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Upcoming Events

Monday, 4/27/2015, 7:00 PM
Township Council Regular Meeting
225 Main Street

Wednesday, 4/29/2015, 2:00 PM
2015 Medicare Education Forum
900 Clifton Avenue, Bam C5 Senior Center

Wednesday, 4/29/2015, 7:00 PM
2015 Medicare Education Forum
900 Clifton Avenue, Bam C5 Senior Center

Today's news:

2015 Medicare Education Forum

Once again this Spring, Mike Cervine one of the volunteer SHIP counselors in Passaic County and a Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) volunteer will be hosting a series of classes to better educate individuals of their choices in the Medicare program. The program has been updated for 2015 with more information on getting financial help through L.I.S., PAAD and Sr. Gold. This seminar is for those on Medicare, those about to go on Medicare, caregivers or anyone with an interest in Medicare and its features regardless of age.

Dates: April 15, 22 and 29 at 2:00p.m. - 3:30p.m., repeated from 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Location: 900 Clifton Avenue, Bam C5 Senior Center

Each session is different and builds on the preceding session The agenda for the upcoming series is as follows:

  • Session 1 - What is Medicare and the basics of Parts 'A' and 'B'
  • Session 2 - Medigap plans and the basics of Part 'D'
  • Session 3 - Medicare Advantage Plans and fraud and abuse prevention

This seminar is FREE however, pre-registration is requested in order to ensure sufficient materials are available for all attendees. You may choose to attend 1, 2 or all 3 sessions however, materials will be distributed at the first sessions both in the afternoon and in the evening with left over materials only available at the other sessions. It is suggested that attendees bring a note pad and pencil or pen.

To pre-register please contact the Clifton Senior Center at 973-470-2234. Download a printable flyer here.

PSE&G reminds customers that LIHEAP deadline is April 30

Apply now to take advantage of free money to help pay gas & electric bills

(April 22, 2015 – Newark, NJ) – PSE&G reminds customers that Thursday, April 30, is the deadline to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

The LIHEAP program helps pay electric or gas heating bills and, in some cases, medically necessary cooling expenses. PSE&G customers who meet the guidelines for LIHEAP typically receive about $300 toward their PSE&G bill. The application period for LIHEAP ends on April 30 and will reopen on Oct. 1.

“We urge customers to apply now – before the April 30 deadline – for help paying their energy bills this year,” said Greg Dunlap, PSE&G’s vice president for customer operations. “The application process is free, and customers can talk to a PSE&G representative about programs available to help with their bills.”

Eligibility is based on household size and the last month of household gross income. Renters may qualify, even if the heat is included in their rent. The chart below provides income eligibility information.


Customers who have received their LIHEAP benefit this year and are behind in their bills can apply for additional financial help through the emergency LIHEAP program. To qualify, LIHEAP emergency assistance, customer must have a shut-off notice on their PSE&G bill, be a heating customer and have their LIHEAP benefit posted on their bill.

Also, customers who apply for LIHEAP are automatically screened for the Universal Service Fund (USF). USF can make PSE&G bills more affordable with a monthly bill credit of up to $150. Although there are two programs, there is only one application.

LIHEAP applications are available at all of PSE&G’s 16 walk-in customer service centers listed on customer bills. Completed applications should include copies of all required documentation and be turned in to a local agency in your county. For more information or to locate your nearest application agency, visit www.pseg.com/help or call 1-800-510-3102.

PSE&G households that are not eligible for low income programs and are behind in their PSE&G bill should visit www.pseg.com/help to learn about moderate income programs that accept applications year round. These include:

  • Payment Assistance Gas and Electric (PAGE): PSE&G customers can receive up to $1,400 from PAGE, depending on the balance owed towards their bill. Applicant must meet the PAGE program guidelines and income eligibility. Also, applicant must have a balance on their PSE&G bill; have received a disconnection notice; disconnected for non-payment or have an active payment plan with PSE&G for paying off the balance.
  • NJ SHARES (NJS): PSE&G customers can receive up to $500 for electric and up to $700 for gas, depending on the balance owed on their PSE&G bill. Customers may apply if denied a PAGE benefit.
  • New Jersey Lifeline Credit program: Seniors who are at least 65 years old, and disabled adults who are at least 18 years old and receiving Social Security Disability can apply to receive a $225 yearly credit. A customer’s annual gross income (not the household income) must be less than $26,575 if single, or less than $32,582 if married. 

For more information on LIHEAP and other payment assistance programs, please visit www.pseg.com/help or call 1-800-510-3102.

Fifteenth Annual 11th Congressional District Service Academy Night

Join Congressman Frelinghuysen for the Fifteenth Annual 11th Congressional District Service Academy Night from 7:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. on Monday, May 11, 2015 at West Essex Regional High School, 65 West Greenbrook Road, North Caldwell, New Jersey 07006

Meet representatives and cadets from the following institutions:

  • U.S. Naval Academy
  • U.S. Military Academy
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

This event is open to all prospective students, parents and guidance counselors.

For more information contact Congressman Frelinghuysen's Academy Coordinator:
Joan Hamilton
30 Schuyler Place
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
(973) 984-0711

Persons requiring special accommodations should contact our office at least 48 hours prior to the event.

A flyer containing this information is available here.

Passaic County Announces 2015 Household and Hazardous Waste Collections

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs has announced the following dates for its 2015 Household and Hazardous Waste Collection Program: Sunday, April 19th at the Passaic County Para-Transit Facility, 1310 Route 23 North in Wayne (behind Ski Barn); Saturday, June 6th at the West Milford Recycling Center, 30 Lycosky Drive, West Milford, NJ (off of Marshall Hill Rd.); and 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, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 2015; and 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).

According to Nina Seiden, Solid Waste & Recycling Programs Manager, 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. "By participating in this event, Passaic County residents and businesses will show their support for recycling these items into other useful products, keeping them out of our diminishing landfill space, and prohibiting a variety of toxins, such as lead, mercury, and cadmium from entering our groundwater. "It's also the law in New Jersey," Seiden said. "These items can no longer be thrown away in the regular garbage." 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.