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February 23, 2024

WOODLAND PARK, NJ – In response to a settlement agreement reached in 2018, the Borough of Woodland Park has introduced an ordinance to change the zoning of the Bank of New York land off Rifle Camp Road. The move comes as part of the borough’s obligation to provide affordable housing options in ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Totowa officials have approved $1.9 million in spending to advance a number of community improvements.  According to officials, these funds will enable the Borough to undertake a range of initiatives, including streetscape enhancements along Union Boulevard and Totowa Road, with an ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ – The Woodland Park Borough Council has removed a clause from the Borough’s Code titled “Mayor with Administrative Responsibilities”. This clause allowed for the authorization of additional salary for the Mayor when assigned administrative duties in the absence of a full-time ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Mayor Tracy Kallert shared her view of Woodland Park's achievements, initiatives, and future goals in her State of the Borough Address last week. The address, she said, aimed to keep residents informed and engaged with the ongoing efforts to enhance community life. "In 2024, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Jason Hersh was officially sworn-in as the Director of Recreation on Wednesday.  "After a long search and many qualified candidates, Jason came to us with a plan already," Mayor Tracy Kallert said. "He had driven around, seen our facilities, and identified our needs. His ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Mayor James Damiano delivered the State of the Township address on Monday, highlighting both the challenges and triumphs that defined Little Falls in 2023. The mayor began by acknowledging the community's resilience in the face of devastating floods, emphasizing the unity that ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Borough Council swore-in newly appointed councilman Ron Arnau on Wednesday.  Arnau has served on the library board and was instrumental in negotiating an agreement to bring the library to the Berkeley campus while it undergoes its construction. According to ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ – Councilman Anthony Sgobba was reelected as Council President for the eighth year in a row.  A 30+ year resident of Little Falls, Sgobba has served on the council since 2016. His main goal for the Township has been consistent: strengthen its fiscal outlook and secure the safety ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Mayor John Coiro delivered the State of the Municipality address on Monday. Coiro highlighted the Municipality's recent milestones, celebrating its 125th anniversary and the success of the Totowa Day celebration, which attracted a record number of residents. Despite facing ...

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TOTOWA, NJ - Councilman Lou D'Angelo has been reelected as Council President during the Borough of Totowa's re-organization meeting. Joining the council's leadership, William Bucher, Jr. and Sanders Reynoso were both sworn-in as council members.  Bucher, Jr. has been a councilman since 2014, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park officially welcomed Tracy Kallert as their new mayor. Kallert, took on the position in an acting capacity after former Mayor Kieth Kazmark resigned from office.  "I'm overwhelmed," Kallert, the Borough's first female mayor, said. "It's hard to ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ – Andrea Trombino, a cherished member of the Little Falls community, has been recognized for her exceptional dedication and service spanning across five decades. In a special proclamation by Mayor James Damiano, December 31 is officially marked “Andrea Trombino Day,” honoring her ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Borough Council, along with Borough Engineer Joseph Pomante, evaluated options for the proposed "Road Diet" on Overmount Avenue, on Wednesday. The roadway recently received a "Road Diet" to reduce speeding. The new line, however, was a major concern for many ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Ascend New Jersey, Inc., a Cannabis dispensary, will soon be calling Little Falls home, following the Township Council's approval of their retail license on Monday.  Amidst the deliberation between two applicants seeking the license, Ascend New Jersey, Inc. emerged as the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - After almost a year of hearings, the Woodland Park Board of Adjustment rejected the proposed Dunkin' drive-thru on Browertown Road, set to occupy the current location of BASK Bar and Grill. Due to several variances requested, concerns of residents, the Board found that the ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Acting Mayor Tracy Kallert and the Borough Administration have announced the launch of the Mayor's Action Center, an online platform designed to enable residents to report various issues and concerns within Woodland Park. This new tool is intended to simplify the process of ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls awarded a $239,369 contract to DLS Contracting, based in Fairfield, for essential enhancements to Mozart Avenue and Cherry Street.  The improvements aim to enhance the quality and safety of these local roads, benefiting residents and the community ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Township of Little Falls officials have awarded a $303,400 contract to Zuccaro & Sons, an excavating contractor in Garfield, for the installation of a traffic light and various enhancements at the intersection of Francisco/Lindsey Road and Cedar Grove Road. The decision to ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cannabis businesses, including dispensaries, are poised to thrive in Little Falls Township's B2 Corridor, covering the area along Route 46. This decision by the Township Council follows deliberations at a council meeting in August and is a significant step towards introducing ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township Council of Little Falls has given its unanimous approval to three separate ordinances allocating a total of $2.5 million in bonds. These funds will be used to support extensive streetscape improvement projects in key areas within the township, promising a ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Township of Little Falls officials have introduced three separate ordinances to allocate bonds totaling $2.5 million to streetscape improvements.  The cumulative total of $2.5 million will be used to cover the expenses associated with the specified improvements at Main Street, ...

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NEW YORK, NY - U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has been indicted in a wide-ranging federal investigation alleging bribe taking, influence peddling and attempted interference with state and federal investigations. According to the indictment announced on Friday, during the course of the investigation ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Borough Council has selected Adam Chaabane as the newest council member to fill the vacant position left by former councilman Sam Yodice, who now serves as the Borough Administrator.  Chaabane has a history of community involvement and a proven track record ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Township of Little Falls is embarking on an important journey to create a new Township Master Plan that will influence the community's future in terms of its physical, social, environmental, and economic aspects. This comprehensive plan aims to guide the preservation of ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Borough of Woodland Park has announced the appointment of Sam Yodice Jr. as its new Borough Administrator, a decision, officials said, that comes after an extensive selection process that involved advertising the position and reviewing over 20 resumes. "During our search, ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Borough Council is poised to vote on a new ordinance to regulate filmmaking. This ordinance, set to be on the September 6 agenda, aims to find a balance between allowing filmmaking and protecting residents' well-being and quality of life. "This Ordinance is ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Township Council has introduced legislation to open the door to cannabis businesses, such as a dispensary, to operate within the Township. The Ordinance, which outlines the regulations and procedures for establishing and operating cannabis businesses in the ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Good news is on the horizon for the residents of Little Falls, as the town is gearing up for a tax reduction in 2023 that will encompass town, school, and county taxes. This reduction comes as part of the ongoing efforts to maintain affordability and financial stability for the ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Planning Board has granted approval for a new mixed-use development project in the Township's Central Business District. The application, presented by The Manor at Little Falls, LLC and S&S at Main Street, LLC, received approval for a three-story mixed-use ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Planning Board is set to hold a meeting on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. to discuss a development project within the town. Residents and stakeholders who wish to watch the meeting from the comfort of their homes can tune in via this link. The proposed project, by The ...

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