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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Senior Extravaganza

Across Passaic County, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are givin...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Press Release on the temporary closure of Weasel Brook Park

Today, Passaic County Administrator Anthony J. DeNova announced the temporary closure of portions of Weasel Brook Park in Clifton, New Jersey because of elevated levels of arsenic detected in soil sample testing performed by the County. As part of the due...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Earth Day to be Celebrated by Passaic County

Earth Day to be Celebrated by Passaic County

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs invites the public to celebrate a FREE, family-friendly Earth Day 2018 on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Passaic Count...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2018

Passaic County Holds Annual FSS Breakfast

On Saturday, April 7, 2018 the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Passaic County Public Housing Agency hosted the fifth annual Family Self Sufficiency Breakfast at La Neve’s in Haledon. In addition to providing rental subsidies ...Read on...
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Passaic County Freeholders Host Senior Extravaganza

Across Passaic County, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience with future generations, and they are givin...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2018

Passaic County to Recycle Tires in the City of Passaic

Passaic County to Recycle Tires in the City of Passaic

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be offering residents the opportunity to recycle their unwanted tires safely and easily on Saturday, April 14, 2018 rain or shine ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Passaic County Holds 14th Annual Film Festival

The Passaic
County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Passaic County Film Commission aresponsoring the 14th annual Passaic County Film Festival 10 a.m. Saturday, April
21.

The event will take place at the Fabian 8 Cinema in the upper level of Center City...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

2018 Passaic County Film Education Grant From Unique Photo Awarded to Passaic High School

A grant, funded by Unique Photo
of Fairfield, to supply film equipment to support film education in our highschools will be awarded to Passaic High School on April 21 at the Passaic
County Film Festival at the Fabian 8 Theater in Paterson.

In their applic...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Announcement of the Lambert Classic 8K Event at Garret Mountain Reservation

(Paterson,New Jersey) – The
Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Friends of Passaic County Parks,Inc. are proud to announce the first annual Lambert Classic 8K taking place on Sunday, May 6th at 8:30 AM, an inaugural road race starti...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Rutgers 4-H Sustainable Food Conference

Passaic County Family and Community Health Sciences Educator is Presenting at the Sustainable Food Conference as the Key Note Speaker on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Raritan Valley Community College Branchburg, NJ. This event will run from 8:30 AM &nd...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

PASSAIC COUNTY TO COLLECT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

PASSAIC COUNTY TO COLLECT HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will hold its next Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Passaic County Para-Transit Facility, 1310 ...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

NEW ONLINE STORE FOR COMPOST BIN & RAIN BARREL SALE

NEW ONLINE STORE FOR COMPOST BIN & RAIN BARREL SALE

On Saturday, April 28, 2018 the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be sponsoring a Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale & Education Program open to all, regardless of c...

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Science and Engineering Workshops Available for After-School Program Staff

Rutgers 4-H Youth Development has extensive experience in Design It! and Explore It! projects and is ready to train and equip afterschool organizations to bring this fun, engaging, and inquiry-based STEM program to children at their sites. By enrolling i...Read on...

Posted on: March 26, 2018

Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders Hold Outreach Event to Combat Veteran Suicide

(Passaic County, NJ) On February 27th, 2018, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed resolution R20170938, which authorizes the collaboration of county departments to raise awareness of resources available to Veterans t...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Passaic County Freeholders Join March for Our Lives

(Passaic County, NJ) - On March 24th, student organizers are planning a nation-wide demonstration called March for Our Lives in over 800 locations to protest the inaction of lawmakers to institute common-sense gun-control. “Since the tragedy of...Read on...
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Grant Awarded to the Greenwood Lake Commission for Ongoing Improvements

(Passaic County, New Jersey) – At the March 13, 2018 meeting of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, a resolution was unanimously approved awarding a $30,000 grant to the Greenwood Lake Commission for ongoing efforts to improve Greenw...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Passaic County Kids to Parks Day-National Day of Outdoor Play

Passaic County 4-H, in collaboration with the Passaic County Parks Department, and the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders is holding the 1st Annual Kids to Parks Day-National Day of Outdoor Play on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10am to 3pm, at the G...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2018

Passaic County Shredding & Recycling in Little Falls

Passaic County Shredding& Recycling in Little Falls

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be holding its next Confidential Document Shredding & Recycling Program at the Little Falls Municipal Complex, 225 Main Str...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Freeholders Pass Resolution In Support of Stricter Firearm Regulation

(Paterson, NJ) – On Tuesday, February 27th, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted in support of a resolution advocating for stricter firearm regulations and calling upon elected officials at the State and Federal level to support ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

