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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 »
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 the Great...

Aug 6 2014 /Read More »
Oakland Mom’s new catering business now offers kids’ classes and more

Oakland Mom’s new catering business now offers kids’ classes and more »

Recently Oakland mom Marci Sorce opened Kitchen Catering in Waldwick. As an off premise catering facility and meals to go service they can handle any event from intimate dinner parties to Corporate & School Boxed...

Jun 25 2014 /Read More »
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., we finally...

Jun 17 2014 /Read More »

Local Events

Mayor Schwager Meets the Ice Bucket Challenge »

Mayor Schwager Meets the Ice Bucket Challenge

Mayor Linda Schwager stepped up to the plate and met Rec Chair, Mike Guadagnino’s ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness and funds to...

Aug 20 2014 / Read More »

On the Job - August 19, 2014 »

On the Job - August 19, 2014

AUGUST 11:  Officer Ryan O’Keefe investigated a reported burglary to a vehicle parked on Calumet Avenue.  The complainant reported that multiple items had been...

Aug 19 2014 / Read More »

Mini Golf Course found at Great Oak Park »

Mini Golf Course found at Great Oak Park

According to Great Oak Park Chair Mike Mike Guadagnino, the park committee has unearthed the old Muller’s Park miniature golf range. The range is...

Aug 14 2014 / Read More »

On the Job - August 13, 2014 »

On the Job - August 13, 2014

AUGUST 6:  At 6:07am, Officer Stephen Broek was dispatched to Ramapo Valley Rd in the area of Dogwood Dr to investigate a motor vehicle...

Aug 13 2014 / Read More »

Help the man who has helped so many »

Help the man who has helped so many

Help The Man With The Golden Heart John Fugazzie, Founder and President of Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA, (www.nhnusa.org) is a great man in need of some help...

Aug 6 2014 / Read More »

On the Job - August5, 2014 »

On the Job - August5, 2014

JULY 28: Acting/Sgt Timothy Keenan initiated a traffic stop on Lakeside Blvd which resulted in the arrest of a 32-year-old Oakland resident for possession...

Aug 5 2014 / Read More »

Announcements

Join the Mothers’ Club of Oakland »

Join the Mothers’ Club of Oakland

Mothers’ Club of Oakland will hold our first monthly meeting on Thursday September 11th at 7:30 pm at the Danny D’Elia Recreation Center. Please come check out our club and consider joining us for some fun socialization and serious fundraising for a very good cause....

Aug 14 2014 / Read More »

September at the Library »

September at the Library

September Special Events at the Oakland Public Library (Children’s Dept.) Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Teri Merliss, will present her special blend of imaginative stories, original songs, and audience participation on Friday, September 5 from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Oakland Public Library’s story gallery.  Oakland children, ages...

Aug 13 2014 / Read More »

Like to Sing? »

Like to Sing?

The North Jersey Chorus announces Wednesday rehearsals starting Sept. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church, River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ. Preparation will be underway for the group’s December concert “A Holiday Quilt”.  Please call Mary Ann at 973-423-5443...

Aug 13 2014 / Read More »

Crystal Lakes Events »

Crystal Lakes Events

Beach Season is back...Wood Hippie and the Peach Project...Reflections...Stand Up Paddle...Swim Lessons......

Aug 10 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

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

No Place To Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Journey Home From The Iraq War

No Place To Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Journey Home From The Iraq War

W. Lee Warren, M.D. No Place To Hide: A Brain Surgeon’s Journey Home From The Iraq War. Michigan: Zondervan, 2014 As reviewed by Ted Odenwald I’m not sure if this book is a part of the...

Aug 1, 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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