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Posted Oct. 08, 2019

“Our Passaic County community includes our furry friends, which is why the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit join together every year to advocate for our homeless pets through Paws in the Park,” stated Deputy Freeholder Director Cassandra “Sandi” Lazzara. 

Posted Sep. 27, 2019
The latest improvements to Garret Mountain Reservation will include additions to the Auto Overlook and High Meadow area of the reservation, while still staying true to the original Olmsted design.
Posted Sep. 26, 2019
The project includes exterior and interior repairs, site improvements and the rehabilitation and restoration of the adjacent Carriage House. The Carriage House is going to be repurposed as a visitor center, office suites, community meeting space, and a permanent library for the Passaic County Historical Society’s archives.
Posted Sep. 17, 2019
Bradley got his first break into the greenkeeping business when the newly opened Passaic County Golf Course in Wayne, New Jersey fired their greenkeeper John Cerretto. 
Posted Sep. 13, 2019
The Board of Chosen Freeholders of Passaic County hereby announces that applications will be accepted for the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. Applications will be available at the following locations starting September 16, 2019. 
Posted Sep. 13, 2019
Please be advised that contractors will start work on the Goffle Brook Park Improvements - South of Diamond Bridge Avenue project on Wednesday, September 18. 
Posted Sep. 11, 2019
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders held a memorial at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy to honor the lives that were lost on September 11th, 2001. 
Posted Sep. 10, 2019
The public is invited to participate in updating the countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) that will pave the way for mitigation funding.
Posted Sep. 09, 2019
Road resurfacing is planned for these roads in Wayne and West Milford during August. These dates are for planning purposes and may be adjusted due to weather. Updates will be posted as known. Last updated September 9, 2019.
Posted Sep. 09, 2019
Road resurfacing is planned for this road in Paterson during September. These dates are for planning purposes and may be adjusted due to weather. Updates will be posted as known. Last updated September 9, 2019.
Posted Sep. 04, 2019
Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders will commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 with a memorial service to take place Tuesday, September 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy.
Posted Aug. 28, 2019
“We look forward to organizing this art festival every year, and it is especially exciting this year since we have just re-opened the John W. Rea House as the Passaic County Arts Center,” Freeholder Director John Bartlett said.
Posted Aug. 28, 2019
The Passaic County Workforce Development Board and One-Stop Career Center will be hosting a job fair on September 5 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Center City Mall in Paterson.
Posted Aug. 28, 2019
“We look forward to organizing this art festival every year, and it is especially exciting this year since we have just re-opened the John W. Rea House as the Passaic County Arts Center,” Freeholder Director John Bartlett said.
Posted Aug. 20, 2019
The 9th Annual Passaic County Recovery Walk and Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 7. Registration begins at 9 AM. Register now on Eventbrite.
Posted Aug. 19, 2019
"Our investments in Goffle Brook Park represent the Freeholders’ continuing commitment to preserve history while providing new and improved recreational opportunities for Passaic County families,” Freeholder Director John W. Bartlett said.
Posted Aug. 09, 2019
Passaic County contractors will remove the Terrace Avenue Bridge over the Molly Ann Brook. The bridge will be closed to all traffic 24 hours per day until early December. Work will be continuous until completed.
Posted Jul. 29, 2019
The gardens at the Pat DiIanni Boathouse have been upgraded to include native plants such as wild-blue indigo, swamp milkweed and little blue stem. 
Posted Jul. 25, 2019
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Passaic County Film Commission are sponsoring a free workshop on short film production for high school, college and independent filmmakers.
Posted Jul. 23, 2019
Beginning Monday, July 29, 2019, Milling and Resurfacing Operations will begin on the areas of Greenwood Lake Turnpike and Glenwild Avenue with damaged surfaces. Last updated August 8, 2019. 
Posted Jul. 23, 2019
This hearing is going to be held to solicit comments from the public on the intention of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Passaic to seeks to administratively transfer Passaic County-owned land in Hawthorne. 
Posted Jul. 23, 2019
This hearing is going to be held to solicit comments from the public on the intention of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Passaic to seeks to administratively transfer Passaic County-owned land in Hawthorne. 
Posted Jul. 23, 2019
Registration is open for the 2020 Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Passaic County’s Master Gardener Class. The class registration deadline is August 31, 2019. 
Posted Jul. 17, 2019
Please call the Passaic County Department of Senior Services at 973-569-4060 for a list of locations.
Posted Jul. 16, 2019
Bergen County has advised us of planned milling and paving of Ramapo Valley Road in Oakland. Limits of work will be Terhune Drive at the Wayne border to Long Hill Road. 
Posted Jul. 15, 2019
“The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders continues to invest and enhance our County’s open space, recreational facilities, and historic sites,” stated Freeholder Director John W. Bartlett. “Dundee Island Park is going to be state of the art – with a new river walk, amphitheater, athletic field, and field house."
Posted Jul. 09, 2019

Construction at Weasel Brook Park will begin on Wednesday, July 10.  The park will remain open during construction, with limited areas closed on an as needed basis as the work progresses.

