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January 31, 2022

TRENTON, NJ -  New Jersey's general obligation bonds have been upgraded from stable to positive, announced Kroll Bond Rating Agency. The agency issued a report dated January 20 stated its outlook upgrade "“reflects the robust recovery of the State’s financial picture since the early days of the ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Please be advised that there is no parking on the roadways when they are snow covered. With the anticipated weather tomorrow, please be safe and remove your car from the roadways when the snow begins. Vehicles that remain on the roadways when snow begins to accumulate are ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's heroes who are serving in the Armed Forces, or are veterans, will now eligible for enhanced benefits and protections under a group of news laws signed by Governor Phil Murphy. These new laws include expanded civil service preference for veterans, upgraded penalties for ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mayor James Belford Damiano and Councilman Al Kahwaty gave Cub Scout Pack 14 a lesson in local government and a tour of the municipal complex. The cub scouts learned a lot and were very appreciative of the Mayor and Councilman teaching them and giving them some ...

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TRENTON, NJ – With firefighters at greater risk of cancer than the general population due to their exposure to carcinogens on the job, a measure sponsored by Assembly Democrats Sterley Stanley (LD-18), Daniel Benson, and Britnee N. Timberlake would require certain health insurers to provide ...

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TRENTON – Governor Murphy signed into law S3416, which codifies marriage equality in New Jersey law by providing that all laws concerning marriage and civil union are to be read with gender-neutral intent. Marriage equality currently exists in New Jersey based on state and federal Court ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Alfred H. Baumann Free Public Library in Woodland Park has been awarded a $2,883,577 grant for the renovation and expansion of its building on Brophy Lane by the state as part of the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act. This second round of funding allocates $37 million ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ   First, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year! As we begin 2022, we are all hoping and praying for a better year than the last two. As we deal with this latest spike in COVID-19 cases, we hope the decline in cases comes quickly, and we can ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy’s 2022 State of the State address will stream online and via social media on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Murphy is expected to discuss his commitment to leading New Jersey through the COVID-19 public health crisis, improving the lives of middle-class ...

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TOTOWA, NJ On Thursday, January 6, 2022, Totowa resident Nicolino (Nick) Gallo was sworn in as Commissioner to the Passaic County Board of Commissioners at 401 Grand Street in Paterson. He was sworn in by Jack Ciattarelli, and the momentous occasion was witnessed by friends and family ...

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TOTOWA, NJ The re-organization meeting of the Borough of Totowa was held at noon on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at the Borough’s Municipal Building at 537 Totowa Rd. At this meeting, two councilmen were sworn in. Councilman Anthony Picarelli and newcomer Patrick Fierro were both elected in the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - At the 108th reorganization meeting of the Woodland Park Mayor and Council on Wednesday evening, Mayor Keith Kazmark made the first appointments to the Borough’s new volunteer Recreation Advisory Board - Daniel Casasnovas, Maisoun Muhammed, Sam Yodice, Joyce Koch and Jeff ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ Thomas DeSiervo is the new Director of Recreation & Parks in Woodland Park. He comes to the borough from Glen Rock where he served as Director of Recreation, and, prior to that, worked in Bloomfield as a Recreation Supervisor. Tom also holds his National Professional ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ Council members Tina Gatti, Tracy Bennett-Kallert and Vincent DeCesare were sworn in and began their new terms of office on January 2 at 11am. Tina Gatti begins her 8th and final term today and the community is grateful for her service spanning over two decades. Tracy ...

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TOTOWA, NJ This past December, the Totowa Public Library honored Janet Lee Saunders, who served on the Totowa Library Board of Trustees for four decades.  After serving as a board member, Vice President, and then President of the Board for many years, Saunders is taking a much-deserved ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The Department of Human Services has announced that up to $10 million in federal funding from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund has been authorized to extend the availability and operation of the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) into the new year.  The ENJF would have ...

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TOTOWA, NJ The Passaic County Outreach program will be at the Totowa Public Library to provide full passport services, notary oath and renewal, and free Veteran ID cards. Dates listed are the first Thursday of the month from 5pm-7pm and the third Tuesday of the month from 10am-1pm, at the Totowa ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ The polls are closed! Thanks to those that voted for the new Woodland Park Panther logo. 400 responses were submitted with the winner being option #3 with 174 votes. Option #1 had 109 votes and option #2 had 117 votes.

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TRENTON, NJ – To deter the illegal act of falsely claiming to be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, Assemblymembers Carol Murphy and Sterley Stanley have sponsored legislation to upgrade the crimes for those who misrepresent themselves as a member or veteran of the United States Armed ...

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LITTLE FALLS/WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Passaic Valley Regional High School Board of Education President Sam Yodice and Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark had the opportunity to sit down with PVHS students from Woodland Park, who grew up in the Borough’s in-town programs, to discuss the launch of the ...

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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP & USF) offers financial assistance to those having difficulty paying their electric, gas and deliverable fuel bills. You can also inquire about our FREE Weatherization Assistance Program, which helps eligible families by reducing your ...

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LITTLE FALLS, N.J. -  The Township received its fourth installment in a series of grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). The aim is to improve the entire town with a focus on the downtown area.  Mayor James Damiano said the recent "streetscape" grant award is in the ...

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WOODLAND PARK NJ - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the deadline for New Jersey homeowners and renters affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida now have until January 5 to apply for assistance.  Homeowners and renters have three ways they can apply for federal ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Executives from the state's Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) at the NJ League of Municipalities last week provided an overview of the newly adopted regulations to implement the legalization of adult recreational use of marijuana. The panel session, moderated by the ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) earlier this week announced that the second Phase of the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) and Eviction Protection Program application period will be closing on December 15, 2021. The CVERAP program, ...

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Long-serving Leaders Inducted to NJLM Mayors’ Hall of Fame Trenton, NJ (November 19, 2021). At the 106th Annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference in Atlantic City, then League President Janice Kovach, and officials from throughout New Jersey, honored the most recent inductees to the ...

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco that would require dental insurers to provide refunds to individuals for reduced usage during the pandemic was signed into law by Governor Murphy. Under the bill, A-4538/S-3131, every carrier writing dental insurance plans in New ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - For the first time in Montclair's history, the Township will now have an elected school board. By an overwhelming majority, Montclair voters have approved a referendum to move to an elected school board and away from the mayor-appointed members.   Since the 1960s, various groups ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ- Residents have until Thursday to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance for Tropical Storm Ida damages. The last day to apply for aid is December 6. Residents can apply for aid online by visiting disasterassistance.gov, by calling 1-800-621-3362, or by ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ - The Office of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill is now accepting Spring 2022 internship applications. Candidates for the internship program must be undergraduate or graduate college students, have excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong interest in government and ...

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