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Paterson Celebrates 'Palestine Way'

May 16, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - History was made Sunday as hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor the street sign unveiling of “Palestine Way” as well as the first ever Palestine Street Festival in Paterson.

Following the recent approval by the Paterson City Council, Mayor Andre Sayegh, City Council President Maritza Davila, and Sixth Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz, himself the son of ...

Out of Business. Paterson 'Chop Shop' Closed Down, Acting AG Platkin Says

PATERSON, NJ – Six Paterson men said to be involved in the operation of a “chop shop” which reportedly possessed stolen cars and stripped them for parts have been charged for their crimes, according to Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin. Two Newark residents were also charged.

In a statement Platkin announced that the indictment is the result of a joint ...

Scenes from the 2022 Passaic County Art in the Park Festival Held in Goffle Brook Park, Hawthorne

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Passaic County's Art in the Park returned to Goffle Brook Park this past weekend and the area from the Passaic County Arts Center at the John W. Rea House, past the playground, down along the walkway, was lined with booths where vendors, artists, and crafters had set up to show their talents and sell their wares.

Art in the Park was held from 11 to 7 on Saturday, April 30, ...

Paterson's Huntoon-Van Rensalier Site Added To National Underground Railroad Network To Freedom

PATERSON, NJ –  Paterson’s Huntoon-Van Rensalier Underground Railroad Site has been added to the National Parks Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, according to a press conference held Wednesday.

“As Jim Richardson will tell you, the Underground Railroad site here in the city brought together Mr. Huntoon and Mr. Van Rensalier an African American man, a White ...

Passaic Valley High Recipient of This Year's Passaic County Grant for Filmmaking

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Passaic Valley High School recently received a grant from the Passaic County Film Commission. The funds will go toward its filmmaking program. 

According to Councilman Al Kahwaty, who co-chairs the commission along with West Milford's Bob Nicholson, the grant was started to provide filmmaking equipment to schools trying their best in the Passaic ...

Zack Tahhan Honored in Prospect Park for Heroism After Brooklyn Subway Shooting

PROSPECT PARK, NJ - When Sakaria "Zack" Tahhan, 21, identified the alleged Brooklyn subway shooter, Frank James, 62, while working on a security camera system in New York City, he wasted no time in alerting the NYPD.  The police had been investigating the mass shooting, which wounded many with several in critical condition but with no fatalities, and were able to take James into ...

Happy 175th Birthday Wayne! April 12, 1847 - The Establishment of a New Township

This Wayne History Article Commemorating Wayne's 175th Birthday is Brought to You By Academy Orthopedics.

This month marks the beginning of Wayne 175th- a yearlong campaign to commemorate the township’s 175th birthday hosted by the Township of Wayne and the Wayne Museum! We are so excited to be bringing you in-person events, virtual content, and more to celebrate our community ...

Wayne School Board Faced With $8.5 Million Health Benefits Decision

WAYNE, NJ – The Board of Education called for a special meeting last Thursday night to discuss a needed change to the schools’ employee health benefits plan. At stake was a surprising $8.5 million increase in premiums for the upcoming year. 

“Last year was a historically bad year regarding the district’s medical claims history,” said Superintendent Dr. Mark ...

Eva's Village Community Kitchen Reopens for Sit-Down Meal Service

PATERSON, NJ  – After an almost two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eva’s Village reopened its Community Kitchen for sit-down meal service inside its facility on Monday. During the pandemic, the Community Kitchen continued to feed the hungry by providing “to-go” meals to those who lined up outside the building. 

“We are thrilled to re-open the ...

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Nutley Restaurateur Khris Reina Discusses Facing Challenges Over Morning Coffee and Mimosas

NUTLEY, NJ - The global COVID-19 pandemic changed everything and challenged everyone, and it continues to do so.

It is easy to throw our hands up in despair, especially when we are reminded daily of the losses and challenges in our community, but sometimes there's a bit of news that pushes those same hands together in gratitude. Cristina Graziano and her father Joe Graziano recently ...

Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force To Host Color Run May 14

May 6, 2022

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force is planning a color run on Saturday, May 14 on Memorial Field, behind Memorial Middle School on Memorial Drive.

