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Please note: Recycling WILL be picked up on Friday, April 18th.

United Water Construction Alert - Affecting Fern, Cross, Willow, Walnut, Beech & Hickory Streets as well as George School Parents. Please click here for details.
Twp. OEM Along with WTPD Looking for Members to Begin Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program - click here
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will NOT be collecting E-recycling at the town dump.  However, you may bring your Shredding/E-recycling to the 5/10 Recycling Event being held in theTown Hall parking lot.
E-Recycling & Paper Shredding Event - May 10, 2014 -  9am-12pm
►Report Open Road Emergency Repair Work to Administrator -
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WTPD-Crime Prevention Tips - Be Sure to Lock Your Vehicles
►Lightning Detection System Installed - click here info & alert sign-up

►Meals 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
which consists of seven volunteer squads that provide mutual aid coverage to nine Pascack Valley towns - See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/92938959_Ambulance_corps_members_named_Citizens_of_the_Year.html?page=all#sthash.g1D5aSpz.dpuf
which consists of seven volunteer squads that provide mutual aid coverage to nine Pascack Valley towns - See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/92938959_Ambulance_corps_members_named_Citizens_of_the_Year.html?page=all#sthash.g1D5aSpz.dpuf

Scholarship Applications Due 5/1/14

The Contemporary Woman's Club of Washington Township is awarding two $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors residing in Washington Township.  The applicant can attend any high school but must be a resident of Washington Township.  The scholarship is based on scholastic achievement, community service and financial need.  Applications are available now in the Guidance Office of the high school and must be returned by May 1, 2014.

FREE Men's Cancer Screening

The Bergen County Department of Health Services in collaboration with The Valley Hospital is offering free prostate and colorectal cancer screening tests to men age 50 and over who meet program guidelines. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in Paramus.  Click here for more info

Relay For Life May 17-18 at Westwood H.S.

In the fight against cancer, silence is the last thing we need. Relay For Life of The Pascack Valley is a great place to take action and make noise. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in Relay For Life of The Pascack Valley is a great way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those we have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever. Click here for more information & to sign up!

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!

Cell Tower Installation Nearing CompletionCell Tower

The cell tower located at town hall was slated for activation on or about December 24th, however this has been delayed due to some uncompleted work by PSE&G. The newly projected activation date is the end of January. To view additional images of the construction, click on the image to the right.

COUNTY & STATE NEWS
►Got Drugs? April 26, 2014 - 10AM to 2PMGot Drugs - take back program

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, & responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Locate a Collection Site Near You.   Please Note:  The Twp. of Washington PD is a permanent drop off site - see here.  Please contact the Call Center at 1-800-882-9539 if you require assistance.

Bergen County Collection Dates►2014 Bergen County Spring Collection Dates

Please click on the icon to the right for a flyer with complete details on the county collection program. Spring dates are 4/27 & 6/7. Items accepted: tires, electronics, computers and paper shredding will be available.

►Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Project Lifesaver
The program is a rescue service that trains, equips and deploys members of the Sheriff’s Office to assist local police agencies in locating individuals who may wander from home and become lost due to confusion and memory loss. The rapid-response program is designed to locate adults and children who have gone missing due to Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dementia and other related disorders. Participants are fitted with a lightweight wristband with its own unique frequency. If you are interested in enrolling a loved one in the progam, call BCSO’s Community Outreach Unit: (201) 336-3540 or click here for a brochure & application.
EMERGENCY SERVICES NEWS/ ALERTS
Dr. Seuss Week - Read Across America

Dr. Seuss WeekJuvenile  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, 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.

Township Police Warn Residents of Cat Burglar & Car Break-Ins- A burglar entered a home on Andrea Lane after midnight while the residents were home. Entry was gained by removing a panel from the front door, and crawling through. The actor/burglar then went room to room, including the master bedroom where the homeowners were asleep. The list of stolen items is not complete, but purses were rifled,  jewelry and cash were taken. Residents are urged to make sure their doors, windows and vehicles are secure before retiring for the night. Make sure alarms are on, and keep outdoor lighting on and do not leave valuables in your parked vehicles ie, GPS devices, laptops, tablets, cell phones, purses, wallets etc. Please continue to report anything suspicious to the police, using 911 if you believe it is an emergency.

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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