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The Names of the First Oakland Settlers and When They Really Came Here!!

The Names of the First Oakland Settlers and When They Really Came Here!! »

Oakland History Reconsidered Recap of Oakland History Presentation Installment #3 By Kevin Heffernan The Names of the First Oakland Settlers and When They Really Came Here!! In the previous installment here we are told of land patents and the requirement...

Apr 22 2014 /Read More »
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 »

Local Events

School Budget Passes with only 258 Votes »

School Budget Passes with only 258 Votes

The Oakland School budget has passed. 428 people voted on it. 258 of them voted to pass the 26.6 million dollar budget. James Gaffney and...

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

Drug Awareness Program - May 7th »

Drug Awareness Program - May 7th

Drug Awareness Program Ramapo High School Wednesday May 7, 2014, 7:00pm In November 2013, the Police Chiefs of Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff collectively put together a...

Apr 22 2014 / Read More »

On the Job - April 22, 2014 »

On the Job - April 22, 2014

APRIL 16:  Acting on information provided by another Oakland Police Officer working a security detail at the local Motor Vehicle Commission office, Ptl. Keith...

Apr 22 2014 / Read More »

Meeting to discuss Bi-County’s proposed housing development »

Meeting to discuss Bi-County’s proposed housing development

A meeting with Oakland Mayor, Linda Schwager will be held on Wednesday, April 23 AT 5:30 PM (in Council Chambers) to discuss what, if...

Apr 21 2014 / Read More »

Park Planning Meeting - 4/22 »

Park Planning Meeting - 4/22

Park Planning Meeting, Tuesday April 22nd at 8:00pm in the Senior Center on Lawlor Drive. Click here to read about the Bike Park Proposal Click here...

Apr 20 2014 / Read More »

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 »

Announcements

YES Town Cleanup - Celebrate 25 Years! »

YES Town Cleanup - Celebrate 25 Years!

Join in to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the YES Club and/or participate in the town cleanup. Through the years,  the club has been recognized by the state, county, and town for its cleanup and environmental awareness programs. Some highlights include the following: Launched the Storm...

Apr 24 2014 / Read More »

May Special Events at the Library »

May Special Events at the Library

May Special Events at the Oakland Public Library  (Children’s Dept.) “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” is an opportunity for Oakland children, ages 5 & up, to read to a very lovable dog.  Daisy, and her “Mom”, Jean, will visit the Library on Tuesday, May 6 from 6:30 to...

Apr 23 2014 / Read More »

Drug Awareness Program - May 7th »

Drug Awareness Program - May 7th

Drug Awareness Program Ramapo High School Wednesday May 7, 2014, 7:00pm In November 2013, the Police Chiefs of Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff collectively put together a drug awareness program directed at parents that was held at Indian Hills High School. The main speaker was an investigator of...

Apr 22 2014 / Read More »

Get Juicy: FREE Juicing Workshop »

Get Juicy: FREE Juicing Workshop

Get Juicy: FREE Juicing Workshop Where: ShopRite of Oakland (near aisle 24) When: Wednesday 4/30 @7pm or Thursday 5/1 @ 11am Get your greens on with Registered Dietitian, Nicole Hallissey, and Certified Holistic Health Coach and Founder of Mo Green Juice, Maureen Huntley. -Learn the benefits of juicing -Learn how...

Apr 21 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

The Names of the First Oakland Settlers and When They Really Came Here!!

The Names of the First Oakland Settlers and When They Really Came Here!!

Oakland History Reconsidered Recap of Oakland History Presentation Installment #3 By Kevin Heffernan The Names of the First Oakland Settlers and When They Really Came Here!! In the previous installment here we are told of land patents and...

Apr 22, 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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