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Pascrell Celebrates Plan To Keep Paterson Veterans Clinic Open

June 28, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. on Monday hailed an announcement by bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that they will block plans to close several Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, effectively saving from closure the Paterson Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) which serves veterans in northern and central New Jersey.

Passaic County Veteran Gets His Day in the Sun

PATERSON, NJ - When Tony Vancheri puts his mind to something he usually gets it done. He’s a man to whom many titles apply: deputy mayor, friend, father, grandfather, to name just a few.

On Saturday, once again, it was his status as a veteran that took center stage as the access road leading to the top of Veterans Park at Hayden Heights, Paterson’s own Hill of Heroes, was renamed ...

Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik Celebrates 'Retirement' of Key Member of Office

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - A more than two decade career of a decorated member of the Passaic County Sheriff's Office officially came to an end on Tuesday.

And, having served as a key member of the Sheriff's Mounted Unit since 2002, Baron, has been sent out pasture, literally.

Baron, whom Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said was a reliable part of the Sheriff's Office and was ...

PCCC Celebrates Many 'Firsts' At 50th Commencement Ceremony

PATERSON, NJ – Passaic County Community College (PCCC) hosted their 50th commencement ceremony on Monday. Graduates from PCCC’s four campuses, Paterson, Passaic, Wanaque and Wayne, received their Associate in Arts, Science and Applied Science degrees or their professional certificates at the celebration. 

“It’s amazing that having made it for 50 years, that we ...

Wayne’s Zoila Cassanova Aims to Demistify the County Court of the Surrogate

WAYNE, NJ – She stands just four inches over five foot tall and has a broad, welcoming smile that can put people at ease, a calming voice, conviction and a wealth of knowledge. Her staff is friendly, attentive and eager to assist those that come to her office in need of help.

Yet, the recently elected Passaic County Surrogate Judge Zoila Cassanova, Esq – a Wayne resident – ...

Hundreds of Red Cross Volunteers 'Sound the Alarm' on Smoke Detectors in Paterson

PATERSON, NJ - Over 200 volunteers gathered in front of The New Roberto Clemente School on Saturday morning for the first of two days of community engagement aimed at saving lives from fires. 

The distribution and installation of state-of-the-art smoke detectors were throughout 5th Ward residences through door-to-door home visits as part of the Sound the Alarm ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Fix on Your Vision, Then Plot Your Course

A few summers back, I decided to travel to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. My wife readily agreed and started collecting the information we'd need for the trip. As we plotted the course, we would be driving from New Jersey to Upstate NY on a mission. We were planning the vision, you see, to get us from Point A to Point B.

What did I think when we got in the car to begin the ...

Take Steps Toward Financial Freedom

Next week, we observe Independence Day, an opportunity to celebrate all the liberties we enjoy in this country. Of course, there are different types of freedoms – such as financial freedom, which can open the doors to many other opportunities. What steps can you take to gain your financial independence?

Here are a few suggestions:

Save, invest … and repeat. There’s ...

How Functional Medicine Can Help You Combat Seasonal Allergies

As we start the summer, we can't help but dream of beach days and fun in the sun. Unfortunately, the Spring bloom and weeds create pollen, and seasonal allergies sufferers struggle to venture outside without discomfort.

A stuffy nose and sneezing do not generate a charming excursion outside and can prevent enjoyment of the warmer months. Some other telltale signs are a sore throat and even ...

Wayne Teacher Selected for National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshop

Wayne educator Sondra Grewe deGraft-Johnson has been selected to participate in an elite, one-week educational program. The National Council for History Education (NCHE) announced that deGraft-Johnson, an English Language Arts teacher at George Washington Middle School, has been selected to participate in its 2022 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History Workshop, ...

Bad Teen Behaviors? Listen more!

Do your teen's behaviors drive you over the edge? The worse the behavior, the more you need to listen.

Difficult behaviors can mean your child is struggling with something, not necessarily trying to give you a hard time. They don't wake up in the morning and think, "How can I make Mom/Dad miserable today?"

There's an underlying feeling: sadness, frustration, rage, ...

Pascrell Celebrates Plan To Keep Paterson Veterans Clinic Open

June 28, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. on Monday hailed an announcement by bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that they will block plans to close several Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, effectively saving from closure the Paterson Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) which serves veterans in northern and central New Jersey.

Boys & Girls Club Lil' Panthers Fall Sports Camp Registration Open

July 6, 2022

The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne is now accepting Lil’ Panthers registrations for sessions starting on Friday, September 16, 2022. 

Each week will feature a new game for kids to learn and enjoy!  The Lil’ Panthers program is open to children ages 3, 4 and 5.  All sessions will be held at the Boys & Girls Club with your choice between two sessions, 10:30 am or 1 ...

The Boys & Girls Club Fall Recreational Soccer Registration Open

The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne is now accepting Sensible Soccer registrations for Fall 2022. 

Games will be held on Saturdays and one weeknight practice.  All games will be played at JFK School and neighboring Shai Shacknai fields.

The season will run from mid-September to early-November (about 7 weeks). 

The Sensible Soccer program is open to children who will be in ...

THE Boys & Girls Club Neighbors in Hardship Scholarship Fund Drive

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest New Jersey has created the "Neighbors in Hardship Scholarship Fund."

Having safe and reliable childcare as parents return to their worksites is crucial. This fund will enable children of members and local families facing financial devastation to participate in our daycare, early education, before and after-school programs, summer and vacation ...

Milestones

Julia Retkwa Turns 100

June 19, 2022

Julia Retkwa turned 100 on June 2nd- She has been a resident of Hawthorne for over 40 years - Julia was honored at a party for family and friends at Biagio's in Paramus.