Monthly Archives: June 2012

SAO Carnival Recap- UPDATED 8

UPDATED: June 28th As promised, the SAO announced the numbers for the 2012 carnival, and apparently were able to supply the town CFO and Boro Admin the accompanying documentation earlier than expected. The SAO chair Steve Wagoner announced the total net proceeds, after expenses, to be $28,039.  He indicated a […]

Ramapough Conservancy Website

The Ramapough Conservancy is a newly founded nonprofit organization focused on the Ramapo Mountains. The Ramapough Conservancy will play an active role in restoring Oakland’s Van Allen House and Stream House, protecting critical privately owned lands, engaging the community in understanding, enjoying and restoring this magnificent area. The Conservancy will […]

The Stranger Danger Myth

We read recently a lot about child sex abuse: Jerry Sandusky, the disgraced Penn State coach, being vilified and convicted of child molestation; the conviction of Monsignor William Lynn in Philadelphia for allowing known pedophiles to continue active involvement with children; the allegations against Syracuse coach Bernie Fine and a […]

On the Job – June 24, 2012

On June 20, 2012 as a result of a motor vehicle stop on a suspect known to have an active warrant, Ptl. Broek arrested the 23 year driver of Oakland .  In addition to the $500.00 warrant, the officer located drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and discovered that the driver […]

Don’t Jump 2

2012 has seen 9 people jump from the George Washington Bridge, almost twice as many than in all of 2011. Here are The Journal’s Top Ten Reasons why people should not jump off the George Washington Bridge.

The Lower River

Paul Theroux. The Lower River. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald Ellis Hock, the central figure in Paul Theroux’s novel, The Lower River, tries to recreate an idyllic period of his life by returning to a remote village in Malawi, where, nearly 40 years earlier, […]