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Land Patents and Slavery in Oakland!

Land Patents and Slavery in Oakland! »

Oakland History Reconsidered Recap of Oakland History Presentation Installment #2 By Kevin Heffernan Land Patents and Slavery in Oakland! The commonly accepted history of Oakland notes that this valley was prepared for settlement via the Schuyler Land Patent of...

Apr 14 2014 /Read More »
Ramapo Alum vying for spot on The Reel Deal

Ramapo Alum vying for spot on The Reel Deal »

Sarah Louise Lilley competes for Finalist Spot in Cutting Edge New Reality Show The Reel Deal! Actress Sarah Louise Lilley is one of 120 hopefuls vying for 21 finalist spots in the cutting edge new reality...

Apr 14 2014 /Read More »
Oakland History Reconsidered - Installment #1

Oakland History Reconsidered - Installment #1 »

Oakland History Reconsidered Recap of Oakland History Presentation Installment #1 By Kevin Heffernan Mother Nature, Men Without Good Maps, the Brits, the Dutch and Indians The history of Oakland really begins with Mother Nature. A few billion years ago...

Apr 8 2014 /Read More »
The Founding of Oakland to The Surge to Independence - Recap Intro

The Founding of Oakland to The Surge to Independence - Recap Intro »

On April 2, 2014, there was a presentation at the Senior Center on the history of Oakland from 1694 to 1902, the official year of our founding as a borough. It was very well attended...

Apr 4 2014 /Read More »
Danny’s death will not be just another drug related casualty

Danny’s death will not be just another drug related casualty »

Many have seen this open letter to parents by Ramsey mom, Linda Lajterman. For those of you who have not, please take the time to read this thoughtful message to all parents. For those of...

Mar 30 2014 /Read More »

Local Events

Living With Deer In NJ Survey »

Living With Deer In NJ Survey

The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife invites you to take a survey about Living With Deer In NJ. Take the survey: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/survey_deermgt14.htm Read up on the...

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »

Alpha Jewelers Robbed »

Alpha Jewelers Robbed

On April 13, 2014 at approximately 8:54 a.m. the Oakland Police Department received a call of a reported burglary to Alpha Jewelers ...

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

On the Job - April 14, 2014 »

On the Job - April 14, 2014

APRIL 5:  Ptl. Michael Catenacci was dispatched to the area of Yawpo Ave. to investigate a complaint involving nonpayment of cab fare by a...

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

Thank Hank Memorial BBQ »

Thank Hank Memorial BBQ

Oakland resident Hank Roth touched everyone he knew with his generosity, kindness, and friendly spirit… it’s time to Thank Hank by helping his family...

Apr 8 2014 / Read More »

On the Job - April 8, 2014 »

On the Job - April 8, 2014

MARCH 30: Ptl. Bryan Rowin was dispatched to the Copper Tree Mall for a complaint of unruly juveniles. Two fifteen year old males...

Apr 8 2014 / Read More »

Coira, Talamini file petition for Council Run - UPDATE »

Coira, Talamini file petition for Council Run - UPDATE

According to Frank Monaco on the website myoaklandnj.com, Henry Lesher will be running as an Independent Candidate for Council in the upcoming November Election....

Apr 1 2014 / Read More »

Announcements

The NW Bergen County History Day event »

The NW Bergen County History Day event

The NW Bergen County History Day event will be held on Saturday April 26, 11am to 4pm. Children up to 12 years are free. ...

Apr 15 2014 / Read More »

“VARIATIONS ON A THEME” CONCERT »

“VARIATIONS ON A THEME” CONCERT

VARIATIONS ON A THEME Following a harsh winter, The North Jersey Chorus will celebrate the rebirth of nature with its upcoming spring concert “VARIATIONS ON A THEME” to be presented on Saturday, May 3rd , at 8 p.m., at the Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church,...

Apr 10 2014 / Read More »

Adult Women’s Softball League »

Adult Women’s Softball League

Attention All Oakland Women Now There Is An Adult Softball League for YOU Oakland has teamed up with Mahwah to offer Women’s Softball League – Program Administered by Mahwah All participants must be 21 years of age on or before June 17, 2014 Season runs from June 17, 2014...

Apr 6 2014 / Read More »

National Day of Prayer Oakland NJ »

National Day of Prayer Oakland NJ

National Day of Prayer Oakland NJ The Ramapo Valley Baptist Church announces it will be hosting a National Day of Prayer, Community Prayer Service.  The National Day of Prayer, Community Prayer Service will begin at 12 Noon on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the church located...

Apr 4 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

Land Patents and Slavery in Oakland!

Land Patents and Slavery in Oakland!

Oakland History Reconsidered Recap of Oakland History Presentation Installment #2 By Kevin Heffernan Land Patents and Slavery in Oakland! The commonly accepted history of Oakland notes that this valley was prepared for settlement via the Schuyler Land...

Apr 14, 2014 / More »

An Accidental Anthropologist

A Shout Out for the Unemployed

A Shout Out for the Unemployed

Editor’s Note: We would like to thank Veronica for her wonderful columns she brought to the FLOW Community each month for the past 5 years. We wish her all the best in her...

Dec 3, 2013 / More »

Ryan Schwertfeger

Should the Government Affect Your Eating Choices?

Should the Government Affect Your Eating Choices?

Should the Government Affect Your Eating Choices? By Ryan Schwertfeger While the fast food companies may say otherwise, it is known without a shadow of a doubt that fast food is not very healthy or...

Mar 27, 2014 / More »

Ted Odenwald

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Robert M. Gates. Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. When Robert Gates stepped down as U.S. Secretary of Defense in 2011, he claimed that he was worn out:...

Mar 31, 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

Thunder and Lightning Scare Me!

Thunder and Lightning Scare Me!

As the sky gets dark we feel the ten first drops of rain hit our feet. The birds can sense the rain as they circle around as if the world came to an...

Jul 29, 2013 / 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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