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Oakland 6th Best Small City In New Jersey

Oakland 6th Best Small City In New Jersey »

These Are The 10 Best Small Cities In New Jersey If you are thinking about moving to New Jersey, skip the hubbub shown on T.V. and head straight for the smaller cities If you’re looking to move...

Nov 15 2014 /Read More »
Pilgrim Pipeline Threatening Landowners With FALSE Legal Claims

Pilgrim Pipeline Threatening Landowners With FALSE Legal Claims »

This is a press release sent by the NJ Sierra Club Pilgrim Pipeline Threatening Landowners With FALSE Legal Claims Eastern Environmental Law Center (EELC), on behalf of the NJ Sierra Club, sent a letter to Pilgrim’s attorneys,...

Nov 6 2014 /Read More »
What Happened to Oakland’s Downtown?

What Happened to Oakland’s Downtown? »

What Happened to Oakland’s Downtown? By Kevin Heffernan Downtown Oakland…..Well folks, I’m sad to say that this term is a bit of an oxymoron. No, I’m not poking fun at it and I’m not attempting to abuse...

Oct 9 2014 /Read More »
Lakeside Fitness 2.0

Lakeside Fitness 2.0 »

Lakeside Fitness Center: A Como Success Story By Greg DiRenzo, Owner, Lakeside Fitness Center I run a health club in Oakland, New Jersey, and up until fairly recently we didn’t have a lot of technology as far...

Sep 27 2014 /Read More »
SHAPE UP OAKLAND

SHAPE UP OAKLAND »

Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Oakland Community Sets the Stage for Health and the Spotlight is on YOU! Mark your calendars, it’s time to slim down and shape up. You’re invited to join SHAPE UP OAKLAND, a ten week...

Sep 3 2014 /Read More »

Local Events

On the Job - November 25, 2014 »

On the Job - November 25, 2014

NOVEMBER 10:  A resident of Page Drive responded to headquarters to report losing his wallet and that someone attempted to use one of his...

Nov 25 2014 / Read More »

Leonid Gore Art Exhibit at the Library »

Leonid Gore Art Exhibit at the Library

Leonid Gore Art Exhibit at the Oakland Public Library Leonid Gore, award winning artist, illustrator, author and Oakland resident, will have his work exhibited...

Nov 20 2014 / Read More »

On the Job - November 11, 2014 »

On the Job - November 11, 2014

NOVEMBER 5:  While on patrol, Officer Bryan Rowin initiated a motor vehicle stop on Interstate 287 that resulted in the arrest of a Paterson...

Nov 11 2014 / Read More »

On the Job - November 4, 2014 »

On the Job - November 4, 2014

OCTOBER 30: Officer Stephen Broek investigated a burglary to a vehicle parked on Algonquin Avenue.  The complainant reported that cash had been ...

Nov 4 2014 / Read More »

On the Job - October 29, 2014 »

On the Job - October 29, 2014

OCTOBER 20:  A resident of Roosevelt Blvd reported that unknown actors vandalized his Halloween display.  Report taken by Officer Ryan O’Keefe. OCTOBER 21:  Officer Keith...

Oct 29 2014 / Read More »

The SAO Does It Again! »

The SAO Does It Again!

The Sports Association of Oakland Does It Again! Donates over $1,000 in sports equipment for Oakland’s School Children to Use During Recess! Oakland’s elementary students will...

Oct 28 2014 / Read More »

Announcements

Toys for Tots Drop Off Locations »

Toys for Tots Drop Off Locations

The Community of Commerce is proud to announce this year's drop off locations including Confident Cuts, Re/Max, DTNJ, Great Clips, JD's Deli, Pedal Sports, Wilkes Deli, Tenafly Pediatrics and The Soccer Post......

Nov 26 2014 / Read More »

Dance Theatre of New Jersey Grand Re-Opening »

Dance Theatre of New Jersey Grand Re-Opening

Members and Friends of The Oakland Community of Commerce, On Saturday November 29th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; the Oakland Community of Commerce and Dance Theatre of New Jersey will be holding a grand ‘re-opening’ open house at their brand new remodeled location located at...

Nov 26 2014 / Read More »

Winter concert “A Holiday Quilt” »

Winter concert “A Holiday Quilt”

The North Jersey Chorus will present its annual winter concert “A Holiday Quilt” at Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church, River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the door.  Proceeds benefit the music scholarship fund. ...

Nov 23 2014 / Read More »

RBARI Holiday Boutique »

RBARI Holiday Boutique

The Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. is holding its Annual Holiday Boutique from 9am to 9pm on Friday, November 21st and 9am to 3pm on Saturday, November 22nd at the First Reformed Church of Hawthorne, 259 Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne, NJ. Enjoy shopping from a...

Nov 15 2014 / Read More »

Calendar

Calendar »

CalendarSee what's happening in Oakland....

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Say, It’s Not Okay »

Say, It’s Not OkayLocal leaders, children, parents and grandparents, come together in a video to get people to say, It's Not OKay. The video was produced as a...

Oct 10 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »

The Real Housewives of NJ »

The Real Housewives of NJThe Housewives of New Jersey, a.k.a The Housewives of Franklin Lakes, has inspired a new spin-off that will be filmed entirely in Oakland, NJ -...

Oct 9 2012 / 5 comments / Read More »

Oakland Time Travels

Boroughitis - The NJ Disease That Created Oakland

Boroughitis - The NJ Disease That Created Oakland

Boroughitis The NJ Disease That Created Oakland By Kevin Heffernan On April 8, 1902 Oakland seceded from Franklin Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature. Hurrah! And in the words of Martin King, Jr.,...

Jun 17, 2014 / More »

An Accidental Anthropologist

Cabbage Night to You, Mischief Night to Me

Cabbage Night to You, Mischief Night to Me

By Veronica MacDonald Ditko An Accidental Anthropologist Does it happen to you? Does your hair stand straight up on your neck on the night of October 30? Call it what you want: Cabbage Night, Mischief...

Jul 10, 2014 / More »

Ryan Schwertfeger

A Call for Foresight: Solving Downtown Traffic

A Call for Foresight: Solving Downtown Traffic

A Call for Foresight: Solving Downtown Traffic By Ryan Schwertfeger Over these past several months that I have been home from college, I have been pretty active in town. I have continued to attend...

Aug 6, 2014 / More »

Ted Odenwald

The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son

The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son

Pat Conroy. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son. New York: Doubleday, 2013. As reviewed bt Ted Odenwald Pat Conroy claims that he has written about his family more than any...

Nov 15, 2014 / More »

Travel

Are American Schools Flailing?

Are American Schools Flailing?

American schools are flailing - that is not a typo. The educational industry in America, and many elected officials, are flailing their arms crying how America’s educational system is failing. These cries of woe have...

Sep 4, 2013 / More »

Odds & Ends

Job Opening

Job Opening

Large manufacturing firm seeking a customer relations specialist. Good pay, benefits room to advance in a growing industry. Firm has six locations in Tri-State area, current position in North Jersey. Please send e-mail...

May 30, 2014 / More »

In Your Face Cuisine

Bunny Cake

Bunny Cake

Bunny Cake By Marci Sorce of Sit Drink Eat I am very sorry it has been so long since my last blog!  It’s been crazy with the kids off school and then I was in...

Apr 15, 2014 / More »

Teen Book Reviews

October 2013 Teen Book Reviews

October 2013 Teen Book Reviews

The Program Suzanne Young Teenage suicide has become an international epidemic, ending in the death of one out of every three teens in the United States, and as a result a few larger cities have...

Oct 5, 2013 / More »
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