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How much homework is too much homework?

How much homework is too much homework? »

A local mom recently started a facebook group page to combat the more than 4 hours of homework her daughter has each night, sometimes more. Do you feel you HS student is receiving too much...

Feb 24 2015 /Read More »
In Zack’s Memory

In Zack’s Memory »

GORMAN, Zachary – 18, of Riverdale passed away on February 11, 2015. Born in Pompton Plains he has lived in Riverdale for the past 2 years. A graduate of Indian Hills High School Class of...

Feb 24 2015 /Read More »
FLOW Green Fair - March 7th

FLOW Green Fair - March 7th »

FIRST ANNUAL FLOW GREEN FAIR SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015, 11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM The Environmental Commissions of Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff are delighted to announce the “First Annual FLOW Green Fair” being held on Saturday,...

Feb 17 2015 /Read More »
New SAO Classes for Spring

New SAO Classes for Spring »

Spring Registration is HERE!!! Sports Association of Oakland and Oakland Arts Sponsored Classes at Valley Middle School, The Oakland Public Library and Ramapo Valley Baptist Church The Classes will begin around March 2nd (Please check individual...

Feb 16 2015 /Read More »
Do You want a Dog Park in Oakland?

Do You want a Dog Park in Oakland? »

If you are interested in getting involved in the dog park progress, or even want to give your opinion on dog park developments thus far, please give this form just three minutes of your time!...

Feb 8 2015 /Read More »

Local Events

On The Job - February 26, 2015 »

On The Job - February 26, 2015

FEBRUARY 17:  While on patrol Officer Bryan Rowin initiated a traffic stop behind Walgreens after observing an equipment violation on a vehicle traveling along...

Feb 26 2015 / Read More »

2015 Hall of Fame Nominee Steve Wagoner »

2015 Hall of Fame Nominee Steve Wagoner

Congratulations to 2015 Oakland Hall of Fame Nominee Steve Wagoner! Steve Wagoner is a life-long resident of Oakland and his involvement with Oakland Recreation spanned...

Feb 25 2015 / Read More »

On the Job - February 18, 2015 »

On the Job - February 18, 2015

FEBRUARY 11:  While on patrol a broadcast was put out for a shoplifting that just occurred at the Oakland Shop-Rite and the offenders fled...

Feb 18 2015 / Read More »

BORO Receives 200K for Safe Routes to School Program »

BORO Receives 200K for Safe Routes to School Program

Editor’s note: According to Mayor Linda Schwager, in response to our question about how the money  will be used, “The borough requested $320,000 out...

Feb 17 2015 / Read More »

New SAO Classes for Spring »

New SAO Classes for Spring

Spring Registration is HERE!!! Sports Association of Oakland and Oakland Arts Sponsored Classes at Valley Middle School, The Oakland Public Library and Ramapo Valley Baptist...

Feb 16 2015 / Read More »

Big Pot Arrest »

Big Pot Arrest

On January 16, 2015 at approximately 2:20 p.m. the Oakland Police responded to 54 Jerome Avenue on a reported burglary in progress.  The tenant...

Feb 13 2015 / Read More »

Announcements

Millionaire’s Row on the Palisades: A Glimpse of the Gilded Edge »

Millionaire’s Row on the Palisades: A Glimpse of the Gilded Edge

Millionaire’s Row on the Palisades: A Glimpse of the Gilded Edge Thursday, February 26 7:00 - 8:00 PM Oakland Public Library ~ Upstairs Eric Nelson, Historic Interpreter of the NJ Palisades Interstate Park will present through images and narrative the history of the grand estates along the Palisades and the...

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »

2015 Computer Workshops at the Library »

2015 Computer Workshops at the Library

2015 Computer Workshops at the Oakland Public Library Wednesdays - March 18th - April 29th - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm March 18th Introduction to Computers What’s a mouse, keyboard, CPU and how do I turn the thing on? Learn about the types of computers and what are windows,...

Feb 23 2015 / Read More »

NJSO Woodwind Quintet FREE Concert »

NJSO Woodwind Quintet FREE Concert

New Friends of the Oakland Library presents the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Quintet on Sunday, February 22 at 4:00 pm at the Korean Presbyterian Church, 222 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ. NJSO Woodwind Quintet performs an engaging afternoon concert for young and old alike.  This...

Feb 19 2015 / Read More »

Bergen County Zoo Camp to Continue Accepting Applications Until March 15 »

Bergen County Zoo Camp to Continue Accepting Applications Until March 15

Bergen County Zoo Camp to Continue Accepting Applications Until March 15 Paramus, NJ – Zoo Camp, a popular summer program for children ages five to 15 years old at the Bergen County Zoo, is accepting applications until March 15. Click here for more information. Zoo Camp runs...

Feb 17 2015 / 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

Some Things Can Change, Are You Letting Others Stay the Same?

Some Things Can Change, Are You Letting Others Stay the Same?

Some Things Can Change, Are You Letting Others Stay the Same? By Ryan Schwertfeger I believe that 2015 will be a year of great and noticeable change. Not because of New Year’s resolutions, as I...

Jan 10, 2015 / More »

Ted Odenwald

The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

Louise Penny. The Long Way Home. New York: Minotaur Books, 2014. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald “A balm to heal the wounded…sin-sick soul.” That is what retired Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is seeking in the tranquility...

Feb 22, 2015 / 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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