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Township Public Library will be CLOSED 6/21 & 6/22 for HVAC replacement and building maintenance. Please visit the library's website here for more info.
2017 HOUSEHOLD, GARDEN DEBRIS, & COLLECTION PROGRAM

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

Modified Service Plan Due to Amtrak's Summer Track Repair Work in Effect Monday, July 10 through Friday, Sept. 1, 2017


Recycling Schedule  - Northeast Side-6/30  Northwest/South Side-6/23

Northeast Side – All residences north of Ridgewood Rd AND east of Pascack Rd including east side of Pascack Rd.  (Previously 1st & 3rd Fridays.)
Northwest/South Side – All residences in other parts of Town. (Previously 2nd & 4th Fridays.)


Waste Management Seeks to Re-open Hillsdale Transfer Station
How does this affect the Township?   
What can I do?    Click here to take action
All interested parties may sign an online petition objecting to the application submitted to the NJ DEP for the permit renewal and send letters to the DEP objecting to the permit renewal.

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

  PSE&G Offers winter emergency preparedness information -  click here
♦  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


2017 Junior Police Academy

Applications are now available! CLICK HERE

Children ages 10 to 14 who live in the Twp of Washington, Westwood or Hillsdale are invited to participate in the Pascack Valley Junior Police Academy.

The Junior Police Academy will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30th at Westwood Regional High School located at 701 Ridgewood Road Twp of Washington.

Applications are also available at each municipality's Police Departments. All applications must be turned in to the Twp of Washington Police Department 350 Hudson Ave. Twp of Washington by June 1, 2017.    Any questions can be directed to Lt Rich Skinner Twp of Washington PD (201) 664-1140.

For further information, applications and to see what takes place during the week visit Pascack Valley JPA on Facebook.

Clark Field Tree Planting Photo Gallery

Eleven Japanese Cherry Blossoms Trees, 2 Flowering Plum Trees and 8 Boxwood Bushes were donated by Township Residents and planted at Clark Field on Saturday May 20,2017. We want to thank the Twp. residents for their donation, Stone Mill Gardens, the WT Fire Dept, and Girl Scout Troop #'s  6026, 6679 & 6957, for helping to plant these beautiful trees and bushes. Click on the image or title to view photo gallery.

Bishop Dougherty Scholarship to Michael Dugan 

Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Knights of Columbus in the Township of Washington held an Awards Night, April 27, at the Council Hall, 79 Pascack Road, to announce the winner of the K of C State-wide Bishop Dougherty Scholarship, Michael Dugan, of the Township. Michael’s dad, Kevin, is a member of Mother Seton Council, and his grandfather, Jim Dugan, is a Past Grand Knight of the council. Click here for full press release.

Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)

Are you 55 or older and looking for an opportunity to learn how to stay healthy and meet new people?  Click here for a great opportunity at the Township Library begining May 3.

 

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.

Help Baby Grace's Brain Cancer Battle by Donating Here

The Skuches family has created this website to keep friends and family updated as they go through testing and treatment for Grace. Your prayers, support and words of hope and encouragement during this time are greatly appreciated. Click here to read Grace's story and donate.

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. 

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.

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!

COUNTY & STATE NEWS
  2017 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
  2017 Recycling Event Dates for Bergen County Residents

DEP Offers Tips on Reducing Pollutants and Safety Threats
   from Burning of Wood During Colder Month

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.

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


Annual Senior Citizen Picnic -Van Saun Park - Sept 13th
Picnic Flyer
Picnic Vendor Invite Letter
Picnic Vendor Registration Form
Directions to Van Saun Park

 

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 Twp 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.
 
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