Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 9/2/2015, 10:00 AM
Healing Prayer Service
St. Agnes' Episcopal Church, 65 Union Ave.

Wednesday, 9/2/2015, 6:30 PM
Health and Hydration Workshop
27 East Main St., Little Falls

Thursday, 9/3/2015, 7:30 PM
Planning Board Meeting
225 Main Street

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LFPD Accepting Applications for Two Officer Positions

The Little Falls Police Department is now accepting applications and resumes for the position of Entry Level Police Officer and PTC Certified Police Officer. Descriptions of and requirements for both positions are available from these links (documents updated 8/19/15):

Entry Level Police Officer
Police Training Commission Certified Police Officer

Applications must be completed online at www.PoliceApp.com, from August 24th through August 31st 2015. Only one hundred (100) applications will be accepted for the Entry Level Officer position; only fifty (50) qualified applications will be accepted for the PTC Certified Officer position.

Application Fee: $75.00 (Little Falls) + $20.00 (Policeapps.com) = $95.00

TOWNSHIP OF LITTLE FALLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Woodland Park officials to honor fallen police officer and family at softball tournament on Saturday, Aug. 29

Hosted by the Woodland Park Public Safety Committee, the “Families Behind the Badge” Tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29 at James Belford Memorial Field, 2-20 Memorial Drive in Woodland Park. It will honor fallen police officer Melvin V. Santiago and his family as well as other fallen officersThe opening ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the games will start at 9. Santiago’s family will be honored during the opening ceremony.

Admission is $5 per person. Super 50/50 tickets will also be sold at $5 each; if all sell the winner will receive $5,000. All proceeds will go toward the State of NJ PBA Survivors Fund and Melvin Santiago’s family.

Ten teams made up of police officers from Woodland Park and other local police departments will compete in the tournament. Participating teams in addition to Woodland Park include Totowa, Little Falls, Montclair, Jersey City, Clifton, Passaic, Paterson, the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department, and the Passaic County Corrections Department.

All the games will be one-pitch, meaning each batter will step up to bat with a three ball and two strike count. Players will receive one pitch in which they will either get a hit, strike out or walk. All teams will play two games.

Click here to read the northjersey.com article for more about the fallen officer and the event.


Little Falls Emergency Management reminds us that September is National Preparedness Month.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Applications are available on the Township Web Site or can be picked up at Town Hall. Completed applications should be brought to Town Hall. You will then be contacted by Little Falls Office of Emergency Management. The CERT Basic Training Course will be October 10-17-24, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Passaic County Public Safety Academy.



Little Falls Board of Education Special Meetings – Referendum

In accordance with the provisions of the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, the Little Falls Board of Education of the Township of Little Falls is causing notice that they will be holding the following Special Meetings to discuss the Referendum scheduled for September 29, 2015. The Public is invited to go on tours of the buildings to see the conditions that the Referendum will address. Tour Dates are marked with an asterisk*.

Remaining tours/meetings:

* Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:30 PM at School #3 (prior to Reg. Board Meeting)
Monday, September 14, 2015 7:00 PM
Monday, September 21, 2015 7:00 PM

All meetings will take place in Room #100 at School #3, 560 Main St., Little Falls NJ unless otherwise posted. Action may be taken at any of these meetings.

Michael Leary
Interim Business Administrator/Board Secretary


Clifton Health Department Offers Seasonal Flu Shots Starting September 21st

The Clifton Health Department is offering seasonal quadrivalent flu vaccines this year beginning in September. Flu vaccines are available to Clifton and Little Falls residents only. The consent forms are available on-line at www.cliftonnj.org, the Health Education Table in the lobby of Clifton City Hall, the Clifton Health Department and both libraries in Clifton. Bringing a completed consent form to a flu clinic should expedite your visit. Pregnant women wanting to have a flu shot MUST provide a prescription from their medical provider before the flu vaccine will be administered. The seasonal quadrivalent flu vaccine offers protection against four (4) different strains of the flu virus. The seasonal flu vaccine is effective for only one year, so last year’s flu shot will not protect you this year.

A limited number of “high-dose” trivalent flu vaccines will also be offered to those 65 years of age and older. The “high-dose” trivalent flu vaccine offers protection against three (3) different strains of flu virus. The “high-dose” flu vaccine offers protection to one less strain of the flu, but the “high-dose” flu vaccine is designed to give a bigger boost to the immune systems of those 65 years of age and older.

The flu clinics are open to residents 6 years of age and older. All flu clinics are walk-in only, no appointments are required, and vaccine will be offered on a first come first serve basis. All dates are tentative and subject to change. Children 6 months of age through 6 years of age will be accommodated through the Clifton Health Department’s Immunization Clinic, please call (973) 470-5760 for an appointment or more information.

