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TRAFFIC ALERT - LINWOOD AVE DETOUR - 5/20 - 5/23 The Twp. of Washington Police Department would like to advise all residents that Linwood Ave. will be shut down in both direction begining Monday May 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM for approximately three (3) days.  The police dept. will establish a detour directing westbound Linwood Ave. traffic onto southbound Highland Ave.  Please allow additional time for your commute. 


KEEP YOUR CARS LOCKED - TAKE YOUR KEY FOBS OUT! - It is always important to remember to take precautions to stay safe. Here are some tips to prevent burglaries from the WTPD  If you see something, SAY something!


 ASSEMBLYWOMAN HOLLY SCHEPISI "Office on the Road" Event - 5/22
A representative from the Assemblywoman's staff will be available on Wednesday, May 22nd at 1:00 PM in the Jack Woods Senior Center to answer questions and provide information on how your local State Legislative office can offer assistance. Questions?  Please contat her office at 201-666-0881


• MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - The Annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 27 at 10:00 AM. Marchers will assemble at Clinton Ave at the corner of Washington Ave between 9:00 am - 9:30 am and will begin marching promptly at 10:00 am.  Participants will proceed to Pascack Rd. and continue to march to the Twp. of Washington Memorial Monument in front of town hall.  A Memorial Day service will be held at the monument at 11:00 am. This year's Grand Marshall is retired Senior Chief Petty Officer Jeffrey Siconolfi of the Township.  Click here for his full bio.

As a special thank you to some of our own hometown veterans, we put together a digital scrapbook in their honor which we continute to add to. Please click on the album cover to view these telling images. Please allow a few seconds for the file to load. If you have any pictures you would like to add to our collection, we would be happy to do so. Please email our website manager.

• REMINDER TO RESPECT YOUR NEIGHBORS - Comply with Township Noise Ordinances. Click here to view all noise related code.


• PASCACK VALLEY JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY-The Township of Washington / Westwood / Emerson Police Department’s Community Policing Units will conduct a JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY for qualified boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 14. This 5-day program will be held at Westwood High School June 24 thru June 28. The daily schedule is from 8:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Please click here for an application.


• SUMMER REC SIGN-UP - For those looking to sign their children up for our summer recreation program, please visit Community Pass (our on-line sports registration system) and our Recreation/Sports page for further information including fees, summer camp handbook & calendar.


• ROBO-CALL PREVENTION REMINDER -  In an attempt to minimize the number of calls your receive, experts suggest placing your numbers - landline and cell phones - on the FTC Do Not Call list. Register by phone, 1-888-382-1222, or online at donotcall.gov Remember to remain vigilant when someone calls and asks for personal information, especially if you did not solicit the call.


SUEZ LETTER ADDRESSING WATER QUALITY 
  Want to know if you have a lead service water line? Click here
  What should SUEZ customers know about lead in drinking water in Bergen & Hudson counties? Click here for facts & faq
Remember to Recycle!      Place your container at the curb on Thursday night.    Remember to Recycle!
 NEXT PAPER SHREDDING & E-RECYCLING EVENT will take place on:  Saturday, July 20th  9:00 am–12:00 pm in the town hall parking lot.
• MOSQUITO CONTROL PUBLIC NOTICE
In compliance with Section 9.10 of the New Jersey Pesticide Control Code the Bergen County Dept. of Public Works -Mosquito Control Division, will be applying pesticides for the control and reduction of adult mosquito populations on an area-wide basis as needed throughout BERGEN COUNTY during the period from April 30, 2019 to October 31, 2019. Click here for full notice. Additional info here - F.A.Q. - Mosquitoes...What Everyone Should Know

• 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 


• TREE REMOVAL - *PLEASE READ BEFORE ANY WORK IS DONE
If you are planning on removing trees on your property, review our ordinance & complete the
Tree Removal Permit Application PRIOR to doing so.

 NO-KNOCK REGISTRY - Twp. of Washington -Bergen County 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.

COMMUNITY NEWS

WT SWIM CLUB PRESENTS BONJOURNEY CONCERT - 6/7 

Doors open at 5:00 pm conceRt starts at 7:00 pm, food trucks on site, tickets on sale now! - click the flyer for details


ANNUAL WTFD ANTIQUE CUSTOM CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOW - 6/9

Sunday, June 9th at Westwood High School -
Music, DJ, Awards, 50/50, Food & Family Fun!  Click here for details


HELP NEEDED!  The Recreation Department is looking for camp counselors for our Summer Rec program. High School and College students are welcome to apply. Reminder - High School applicants need working papers. Both College and High School age applicants need 2 forms of ID i.e.: Driver’s License, SS Card, Passport, High School ID. Please click here for an application and be sure to include a W-4 & I-9 form when you submit.

• HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PROJECT - VOLUNTEER   
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.  Go to habitatbergen.org for information - Go to the volunteer opportunities calendar to sign up for Township project.


WOMEN VETERANS: Receive care through all stages of your life - CLICK HERE for detailed information.


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!

COUNTY & STATE NEWS
ROCKLAND COUNTY MEASLES OUTBREAK UPDATE - 2019
NEXT LOCAL MOBILE DMV SITE LOCATION DATE - Northvale - 09/12
The "Agency-on-wheels" offers Driver Licenses, Non-Driver ID cards, Registrations, License Plates, Disability / Veteran Placards, and Exam Permit Applications. Click here for a flyer with complete information.

DEP SEASONAL JOBS AVAILABLE - APPLY NOW!
Lifeguards | General Maintenance | Trail Steward | Seasonal Visitor Service | Seasonal Natural or Historic Educator | Office Worker
No experience is necessary. Salaries start at $10.00 per hour. The minimum age for most positions is 16 years old. Click here for details and application 

NJDEP WEEKLY UPDATE - Click here for latest news releases
  2019 BCUA Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
  2019 Recycling Event Dates for Bergen County Residents 

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.

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  

♦  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
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.

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.

The WTPD urges all 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.

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.

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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