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2018 LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE

CAUGHT ON CAMERA:  Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who was captured on video attempting to burglarize a Township home on Wednesday evening (11/21). Around 6:30 p.m., a security camera outside a home on Hampshire Rd in the Twp, captured the male suspect walking up to the front door, looking into the home and then leaving, according to police. To view video click here.

Anyone who recognizes the individual or has additional details is asked to call Detective Heather Castronova at the Twp of Washington Police Department (201) 664-1140.

In the meantime, police are urging residents to be diligent this holiday season by locking their homes, setting alarms, and leaving lights on both inside and outside of their homes as well and reporting any unusual people or activity in the neighborhood.


REVISED TAX OFFICE HOURS 12/11 - 12/14
Tues., December 11th:  9:30am - 1:30 pm
Wed., December 12th: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thur., December 13th:  9:30am - 1:30 pm
Fri., December 14th: 9:30am - 1:30 pm

SANTA ON THE FIRE TRUCK - 12/14 & 12/15
The Twp. of Washington Fire Dept. will be bringing Santa around as always this holiday season. Santa will be visiting the East side of town on December 14th and the West side of town on December 15th.  The big guy will be coming around 6:00 pm so listen for the sirens and flash your porch lights!

WTFD CHRISTMAS TREE SALE  - Be sure to stop by because they are  now open for business and selling Christmas Trees, Wreaths, Roping, Grave Blankets and Crosses for all your holiday needs!


ANNUAL PBA TOY DRIVE - 2018
The Annual PBA Toy Drive is right around the corner!   If you wish to donate, NEW UNWRAPPED toys for children can be dropped off at the Township of Washington Police Department.

• ONLINE KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION OPENS 12/3/18
The Westwood Regional School District will begin online kindergarten pre-registration for the 2019-2020 school year on Monday, December 3, 2018.
The online registration is a pre-registration only, and students will not be considered enrolled until parents/guardians submit the required information during in-person registration in January 2019. Click here for full details.


• NO-KNOCK REGISTRY - Twp of Washington - Bergen County
Residents may register online to be placed on a No-Knock List, pursuant to Ordinance 17-19. By submitting this form, you are indicating you wish to have your address added to the Twp. of Washington's No Knock List of addresses that door-to-door vendors may not visit.  Click here to register online. Please note, cable providers Optimum and Verizon are exempt, If you are/or were a customer within the past two years, they are considered to be performing customer service.


• SNOW FALL REMINDERS - Parking Bans / Sidewalks / Hydrants 
Remember to Recycle!      Place your container at the curb on Thursday night.    Remember to Recycle!

RECYCLING RULES REMINDER - Plastic bags are NOT recyclable and may be placed in with your household garbage.  Check with the food stores as some have recycle bins for bags.  You may not put your recyclables in plastic bags, you should put bottles, cans and containers loose in a barrel or bin. Bottles, cans and containers must be rinsed of all food and liquid. Containers with food and liquid residue are considered contamination. Plastic bags are also considered contamination.  We have been advised that we will be charged $175 per ton if the Township’s recycling has contamination. You may click here to view Waste Management's Recycling Quality Policy letter. Please do your best to comply with the rules. For more info, visit www.recycleoftenrecycleright.com 

COMMUNITY NEWS

TOWNSHIP TREE DECORATED AT WINTER WONDERLAND 

Special thanks to our 9th grade Girl Scout seniors this year led by troop leader Cristina Taylor Morris for stepping up to the task of decorating the Township's tree this year! The now annual display of Trees of Bergen County at the Winter Wonderland in Van Saun Park is open to all.

CONGRATULATIONS SR FALCONS ON SUPER BOWL WIN!
Congratulations to the players and coaches of the Twp. of Washington Falcon rec football team on winning this year's NNJJFL Super Bowl beating the Hillsdale Hawks 21-7 on Saturday Nov. 17th.

GOLDEN SENIORS Always Looking for New Members Any resident of Washington Township interested in joining The Golden Seniors can come as a guest to a meeting to meet the folks. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays at the Senior Center in Town Hall. If you wish to join, there is an initiation fee of $20 and the annual dues are $10. For more information, call Jim Joyce at 201-664-6725.

ADULT HEALTH  & WELLNESS PROGRAM
The Twp of Washington Health Dept. in conjuction with the Health Awareness Regional Porgram of Hackensack UMC invite you to participate in this FREE program led by a registered nurse.  The program takes place at the library on the first Tuesday of the month and at the Jack Woods Senior Center (lower level) on the second Wednesday of the month. Click the flyer for details.

RITE AID "Wellness Wednesdays" FOR SENIORSSeniors 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!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECT
Habitat Bergen is building four (4), two-bedroom affordable units on Jefferson Avenue, two (2) are earmarked for veterans and the other two (2) are for seniors 55 and over.  Rendering pictured to the right. Go to habitatbergen.org for information regarding volunteer opportunities.

