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Fri, December 6, 6:00 PM

Hamilton House Museum, Clifton

Hamilton House Holiday Affair

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Home & Garden

Add to My Calendar 12/06/2019 6:00pm 12/06/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Hamilton House Holiday Affair

See the Hamilton House fully decorated for the holiday season. Guests can expect to enjoy light refreshments and live music throughout the evening.

Admission: $7

All proceeds benefit the Hamilton-Van Wagoner Restoration Association, Inc.

Presented By: Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders & City of Clifton

971 Valley Rd Clifton, NJ 07013

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Opinion: California’s New Labor Law is Killing Business – NJ is About to do the Same

November 22, 2019

As a former California resident with many friends still there, I watched with horror as Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) was passed. The bill, which takes effect January 1, 2020, reclassifies many independent contractors as employees. The upside is that some workers in this gig economy will gain employee benefits and other worker protections. The downside is that my California-based freelance writer friends ...

Passaic County Relaunches Teen Arts Festival, Preliminary Submissions Due Dec 15

November 13, 2019

PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders that Teen Arts Festival will be held at William Paterson University on Wednesday, June 3.The all day programming and celebration of art will be presented in a coordinated effort by William Paterson University, the Passaic County Cultural Heritage Council and the Passaic County Education Association.

According to a ...

Advice for a Safe Start to the Holiday Shopping Season

NEWARK – As residents gear up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs are encouraging New Jerseyans to familiarize themselves with their rights as consumers, and to be cautious of potential fraud or deception during the holiday shopping season.
Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,047.83 this ...

Animals in the Wayne Animal Shelter Get Holiday Surprises

December 5, 2019

WAYNE, NJ – This is the seventh year in a row that Wayne resident Candace Margiotta-Ross has come with a truck load of donated supplies for the Alan Purcell Wayne Animal Shelter (WAS); just in time for the holidays.  “It’s so needed and it’s such a wonderful thing,” said Sally Herman the Manager of the WAS.

“This is the best town for an animal shelter; ...

Nutley Community School School Subject of State Investigation After Missing Toddler Incident

November 10, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - The Community School in Nutley is the subject of a State of New Jersey investigation after a toddler went missing from their operation in St. Paul's Congregational Church in Nutley. 

The toddler, who went missing on Monday, off sometime after being dropped off by his father, was reunited with his parents, unharmed after being found on Franklin Ave. in the vicinity of ...

Coyote Bites Man Near Rutgers Campus

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers University Police are investigating a report of an aggressive coyote that bit a man along the Rutgers Preserve on Livingston Campus in Piscataway early Thursday morning,

Rutgers police have also closed the preserve to the public as they investigate the incident with the help of the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, the police said.

The ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches New Online Performance Dashboard

As part of NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to improving service and transparency, and in support of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 80, NJ TRANSIT has launched a new Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard at The dashboard contains industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical reliability and the causes for delays and ...

'Cinderella' Shimmers at Paper Mill Playhouse

MILLBURN, NJ - The story of Cinderella and her prince seems to have ongoing appeal for all ages. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical glitters and shines with strong voices and sharp choreography by Joann M. Hunter. Director Mark Hoebee has brought a loving, affectionate touch to this production. Artistic Director Mark S.Hoebee brings affectionate insights to this production,

The play leans ...

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In the study of deviant behavior, there has been a continual debate over what causes people to be evil. Is it their upbringings by parents who abuse them? Or, are sociopaths just born bad? There are all kinds of arguments on both sides of the debate, and many works of literature probe the question. Was Charles Manson born bad, or did ...

Intentions versus Actions

For the past few weeks, I have been the recipient of repeated hurtful actions and when I communicated my feelings with each perpetrator, the same response was offered, “It wasn’t my intention.” The frequency and flippancy of this explanation has gotten me to thinking about accountability, and whether intentions or actions should be the guide by which we measure relationships and ...

Tis the Season

This time of year, from Thanksgiving through the New Year celebration, is a season that provides for us the opportunity to stop our busy lives for a moment and give thanks for our many gifts and blessings; it’s a time of birth and renewal. No matter what your religion or belief structure, it’s a time when we can come together and celebrate new beginnings.

Often, however, we get so ...

The Holiday Season is a Special Time in Woodland Park

December 5, 2019

Merry Christmas! Happy Chanukah! Happy Holidays!

We kicked off the holiday season right in our Borough with help from the Memorial Middle School Student Council who helped collect food and prepare baskets, along with Fairway Markets who, again this year, generously donated turkeys for families in need in Woodland Park.

Thanksgiving weekend also hosted “Small Business ...

Corrado Earns Legislator of the Year Award for Commitment to NJ Economy

October 27, 2019

Senator Kristin Corrado was recently honored for her unflinching support of the business community at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Legislative and Business Awards Reception in Bedminster.

The Chamber presented Corrado, a small-business owner herself, with a Legislator of the Year Award for fighting to make New Jersey more hospitable to employers.

“It’s an honor to be ...

Totowa’s Rose Joins Regiment of Midshipmen at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

TOTOWA, NJ - Grace Rose of Totowa was recently sworn in as a Midshipman in the U. S. Naval Reserve at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, N.Y.  Rose was nominated to the elite federal service academy by Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker.

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a federal service academy that educates and graduates ...