Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Public can vote for favorite CNN iReport nominee daily until Monday, May 6.
A Little Falls couple have been nominated for a CNN iReport award for their work photographing the devastation superstorm Sandy caused at the Jersey Shore. Clifford and Susan Rumpf, who began venturing to the Shore two weeks following Sandy's landfall, have been nominated in the category of Compelling Imagery after documenting the damage from Union Beach to Atlantic City. “We thought it would be important to document what was going on,” Susan Rumpf said. “We had no idea the competition existed.” A CNN panel selected 36 citizen journalists out of almost 11,000 iReports published in 2012. There are six categories including breaking news, original reporting, compelling imagery, commentary, personal story and in-depth storytelling. The couple …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Free service offered by the county. Acceptable items include household cleaners, pool chemicals, and fire extinguishers.
Residents can dispose of hazardous household materials for free at the Passaic County Para-Transit Facility on Route 23 North, behind Ski Barn, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Residents may bring the following materials: Materials must be brought in original containers and be clearly marked. Any oil, antifreeze, or oil and gas mixtures should be brought in disposable containers. The following materials will not be accepted: Businesses may participate for a fee but must call ahead of time to pre-register and to obtain a price quote. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, or to pre-register, call the county office of solid waste and recycling programs at 973-305-5738. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Morris Canal Greenway heritage areas to be highlighted.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Passaic County announced a summer and fall hike series that will bring hikers of varying experience levels on a journey through the Morris Canal Greenway. The first hike, in Wayne, will be held on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon beginning at Riverside Park, at the intersection of Farmingdale Road and Deerfield Road, and ending at the Pompton Aquatic Park on Maple Lane. During the easy hike, a guide will talk about the history of the Morris Canal and speak about the future of the Greenway while hikers walk the route of the former Pompton Feeder. The only lock in Passaic County is also located on the route. On the second hike, in Paterson, on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon, hikers will explore the Lambert Castle and the Great Falls National …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Request comes after Bergen officials said “clerical error” prevented the county from getting aid.
State officials will ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend snowstorm disaster aid to Bergen and Passaic counties after the two counties were left out of last week’s federal disaster declaration, an emergency management official said. The state’s decision was based on newly collected damage costs, according to New Jersey Office of Emergency Management spokeswoman Mary Goepfert. Officials toured the area Monday as part of a reassessment of the federal assistance. In November, Gov. Chris Christie requested federal aid for eleven counties, including Bergen and Passaic, that were hard hit in the October snowstorm. However, when the aid was announced last week, the two counties were left out. Bergen County officials said a “…
Monday, May 23, 2011
Berdnik: 'I feel very confident that what I said I was going to do, I’ve done.'
Combating teenage drug use and gang violence, being fiscally responsible, and communicating with county residents. These are just some of the initiatives Sheriff Richard Berdnik has worked on since taking office in January. Berdnik met with members of the media Friday at his office in Wayne. “I feel very confident that what I said I was going to do, I’ve done,” Berdnik said. One initiative of Berdnik’s is to better utilize his office’s Submit a Tip service. Residents can visit a Web site and submit a crime tip to Berdnik’s office. They can also call a tip in 888-958-8477 or send a text to 274637. “It’s about speaking to the community and getting information from them,” Berdnik said. “It’s so important that we get information from them. The…
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Assemblyman: "They know they won't win."
A well-known Republican candidate for State Assembly says two GOP challengers will not distract him from retaining his seat in this year’s election. Louis D’Angelo and Ernesto Sesso are running against incumbents Scott Rumana and David Russo in the June primary. The winners will run against Democrats William Brennan, a Wayne resident, and Cassandra Lazzara to represent the state's 40th Legislative District. "I will keep my focus where I need to: Throughout the county," said Rumana. "My responsibility is that the county wins." Rumana, the Passaic County Republican chairman and former Wayne mayor, said that D’Angelo and Sesso "know they won’t win." According to Rumana, D’Angelo and Sesso have ties to the Democratic Party and are only running…