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Posted Apr. 07, 2020
This article includes resources for businesses and individuals to utilize during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Last Updated April 7, 2020
Posted Apr. 03, 2020
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced an overnight ramp closure on I-80 in Totowa tonight as a roadway improvement project advances in Passaic County.  Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight, Friday, April 3, until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 4, NJDOT’s contractor Joseph M. Sanzari, Inc. is scheduled to close and detour the ramp from Union Boulevard northbound to I-80 eastbound in Totowa. 
Posted Mar. 24, 2020
3.24.20 Latest Updates: COVID-19 | Coronavirus

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Posted Mar. 17, 2020
Effective March 18, 2020, the Passaic County Department of Planning and Economic Development is working with a limited staff because of the Public Health Emergency. As a result, the Planning Board Meeting scheduled for March 26, 2020 has been canceled. 

Effective immediately, all Planning Board applications and submissions will be accepted through digital transmission ONLY.  
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The term “Freeholder” can be traced to the colonial period of American history. In New Jersey’s 1776 Constitution, the state vested the power to govern counties in an elected body of “men” who held or owned land outright with no debt or mortgages to be Chosen by their peers. The body was deemed the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Although there is no longer a requirement to own land and all citizens of legal age have the right to vote and hold office, the term Freeholder has endured. New Jersey has 21 Counties, and no two counties are exactly the same. The organization and structure of counties are tailored to fit their communities’ needs and characteristics. In Passaic County’s commission form of government, the Freeholders discharge both the legislative and executive responsibilities of government. The seven member board is headed by a Freeholder Director who is selected to serve a one-year term at the Board’s annual reorganization meeting held in January. Each Freeholder is elected at-large for a staggered 3-year term