Government

June 5, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - It was an easy choice for Mayor Andre Sayegh. Paterson’s charismatic mayor recently appointed Councilwoman Ruby Cotton to Passaic Valley Water Commission’s board of commissioners after her late husband, professional boxing referee and Paterson “legend” Ed Cotton passed away this past ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough was recently granted $689,641 from the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This grant is for eligible expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Under the act, ...

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WOODLAND PARK/LITTLE FALLS, NJ -  Mayor Keith Kazmark, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Col. Tom Asbery announced the finalization and USACE sign off on the Peckman River flood mitigation plan. After a sign-off by assistant ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Murphy today signed an Executive Order on Tuesday to allow municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments that are due on May 1.  The Order takes effect immediately and extend the due date to June 1 without incurring any interest costs or ...

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WOODLAND PARK - Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark recently sent a letter to Gov. Murphy and legislative leaders Sen. Kristin Corrado, Sen. President Stephen Sweeney, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin asking that they fully support the ...

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The Township Council passed a resolution giving the option to residents of delaying payment on their second quarter property tax bill without accruing an interest penalty, in order to ease their financial burden during the COVID-19 pandemic . Mayor James Damiano presented the resolution, which ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls has received a Class 5 rating under the Community Rating System (CRS) and all residents who are required to maintain flood insurance will now enjoy a 25 percent discount on their flood insurance premiums in the Flood Zone. According to Mayor James ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mayor James Damiano has reached out to the senior community through a letter that was mailed, posted on social media, and even hand-delivered to residential homes by members of the Little Falls Police Department. The goal was to see if anyone is in need of assistance amid the ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls will be highlighting Autism Awareness Month in April by lighting the municipal building blue with outdoor lights and by raising the Autism Awareness flag. According to Councilman Chris Vancheri, a meet and greet with several local families was ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park will be closing public access to its government buildings effective Thursday, March 19 until further notice.  The Municipal Building, Department of Public Works and the Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library (previously closed) will be closed to ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Woodland Park Office of Emergency Management Director George Galbraith and Mayor Keith Kazmark signed an emergency declaration this afternoon closing certain businesses in the Borough effective tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18,  until further notice. Those businesses ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park has updated its closures and restrictions due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of Monday, March 16, at 2 p.m., Passaic County has had eight positive test results. The Borough of Woodland Park was informed by the County Health ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park has announced precautionary cancellations and postponements due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). "These orders are being made out of an abundance of caution and are not due to any locally identified illness or required mandate," Mayor ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Beginning April 1, an ordinance that will prohibit retail establishments from providing single-use plastic carry-out bags will go into effect. It was unanimously passed by the Council last September.  Establishments will have to make available to customers, for a fee from ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Department of Transportation recently held an information session at Borough Hall to allow residents and officials to ask questions and voice their thoughts on the proposed construction to the Squirrelwood Road Bridge over Route 80. They will be back for future meetings ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the Feb. 19 Council meeting, Mayor Keith Kazmark reported that the Borough went out to bid for a new garbage collection contract, as the current one was set to expire. When the bids returned, only one had been received for 2020 and it was $250,000 over what was paid last ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council bestowed Bill and Karen Broadfield at its Feb. 19 meeting with the Mayor's Award for driving toy donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The couple, formerly of Woodland Park, now residing in Totowa, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough has partnered with the Clifton Boys & Girls Club to offer residents membership in its extensive aquatics program. The facility, located at 181 Colfax Ave., offers a 33 meter pool where residents can enjoy lessons for all ages, exercise classes, open swims, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation will hold a public information session to inform the community about plans for the deck/structure replacement of Squirrelwood Road Bridge over Interstate 80.  The meeting will be held at Borough Hall, 5 Brophy Lane, on Monday, Feb.

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Re-elected council members Joseph Spinelli, Gary Holloway and Rita Pascrell were sworn in on Saturday, Jan. 4 in Council Chambers by Mayor Keith Kazmark.  Councilman Spinelli and Councilwoman Pascrell were sworn in for their seventh terms. Councilman Holloway was sworn in for ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Office of Gov. Phil Murphy on Nov. 26 announced that Woodland Park  would be receiving a Department of Transportation municipal aid grant award of $484,500 for the McBride Avenue Streetscape - Section 7. This funding, along with three other previous grants, will connect ...

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WOODLAND PARK/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Flood mitigation along the Peckman River has been a fight since Hurricane Floyd in 1999, when a man lost his life in Little Falls and there was massive loss of property in an unexpected flood event. In 2018, the area also saw the same, thankfully with no loss of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Former longtime Police Captain Joe Lambert, 79, of Woodland Park, passed away on Nov. 12.  Born in Paterson on Sept. 16, 1940 to the late William and Maria (LaMarra) Lambert, Joe served in the U.S. Air Force and later served on the West Paterson Police Department for 29 ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Keith Kazmark held his latest Facebook Live Town Hall on Oct. 23, with many residents posting their comments and questions on a variety of topics. The Mayor provided updates on a number of items. Kearfott By the end of the year, officials expect to see an application ...

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WOODLAND PARK/LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Residents in the Passaic Valley and along the Passaic River this week received two pieces of good news with regard to flood mitigation progress for both the Passaic and Peckman Rivers.  FLASHBOARDS In May, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Totowa Mayor John ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Residents of the Ryle Park section of town gathered on Oct. 7 at a Town Hall meeting held at Beatrice Gilmore School to discuss speeding, heavy truck traffic and school drop off/pick up concerns in the neighborhood. Police Chief Eileen Tiernan, members of the Police ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ  - Mayor Keith Kazmark and the Borough Council officially cut the ribbon for the Borough's new senior bus on Oct. 2 at the Boys & Girls Club, where the WP Seniors were holding their weekly meeting. Officials hope to get 20 years of use out of the vehicle, as they got out of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park School District was one of 28 that were notified this week of pre-K expansion grant funding awards from the state. This $20 million in funding to the 28 districts means that approximately 1,450 additional children across the state will have access to quality ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - PSE&G has begun a gas infrastructure upgrade project to make gas delivery to local homes safer, cleaner, and more efficient. The work began on Aug. 5, according to PSE&G officials. The project is part of PSE&G’s Gas System Modernization Program II (GSMP II) is ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough Council on Aug. 14 introduced an ordinance that would prohibit local retail establishments from providing single-use plastic carry-out bags. If adopted at the next meeting, which is on Wednesday, Sept. 4, businesses will have six months to become compliant. If ...

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