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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 »
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 »

Local Events

New School Lunch Program at VMS »

New School Lunch Program at VMS

New School Lunch Program Pomptonian Food Service is proud to partner with the Oakland School District to bring the Village Fresh School Lunch Program to...

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »

Volunteers Needed for archaeological & cultural resource survey »

Volunteers Needed for archaeological & cultural resource survey

Ramapough Conservancy received word from the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office that Ramapough Conservancy will be assisting the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation in...

Oct 16 2014 / Read More »

Pilgrim Pipeline to Present Plans to Public Tuesday in Kinnelon »

Pilgrim Pipeline to Present Plans to Public Tuesday in Kinnelon

PILGRIM PIPELINE PUBLIC PRESENTATION WHEN: Tuesday, October 21st, 7:30pm WHERE: Municipal Courthouse, 130 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon NJ 07405 Pilgrim Pipeline to Present Plans to Public Tuesday in...

Oct 16 2014 / Read More »

Pilgrim Pipeline Opposition Grows As Oakland Passes Resolution »

Pilgrim Pipeline Opposition Grows As Oakland Passes Resolution

Pilgrim Pipeline Opposition Grows As Oakland Passes Resolution Officials Take First Step in Protecting Residents from New Oil Infrastructure Oakland, NJ –This week Oakland council voted...

Oct 10 2014 / Read More »

On the Job - October 8, 2014 »

On the Job - October 8, 2014

SEPTEMBER 29:  Sgt. Michael O’Neill responded to the Lakeside Fitness Club for a reported suspicious person inside a parked vehicle.  The investigation at the...

Oct 8 2014 / Read More »

Family Reach 5K & Family Fun Run »

Family Reach 5K & Family Fun Run

5K & Family Fun Run General Information When: Sunday, October 12, 2014 Where: Darlington Park, Mahwah, NJ Join Family Reach at their 9th Annual 5k & Family Fun...

Sep 28 2014 / Read More »

Announcements

November 2014 at the Library »

November 2014 at the Library

Computer Workshops at the Oakland Public Library (Adult Dept.) The Oakland Public Library will be holding six Computer Workshops on Wednesdays from October 29th through December 3rd from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The workshops will be an Introduction to Computers, Introduction to the Internet,...

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

Allendale Community for Senior Living Open House »

Allendale Community for Senior Living Open House

Oct. 30: The Allendale Community for Senior Living to Host Open House ‘Meet and Greet’ Event Includes Live Music, and Wine and Cheese Tasting ALLENDALE, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 – The Allendale Community for Senior Living will host an Open House “Meet and Greet” on Thurs.,...

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »

Bergen County to Hold Summit on Bakken Crude Oil Crisis »

Bergen County to Hold Summit on Bakken Crude Oil Crisis

Bergen County to Hold Summit on Bakken Crude Oil Crisis Freight Train Safety Matters to be Discussed at October 20th Forum What: Bergen County Summit on Bakken Oil Crisis (Freight Train Safety Matters) When & Where: Monday, October 20th @ 10:30am – Bergen County Administration Building, 4th Floor Address: One Bergen County...

Oct 16 2014 / Read More »

Book Sale Fundraiser »

Book Sale Fundraiser

3rd Annual Used Book Sale at the Oakland Public Library Sponsored by the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library. Friday, October 24th 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday, October 25th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday, October 26th 12:00 noon - 4:00 PM The New Friends of the Oakland...

Oct 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

Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year

Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year

Tavis Smiley with David Ritz. Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2014. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald There are several...

Oct 7, 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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