Special Awards Will Be Given For 2018 Film Festival

(Totowa, NJ) – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the members of the Passaic County Film Commission are pleased to announce a special monetary donation to the Passaic County Film Festival to be held on April 21, 2018, that will p...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Passaic County Awarded $6.2M for Road Safety Improvements in Paterson and Clifton

Passaic County will receive $6.2 million in federal grants to make safety improvements along Market Street in the City of Paterson, and Allwood Road and Clifton Road in the City of Clifton, which will include traffic signal upgrades and shorter crossing d...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Passaic County Code Blue Alert Plan and Point in Time Count Statement by FH James

FREEHOLDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE BRUCE JAMES RELEASES STATEMENT ON PASSAIC COUNTY CODE BLUE ALERT PLAN & ANNUAL POINT IN TIME COUNT

New policies in place to protect persons at-risk to weather exposure during extreme cold in New J...

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Posted on: December 21, 2017

Freeholders Award Contract for Garret Mountain Reservation Improvement Project

(Paterson, New Jersey) – At the December 12, 2017 meeting of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, a contract in the amount of $1,402,097 was awarded to Thomas & Sons Builders, LLC for the Garret Mountain Reservation Phase I Improv...Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2017

Freeholders Acquire 170 Acres in West Brook Preserve to Protect Drinking Water and Open Space

(West Milford, New Jersey) – Today, the Land Conservancy of New Jersey completed the purchase of a 170-acre property in West Milford known as the West Brook Preserve. The West Brook Preserve is one of the most important watershed properties rema...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Passaic County Freeholders Host Grand Opening of Restored Golf Shop

(Wayne, New Jersey) – At a press conference on July 24, 2017, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders cut the ribbon on a newly renovated and rehabilitated Golf Shop to serve the Preakness Valley Golf Course. Formerly a Caddy House erecte...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2017

Register now for the Rutgers Master Gardener Class of 2018

Do you have a passion for plants and the great outdoors? Do you want to know more about plant cultivation and composting techniques? Are you enthusiastic about learning, sharing information with others, and community outreach? If so, then please join us a...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

Passaic County Secures Over $1 Million in Green Acres Grants for County Parks

(Paterson, New Jersey) – On July 6, 2017, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. were informed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection that the four grant applications submitted ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Passaic County's 6th Annual Champions of Disabilities Awards and Art Showcase

(Totowa, NJ) – The County of Passaic is seeking Champion nominations and Art submission to recognize the accomplishments made by or for those with disabilities. The Champions of Disabilities Awards and Art Showcase, was started in 2011, through ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Passaic County Freeholders Join NY-NJ Trail Conference and Google to Kick Off Hiking Season

(West Milford, New Jersey) – On July 10, 2017, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders joined the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference to kick-off hiking season in New Jersey and announce a new initiative to photograph the 2,000 miles of ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Freeholders Strike Shared Service Agreement with Woodland Park for Public Health Services

(Paterson, NJ) - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders forged a shared service agreement with the Borough of Woodland Park to provide public health services through the Passaic County Health Department. This partnership is being enacted by way of...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Passaic County 4-H to Attend 4-H Leadership Program

One Passaic County 4-H member has been selected to represent New Jersey at the 4th annual 4-H Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) Conference. This leadership conference will be held July 17-21 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Mary...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Disc golf at Rifle Camp Park is eco-friendly

In my hometown of Woodland Park, the plan to install a disc golf course at Rifle Camp Park is garnering much attention. Who knew a Frisbee could cause so much controversy? In my five terms on the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, this falls into...Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2017

Freeholders Award Construction Contract for Rehab of Historic Courthouse Annex

At the June 12, 2017 meeting of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders a $7,982,000.00 construction contract to H&S Construction and Mechanical of Elizabeth, New Jersey for the renovation and rehabilitation of the Historic Court House Annex in...Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2017

Passaic County Freeholders Unanimously Pass Resolution Opposing President Trump's Travel Ban

At the February 14th meeting of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Board unanimously passed a resolution opposing President Trump’s travel ban, and re-affirmed the county's commitment as a place where all are welcome. In keeping...

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

PASSAIC COUNTY HIRES PGA PROFESSIONAL MARTIN VYHIBAL TO OPERATE PREAKNESS VALLEY GOLF COURSE

(Wayne, NJ) – At last night’s meeting of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders action was taken to hire Martin Vyhibal as the golf professional in charge of operating the Preakness Valley Golf Course, Passaic County’s thirty six hole golf facilit...Read on...

