Backpacks For Life & Dreams Can Happen Bocce Tournament



Tournament Details - 4 Players/Team - 18 Team Limit -$400/Team -Double Elimination

Sponsorship Opportunities - Registration Tent $400 - Court Sponsor $200 - Scoreboard Sponsor $400 -Food Sponsor $1,900

Entry Includes - Food -Music -Cigars -Supporting a great cause!


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Wed, August 21
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
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Tournament Details - 4 Players/Team - 18 Team Limit -$400/Team -Double Elimination

Sponsorship Opportunities - Registration Tent $400 - Court Sponsor $200 - Scoreboard Sponsor $400 -Food Sponsor $1,900

Entry Includes - Food -Music -Cigars -Supporting ...

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Woodland Park Day Will Be Bigger Than Ever This Year

September 13, 2019

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - This year’s Woodland Park Day festivities on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Memorial Field behind Memorial School are going to be bigger than ever. The event starts at 2 p.m. and ends with fireworks at dusk. 

This year’s event will feature a number of new things including a photo booth, a beer garden run by Steve Baskinger of Bask and 381 Main, live music all ...

Shona L. Mack Pollock, Esq. Sworn-In as Passaic County Superintendent of Elections

September 22, 2019

PATERSON, NJ - A large gathering of New Jersey state, Passaic County, and local officials gathered on for the swearing in of Shona L. Mack Pollock, Esq., as Passaic County Elections Superintendent in Paterson. 

Mack Pollock was appointed by Gov. Murphy, represented by Lt. Gov. Oliver.  liver delivered her remarks, saying the governor was "more than pleased" to accept ...

Wayne Valley Graduate Leaves Legacy of Peace

WAYNE, NJ – A once empty brick wall in the Garden of Wayne Valley High School is now adorned with a mural painted by Class of 2019 Senior President, Kristen Cinquino. The colorful painting contains a simple, one-word message: “Coexist.” 

The idea for the mural came after Kristen witnessed an act of bullying in her school. “My advisor, who was the Wayne Valley High ...

Cheech Vs. Cheech: Comic Files Suit Against Somerville Coffee Shop

September 22, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Local entrepreneur and business owner Steven Chiocchi, who opened “Cheech’s Own” coffee house on the corner of Main Street and Division Street earlier this year, is being sued by comedian Richard “Cheech” Marin, who claims the popular coffee shop and its product line are cashing in on his name and celebrity.

The suit was filed in the Central ...

Artist/activist Places 800-pound Opioid Spoon at J&J Headquarters

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Domenic Esposito's youngest brother was in the throes of addiction, the family would find burnt spoons - the tale tell sign that he had been doing drugs - scattered around the house.

Esposito's heart broke each time they found one.

So the artist-turned-activist picked an oversized spoon with cooked opioid as a symbol of protest.

Esposito placed one of his ...

NJ Transit is on Board with Climate Week

I often say that NJ TRANSIT has a commitment not just to the customers who ride our trains and buses, but also to the communities we serve. When it comes to climate change, that community is global — and NJ TRANSIT is working to change the way we work and deliver our services to reduce our impact on the environment. In honor of 2019 Climate Week, I wanted to highlight some of the many ways ...

NJ TRANSIT Graduating Seven Locomotive Engineer Classes in Two Years – Same Number Graduated in Last Five Years Combined

With the recent June 2019 graduating class and six more classes of locomotive engineering trainees graduating through December 2020, NJ TRANSIT will have graduated seven classes in two years (2019 – 2020). That’s the same number of classes that graduated in the previous five years combined (2014 – 2018.)

Agency officials attribute the significant increase in engineer training ...

Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

A Day When the Sea Was More Hostile Than the Wind or Sun

The boy struggled with a cart filled with beach stuff as he dragged it down the boardwalk. It was fish-tailing behind him and I almost told him to push rather than pull, but decided to mind my own business. I was pushing a small load myself, my sleeping grandson in a stroller.

He was with a girl a few years younger, a woman who looked to be a grandmother, and several small children. His role ...

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarity (Flatiron Books, 2018)


The title of Liane Moriarity’s 2018 novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, is quite clever as it is a double entendre. The nine people who gather at Tranquillum House have never met before; they are, in fact, perfect strangers to one another. What is it that has inspired each of them to go on retreat, led by an enigmatic ...

When You’re Right...or Not!

Ok, so every once in a while, I really, really, really…really-really-really feel Joan’s column. In a generic sense, this very thing happened in my life last week.

Notice I didn’t say “happened to me.” I had an incident last week where I did rely on my professional instincts as a journalist. At first, it seemed quite the error, until I dug deeper and, low and ...

The Gift of Friendship

I think we all struggle, at times, to understand who is a true friend. We are in a time where judgment just plain stinks. But, you have to have a standard. And, that requires judgment. That judgment is about protection, it’s about who may hurt you and who you can discern will not. Age old question, who can I trust? Joan tackles this in this week’s column.

A friend is someone who ...

Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

September 4, 2019

To the Editor:

Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress for a few minutes.

The bunnies, chicks, goats, sheep, cow and other animals used ...

An Open Letter to our Representative Mikie Sherrill, NJ-11

A lot of my friends, as well as myself, listen to the New York Times “The Daily” podcast and I was thrilled to post on Facebook Monday morning that our member of congress was the featured interview this week. It’s nice to see that you’re getting noticed and that can only help to gain attention for the things you want to accomplish for the district.

While I had some ...

Mahjong Club Is Ongoing At The Totowa Public Library

September 23, 2019

TOTOWA, NJ - Anyone interested in joining the Totowa Public Library's Mahjong group is welcome to stop by the library, located at 537 Totowa Rd. The group will also be meeting at a new time on Mondays, 11 a.m. instead of 1 p.m.  If you have any questions, call the Totowa Library at 973-790-3265.  Light refreshments will be served. Parking and enter in the ...

NJ Human Services Continues Free Naloxone Efforts by Providing Opioid Antidote to Homeless Shelters

TRENTON, NJ - NJ Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced that the Department is delivering the opioid overdose antidote naloxone for free to participating shelters serving the homeless as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to get naloxone into as many hands as possible to help save lives.

“Nearly 1,200 doses of the nasal spray form of naloxone are being delivered ...