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Press Releases

Neela, Mahbuba
Public Information Officer
401 Grand Street, Room 205
Paterson, NJ 07505
(973) 225-5380 


Passaic County Press Releases

September 17, 2020

(Passaic County, New Jersey) – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders hosted a ribbon cutting for the Passaic County Animal Response Team (CART) Trailer on September 17, 2020.

August 04, 2020
The NJDOT (New Jersey Department of Transportation) has awarded the County of Passaic $7,529,999.00 in State FY21 County Aid from the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) to help with infrastructure improvements on the local level. 

July 13, 2020
Amid continuous COVID-19 concerns, the Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. (FOPCP) has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Passaic County Fair.

June 23, 2020
Opening home swimming pools is often an exciting event as residents are anxious to kick off their shoes and jump into their summer tradition of cooling off in their backyard pools. Although poolside activities are a summer staple, they can come at a cost if you are not aware of potential dangers by the pool.

June 18, 2020
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders will launch a $10 million dollar grant program to help Passaic County small businesses and non-profit agencies financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

June 09, 2020
To view the dates and locations of upcoming mobile test sites, please visit passaiccountynj.org/covid19

May 29, 2020

The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders announce free at-home COVID-19 testing for Passaic County residents.

May 27, 2020
(PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – May 27, 2020) -- Passaic County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders and Department of Planning & Economic Development announced the launch of a COVID-19 relief grant opportunity to support non-profit organizations in a variety of programs throughout our communities.
April 07, 2020
(Passaic County, NJ) - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders have announced the closure of all Passaic County parks, in coordination with Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 118, which orders all state and county parks to be closed until further notice, effective Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 at 8PM. The closure includes both vehicular and foot traffic
March 23, 2020
(Passaic County, NJ) – Passaic County will open up its COVID-19 drive-thru testing site on Wednesday, March 25th. The site is located at William Paterson University.
March 18, 2020
(Passaic County, New Jersey) - The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders have authorized the setup of a COVID-19 screening POD. This POD will function as a drive-through screening system.
March 16, 2020
(County of Passaic) - The Passaic County Department of Health Services understands that residents are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
March 06, 2020

With additional funding from the state, PCTI saves taxpayers over $1M

February 12, 2020
At the February 11, 2020 Freeholder Meeting, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders introduced the 2020 Budget with no increase to the tax levy.
January 10, 2020
(Passaic County, NJ) – Passaic County has launched its annual Parks Programs guide. Viewers can get a year at a glance in this book, which contains everything from recreational events to cultural activities to special programs that will take place in Passaic County throughout the 2020 year.
January 09, 2020

(Paterson, New Jersey) – On November 5, 2019 Passaic County Freeholders Pat Lepore and Terry Duffy, along with Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, were each reelected to serve another three-year term. Governor Phil Murphy administered the Oath of Office to the newly reelected Freeholders, whilst Judge George Rhode administered the Oath of Allegiance to Sheriff Berdnik at the January 8th Swearing-In Ceremony.

January 08, 2020

New Freeholder Director, Deputy Freeholder Director, County Counsel and Deputy Administrator Appointed

January 06, 2020
(Pearl River, NY) Jan. 4, 2020 – O&R cautions customers to beware of an increase of scam calls today. The scammer is making an O&R phone number show up on the customer’s caller ID screen and instructing the customer to pay their bill or their service will be shut off within the hour. Don’t fall for it!
December 16, 2019

The Passaic County Complete Count Committee, formed earlier this year to prepare county residents to respond to the 2020 U.S. Census, will launch its 2020 effort on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at 10:30AM, releasing videos in five languages, conveying the importance of a complete census count: English, Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati and Spanish.

December 09, 2019
On December 9, 2019, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented Passaic County Preakness Healthcare Center with a proclamation in recognition and celebration of their 90th anniversary.  View photos
December 05, 2019
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the beginning of a pavement preservation project on I-80 in Passaic County.
December 05, 2019
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Passaic County Motion Picture and Television Film Commission are excited to announce the 16th  Annual Passaic County Film Festival.
November 04, 2019
On October 8, the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed Resolution R2019-0880 authorizing the Passaic County Department of Health to initiate our own Passaic County SugarFreed campaign in order to help our residents lead a healthier lifestyle. This campaign focuses on encouraging people to drink more water. 
October 31, 2019
The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Friends of Passaic County Park, Inc. received notification of grant awards to the County of Passaic and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. for four improvement projects in the Passaic County Park System from the Green Acres Program.
October 29, 2019
Elected officials, stakeholders, and dignitaries are breaking ground on the Dundee Island Park Project, a twelve million dollar endeavor to revitalize seven acres of riverfront parkland with a new field house, amphitheater, river walk, athletic field, and other amenities in the City of Passaic.
October 28, 2019
Moody’s Investor Services upgraded Passaic County’s credit rating to Aa1 from Aa2. This is Passaic County’s third credit rating upgrade since 2010, demonstrating the strong financial management and conservative fiscal policies implemented by the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
October 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. 

September 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.
September 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.
September 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. 
August 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.
July 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. 
July 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. 
July 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."
July 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.
June 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.
April 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. 
April 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.
February 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.