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Passaic County offers free home radon test kits

The Passaic County Department of Health is offering free radon test kits as part of a statewide effort to promote safety as well as awareness about the deadly radioactive gas. Radon, an odorless, invisible gas produced by decaying uranium or thorium, is the nation's second leading cause of lung cancer, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Due to its prevalence throughout the state, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recommends all homes get tested for radon.For more information on radon or to reserve one of the free test kits, contact Allessio at 973-225-3651.

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February 15, 2018

Dear Editor:

I find myself in a juxtaposition right now.

On the one hand, I did question the process. On the other hand, I am fully supportive of Ms. Shafer.

I want to go on record as saying that I am completely confident in her leadership. I’ll briefly explain my reason.

When I served on the school board I was able to always reach Ms. Shafer. The lines of communication were ...

Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders Introduces 2018 Budget

February 15, 2018

(Paterson, New Jersey) – On February 13, 2018, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced the 2018 budget with conservative revenue projections, improved reserve levels, and significant investment in infrastructure improvements. The 2018 budget reflects fiscally sound financial policies, strong budgetary flexibility, proactive increases to manage volatile expense line items, ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...