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Municipal Road Resurfacing Project to Begin Sept. 17th - click here

Twp. OEM Along w/WTPD Looking for Members to Begin Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program - click here


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ƒƒ¢ƒ¢€“ƒ‚ºMeals on Wheels - Senior citizens or disabled people interested may call 201-358-0050 or visit PVMealsonWheels.
Remember to Recycle!      Place your container at the curb on Thursday night.    Remember to Recycle!
COMMUNITY NEWS

Senior Flu Vaccine Program - October 7th

Vaccinations will be given to residents 65 years of age and over who reside in the Twp of Washington only on Tuesday, October 7th from the hours of 10:00 - 11:30am at Town Hall.  For more information, please call the Health Department at 201-666-8512.  Click here for a flyer.

VFW to Hold Memorial Service to Honor POW's & MIA's

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6192 of the Township of Washington will hold a special POW/MIA memorial service at its regularly scheduled meeting, Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. The service will be held at the Jack Woods Senior Center in Town Hall and the public is invited. There will be a presentation on POWs and MIAs. After the service, light refreshments will be served. Please contact Post Commander Steve Kohlreiter at (201) 358-1294 with any questions.

WTVAC to Host Psychic Medium Show

The WTVAC will be hosting a fundraiser with Psychic Medium Jeffrey Wands on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Senior Center. The show begins at 7:30 pm and tickets will be availabe in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com as well as at the door. More details will follow within the next few weeks.


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over


According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sayseEach year more than 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving. In order to stop this deadly epidemic, police are on the lookout for drunk drivers. And they'll see you before you see them. So use your head, plan ahead. Have a designated driver!  See how you can get involved - click on the logo to the left for more information.

Junior Police Academy 2014


This year the Pascack Valley Junior Police Academy comprised of Officers and recruits from the Township of Washington, Westwood and Hillsdale held its largest class ever. Class #14 had 120 recruits.  The children had an amazing trip to West Point Military Academy and several agencies came and put demonstrations on for them. The following agencies participated this year:
Bergen County PD K-9 Unit, Bergen County Bomb Suad DEA, Hackensack Medical Center Air One (see photo)


K of C Presents 2014 Scholarship Awards

The Knights of Columbus held its annual Awards Night, May 29th at the Council Hall, 79 Pascack Rd.  The council recognized local students for their scholarship and extracurricular involvement. Five Westwood High School seniors were awarded $1,000 scholarships this year. Paul Elterlein, president of the Picarella Trust Fund, read the impressive academic, athletic, and community service records of each recipient before presenting $1,000 awards to (L to R) Brendan O'Sullivan, Darian Henry, Catherine Saunders, Amanda Sontag and Keith Haas Brendan will major in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing at Marist College. Darian will study Business with a concentration in accounting at Monmouth University; Catherine will attend Rutgers as a Communications major;  Amanda will attend Ohio State to study Athletic Training/physical therapy and Keith will attend Rutgers University as an undeclared major.


Vets Honored at Memorial Day Parade

Click title above for parade recap. Prior to Veteran's Day 2013, WCTV interviewed Township Veterans, who recounted their experiences in battle during World War II (Vito Trause, US Army, Prisoner of War), the Korean War (Thomas Carbone, John Valerio, both in the US Army), and Vietnam (Steve Kohlreiter, US Navy). It aired on the Cablevision and Verizon systems for Veteran's Day and this past Memorial Day. It can be viewed on WCTV You Tube. Please click here for a new photo gallery of this year's parade!

The Golden Seniors Invite New Members

The Golden Seniors of the Township of Washington was founded in 1982, as its By-laws state, “to provide wholesome recreation and pastimes that create outlets and diversions to uplift morale above the daily routine.” As with any organization, the need for new members to keep it fresh is the why we are reaching out to the ‘younger’ (60 and older) seniors who reside in the Township to join us. Please visit us here for all the details on meetings & great activities & trips!

COUNTY & STATE NEWS
Get Fit Bergen:  Fall Into Fitness - Family Fit Day 

At Van Saun Park in Paramus - Pavilion I on Sunday, September 14th from 9:00am -1:30pm
 Zumba • Cross Fit • Yoga for kids and adults • Kick-boxing • Dancing • Stroller Strides • Obstacle courses • Gymnastics and more!
EMERGENCY SERVICES NEWS/ ALERTS
Chief for a Day

Chief for a dayWestwood Regional Middle school student Ben Waldinger recently served as Chief for a Day performing "administrative duties as well as participating in the Twp. of Washington's Memorial Day parade. Pictured l to r are Seargant Arsenio Pecora, Ben Waldinger and Captain Glenn Hooper. 
 


Dr. Seuss Week - Read Across AmericaDr. Seuss Week

Juvenile  Officer Vincent Montalbano was the mystery reader for Ms. Kropiewnicki's 5th grade class at Washington Elementary School in Washington Township.
 



PBA Annual Toy DrivePBA toy drive

Pictured to the right are Corporals Glock and  Pecora helping out at the annual PBA toy drive today! Members from local police departments, fire departments and the military will descended upon the Closter Fire Dpt. where over two dozen Bergen County police departments delivered all the toys they have collected at their departments and volunteers sorted through them according to age and sex. The toys were then be loaded onto U-Hauls, buses and trucks and delivered to area hospitals and programs by Santa Claus.
 
Township Resident & Officer Honored


Richard Skinner - Billy Cook AwardThe North Jersey Regional Crime Prevention Officers Association held its annual holiday luncheon and awards ceremony on Dec. 12th, during which 12-year-old Billy Cook was honored as an "Exceptional Citizen." Cook, a seventh grader at Westwood Regional Middle School, collects baseballs and asks people to write encouraging messages on them to be sent soldiers overseas. The Association sought to recognize Cook for his service to others, to the troops and the impact he is having with his project. In addition Lieutenant Richard Skinner was also honored as Crime Prevention Officer of the Year. Pictured from left is Lt. Richard Skinner and Billy Cook For more information on this event, please click here
Township Officer Struck by Vehicle - In the early morning hours of July 20th, 2013 Officer Heather Castronova was struck by a dark colored SUV on Fern St. while issuing a parking summons.  The vehicle left the scene of the accident, continuing North making a right onto Washington Ave. heading  towards Westwood. This vehicle may have damage to the right front area. The PBA is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person involved. Anyone with knowledge of this incident is requested to call 201-664-1140, ext. 169.

Washington Twp. Volunteer Ambulance Corp is Seeking Volunteers to drive its ambulances on weekdays. Volunteer drivers are only required to take two days' worth of driving courses and a few hours of CPR classes. Anyone who is available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at least one day per week could help. Please consider this great opportunity to help your community and its residents who truly do appreciate it. Anyone interested in joining the Washington Township Ambulance Corps should call (201) 664-3784.
 
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