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IMPORTANT NOTICES
DMF Yard Notice 12/2/16: The DMF Yard will be CLOSED on Tuesdays until further notice.  Open on Saturdays as usual.
Kindergarten Registration:  Beginning December 1, 2016, the Westwood Regional School District will open online Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2017/18 school year. This is a pre-registration only and will run from December 1, 2016, through January 13, 2017. Students will not be considered enrolled until parents/guardians submit the required documentation at in-person registration in January 2017.Be aware that your child must reside in the Borough of Westwood or Township of Washington and be five (5) years old on or before October 1, 2017 to enter Kindergarten next September. For more information, go to www.wwrsd.org, then Find it Fast!, then 2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration.
Waste Management Seeks to Re-open Hillsdale Transfer Station
How does this affect the Township?  Click here .  All interested parties may sign an online petition objecting to the application submitted to the NJ DEP for the permit renewal.
Clean Water Notice - Solutions to Stormwater Pollution
Easy Things You Can Do Every Day to Protect Our Water

Fall Safety Tips to Prevent Burglaries
As the sun sets earlier, it is important to remember to take precautions to stay safe. Here are some reminders for preventing residential burglary, compliments of the WTPD


♦  Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Flyer
  CERT Application
♦ Lightning Detection System Installed - info & alert sign-up
PVMealsonWheels - Senior citizens or disabled people interested may call 201-358-0050 or visit

Remember to Recycle!      Place your container at the curb on Thursday night.    Remember to Recycle!
COMMUNITY NEWS

Annual Tree & Menorah Lighting - December 9th at 6:00 PM

IT’S A PEANUTS HOLIDAY CELEBRATION  AT THE LIBRARY!  4:30 - 5:45 PM
Families are invited to decorate a gingerbread dog house. There will also be a special visitor for photo opportunities.
No registration required.Then head over to the holiday tree and menorah lighting planned for 6:00 PM.
Please remember to bring a new unwrapped toy for the Annual PBA #206 Toy Drive.  A Drop-Off Box will be available at the ceremony. Click on the flyer to the right for further details.


Good Luck to the WWRHS Football team as they head to Met Life Stadium to compete in the State Championship! Click here for ticket info
    
    
When:  Sunday Night
       Date:    12/04/16
       Time:    4:00 pm
       Where:  Met Life Stadium

 *WATCH A LIVE STREAM OF THE GAME HERE

Annual WTFD Christmas Tree Sale

Visit the fire department for all you holiday decorating needs.  For sale this year are balsam, fraser & douglas firs, wreaths as well as roping.  Don't forget to visit Santa at the firehouse on the 18th too! Click on the flyer to the righ for details.

2016 Annual PBA Toy Drive

New UNWRAPPED Toys can be dropped off at the library or at the Police Station between now and December 21, 2016.


Rite Aid "Wellness Wednesdays" for Seniors

Seniors 65 and older get 20% off almost everything the first Wednesday of every month at Rite Aid! They call it Wellness Wednesday! There is a different theme each month and they give out health related informational papers, coupons and free samples to seniors on Wellness Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm. The Rite Aid pharmacist is always ready to answer any questions, do an immunization evaluation or go over a patients medication especially on Wellness Wednesdays!

Senior Discount Day at Foodtown

Every Tuesday is for Seniors! Get 10% off your Tuesday shopping order. Simply present your Foodtown club card and Medicare card, you must be 65 years or older and you  ust be present ot recieve your discount. See flyer for specifics and black out date information.

Seeking Volunteers
The Twp.of Washington is organizing a new Green Team to work towards making our town a more sustainable and environmentally aware community. The Green Team will follow the guidelines of Sustainable Jersey and offer our town venues for obtaining energy grants, improving recycling efforts, reducing our carbon footprint and hosting events.  Any interested resident is welcome to find out more about our mission or join our team by emailing Bernadette Pomykala or calling 201-664-4404. First meeting will be scheduled for mid February. 

Memorial Park Multi-Purpose Recreation Area Plan
To view the engineering drawings and concept summary page of the items included in this plan, please click on the image to the right.

COUNTY & STATE NEWS
  2016 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
•  Recycling Highlights of the BCUA Programs and Services


Winter Wonderland at Van Saun Park - 11/25-1/15

Bergen County Winter Wonderland is coming to Bergen County from Friday, November 25th thru January 15th. Come enjoy winter-themed family fun as Van Saun County Park transforms into a winter-paradise fit with two rinks for ice-skating, Santa’s North Pole Workshop, a heated hospitality tent, premier food trucks in New Jersey, an indoor/outdoor beer garden, and rides on the Bergen Express Winter Train Ride! For more information please visit www.BergenCountyWinterWonderland.com.
Click here for calendar & hours of operation.
 
EMERGENCY SERVICES NEWS/ ALERTS
Swift Reach Registration

The Township has implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider. Swift911™ is a system that makes phone calls, sends text messages and emails to registerd users in the event of an emergency or important notification. Please click here or on the icon in the right margin menu to register.
Pascack Valley Junior Police Academy 2016

The Pascack Valley Junior Police Academy provides a fun week year after year to the children of the Twp. of Washington, Westwood and Hillsdale. Please click here for pictures and details of this years program.

WT CERT serves at Relay for Life

Members of the first Washington Township Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) completed their first assignment: Assist at the Pascack Valley Relay for Life event, held May 14 and 15 at Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School.  The CERT volunteers assisted both the WTPD and the Relay for Life staff. The CERT volunteers helped with pedestrian safety, traffic flow and monitoring the event as the “eyes and ears” of Relay staff and the police department. They were joined by CERT volunteers from River Vale, Maywood and Bergenfield.  Click here full press release.

From left, Meredith Martin, CERT liaison for the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management; township volunteers Lenny Sabino and Karla Williams; with Relay volunteer Karim Bousleiman. Photo by Emily Kratzer

•"PINK HATS" Available at Police Department

The township police department is participating in PBA 206's "Pink Hat Project" to raise funds for breast cancer research. Pink versions of the department's regulation cap are being sold for $25. Hats can be purchased at the department's headquarters. The entire purchase price of each hat will go directly toward cancer research.
 
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.
Leaf Collection Begins 10/31/16
Click here for details.




 


Offical Twp. Election Results-click here

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