Government

September 9, 2018

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Borough Council at its Sept. 5 meeting swore in two new police officers, Justin Castro and Marc Bonilla, as well as its new Special III Police Officer, Brian Newman, who is assigned to the Woodland Park Public Schools. Bonilla, 24, is a lifelong resident of ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Gov. Murphy has made a formal request to President Trump for Federal aid for Bergen, Essex, Ocean, Monmouth and Passaic counties for residents and businesses impacted by recent flooding. The assistance would include aid from the Federal Emergency Management ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in conjunction with Commission on the Status of Women, conducted a school supply drive for underprivileged children in Passaic County. Through personal donations from the Freeholders and county employees, 217 children from Eva’s ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - There will be several detours and road closures this week according to the NJ Department of Transportation (NJDOT) of Lackawanna Avenue northbound, Rifle Camp Road southbound and the Valley Road/Route 46 Westbound ramps, as the Route 3/Route 46 Improvement ...

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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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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 - 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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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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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 - Woodland Park Police Department Officer Joe Domicolo was promoted on June 20 to sergeant. Sgt. Domicolo has been with the department for 10 years. "To say he an outstanding human being does not begin to scratch the surface," Chief Eileen Tiernan said about the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The winners of the West Paterson American Legion Auxiliary Unit #238's 2018 Americanism Essay Contest were honored at a special program on June 13. The post also held its annual Flag Day ceremony outside prior to the program. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the American ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Summer Camp held a parent meeting on June 11 where attendees could meet the directors and other staff members, learn about their child's daily schedule, and get answers to any questions they had. The camp will be led by director Shannon Marren and assistant ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mr. Philip Mizzone was honored by Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council at the May 30 meeting for his service to the country and borough. Mayor Kazmark presented Mr. Mizzone with a proclamation honoring him for his lifetime of service, protecting our country and ...

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Little Falls Township Council (three seats open) REPUBLICAN Michael Murphy - 354   Eva Salerno Visperas - 340           Louis DeLucca - 348         DEMOCRAT Albert Kahwaty - 600     Christopher Vancheri - 602         Tanya Seber – 612   Totowa Mayor REPUBLICAN John Coiro - ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The 2018 Youth Month mayor and council members took to the dais on May 9 and conducted the Mayor and Council meeting, with their counterparts sitting alongside providing assistance as needed.  "This is probably the most complex agenda we've ever had for a Youth Month ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Mayor and Council honored three championship WP Boys & Girls Club Panthers basketball teams at its May 9 meeting.  The 3rd and 4th grade girls team was determined, after three overtimes in the title game, to be co-champions with Little Falls. Under coach ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough marked Arbor Day with the planting of four trees on Dowling Parkway with the help of the Beatrice Gilmore Elementary School fourth grade class. Mayor Keith Kazmark, Councilwoman Tracy Kallert and Councilman Joseph Spinelli were on hand to speak with the students ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation to automatically register and update voter registration for those applying for a driver’s license, examination permit, probationary driver’s license or non-driver identification card, dubbed "Motor Voter," is now law. The bill, which Gov. Phil Murphy signed on April 24, ...

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The Borough of Woodland Park, Township of Little Falls and Borough of Totowa have joined together in a newly redesigned Passaic Valley Regional Flood Control Board. Last November, the Township of Cedar Grove determined that since the impact of possible flooding from the Passaic River and the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Borough Council at its April 18 meeting adopted its 2018 budget. “We were looking at a significant increase,” Mayor Keith Kazmark said, noting at the tax hike was looking at well exceeding $100 on the average home.  However through the efforts of the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - This spring, the Borough will conclude its 15-year Road Re-Surfacing Program with the re-paving of Briarwood Court, Van Winkle Court, and parts of Mt. Pleasant Avenue (from Fritz Lane near Browertown Road to Bartsch Avenue, and Rose Place to Chestnut Grove ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. “It is sadly far too ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls will hold its annual Memorial Day parade on Saturday, May 26 beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will begin at Little Falls School No. 3 and all participants will march up Main Street to Memorial Park on Wilmore Road to complete the parade around 11:15 ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced that the new ramps between Route 46 eastbound and Clove Road will open on Sunday, April 15. Existing ramps from Route 46 east to Clove Road and the Clove Road ramp onto Route 46 east were reconstructed and will be ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough Council held a Town Hall meeting on April 9 to gather resident comment and input into the municipality’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan, which they are working to update. Mayor Keith Kazmark said that the last update to the Parks, Recreation and Open ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the April 4 Borough Council meeting, three women in the community were honored as part of Women’s History Month. The presentation originally scheduled for March had been delayed because of bad weather. Senior Vice President of Berkeley College Teri Duda, Mayor’s Committee ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The 2018 American Legion Post 238 Boys State delegates were recently saluted. Passaic Valley High School juniors attending Boys State representing the Legion are ​Alex Papasavas, Peter Sahdou and Alex Perez, all of Woodland Park. Boys State is among the most respected and ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park is planning its annual Memorial Day Parade, to honor the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedom. The parade will he held on Monday, May 28 along McBride Avenue, starting at 11 a.m. If you have an antique/classic ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Notch Road Bridge over Route 46 opened to two way traffic on March 31. However, motorists should be aware that Lackawanna Avenue is temporarily a one-way only from the bridge to the end of the construction zone. Traffic can only drive into Woodland Park along Lackawanna.

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WOODLAND PARK/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - New Jersey Department of Transportation contractor J.F. Creamer & Sanzari is scheduled to remove the detours and reopen the Notch Road Bridge over Route 46 in Woodland Park to two-way traffic this weekend.  Work to reopen the passage will begin at 10 p.m., ...

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