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Lisa Cooper named to Board of Ed

Lisa Cooper named to Board of Ed »

Lisa Cooper is Oakland’s newest Board of Education member. She takes the vacant spot of Russell Talamini, who was recently named to the Oakland Council, replacing Betsy Stagg who resigned earlier this summer. The term...

Aug 20 2014 /Read More »
FileBank stands the test of time

FileBank stands the test of time »

By Bryan Finlayson Years after the Great Recession’s end, the economic climate continues to challenge many Oakland businesses. However, in the Oakland industrial park, where many properties are vacant and for sale, FileBank continues to thrive. FileBank...

Aug 8 2014 /Read More »
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 the Great...

Aug 6 2014 /Read More »
Oakland Mom’s new catering business now offers kids’ classes and more

Oakland Mom’s new catering business now offers kids’ classes and more »

Recently Oakland mom Marci Sorce opened Kitchen Catering in Waldwick. As an off premise catering facility and meals to go service they can handle any event from intimate dinner parties to Corporate & School Boxed...

Jun 25 2014 /Read More »
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., we finally...

Jun 17 2014 /Read More »

Local Events

On the Job - September 1, 2014 »

On the Job - September 1, 2014

AUGUST 28:  During the course of investigating a motor vehicle crash on Lakeshore Drive, Officer Daniel Kern arrested a 52-year-old resident of Ringwood, NJ...

Sep 1 2014 / Read More »

Oakland Man Arrested for Growing Marijuana near Great Oak Park »

Oakland Man Arrested for Growing Marijuana near Great Oak Park

Today, after nearly a week long investigation the Oakland Police Department arrested Rory Dooley, 57 of Oakland, for numerous drug-related offenses. ...

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

Oakland businesses needed for wellness challenge »

Oakland businesses needed for wellness challenge

Attention Oakland businesses: The community needs your help! Starting September 27th there will be a town-wide wellness challenge that will run through December 13th. The...

Aug 29 2014 / Read More »

On the Job - August 27, 2014 »

On the Job - August 27, 2014

AUGUST 18:  While on patrol, Officer Bryan Rowin initiated a motor vehicle stop on Ramapo Valley Road that resulted in the arrest of a...

Aug 27 2014 / Read More »

Rally for the VAH »

Rally for the VAH

Let’s rally for Ramapough Conservancy, Inc. We are raising the matching funds needed for the replacement of the roof of the Van Allen House in...

Aug 22 2014 / Read More »

NOTICE TO HISTORIC RESTORATION GENERAL CONTRACTORS »

NOTICE TO HISTORIC RESTORATION GENERAL CONTRACTORS

NOTICE TO HISTORIC RESTORATION GENERAL CONTRACTORS Ramapough Conservancy seeks experienced historic Restoration General Contractors who specialize in wood shingle roof restoration; copper flashing ...

Aug 21 2014 / Read More »

Announcements

Join the Mothers’ Club of Oakland »

Join the Mothers’ Club of Oakland

Mothers’ Club of Oakland will hold our first monthly meeting on Thursday September 11th at 7:30 pm at the Danny D’Elia Recreation Center. Please come check out our club and consider joining us for some fun socialization and serious fundraising for a very good cause....

Aug 14 2014 / Read More »

September at the Library »

September at the Library

September Special Events at the Oakland Public Library (Children’s Dept.) Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Teri Merliss, will present her special blend of imaginative stories, original songs, and audience participation on Friday, September 5 from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Oakland Public Library’s story gallery.  Oakland children, ages...

Aug 13 2014 / Read More »

Like to Sing? »

Like to Sing?

The North Jersey Chorus announces Wednesday rehearsals starting Sept. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church, River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Preparation will be underway for the group’s December concert “A Holiday Quilt”.  Please call Mary Ann at 973-423-5443...

Aug 13 2014 / Read More »

Crystal Lakes Events »

Crystal Lakes Events

Beach Season is back...Wood Hippie and the Peach Project...Reflections...Stand Up Paddle...Swim Lessons......

Aug 10 2014 / Read More »

Calendar

Calendar »

CalendarSee what's happening in Oakland....

Oct 15 2012 / No comment / Read More »

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

No Place To Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Journey Home From The Iraq War

No Place To Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Journey Home From The Iraq War

W. Lee Warren, M.D. No Place To Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Journey Home From The Iraq War. Michigan: Zondervan, 2014 As reviewed by Ted Odenwald I’m not sure if this book is a part of the...

Aug 1, 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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