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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 believe you...

Jan 10 2015 /Read More »
Oakland’s Walking Path, One Giant Step

Oakland’s Walking Path, One Giant Step »

Somewhere in 2007 an idea percolated to the surface asking, “why doesn’t Oakland have a walking path?” Oakland is made up of many hills, limited sidewalks and other the high school’s track, not any real...

Dec 24 2014 /Read More »
Oakland is #2 among the top 14 small cities in NJ

Oakland is #2 among the top 14 small cities in NJ »

According to CityDescribed.com Oakland is #2 among the top 14 small cities in New Jersey. Here’s what they said about Oakland. Click here to see the other 13… Bergen County’s Oakland claimed New Jersey Monthly’s title...

Dec 11 2014 /Read More »
Roberta MacEwan Austin, 87

Roberta MacEwan Austin, 87 »

Roberta MacEwan Austin, 87, died November 21, 2014 at Treasure Coast Hospice in Stuart, Florida.  Roberta was born in Trenton, New Jersey and had been a resident of Vero Beach, Florida for 38 years, coming...

Dec 9 2014 /Read More »
DTNJ Grand Re-Opening Celebration

DTNJ Grand Re-Opening Celebration »

Dance Theater of New Jersey Grand Re-Opening Celebration By Peter J. Kikot – Chairman, Oakland Community of Commerce Photos courtesy - Erinda Kikot On Saturday November 29th the Oakland Community of Commerce and Dance Theatre of New Jersey...

Nov 30 2014 /Read More »

Local Events

Bi-County awarded Permit »

Bi-County awarded Permit

Bi-County Development Corporation Permit and Response Document On January 26, 2015, the Division issued Freshwater Wetlands General Permits 10B and 11 as well as a...

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

On the Job - January 21, 2015 »

On the Job - January 21, 2015

JANUARY 12:  Officer Keith Docwra investigated a walk-in complaint regarding an Oakland resident being the victim of identity theft.  The resident stated that she...

Jan 21 2015 / Read More »

Barnstable Academy Sophomore Receives National Recognition for Stellar Ice Hockey Career »

Barnstable Academy Sophomore Receives National Recognition for Stellar Ice Hockey Career

Barnstable Academy Sophomore Receives National Recognition for Stellar Ice Hockey Career CHINA News Team on Barnstable Campus Oakland, January 14, 2015 – Three years ago, Derek...

Jan 20 2015 / Read More »

Pat Pignatelli named liaison to Oakland Community of Commerce »

Pat Pignatelli named liaison to Oakland Community of Commerce

The Board of Directors of the Oakland Community of Commerce is proud to announce that the Borough of Oakland Town Council recently...

Jan 17 2015 / Read More »

Follow the Mayor on Facebook! »

Follow the Mayor on Facebook!

Follow the Mayor on Facebook! Click here to follow… From the Mayor’s facebook page: This will be a fun page where I can bring you up to...

Jan 13 2015 / Read More »

On the Job - January 13, 2015 »

On the Job - January 13, 2015

JANUARY 6:  A resident from Woods End responded to headquarters to report being a victim of credit card fraud after she was notified of...

Jan 13 2015 / Read More »

Announcements

Mother’s Club of Oakland - Magic Basketball Game Fundraiser »

Mother’s Club of Oakland - Magic Basketball Game Fundraiser

Join the Mother's Club and the Harlem MagicMasters on Sunday, February 22nd at 2:00pm at Valley Middle School!...

Jan 26 2015 / Read More »

February 2015 at the Library »

February 2015 at the Library

February Concert Sponsored by the New Friends of the Oakland Public Library A concert for all ages: Peter and the Wolf  Sunday, February 22 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm presented by The New Friends of the Oakland Library. The Woodwind Quintet of the NJ Symphony Orchestra performs...

Jan 22 2015 / Read More »

Leap for Literacy »

Leap for Literacy

Dance Theatre of NJ, Dance Fusion and Allegro Arts Academy in a dance event on January 24th to benefit Project Literacy of Bergen County and the Carmen Pichardo Scholaship......

Jan 17 2015 / Read More »

Co-Ed Softball League accepting new teams »

Co-Ed Softball League accepting new teams

Oakland Industrial Co-Ed Softball League is currently accepting new teams for the upcoming Spring 2015 season.  Slow pitch games are played Monday and Wednesday nights at 8:30 pm at the Oakland Recreation Complex from April through July. If interested, please contact Jackie Cronin at jamicu@Optonline.net. ...

Jan 15 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

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General

Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II’s Most Audacious General Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2014. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald General George Patton, one of our most...

Dec 22, 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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