The flu clinic at the Little Falls Municipal Building in the Council Chambers, 225 Main Street, Little Falls is being held:

  • Monday, September 21, 2015 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

The flu clinics at the Clifton Health Department, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton are being held:

  • Every Wednesday, beginning September 30, 2015 from 2 PM to 4 PM (We are closed Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veterans Day)
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10 AM to 1 PM
  • Monday, October 19, 2015 from 3 PM to 7 PM
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015 10:30 AM to 1 PM

Persons with Medicare Part B as their primary insurance can receive the flu vaccine for FREE. These individuals MUST bring their Medicare card for presentation at the clinic. Individuals with an HMO, no insurance, or a primary insurance other than

Medicare Part B will be asked to pay $20.00 in cash or check for the flu vaccine. Clifton and Little Falls Board of Education employees will be asked to pay $15.00 in cash or check for the flu vaccine. We do not accept credit or debit cards. We do not accept Medicaid or Food Assistance Programs. If you are enrolled in these programs, you will be required to pay at the time of service.

The viruses that are contained in the flu vaccine change each year based on international surveillance and scientists' estimations about which types and strains of viruses will circulate in a given year. About two (2) weeks after vaccination, antibodies that provide protection against influenza virus infection develop in the body.

John E. Biegel, III, Health Officer for the City of Clifton, states, “The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season. It is especially important that the following groups get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:

  1. Pregnant women
  2. Children younger than 5, but especially children aged 6 months to 2 years
  3. People 50 years of age and older
  4. People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  5. People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  6. People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
    • Health care workers
    • Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
    • Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age. These children are too young to be vaccinated.

Examples of people at high risk of having serious flu complications are those who have diabetes, a heart condition, asthma, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or other serious medical problems that make them at high risk for flu.

According to Biegel, “It is important that people realize they cannot get the flu from the vaccine; however, people who are allergic to eggs should consult their physician before getting vaccinated.” If you have any questions regarding whether or not you should receive this vaccine or if you are 65 and older and you have questions about which vaccine you should have, please consult your private physician.

The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.


Passaic County Brings Paper Shredding & Recycling Program Back to Lambert Castle

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be holding its next Paper Shredding & Recycling Program in the parking lot of Lambert Castle, located at 3 Valley Road, Paterson, N.J. on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, rain or shine. This program is free of charge to Passaic County residents who may bring up to six “banker’s boxes” worth of personal paper items to be confidentially shredded and recycled. Material accepted for shredding includes tax returns, credit card statements, old checks, medical documents, bank statements, utility bills, computer print-outs, copy paper (all colors), envelopes, letterhead and stationary. Participants may watch their documents on camera as they are securely shredded and recycled by the vendor, All-Shred of Paterson, N.J.

Passaic County continues to accept several non-traditional items for recycling from the public at their site in Wayne, NJ. This program enables residents to bring their unwanted tubular florescent bulbs, old cell phones, used toner and ink cartridges, plastic bags, rechargeable batteries, single use button batteries, and Styrofoam peanuts to 1310 Route 23 North in Wayne from Monday to Friday.





Passaic County Announces 2015 Household and Hazardous Waste Collections

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs’ final 2015 Household and Hazardous Waste Collection Program will take place on Saturday, October 3rd at the Passaic County Para-Transit Facility, 1310 Route 23 North in Wayne (behind Ski Barn). All events will be held from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine. This program is available FREE OF CHARGE to Passaic County residents only. Proof of residency will be required.

Acceptable Materials for Disposal: The following items must be delivered in marked containers with original labels:

  • Pesticides & Herbicides
  • Propane Tanks
  • Solvents & Thinners
  • Varnishes & Waxes
  • Corrosives & Cleaners
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Oil Based Paints
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Kerosene
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Car Batteries
  • Used Motor Oil & Oil Filters
  • Antifreeze
  • Old Gasoline/Oil Mix
  • Flares
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Mercury Switches & Thermometers

Unacceptable Materials: The following items will NOT be accepted:

  • Explosives
  • Latex Paint
  • Dioxins
  • Waste & Household Batteries
  • Silvex
  • Radioactive Material
  • Infectious Waste
  • Computers & Electronics
  • Tires & Appliances

For additional information call the Passaic County Recycling Hotline at 973-881-4506. You may also download the original flyer from this link.



Passaic County Announces Remaining 2015 Computer & Electronics Recycling Events

After its successful "After-Holiday" recycling collection, the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs has announced the following remaining dates for its 2015 Computer & Electronics Recycling Collection Program: Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, 2015. All events will be held from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine at the Passaic County Para-Transit Facility, 1310 Route 23 North in Wayne (behind Ski Barn).

Almost all types of computer and electronic equipment will be accepted, including monitors, hard drives, printers, keyboards, modems, copier and fax machines, televisions, radios, VCRs and stereo systems, as well as CD players, cell phones and old telephone systems. The program also accepts used inkjet and laser toner cartridges. The event is free for residents. Businesses must pre-register. For further information, please call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973) 305-5738. Recycling services provided by Advanced Recovery of Newark, N.J. and Port Jervis, N.Y.