Posted Jul. 09, 2019
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Passaic County inaugurated a new teaching and demonstration site consisting of a high tunnel located at Preakness Valley Golf Course.
Posted Jun. 25, 2019
Milling operations are planned for Piaget Avenue, Delawanna Avenue and Main Avenue on the following dates. These dates have been updated as of June 25, 2019.
Posted Jun. 24, 2019
This National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, Passaic County Mosquito Control, in cooperation with the Board of Chosen Freeholders, has tips to help you “fight the bite.”
Posted Jun. 13, 2019
This hearing is going to be held to solicit comments from the public on the intention of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Passaic to sell a parcel of Passaic County-owned land. 
Posted Jun. 13, 2019
This hearing is going to be held to solicit comments from the public on the intention of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Passaic to sell a parcel of Passaic County-owned land. 
Posted Jun. 13, 2019
The Property Fraud Warning System is a free service that provides email notifications whenever a property document with your name is recorded in the County Clerk’s Office.
Posted Jun. 12, 2019
City Green’s Dig In! program is now accepting grant applications for Fall 2019.
Posted Jun. 06, 2019
Riverview Drive will be closed from Cedar Court to Norwood Terrace beginning Monday, June 10 at 7:30 AM to Wednesday, June 19 at 4:30 PM.
Posted May. 28, 2019
Beginning May 30, 2019, the Lakeside Avenue Bridge on the border between Pompton Lakes and Wayne, will be closed for construction for approximately three weeks.
Posted May. 26, 2019
The following road resurfacing projects are planned for late May and early June in the City of Passaic, weather permitting. 
Posted May. 26, 2019
The following road resurfacing projects are planned for late May and early June in the Township of Little Falls, weather permitting.  
Posted May. 24, 2019

Motion picture filming will take place May 29, 2019 on Straight Street between Essex and Oak Streets in Paterson. Traffic will be impacted. 

Posted May. 22, 2019
The 2019 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 with polling hours from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Registered voters from Passaic County who are unable to get to the polls on Election Day may request their paper Vote by Mail Ballot before Election Day in the Passaic County Clerk’s Offices.
Posted May. 21, 2019
Milling operations are scheduled for Brook Avenue in Passaic from Main Avenue to River Road on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Paving operations are scheduled for Friday, May 24, 2019. 
Posted May. 17, 2019
Paving operations are scheduled for Paterson Hamburg Turnpike in West Milford from the Pequannock River to Route 23 on Monday, May 20, 2019.
Posted May. 09, 2019
Milling Operations will be conducted on Union Avenue on Friday, May 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Milling Operations will be conducted on Union Avenue and West Broadway on Friday, May 10 Through Saturday, May 11, from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Posted May. 01, 2019

Filming for an upcoming motion picture will take place in Downtown Paterson for the next several days. 

Posted Apr. 26, 2019
Passaic County will host The Moving Wall at Garret Mountain Reservation from May 9 to May 13. The Moving Wall is a half-sized replica of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, built by veteran volunteers for those who do not have the opportunity to go to Washington. 
Posted Apr. 24, 2019
Clerk Danielle Ireland-Imhof is offering extended hours at the County Clerk’s offices located at 401 Grand Street, Room 130 in Paterson on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, 13, 2019.
Posted Apr. 22, 2019
Final paving for Westbrook Road in the vicinity of the new bridge is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2019, weather permitting.
Posted Apr. 22, 2019
Final paving is scheduled for this bridge on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, weather permitting.
Posted Apr. 17, 2019
Manhole resets will be conducted on Thursday, April 18, from 7:00 AM until complete. Paving Operations will be conducted on Riverview Drive on Monday, April 22, from 7:00 AM until complete. 
Posted Apr. 11, 2019
Paving Operations will be conducted on Hazel Street on Friday, April 12, 2019. Travel on this roadway should be avoided from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Posted Mar. 27, 2019
The following roads in Paterson will be closed as specified March 28 through March 30. 
  • Colt Street (Market to Ellison)
  • Hamilton Street (Smith to Market)
  • Market Street (Main to Church)
  • Broadway (Memorial to Washington)
  • Washington Street (Van Houten to Market)
  • Ellison Street (Main to Church)
Posted Mar. 26, 2019
Social Security and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continue to receive reports of fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees. If you receive one of these calls, report the information to the OIG Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 or at https://oig.ssa.gov/report.
Posted Mar. 07, 2019

Passaic County will hold a Public Information Center on Thursday, March 14, 2019 between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM, in the Borough of Fair Lawn Municipal Building located at 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ.