The run starts at 9:30 a.m. No pre-registration fee is required. Kids and adults are welcome to join the fun. Please bring protective eyewear such as goggles or sunglasses and a bandana or mask to cover your mouth.

Passaic Valley Water Commission kicks off Drinking Water Week: “Clean Water is Essential to Life”

CLIFTON, NJ – Have you ever thought about what it takes for clean drinking water to flow from your faucet? Drinking Water Week recognizes the hardworking people performing various roles to ensure tap water is “There When You Need It.” Drinking Water Week is May 1-7 this year.

Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) and partners throughout North America are ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, May 20, 7:00 PM

Edgemont Memorial Park , Montclair

AAPI Montclair Justice & Remembrance Lantern ...

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Mon, May 23, 11:00 AM

Online Webinar , Paterson

Are you an Entrepreneur?

Business & Finance

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Tue, May 24, 11:00 AM

Online Webinar , Paterson

Basics to a Business Plan

Business & Finance

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Thu, May 26, 11:00 AM

Online Webinar , Paterson

Strategic Marketing Planning

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Eastern Conference Finals Predictions

The conference finals are now here. The four strongest teams who have fought through so much adversity to get to the positions they are in now are a step closer to the ultimate goal, the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat are the two teams trying to achieve the crown as the king of the east. The Celtics, who just finished a grueling ...

What We Can Learn From Lorianne O’Connor

I’ve known Lorianne O’Connor since I was in the seventh grade. When we were younger, I had a funny feeling that she would become a high level college athlete. As we went through the rest of middle school, and then high school, I realized that funny feeling was an accurate depiction of what she would become. O’Connor is now a softball player for Fairleigh Dickinson University, ...

Eastern Conference Finals Predictions

The conference finals are now here. The four strongest teams who have fought through so much adversity to get to the positions they are in now are a step closer to the ultimate goal, the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat are the two teams trying to achieve the crown as the king of the east. The Celtics, who just finished a grueling ...

United Passaic Organizations hosts National Community Action Month kick-off on Sat., May 21

May 17, 2022

United Passaic Organization will host a National Community Action Month kick-off celebration and resource fair on Saturday, May 21. The community-based event will take place at the courtyard of the UPO Community Hub at 1 Howe Avenue in Passaic from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

As part of the celebration, the City of Passaic's Mayor Hector C. Lora will present UPO with an official proclamation to make ...

Overlook Medical Center looks “Ahead” to hospital’s future at campaign kickoff

SUMMIT, NJ – MAY 6, 2022 – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially ...

Paterson Celebrates 'Palestine Way'

May 16, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - History was made Sunday as hundreds gathered to celebrate and honor the street sign unveiling of “Palestine Way” as well as the first ever Palestine Street Festival in Paterson.

Following the recent approval by the Paterson City Council, Mayor Andre Sayegh, City Council President Maritza Davila, and Sixth Ward Councilman Al Abdelaziz, himself the son of ...

Out of Business. Paterson 'Chop Shop' Closed Down, Acting AG Platkin Says

PATERSON, NJ – Six Paterson men said to be involved in the operation of a “chop shop” which reportedly possessed stolen cars and stripped them for parts have been charged for their crimes, according to Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin. Two Newark residents were also charged.

In a statement Platkin announced that the indictment is the result of a joint ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 16, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022.  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Despite Law Change, Woodland Park Will Not Change Drug Use Policy For Employees

April 22, 2022

Dear Woodland Park Residents, 

Effective Thursday, April 21, 2022 the recreational use of marijuana and other cannabis products became legal in New Jersey.

Regardless of this change in law, the Borough Council and I want to emphasize that all policies and procedures and rules and regulations applicable to the employees of the Borough of Woodland Park will remain the same.

Our Police ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Take A Risk, Even If It Hurts

How many times have you heard the best step you can take to grow as a person is to step outside your comfort zone and take risks?

This is the theme of just about every self-help book I have ever read, and it has been stated to me by just about every person I have interviewed. I take this advice to heart, and it governs most everything I do. But, even as a staunch practitioner, it’s ...