving. The Borough sends its thanks to Fairway Market, who generously donates every year to the collection effort drive. This year, they donated 25 turkeys. A number ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Little Falls Police Department Lt. James Briggs announces that the police department will be conducting a driving while intoxicated (DWI) roadblock on East Main Street on Wednesday, Nov. 21. “In an effort to make our roads safer and reduce crashes attributed to driving while ...

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Winter has come early to New Jersey. There is a set of clipper weather systems that will affect the northern portions of our area through Tuesday. Here is what you need to know:  The first clipper will primarily impact the northwestern part of the state. This system is the weaker of the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The West Paterson First Aid Squad and the American Legion Post #238 invite all seniors and veterans in Woodland Park that are not able to be with their families to enjoy dinner with them at a free Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 12 to 4 p.m. Email ...

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Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  Bloomfield resident Jenn Stilwell's cranberry jelly recipe remains the worst kept secret in the township. First published in 2016 when TAPinto Bloomfield was only a few months old, this recipe will probably be published the weekend before Thanksgiving every ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - A partnership between Passaic Valley Regional High School (PV) and Montclair State University, School of Communication and Media was signed on Nov. 19 by PV Superintendent Dr. JoAnn Cardillo and MSU Director of Communication and Media Dr. Keith Strudler. PV is partnering with ...

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