Posted Feb. 13, 2019
The 2019 budget reflects continued efforts to regenerate and grow fund balance ensuring financial stability, proactively increasing reserve accounts to protect taxpayers, and engagement with municipalities and school districts to continue implementing share services agreements.
Posted Jan. 29, 2019

NJ TRANSIT is working with Passaic, Bergen and Hudson Counties to assess the restoration of passenger service between Hawthorne and Hackensack. Join us Thursday, January 31 from 5-7 PM and Wednesday, February 13 from 6-8 PM for public meetings on the project. 

Posted Jan. 24, 2019
The Friends of Passaic County Parks Inc. will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 12 at 5:00 PM. The Friends of Passaic County Parks Inc. is preparing two grant applications to submit to the Green Acres Program for the Highland Preserve Athletic Field Improvements Project and John W. Rea House Historic Landscape Restoration Project.
Posted Jan. 24, 2019
The Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Passaic will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 12 at 5:30 PM. The County is preparing two grant applications for the Westervelt-Vanderhoef House Historic Landscape Restoration Project and the Rifle Camp Park Phase I Improvement Project.
Posted Jan. 08, 2019
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders offer grant funding from the Open Space, Farmland, and Historic Preservation Trust Fund for projects for municipalities and qualified non-profits. Please join us for a tutorial on the grant program on January 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Posted Nov. 13, 2018
November is National Family Caregivers Awareness Month. The Senior Services Department is offering insightful seminars throughout the month of November geared towards Family Caregivers.
Posted Oct. 26, 2018
Representatives will be available in Passaic County at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center, located at 225 Main Street in Little Falls. For hours and more information, click here.
Posted Oct. 11, 2018
The Passaic County Department of Health and the Division of Mosquito Control are urging property owners to take steps necessary to reduce mosquito populations and to protect themselves against the risk of mosquito-borne disease.
Posted Oct. 10, 2018
Passaic County New Jersey proposes to amend the FY 2018 Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. 
Posted Jul. 26, 2018
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has been selected to receive over $10 million in grants to help residents find jobs, provide for their families, and achieve self-sufficiency.
Posted Jun. 27, 2018
The Summer Concert scheduled for June 27, 2018 has been closed due to the impending rain storm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Posted Jun. 21, 2018
The Dey Mansion Museum announced its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 
Posted Apr. 24, 2018
The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will hold its next 2-day Computer & Electronics Recycling Collection Event on Friday May 4, 2018 and Saturday, May 5, 2018 (rain or shine) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Buehler’s Cultural Center Parking Lot, located at 950 High Mountain Road in North Haledon.
Posted Apr. 24, 2018
The Passaic County Senior Extravaganza Health & Resource Fair will promote mental and physical wellness, offering information and experience.
Posted Apr. 19, 2018
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.
Posted Apr. 17, 2018
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 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Passaic County Technical Institute Gymnasium, 45 Reinhardt Road in Wayne.
Posted Apr. 12, 2018
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.
Posted Apr. 11, 2018
The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be offering residents the opportunity to recycle their unwanted tires on Saturday, April 14, 2018 rain or shine from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Passaic, NJ campus of Passaic County Community College, 2 Paulison Avenue in Passaic.
Posted Apr. 09, 2018
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. are proud to announce the first annual Lambert Classic 8K, an inaugural road race starting at Garret Mountain Reservation and looping through Rifle Camp Park in Woodland Park, taking place on Sunday, May 6th at 8:30 a.m. 
Posted Apr. 09, 2018
A grant, funded by Unique Photo of Fairfield, to supply film equipment to support film education in our high schools will be awarded to Passaic High School on April 21, 2018 at the Passaic County Film Festival.
Posted Apr. 09, 2018
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Passaic County Film Commission are sponsoring the 14th annual Passaic County Film Festival Saturday, April 21 at the Fabian 8 Cinema in the Center City Mall, 301 Main Street, Paterson, beginning at 10 a.m. 
Posted Apr. 05, 2018
Passaic County Family and Community Health Sciences Educator is presenting at the Sustainable Food Conference as the Key Note Speaker. For registration information visit: http://www.raritanval.edu/foodconf.
Posted Apr. 02, 2018
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 county or state residency, at the Ringwood Public Library Parking Lot. These items are also available online at www.passaiccompostersale.ecwid.com.
Posted Apr. 02, 2018
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 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., rain or shine.
Posted Mar. 28, 2018