Posted on: November 28, 2016

PASSAIC COUNTY PARTNERS WITH WAZE CONNECTED CITIZENS PROGRAM TO REDUCE TRAFFIC

(Paterson, NJ) - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has partnered with the Waze, the free, real-time, crowdsourced traffic and navigation app powered by drivers. Passaic County’s participation in the Waze Connected Citizens Program will extend...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2016

NORTH JERSEY RAIL COALITION LAUNCHES WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

NORTH JERSEY RAIL COALITION LAUNCHES WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
Site will serve as a hub for information on mass transit projects vital to North Jersey

(PATERSON, NJ) – With funding provided by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, th...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2016

PASSAIC COUNTY FREEHOLDERS RECEIVE GRANT TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION

PASSAIC COUNTY FREEHOLDERS RECEIVE GRANT TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION
Funds to focus on upgraded transportation options for seniors and residents with disabilities(Passaic County, NJ) - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders received a grant from ...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2016

PASSAIC COUNTY FREEHOLDERS PARTNER WITH WEST MILFORD FOR ADA APPROVED DEVELOPMENT

At the last Freeholder meeting, the Board of Chosen Freeholders approved the allocation of unused funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the Township of West Milford. The grant totals $6000 and will go towards an ADA approved automatic...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2016

West Milford Economic Development Commission Sponsors Small Business Breakfast Business Assistance P

West Milford, New Jersey - The West Milford Economic Development Commission in partnership with the West Milford Chamber of Commerce and the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders are sponsoring a special breakfast for the business community on May 23...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

Passaic County Welcomes South Korean Delegation To Discuss Winter Storm Response & Snow Removal

Passaic County Freeholder Director Theodore “TJ” Best and Freeholder Deputy Director John Bartlett welcomed a delegation of officials from the City of Cheong Ju in South Korea this week. The South Korean delegation visited the Passaic County Roads Departm...Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PASSPORT AWARENESS MONTH

Paterson, N.J. – Kristin M. Corrado, Esq., Passaic County Clerk, will celebrate “Passport Awareness Month - Apply Early Campaign” by offering free passport photos with payment of all application fees on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the County Clerk’s S...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Passaic County Court House and the Court House Annex Named to National Register of Historic Places a

Passaic County Court House and the Court House Annex Named to National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places

(Paterson, NJ) – The New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection, Natural & Historic Reso...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

PASSAIC COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS URGE PRESIDENT

(PATERSON, NEW JERSEY) – At the June 22nd meeting of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed a resolution urging President Obama to award New Jersey resident Lawrence “Yogi” Berra the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidenti...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

PASSAIC COUNTY RECEIVES $1.375 MILLION GRANT

(PATERSON, NEW JERSEY) – Today, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection through its Green Acres Program announced a $1,375,000 grant to the County of Passaic to upgrades and renovations to the Garret Mountain Reservation – a sprawling 568 ac...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2014

Passaic County Freeholders Present Checks to Help Upgrade Pulaski Park & Third Ward Memorial Park

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(Passaic, NJ- October 8, 2014) - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented two ceremonial checks at the City of Passaic Council Meeting on Tuesday evening, October 7, 2014. The checks represented an award of $283,500 from the county’s 2014...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2014

PASSAIC COUNTY CLERK OFFERS IN-PERSON VOTING FOR 2014 GENERAL ELECTION

Paterson, NJ – The 2014 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 with polling hours from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registered voters from Passaic County who can’t get to the polls on Election Day may vote ahead of time in the Passaic Count...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2014

Passaic County Freeholders Present Checks to Upgrade Rose Place Park&Batting Cages in Woodland Park

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(Woodland Park, NJ- October 1, 2014) - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented two ceremonial checks at the Woodland Park Council Meeting on Wednesday evening, October 1, 2014. The checks represented an award of $98,555 from the county’s...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2014

PASSAIC COUNTY FREEHOLDERS TO COMMEMORATE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11

PATERSON – Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders will commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 with a memorial service to take place 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 9 at Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy, 300 Oldham Road, Wayne.

The publ...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders on July 22, 2014, adopted Resolution R-2014-532, which calls for the location of the Conference and Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM respectively, to...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2014

A Historic Welcome For Students From Dominican Republic Studying at NJIT Upward Bound Program

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(Passaic County, NJ – August 14, 2014) – Passaic County will provide college bound students from the Dominican Republic with a tour of Lambert Castle, Lambert Tower and the Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park this afternoon. The students are par...Read on...

Posted on: March 19, 2014

Passaic County Joins Effort To Keep Unwanted Prescription Drugs Away From Children

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(Passaic County, NJ- April 8, 2014) – Passaic County Freeholder Director Pat Lepore announced the County’s participation in Project Medicine Drop Box sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. In partnership with United for Prevention Coal...Read on...

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