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):
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 officers. The 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.
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.
Health and Hydration Workshop to be held on Wednesday, September 2nd
The Core Wellness Center/Foundation for Wellness Professionals is sponsoring a Health and Hydration Workshop on Wednesday, September 2nd. If interested please RSVP Dr. JoAnn Giesenhaus at 973-837-6677.
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*.
* Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:30 PM at School #3 (prior to Reg. Board Meeting)
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.
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:
The flu clinics at the Clifton Health Department, 900 Clifton Ave., Clifton are being held:
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:
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.
September 2015 Passaic County Clerk Outreach Schedule
The County Clerk’s Office will process Passport applications, issue Notary Oaths and Veteran Photo ID cards on Thursday, September 10th at the Little Falls Municipal Building, 225 Main St., Little Falls, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For information on fees and requirements, please contact the County Clerk’s office at (973) 225-3690 or visit their website at www.passaiccountynj.org.
2nd Annual Fall Festival at Morris Canal Park hosted by LittleFallsBiz on September 27th
Please join us at Morris Canal Park for our 2nd Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 27th from 1 to 4 PM. For more information visit www.littlefallsbiz.org. This will be a fun family event!
Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior and Disabled Person Freeze) Filing Deadline Extended
The 2015 State of NJ Property Tax Reimbursement (Senior and Disabled Person Freeze) filing deadline has been extended by Governor Christie from June 1, 2015 to October 15, 2015. See more information on our Tax Collector page.
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:
Unacceptable Materials: The following items will NOT be accepted:
For additional information call the Passaic County Recycling Hotline at 973-881-4506. You may also download the original flyer from this link.
LittleFallsBiz Pasta Dinner to be hosted by LittleFallsBiz on October 16th at 6:30 pm
Please join us at the Little Falls Civic Center for a great pasta dinner being donated by the local restaurants in town and a movie sponsored by the Little Falls Library. All funds that are raised at this event will be used for the beautification of the town. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.littlefallsbiz.org. This will be a fun family event!
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.