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.
Posted Mar. 26, 2018
On February 27, 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 through the VA (US Department of Veteran’s Affairs) and other organizations.
Posted Mar. 20, 2018
Greenwood Lake is New Jersey’s second largest public lake and contributes a significant portion of the potable drinking water to the Wanaque Reservoir, serving approximately 3.5 million residents in New Jersey. 
Posted Mar. 20, 2018
On March 24, 2018, 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.
Posted Jan. 08, 2018
Passaic County Freeholder and Chairman of the Human Services Committee Bruce James released the following statement on the newly adopted Passaic County Code Blue Alert Plan.
Posted Dec. 21, 2017
Improvements slated to begin at Garret Moutain include bathroom refurbishment, including creating ADA accessibility; installation of new pavillions and picnic tables; and drainage improvements.
Posted Dec. 20, 2017
The West Brook Preserve contains the source of the  one of the primary sources of water for the Wanaque Reservoir, which provides two million New Jersey residents drinking water. 
Posted Jul. 24, 2017
At the new Golf Shop, golfers can check in to pay for greens fees and purchase golf equipment and apparel. 
Posted Jul. 21, 2017
Registration is open for the 2018 Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Passaic County’s Master Gardener Class. The class registration deadline is August 31, 2017. 
Posted Jul. 20, 2017
The grants will fund improvements for four projects in the County system in Weasel Brook Park in Clifton, Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne, the gardens at Dey Mansion in Wayne and Garret Mountain Reservation in Paterson.
Posted Jul. 10, 2017
The Board of Chosen Freeholders has also announced a new initiative to photograph the 2,000 miles of the Passaic County Trail Network using a 360-degree camera provided by Google as part of the Google Street View Camera Loan Program. 
Posted Jul. 10, 2017
The 2017 Champions for Disabilities Awards ceremony and Art Showcase will be on held on Tuesday, October 17th at 10 a.m. in the Freeholder’s meeting Room at 401 Grand St., Paterson, NJ and will include an awards ceremony. 
Posted Jun. 26, 2017
This shared service agreement allows local government units to reduce waste and duplicative services.
Posted Jun. 20, 2017
Freeholder Pasquale “Pat” Lepore responds to concerns about the planned disc golf course at Rifle Camp Park.
Posted Jun. 19, 2017
The Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded 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 Paterson. 
Posted Feb. 15, 2017
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed a resolution opposing President Trump’s travel ban, and re-affirmed the County's commitment to be a place where all are welcome. 
Posted Dec. 14, 2016
Martin Vyhibal, a Class “A” PGA member with twenty nine years of experience as a golf professional, will be in charge of operating the Preakness Valley Golf Course. 
Posted Nov. 28, 2016
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has partnered with the Waze, the free, real-time, crowdsourced traffic and navigation app, to get the big picture of traffic flow in the North Jersey area.
Posted Feb. 29, 2016
The South Korean delegation, from the City of Cheong Ju, visited the Passaic County Roads Department to learn more about the County’s winter storm response. 
Posted Aug. 27, 2015
The Passaic County Clerk is celebrating Passport Awareness Month with the "Apply Early" campaign, offering free passport photos with payment of all application fees. 
Posted Aug. 19, 2015
The Passaic County Court House and the Court House Annex, built as the US Customs House and Post Office, have been entered into both the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.
Posted Jun. 23, 2015
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders unanimously passed a resolution urging President Obama to award New Jersey resident Lawrence “Yogi” Berra the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom at the June 22nd Board meeting.
Posted Jun. 22, 2015
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program announced a $1,375,000 grant  to the County of Passaic for upgrades and renovations to the Garret Mountain Reservation
Posted Oct. 09, 2014
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented two ceremonial checks, representing an award of $283,500 from the county’s 2014 Open Space Trust Fund, at the City of Passaic Council Meeting on Tuesday evening, October 7, 2014. 
Posted Oct. 07, 2014
Registered voters from Passaic County who can’t get to the polls on Election Day may vote ahead of time in the Passaic County Clerk’s office.
Posted Oct. 06, 2014
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented two ceremonial checks, representing an award of $98,555 from the county’s 2014 Open Space Trust Fund, at the Woodland Park Council Meeting on Wednesday evening, October 1, 2014. 
Posted Sep. 03, 2014
Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders will commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 with a memorial service to take place Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m. at the Passaic County Community College Public Safety Academy.
Posted Aug. 14, 2014
Passaic County to provide college-bound students from the Dominican Republic with a tour of Lambert Castle, Lambert Tower and the Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park.
Posted Mar. 19, 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.