COUNTY & STATE NEWS
NJDEP WEEKLY UPDATE - Click here for latest news releases

  2018 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
  2018 Recycling Event Dates for Bergen County Residents


BERGEN COUNTY WINTER WONDERLAND - VAN SAUN PARK
Bergen County's Winter Wonderland is back for 2018-2019 and opens on November 23, 2018 welcoming guests from Friday through Sunday until January 1, 2019 with special programming and events to be announced throughout the coming weeks! 
Tree lighting will be Saturday, Nov. 24th at 6:30 PM. An online ticket entitles you to admission on any public operating day during Winter Wonderland. Your eventbrite ticket purchase is valid until scanned at the entrance. Tickets purchased at the venue are $15. **Children 3 and under are free**
Attractions: Open Air Ice Skating, Kids' Beginner Synthetic Rink, Additional Kids' Activities and games, Bergen Express Train Ride, Santa's North Pole Workshop, Unlimited Carousel Rides, Zoo Entry and Programming, Indoor / Outdoor Beer Garden and Food Trucks
Visit the website BergenCountyWinterWonderland.com for online ticket purchase and more info. *All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.



VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFERS ASSISTED LIVING & HEALTH CARE
Many Veterans may be eligible for VA health care. Enrollment in VA health care satisfies your Affordable Care Act health coverage requirement—no add-on insurance plan is needed. VA encourages you to explore your health care benefits, including preventive, primary, and specialty care; prescriptions; mental health care; home health care; geriatrics and extended care; medical equipment and prosthetics; and more.  Click here for enrollment information

BERGEN COUNTY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
Can't afford needed home improvements?  It's time to GET HIP!  Click the flyer to the right for further details or Call 201-336-7210 or email GetHIP@co.bergen.nj.us

NJ STARS COLLEGE TUITION PROGRAM

The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) program is an initiative created by the State of New Jersey that provides New Jersey's highest achieving students with free tuition at their home county college. Click here for further information.

VETERAN SERVICES - NJ CAREER CONNECTIONS

If you are a Veteran looking for work, collecting Unemployment or your Unemployment has recently ended, you may qualify for the:Employer Partnership Grant On-The-Job Training Program.
For more info, come to our Re-employment Opportunities (R/O) in person.
 ***** Monday & Thursday ***** 8:45AM or 12 :45PM *****
All sessions start promptly  No appointment Necessary
Located at :   

New Jersey Department of Labor
Hackensack One Stop Career Center

60 State Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-329-9600

REPORT STREETLIGHT OUTAGES - PSE&G customers may report a streetlight by calling 1-800-436-7734. Please note: the pole number (found on the metal tag on pole), street name, nearest cross street, and “in front of address” are needed to help  locate and complete the repair.
Safety Tips to Prevent Burglaries - KEEP YOUR CARS LOCKED!
It is always important to remember to take precautions to stay safe. Here are some reminders for preventing residential burglary, from the WTPD
Plane Noise Complaint Options
Residents can now file a noise complaint with the FAA due to low flying or loud aircraft over the Pascack Valley. Open the Noise Complaint Form  and submit.  To file a complaint by phone:  call 1-800-225-1071

Clean Water Notice - Solutions to Stormwater Pollution
Easy Things You Can Do Every Day to Protect Our Water 

Pet Waste Pollutes Our Water 
What you can do to protect our water  

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♦  CERT Application
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  PVMealsonWheels - Senior citizens or disabled people interested may call
    201-358-0050 or visit
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.

PINK HATS" Available at Police Department

The Pink Hats Are Back! The Washington Township Police Department has participated in The Pink Hat Campaign for several years, helping to raise donation for Breast Cancer research.  We sell Pink Hats for a minimum donation of $25.00 per hat, which 100% of the proceeds are donated towards Breast Cancer research. Contact P.O. Travis Cangialosi or 201-664-1140, extension 301 to set up your donation today!

EMT TRIO FROM TWP OF WASHINGTON VOL AMBULANCE GO TO SUMMER CAMP!  Rewarding Opportunities and More Perks Available to those in EMS. Click here for full article

TWP OF WASHINGTON EMT's FIRST RESPONDERS TRAVEL FOR COUNTER-TERRORISM TRAINING EMTs participate in all-expense paid trips from FEMA to various locations in the U.S. for further training. Click here for full article.

TWP OF WASHINGTON EMT's VOLUNTEERED SERVICES AT ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE DRAWING LARGE CROWDS 

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, members of the Township of Washington Volunteer Ambulance once again stood by at the Rockland County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, as the Corps has done for the past several years. Click here

WTFD ICE DRILL

On 1/16/18 Twp. of Washington Fire Department conducted an ice drill on Schlegel Lake.  The Fire Department cut a hole in the ice and lowered a volunteer Fireman.  Several ongoing mock rescues were conducted.  Rescues were conducted by foot and by sled.  Local Boy and Cub Scouts were on hand to observe and learn from the drill.  Click image for photo gallery of event.


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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